Most Popular "Gay Lead Character" Titles
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2. Glee (2009–2015)
TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A group of ambitious misfits try to escape the harsh realities of high school by joining a glee club, where they find strength, acceptance and, ultimately, their voice, while working to pursue dreams of their own.
3. The Imitation Game (2014)
PG-13 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller
During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.
4. The Skeleton Twins (2014)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama
Having both coincidentally cheated death on the same day, estranged twins reunite with the possibility of mending their relationship.
5. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
R | 134 min | Drama, Romance
The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys and their lives over the years.
7. Tom at the Farm (2013)
Unrated | 102 min | Drama, Thriller
A grieving man meets his lover's family, who were not aware of their son's sexual orientation.
9. As Good as It Gets (1997)
PG-13 | 139 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A single mother/waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship after the artist is in an accident.
10. G.B.F. (2013)
R | 92 min | Comedy, Romance
What happens after Tanner is outed by his classmates and becomes the title "gay best friend" for three high school queen bees?
11. A Single Man (2009)
R | 99 min | Drama
An English professor, one year after the sudden death of his boyfriend, is unable to cope with his typical days in 1960s Los Angeles.
12. Milk (I) (2008)
R | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official.
PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy
Three drag queens travel cross-country until their car breaks down, leaving them stranded in a small town.
14. Rent (2005)
PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
This is the film version of the Pulitzer and Tony Award winning musical about Bohemians in the East Village of New York City struggling with life, love and AIDS, and the impacts they have on America.
16. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
R | 125 min | Crime, Drama
A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.
17. The Birdcage (1996)
R | 117 min | Comedy
A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancée's right-wing moralistic parents.
19. Capote (2005)
R | 114 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
In 1959, Truman Capote learns of the murder of a Kansas family and decides to write a book about the case. While researching for his novel In Cold Blood, Capote forms a relationship with one of the killers, Perry Smith, who is on death row.
20. Space Station 76 (2014)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
A 1970s version of the future, where personalities and asteroids collide.
22. Brüno (2009)
R | 81 min | Comedy
Flamboyant and gay Austrian Brüno looks for new fame in America.
23. I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)
R | 98 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime
A cop turns con man once he comes out of the closet. Once imprisoned, he meets the second love of his life, whom he'll stop at nothing to be with.
24. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)
R | 155 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A visiting city reporter's assignment suddenly revolves around the murder trial of a local millionaire, whom he befriends.
R | 104 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
Two drag queens and a transsexual travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret.
27. Love Is Strange (2014)
R | 94 min | Drama
After Ben and George get married, George is fired from his teaching post, forcing them to stay with friends separately while they sell their place and look for cheaper housing -- a situation that weighs heavily on all involved.
28. Tiger Orange (2014)
Unrated | 75 min | Drama
In the small Central California town where they grew up, two estranged gay brothers struggle to reconnect after the recent death of their father.
29. Please Like Me (2013– )
29 min | Comedy, Drama
After breaking up with his girlfriend, Josh comes to the realization that he is homosexual. With the support of his now ex girlfriend Claire, and his best friend and house mate Tom, Josh ... See full summary »
30. In the Flesh (2013 TV Mini-Series)
56 min | Drama, Horror | Active
Four years after the Rising, the government starts to rehabilitate the Undead back into the society including teenager Kieren Walker, who returns home to his small Lancashire village to face a hostile reception as well as his own demons.
31. Angels in America (2003 TV Mini-Series)
TV-MA | 352 min | Drama, Fantasy
Playwright Tony Kushner adapts his political epic about the AIDS crisis during the mid-eighties, around a group of separate but connected individuals.
32. I'm So Excited! (2013)
R | 90 min | Comedy
When it appears as though the end is in sight, the pilots, flight crew, and passengers of a plane heading to Mexico City look to forget the anguish of the moment and face the greatest danger, which we carry within ourselves.
33. Before Night Falls (2000)
R | 133 min | Biography, Drama
Episodic look at the life of Cuban poet and novelist, Reinaldo Arenas (1943-1990), from his childhood in Oriente province to his death in New York City. He joins Castro's rebels. By 1964, ... See full summary »
Writers: Cunningham O'Keefe, Lázaro Gómez Carriles, Julian Schnabel, Reynaldo Arenas, Jana Bokova | Director: Julian Schnabel | Stars: Javier Bardem, Johnny Depp, Olatz López Garmendia, Giovanni Florido
34. Angels of Sex (2012)
105 min | Drama, Romance
The established relationship between university student Bruno and aspiring photographer Carla is thrown into turmoil when Bruno feels drawn to sexy karate instructor/break dancer Rai. Complications ensue.
36. Shelter (II) (2007)
R | 97 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
When his college dreams are sidelined by family obligations, a young man finds comfort in surfing with his best friend's brother.
37. Six Degrees of Separation (1993)
R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
An affluent New York couple find their lives touched, intruded upon, and compelled by a mysterious young black man who is never quite who he says he is.
38. From Beginning to End (2009)
94 min | Drama, Romance
Two brothers develop a very close relationship as they are growing up in an idyllic and happy family. When they are young adults their relationship becomes very intimate, romantic, and sexual.
39. Drown (2015)
93 min | Drama, Sport
Three surf lifesavers on a big night out. Jealousy, homophobic fears and unrequited lust culminate in a tragic booze-fueled episode of near-fatal bullying.
40. Stranger by the Lake (2013)
Unrated | 97 min | Drama, Thriller
Summertime. A cruising spot for men, tucked away on the shores of a lake. Franck falls in love with Michel. An attractive, potent and lethally dangerous man. Franck knows this, but wants to live out his passion anyway.
41. Flawless (1999)
R | 112 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
An ultraconservative police officer suffers a debilitating stroke and is assigned to a rehabilitative program that includes singing lessons - with the drag queen next door.
42. Out in the Dark (2012)
96 min | Drama, Romance
A drama centered on the love affair between two men on opposite sites of the Mid-East conflict: Palestinian student Nimer and Roy, an Israeli lawyer.
43. August (III) (2011)
Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Romance
August tells the story of two former lovers, Troy and Jonathan, who reunite after a long ago painful breakup. After spending several years in Spain, Troy returns to Los Angeles and decides ... See full summary »
44. Bent (1997)
NC-17 | 105 min | Drama, History, Romance
Max is gay and as such is sent to Dachau concentration camp under the Nazi regime. He tries to deny he is gay and gets a yellow label (the one for Jews) instead of pink (the one for gays). ... See full summary »
45. Happily Divorced (2011– )
TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy
46. Victor Victoria (1982)
PG | 132 min | Comedy, Music, Musical
A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life.
47. North Sea Texas (2011)
Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Romance
A teenage boy's search for love finds him fixated on a boy who lives nearby.
48. Wilde (1997)
R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of Oscar Wilde, genius, poet, playwright and the First Modern Man. The self-realization of his homosexuality caused Wilde enormous torment as he juggled marriage, fatherhood and ... See full summary »
49. Howl (2010)
R | 84 min | Biography, Drama
As Allen Ginsberg talks about his life and art, his most famous poem is illustrated in animation while the obscenity trial of the work is dramatized.
50. Beautiful Thing (1996)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In a suburb of London, young Jamie is escaping sport hours, to avoid being the victim of his comrades. Young Ste, his neighbor, is beaten by his father, and comes to sleep overnight. They discover new feelings, sleeping in the same bed.