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 captivating, realistic, romantic, gay cinema, touching and lgbt cinema films and TV shows about / with gay lead character, lgbt, gay, gay interest, gay kiss, love, coming out, gay slur, friendship and gay 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), The Thing About Harry (2020), Hidden Kisses (2016), In the Flesh (2013), 2gether: The Series (2020), Maurice (1987), The Christmas Setup (2020), Call Me by Your Name (2017), God's Own Country (2017), G.B.F. (2013).

List of gay lead character movies

 7.5
 111K
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, sincere, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: gay, coming out, gay teenager, lgbt teen, gay lead character, lgbt, gay relationship, homosexuality, homosexual, high school, male homosexuality, closeted homosexual ...
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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: lgbt cinema, feel good, psychological, uplifting, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: gay, gay lead character, lgbt, young adult, teenager, love, youth, gay sex, friendship, road trip, couples, bisexual man ...
Time: contemporary
Place: missouri
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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: captivating, lgbt cinema, realistic, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Plot: gay, gay lead character, homosexuality, coming out, closeted homosexual, gay bashing, lgbt, gay slur, gay love, gay romance, gay son, depression ...
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 7.9
 13K
In the Flesh (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 56 min.
TV show
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, epidemic, rehabilitation, back from the dead, society, small town, suicide, family reunited, family relations, cemetery, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england
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2gether: The Series (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Thailand
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: A student named Tine wants to get rid of a gay admirer. His friends recommend getting a pretend boyfriend – Sarawat. But Sarawat plays hard to get, until he finally agrees. The two become close and intense emotions soon erupt. Are they just ...
Style: light, feel good, romantic
Plot: gay lead character, lgbt teen, coming out, university, pretend relationship, high school romance, flirting, lgbt, gay interest, cheerleader, love affair, love and romance ...
Place: bangkok thailand
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 7.7
 19K
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: serious, realistic, melancholic, scenic, touching ...
Plot: gay, homosexuality, gay relationship, gay lead character, homosexual, gay romance, closeted homosexual, lgbt, male nudity, first gay sexual experience, forbidden love, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, victorian era, 19th century, 90s ...
Place: england, europe, london, greece, italy ...
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The Christmas Setup (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The story of New York lawyer Hugo who heads to Milwaukee with his best friend Madelyn to spend the holidays with his mom Kate, who is also in charge of the local Christmas celebrations. Ever the matchmaker, Kate arranges for Hugo to run into ...
Style: sincere, sexy, romantic, melancholic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gay lead character, gay relationship, gay, christmas, holiday, son, gay interest, lgbt, mother son relationship, gay couple, gay romance, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: milwaukee wisconsin, new york
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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: sincere, touching, homoerotic, disturbing, lgbt cinema ...
Plot: gay, summer, lgbt, gay relationship, gay teenager, gay love, first love, sexual tension, teenage boy, homosexuality, homosexual, love ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: italy
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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, lgbt cinema, sincere, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, gay lead character, gay couple, gay sex, gay love, lgbt, gay interest, sheep, village life, migrant worker, isolation ...
Place: yorkshire, northern england, romania, britain
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 5.9
 11K
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: coming out, gay teenager, gay, gay lead character, lgbt teen, friends, high school, friendship, lgbt, gays and lesbians, teenage life, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
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 8.1
 14K
Love, Victor (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: romantic, captivating, sweet, humorous, light ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: gay, gay teenager, lgbt teen, coming out, male homosexuality, lgbt, gay relationship, gay lead character, high school, homosexual, love, gay son ...
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I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 98 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, semi serious, romantic, cynical, light ...
Plot: gay relationship, gay love, gay, gays and lesbians, gay lead character, gay couple, coming out, homosexual, lgbt, prison, deception, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, year 1998, year 2006
Place: miami, texas, florida, georgia, usa ...
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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, serious, sentimental, suspenseful ...
Plot: gay teenager, gay, coming of age, first gay sexual experience, lgbt, lgbt teen, gay lead character, lgbt child, teenage love, first love, gays and lesbians, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: belgium, flanders, europe, france
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 5.6
 9K
King Cobra (2016)
Genre: 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: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, lgbt cinema, gay cinema ...
Plot: gay lead character, sodomy, porn industry, gay sex, gay, gay teenager, rent boy, murder, coercion, 17 year old, lgbt, threat to kill ...
Time: year 2006, 2000s
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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 soldier, gay lead character, gay romance, gay relationship, homosexuality, military, romance, friendship, unlikely couple, love affair, military life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: israel, middle east
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 7.2
 4K
Just Friends (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: light, captivating, humorous, sincere, homoerotic ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, gay lead character, male homosexuality, gay romance, gay love, gay couple, gay sex, gay brother, homosexuality, romance, gay son ...
