GAY THEMED MOVIES

The movies on this page have a gay theme to them but are not pornographic though some of them may have sexual scenes.

 

 

 

"Latter Days"

Plot: Huge festival and theatrical hit, Latter Days is the story of 19-year-old Elder Aaron Davis, a sexually confused Mormon missionary who moves into an apartment complex in West Hollywood with a fellow group of missionaries. There he meets a neighbor, Christian, who, on a bet, tries to seduce him. When Christian exposes Davis' secret desire, Davis rejects Christian for being shallow and empty. As each boy's reality is shattered, the two are drawn into a passionate romance that risks destroying their lives. Audiences, young and old and straight and gay, have been moved to tears by this beautiful story of the transformational power of love and family.

  • Rated: (Unrated)
  • Directed by: C. Jay Cox
  • Genres: Gay & Lesbian, Drama, Comedy
  • Released: January 30, 2004
  • DVD Released: September 7, 2004
 

 

"Naked Boys Singing"

Plot: "Naked Boys Singing" the play, first went "full-frontal" at Los Angeles' Celebration Theater in 1998. Since its raucous debut, the revealing revue has dropped its drawers for eager audiences around the world and was voted best musical by "LA Weekly" and "Backstage West". In "Naked Boys Singing" the movie, the cast includes a multi-talented selection of singers, dancers and who bare it all!

Warning: This is a nude non-sexual musical.  If you are easily offended by male nudity, do not download.

  • Rated: (Unrated)
  • Directed by: Robert Schrock, Troy Christian
  • Genres: Musical & Performing Arts, Comedy
  • Released: October 12, 2007
  • DVD Released: December 4, 2007

 

 

 

"The Adventures Of Priscilla Queen Of The Desert"

Plot: Drag queens Mitzi (Hugo Weaving) and Felicia (Guy Pearce) team up with transsexual Bernadette (Terence Stamp) on a trip across Australia in a pink bus named Priscilla. Along the way, the friends change into their most outrageous costumes and put on lip-synch performances to popular disco tunes (including plenty of ABBA) for locals in the outback. They eventually make enough money to get to the next town, defeating homophobia as they go.

  • Rated: (R)
  • Directed by: Bill Hunter, Guy Pearce, Hugo Weaving, Rebel Russell, Stephan Elliott, Terence Stamp
  • Genres: Drama, Comedy
  • Released: January 1, 1994
  • DVD Released: November 24, 1997
 

 

"Rock Haven"

Plot: Rock Haven is a picturesque seaside town that is about to become the setting for one man's spiritual conflict. Although he's a devout Christian whose mother is starting a religious school in the small coastal town, he's about to be tempted by a charming young man with good looks and a carefree attitude. But how can his anti-homosexual beliefs coincide with what his heart and his body want him to do--and what choice will he ultimately make in the shadow of his mother and the church?

  • Rated: (Unrated)
  • Directed by: David Lewis
  • Genres: Gay & Lesbian, Art House & International, Drama
  • Released: June 21, 2007
  • DVD Released: November 6, 2007
 
 

 

"20 centimeters"

Plot: A transsexual who is living life a woman working to save money to have the operation to make her complete.    MTV celebrates its 20th anniversary with a compilation of 16 groundbreaking, influential and most requested rock videos in its library. The collection features tunes from Aerosmith, the Cult, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Counting Crows and many others. Highlights include the mannequin-like models of Robert Palmer's "Addicted to Love," the zaniness of Blink-182's "All the Small Things" and the arresting visuals of Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun."

  • Rated: (Unrated)
  • Directed by: Ram?n Salazar
  • Genres: Art House & International, Drama, Musical & Performing Arts, Comedy
  • Released: December 31, 2001
  • DVD Released: April 12, 2005
 

 

"Cowboy Junction"

Plot: The hottest cowboys find themselves falling to the vast desert wasteland that is Cowboy Junction: a desolate place with a myriad of sex, deception and guns.

  • Rated: (Unrated)
  • Directed by: Gregory Christian
  • Genres: Animation, Gay & Lesbian, Drama
  • Released: January 1, 2006
  • DVD Released:
 

 

"No One Sleeps"

Plot: As a serial killer continues to poison HIV-positive men in San Francisco's gay bars, East German medical student Stephan (Tom Wlaschiha) arrives in the city to prove that the AIDS virus was deliberately introduced into the general population. Armed with evidence, Stephan attempts to uncover the truth, but someone begins killing off his contacts.

  • Rated: (R)
  • Directed by: Charles Shaw Robinson, Irit Levi, Jim Thalman, Jochen Hick, Kalene Parker, Richard Conti, Tom Wlaschiha
  • Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
  • Released: December 31, 2000
  • DVD Released: October 23, 2001
 

 

"Philadelphia"

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

  • Rated: (PG-13)
  • Directed by: Jonathan Demme
  • Genres: Drama
  • Released: December 22, 1993
  • DVD Released: September 9, 1997
 
 

 

"Trick"

