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1. Modern Family (2009– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

8.6
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Three different, but related families face trials and tribulations in their own uniquely comedic ways.

Creators: Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd | Stars: Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell

Votes: 209,438

2. Glee (2009–2015)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.8
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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.

Creators: Ian Brennan, Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy | Stars: Lea Michele, Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison, Cory Monteith

Votes: 112,380

3. The Imitation Game (2014)

PG-13 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

8.1
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73 Metascore

During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.

Writers: Graham Moore, Andrew Hodges | Director: Morten Tyldum | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Allen Leech

Votes: 336,176

4. The Skeleton Twins (2014)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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74 Metascore

Having both coincidentally cheated death on the same day, estranged twins reunite with the possibility of mending their relationship.

Writers: Craig Johnson, Mark Heyman | Director: Craig Johnson | Stars: Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Luke Wilson, Ty Burrell

Votes: 24,958

5. Brokeback Mountain (2005)

R | 134 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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87 Metascore

The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys and their lives over the years.

Writers: Annie Proulx, Larry McMurtry, Diana Ossana | Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger, Michelle Williams, Randy Quaid

Votes: 241,791

6. Will & Grace (1998–2006)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

7.2
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Will and Grace live together in an apartment in New York. He's a gay lawyer, she's a straight interior designer.

Creators: David Kohan, Max Mutchnick | Stars: Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, Sean Hayes

Votes: 34,080

7. As Good as It Gets (1997)

PG-13 | 139 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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67 Metascore

A single mother/waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship after the artist is in an accident.

Writers: Mark Andrus, James L. Brooks | Director: James L. Brooks | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear, Cuba Gooding Jr.

Votes: 212,870

8. A Single Man (2009)

R | 99 min | Drama

7.6
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77 Metascore

An English professor, one year after the sudden death of his boyfriend, is unable to cope with his typical days in 1960s Los Angeles.

Writers: Christopher Isherwood, Tom Ford, David Scearce | Director: Tom Ford | Stars: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Matthew Goode, Nicholas Hoult

Votes: 77,434

9. G.B.F. (2013)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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56 Metascore

What happens after Tanner is outed by his classmates and becomes the title "gay best friend" for three high school queen bees?

Writer: George Northy | Director: Darren Stein | Stars: Michael J. Willett, Paul Iacono, Sasha Pieterse, Andrea Bowen

Votes: 6,776

10. Queer as Folk (2000–2005)

TV-MA | 47 min | Drama

8.3
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The lives and loves of a group of gay friends living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Creators: Ron Cowen, Daniel Lipman | Stars: Gale Harold, Hal Sparks, Randy Harrison, Michelle Clunie

Votes: 13,981

11. Brothers & Sisters (2006–2011)

60 min | Drama

7.3
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The story of the drama surrounding a family's adult siblings.

Creator: Jon Robin Baitz | Stars: Dave Annable, Calista Flockhart, Rachel Griffiths, Ron Rifkin

Votes: 18,116

12. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

R | 125 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.

Writers: Frank Pierson, P.F. Kluge, Thomas Moore | Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Al Pacino, John Cazale, Penelope Allen, Sully Boyar

Votes: 165,962

13. Rent (2005)

PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.0
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53 Metascore

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.

Writers: Stephen Chbosky, Jonathan Larson | Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Taye Diggs, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Rosario Dawson, Anthony Rapp

Votes: 39,897

14. The Birdcage (1996)

R | 117 min | Comedy

6.9
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72 Metascore

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.

Writers: Jean Poiret, Francis Veber, Édouard Molinaro, Marcello Danon, Elaine May | Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, Gene Hackman, Dianne Wiest

Votes: 58,483

15. Milk (I) (2008)

R | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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84 Metascore

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.

Writer: Dustin Lance Black | Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Emile Hirsch, Diego Luna

Votes: 126,759

16. In & Out (1997)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy

6.3
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70 Metascore

A midwestern teacher questions his sexuality after a former student makes a comment about him at the Academy Awards.

Writer: Paul Rudnick | Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Kevin Kline, Joan Cusack, Tom Selleck, Matt Dillon

Votes: 31,010

17. To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy

6.3
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Three drag queens travel cross-country until their car breaks down, leaving them stranded in a small town.

Writer: Douglas Carter Beane | Director: Beeban Kidron | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze, John Leguizamo, Stockard Channing

Votes: 19,629

18. Capote (2005)

R | 114 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.4
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88 Metascore

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.

