Films Dealing With HIV/AIDS.

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1. Buddies (1985)

Not Rated | 81 min | Drama

The film follows a New York City gay man, in a monogamous relationship, becoming a "buddy" or a volunteer friend to another gay man dying of AIDS and the friendship that develops.

Director: Arthur J. Bressan Jr. | Stars: Geoff Edholm, David Schachter, Damon Hairston, Joyce Korn

Votes: 170

2. An Early Frost (1985 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama

A young lawyer hasn't told his parents about his homosexuality. Now he must tell them--at a time when the diagnosis was still a death sentence--that he has AIDS.

Director: John Erman | Stars: Gena Rowlands, Ben Gazzara, Sylvia Sidney, Aidan Quinn

Votes: 1,776

3. Parting Glances (1986)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Music, Romance

As Michael and Robert, a gay couple in New York, prepare for Robert's departure for a two-year work assignment in Africa, Michael must face Robert's true motives for leaving while dealing ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Sherwood | Stars: John Bolger, Richard Ganoung, Steve Buscemi, Adam Nathan

Votes: 2,583 | Gross: $0.54M

4. As Is (1986 TV Movie)

86 min | Drama

Story of a gay man who finds out he has aids and how people react.

Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg | Stars: Colleen Dewhurst, Robert Carradine, Jonathan Hadary, Doug Annear

Votes: 88

5. Intimate Contact (1987– )

60 min | Drama

A self-satisfied, upper-middle-class husband discovers that his marital infidelities have caused him to contract AIDS.

Stars: Claire Bloom, Daniel Massey, David Phelan, Abigail Cruttenden

Votes: 32

6. Tidy Endings (1988 TV Movie)

53 min | Drama

A man, whose companion dies of AIDS, confronts his lover's ex-wife and the two end up building a friendship while coping with the emotional aftermath of the death.

Director: Gavin Millar | Stars: Stockard Channing, Harvey Fierstein, Jean De Baer, Nathaniel Moreau

Votes: 94

7. Go Toward the Light (1988 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

A young couple faces the realities of life with their child who is diagnosed with AIDS.

Director: Mike Robe | Stars: Linda Hamilton, Piper Laurie, Joshua Harris, Ned Beatty

Votes: 473

8. The Ryan White Story (1989 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 105 min | Biography, Drama

The story of Ryan White, a 13-year-old haemophiliac who contracted AIDS from factor VIII, which was used to control this disorder.

Director: John Herzfeld | Stars: Judith Light, Lukas Haas, Michael Bowen, Nikki Cox

Votes: 694

9. The Littlest Victims (1989 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 100 min | Drama

A true account of the life of pioneering AIDS doctor James Oleske.

Director: Peter Levin | Stars: Lewis Arlt, Graham Brown, William Cain, Chris Cunningham

Votes: 19

10. Longtime Companion (1989)

R | 96 min | Drama, Romance

The emergence and devastation of the AIDS epidemic is chronicled in the lives of several gay men living during the 1980s.

Director: Norman René | Stars: Stephen Caffrey, Patrick Cassidy, Brian Cousins, Bruce Davison

Votes: 5,049 | Gross: $4.61M

11. Up to Date (1989)

110 min | Drama

An american journalist prenteds to be infected with AIDS to investigate the syndrome and provoke a public reaction.

Director: Lina Wertmüller | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Nastassja Kinski, Lorraine Bracco, Peter O'Toole

Votes: 228

12. American Playhouse (1981– )
Episode: Andre's Mother (1990)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Three days in the life of the lover, Mother and Grandmother of Andre who has just died of AIDS.

Director: Deborah Reinisch | Stars: Richard Thomas, Sada Thompson, Sylvia Sidney, Richard Venture

Votes: 130

13. Our Sons (1991 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama

Donald is a young man dying of AIDS. His lover, James, asks his mother to go to Fayetteville, Arkansas and tell Donald's mother, who has been estranged from her son for years.

Director: John Erman | Stars: Ann-Margret, Julie Andrews, Hugh Grant, Zeljko Ivanek

Votes: 549

14. Savage Nights (1992)

126 min | Biography, Drama

Jean is young, gay, and promiscuous. Only after he meets one or two women, including Laura does he come to realize his bisexuality. Jean has to overcome a personal crisis (he is ... See full summary »

Director: Cyril Collard | Stars: Cyril Collard, Romane Bohringer, Carlos López, Corine Blue

Votes: 2,087 | Gross: $0.66M

15. Something to Live for: The Alison Gertz Story (1992 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

An AIDS-stricken woman becomes a leader in the struggle to educate people about the disease and its prevention.

Director: Tom McLoughlin | Stars: Molly Ringwald, Lee Grant, Perry King, Roxana Zal

Votes: 395

16. The Living End (1992)

Unrated | 81 min | Comedy, Drama

65 Metascore

Luke is a gay hustler. Jon is a movie critic. Both are HIV positive. They go on a hedonistic, dangerous journey, their motto "Fuck the world".

