Gay movies

List of the best gay movies selected by visitors to our site: Love, Simon, Boy Erased, Ideal Home, Something Must Break, Center of My World, God's Own Country, My Cousin Rachel, BPM (Beats per Minute), Call Me by Your Name, Brad's Status
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Love, Simon (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
CharactersGay, Teens
PlaceSchool

Everyone deserves a great love story. But for seventeen-year old Simon Spier it's a little more complicated: he's yet to tell his family or friends he's gay and he doesn't know the identity of the anonymous classmate he's fallen for online.

Boy Erased (2018)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7)
Genredrama, biography
Duration01:55
CharactersGay, Teens
PlotReligious
PlacePsychiatric hospitals

Jared, the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, is outed to his parents at age 19. Jared is faced with an ultimatum: attend a gay conversion therapy program – or be permanently exiled and shunned by his family, friends, and faith.

Ideal Home (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersGay, Childrens, Parents, Family
PlotDancing
TimeNew Year

A couple is going through marital troubles made worse when a previously unknown grandson shows up.

Something Must Break (2014)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.7)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountrySweden
Duration01:25
CharactersFriends, Gay, Losers
StyleTouching, Depressive

When Sebastian meets Andreas for the first time, he knows they belong together. While Sebastian defies gender norms — flouting convention in his androgynous fluidity — straight-identifying Andreas becomes unable to accept his attraction to another man, as their relationship progresses. Struggling with his identity, Sebastian becomes increasingly determined to become “Ellie,” even if it means walking away from Andreas. Something Must Break brims with raw electricity as it explores questions of gender and sexuality with refreshing candor.

Center of My World (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.2)
Genredrama, family
CountryGermany, Austria
Duration02:07
CharactersTeens, Gay
PlotFirst love

A strange family: 17-year-old Phil lives with his mother and twin sister in an old mansion on the outskirts of town. When he returns from summer camp, the mood in the mansion has soured somehow. Phil doesn’t worry about it, hanging out with his best friend Kat instead. When he starts to feel attracted to a mysterious new student at school, Phil is plunged into emotional turmoil only exacerbated by the trouble at home.

God's Own Country (2017)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 7.7)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:01
CharactersFriends, Gay, Farmers
PlotLove
PlaceEngland

A young farmer in rural Yorkshire numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker.

My Cousin Rachel (2017)
Mark7 (imdb: 6)
Genremelodrama, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:46
CharactersDogs, Horses, Gay
PlotIntrigue, Love, First love, Money
PlaceItaly
TimeNew Year

A young Englishman plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.

BPM (Beats per Minute) (2017)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.5)
Genredrama
CountryFrance
Duration01:54
CharactersTeens, Gay
PlotLove, Investigation
PlaceFrance, Paris, Laboratory

Paris, in the early 1990s: a group of young activists is desperately tied to finding the cure against an unknown lethal disease. They target the pharmaceutical labs that are retaining potential cures, and multiply direct actions, with the hope of saving their lives as well as the ones of future generations.

Call Me by Your Name (2017)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.9)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryItaly, France, Brazil, USA
Duration02:09
CharactersScientists, Mothers, Fathers, Gay
PlotLove, Relationship, Parenting, First love
PlaceSea, Italy

Elio Perlman is spending the summer with his family at their vacation home in Lombardy, Italy. When his father hires a handsome doctoral student, the curious 17-year-old finds himself developing a growing attraction to the young man.

Brad's Status (2017)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:35
CharactersFamily, Friends, Fathers, Dogs, Gay
PlotLove, Parenting, Computers
PlaceUSA, Aircraft

Although Brad has a satisfying career, a sweet wife and a comfortable life in suburban Sacramento, things aren't quite what he imagined during his college glory days. When he accompanies his musical prodigy son on a university tour, he can't help comparing his life with those of his four best college friends who seemingly have more wealthy and glamorous lives. But when circumstances force him to reconnect with his former friends, Brad begins to question whether he has really failed or if their lives are actually more flawed than they appear.

