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The Best R-Rated Gay Interest Movies

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List of R-Rated gay interest movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best R-Rated gay interest movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest R-Rated Gay Interest movie of all time is. This list of popular R-Rated gay interest movies includes information like who directed the film, when it was released and which actors starred in the movie. If you think the top R-Rated Gay Interest movie isn't as high as it should be then be sure to vote it up so it can take its rightful place among the other great R-Rated Gay Interest films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific R-Rated Gay Interest film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.

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Peter Jackson and Stephen Frears have both directed a R Gay Interest film, as have other really creative and talented directors.

  • Ben Silverstone, Brad Gorton
    5
    0

    Released1998

    Directed bySimon Shore

    Steven (Ben Silverstone) spends his school days longing for all-star athlete John (Brad Gorton). But John has a gorgeous girlfriend, and Steven is still in the closet about being gay. The only one  ...more
  • Kristen Schaal, Karen Allen
    4
    0

    Released2004

    Directed byZak Tucker

    Poster Boy is a 2004 gay-themed drama film. It toured the gay and lesbian film festival circuit beginning in 2004 before a limited theatrical release in 2006.  ...more

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  • Stephen Fry, Jude Law
    11
    1

    Released1997

    Directed byBrian Gilbert

    Oscar Wilde (Stephen Fry) is a married writer who has occasionally indulged his weakness for male suitors. After much toil, Wilde debuts a stage comedy in London, and a chat at the theater with Lord  ...more
  • Nick Scotti, Anthony Barrile
    3
    0

    Released1997

    Directed byTony Vitale

    Affable but clueless Bronx, N.Y., native Frankie (Nick Scotti) is an aspiring actor who moves to Manhattan after discovering his fiancée is sleeping with his brother (Anthony DeSando). Not  ...more
  • Lukas Haas, David Arquette
    3
    0

    Released1996

    Directed byScott Silver

    It's Christmas Eve, the day before John (David Arquette) -- a Los Angeles street prostitute -- turns 21. He's hoping to scrape together the cash to spend his birthday in a plush hotel, but, when his  ...more
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    Dream Boy

    Rooney Mara, Diana Scarwid
    9
    1

    Released2008

    Directed byJames Bolton

    Dream Boy is a 2008 gay-themed romantic drama film written and directed by James Bolton and based on Jim Grimsley's 1995 novel of the same name about two gay teenagers who fall in love in the rural  ...more
  • Robert Pattinson, Arly Jover
    8
    1

    Released2008

    Directed byPaul Morrison

    Little Ashes is a 2008 Spanish-British drama film set against the backdrop of Spain during the 20s and 30s, as three of the era's most creative young talents meet at university and set off on a  ...more

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  • James Wilby, Hugh Grant
    11
    2

    Released1987

    Directed byJames Ivory

    In 1909, Maurice Hall (James Wilby) enters Cambridge, where he befriends wealthy Clive Durham (Hugh Grant). Clive confesses he is sexually attracted to Maurice, who realizes he is a homosexual when  ...more
  • River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves
    14
    3

    Released1991

    Directed byGus Van Sant

    In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV," Mike Waters (River Phoenix) is a gay hustler afflicted with narcolepsy. Scott Favor (Keanu Reeves) is the rebellious son of a mayor. Together,  ...more
  • Bonnie Hunt, Kip Pardue
    2
    0

    Released2005

    Directed byTim Kirkman

    Three seemingly unrelated stories converge in a surprising way. Elizabeth Austin (Tess Harper), wife of Reverend Robert Austin (Chris Sarandon), pines for the son who fled their religious household.  ...more
  • Barbet Schroeder, Juan David Restrepo
    2
    0

    Released2000

    Directed byBarbet Schroeder

    Our Lady of the Assassins is a film by Barbet Schroeder about a Colombian author in his fifties who returns to his hometown of Medellín after 30 years of absence to find himself trapped in an  ...more
  • Parker Posey, Olympia Dukakis
    2
    0

