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The list contains the best, new and most relevant gay rights movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, touching, sincere, emotional and melancholic films and TV shows about / with gay rights, gay, gay kiss, homosexual, gays and lesbians, male nudity, homosexuality, kiss, society and lesbian plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as gay rights: Holding the Man (2015), Stonewall (2015), Prayers for Bobby (2009), When We Rise (2017), Milk (2008), Maple Palm (2006), Next Year in Jerusalem (1997), Queer Britain (2017), '68 (1988), The Books of John (2007).
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Prayers for Bobby
Biography, Drama, Romance
USA
90 min.
 8.1
Milk
Biography, Drama
USA
128 min.
 7.6
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When We Rise
Drama
USA
85 min.
 7.3
 6.4

List of gay rights movies

Holding the Man
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In the 1970s, a young Australian boy, Timothy, finds himself confused. He falls for the captain of the football team. What follows shows all aspects of a relationship, regardless of gender or sexual preference. Conflict, temptation, and a huge ...
Plot: gay, aids, masturbation, gay rights, hand job, coming out, anal sex, private school, funeral, male nudity, football, gay sex ...
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 5.0
 3K
Stonewall
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: "Stonewall" is a drama about a young man in New York caught up during the 1969 Stonewall Riots, a pivotal event widely considered the starting point for the modern gay civil rights movement.
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, propaganda film
Plot: fighting the system, police corruption, gays and lesbians, gender, society, discrimination, gay, lgbt, police raid, police brutality, gay bar, homosexuality ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1969
Place: new york, usa, indiana
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Prayers for Bobby
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: True story of Mary Griffith, gay rights crusader, whose teenage son committed suicide due to her religious intolerance. Based on the book of the same title by Leroy Aarons.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: suicide, christianity, family life, coming out, gays and lesbians, gay relationship, parents and children, gay, gender, teenage life, homosexual, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san francisco, portland oregon
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 7.3
 3K
When We Rise
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The personal and political struggles, setbacks and triumphs of a diverse family of LGBT men and women who helped pioneer one of the last legs of the U.S. Civil Rights movement from its turbulent infancy in the 20th century to the once unfathomable ...
Plot: civil rights, lgbt, lesbian, women's rights, gay rights, aids, gay sex, protest, racial prejudice, demonstration, gay love, surrogate family ...
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 7.6
 151K
Milk
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of California's first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk, who became an outspoken agent for change, seeking equal rights and opportunities for all. His great love for the city and its people brought him backing from young and ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: politics, gay, homosexuality, murder, mentor, idealism, courage, prejudice, assassination, gays and lesbians, drinking, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, year 1973, year 1972 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, minnesota, phoenix arizona ...
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Mission to Matrimony: The Gay Marriage Proposal
Country:
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A pro-gay-marriage Catholic archbishop. Members of the Westboro Baptist Church. High-profile politicians. A former lesbian converting homosexuals to "straightness." Two survivors of 9/11 victims denied marital benefits. And much more... ...
Plot: children, gay father, gay parent, homosexuality, lesbian mother, gay couple, gay, city hall, catholic, catholic priest, gay marriage, lesbian couple ...
Place: massachusetts
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 1.6
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Maple Palm
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A lesbian couple of fifteen years lives with the secret that one is an illegal immigrant. With no legal way to protect their relationship, the couple lives in fear of deportation. After an innocent visit to the Statue of Liberty, the girls return ...
Style: avant garde, intellectual
Plot: social injustice, bureaucracy, sand, homosexual kiss, globe, equality, lesbian couple, intruder, flag, star, rocky mountains, disabled person ...
Place: montreal quebec, venice beach california, southern california, vancouver british columbia canada, pacific ocean ...
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Next Year in Jerusalem
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The oldest son in an orthodox Jewish family is living at home (in Brooklyn) with his parents and younger brothers. He's being pressured by his parents to marry the girl they have chosen, (the daughter of a rabbi). But he is coming to the ...
Plot: statue, gay rights, uses the word fag, marriage engagement, rabbi, star of david, city park, tombstone, demonstration, orthodox jew, gay pride, arranged marriage ...
