Written and directed by the award winning tag team of John Requa and Glenn Ficarra. The gay themed film is fiercely romantic and features two individuals who found love in the most unlikely of places. Jay Rusell, Jim Carrey, engages in conning to liven his boring life.
His con-man stint got him arrested and imprisoned. He meets Philip Morris and the two fall deeply in love, swearing that nothing would ever come between them. Moriss’ sentence ends and leaves his new love imprisoned. Russell plans and executes three prison escapes to be with his lover in a daring attempt that’s filled with intrigue and adventure.
Directed and written by Pawel Pawlikowski as a masterpiece bringing to surface several social themes. The story follows the intricacies of two teenage girls, different in every way. Mona, from a dysfunctional family, with only her brother around; and Tamsin, from a high middle class family. Their meeting is by chance on a random stroll, and they immediately strike a friendship.
Mona is recovering from a break up from her boyfriend along with handling her brother, Phil, who seeks to turn their bar into a church owing to his change in conviction while in prison.One night the girls go swimming in a nearby river, passion arise ending up in a sultry night at Mona’s. Mona is glad to have finally caught a break, in the form of a romantic dance with her new friend. Trouble seems to pursue her, when everything collapses, and what was seems not. A riveting piece with twists and turns.
Dorian Lagatos is a High school senior who finally discovers his sexual orientation. He goes ahead to find a Gay lover from his local area and struggles to come to terms with it.
He is mostly concerned with the reaction from his hetero-normative and argumentative father and quarterback brother to his Gayism. Dorian Blues is a gay-themed movies depicting the trauma endured by gay men coming out to their family.
From being kicked out by his father to his brother ‘teaching’ him how to be a ‘real man’ by offering a prostitute. A real life Gay story.
Written and produced by James L. Brooks. The romantic and comical gay themed film is set out at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and New Orleans Museum of Art. Three unlikely and unrelated individuals meet and immediately a relationship is commenced.
Melvin, a gay novelist working from home, a superstitious obsessively clean gay man. When Melvin falls ill, the neighbour Simon Bishop takes over his charges back at home. A familiar bond is made that brings the two closer than ever. And so the story goes that an author, a gay artist and a single mother cum waitress become the best of friends.
A Gay Romantic film writen by Paul Rudnick and directed by Christopher Ashley. The story follows the life of a young Gay man lives in Manhattan pursuing his career. Jeffrey, the young man swears off sexual activities owing to the high prevalence of HIV/ AIDS at the time.
He focuses all his energy onto his career, engaging in celibacy. He soon meets Steve, a handsome, attractive man who is HIV+. He is thrown into a dilemma of choosing love and the fear of inevitable death of his new found love. He is afraid of loosing his would-be Mr. Right to death.
Written by Scott Berg and directed by Arthur Hiller. A classic gay themed movie taking the viewer through the motions of a love triangle. Zack Elliot a remarkable young doctor, is married to Claire, a TV executive, for a happy eight years. Happy home, shared passions and a recently purchased big house is all in danger when Zack uncovers deep seated desires for same sex partners.
He frequents gay clubs and bars and has many dates none materializing into anything until he meets Bart McGuire a charming gay novelist. During his wife’s month-long work transfer, the two newly found lovers get an opportunity to explore their desires. On her return all comes to a freeze when Zack decides to open up to his wife.
Written and directed by William Dumaresq and Joseph Despins. Duffer is a classic movie from the 70’s, a highly recommended piece set out in a declining Notting Hill. The black and White movie follows the life of a young man who is torn between two lives a gay abusive life and a heterosexual life that he finds comfortable.
The Black and white movie follows the life of a teenage boy with an abusive father figure; one who finds new ways of torturing the young man. He meets Gracie, a warm-hearted neighbor that spends her day sleeping with older men for money but enjoys Duffer’s company. The movie captures the conflicts in the young man, setting the stage for the genre.
Directed and produced by Leste Chen, this Taiwanese Gay themed movie follows the full life of two young boys who grow unexpectedly too close to each other. It starts off in school when Jonathan was asked to look over the troublesome classmate Shane. The two develop a relationship that lasts for the next ten years despite their different specialization; Jonathan into academics and Shane getting to professional basketball.
