Gay lead character movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant gay lead character movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, captivating, touching, serious, sincere and melancholic films and TV shows about / with gay lead character, gay, gay kiss, lgbt, gay interest, friendship, homosexual, gay relationship, homosexuality and gay slur plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as gay lead character: Love, Simon (2018), Hidden Kisses (2016), The Thing About Harry (2020), Call Me by Your Name (2017), In the Flesh (2013), G.B.F. (2013), North Sea Texas (2011), A Moment in the Reeds (2017), Gewoon Vrienden (2018), God's Own Country (2017).

List of gay lead character movies

Love, Simon (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Everyone deserves a great love story. But for seventeen-year old Simon Spier it's a little more complicated: he's yet to tell his family or friends he's gay and he doesn't know the identity of the anonymous classmate he's ...
Style: touching, romantic, sweet, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: gay, gay teenager, coming out, lgbt, gay lead character, homosexuality, lgbt teen, homosexual, high school, gay relationship, love, gay son ...
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Hidden Kisses (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Nathan, 16, lives alone with his father Stephane. A newcomer in high school, he is invited to a party and falls in love with Louis, a boy in his class. They find themselves out of sight and kiss each other, but someone takes a picture of them. Soon, ...
Style: gay cinema, realistic, captivating, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Plot: gay lead character, gay, homosexuality, gay son, gay slur, gay bashing, coming out, gay romance, closeted homosexual, gay athlete, lgbt, forbidden love ...
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The Thing About Harry (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two high school enemies, uber-jock Harry and out-and-proud Sam, are forced to share a car ride to their Missouri hometown for a friend's engagement party on Valentine's Day. Things take a turn when Sam learns Harry has come out.
Style: feel good, uplifting, psychological, romantic, lgbt cinema ...
Plot: gay, gay lead character, lgbt, gay protagonist, young adult, valentine's day, gay sex, fall in love, couples, road trip, reunion, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
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Call Me by Your Name (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France, USA, Brazil
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Elio Perlman is spending the summer with his family at their vacation home in Lombardy, Italy. When his father hires a handsome doctoral student, the curious 17-year-old finds himself developing a growing attraction to the young man.
Style: touching, sincere, gay cinema, disturbing, homoerotic ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, gay teenager, first love, teenage boy, summer, gay relationship, gay love, homosexuality, homosexual, gay romance, gay lead character ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: italy
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In the Flesh (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 56 min.
Story: Thousands of dead people have risen from their graves and nearly destroyed Britain. A cure has been found - but can the treated zombies be rehabilitated back into living society?
Style: captivating, atmospheric, bleak, melancholic, apocalyptic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay lead character, zombie, back from the dead, epidemic, suicide, rehabilitation, society, family reunited, supernatural, small town, family relations, village ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england
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G.B.F. (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The bitter fight for supremacy between the three most popular girls at North Gateway High takes an unexpected turn when their classmate, Tanner, is outed and becomes the school’s first openly gay student. The trio races to bag the big trend in ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, funny, sweet, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: gay, gay teenager, gay lead character, coming out, lgbt teen, high school, friends, friendship, lgbt, teenage life, gays and lesbians, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
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North Sea Texas (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Pim lives in a run-down house in a dead-end street somewhere on the Flanders coast, together with his mother Yvette Bulteel. Life here smells of cold French fries, cheap cigarettes, vermouth and stale beer. Mother Yvette uses her friend Etienne, ...
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay teenager, lgbt teen, gay lead character, first gay sexual experience, coming of age, single parent, gays and lesbians, lgbt, love and romance, first love, gay, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: belgium, flanders, europe, france
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A Moment in the Reeds (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Finland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Having moved to Paris for university, Leevi returns to his native Finland for the summer to help his estranged father renovate the family lake house so it can be sold. Tareq, a recent asylum seeker from Syria, has been hired to help with the work, ...
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, sincere, touching ...
Plot: gay, gay lead character, gay love, gay relationship, sex scene, immigration, gay romance, lgbt, romance, homosexuality, lake house, student ...
Place: finland
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Gewoon Vrienden (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Romantic comedy about two young men, their relationship and their relationship with their mothers.
Style: gay cinema, light, captivating, sincere, humorous ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, gay lead character, gay romance, gay love, gay couple, gay son, homosexuality, romance, cultural difference, gay brother, male homosexuality ...