Place: amsterdam
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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: sincere, touching, atmospheric, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: gay, gay love, gay relationship, lgbt, gay lead character, gay romance, immigration, sex scene, gay sex, homosexuality, syrian refugee, love ...
Place: finland
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 8.6
 25K
Young Royals (2021)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Prince Wilhelm adjusts to life at his prestigious new boarding school, Hillerska, but following his heart proves more challenging than anticipated.
Style: captivating, disturbing, romantic, psychological
Audience: teen drama
Plot: gay, lgbt, school, gay lead character, royal family, coming of age, love story, teenage life, coming out, life, teenager, rich kid ...
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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Merli: Dare to Know (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The series is a sequel and spin-off of the Merlí series broadcast by Catalan channel TV3, and revolves around Pol Rubio (Carlos Cuevas), who enters university to follow in the footsteps of his idolized professor at high school, Merlí.
Style: realistic, melancholic, sentimental, romantic, sexy ...
Plot: gay, gay lead character, bisexual man, male homosexuality, friendship, unrequited love, teacher, philosophy, gay relationship, college, young lovers, gay youth ...
Time: 21st century
Place: barcelona, spain
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Before the Fall (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: It's a classic case of opposite attraction: Handsome Ben Bennet (Ethan Sharrett) is a gay, affluent, stylish attorney at the top of the genteel social set in southern Virginia, while Lee Darcy (Chase Conner) is a rough-hewn welder with a secret ...
Style: lgbt cinema, sexy, captivating, humorous, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: gay, gay lead character, lgbt, gay romance, gay love, lawyer, gay interest, court case, self loathing, gay slur, jealousy, unrequited love ...
Time: 21st century
Place: virginia, usa, appalachia
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 7.3
 169K
Rocketman (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, 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: inspirational, uplifting, touching, stylized, compassionate ...
Plot: gay lead character, gay relationship, lgbt, homosexual, gay slur, pianist, rising to stardom, singer, rock music, pop star, rock star, debauchery ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1969 ...
Place: los angeles, california, new york, london, australia ...
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 8.6
 8K
Merli (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
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: captivating, thought provoking, sincere, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: philosophy, high school, coming of age, teacher, teenage love, gay lead character, bisexual man, gay love, teenage life, coming out, lgbt, teenage sexuality ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, barcelona
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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: realistic, captivating, rough, psychological, lgbt cinema
Plot: gay teenager, gay sex, lgbt, gay lead character, gay erotica, friendship, gay, coming of age, gay athlete, first gay sexual experience, gay son, high school student ...
Place: central europe
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 6.5
 4K
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, gay love, lgbt, gay, homosexuality, gay slur, soccer, closeted gay, intimacy, naked man, love ...
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Paris 05:59: Théo & 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, touching, thought provoking
Plot: gay sex, gay relationship, gay love, gay couple, unprotected sex, gay lead character, lgbt, gay, orgy, gay club, gay interest, subway ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france
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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: disturbing, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: gay slur, gay lead character, hate crime, murder, gays and lesbians, courtroom drama, social decay, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, legal, society, legal action ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1998
Place: wyoming, usa
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 7.2
 9K
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, sexy, witty, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: gay, coming out, gay romance, gay relationship, gays and lesbians, gay lead character, one night stand, fall in love, homosexuality, female impersonator, roommate, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, new jersey, california
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And Then We Danced (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Georgia, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Merab has been training since a young age at the National Georgian Ensemble with his dance partner Mary. His world is suddenly turned upside down when the charismatic and carefree Irakli arrives and becomes both his strongest rival and desire. In ...
Style: disturbing, romantic, captivating, psychological, gay cinema ...
Plot: dancing, gay, dancer, gay slur, lgbt, love, gay romance, first gay sexual experience, coming out, gay lead character, gay sex, flirting ...
Time: contemporary
Place: georgia (former ussr), asia, eastern europe, caucasus, europe ...
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 6.4
 2K
Alone (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Argentina
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A sexy, romantic and uncomfortably chilling tale of love and deception from first time director Marcelo Briem Stamm. Handsome middle class Manuel (Patrico Ramos), hurt by his previous relationship and bored being alone, meets Julio (Mario Veron), a ...
Style: psychological, sexy, light, lgbt cinema, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: gay sex, gay, gay relationship, gay lead character, gay erotica, gay romance, lgbt, gay interest, love and romance, love, couples, romance ...
Time: 21st century
Place: argentina
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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: inspirational, intellectual, factual, captivating, serious ...
Plot: world war two, inventions and discoveries, prodigy, genius, ambition, inventor, code, code breaking, male homosexuality, invention, mathematician, social misfits ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1920s, year 1939, 1930s ...
Place: england, europe, britain, london, united kingdom ...
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