Best GAY themed films

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1. En la Gama de los Grises (2015)

Unrated | 101 min | Drama, Romance

Bruno, an architect with a great life, is hired to build an iconic landmark, and as he works with a gay history teacher named Fer, an unexpected and intense romance starts to blossom.

Director: Claudio Marcone | Stars: Francisco Celhay, Emilio Edwards, Daniela Ramírez, Matías Torres

Votes: 1,522

2. L'homme de sa vie (2006)

Unrated | 114 min | Drama, Romance

52 Metascore

On summer holiday in Provance, Frédéric meets Hugo and develops a powerful bond that threatens his family.

Director: Zabou Breitman | Stars: Bernard Campan, Charles Berling, Léa Drucker, Jacqueline Jehanneuf

Votes: 931 | Gross: $0.01M

3. Juste une question d'amour (2000 TV Movie)

88 min | Drama, Romance

After his gay cousin dies from hepatitis, young Laurent, who lives with his best friend Carole, falls in love with Cedric, a plant scientist. He's afraid to inform his conservative parents that he is gay.

Director: Christian Faure | Stars: Cyrille Thouvenin, Stéphan Guérin-Tillié, Éva Darlan, Caroline Veyt

Votes: 4,907

4. Moonlight (I) (2016)

R | 111 min | Drama

99 Metascore

A chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young, African-American, gay man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.

Director: Barry Jenkins | Stars: Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Trevante Rhodes, Alex R. Hibbert

Votes: 193,960 | Gross: $27.85M

5. Boven is het stil (2013)

93 min | Drama

72 Metascore

A middle aged farmer, living with his old and bedridden father, tries to find truth in life.

Director: Nanouk Leopold | Stars: Jeroen Willems, Henri Garcin, Wim Opbrouck, Martijn Lakemeier

Votes: 850 | Gross: $0.00M

6. Otets i syn (2003)

Unrated | 97 min | Drama

64 Metascore

A father and his son live together in a roof-top apartment. They have lived alone for years in their own private world, full of memories and daily rites. Sometimes they seem like brothers. ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov | Stars: Andrei Shchetinin, Aleksei Neymyshev, Aleksandr Razbash, Fyodor Lavrov

Votes: 2,173 | Gross: $0.04M

7. Five Dances (2013)

TV-14 | 83 min | Drama, Music, Romance

51 Metascore

The coming of age tale of an extraordinarily gifted young dancer recently arrived in New York City.

Director: Alan Brown | Stars: Ryan Steele, Reed Luplau, Catherine Miller, Kimiye Corwin

Votes: 2,199

8. Hawaii (I) (2013)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Romance

Martin seeks for a temporary job at Eugenio's house. When they recognize to be childhood friends, Eugenio offers him work for the summer. A power and desire game starts and their relationship grows beyond their friendship.

Director: Marco Berger | Stars: Manuel Vignau, Mateo Chiarino, Luz Palazón, Antonia De Michelis

Votes: 3,428

9. Weekend (II) (2011)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Romance

81 Metascore

After a drunken house party with his straight mates, Russell heads out to a gay club. Just before closing time he picks up Glen but what's expected to be just a one-night stand becomes something else, something special.

Director: Andrew Haigh | Stars: Tom Cullen, Chris New, Jonathan Race, Laura Freeman

Votes: 23,652 | Gross: $0.46M

10. You & I (2014)

Unrated | 79 min | Drama, Romance

Summer in Berlin. Jonas is planning a trip through the little known area of the Uckermark in preparation for a photography project. He invites his best friend, Phillip, to come along. They ... See full summary »

Director: Nils Bökamp | Stars: George Taylor, Eric Klotzsch, Michal Grabowski

Votes: 489

11. Stadt Land Fluss (2011)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Romance

A drama that tracks the relationship between two young apprentices working on an agricultural complex south of Berlin.

