Most Popular "Gay Lead Character" Titles
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1. Love, Simon (2018)
PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 21,431 | Gross: $40.80M
2. Call Me by Your Name (2017)
R | 132 min | Drama, Romance
In 1980s Italy, a romance blossoms between a seventeen year-old student and the older man hired as his father's research assistant.
Votes: 106,269 | Gross: $18.10M
3. The Imitation Game (2014)
PG-13 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, History
During World War II, the English mathematical genius Alan Turing tries to crack the German Enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.
Votes: 575,949 | Gross: $91.13M
4. Moonlight (I) (2016)
R | 111 min | Drama
A chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young, African-American, gay man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.
Votes: 194,064 | Gross: $27.85M
7. Merlí (2015–2018)
58 min | Drama
TV series about a high school philosophy teacher, Merlí, who teaches in an original way, and about the students of his class, including his own son, and the relationship, friendship, love, and problems among the students of the class.
8. The Birdcage (1996)
R | 117 min | Comedy
A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancée's right-wing moralistic parents.
Votes: 68,652 | Gross: $124.06M
R | 104 min | Comedy, Music
Two drag performers and a transgender woman travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret.
Votes: 40,893 | Gross: $11.22M
10. BPM (Beats Per Minute) (2017)
Not Rated | 143 min | Drama, History
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.
Votes: 7,221 | Gross: $0.13M
11. Capote (2005)
R | 114 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
In 1959, Truman Capote learns of the murder of a Kansas family and decides to write a book about the case. While researching for his novel In Cold Blood, Capote forms a relationship with one of the killers, Perry Smith, who is on death row.
Votes: 111,929 | Gross: $28.75M
16. London Spy (2015– )
60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A chance romance between two men from very different worlds, one from the headquarters of the Secret Intelligence Service, the other from a world of clubbing and youthful excess, leads into mystery after one of them is found murdered.
17. In the Flesh (2013–2014)
56 min | Drama, Horror
Four years after the Rising, the government starts to rehabilitate the Undead for reentry into society, including teenager Kieren Walker, who returns to his small Lancashire village to face a hostile reception, as well as his own demons.
18. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)
R | 155 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A visiting city reporter's assignment suddenly revolves around the murder trial of a local millionaire, whom he befriends.
Votes: 33,982 | Gross: $25.08M
19. Handsome Devil (2016)
95 min | Drama, Sport
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.
20. The Skeleton Twins (2014)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Having both coincidentally cheated death on the same day, estranged twins reunite with the possibility of mending their relationship.
Votes: 35,316 | Gross: $5.28M
23. Maurice (1987)
R | 140 min | Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 12,795 | Gross: $3.13M
24. 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.
25. I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)
R | 98 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime
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.
Votes: 84,572 | Gross: $2.04M
26. Eastsiders (2012– )
Not Rated | 115 min | Drama
What happens after the world ends? Written and directed by award winning playwright Kit Williamson, "EastSiders" explores the aftermath of infidelity on a gay couple in Silverlake. When Cal... See full summary »
27. Other People (I) (2016)
Unrated | 97 min | Comedy, Drama
A struggling comedy writer, fresh off a breakup and in the midst of the worst year of his life, returns to Sacramento to care for his dying mother.
Votes: 6,850 | Gross: $0.09M
28. Closet Monster (2015)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
A creative and driven teenager is desperate to escape his hometown and the haunting memories of his turbulent childhood.
Votes: 5,836 | Gross: $0.04M
29. Victor Victoria (1982)
PG | 134 min | Comedy, Music, Musical
A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life.
Votes: 16,841 | Gross: $21.93M
30. Inxeba (2017)
88 min | Drama, Romance
Xolani, a lonely factory worker, travels to the rural mountains with the men of his community to initiate a group of teenage boys into manhood.
Votes: 889 | Gross: $0.03M
31. 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.
Votes: 20,406 | Gross: $1.50M
32. Flawless (1999)
R | 112 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
An ultraconservative police officer suffers a debilitating stroke and is assigned to a rehabilitative program that includes singing lessons, with the drag queen next door.
Votes: 15,872 | Gross: $4.49M
33. Six Degrees of Separation (1993)
R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
An affluent New York couple finds their lives touched, intruded upon, and compelled by a mysterious young black man who is never quite who he says he is.
Votes: 17,878 | Gross: $6.41M
37. Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971)
R | 110 min | Drama
Divorced working woman Alex and well-to-do Jewish family doctor Daniel Hirsh share not only the same answering service but also the favours of young Bob Elkin who bed-hops between them as ... See full summary »
38. Mentiras y gordas (2009)
107 min | Comedy, Drama
A youth group is preparing for what the summer of their lives will be, including secrets, lies, pickups, sex, confusion, and especially great night party. Most teenagers are not aware that ... See full summary »
40. I'm So Excited! (2013)
R | 90 min | Comedy
When it appears as though the end is in sight, the pilots, flight crew, and passengers of a plane heading to Mexico City look to forget the anguish of the moment and face the greatest danger, which we carry within ourselves.
Votes: 19,380 | Gross: $1.37M
42. Querelle (1982)
R | 108 min | Drama
French sailor Querelle arrives in Brest and starts frequenting a strange whorehouse. He discovers that his brother Robert is the lover of the lady owner, Lysiane. Here, you can play dice ... See full summary »
44. Spa Night (2016)
Unrated | 93 min | Drama
A closeted Korean-American teenager takes a job at a Korean spa to help his struggling family, only to discover an underground world of gay sex at the spa that both scares and excites him.
Votes: 862 | Gross: $0.04M
45. 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.
47. Me Him Her (2015)
Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Romance
Twenty-something drifter Cory arrives in Los Angeles to help his semi-famous TV star friend Brendan take his first steps out of the closet.
49. Before the Fall (I) (2016)
Unrated | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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 »
50. Time to Leave (2005)
Unrated | 81 min | Drama
A fashion photographer with terminal cancer elects to die alone, preparing others to live past him rather than prolong the inevitable with chemotherapy or be smothered in sympathy by those who know him.
Votes: 7,834 | Gross: $0.12M