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1. Rent (2005)

PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.9
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53 Metascore

This is the film version of the Pulitzer and Tony Award winning musical about Bohemians in the East Village of New York City struggling with life, love and AIDS, and the impacts they have on America.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Taye Diggs, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Rosario Dawson, Anthony Rapp

Votes: 47,249 | Gross: $29.08M

2. The Constant Gardener (2005)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.4
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82 Metascore

A widower is determined to get to the bottom of a potentially explosive secret involving his wife's murder, big business, and corporate corruption.

Director: Fernando Meirelles | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Danny Huston, Hubert Koundé

Votes: 127,276 | Gross: $33.58M

3. The Orphanage (2007)

R | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.4
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74 Metascore

A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, which used to be an orphanage for handicapped children. Before long, her son starts to communicate with an invisible new friend.

Director: J.A. Bayona | Stars: Belén Rueda, Fernando Cayo, Roger Príncep, Mabel Rivera

Votes: 140,636 | Gross: $7.16M

4. Queer as Folk (2000–2005)

TV-MA | 47 min | Drama, Romance

8.3
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The lives and loves of a group of gay friends living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Stars: Gale Harold, Hal Sparks, Randy Harrison, Michelle Clunie

Votes: 17,921

5. Angels in America (2003)

TV-MA | 352 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

8.2
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Playwright Tony Kushner adapted his political epic about the A.I.D.S. crisis during the mid 1980s and centers the story around a group of separate but connected individuals.

Stars: Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 24,818

6. All About My Mother (1999)

R | 101 min | Drama

7.8
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87 Metascore

Young Esteban wants to become a writer and also to discover the identity of his second mother, a trans woman, carefully concealed by his mother Manuela.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Candela Peña, Antonia San Juan

Votes: 83,003 | Gross: $8.26M

7. The Normal Heart (2014 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 132 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.9
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A gay activist attempts to raise H.I.V. and A.I.D.S. awareness during the early 1980s.

Director: Ryan Murphy | Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Jonathan Groff, Frank De Julio, William DeMeritt

Votes: 31,844

8. The Sweet Hereafter (1997)

R | 112 min | Drama

7.5
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91 Metascore

A bus crash in a small town brings a lawyer to the town to defend the families, but he discovers that everything is not what it seems.

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Ian Holm, Sarah Polley, Caerthan Banks, Tom McCamus

Votes: 30,490 | Gross: $3.25M

9. Heaven (I) (2002)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.0
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68 Metascore

A woman takes the law into her own hands after police ignore her pleas to arrest the man responsible for her husband's death, and finds herself not only under arrest for murder but falling in love with an officer.

Director: Tom Tykwer | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Giovanni Ribisi, Remo Girone, Stefania Rocca

Votes: 22,536 | Gross: $0.77M

10. The Next Best Thing (2000)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

4.6
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25 Metascore

Abbie, tired of failed relationships, has a one-night-stand with her gay friend; they agree to raise the resulting baby together.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Madonna, Rupert Everett, Benjamin Bratt, Illeana Douglas

Votes: 10,422 | Gross: $14.99M

11. The Laramie Project (2002 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 97 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.2
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The true story of an American town in the wake of the murder of Matthew Shepard.

Director: Moisés Kaufman | Stars: Christina Ricci, Steve Buscemi, Kathleen Chalfant, Laura Linney

Votes: 6,008

12. Hooperman (1987–1989)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Free-wheeling San Francisco cop Harry Hooperman inherits a run down apartment building, and the building owner's mean, hateful and just plain annoying dog Bijoux. Not having the time to ... See full summary »

Stars: John Ritter, Barbara Bosson, Felton Perry, Sydney Walsh

Votes: 280

13. The 24th Day (2004)

R | 92 min | Thriller

6.5
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29 Metascore

Tom (Speedman) and Dan's (Marsden) one-night stand turns into an intense power-play between captor and captive.

Director: Tony Piccirillo | Stars: James Marsden, Scott Speedman, Sofía Vergara, Barry Papick

Votes: 3,416 | Gross: $0.01M

14. The Immortals (1995)

R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.6
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A seedy night-club owner recruits eight violent gangsters for an elaborate heist. But when they all begin to compare notes, they find they're pawns in a dangerous game of double-cross.

