LGBTQ+

by Perse_phone | created - 09 Apr 2013 | updated - 6 months ago | Public

Just an incomplete list of LGBTQ+ themed films & TV series that I've (mostly) watched or want to watch -- awesome, good, bad and terrible ones alike. In no specific order, though I try to put the ones I like at/near the top of the list (no promises though)..

More recs are always appreciated. ;)

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1. Freier Fall (2013)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama

A soon-to-be-father policeman falls for a gay fellow officer and his life starts falling apart.

Director: Stephan Lacant | Stars: Hanno Koffler, Max Riemelt, Attila Borlan, Katharina Schüttler

Votes: 16,831

2. Call Me by Your Name (2017)

R | 132 min | Drama, Romance

93 Metascore

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

Director: Luca Guadagnino | Stars: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar

Votes: 177,393 | Gross: $18.10M

3. Shelter (II) (2007)

R | 97 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

66 Metascore

When his college dreams are sidelined by family obligations, a young man finds comfort in surfing with his best friend's brother.

Director: Jonah Markowitz | Stars: Trevor Wright, Brad Rowe, Tina Holmes, Jackson Wurth

Votes: 20,101 | Gross: $0.14M

4. Imagine Me & You (2005)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

49 Metascore

A newlywed bride becomes infatuated with another woman, who questions her sexual orientation, promoting a stir among the bride's family and friends.

Director: Ol Parker | Stars: Piper Perabo, Lena Headey, Matthew Goode, Celia Imrie

Votes: 28,431 | Gross: $0.67M

5. Love, Simon (2018)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

72 Metascore

Simon Spier keeps a huge secret from his family, his friends and all of his classmates: he's gay. When that secret is threatened, Simon must face everyone and come to terms with his identity.

Director: Greg Berlanti | Stars: Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel, Katherine Langford

Votes: 88,901 | Gross: $40.83M

6. Weekend (II) (2011)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Romance

81 Metascore

After a drunken house party with his straight mates, Russell heads out to a gay club. Just before closing time he picks up Glen but what's expected to be just a one-night stand becomes something else, something special.

Director: Andrew Haigh | Stars: Tom Cullen, Chris New, Jonathan Race, Laura Freeman

Votes: 26,434 | Gross: $0.46M

7. Boys (2014 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 78 min | Drama, Romance

A sexually awakening gay teen athlete finds himself in a budding relationship with his mutually attracted relay race teammate.

Director: Mischa Kamp | Stars: Gijs Blom, Ko Zandvliet, Jonas Smulders, Ton Kas

Votes: 11,364

8. Queer as Folk (2000–2005)

TV-MA | 47 min | Drama, Romance

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

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

Votes: 18,054

9. Eyewitness (2016– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

When a young gay couple witness a triple murder, they will do anything to avoid being outed to their small town.

Stars: Julianne Nicholson, Tyler Young, James Paxton, Gil Bellows

Votes: 4,508

10. Brotherhood (2009)

R | 97 min | Drama, Romance

68 Metascore

Former Danish servicemen Lars and Jimmy are thrown together while training in a neo-Nazi group. Moving from hostility through to friendship and finally passion, events take a darker turn when it's discovered.

Director: Nicolo Donato | Stars: Thure Lindhardt, David Dencik, Nicolas Bro, Morten Holst

Votes: 3,035 | Gross: $0.02M

11. Pride (I) (2014)

R | 119 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

79 Metascore

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

Director: Matthew Warchus | Stars: Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Paddy Considine

Votes: 48,552

12. The Kids Are All Right (2010)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

86 Metascore

Two children conceived by artificial insemination bring their biological father into their non-traditional family life.

Director: Lisa Cholodenko | Stars: Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Mia Wasikowska

Votes: 122,473 | Gross: $20.81M

13. Shameless (2011– )

TV-MA | 46 min | Comedy, Drama

A scrappy, feisty, fiercely loyal Chicago family makes no apologies.

Stars: Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy, Ethan Cutkosky, Jeremy Allen White

Votes: 185,543

14. 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: 12,960 | Gross: $1.03M

15. My Best Friend (2018)

90 min | Drama, Romance

Lorenzo is a quiet teenager who lives with his parents and his younger brother in small city in the Argentinean Patagonia. One day, a family friend's son named Caíto moves south and settles... See full summary »

Director: Martín Deus | Stars: Angelo Mutti Spinetta, Lautaro Rodríguez, Guillermo Pfening, Mariana Anghileri

Votes: 1,814

16. Shortbus (2006)

Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

64 Metascore

A group of New Yorkers caught up in their romantic-sexual milieu converge at an underground salon infamous for its blend of art, music, politics, and carnality.