    Released2003

    Directed byThom Fitzgerald

    Manhattan prosecutor Nick (Parker Posey) is charged with looking into the untimely death of city resident Matt (Don McKellar), a musician who had AIDS. As she questions Matt's loyal family members --  ...more
  • Kim Nam-gil, Kim Jung-hwa
    2
    0

    Released2006

    Directed byLeesong Hee-il

    No Regret is a 2006 South Korean film and the feature film directorial debut of Leesong Hee-il, based on his earlier short Good Romance. No Regret is the first commercially released South Korean film  ...more
  • Natasha Lyonne, Cathy Moriarty
    13
    3

    Released1999

    Directed byJamie Babbit

    Megan (Natasha Lyonne) considers herself a typical American girl. She excels in school and cheerleading, and she has a handsome football-playing boyfriend, even though she isn't that crazy about him.  ...more

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  • Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny
    18
    5

    Released1999

    Directed byKimberly Peirce

    Young female-to-male transgender Brandon Teena (Hilary Swank) leaves his hometown under threat when his ex-girlfriend's brother discovers that he's biologically female. Resettling in the small town  ...more
  • Ian McKellen, Brendan Fraser
    12
    3

    Released1998

    Directed byBill Condon

    Once a powerful Hollywood director best known for "Frankenstein" and "The Bride of Frankenstein," James Whale (Ian McKellen) is long since retired and in increasingly poor health. His stalwart  ...more
  • Steven Weber, Michael T. Weiss
    6
    1

    Released1995

    Directed byChristopher Ashley

    Jeffrey (Steven Weber), a gay man living in New York City with an overwhelming fear of contracting AIDS, concludes that being celibate is the only option to protect himself. As fate would have it,  ...more
  • Jay Brannan, Brent Gorski
    6
    1

    Released2007

    Directed byRosser Goodman

    Holding Trevor is a 2007 gay American romantic-drama written by and starring Brent Gorski as Trevor and directed by Rosser Goodman.  ...more
  • Daniel Day-Lewis, Saeed Jaffrey
    11
    3

    Released1985

    Directed byStephen Frears

    My Beautiful Laundrette is a 1985 British comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Frears from a screenplay by Hanif Kureishi. The film was also one of the first films released by Working Title  ...more
  • Christian Campbell, J.P. Pitoc
    11
    3

    Released1999

    Directed byJim Fall

    It's lust at first sight when Gabriel (Christian Campbell), a songwriter with Broadway ambitions, runs into Mark (John Paul Pitoc), a hot go-go dancer at a local gay club. They head to Gabriel's  ...more

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  • Christina Ricci, Lisa Kudrow
    8
    2

    Released1998

    Directed byDon Roos

    This film is a 1998 film written and directed by Don Roos and stars Christina Ricci, Martin Donovan and Lisa Kudrow.  ...more

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  • Craig Chester, Malcolm Gets
    10
    3

    Released2005

    Directed byCraig Chester

    Adam (Craig Chester) and Steve (Malcolm Gets) are two gay youths who have a one-night stand that ends embarrassingly. Nearly two decades later, Adam, now a Manhattan tour guide, and Steve, a  ...more

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  • Brent Carver, Gary Farmer
    5
    1

    Released1996

    Directed byJohn Greyson

    Lilies is a 1996 Canadian film directed by John Greyson. It is an adaptation by Michel Marc Bouchard and Linda Gaboriau of Bouchard's own play Lilies. It depicts a play being performed in a prison by  ...more
  • Felicity Huffman, Kevin Zegers
    12
    4

    Released2005

    Directed byDuncan Tucker

    Right in the midst of important changes in her life, Bree Osborne (Felicity Huffman) learns that she fathered a son, Toby (Kevin Zegers), 17 years ago. Bailing him out of jail in New York, Bree poses  ...more

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  • Melanie Lynskey, Kate Winslet
    12
    4

    Released1994

    Directed byPeter Jackson

    Wealthy and precocious teenager Juliet (Kate Winslet) transfers from England to Christchurch, New Zealand, with her family, and forms a bond with the quiet, brooding Pauline (Melanie Lynskey) through  ...more