Director: Benjamin Cantu | Stars: Lukas Steltner, Kai Michael Müller, Steven Baade, Florian Born

Votes: 1,611

12. The Bubble (2006)

Unrated | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

61 Metascore

The movie follows a group of young friends in the city of Tel Aviv and is as much a love song to the city as it is an exploration of the claim that people in Tel Aviv are isolated from the ... See full summary »

Director: Eytan Fox | Stars: Ohad Knoller, Yousef 'Joe' Sweid, Daniella Wircer, Alon Friedman

Votes: 5,015 | Gross: $0.16M

13. Broderskab (2009)

R | 97 min | Drama, Romance

68 Metascore

Former Danish servicemen Lars and Jimmy are thrown together while training in a neo-Nazi group. Moving from hostility through to friendship and finally passion, events take a darker turn when it's discovered.

Director: Nicolo Donato | Stars: Thure Lindhardt, David Dencik, Nicolas Bro, Morten Holst

Votes: 2,870 | Gross: $0.02M

14. Holding the Man (2015)

Unrated | 127 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

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: 7,065

15. Einayim Petukhoth (2009)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Romance

70 Metascore

A married, Orthodox, Jerusalem butcher and Jewish father of four falls in love with his handsome, 22-year-old male apprentice, triggering the suspicions of his wife and the disapproval of his Orthodox community.

Director: Haim Tabakman | Stars: Zohar Shtrauss, Ran Danker, Tinkerbell, Tzahi Grad

Votes: 5,508 | Gross: $0.02M

16. Westerland (2012)

85 min | Drama, Romance

Sylt in winter.

Cem, trainee with the islands Department of Sanitation, and Jesús, a stray in search of his place in the world they meet and decide to give each other a chance. But the more ... See full synopsis »

Director: Tim Staffel | Stars: Wolfram Schorlemmer, Burak Yigit, Tamer Arslan, Jule Böwe

Votes: 174

17. August (III) (2011)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Romance

August tells the story of two former lovers, Troy and Jonathan, who reunite after a long ago painful breakup. After spending several years in Spain, Troy returns to Los Angeles and decides ... See full summary »

Director: Eldar Rapaport | Stars: Murray Bartlett, Edward Conna, Adrian Gonzalez, Daniel Dugan

Votes: 1,540

18. Departure (III) (2015)

Unrated | 109 min | Drama, Family, Romance

A nuclear family unravels in the South of France.

Director: Andrew Steggall | Stars: Juliet Stevenson, Alex Lawther, Phénix Brossard, Finbar Lynch

Votes: 1,303

19. Man in an Orange Shirt (2017)

120 min | Drama

Tales of love across two films highlighting the very different challenges that face the couples, With Michael and Thomas just after WWII, and Adam and Steve in the present day.

Stars: Julian Morris, Vanessa Redgrave, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, David J Biscoe

Votes: 1,300

20. The Normal Heart (2014 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 132 min | Drama, History, Romance

A gay activist attempts to raise H.I.V. and A.I.D.S. awareness during the early 1980s.

Director: Ryan Murphy | Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Jonathan Groff, Frank De Julio, William DeMeritt

Votes: 29,530

21. Looking (2014–2015)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

The experiences of three close friends living and loving in modern-day San Francisco.

Stars: Jonathan Groff, Frankie J. Alvarez, Murray Bartlett, Lauren Weedman

Votes: 13,332

22. El tercero (2014)

Unrated | 70 min | Drama, Romance

After meeting in a chat room, Fede (22) arrives at a downtown building to have an intimate encounter with a gay couple older than him. As the night unfolds, Fede has an intense and telling ... See full summary »

Director: Rodrigo Guerrero | Stars: Carlos Echevarría, Emiliano Dionisi, Nicolás Armengol

Votes: 493

23. Contracorriente (2009)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Romance

76 Metascore

An unusual ghost story set on the Peruvian seaside; a married fisherman struggles to reconcile his devotion to his male lover within his town's rigid traditions.

Director: Javier Fuentes-León | Stars: Cristian Mercado, Tatiana Astengo, Manolo Cardona, Attilia Boschetti

Votes: 5,685

24. In Bloom (2013)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

Two young men experience the pain of separation and broken hearts after an unexpected breakup during a restless Chicago summer.

Director: Chris Michael Birkmeier | Stars: Kyle Wigent, Tanner Rittenhouse, Adam Fane, Jacob Andrews

Votes: 824

25. Give Me Your Hand (2008)

Unrated | 80 min | Drama, Romance

50 Metascore

Twin 18-year-olds hitchhike to their mother's funeral in Spain. The journey changes their lives forever.

