LGBT The Best R-Rated Gay Themed Movies  

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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.

 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 themed 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. (177 items)

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

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silverdrake33 added The Basketball Diaries Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Wahlberg, Juliette Lewis The Basketball Diaries is a 1995 American drama film directed by Scott Kalvert, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Lorraine Bracco, James Madio, and Mark Wahlberg from the non-fiction work of the same ...more

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Get Real Ben Silverstone, Brad Gorton, Louise J. Taylor Get Real is a 1998 British drama film directed by Simon Shore, based on the play What's Wrong with Angry? by screenwriter Patrick Wilde. The plot is about gay teenager Steven Carter's coming out ...more

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King Cobra is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list The Best R-Rated Gay Themed Movies
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mixmaster reid added Farewell My Concubine Gong Li, Leslie Cheung, Ge You Farewell My Concubine, a 1993 Chinese drama film directed by Chen Kaige, is one of the central works of the Fifth Generation movement that brought Chinese film directors to world attention. ...more

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MarylyleMcCue added Bound Jennifer Tilly, Gina Gershon, Christopher Meloni Bound is a 1996 crime, drama, thriller film written and directed by Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski.

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Being 17 is listed (or ranked) 56 on the list The Best R-Rated Gay Themed Movies
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Mike Williams Mendes added Stranger by the Lake François-Renaud Labarthe, Pierre Deladonchamps, Patrick D'assumçao Stranger by the Lake is a 2013 French drama-thriller film written and directed by Alain Guiraudie. The film premiered in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival where ...more

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Short Bus is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list The Best R-Rated Gay Themed Movies
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Mike Williams Mendes added Mysterious Skin Michelle Trachtenberg, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Elisabeth Shue Mysterious Skin is a 2004 Dutch-American drama film directed by American filmmaker Gregg Araki, who also wrote the screenplay based on Scott Heim's 1996 novel of the same name. The film is ...more

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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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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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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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mixmaster reid added Kissing Jessica Stein Jon Hamm, Idina Menzel, Michael Ealy Kissing Jessica Stein is a 2001 American independent romantic comedy film, written and co-produced by the film's stars, Jennifer Westfeldt and Heather Juergensen. The film also stars Tovah ...more

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Mike Williams Mendes added Come Undone Jérémie Elkaïm, Dominique Reymond, Stéphane Rideau Presque rien is a 2000 French-Belgian romantic drama film directed by Sebastien Lifshitz, set in Brittany, depicting a stormy holiday romance between two 18-year-olds and what remains of that ...more

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Mike Williams Mendes added Xenia Patty Pravo, Yannis Stankoglou, Marisha Triantafyllidou Xenia is a 2014 drama film written by Panos H. Koutras and Panagiotis Evangelidis and directed by Panos H. Koutras.

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Mike Williams Mendes added Kill Your Darlings Daniel Radcliffe, Elizabeth Olsen, Jennifer Jason Leigh Kill Your Darlings is a 2013 American biographical drama film written by Austin Bunn and directed by John Krokidas in his feature film directorial debut. The film had its world premiere at the ...more

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05;59 Paris Theo and Hugo is listed (or ranked) 67 on the list The Best R-Rated Gay Themed Movies
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Mike Williams Mendes added The Last Match Luis Alberto García, Blanca Rosa Blanco, Mirtha Ibarra The Last Match is a 2013 drama romance film written by Abel González Melo and Antonio Hens and directed by Antonio Hens.

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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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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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Hate Crime Giancarlo Esposito, Susan Blakely, Bruce Davison Hate Crime is a 2005 drama film written and directed by Tommy Stovall and starring Seth Peterson, Bruce Davison, Chad Donella, Cindy Pickett, and Brian J. Smith. Making this film was Stovall's ...more

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MarylyleMcCue added All Over Me Cole Hauser, Vincent Pastore, Leisha Hailey All Over Me is a 1997 drama film directed by Alex Sichel and written by her sister, Sylvia Sichel. Alex Sichel received a grant from the Princess Grace Foundation to make a film about the riot ...more

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Mike Williams Mendes added Eastern Boys Olivier Rabourdin, Kirill Emelyanov, Edéa Darcque Eastern Boys is a 2013 French drama film written and directed by Robin Campillo. It was screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.

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Mike Williams Mendes added The Doom Generation Rose McGowan, Margaret Cho, Parker Posey The Doom Generation is a 1995 comedy thriller film written and directed by Gregg Araki. The film stars Rose McGowan, James Duval, and Johnathon Schaech as two teenagers and a 21-year-old punk ...more

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Mike Williams Mendes added Bully Bijou Phillips, Rachel Miner, Nick Stahl Bully is a 2001 American film directed by Larry Clark, and starring Brad Renfro, Bijou Phillips, Rachel Miner, Michael Pitt, Leo Fitzpatrick, Kelli Garner, and Nick Stahl. Based on the 1993 ...more

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Mike Williams Mendes added Head On Alex Dimitriades, Julian Garner, William Zappa Head On is a 1998 Australian drama film directed by Ana Kokkinos. Based on the acclaimed novel Loaded written by Christos Tsiolkas, it stars Alex Dimitriades as a young, repressed gay man of ...more

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Relax...It's Just Sex Jennifer Tilly, Paul Winfield, Lori Petty Relax...It’s Just Sex is a 1998 romantic comedy film directed by P. J. Castellaneta.

