Russian films about LGBT people

List of the best Russian films about LGBT people according to visitors: Outlaw, Anna, Winter Journey, Stand, The Return of Erkin, Strangers, Maurice, Brokeback Mountain, A Single Man, Mario.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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Markimdb: 3.8
Genredrama
CountryRussia
CharactersHorses, Gay, Military, Taxi drivers
PlotBasketball, Boxing
PlaceWomen's Prison, Russia, USSR, Beach
StyleAction, Makes me think

A high school student and a young criminal are trying to get reciprocity from the most popular guy in the school. The general and the dancer in 1985 put their careers and life on the line to be together.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, thriller
CountryFrance, USA, Canada, Russia
Duration02:05
CharactersLesbians, CIA, Spy, Scouts, Hired assassins
PlotKGB, Snow
TimeCold War, Dark ones
StyleUnexpected ending, Fascinating, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

Beneath Anna Poliatova's striking beauty lies a secret that will unleash her indelible strength and skill to become one of the world's most feared government assassins.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:35
CharactersGay, Gangsters, Teachers, Musicians
PlotTravel, Friendship, Art
PlaceMoscow
StylePsychological problems, Fascinating, Touching

Before an important audition, the opera teacher recommends sleep, walks and Schubert. Feeling lost, desperate and rebellious, Erik does the exact opposite (except for the Schubert bit), spending his nights with a disillusioned older colleague and excessive amounts of vodka. Erik has a boyfriend but a chance encounter with the semi-criminal Lyokha awakens passion of a whole new caliber in him.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genremelodrama, drama, detective
CountryFrance, Russia, Ukraine
Duration01:27
CharactersGay
PlotInvestigation
PlaceRussia
StyleHeavy, Makes me think, Depressive, Serious

After taking a wrong turn in their car, a young gay Russian couple witnesses what they believe is a vicious gay bashing; their quandary over what to do about it propels them into ever more dangerous territory. For Anton, the burden of what they may have witnessed outweighs Vlad's fear of probing too deeply into the incident. When the police prove indifferent, Anton talks his skeptical lover into launching their own amateur investigation into the incident. Their risky search for the truth has unexpected - and grim - consequences in this suspenseful drama that comments on the ongoing mistreatment of LGBT people in Russia.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, short
CountryRussia
Duration01:32
CharactersDogs, Family
PlotOn real events
PlaceLondon, St. Petersburg
TimeNight

Erkin gets out of prison and wants to return to his former life. But everything has changed and he does not know if he can live as a free man.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genredrama
CountryRussia, USA, Egypt
PlotFriendship, Death
StylePsychological problems

A group of American doctors travel to a war-ravaged hot spot in the Middle East in order to distribute vaccines. They clash with the Russian military presence, the Middle Eastern locals, and ultimately, themselves, as they learn that being American heroes is not so easy as they thought. Before they can save the world, they have to save themselves.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:20
CharactersGay
PlotFriendship
PlaceCollege, England
StyleSerious

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.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama, western
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:14
CharactersGay, Cowboys
PlotLove, Adventure, Passion, Relationship, Wedding
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Touching, Sad ones

Two modern-day cowboys meet on a shepherding job in the summer of '63, the two share a raw and powerful summer together that turns into a lifelong relationship conflicting with the lives they are supposed to live.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersGay, Teachers, Students, Friends
PlotObsession, Loneliness, Death, Depression
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Philosophical, Heavy, Touching

Adapted from a 1964 novel of the same name, the film follows a day in the life of George Falconer, a British college professor reeling with the recent and sudden loss of his longtime partner. This traumatic event makes George challenge his own will to live as he seeks the console of close friend Charley who is struggling with her own questions about life.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama, sport
CountryLuxembourg
Duration02:12
CharactersTeens, Gay, Trainers
PlotSports, Soccer, First love, Blackmail
StyleTo cry, Touching

Two young gay soccer players get caught up between the politics of the game and the politics of love.

Genreadventure, cartoon
CountryRussia
CharactersBrownies
StyleFor children

Not many people know that every house is inhabited by finns. They are furry creatures that appear in human world to take care of a house and keep the hearth. Finnick is a young Finn, who doesn't seem to care about his responsibility of making a home out of the house. He is just making pranks on «his people» and that is the reason why none of the families wanted to stay long in his house. Everything changes when a new family comes to his house, where Finnick's tricks do not work at all, and he meets 13-year old Christine and inexplicable events begin to happen in the city. Finnick and Christine, who are so different, will have to team up and work together to solve the mystery of the events and save the city.

Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryFrance, Canada
Duration01:43
CharactersGay
PlotLife, Loneliness, Chase, Family life
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Serious, Disturbing

A young man travels to an isolated farm for his lover's funeral where he's quickly drawn into a twisted, sexually charged game by his lover's aggressive brother.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:45
CharactersGay, Friends, Maids, Gardeners
PlotFriendship, Seduction
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

It's 1957, and James Whale's heyday as the director of "Frankenstein," "Bride of Frankenstein" and "The Invisible Man" is long behind him. Retired and a semi-recluse, he lives his days accompanied only by images from his past. When his dour housekeeper, Hannah, hires a handsome young gardener, the flamboyant director and simple yard man develop an unlikely friendship, which will change them forever.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersLesbians, Orphans
PlotBreakup, Holidays
PlaceParty, USA
TimeNew Year
StyleLight

A young woman's plans to propose to her girlfriend while at her family's annual holiday party are upended when she discovers her partner hasn't yet come out to her conservative parents.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersGay
PlotFriendship, Depression, Mystery, Phone calls
PlaceParty

At a birthday party in 1968 New York, a surprise guest and a drunken game leave seven gay friends reckoning with unspoken feelings and buried truths.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersTeens, Gay
PlotMoney, Drug addict
PlaceGhetto, Beach, USA
StyleOscars, Heavy, Serious, Sad ones

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.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryItaly, France, USA, Brazil
Duration02:09
CharactersGay, Scientists, Fathers, Pianists, Mothers
PlotLove, Relationship, First love, Love with age difference, Seduction
PlaceSea, Italy, Small cities
TimeSummer
StyleSoulful, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
CharactersTeens, Gay, Childrens
PlotLove, Friendship
PlacePrison, School, Africa
StyleExciting, Cute, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Belgium, Spain
Duration02:59
CharactersTeens, Lesbians
PlotFirst love
PlaceFrance
StyleExplicit scenes

Adèle's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire, to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adele grows, seeks herself, loses herself, finds herself.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Lesbians, Gay, Musicians, Students
PlotLove, Love triangle, Relationship, Loneliness, First love
PlaceSchool, Small cities
StyleRomantic, Light, For single girls, Womens in main roles, Touching

Shy, straight-A student Ellie is hired by sweet but inarticulate jock Paul, who needs help wooing the most popular girl in school. But their new and unlikely friendship gets tricky when Ellie discovers she has feelings for the same girl.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
CharactersGay, Girlfriends, Frogs
PlotLove, Cancer, Seduction
PlaceSchool, USSR
TimeGraduation

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.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, drama, musical
CountryUSA
CharactersLesbians, Stars
PlotDancing, Justice, Shopping
PlaceUSA
TimeGraduation
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Soulful, Fascinating, Makes me think

After the PTA of a conservative high school in Indiana bans same-sex couples from attending the annual prom, a gang of flamboyant Broadway stars try to boost their image by showing up to support two lesbian students.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersHorses, Gay, Teachers, Childrens, Cooks
PlotDancing, Money, Drug addict, Friendship, Breakup
PlaceSchool, Party, Deserts
TimeNew Year
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Makes me think

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

Markimdb: 8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryEstonia, United Kingdom
CharactersGay, Military
PlotLove
PlaceUSSR
TimeCold War

At the height of the Cold War, a troubled soldier forms a forbidden love triangle with a daring fighter pilot and his female comrade amid the dangerous surroundings of a Soviet Air Force Base.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountrySpain
Duration01:49
CharactersLesbians, Girlfriends
PlotLove, Travel, Passion, Loneliness, Mystery
PlaceRussia, Italy, Hotels, Spain, Moscow
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Serious

A hotel room in the center of Rome serves as the setting for two young and recently acquainted women to have a physical adventure that touches their very souls.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
CharactersGay, CIA, Spy, Scouts, Jews
PlotWar, Chess, Baseball, Mystery
PlaceItaly, USA
TimeWorld War II
StyleTo cry, By books, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

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

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryUSA, China
Duration02:10
CharactersMusicians, Police, Friends, Pianists, Bouncers
PlotOn real events, Travel, Gambling, Music, Money
PlaceHotels, USA, New York
TimeNew Year
StyleKind, Light, Oscars, Fascinating

Tony Lip, a bouncer in 1962, is hired to drive pianist Don Shirley on a tour through the Deep South in the days when African Americans, forced to find alternate accommodations and services due to segregation laws below the Mason-Dixon Line, relied on a guide called The Negro Motorist Green Book.

Markimdb: 7
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryNorway, France, Denmark, Sweden
Duration02:16
CharactersLesbians, Snake, Family, Students, Fathers
PlotRelationship, Loneliness, Religious, Telekinesis, Snow
PlaceNorway, Lake
StylePsychological problems, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

A college student starts to experience extreme seizures while studying at a university in Oslo, Norway. She soon learns that the violent episodes are a symptom of inexplicable, and often dangerous, supernatural abilities.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersGay, Teachers, Trainers
PlotDancing
PlaceSmall cities

A midwestern teacher questions his sexuality after a former student makes a comment about him at the Academy Awards.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Australia
Duration02:35
CharactersLesbians, Gay, Lawyers
PlotTravel, Passion, Relationship, Art, Love with age difference
PlaceParty, Hotels, USA, New York
TimeNew Year
StyleRomantic, Gloomy, Serious

In 1950s New York, a department-store clerk who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman.





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