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1. Pariah (I) (2011)
R | 86 min | Drama
A Brooklyn teenager juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak and family in a desperate search for sexual expression.
Director: Dee Rees | Stars: Adepero Oduye, Kim Wayans, Aasha Davis, Pernell Walker
Votes: 7,248 | Gross: $0.76M
2. Get Real (1998)
R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A tenderly romantic coming-of-age story as two boys in a British school fall in love.
Director: Simon Shore | Stars: Ben Silverstone, Brad Gorton, Charlotte Brittain, Stacy Hart
Votes: 14,354 | Gross: $1.20M
3. I Killed My Mother (2009)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Romance
A semi-autobiographical story about Hubert as a young homosexual at odds with his mother.
Director: Xavier Dolan | Stars: Anne Dorval, Xavier Dolan, François Arnaud, Suzanne Clément
4. The Way He Looks (2014)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Romance
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: 26,437 | Gross: $0.10M
5. Being 17 (2016)
Unrated | 116 min | Drama, Romance
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: 6,875 | Gross: $0.05M
6. C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)
Not Rated | 129 min | Comedy, Drama
A young French Canadian, one of five boys in a conservative family in the 1960s and 1970s, struggles to reconcile his emerging identity with his father's values.
Director: Jean-Marc Vallée | Stars: Michel Côté, Marc-André Grondin, Danielle Proulx, Émile Vallée
7. The Half of It (I) (2020)
PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
When smart but cash-strapped teen Ellie Chu agrees to write a love letter for a jock, she doesn't expect to become his friend - or fall for his crush.
Director: Alice Wu | Stars: Leah Lewis, Daniel Diemer, Alexxis Lemire, Wolfgang Novogratz
8. Edge of Seventeen (1998)
TV-MA | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A teenager copes with his sexuality on the last day of school in 1984. It shows him coping with being gay and being with friends.
Director: David Moreton | Stars: Chris Stafford, Tina Holmes, Andersen Gabrych, Stephanie McVay
Votes: 6,912 | Gross: $0.87M
9. Yossi & Jagger (2002)
R | 65 min | Drama, History, Romance
Romance blooms between two soldiers (Knoller, Levi) stationed in an Israeli outpost on the Lebanese border.
Director: Eytan Fox | Stars: Ohad Knoller, Yehuda Levi, Assi Cohen, Aya Steinovitz
10. Naz & Maalik (2015)
Not Rated | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Two closeted Muslim teens hawk goods across Brooklyn and struggle to come clean about their sexuality, as their secretive behavior leads them unknowingly into the cross-hairs of the War on Terror.
Director: Jay Dockendorf | Stars: Kerwin Johnson Jr., Curtiss Cook Jr., Annie Grier, Ashleigh Awusie
11. Plan B (II) (2021)
TV-MA | 107 min | Comedy
Follows a straight-laced high school student and her slacker best friend who, after a regrettable first sexual encounter, have 24 hours to hunt down a Plan B pill in America's heartland.
Director: Natalie Morales | Stars: Kuhoo Verma, Victoria Moroles, Michael Provost, Mason Cook
12. Freak Show (2017)
Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Drama
Follows the story of teenager Billy Bloom who, despite attending an ultra conservative high school, makes the decision to run for homecoming queen.
Director: Trudie Styler | Stars: Alex Lawther, Ian Nelson, AnnaSophia Robb, Celia Weston
Votes: 4,396 | Gross: $0.02M
13. Three Months (2022)
104 min | Comedy, Drama
Coming-of-age film about Caleb, a South Florida teen. On the eve of his high school graduation, everything changes when he's exposed to HIV. While he waits three months for his results, he finds love in the most unlikely of places.
Director: Jared Frieder | Stars: Troye Sivan, Viveik Kalra, Brianne Tju, Ellen Burstyn
14. Viva (2015)
R | 100 min | Drama
When his estranged father returns, a hairdresser is forced to quit performing at the local drag club.
Director: Paddy Breathnach | Stars: Héctor Medina, Jorge Perugorría, Luis Alberto García, Renata Maikel Machin Blanco
Votes: 1,936 | Gross: $0.18M
15. Beach Rats (2017)
R | 98 min | Drama
A Brooklyn teenager spends his days experimenting with drugs and looking online for older men to meet.
Director: Eliza Hittman | Stars: Harris Dickinson, Madeline Weinstein, Kate Hodge, Neal Huff
Votes: 15,560 | Gross: $0.47M
16. Tangerine (2015)
R | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A hooker tears through Tinseltown on Christmas Eve searching for the pimp who broke her heart.
Director: Sean Baker | Stars: Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor, Karren Karagulian, Mickey O'Hagan
Votes: 33,996 | Gross: $0.70M
17. 120 BPM (2017)
Not Rated | 143 min | Drama
Members of the advocacy group ACT UP Paris demand action by the government and pharmaceutical companies to combat the AIDS epidemic in the early 1990s.
Director: Robin Campillo | Stars: Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois, Adèle Haenel, Antoine Reinartz
Votes: 16,083 | Gross: $0.13M
18. Beautiful Thing (1996)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Jamie is a shy teenager, often bullied at school. His neighbour Ste has a rough time at home, being beaten by his father and brother. This issues bring them together and they find that what they feel for each other is more than friendship.
Director: Hettie Macdonald | Stars: Glen Berry, Linda Henry, Scott Neal, Tameka Empson
Votes: 24,943 | Gross: $1.50M
19. Pride (I) (2014)
R | 119 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
U.K. gay activists work to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984.
Director: Matthew Warchus | Stars: Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Paddy Considine
20. Fire Island (I) (2022)
R | 105 min | Comedy, Romance
A group of queer best friends gather in Fire Island Pines for their annual week of love and laughter, but a sudden change of events might make this their last summer in gay paradise.
Director: Andrew Ahn | Stars: Joel Kim Booster, Bowen Yang, Margaret Cho, Conrad Ricamora
21. Noah's Arc (2005–2006)
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Explore the daily lives of Noah, Alex, Ricky, and Chance, four African-American gay men in Los Angeles, through their relationships with their friends and lovers.
Stars: Darryl Stephens, Rodney Chester, Christian Vincent, Doug Spearman
22. Carol (2015)
R | 118 min | Drama
An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman in 1950s New York.
Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, Kyle Chandler
Votes: 135,160 | Gross: $12.71M
23. My Policeman (2022)
R | 113 min | Drama, Romance
The arrival of Patrick into Marion and Tom's home triggers the exploration of seismic events from 40 years previously.
Director: Michael Grandage | Stars: Harry Styles, Emma Corrin, Gina McKee, Linus Roache
24. Anything's Possible (2022)
PG-13 | 96 min | Drama, Romance
A delightfully modern Gen Z coming-of-age story that follows Kelsa, a confident high school girl who is trans, as she navigates through senior year.
Director: Billy Porter | Stars: Eva Reign, Abubakr Ali, Courtnee Carter, Kelly Lamor Wilson
25. Booksmart (2019)
R | 102 min | Comedy
On the eve of their high-school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls try to cram four years of fun into one night.
Director: Olivia Wilde | Stars: Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Jessica Williams, Jason Sudeikis
Votes: 124,337 | Gross: $22.68M
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