Writers: Dan Futterman, Gerald Clarke | Director: Bennett Miller | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Clifton Collins Jr., Catherine Keener, Allie Mickelson

Votes: 92,029

19. Looking (2014–2015)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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The experiences of three close friends living and loving in modern-day San Francisco.

Creator: Michael Lannan | Stars: Jonathan Groff, Frankie J. Alvarez, Murray Bartlett, Lauren Weedman

Votes: 9,336

20. Brüno (2009)

R | 81 min | Comedy

5.9
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54 Metascore

Flamboyant and gay Austrian Brüno looks for new fame in America.

Writers: Sacha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines, Dan Mazer, Jeff Schaffer, Peter Baynham | Director: Larry Charles | Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Gustaf Hammarsten, Clifford Bañagale, Chibundu Orukwowu

Votes: 110,852

21. I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)

R | 98 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

6.7
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65 Metascore

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.

Writers: John Requa, Glenn Ficarra, Steve McVicker | Directors: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa | Stars: Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor, Leslie Mann, Rodrigo Santoro

Votes: 72,172

22. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

7.5
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68 Metascore

Two drag queens and a transsexual travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret.

Writer: Stephan Elliott | Director: Stephan Elliott | Stars: Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Terence Stamp, Rebel Penfold-Russell

Votes: 34,118

23. Tom at the Farm (2013)

Unrated | 102 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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66 Metascore

A grieving man meets his lover's family, who were not aware of their son's sexual orientation.

Writers: Xavier Dolan, Michel Marc Bouchard | Director: Xavier Dolan | Stars: Xavier Dolan, Pierre-Yves Cardinal, Lise Roy, Evelyne Brochu

Votes: 6,640

24. Space Station 76 (2014)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

4.9
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49 Metascore

A 1970s version of the future, where personalities and asteroids collide.

Writers: Jennifer Elise Cox, Sam Pancake, Jack Plotnick, Kali Rocha, Michael Stoyanov | Director: Jack Plotnick | Stars: Patrick Wilson, Liv Tyler, Marisa Coughlan, Matt Bomer

Votes: 5,063

25. Ellen (1994–1998)

30 min | Comedy

6.3
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Ellen Morgan is a neurotic bookstore owner who deals with life through comedy and extensive rambling.

Creators: Carol Black, Neal Marlens, David S. Rosenthal | Stars: Ellen DeGeneres, David Anthony Higgins, Joely Fisher, Clea Lewis

Votes: 3,485

26. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)

R | 155 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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57 Metascore

A visiting city reporter's assignment suddenly revolves around the murder trial of a local millionaire, whom he befriends.

Writers: John Berendt, John Lee Hancock | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: John Cusack, Kevin Spacey, Jack Thompson, Irma P. Hall

Votes: 30,302

27. Love Is Strange (2014)

R | 94 min | Drama

6.7
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82 Metascore

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.

Writers: Ira Sachs, Mauricio Zacharias | Director: Ira Sachs | Stars: John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, Marisa Tomei, Charlie Tahan

Votes: 7,459

28. Please Like Me (2013– )

29 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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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 »

Stars: Josh Thomas, Keegan Joyce, Debra Lawrance, Thomas Ward

Votes: 2,804

29. Angels in America (2003 TV Mini-Series)

TV-MA | 352 min | Drama, Fantasy

8.3
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Playwright Tony Kushner adapts his political epic about the AIDS crisis during the mid-eighties, around a group of separate but connected individuals.

Stars: Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 21,126

30. In the Flesh (2013 TV Mini-Series)

56 min | Drama, Horror | Active

8.0
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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.

Stars: Luke Newberry, Harriet Cains, Marie Critchley, Steve Cooper

Votes: 9,583

31. I'm So Excited! (2013)

R | 90 min | Comedy

5.6
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55 Metascore

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.

Writer: Pedro Almodóvar | Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Javier Cámara, Pepa Charro, Cecilia Roth, Lola Dueñas

Votes: 15,005

32. Tiger Orange (2014)

Unrated | 75 min | Drama

6.2
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In the small Central California town where they grew up, two estranged gay brothers struggle to reconnect after the recent death of their father.

Writers: Wade Gasque, Mark Strano | Director: Wade Gasque | Stars: Mark Strano, Johnny Hazzard, Gregory Marcel, Ty Parker

Votes: 225

33. Angels of Sex (2012)

105 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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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.

Writers: Ana Maroto, Xavier Villaverde, José Antonio Vitoria | Director: Xavier Villaverde | Stars: Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Álvaro Cervantes, Llorenç González, Sonia Méndez

Votes: 2,831

34. Stranger by the Lake (2013)

Unrated | 97 min | Drama, Thriller

6.9
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82 Metascore

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.

