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1. Philadelphia (1993)

PG-13 | 125 min | Drama

7.7
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66 Metascore

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.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Roberta Maxwell, Buzz Kilman

Votes: 180,096 | Gross: $77.32M

2. Holding the Man (2015)

Unrated | 127 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.2
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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 »

Director: Neil Armfield | Stars: Ryan Corr, Sarah Snook, Francesco Ferdinandi, Craig Stott

Votes: 3,511

3. 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.

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

Votes: 137,651 | Gross: $31.84M

4. Pride (I) (2014)

R | 119 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.8
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79 Metascore

U.K. gay activists work to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984.

Director: Matthew Warchus | Stars: Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Paddy Considine

Votes: 35,910

5. Popular (1999–2001)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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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.

Stars: Leslie Bibb, Carly Pope, Tamara Mello, Christopher Gorham

Votes: 5,184

6. Half Nelson (2006)

R | 106 min | Drama

7.2
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85 Metascore

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.

Director: Ryan Fleck | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Anthony Mackie, Shareeka Epps, Jeff Lima

Votes: 71,347 | Gross: $2.69M

7. Stonewall (2015)

R | 129 min | Drama

4.6
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30 Metascore

A young man's political awakening and coming of age during the days and weeks leading up to the Stonewall Riots.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Jeremy Irvine, Jonny Beauchamp, Joey King, Caleb Landry Jones

Votes: 1,858 | Gross: $0.19M

8. Wedding Wars (2006 TV Movie)

87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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.

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

Votes: 1,626

9. Prayers for Bobby (2009 TV Movie)

90 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

8.1
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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.

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Henry Czerny, Ryan Kelley, Austin Nichols

Votes: 11,860

10. And the Band Played On (1993 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 141 min | Drama

7.8
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The story of the discovery of the AIDS epidemic and the political infighting of the scientific community hampering the early fight with it.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Matthew Modine, Alan Alda, Patrick Bauchau, Nathalie Baye

Votes: 7,844

11. 8 (2012 Video)

91 min | Drama, History

7.4
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Live chronicle of the landmark federal trial of California's Prop. 8 using the actual court transcripts and first-hand interviews.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Dustin Lance Black, David Boies, Matt Bomer

Votes: 397

12. Any Day Now (2012)

R | 98 min | Drama

7.5
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60 Metascore

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.

Director: Travis Fine | Stars: Alan Cumming, Garret Dillahunt, Isaac Leyva, Frances Fisher

Votes: 4,783 | Gross: $0.20M

13. The Laramie Project (2002 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 97 min | Drama, Crime

7.3
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The true story of an American town in the wake of the murder of Matthew Shepard.

Director: Moisés Kaufman | Stars: Christina Ricci, Steve Buscemi, Kathleen Chalfant, Laura Linney

Votes: 5,514

14. Ben & Arthur (2002)

85 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

2.2
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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.

Director: Sam Mraovich | Stars: Sam Mraovich, Jamie Brett Gabel, Michael Haboush, Bill Hindley

Votes: 6,956

15. The Queen of Ireland (2015)

86 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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Documentary about the life of Irish drag queen Panti Bliss.

Director: Conor Horgan | Star: Rory O'Neill

Votes: 167

16. Poison (1991)

NC-17 | 85 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.5
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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 »

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Edith Meeks, Larry Maxwell, Susan Norman, Millie White

Votes: 2,508 | Gross: $0.61M

17. The Circle (2014)

102 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.3
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67 Metascore

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 »

Director: Stefan Haupt | Stars: Matthias Hungerbühler, Peter Jecklin, Marie Leuenberger, Stefan Witschi

Votes: 1,008

18. Kids in America (2005)

PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy

5.9
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38 Metascore

A diverse group of high school students band together to peacefully stick it to their overbearing principal.

Director: Josh Stolberg | Stars: Gregory Smith, Julie Bowen, Malik Yoba, Stephanie Sherrin

Votes: 2,437 | Gross: $0.44M

19. How to Survive a Plague (2012)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary, History, News

7.6
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86 Metascore

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.

Director: David France | Stars: Peter Staley, Larry Kramer, Iris Long, Bob Rafsky

Votes: 2,945 | Gross: $0.12M

20. Children of God (2010)

104 min | Drama

6.8
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The story of two young Bahamian men who fall in love with each other and portrays the homophobia of the Bahamian society.

