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1. Call Me by Your Name (2017)

R | 132 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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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: 156,465 | Gross: $18.10M

2. Brokeback Mountain (2005)

R | 134 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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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: 300,847 | Gross: $83.04M

3. Oz (1997–2003)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.7
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A series chronicling the daily activities of an unusual prison facility and its criminal inhabitants.

Stars: Ernie Hudson, J.K. Simmons, Lee Tergesen, Dean Winters

Votes: 82,142

4. Rent (2005)

PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.0
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53 Metascore

This is the film version of the Pulitzer and Tony Award winning musical about Bohemians in the East Village of New York City struggling with life, love and AIDS, and the impacts they have on America.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Taye Diggs, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Rosario Dawson, Anthony Rapp

Votes: 46,761 | Gross: $29.08M

5. The Crying Game (1992)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.3
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90 Metascore

A British soldier kidnapped by IRA terrorists soon befriends one of his captors, who then becomes drawn into the soldier's world.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Stephen Rea, Jaye Davidson, Forest Whitaker, Miranda Richardson

Votes: 47,559 | Gross: $62.55M

6. The Happy Prince (2018)

R | 105 min | Biography, Drama

6.3
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64 Metascore

The untold story of the last days in the tragic times of Oscar Wilde, a person who observes his own failure with ironic distance and regards the difficulties that beset his life with detachment and humor.

Director: Rupert Everett | Stars: Emily Watson, Colin Firth, Colin Morgan, Rupert Everett

Votes: 3,329 | Gross: $0.47M

7. God's Own Country (2017)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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85 Metascore

Spring. Yorkshire. Young farmer Johnny Saxby numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker for lambing season ignites an intense relationship that sets Johnny on a new path.

Director: Francis Lee | Stars: Josh O'Connor, Alec Secareanu, Gemma Jones, Ian Hart

Votes: 18,309 | Gross: $0.34M

8. Angels in America (2003)

TV-MA | 352 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

8.3
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Playwright Tony Kushner adapts his political epic about the AIDS crisis during the mid-1980s and centers the story around a group of separate but connected individuals.

Stars: Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 24,489

9. Boys (2014 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 78 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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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: 10,827

10. The Normal Heart (2014 TV Movie)

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

7.9
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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: 31,307

11. Weekend (II) (2011)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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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: 25,571 | Gross: $0.46M

12. Holding the Man (2015)

Unrated | 127 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.3
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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: 8,766

13. Behind the Candelabra (2013)

TV-MA | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.0
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A chronicle of the tempestuous six year romance between megastar singer, Liberace, and his young lover, Scott Thorson.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Scott Bakula, Eric Zuckerman

Votes: 38,016

14. I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)

R | 98 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

6.6
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65 Metascore

A cop turns con man once he comes out of the closet. Once imprisoned, he meets the second love of his life, whom he'll stop at nothing to be with.

Directors: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa | Stars: Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor, Leslie Mann, Rodrigo Santoro

Votes: 87,495 | Gross: $2.04M

15. Maurice (1987)

R | 140 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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75 Metascore

After his lover rejects him, a young man trapped by the oppressiveness of Edwardian society tries to come to terms with and accept his sexuality.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: James Wilby, Rupert Graves, Hugh Grant, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 14,191 | Gross: $3.13M

16. Heartbeats (2010)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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70 Metascore

The story of three close friends who are involved in a love-triangle.

Director: Xavier Dolan | Stars: Xavier Dolan, Monia Chokri, Niels Schneider, Anne Dorval

Votes: 24,571 | Gross: $0.06M

17. Fellini Satyricon (1969)

R | 129 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

7.0
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A series of disjointed mythical tales set in first century Rome.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Martin Potter, Hiram Keller, Max Born, Salvo Randone

Votes: 13,618

18. Shelter (II) (2007)

R | 97 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

7.7
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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: 19,531 | Gross: $0.14M

19. Just Friends (2018 TV Movie)

80 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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6 time Award winning romantic comedy about two young men, from mixed backgrounds, falling love ...and their clashes with their overbearing mothers.

Director: Annemarie van de Mond | Stars: Majd Mardo, Josha Stradowski, Jenny Arean, Tanja Jess

Votes: 1,334

20. Mario (I) (2018)

124 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

7.4
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Two young football players get caught up between the politics of the game and the politics of love.

