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, touching, sincere, serious, melancholic and sweet films and TV shows about / with gay lead character, gay, gay kiss, lgbt, male nudity, homosexuality, coming out, homosexual, friendship and father son relationship 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), Call Me by Your Name (2017), In the Flesh (2013), I Love You Phillip Morris (2009), G.B.F. (2013), Hidden Kisses (2016), Another Country (1984), A Moment in the Reeds (2017), King Cobra (2016), Trick (1999).

List of gay lead character movies

 7.6
 86K
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, emotional, sweet, romantic, sincere ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: gay, gay teenager, lgbt, homosexuality, gay relationship, gay lead character, lgbt teen, coming out, love, parent child relationship, closeted homosexual, high school ...
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Call Me by Your Name (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France, Brazil, USA
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: sincere, touching, disturbing, captivating
Plot: gay relationship, lgbt, gay teenager, first love, teenage boy, self discovery, summer, homosexuality, gay, gay love, gay lead character, gay kiss ...
Time: year 1983
Place: italy
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 8.0
 12K
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, rehabilitation, back from the dead, epidemic, suicide, family reunited, society, supernatural, small town, village, cemetery ...
Time: 21st century
Place: 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: coming out, gay relationship, gays and lesbians, prison, confined, gay lead character, deception, homosexual, gay love, prison life, fall in love, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, year 2006, year 1998
Place: miami, texas, florida, georgia, usa ...
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 6.0
 10K
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
Plot: gay, lgbt teen, coming out, high school, friends, gay teenager, friendship, best friend, gay lead character, teenage life, youth, lgbt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
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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, ...
Plot: gay, gay son, gay lead character, homosexuality, lgbt, caught kissing, gay kiss, gay protagonist, gay teacher, gay athlete, coming out, gay bashing
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Another Country (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, 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: serious, realistic, rough, psychological, factual ...
Plot: gay, social differences, society, gay lead character, youth, romance, golden years, gays and lesbians, gender, coming of age, gay relationship, young love ...
Time: 80s, year 1983, 1930s
Place: england, russia, europe, britain, ussr ...
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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, ...
Plot: gay, gay lead character, immigration, lgbt, romance, architect, underwear, student, father son relationship, gay kiss, sex scene, homosexual ...
Place: finland
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 5.6
 7K
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
Plot: gay pornography, pornography, murder, business competition, porn industry, sex scene, vanity, ego, gay lead character, film producer, sexual abuse, threat to kill ...
Time: year 2006, 2000s
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 7.1
 8K
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: witty, humorous, clever, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: coming out, gay, gay romance, gays and lesbians, gay relationship, one-night stand, fall in love, gay lead character, homosexuality, romance, aids, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey, california
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 7.7
 14K
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: realistic, serious, melancholic, scenic, touching ...
Plot: lgbt, coming out, homosexuality, gays and lesbians, gay, gay relationship, forbidden love, coming of age, couple relations, youth, romance, closeted homosexual ...
Time: 1910s, 19th century, 20th century, victorian, 1900s ...
Place: england, europe, campus, argentina, buenos aires argentina ...
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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, runaway, gay, friendship, on the run, best friends, obsession, witnessing a crime, friendship between boys, gay lead character ...
Time: 80s
Place: brighton, liverpool, england, europe
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Handsome Devil (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Ireland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A music-mad 16-year-old outcast at a rugby-mad boarding school forms an unlikely friendship with his dashing new roommate.
Style: captivating, disturbing, touching, thought provoking
Plot: gay teenager, homosexuality, gay, friendship, outcast, team, friendship between men, loner, school, misfit, classmate classmate relationship, secret ...
Place: ireland
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The Other Two (2019)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: An aspiring actor and his sister Brooke, a former professional dancer, try to find their place in the world while wrestling with their feelings about their 13-year-old brother Chase's sudden rise to internet fame.
Style: situational comedy, funny, light, sweet, sincere
Plot: family relations, gay lead character, siblings relations, brother sister relationship, parents and children, family problems, sex, ambition, gay brother, gay relationship
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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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.
Plot: gay relationship, gay, homosexuality, gay couple, gay son, gay brother, gay lead character, gay love, gay protagonist, gay romance, youth, cultural difference ...
