LGBTQ+ The Best Gay Movies  

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

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 gay films also contains gay movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. This gay films list can also be copied to start your own. This list, though, contains the best gay movies of all time, as voted on by fans of the films This gay movie list can be sorted by alphabetically, by director, by year and more, but is currently ordered from best to worst. Any movies you vote for graduate closer to the top of the list.

List of gay films includes gay movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. You could always share this on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and more to see what your social network would rank number one.

These are the top films in the gay genre, meaning that each and every one of these is a movie with at least a single element of the gay genre in it. Be it the motifs of the gay genre or just some of the most common archetypes.

If you're a fan of Shake It All About or Withered in a Blooming Season, make sure you give them some love. If we missed any gay movies on this list, please add them to the list yourself, as this is an open list which means you can add any movies whenever you like (choices are subject to moderation). The films on this list cover the most famous gay movies of all time and are voted on by people who really care about gay movie lists.
You can find the release information for any of the films listed below. It's often available in the data set, so you can even find the cast of some of these by clicking on the names of the gay movies. List includes photos and gay movie trailers next to the names of the movies.

List features Boys Life 2, A Four Letter Word and more movies.

Whether you're at home and want to watch these gay movies on DVD, streaming Blu-ray or streaming, or if you're seeing them in theatres 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. So from the latest, to the greatest gay movies, here is the full gay movies list, ordered from best to worst.

William Friedkin and Jonathan Demme are among the directors who have worked on Gay movies in the past.

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The Way He Looks is a 2014 Brazilian coming-of-age romantic drama film directed by Daniel Ribeiro, based on the 2010 short film I Don't Want to Go Back Alone. Leonardo (Ghilherme Lobo) is a ...more

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Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford, Alexandra Shipp
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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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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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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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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Call Me by Your Name is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Gay 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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Free Fall is a 1996 war documentary film written and directed by Péter Forgács.

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Holding the Man is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Gay Movies
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Just a Question of Love is a 2000 French-Belgian drama television film by Christian Faure that premiered on France 2. It follows the romance of two young gay men, Laurent and Cédric, who ...more

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The Imitation Game is a 2014 historical thriller film directed by Morten Tyldum, with a screenplay by Graham Moore loosely based on the biography Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges. It ...more

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Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Julius Erving
Philadelphia is a 1993 American drama film and one of the first mainstream Hollywood films to acknowledge HIV/AIDS, homosexuality, and homophobia. It was written by Ron Nyswaner, directed by ...more

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"A handsome young prostitute learns about life and love during a sex-filled odyssey in an apartment building filled with strange inhabitants. A routine trick at a man’s apartment propels a ...more

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Dream Boy is a 2008 gay-themed romantic drama film written and directed by James Bolton and based on Jim Grimsley's 1995 novel of the same name about two gay teenagers who fall in love in the ...more

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North Sea Texas is a 2011 drama film written by André Sollie, Bavo Defurne and Yves Verbraeken and directed by Bavo Defurne.

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Michelle Trachtenberg, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Elisabeth Shue
Mysterious Skin is a 2004 Dutch-American drama film directed by American filmmaker Gregg Araki, who also wrote the screenplay based on Scott Heim's 1996 novel of the same name. The film is ...more

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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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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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Daniel Day-Lewis, Saeed Jaffrey, Roshan Seth
My Beautiful Laundrette is a 1985 British comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Frears from a screenplay by Hanif Kureishi. The film was also one of the first films released by Working Title ...more

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Alex Strangelove is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Gay Movies
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Alex Strangelove is a 2018 American comedy film directed by Craig Johnson. Alex Truelove (Daniel Doheny), a well-rounded high school senior with a wonderful girlfriend (Madeline Weinstein), ...more

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Lea DeLaria, Tina Holmes, Andersen Gabrych
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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Handsome Devil is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Gay Movies
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Handsome Devil is a 2016 Irish drama film directed by John Butler. Two opposites, a loner and the top athlete at a rugby-obsessed boarding school become friends, and the authorities test their ...more

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Prayers for Bobby is a 2009 television film that premiered on the Lifetime network on January 24, 2009. It is based on the book, Prayers for Bobby: A Mother's Coming to Terms with the Suicide of ...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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Harvest is a 2011 drama film written and directed by Bejnamin Cantu. "During the harvest, the farm hands are out working every day – even on Sundays. The barn has to be kept clean at all ...more