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 realistic, sexy, psychological, melancholic, serious and interesting films and TV shows about / with gay director, male nudity, storytelling, runaway, cigarette smoking, brutality, mentor, kiss, nudity (full frontal - brief) and friendship plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres shot in USA, France, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as gay director: Driveways (2019), The Skinny (2012), The Libertine (2000), Stranger by the Lake (2013), Morgan (2012), Lovelace (2013), Phoenix (2006), Howl (2010), Gone, But Not Forgotten (2003), Midnight Cowboy (1969).

List of gay director movies

Driveways (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Eight-year-old Cody is spending the summer in an unfamiliar setting with his mom Kathy. Though he can't relate to the neighbourhood kids, things take an unexpected turn when he develops an unusual friendship with grouchy old Del from next door.
Plot: death of sister, birthday party, widower, single mother, summer, little boy, coming of age, neighbor, summertime, handshake, photograph, video arcade ...
Time: year 2008
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The Skinny (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Feature film from award-winning writer/director Patrik-Ian Polk, tells the story of five black Brown University classmate s- four gay men and one lesbian - reuniting in the Big Apple for a weekend of sin, fun, secrets, lies and drama.
Style: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, suspense
Plot: gay, black lgbt, dancing, lesbian interest, infidelity, first gay sexual experience, friendship, friendship between men, gay lead character, homosexual, gay slur, lesbian ...
Place: harlem manhattan new york city, new york, harlem, manhattan new york city
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The Libertine (2000)
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: French philosopher Denis Diderot produces the first encyclopedia while indulging in 18th-century decadence.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: fighting the system, writer's life, against the rules, rebelliousness, estate, rebellion, couple relations, idealism, clergy, society, religions or cults, free speech ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, europe
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Stranger by the Lake (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Summertime. A cruising spot for men, tucked away on the shores of a lake. Franck falls in love with Michel, an attractive, potent and lethally dangerous man. Franck knows this, but wants to live out his passion anyway.
Style: erotic, sexy, talky, unusual plot structure, lyrical ...
Plot: gay sex, male nudity, gay, deviant sex, sexual desire, loneliness, male homosexuality, gays and lesbians, investigation, love, gender, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: france, paris france
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Morgan (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Morgan is the inspiring story of Morgan Oliver, a young athlete determined that a bicycle accident that left him paralyzed will not change him. He takes a chance on love when he meets Dean Kagen on a basketball court. Dean helps Morgan train for the ...
Style: psychological, touching, rough, unusual plot structure, sincere ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, paraplegic, paralysis, gay athlete, lgbt, bicycle accident, couple relations, love, youth, couples, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Lovelace (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Story of Linda Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband, before taking control of her life.
Style: sexual, sincere, captivating, emotional, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual abuse, porn actress, porn star, golden age of porn, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, notoriety, redemption, strong sexual content, actor's life, life is a bitch, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1970, year 2002
Place: usa, florida, miami, new york, malibu california ...
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Phoenix (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Inspired by Michelangelo Antonioni's 1961 classic L'Avventura, Michael Akers' "PHOENIX" is infused with symbolism and a sexy spark. Dylan Wells (Chad Edward Bartley) has a good job, a great apartment and an exciting ...
Plot: gay, double life, birthday, male nurse, infidelity, male in shower, shower, man in bathtub, love triangle, male in bathtub, bathtub, gay director
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Howl (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: It's San Francisco in 1957, and an American masterpiece is put on trial. Howl, the film, recounts this dark moment using three interwoven threads: the tumultuous life events that led a young Allen Ginsberg to find his true voice as an artist, ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, sincere, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: poet, poetry, courtroom drama, literature, freedom, courtroom, writer's life, gay, society, counterculture, censorship, mental institution ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1920s, 20s, post world war two ...
Place: san francisco, california, new york, kansas, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
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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: captivating, serious, suspense
Plot: gay, gay relationship, rock climbing, husband wife relationship, lie, break up, breakup, rescue, amnesia, brother brother relationship, spoken inner thoughts, unconsciousness ...
Place: california
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Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A naive male prostitute and his sickly friend struggle to survive on the streets of New York City.
Style: realistic, disturbing, psychological, serious, rough ...
Plot: friendship, cowboy, fish out of water, prostitute, dancer, male friendship, male bonding, society, fighting illness, homosexuality, homosexual, gay slur ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1960s, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: new york, texas, usa, dallas texas, manhattan new york city ...
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Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: On the rocky path to sobriety after a life-changing accident, John Callahan discovers the healing power of art, willing his injured hands into drawing hilarious, often controversial cartoons, which bring him a new lease on life.
Style: based on true events, uplifting, touching, ironic, compassionate
Plot: man in a wheelchair, paralysis, alcoholics anonymous, drawing, alcoholic, car accident, disability, rehabilitation, therapy, cartoonist, redemption, father son relationship ...
Time: year 1972, 70s
Place: oregon, portland oregon
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Henry Gamble's Birthday Party (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Henry Gamble's Birthday Party takes place over 24 hours at the birthday pool party of 17-year-old preacher's kid Henry Gamble. The party guests include adults and teenagers from his church, as well as Henry's "secular" ...
Style: homoerotic, psychological, contemplative, lgbt cinema, suspenseful ...
Plot: lgbt, lgbt teen, gay teenager, friendship, puberty, teenage protagonist, teenage boy, friendship between boys, adultery, lesbian, self mutilation, birthday party ...
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Mysterious Skin (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth.
Style: disturbing, psychological, gloomy, serious, rough ...
Plot: homosexual rape, male rape, child molestation, pedophilia, child abuse, man boy relationship, homosexual, sexual abuse, gay rape, gay teenager, gay, homosexuality ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1987, year 1983, 1990s ...