Director: Pascal-Alex Vincent | Stars: Alexandre Carril, Victor Carril, Anaïs Demoustier, Samir Harrag

Votes: 1,095 | Gross: $0.00M

26. The String (2009)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Romance

Malik has a lot on his plate when he returns home to Tunisia after living in France. He's processing his father's death, he can't come out to his mother, and his childhood anxieties have ... See full summary »

Director: Mehdi Ben Attia | Stars: Claudia Cardinale, Antonin Stahly Viswanadhan, Salim Kechiouche, Driss Ramdi

Votes: 1,628

27. Head On (1998)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Romance

A 19 year old Greek Australian youth struggles with his sexual identity and has one clumsy heterosexual and several homosexual encounters.

Director: Ana Kokkinos | Stars: Alex Dimitriades, Elena Mandalis, Damien Fotiou, Alex Papps

Votes: 3,607 | Gross: $0.38M

28. Brokeback Mountain (2005)

R | 134 min | Drama, Romance

87 Metascore

The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys, and their lives over the years.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger, Michelle Williams, Randy Quaid

Votes: 285,567 | Gross: $83.04M

29. Lazy Eye (2016)

Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

39 Metascore

Passions re-ignite and secrets revealed when a graphic designer reconnects with the great, lost love of his life for a weekend tryst at a house in the desert near Joshua Tree.

Director: Tim Kirkman | Stars: Drew Barr, Lucas Near-Verbrugghe, Michaela Watkins, Aaron Costa Ganis

Votes: 988

30. Children of God (2010)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama

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: 1,094

31. Shelter (II) (2007)

R | 97 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

66 Metascore

When his college dreams are sidelined by family obligations, a young man finds comfort in surfing with his best friend's brother.

Director: Jonah Markowitz | Stars: Trevor Wright, Brad Rowe, Tina Holmes, Jackson Wurth

Votes: 18,272 | Gross: $0.14M

32. Plan B (I) (2009)

Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

After girlfriend Laura dumps him for another man, Bruno plots to come between the new lovers. But his plan takes an unexpected turn, causing Bruno to question his own sexuality.

Director: Marco Berger | Stars: Manuel Vignau, Lucas Ferraro, Mercedes Quinteros, Damián Canduci

Votes: 3,384

33. Loggerheads (2005)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama

62 Metascore

Three overlapping stories of estranged families in three regions of North Carolina.

Director: Tim Kirkman | Stars: Kip Pardue, Michael Kelly, Tess Harper, Adrian Lee

Votes: 1,538 | Gross: $0.12M

34. Mulligans (2008)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama, Romance

Two college friends take a journey home. One of them makes a mistake that may tear a family apart. Sometimes there are no second chances, sometimes there are no mulligans.

Director: Chip Hale | Stars: Dan Payne, Thea Gill, Charlie David, Derek Baynham

Votes: 2,410

35. The Comedian (2012)

Not Rated | 79 min | Drama, Romance

Ed (Edward Hogg) is at a crossroads in his life. In his early thirties, his unrewarding job in a call centre is getting more and more frustrating, while his career as a stand-up is not ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Shkolnik | Stars: Edward Hogg, Elisa Lasowski, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Steven Robertson

Votes: 324

36. Patrik, Age 1.5 (2008)

Unrated | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

65 Metascore

A Swedish gay couple adopt what they think is an 18-month-old orphan, only to meet their new son, a 15-year-old homophobic delinquent.

Director: Ella Lemhagen | Stars: Gustaf Skarsgård, Torkel Petersson, Tom Ljungman, Amanda Davin

Votes: 8,316 | Gross: $0.06M

37. Esteros (2016)

Unrated | 83 min | Drama, Romance

Matias and Jeronimo know each other since childhood. Their friendship takes a new turn during the holiday before starting high school when they both experience their sexual awakening. ... See full summary »

Director: Papu Curotto | Stars: Ignacio Rogers, Esteban Masturini, Joaquín Parada, Blas Finardi Niz

Votes: 1,688

38. Shablulim Ba'geshem (2013)

Unrated | 82 min | Drama, Romance

Tel Aviv, Summer 1989. Boaz, a beautiful and alluring linguistics student, receives anonymous, male-written, love letters that undermines his sexual identity and interfere with his peaceful life with his beloved girlfriend.

