Highest Rated "lesbian", Documentary Titles


1. Raider in Canada: Portrait of Sean Martin (1998 Video)

80 min | Documentary, Biography

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For the past seven years, cartoonist Sean Martin has brought to life the characters of "Doc and Raider", two Gay men in a committed relationship who deal with AIDS, homophobia and everyday ... See full summary »

Director: Randy A. Riddle | Star: Sean Martin

Votes: 5

2. Hearts Cracked Open (2004)

57 min | Documentary

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Director: Betsy Kalin | Stars: Annie Sprinkle, Pamela Madison, Evalena Rose, Marcia Singer

Votes: 13

3. A Place to Live: The Story of Triangle Square (2008)

88 min | Documentary

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A PLACE TO LIVE chronicles the journey of seven brave individuals as they attempt to secure a home in Triangle Square, Hollywood, the nation's first affordable housing facility for LGBT ... See full summary »

Director: Carolyn Coal

Votes: 11

4. One Day in May (2009)

16 min | Documentary, Short, News

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Crowds gathered outside the California Supreme Court await the decision regarding validity of Proposition 8. Emotions run high on both sides, with the LGBT community taking to the streets to protest the decision.

Director: Amir Jaffer | Stars: Anna Conda, Stuart Gaffney, Mark Leno

Votes: 10

5. Through My Eyes (2009 Video)

Not Rated | 46 min | Documentary

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In a series of moving, intertwined interviews, over two dozen young Christians discuss their Christian faith, their views on homosexuality, and the responses of their churches, friends, and... See full summary »

Director: Justin Lee

Votes: 11

6. Out in South Africa (1995)

54 min | Documentary

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Out in South Africa, a documentary about a country in the state of transition; specifically of lesbians and gays, black and white, Indian and Asian, from townships, cities and rural areas ... See full summary »

Director: Barbara Hammer | Star: Barbara Hammer

Votes: 5

7. Girl Gone Bad (2000)

57 min | Documentary

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The world of female bikers.

Director: Louis Yansen

Votes: 20

8. This Obedience (2003)

83 min | Documentary

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A Lutheran congregation in Minnesota ordains an openly gay woman as its pastor, defying the orders of the national Lutheran organization and bringing down a firestorm of criticism and ... See full summary »

Directors: Jamie Lee, Dawn Mikkelson | Star: Anita C. Hill

Votes: 7

9. Inlaws & Outlaws (2005)

Unrated | 100 min | Documentary

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With remarkable honesty, good humor, great music and real heart, Inlaws & Outlaws weaves together true stories of couples and singles, gay and straight, to embrace what we all have in common: we love.

Director: Drew Emery | Star: Felicia Loud

Votes: 92

10. The AckerMonster Chronicles! (2012)

90 min | Documentary

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**2014 RONDO HATTON AWARD WINNER: BEST DOCUMENTARY**

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Nudism. Esperanto. KING KONG. Sci-Fi. What do all of these things have in common?

Simple: Forrest J Ackerman!

Who's that? Glad you ... See full synopsis »

Director: Jason Brock | Stars: Forrest J. Ackerman, Greg Bear, Ray Bradbury, Joe Dante

Votes: 20

11. No! (2004)

74 min | Documentary

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Documentary which unveils the reality of rape, other forms of sexual violence, and healing in African American communities.

Director: Aishah Shahidah Simmons

Votes: 9

12. No Secret Anymore: The Times of Del Martin & Phyllis Lyon (2003)

57 min | Documentary, Biography

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No Secret Anymore shows Del and Phyllis creating coalitions that took on the prevailing belief that lesbians were illegal, immoral and sick. Phyllis and Del did the groundbreaking work on ... See full summary »

Director: Joan E. Biren | Stars: Kate Clinton, Phyllis Lyon, Del Martin

Votes: 11

13. Broute-minou à Palm Springs (2006 TV Movie)

30 min | Documentary, Comedy, Reality-TV

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A fun, fresh docu-comedy on the largest lesbian event in the world: the Dinah Shore Weekend in Palm Springs.

