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The list contains the best, new and most relevant aids movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, dramatic, touching, emotional, melancholic and talky films and TV shows about / with aids, mentor, death, life philosophy, drinking, storytelling, catastrophe, pornography, gay and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as aids: The Next Best Thing (2000), Dallas Buyers Club (2013), Philadelphia (1993), The Normal Heart (2014), Angels in America (2003), It's My Party (1996), Gia (1998), And the Band Played On (1993), Longtime Companion (1989), Jeffrey (1995).
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Angels in America
Drama, Fantasy, Romance
USA, Italy
352 min.
 8.3
The Normal Heart
Drama, History, Romance
USA
132 min.
 7.9
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Mapplethorpe
Biography, Drama
USA
102 min.
 6.5
The Escort
Drama, Romance
UK
68 min.

List of aids movies

The Next Best Thing
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A comedy-drama about best friends - one a straight woman, Abbie, the other a gay man, Robert - who decide to have a child together. Five years later, Abbie falls in love with a straight man and wants to move away with her and Robert's little ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, light, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: gay, friendship, custody battle, pregnancy, stereotypes, couple relations, aids, divorce, casual sex, romance, dysfunctional family, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey, santa monica california
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Dallas Buyers Club
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: aids, fighting the system, terminal illness, death, drugs, hospital, prejudice, gay, courage, survival, friendship, treatment ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1986, year 1985
Place: texas, usa, mexico, japan, dallas texas ...
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Philadelphia
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: No one would take his case until one man was willing to take on the system. Two competing lawyers join forces to sue a prestigious law firm for AIDS discrimination. As their unlikely friendship develops their courage overcomes the prejudice and ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: aids, lawyer, gay, courtroom, courtroom drama, prejudice, court, dedicated lawyer, hospital, homosexuality, rock, lawsuit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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The Normal Heart
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The story of the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s, taking an unflinching look at the nation's sexual politics as gay activists and their allies in the medical community fight to expose the truth about the ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, talky, serious ...
Plot: gay, aids, homosexuality, friendship, terminal illness, prejudice, male nudity, sexuality, politics, hospital, courage, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981, year 1982, year 1983
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, yale university, washington d.c.
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Angels in America
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 352 min.
Story: Playwright Tony Kushner adapts his political epic about the AIDS crisis during the mid-eighties, around a group of separate but connected individuals.
Style: talky, emotional, touching, clever, surreal ...
Plot: aids, gay, politics, loneliness, homosexuality, jewish, sexuality, death, gays and lesbians, religion, male nudity, terminal illness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s, year 1985
Place: new york, usa
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It's My Party
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A gathering of friends. A gift of love. A celebration of life.
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, emotional, semi serious ...
Plot: aids, friendship, gay, death, suicide, terminal illness, male nudity, gays and lesbians, relationships, unlikely friendships, homosexuality, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
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 7.0
 36K
Gia
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Gia Carangi travels to New York City with dreams of becoming a fashion model. Within minutes of arriving, she meets Wilhelmina Cooper, a wise and high-powered agent who takes Gia under her wing. With Cooper's help and her own natural instincts, ...
Style: rough, erotic, melancholic, psychological, thought provoking ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, fashion, supermodel, rise and fall, model, drug addiction, fame, terminal illness, loneliness, depression, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
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And the Band Played On
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The story of the discovery of the AIDS epidemic and the political infighting of the scientific community hampering the early fight with it.
Style: touching, talky, serious, emotional, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aids, gay, virus, politics, tragedy, death, investigation, gays and lesbians, male nudity, greed, homosexuality, terminal illness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: san francisco, africa, usa, france
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Longtime Companion
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Longtime Companion follows the lives of a small circle of friends from the first mention of the disease in the New York Times in 1981. First referred to as "Gay-Related-Immune-Disorder," we watch the effect of the disease as it devastates ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, heartbreaking ...
Plot: friendship, aids, gay, homosexuality, death, hospital, drinking, male nudity, politics, gays and lesbians, relationships, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
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 6.7
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Jeffrey
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jeffery, a young gay man in New York, decides that sex is too much and decided to become celibate. He immediately meets the man of his dreams and must decide whether or not love is worth the danger of a boyfriend dying.
