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Must See Gay Themed Movies

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The 60s

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Satyricon (1969), also known as Fellini Satyricon, is a weird fantasy drama directed by  Federico Fellini.  Wiki: "The film is divided into nine episodes, following the scholar Encolpius and his friend Ascyltus as they try to win the heart of the young boy Gitón, whom they both love, within the film's depiction of a surreal and dreamlike Roman landscape and culture."

 

The 70s

 I didn't watch these movies, but they seem interesting and some of them are well known. 

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The 80s

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Another Country (1984) is a good movie. Maybe a little bit boring in comparison to the other movies here. It explores homosexuality/homophobia and hypocrisy. Basically, Rupert Everett is a gay guy who is disappointed with society and boys who had sex with boys, but they don't want to label themselves as gay or bi because of the reputation, so they pretend to be straight and are homophobic. My Beautiful Laundrette (1985) is a gorgeous comedy drama that deals with racism, besides homosexuality. Maurice (1987) is a romantic drama in early 20th-century England. It also deals with hypocrisy and homophobia of that time. I won't spoiled anything here, but I loved the twist. Law of Desire (1987) is a movie directed by Pedro Almodovar and that should say a lot. It tells a story about Pablo (a film director), Juan (Pablo's love interest) and Antonio (Antonio Banderas), who is in love with Pablo. Torch Song Trilogy (1988) is comedy drama about a gay man who works as a drag queen/torch singer.

 

The 90s

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My Own Private Idaho (1991) is an interesting movie directed by Gus Van Sant and starring Keanu Reeves and River Phoenix. I wished it had a happy ending. The Wedding Banquet (1993) was directed by Ang Lee and tells a story about Wai-Tung Gao and Simon, a gay couple whose happinesses is interrupted by Wai-Tung's parents who decide to come to USA from Taiwan and marry him to a girl. Happy Together (1997) is a brilliant and artistic drama directed by Wong Kar Wai and follows two gay characters from China who try to renew their relationship in Argentina. In & Out (1997) is a solid romantic comedy starring Kevin Kline and Tom Selleck. Edge of Seventeen (1998) is a decent coming of age movie set in the 1984. I liked the 80s fashion and music.  

 

The 2000s

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Presque rien (2000) is a French Belgian drama focused on a holiday romance. Bad Education (2004) is another gay themed movie directed by Pedro Almodovar. It is a drama that focuses on sexual abuse by Catholic priests, transsexuality and drug use. Summer Storm (2004) is a German coming-of-age drama about unrequited love. A Home at the End of the World (2004) is a drama (based on a novel of the same title) about a complex relationship between two male characters (one of them is played by Colin Farrell) and AIDS. Brokeback Mountain (2005) is another great movie by Ang Lee. I guess I don't need to say anything about it because it is one of the most iconic gay movies of the 21th century.  A Single Man (2009) is a debut movie by  Tom Ford. It was based based on the novel of the same name by Christopher Isherwood. Since Tom Ford is a fashion designer, the movie is visually elegant and stylized. It features a fashion model Jon Kortajarena, whose role was small. Jon wants to be an actor, but he sucks at it.  

 

The 2010s

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Worried About the Boy (2010) is a biographical movie about 80s pop star Boy George and his band Culture Club. It is a great movie with so many interesting facts and it portraits many popular artists of the 80s like Billy Idol, Steve Strange (leader of Visage) and Marilyn. Although it is a TV movie, it is well made. Keep the Lights On (2012) is an American drama based on a true story and shows a  complicated  relationship between Erik (a filmmaker) and Paul (a lawyer with drug addiction). Call Me by Your Name (2017) is a coming of age drama set in Italy. Good actors, great story, beautiful sceneries. 

 

 

Other:

While I focused more on movies with romantic note, I enjoyed these ones too. To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995) is "an American comedy film, starring Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze, and John Leguizamo as three New York drag queens who embark on a road trip." While The Birdcage (1996) is also a comedy, focused on drag queens, effeminacy, conservative people and other stuff. Madonna's dancer appeared in this movie. 

 

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12 hours ago, Princess Aurora said:

Movies I watched from your list moo1  :

- The Birdcage

- A Single Man fall2 

-Brokeback Mountain

-Keep the lights on

-Summer Storm

You didn't like A Single Man? eve1 

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On 1/14/2017 at 0:50 PM, Princess Aurora said:

The ending was so messed up

Well in some weird way it was a happy ending, because he was unhappy and this way he joined his soul mate in the other world. eve1 

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Happy Together is fantastic, it's such a realistic portrayal of a complicated down-to-earth relationship. Tony Leung is the most attractive person in the world! And Leslie Cheung was crazy-good in this, I miss him so much!

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32 minutes ago, Vertigo-go said:

Happy Together is fantastic, it's such a realistic portrayal of a complicated down-to-earth relationship. Tony Leung is the most attractive person in the world! And Leslie Cheung was crazy-good in this, I miss him so much!

I didn't know about Leslie. orly1 I didn't know he was that old. He looked so young in Happy Together. 

There are many Asian actors who look much younger. rih1 That always fascinates me. eve1 

 

Happy Together and Chungking Express are the only movies with Tony I watched. I think. 

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Just now, Neyde said:

I didn't know about Leslie. orly1 I didn't know he was that old. He looked so young in Happy Together. 

There are many Asian actors who look much younger. rih1 That always fascinates me. eve1 

 

Happy Together and Chungking Express are the only movies with Tony I watched. I think. 

Wait, was he 39 in this scream1

I never really counted, I only know he passed away in 2003. The characters are supposed to be 30 tops, I think!

