Most Popular Gay Lead Character Movies and TV Shows
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3. Call Me by Your Name (2017)
R | 132 min | Drama, Romance
In 1980s Italy, a romance blossoms between a seventeen-year-old student and the older man hired as his father's research assistant.
Votes: 164,154 | Gross: $18.10M
4. Moonlight (I) (2016)
R | 111 min | Drama
A young African-American man grapples with his identity and sexuality while experiencing the everyday struggles of childhood, adolescence, and burgeoning adulthood.
Votes: 236,727 | Gross: $27.85M
5. The Imitation Game (2014)
PG-13 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller
During World War II, the English mathematical genius Alan Turing tries to crack the German Enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.
Votes: 632,458 | Gross: $91.13M
6. Boy Erased (2018)
R | 115 min | Biography, Drama
The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program after being forcibly outed to his parents.
Votes: 22,709 | Gross: $6.79M
7. Love, Simon (2018)
PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Simon Spier keeps a huge secret from his family, his friends and all of his classmates: he's gay. When that secret is threatened, Simon must face everyone and come to terms with his identity.
Votes: 85,944 | Gross: $40.83M
9. The Birdcage (1996)
R | 117 min | Comedy
A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancée's right-wing moralistic parents.
Votes: 74,389 | Gross: $124.06M
R | 104 min | Comedy, Music
Two drag performers and a transgender woman travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret.
Votes: 43,825 | Gross: $11.22M
11. Capote (2005)
R | 114 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
In 1959, Truman Capote learns of the murder of a Kansas family and decides to write a book about the case. While researching for his novel In Cold Blood, Capote forms a relationship with one of the killers, Perry Smith, who is on death row.
Votes: 118,738 | Gross: $28.75M
12. Milk (I) (2008)
R | 128 min | Biography, Drama
The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official.
Votes: 157,580 | Gross: $31.84M
15. The Skeleton Twins (2014)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Having both coincidentally cheated death on the same day, estranged twins reunite with the possibility of mending their relationship.
Votes: 37,428 | Gross: $5.28M
17. I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)
R | 98 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime
A cop turns con man once he comes out of the closet. Once imprisoned, he meets the second love of his life, whom he'll stop at nothing to be with.
Votes: 88,102 | Gross: $2.04M
18. London Spy (2015)
60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A chance romance between two men from very different worlds, one from the headquarters of the Secret Intelligence Service, the other from a world of clubbing and youthful excess, leads into mystery after one of them is found murdered.
19. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)
R | 155 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A visiting city reporter's (John Cusack's) assignment suddenly revolves around the murder trial of a local millionaire (Kevin Spacey), whom he befriends.
Votes: 35,329 | Gross: $25.08M
20. The Happy Prince (2018)
R | 105 min | Biography, Drama
The untold story of the last days in the tragic times of Oscar Wilde, a person who observes his own failure with ironic distance and regards the difficulties that beset his life with detachment and humor.
Votes: 3,591 | Gross: $0.47M
23. Merlí (2015–2018)
TV-MA | 58 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
TV series about a high school philosophy teacher, Merlí, who teaches in an original way, and about the students of his class, including his own son, and the relationship, friendship, love, and problems among the students of the class.
24. Maurice (1987)
R | 140 min | Drama, Romance
After his lover rejects him, a young man trapped by the oppressiveness of Edwardian society tries to come to terms with and accept his sexuality.
Votes: 14,474 | Gross: $3.13M
25. Hidden Kisses (2016 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 87 min | Drama
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... See full summary »
27. Victor Victoria (1982)
PG | 134 min | Comedy, Music, Musical
A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life.
Votes: 18,172 | Gross: $21.93M
28. Handsome Devil (2016)
95 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport
Ned and Conor are forced to share a bedroom at their boarding school. The loner and the star athlete at this rugby-mad school form an unlikely friendship until it's tested by the authorities.
29. Center of My World (2016)
Unrated | 115 min | Drama
After a summer spent with his his best friend Kat to escape his family, Phil goes back to school and starts to question his feelings towards Nicholas, a new classmate.
33. Just Friends (2018 TV Movie)
80 min | Comedy, Romance
6 time Award winning romantic comedy about two young men, from mixed backgrounds, falling love ...and their clashes with their overbearing mothers.
34. Flawless (1999)
R | 112 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
An ultraconservative police officer suffers a debilitating stroke and is assigned to a rehabilitative program that includes singing lessons, with the drag queen next door.
Votes: 16,718 | Gross: $4.49M
35. Other People (I) (2016)
Unrated | 97 min | Comedy, Drama
A struggling comedy writer, fresh off a breakup and in the midst of the worst year of his life, returns to Sacramento to care for his dying mother.
Votes: 7,990 | Gross: $0.09M
36. BPM (Beats Per Minute) (2017)
Not Rated | 143 min | Drama
Members of the advocacy group ACT UP Paris demand action by the government and pharmaceutical companies to combat the AIDS epidemic in the early 1990s.
Votes: 11,044 | Gross: $0.13M
37. I'm So Excited! (2013)
R | 90 min | Comedy
When it appears as though the end is in sight, the pilots, flight crew, and passengers of a plane heading to Mexico City look to forget the anguish of the moment and face the greatest danger, which we carry within ourselves.
Votes: 20,701 | Gross: $1.37M
38. Eastsiders (2012– )
Not Rated | 115 min | Drama
What happens after the world ends? Written and directed by award winning playwright Kit Williamson, "EastSiders" explores the aftermath of infidelity on a gay couple in Silverlake. When Cal... See full summary »
40. Querelle (1982)
R | 108 min | Drama
The French naval ship, Le Vengeur, based out of Marseille, has just docked in Brest for an extended stay. The ship's captain, Lieutenant Seblon, can see the passion in his men, which can as... See full summary »
42. Variações: Guardian Angel (2019)
109 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A biopic about António Variações, a famous Portuguese pop rock singer from the 80s who died from AIDS-related complications in 1984.
44. A Moment in the Reeds (2017)
108 min | Drama, Romance
Having moved to Paris for university, Leevi returns to his native Finland for the summer to help his estranged father renovate the family lake house so it can be sold. Tareq, a recent ... See full summary »
45. Beautiful Thing (1996)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In a suburb of London, young Jamie is escaping sport hours, to avoid being the victim of his comrades. Young Ste, his neighbor, is beaten by his father, and comes to sleep overnight. They discover new feelings, sleeping in the same bed.
Votes: 21,561 | Gross: $1.50M
48. The Matthew Shepard Story (2002 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 88 min | Drama
Openly gay college student Matthew Shepard murdered in an act of a hate crime with a senseless violence and such cruelty that attracted global attention. His death has changed the whole world forever.
50. In the Flesh (2013–2014)
56 min | Drama, Horror
Four years after the Rising, the government starts to rehabilitate the Undead for reentry into society, including teenager Kieren Walker, who returns to his small Lancashire village to face a hostile reception, as well as his own demons.