happy gay movies

by sini-200 | created - 06 Mar 2018 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

aka movies with soft happy endings for gays (no main character dies & they stay together) because i'm sick and tired of the trope of Angsty Gay Ending™

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1. Love, Simon (2018)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

72 Metascore

Simon Spier keeps a huge secret from his family, his friends and all of his classmates: he's gay. When that secret is threatened, Simon must face everyone and come to terms with his identity.

Director: Greg Berlanti | Stars: Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel, Katherine Langford

Votes: 80,724 | Gross: $40.83M

2. The Way He Looks (2014)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Romance

71 Metascore

Leonardo is a blind teenager searching for independence. His everyday life, the relationship with his best friend, Giovana, and the way he sees the world change completely with the arrival of Gabriel.

Director: Daniel Ribeiro | Stars: Ghilherme Lobo, Fabio Audi, Tess Amorim, Lúcia Romano

Votes: 20,080 | Gross: $0.10M

3. 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: 19,404 | Gross: $0.14M

4. Akron (2015)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Romance

Benny, a college freshman at the University of Akron, Ohio meets and falls for fellow freshman Christopher at a football game. With the support of their families and friends they embark on ... See full summary »

Directors: Sasha King, Brian O'Donnell | Stars: Matthew Frias, Joseph Melendez, Edmund Donovan, Andrea Burns

Votes: 1,273

5. But I'm a Cheerleader (1999)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

39 Metascore

A naive teenager is sent to rehab camp when her straitlaced parents and friends suspect her of being a lesbian.

Director: Jamie Babbit | Stars: Natasha Lyonne, Clea DuVall, Michelle Williams, Brandt Wille

Votes: 23,353 | Gross: $2.21M

6. Big Eden (2000)

PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

59 Metascore

Big Eden is a small, fictional northwestern Montana town.

Director: Thomas Bezucha | Stars: Arye Gross, Eric Schweig, Tim DeKay, Louise Fletcher

Votes: 3,797 | Gross: $0.51M

this movie is a masterpiece

7. Shadowhunters (2016–2019)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

After her mother disappears, Clary must venture into the dark world of demon hunting, and embrace her new role among the Shadowhunters.

Stars: Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Alberto Rosende, Matthew Daddario

Votes: 45,295

a great fantasy show dealing with important issues with non-stereotypical lgbtqa+ characters (ace, bi, gay, lesbian) with 5/8 main characters poc)

8. My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

75 Metascore

An ambitious Pakistani Briton and his white boyfriend strive for success and hope when they open a glamorous laundromat.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Saeed Jaffrey, Roshan Seth, Daniel Day-Lewis, Richard Graham

Votes: 12,832 | Gross: $2.45M

9. Being 17 (2016)

Unrated | 116 min | Drama, Romance

83 Metascore

Damien lives with his mother Marianne, a doctor, while his father is on a tour of duty abroad. He is bullied by Thomas, whose mother is ill. The boys find themselves living together when Marianne invites Thomas to come and stay with them.

Director: André Téchiné | Stars: Sandrine Kiberlain, Kacey Mottet Klein, Corentin Fila, Alexis Loret

Votes: 4,553 | Gross: $0.05M

Slow-burn where they first hate each other but then become friends and fall in love. don't worry you're gonna love it.

10. Straight-Jacket (2004)

TV-MA | 96 min | Comedy, Romance

50 Metascore

In 1950's Hollywood, movie star Guy Stone must marry a studio secretary in order to conceal his homosexuality. Sally has no idea her marriage is a sham, though, and turns Guy's life upside-down. Then he falls in love.

Director: Richard Day | Stars: Matt Letscher, Carrie Preston, Adam Greer, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 756 | Gross: $0.05M

11. Were the World Mine (2008)

Not Rated | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

A bullied and demoralized gay student at an all-boys school uses a magical flower derived from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream' to turn many in his community gay, including a comely rugby player for himself.