Director: Yariv Mozer | Stars: Yoav Reuveni, Yehuda Nahari, Yariv Mozer, Moran Rosenblatt

Votes: 1,549

39. Torka aldrig tårar utan handskar (2012)

174 min | Drama

A story of love and death. Rasmus, 19, escapes to Stockholm and finds love in the religious Benjamin just as the AIDS epidemic hits the city's gay community.

Stars: Adam Lundgren, Adam Pålsson, Björn Kjellman, Simon J. Berger

Votes: 3,212

40. Shortbus (2006)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Romance

64 Metascore

A group of New Yorkers caught up in their romantic-sexual milieu converge at an underground salon infamous for its blend of art, music, politics, and carnality.

Director: John Cameron Mitchell | Stars: Sook-Yin Lee, Peter Stickles, PJ DeBoy, Paul Dawson

Votes: 29,502 | Gross: $1.99M

41. Latter Days (2003)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

45 Metascore

A promiscuous gay party animal falls for a young Mormon missionary, leading to crisis, cliché, and catastrophe.

Director: C. Jay Cox | Stars: Wes Ramsey, Steve Sandvoss, Mary Kay Place, Amber Benson

Votes: 15,634 | Gross: $0.82M

42. Do Começo ao Fim (2009)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Romance

Two brothers develop a very close relationship as they are growing up in an idyllic and happy family. When they are young adults their relationship becomes very intimate, romantic, and sexual.

Director: Aluizio Abranches | Stars: Júlia Lemmertz, Fábio Assunção, Jean Pierre Noher, Louise Cardoso

Votes: 6,318

43. Silent Youth (2012)

Not Rated | 73 min | Drama, Romance

Silent Youth is a film for misfits, dreamers and lovers. It's the classic story of a coming out, but it focuses on the moments one tends to quickly forget: the first approach, the creaking ... See full summary »

Director: Diemo Kemmesies | Stars: Martin Bruchmann, Josef Mattes, Mathias Neuber, Linda Schüle

Votes: 676

44. Dream Boy (2008)

R | 88 min | Drama, Romance

Chronicles the relationship between two gay teenagers in the rural south in the late '70s.

Director: James Bolton | Stars: Stephan Bender, Thomas Jay Ryan, Diana Scarwid, Tom Gilroy

Votes: 3,396 | Gross: $0.01M

45. Freier Fall (2013)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Romance

A soon-to-be-father policeman falls for a gay fellow officer and his life starts falling apart.

Director: Stephan Lacant | Stars: Hanno Koffler, Max Riemelt, Attila Borlan, Katharina Schüttler

Votes: 14,312

46. Come Undone (2000)

R | 98 min | Drama, Romance

68 Metascore

Mathieu, 18, spends the summer at his mother's summer house, in Brittany. On the beach, he meets Cédric, a boy his age. A love-story begins between the two boys.

Director: Sébastien Lifshitz | Stars: Jérémie Elkaïm, Stéphane Rideau, Marie Matheron, Dominique Reymond

Votes: 4,452 | Gross: $0.01M

47. Eastern Boys (2013)

Unrated | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

74 Metascore

A businessman makes a regular arrangement with a Ukrainian prostitute, despite the youngster's involvement in a controlling street gang.

Director: Robin Campillo | Stars: Olivier Rabourdin, Kirill Emelyanov, Daniil Vorobyov, Edéa Darcque

Votes: 2,633 | Gross: $0.02M

48. O Fantasma (2000)

Unrated | 87 min | Drama

36 Metascore

Young and handsome Sergio works the night shift as a trash collector in Lisbon, Portugal. He can't force himself to connect with his pretty female co-worker Fatima, who displays an avid ... See full summary »

Director: João Pedro Rodrigues | Stars: Ricardo Meneses, Beatriz Torcato, Andre Barbosa, Eurico Vieira

Votes: 2,479 | Gross: $0.13M

49. Out in the Dark (2012)

96 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

69 Metascore

A drama centered on the love affair between two men on opposite sides of the Mid-East conflict: Palestinian student Nimer and Roy, an Israeli lawyer.

Director: Michael Mayer | Stars: Nicholas Jacob, Michael Aloni, Jameel Khoury, Alon Pdut

Votes: 6,030