LGBT 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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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 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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My Own Private Idaho 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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Boys Don't Cry 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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But I'm a Cheerleader 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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My Beautiful Laundrette 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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The Kids Are All Right 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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Heavenly Creatures 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 murder case in ...more

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Transamerica 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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Maurice 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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Wilde 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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Imagine Me & You 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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Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss 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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Trick 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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Gods and Monsters 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 war in World War One is a central ...more

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Personal Best 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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A Home at the End of the World 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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Myra Breckinridge 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

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Lost and Delirious 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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The Boys in the Band Maud Adams, Kenneth Nelson, Keith Prentice The Boys in the Band is a 1970 American drama film directed by William Friedkin. The screenplay by Mart Crowley is based on his Off Broadway play of the same title. It is among the first major ...more

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Prick Up Your Ears 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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Jestin added Big Eden Louise Fletcher, Tim DeKay, George Coe Big Eden is a 2000 romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Thomas Bezucha. It won awards from several gay and lesbian film festivals, and was nominated for best limited release film ...more

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Total Eclipse Leonardo DiCaprio, David Thewlis, Romane Bohringer Total Eclipse is a 1995 film directed by Agnieszka Holland, based on a 1967 play by Christopher Hampton, who also wrote the screenplay. Based on letters and poems, it presents a historically ...more

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The Killing of Sister George 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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Dream Boy Rooney Mara, Diana Scarwid, Rickie Lee Jones 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 ...more

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Different for Girls Miriam Margolyes, Rupert Graves, Neil Dudgeon Different for Girls is a 1996 British/French drama film in which one of the protagonists is a transsexual woman. The film is directed by Richard Spence and written by Tony Marchant, starring ...more

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The Opposite of Sex Christina Ricci, Lisa Kudrow, Johnny Galecki The Opposite of Sex is a 1998 film written and directed by Don Roos and stars Christina Ricci, Martin Donovan and Lisa Kudrow.

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Little Ashes Robert Pattinson, Arly Jover, Matthew McNulty 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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If These Walls Could Talk 2 Sharon Stone, Ellen DeGeneres, Rashida Jones If These Walls Could Talk 2 is a 2000 television movie in the United States, broadcast on HBO. It follows three separate storylines about lesbian couples in three different time periods. As with ...more

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I Love You Baby Tiare Scanda, Jorge Sanz, Dani Martín I Love You Baby is a gay-themed romantic comedy from Spain released in 2001.

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Adam & Steve Parker Posey, Chris Kattan, Kristen Schaal Adam & Steve is a 2005 gay romantic comedy film directed by and starring Craig Chester, who also wrote the screenplay. It deals with the lives of two gay men, played by Chester and Malcolm ...more

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Sunday Bloody Sunday Daniel Day-Lewis, Glenda Jackson, Peter Finch Sunday Bloody Sunday is a 1971 British drama film written by Penelope Gilliatt, directed by John Schlesinger and starring Murray Head, Glenda Jackson and Peter Finch. It tells the story of a ...more

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Jeffrey 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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Sordid Lives 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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Desert Hearts Jeffrey Tambor, Audra Lindley, Denise Crosby Desert Hearts is a 1985 lesbian-themed romantic drama film loosely based on the Jane Rule novel Desert of the Heart. Directed by Donna Deitch, the film stars Helen Shaver and Patricia ...more

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Lianna Chris Elliott, John Sayles, Linda Griffiths Lianna is a 1983 drama film written and directed by John Sayles. The movie features Linda Griffiths, Jane Hallaren, Jon DeVries, among others.

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Before Night Falls Johnny Depp, Sean Penn, Javier Bardem Before Night Falls is a 2000 American drama film directed by Julian Schnabel. The screenplay is based on the autobiography of the same name of Reinaldo Arenas, which was published in English in ...more

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The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy 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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The 24th Day Sofía Vergara, James Marsden, Scott Speedman The 24th Day is a 2004 film starring Scott Speedman and James Marsden. The film is based on a play of the same name, written by Tony Piccirillo, who also directed the film.

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Bar Girls Michael Harris, Liza D'Agostino, Justine Slater Bar Girls is a lesbian-themed romantic comedy film written by Lauran Hoffman, adapted by Hoffman from her stage play of the same name for the screen in 1994. Starring Nancy Allison Wolfe, Liza ...more

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The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love Nicole Ari Parker, Dale Dickey, Laurel Holloman The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love is a 1995 film, written and directed by Maria Maggenti, of the story of two very different high school girls who fall in love.

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The Sum of Us 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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Kiss Me, Guido Jennifer Esposito, Domenick Lombardozzi, Christopher Lawford Kiss Me, Guido is a 1997 independent film comedy. Written and directed by Tony Vitale and produced by Ira Deutchman and Christine Vachon, it stars Nick Scotti, Anthony Barrile, Anthony DeSando ...more

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French Twist Victoria Abril, Alain Chabat, Ticky Holgado French Twist, is a cult 1995 French comedy film. It was written and directed by Josiane Balasko. The film was one of very few French films to have a dubbed version for English audiences. Its ...more

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Holding Trevor Jay Brannan, Brent Gorski, Yaniv Madmon Holding Trevor is a 2007 gay American romantic-drama written by and starring Brent Gorski as Trevor and directed by Rosser Goodman.

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Touch of Pink Kyle MacLachlan, Brian George, Jimi Mistry Touch of Pink is a 2004 Canadian-British gay-themed romantic comedy film written and directed by Ian Iqbal Rashid. The film takes its title from the Cary Grant film That Touch of Mink.

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9 Dead Gay Guys Fish, Steven Berkoff, Michael Praed 9 Dead Gay Guys is a 2002 British comedy film by director Lab Ky Mo starring Brendan Mackey and Glen Mulhern and released by TLA Releasing.

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Three of Hearts Sherilyn Fenn, Kelly Lynch, Tawny Kitaen Three of Hearts is a 1993 comedy/romance film directed by Yurek Bogayevicz and starring William Baldwin, Kelly Lynch, and Sherilyn Fenn.

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Handsome Harry Steve Buscemi, Aidan Quinn, Titus Welliver Handsome Harry is an American film written by Nicholas T. Proferes and directed by Bette Gordon. The first project produced by Worldview Entertainment, it stars Jamey Sheridan, Steve Buscemi and ...more

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Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom Phoebe Snow, Doug Spearman, Gary LeRoi Gray Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom is a 2008 Canadian-American romantic comedy-drama film based on the LOGO television series Noah's Arc. It was released on October 24, 2008 in select theaters and ...more

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High Art Radha Mitchell, Ally Sheedy, Patricia Clarkson High Art is a 1998 Canadian-American independent film directed by Lisa Cholodenko and starring Ally Sheedy and Radha Mitchell.