Director: Anna Margarita Albelo | Star: Guinevere Turner

Votes: 7

14. Mima i Marta - Aktivisticki ljubavni film (2012)

37 min | Documentary, Short

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Mima and Marta are feminists and LGBT and animal rights activists, but they are also a lesbian couple. Two witty girls talk about their relationship and other things they are passionate about.

Directors: Damir Radic, Sanja Ribicic Radic | Stars: Mima Simic, Marta Susak

Votes: 20

15. Memorijal svijeca (2007)

10 min | Documentary, Short

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This documentary deals with social prejudice against people with HIV/AIDS in Croatia.

Director: Slaven Zimbrek

Votes: 9

16. Stained Glass Rainbows (2015)

85 min | Documentary

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A straight man travels America meeting gays & ex-gays, lovers & haters, saints & sinners, all trying their best to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ, and along the way he learns what it means to "love your gay neighbor as yourself."

Director: Kent C. Williamson | Stars: Ric Alba, Sean Doty, Jonathan Ervin, Robert Gagnon

Votes: 8

17. Ten More Good Years (2007)

71 min | Documentary

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LGBT Elders often age alone, without financial stability and at times find themselves returning to the closet. These issues are all but ignored by the government so the LGBT Community is ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Jacoby | Stars: Harry Bartron, Harry Bartron, James Bidgood, Ivy Bottini

Votes: 10

18. Wrestling Women USA! (2001 Video)

Unrated | 212 min | Documentary, Action, Crime

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Compilation of a feature film, Racket Girls (1951), and six women wrestling matches formerly available in 8mm films and then available in video as Wrestling Women (1981): Lily Bitter vs. ... See full summary »

Stars: June Adair, Lili Bitter, Mildred Burke, June Byers

Votes: 11

19. Walk in the Light (2005)

26 min | Documentary, Short

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WALK IN THE LIGHT features Los Angeles-based Unity Fellowship Church, a politically conscious and socially aware alternative to the traditional Christian church for the African American ... See full summary »

Director: Morgan R. Stiff

Votes: 16

20. Carrier (2008– )
Episode: Super Secrets (2008)

TV-14 | 57 min | Documentary

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The ship's location and itinerary are classified. Details of how the nuclear reactor works are top secret. Many aspects of life on a nuclear aircraft carrier are hush-hush. Dating and sex ... See full summary »

Director: Maro Chermayeff | Stars: Chris Altice, Randy Brock, David Fravor, Kevin McLaughlin

Votes: 13

21. Not Just a Game (2010 Video)

62 min | Documentary, History, Sport

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This critique of U.S. sports culture shows how 20th-century sports has consistently reflected the hegemonic political discourse of the day, specifically, elite narratives about nationalism, war, gender, race, homosexuality and capitalism.

Director: Jeremy Earp | Star: Dave Zirin

Votes: 68

22. Anyone and Everyone (2007)

57 min | Documentary

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Connected by having a son or daughter who is gay, parents across the country discuss their experiences in the documentary Anyone and Everyone. In it, filmmaker Susan Polis Schutz, depicts ... See full summary »

Director: Susan Polis Schutz

Votes: 33

23. Simon and I (2002)

52 min | Documentary

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Bev Ditsie, and Simon Nkuli are South African gay rights activists. This is the story of their lives, their meeting, and their efforts to get sexual orientation into the new South African Bill of Rights.