Director: Kareem Mortimer | Stars: Johnny Ferro, Stephen Tyrone Williams, Margaret Laurena Kemp, Mark Ford

Votes: 1,013

21. The Awful Truth (1999–2000)

30 min | Comedy, Documentary

6.9
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Activist film director Michael Moore hosts a show where he continues his crusade to expose wrongdoing by the high and mighty.

Stars: Michael Moore, Jay Martel, Gideon Evans, Karen Duffy

Votes: 1,681

23. Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story (1995 TV Movie)

91 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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The true story of a decorated officer's legal challenge to her involuntary discharge when she admitted she was homosexual.

Director: Jeff Bleckner | Stars: Glenn Close, Judy Davis, Jan Rubes, Wendy Makkena

Votes: 859

24. Stonewall (1995)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, History

6.9
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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.

Director: Nigel Finch | Stars: Guillermo Díaz, Frederick Weller, Brendan Corbalis, Duane Boutte

Votes: 1,214 | Gross: $0.62M

25. The Times of Harvey Milk (1984)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.4
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A documentary of the successful career and assassination of San Francisco's first elected gay councilor.

Director: Rob Epstein | Stars: Harvey Fierstein, Harvey Milk, Anne Kronenberg, Tory Hartmann

Votes: 4,584 | Gross: $0.01M

26. God Loves Uganda (2013)

83 min | Documentary

7.5
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77 Metascore

An account of the American Evangelicals' attempts to indoctrinate their Christian Right beliefs in Uganda.

Director: Roger Ross Williams

Votes: 909 | Gross: $0.05M

27. Making the Boys (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Romance

6.8
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71 Metascore

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 »

Director: Crayton Robey | Stars: Edward Albee, Joe Allen, Matt Baney, David Carter

Votes: 337 | Gross: $0.03M

28. The Weather Underground (2002)

Unrated | 92 min | Documentary, History, War

7.6
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77 Metascore

The remarkable story of The Weather Underground, radical activists of the 1970s, and of radical politics at its best and most disastrous.

Directors: Sam Green, Bill Siegel | Stars: Lili Taylor, Pamela Z, Jim Lange, Evan White

Votes: 3,025 | Gross: $0.56M

29. To Be Takei (2014)

94 min | Documentary, Biography

6.9
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66 Metascore

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.

Director: Jennifer M. Kroot | Stars: George Takei, Brad Takei, Walter Koenig, William Shatner

Votes: 1,272 | Gross: $0.05M

30. Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement (2009)

61 min | Documentary, Drama, Romance

7.9
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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 »

Directors: Susan Muska, Gréta Olafsdóttir | Stars: Thea Spyer, Edea Windsor

Votes: 315

31. Les Invisibles (2012)

115 min | Documentary, Romance

7.5
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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.

Director: Sébastien Lifshitz | Stars: Bernard, Catherine, Christian, Thérèse Clerc

Votes: 324

32. Outrage (I) (2009)

R | 90 min | Documentary

7.6
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64 Metascore

An indictment of closeted politicians who lobby for anti-gay legislation in the U.S.

Director: Kirby Dick | Stars: Barney Frank, Tammy Baldwin, Wayne Barrett, Elizabeth Birch

Votes: 1,450 | Gross: $0.04M

33. Consenting Adults (2007 TV Movie)

80 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.6
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This is a film based on the life of the Wolfenden family and some characters in the city of Reading... See full synopsis »

Director: Richard Curson Smith | Stars: Matt Ryan, Jamie Martin, Charles Dance, Sean Biggerstaff

Votes: 75

34. Vito (2011)

93 min | Documentary, Biography

8.3
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The story of Vito Russo, founding father of the gay liberation movement, author of "The Celluloid Closet," and vociferous AIDS activist in the 1980s.

Director: Jeffrey Schwarz | Stars: Phyllis Antonellis, Richard Barrios, Richard Berkowitz, Lenny Bloom

Votes: 387

35. Prom Queen: The Marc Hall Story (2004 TV Movie)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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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 »

Director: John L'Ecuyer | Stars: Aaron Ashmore, Jean Pierre Bergeron, Marie Tifo, Mac Fyfe

Votes: 795

36. Before Stonewall (1984)

Unrated | 87 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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The history of the Gay and Lesbian community before the Stonewall riots began the major gay rights movement.

