The Best GAY Movies Of The Last Years

by sirknabl | created - 26 Dec 2017 | updated - 10 months ago | Public

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1. 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: 10,675

My absolute favorite

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: 20,074 | Gross: $0.10M

2nd place

3. 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: 1,271

3rd place

4. Call Me by Your Name (2017)

R | 132 min | Drama, Romance

93 Metascore

In 1980s Italy, a romance blossoms between a seventeen year-old student and the older man hired as his father's research assistant.

Director: Luca Guadagnino | Stars: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar

Votes: 152,511 | Gross: $18.10M

5. Seashore (2015)

Unrated | 83 min | Drama, Romance

Two boys on the edge of adulthood find themselves exploring their relationship.

Directors: Filipe Matzembacher, Marcio Reolon | Stars: Mateus Almada, Maurício Barcellos, Elisa Brittes, Fernando Hart

Votes: 1,938

6. Center of My World (2016)

Unrated | 115 min | Drama

After a summer spent with his his best friend Kat to escape his family, Phil goes back to school and starts to question his feelings towards Nicholas, a new classmate.

Director: Jakob M. Erwa | Stars: Bendix Hansen, Sarah Fuhrer, Louis Hofmann, Sabine Timoteo

Votes: 3,504

7. Milk (I) (2008)

R | 128 min | Biography, Drama

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.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Emile Hirsch, Diego Luna

Votes: 155,588 | Gross: $31.84M

8. Prayers for Bobby (2009 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 90 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

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.

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Henry Czerny, Ryan Kelley, Austin Nichols

Votes: 14,303

9. Kill Your Darlings (2013)

R | 104 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

65 Metascore

A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and William Burroughs.

Director: John Krokidas | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, Michael C. Hall, Ben Foster

Votes: 32,551 | Gross: $1.03M

10. 1:54 (2016)

106 min | Drama, Sport

46 Metascore

Tim, a shy 16 years old athlete, is both brilliant and talented. But the pressure he undergoes pushes him to the edge, where human limits reach the point of no return.

Director: Yan England | Stars: Antoine Olivier Pilon, Sophie Nélisse, Lou-Pascal Tremblay, David Boutin

Votes: 1,117

11. Shed My Skin (2015 TV Movie)

87 min | Drama

The adolescent Milan discovers his own suspected homosexuality at the age of 17 and the consequences for him and his family but also the liberation as he understands why he has been so down and rebellious.

Director: Stefan Schaller | Stars: Merlin Rose, Claudia Michelsen, Johann von Bülow, Leonard Proxauf

Votes: 503

12. Closet Monster (2015)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

81 Metascore

A creative and driven teenager is desperate to escape his hometown and the haunting memories of his turbulent childhood.

Director: Stephen Dunn | Stars: Aaron Abrams, Jack Fulton, Joanne Kelly, Isabella Rossellini

Votes: 6,558 | Gross: $0.04M

13. 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 Matthew Stott

Votes: 8,576

14. 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: 298,787 | Gross: $83.04M

15. Summer Storm (2004)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

51 Metascore

A close friendship between two crew teammates is tested when one slowly discovers he's gay and attracted to the other.

Director: Marco Kreuzpaintner | Stars: Robert Stadlober, Kostja Ullmann, Miriam Morgenstern, Jürgen Tonkel

Votes: 12,645 | Gross: $0.10M

16. Stonewall (2015)

R | 129 min | Drama, History

30 Metascore

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

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Jeremy Irvine, Jonny Beauchamp, Joey King, Caleb Landry Jones

Votes: 2,999 | Gross: $0.19M

17. Speech & Debate (2017)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

46 Metascore

Frustrated by the hypocrisy they see in their parents, teachers, and the entire school board, an unlikely trio set out to find a common truth and make their voices heard as they revive a defunct school club and take on the world.