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Poster Boy Kristen Schaal, Karen Allen, Michael Lerner Poster Boy is a 2004 gay-themed drama film. It toured the gay and lesbian film festival circuit beginning in 2004 before a limited theatrical release in 2006.

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Rodd Williams added Parting Glances Steve Buscemi, Kathy Kinney, John Bolger Parting Glances is an American film shot in 1984 and released in 1986. With its realistic look at urban gay life in the Ronald Reagan era and at the height of the AIDS crisis, many film critics ...more

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Mike Williams Mendes added The Dying Gaul Patricia Clarkson, Peter Sarsgaard, Kelli O'Hara The Dying Gaul is a 2005 American drama film written and directed by Craig Lucas. The screenplay is based on his 1998 off-Broadway play, the title of which was derived from an ancient Roman ...more

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Mike Williams Mendes added Mala Noche Robert Lee Pitchlynn, Ray Monge, Doug Cooeyate Mala Noche is a 1986 American drama film written and directed by Gus Van Sant, based on an autobiographical novel by the Oregon poet Walt Curtis. The film was shot in 16 mm, mostly ...more

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Mike Williams Mendes added Splendor Kelly Macdonald, Kathleen Robertson, Adam Carolla Splendor is a 1999 British-American romantic comedy film directed by Gregg Araki and starring Kathleen Robertson, Johnathon Schaech, and Matt Keeslar. The film deals with an open relationship ...more

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Mike Williams Mendes added The Disappearance of Alice Creed Gemma Arterton, Eddie Marsan, Martin Compston The Disappearance of Alice Creed is a 2009 British thriller film about the kidnapping of a young woman by two ex-convicts. The film is written and directed by J Blakeson and stars Gemma Arterton ...more

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Mike Williams Mendes added Criminal Lovers Miki Manojlović, Jérémie Renier, Natacha Régnier Criminal Lovers is a 1999 psychological thriller film by French director François Ozon.

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Mike Williams Mendes added Kaboom Juno Temple, Kelly Lynch, Haley Bennett Kaboom is a 2010 youth culture alternative film written and directed by Gregg Araki. The film stars Thomas Dekker, Juno Temple, Haley Bennett and James Duval. It premiered at the 2010 Cannes ...more

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Mike Williams Mendes added Viva Barry Morse, John Klemantaski, Bridget Brno Viva is a 2007 American comedy-drama film directed by Anna Biller. It's a faithful homage to sexploitation films from the 1960s and 1970s, but with a feminist twist. The film has received mixed ...more

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Mike Williams Mendes added From Afar Jamshid Hashempur From Afar is a 2006 drama film written and directed by Ramin Mohseni.

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Mike Williams Mendes added Quinceañera Emily Rios, Alicia Sixtos, Jesse Garcia Quinceañera is a 2006 American independent drama film written and directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland. Set in Echo Park, Los Angeles, the film follows the lives of two young ...more

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Mike Williams Mendes added Moonlight Perizaad Zorabian, Shekhar Suman Moonlight is a 2005 comedy film directed by Raman Bharadwaj.

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Mike Williams Mendes added Lose Your Head Fernando Tielve, Rummelsnuff, Marko Mandic Lose Your Head is a 2013 psychological thriller film written by Patrick Schuckmann and directed by Stefan Westerwelle and Patrick Schuckmann

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Mike Williams Mendes added Tom at the Farm Xavier Dolan, Caleb Landry Jones, Evelyne Brochu Tom at the Farm is a 2013 psychological thriller directed by Xavier Dolan. The film is based on the play of the same name by Michel Marc Bouchard. It was screened in the main competition section ...more

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Mike Williams Mendes added All the Rage Jay Corcoran, Peter Bubriski, Alan Natale All the Rage is a 1997 film by New York City-based writer Roland Tec. It was released theatrically in the U.S., was widely reviewed in numerous publications and continues to be a top-grossing ...more

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Mike Williams Mendes added Apartment Zero Colin Firth, Liz Smith, Dora Bryan Apartment Zero is a political thriller from Argentina. Directed by Argentine-born screenwriter Martin Donovan and starring Hart Bochner and Colin Firth, the film is suffused with homoerotic ...more

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Mike Williams Mendes added Interior. Leather Bar. James Franco, Travis Mathews, Val Lauren Interior. Leather Bar. is a 2013 American docufiction film, which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Directed by James Franco and Travis Mathews, the film stars Franco and Mathews as ...more

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Mike Williams Mendes added Circuit Nancy Allen, Bruce Vilarich, William Katt Circuit is a 2001 gay-themed independent film set in the world of gay circuit parties. Written by Dirk Shafer and Gregory Hinton and directed by Shafer, Circuit follows the lives of several ...more

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Mike Williams Mendes added Love and Death on Long Island John Hurt, Jason Priestley, Maury Chaykin Love and Death on Long Island is a 1997 UK / Canadian film directed by Richard Kwietniowski and starring Jason Priestley, John Hurt, Fiona Loewi, Sheila Hancock and Anne Reid. The storyline of ...more

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Mike Williams Mendes added Poison John Leguizamo, Rob LaBelle, James K. Lyons Todd Haynes' second feature deftly interweaves a trio of tales that build toward a devastating climax.

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Tangerine is listed (or ranked) 100 on the list The Best R-Rated Gay Themed Movies
Mike Williams Mendes added Tangerine Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor, Karren Karagulian