Style: witty, humorous, touching, sexual, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gay, aids, romance, friendship, fall in love, homosexuality, stereotypes, gays and lesbians, relationships, unlikely couple, opposites attract, dialogue ...
Time: 90s
Place: manhattan new york city
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Love! Valour! Compassion!
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Gregory invites seven friends to spend the summer at his large, secluded 19th-century home in upstate New York. The seven are: Bobby, Gregory's "significant other," who is blind but who loves to explore the home's garden using ...
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, gay, aids, male nudity, homosexuality, gays and lesbians, relationships, stereotypes, unlikely friendships, countryside, death, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, england
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A Home at the End of the World
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three friends form a bond over the year, Johnathan is gay, Clare is straight and Bobby is neither, instead he loves the people he loves. As their lives go on there is tension and tears which culminate in a strong yet fragile friendship between the ...
Style: touching, sexual, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: gay, aids, friendship, loneliness, male nudity, rock, fall in love, homosexuality, relationships, love, romance, suburbs ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 80s, 1960s, year 1967
Place: new york, ohio, usa, san francisco, manhattan new york city ...
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His Secret Life
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When Antonia's husband Massimo is killed in a car accident, she accidentally discovers that he has been having a same-sex affair with a produce wholesaler named Michele.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, aids, gay, loneliness, marriage, death, mother daughter relationship, adultery, male nudity, homosexuality, cross dressing, art ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, italy, istanbul turkey, rome italy, milan italy
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Boys on the Side
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After breaking up with her girlfriend, a nightclub singer, Jane, answers a personal ad from Robin, a real estate agent with AIDS, seeking a cross-country travel partner. On their journey from New York City to Los Angeles, the two stop by Pittsburgh ...
Style: road movie, emotional, sentimental, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, aids, pregnancy, lesbian, road trip, love, friends, on the road, drinking, women, best friends, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, pittsburgh, pakistan, tucson arizona, san diego california ...
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 7.0
 45K
Rent
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: This rock opera tells the story of one year in the life of a group of bohemians struggling in modern day East Village, New York, USA. The story centers around Mark and Roger, two roommates. While a former tragedy has made Roger numb to life, Mark ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: aids, drug abuse, addiction, gay, friendship, cross dressing, artist, dancing, rock, gays and lesbians, broadway, drug addiction ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s, year 1989 ...
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new mexico
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The Constant Gardener
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, USA, China
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Justin Quayle is a low-level British diplomat who has always gone about his work very quietly, not causing any problems. But after his radical wife Tessa is killed he becomes determined to find out why, thrusting himself into the middle of a very ...
Style: tense, stylized, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Plot: murder, investigation, aids, corruption, death, conspiracy, politics, idealism, obsession, spy, uncover truth, political ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, england, kenya, europe, london ...
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 7.6
 113K
The Hours
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: "The Hours" is the story of three women searching for more potent, meaningful lives. Each is alive at a different time and place, all are linked by their yearnings and their fears. Their stories intertwine, and finally come together in a ...
Style: stylized, intellectual, serious, psychological, clever ...
Plot: depression, suicide, mental illness, aids, literature, tragedy, drowning, lesbian, friendship, homosexuality, life & death, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 20s, 50s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: england, usa, london, los angeles, new york ...
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Before Night Falls
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Spanning several decades, this powerful biopic offers a glimpse into the life of famed Cuban poet and novelist Reinaldo Arenas, an artist who was vilified for his homosexuality in Fidel Castro's Cuba.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, serious, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: writer's life, gay, homosexuality, artist, aids, revolution, idealism, childhood, male nudity, freedom, poetry, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, 1960s ...
Place: cuba, latin america, new york, havana cuba, caribbean
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Killing Zoe
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Zed (Eric Stoltz) is an American vault-cracker who travels to Paris to meet up with his old friend Eric (Jean-Hugues Anglade). Eric and his gang have planned to raid the only bank in the city which is open on Bastille day. After offering his ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, bleak, bloody, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, heist, violence, crime gone awry, bank robbery, heroin, aids, drug abuse, robbery, murder, friendship, drugs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, france, paris france
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The People vs. Larry Flynt
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Larry Flynt is the hedonistically obnoxious, but indomitable, publisher of Hustler magazine. The film recounts his struggle to make an honest living publishing his girlie magazine and how it changes into a battle to protect the freedom of speech for ...
