Gay protagonist movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant gay protagonist movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out gay cinema, lgbt cinema, psychological, touching, captivating and sexy films and TV shows about / with gay protagonist, gay, gay interest, lgbt, gay kiss, love, gay lead character, male nudity, gay relationship and friendship plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, Germany, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as gay protagonist: Love, Simon (2018), The Thing About Harry (2020), Lazy Eye (2016), Center of My World (2016), Handsome Devil (2016), Rocketman (2019), Call Me by Your Name (2017), Those People (2015), Where Are You Going, Habibi? (2015), Hidden Kisses (2016).

List of gay protagonist movies

 7.6
 99K
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, sincere, romantic, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: gay, gay teenager, coming out, lgbt, gay lead character, lgbt teen, homosexuality, high school, gay relationship, homosexual, love, gay son ...
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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, psychological, lgbt cinema, uplifting, romantic ...
Plot: gay, gay lead character, lgbt, young adult, gay protagonist, road trip, couples, teenager, reunion, friendship, gay sex, youth ...
Time: contemporary
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 6.3
 1K
Lazy Eye (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Passions re-ignite and secrets revealed when a graphic designer reconnects with the great, lost love of his life for a weekend tryst at a house in the desert near Joshua Tree.
Style: gay cinema, lgbt cinema, humorous, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: gay, gay protagonist, gay couple, unrequited love, infidelity, gay interest, gay subtext, reunion, love, friendship, youth, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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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, rough, psychological, lgbt cinema
Plot: gay teenager, lgbt, gay lead character, gay sex, friendship, coming of age, gay, bisexuality, gay protagonist, gay kiss, gay son, first love ...
Place: central europe
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 7.1
 11K
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: gay cinema, thought provoking, touching, disturbing, captivating
Plot: gay teenager, gay, homosexuality, gay slur, gay crush, friendship between men, team, outcast, friendship, misfit, school, rivalry ...
Place: ireland
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 7.3
 140K
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, gay slur, pianist, gay protagonist, singer, rock star, rising to stardom, father son relationship, boy, suicide attempt ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s, 50s, 80s ...
Place: los angeles, california, australia, new york, london ...
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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: gay cinema, touching, sincere, disturbing, homoerotic ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, gay teenager, gay relationship, first love, summer, teenage boy, gay love, homosexuality, homosexual, gay romance, love ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: italy
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 6.5
 6K
Those People (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: On Manhattan's gilded Upper East Side, a young gay painter is torn between an obsession with his infamous best friend and a promising new romance with an older foreign pianist.
Style: bleak, enigmatic, tense
Plot: gay, gay love, gay relationship, gay romance, best friend, painter, pianist, gay protagonist, gay culture, homosexuality, gay friend, sin ...
Place: lebanon, beirut lebanon, manhattan new york city, new york
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Where Are You Going, Habibi? (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Ibrahim falls in love with Alexander, a blond, blue eyed German criminal and show wrestler who is straight - an impossible friendship that surpasses the both of them.
Style: gay cinema, touching, sexy, lgbt cinema, psychological ...
Plot: gay, friendship, gay son, gay protagonist, love, criminal, lgbt, gay couple, gay lead character, gay friend, reconciliation, gay relationship ...
Place: berlin germany
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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, gay lead character, homosexuality, coming out, gay slur, closeted homosexual, gay son, gay bashing, gay romance, lgbt, forbidden love, character study ...
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 6.9
 15K
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: homoerotic, touching, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: homosexuality, gay, gay lead character, obsession, gays and lesbians, hypocrisy, gay protagonist, courtroom drama, writer's life, prison, gay slur, homosexual ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 90s, victorian england
Place: england, europe, ireland, london
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 7.4
 3K
Mario (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Two young gay soccer players get caught up between the politics of the game and the politics of love. In Swiss German.
Style: gay cinema, sentimental, lgbt cinema, touching, psychological ...
Plot: gay relationship, gay, gay romance, lgbt, gay athlete, gay sex, closeted homosexual, first love, male homosexuality, career, forbidden love, gay protagonist ...
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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, homosexuality, gay brother, romance, cultural difference, gay sex, gay protagonist ...
Place: amsterdam
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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 relationship, gay love, gay, gay lead character, gays and lesbians, gay couple, coming out, prison, homosexual, confined, fall in love, deception ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 90s, year 2006 ...
Place: miami, texas, florida, georgia, usa ...
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 6.9
 748
In the Family (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: In the town of Martin, Tennessee, Chip Hines, a precocious six year old, has only known life with his two dads, Cody and Joey. And a good life it is. When Cody dies suddenly in a car accident, Joey and Chip struggle to find their footing again. Just ...
Style: lgbt cinema, gay cinema, queer cinema, sexy, sincere
Plot: father son relationship, lgbt, gay protagonist, gay couple, interracial relations, gay love, gay rights, death of partner, gay parent, family relations, teacher student relationship, friendship ...
Time: year 2006, year 2002
Place: tennessee
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 6.6
 6K
Instinct (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Dylan Reinhart, a gifted author, university professor and former CIA operative is lured back to his old life by tenacious top NYPD Detective Lizzie Needham. Though Dylan and Lizzie initially clash, when it comes to catching killers, they make an ...
Style: intellectual, suspenseful, twists and turns, captivating, surprise ending
Plot: murder investigation, college professor, female police detective, police investigation, nypd, serial killer, gay protagonist, secret identity, male female partnership, ex cia agent, puzzle, twists & turns ...
Place: new york
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North Mountain (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Wolf, a young métis hunter living on the mountain. While hunting deep in the woods he discovers Crane, an older man with a mysterious past and the scars to prove it. Wolf nurses him back to health. Over time their bond gets deeper and they fall in ...