Place: jerusalem, greenwich village manhattan new york city, new york, manhattan new york city
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Queer Britain
Country:
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Presented by YouTuber and journalist Riyadh Khalaf, Queer Britain gets under the skin of queer culture and shines a light on the challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ community.
Plot: gay, journalist, gay rights, gay culture
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 5.9
 53
'68
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: '68 covers exactly one year (January 1st through December 31st) in the lives of Zoltan Szabo and his family, Hungarian immigrants, working hard to make a life in San Francisco in 1968. The Szabos tries to adjust to the new country, changing ...
Plot: journalist, kiss, father son relationship, newsreel footage, brother brother relationship, restaurant, violinist, underwear, college professor, gay son, gay brother, coming out ...
Time: year 1968, 1960s
Place: california
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The Books of John
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: "The Books Of John" is a movie that follows the lives of three different people, Frank McLean, Will and Caryn. Frank finds himself alone after losing his longtime partner suddenly and without warning. Months later he finds that his partner ...
Plot: bible, bathhouse, gay rights, gay african american, gay sex, lesbian interest, male nudity, sex, father son relationship, love, marriage, lesbian kiss ...
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 7.2
 449
8
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: "8"—a new play by Academy-award winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (Milk, J. Edgar)—demystifies the debate around marriage equality by chronicling the landmark trial of Perry v. Schwarzenegger. A one time show was done live on ...
Plot: marriage, gay marriage, gay rights, play, gay, trial
Place: california
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Kenedi Is Getting Married
Genre: Drama
Country: Serbia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Kenedi is in a huge debt after building a house for his family. He finds himself searching for any kind of work to support himself, for as little as 10 EUR per day, a scarce amount to help him relief his debt. Ultimately, Kenedi decides to look for ...
Plot: gay marriage, money, marriage, shower, pubic hair, male nudity, swimming pool, party, breasts, widow, mosque, debt ...
Place: serbia
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The Wind in the Evening
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Nightfall. Marco, a politician, is murdered while he is going home. Also Luca, a gay man, is going home, where his partner Paolo is waiting. But he is on the killer's way, and he is shot. Paolo dashes to the hospital but the doctor doesn't ...
Plot: gay, murder, one-night stand, homosexual, terrorism, apartment, gay couple, death of boyfriend, gay rights, gunshot wound, one night stand, male nudity ...
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 6.4
 866
Graves
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Former two-term President Richard Graves embarks on a Don Quixote-like quest to right the wrongs of his administration and reclaim his legacy 25 years after leaving the White House. His enlightenment takes place just as his wife Margaret Graves ...
Plot: politics, usa president, political campaign, activist, first lady, dialogue driven, gay rights, aging, husband wife relationship, election, politician, u.s. president ...
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Consenting Adults
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Fifty years ago, a Home Office committee chaired by Wolfenden, then vice-chancellor of Reading University, recommended the decriminalization of homosexuality. But behind the scenes of what was to become a turning point in British social history, ...
Plot: homosexuality, homosexual history, gay rights, rain, kiss, kissing in the rain, gay, gay kiss
Time: 1950s
Place: england
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 5.7
 4K
I Am Michael
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The controversial true story of a gay activist who rejects his homosexuality and becomes a Christian pastor.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, ambiguous ending
Plot: gays and lesbians, gender, gay, clergy, introspection, religions or cults, preacher, minister, church, media, society, classroom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002, year 2006, year 2007 ...
Place: usa, wyoming, colorado
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 6.6
 1K
Stonewall
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A group of homosexual people try to live with dignity and self-respect while events build to the opening battle in the major gay rights movement.
Style: touching, serious, tense, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: gay, homosexuality, friendship, lesbian, death, brutality, fighting the system, justice, male nudity, violence, urban, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
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51 Christopher Street
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Plot: civil rights, gay rights, raid, riot, gay
Time: 1960s
Place: greenwich village manhattan new york city
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Prom Queen: The Marc Hall Story
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Marc Hall, a young man living in Quebec, registers his prom date as per his Catholic school's rules. He is denied his request, because his prom date is a boy. Marc Hall is an openly gay teenager in a very conservative Catholic school. This film ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: coming of age, school, fighting the system, dedicated educator, gays and lesbians, rehabilitation, teachers and students, teenage love, coming out, high school life, teenage life, working class ...
Time: contemporary
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The Einstein of Sex
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The life story of Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld, a German Jew, who as a physician established the field of sexology, and fought militantly against German anti-sodomy laws in the late 19th century. The script reveals main characters in Hirschfeld's life ...
Style: offbeat, serious, realistic, sexual, witty ...
Plot: fighting the system, politics, gays and lesbians, prodigy, transsexual, against the rules, looking for sex, sexual relations, tragic love, coming out, gender bending, gender ...
Time: 19th century, 30s
Place: europe, germany
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 6.7
 922
Third Man Out
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Chad Allen stars as gay detective Donald Strachey in this gritty series of crime stories based on the popular novels by author Richard Stevenson. "The Donald Strachey Mysteries" follow Strachey through upstate New York as he works on ...
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: murder, amateur detective, mystery, mysterious character, private detective, crime, investigation, manipulations, uncover truth, politician, who done it, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, new york state
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 2.2
 7K
Ben & Arthur
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A pair of recently married gay men are threatened by one of the partners' brother, a religious fanatic who plots to murder them after being ostracized by his church.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, psychological
Plot: church, gays and lesbians, romance, siblings relations, religions or cults, gender, couples, family relations, clergy, life is a bitch, friends, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, hawaii, vermont
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 6.1
 2K
Wedding Wars
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Gay people across the U.S. go on strike when a governor refuses to approve of gay marriages.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexual
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: gays and lesbians, romance, siblings relations, singleness, gender bending, pregnancy, thirtysomething life, gender, coming out, state affairs, couples, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine
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Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After serving in the military for more than twenty years, including a tour of duty in Vietnam, Colonel Margarethe Cammermeyer (Glenn Close) had seen her share of battles. But nothing could prepare her for the fight ahead: an intensely personal ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: military, gays and lesbians, coming out, gender, life is a bitch, soldier, lesbian, military life, injustice, legal, rebellion, society ...
Time: 90s
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 7.4
 6K
Popular
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Brooke McQueen, a popular cheerleader at Jacqueline Kennedy High School, and Sam McPherson, the editor of the school paper, are polar opposites. When their single parents unexpectedly meet and get engaged, Brooke and Sam have to deal with their new ...
Style: semi serious, emotional, realistic, humorous, witty
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, social misfits, popularity, high school life, teenage life, misfit, youth, friends, leadership, rise to the top, friendship, teenage love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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 7.8
 45K
Pride
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on a true story, the film is set in the summer of 1984 – when Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is on strike. At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, dramatic ...
Plot: working class, gay, homosexuality, aids, culture clash, prejudice, small town, unlikely partners, politics, political, lesbian, mining ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984, year 1985
Place: england, europe, london, california, wales
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 6.5
 3K
Poison
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Three intercut stories about outsiders, sex and violence. In "Hero," Richie, at age 7, kills his father and flies away. After the event, a documentary in cheesy lurid colors asks what Richie was like and what led up to the shooting. In the ...
Style: sexual, disturbing, surreal, serious, art house ...
Plot: prison, sexuality, mad scientist, aids, gay, social misfits, male nudity, homosexuality, pornography, visceral, art, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s
Place: tokyo
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 7.7
 200K
Philadelphia
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: No one would take his case until one man was willing to take on the system. Two competing lawyers join forces to sue a prestigious law firm for AIDS discrimination. As their unlikely friendship develops their courage overcomes the prejudice and ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: aids, lawyer, gay, courtroom, courtroom drama, prejudice, court, dedicated lawyer, hospital, homosexuality, rock, lawsuit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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The Laramie Project
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: "The Laramie Project" is set in and around Laramie, Wyoming, in the aftermath of the murder of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard. To create the stage version of "The Laramie Project," the eight-member New York-based Tectonic Theatre ...
Style: clever, talky, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: murder, small town, violence, politics, sexuality, aids, homosexuality, death penalty, prejudice, death, courtroom, torture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998
Place: usa, san francisco, california, wyoming
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