Place: amsterdam
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God's Own Country (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young farmer in rural Yorkshire numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker.
Style: homoerotic, gay cinema, lgbt cinema, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: gay relationship, gay, gay lead character, sheep, male male kiss, lgbt, gay kiss, gay couple, migrant worker, farmer, english countryside, responsibility ...
Place: yorkshire, romania, northern england
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I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Steve Russell is a small-town cop. Bored with his bland lifestyle, Russell turns to fraud as a means of shaking things up. Before long, Russell's criminal antics have landed him behind bars, where he encounters the charismatic Phillip Morris. ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, semi serious, romantic, cynical ...
Plot: gay love, gay relationship, gays and lesbians, gay lead character, gay couple, homosexual, prison, confined, gay, coming out, deception, prison life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 90s, year 1998 ...
Place: miami, texas, florida, georgia, usa ...
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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, forbidden love, closeted homosexual, gay lead character, lgbt, society, gays and lesbians, first gay sexual experience, gay relationship, gay romance, youth ...
Time: 1910s, 19th century, 20th century, victorian, 1900s ...
Place: england, europe, london, argentina, buenos aires argentina ...
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King Cobra (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on a stranger than fiction true story, King Cobra is a deliciously dark, twisted plunge into the behind-the-scenes world of the pornography industry. A young Sean Paul Lockhart (using the stage name 'Brent Corrigan') is a ...
Style: sexploitation film, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, lgbt cinema ...
Plot: gay pornography, pornography, gay lead character, gay teenager, murder, gay sex, coercion, porn industry, vanity, ego, sexual abuse, film producer ...
Time: year 2006, 2000s
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Merli (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 58 min.
Story: TV series about a high school philosophy teacher, Merlí, who teaches in an original way, and about the students of his class, including his own son, and the relationship, friendship, love, and problems between the students of the class.
Style: semi serious, captivating, sincere, thought provoking, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: philosophy, teacher, high school, coming of age, gay lead character, teenage love, gay love, young, homosexuality, coming out, teacher student relationship, jealousy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, barcelona
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Rocketman (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The story of Elton John's life, from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin.
Style: based on true events, uplifting, inspirational, stylized, compassionate ...
Plot: gay lead character, gay relationship, lgbt, pianist, singer, gay protagonist, gay slur, rock star, rising to stardom, father son relationship, suicide attempt, boy ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 50s ...
Place: los angeles, california, australia, london, new york ...
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Center of My World (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A strange family: 17-year-old Phil lives with his mother and twin sister in an old mansion on the outskirts of town. When he returns from summer camp, the mood in the mansion has soured somehow. Phil doesn’t worry about it, hanging out with his ...
Style: captivating, realistic, psychological, rough, lgbt cinema
Plot: gay teenager, lgbt, gay lead character, gay sex, friendship, coming of age, gay, gay son, high school student, gay kiss, gay protagonist, bisexuality ...
Place: central europe
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The Imitation Game (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain's top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley ...
Style: intellectual, inspirational, factual, captivating, serious ...
Plot: prodigy, ambition, inventions and discoveries, world war two, code breaking, genius, social misfits, code, mathematician, inventor, homosexuality, gay lead character ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: england, europe, london, britain, germany ...
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Love, Victor (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Victor is a new student at Creekwood High School on his own journey of self-discovery, facing challenges at home, adjusting to a new city, and struggling with his sexual orientation. When it all seems too much, he reaches out to Simon to help him ...
Style: gay cinema, romantic, sweet, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: gay, coming out, gay teenager, gay relationship, gay lead character, lgbt teen, lgbt, homosexual, high school, male homosexuality, high school sweetheart, friendship ...
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Yossi & Jagger (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Israel
Duration: 65 min.
Story: A sociological study of two men in the Israeli army who are lovers. The others in the unit react to their situation, suspecting, but not always understanding. One will leave the military soon, a few months away, as a snowy and desolete outpost is ...
Style: emotional, realistic, sincere, compassionate, serious ...
