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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.

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

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

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Being 17 is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list The Best R-Rated Gay Themed Movies
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King Cobra is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list The Best R-Rated Gay Themed Movies
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Mike Williams Mendes added Tom Cullen, Kieran Hardcastle, Chris New Weekend is a 2011 drama romance film written and directed by Andrew Haigh.

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Mike Williams Mendes added 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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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 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 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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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 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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05;59 Paris Theo and Hugo is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list The Best R-Rated Gay Themed Movies
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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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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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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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MMcCue added 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 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. The screenplay was ...more

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Mike Williams Mendes added 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 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 Kent James, Jazzmun, Andrew Levitas Hellbent is a 2004 slasher film and gay male horror film written and directed by Paul Etheredge-Ouzts. It is reportedly the first gay slasher film. Hellbent played the gay and lesbian film ...more

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Mike Williams Mendes added 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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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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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 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 Nico and Dani Esther Nubiola, Fernando Ramallo, Marieta Orozco Nico and Dani is a 2000 Spanish film about the sexual awakening of two teenagers, as one comes to terms with his homosexuality and the other with his heterosexuality. The Spanish title refers to ...more

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Mike Williams Mendes added 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 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 Retake

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Mike Williams Mendes added 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 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 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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L.i.e is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list The Best R-Rated Gay Themed Movies
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Mike Williams Mendes added Futuro Beach Clemens Schick, Wagner Moura, Sabine Timoteo Praia do Futuro is a 2014 Brazilian-German drama film directed by Karim Aïnouz, and starring Wagner Moura, Clemens Schick and Jesuita Barbosa. The film had its premiere in the competition ...more

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

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Tangerine is listed (or ranked) 94 on the list The Best R-Rated Gay Themed Movies
Mike Williams Mendes added Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor, Karren Karagulian

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Mike Williams Mendes added 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 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 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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Closet Monster is listed (or ranked) 98 on the list The Best R-Rated Gay Themed Movies
Mike Williams Mendes added Closet Monster Connor Jessup, Aaron Abrams, Isabella Rossellini

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Mike Williams Mendes added Land of Storms Sebastian Urzendowsky, Enikö Börcsök, Lajos Ottó Horváth Land of Storms is a Hungarian drama film, released in 2014. The feature film debut of director Ádám Császi, the film had its debut at the 64th Berlin International Film ...more

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