LGBTQ+ The Best R-Rated LGBT Movies  

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

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

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Clint Eastwood and Martin Scorsese are among the directors that have worked on a R LGBT film.

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Emmy Rossum, Rooney Mara, Alan Cumming
Dare is a 2009 indie romantic drama film directed by Adam Salky. It is written by David Brind. The movie is based on Salky's 2005 short film which was met with acclaim at film festivals. The ...more
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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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Mulholland Drive is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best R-Rated LGBT Movies
Naomi Watts, Billy Ray Cyrus, Melissa George
Mulholland Drive is a 2001 American neo-noir mystery film written and directed by David Lynch and starring Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, and Justin Theroux. It tells the story of an aspiring ...more
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Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Hank Azaria
The Birdcage is a 1996 American comedy film, directed by Mike Nichols and stars Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Nathan Lane, and Dianne Wiest. Dan Futterman, Calista Flockhart, Hank Azaria, and ...more
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Kate Winslet, Peter Jackson, Melanie Lynskey
Heavenly Creatures is a 1994 New Zealand drama film directed by Peter Jackson, from a screenplay he co-wrote with his partner, Fran Walsh, about the notorious 1954 Parker–Hulme case in ...more
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Christian Bale, Ewan McGregor, Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Velvet Goldmine is a British drama film directed and co-written by Todd Haynes set in Britain during the glam rock days of the early 1970s; it tells the story of the fictional pop star Brian ...more
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Nicole Ari Parker, Dale Dickey, Laurel Holloman
The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love is a 1995 film, written and directed by Maria Maggenti, of the story of two very different high school girls who fall in love.
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James Franco, Sean Penn, Josh Brolin
Milk is a 2008 American biographical film based on the life of gay rights activist and politician Harvey Milk, who was the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California, ...more
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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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Radha Mitchell, Ally Sheedy, Patricia Clarkson
High Art is a 1998 Canadian-American independent film directed by Lisa Cholodenko and starring Ally Sheedy and Radha Mitchell.
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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
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Lena Headey, Piper Perabo, Matthew Goode
Imagine Me & You is a 2006 British-American comedy-romance film written and directed by Ol Parker. It centres on the relationship between Rachel and Luce, who meet on Rachel's wedding day. ...more
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Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Rose Byrne
Monster is a 2003 drama film about Aileen Wuornos, who was executed in Florida in 2002 for taking six men's lives in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Wuornos was played by Charlize Theron, and ...more
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Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Zoe Bell
Billy Elliot is a 2000 British dance drama film written by Lee Hall and directed by Stephen Daldry. Set in north-eastern England during the 1984-85 coal miners' strike, it stars Jamie Bell as ...more
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Sharon Stone, Michael Douglas, Jeanne Tripplehorn
Basic Instinct is a 1992 French-American neo-noir erotic thriller film directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Joe Eszterhas, and starring Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone. The film is about a ...more
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Lara Flynn Boyle, Josh Charles, Joanne Baron
Threesome is a 1994 American comedy-drama film, written and directed by Andrew Fleming. The film is an autobiographical comedy mixed in with some social commentary, and is based on the college ...more
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Debbie Allen, Irene Cara, Meg Tilly
Fame is a 1980 American musical film conceived and produced by David De Silva and directed by Alan Parker. Its screenplay is by Christopher Gore, its choreography by Louis Falco and musical ...more
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Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Mena Suvari
American Beauty is a 1999 American drama film, directed by Sam Mendes and written by Alan Ball. Kevin Spacey stars as Lester Burnham, an office worker who has a midlife crisis when he becomes ...more
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Cate Blanchett, Judi Dench, Bill Nighy
Notes on a Scandal is a 2006 British psychological thriller-drama film, adapted from the 2003 novel of the same name by Zoë Heller. The screenplay was written by Patrick Marber and the film ...more
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Call Me by Your Name is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best R-Rated LGBT Movies
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Call Me by Your Name is a 2017 romantic coming-of-age drama film directed by Luca Guadagnino. Based on the novel by Andre Aciman, the film chronicles the romantic relationship between a ...more
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Penélope Cruz, Fernando Fernan Gomez, Antonia San Juan
All About My Mother is a 1999 Spanish comedy-drama film written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar. The film deals with complex issues such as AIDS, homosexuality, transsexualism, faith, and ...more
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Johnny Depp, Sarah Jessica Parker, Bill Murray
Ed Wood is a 1994 American period comedy-drama biopic directed and produced by Tim Burton, and starring Johnny Depp as cult filmmaker Ed Wood. The film concerns the period in Wood's life when he ...more
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Christina Ricci, Lisa Kudrow, Johnny Galecki
This film is a 1998 film written and directed by Don Roos and stars Christina Ricci, Martin Donovan and Lisa Kudrow.
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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best R-Rated LGBT Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is a 2005 American neo-noir dark comedy film written and directed by Shane Black, and starring Robert Downey, Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan and Corbin Bernsen. The ...more
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Liam Neeson, Tim Curry, John Lithgow
Kinsey is a 2004 American biographical drama film written and directed by Bill Condon. It describes the life of Alfred Charles Kinsey, a pioneer in the area of sexology. His 1948 publication, ...more