Director: Brian Grant | Stars: Eric Roberts, Joe Pantoliano, Tia Carrere, Tony Curtis

Votes: 1,298

15. Bangkok Love Story (2007)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.9
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An informant and a hit man (both men) end up passionately entwined after winding up together on the bad side of crimes lords.

Director: Poj Arnon | Stars: Rattanaballang Tohssawat, Chaiwat Thongsaeng, Wiradit Srimalai, Chutcha Rujinanon

Votes: 1,344

16. Princesas (2005)

109 min | Drama

7.0
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64 Metascore

Friendship and love in the world of prostitution in Madrid.

Director: Fernando León de Aranoa | Stars: Candela Peña, Micaela Nevárez, Mariana Cordero, Llum Barrera

Votes: 4,665 | Gross: $0.03M

17. Phir Milenge (2004)

142 min | Drama

6.1
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Tamanna Sahni (Shilpa Shetty) is a dedicated staff member of a top advertising agency, her ideas and designs have mainly contributed to the success of the agency. She leaves for a college ... See full summary »

Director: Revathy | Stars: Salman Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Mita Vasisht

Votes: 1,593 | Gross: $0.09M

18. Into the Lion's Den (2011 Video)

Unrated | 85 min | Drama, Thriller

3.6
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When three gay men on a cross-country road trip enter a redneck bar, the culture clash has deadly results.

Director: Dan Lantz | Stars: Ronnie Kroell, Jesse Archer, Kristen-Alexzander Griffith, Michael McFadden

Votes: 272

19. Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story (1997 TV Movie)

95 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.4
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Breaking the Surface is about the tough times Greg Louganis had on his way to becoming one of the world's top Olympic divers. Some topics discussed were Greg's childhood problems, his ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Hilliard Stern | Stars: Mario Lopez, Michael Murphy, Jeffrey Meek, Rosemary Dunsmore

Votes: 632

20. Yesterday (I) (2004)

R | 90 min | Drama

7.6
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After falling ill, Yesterday learns that she is HIV positive. With her husband in denial and young daughter to tend to, Yesterday's one goal is to live long enough to see her child go to school.

Director: Darrell Roodt | Stars: Leleti Khumalo, Lihle Mvelase, Kenneth Khambula, Harriet Lenabe

Votes: 2,120

21. Close to Leo (2002 TV Movie)

Unrated | 88 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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When 21-year-old Leo, the oldest of four brothers, announces to his rural French family that he's HIV+ family bonds are tested. The family decides that 11-year-old Marcel, the youngest, is ... See full summary »

Director: Christophe Honoré | Stars: Yaniss Lespert, Pierre Mignard, Marie Bunel, Rodolphe Pauly

Votes: 985

22. Bear Cub (2004)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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63 Metascore

Pedro, a gay man with an active social life and big circle of friends, takes in his nephew Bernardo for a couple weeks. When it appears as though it might become a permanent arrangement, ... See full summary »

Director: Miguel Albaladejo | Stars: José Luis García Pérez, David Castillo, Empar Ferrer, Elvira Lindo

Votes: 3,444 | Gross: $0.10M

23. Nine Lives (2004)

R | 74 min | Drama, Romance

5.2
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One person's life leads to another in this web of tales about drugs, sex, gay life, aging and being HIV+. Each is played out in a series of steamy, telling monologues.

Director: Dean Howell | Stars: Michael Kearns, Ethan Mechare, Matt Crabtree, David Bauman

Votes: 355

24. Punks (2000)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

7.1
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55 Metascore

The tale of 4 gay African-American friends in L.A: shy, virginal photographer Marcus, outgoing Lothario Hill, hot-to-trot rich kid newbie Dante, and fabulous drag diva Crystal.

Director: Patrik-Ian Polk | Stars: Seth Gilliam, Dwight Ewell, Andre Johnson, Rockmond Dunbar

Votes: 228 | Gross: $0.15M

25. Lucky Bastard (2009)

Unrated | 87 min | Drama, Romance

4.3
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Rusty is a successful architect with the life of his dreams. However, when his boyfriend leaves town, Rusty meets a mysterious drifter names Denny who opens Rusty up to a strange new world.

