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, humorous, emotional, semi serious and sexual films and TV shows about / with coming out, gay, gender, gays and lesbians, homosexuality, homosexual, love and romance, mother son relationship, kiss and gay kiss plots mostly in Romance, Drama and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as coming out: Love, Simon (2018), Shelter (2007), Prayers for Bobby (2009), Latter Days (2003), Free Fall (2013), Make the Yuletide Gay (2009), Eleven Men Out (2005), Summer Storm (2004), Get Real (1998), Loose Cannons (2010).

List of coming out movies

 7.6
 90K
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, sweet, emotional, romantic, sincere ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: gay, gay teenager, lgbt, gay lead character, coming out, lgbt teen, gay relationship, homosexuality, homosexual, love, high school, parent child relationship ...
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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 relationship, gay, gays and lesbians, coming out, best friends, grownups, homosexual, gay teenager, dysfunctional family, teenage life, homosexuality, surfing ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, southern california, san francisco, canada, new jersey
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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: touching, serious, sentimental, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: coming out, homosexuality, gay teenager, tragic event, lgbt, gays and lesbians, homosexual, gay relationship, gay, teen suicide, family relations, christianity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san francisco, portland oregon
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 7.0
 17K
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, first gay sexual experience, gays and lesbians, homosexuality, one night stand, fall in love, self discovery, family relations, strong sexual content, romance, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, idaho, usa, salt lake city utah, new jersey ...
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 7.6
 17K
Free Fall (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 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: atmospheric, touching, disturbing, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, gay love, gays and lesbians, homosexuality, forbidden love, lgbt, love affair, coming out, fall in love, gay slur, strong sexual content ...
Place: germany
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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, touching, humorous, captivating, sexual ...
Plot: coming out, gay, gay relationship, gays and lesbians, college, holiday, youth, parents and children, family relations, disorder, love and romance, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 5.0
 926
Eleven Men Out (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Iceland, Finland, UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The star player of Icelands top football team causes a stir when he admits to being gay to his team mates and then goes on a journey to discover himself (with the help of the local press). He soon finds himself on the bench for most of his teams ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: coming out, sport, ambition, life turned upside down, athlete's life, buddies, romance, social relations, rivalry, hopes, journalism, gay athlete ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iceland, scandinavia
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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, emotional, humorous, light, romantic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, coming out, summer camp, friendship, youth, gay teenager, love triangle, 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, gays and lesbians, teenage life, gay teenager, friendship, gender, romance, youth, lifestyle, fall in love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, britain, london
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 7.3
 11K
Loose Cannons (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tommaso is the youngest son of the Cantones, a large, traditional southern Italian family operating a pasta-making business since the 1960s. On a trip home from Rome, where he studies literature and lives with his boyfriend, Tommaso decides to tell ...
Style: touching, uplifting, humorous, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: coming out, family business, lifestyle, family secret, gay, love affair, parents and children, family life, family disapproval, family values, gay son, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy
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 6.6
 2K
Dorian Blues (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Dorian realizes he is gay in his final year of high school. He meets another gay youth locally, but remains confused. He starts therapy, then resorts to confession in the Church, and finally comes out to his brother. Dorian then decides to come out ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, touching, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: coming out, gay teenager, coming of age, gay, teenage life, self discovery, friendship, introspection, youth, parents and children, father son relationship, college ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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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: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, romantic, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: lesbian, lesbian romance, lesbian love, lesbian relationship, lgbt, gays and lesbians, love affair, coming out, infidelity, couple relations, love triangle, power of love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, tower bridge london
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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, touching, serious, emotional, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, homosexuality, coming out, couples, love and romance, fall in love, lifestyle, gay love, gay slur, gay relationship, secret love ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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 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, serious, realistic, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: coming out, forbidden love, family relations, family life, family, dangerous attraction, parents and children, romance, father, buddies, couples, gender ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
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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, homosexuality, gay teenager, coming out, lgbt teen, gays and lesbians, lgbt, sexuality, friendship, teenage love, homosexual, teenager ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: london, england, europe
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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: touching, inter cultural, romantic, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, lesbian romance, coming out, lgbt, generation gap, romance, parents and children, fish out of water, single parent, loneliness, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, paris france, manhattan new york city, hong kong ...
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 5.9
 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, gay teenager, lgbt teen, gay lead character, high school, friends, coming out, friendship, lgbt, teenage life, best friend, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
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 7.2
 86K
Beginners (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, emotional, sad ...