Plot: While most of the recent outpouring of gay cinema tries to coast on a smile and a little bit of charm, Trick provides some considerable filmmaking cojones to back up its good looks: a talented cast, a witty screenplay, and a sweet sense of romance. Unfolding as part stressed-out fever dream and part farce, Trick chronicles one tumultuous night in the life of aspiring Broadway songwriter Gabe (Christian Campbell), who's suffering from both a heterosexual roommate (who kicks him out when there's female companionship) and a bad case of writer's block. Making an impulsive side trip to a gay bar, he locks eyes with a hunky go-go boy (J.P. Pitoc), who magically appears later that night on the subway, with amorous intentions to boot. Hotfooting their way back to Gabe's apartment, they're interrupted in medias res by Gabe's roommate, girlfriend in tow. From there it's downhill fast, as the two unsuccessfully scramble to find a place to finish things up. On their nighttime odyssey, though, both discover that there's more than sex and heat to their interaction. And much like its premise, Trick evolves from what seems to be a quickie one-night stand to something more substantial, a film with heart and a very funny soul. Jason Schafer's screenplay puts the luckless couple into one bind after another, and furnishes them with incredibly entertaining dialogue; fortunately, both the leads are up to the challenge of bringing it to life. Campbell (Neve's older brother) has a sweet smile and gentle comic timing; the surprise, however, is Pitoc, whose chiseled physique belies both a wicked sense of humor and a sincere-without-being-gooey romantic streak. Both are aided and abetted by a finely tuned supporting cast, most notably Clinton Leupp as an acidic, motor-mouthed drag queen and Tori Spelling in a go-for-broke star turn as Campbell's best friend, a painfully bad singer-actress. By the end of the movie, you'll be entirely won over, and anxiously awaiting a second date and more from these actors and filmmakers. --Mark Englehart

  • Rated: (R)
  • Directed by: Jim Fall
  • Genres: Comedy
  • Released: July 23, 1999
  • DVD Released: February 8, 2000
 

 

"Shortbus"

Plot: The film follows a varied group of seven people, among them a dominatrix and a sex therapist, as they navigate between the paths of sex and love in modern-day New York City.

Warning: This video contains nudity and sexual scenes of both men and women, straight and gay.  It is not porn.  If you are easily offended by nudity, do not download.

  • Rated: (Unrated)
  • Directed by: John Cameron Mitchell
  • Genres: Drama, Art House & International
  • Released: October 4, 2006
  • DVD Released: March 13, 2007
 

"BrokeBack Mountain"
(Also on DVD)

Plot: Set against the sweeping landscapes of Wyoming and Texas, this epic love story tells of two young men -- a ranch-hand and a rodeo cowboy -- who meet in the summer of 1963 while driving cattle on a mountain range. They unexpectedly forge a lifelong connection, one whose complications, joys and tragedies provide a testament to the endurance and power of love.

  • Rated: (R)
  • Directed by: Ang Lee
  • Genres: Drama, Romance
  • Released: December 9, 2005
  • DVD Released: April 4, 2006
 

 

"My Own Private Idaho"

Plot: Two street hustlers from the Northwest, one abandoned as a child, the other rebellious scion of a wealthy and powerful family, travel as far as Rome, Italy in search of the former missing mother.

  • Rated: (R)
  • Directed by: Gus Van Sant
  • Genres: Drama, Art House & International
  • Released: October 18, 1991
  • DVD Released: March 1, 2005
 
 

"I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry"
(Also on DVD)

Plot: Two straight, single Brooklyn firefighters (Sandler, James) pretend to be a gay couple in order to receive domestic partner benefits.

  • Rated: (PG-13)
  • Directed by: David Dobkin, Dennis Dugan
  • Genres: Comedy
  • Released: July 20, 2007
  • DVD Released: November 6, 2007
 

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"Adam and Steve"

After getting together for a calamitous one-night stand in the 1980s, single homosexuals Adam (Craig Chester) and Steve (Malcolm Gets) don't see each other again until they cross paths 17 years later.  In an unbelievable twist, it takes a year of dating for Adam and Steve to realize they'd already met, which complicates their romance even further. Parker Posey, Chris Kattan and Sally Kirkland provide first-rate support in this snappy comedy.

  • Unrated, 1 hr. 40 min.

  • Directed by: Craig Chester

  • Released: December 31, 2005

  • DVD Released: August 8, 2006

 

"A Four Letter Word"

Luke (Jesse Archer), a serial playboy, considers embracing a life of monogamy when he meets the shamelessly handsome Stephen (Charlie David) at his favorite gay bar. But a secret Stephen's been keeping from him could be a deal-breaker when it comes to true love. Elsewhere in the city, Peter (Steven M. Goldsmith) prepares to move in with his boyfriend while watching his straight boss (Virginia Bryan) wrestle with her own sexual identity.

  • Unrated, 1 hr. 24 min.

  • Directed by: Casper Andreas

  • Released: 2007

 

"Red Dirt"

Diverse sexuality in the Deep South is the theme of this independent drama, which was filmed in Mississippi. Griffith Joseph Burns (Dan Montgomery Jr.) is a young man who's feeling suffocated by both his small-town environment and his invalid -- and disturbed -- aunt (Karen Black). Hope arrives in the form of a beautiful female cousin (Aleksa Palladino) and a handsome young man (Walton Goggins) who's looking for accommodations.

1999 Unrated 111 minutes

 
 

"Shank"

Though gang member Cal (Wayne Virgo) hides his sexuality, he secretly yearns for fellow thug Jonno (Tom Bott). But after Cal saves Olivier (Marc Laurent), the victim of a gay-bashing by the gang, he embarks on a tender romance with the gentle student. Now the gang's manipulative leader, Nessa (Alice Payne), is out for revenge. Simon Pearce makes his directorial debut with this gritty British drama.

2009 Unrated 89 minutes

 

"Were the World Mine"

When his drama teacher casts him as Puck in his school's upcoming production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," Timothy (Tanner Cohen) turns in an inspired performance, whipping up a fittingly Shakespearean love potion with the power to turn people gay. He begins, of course, with the school jock -- the object of his affection. Tom Gustafson directs this unconventional movie-musical based on his award-winning short film, "Fairies."

2008 Unrated 95 minutes