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Beach Rats (2017)
Mark3 (imdb: 6.4)
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersTeens, Friends, Gay
PlotLove, Depression
PlaceUSA

An aimless teenager on the outer edges of Brooklyn struggles to escape his bleak home life and navigate questions of self-identity, as he balances his time between his delinquent friends, a potential new girlfriend, and older men he meets online.

Cult of Chucky (2017)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 5.1)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersRevived toys, Gay
PlotSnow
PlacePsychiatric hospitals

Confined to an asylum for the criminally insane for the past four years, Nica Pierce is erroneously convinced that she, not Chucky, murdered her entire family. But when her psychiatrist introduces a new therapeutic “tool” to facilitate his patients’ group sessions — an all-too-familiar “Good Guy” doll with an innocently smiling face — a string of grisly deaths begins to plague the asylum, and Nica starts to wonder if maybe she isn’t crazy after all. Meanwhile, Andy Barclay, Chucky’s now all-grown-up nemesis from the first three Child’s Plays, races to Nica’s aid. But to save her he’ll have to get past Tiffany, Chucky’s long-ago bride, who will do anything, no matter how deadly or depraved, to help her beloved evil devilish doll.

Tom of Finland (2017)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 6.8)
Genredrama, biography
CountryFinland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, USA
Duration02:03
CharactersArtists, Friends, Gay, Thieves
PlotLove, Relationship, Art, Creation, Dancing
PlaceUSA, Aircraft

Touko Laaksonen, a decorated officer, returns home after a harrowing and heroic experience serving his country in World War II, but life in Finland during peacetime proves equally distressing. He finds peace-time Helsinki rampant with persecution of the homosexual and men around him even being pressured to marry women and have children. Touko finds refuge in his liberating art, specialising in homoerotic drawings of muscular men, free of inhibitions. His work – made famous by his signature ‘Tom of Finland’ – became the emblem of a generation of men and fanned the flames of a gay revolution.

Fair Haven (2017)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:02
CharactersFamily, Gay
PlaceUSA

A young man returns to his family farm, after a long stay in ex-gay conversion therapy, and is torn between the expectations of his emotionally distant father, and the memories of a past, loving relationship he has tried to bury.

Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 8)
Genredrama, music, biography
Duration02:09
CharactersMusicians, Singers, Celebrities, Guitarists, Gay
PlotOn real events
PlaceLondon, Concerts, England
StyleBest soundtracks, Worth watching, Oscars

Singer Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and bass guitarist John Deacon take the music world by storm when they form the rock 'n' roll band Queen in 1970. Hit songs become instant classics. When Mercury's increasingly wild lifestyle starts to spiral out of control, Queen soon faces its greatest challenge yet – finding a way to keep the band together amid the success and excess.

Game Over, Man! (2018)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 5.4)
Genreaction, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration02:45
CharactersLosers, Terrorists, Janitors, Friends, Gay
PlotHostage
PlaceHotels
StyleNetflix, For a group of friends

Three friends are on the verge of getting their video game financed when their benefactor is taken hostage by terrorists.

Velvet Buzzsaw (2019)
Mark6 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
Duration02:45
CharactersArtists, Gay
PlotInvestigation, Damn things, Supernatural
PlaceLos Angeles

Big money artists and mega-collectors pay a high price when art collides with commerce. After a series of paintings by an unknown artist are discovered, a supernatural force enacts revenge on those who have allowed their greed to get in the way of art.

Isn't It Romantic (2019)
Mark5.2 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama
Duration02:36
CharactersArchitects, Gay
PlotLove triangle, Love
PlaceNew York, Parallel worlds

For a long time, Natalie, an Australian architect living in New York City, had always believed that what she had seen in rom-coms is all fantasy. But after thwarting a mugger at a subway station only to be knocked out while fleeing, Natalie wakes up and discovers that her life has suddenly become her worst nightmare—a romantic comedy—and she is the leading lady.