Director: Marcel Gisler | Stars: Max Hubacher, Aaron Altaras, Jessy Moravec, Jürg Plüss

Votes: 1,955

21. Death in Venice (1971)

GP | 130 min | Drama

7.5
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While recovering in Venice, sickly Composer Gustav von Aschenbach (Sir Dirk Bogarde) becomes dangerously fixated with teenager Tadzio (Björn Andrésen).

Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Romolo Valli, Mark Burns, Nora Ricci

Votes: 16,750

22. A Moment in the Reeds (2017)

108 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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Having moved to Paris for university, Leevi returns to his native Finland for the summer to help his estranged father renovate the family lake house so it can be sold. Tareq, a recent ... See full summary »

Director: Mikko Makela | Stars: Janne Puustinen, Boodi Kabbani, Mika Melender, Virpi Rautsiala

Votes: 977

23. I Am Michael (2015)

Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

5.7
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56 Metascore

Based on the fascinating true-life story of Michael Glatze, a gay activist who becomes a Christian pastor after identifying as a heterosexual.

Director: Justin Kelly | Stars: James Franco, Zachary Quinto, Emma Roberts, Charlie Carver

Votes: 4,273

24. If.... (1968)

R | 111 min | Drama

7.6
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In this allegorical story, a revolution led by pupil Mick Travis takes place at an old established private school in England.

Director: Lindsay Anderson | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, David Wood, Richard Warwick, Christine Noonan

Votes: 20,244

25. The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy (2000)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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51 Metascore

An insight into the turbulent lives and loves of a gay clique based in Los Angeles.

Director: Greg Berlanti | Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Dean Cain, Zach Braff, Ben Weber

Votes: 6,790 | Gross: $1.74M

26. Bent (1997)

NC-17 | 105 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.3
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Max is gay and as such is sent to Dachau concentration camp under the Nazi regime. He tries to deny he is gay, and gets a yellow label (the one for Jews) instead of pink (the one for gays).... See full summary »

Director: Sean Mathias | Stars: Lothaire Bluteau, Clive Owen, Mick Jagger, Brian Webber

Votes: 7,258 | Gross: $0.37M

27. Those People (2015)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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On Manhattan's gilded Upper East Side, a young gay painter is torn between an obsession with his infamous socialite best friend and a promising new romance with an older foreign concert pianist.

Director: Joey Kuhn | Stars: Jonathan Gordon, Jason Ralph, Haaz Sleiman, Britt Lower

Votes: 4,805

28. Paris 05:59: Théo & Hugo (2016)

Unrated | 97 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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74 Metascore

Theo and Hugo are two young gay men who meet one night during a gay orgy at an underground sex club in Paris, France. After building a special connection, they meet outside the club where ... See full summary »

Directors: Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau | Stars: Mario Fanfani, Geoffrey Couët, François Nambot, Bastien Gabriel

Votes: 2,020

29. Dante's Cove (2004– )

Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.0
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A young gay couple must overcome dark, mystical forces conspiring against them, starting with a vengeful 19th century witch and her cheating warlock fiance.

Stars: William Gregory Lee, Gregory Michael, Tracy Scoggins, Charlie David

Votes: 1,912

30. Gayby (2012)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.8
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58 Metascore

Jenn (straight) and Matt (gay) are best friends from college who are now in their thirties. Single by choice, they decide to fulfill a youthful promise to have a child together... the old fashioned way.

Director: Jonathan Lisecki | Stars: Jenn Harris, Anna Margaret Hollyman, Matthew Wilkas, Christian Coulson

Votes: 2,387

31. Mass Effect 3 (2012 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

9.1
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Earth is under attack by a monstrous race of gigantic living ships known as the Reapers. Even if Commander Shepard could unite all surviving species in the galaxy, only a miracle could save them. Then again, Shepard did come back from the dead.

Director: Casey Hudson | Stars: Jennifer Hale, Mark Meer, Kimberly Brooks, Raphael Sbarge

Votes: 12,866

32. The Heart Is Never Wrong (2019– )

Drama

9.3
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The series centers around the love story between Aristóteles and Temo, who leave Oaxaca to start a new life together in Mexico City.

Stars: Sian Chiong, Emilio Osorio, Joaquín Bondoni, Nikolás Caballero

Votes: 18

33. Boy Meets Girl (I) (2014)

95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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68 Metascore

Boy Meets Girl is a funny, tender, sex positive romantic comedy that explores what it means to be a real man or woman, and how important it is to live a courageous life not letting fear stand in the way of going after your dreams.