Directors: Beverly Ditsie, Nicky Newman

Votes: 21

24. Ze Igamer Bebechi (2000)

32 min | Documentary, Drama

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Sharon is living with her fed-up partner, Ronit, who after finding some photo's Sharon took of their beautiful neighbor, throws her and her young son to the streets. She meets the same ... See full summary »

Director: Gonen Glaser

Votes: 13

25. Born This Way (2013)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, Drama

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BORN THIS WAY is a portrait of the underground gay and lesbian community in Cameroon. It follows Cedric and Gertrude, two young Cameroonians, as they move between a secret, supportive LGBT ... See full summary »

Directors: Shaun Kadlec, Deb Tullmann

Votes: 52

26. Mississippi I Am (2012)

46 min | Documentary

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In 2006, 'NSync's Lance Bass came out publicly as gay. Once the "most beloved son" of his home state of Mississippi, he was instantly rejected and his hopes that Mississippi could ever ... See full summary »

Directors: Harriet Hirshorn, Katherine Linton | Stars: Lance Bass, Constance McMillen

Votes: 8

27. The Gay Marriage Thing (2005)

47 min | Documentary

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Lorre and Gayle were heartbroken when they learned their two great-aunts - sisters who'd lived together their entire 80+ years - were on the verge of losing their 1850's home because it was... See full summary »

Director: Stephanie Higgins

Votes: 8

28. ...But I Was a Girl: The Story of Frieda Belinfante (1999)

69 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

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Director: Toni Boumans | Stars: Frieda Belinfante, Kenneth Kuhn

Votes: 5

29. Wedding Advice: Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace (2002)

57 min | Documentary, Romance

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The 57-minute, color documentary feature film, Wedding Advice: Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace, explores contemporary American ambivalence about weddings and marriage. The interviewees... See full summary »

Directors: Karen Sosnoski, Fred Zeytoonjian | Stars: Sarah Blustain, Alane Dent, Sean Dent, Amy Holmes

Votes: 40

30. Portrait d'Hélène Azenor (1987)

21 min | Documentary, Short

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Directors: Claudie Lesselier, Jacques Vanbemburghe

Votes: 9

31. Left Lane: On the Road with Folk Poet Alix Olson (2005 Video)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

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A year in the making, Left Lane chronicles life on the road with Alix and her road manager/filmmaker Samantha Farinella as they tour the country connecting the dots from a high school visit... See full summary »

Director: Samantha Farinella | Stars: Samantha Farinella, Pamela Means, Lyndell Montgomery, Alix Olson

Votes: 11

32. One Wedding and a Revolution (2004)

19 min | Documentary, Short

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Reveals the inspiration, motivation and political challenges at San Francisco City Hall during the frantic days leading up to the first government-sanctioned same-sex marriage.

Director: Debra Chasnoff

Votes: 8

33. Streetwise (1984)

91 min | Documentary

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Gritty documentary looks at the life and lives of teenagers living on the streets of Seattle.

Director: Martin Bell | Stars: Roberta Joseph Hayes, Baby Gramps, Erin Blackwell, Lou Ellen Couch

Votes: 1,286

34. Gen Silent (2011)

70 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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LGBT people who fought the earliest battles for equality now face so much fear about discrimination, or worse, in health care/long-term care that they hide their past lives, are afraid to ... See full summary »

Director: Stu Maddux

Votes: 51

35. Cinquantenaire du deuxième sexe, 1949-1999 (2001)

47 min | Documentary

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In January 1999, fifty years after the publication of Simone de Beauvoir's "The Second Sex", a colloquium held in Paris brought together women from 37 different countries. The film shows ... See full summary »

Director: Carole Roussopoulos | Star: Simone de Beauvoir

Votes: 9

36. Mom's Apple Pie: The Heart of the Lesbian Mothers' Custody Movement (2006)

61 min | Documentary

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Directors: Jody Laine, Shan Ottey, Shad Reinstein

Votes: 5

37. Word Is Out (1977)

124 min | Documentary

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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: 285

38. Ruthie and Connie: Every Room in the House (2002)

Not Rated | 56 min | Documentary, Romance

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They're Jewish, they're grandmothers, and they're lesbians. But they're also so much more, as you'll find out in Deborah Dickson's powerful and intimate documentary. Ruth Berman and Connie ... See full summary »

Director: Deborah Dickson | Stars: Ruth Berman, Connie Kurtz

Votes: 32

39. De Colores (2001)

Not Rated | 28 min | Documentary, Short

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Coming out in Hispanic families is explored from the points of view of those coming out as well as from the points of view of their fathers, mothers, sisters and brothers.

