Most Popular "Gay Rights" Titles
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1. Holding the Man (2015)
127 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Tim and John fell in love while teenagers at their all-boys high school. John was captain of the football team, Tim an aspiring actor playing a minor part in Romeo and Juliet. Their romance... See full summary »
2. 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.
Votes: 179,318 | Gross: $77.32M
3. 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.
Votes: 137,141 | Gross: $31.84M
4. Popular (1999–2001)
TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
6. 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.
Votes: 71,086 | Gross: $2.69M
8. 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.
9. Prayers for Bobby (2009 TV Movie)
90 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
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.
11. Any Day Now (2012)
R | 98 min | Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 4,754 | Gross: $0.20M
13. 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.
14. 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 »
Votes: 2,498 | Gross: $0.61M
16. The Circle (2014)
102 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
Zurich, 1956. The young teacher Ernst Ostertag falls head over heels in love with the transvestite star Robi Rapp and finds himself torn between his bourgeois existence and his commitment ... See full summary »
19. 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.
Votes: 2,932 | Gross: $0.12M
20. Wedding Wars (2006 TV Movie)
87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
21. 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.
Votes: 1,209 | Gross: $0.62M
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. 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.
Votes: 4,568 | Gross: $0.01M
24. 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.
26. 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 »
27. Out in the Silence (2009)
56 min | Documentary, Comedy, Family
The announcement of filmmaker Joe Wilson's wedding to another man ignites a firestorm of controversy in his small hometown and a plea for help from the mother of a gay teen being tormented at school.
29. 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.
Votes: 3,020 | Gross: $0.56M
30. 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.
31. To Be Takei (2014)
94 min | Documentary, Biography
A look at the many roles played by eclectic 77-year-old actor/activist George Takei, whose wit, humor and grace have helped him to become an internationally beloved figure and Internet phenomenon with 7-million Facebook fans and counting.
Votes: 1,266 | Gross: $0.05M
32. 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.
36. Making the Boys (2011)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Romance
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 »
Votes: 331 | Gross: $0.03M
37. Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement (2009)
61 min | Documentary, Drama, Romance
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 »
38. Leaving Vogue Moran (2016 Video)
45 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama
The journey of Wayne Mahon as he struggles to openly and proudly love the transgender woman he is attracted to and come out of the closet to his rough and tumble, East Coast dad.
39. The Sons of Tennessee Williams (2010)
Unrated | 75 min | Documentary, Biography, History
THE SONS OF TENNESSEE WILLIAMS, tells the story of the gay men of New Orleans who created a vast and fantastic culture of wildly popular 'drag balls' starting in the late 1950s. These men ... See full summary »
Votes: 102 | Gross: $0.00M
40. Trembling Before G-d (2001)
94 min | Documentary
A cinematic portrait of various gay Orthodox Jews who struggle to reconcile their faith and their sexual orientation.
Votes: 822 | Gross: $0.62M
42. Strip Jack Naked: Nighthawks II (1991)
Unrated | 91 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Ron Peck talks about his experiences of growing up as a gay man, the attitudes to homosexuality in Britain, and his journey towards making his film Nighthawks (1978).
43. Before Stonewall (1984)
Unrated | 87 min | Documentary, History
The history of the Gay and Lesbian community before the Stonewall riots began the major gay rights movement.
44. 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.
Votes: 1,140 | Gross: $0.10M
47. 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.
48. Stephen Fry: Out There (2013 TV Mini-Series)
60 min | Documentary
Actor Stephen Fry has for two years seeking up some of the most homophobic persons in the world who spend most of their time fighting gays, and challenges their view upon their extreme homophobia.
49. The Einstein of Sex (1999)
Unrated | 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 »
50. 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 »
Votes: 632 | Gross: $0.01M