Director: Gregg Araki | Stars: Mike Dytri, Craig Gilmore, Mark Finch, Mary Woronov

Votes: 2,436 | Gross: $0.69M

17. Citizen Cohn (1992 TV Movie)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama

As lawyer and power broker Roy Cohn lies dying of AIDS in a private hospital room, ghosts from his past visit him as he reflects on his life and loves.

Director: Frank Pierson | Stars: James Woods, Joe Don Baker, Joseph Bologna, Ed Flanders

Votes: 1,268

18. Amazing Grace (1992)

Unrated | 95 min | Drama

Against the backdrop of AIDS, the film explores two families, each with a gay son. Jonathan is splitting from Miki because the more experienced Miki is playing around. Then Jonathan sees ... See full summary »

Director: Amos Guttman | Stars: Sharon Alexander, Aki Avni, Dvora Bartonov, Ishai Golan

Votes: 147

19. And the Band Played On (1993 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 141 min | Drama, History

The story of the discovery of the AIDS epidemic, and the political infighting of the scientific community hampering the early fight with it.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Matthew Modine, Alan Alda, Patrick Bauchau, Nathalie Baye

Votes: 8,977

20. Zero Patience (1993)

97 min | Musical

An immortal, bigoted, unethical taxidermist is doing research on "Patient Zero", the gay flight attendant who allegedly was the first to bring AIDS to North America, for a museum show about contagious diseases, helped by the man's ghost.

Director: John Greyson | Stars: John Robinson, Normand Fauteux, Dianne Heatherington, Richardo Keens-Douglas

Votes: 616 | Gross: $0.22M

21. Daybreak (1993 TV Movie)

R | 91 min | Action, Drama, Romance

This drama, based on Alan Bowne's play "Beirut," takes place in a decrepit New York City of the near future, controlled by a fascist government.

Director: Stephen Tolkin | Stars: Moira Kelly, Cuba Gooding Jr., Martha Plimpton, Omar Epps

Votes: 1,241

22. Blue (1993)

79 min | Biography, Drama

Against a plain, unchanging blue screen, a densely interwoven soundtrack of voices, sound effects and music attempt to convey a portrait of Derek Jarman's experiences with AIDS, both ... See full summary »

Director: Derek Jarman | Stars: Derek Jarman, Tilda Swinton, John Quentin, Nigel Terry

Votes: 1,830 | Gross: $1.72M

23. Philadelphia (1993)

PG-13 | 125 min | Drama

66 Metascore

When a man with HIV is fired by his law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Roberta Maxwell, Buzz Kilman

Votes: 212,995 | Gross: $77.32M

24. And Then There Was One (1994 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama

And Then There Was One - The tragic and true story of a family dealing with AIDS is re-told in this heart-wrenching drama. Amy Madigan and Dennis Boutsikaris star as Roxy and Vinnie Ventola... See full summary »

Director: David Hugh Jones | Stars: Amy Madigan, Dennis Boutsikaris, Jane Daly, Jennifer Hetrick

Votes: 215

25. A Place for Annie (1994 TV Movie)

PG | 99 min | Drama

A nurse fights for custody of her H.I.V. positive foster daughter with her inept, junkie mother. Finally they come to an agreement that they should all live together.

Director: John Gray | Stars: Sissy Spacek, Mary-Louise Parker, S. Epatha Merkerson, Jack Noseworthy

Votes: 449

26. My Brother's Keeper (1995 TV Movie)

Unrated | 94 min | Biography, Drama

A man and his HIV-positive twin take an insurance company to court over a possibly life-saving bone marrow transplant.

Director: Glenn Jordan | Stars: John Lithgow, Annette O'Toole, Veronica Cartwright, Zeljko Ivanek

Votes: 94

27. The Last Supper (II) (1995)

96 min | Drama

Chris is a dancer dying of AIDS. He has chosen euthanasia to end his suffering. With the assistance of his lover Val and his doctor, he surrounds himself in his last hours with everything ... See full summary »

Director: Cynthia Roberts | Stars: Daniel MacIvor, Ken McDougall, J.D. Nicholsen

Votes: 87

28. Boys on the Side (1995)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

61 Metascore

Robin shares a ride in her car from NYC to LA with Jane. They stop at Jane's friend's place in Pittsburg and take her with them west, making a long stop in Tucson. The 3 very different women become close friends.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Mary-Louise Parker, Drew Barrymore, Matthew McConaughey

Votes: 11,373 | Gross: $23.45M

29. The Cure (1995)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama

Erik, a loner, finds a friend in Dexter, an eleven-year-old boy with AIDS. They vow to find a cure for AIDS together and save Dexter's life in an eventful summer.