Directors: Peter Barbosa, Garrett Lenoir

Votes: 9

40. 13 Genders (2004)

79 min | Documentary

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13 GENDERS is an intimate and personal documentary. The interviewees attempt to articulate their interactions with and attitudes toward their own gender expression, intersex and transgender... See full summary »

Director: Cyra K. Polizzi | Stars: Richard Paro, Marcus Peterson, Katie Knutson, Michael Fitzsimons

Votes: 5

41. Pick Up the Mic (2006)

95 min | Documentary

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An explosive documentary on the world of queer hip-hop. Featuring searing public performances and intimate interviews with the community's most significant players, the film captures an ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Hinton | Stars: Aggracyst, Deadlee, Dutchboy, Soce the Elemental Wizard

Votes: 76

42. Katzenball (2005)

87 min | Documentary

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Director: Veronika Minder | Stars: Johanna Berends, Liva Tresch, Ursula Rodel, Heidi Oberli

Votes: 42

43. Bullied (2010)

39 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

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Everyday, thousands of gay and lesbian students are verbally and physically harassed in schools. Jamie Nabozny was tormented by classmates for years. He eventually fought back - not with his fists, but in a courtroom.

Directors: Bill Brummel, Geoffrey Sharp | Stars: David Chandler, Jason Collett, Kate Roxburgh, Patrick M.J. Finerty

Votes: 29

44. La petite morte (2003)

41 min | Documentary, Short

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A look inside the French pornography industry, with interviews with key insiders. Particular attention is payed to former porn actress Raffaela Anderson.

Director: Emmanuelle Schick | Stars: Raffaëla Anderson, Fred Coppula, Brigitte Lahaie, Francis Mischkind

Votes: 19

45. America Undercover (1983– )
Episode: Why Am I Gay?: Stories of Coming Out in America (1993)

TV-MA | Documentary

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Three gay men and a lesbian couple speak about their lives: a New York City police officer, Michael Callen of The Flirtations, a client of an "ex-gay" ministry, and a lesbian couple leading... See full summary »

Director: Kenneth Paul Rosenberg | Stars: Michael Callen, Dean Hamer, Gilbert Herdt, Richard Isay

Votes: 7

46. Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief (2015)

Not Rated | 119 min | Documentary

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A film that claims to be a look at the inner-workings of the Church of Scientology.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Paul Haggis, Jason Beghe, Spanky Taylor, David Miscavige

Votes: 31,038

47. Moja schastlivaya semja (2007)

45 min | Documentary

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This documentary, open and courageous, examines the challenges of lesbian motherhood in Russia. The film focuses on the first stage of parenthood, along with the decision of giving birth to... See full summary »

Director: Ekaterina Kharlamova

Votes: 6

48. Jim in Bold (2003)

78 min | Documentary

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A documentary on the life and death of Jim Wheeler, and the gay and lesbian youth across America who live his dream today.

Director: Glenn Holsten | Stars: Mike Glatze, Benjie Nycum, Scott MacPhee, Ted McGuire

Votes: 26

49. It's Elementary: Talking About Gay Issues in School (1996)

80 min | Documentary

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The groundbreaking film that addresses anti-gay prejudice by providing adults with practical lessons on how to talk with children about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people. Part of The Respect for All Project.

Directors: Debra Chasnoff, Helen Cohen | Star: Bob Smith

Votes: 86

50. Rape for Who I Am (2006)

27 min | Documentary, Short

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Insights into the lives of South Africa's black lesbians.

Director: Lovinsa Kavuma

Votes: 15