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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-themed movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. Find your favorites on The Best LGBT Movies on Netflix Instant and The Best LGBT Movies on Amazon Prime lists.

 This gay-themed movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director and more. This list of gay themed films also contains gay-themed movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. It includes films about gay men and lesbians alike, from Brokeback Mountain and Shelter to Philadelphia and Boys Don't Cry. This gay-themed films list can also be copied to start your own. This list, though, contains the best gay-themed movies of all time, as voted on by fans of the films This gay-themed movie list can be sorted by alphabetically, by director, by year, and more, but is currently ordered from best to worst. Upvote your favorite movies on this list to see them get to the top, just like you always hoped they would.

List of gay-themed films includes gay-themed movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. Re-rank this list to fit your opinions, the share it with your friends, to find out how they would rank it via votes.

These are the top films in the gay-themed genre, meaning that each and every one of these is a movie with at least a single element of the gay-themed genre in it, be it the motifs of the gay-themed genre or just some of the most common archetypes. This includes lots of gay romantic comedies as well as romantic gay movies in general. Asian gay films. I mean really every kind of LGBT-themed movie about homosexual men is right here for ya. 

Make sure to vote for movies like Latter Days or Mysterious Skin if you like them. If we missed any gay themed 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 themed movies of all time and are voted on by people who really care about gay themed 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 themed movies. List includes photos and gay romance movie trailers next to the names of the movies.

This list includes Fish Can't Fly: Conversations About God and Struggling to Be Gay, Coffee Date and more. You'll even find great biopics about gay figures on the list. 

Whether you're at home and want to watch these gay themed 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 themed movies that can be helpful in either situation to see where they all stack up. So from the latest, to the greatest gay themed movies, here is the full gay themed movies list, ordered from best to worst.

Plenty of well-known directors have been associated with Gay Themed films, including Richard Lester and Rikki Beadle-Blair.

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Shelter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies
Albert Reed, Alicia Sixtos, Katie Walder
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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2,246 525
Brokeback Mountain is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies
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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1,191 351
Latter Days is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies
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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939 246
Beautiful Thing is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies
nwadoug added Meera Syal, Ben Daniels, Linda Henry
Beautiful Thing is a 1996 British film directed by Hettie MacDonald and released by Channel 4 Films. The screenplay was written by Jonathan Harvey based on his own original play of the same ...more
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688 200
Milk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies
AbzoluteArtistry added 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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617 227
Weekend is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies
D Church added Tom Cullen, Kieran Hardcastle, Chris New
Weekend is a 2011 drama romance film written and directed by Andrew Haigh.
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462 190
Mysterious Skin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies
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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1,647 197
Call Me by Your Name is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies
Armie Hammer, Timothee Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg
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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650 219
Maurice is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies
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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803 173
Free Fall is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies
Booster added Péter Forgács, Tibor Szemző, András Soós
Free Fall is a 1996 war documentary film written and directed by Péter Forgács.
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1,113 177
Moonlight is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies
crazieanimefan1 added Trevante Rhodes, André Holland, Janelle Monáe
Moonlight is a 2016 American coming-of-age drama film directed by Barry Jenkins, based on Tarell Alvin McCraney's unpublished semi-autobiographical play. A chronicle of the childhood, ...more
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841 224
The Birdcage is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies
TonyRois added 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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841 209
The Adventures of Priscilla, Q... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies
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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875 197
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies
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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316 161
Shortbus is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies
2probb added Daniela Sea, Justin Vivian Bond, Miriam Shor
Adults only. Shortbus is a 2006 American film written and directed by John Cameron Mitchell. The plot revolves around a sexually diverse ensemble of colorful characters trying desperately to connect in New ...more
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350 32
Love, Simon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies
SoulDestroyer added Love, Simon
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395 160
Edge of Seventeen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies
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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520 176
Trick is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies
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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360 110
Get Real is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies
DanielLahaie added Ben Silverstone, Brad Gorton, Louise J. Taylor
Get Real is a 1998 British drama film directed by Simon Shore, based on the play What's Wrong with Angry? by screenwriter Patrick Wilde. The plot is about gay teenager Steven Carter's coming out ...more
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776 196
To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everyt... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies
Robin Williams, Naomi Campbell, Patrick Swayze
To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar is a 1995 American comedy film, starring Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze, and John Leguizamo as three New York drag queens who embark on a road ...more
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476 182
My Own Private Idaho is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies
Keanu Reeves, Jim Caviezel, River Phoenix
My Own Private Idaho is a 1991 American independent drama film written and directed by Gus Van Sant, loosely based on Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1, Henry IV, Part 2, and Henry V, and starring ...more
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495 109
Prayers for Bobby is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies
NicholasCallahan added Sigourney Weaver, Henry Czerny, Carly Schroeder
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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397 105
Jongens is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies
z4chvanwin added Jongens Gijs Blom, Ko Zandvliet, Jonas Smulders
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330 120
Were the World Mine is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies
2probb added Zelda Rae Williams, Christian Stolte, David Darlow
Were the World Mine is a 2008 romantic musical fantasy film directed by Tom Gustafson and written by Gustafson and Cory James Krueckeberg. Were the World Mine is a story of gay empowerment, ...more
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417 138
Summer Storm is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Gay Themed Movies
Robert Stadlober, Alicja Bachleda-Curus, Jürgen Tonkel
Summer Storm is a 2004 German coming-of-age comedy-drama film directed by Marco Kreuzpaintner, starring Robert Stadlober, Kostja Ullmann, Alicja Bachleda-Curuś, and Miriam Morgenstern. The story ...more