Place: usa, new york, kansas
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Billy Elliot (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set against the background of the 1984 Miner's Strike, Billy Elliot is an 11 year old boy who stumbles out of the boxing ring and onto the ballet floor. He faces many trials and triumphs as he strives to conquer his family's set ways, ...
Style: uplifting, touching, feel good, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, date night, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, ballet, follow your dream, gay, father son relationship, dancer's life, audition, working class, family relations, gay slur, prejudice, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1984, 90s
Place: england, london, northern england, europe
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Tom at the Farm (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young man travels to an isolated farm for his lover's funeral where he's quickly drawn into a twisted, sexually charged game by his lover's aggressive brother.
Style: psychological, serious, gloomy, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: gay, closeted homosexual, lgbt, hidden identity, gays and lesbians, male homosexuality, family problems, gay relationship, countryside, threat, dishonesty, farm ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1997, 70s
Place: canada, quebec, montreal quebec canada, montreal
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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, happy ending, love and romance, friendship, family relations, sport team, music, couple relations, teachers and students ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, new mexico, albuquerque new mexico, utah
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To Return (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Raimunda (Penélope Cruz) works and lives Madrid with her husband Paco and daughter Paula. Her sister Sole (Lola Dueñas) lives nearby and they both miss their mother Irene (Carmen Maura), who died several years ago in a house fire along with their ...
Style: twists and turns, emotional, humorous, psychological, touching ...
Plot: loneliness, death, secret, ghost, village, family relations, haunted by the past, parents and children, life is a bitch, women, uncover truth, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, spain, europe, houston texas, barcelona spain ...
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The Paperboy (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: As investigative reporter Ward Jansen and his partner Yardley Acheman chase a sensational, career-making story with the help of Ward's younger brother Jack and sultry death-row groupie Charlotte Bless, the pair tries to prove violent ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: small town, death row, investigation, reporter, injustice, crimes, dangerous attraction, prison, pantyhose, newspaper man, uncover truth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century ...
Place: florida, usa, everglades, miami
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Newsies (1992)
Genre: Drama, Family, History, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A week in the life of the exploited, child newspaper sellers in turn-of-the-century New York. When their publisher, Joseph Pulitzer, tries to squeeze a little more profit out of their labours, they organize a strike, only to be confronted with the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, uplifting, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, labor union, family relations, mayor, warden, orphan, betrayal, dance, slingshot, name change, juvenile detention, paperboy ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1900s, 1890s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
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A Bigger Splash (2015)
Genre: Drama, Music, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: An American couple, Paul and Marianne, spend their vacation in Italy and experiences trouble when the wife invites a former lover and his teenage daughter to visit, which leads to jealousy and dangerous sexual scenarios.
Style: melancholic, emotional, tense, suspense, stylized ...
Plot: vacation, rock star, rock concert, sex in a swimming pool, father daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenage girl, infidelity, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, coitus, extramarital affair, older woman younger man relationship ...
Place: italy, mediterranean sea, london, canada
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The Butler (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A look at the life of Cecil Gaines who served eight presidents as the White House's head butler from 1952 to 1986, and had a unique front-row seat as political and racial history was made.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: civil rights, butler, white house, u.s. president, blacks and whites, racism, injustice, historical character, prejudice, president, segregation, racial discrimination ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 50s, 60s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., united states, birmingham alabama, nashville tennessee ...
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The East (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An operative for an elite private intelligence firm finds her priorities irrevocably changed after she is tasked with infiltrating an anarchist group known for executing covert attacks upon major corporations.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Plot: environmentalism, fighting the system, terrorism, ecological disaster, radical, undercover, environmental issues, powerful corporation, poisoning, social activist, danger, rebellion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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The Skin I Live In (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A brilliant plastic surgeon creates a synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: gender bending, insanity, obsession, rape, sexual perversion, twists & turns, physical appearance, mad scientist, plastic surgery, skin, betrayal, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, year 2012
Place: spain, europe
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Maurice (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In 1909, Maurice Hall (James Wilby) enters Cambridge, where he befriends wealthy Clive Durham (Hugh Grant). Clive confesses he is sexually attracted to Maurice, who realizes he is a homosexual when he begins to return Clive's feelings. The two ...
Style: gay cinema, serious, realistic, melancholic, scenic ...
Plot: gay, homosexuality, gay relationship, gay lead character, gay romance, homosexual, closeted homosexual, male nudity, forbidden love, lgbt, society, first gay sexual experience ...
Time: victorian era, 20th century, 1910s, 19th century, victorian ...
Place: england, europe, london, greece, france ...
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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: melancholic, psychological, bleak, emotional, compassionate ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, older woman younger man sex, age difference, first love, sexuality, sexual relations, unlikely couple, sex scene, court, trial, secret, female prisoner ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 90s, 1960s ...
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, israel, west berlin west germany ...
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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, captivating, touching, sincere ...
Plot: gay, homosexuality, gay relationship, gay son, gay teenager, mother son conflict, lgbt, youth, lgbt teen, single parent, single mother, family problems ...
Place: france, europe
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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, father son relationship, factory worker, boxer, comeback, singer, gay interest, older woman younger man sex, gay director
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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 thriller, neo noir, psychological, suspense, brutal ...
Plot: rape and murder, revenge, ex husband ex wife relationship, writers, symbolism, loss of family, rape, murder of family, novelist, husband wife relationship, vigilantism, haunted by the past ...
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: gay cinema, thought provoking, disturbing, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: gay love, gay, lgbt, gay relationship, aids, laboratory, epidemic, cure, demonstration, activist, medicine, hospital ...
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, student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2013, year 2016 ...
Place: usa, california
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