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The Best R-Rated LGBTQ+ Movies

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List of R-Rated LGBTQ+ movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best R-Rated LGBTQ+ movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest R-Rated LGBTQ+ movie of all time is. This list of popular R-Rated LGBTQ+ 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 LGBTQ+ 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 LGBTQ+ films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific R-Rated LGBTQ+ film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.

Movies on this list include American Beauty and Ed Wood.

If you're trying to find out "What are the best R-Rated LGBTQ+ movies?" and "What are the most famous R-Rated LGBTQ+ movies?" then this list is the perfect resource for you.

Use this list if you're looking for some new LGBTQ+ movies that are rated R. Between Netflix, Hulu and other services there are thousands of great LGBTQ+ movies rated R, so get out there and start watching.

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  • Dare1
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    Dare

    Emmy Rossum, Rooney Mara

    Released2009

    Directed byAdam Salky

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  • American Beauty2
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    American Beauty

    Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening

    Released1999

    Directed bySam Mendes

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  • Chasing Amy3
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    Chasing Amy

    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon

    Released1997

    Directed byKevin Smith

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  • Ed Wood4
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    Ed Wood

    Johnny Depp, Sarah Jessica Parker

    Released1994

    Directed byTim Burton

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  • Thirteen5
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    Thirteen

    Vanessa Hudgens, Evan Rachel Wood

    Released2003

    Directed byCatherine Hardwicke

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  • Brokeback Mountain6
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    Brokeback Mountain

    Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal

    Released2005

    Directed byAng Lee

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  • Gosford Park7
    39
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    Gosford Park

    Helen Mirren, Clive Owen

    Released2002

    Directed byRobert Altman

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  • Heavenly Creatures8
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    Heavenly Creatures

    Kate Winslet, Peter Jackson

    Released1994

    Directed byPeter Jackson

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  • The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love9
    26
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    Released1995

    Directed byMaria Maggenti

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  • All That Jazz10
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    All That Jazz

    Jessica Lange, John Lithgow

    Released1979

    Directed byBob Fosse

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  • Threesome11
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    15

    Threesome

    Lara Flynn Boyle, Josh Charles

    Released1994

    Directed byAndrew Fleming

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  • The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert12

    Released1994

    Directed byStephan Elliott

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  • The Hunger13
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    The Hunger

    David Bowie, Willem Dafoe

    Released1983

    Directed byTony Scott

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  • if....14
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    if....

    Malcolm McDowell, Arthur Lowe

    Released1968

    Directed byLindsay Anderson

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  • Boys on the Side15
    24
    15

    Boys on the Side

    Drew Barrymore, Matthew McConaughey

    Released1995

    Directed byHerbert Ross

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  • Midnight Express16
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    Midnight Express

    John Hurt, Randy Quaid

    Released1978

    Directed byAlan Parker

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  • Mulholland Drive17
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    Mulholland Drive

    Naomi Watts, Billy Ray Cyrus

    Released2001

    Directed byDavid Lynch

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  • High Art18
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    High Art

    Radha Mitchell, Ally Sheedy

    Released1998

    Directed byLisa Cholodenko

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  • Call Me by Your Name19
    19
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    Call Me by Your Name

    Armie Hammer, Timothee Chalamet

    Released2017

    Directed byLuca Guadagnino

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  • Velvet Goldmine20
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    Velvet Goldmine

    Christian Bale, Ewan McGregor

    Released1998

    Directed byTodd Haynes

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  • Before Night Falls21
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    Before Night Falls

    Johnny Depp, Sean Penn

    Released2000

    Directed byJulian Schnabel

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  • Deliverance22
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    Deliverance

    Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight

    Released1972

    Directed byJohn Boorman

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  • Elephant23
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    Elephant

    Timothy Bottoms, Matt Malloy

    Released2003

    Directed byGus Van Sant

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  • Girls Will Be Girls24
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    Girls Will Be Girls

    Miss Coco Peru, Eric Stonestreet

    Released2003

    Directed byRichard Day

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  • Fellini Satyricon25
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    Fellini Satyricon

    Capucine, Gordon Mitchell

    Released1969

    Directed byFederico Fellini

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