Director: Peter Horton | Stars: Joseph Mazzello, Brad Renfro, Aeryk Egan, Delphine French

Votes: 8,824 | Gross: $2.57M

30. A Mother's Prayer (1995 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 94 min | Drama

Rosemary Holmstrom is struggling to bring up her son following the death of her husband. When she is diagnosed with AIDS, at first she refuses to believe it, but soon turns her attentions ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Elikann | Stars: Linda Hamilton, Noah Fleiss, Bruce Dern, Kate Nelligan

Votes: 296

31. Jeffrey (1995)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

Jeffrey, a young gay man in New York, decides that sex is too much and decides to become celibate. He immediately meets the man of his dreams and must decide whether or not love is worth ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Ashley | Stars: Steven Weber, Michael T. Weiss, Peter Jacobson, Tom Cayler

Votes: 5,484 | Gross: $3.49M

32. Kids (1995)

Unrated | 91 min | Drama

63 Metascore

A day in the life of a group of teens as they travel around New York City skating, drinking, smoking and deflowering virgins.

Director: Larry Clark | Stars: Leo Fitzpatrick, Justin Pierce, Chloë Sevigny, Sarah Henderson

Votes: 69,833 | Gross: $7.42M

33. It's My Party (1996)

R | 110 min | Drama, Romance

"You won't leave me, will you?" Nick asks Brandon shortly after revealing to him the results of his last blood test for HIV. "I don't want to die alone." In spite of Brandon's protestations... See full summary »

Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: Eric Roberts, Gregory Harrison, Margaret Cho, Bruce Davison

Votes: 2,647 | Gross: $0.62M

34. Red Ribbon Blues (1996)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

After attending his 23rd funeral for a friend with AIDS, Troy and his friends hatch a plan to steal the HIV drugs that they need. One sucessful heist leads to another and another until they... See full summary »

Director: Charles Winkler | Stars: Paul Mercurio, Debi Mazar, RuPaul, John Epperson

Votes: 177

35. It's in the Water (1997)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

Residents of the fictional town of Azalea Springs, Texas go into a panic after a gay local says the town's water supply is what made him gay.

Director: Kelli Herd | Stars: Keri Jo Chapman, Teresa Garrett, Derrick Sanders, Timothy Vahle

Votes: 1,533

36. Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story (1997 TV Movie)

95 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

Breaking the Surface is about the tough times Greg Louganis had on his way to becoming one of the world's top Olympic divers. Some topics discussed were Greg's childhood problems, his ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Hilliard Stern | Stars: Mario Lopez, Michael Murphy, Jeffrey Meek, Rosemary Dunsmore

Votes: 638

37. In the Gloaming (1997 TV Movie)

PG | 67 min | Drama

Danny, dying of Aids, returns home for his last months. Always close to his mother, they share moments of openness that tend to shut out Danny's father and his sister.

Director: Christopher Reeve | Stars: Glenn Close, Bridget Fonda, Whoopi Goldberg, Robert Sean Leonard

Votes: 1,101

38. Remembering the Cosmos Flower (1997)

103 min | Drama

A Japanese schoolgirl returns to her hometown from abroad, but has now contracted AIDS to a blood transfusion. So begins much prejudice, misconception and discrimination. She not only has ... See full summary »

Director: Junichi Suzuki | Stars: Megumi Matsushita, Mari Natsuki, Akane Oda, Megumi Sakakibara

Votes: 34

39. Love! Valour! Compassion! (1997)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

59 Metascore

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 ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Mantello | Stars: Jason Alexander, Stephen Spinella, Stephen Bogardus, Randy Becker

Votes: 3,197 | Gross: $2.87M

40. River Made to Drown In (1997)

98 min | Drama

Allen, a struggling young artist who once survived by working in the streets, is now involved with Eva, a wealthy Los Angeles gallery owner. Quite by surprise Allen receives a visit from an... See full summary »

Director: James Merendino | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Michael Imperioli, Ute Lemper, James Duval

Votes: 300

41. Gia (1998 TV Movie)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

The story of the life of Gia Carangi, a top fashion model from the late 1970s, from her meteoric rise to the forefront of the modeling industry, to her untimely death.

Director: Michael Cristofer | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Faye Dunaway, Elizabeth Mitchell, Mercedes Ruehl

Votes: 39,313

42. My Own Country (1998 TV Movie)

R | 95 min | Drama

"My Own Country" tells the story of an East Indian doctor who settles in Johnson City, Tennessee. The doctor's name is Abraham Verghese, and he specializes in infectious diseases. It's 1985... See full summary »

Director: Mira Nair | Stars: Naveen Andrews, Glenne Headly, Hal Holbrook, Swoosie Kurtz

Votes: 302

43. All About My Mother (1999)

R | 101 min | Drama

87 Metascore

Young Esteban wants to become a writer and also to discover the identity of his second mother, a trans woman, carefully concealed by his mother Manuela.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Candela Peña, Antonia San Juan

Votes: 83,936 | Gross: $8.26M

44. A Perfect Son (2000)

89 min | Drama

A man's terminal illness reunites him with his estranged brother.

Director: Leonard Farlinger | Stars: Colm Feore, David Cubitt, Chandra West, John Boylan

Votes: 326

46. The Event (2003)

R | 110 min | Drama