Highest-Rated Movies about 'Gay Man', Sort by Popularity

Straight Up (2019), Arisan! (2003), Silverlake Life: The View From Here (1993), Paris Is Burning (1990), The Life of Reilly (2006), Bohemian Rhapsody (2018), The Imitation Game (2014), Ballot Measure 9 (1994) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best Gay Man movies.

Arisan! (2003)

An architect (Tora Sudiro) falls for a television producer (Surya Saputra), while trying to keep his homosexuality secret.

gay man, young woman, interior decorator, architect, divorcée, boyfriend, amusing

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Silverlake Life: The View From Here (1993)

Both having been diagnosed with AIDS, UCLA film teacher Tom Joslin and his partner, Mark Massi, resolve to document the most intimate details of their daily lives. As the physical and mental toll of the disease begins to take hold of both men, Joslin's former student, Peter Friedman, takes over the film's production, providing the final, bittersweet postscript on the enduring love between two people who've decided to bravely face their illness together.

lover, gay man, partner, family member, student, disheartening, moving

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Paris Is Burning (1990)

A chronicle of New York's drag scene in the 1980s, focusing on balls, voguing and the ambitions and dreams of those who gave the era its warmth and vitality.

drag queen, gay man, performer, friend, spirited, emotional, new york city

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The Life of Reilly (2006)

If, in 1940, you had a lobotomized aunt, an institutionalized father, a racist mother, and were the only gay kid on the block, what do you think the odds would be that you'd end up a Tony winner, a staple of television, and a generational icon? Enter "The Life Of Reilly". The cliché goes that truth is stranger than fiction. In this case, it is also funnier and more he...Read all

actor, audience, gay man, uplifting, emotional, engaging, stage

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Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

The story of the legendary British rock band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid (1985).

musician, band frontman, band member, band manager, singer, gay man, brash

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The Imitation Game (2014)

During World War II, the English mathematical genius Alan Turing tries to crack the German Enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.

scientist, mathematician, gay man, military official, government official, emotional, powerful

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Ballot Measure 9 (1994)

Ballot Measure 9 was an anti-gay amendment proposed to Oregon voters in 1992 by the conservative group, Oregon Citizen's Alliance. This documentary goes behind the scenes of the fight to stop Measure 9. It contains portions of anti-gay videos produced by the Citizen's Alliance as well as news clips and interviews with the people who successfully fought passage of Meas...Read all

gay man, lesbian, political activist, homophobe, rousing, emotional, intense

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Forbidden Love: The Unashamed Stories of Lesbian Lives (1993)

Pulp novels of the '50s and '60s frame this recollection of the lesbian experience in Canada during that era.

writer, lesbian, canadian, gay man, girlfriend, older woman, amusing

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We Were Here (2011)

A deep and reflective look at the arrival and impact of AIDS in San Francisco and how individuals rose to the occasion during the first years of this unimaginable crisis.

lesbian, gay man, nurse, woman, bleak, emotional, moving

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Call Me by Your Name (2017)

In 1980s Italy, a romance blossoms between a seventeen-year-old student and the older man hired as his father's research assistant.

gay man, teenager, young woman, friend, graduate student, father, dreamy

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Pride (2014)

U.K. gay activists work to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984.

coal miner, activist, gay man, lesbian, politician, police officer, brash

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Happy Together (1997)

A couple take a trip to Argentina but both men find their lives drifting apart in opposite directions.

doorman, male prostitute, boyfriend, gay man, dreamy, bleak, touching

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Aligarh (2015)

A gay, linguistic professor living in a small orthodox city must deal with the aftermath of a sting operation that puts his sexual orientation in front of the entire nation.

professor, gay man, journalist, lawyer, intense, emotional, brooding

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Trick (1999)

An unfulfilled man (Christian Campbell) meets another (John Paul Pitoc) who shares his passion, but obstacles and insensitive friends hinder them.

gay man, songwriter, go-go dancer, roommate, friend, actress, amusing

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The Boondock Saints (1999)

Two Irish Catholic brothers become vigilantes and wipe out Boston's criminal underworld in the name of God.

vigilante, twin, fbi agent, dockworker, gangster, gay man, wild

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The Wedding Banquet (1993)

To satisfy his nagging parents, a gay landlord and a female tenant agree to a marriage of convenience, but his parents arrive to visit and things get out of hand.

gay man, landlord, artist, boyfriend, father, mother, amusing

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Philadelphia (1993)

When a man with HIV is fired by his law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit.

lawyer, gay man, wife, husband, homophobe, boyfriend, tender

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Torch Song Trilogy (1988)

Tony Award-winning actor and playwright Harvey Fierstein re-creates his role as the unsinkable Arnold Beckoff in this film adaptation of the smash Broadway play TORCH SONG TRILOGY. A very personal story that is both funny and poignant, TORCH SONG TRILOGY chronicles a New Yorker's search for love, respect and tradition in a world that seems not especially made for him....Read all

gay man, drag queen, male model, teacher, mother, inspiring, emotional

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The Boys in the Band (1970)

Tempers fray and true selves are revealed when a heterosexual accidentally intrudes on a homosexual party.

host, gay man, guest, old friend, closeted homosexual, father, dark

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Before Stonewall (1984)

The history of the Gay and Lesbian community before the Stonewall riots began the major gay rights movement.

allen ginsberg, activist, professor, gay man, lesbian, spirited, powerful

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Benjamin Smoke (2000)

This highly unorthodox documentary follows the crooked path of Benjamin (no last name). He lives in a hidden neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia called "Cabbagetown." Drag-queen, speed-freak, all-around renegade, Benjamin left the straight (in every sense of the word) world behind a long time ago.

gay man, drag queen, bluesman, singer-songwriter, drug addict, fascinating, engaging

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Get Real (1998)

A tenderly romantic coming-of-age story as two boys in a British school fall in love.

teen boy, athlete, friend, overweight kid, gay man, girlfriend, touching

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Coming Out Under Fire (1994)

A historical account of military policy regarding homosexuals during World War II. The documentary includes interviews with several gay WWII veterans.

senator, colonel, soldier, gay man, veteran, lesbian, fascinating

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Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)

A gay man and a political prisoner are together in a prison. The gay man narrates the stories of two fake movies and his own life.

political prisoner, gay man, woman, convict, warden, fascinating, tender

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Moonlight (2016)

A young African-American man grapples with his identity and sexuality while experiencing the everyday struggles of childhood, adolescence, and burgeoning adulthood.

young man, gay man, african-american, mother, father, lover, brooding

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Big Eden (2000)

Big Eden is a small, fictional northwestern Montana town.

gay man, grandfather, native american, artist, friend, emotional, charming

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Bent (1997)

In 1930s Berlin, a gay Jew is sent to a concentration camp under the Nazi regime.

gay man, boyfriend, prisoner, uncle, transvestite, nazi, emotional

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The David Dance (2014)

David, the host of a local gay radio show in Buffalo, New York, struggles with self-doubt when his single sister asks him to be the father figure for her soon to be adopted Brazilian child. This story explores the exceptionally colorful relationship between a brother and sister, and the impact of the spoken word on the human spirit.

radio host, gay man, sister, orphan, partner, brooding, emotional

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Heartbeats (2010)

The story of three close friends who are involved in a love-triangle.

gay man, woman, friend, young man, rival, love child, amusing

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