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1. Philadelphia (1993)

PG-13 | 125 min | Drama

7.7
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66 Metascore

When a man with HIV is fired by his law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Roberta Maxwell, Buzz Kilman

Votes: 196,748 | Gross: $77.32M

2. Milk (I) (2008)

R | 128 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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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: 149,261 | Gross: $31.84M

3. Popular (1999–2001)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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Two girls who despise each other, due to being on opposite sides of the "popularity fence", are forced together upon learning that their parents are getting married.

Stars: Leslie Bibb, Carly Pope, Tamara Mello, Christopher Gorham

Votes: 5,509

4. Pride (I) (2014)

R | 119 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.8
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79 Metascore

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

Votes: 43,296

5. 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 Stott

Votes: 6,981

6. Half Nelson (2006)

R | 106 min | Drama

7.2
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85 Metascore

An inner-city junior high school teacher with a drug habit forms an unlikely friendship with one of his students after she discovers his secret.

Director: Ryan Fleck | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Anthony Mackie, Shareeka Epps, Jeff Lima

Votes: 77,535 | Gross: $2.69M

7. Graves (I) (2016– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

6.4
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Former President Richard Graves has the epiphany, twenty years after leaving office, that his policies have damaged the country for decades. This, as his wife, the former First Lady, has political ambitions of her own.

Stars: Nick Nolte, Skylar Astin, Heléne Yorke, Chris Lowell

Votes: 825

8. When We Rise (2017)

TV-14 | 85 min | Drama

7.4
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A chronicled re-telling of the gay rights movement in the United States, beginning with the Stonewall riots in 1969.

Stars: Rachel Griffiths, Austin P. McKenzie, Mary-Louise Parker, Emily Skeggs

Votes: 2,513

9. The Red Pill (2016)

108 min | Documentary

8.4
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The Red Pill chronicles filmmaker Cassie Jaye's journey following the mysterious and polarizing Men's Rights Movement. The Red Pill explores today's gender war and asks the question "what is the future of gender equality?"

Director: Cassie Jaye | Stars: Cassie Jaye, Paul Elam, Attila Vinczer, Dean Esmay

Votes: 6,781

10. 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: 3,399

11. And the Band Played On (1993 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 141 min | Drama

7.8
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The story of the discovery of the A.I.D.S. epidemic, and the political infighting of the scientific community hampering the early fight with it.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Matthew Modine, Alan Alda, Patrick Bauchau, Nathalie Baye

Votes: 8,383

12. Stonewall (2015)

R | 129 min | Drama

5.0
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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: 2,694 | Gross: $0.19M

13. Prayers for Bobby (2009 TV Movie)

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

8.1
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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: 13,494

14. The Laramie Project (2002 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 97 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.3
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The true story of an American town in the wake of the murder of Matthew Shepard.

Director: Moisés Kaufman | Stars: Christina Ricci, Steve Buscemi, Kathleen Chalfant, Laura Linney

Votes: 5,764

15. Any Day Now (I) (2012)

R | 98 min | Drama

7.5
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60 Metascore

In the 1970s, a gay couple fights a biased legal system to keep custody of the abandoned mentally handicapped teenager that comes to live under their roof.

Director: Travis Fine | Stars: Alan Cumming, Garret Dillahunt, Isaac Leyva, Frances Fisher

Votes: 5,252 | Gross: $0.20M

16. Poison (1991)

R | 85 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

6.5
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67 Metascore

Three stories, each in a different genre, articulate Todd Haynes' idea of a queer cinema.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Edith Meeks, Larry Maxwell, Susan Norman, Millie White

Votes: 2,859 | Gross: $0.61M

17. 8 (2012 Video)

91 min | Drama, History

7.3
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Live chronicle of the landmark federal trial of California's Prop. 8 using the actual court transcripts and first-hand interviews.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Dustin Lance Black, David Boies, Matt Bomer

Votes: 438

18. Ben & Arthur (2002)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

2.2
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A pair of recently married gay men are threatened by one of the partner's brother, a religious fanatic who plots to murder them after being ostracized by his church.

Director: Sam Mraovich | Stars: Sam Mraovich, Jamie Brett Gabel, Michael Haboush, Bill Hindley

Votes: 7,105

19. The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (2017)

TV-MA | 105 min | Documentary

7.0
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76 Metascore

This documentary uses never-before-seen footage and rediscovered interviews in a search for the truth behind the mysterious 1992 death of black transgender activist and Stonewall veteran Marsha P. Johnson.

Director: David France | Stars: Kurt Wolfe, Sue Yacka, Catherine Shugrue Dos Santos, Victoria Cruz

Votes: 758

20. Kids in America (2005)

PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy

5.9
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38 Metascore

A diverse group of high school students band together to peacefully stick it to their overbearing principal.

Director: Josh Stolberg | Stars: Gregory Smith, Julie Bowen, Malik Yoba, Stephanie Sherrin

Votes: 2,494 | Gross: $0.54M

21. Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story (1995 TV Movie)

91 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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The true story of a decorated officer's legal challenge to her involuntary discharge when she admitted she was homosexual.