Director: Eric Schaeffer | Stars: Michael Welch, Michelle Hendley, Alexandra Turshen, Michael Galante

Votes: 3,914 | Gross: $0.02M

34. Hidden Away (2014)

Unrated | 96 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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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: 1,846

35. August (III) (2011)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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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: 1,613

36. Her Story (II) (2015– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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Looks inside the dating lives of trans & queer women as they navigate the intersections of desire and identity.

Stars: Jen Richards, Laura Zak, Angelica Ross, Christian Ochoa

Votes: 257

37. Loev (2015)

92 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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A weekend trip between friends takes a sudden turn, making them each question what love is and what it means to them.

Director: Sudhanshu Saria | Stars: Dhruv Ganesh, Siddharth Menon, Shiv Panditt, Dixit

Votes: 1,732

38. Akron (2015)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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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: 1,315

39. Trick (1999)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

7.2
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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: 7,804 | Gross: $2.05M

40. Come Undone (2000)

R | 98 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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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: 4,596 | Gross: $0.01M

41. Saint Laurent (2014)

R | 150 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.1
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52 Metascore

Yves Saint Laurent's life from 1967 to 1976, during which time the famed fashion designer was at the peak of his career.

Director: Bertrand Bonello | Stars: Gaspard Ulliel, Jérémie Renier, Louis Garrel, Léa Seydoux

Votes: 4,864 | Gross: $0.43M

42. Saturday Church (2017)

82 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical

6.2
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72 Metascore

A 14 year-old-boy, struggling with gender identity and religion, begins to use fantasy to escape his life in the inner city and find his passion in the process.

Director: Damon Cardasis | Stars: Indya Moore, Mj Rodriguez, Marquis Rodriguez, Margot Bingham

Votes: 529

43. Private Romeo (2011)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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53 Metascore

A modern take on Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet'. Set at an isolated all-boys military academy, it follows the forbidden relationship between two cadets.

Director: Alan Brown | Stars: Hale Appleman, Charlie Barnett, Adam Barrie, Chris Bresky

Votes: 1,970

44. The Last Straight Man (2014)

Unrated | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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Lewis is a closeted gay man throwing a bachelor party for his straight best friend and secret crush, Cooper. After a night of drunken sex together, the two men decide to meet in the same ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Bessenger | Stars: Mark Cirillo, Scott Sell, David Alanson Bradberry, Victoria De Mare

Votes: 608

45. Before the Fall (I) (2016)

Unrated | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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A re-imagining of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" set in modern day, rural Virginia with Elizabeth Bennet as a man. Ben Bennet is an affluent but seemingly arrogant attorney who ... See full summary »

Director: Byrum Geisler | Stars: Ethan Sharrett, Chase Conner, Brandi Price, Jason Mac

Votes: 785

46. My Big Gay Italian Wedding (2018)

Unrated | 90 min | Comedy

6.0
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In this merry movie of matrimony, happily engaged Antonio brings his fiancé Paulo to the exquisite old Italian village of his birth to meet his headstrong parents and reveal his sexuality, ... See full summary »

Director: Alessandro Genovesi | Stars: Diego Abatantuono, Monica Guerritore, Salvatore Esposito, Cristiano Caccamo

Votes: 490

47. Something Like Summer (2017)

115 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

5.9
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Something Like Summer traces the tumultuous relationship of Ben and Tim, secret high school sweethearts who grow over the years into both adulthood enemies and complicated friends.

Director: David Berry | Stars: Grant Davis, Davi Santos, Ben Baur, Ajiona Alexus

Votes: 788

48. Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway (2008 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 165 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

8.1
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Set in New York City's gritty East Village, the revolutionary rock opera RENT tells the story of a group of bohemians struggling to live and pay their rent. "Measuring their lives in love,"... See full summary »

Director: Michael John Warren | Stars: Will Chase, Adam Kantor, Michael McElroy, Rodney Hicks

Votes: 3,609

49. The Walker (2007)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.9
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51 Metascore

An escort who caters to Washington D.C.'s society ladies becomes involved in a murder case.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lauren Bacall, Ned Beatty

Votes: 5,030 | Gross: $0.08M

50. Reinventing Marvin (2017)

115 min | Drama

7.1
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A young man runs away from his family to become an actor.

Director: Anne Fontaine | Stars: Finnegan Oldfield, Grégory Gadebois, Vincent Macaigne, Catherine Salée

Votes: 939



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