Downton Abbey (2019)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama
Duration02:24
CharactersHorses, Gay
PlotIntrigue, Dancing
PlaceKitchen, England

The beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the King and Queen of England will unleash scandal, romance and intrigue that will leave the future of Downton hanging in the balance.

Extracurricular Activities (2019)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrethriller, comedy, detective
CharactersHired assassins, Teens, Dogs, Gay, Students, Teachers
PlotBasketball
PlaceSchool, Party

The outrageous life of Reagan Collins, a model high school student with a "killer" after-school job that involves arranging “accidents” for his classmates' parents. When seasoned police detective Cliff Dawkins starts putting the pieces together, it's a battle of wits to see if Reagan can keep business booming.

King Cobra (2016)
Mark1 (imdb: 5.6)
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:27
CharactersGay
PlotDeath, Blackmail
PlaceUSA

Based on a stranger than fiction true story, King Cobra is a deliciously dark, twisted plunge into the behind-the-scenes world of the pornography industry. A young Sean Paul Lockhart (using the stage name 'Brent Corrigan') is a fresh-faced wannabe adult video performer. He is moulded into a star by Stephen (aka Bryan Kocis), a closeted gay porn mogul who runs the skin flick empire Cobra Video from his seemingly ordinary suburban home. But as Brent’s rise and demands for money put him at odds with his boss, he also attracts the attention of a rival producer, Joseph Kerekes, and his unstable lover, Harlow Cuadra, who will stop at nothing to squash Cobra Video and steal its number one star.

The Catcher Was a Spy (2018)
Mark5.2 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrethriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
CharactersScouts, Scientists, CIA, Spy, Gay, Jews
PlotWar
PlaceItaly
TimeWorld War II

Major league baseball player, Moe Berg, lives a double life working for the Office of Strategic Services.

Alex Strangelove (2018)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
CharactersGay
PlaceSchool
TimeGraduation
StyleNetflix

Alex Truelove is on a quest to lose his virginity, an event eagerly awaited by his patient girlfriend and cheered on with welcome advice by his rowdy friends. But Alex, a super gregarious dude, is oddly unmotivated. A magical house party throws Alex into the presence of Elliot, a hunky college guy, who pegs Alex as gay and flirts hard. Alex is taken aback but after a series of setbacks on the girlfriend front he takes the plunge and learns some interesting new facts about himself.

Just Friends (2018)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryNetherlands
Duration00:30
CharactersTeens, Gay

Romantic comedy about two young men, their relationship and their relationship with their mothers.

Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)
Mark2 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, biography
Duration01:42
CharactersScammers, Writers, Cats, Lesbians, Gay
PlotMoney
PlaceParty

When a bestselling celebrity biographer is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception.

Eyewitness (2016)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.7)
Genrethriller, melodrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:00
CharactersKillers, Gay
StyleDisturbing, Action

Two teenage boys secretly meet up in a cabin, bear witness to a shooting and barely escape with their lives. Desperate to keep their relationship a secret and in fear of being found by the perpetrator, they remain silent but soon learn that what has been seen cannot be unseen -- and when you witness a horrible event, it changes everything.

Shed My Skin (2016)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama
CountryGermany, Austria
Duration01:31
CharactersParents, Gay
PlaceSchool

The adolescent Milan discovers his own suspected homosexuality at the age of 17 and the consequences for him and his family but also the liberation as he understands why he has been so down and rebellious.

Staying Vertical (2016)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryFrance
Duration01:52
CharactersPregnant, Gay, Wolves
PlotSeduction
PlaceFrance

Screenwriter Leo is searching for the wolf in the south of France. During a scouting excursion he is seduced by Marie, a free-spirited and dynamic shepherdess. Nine months later she gives birth to their child. Suffering from post-natal depression and with no faith in Leo, who comes and goes without warning, Marie abandons both of them. Leo finds himself alone, with a baby to care for.

