Gay subtext movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant gay subtext movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out humorous, realistic, sexy, psychological, touching and semi serious films and TV shows about / with gay subtext, gay, gay interest, male nudity, friendship, gay sex, gay kiss, homosexual, coming out and nudity (full frontal - brief) plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, Germany, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as gay subtext: Present Perfect: Thai Film (2017), Someone Has to Die (2020), Family Commitments (2015), Beautiful Something (2015), The Pass (2016), Lazy Eye (2016), 2: Voodoo Academy (2012), Badass Showdown (2013), Slash (2016), Popular Music (2004).

List of gay subtext movies

Present Perfect: Thai Film (2017)
Genre: Romance
Country: Thailand, Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Following a painful breakup, Toey decides to heal his broken heart in Higashikawa town where he meets Oat, who is on his bachelor finale trip. From stranger to friends, romance spark off between the two. Before returning to the "real" ...
Style: gay cinema, lgbt cinema, psychological, contemplative, sincere ...
Plot: gay, gay subtext, gay relationship, gay romance, coming of age, gay lead character, breakup, bisexuality, gay protagonist, gay asian, gay interest, love ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
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Someone Has to Die (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 149 min.
TV show
Story: In 1950s Spain, a couple summon their son home from Mexico to introduce him to his fiancée, but are shocked when he returns with a ballerino.
Style: disturbing, enigmatic, suspense, psychological, queer cinema
Plot: gay subtext, franco regime (francoism), male nudity, high society, gay straight relations, secretly observing, parent child relationship, homophobic slur, netflix, conspiracy, attempted murder, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1930s
Place: spain
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Family Commitments (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The happy gay couple David and Khaled would love to marry publicly - if there weren't Khaled's homophobic father Faisal, David's pseudo orthodox Jewish acting mother Lea and a possible paternity and gallery insolvency.
Style: humorous, contemplative, entertaining, psychological, rough ...
Plot: culture clash, gay, gay couple, gay subtext, family, german, gay interest, gay relationship, family relations, gay slur, homophobe, love ...
Time: 21st century
Place: germany
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Beautiful Something (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Four diverse gay men navigate art, sex and love in one sublime night.
Style: sexy, sincere, light, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: gay, gay subtext, love, gay interest, homosexual, male nudity, love and romance, couples, youth, romance, writer's life, writers ...
Time: 21st century
Place: philadelphia, usa
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 6.5
 3K
The Pass (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two young professional soccer players share a hotel room the night before their first big game. Out of nowhere, one kisses the other. The impact of this 'pass' reverberates through the next ten years of their lives - a decade of fame and ...
Style: lgbt cinema, touching, sentimental, melancholic, psychological
Plot: gay athlete, gay lead character, homosexuality, gay, lgbt, gay slur, soccer, gay love, intimacy, football player, interracial relations, gay protagonist ...
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 6.3
 1K
Lazy Eye (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Passions re-ignite and secrets revealed when a graphic designer reconnects with the great, lost love of his life for a weekend tryst at a house in the desert near Joshua Tree.
Style: gay cinema, lgbt cinema, humorous, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: gay, gay protagonist, gay couple, unrequited love, infidelity, gay interest, gay subtext, reunion, love, friendship, youth, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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2: Voodoo Academy (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Young hot travelers are sidelined by a road blocked with fallen trees, and stop for a night at the mansion belonging to sexy Sebastian. The house has a history of voodoo, mayhem and horror, and new arrivals are fresh meat for the hungry house...
Style: serious, bleak, suspense, scary, sexy ...
Plot: supernatural, curses spells and rituals, friendship, supernatural ability, danger, dishonesty, estate, voodoo, gay subtext, friends, gym, camp ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Badass Showdown (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Uber MMA fighter manager Ivy Reed (B-movie action star of the '80s and '90s Cynthia Rothrock) is unique as a woman in a male-dominated field, using a special formula to find her champion fighters. Though her trainer Jimmy doesn't see ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, atmospheric, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: martial arts, wrestler, fight, mixed martial arts, coach, manager, gym, athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, heroes, promoter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 5.8
 1K
Slash (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Freshman Neil's Vanguard stories are all he cares about...until he meets the older Julia, who pushes him to put his own fan fic online. When the website's moderator takes a special interest in Neil's work, it opens up a whole new ...
