Gay director movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant gay director movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out melancholic, thought provoking, visually appealing, realistic, serious and touching films and TV shows about / with gay director, male nudity, storytelling, friendship, gay, mentor, dialogue, runaway, nudity (full frontal - brief) and life philosophy plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Mystery genres shot in USA, France, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as gay director: Gone, But Not Forgotten (2003), High School Musical (2006), The Reader (2008), The Cheetah Girls 2 (2006), I Killed My Mother (2009), Big Eden (2000), Psycho (1998), Far from Heaven (2002), Velvet Goldmine (1998), Bad Education (2004).

List of gay director movies

Gone, But Not Forgotten (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Melodrama concerning a 40-year-old man coming out.
Style: serious, suspense, captivating
Plot: gay, rock climbing, breakup, husband wife relationship, gay relationship, lie, break up, rescue, amnesia, spoken inner thoughts, brother brother relationship, unconsciousness ...
Place: california
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High School Musical (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Troy (Zac Efron), the popular captain of the basketball team, and Gabriella (Vanessa Anne Hudgens), the brainy and beautiful member of the academic club, break all the rules of East High society when they secretly audition for the leads in the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: high school life, high school, teenage love, teenage life, music, couple relations, love and romance, happy ending, friendship, family relations, sport team, teachers and students ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: albuquerque new mexico, usa, new mexico, utah
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The Reader (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of Michael Berg, a German lawyer who, as a teenager in the late 1950s, had an affair with an older woman, Hanna, who then disappeared only to resurface years later as one of the defendants in a war crimes trial stemming from her actions as ...
Style: bleak, psychological, melancholic, emotional, compassionate ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, age difference, sexuality, sexual relations, older woman younger man sex, first love, sex with a minor, unlikely couple, trial, guilt, secret, war crime ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, year 1995, year 1958 ...
Place: germany, europe, israel, hamburg germany, west berlin west germany ...
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The Cheetah Girls 2 (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Best friends Galleria, Chanel, Dorinda, and Aqua, A.K.A. the girl band "The Cheetahs," get the opportunity of a lifetime when they strut their way to Barcelona, Spain, to perform in an international music festival. Along the way, the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, captivating
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: music band, musician's life, lifestyle, teenage love, teenage life, friendship, youth, artists and showbiz, disorder, culture clash, fish out of water, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, new york, europe, usa, barcelona ...
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Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Thailand, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Netherlands
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Suffering from acute kidney failure, Uncle Boonmee has chosen to spend his final days surrounded by his loved ones in the countryside. Surprisingly, the ghost of his deceased wife appears to care for him, and his long lost son returns home in a ...
Style: atmospheric, meditative, disturbing, absurd, contemplative ...
Plot: reincarnation, jungle, haunted by the past, introspection, supernatural, hopes, dealing with death, surrealism, ghost, family relations, existentialism, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia, tokyo, japan
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I Killed My Mother (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Hubert, a brash 17-year-old, is confused and torn by a love-hate relationship with his mother that consumes him more and more each day. After distressing ordeals and tragic episodes, Hubert will find his mother on the banks of Saint Lawrence river, ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, captivating
Plot: gay, homosexuality, gay relationship, gay teenager, gay son, single mother, single parent, family problems, family relations, lgbt, gender, domineering mother ...
Place: france, europe
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Big Eden (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Big Eden is a tiny fictional town in northwestern Montana, as Preston Sturges or Frank Capra might have envisioned it. Timber and Cowboy country. This is the story of Henry Hart, a successful New York Artist, who returns to the town of his childhood ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: gay, small town, friendship, native american, coming out, gays and lesbians, romance, gay relationship, looking for love, lifestyle, hopes, gay love ...
Time: 90s
Place: montana, usa, new york, new jersey, london
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Psycho (1998)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Criminal on the run, Marion Crane takes refuge at the motel operated by Norman Bates - a troubled man whose victims encounter a grisly fate at the hands of his "mother." Marion soon becomes the next victim and her disappearance prompts ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, motel, split personality, isolation, psycho, stolen money, eccentric family, parents and children, crimes, secret, embezzlement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, arizona
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Far from Heaven (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1950s Connecticut, a housewife faces a marital crisis and mounting racial tensions in the outside world.
Style: emotional, sincere, psychological, tense, stylized ...
