LGBT The Best R-Rated Gay Movies  

Reference
900 votes 157 voters 31.5k views 89 items

List Rules Add your favorite movie to the list if it's missing, but only if it's the correct rating.

We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, Ranker may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

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.

Impact the order of the list by sharing it on your Facebook feed so that your friends can vote too. (89 items)

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

list ordered by

1
27 8
Ranker Video
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

2
30 11
Ranker Video
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

3
31 12
Ranker Video
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

4
26 8
Ranker Video
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

5
23 8
Ranker Video
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

6
19 5
Ranker Video
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

7
25 12
Ranker Video
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

8
14 4
Ranker Video
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

9
11 2
Ranker Video
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

10
14 5
Ranker Video
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

11
16 7
Ranker Video
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

12
13 5
Ranker Video
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

13
15 7
Ranker Video
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

14
15 7
Ranker Video
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

15
14 7
Ranker Video
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

16
8 2
Ranker Video
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

17
8 2
Ranker Video
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.

18
9 3
Ranker Video
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

19
10 4
Ranker Video
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

20
11 5
Ranker Video
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

21
13 7
Ranker Video
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.

22
15 9
Ranker Video
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

23
7 2
Ranker Video
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.

24
8 3
Ranker Video
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

25
8 3
Ranker Video
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