The Best R-Rated Gay Themed Movies

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Vote up your favorite R-rated gay movies.

The greatest R-rated gay movies span across all genres. You'll find romantic dramas but there are definitely comedies mixed in as well. Ultimately, this list will determine the best movie with gay themes that is rated R. Now get ready to start voting up your favorites.

This list of popular R-rated themed 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 Themed 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 Themed films on this list.

If you're trying to find a specific R-rated gay themed film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for. You can also find several of these movies streaming on Netflix or Amazon Prime. Examples of movies on this list include The Kids Are All Right and Boys Don't Cry. You If you're trying to find out "What are the best R-Rated gay themed movies?" and "What are the most famous R-Rated gay themed movies?" then this list is the perfect resource for you.

Use this list if you're looking for some new gay themed 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. Share the list with your friends to see how their opinions stack up against yours.

Did you know that Peter Jackson and Ang Lee have both directed Gay Themed R movies?

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  • Shelter
    Albert Reed, Alicia Sixtos, Katie Walder
    • Released: 2007
    • Directed by: Jonah Markowitz
  • Brokeback Mountain
    Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Linda Cardellini
    • Released: 2005
    • Directed by: Ang Lee
  • Beautiful Thing
    Linda Henry, Glen Berry, Scott Neal
    • Released: 1996
    • Directed by: Hettie MacDonald
  • Call Me by Your Name
    Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg
    • Released: 2017
    • Directed by: Luca Guadagnino
  • Moonlight
    Mahershala Ali, Alex R. Hibbert, Ashton Sanders
    • Released: 2016
    • Directed by: Barry Jenkins
  • Party Monster
    Macaulay Culkin, Seth Green, Chloë Sevigny
    • Released: 2003
    • Directed by: Fenton Bailey
  • Latter Days
    Steve Sandvoss, Wes Ramsey, Rebekah Johnson
    • Released: 2004
    • Directed by: C. Jay Cox
  • Kill Your Darlings
    Daniel Radcliffe, David Cross, Dane DeHaan
    • Released: 2013
    • Directed by: John Krokidas
  • Trick
    Christian Campbell, J.P. Pitoc, Tori Spelling
    • Released: 1999
    • Directed by: Jim Fall
  • Mambo Italiano
    Luke Kirby, Ginette Reno, Paul Sorvino
    • Released: 2003
    • Directed by: Émile Gaudreault
  • Summer Storm
    Robert Stadlober, Alicja Bachleda-Curus, Jürgen Tonkel
    • Released: 2004
    • Directed by: Marco Kreuzpaintner
  • My Own Private Idaho
    River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, James Russo
    • Released: 1991
    • Directed by: Gus Van Sant
  • My Beautiful Laundrette
    Daniel Day-Lewis, Gordon Warnecke, Saeed Jaffrey
    • Released: 1985
    • Directed by: Stephen Frears
  • The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
    Terence Stamp, Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce
    • Released: 1994
    • Directed by: Stephan Elliott
  • Gods and Monsters
    Ian McKellen, Brendan Fraser, Lynn Redgrave
    • Released: 1998
    • Directed by: Bill Condon
  • G.B.F.
    Michael J. Willett, Paul Iacono, Sasha Pieterse
    • Released: 2013
    • Directed by: Darren Stein
  • Longtime Companion
    Bruce Davison, Campbell Scott, Stephen Caffrey
    • Released: 1990
    • Directed by: Norman René
  • Maurice
    James Wilby, Hugh Grant, Rupert Graves
    • Released: 1987
    • Directed by: James Ivory
  • Bully
    Brad Renfro, Rachel Miner, Nick Stahl
    • Released: 2001
    • Directed by: Larry Clark
  • Boys Don't Cry
    Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny, Peter Sarsgaard
    • Released: 1999
    • Directed by: Kimberly Peirce
  • But I'm a Cheerleader
    Natasha Lyonne, Cathy Moriarty, Bud Cort
    • Released: 1999
    • Directed by: Jamie Babbit
  • All Over the Guy
    Dan Bucatinsky, Richard Ruccolo, Adam Goldberg
    • Released: 2001
    • Directed by: Julie Davis
  • The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy
    Nia Long, Timothy Olyphant, Jennifer Coolidge
    • Released: 2000
    • Directed by: Greg Berlanti
  • Stonewall
    Gabriel Mann, Guillermo Díaz, Fred Weller
    • Released: 1995
    • Directed by: Nigel Finch
  • Transamerica
    Felicity Huffman, Kevin Zegers, Fionnula Flanagan
    • Released: 2005
    • Directed by: Duncan Tucker