Coming out movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant coming out movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, touching, sexual, humorous, semi serious and sincere films and TV shows about / with coming out, gays and lesbians, gender, gay, love and romance, lgbt, homosexuality, lesbian, couples and homosexual plots mostly in Romance, Drama and Comedy genres shot in USA, Canada, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as coming out: Prayers for Bobby (2009), Shelter (2007), Imagine Me & You (2005), I Can't Think Straight (2008), Elena Undone (2010), Loving Annabelle (2006), Latter Days (2003), Saving Face (2004), Beautiful Thing (1996), Love, Simon (2018).

List of coming out movies

Prayers for Bobby (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: True story of Mary Griffith, gay rights crusader, whose teenage son committed suicide due to her religious intolerance. Based on the book of the same title by Leroy Aarons.
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: coming out, gay teenager, tragic event, homosexuality, gay, gays and lesbians, homosexual, family relations, christianity, lgbt, religions or cults, teen suicide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, san francisco, portland oregon
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 7.7
 20K
Shelter (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Forced to give up his dreams of art school, Zach works dead-end jobs to support his sister and her son. Questioning his life, he paints, surfs and hangs out with his best friend, Gabe. When Gabe's older brother returns home for the summer, Zach ...
Style: touching, sincere, romantic, sweet, emotional ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, coming out, gays and lesbians, best friends, young lovers, grownups, teenage life, dysfunctional family, surfing, homosexual, lgbt teen ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, southern california, san francisco, canada, new jersey
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Imagine Me & You (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: During her wedding ceremony, Rachel notices Luce in the audience and feels instantly drawn to her. The two women become close friends, and when Rachel learns that Luce is a lesbian, she realizes that despite her happy marriage to Heck, she is ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, romantic, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: lesbian, coming out, lesbian romance, lgbt, lesbian love, gays and lesbians, lesbian relationship, love affair, infidelity, love triangle, power of love, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe
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I Can't Think Straight (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: I Can't Think Straight is a 2007 romance movie about a London-based Jordanian of Palestinian descent, Tala, who is preparing for an elaborate wedding. A turn of events causes her to have an affair and subsequently fall in love with another ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: coming out, lgbt, lesbian, lesbian love, lesbian romance, gays and lesbians, lesbian relationship, closeted homosexual, family tradition, romance, love and romance, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, middle east, jordan
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 6.1
 5K
Elena Undone (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The wife of a pastor who preaches against homosexuality embarks on an affair with a female writer.
Style: sexual, touching, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: coming out, lesbian, lgbt, lesbian couple, family problems, gays and lesbians, fall in love, infidelity, gay, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Loving Annabelle (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Annabelle is the wise-beyond-her-years newcomer to an exclusive Catholic girls school. Having been expelled from her first two schools she's bound to stir some trouble. Sparks fly though when sexual chemistry appears between her and the Head of ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, emotional, erotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lesbian, coming out, forbidden love, lgbt, teachers and students, love affair, college life, school, teacher, boarding school life, lesbian romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: melbourne, australia
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 16K
Latter Days (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Aaron Davis (Steve Sandvoss) and Christian Markelli (Wes Ramsey) are the two most opposite people in the world. Aaron is a young Elder (or a Mormon missionary) who wants to do his family proud and is quite passionate about his religion and film. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, romantic, disturbing, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: gay, coming out, homosexuality, gays and lesbians, self discovery, first gay sexual experience, romance, culture clash, lgbt, fall in love, opposites attract, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, idaho, usa, salt lake city utah, new jersey ...
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 7.4
 9K
Saving Face (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A Chinese-American lesbian and her traditionalist mother are reluctant to go public with secret loves that clash against cultural expectations.
Style: realistic, touching, witty, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: coming out, lesbian, lesbian relationship, lgbt, hospital, birthday, generation gap, pregnancy, lesbian love, lesbian romance, romance, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, hong kong, manhattan new york city, shanghai ...
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Beautiful Thing (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A pair of teenage boys growing up in a working-class neighbourhood of Thamesmead, in south-east London, become aware of their homosexuality. While both were vaguely aware they might be gay, neither had ever acted on their impulses. Once they decide ...
Style: touching, sincere, semi serious, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, coming out, homosexuality, lgbt teen, gay teenager, sexuality, friendship, teenage love, lgbt, homosexual, gays and lesbians, teenager ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: london, england, europe
Is relevant ?
 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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The Truth About Jane (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jane, a high school teenager, tries to deal with the discovery that she is a lesbian after developing an intense friendship with another girl who makes her discover her true sexuality, which is only the start of Jane's troubles when Jane's ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, sincere, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming out, school, lesbian, lesbian couple, friendship, high school life, fall in love, parents and children, high school, teenage love, love and romance, youth ...
Time: 90s, year 1989, year 1993
Place: kindergarten
Is relevant ?
 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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You'll Get Over It (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When Vincent finds himself a victim of outing in his high school, he must accept to live with the drastic changes it provokes, and redefine his relationships with his friends and family.
Style: touching, sincere, sexual, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming out, high school, love and romance, friendship, teenage love, teenage life, youth, high school life, lifestyle, sexual relations, gays and lesbians, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
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The Sea Purple (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nothing - not her father, not the church - can stop unruly Angela from being with her childhood best friend turned great love, Sara. Based on a true story, Viola di Mare, presents a uniquely engaging portrait of family, community and gender roles in ...
Style: touching, serious, captivating, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming out, lesbian relationship, lesbian, lgbt, forbidden love, lesbian romance, island, gays and lesbians, village life, gender, village, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: sicily, italy, mediterranean sea
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But I'm a Cheerleader (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Megan is an all-American girl. A cheerleader. She has a boyfriend. But Megan doesn't like kissing her boyfriend very much. And she's pretty touchy with her cheerleader friends. Her conservative parents worry that she must be a lesbian and ...