Director: Everett Lewis | Stars: Patrick Tatten, Dale Dymkoski, Timothy Ryan Cole, Johnny Kostrey

Votes: 488

26. Don't Forget You're Going to Die (1995)

R | 118 min | Drama

6.5
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Benoit has planned out his life. Unfortunately he has forgotten the military duty. After he is called to duty he tries everything to get around. The story gets even worse as he is told by a military doctor that he is HIV positive.

Director: Xavier Beauvois | Stars: Xavier Beauvois, Chiara Mastroianni, Roschdy Zem, Bulle Ogier

Votes: 465

27. Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train (1998)

122 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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Friends of a recently deceased minor painter Jean-Baptiste take a train in Paris for Limoges, where he wished to be buried, and all the people on the train have their problems.

Director: Patrice Chéreau | Stars: Pascal Greggory, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Charles Berling, Jean-Louis Trintignant

Votes: 1,753 | Gross: $0.06M

28. My Brother's Keeper (1995 TV Movie)

Unrated | 94 min | Biography, Drama

5.8
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A man and his HIV-positive twin take an insurance company to court over a possibly life-saving bone marrow transplant.

Director: Glenn Jordan | Stars: John Lithgow, Annette O'Toole, Veronica Cartwright, Zeljko Ivanek

Votes: 93

29. You Are My Sunshine (2005)

G | 121 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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Seok-joong, a farmer in his mid thirties, is desperate to find a wife and settle down. After backing out of a scheme to set him up with a Filipino bride, he falls head over heels in love ... See full summary »

Director: Jin-pyo Park | Stars: Do-yeon Jeon, Jung-min Hwang, Moon-hee Na, Seung-su Ryu

Votes: 640

30. Son frère (2003)

92 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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78 Metascore

Two brothers with a problematic relationship in the past, find together again when the elder one gets a dangerous disease and asks his brother to accompany him to several doctors.

Director: Patrice Chéreau | Stars: Bruno Todeschini, Éric Caravaca, Nathalie Boutefeu, Maurice Garrel

Votes: 1,798

31. Black Tar Heroin: The Dark End of the Street (2000)

75 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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This documentary follows the lives of a number of heroin addicts in the U.S.A. It shows their heroin life stories.

Director: Steven Okazaki | Stars: Tracey Helton, Alice McMunn

Votes: 922

32. The Man I Love (1997 TV Movie)

91 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

7.2
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This is a combination coming out and first love story. The swimmer and diver Lucard is interested in attractive Martin. The film follows the characters' coming out with all its difficulties... See full summary »

Director: Stéphane Giusti | Stars: Jean-Michel Portal, Marcial Di Fonzo Bo, Mathilde Seigner, Vittoria Scognamiglio

Votes: 1,581

33. Silverlake Life: The View from Here (1993)

99 min | Documentary

8.1
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A documentary about two gay men as they live through their last months of life with AIDS.

Directors: Peter Friedman, Tom Joslin | Stars: Liane Bonin, Tom Joslin, Mark Massi

Votes: 420

34. Angst (2003)

92 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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Angst is the story of a sensitive stage director, Robert, and his beautiful girlfriend Marie, a doctor in a children's clinic. Their different attitudes toward life lead the two to constant... See full summary »

Director: Oskar Roehler | Stars: André Hennicke, Marie Bäumer, Vadim Glowna, Hilde Van Mieghem

Votes: 452

35. One Foot on a Banana Peel, the Other Foot in the Grave: Secrets from the Dolly Madison Room (1994)

79 min | Documentary

7.1
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A group of AIDS patients share their stories in the doctor's office.

Directors: Juan Botas, Lucas Platt | Stars: Jonathan Demme, Juan Botas, Bernard Morisset, Daniel Chapman

Votes: 40

36. Hollywood, je t'aime (2009)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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A gay Parisian shows up in Hollywood at Christmastime, ready for his close-up.

Director: Jason Bushman | Stars: Eric Debets, Chad Allen, Jonathan Blanc, Diarra Kilpatrick

Votes: 406

37. The Gift (II) (2003)

62 min | Documentary

6.5
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Controversial documentary about gay men purposely contracting the AIDS virus.

Director: Louise Hogarth | Star: Doug Hitzel

Votes: 198

38. Trembling Before G-d (2001)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary

6.9
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66 Metascore

A cinematic portrait of various gay Orthodox Jews who struggle to reconcile their faith and their sexual orientation.