Style: gay cinema, suspense, unusual plot structure, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: gay protagonist, gay, gay interest, revenge, hunter, ex convict, runaway, rescue, love, love and romance, couples, crimes ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada
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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 ...
Style: lgbt cinema, touching, sentimental, melancholic, psychological
Plot: gay athlete, gay lead character, homosexuality, gay, lgbt, gay slur, soccer, gay love, intimacy, football player, interracial relations, gay protagonist ...
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 5.2
 145
New Dubai (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Brazil
Duration: 55 min.
Story: In a middle class neighborhood in a city in the countryside of Brazil, the real estate speculation is a menace to the affective memory of a group of friends. Their answer to this imminent transformation is to fuck in the construction sites. And what ...
Style: queer cinema, gay cinema, avant garde
Plot: gay sex, gay latino, gay love, suicide, lgbt, politics, friendship, gay relationship, gay friend, nudity (full frontal - brief), gay erotica, gay interest ...
Place: brazil
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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, gay cinema, semi serious, humorous, sexy ...
Plot: gay relationship, coming out, gays and lesbians, gay, family relations, gay couple, closeted gay, love and romance, save the day, gender, gay lead character, pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy, spain, madrid
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Reinventing Marvin (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young gay man determined to reinvent his life leaves everything behind on his quest for self-realization.
Style: gay cinema, non-linear, psychological, captivating, tense ...
Plot: gay relationship, gay lead character, gay student, lgbt, gay teenager, gay slur, gay interest, gay love, gay son, gay protagonist, father son relationship, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: paris france
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Nobody's Watching (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain, Colombia, Brazil, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Nico is a young Argentine actor fighting to build a career in the US, without assistance, or connections, never too far from heart-breaking failure, but often blinded by the mirage of immediate success.
Style: gay cinema, psychological, sexy, captivating, tense ...
Plot: gay club, gay, gay lead character, actor, gay protagonist, gay friend, ex lover, gay interest, immigrants, gay relationship, gay latino, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, buenos aires argentina
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Saturday Church (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A 14 year old boy, struggling with gender identity and religion, begins to use fantasy to escape his life in the inner city and find his passion in the process.
Style: lgbt cinema, psychological, sincere, light, sexy ...
Plot: gay teenager, gender identity, gay, coming of age, lgbt, brother brother relationship, gay son, gay slur, gay interest, rejection, gay protagonist, death of father ...
Time: 21st century
Place: greenwich village manhattan new york city, usa
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The Night of the Wolf (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A mythical journey of the customs of homosexuality.
Style: gay cinema, lgbt cinema, homoerotic, sexy, psychological ...
Plot: gay interest, gay, homosexual, 25 year old, gay protagonist, homoeroticism, erotica, love and romance, couple relations, romance, couples, love ...
Time: 21st century
Place: argentina
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 5.6
 679
Coming In (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Notoriously hip Berlin based hairdresser Tom Herzner falls in love with beauty parlor owner Heidi, turning both of their worlds upside down. So far so good. Only one problem: Tom is gay.
Style: homoerotic, lgbt cinema, gay cinema, light, humorous
Plot: hairdresser, gay, gay interest, homoeroticism, gay protagonist, 30 year old, barbershop, soccer fan, love and romance, love, fall in love, couples ...
Time: 21st century
Place: germany
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 7.8
 70
About Him (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
TV show
Story: All of Damien's focus is on him. Every thought. Every action. Is all about him. His touch. His kiss. His tongue. But Damien's focus alters as he leaves home for the first time with little knowledge of how to manage what he's feeling ...
Style: gay cinema, sexy, touching, lgbt cinema, unusual plot structure
Plot: gay, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual tension, homoeroticism, closeted homosexual, sexuality, erotica, exploitation, sexploitation, male objectification, gay protagonist, lust ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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 6.2
 863
Tomcat (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Andreas and Stefan lead a happy and passionate life: Together with their beloved tomcat Moses, they live in a beautiful old house in Vienna's vineyards. They work as a musician and as a scheduler in the same orchestra and they love their large ...
Style: homoerotic, psychological, contemplative, light, sincere ...
Plot: gay, cat, lgbt, gay relationship, gay couple, orchestra, homoeroticism, gay protagonist, male objectification, gay love, gay lead character, musician ...
Time: 21st century
Place: austria
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 6.6
 1K
One Kiss (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Lorenzo, Blue and Antonio have a lot in common: they are sixteen, attending the same class in the same school in a small town in the northeast, each have a family that loves them. And all three, though for different reasons, have come to be isolated ...
Style: suspenseful, touching, rough, suspense, flamboyance
Plot: gay student, gay teenager, gay, gay relationship, gay lead character, gay son, gay slur, brother brother relationship, bullying, gay youth, gay protagonist, outcast ...
Place: rome italy
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 6.4
 227
Fathers (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Thailand
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 'LOVE' starts with two people, but 'FAMILY' is more than just the two.
Style: psychological, contemplative, tense, light, melancholic ...
Plot: gay marriage, family, lgbt, gay slur, gay protagonist, father son relationship, gay lead character, gay interest, gay, love, gay relationship, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century
Place: thailand
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 5.7
 286
Radiant Sea (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Marek starts as a trainee on a container ship. It's 197 meters long, 30 meters wide, and bound for Martinique. Full of anticipation, he leaves his parents' farm in Western Pomerania and goes on board at Saint-Nazaire. Marek wants to find ...
Style: gay cinema, queer cinema, psychological, contemplative, touching ...
Plot: sailor, lgbt, gay interest, gay, gay lead character, ocean, ship, gay protagonist, swimming, male nudity, homoeroticism, gay relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: atlantic ocean, caribbean
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