Plot: housewife, crumbling marriage, friendship, suburbs, interracial relations, prejudice, infidelity, racism, hypocrisy, social differences, african american, lifestyle ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1957
Place: usa, miami, connecticut, baltimore
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Velvet Goldmine (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Almost a decade has elapsed since Bowiesque glam-rock superstar Brian Slade escaped the spotlight of the London scene. Now, investigative journalist Arthur Stuart is on assignment to uncover the truth behind the enigmatic Slade. Stuart, himself ...
Style: surreal, sexual, sexy, stylized, non-linear ...
Plot: faked death, fictional band, school uniform, music, bisexual, male nudity, lifestyle, rise and fall, ambition, celebrity culture, gender bending, rock ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, 19th century, year 1984
Place: europe, england, britain, new york, london
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Bad Education (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two children, Ignacio and Enrique, know love, the movies and fear in a religious school at the beginning of the 1960s. Father Manolo, director of the school and its professor of literature, is witness to and part of these discoveries. The three are ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, psychological, disturbing, melancholic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, transsexual, transvestism, male nudity, child abuse, teacher, priest, boarding school, dangerous attraction, first love, blackmail, gay ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, 60s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
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My Own Private Idaho (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV," Mike Waters is a gay hustler afflicted with narcolepsy. Scott Favor is the rebellious son of a mayor. Together, the two travel from Portland, Oregon to Idaho and finally to the ...
Style: surreal, touching, serious, captivating, road movie ...
Plot: homosexuality, gay sex, homosexual, male prostitute, gay, friendship, gays and lesbians, male prostitution, prostitution, male friendship, friendship between men, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: idaho, seattle, usa, washington state, portland oregon ...
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Talk to Her (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two men share an odd friendship while they care for two women who are both in deep comas.
Style: psychological, emotional, sincere, captivating, surreal ...
Plot: friendship, rape, suicide, tragic love, hospital, coma, obsession, tragic event, ballet, impossible love, power of love, self destructing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, jordan, latin america
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Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Bob and his friends Dianne, Rick and Nadine have been drug addicts for years and live from one high to the next. Gus Van Sant attempts to show an intimate look into the lives of heroin addicts with his film Drugstore Cowboy.
Style: dark humor, serious, realistic, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: drug abuse, heroin, friendship, drug addiction, addiction, loss of friend, overdose, thief, couples, robbery, group therapy, pharmacy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, portland oregon
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Mildred Pierce (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 336 min.
Story: A newly divorced, uniquely independent woman struggles to carve out a new life for herself and her family in Depression-era California.
Style: emotional, serious, clever, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: depression, family relations, divorced divorcee, single parent, struggle, tragic event, lovers, suffering, friendship, ambitious, divorce, heroine ...
Time: 30s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, tokyo
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Theo and Hugo (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Théo and Hugo meet in a club and form an immediate bond. Once the desire and elation of this first moment has passed, the two young men, now sober, wander through the empty streets of nocturnal Paris, having to confront the love they sense ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, thought provoking, touching
Plot: gay sex, gay relationship, gay love, gay, orgy, lgbt, gay couple, hiv positive, gay lead character, falling in love, real time, gay bar ...
Place: paris france, france
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Princess Cyd (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: High school athlete Cyd Loughlin lives alone with her depressive father in South Carolina, perpetually longing to get away from it all. When her aunt, famous novelist Miranda Ruth, agrees to host her for a few weeks during the summer, Cyd jumps at ...
Style: sincere, captivating, disturbing, touching
Plot: lgbt, lesbian, sexual identity, novelist, coming of age, summer vacation, lesbian sex, lesbian couple, friendship, roommate, female protagonist, spirituality ...
Time: year 1992, 20th century, 19th century, 1850s, 1990s ...
Place: chicago illinois, south carolina, illinois
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Gerontophilia (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Lake is in a straight relationship with Desiree but finds himself becoming attracted to men at the pool. When he cannot control his desires any longer, he starts working at an adult home and starts a relationship with a much older man.
Style: touching, romantic, sad, lyrical, semi serious ...
Plot: older man younger man relationship, gay bar, escapades, unlikely couple, introspection, retirement home, golden years, self discovery, aging, gay love, age difference, journey ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Zootopia (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Determined to prove herself, Officer Judy Hopps, the first bunny on Zootopia's police force, jumps at the chance to crack her first case - even if it means partnering with scam-artist fox Nick Wilde to solve the mystery.
