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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.

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

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Albert Reed, Alicia Sixtos, Katie Walder
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" ...more
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elisebrun44 added Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal, Kate Mara
Brokeback Mountain is a 2005 American epic romantic drama film directed by Ang Lee. It is a film adaptation of the 1997 short story of the same name by Annie Proulx; the screenplay was written ...more
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silverdrake33 added Meera Syal, Ben Daniels, Linda Henry
Beautiful Thing is a 1996 British film directed by Hettie MacDonald and released by Channel 4 Films. The screenplay was written by Jonathan Harvey based on his own original play of the same ...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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05;59 Paris Theo and Hugo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best R-Rated Gay Themed Movies
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Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny, Natalie Zea
Boys Don't Cry is a 1999 American independent romantic drama film directed by Kimberly Peirce and co-written by Andy Bienen. The film is a dramatization of the real-life story of Brandon Teena, ...more
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mixmaster reid added Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jacqueline Bissett, Amber Benson
Latter Days is a 2003 American romantic comedy-drama film about a gay relationship between a closeted Mormon missionary and his openly gay neighbor. The film was written and directed by C. Jay ...more
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Miss Coco Peru, Tori Spelling, Missi Pyle
Trick is a 1999 American gay-themed romantic comedy film starring Christian Campbell, John Paul Pitoc and Tori Spelling. Independently produced by Eric d'Arbeloff, Ross Katz and Fall, the film ...more
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Felicity Huffman, Kevin Zegers, Carrie Preston
Transamerica is a 2005 independent comedy-drama film produced by IFC Films and The Weinstein Company. The film tells the story of Bree, a transgender woman, who goes on a road trip with her ...more
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Helena Bonham Carter, Hugh Grant, Ben Kingsley
Maurice is a 1987 British romantic drama film based on the novel of the same title by E. M. Forster. It is a tale of homosexual love in early 20th century England, following its main character ...more
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Mike Williams Mendes added 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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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 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 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 Rosie O'Donnell, Andrea Martin, Michael Pitt
Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a 2001 American musical comedy-drama film based on the stage musical of the same name about a fictional rock band fronted by an East German gay male singer who ...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 John Hurt, Jason Priestley, Maury Chaykin
This film is a 1997 UK / Canadian film directed by Richard Kwietniowski and starring Jason Priestley, John Hurt, Fiona Loewi, Sheila Hancock and Anne Reid.
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Mike Williams Mendes added Rose McGowan, Christina Applegate, Heather Graham
Nowhere is a 1997 American black comedy drama film written and directed by Gregg Araki. It stars James Duval and Rachel True as Dark and Mel, a bisexual teen couple who are both sexually ...more
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Mike Williams Mendes added 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 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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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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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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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 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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Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Terence Stamp
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is a 1994 Australian comedy-drama film written and directed by Stephan Elliott. The plot follows the journey of two drag queens and a transsexual ...more