24 gay movies worth watching: 19 dramas & 5 comedies :)by mandeli-n | created - 25 Jun 2013 | updated - 2 months ago | Public
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1. Free Fall (2013)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Romance
A soon-to-be-father policeman falls for a gay fellow officer and his life starts falling apart.
Amazing acting by everyone!
2. Call Me by Your Name (2017)
R | 132 min | Drama, Romance
In 1980s Italy, a romance blossoms between a seventeen-year-old student and the older man hired as his father's research assistant.
Votes: 163,904 | Gross: $18.10M
3. Plan B (I) (2009)
Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
After girlfriend Laura dumps him for another man, Bruno plots to come between the new lovers. But his plan takes an unexpected turn, causing Bruno to question his own sexuality.
Very solid. Great movie, great acting, no sex at all. I could show it to my mom and she`d love it.
An interesting detail: the next movie by Marco Berger - Hawaii - is basically another version of this one, or a different script of the same movie if you will. It`s a totally weird feeling and a mind-opener to watch them both. I am actually a bit of a Marco fan after seeing these too and Ausente. He is unique, sensual and tender, and while never perfect, he very much agrees with me. My sort of fairy tale :)
4. God's Own Country (2017)
Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Romance
Spring. Yorkshire. Young farmer Johnny Saxby numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker for lambing season ignites an intense relationship that sets Johnny on a new path.
Votes: 19,195 | Gross: $0.34M
5. Burnt Money (2000)
R | 125 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Nene & Angel and their accomplice Cuervo participate in a botched bank robbery in 1965 Buenos Aires, then hide out from the police in Uruguay while the gang breaks down.
Votes: 5,829 | Gross: $0.24M
Based on a true story and still one of the most engaging movies I`ve ever seen.
6. Weekend (II) (2011)
Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Romance
After a drunken house party with his straight mates, Russell heads out to a gay club. Just before closing time he picks up Glen but what's expected to be just a one-night stand becomes something else, something special.
Votes: 25,923 | Gross: $0.46M
7. Permanent Residence (2009)
Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Romance
The life story of a young man who has been pursuing an impossible love with his straight boyfriend and contemplating on the mortality of his loved ones.
Beautiful movie telling an unparalleled story. What really is love, and passion, and friendship?
8. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
R | 134 min | Drama, Romance
The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys, and their lives over the years.
Votes: 304,403 | Gross: $83.04M
9. Shank (2009)
R | 94 min | Drama
A closeted teenage street punk takes up with the latest roughed-up gay victim of his bullying gang, which does not set well with the gang's drugged-up, brotherly leader.
Definitely not a fairy tale. I love how realistic and far from simplistic this movie is.
10. A Single Man (2009)
R | 99 min | Drama, Romance
An English professor, one year after the sudden death of his boyfriend, is unable to cope with his typical days in 1960s Los Angeles.
Votes: 100,660 | Gross: $9.17M
I mean, how can one person be so talented in two areas at once?!
11. Moonlight (I) (2016)
R | 111 min | Drama
A young African-American man grapples with his identity and sexuality while experiencing the everyday struggles of childhood, adolescence, and burgeoning adulthood.
Votes: 236,573 | Gross: $27.85M
12. From Beginning to End (2009)
Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Romance
Two brothers develop a very close relationship as they are growing up in an idyllic and happy family. When they are young adults their relationship becomes very intimate, romantic, and sexual.
Very controversial, but IMVHO worth watching.
13. Prayers for Bobby (2009 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 90 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
True story of Mary Griffith, gay rights crusader, whose teenage son committed suicide due to her religious intolerance. Based on the book of the same title by Leroy Aarons.
If every single person on Earth saw "Prayers for Bobby', the world could be something else completely.
Something Lennon asked us to imagine.
This movie, together with 'Snow Cake' make me love Sigourney Weaver.
14. Summer Storm (2004)
R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A close friendship between two crew teammates is tested when one slowly discovers he's gay and attracted to the other.
Votes: 12,816 | Gross: $0.10M
Good movie all the way, and probably a "must" for any young man questioning his sexuality.
15. Otto; or, Up with Dead People (2008)
Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Otto is a handsome, sensitive, neo-Goth zombie with an identity crisis wandering the streets of the city, until one day he auditions for a zombie film...
Votes: 1,759 | Gross: $0.01M
Not exactly a gay movie. Not exactly a movie for many.
Brilliant, metaphoric, sweet, sad, and meaningful for some.
For those who didn`t like "Hustler white" or "Raspberry Reich", I say - watch this one. It`s good. (I know I didn`t like almost every other Bruce LaBruce movie, and I really love this one).
Still, one should not only have a habit of using brain cells on a regular basis, but also be prepared for a few trashy scenes to watch "Otto; or, Up with the Dead People",.
16. Maurice (1987)
R | 140 min | Drama, Romance
After his lover rejects him, a young man trapped by the oppressiveness of Edwardian society tries to come to terms with and accept his sexuality.
Votes: 14,465 | Gross: $3.13M
Absolutely unarming acting from Hugh Grant.
17. Total Eclipse (1995)
R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Young, wild poet Arthur Rimbaud and his mentor Paul Verlaine engage in a fierce, forbidden romance while feeling the effects of a hellish artistic lifestyle.
Votes: 12,517 | Gross: $0.34M
18. Taboo (1999)
Unrated | 100 min | Drama, History, Thriller
The new member of a samurai militia unit causes disruption as several of his colleagues fall in love with him, threatening to disturb the rigid code of their squad.
Votes: 6,726 | Gross: $0.05M
19. Shelter (II) (2007)
R | 97 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
When his college dreams are sidelined by family obligations, a young man finds comfort in surfing with his best friend's brother.
Votes: 19,772 | Gross: $0.14M
Very sweet. Watch it if you`re feeling down.
20. All Over the Guy (2001)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Romance
"All Over The Guy" is a contemporary romantic comedy about the quest to find the "one" when "the one" doesn't know he's the "one." It explores the unlikely pairing of two 20-somethings ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,353 | Gross: $1.01M
!Start of the bonus list!
Whenever I am reminded about "All over the guy", my mood goes few miles up. This one is like Friends or something - always fun to rewatch:)
21. Big Eden (2000)
PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Big Eden is a small, fictional northwestern Montana town.
Votes: 3,844 | Gross: $0.51M
Highly recommended to any troubled soul. This is the movie I`d watch to make it through the blackest of days.
22. The Closet (2001)
R | 84 min | Comedy
A man spreads the rumor of his fake homosexuality with the aid of his neighbor, to prevent his imminent firing at his work.
Votes: 15,891 | Gross: $6.67M
Gay French comedy with Gerard Depardieu?! Oh my... YESS!!!
23. La Cage aux Folles (1978)
R | 97 min | Comedy
Two gay men living in St. Tropez have their lives turned upside down when the son of one of the men announces he is getting married. They try to conceal their lifestyle and their ownership ... See full summary »
Votes: 9,040 | Gross: $20.42M
Classic. American version wasn`t too bad as well, if I remember correctly.
24. Coffee Date (2006)
Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Romance
Todd's life spins out of control when an unexpected friendship with a gay man causes everyone in his life to start believing he's gay. Do they know something he doesn't?
Ok, this is the only gay themed (centered!!) movie I managed to show to my straight male friends, and get a positive reaction! It deals with straight guy befriending gay man.
While it`s not my personal favorite, it actually is quite funny and definitely very HEALTHY.