Style: sexual, semi serious, factual, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: pornography, courtroom, fighting the system, aids, drug abuse, rebellion, censorship, love, lawyer, freedom, drug addiction, court ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s
Place: kentucky, usa, ohio, cincinnati ohio
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Playing by Heart
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Eleven articulate people work through affairs of the heart in L.A. Paul produces Hannah's TV cooking show. Mark is dying of AIDS. Men have scalded Meredith so she rebuffs Trent's charm, but he persists. The trendy, prolix Joan tries to ...
Style: touching, clever, realistic, talky, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, infidelity, aids, adultery, hotel, family, marriage, cheating, storytelling, terminal illness, divorce, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city
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The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of friends search for fun, love and ultimately themselves in West Hollywood. This movie is an entertaining, and sometimes cynical look into the lives of six gay men trying to come to terms with what being gay and single (or gay and ...
Style: witty, clever, semi serious, realistic, talky ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: gay, friendship, aids, lesbian, loneliness, drugs/alcohol, gays and lesbians, drinking, homosexuality, coming of age, stereotypes, relationships ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, new jersey, idaho
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 7.0
 66K
Kids
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A controversial portrayal of teens in New York City which exposes a deeply disturbing world of sex and substance abuse. The film focuses on a sexually reckless, freckle-faced boy named Telly, whose goal is to have sex with as many different girls as ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, realistic, serious, sexual ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: virginity, aids, innocence lost, coming of age, drugs, sex, weed, drug abuse, teenager, violence, marijuana, male nudity ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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Behind the Candelabra
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the autobiographical novel, the tempestuous 6-year relationship between Liberace and his (much younger) lover, Scott Thorson, is recounted.
Style: stylized, serious, gloomy, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: aids, manipulation, gay, music, gays and lesbians, death, drugs, homosexuality, musician's life, gay relationship, obsession, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 1960s, year 1986 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, california, southern california
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 7.7
 8K
The Cure
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Dexter, age 11, who has AIDS, and his next door neighbor Eric, a little older and much bigger, become best friends. Eric also becomes closer to Dexter's mother than to his own, who is neglectful and bigoted and violently forbids their ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, terminal illness, aids, childhood, children, hospital, best friends, unlikely friendships, adolescence, mentor, young heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, new orleans
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 7.2
 8K
Trick
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, feel good, semi serious, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: gay, romance, friendship, aids, fall in love, sex, drinking, relationships, stereotypes, happy ending, urban, homosexuality ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
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 7.1
 16K
Latter Days
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: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, gay, culture clash, aids, coming out, religion, homosexuality, strong sexual content, coming of age, christian, love story, christianity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, idaho, usa, new jersey, salt lake city utah
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 8.8
 1.5M
Forrest Gump
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events - in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. Yet, despite all the things he has attained, his one true love eludes ...
Style: sentimental, inspirational, uplifting, touching, dramatic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, life philosophy, kindness, destiny, rise to the top, true love, wisdom of life, human relationship, mentally challenged, honest, courage, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 1950s
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam, china
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The Laramie Project
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: "The Laramie Project" is set in and around Laramie, Wyoming, in the aftermath of the murder of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard. To create the stage version of "The Laramie Project," the eight-member New York-based Tectonic Theatre ...
Style: clever, talky, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: murder, small town, violence, politics, sexuality, aids, homosexuality, death penalty, prejudice, death, courtroom, torture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998
Place: usa, san francisco, california, wyoming
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 8.0
 8K
Simon
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When Camiel, a gay dentist, and Simon, a carefree café owner, collide in a traffic accident their lives become intrinsically entangled. When they bump into each other 14 years later, Simon is severely ill. Camiel experiences at close range how ...
Style: humorous, talky, touching, realistic, witty ...
Plot: friendship, gay, cancer, aids, drugs, terminal illness, best friends, life & death, unlikely friendships, relationships, gays and lesbians, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, canada, thailand, new jersey
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