Most Popular "Gay Rights" Titles

 Refine See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc
  • Movies or TV
  • Genres
  • Keywords
  • IMDb Rating
  • Instant Watch Options
  • In Theaters
  • On TV
  • Release Year











































































































IMDb user rating (average) to
Number of votes to »







Reset



Reset
Release year or range to »

1. Pride (I) (2014)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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

2. Milk (I) (2008)

R | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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

3. Philadelphia (1993)

PG-13 | 125 min | Drama

7.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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

4. Half Nelson (2006)

R | 106 min | Drama

7.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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

5. Popular (1999–2001)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

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

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

PG | 141 min | Drama

7.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

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

7. Any Day Now (2012)

R | 98 min | Drama

7.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
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

8. Prayers for Bobby (2009 TV Movie)

90 min | Biography, Drama

8.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

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

9. 8 (2012 Video)

91 min | Drama, History

7.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

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

10. The Laramie Project (2002 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 97 min | Drama, Crime

7.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

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

2.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.3/10 X  

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

12. How to Survive a Plague (2012)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary, History, News

7.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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

13. To Be Takei (2014)

94 min | Documentary, Biography

6.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
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

14. Kids in America (2005)

PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy

6.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
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

15. Poison (1991)

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

6.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

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

17. Wedding Wars (2006 TV Movie)

87 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

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

18. The Circle (2014)

102 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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, Urs Frey, Ivan Madeo, Sabine Pochhammer | Director: Stefan Haupt | Stars: Babett Arens, Aaron Hitz, Martin Hug, Matthias Hungerbühler

19. The Awful Truth (1999–2000)

30 min | Comedy, Documentary

7.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

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

20. The Times of Harvey Milk (1984)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

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

21. Outrage (I) (2009)

R | 90 min | Documentary

7.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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

22. Stonewall (1995)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

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

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

61 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

7.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

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

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

92 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

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

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

91 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

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

26. Call Me Kuchu (2012)

87 min | Documentary, Drama

7.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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

27. God Loves Uganda (2013)

83 min | Documentary

7.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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

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

87 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

5.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

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

29. Gaze (2010)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

6.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

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

30. 8: The Mormon Proposition (2010)

R | 80 min | Documentary

7.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
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

31. Les Invisibles (2012)

115 min | Documentary

7.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

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

32. American Marriage (2012)

Documentary | Post-production

Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Add a Plot

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

33. Third Man Out (2005 TV Movie)

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

6.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

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

34. Two Spirits (2009)

65 min | Documentary

7.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

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

35. Making the Boys (2011)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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

36. A Jihad for Love (2007)

Unrated | 81 min | Documentary

6.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
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

37. Vito (2011)

93 min | Documentary, Biography

8.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

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

38. Consenting Adults (2007 TV Movie)

80 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

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

39. Children of God (2010)

104 min | Drama

6.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

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

40. The Weather Underground (2002)

Unrated | 92 min | Documentary, History, War

7.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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

41. The New Black (2013)

80 min | Documentary, Drama, News

6.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
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

42. Out in the Silence (2009)

56 min | Documentary, Comedy, Family

7.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

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

43. Stephen Fry: Out There (2013 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Documentary

8.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

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.

Stars: Stephen Fry, Andrew, João Silvério Trevisan, Renata Peron

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

Unrated | 60 min | Documentary, Animation, History

7.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

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

45. Fall from Grace (2007)

Not Rated | 71 min | Documentary

7.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

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

46. Stonewall Uprising (2010)

Unrated | 80 min | Documentary, History

7.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
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

47. Trembling Before G-d (2001)

94 min | Documentary

7.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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

48. Before Stonewall (1984)

87 min | Documentary, History

7.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

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

49. The Einstein of Sex (1999)

Unrated | 100 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

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

50. Out of the Past (1998)

R | 97 min | Documentary

7.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

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