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1. Pride (I) (2014)

R | 119 min | 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.

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

Votes: 21,740

2. 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.

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

Votes: 162,433

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.

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

Votes: 123,122

4. Half Nelson (2006)

R | 106 min | Drama

7.3
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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.

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

Votes: 65,588

5. Popular (1999–2001)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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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.

Creators: Gina Matthews, Ryan Murphy | Stars: Leslie Bibb, Carly Pope, Tamara Mello, Christopher Gorham

Votes: 4,858

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

PG | 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.

Writers: Randy Shilts, Arnold Schulman | Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Matthew Modine, Alan Alda, Patrick Bauchau, Nathalie Baye

Votes: 7,315

7. Any Day Now (2012)

R | 98 min | Drama

7.4
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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.

Writers: Travis Fine, George Arthur Bloom | Director: Travis Fine | Stars: Alan Cumming, Garret Dillahunt, Isaac Leyva, Frances Fisher

Votes: 3,899

8. The Circle (2014)

102 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.1
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67 Metascore

Zurich, 1958. 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 »

Writers: Stefan Haupt, Christian Felix, Ivan Madeo, Urs Frey | Director: Stefan Haupt | Stars: Matthias Hungerbühler, Peter Jecklin, Marie Leuenberger, Stefan Witschi

Votes: 388

9. Prayers for Bobby (2009 TV Movie)

90 min | Biography, Drama

8.2
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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.

Writers: Katie Ford, Leroy Aarons | Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Henry Czerny, Ryan Kelley, Austin Nichols

Votes: 10,020

10. 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.

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

Votes: 5,331

11. 8 (2012 Video)

91 min | Drama, History

7.5
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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.

Writer: Dustin Lance Black | Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Matt Bomer, Campbell Brown, George Clooney

Votes: 375

12. 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.

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

Votes: 2,392

13. Ben & Arthur (2002)

85 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

2.3
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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.

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

Votes: 6,832

14. Poison (1991)

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

6.6
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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 »

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

Votes: 2,156

15. 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: 1,491

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

87 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

4.8
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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: 70

17. 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: 984

18. Out in the Silence (2009)

56 min | Documentary, Comedy, Family

6.6
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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: 224

19. The Awful Truth (1999–2000)

30 min | Comedy, Documentary

7.0
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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: 1,526

20. Stonewall (1995)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.2
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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.

Writers: Rikki Beadle Blair, Martin Duberman | Director: Nigel Finch | Stars: Guillermo Díaz, Frederick Weller, Brendan Corbalis, Duane Boutte

Votes: 1,054

21. How to Survive a Plague (2012)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary, History, News

7.5
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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.

Writers: David France, Todd Woody Richman, Tyler H. Walk | Director: David France | Stars: Peter Staley, Larry Kramer, Iris Long, Bob Rafsky

Votes: 2,526

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.

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

Votes: 823

24. 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.

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

Votes: 1,321

25. 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.

Writers: Benjamin Gray, Richard Hankin, Roger Ross Williams | Director: Roger Ross Williams

Votes: 645

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

61 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

7.8
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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: 270

27. Les Invisibles (2012)

115 min | Documentary

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: 286

28. 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.

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

Votes: 1,086

29. A Jihad for Love (2007)

Unrated | 81 min | Documentary

6.7
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55 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 525

30. Children of God (2010)

104 min | Drama

6.7
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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.

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

Votes: 906

31. 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 »

Writers: Michael MacLennan, Kent Staines | Director: John L'Ecuyer | Stars: Aaron Ashmore, Jean Pierre Bergeron, Marie Tifo, Mac Fyfe

Votes: 756

32. 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.

Writers: Judith Coburn, Carter Wilson | Director: Rob Epstein | Stars: Harvey Fierstein, Harvey Milk, Anne Kronenberg, Tory Hartmann

Votes: 4,260

33. Two Spirits (2009)

65 min | Documentary

7.6
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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 »

Writers: Russell Martin, Lydia Nibley | Director: Lydia Nibley

Votes: 61

34. Third Man Out (2005 TV Movie)

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

6.8
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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.

Writers: Mark Saltzman, Richard Stevenson | Director: Ron Oliver | Stars: Chad Allen, Sebastian Spence, Jack Wetherall, Woody Jeffreys

Votes: 823

35. Before Stonewall (1984)

87 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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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, Red Jordan Arobateau, Ann Bannon, Lisa Ben

Votes: 449

36. Gaze (2010)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

6.2
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The works of today's most revered talents are set against a provocative, highly amusing commentary track in this celebration of queer art.

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

Votes: 108

37. Call Me Kuchu (2012)

87 min | Documentary, Drama

7.5
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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 »

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

Votes: 546

38. American Marriage (2012)

Documentary | Post-production

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Directors: Mike Flanagan, Courtney Bell | Stars: Helen Fisher, Byron Velvick, Mary Delgado, Kelly Chang Rickert

39. The Einstein of Sex (1999)

Unrated | 100 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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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 »

Writers: Chris Kraus, Valentin Passoni | Director: Rosa von Praunheim | Stars: Friedel von Wangenheim, Ben Becker, Wolfgang Völz, Otto Sander

Votes: 374

40. Vito (2011)

93 min | Documentary, Biography

8.2
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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: 309

41. 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: 2,842

42. Consenting Adults (2007 TV Movie)

80 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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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 »

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

Votes: 72

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

Unrated | 60 min | Documentary, Animation, History

7.4
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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.

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

Votes: 132

44. Making the Boys (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.5
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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: 250

45. 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: 798

46. Stonewall Uprising (2010)

Unrated | 80 min | Documentary, History

7.0
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74 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 333

47. 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.

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

Votes: 540

48. Out of the Past (1998)

R | 97 min | Documentary

7.1
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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 »

Writer: Michelle Ferrari | Director: Jeff Dupre | Stars: Stephen Spinella, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cherry Jones, Edward Norton

Votes: 142

49. The New Black (2013)

80 min | Documentary, Drama, News

6.2
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68 Metascore

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 »

Writers: Erin Casper, Yoruba Richen | Director: Yoruba Richen

Votes: 26

50. Word Is Out (1977)

124 min | Documentary

8.1
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More than two dozen men and women of various backgrounds, ages, and races talk to the camera about being gay. Their stories are arranged in loose chronology: early years, fitting in (which ... See full summary »

Directors: Nancy Adair, Andrew Brown, Rob Epstein | Stars: Pat Bond, John Burnside, Sally M. Gearhart, Elsa Gidlow

Votes: 258