The Best Gay Themed Movies

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List Criteria: Vote for your personal favorite gay films, regardless of how popular or successful they were at the box office.

A list of all the best gay-themed movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. Find your favorites on The Best LGBT Movies on Netflix Instant and The Best LGBT Movies on Amazon Prime lists.

 This gay-themed movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director and more. This list of gay themed films also contains gay-themed movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. It includes films about gay men and lesbians alike, from Brokeback Mountain and Shelter to Philadelphia and Boys Don't Cry. This gay-themed films list can also be copied to start your own. This list, though, contains the best gay-themed movies of all time, as voted on by fans of the films This gay-themed movie list can be sorted by alphabetically, by director, by year, and more, but is currently ordered from best to worst. Upvote your favorite movies on this list to see them get to the top, just like you always hoped they would.

List of gay-themed films includes gay-themed movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. Re-rank this list to fit your opinions, the share it with your friends, to find out how they would rank it via votes.

These are the top films in the gay-themed genre, meaning that each and every one of these is a movie with at least a single element of the gay-themed genre in it, be it the motifs of the gay-themed genre or just some of the most common archetypes. This includes lots of gay romantic comedies as well as romantic gay movies in general. Asian gay films. I mean really every kind of LGBT-themed movie about homosexual men is right here for ya. 

Make sure to vote for movies like Latter Days or Mysterious Skin if you like them. If we missed any gay themed movies on this list, please add them to the list yourself, as this is an open list which means you can add any movies whenever you like (choices are subject to moderation). The films on this list cover the most famous gay themed movies of all time and are voted on by people who really care about gay themed movie lists.

 You can find the release information for any of the films listed below. It's often available in the data set, so you can even find the cast of some of these by clicking on the names of the gay themed movies. List includes photos and gay romance movie trailers next to the names of the movies.

This list includes Fish Can't Fly: Conversations About God and Struggling to Be Gay, Coffee Date and more.

Whether you're at home and want to watch these gay themed movies on DVD, streaming Blu-ray or streaming, or if you're seeing them in theatres for the first time, this is a list of good gay themed movies that can be helpful in either situation to see where they all stack up. So from the latest, to the greatest gay themed movies, here is the full gay themed movies list, ordered from best to worst.

Plenty of well-known directors have been associated with Gay Themed films, including Richard Lester and Rikki Beadle-Blair.

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    Shelter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies

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    Albert Reed, Alicia Sixtos, Katie Walder

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    Brokeback Mountain is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies


    Brokeback Mountain Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal, Kate Mara

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    Latter Days is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies


    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jacqueline Bissett, Amber Benson

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    Beautiful Thing is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies

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    Beautiful Thing Meera Syal, Ben Daniels, Linda Henry

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    Milk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies

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    Milk James Franco, Sean Penn, Josh Brolin

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    Maurice is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies


    Maurice Helena Bonham Carter, Hugh Grant, Ben Kingsley

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    Free Fall is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies

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    Péter Forgács, Tibor Szemző, András Soós

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    Weekend is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies

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    Tom Cullen, Kieran Hardcastle, Chris New

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    Mysterious Skin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies


    Mysterious Skin Michelle Trachtenberg, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Elisabeth Shue

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    Edge of Seventeen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies


    Lea DeLaria, Tina Holmes, Andersen Gabrych

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    The Adventures of Priscilla, Q... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies


    The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Terence Stamp

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    Trick is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies


    Trick Miss Coco Peru, Tori Spelling, Missi Pyle

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    Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies


    Philadelphia Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Julius Erving

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    Transamerica is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies


    Transamerica Felicity Huffman, Kevin Zegers, Carrie Preston

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    The Birdcage is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies

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    The Birdcage Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Hank Azaria

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    Get Real is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies

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    Ben Silverstone, Brad Gorton, Louise J. Taylor

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    Torch Song Trilogy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies


    Matthew Broderick, Anne Bancroft, Harvey Fierstein

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    Shortbus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies

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    Daniela Sea, Justin Vivian Bond, Miriam Shor Adults only.

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    To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everyt... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies


    To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar Robin Williams, Naomi Campbell, Patrick Swayze

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    Summer Storm is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies


    Robert Stadlober, Alicja Bachleda-Curus, Jürgen Tonkel

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    Were the World Mine is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies

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    Zelda Rae Williams, Christian Stolte, David Darlow

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    My Own Private Idaho is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies


    My Own Private Idaho Keanu Reeves, Jim Caviezel, River Phoenix

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    Gods and Monsters is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies


    Gods and Monsters Ian McKellen, Brendan Fraser, Lynn Redgrave

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    Geography Club is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies

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    Ana Gasteyer, Scott Bakula, Meaghan Martin

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    The Broken Hearts Club: A Roma... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies


    Nia Long, Timothy Olyphant, Jennifer Coolidge

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    Boys Don't Cry is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies


    Boys Don't Cry Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny, Natalie Zea

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    Jeffrey is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies


    Sigourney Weaver, Patrick Stewart, Kevin Nealon

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    Prayers for Bobby is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies

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    Prayers for Bobby Sigourney Weaver, Henry Czerny, Carly Schroeder

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    Yossi & Jagger is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies

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    Ohad Knoller, Yehuda Levi, Asi Cohen

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    Bent is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies

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    Bent Rachel Weisz, Jude Law, Ian McKellen

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    Priest is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies

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    Robert Carlyle, Tom Wilkinson, Marsha Thomason

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    A Home at the End of the World is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies


    A Home at the End of the World Colin Farrell, Robin Wright, Sissy Spacek

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    The Wedding Banquet is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies


    Michael Gaston, Winston Chao, Mitchell Lichtenstein

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    G.B.F. is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies

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    JoJo, Sasha Pieterse, Andrea Bowen Great, funny & inventive film. Awesome cast. 10/10

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    C.R.A.Z.Y. is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies

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    Marc-André Grondin, Danielle Proulx, Mariloup Wolfe

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    I Love You Phillip Morris is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies


    Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor, Leslie Mann

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    Longtime Companion is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies

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    Longtime Companion Mary-Louise Parker, Tony Shalhoub, Dermot Mulroney

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    My Beautiful Laundrette is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies

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    Daniel Day-Lewis, Saeed Jaffrey, Roshan Seth

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    Cabaret is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies

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    Cabaret Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Joel Grey

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    Undertow is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies

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    Tatiana Astengo, Cindy Díaz, Manolo Cardona

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    Hedwig and the Angry Inch is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies

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    Hedwig and the Angry Inch Rosie O'Donnell, Andrea Martin, Michael Pitt

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    The Hours is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies


    The Hours Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore

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    Jongens is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies

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    Jongens Gijs Blom, Ko Zandvliet, Jonas Smulders

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    Sordid Lives is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies

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    Sordid Lives Olivia Newton-John, Beau Bridges, Bonnie Bedelia

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    Touch of Pink is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies

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    Kyle MacLachlan, Brian George, Jimi Mistry

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    Big Eden is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies

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    Louise Fletcher, Tim DeKay, George Coe

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    Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies

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    Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho

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    The Boys in the Band is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies

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    The Boys in the Band Maud Adams, Kenneth Nelson, Keith Prentice

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    The Kids Are All Right is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies

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    Julianne Moore, Annette Bening, Mark Ruffalo

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    Dog Day Afternoon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies

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    Dog Day Afternoon Al Pacino, Carol Kane, Charles Durning

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