Plot: gay, gay romance, gay soldier, gay lead character, military, gay relationship, romance, friendship, unlikely couple, love affair, military life, forbidden love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: israel, middle east
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The Matthew Shepard Story (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In a senseless act of hatred, openly gay college student Matthew Shepard was murdered in 1998. This critically-acclaimed, moving film recounts the final days of Matthew's killers' trial—and the weeks leading to Matthew's ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, bleak
Plot: gay slur, gay lead character, murder, gays and lesbians, social decay, courtroom drama, legal action, life is a bitch, legal, society, juvenile delinquency, tragedy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998
Place: wyoming, usa
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Get Real (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Get Real was a short-lived comedy-drama on the FOX Network centering on the fictional Green family of Los Angeles. It ran from September 1999 to April 2000. It starred Eric Christian Olsen and Anne Hathaway in very early roles, as the older siblings ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Audience: teen drama
Plot: gay lead character, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family, youth, love and romance, family relations, siblings relations, high school, brother brother relationship, gay teenager, gay ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, san francisco, los angeles
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Silent Youth (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Silent Youth is a film for misfits, dreamers and lovers. It's the classic story of a coming out, but it focuses on the moments one tends to quickly forget: the first approach, the creaking of the chair while sitting across from each other, not ...
Style: thought provoking, contemplative, queer cinema
Plot: gay lead character, lgbt, coming out, introspection, homosexual, fall in love, gay interest, roommate, caressing, awkwardness, smoking, first kiss ...
Place: germany, berlin germany
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Wilde (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Japan, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The story of Oscar Wilde, genius, poet, playwright and the First Modern Man. The self-realisation of his homosexuality caused Wilde enormous torment as he juggled marriage, fatherhood and responsibility with his obsessive love for Lord Alfred ...
Style: touching, captivating, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: homosexuality, gay, gay lead character, obsession, gays and lesbians, hypocrisy, courtroom drama, gay protagonist, writer's life, prison, gay slur, homosexual ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 90s, victorian england, victorian era
Place: england, europe, ireland, london
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Another Country (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the 1930s, Guy Bennett and Tommy Judd are friends because they are both outsiders in their own ways. Bennett is openly gay, Judd is a Marxist. It explores his homosexuality and exposure to Marxism, while examining the hypocrisy and snobbery ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, factual, captivating ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, gay lead character, social differences, society, golden years, youth, romance, boarding school life, coming of age, gender, equality ...
Time: 80s, year 1983, 1930s
Place: england, russia, europe, britain, ussr ...
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Trick (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The misadventures of two young gay men, trying to find a place to be alone, one night in Manhattan. Gabriel, an aspiring writer of Broadway musicals, meets Mark, a muscled stripper, who picks him up on the subway. They spend the night trying to find ...
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: gay romance, coming out, gays and lesbians, gay, gay lead character, gay relationship, one night stand, one-night stand, fall in love, homosexuality, gay bar, female impersonator ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, california
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An Unusual Affair (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Story: Jochen Wenzel, a young teacher, married with two kids, one day surprisingly falls in love with a young male colleague, Tom Leuthner and they begin an unusual affair (= "Eine aussergewöhnliche Affäre"). While Ina, Jochen's wife, ...
Style: touching, suspense, sincere, captivating
Plot: gay lead character, gay, gay husband, lgbt, love triangle, fall in love, infidelity, falling in love, extramarital affair, husband wife relationship, gay father, bisexual ...
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Bulgarian Lovers (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A straight-laced Spanish man falls in love with a young foreigner.
Style: atmospheric, humorous, semi serious, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: infidelity, gay lead character, love affair, dangerous attraction, gay, wedding, immigrants, bar, money, love triangle, sex, looking for love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bulgaria, spain, europe, eastern europe, madrid ...
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The Sum of Us (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: "The Sum of Us" is an Aussie story about a father and a son both searching for love and sharing an unconventional bond. Harry, the father, is the caring and open-minded "mate" that borders on annoyance. His son Jeff ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, melancholic, semi serious ...
Plot: father son relationship, gay, gay lead character, gays and lesbians, looking for love, love and romance, acceptance, family relations, gay son, widower, breaking the fourth wall, single father ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia
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The Fruit Machine (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Eddie and Michael are two 16-year-old gay friends from Liverpool. Berated by his father for his camp behavior, Eddie runs away from his Liverpool home and joins Michael, a streetwise hustler, who is also on the run.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, nightclub, youth, gay lead character, friendship, gay, on the run, best friends, obsession, male prostitute, witnessing a crime, runaway ...
Time: 80s
Place: liverpool, brighton, 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, countryside, hidden identity, gays and lesbians, lgbt, threat, gay relationship, family problems, dishonesty, farm, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1997, 70s
Place: canada, quebec, montreal, montreal quebec canada
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