LGBTQ films and television

by dana_62 | created - 28 Oct 2017 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

listing of films with LGBTQ plotlines and characters(only if they drive the plot along). Please feel free to mention any I might overlook. Thanks

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1. BPM (Beats Per Minute) (2017)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama

84 Metascore

Members of the advocacy group ACT UP Paris demand action by the government and pharmaceutical companies to combat the AIDS epidemic in the early 1990s.

Director: Robin Campillo | Stars: Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois, Adèle Haenel, Antoine Reinartz

Votes: 10,926 | Gross: $0.13M

2. 3, 2, 1... Frankie Go Boom (2012)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy

51 Metascore

Frank Bartlett has been tortured, embarrassed, and humiliated by his brother Bruce -- usually on film -- his entire life. Now that Bruce is finally off drugs and has turned his life around, things should be different. They are not.

Director: Jordan Roberts | Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Chris O'Dowd, Lizzy Caplan, Chris Noth

Votes: 4,591

3. 52 Tuesdays (2013)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama

71 Metascore

16-year-old Billie's reluctant path to independence is accelerated when her mother reveals plans to gender transition and their time together becomes limited to Tuesday afternoons.

Director: Sophie Hyde | Stars: Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Sam Althuizen, Imogen Archer, Del Herbert-Jane

Votes: 1,262

4. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Horror

81 Metascore

In the Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are unaware they are being stalked by a lonesome vampire.

Director: Ana Lily Amirpour | Stars: Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi, Marshall Manesh, Mozhan Marnò

Votes: 27,147

5. A Home at the End of the World (2004)

R | 97 min | Drama, Romance

59 Metascore

A boy who has experienced many losses in his life grows to manhood and enters into a love triangle with a woman and his boyhood friend.

Director: Michael Mayer | Stars: Colin Farrell, Dallas Roberts, Robin Wright, Sissy Spacek

Votes: 12,869 | Gross: $1.03M

6. A Man of No Importance (1994)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

62 Metascore

Alfie Byrne is a middle-aged bus conductor in Dublin in 1963. He would appear to live a life of quiet desperation: he's gay, but firmly closeted, and his sister is always trying to find him... See full summary »

Director: Suri Krishnamma | Stars: Albert Finney, Brenda Fricker, Michael Gambon, Tara Fitzgerald

Votes: 926 | Gross: $0.93M

7. 9 Dead Gay Guys (2002)

R | 83 min | Comedy, Crime

21 Metascore

Two Irish lads stumble through London's gay scene.

Director: Lab Ky Mo | Stars: Glen Mulhern, Brendan Mackey, Steven Berkoff, Michael Praed

Votes: 1,411

8. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Musical

A wily slave must unite a virgin courtesan and his young smitten master to earn his freedom.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Zero Mostel, Phil Silvers, Buster Keaton, Michael Crawford

Votes: 7,858

9. A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)

R | 87 min | Horror

43 Metascore

A teenage boy is haunted in his dreams by deceased child murderer Freddy Krueger, who is out to possess him in order to continue his reign of terror in the real world.

Director: Jack Sholder | Stars: Robert Englund, Mark Patton, Kim Myers, Robert Rusler

Votes: 55,925 | Gross: $30.00M

10. A Single Man (2009)

R | 99 min | Drama, Romance

77 Metascore

An English professor, one year after the sudden death of his boyfriend, is unable to cope with his typical days in 1960s Los Angeles.

Director: Tom Ford | Stars: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Matthew Goode, Nicholas Hoult

Votes: 100,398 | Gross: $9.17M

12. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Music

70 Metascore

Two drag performers and a transgender woman travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret.

Director: Stephan Elliott | Stars: Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Terence Stamp, Rebel Penfold-Russell

Votes: 43,670 | Gross: $11.22M

13. Aimee & Jaguar (1999)

Not Rated | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

72 Metascore

In 1943 Berlin, a Nazi officer's wife meets and starts a passionate affair with a Jewish woman.

Director: Max Färberböck | Stars: Maria Schrader, Juliane Köhler, Johanna Wokalek, Heike Makatsch

Votes: 5,811 | Gross: $0.93M

14. Albert Nobbs (2011)

R | 113 min | Drama, Romance

57 Metascore

Albert Nobbs struggles to survive in late 19th-century Ireland, where women aren't encouraged to be independent. Posing as a man so she can work as a butler in Dublin's most elegant hotel, Albert meets a handsome painter and looks to escape the lie she has been living.

Director: Rodrigo García | Stars: Glenn Close, Mia Wasikowska, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Antonia Campbell-Hughes

Votes: 22,389 | Gross: $3.01M

15. All About E (2015)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A beautiful sexy DJ is forced to run when she stumbles on a stash of cash. Can she keep the money, conquer her demons, AND get the girl?

Director: Louise Wadley | Stars: Mandahla Rose, Brett Rogers, Julia Billington, Simon Bolton

Votes: 849

16. All About Eve (1950)

Passed | 138 min | Drama

98 Metascore

An ingénue insinuates herself into the lives of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm

Votes: 111,095 | Gross: $0.01M

17. Advice from a Caterpillar (1999)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A woman falls in love with her gay friend's boyfriend.

Director: Don Scardino | Stars: Patrick Breen, Andy Dick, Alice Drummond, William Duell

Votes: 293

18. After Stonewall (1999)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Documentary/Historical retrospective of the Gay Rights movement from the 1969 Stonewall riots to the present.