Later in their lives a girl struts into their lives from Hong Kong to join their school. Carrie takes a keen interest into Jonathan and finds a way to get them alone in a hotel room on a secret day-trip. She seduces him and realizes that he has feelings for another, Shane and might just be gay. The three are intertwined into a love affair one made more complex by Jonathan’s gay feeling and sexual identity crisis, Carrie and Shane’s secret romance. The movie unravels leaving bare their feelings and secret desires.
Written and directed by Casper Andreas and Andy Zeffer. This Gay themed movie is set in the high status life of Hollywood actors. The movie follows the life story of a young handsome gay man who harbours high life ambitions. Adam lives in New York and decides to move to Los Angeles to pursue his dream to be a movie star. He moves in with the lovely and ever dramatic Candy, a struggling artist always looking for the next wealthy boyfriend.
Trouble starts when Adam can’t get a decent job and ends up working at a desk picking calls for a company that shoots Gay pornography. His life gets more complex when Candy’s boyfriend leaves and stops supporting Candy and financial constraints get too real. He is convinced into taking up a shoot in one of the sex scenes. So goes the story down into La-La Land. Dramatic, funny and incredibly romantic.
Directed by the renowned Bill Condon. The gay themed movie is set at a peculiar time, notorious for homophobia and violence against gays. The movie is set in the period after the First World War. James Whale, has retired from his directing job in Hollywood where he stood out as an openly gay man in the film industry. Popular for directing Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein, he retires with his long-time house help, Hanna, who doesn’t approve of his sexual orientation.
Whale reminisces of his past and relives his life from his poor childhood through his service in the army to his glorious days in gay pool parties. He shifts his focus onto his younger gardener, Boone, a former marine. Their relationship is complex and metamorphoses uncontrollably. Their relationship in marred by nude sketches late night and ends in a scene in a pool. Enigmatic movie.
Directed by Simon Shore this dramatic, romantic gay themed movie. Shot in a British high school, the story revolves around teenagers. Just when you think you have had enough of teenage love stories Get Real will prove you otherwise. It follows a web of relationships and desires popular with teenagers in high school. It brings to surface complications caused by hidden gay desires to unsuspecting jocks in school.
Sixteen year old, Steven, normal teenager less a burning desire towards one of his schoolmates. He keeps his desire secret because it happens to be the unsuspecting school’s top athlete. John Dixon. Steven is in the closet and hasn’t divulged to anyone his sexual orientation nor desires till this first love. He takes up his overweight, best friend, Feisty Linda and confides in her, his inner most gay sexual fantasies with John. Turns out Feisty has her own desires and their perfect worlds are rocked when Steven is approached by a girl, who has had a crush on him. John realizes Steven’s attention on him too.
A Max Mitchell directed and written gay themed movie. A Dramatic, hilarious and very modern movie it is. The gay family drama film follows the lives of a gay couple who want to add one to their family unit via adoption. A happy professional couple; a gay couples counselor, Phil and a Lawyer, Eric decide to engage a caseworker to start the process of adoption.
They try out their hand at a set of troublesome brothers so as to prepare themselves of the future responsibilities. This unexpectedly strains their relationship and they struggle to keep their home afloat. Complications kick in when the boys’ alcoholic mother comes back demanding to reclaim her children.
A French Gay themed drama movie written and directed by Lionel Baier. Loic, is an eighteen year old young man who realizes his physical attributes all too well. He works in a chocolate factory by day and seeks to discover and satisfy his sexuality by night.
He moves through gay dating sites, gay clubs looking for random gay sex in the night time. In his journey of self-expression and discovery his world is shaken to its core by a series of events: first off is the death of his best friend by suicide and caught in a car accident and subsequent hospitalization reuniting him with his parents. Not mentioning the growing affection of an older man whose love for him has only grown since the first time.
Directed by Todd Verow, Frisk as a gay themed movie proves to not fall in the ‘general’ section. The movie has proved to be one of a kind with the theme cutting too close to obscene scenes. The gay themed movie is of a disturbed individual narrating his own life, struggling with different desires within himself.
He seeks thrills and finds them in the most sadistic means possible, killing his mostly gay victims. He develops a relationship and in its most intimate form kills his lovers in a twisted fantasy to get close to them. Gory scenes and drugged out hunks being sodomized, tied up and killed highlighted in the film has earned it a blacklist status in the UK.