Plot: father son relationship, coming out, grief, terminal illness, gay father, secret, dying, gay, cancer, self discovery, love affair, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1965, year 1955, year 2003 ...
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new york
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Chicken Tikka Masala (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, India
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jimi (Chris Bisson), the Chopra family's only son, gets caught off guard when his high-handed parents (Saeed Jaffrey and Jamila Massey) announce an arranged marriage to Simran (Jinder Mahal), a lovely girl from a respectable family. Problem is, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: coming out, arranged marriage, forbidden love, love affair, romance, fall in love, family gatherings, opposites attract, couples, family life, culture clash, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 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, touching, emotional, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, gay relationship, gay love, lgbt, homosexual, gay, homosexuality, discrimination, gender, age difference, gay teenager, coming out ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, pittsburgh
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 6.2
 281
Heading Out (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Story: Heading Out is a British sitcom created by and starring comedian Sue Perkins. It was first broadcast on BBC Two on 26 February 2013. Heading Out tells the story of Sara, a veterinarian who is given an ultimatum by her friends to tell her parents ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, witty, sincere, not serious ...
Plot: coming out, friendship, lgbt, lesbian, gender, gays and lesbians, friends, veterinarian, homosexuality, lesbian interest
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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The Nature of Nicholas (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Nature of Nicholas is a surreal story of twelve-year-old Nicholas as he struggles with an attraction to his best friend.
Style: touching, serious, surreal, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: sexual orientation, coming out, friendship, school, teenage love, teenage life, fall in love, youth, obsession, family relations, self acceptance, friendship between boys ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: canada
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 6.6
 1K
Tell No One (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Mattia is about to move to Madrid by his boyfriend Eduard. When the day before leaving for Spain, Eduard announces his arrival in Rome to know the "laws", Mattia must choose whether to finally come clean with his companion, or confess to ...
Style: touching, realistic, sexual, humorous, semi serious
Plot: coming out, gay relationship, gays and lesbians, pregnancy, gay, abusive relationship, love and romance, womanizer, save the day, gender, couples, gender bending ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, madrid, spain, rome italy
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 6.1
 1K
Stupid Boy (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: This coming-of-age drama deals with a young man, realizing who he really is and which things he will never do...
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: coming out, gay, friendship, factory, suicide, introspection, lifestyle, male prostitute, youth, sexual relations, kids in trouble, obsession ...
Time: contemporary
Place: switzerland, europe
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Guys and Balls (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Ecki is a sweet, closeted gay man who works in his family’s bakery and plays goalie in his small town’s soccer team. When he both loses the big game, and is caught flirting with another player, his homophobic teammates throw him out. He vows to ...
Style: humorous, realistic, feel good, semi serious, queer cinema
Audience: teens
Plot: coming out, sport, small town, sport team, self fulfillment, injustice, grudge, athlete and trainer, hopes, athlete's life, against the odds, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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: sentimental, touching, sincere, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, school, lesbian couple, coming out, friendship, high school life, fall in love, parents and children, high school, best friends, youth, teenage love ...
Time: 90s, year 1993, year 1989
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 6.9
 1K
Coming Out (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: East Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Reportedly the first film to come out of East Germany to deal openly with gay issues. Philipp, a closeted teacher is dating a female collegue to keep up appearances. One night, by 'accident' he stumbles into a gay bar, meets and promptly ...
Style: realistic, sexual, sincere, emotional, touching ...
Plot: coming out, gays and lesbians, love triangle, teacher, sexuality, gay, gay teenager, gay bar, teachers and students, sexual relations, gender, social differences ...
Time: 80s
Place: germany, europe, east berlin, east berlin east germany, berlin germany
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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, sincere, emotional, captivating, touching ...
Plot: coming out, aids, lawyer, family in crisis, terminal illness, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems, unfulfillment, parents and children, workplace situations, gender ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
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 6.4
 37K
In & Out (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A midwestern teacher questions his sexuality after a former student makes a comment about him at the Academy Awards.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good, neo screwball comedy ...
Plot: coming out, gay, self discovery, teachers and students, small town, lgbt, homosexuality, repressed homosexual, gay stereotype, closeted homosexual, sexual repression, sexual orientation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: indiana, usa
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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: touching, semi serious, contemplative, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: lesbian romance, lgbt, lesbian, lesbian love, gays and lesbians, lesbian relationship, coming out, romance, love and romance, true love, gender, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, middle east, jordan
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