Style: clever, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: lesbian, coming out, gays and lesbians, cheerleader, cheerleading, friendship, lesbianism, lesbian love, lesbian romance, gay, closeted homosexual, graduation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An adventurous love story between two young women of different social and economic backgrounds who find themselves going through all the typical struggles of a new romance.
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: coming out, lesbian, lesbian relationship, lesbian love, teenage love, high school, young lovers, teenage life, romance, parents and children, family relations, self discovery ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey
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Just a Question of Love (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After his gay cousin dies from hepatitis, young Laurent, who lives with his best friend Carole, falls in love with Cedric, a plant scientist. He's afraid to inform his conservative parents that he is gay.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming out, gays and lesbians, gay, homosexuality, couples, lifestyle, fall in love, love and romance, gay slur, secret love, gender, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france
Is relevant ?
 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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 7.6
 22K
The L Word (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: A group of lesbian friends struggle with romance and careers in Los Angeles.
Style: realistic, talky, sincere, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, coming out, gays and lesbians, lgbt, seduction, lesbian couple, love triangle, infidelity, love and romance, female friendship, sexuality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
Is relevant ?
 8.3
 18K
Queer as Folk (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: Brash humor and genuine emotion make up this original series revolving around the lives, loves, ambitions, careers and friendships of a group of gay men and women living on Liberty Avenue in contemporary Pittsburgh, PA. The show offers an ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: coming out, gays and lesbians, lgbt, discrimination, gender, lifestyle, thirtysomething life, sexual activity, homosexual, lesbian, gay teenager, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa, pennsylvania
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 3K
Mulligans (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Like the American classic, The Graduate - secrecy, betrayal, and a painful coming of age face a family in Mulligans, by first time feature film director Chip Hale.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: coming out, forbidden love, family life, family relations, family, parents and children, dangerous attraction, romance, father, crumbling marriage, gender, buddies ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
Is relevant ?
Better Than Chocolate (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Not long after moving into her own place, Maggie finds herself with two unsolicited roommates: her recently divorced mother, Lila, and her young brother. The timing is especially bad, considering Maggie has fallen hard for an attractive woman, Kim, ...
Style: sexy, realistic, humorous, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: lesbian, coming out, lesbian sex, lesbian relationship, transsexual, romance, lgbt, couple relations, parents and children, love affair, gays and lesbians, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, vancouver
Is relevant ?
A Perfect Ending (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: This intimate drama follows Rebecca, a woman who has kept her sexuality a secret from her friends but chooses to reveal it to a stranger. While Rebecca's revelations may not yield the results she expects, a perfect ending is still in reach.
Style: sexy, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: lesbian, coming out, lesbian relationship, lgbt, lesbian interest, strong sexual content, self discovery, prostitute, lesbian couple, homosexuality, gays and lesbians, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 9K
Kiss Me (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Mia (Ruth Vega Fernandez) and Frida (Liv Mjönes), both in their thirties, meet each other for the first time at their parents' engagement party. Mia's father, Lasse (Krister Henriksson), is about to get married to Frida's mother, ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: coming out, lgbt, lesbian, lesbian love, lesbian romance, lesbian relationship, engagement, life turned upside down, love and romance, incest, gender, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, stockholm sweden, spain
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 775
Why Not Me? (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Spain, France, Switzerland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Four gay French expatriots share a business in Barcelona. When they and their parents are thrown together for a "coming out" party, another French Farce ensues.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sexy
Plot: coming out, friendship, lesbian relationship, family relations, friends, gender, farce, gays and lesbians, twentysomething life, love and romance, parents and children, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: spain, barcelona, europe, barcelona spain
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 16K
Free Fall (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A promising career with the police, a baby on the way... Marc's life seems to be right on track. Then he meets fellow policeman Kay and during their regular jogs Marc experiences a never-before-felt sense of ease and effortlessness -- and what ...
Style: touching, serious, sexual, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, gays and lesbians, gay love, coming out, forbidden love, lgbt, love affair, strong sexual content, homosexuality, gay slur, fall in love ...
Place: germany
Is relevant ?
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 ...
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 48K
Show Me Love (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Åmål is a small insignificant town where nothing ever happens, where the latest trends are out of date when they get there. Young Elin has a bit of a bad reputation when it comes to guys, but the fact is that she has never done *it*. Another girl ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, captivating, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: lesbian, coming out, teenage love, lesbian relationship, small town, gays and lesbians, first love, self discovery, couple relations, love and romance, fall in love, sexuality ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: sweden, europe, scandinavia, stockholm sweden
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Make the Yuletide Gay (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The holidays get overly festive as Olaf "Gunn" Gunnunderson, an out-and-proud gay college student, crawls back into the closet to survive the holidays with his parents. But when his boyfriend, Nathan, shows up at their doorstep ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: coming out, gay, gays and lesbians, gay relationship, college, holiday, youth, parents and children, love and romance, disorder, gender, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Is relevant ?
Another Gay Movie (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the dirtiest, funniest, most scandalous gay-teen-sex-comedy-parody ever, four young gay friends make a pact to lose their virginity by the end of the summer. The boys soon face giant sex toys, naked celebrities, masochistic teachers and an ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, sexual, not serious
Audience: date night, teens, teen comedy
Plot: coming out, gay, coming of age, gays and lesbians, loss of virginity, looking for sex, gay teenager, gay relationship, lgbt, homosexuality, homosexual, parody ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Is relevant ?