Directors: Greta Schiller, Robert Rosenberg | Stars: Rita Mae Brown, Maua Adele Ajanaku, Red Jordan Arobateau, Ann Bannon

Votes: 522

37. The Einstein of Sex (1999)

Unrated | 100 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.8
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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 »

Director: Rosa von Praunheim | Stars: Kai Schumann, Friedel von Wangenheim, Ben Becker, Wolfgang Völz

Votes: 479

38. Third Man Out (2005 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 99 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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A gay detective is hired to find who has been been threatening a notorious member of the gay community noted for outing people.

Director: Ron Oliver | Stars: Chad Allen, Sebastian Spence, Jack Wetherall, Woody Jeffreys

Votes: 865

39. Gaze (2010)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

7.0
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An exploration of twenty artists and their bodies of work.

Director: Matt Riddlehoover | Stars: Derrick Barry, Ryan Basham, Rob Beyond, Adam Bouska

Votes: 221

40. 8: The Mormon Proposition (2010)

R | 80 min | Documentary

7.1
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55 Metascore

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.

Directors: Reed Cowan, Steven Greenstreet | Stars: Spencer Jones, Tyler Barrick, Dustin Lance Black, Linda Williams Stay

Votes: 1,142 | Gross: $0.10M

41. Two Spirits (2009)

65 min | Documentary

7.7
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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 »

Director: Lydia Nibley

Votes: 70

42. Out in the Silence (2009)

56 min | Documentary, Comedy, Family

5.5
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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.

Directors: Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson | Stars: C.J. Bills, Diane Granley, Linda Henderson, Roxanne Hitchcock

Votes: 361

43. Call Me Kuchu (2012)

87 min | Documentary, Drama

7.6
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80 Metascore

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 »

Directors: Katherine Fairfax Wright, Malika Zouhali-Worrall | Stars: David Kato, Christopher Senyonjo

Votes: 632 | Gross: $0.01M

44. Stonewall Uprising (2010)

Unrated | 80 min | Documentary, History

7.1
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74 Metascore

This film tells the story of the massive police raid of Stonewall in June 1969.

Directors: Kate Davis, David Heilbroner | Stars: Paul Bosche, Alfredo del Rio, John DiGiacomo, Dana Gaiser

Votes: 375 | Gross: $0.13M

45. A Jihad for Love (2007)

Unrated | 81 min | Documentary

6.6
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55 Metascore

A documentary on gay, lesbian, and transgender Muslims across the Muslim and Western worlds.

Director: Parvez Sharma | Stars: Muhsin Hendricks, A.K. Hoosen, Mazen, Abdellah Taia

Votes: 569 | Gross: $0.11M

46. Trembling Before G-d (2001)

94 min | Documentary

7.2
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66 Metascore

A cinematic portrait of various gay Orthodox Jews who struggle to reconcile their faith and their sexual orientation.

Director: Sandi Simcha Dubowski | Stars: Shlomo Ashkinazy, Steve Greenberg, Nathan Lopes Cardozo, Naomi Mark

Votes: 825 | Gross: $0.62M

47. Fish Out of Water (I) (2009)

Unrated | 60 min | Documentary, Animation, History

5.1
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A documentary that faces down the controversies between homosexuality and religion, examining Bible verses quoted as condemnatory and discussing alternative meanings.

Director: Ky Dickens | Stars: Terri Abbott, James Bankston, Ryan Barrett, Trish Bendix

Votes: 217

48. Fall from Grace (2007)

Not Rated | 71 min | Documentary

7.1
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The shocking story of Rev. Fred Phelps, the Westboro Baptist Church, those who oppose it, and those who chose to leave it all behind.

Director: K. Ryan Jones | Stars: Bill Bunten, Warren Carter, Kelly Franz, Jeff Gannon

Votes: 543

49. Anotherworld (2008 Video)

Not Rated | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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An experimental drama entirely composed by monologues. A personal journey through male homosexuality - from darkness to light, from total denial to complete acceptance - as told in ... See full summary »

Director: Fabiomassimo Lozzi | Stars: Francesco Apolloni, Domenico Balsamo, Mirko Batoni, Massimiliano Benvenuto

Votes: 67

50. Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank (2014)

87 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

5.6
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A portrait of recently retired Congressman Barney Frank, one of America's most well-known and least understood political figures.

Directors: Sheila Canavan, Michael Chandler | Stars: Barney Frank, Spencer Bachus, Mike Barnicle, Neil Barofsky

Votes: 162