Style: gay cinema, sexy, sex comedy, lgbt cinema, humorous
Plot: gay teenager, coming of age, teenager, sexuality, sexual orientation, high school student, teen angst, gay lead character, father son relationship, sex scene, gay subtext, gay interest ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Popular Music (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden, Finland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two boys grow up together in town of Pajala at 60's united by rock-n-roll music.
Style: humorous, touching, atmospheric, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, music band, small town, follow your dream, family problems, rebelliousness, dysfunctional family, teenage life, youth, rebellion, coming of age, child abuse ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: sweden, himalaya, europe, finland, eastern europe
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 8.0
 58K
Big Mouth (2017)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Teenage friends find their lives upended by the wonders and horrors of puberty in this edgy comedy from real-life pals Nick Kroll and Andrew Goldberg.
Style: dark humor, humorous, sitcom, situational comedy, not serious ...
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: puberty, teenage boy, grownups, teenage sexuality, adolescence, friendship, parents and children, monster, character change, self discovery, teenage life, sex education ...
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Outing - Engaged by Mistake (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In their village of Puglia (Southern part of Italy on the Adriatic side) Federico and Riccardo have been best friends since childhood. Federico is a penniless playboy, while Riccardo is a young fashion designer. To pursue his dream, Riccardo trades ...
Plot: pretending to be gay, gay subtext, homosexuality, gay, gay slur, mafia, gay stereotype, gay kiss, homosexual
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 5.3
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Partners (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Benson is a police detective. After a series of murders in the Gay community he is ordered to go undercover with a gay police clerk named Kerwin as his partner. In order to be noticed they have to be flamboyant enough to attract attention which ...
Style: humorous, sexual, sexy, realistic, semi serious
Plot: murder, pretending to be gay, law enforcement, deadly, friends, disorder, coming out, physical appearance, fish out of water, working undercover, friendship, silly humor ...
Time: 80s
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I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Firefighters Chuck Ford and Larry Valentine are guy's guys, loyal to the core – which is why, when widower Larry asks Chuck to pose as his gay lover so that he can get domestic partner benefits for his kids, his buddy agrees. However, things ...
Style: feel good, not serious, humorous, funny, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: comedy of errors, gay slur, friendship, gender, insurance, dishonesty, firefighter, impossible love, fall in love, cons and scams, disorder, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, canada
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 6.3
 18
Coming Out (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Yo is a gay college student who doesn't have the courage to come out to his friends and family.
Plot: gay, coming out, gay subtext, lgbt, youth, crush, melancholy, gay interest, secret, sexual repression, homosexual, coming of age ...
Place: japan
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 5.2
 392
The Happy Sad (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two young couples in New York-one black and gay, one white and heterosexual-find their lives intertwined as they create new relationship norms, explore sexual identity, and redefine monogamy.
Style: semi serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: romance, gender, battle of the sexes, love and romance, infidelity, sexual relations, looking for love, midlife crisis, gays and lesbians, couples, thirtysomething life, gay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
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 6.7
 41
The Affair (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An ex-seminarian slash communist runs a hotel in Baguio. He then meets a handsome upcoming lawyer. A once-a-year trip to Baguio by the lawyer and conversations with the hotel owner develop into an affair which encompasses decades of socio-political ...
Style: thought provoking, twists and turns, captivating
Plot: lgbt, communism, communist, indoctrination, teacher, car accident, gay sex, male nudity, lawyer, communist party, politics, martial law ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 80s, 1990s
Place: the philippines
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 5.5
 125
Sagwan (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Sagwan is a story of an 18-year-old boy named Alfred, whose routinary life as a boatman becomes complicated as he discovers how much more life around him has to offer. His family's haunting dark past inhibits him from living his young life ...
Plot: gay sex, gay, male homosexuality, gay subtext, lgbt, gay interest, oral sex, voyeurism, murder, male nudity, threesome, seduction ...