Director: Jeff Bleckner | Stars: Glenn Close, Judy Davis, Jan Rubes, Wendy Makkena

Votes: 913

22. How to Survive a Plague (2012)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary, History, News

7.6
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86 Metascore

The story of two coalitions -- ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group) -- whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition.

Director: David France | Stars: Peter Staley, Larry Kramer, Iris Long, Bob Rafsky

Votes: 3,327 | Gross: $0.13M

23. Der Kreis (2014)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.3
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67 Metascore

Zurich, 1956. The young teacher Ernst Ostertag falls head over heels in love with the transvestite star Robi Rapp and finds himself torn between his bourgeois existence and his commitment ... See full summary »

Director: Stefan Haupt | Stars: Matthias Hungerbühler, Peter Jecklin, Marie Leuenberger, Stefan Witschi

Votes: 1,234

24. Wedding Wars (2006 TV Movie)

87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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After a gay party planner discovers his brother is behind the governor's speech against gay marriage, he decides to go on strike for equal rights.

Director: Jim Fall | Stars: John Stamos, Eric Dane, Bonnie Somerville, Sean Maher

Votes: 1,730

25. Stonewall (1995)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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A group of homosexual people try to live with dignity and self-respect while events build to the opening battle in the major gay rights movement.

Director: Nigel Finch | Stars: Guillermo Díaz, Frederick Weller, Brendan Corbalis, Duane Boutte

Votes: 1,394 | Gross: $0.62M

26. The Awful Truth (1999–2000)

30 min | Documentary

6.8
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Activist film director Michael Moore hosts a show where he continues his crusade to expose wrongdoing by the high and mighty.

Stars: Michael Moore, Jay Martel, Gideon Evans, Karen Duffy

Votes: 1,866

27. The Times of Harvey Milk (1984)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.3
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A documentary of the successful career and assassination of San Francisco's first elected gay councilor.

Director: Rob Epstein | Stars: Harvey Fierstein, Harvey Milk, Anne Kronenberg, Tory Hartmann

Votes: 4,975 | Gross: $0.01M

28. 50 Shades of Gay (2017 TV Movie)

Comedy

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50 years after decriminalization of homosexuality in Great Britain, actor Rupert Everett explores the way both the gay community and public attitude towards gay people have changed.

Director: Michael Waldman | Star: Rupert Everett

Votes: 19

29. Evening Shadows (2018)

102 min | Drama

8.0
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Under the 'Evening Shadows', truth often plays hide and seek. Set in South India and Mumbai, 'Evening Shadows' is a tender heartwarming story about a mother-son bond that has to withstand the ravages of time, distance and truths.

Director: Sridhar Rangayan | Stars: Mona Ambegaonkar, Faredoon Dodo Bhujwala, Arpit Chaudhary, Sushant Divgikar

Votes: 9

30. Two Spirits (2009)

R | 65 min | Documentary

7.5
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Filmmaker Lydia Nibley explores the cultural context behind a tragic and senseless murder. Fred Martinez was a Navajo youth slain at the age of 16 by a man who bragged to his friends that ... See full summary »

Director: Lydia Nibley

Votes: 76

31. The Weather Underground (2002)

Unrated | 92 min | Documentary, History, War

7.6
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77 Metascore

The remarkable story of The Weather Underground, radical activists of the 1970s, and of radical politics at its best and most disastrous.

Directors: Sam Green, Bill Siegel | Stars: Lili Taylor, Pamela Z, Jim Lange, Evan White

Votes: 3,208 | Gross: $0.56M

32. Der Einstein des Sex (1999)

Unrated | 100 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.4
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The life story of Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld, a German Jew, who as a physician established the field of sexology, and fought militantly against German anti-sodomy laws in the late 19th century. ... See full summary »

Director: Rosa von Praunheim | Stars: Kai Schumann, Friedel von Wangenheim, Ben Becker, Wolfgang Völz

Votes: 588

33. El Secreto del Retrato

Drama | Announced

A multi-true story tale which denounces various violations of gay human rights, incest, child abuse, political and economic exploitation, corruption within the government and religious institutions in America.

Director: Janet Alvarez Gonzalez | Stars: Maria Conchita Alonso, Bobbie Phillips, Louis Gossett Jr., Damián Alcázar

34. Children of God (2010)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama

6.8
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The story of two young Bahamian men who fall in love with each other and portrays the homophobia of the Bahamian society.

Director: Kareem Mortimer | Stars: Johnny Ferro, Stephen Tyrone Williams, Margaret Laurena Kemp, Mark Ford

Votes: 1,091

35. Girl on Girl: An Original Documentary (2016)

111 min | Documentary

5.7
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Girl on Girl is an original documentary film that features the stories of feminine lesbians who, even after coming out, feel invisible and stigmatized.

Director: Jodi Savitz | Stars: Kris Drumm, Ashleigh Lawson-Abercrombie, Destini Lawson-Abercrombie, Karen Sabel Lewis

Votes: 18

36. Before Stonewall (1984)

Unrated | 87 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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The history of the Gay and Lesbian community before the Stonewall riots began the major gay rights movement.