Director: Dan Harris | Stars: Jeremy Rowley, Jerry Leggio, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Roger Bart

Votes: 1,061

18. So auf Erden (2017 TV Movie)

88 min | Drama

For Johannes and Lydia Klare, their faith in God comes first. Together they lead a small community in Stuttgart, successfully. People listen to them, they are becoming more and more close ... See full summary »

Director: Till Endemann | Stars: Edgar Selge, Franziska Walser, Jannis Niewöhner, Peter Jordan

Votes: 101

19. 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: 25,349 | Gross: $0.46M

20. Handsome Devil (2016)

95 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

60 Metascore

Ned and Conor are forced to share a bedroom at their boarding school. The loner and the star athlete at this rugby-mad school form an unlikely friendship until it's tested by the authorities.

Director: John Butler | Stars: Fionn O'Shea, Ardal O'Hanlon, Amy Huberman, Ruairi O'Connor

Votes: 7,785

21. Hidden Kisses (2016 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama

Nathan, 16, lives alone with his father Stephane. A newcomer in high school, he is invited to a party and falls in love with Louis, a boy in his class. They find themselves out of sight and... See full summary »

Director: Didier Bivel | Stars: Patrick Timsit, Barbara Schulz, Bruno Putzulu, Bérenger Anceaux

Votes: 2,108

22. Henry Gamble's Birthday Party (2015)

Unrated | 87 min | Drama

59 Metascore

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

Director: Stephen Cone | Stars: Cole Doman, Joe Keery, Elizabeth Laidlaw, Pat Healy

Votes: 2,127

23. 4th Man Out (2015)

Unrated | 86 min | Comedy, Drama

43 Metascore

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, Jon Gabrus

Votes: 8,218

24. Monster Pies (2013)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama, Romance

Mike has felt alienated and alone for as long as he can remember, until a new boy arrives at his school - awakening feelings and a world of possibilities he'd never before dared to dream of.

Director: Lee Galea | Stars: Tristan Barr, Lucas Linehan, Rohana Hayes, Katrina Maree

Votes: 2,341

25. Fair Haven (2016)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

A young man returns to his family farm, after a long stay in ex-gay conversion therapy, and is torn between the expectations of his emotionally distant father, and the memories of a past, loving relationship he has tried to bury.

Director: Kerstin Karlhuber | Stars: Tom Wopat, Michael Grant, Gregory Harrison, Jennifer Taylor

Votes: 1,374

26. Summertime (2016)

103 min | Drama

A gay couple living in San Francisco takes in two strangers traveling from Italy to start a new life in America, discovering each other and forming the most unlikely of relationships along the way.

Director: Gabriele Muccino | Stars: Jessica Rothe, Scott Bakula, Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Laura Cayouette

Votes: 1,241

27. 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: 4,551 | Gross: $0.05M

28. Departure (III) (2015)

Unrated | 109 min | Drama, Romance

A nuclear family unravels in the South of France.

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

Votes: 1,660

29. Beach Rats (2017)

R | 98 min | Drama

78 Metascore

A Brooklyn teenager spends his days experimenting with drugs and looking online for older men to meet with.

Director: Eliza Hittman | Stars: Harris Dickinson, Madeline Weinstein, Kate Hodge, Neal Huff

Votes: 9,418 | Gross: $0.47M

30. North Sea Texas (2011)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Romance

63 Metascore

A teenage boy's search for love finds him fixated on a boy who lives nearby.

Director: Bavo Defurne | Stars: Ben Van den Heuvel, Eva van der Gucht, Thomas Coumans, Katelijne Damen

Votes: 7,456 | Gross: $0.03M

31. Harvest (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: 1,762

32. Hidden Away (2014)

Unrated | 96 min | Drama, Romance

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

Director: Mikel Rueda | Stars: Germán Alcarazu, Adil Koukouh, Joseba Ugalde, Moussa Echarif

Votes: 1,811

33. 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: 226,567 | Gross: $27.85M

34. Alex Strangelove (2018)

TV-MA | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

62 Metascore

Alex, the high school class president, nerd and a straight A student, has been dating Claire a long time. They decide to sleep together but then he meets a gay guy and gets confused.

Director: Craig Johnson | Stars: Michael Abela, Daniel Doheny, Brendan Archer, Gianna Jean

Votes: 11,226

35. 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: 80,649 | Gross: $40.83M



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