Slack Bay (2016)
Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy
CountryFrance
Duration01:56
CharactersDogs, Gay
PlotMissing people, Love
PlaceFrance, Beach, Sea

Summer 1910. Several tourists have vanished while relaxing on the beautiful beaches of the Channel Coast. Infamous inspectors Machin and Malfoy soon gather that the epicenter of these mysterious disappearances must be Slack Bay, a unique site where the Slack river and the sea join only at high tide.

First Girl I Loved (2016)
Mark6.4 (imdb: 6.1)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersLesbians, Gay
PlotLove

Seventeen-year-old Anne just fell in love with Sasha, the most popular girl at her L.A. public high school. But when Anne tells her best friend, Clifton—who has always harbored a secret crush on her—he does his best to get in the way.

The Ornithologist (2016)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, adventure, detective
CountryPortugal, France, Brazil
Duration01:50
CharactersGay, Birds, Dogs, Horses
PlotFear, Dancing
PlaceForest

Stranded along a sublime river fjord in northern Portugal, a hunky ornithologist is subjected to a series of brutal and erotic Stations-of-the-Cross-style tests.

Trash Fire (2016)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:03
CharactersGay, Snake, Strong women
PlotTravel
PlaceUSA

A man forced to confront his past when he and his girlfriend end up entangled in a web of lies.

Freeheld (2015)
Mark4 (imdb: 6.6)
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:39
CharactersPolice, Detectives, Partners, Lesbians, Dogs, Gay, Strong women
PlotMystery, Mystery, Happiness, Justice, Cancer
PlaceUSA

New Jersey car mechanic Stacie Andree and her police detective girlfriend Laurel Hester both battle to secure Hester's pension benefits after she was diagnosed with a terminal illness.

The Normal Heart (2014)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 7.9)
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:12
CharactersGay

The story of the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s, taking an unflinching look at the nation's sexual politics as gay activists and their allies in the medical community fight to expose the truth about the burgeoning epidemic to a city and nation in denial.

Stonewall (2015)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 5.2)
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:27
CharactersGay
PlotOn real events
StyleMakes me think

"Stonewall" is a drama about a young man in New York caught up during the 1969 Stonewall Riots, a pivotal event widely considered the starting point for the modern gay civil rights movement.

The D Train (2015)
Markimdb: 5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:27
CharactersGay
PlotObsession
PlaceParty

With his 20th reunion looming, Dan can’t shake his high school insecurities. In a misguided mission to prove he’s changed, Dan rekindles a friendship with the popular guy from his class and is left scrambling to protect more than just his reputation when a wild night takes an unexpected turn.

I Am Michael (2015)
Mark4 (imdb: 5.6)
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:01
CharactersGay

The controversial true story of a gay activist who rejects his homosexuality and becomes a Christian pastor.

One Kiss (2016)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama
CountryItaly
Duration01:36
CharactersFriends, Gay
PlotLove triangle

Lorenzo, Blue and Antonio have a lot in common: they are sixteen, attending the same class in the same school in a small town in the northeast, each have a family that loves them. And all three, though for different reasons, have come to be isolated from other peers. Their new friendship helps them to resist, until the mechanical attraction and fear the judgment of others do not grasp them unprepared.

Other People (2016)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:28
CharactersLosers, Gay
PlotDeath
PlaceUSA

David, a struggling comedy writer fresh off from breaking up with his boyfriend, moves from New York City to Sacramento to help his sick mother. Living with his conservative father and much-younger sisters for the first time in ten years, he feels like a stranger in his childhood home. As his mother’s health declines, David frantically tries to extract meaning from this horrible experience and convince everyone (including himself) that he's "doing okay.”

