The Best R-Rated Gay Movies

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List of R-Rated gay movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best R-Rated gay movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest R-Rated Gay movie of all time is. This list of popular R-Rated gay 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 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 films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific R-Rated Gay film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.

This list is made up of a variety of movies, including The Kids Are All Right and Boys Don't Cry.

If you're trying to find out "What are the best R-Rated gay movies?" and "What are the most famous R-Rated gay movies?" then this list is the perfect resource for you.

Use this list if you're looking for some new gay movies that are rated R. Between Netflix, Hulu and other services there are thousands of great gay movies rated R, so get out there and start watching.

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Did you know that Peter Jackson and Stephen Frears have both directed Gay R movies?

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  • The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
    Terence Stamp, Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce
    • Released: 1994
    • Directed by: Stephan Elliott
  • My Own Private Idaho
    River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, James Russo
    • Released: 1991
    • Directed by: Gus Van Sant
  • But I'm a Cheerleader
    Natasha Lyonne, Cathy Moriarty, Bud Cort
    • Released: 1999
    • Directed by: Jamie Babbit
  • Gods and Monsters
    Ian McKellen, Brendan Fraser, Lynn Redgrave
    • Released: 1998
    • Directed by: Bill Condon
  • Maurice
    James Wilby, Hugh Grant, Rupert Graves
    • Released: 1987
    • Directed by: James Ivory
  • The Boys in the Band
    Cliff Gorman, Leonard Frey, Peter White
    • Released: 1970
    • Directed by: William Friedkin
  • My Beautiful Laundrette
    Daniel Day-Lewis, Gordon Warnecke, Saeed Jaffrey
    • Released: 1985
    • Directed by: Stephen Frears
  • The Sum of Us
    Jack Thompson, Russell Crowe, John Polson
    • Released: 1994
    • Directed by: Geoff Burton, Kevin Dowling
  • Trick
    Christian Campbell, J.P. Pitoc, Tori Spelling
    • Released: 1999
    • Directed by: Jim Fall
  • The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy
    Nia Long, Timothy Olyphant, Jennifer Coolidge
    • Released: 2000
    • Directed by: Greg Berlanti
  • Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss
    Sean Hayes, Brad Rowe, Richard Ganoung
    • Released: 1998
    • Directed by: Tommy O'Haver
  • Boys Don't Cry
    Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny, Peter Sarsgaard
    • Released: 1999
    • Directed by: Kimberly Peirce
  • A Home at the End of the World
    Colin Farrell, Robin Wright, Dallas Roberts
    • Released: 2004
    • Directed by: Michael Mayers
  • Prick Up Your Ears
    Gary Oldman, Alfred Molina, Vanessa Redgrave
    • Released: 1987
    • Directed by: Stephen Frears
  • Wilde
    Stephen Fry, Jude Law, Vanessa Redgrave
    • Released: 1997
    • Directed by: Brian Gilbert
  • The Opposite of Sex
    Christina Ricci, Martin Donovan, Lisa Kudrow
    • Released: 1998
    • Directed by: Don Roos
  • Before Night Falls
    Javier Bardem, Olivier Martinez, Andrea Di Stefano
    • Released: 2000
    • Directed by: Julian Schnabel
  • Kiss Me, Guido
    Nick Scotti, Anthony Barrile, Anthony DeSando
    • Released: 1997
    • Directed by: Tony Vitale
  • Touch of Pink
    Jimi Mistry, Kyle MacLachlan, Suleka Mathew
    • Released: 2004
    • Directed by: Ian Iqbal Rashid
  • Big Eden
    Arye Gross, Eric Schweig, Tim DeKay
    • Released: 2000
    • Directed by: Thomas Bezucha
  • Jeffrey
    Steven Weber, Michael T. Weiss, Irma St. Paule
    • Released: 1995
    • Directed by: Christopher Ashley
  • Longtime Companion
    Bruce Davison, Campbell Scott, Stephen Caffrey
    • Released: 1990
    • Directed by: Norman René
  • Sordid Lives
    Olivia Newton-John, Beau Bridges, Bonnie Bedelia
    • Released: 2000
    • Directed by: Del Shores
  • Adam & Steve
    Craig Chester, Malcolm Gets, Parker Posey
    • Released: 2005
    • Directed by: Craig Chester
  • Total Eclipse
    Leonardo DiCaprio, David Thewlis, Romane Bohringer
    • Released: 1995
    • Directed by: Agnieszka Holland