Director: John Cameron Mitchell | Stars: Sook-Yin Lee, Peter Stickles, PJ DeBoy, Paul Dawson

Votes: 31,026 | Gross: $1.99M

17. Latter Days (2003)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

45 Metascore

A promiscuous gay party animal falls for a young Mormon missionary, leading to crisis, cliché, and catastrophe.

Director: C. Jay Cox | Stars: Wes Ramsey, Steve Sandvoss, Mary Kay Place, Amber Benson

Votes: 16,480 | Gross: $0.82M

18. Sense8 (2015–2018)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A group of people around the world are suddenly linked mentally, and must find a way to survive being hunted by those who see them as a threat to the world's order.

Stars: Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton, Tina Desai, Tuppence Middleton

Votes: 129,473

19. The Imitation Game (2014)

PG-13 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

73 Metascore

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

Director: Morten Tyldum | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Allen Leech

Votes: 644,281 | Gross: $91.13M

20. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Romance

67 Metascore

An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.

Director: Stephen Chbosky | Stars: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Paul Rudd

Votes: 434,934 | Gross: $17.74M

21. Sex Education (2019– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Comedy, Drama

A teenage boy with a sex therapist mother teams up with a high school classmate to set up an underground sex therapy clinic at school.

Stars: Asa Butterfield, Gillian Anderson, Ncuti Gatwa, Emma Mackey

Votes: 109,718

22. I Can't Think Straight (2008)

PG-13 | 82 min | Drama, Romance

A young woman engaged to be married finds her life changed forever when she meets her best friend's girlfriend.

Director: Shamim Sarif | Stars: Lisa Ray, Sheetal Sheth, Antonia Frering, Dalip Tahil

Votes: 7,393 | Gross: $0.04M

23. Political Animals (2012)

TV-14 | 360 min | Drama

A divorced, former First Lady, is currently serving as the Secretary of State. She deals with State Department issues, while trying to keep her family together.

Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Carla Gugino, James Wolk, Sebastian Stan

Votes: 5,760

24. Gray Matters (I) (2006)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Romance

31 Metascore

They finish each other's sentences, dance like Fred and Ginger, and share the same downtown loft--the perfect couple? Not exactly. Gray and Sam, are a sister and brother so compatible and inseparable that people actually assume they are dating. Mortified, they both agree they must branch out and start searching for love. He'll look for a guy for her and she'll look for a gal for him.

Director: Sue Kramer | Stars: Heather Graham, Tom Cavanagh, Bridget Moynahan, Molly Shannon

Votes: 6,656 | Gross: $0.06M

25. Kissing Jessica Stein (2001)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

72 Metascore

A woman searching for the perfect man instead discovers the perfect woman.

Director: Charles Herman-Wurmfeld | Stars: Jennifer Westfeldt, Heather Juergensen, Tovah Feldshuh, Esther Wurmfeld

Votes: 15,559 | Gross: $7.02M

26. Kings (2009)

60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

A modern day, alternate-reality drama about a hero who rises to become the King of his nation, based on the biblical story of King David.

Stars: Ian McShane, Christopher Egan, Susanna Thompson, Allison Miller

Votes: 7,964

27. Loving Annabelle (2006)

Not Rated | 77 min | Drama, Romance

The intelligent Annabelle starts in an elite Catholic girls' boarding high school after being expelled from the previous 2 schools. She's open about being lesbian. She's attracted to her teacher, Simone.

Director: Katherine Brooks | Stars: Erin Kelly, Diane Gaidry, Laura Breckenridge, Michelle Horn

Votes: 11,389 | Gross: $1.10M

28. 4th Man Out (2015)

Unrated | 86 min | Comedy, Drama

43 Metascore

A car mechanic in a small, working class town comes out of the closet to his unsuspecting, blue-collar best friends.

Director: Andrew Nackman | Stars: Parker Young, Evan Todd, Chord Overstreet, Jon Gabrus

Votes: 8,855

29. Lost and Delirious (2001)

R | 103 min | Drama, Romance

53 Metascore

A newcomer to a posh girls boarding school discovers that her two senior roommates are lovers.

Director: Léa Pool | Stars: Piper Perabo, Jessica Paré, Mischa Barton, Jackie Burroughs

Votes: 19,373 | Gross: $0.30M

30. Being 17 (2016)

Unrated | 116 min | Drama, Romance

83 Metascore

Damien lives with his mother Marianne, a doctor, while his father is on a tour of duty abroad. He is bullied by Thomas, whose mother is ill. The boys find themselves living together when Marianne invites Thomas to come and stay with them.