Pain and Glory (2019)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.7)
Genredrama
Duration01:26
CharactersDirectors, Gay, Actors
PlotArt, Everyday life

Salvador Mallo, a filmmaker in the twilight of his career, remembers his life: his mother, his lovers, the actors he worked with. The sixties in a small village in Valencia, the eighties in Madrid, the present, when he feels an immeasurable emptiness, facing his mortality, the incapability of continuing filming, the impossibility of separating creation from his own life. The need of narrating his past can be his salvation.

Kapoor and Sons (2016)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryIndia
Duration02:54
CharactersFamily, Brothers, Old man, Gay
PlotLove, Relationship, Death
PlaceIndia

A story revolving around a dysfunctional family of two brothers who visit their parents and grandfather in Coonoor, and end up falling for the same woman.

Perfect Strangers (2016)
Mark9.8 (imdb: 7)
Genrecomedy
CountryItaly, Spain
Duration00:47
CharactersFriends, Gay
PlotMystery
StyleUnexpected ending, Makes me think

Seven friends meet up for dinner on a full moon Friday night and deep secrets will come to the surface, shaking their lives and threatening their relationships.

Hurricane Bianca (2016)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:03
CharactersTeachers, Gay
PlotMoving, Confrontation

Hurricane Bianca is a revenge comedy about a New York teacher who moves to a small town in Texas, gets fired for being gay, and returns disguised in drag to get revenge on the people who were nasty to him.

Endless Poetry (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrefantasy, drama, biography
CountryChile, Japan, United Kingdom, France
Duration02:01
CharactersPregnant, Family, Friends, Fathers, Dogs, Gay, Clowns
PlotWedding, Love, Dreams, The escape, Moving, Death
PlaceParis

A portrait of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s young adulthood, set in the 1940s and 50s, in the electric capital city of Santiago. There, he decides to become a poet and is introduced, by destiny, into the foremost bohemian and artistic circle of the time.

Moonlight (2016)
Mark1 (imdb: 7.4)
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersTeens, Gay
PlotMoney
PlaceUSA

The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality.

It's Only the End of the World (2016)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.9)
Genredrama
CountryCanada, France
Duration01:46
CharactersWriters, Gay
StyleMakes me think

Louis, a terminally ill writer, returns home after a long absence to tell his family that he is dying.

Raw (2016)
CharactersSisters, Cannibals, Gay

In Justine’s family everyone is a vet and a vegetarian. At 16, she’s a gifted teen ready to take on her first year in vet school, where her older sister also studies. There, she gets no time to settle: hazing starts right away. Justine is forced to eat raw meat for the first time in her life. Unexpected consequences emerge as her true self begins to form.

Being 17 (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.2)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance
Duration01:55
CharactersFriends, Gay

Set in the beautiful high Pyrenees in south-west France, Damien lives with his mother Marianne, a doctor, while his father, a pilot, is on a tour of duty abroad with the French military. At school, Damien is bullied by Thomas, who lives in the farming community up in the mountains, nut learns to fight back. The boys find themselves living together when Marianne invites Thomas to come and stay with them while his mother is ill in hospital. Damien must learn to live with the boy who terrorised him.

Dou kyu sei – Classmates (2016)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, cartoon
CountryJapan
Duration01:37
CharactersFriends, Gay
PlaceSchool, Japan
StyleTouching

Rihito Sajo, an honor student with a perfect score on the entrance exam and Hikaru Kusakabe, in a band and popular among girls, would have never crossed paths. Until one day they started talking at the practice for their school’s upcoming chorus festival. After school, the two meet regularly, as Hikaru helps Rihito to improve his singing skills. While they listen to each other’s voice and harmonize, their hearts start to beat together.

Looking: The Movie (2016)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:27
CharactersGay
PlotLove, Relationship, Dancing
PlaceUSA

Patrick returns to San Francisco for the first time in almost a year to celebrate a momentous event with his old friends. In the process, he must face the unresolved relationships he left behind and make difficult choices about what’s important to him.

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