Written and Directed by Todd Haynes the gay themed movie is set in a calm stable 50’s family setting. The Whitakers have everything pertaining to a good life available to them. Cathy is a beautiful wife, mother and homemaker married to a successful executive of a television advertising company. Cathy’s well-knit world begins to crumble when a call to the police station gets through; apparently Frank, her husband, has been exploring a ring of underground gay bars.
He admits to her of his confused gay sexuality when caught making out with a gay man in his office. Things get bad when Frank strikes her when he’s unable to make love to her. She spirals and sparks off a relationship with their black gardener Raymond. In a world filled with racism and discrimination the perfect family is rocked to its core. Watch as heartbreak, racism and gayism web into the perfect family.
A powerful gay themed movie written and directed by Gary Wicks. The movie goes by the social rule ‘Sex is Currency’ Tom is dragged into a world of sex and narcotics. He finds himself helpless under the stewardship of George Norris, who seems to be a violent sadistic guy valuing nothing but money. Tom is often forced to have gay sex with his narcotic clients lest he crosses Norris off his payment.
His street gay life turns even more complex as Norris works with local police to foster his business. One cop in particular is Dunston, who proves problematic and savage to Tom. His prayers for freedom come answered when Norris is killed in his house, he run with his neighbours’ help. The chase begins, running from Dunston and his past all the while dealing with his personal battles and sexual identity.
A Ken Olin directed movie is intense and runs deep into family feuds. Normal family and home, the movie pulls you into the web of their lives. Acted by the popular Jim Carrey, playing as Tim, the alcoholic deadbeat brother, one of three siblings; Karen and Matt.
Matt comes from his college in hand with his fiancée Allison. He’s later involved in a car crash only to admit while in hospital that it was his suicide attempt caused by his double life due to his being gay and closeted. With his coming out the family breaks apart bringing past issues to the forefront. Lisa, their mother is in denial of the issues affecting her family. Karen is pregnant and is planning to abort in fear of her dysfunctional family, to Tom’s (her husband) dismay.
A Ray Yeung’s masterpiece surfaces the self-reflection experienced by most of us in their mid-life. The gay themed movie depicts two Gay men of Chinese and American origin. The gay theme starts out as Mel and Ash attend an old Gay mutual friend’s, Gavin, burial. Having led a colourful and carefree gay life the friends realized they had nothing much to show for it all, no family nor long-time friends.
The two gay friends realize they had one less friend alive. Their gay mid-life crisis deepens when the two friend hear of Gavin’s secrets from his undercover gay life. The two are drowned into self-reflection and seek out some kind of meaning. Mel grows insecure of his plastic surgery to maintain his looks and starts sleeping with every gay man he meets, Ash turns the tables and tries out life as a transvestite to lure his own knight in shining armour.
Written and Directed by Stewart Wade, Coffee Date has rocked enough to make it to one of the highlighted gay movies on this list. Hilarious gay movies as these are a gem and bring forth the intricate details with which Gays live in our society. The gay movie follows the story of two brothers and a random gay man. Tod and Barry are brothers loving and caring for each other, it all starts off when Barry gets worried of his brother’s loveless life.
He intervenes to organize a dating joke on him, he engages a confident gay man, Kelly to pose as a girl and go out with his brother. Todd goes out confidently only to discover the nicely crafted ruse, he decides to play along and catch Barry in his own web. Todd and the new gay man ‘partner’ start hanging out in front of Barry and the mother. Unknown to them their fondness was growing a little too much until everyone including Todd started doubting his gay status and sexuality.
A Harmage Kalirai directed gay movie of Indian Decent. The movie’s gay theme follows the social structure of an Indian family and their expectation for their son. The gay movie is comical and hilariously set to bring out an un-foreseen a gay angle in an otherwise traditional family. Asian Jimi is from such a family with overbearing parents obsessed with seeing to their family’s prosperity.
A sequence of occurrences leads to his parents arranging an arranged union with a childhood family friend’s daughter. He is ambushed over the dinner table with the news of his impending marriage. He seeks to come out of the closet and purposes to come clean on his wedding day. Jack, his boyfriend, is supportive and his motivation to come out and go against the grain.