Entertainment 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.

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Keanu Reeves, Jim Caviezel, River Phoenix
My Own Private Idaho is a 1991 American independent drama film written and directed by Gus Van Sant, loosely based on Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1, Henry IV, Part 2, and Henry V, and starring ...more
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Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Terence Stamp
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is a 1994 Australian comedy-drama film written and directed by Stephan Elliott. The plot follows the journey of two drag queens and a transsexual ...more
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Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny, Natalie Zea
Boys Don't Cry is a 1999 American independent romantic drama film directed by Kimberly Peirce and co-written by Andy Bienen. The film is a dramatization of the real-life story of Brandon Teena, ...more
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Michelle Williams, RuPaul, Natasha Lyonne
But I'm a Cheerleader is a 1999 satirical romantic comedy film directed by Jamie Babbit and written by Brian Wayne Peterson. Natasha Lyonne stars as Megan Bloomfield, a high school cheerleader ...more
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Daniel Day-Lewis, Saeed Jaffrey, Roshan Seth
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
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Helena Bonham Carter, Hugh Grant, Ben Kingsley
Maurice is a 1987 British romantic drama film based on the novel of the same title by E. M. Forster. It is a tale of homosexual love in early 20th century England, following its main character ...more
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Kate Winslet, Peter Jackson, Melanie Lynskey
Heavenly Creatures is a 1994 New Zealand drama film directed by Peter Jackson, from a screenplay he co-wrote with his partner, Fran Walsh, about the notorious 1954 Parker–Hulme case in ...more
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Jude Law, Orlando Bloom, Stephen Fry
Wilde is a 1997 British biographical film directed by Brian Gilbert with Stephen Fry in the title role. The screenplay by Julian Mitchell is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning 1987 biography of ...more
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Julianne Moore, Annette Bening, Mark Ruffalo
The Kids Are All Right is a 2010 American comedy-drama film directed by Lisa Cholodenko and written by Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg. A hit at 2010 Sundance, it opened in limited release on ...more
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Ian McKellen, Brendan Fraser, Lynn Redgrave
Gods and Monsters is a 1998 British-American drama film that recounts the last days of the life of troubled film director James Whale, whose experience of WWI is a central theme. It stars Ian ...more
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Sean Hayes, Carmine Giovinazzo, Paul Bartel
Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss is a 1998 American independent, gay-themed romantic comedy film written and directed by Tommy O'Haver and starring Sean P. Hayes, Brad Rowe, and Meredith Scott ...more
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Lena Headey, Piper Perabo, Matthew Goode
Imagine Me & You is a 2006 British-American comedy-romance film written and directed by Ol Parker. It centres on the relationship between Rachel and Luce, who meet on Rachel's wedding day. ...more
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Miss Coco Peru, Tori Spelling, Missi Pyle
Trick is a 1999 American gay-themed romantic comedy film starring Christian Campbell, John Paul Pitoc and Tori Spelling. Independently produced by Eric d'Arbeloff, Ross Katz and Fall, the film ...more
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Felicity Huffman, Kevin Zegers, Carrie Preston
Transamerica is a 2005 independent comedy-drama film produced by IFC Films and The Weinstein Company. The film tells the story of Bree, a transgender woman, who goes on a road trip with her ...more
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Olivia Newton-John, Beau Bridges, Bonnie Bedelia
Sordid Lives is a 2000 independent film, written and directed by Del Shores. The movie is based on Shores' play of the same name and includes elements of his life, according to the director's ...more
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Sigourney Weaver, Patrick Stewart, Kevin Nealon
Jeffrey is a 1995 American gay romantic comedy directed by Christopher Ashley. It is based on a play depicting the life and times of Richard Jeffrey by Paul Rudnick, who also wrote the ...more
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Nia Long, Timothy Olyphant, Jennifer Coolidge
The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy is a 2000 American film written and directed by Greg Berlanti. It follows the lives of a group of gay friends in West Hollywood, centered on a ...more
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Susannah York, Hugh Paddick, Coral Browne
The Killing of Sister George is a 1964 play by Frank Marcus that was adapted as a 1968 film directed by Robert Aldrich.
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Mariel Hemingway, Scott Glenn, Jim Moody
Personal Best is a 1982 movie centered on a group of women trying to qualify for the American track-and-field team bound for the 1980 Olympic Games. Despite their commitment to their training ...more
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Gary Oldman, Alfred Molina, Vanessa Redgrave
Prick Up Your Ears is a 1987 film, directed by Stephen Frears, about the playwright Joe Orton and his lover Kenneth Halliwell. The screenplay was written by Alan Bennett, based on the book by ...more
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Colin Farrell, Robin Wright, Sissy Spacek
A Home at the End of the World is a 2004 drama film directed by Michael Mayer. The screenplay by Michael Cunningham was adapted from his 1990 novel of the same title.
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Russell Crowe, Rebekah Elmaloglou, Jack Thompson
The Sum of Us is a 1994 Australian comedy-drama film version of the play The Sum of Us. Directed by Kevin Dowling and Geoff Burton, the film starred Russell Crowe and Jack Thompson. The screen ...more
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Christina Ricci, Lisa Kudrow, Johnny Galecki
This film is a 1998 film written and directed by Don Roos and stars Christina Ricci, Martin Donovan and Lisa Kudrow.
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Mischa Barton, Emily VanCamp, Piper Perabo
Lost and Delirious is a 2001 Canadian drama film directed by Léa Pool and loosely based on the novel The Wives of Bath by Susan Swan. Lost and Delirious is filmed from the perspective of ...more
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Raquel Welch, Farrah Fawcett, Tom Selleck
Myra Breckinridge is a 1970 American comedy film based on Gore Vidal's 1968 novel of the same name. The film was directed by Michael Sarne, and featured Raquel Welch in the title role. It also ...more