 

And you should see Tony in Lust Caution (it's a tense as fuck movie, you will die. Also really long, so be sure to make time for it), In the Mood for Love, 2046. He's such a classy guy, with such a nice smile. I could never find somebody's quote I really liked, that basically says he's the best-looking smoker in cinema. It's so true, he looks like Cary Grant or all those Golden era actors when smoking! I also watch everything he does with Maggie Cheung, who is my favourite actress. They had a lot of movies together. I wish they hooked up jj4 They're so good-looking and have great chemistry on screen cry5 Tony's pressed wife apparently doesn't invite Maggie anywhere, although Maggie and Tony knew each other since like 1984 rip2

 

 

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I'm bookmarking this page cos I don't have time to watch movies these days but when I have time I'll check some of them out. I'm actually really behind on gay movies, to the point that I still haven't even seen Brokeback Mountain yet. jj3

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I would like to recommend everyone Prayers for Bobby, a film based on a true story. This film fucked me up so much cry9

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28 minutes ago, Limn said:

I would like to recommend everyone Prayers for Bobby, a film based on a true story. This film fucked me up so much cry9

Bridegroom cry9

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3 hours ago, Entea said:

one of them is played by Colin Farrell

omg cry2

 I watched it recently. I knew about the movie when it came out, but when I saw the trailer on YT I realized it would be a fun movie and decided to watch it. eve1 

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18 hours ago, SWINΞ said:

Omg yas2 @Nocturn you need to watch Boy Meets Girl! It’s on Netflix and is my favorite LGBT movie cry9

Maybe I will watch it, although this looks like a B movie, which I usually skip. eve1  I hate the cheap movies that are too gay and seem to force things. jj3 

Like this one:  MV5BNTQ3MTQ2ODgxM15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNjU0

11 hours ago, Onyx said:

Lemme bookmark this jj2

Let me know what you think after you watch some of them. jj2 

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3 hours ago, Nocturn said:

Maybe I will watch it, although this looks like a B movie, which I usually skip. eve1  I hate the cheap movies that are too gay and seem to force things. jj3 

Like this one:  MV5BNTQ3MTQ2ODgxM15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNjU0

Let me know what you think after you watch some of them. jj2 

I know exactly what you mean and yes though it is a B-movie it’s actually really well done!!

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55 minutes ago, petedagrk said:

Here's some movies I'd recommend:

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We're The World Mine - Adv, Comedy, Fantasy- A bullied and demoralized gay student at an all-boys school uses a magical flower derived from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream' to turn many in his community gay, including a comely rugby player for himself.   IMDB: 7.0

The Curiosity of Chance - 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.    IMDB: 6.8

Latter Days -  Comedy, Drama, Romance - A promiscuous gay party animal falls for a young Mormon missionary, leading to crisis, cliché, and catastrophe.  IMDB: 7.1

The Mudge Boy - Crime, Drama, Romance - Sensitive, somewhat effeminate farm-boy Duncan Mudge can barely cope with grim, since Ma's death even gloomier father Edgar's manly expectations, and seeks comfort in petting a chicken he associates with his late Ma. Macho mate Perry Foley, who has it physically even harder on his dad's farm, usually comforts Duncan and defends his 'wimpiness' to their cocky ruffian mates Travis, Scotty and Brent. But although clearly attracted to gentle gentile Ducan himself, the socially unacceptable suggestion of 'sissy' homosexuality makes Perry over-react and turn on his friend.   IMDB: 7.2

G.B.F. - Comedy, Romance - What happens after Tanner is outed by his classmates and becomes the title "gay best friend" for three high school queen bees?   IMDB: 6.0

Dream Boy- Drama, Romance - Chronicles the relationship between two gay teenagers in the rural south in the late '70s.   IMDB: 6.2

Watercolors- Drama, Romance- A story about two classmates - one smart and openly gay and the other school swimming star. They grow as friends and discover their attraction to each other. This story has been told many times but the characters in this version are very endearing.    IMDB: 6.0

Mambo Italiano- Comedy, Drama, Romance- The son of Italian immigrants to Canada struggles to find the best way to reveal to his parents that he's gay.   IMDB: 6.7

Touch of Pink- Drama, Comedy, Romance- A gay Canadian living in London has his perfectly crafted life upset when his devoutly Muslim mother comes to visit.   IMDB: 6.6

Dorian Blues- Comedy, Drama, Romance - High school senior Dorian begins a gay man's odyssey when he determines that he's gay and decides to come out. Chief among concerns is the reaction of his father, who has never liked him.  IMDB: 6.9

All Over The Guy - Comedy, Romance- "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 thrown together by their respective best friends in hopes of igniting their own romance. They do everything they can to NOT fall in love, but finally they overcome the dysfunction of their parents and surrender to their hearts.   IMDB: 6.6

I LOVE We’re The World Mine!!

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On 1/15/2018 at 8:54 PM, petedagrk said:

The Mudge Boy

Mambo Italiano

I watched those.

Mambo Italiano was good and fun. lj1 

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hurricane bianca!!!! (theres a part II either already out or very soon idk)

im looking forward to watching Love Simon 

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49 minutes ago, Chris Morlock said:

hurricane bianca!!!! 

Was it good? I watched a trailer a long time ago. eve1 

To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar is a great comedy about drag queens. A must see classic. oprah2 

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3 minutes ago, Nocturn said:

Was it good? I watched a trailer a long time ago. eve1 

i loved it but thats me, a 17 year old oprah14 

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Where's Xavier Dolan movies ? 

 

J'ai tué ma mère ? Les Amours Imaginaires ? 

 

What about My Private Idaho ? 

What about Prayers For Bobby ? 

 

I find that list twink-phobic except Call Me By Your Name :P

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