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The Best Gay Movies

Updated August 29, 2020 6.8k votes 939 voters 97.0k views177 items

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A list of all the best gay movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. This gay movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director and more. This list of famous gay films also contains movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film; it can also be copied to start your own. This list, though, contains the best gay movies of all time, as voted on by fans.

Whether you're at home and want to watch something on DVD or streaming, or if you're seeing something in theaters for the first time, this is a list of good gay movies that can be helpful in either situation to see where they all stack up. If we missed any movies on this list, please add them yourself. 

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  • 1
    Call Me by Your Name
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    Call Me by Your Name

    Armie Hammer, Timothee Chalamet

    Directed byLuca Guadagnino

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  • 2
    Love, Simon
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    Love, Simon

    Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford

    Released2018

    Directed byGreg Berlanti

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  • 3
    Shelter
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    32

    Shelter

    Albert Reed, Alicia Sixtos

    Released2007

    Directed byJonah Markowitz

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  • 4
    The Way He Looks
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    The Way He Looks

    Selma Egrei, Eucir de Souza

    Released2014

    Directed byDaniel Ribeiro

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  • 5
    Brokeback Mountain
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    Brokeback Mountain

    Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal

    Released2005

    Directed byAng Lee

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  • 6
    Boys
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    Boys

    Micha Hulshof, Jeffrey Hamilton

    Released2014

    Directed byMischa Kamp

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  • 7
    Free Fall
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    Free Fall

    Péter Forgács, Tibor Szemző

    Released1996

    Directed byPéter Forgács

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  • 8
    Latter Days
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    Latter Days

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jacqueline Bissett

    Released2003

    Directed byC. Jay Cox

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    Handsome Devil
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    Handsome Devil

    Nicholas Galitzine, Fionn O'Shea

    Directed byJohn Butler

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  • 10
    North Sea Texas
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    North Sea Texas

    Eva van der Gucht, Thomas Coumans

    Released2011

    Directed byBavo Defurne

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  • 11
    Holding the Man
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    Holding the Man

    Ryan Corr Craig Stott

    Released2015

    Directed byNeil Armfield

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  • 12
    Maurice
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    Maurice

    Helena Bonham Carter, Hugh Grant

    Released1987

    Directed byJames Ivory

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  • 13
    Philadelphia
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    Philadelphia

    Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington

    Released1993

    Directed byJonathan Demme

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  • 14
    Moonlight
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    Moonlight

    Trevante Rhodes, André Holland

    Released2016

    Directed byBarry Jenkins

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  • 15
    Alex Strangelove
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    Alex Strangelove

    Daniel Doheny, Antonio Marizale

    Released2018

    Directed byCraig Johnson

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  • 16
    Prayers for Bobby
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    17

    Prayers for Bobby

    Sigourney Weaver, Henry Czerny

    Released2009

    Directed byRussell Mulcahy

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  • 17
    My Beautiful Laundrette
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    My Beautiful Laundrette

    Daniel Day-Lewis, Saeed Jaffrey

    Released1985

    Directed byStephen Frears

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    Edge of Seventeen
    59
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    Edge of Seventeen

    Lea DeLaria, Tina Holmes

    Released1998

    Directed byDavid Moreton

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    Mysterious Skin
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    Mysterious Skin

    Michelle Trachtenberg, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

    Released2004

    Directed byGregg Araki

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    The Imitation Game
    56
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    The Imitation Game

    Keira Knightley, Benedict Cumberbatch

    Released2014

    Directed byMorten Tyldum

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  • 21
    The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

    Released1994

    Directed byStephan Elliott

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  • 22
    Dream Boy
    41
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    Dream Boy

    Rooney Mara, Diana Scarwid

    Released2008

    Directed byJames Bolton

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  • 23
    My Own Private Idaho
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    My Own Private Idaho

    Keanu Reeves, Jim Caviezel

    Released1991

    Directed byGus Van Sant

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  • 24
    Get Real
    37
    8

    Get Real

    Ben Silverstone, Brad Gorton

    Released1998

    Directed bySimon Shore

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  • 25
    Weekend
    34
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    Weekend

    Tom Cullen, Kieran Hardcastle

    Released2011

    Directed byAndrew Haigh

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