Director: Tom Gustafson | Stars: Tanner Cohen, Wendy Robie, Judy McLane, Zelda Williams

Votes: 4,994 | Gross: $0.12M

12. One Day at a Time (2017–2019)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

Follows three generations of the same Cuban-American family living in the same house: a newly divorced former military mother, her teenage daughter and tween son, and her old-school mother.

Stars: Justina Machado, Todd Grinnell, Isabella Gomez, Marcel Ruiz

Votes: 9,599

i know this isn't a movie but everyone needs to watch this show on netflix (female led, latinx, LGBTQA+, mental health, veterans and so much more!!)

13. Make the Yuletide Gay (2009)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

A gay student who is "out" at college but not to his family receives an unexpected visit from his boyfriend while at home during the holidays.

Director: Rob Williams | Stars: Keith Jordan, Wyatt Fenner, Steve Callahan, Adamo Ruggiero

Votes: 3,031

14. Esteros (2016)

Unrated | 83 min | Drama, Romance

Two boyhood chums, separated soon after sexually awakening together, re-meet as young men with unspoken sexual tensions lying between them.

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

Votes: 2,386

15. The Curiosity of Chance (2006)

98 min | Comedy

A confident, out-of-the-closet gay teenager has the support of an eclectic range of friends while dealing with a homophobic bully during his first year at an international high school.

Director: Russell P. Marleau | Stars: Tad Hilgenbrink, Brett Chukerman, Aldevina Da Silva, Pieter Van Nieuwenhuyze

Votes: 2,622

16. The Wedding Banquet (1993)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

To satisfy his nagging parents, a gay landlord and a female tenant agree to a marriage of convenience, but his parents arrive to visit and things get out of hand.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Winston Chao, May Chin, Ah-Lei Gua, Sihung Lung

Votes: 12,728 | Gross: $6.93M

more like "open" ending but much happier than in most gay movies (no one dies and they stay together!!).

17. 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: 2,315

18. Boys (2014 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 78 min | Drama, Romance

A sexually awakening gay teen athlete finds himself in a budding relationship with his mutually attracted relay race teammate.

Director: Mischa Kamp | Stars: Gijs Blom, Ko Zandvliet, Jonas Smulders, Ton Kas

Votes: 10,683

19. Two Weddings and a Funeral (2012)

106 min | Comedy, Romance

To keep their sexual orientation a secret, a gay man and a lesbian woman gets married. Now they have to juggle their identities to fool parents and co-workers, all while trying to find real love.

Director: Jho Kwang-soo Kim | Stars: Dong-Yoon Kim, Hyeon-kyeong Ryu, Seung-do Han, Ae-Yeon Jeong

Votes: 323

20. Trick (1999)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

The misadventures of two young gay men, trying to find a place to be alone, one night in Manhattan.

Director: Jim Fall | Stars: Christian Campbell, John Paul Pitoc, Tori Spelling, Brad Beyer

Votes: 7,759 | Gross: $2.05M

21. The 10 Year Plan (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

Meet Myles and Brody, best friends and total opposites. Myles is a hopeless romantic looking for Mr. Right. Brody is a sexy player on the hunt for Mr. Right Now. These two friends make a ... See full summary »

Director: J.C. Calciano | Stars: Jack Turner, Michael Adam Hamilton, Teri Reeves, Moronai Kanekoa

Votes: 3,421

22. Is It Just Me? (2010)

Unrated | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

A socially shunned columnist finds his romantic match online, but messaging under the wrong account causes his sleazy roommate's picture to be forwarded, creating an identity mix-up.

Director: J.C. Calciano | Stars: Nicholas Downs, David Loren, Adam Huss, Michelle Laurent

Votes: 2,596

23. Beautiful Thing (1996)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

In a suburb of London, young Jamie is escaping sport hours, to avoid being the victim of his comrades. Young Ste, his neighbor, is beaten by his father, and comes to sleep overnight. They discover new feelings, sleeping in the same bed.

Director: Hettie Macdonald | Stars: Glen Berry, Linda Henry, Scott Neal, Tameka Empson

Votes: 21,299 | Gross: $1.50M



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