Writer: Alain Guiraudie | Director: Alain Guiraudie | Stars: Pierre Deladonchamps, Christophe Paou, Patrick d'Assumçao, Jérôme Chappatte

Votes: 7,686

35. Shelter (II) (2007)

R | 97 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

7.9
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66 Metascore

When his college dreams are sidelined by family obligations, a young man finds comfort in surfing with his best friend's brother.

Writer: Jonah Markowitz | Director: Jonah Markowitz | Stars: Trevor Wright, Brad Rowe, Tina Holmes, Jackson Wurth

Votes: 14,020

36. Before Night Falls (2000)

R | 133 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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85 Metascore

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

Votes: 20,032

37. I Killed My Mother (2009)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

7.5
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83 Metascore

A semi-autobiographical story about Hubert as a young homosexual at odds with his mother.

Writer: Xavier Dolan | Director: Xavier Dolan | Stars: Anne Dorval, Xavier Dolan, François Arnaud, Suzanne Clément

Votes: 14,479

38. Six Degrees of Separation (1993)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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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.

Writer: John Guare | Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Will Smith, Stockard Channing, Donald Sutherland, Ian McKellen

Votes: 15,562

39. Longtime Companion (1989)

R | 96 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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The emergence and devastation of the A.I.D.S. epidemic is chronicled in the lives of several gay men living during the 1980s.

Writer: Craig Lucas | Director: Norman René | Stars: Stephen Caffrey, Patrick Cassidy, Brian Cousins, Bruce Davison

Votes: 4,040

40. From Beginning to End (2009)

94 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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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.

Writer: Aluizio Abranches | Director: Aluizio Abranches | Stars: Júlia Lemmertz, Fábio Assunção, Jean Pierre Noher, Louise Cardoso

Votes: 4,314

41. Out in the Dark (2012)

96 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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69 Metascore

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.

Writers: Yael Shafrir, Michael Mayer | Director: Michael Mayer | Stars: Nicholas Jacob, Michael Aloni, Jamil Khoury, Alon Pdut

Votes: 3,491

42. August (III) (2011)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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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 »

Writers: Eldar Rapaport, Brian Sloan | Director: Eldar Rapaport | Stars: Murray Bartlett, Edward Conna, Adrian Gonzalez, Daniel Dugan

Votes: 935

43. Bent (1997)

NC-17 | 105 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.3
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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 »

Writer: Martin Sherman | Director: Sean Mathias | Stars: Lothaire Bluteau, Clive Owen, Mick Jagger, Brian Webber

Votes: 5,834

44. Flawless (1999)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.4
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50 Metascore

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.

Writer: Joel Schumacher | Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Robert De Niro, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Barry Miller, Chris Bauer

Votes: 13,799

45. Happily Divorced (2011– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

6.9
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In their 18 years of marriage, a middle aged couple tries to move on with their lives after the husband confesses he's gay. Based on Fran Drescher and Peter Marc Jacobson's real experiences.

Creators: Fran Drescher, Peter Marc Jacobson | Stars: Fran Drescher, John Michael Higgins, Tichina Arnold, Valente Rodriguez

Votes: 2,101

46. Wilde (1997)

R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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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 »

Writers: Richard Ellmann, Julian Mitchell | Director: Brian Gilbert | Stars: Stephen Fry, Jude Law, Vanessa Redgrave, Jennifer Ehle

Votes: 11,737

47. Drown (2015)

93 min | Drama, Sport

6.0
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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.

Writers: Stephen Davis, Dean Francis | Director: Dean Francis | Stars: Matt Levett, Maya Stange, Jack Matthews, Harry Cook

Votes: 246

48. Wedding Wars (2006 TV Movie)

87 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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After a gay party planner discovers his brother is behind the governor's speech against gay marriage, he decides to go on strike for equal rights.

Writer: Stephen Mazur | Director: Jim Fall | Stars: John Stamos, Eric Dane, Bonnie Somerville, Sean Maher

Votes: 1,526

49. Victor Victoria (1982)

PG | 132 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

7.5
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A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life.

Writers: Blake Edwards, Hans Hoemburg, Reinhold Schünzel | Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston, Lesley Ann Warren

Votes: 14,290

50. Howl (2010)

R | 84 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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63 Metascore

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.

Writers: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: James Franco, Todd Rotondi, Jon Prescott, Aaron Tveit

Votes: 9,907