elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Best Gay Themed Movies Poll

In the last 2 weeks I launched some polls on gay themed movies. We first voted for gay themed movies in general, and then we focused in 3 genres, Comedy, Drama and Romance. I'm glad to post the result of these polls and my idea is to make this an yearly appointment, that I'm sure many of my friends will like. Many of the movies were already featured in this journal, and so after the title you can find the link to the specific post.

Best Gay Drama Movie
1) Shelter (2007) (http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/342302.html)

When his college dreams are sidelined by family obligations, a young man finds comfort in surfing with his best friend's brother.

Director: Jonah Markowitz
Writer: Jonah Markowitz
Stars:Trevor Wright, Brad Rowe and Tina Holmes
Amazon: Shelter (2007)

2) Maurice (1987) (http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1011157.html)  
Two male English school chums find themselves falling in love at Cambridge. To regain his place in society...

Director: James Ivory
Writers: E.M. Forster (from the novel by), Kit Hesketh-Harvey (screenplay)
Stars:James Wilby, Rupert Graves and Hugh Grant
Amazon: Maurice (1987)

3) A Single Man (2009)

A story that centers on an English professor who, one year after the sudden death of his partner, is unable to cope with his typical days in 1960's Los Angeles.

Director: Tom Ford
Writers: Tom Ford (written for the screen by), David Scearce (written for the screen by)
Stars:Colin Firth, Julianne Moore and Matthew Goode
Amazon: A Single Man (2009)

4) The Crying Game (1992) (http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1183275.html)  

A British soldier is kidnaped by IRA terrorists. He befriends one of his captors, who is drawn into the soldier's world.

Director: Neil Jordan
Writer: Neil Jordan
Stars:Stephen Rea, Jaye Davidson and Forest Whitaker
Amazon: The Crying Game (1992)

5) Boy Culture (2006) (http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/356883.html)  

A successful male escort describes in a series of confessions his tangled romantic relationships with his two roommates and an older, enigmatic male client.

Director: Q. Allan Brocka
Writers: Q. Allan Brocka, Philip Pierce
Stars:Derek Magyar, George Jonson and Patrick Bauchau
Amazon: Boy Culture (2006)

6) Milk (2008) (http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/813149.html)  

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.

Director: Gus Van Sant
Writer: Dustin Lance Black
Stars:Sean Penn, Josh Brolin and Emile Hirsch
Amazon: Milk (2008)

7) My Own Private Idaho (1991) (http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1159251.html)  

Two best friends living on the streets of Portland as hustlers embark on a journey of self discovery and find their relationship stumbling along the way.

Director: Gus Van Sant
Writers: William Shakespeare (play), Gus Van Sant
Stars:River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves and James Russo
Amazon: My Own Private Idaho (1991)

8) Priest (1994)

Father Greg Pilkington (Linus Roache) is torn between his call as a conservative Catholic priest and his secret life as a homosexual with a gay lover...

Director: Antonia Bird
Writer: Jimmy McGovern
Stars:Linus Roache, Tom Wilkinson and Robert Carlyle
Amazon: Priest (1994)

9) Angels in America (2003)

Playwright Tony Kushner adapts his political epic about the AIDS crisis during the mid-eighties, around a group of separate but connected individuals.

Stars:Al Pacino, Meryl Streep and Emma Thompson
Amazon: Angels in America (2003)

10) Mysterious Skin (2004)

A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth.

Director: Gregg Araki
Writers: Gregg Araki (screenplay), Scott Heim (novel)
Stars:Brady Corbet, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Elisabeth Shue
Amazon: Mysterious Skin (2004)

Best Gay Comedy Movie

1) Latter Days (2003) (http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/352434.html)  

A promiscuous gay party animal falls for a young Mormon missionary, leading to crisis, cliché, and catastrophe.

Director: C. Jay Cox
Writer: C. Jay Cox
Stars:Wes Ramsey, Steve Sandvoss and Mary Kay Place
Amazon: Latter Days (2003)

2) The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) (http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1146472.html)  

A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.

Director: Jim Sharman
Writers: Richard O'Brien (original musical play), Jim Sharman (screenplay)
Stars:Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick
Amazon: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

3) My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)

An ambitious Asian Briton and his white lover strive for success and hope, when they open up a glamorous laundromat.

Director: Stephen Frears
Writer: Hanif Kureishi
Stars:Saeed Jaffrey, Roshan Seth and Daniel Day-Lewis
Amazon: My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)

4) Were the World Mine (2008) (http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/685803.html)  

If you had a love-potion, who would you make fall madly in love with you? Timothy, prone to escaping his dismal high school reality through dazzling musical daydreams...

Director: Tom Gustafson
Writers: Cory James Krueckeberg, Tom Gustafson
Stars:Tanner Cohen, Wendy Robie and Judy McLane
Amazon: Were the World Mine (2008)

5) The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert (1994) (http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1043643.html)  

Two drag queens and a transsexual get a cabaret gig in the middle of the desert.

Director: Stephan Elliott
Writer: Stephan Elliott
Stars:Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce and Terence Stamp
Amazon: The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert (1994)

6) Breakfast with Scot (2007) (http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/706407.html)  

The hockey career of former Toronto Maple Leaf Eric McNally, who was known as a tough enforcer, came to an end with a shoulder injury...