Director: André Téchiné | Stars: Sandrine Kiberlain, Kacey Mottet Klein, Corentin Fila, Alexis Loret

Votes: 5,022 | Gross: $0.05M

31. The War Boys (2009)

Unrated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

Three young vigilantes huddle on la linea ready to chase illegals back across the border into Mexico... but they soon learn that there are borderlines deep within each one of them that each of them has to cross.

Director: Ron Daniels | Stars: Victor Rasuk, Brian J. Smith, Benjamin Walker, Peter Gallagher

Votes: 1,517

32. Kiss Me (2011)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Romance

A young woman engaged to be married finds herself in an affair with her soon-to-be stepmother's lesbian daughter.

Director: Alexandra-Therese Keining | Stars: Ruth Vega Fernandez, Liv Mjönes, Krister Henriksson, Lena Endre

Votes: 8,838

33. The Curiosity of Chance (2006)

98 min | Comedy

A confident, out-of-the-closet gay teenager has the support of an eclectic range of friends while dealing with a homophobic bully during his first year at an international high school.

Director: Russell P. Marleau | Stars: Tad Hilgenbrink, Brett Chukerman, Aldevina Da Silva, Pieter Van Nieuwenhuyze

Votes: 2,698

34. Touch of Pink (2004)

R | 91 min | Drama, Comedy, Romance

46 Metascore

A gay Canadian living in London has his perfectly crafted life upset when his devoutly Muslim mother comes to visit.

Director: Ian Iqbal Rashid | Stars: Jimi Mistry, Kris Holden-Ried, Suleka Mathew, Kyle MacLachlan

Votes: 3,955 | Gross: $0.56M

35. Brokeback Mountain (2005)

R | 134 min | Drama, Romance

87 Metascore

The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys, and their lives over the years.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger, Michelle Williams, Randy Quaid

Votes: 308,868 | Gross: $83.04M

36. Holding the Man (2015)

Unrated | 127 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

Tim and John fell in love while teenagers at their all-boys high school. John was captain of the rugby team, Tim an aspiring actor playing a minor part in Romeo and Juliet. Their romance ... See full summary »

Director: Neil Armfield | Stars: Ryan Corr, Sarah Snook, Francesco Ferdinandi, Craig Matthew Stott

Votes: 9,431

37. Handsome Devil (2016)

95 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

60 Metascore

Ned and Conor are forced to share a bedroom at their boarding school. The loner and the star athlete at this rugby-mad school form an unlikely friendship until it's tested by the authorities.

Director: John Butler | Stars: Fionn O'Shea, Ardal O'Hanlon, Amy Huberman, Ruairi O'Connor

Votes: 9,030

38. Guys and Balls (2004)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

60 Metascore

After their most recent loss, a soccer team discovers its goalie is gay and casts him out. He retaliates by bringing back an all-gay team for a game to prove who's better.

Director: Sherry Hormann | Stars: Maximilian Brückner, Lisa Maria Potthoff, Dietmar Bär, Eileen Eilender

Votes: 1,728 | Gross: $0.03M

39. All You Need Is Love (2009 TV Movie)

92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Young man returns to his hometown to marry his male partner, while family and neighbors deal with the news.

Director: Edzard Onneken | Stars: Saskia Vester, Jürgen Tonkel, Jenny Elvers, Andreas Helgi Schmid

Votes: 507

40. Mixed Kebab (2012)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Romance

Ibrahim chooses to live with Kevin over marrying his cousin Elif.

Director: Guy Lee Thys | Stars: Cem Akkanat, Simon Van Buyten, Gamze Tazim, Karlijn Sileghem

Votes: 1,128

41. Defying Gravity (1997)

92 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

45 Metascore

Griff wants to maintain just a superficial relationship with his all-gay boyfriend, who gets seriously wounded in a gay bashing.

Director: John Keitel | Stars: Daniel Chilson, Niklaus Lange, Don Handfield, Linna Carter

Votes: 1,555

42. 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: 4,378 | Gross: $1.01M

43. The Danish Girl (2015)

R | 119 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

66 Metascore

A fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda's marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili's groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Amber Heard, Ben Whishaw

Votes: 153,808 | Gross: $11.11M

44. Maurice (1987)

R | 140 min | Drama, Romance

75 Metascore

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.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: James Wilby, Rupert Graves, Hugh Grant, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 14,818 | Gross: $3.13M