The Best Coming Out Movies 

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Updated September 23, 2019 260 votes 128 voters 14.6k views 16 items

List Rules Vote for your personal favorite Coming out films, regardless of how popular or successful they were at the box office.

There's no question that coming out gay is one of the most momentous moments in the life of someone who identifies with the LGBTQ community, and this list of coming out movies includes films that portray that important occasion.

With coming out movies ranging from Love, Simon to Curious, you’re sure to find a movie about coming out that resonates with you, but you don’t have to take our word for it! These movies about the LGBTQ community and coming out have been voted on by fans of the genre, and are ordered from best to worst, according to your votes, so join in the action and vote your favorite movies up, to move them closer to the top of this list! Or, if you think any of these are among the worst movies you've seen, downvote those titles to move them to the bottom.

Whether you’re a member of the LGBTQ community or a supporter, these coming out movies are sure to tug on your heartstrings.

Faith Trimel and Daniel Stedman are among the directors who have worked on Coming out movies in the past.

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Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford, Alexandra Shipp

Released: 2018

Directed by: Greg Berlanti

Love, Simon is a 2018 American comedy-drama film directed by Greg Berlanti, based on the novel by Becky Albertalli. Simon (Nick Robinson), a 17-year-old closeted gay high school student, is ...more
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Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe

Released: 2018

Directed by: Joel Edgerton

Boy Erased is a 2018 American coming-of-age drama film directed by Joel Edgerton, based on Garrard Conley's memoir. When the son (Lucas Hedges) of a Baptist pastor in a small American town is ...more
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Released: 2008

Directed by: Charlie Vaughn

"In Flight to Sinai, Jack is a San Francisco high school student, who attempts to reconcile his sexuality with his Christian upbringing. He courageously asserts — in song no less! — that ...more
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Edge of Seventeen Lea DeLaria, Tina Holmes, Andersen Gabrych

Released: 1998

Directed by: David Moreton

Edge of Seventeen is a 1998 coming of age romantic comedy-drama film directed by David Moreton, written by Moreton and Todd Stephens, starring Chris Stafford, and co-starring Tina Holmes and ...more

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Tristan Hamilton, Libby Butler, Keith Hamilton

Released: 2006

Directed by: Jamie Hendrix

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Released: 2007

Directed by: Bram Vergeer

"This film explores how homosexuals in Kenya manage to live within a hostile environment where practicing homosexuality is punishable by 7 years imprisonment." Quoting the description ...more
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Joxean Bengoetxea, Pilar Rodriguez, Leire Ucha

Released: 2009

Directed by: Roberto Castón

Ander, a farmer well into his forties, lives with his sister Arantxa and his old mother in a remote part of rural Basque country. His is a monotonous life filled with nothing but farm work and a ...more
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Fernando Ramallo, Anaïs Demoustier, Victor Carril

Released: 2008

Directed by: Pascal-Alex Vincent

"As a pair of handsome twins travel to a funeral they learn some hard lessons about life and each other in this evocative tale. Two handsome twins, Antoine and Quentin, leave home on a road ...more
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Sara Martins, Thierry Neuvic, Stéphane Freiss

Released: 2007

Directed by: Jérôme Anger

" Moving with the fast pace of an American action film, this French murder mystery throws in a coming-out tale and gay romance to create a very peculiar cinematic treat. Who’s satisfied by ...more
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Faith Trimel, Charyse Monet, Fadhia Carmelle Marcelin

Released: 2008

Directed by: Faith Trimel

"This tumultuous and frequently humorous journey follows a group of incredibly strong African-American women who make a pact to come out of the closet -- within 30 days! Maverick ...more
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Leo's Room Arturo Goetz, César Troncoso, Mirella Pascual

Released: 2009

Directed by: Enrique Buchichio

"The tender story of a young man's journey to self discovery that will strike a chord with anyone who remembers the difficult time of coming out. Leo is having a hard time coming out. ...more
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Released: 2008

Directed by: Mariel Macia

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Blake Young-Fountain, Damion Lee

Released: 2007

Directed by: Kirk Shannon-Butts

Blueprint is a 2007 drama directed by Kirk Shannon-Butts.
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Released: 2007

Directed by: Silas Howard, Michael Bodie

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Celebration Kristen Vermilyea, Alex H. Krinsky, Barry Zaslova

Released: 2002

Directed by: Daniel Stedman

Celebration is a 2002 short comedy film written and directed by Daniel Stedman. "Celebration is about a six year old boy announcing his homosexuality to a large group of family and friends, ...more
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Released: 2009

Directed by: Tiffany Davis

"“Coming out of the closet” is a phase that carries the stigmatisms of anxiety, identity crises and painful depression that can consume us at any age. Philadelphia filmmaker Tiffany J. ...more