Style: witty, feel good, funny, allegory, clever ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: disney, happy ending, talking animals, animals, anthropomorphic animal, anthropomorphism, adventure, prejudice, friendship, investigation, utopia, missing person ...
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The Death & Life of John F. Donovan (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A movie star finds his correspondence with an 11-year-old actor exposed, prompting assumptions that begin to destroy his life and career.
Style: melancholic, thought provoking, bleak, rough, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: actor, pedophile, artists and showbiz, society, fall in love, correspondence, relationship vs career, child, dialogue, love and romance, redemption, police ...
Time: 80s, 2000s
Place: usa
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Souvenir (2016)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Isabelle Huppert stars as a middle-aged factory worker whose long-ago brush with fame comes to the fore again when she begins a romance with a young aspiring boxer.
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, factory worker, father son relationship, singer, boxer, comeback, gay interest, gay director, older woman younger man sex
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Nocturnal Animals (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Susan Morrow receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband – a man she left 20 years earlier – asking for her opinion of his writing. As she reads, she is drawn into the fictional life of Tony Hastings, a mathematics professor whose family ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, suspense, psychological thriller, twists and turns ...
Plot: rape and murder, writers, ex husband ex wife relationship, neo noir, symbolism, loss of family, rape, revenge, husband wife relationship, haunted by the past, vigilantism, brutality ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new york, los angeles, texas
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120 Beats Per Minute (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Paris, in the early 1990s: a group of young activists is desperately tied to finding the cure against an unknown lethal disease. They target the pharmaceutical labs that are retaining potential cures, and multiply direct actions, with the hope of ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, psychological, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: gay love, gay, aids, laboratory, cure, lgbt, medicine, activist, demonstration, love, school, epidemic ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, year 1992
Place: europe, paris france, france
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Dear White People (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Four black students attend an Ivy League college where a riot breaks out over an “African American” themed party thrown by white students. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film explores racial identity in 'post-racial' America ...
Style: realistic, witty, semi serious, humorous, inspirational ...
Audience: student film, teens
Plot: racism, college, interracial relations, college life, student life, campus, satire, prejudice, storytelling, marijuana, obsession, university ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2016, year 2013 ...
Place: usa, california
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Wonderstruck (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The story of a young boy in the Midwest is told simultaneously with a tale about a young girl in New York from fifty years ago as they both seek the same mysterious connection.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, twists and turns, captivating, enigmatic ...
Plot: bookstore, friendship, secret room, father son relationship, pursuit, chase, photograph, hiding place, boy, multiple storylines, twists & turns, loss of mother ...
Time: year 1977
Place: minnesota, manhattan new york city, new york
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It's Only the End of the World (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Louis, a terminally ill writer, returns home after a long absence to tell his family that he is dying.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, mind bending, suspenseful, philosophical
Plot: resentment, illness, marital argument, dysfunctional family, family argument, psychology, parents and children, loneliness, life philosophy, moral dilemma, siblings relations, lgbt ...
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Mommy (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A peculiar neighbor offers hope to a recent widow who is struggling to raise a teenager who is unpredictable and, sometimes, violent.
Style: melancholic, emotional, sincere, psychological, touching ...
Plot: oedipus complex, dysfunctional family, mentally unstable, 15 year old, juvenile delinquent, teenage boy, family in crisis, teenage life, rebelliousness, anti conformity, family problems, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, year 2010, near future ...
Place: canada, quebec, montreal, montreal quebec
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Spa Night (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young Korean-American man works to reconcile his obligations to his struggling immigrant family with his burgeoning sexual desires in the underground world of gay hookups at Korean spas in Los Angeles.
Plot: gay teenager, korean american, spa, gay, lgbt, bus, birthday party, party, church, holding hands, dorm room, pubic hair ...
Place: los angeles, korea
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Julieta (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The film spans 30 years in Julieta’s life from a nostalgic 1985 where everything seems hopeful, to 2015 where her life appears to be beyond repair and she is on the verge of madness.
Style: emotional, sentimental, art house, thought provoking, colourful ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, guilt, loneliness, depression, mother daughter estrangement, secret, childhood, death, friendship, death of husband, hospital, chance meeting ...
Time: 2010s, 1990s, 90s, 80s
Place: spain, portugal, madrid, galicia
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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: disturbing, surreal, avant garde, enigmatic, sexy ...
Plot: social misfits, life is a bitch, riddles and clues, aids, prison, abusive father, surrealism, murder, sexuality, blood, punishment, love ...
Time: 90s
Place: tokyo
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