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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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  • In Los Angeles, a colorful assortment of bohemians try to make sense of their intersecting lives. The moody Dark Smith (James Duval), his bisexual girlfriend (Rachel True), her lesbian lover ...more
  • Shy Jamie (Glen Berry) and athletic Ste (Scott Neal) are teen boys who live near each other in the London projects. Both boys think they could be gay, and finally explore their feelings when Ste is ...more
  • In this film based on a true story, Michael Alig (Macaulay Culkin) arrives on a Greyhound bus in New York City desperate to leave his boring Midwestern past behind. After meeting downtown club kid ...more
  • It's the summer of 1983, and precocious 17-year-old Elio Perlman is spending the days with his family at their 17th-century villa in Lombardy, Italy. He soon meets Oliver, a handsome doctoral student ...more
  • Moonlight is a 2016 American coming-of-age drama film directed by Barry Jenkins, based on Tarell Alvin McCraney's unpublished semi-autobiographical play. A chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and ...more
  • In 1944, young Allen Ginsberg (Daniel Radcliffe) has a rival for the affections of his charismatic classmate Lucien Carr (Dane DeHaan). When the rival is found dead, Carr, William Burroughs and Jack ...more
  • In 1963, rodeo cowboy Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal) and ranch hand Ennis Del Mar (Heath Ledger) are hired by rancher Joe Aguirre (Randy Quaid) as sheep herders in Wyoming. One night on Brokeback ...more
  • Shelter
    8
    Shelter is a 2007 American film directed and written by Jonah Markowitz. It stars Trevor Wright, Brad Rowe, and Tina Holmes. It was the winner of "Outstanding Film – Limited Release" at the 2009 ...more
  • In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV," Mike Waters (River Phoenix) is a gay hustler afflicted with narcolepsy. Scott Favor (Keanu Reeves) is the rebellious son of a mayor. Together, ...more
  • Angelo Barberini (Luke Kirby) lives at home and harbors a secret from his Italian parents, Gino (Paul Sorvino) and Maria (Ginette Reno) : He's gay. Angelo's decision to move out surprises Gino and ...more
  • Trick
    11
    It's lust at first sight when Gabriel (Christian Campbell), a songwriter with Broadway ambitions, runs into Mark (John Paul Pitoc), a hot go-go dancer at a local gay club. They head to Gabriel's ...more
  • Summer Storm is a 2004 German coming-of-age comedy-drama film directed by Marco Kreuzpaintner, starring Robert Stadlober, Kostja Ullmann, Alicja Bachleda-Curuś, and Miriam Morgenstern. The story is ...more
  • Aaron Davis (Steve Sandvoss), a young Mormon, arrives in Los Angeles with three fellow missionaries to evangelize. The group's promiscuous gay neighbor, Christian (Wes Ramsey), makes a bet he can ...more
  • Once a powerful Hollywood director best known for "Frankenstein" and "The Bride of Frankenstein," James Whale (Ian McKellen) is long since retired and in increasingly poor health. His stalwart ...more
  • When drag queen Anthony (Hugo Weaving) agrees to take his act on the road, he invites fellow cross-dresser Adam (Guy Pearce) and transsexual Bernadette (Terence Stamp) to come along. In their ...more
  • In a seedy corner of London, Omar (Gordon Warnecke), a young Pakistani, is given a run-down laundromat by his uncle (Saeed Jaffrey), who hopes to turn it into a successful business. Soon after, Omar ...more
  • G.B.F.
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    A closeted gay teen (Paul Iacono) wants to join the popular gals' clique, but his scheme backfires when his best friend (Michael J. Willett) is forced out of the closet instead.
  • During the 1980s, a group of gay men and their straight female friend confront the spread of AIDS. Personal trainer Willy (Campbell Scott) watches the epidemic grow, advocating for awareness. Willy's ...more
  • Bully
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    As Bobby Kent lay bleeding on July 14, 1993, he called out for help, and then mercy from his friends. Their response was quick and deliberate. Larry Clark's "Bully" chronicles the incident that would ...more
  • Teens Jordan White (James Duval) and Amy Blue (Rose McGowan) pick up a handsome drifter named Xavier Red (Johnathon Schaech). Red tends to create combustible situations -- for example, a trip to a ...more
  • A contemporary romantic comedy about the quest to find the "one" when the "one" doesn't know he's the "one." "All Over the Guy" explores the unlikely pairing of Eli (Dan Bucatinsky) and Tom (Richard ...more
  • Stonewall is a 1995 historical comedy-drama film. Inspired by the memoir of the same title by openly-homosexual historian Martin Duberman, Stonewall is a fictionalized account of the weeks leading up ...more
  • Young female-to-male transgender Brandon Teena (Hilary Swank) leaves his hometown under threat when his ex-girlfriend's brother discovers that he's biologically female. Resettling in the small town ...more
  • 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 restaurant ...more
  • Wealthy and precocious teenager Juliet (Kate Winslet) transfers from England to Christchurch, New Zealand, with her family, and forms a bond with the quiet, brooding Pauline (Melanie Lynskey) through ...more