Place: amsterdam
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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 ...
Plot: homosexuality, gay, gay lead character, lgbt, in the closet, sport, british, male male hug, taking a shower, intimacy, male slaps a male, closet ...
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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, inventions and discoveries, social misfits, ambition, genius, mathematician, code breaking, homosexuality, espionage, code, sexism, homosexual ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1950s, 1940s, 1930s ...
Place: england, europe, germany, poland
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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, gloomy, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, hidden identity, countryside, gay relationship, threat, manipulations, dishonesty, family problems, farm, dysfunctional family, psychopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, quebec, montreal quebec canada
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 7.2
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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: touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teen drama
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, family, youth, family relations, siblings relations, love and romance, high school, brother brother relationship, gay teenager, gay lead character, gay ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, san francisco, los angeles
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 8.6
 5K
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.
Plot: philosophy, homosexuality, teacher, high school, coming out, teenage sexuality, teenage love, gay lead character, older woman younger man relationship, coming of age, jealousy, teenager ...
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Center of My World (2016)
Genre: Drama
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 ...
Plot: gay teenager, lgbt, gay, gay son, coming of age, gay lead character, infatuation, gay sex, gay kiss, gay protagonist, male objectification, gay brother ...
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The Happy Prince (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Belgium, Italy, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: THE HAPPY PRINCE tells the story of the last days of Oscar Wilde. This great man of letters, once one of the most famous authors in England, is now a superstar on the skids. As Oscar lies on his death bed, the past comes flooding back to him, ...
Style: fairy tale
Plot: downfall, gay lead character, gay father, male nudity, death of wife, irony, pubic hair, love, gay slur, artist, death, gay ...
Place: paris france, naples italy
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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, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: lgbt teen, gay teenager, coming of age, gay, first love, gay love, single parent, gays and lesbians, daydreamer, lgbt, social relations, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: belgium, flanders, europe, france
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 7.2
 13K
Summer Storm (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Tobi and Achim, the pride of the local crew club, have been the best of friends for years and are convinced that nothing will ever stand in the way of their friendship. They look forward to the upcoming summer camp and the crew competition. Then the ...
Style: touching, humorous, light, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming out, gay, summer camp, friendship, gays and lesbians, youth, love triangle, gay teenager, teenagers, romance, teenage love, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, europe, bavaria, berlin germany
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 7.5
 12K
Get Real (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A tenderly romantic coming-of-age story as two boys in a British school fall in love.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, coming out, coming of age, teenage life, friendship, gender, romance, youth, gay teenager, fall in love, lifestyle, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, britain, london
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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.
Plot: gay relationship, gay kiss, gay, homoerotic, sheep, farmer, english countryside, romanian, responsibility, migrant worker, gay couple, male male kiss ...
Place: yorkshire, northern england, romania
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 6.9
 23K
Boy Erased (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church supported gay conversion program.
Style: based on memoir, based on true events
Plot: gay teenager, teen suicide, lgbt teen, gay, coming of age, lgbt, gay lead character, college student, art, group therapy, minister, gay cruising ...
Place: arkansas
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An Early Frost (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in the mid-eighties Michael Pierson, a young gay man, is struck with AIDS in the prime of his life. He's forced to be open about the disease and his homosexuality for the first time with his co-workers (he's a successful lawyer) and ...
Style: realistic, captivating, sincere, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: coming out, aids, gay, lawyer, parents and children, hopes, unfulfillment, gender, terminal illness, life is a bitch, workplace situations, workplace ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
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 6.7
 177
Marilyn (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Chile
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Marcos and his family work as ranch hands. While his father and brother handle the heavier tasks, Marcos stays home, close to his mother. Each one has their future laid out before them, yet Marcos bides his time waiting for Carnival, the one moment ...
Plot: homosexual rape, gay, gay teenager, male protagonist, gay relationship, youth, bullying, male rape, abuse, teenager, teenage boy, shot to death ...
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 7.4
 77K
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: flamboyance
Plot: pianist, gay sex, rock music, singer, coming out, underwater, rock star, gay slur, pop star, drug abuse, gay lead character, underwater scene ...
Time: 1960s, 1950s
Place: england, los angeles
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