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


    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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    Meera Syal, Ben Daniels, Linda Henry

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


    Helena Bonham Carter, Hugh Grant, Ben Kingsley

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

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    James Franco, Sean Penn, Josh Brolin

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

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    Tom Cullen, Kieran Hardcastle, Chris New

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    The Adventures of Priscilla, Q... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies


    Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Terence Stamp

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    Free Fall is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies

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    Péter Forgács, Tibor Szemző, András Soós

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    Mysterious Skin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies


    Michelle Trachtenberg, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Elisabeth Shue

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    Edge of Seventeen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies


    Lea DeLaria, Tina Holmes, Andersen Gabrych

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


    Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Julius Erving

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


    Miss Coco Peru, Tori Spelling, Missi Pyle

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


    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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    Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Hank Azaria

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    Torch Song Trilogy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies


    Matthew Broderick, Anne Bancroft, Harvey Fierstein

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    Shortbus is listed (or ranked) 17 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) 18 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies


    Robin Williams, Naomi Campbell, Patrick Swayze

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    Get Real is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies

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    Ben Silverstone, Brad Gorton, Louise J. Taylor

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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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    My Own Private Idaho is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies


    Keanu Reeves, Jim Caviezel, River Phoenix

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    Were the World Mine is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies

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    Zelda Rae Williams, Christian Stolte, David Darlow

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    Geography Club is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies

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    Ana Gasteyer, Scott Bakula, Meaghan Martin

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    Boys Don't Cry is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies


    Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny, Natalie Zea

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    Gods and Monsters is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies


    Ian McKellen, Brendan Fraser, Lynn Redgrave

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    The Broken Hearts Club: A Roma... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies


    Nia Long, Timothy Olyphant, Jennifer Coolidge

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

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    Rachel Weisz, Jude Law, Ian McKellen

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    Jeffrey is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies


    Sigourney Weaver, Patrick Stewart, Kevin Nealon

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

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    Robert Carlyle, Tom Wilkinson, Marsha Thomason

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    Prayers for Bobby is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies

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    Sigourney Weaver, Henry Czerny, Carly Schroeder

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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


    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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    My Beautiful Laundrette is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies

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    Daniel Day-Lewis, Saeed Jaffrey, Roshan Seth

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    I Love You Phillip Morris is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies

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    Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor, Leslie Mann

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    Hedwig and the Angry Inch is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies

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    Rosie O'Donnell, Andrea Martin, Michael Pitt

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

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    Mary-Louise Parker, Tony Shalhoub, Dermot Mulroney

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

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    Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Joel Grey

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    Jongens is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies

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    Jongens Gijs Blom, Ko Zandvliet, Jonas Smulders

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


    Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore

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

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    Tatiana Astengo, Cindy Díaz, Manolo Cardona

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


    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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    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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    Al Pacino, Carol Kane, Charles Durning

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