Director: Sandi Simcha Dubowski | Stars: Shlomo Ashkinazy, Steve Greenberg, Nathan Lopes Cardozo, Naomi Mark

Votes: 873 | Gross: $0.62M

39. Crocodile Tears (1998)

Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy, Drama

4.9
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A bitter stand-up comic who discovers that he's HIV positive makes a deal with the devil to perform three deeds in exchange for becoming HIV negative again.

Director: Ann Coppel | Stars: Kathleen Lisa Clarke, Mark Finley, Joanne Klein, Wade Madsen

Votes: 73

40. The Lie (1993)

89 min | Drama

5.6
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Emma is pregnant and during a routine examination the doctors discover that she has AIDS. As she never took drugs, never had had a blood transfer and never betrayed her husband Charles, ... See full summary »

Director: François Margolin | Stars: Nathalie Baye, Didier Sandre, Hélène Lapiower, Marc Citti

Votes: 54

41. Two Men and a Baby (1997)

7 min | Documentary, Short

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It follows the mishaps and adventures of three bachelors as they attempt to adapt their lives to pseudo-fatherhood with the arrival of one of the men's love child. The script was based on ... See full summary »

Director: Juanita Mohammed

42. inter.m@tes (2004)

94 min | Drama

4.7
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A group of gay friends who meet through the internet become frenzied when a closeted gay actor sleeps with one of the men's new boyfriends. An outing ensues and a death. Was it murder or suicide?

Director: Hamilton McLeod | Stars: Ian Veneracion, Raymond Bagatsing, Simon Ibarra, Migui Moreno

Votes: 17

43. Pilules bleues (2014 TV Movie)

102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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The shy comic book writer JB meets the newly divorced young mother Laura at a party. Love magic rises. But Laura and her son Oscar are both HIV positive.

Director: Jean-Philippe Amar | Stars: Guillaume Gouix, Florence Loiret Caille, Benjamin Bellecour, Émilie Caen

Votes: 65

44. Kambyo (2008)

102 min | Drama

4.8
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Director: Joselito Altarejos | Stars: Kenjie Garcia, Ray An Dulay, Harold Macasero, Gabz del Rosario

Votes: 40

45. A Place to Live: The Story of Triangle Square (2008)

88 min | Documentary

8.5
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A PLACE TO LIVE chronicles the journey of seven brave individuals as they attempt to secure a home in Triangle Square, Hollywood, the nation's first affordable housing facility for LGBT ... See full summary »

Director: Carolyn Coal

Votes: 13

46. Bugchaser (2003)

16 min | Drama, Short

6.0
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Gary has a secret desire. He wants to become HIV+.

Director: Jose Daniel Bort | Stars: Jordan Yerman, Michael Bartoli, Jorge Borges, Juan Enrique Martinez

Votes: 13

47. The Other Side (1999)

80 min | Drama

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Alejandro and Beto live together in Mexico City, but Alejandro is HIV positive and his T-Cell count is dropping. When he decides to move to the U.S. for the latest treatments. With Beto ... See full summary »

Directors: C.A. Griffith, Crystal Griffith | Stars: Mario Callitzin, Gustavo Cravioto, Eduardo López Rojas, Alejandra Nettel

48. Invulnerable (2005)

24 min | Short, Romance

7.0
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Elías is just beginning his career as a high school teacher and just beginning his relationship with Pedro when he finds out that he's HIV positive. How will he tell his new lover?

Director: Álvaro Pastor | Stars: Antonio Naharro, Andrés Waksman, Emilio Linder, Nacho Medina

Votes: 71

49. World and Time Enough (1994)

90 min | Drama, Romance

5.5
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Two men--a gay, HIV-positive artist and an adopted garbage collector--struggle in the face of stigma and loss to find meaning in work, love, and family.

Director: Eric Mueller | Stars: Matt Guidry, Gregory Gifford Giles, Kraig Swartz, Peter Macon

Votes: 229 | Gross: $0.07M

50. Ignasi M. (2013)

87 min | Documentary

5.1
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Ignasi M. is a documentary about an eccentric HIV positive, gay, Catalan man, who goes about his daily life in a humorous manner. He meets with friends and family members and discusses with them politics, sex, art, and much more.

Director: Ventura Pons | Stars: Ignasi Millet, Mercè Bonaventura, Jusep Boya, José Moltó

Votes: 58



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