Director: John Scagliotti | Stars: Craig Rodwell, Melissa Etheridge, Mike Carney, Barney Frank

Votes: 365

20. All Over Me (1997)

R | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

Claude and Ellen are best friends who live in a not-so-nice area of New York. They're involved in the subculture of 90s youth, complete with drugs, live music, and homophobia. All is ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Sichel | Stars: Alison Folland, Tara Subkoff, Cole Hauser, Wilson Cruz

Votes: 3,026 | Gross: $0.15M

21. The Angelic Conversation (1985)

Not Rated | 77 min | Drama

An unseen woman recites Shakespeare's sonnets - fourteen in all - as a man wordlessly seeks his heart's desire. The photography is stop-motion, the music is ethereal, the scenery is often ... See full summary »

Director: Derek Jarman | Stars: Paul Reynolds, Phillip Williamson, Judi Dench, Dave Baby

Votes: 651

22. And While We Were Here (2012)

R | 83 min | Drama, Romance

48 Metascore

While working on a writing project on the island of Ischia, a married woman (Bosworth) enters into an affair with a younger man.

Director: Kat Coiro | Stars: Jamie Blackley, Claire Bloom, Kate Bosworth, Iddo Goldberg

Votes: 3,419

23. Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild! (2008)

Unrated | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

Andy, Nico, Jarod and Griff reunite in Fort Lauderdale for Spring Break and participate in a contest called "Gays Gone Wild" to determine who can attain the most "buttlove" over the course of the vacation.

Director: Todd Stephens | Stars: Jonah Blechman, Jake Mosser, Aaron Michael Davies, Jimmy Clabots

Votes: 2,872 | Gross: $0.10M

24. Appropriate Behaviour (2014)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

73 Metascore

Shirin is struggling to become an ideal Persian daughter, politically correct bisexual and hip young Brooklynite but fails miserably in her attempt at all identities. Being without a cliché to hold onto can be a lonely experience.

Director: Desiree Akhavan | Stars: Desiree Akhavan, Rebecca Henderson, Halley Feiffer, Ryan Fitzsimmons

Votes: 3,524

25. Another Gay Movie (2006)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

37 Metascore

Four gay high school friends make a pact to lose their virginity before they go to college.

Director: Todd Stephens | Stars: Michael Carbonaro, Jonathan Chase, Jonah Blechman, Mitch Morris

Votes: 8,507 | Gross: $0.65M

26. An Intimate Friendship (2000)

85 min | Romance, Drama

A family of friends is forever changed when two of the friends realize that their love for one another goes beyond the confines of their conventional relationship.

Director: Angela Evers Hughey | Stars: Lisel M. Gorell, Stacy Marr, Rini Starkey, Tim McMillan

Votes: 164

27. All Over the Guy (2001)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

46 Metascore

"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 »

Director: Julie Davis | Stars: Dan Bucatinsky, Richard Ruccolo, Sasha Alexander, Adam Goldberg

Votes: 4,341 | Gross: $1.01M

28. An Honest Liar (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

76 Metascore

The life and career of the renowned stage magician turned scientific skeptic of the paranormal, James Randi.

Directors: Tyler Measom, Justin Weinstein | Stars: James Randi, Deyvi Peña, Penn Jillette, Teller

Votes: 8,546 | Gross: $0.12M

29. Another Country (1984)

PG | 90 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

Based on the life of the young Guy Burgess, who would become better known as one of the Cambridge Spies.

Director: Marek Kanievska | Stars: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Michael Jenn, Robert Addie

Votes: 4,880

31. Angels in America (2003)

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

Playwright Tony Kushner adapts his political epic about the AIDS 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: 24,636

32. As You Are (2016)

110 min | Drama, Mystery

67 Metascore

Set in the early 1990's, "As You Are" is the telling and retelling of a relationship between three teenagers as it traces the course of their friendship through a construction of disparate memories prompted by a police investigation.

Director: Miles Joris-Peyrafitte | Stars: Owen Campbell, Charlie Heaton, Amandla Stenberg, John Scurti

Votes: 1,800

33. Auntie Mame (1958)

Approved | 143 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

An orphan goes to live with his free-spirited aunt. Conflict ensues when the executor of his father's estate objects to the aunt's lifestyle.

Director: Morton DaCosta | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Forrest Tucker, Coral Browne, Fred Clark

Votes: 9,613 | Gross: $23.30M

34. Before I Forget (2007)

Unrated | 108 min | Drama, Romance

78 Metascore

A potrait of a 58-year-old man battling his inner demons on the search for self-discovery.

Director: Jacques Nolot | Stars: Jacques Nolot, Jean-Pol Dubois, Marc Rioufol, Bastien d'Asnières

Votes: 412 | Gross: $0.03M

35. Bar Girls (1994)

R | 93 min | Drama

Loretta is a successful lesbian writer of cartoons with problems in her romantic life with Annie. She is a habitué of a lesbian bar. One day she meets Rachel and they start a new life ... See full summary »

Director: Marita Giovanni | Stars: Nancy Allison Wolfe, Liza D'Agostino, Camila Griggs, Michael Harris

Votes: 534 | Gross: $0.57M

36. Battle of the Sexes (2017)

PG-13 | 121 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

73 Metascore

The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs.

Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris | Stars: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman

Votes: 44,567 | Gross: $12.64M

37. Bear Nation (2010)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, Romance

Malcolm Ingram introduces us to gay men who dig big dudes who are stockier and hairier than the airbrushed ideal served by up lifestyle magazines and underwear ads. From 'bear runs' - the ... See full summary »

Director: Malcolm Ingram | Star: Douglas Langway

Votes: 170

38. Bang Bang You're Dead (2002)

R | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Trevor is a troubled high school student, thanks to the effects of bullying. This is the story of his fight to break free.

Director: Guy Ferland | Stars: Tom Cavanagh, Ben Foster, Randy Harrison, Janel Moloney

Votes: 12,117

39. Beau travail (1999)

Unrated | 92 min | Drama, War

7.4