27 user 69 critic

Stonewall (2015)

2:23 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $4.99 on Amazon Video

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



1,797 ( 1,796)
2 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A car mechanic in a small, working class town comes out of the closet to his unsuspecting, blue-collar best friends.

Director: Andrew Nackman
Stars: Parker Young, Evan Todd, Chord Overstreet
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

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
Freeheld (2015)
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

New Jersey police lieutenant, Laurel Hester, and her registered domestic partner, Stacie Andree, both battle to secure Hester's pension benefits when she is diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Director: Peter Sollett
Stars: Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, Steve Carell
Stonewall (1995)
Comedy | Drama | History
    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.

Director: Nigel Finch
Stars: Guillermo Díaz, Frederick Weller, Brendan Corbalis
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Preacher's kid Henry Gamble is turning 17 today. Bring your swimsuit.

Director: Stephen Cone
Stars: Pat Healy, Tyler Ross, Cole Doman
Biography | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Rejected by Hollywood and facing pressure to return to Stalinist Russia, filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein travels to Mexico to shoot a new film. Chaperoned by his guide Palomino, he experiences the ties between Eros and Thanatos, happy to create their effects in cinema, troubled to suffer them in life.

Director: Peter Greenaway
Stars: Elmer Bäck, Luis Alberti, Maya Zapata
Jess & James (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Jess is a bohemian youth with secrets to hide from his shrewd parents. James feels trapped living with his irritable mother. After meeting for a sexual encounter, the two young men set off ... See full summary »

Director: Santiago Giralt
Stars: Martín Karich, Nicolás Romeo, Federico Fontán
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Sarawut Intaraprom
Stars: Shira Jeerakulchan, Karn Kulanupong, Thanapon Prasongsab
Truth (2015)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Newsroom drama detailing the 2004 CBS 60 Minutes report investigating then-President George W. Bush's military service, and the subsequent firestorm of criticism that cost anchor Dan Rather and producer Mary Mapes their careers.

Director: James Vanderbilt
Stars: Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, Dennis Quaid
Hidden Away (2014)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Ibrahim, a 14 years old Moroccan boy, walks down a road in the outskirts of a big city alone anddisoriented. Recently informed that he will be deported in two days, he packed his belongings andran away. He is now alone with no place to go.

Director: Mikel Rueda
Stars: Germán Alcarazu, Adil Koukouh, Joseba Ugalde
Grandma (2015)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A teenager facing an unplanned pregnancy seeks help from her acerbic grandmother, a woman who is long estranged from her daughter.

Director: Paul Weitz
Stars: Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner, Marcia Gay Harden
Der letzte Kronzeuge (TV Movie 2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Urs Egger
Stars: Lisa Potthoff, Aaron Kissiov, Herbert Knaup


Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray / Ramona
Orphan Annie
Deputy Seymour Pine
Coach Winters
Quiet Paul
Joyce Winters
Bob Kohler
Joe Altman
Marsha P. Johnson
Ed Murphy


The plot revolves around the 1969 Stonewall Riots, the violent clash that kicked off the gay rights movement in New York City. The drama centers on Danny Winters, who flees to New York, leaving behind his sister. He finds his way to the Stonewall Inn, where he meets Trevor before catching the eye of Ed Murphy, manager of the Stonewall. He colludes with corrupt police and exploits homeless youth.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Where Pride Began



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, language throughout, some violence and drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:



Official Sites:



Release Date:

25 September 2015 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$13,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$112,414 (USA) (25 September 2015)


$186,354 (USA) (9 October 2015)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


| (some sequences)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Joey King and Roland Emmerich previously worked together on White House Down. See more »


The timing of Danny's arrival in New York is confused. He leaves Indiana during the fall (it's football season, and the World Series is about to start). But his bus arrives in New York in March (3 months before the Stonewall riots). See more »


Features Boys Beware (1961) See more »


Show Me What You Got
Written by Frank Williams
Performed by Frank Williams & The Rocketeers
Courtesy of The Numero Group
By arrangement with Bank Robber Music
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

It's not what people want it to be.
27 September 2015 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

Roland Emmerich's biggest mistake was calling the movie "Stonewall" and marketing it as if it were the actual story of the rebellion. It gave people the wrong expectation. It's not a movie about Stonewall. It's a movie about a Midwestern gay man whose story takes place on Christopher street at the time of the riots. It's also in part the story of the first person he meets in New York, played by Jonny Beauchamp, who steals the movie. It's basically a very oddball romance and coming-out story. People wanted an accurate historical epic about the importance of the riots, and the movie isn't that and was never meant to be.

For what it really is, it's a very good movie. Like most "historical" movies there are inaccuracies. The worst distortion is giving Danny the "first brick." That's upset a lot of people, but in the dramatic structure of the movie it's as much about Danny's becoming himself--a gay man throwing away his shame--as it is about the situation he finds himself in. The police are depicted as "bad" in the black-and-white morality of an old-fashioned hero-versus-villain Saturday morning serial. But beyond those inaccuracies and the impossibility of recreating Christopher Street as it was (which seems to be especially upsetting to some New York viewers), the movie is as faithful to its surrounding event as any Shakespeare history play to its, including sympathetic depictions of a very diverse neighborhood of LGBT types.

As a long-time gay activist, I liked the movie a great deal. It feels real as I remember things to have been 46 years ago. I felt a genuine emotional rush during and after the riot. The movie ends with typical historical clean-ups, telling us what became of the real people, like Marsha P Johnson and others who appear in the movie, and mentioning the additional nights of rioting and how they went on to be regarded in LGBT history.

For me the saddest thing about this film is the divisions it's exposed among various components of the LGBT community. This history belongs to all of us, black, brown, white, gay, lesbian, transgender, drag queen, troll, twink, and so on; if we can't honor it in all of our variations, no one else will either. Go to see it as a good story well told, not as a factual documentary. I write this knowing some of you won't be able to, some of you won't want to, and some of you won't believe me. I wish there were something I could do about that, but there isn't.

51 of 61 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Trans women of color???? learod1113
For the love of jebus, y'all,,, drag queens are not 'transgendered' wewannawii
Everybody is so skinny! Reelty
Why I won't boycott blair85
Seriously?! jake-mayes2001-882-883746
What, there are no out Gay actors to play this lead?!!! HillstreetBunz
Discuss Stonewall (2015) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: