Gay rights movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant gay rights movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, sincere, touching, emotional and thought provoking films and TV shows about / with gay rights, gay, gay kiss, homosexual, gays and lesbians, homosexuality, lgbt, male nudity, kiss and politics plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as gay rights: Code Name: Dynastud (2018), Maple Palm (2006), Next Year in Jerusalem (1997), Queer Britain (2017), '68 (1988), The Books of John (2007), 8 (2012), Kenedi Is Getting Married (2007), The Wind in the Evening (2004), Graves (2016).

List of gay rights movies

Code Name: Dynastud (2018)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In the year 2024, homosexuality has been outlawed by an extreme right-wing government. Only one extraordinary man can stop this wave of terror and repression, a superhero for our troubled times.
Style: satirical
Plot: joke, disguise, escape, politics, politician, lesbian, freezer, on the run, beating, gun, election, gay ...
Time: future
Place: canada
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Mission to Matrimony: The Gay Marriage Proposal (2006)
Country: USA
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: catholic priest, gay parent, children, lesbian mother, gay father, gay, homosexuality, gay couple, lesbian interest, city hall, catholic, gay rights ...
Place: massachusetts
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 1.5
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Maple Palm (2006)
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: globe, trapped, lesbian couple, asthma attack, true love, star, buddhist, discrimination, flag, immigration, tree, apartment ...
Place: california, usa, new york, vancouver british columbia canada, quebec ...
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Next Year in Jerusalem (1997)
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: coming out, central park manhattan new york city, gay bashing, cousin cousin relationship, teacher, father son relationship, kiss, secret, roommate, friend, husband wife relationship, arranged marriage ...
Place: manhattan new york city, new york, jerusalem, greenwich village manhattan new york city
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Queer Britain (2017)
Country: UK
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, gay rights, journalist, gay culture
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 5.8
 53
'68 (1988)
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: gay, lgbt, violinist, gay kiss, college professor, motorcycle, country singer, hippie, male male kiss, protest, military draft, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 1960s, year 1968
Place: california
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The Books of John (2007)
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: lesbian kiss, love, lesbian sex, gay sex, gay african american, father son relationship, marriage, homosexual, gay, gay kiss, lesbianism, bare breasts ...
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 7.3
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8 (2012)
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 ...
Style: factual
Plot: gay marriage, gay rights, judge, gay slur, civil rights, gay, homosexual, lesbian couple, stage play, plaintiff, lgbt, court case ...
Place: california
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Kenedi Is Getting Married (2007)
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, shower, pubic hair, marriage, money, party, debt, music festival, gay rights, gay sex, blow job, uncircumcised penis ...
Place: serbia
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The Wind in the Evening (2004)
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, gunshot wound, gay rights, death of boyfriend, one night stand, gay couple, male nudity, father son relationship, apartment, terrorism ...
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 6.5
 929
Graves (2016)
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, love interest, dialogue driven, gay rights, aging, u.s. president, regret, politician, election, husband wife relationship, political campaign ...
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Consenting Adults (2007)
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, gay kiss, gay, rain, kissing in the rain, police inspector, closeted homosexual, committee, homosexual history, father son relationship, kiss, gay rights ...
Time: 1950s
Place: england
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 3K
When We Rise (2017)
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: gay, civil rights, lgbt, aids, black american, riot, homosexual, women's rights, lesbian sex, lesbian, politics, african american ...
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 5.7
 4K
I Am Michael (2015)
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: serious, sincere, realistic, ambiguous ending
Plot: gay, minister, preacher, church, gays and lesbians, religions or cults, society, introspection, gender, clergy, media, lgbt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002, year 2007, year 1998 ...
Place: usa, wyoming, colorado
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 6.6
 1K
Stonewall (1995)
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, realistic, serious, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: gay, friendship, homosexuality, politics, gender, gay pride, raid, drag, transvestism, police raid, gays and lesbians, city life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
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51 Christopher Street (0000)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Plot: gay rights, riot, gay, raid, civil rights
Time: 1960s
Place: greenwich village manhattan new york city
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Holding the Man (2015)
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 teenager, gay student, based on a novel, gay kiss, gay couple, gay, masturbation, male nudity, gay sex, aids, pubic hair, funeral ...
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Prom Queen: The Marc Hall Story (2004)
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: touching, humorous, semi serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: prom, catholic school, working class, rebellion, high school life, lifestyle, society, against the odds, gender, teenage love, politics, school ...
Time: contemporary
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 5.1
 3K
Stonewall (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
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: thought provoking, realistic, serious, propaganda film
Plot: police corruption, gay, society, discrimination, fighting the system, gender, humiliation, father son relationship, police brutality, brother sister relationship, parent child relationship, bigotry ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: usa, new york, indiana
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The Einstein of Sex (1999)
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: serious, witty, biting, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: gay, couples, gender bending, transsexual, society, custody, gender, tragic love, coming out, fighting the system, politics, transvestism ...
Time: 19th century, 30s
Place: germany, europe
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 6.7
 939
Third Man Out (2005)
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: sexual, realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: murder, investigation, private detective, politician, gay, mystery, crimes, mysterious character, who done it, manipulations, crime, amateur detective ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york state, mexico
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 2.2
 7K
Ben & Arthur (2002)
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: psychological, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: church, clergy, family relations, religions or cults, friends, couples, siblings relations, love and romance, romance, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hawaii, vermont, california
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 6.1
 2K
Wedding Wars (2006)
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sexual
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: coming out, event planner, gender bending, transvestism, singleness, gays and lesbians, siblings relations, romance, state affairs, love and romance, pregnancy, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine
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Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story (1995)
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: disturbing, touching, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: military, lesbian, promotion, coming out, power relations, military life, society, gender, legal, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, soldier ...
Time: 90s
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 7.4
 6K
Popular (1999)
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: emotional, semi serious, witty, humorous, realistic
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: popularity, high school, homosexual, cheerleader, peer pressure, social misfits, rise to the top, youth, football, social climbing, family relations, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 21st century, 2000s
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 7.8
 46K
Pride (2014)
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, humorous, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: labor union, working class, lgbt, gay, hopes, gays and lesbians, village life, unlikely partners, generosity, society, social decay, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984, year 1985
Place: england, europe, wales, london, california
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Prayers for Bobby (2009)
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: serious, touching, sentimental, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: coming out, gays and lesbians, tragic event, christianity, gay teenager, suicide, homosexual, parents and children, life is a bitch, society, family problems, gay relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco, california, portland oregon
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 6.6
 3K
Poison (1991)
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, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: aids, prison, sexuality, scientist, blood, love, punishment, mad scientist, deadly, society, social misfits, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s
Place: tokyo
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 7.7
 204K
Philadelphia (1993)
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, uplifting, thought provoking, sincere, compassionate ...
Plot: aids, courtroom drama, lawyer, gay, lawsuit, prejudice, judiciary, terminal illness, trial, human spirit, court, discrimination ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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 7.6
 155K
Milk (2008)
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: realistic, touching, serious, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, discrimination, politics, politician, homosexual, election, protest, mayor, civil rights, murder, morality ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1976, year 1975 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oklahoma, minnesota ...
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