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Fraternity Massacre at Hell Island (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A pledge must battle homophobia and a killer clown during his fraternity's Hell Night. Several people at Felix University want the brothers and pledges of ZAP Fraternity dead, but now someone with an Ax to grind is killing them off one by one ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, scary, suspenseful, humorous
Plot: slasher, island, friendship, danger, college, serial killer, youth, crimes, deadly, siblings relations, college life, battles ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Fucking Different (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Fifteen queer crossovers: lesbian filmmakers from Berlin were asked to make a short film about their idea of male gay love and sexuality and, vice versa, gay men were given the task of making a short film about lesbian sexuality and eroticism.
Style: realistic, sexy, semi serious, humorous, thought provoking ...
Plot: gender, couple relations, misfit, social misfits, gays and lesbians, sexual relations, couples, love and romance, looking for sex, gender bending, looking for love, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
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Lie Down with Dogs (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Wayward mid-20's NYC guy goes to the Pines for a change of pace for the summer.
Style: sexual, feel good, humorous, sexy, semi serious ...
Plot: couples, friends, urban, city life, gender bending, self discovery, youth, gays and lesbians, young lovers, romance, love and romance, gender ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, massachusetts
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 6.0
 113
Together Alone (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Bryan meets a man called Bill in a bar. They go back to Bryan's home and have unprotected sex. Later, they wake up and talk. Bryan discovers that Bill's real name is Brian, and that he is bisexual. They spend hours talking, covering topics ...
Plot: gay, unprotected sex, gay subtext, raft, dream, one night stand, bisexual, underwater scene, aids, homosexual, falling, pick up ...
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Kill the Monsters (2018)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Three men struggle to save their relationship while traveling across country in search of a doctor they believe will make one of them well.
Style: road movie, allegory
Plot: gay, gay subtext, politics, illness, pubic hair, gay interest, male nudity, gambling, drugs, card game, nudity (full frontal - brief), menage a trois ...
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 6.9
 517
José (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Guatemala, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: José (19 years old) lives with his mother (50s) in Guatemala: a tough life in one of the world's most dangerous, religious, and impoverished countries. José is her youngest and favorite child, and her life is going to church and selling ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: gay, gay relationship, love, gay slur, grandmother, religion, life is a bitch, gay subtext, street vendor, road trip, prayer, salt ...
Place: guatemala
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Marry Me, Dude (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Yassine asks his best friend Fred to marry him in order to avoid deportation...
Style: humorous, funny, feel good, cynical, homoerotic
Audience: teen comedy, date night, boys' night
Plot: friendship between men, friendship, pretending to be gay, gay, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, gay stereotype, employer employee relationship, investigation, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, illegal immigrant, buried truth, gay couple ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, paris france
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 6.6
 531
That's Not Us (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Three twenty-something couples, one gay, one lesbian, and one straight, travel to a beach house to enjoy the last days of summer, but what should be a fun and carefree weekend becomes an exploration of what it takes to sustain a healthy relationship.
Style: psychological, sexy, humorous, touching, contemplative ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, lesbian, gay couple, lesbian couple, couples, gay interest, couple relations, friendship, love and romance, romance, love ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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All You Need is Love (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When Katharina got an unexpected letter from her son Hans announcing that he was getting married and that he and his fiancé Nicki were leaving Berlin to come visit her...
Style: humorous, touching, sincere, feel good, psychological
Plot: gay culture, family relations, friendship, gay relationship, engaged couple, village, estranged father, german, gay slur, coming out, gay son, father son relationship ...
Place: germany, bavaria
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 6.7
 183
Family Tree (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When Frédérick, the patriarch of the Alsatian Muller family, is conspicuously absent from his son Charles' funeral, Frédérick's surviving son and his granddaughter, raw from their loss, await an explanation. Once revealed, ...
Style: sincere, touching, psychological, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, deportation, coming out, haunted by the past, introspection, aging, hopes, family problems, gender, elderly, death in the family, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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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: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: coming out, gay teenager, homosexuality, lgbt, gay, gays and lesbians, tragic event, teen suicide, family relations, homosexual, gay relationship, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco, california, portland oregon, united states
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 5.4
 186
A Son (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 58 min.
Story: Selim, a young man adrift, is a transvestite and a prostitute who desperately longs for his father's love. Omar, his father, lives a secluded life of grief and has never recovered from the loss of his wife. Like two lonely ships, they pass ...
Plot: gay, gay subtext, bathroom, kitchen, father son relationship, kiss, cross dressing, train, gay kiss, male prostitution, gay relationship, sex ...
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