Directors: Greta Schiller, Robert Rosenberg | Stars: Rita Mae Brown, Maua Adele Ajanaku, Red Jordan Arobateau, Ann Bannon

Votes: 604

37. The Queen of Ireland (2015)

TV-14 | 86 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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Documentary about the life of Irish drag queen Panti Bliss.

Director: Conor Horgan | Stars: Declan Buckley, Phillip McMahon, Una Mullally, David Norris

Votes: 258

38. Les Invisibles (2012)

115 min | Documentary, Romance

7.5
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Several elderly homosexual men and women speak frankly about their pioneering lives, their fearless decision to live openly in France at a time when society rejected them.

Director: Sébastien Lifshitz | Stars: Bernard, Catherine, Christian, Thérèse Clerc

Votes: 387

39. Third Man Out (2005 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 99 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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A gay detective is hired to find who has been been threatening a notorious member of the gay community noted for outing people.

Director: Ron Oliver | Stars: Chad Allen, Sebastian Spence, Jack Wetherall, Woody Jeffreys

Votes: 910

40. God Loves Uganda (2013)

TV-14 | 83 min | Documentary

7.4
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77 Metascore

An account of the American Evangelicals' attempts to indoctrinate their Christian Right beliefs in Uganda.

Director: Roger Ross Williams

Votes: 1,080 | Gross: $0.05M

41. Maple Palm (2006)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

1.6
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A lesbian couple of fifteen years lives with the secret that one is an illegal immigrant. With no legal way to protect their relationship, the couple lives in fear of deportation. After an ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Torjan | Stars: Deborah Stewart, Taymour Ghazi, Andrea Carvajal, Robert J. Feldman

Votes: 304

42. To Be Takei (2014)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, Biography

6.9
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66 Metascore

A look at the many roles played by eclectic 77-year-old actor/activist George Takei, whose wit, humor and grace have helped him to become an internationally beloved figure and Internet phenomenon with 7-million Facebook fans and counting.

Director: Jennifer M. Kroot | Stars: George Takei, Brad Takei, Walter Koenig, William Shatner

Votes: 1,370 | Gross: $0.05M

43. Making the Boys (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Romance

6.3
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71 Metascore

On the eve of the 40th anniversary of the Gay Rights Movement, the film explores the drama, struggle and enduring legacy of the first-ever gay play and subsequent Hollywood movie to ... See full summary »

Director: Crayton Robey | Stars: Edward Albee, Joe Allen, Matt Baney, David Carter

Votes: 435 | Gross: $0.03M

44. A Jihad for Love (2007)

Unrated | 81 min | Documentary

6.6
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55 Metascore

A documentary on gay, lesbian, and transgender Muslims across the Muslim and Western worlds.

Director: Parvez Sharma | Stars: Muhsin Hendricks, A.K. Hoosen, Mazen, Abdellah Taia

Votes: 606 | Gross: $0.11M

45. Execution of Justice (1999 TV Movie)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama

5.9
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The story of an assassin who killed a mayor in the 1970's in what was known as the "Twinkie Defense".

Director: Leon Ichaso | Stars: Tim Daly, Peter Coyote, Khalil Kain, Tyne Daly

Votes: 219

46. Trembling Before G-d (2001)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary

7.1
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66 Metascore

A cinematic portrait of various gay Orthodox Jews who struggle to reconcile their faith and their sexual orientation.

Director: Sandi Simcha Dubowski | Stars: Shlomo Ashkinazy, Steve Greenberg, Nathan Lopes Cardozo, Naomi Mark

Votes: 849 | Gross: $0.62M

47. Strip Jack Naked: Nighthawks II (1991)

Unrated | 91 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.2
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Ron Peck talks about his experiences of growing up as a gay man, the attitudes to homosexuality in Britain, and his journey towards making his film Nighthawks (1978).

Director: Ron Peck | Stars: Ron Peck, John Brown, John Daimon, Nick Bolton

Votes: 65

48. Consenting Adults (2007 TV Movie)

80 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.6
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This is a film based on the life of the Wolfenden family and some characters in the city of Reading, England. Wolfenden whose son, Jeremy, professes to being Queer, is asked to chair a Home... See full synopsis »

Director: Richard Curson Smith | Stars: Matt Ryan, Jamie Martin, Charles Dance, Sean Biggerstaff

Votes: 77

49. Stonewall Uprising (2010)

Unrated | 80 min | Documentary, History

7.2
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74 Metascore

This film tells the story of the massive police raid of Stonewall in June 1969.

Directors: Kate Davis, David Heilbroner | Stars: Paul Bosche, Alfredo del Rio, John DiGiacomo, Dana Gaiser

Votes: 418 | Gross: $0.13M

50. Call Me Kuchu (2012)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Drama

7.6
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80 Metascore

In Uganda, a new bill threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death. David Kato - Uganda's first openly gay man - and his fellow activists work against the clock to defeat the ... See full summary »

Directors: Katherine Fairfax Wright, Malika Zouhali-Worrall | Stars: David Bahati, David Kato, Gilles Muhame, Naome Ruzindana

Votes: 696 | Gross: $0.01M