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The Best R-Rated Gay Themed Movies

Updated June 17, 2020 6.2k votes 977 voters 144.1k views175 items

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List of R-Rated gay themed movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best R-Rated gay themed movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest R-Rated Gay Themed movie of all time is.

This list of popular R-Rated gay 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 Instant 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.

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  • 1
    Shelter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best R-Rated Gay Themed Movies
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    Shelter

    Albert Reed, Alicia Sixtos

    Released2007

    Directed byJonah Markowitz

    Shelter is a 2007 American film directed and written by Jonah Markowitz. It stars Trevor... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 2
    Brokeback Mountain is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best R-Rated Gay Themed Movies
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    Brokeback Mountain

    Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal

    Released2005

    Directed byAng Lee

    Brokeback Mountain is a 2005 American epic romantic drama film directed by Ang Lee. It is a... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    My Own Private Idaho is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best R-Rated Gay Themed Movies
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    My Own Private Idaho

    Keanu Reeves, Jim Caviezel

    Released1991

    Directed byGus Van Sant

    My Own Private Idaho is a 1991 American independent drama film written and directed by Gus Van... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Torch Song Trilogy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best R-Rated Gay Themed Movies
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    Torch Song Trilogy

    Matthew Broderick, Anne Bancroft

    Released1988

    Directed byPaul Bogart

    Torch Song Trilogy is an American comedy-drama film adapted by Harvey Fierstein from his play... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 5
    Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best R-Rated Gay Themed Movies
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    Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss

    Sean Hayes, Carmine Giovinazzo

    Released1998

    Directed byTommy O'Haver

    Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss is a 1998 American independent, gay-themed romantic comedy film... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    A Home at the End of the World is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best R-Rated Gay Themed Movies
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    A Home at the End of the World

    Colin Farrell, Robin Wright

    Released2004

    Directed byMichael Mayer

    A Home at the End of the World is a 2004 drama film directed by Michael Mayer. The screenplay... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Kids Are All Right is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best R-Rated Gay Themed Movies
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    The Kids Are All Right

    Julianne Moore, Annette Bening

    Released2010

    Directed byLisa Cholodenko

    The Kids Are All Right is a 2010 American comedy-drama film directed by Lisa Cholodenko and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 8
    Latter Days is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best R-Rated Gay Themed Movies
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    Latter Days

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jacqueline Bissett

    Released2003

    Directed byC. Jay Cox

    Latter Days is a 2003 American romantic comedy-drama film about a gay relationship between a... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Broken Hearts Club: A Roma is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best R-Rated Gay Themed Movies
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    Released2000

    Directed byGreg Berlanti

    The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy is a 2000 American film written and directed by Greg... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 10
    Dream Boy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best R-Rated Gay Themed Movies
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    Dream Boy

    Rooney Mara, Diana Scarwid

    Released2008

    Directed byJames Bolton

    Dream Boy is a 2008 gay-themed romantic drama film written and directed by James Bolton and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 11
    Touch of Pink is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best R-Rated Gay Themed Movies
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    Touch of Pink

    Kyle MacLachlan, Brian George

    Released2004

    Directed byIan Iqbal Rashid

    Touch of Pink is a 2004 Canadian-British gay-themed romantic comedy film written and directed... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 12
    The Sum of Us is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best R-Rated Gay Themed Movies
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    The Sum of Us

    Russell Crowe, Rebekah Elmaloglou

    Released1994

    Directed byKevin Dowling, Geoff Burton

    The Sum of Us is a 1994 Australian comedy-drama film version of the play The Sum of Us.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 13
    Transamerica is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best R-Rated Gay Themed Movies
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    Transamerica

    Felicity Huffman, Kevin Zegers

    Released2005

    Directed byDuncan Tucker

    Transamerica is a 2005 independent comedy-drama film produced by IFC Films and The Weinstein... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 14
    Trick is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best R-Rated Gay Themed Movies
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    Trick

    Miss Coco Peru, Tori Spelling

    Released1999

    Directed byJim Fall

    Trick is a 1999 American gay-themed romantic comedy film starring Christian Campbell, John... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Boys Don't Cry is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best R-Rated Gay Themed Movies
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    Boys Don't Cry

    Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny

    Released1999

    Directed byKimberly Peirce

    Boys Don't Cry is a 1999 American independent romantic drama film directed by Kimberly Peirce... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 16
    Maurice is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best R-Rated Gay Themed Movies
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    Maurice

    Helena Bonham Carter, Hugh Grant

    Released1987

    Directed byJames Ivory

    Maurice is a 1987 British romantic drama film based on the novel of the same title by E. M.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Before Night Falls is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best R-Rated Gay Themed Movies
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    Before Night Falls

    Johnny Depp, Sean Penn

    Released2000

    Directed byJulian Schnabel

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    Beautiful Thing is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best R-Rated Gay Themed Movies
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    Beautiful Thing

    Meera Syal, Ben Daniels

    Released1995

    Directed byHettie MacDonald

    Beautiful Thing is a 1996 British film directed by Hettie MacDonald and released by Channel 4... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Imagine Me & You is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best R-Rated Gay Themed Movies
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    Imagine Me & You

    Lena Headey, Piper Perabo

    Released2005

    Directed byOl Parker

    Imagine Me & You is a 2006 British-American comedy-romance film written and directed by Ol... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Bent is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best R-Rated Gay Themed Movies
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    Bent

    Rachel Weisz, Jude Law

    Released1997

    Directed bySean Mathias

    Bent is a 1997 British/Japanese drama film directed by Sean Mathias, based on the 1979 play of... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Adam & Steve is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best R-Rated Gay Themed Movies
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    Adam & Steve

    Parker Posey, Chris Kattan

    Released2005

    Directed byCraig Chester

    Adam & Steve is a 2005 gay romantic comedy film directed by and starring Craig Chester, who... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Adventures of Priscilla, Q is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best R-Rated Gay Themed Movies

    Released1994

    Directed byStephan Elliott

    The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is a 1994 Australian comedy-drama film... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Prick Up Your Ears is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best R-Rated Gay Themed Movies
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    Prick Up Your Ears

    Gary Oldman, Alfred Molina

    Released1987

    Directed byStephen Frears

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    Soldier's Girl is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best R-Rated Gay Themed Movies
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    Soldier's Girl

    Lee Pace, Andre Braugher

    Released2003

    Directed byFrank Pierson

    Soldier's Girl is a 2003 Canadian-American drama film produced by Showtime. It is based on a... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Object of My Affection is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best R-Rated Gay Themed Movies
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    The Object of My Affection

    Jennifer Aniston, Hayden Panettiere

    Released1998

    Directed byNicholas Hytner

    The Object of My Affection is a 1998 romantic comedy film, adapted from the book of the same... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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