Most Popular "Gay Rights" Titles
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1. Philadelphia (1993)
PG-13 | 125 min | Drama
When a man with AIDS is fired by his law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit.
2. 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.
3. Half Nelson (2006)
R | 106 min | Drama
An inner-city junior high school teacher with a drug habit forms an unlikely friendship with one of his students after she discovers his secret.
4. Popular (1999–2001)
60 min | Comedy, Drama
Two girls who despise each other, due to being on opposite sides of the "popularity fence", are forced together upon learning that their parents are getting married.
5. Any Day Now (2012)
R | 98 min | Drama
In the 1970s, a gay couple fights a biased legal system to keep custody of the abandoned mentally handicapped teenager that comes to live under their roof.
6. And the Band Played On (1993 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 141 min | Drama
The story of the discovery of the AIDS epidemic and the political infighting of the scientific community hampering the early fight with it.
8. Prayers for Bobby (2009 TV Movie)
90 min | Biography, Drama
True story of Mary Griffith, gay rights crusader, whose teenage son committed suicide due to her religious intolerance. Based on the book of the same title by Leroy Aarons.
9. The Laramie Project (2002 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 97 min | Drama, Crime
The true story of an American town in the wake of the murder of Matthew Shepard.
Writers: Moisés Kaufman, Stephen Belber, Amanda Gronich, Greg Pierotti, Kelli Simpkins, Jeffrey LaHoste, John McAdams, Leigh Fondakowski, Andy Paris, Barbara Pitts, Stephen Wangh | Director: Moisés Kaufman | Stars: Christina Ricci, Steve Buscemi, Kathleen Chalfant, Laura Linney
11. Ben & Arthur (2002)
85 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
A pair of recently married gay men are threatened by one of the partners' brother, a religious fanatic who plots to murder them after being ostracized by his church.
12. Wedding Wars (2006 TV Movie)
87 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
14. The Times of Harvey Milk (1984)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, History
A documentary of the successful career and assassination of San Francisco's first elected gay councilor.
16. How to Survive a Plague (2012)
Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary, History, News
The story of two coalitions -- ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group) -- whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition.
17. Les Invisibles (2012)
115 min | Documentary
Several elderly homosexual men and women speak frankly about their pioneering lives, their fearless decision to live openly in France at a time when society rejected them.
18. Stonewall (1995)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, History
A group of homosexual people try to live with dignity and self-respect while events build to the opening battle in the major gay rights movement.
19. Poison (1991)
NC-17 | 85 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Three intercut stories about outsiders, sex and violence. In "Hero," Richie, at age 7, kills his father and flies away. After the event, a documentary in cheesy lurid colors asks what ... See full summary »
20. The Weather Underground (2002)
Unrated | 92 min | Documentary, History, War
The remarkable story of The Weather Underground, radical activists of the 1970s, and of radical politics at its best and most disastrous.
21. Call Me Kuchu (2012)
87 min | Documentary, Drama
In Uganda, a new bill threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death. David Kato - Uganda's first openly gay man - and his fellow activists work against the clock to defeat the ... See full summary »
22. Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story (1995 TV Movie)
91 min | Biography, Drama
The true story of a decorated officer's legal challenge to her involuntary discharge when she admitted she was homosexual.
23. 8: The Mormon Proposition (2010)
R | 80 min | Documentary
A scorching indictment of the Mormon Church's historic involvement in the promotion & passage of California's Proposition 8 and the Mormon religion's secretive, decades-long campaign against LGBT human rights.
24. Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement (2009)
61 min | Documentary, Drama, Family
After 42 years, feisty and delightful lesbian couple Edie and Thea are finally getting married. From the early '60s to the present day, the tireless community activists persevere through ... See full summary »
29. Prom Queen: The Marc Hall Story (2004 TV Movie)
92 min | Comedy, Drama
In the small, predominantly working class town of Inniston, Ontario, Marc Hall is a high school senior with a promising future in his chosen career as lawyer. He is bright, well liked by ... See full summary »
30. The New Black (2013)
80 min | Documentary, Drama, News
The New Black is a documentary that tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight ... See full summary »
31. Gaze (2010)
Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary
The works of today's most revered talents are set against a provocative, highly amusing commentary track in this celebration of queer art.
33. Vito (2011)
93 min | Documentary, Biography
The story of Vito Russo, founding father of the gay liberation movement, author of "The Celluloid Closet," and vociferous AIDS activist in the 1980s.
34. Third Man Out (2005 TV Movie)
TV-MA | 99 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
A gay detective is hired to find who has been been threatening a notorious member of the gay community noted for outing people.
100 min | Biography, Drama, History
The life story of Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld, a German Jew, who as a physician established the field of sexology, and fought militantly against German anti-sodomy laws in the late 19th century. ... See full summary »
37. Consenting Adults (2007 TV Movie)
80 min | Biography, Drama
This is a film based on the life of the Wolfenden family and some characters in the city of Reading... See full synopsis »
39. Two Spirits (2009)
65 min | Documentary
Filmmaker Lydia Nibley explores the cultural context behind a tragic and senseless murder. Fred Martinez was a Navajo youth slain at the age of 16 by a man who bragged to his friends that ... See full summary »
41. Fish Out of Water (I) (2009)
Unrated | 60 min | Documentary, Animation, History
A documentary that faces down the controversies between homosexuality and religion, examining Bible verses quoted as condemnatory and discussing alternative meanings.
42. Making the Boys (2011)
Unrated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, History
On the eve of the 40th anniversary of the Gay Rights Movement, the film explores the drama, struggle and enduring legacy of the first-ever gay play and subsequent Hollywood movie to ... See full summary »
43. The Education of Shelby Knox (2005)
Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary
A 15-year-old girl's transformation from conservative Southern Baptist to liberal Christian and ardent feminist parallels her fight for sex education and gay rights in Lubbock, Texas.
45. '68 (1988)
R | 99 min | Drama
'68 covers exactly one year (January 1st through December 31st) in the lives of Zoltan Szabo and his family, Hungarian immigrants, working hard to make a life in San Francisco in 1968. The ... See full summary »
46. Fall from Grace (2007)
Not Rated | 71 min | Documentary
The shocking story of Rev. Fred Phelps, the Westboro Baptist Church, those who oppose it, and those who chose to leave it all behind.
47. Tying the Knot (2004)
Unrated | 81 min | Documentary, History, Romance
A look at the debate over same sex marriage in the USA. The reasons behind it are illustrated with real life couples that have run afoul of current laws despite varying levels of planning. ... See full summary »
48. The Penis Files (2012)
16 min | Short, Comedy
Until "The Olson Penis" was created by Dr. Olson 10-years ago, historically men's penises grew for procreation when a woman ovulated and retracted immediately. 200 years ago, men who were ... See full summary »
Writers: Erin Brown, Kelly Carlin-McCall, Drew Droege, Jay Kogen, Jonathan Nail, Martin Olson, Maggie Rowe, Jonathan Schmock, Gary Stockdale, Becky Thyre | Director: Katie Schwartz | Stars: Becky Thyre, Drew Droege, Erin Brown, Evan Ferrante
49. Out of the Past (1998)
R | 97 min | Documentary
In 1995, Kelli Peterson started a gay and straight club at her Salt Lake City high school. The story of her ensuing battle with school authorities in interspersed with looks back at the ... See full summary »
50. One Nation Under God (1993)
83 min | Documentary
Focusing on the contemporary religious Right Wing proliferation of curative therapies for homosexuality, this riveting documentary offers historical context as well as a political analysis ... See full summary »