Director: Laurie Lynd
Writers: Michael Downing (based upon the novel by), Sean Reycraft
Stars:Tom Cavanagh, Ben Shenkman and Noah Bernett
Amazon: Breakfast with Scot (2007)

7) Summer Storm (Sommersturm) (2004) (http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/489485.html)  

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...

Director: Marco Kreuzpaintner
Writers: Thomas Bahmann (screenplay), Marco Kreuzpaintner (screenplay)
Stars:Robert Stadlober, Kostja Ullmann and Miriam Morgenstern
Amazon: Summer Storm (Sommersturm) (2004)

8) The Sum of Us (1994) (http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/779446.html)  

A widowed father has to deal with two complex issues: while he is searching for "Miss Right," his son, who is in his 20s and gay, is searching for "Mr. Right."

Directors: Geoff Burton, Kevin Dowling
Writers: David Stevens (play), David Stevens (screenplay)
Stars:Jack Thompson, Russell Crowe and John Polson
Amazon: The Sum of Us (1994)

9) Get Real (1998)

A tenderly romantic coming-of-age story as two boys in a British school fall in love.

Director: Simon Shore
Writers: Patrick Wilde (play), Patrick Wilde (screenplay)
Stars:Ben Silverstone, Brad Gorton and Charlotte Brittain
Amazon: Get Real (1998)

10) Mambo Italiano (2003) (http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/655791.html)  

The son of Italian immigrants to Canada struggles to find the best way to reveal to his parents that he's gay.

Director: Émile Gaudreault
Writers: Émile Gaudreault (screenplay), Steve Galluccio (play)
Stars:Luke Kirby, Peter Miller and Ginette Reno
Amazon: Mambo Italiano (2003)

Best Gay Romance Movie

1) Brokeback Mountain (2005)

The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys and their lives over the years.

Director: Ang Lee
Writers: Annie Proulx (short story), Larry McMurtry (screenplay)
Stars:Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams
Amazon: Brokeback Mountain (2005)

2) Just a Question of Love (Juste une question d'amour) (2000) (http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/501672.html)  

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.

Director: Christian Faure
Writers: Christian Faure (adaptation), Annick Larboulette (head writer)
Stars:Cyrille Thouvenin, Stéphan Guérin-Tillié and Eva Darlan
Amazon: Just a Question of Love (Juste une question d'amour) (2000)

3) Beautiful Thing (1996) (http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/495221.html)  

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.

Director: Hettie Macdonald
Writers: Jonathan Harvey, Jonathan Harvey (play)
Stars:Glen Berry, Linda Henry and Meera Syal
Amazon: Beautiful Thing (1996)

4) Big Eden (2000) (http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/347087.html)  

Big Eden is a small, fictional northwestern Montana town.

Director: Thomas Bezucha
Writer: Thomas Bezucha
Stars:Arye Gross, Eric Schweig and Tim DeKay
Amazon: Big Eden (2000)

5) I Love You Phillip Morris (2009) (http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/962756.html)  

Steven Russell is happily married to Debbie, and a member of the local police force when a car accident provokes a dramatic reassessment of his life...

Directors: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Writers: John Requa, Glenn Ficarra
Stars:Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor and Leslie Mann
Amazon: I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)

6) The Wedding Banquet (1993) (http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1202642.html)  

To satisfy his nagging parents, a gay landlord and a female tenant agree to a marriage of convenience, but his parents arrive to visit and things get out of hand.

Director: Ang Lee
Writers: Ang Lee, Neil Peng
Stars:Winston Chao, May Chin and Ya-lei Kuei
Amazon: The Wedding Banquet (1993)

7) East Side Story (2006) (http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/419808.html)  

In East Los Angeles, handsome young Diego works at his familys restaurant while secretly having an affair with a hunky but super-closeted real estate agent...

Director: Carlos Portugal
Writers: Carlos Portugal, Charo Toledo
Stars:René Alvarado, David Berón and Steve Callahan
Amazon: East Side Story (2006)

8) Patrik Age 1,5 (Patrik 1,5) (2008) (http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1134251.html)  

A Swedish gay couple adopt what they think is a 15-month-old orphan, only to meet their new son, a 15-year-old homophobic delinquent.

Director: Ella Lemhagen
Writers: Michael Druker (play), Ella Lemhagen
Stars:Gustaf Skarsgård, Torkel Petersson and Thomas Ljungman
Amazon: Patrik Age 1,5 (Patrik 1,5) (2008)

9) Edge of Seventeen (1998)

A teenager copes with his sexuality on the last day of school in 1984. It shows him coping with being gay and being with friends.
Director: David Moreton
Writer: Todd Stephens
Stars:Chris Stafford, Tina Holmes and Andersen Gabrych
Amazon: Edge of Seventeen (1998)

10) All Over the Guy (2001)

"All Over The Guy" is a contemporary romantic comedy about the quest to find the "one" when "the one"…

Director: Julie Davis
Writer: Dan Bucatinsky
Stars:Dan Bucatinsky, Richard Ruccolo and Sasha Alexander
Amazon: All Over the Guy (2001)

For your reference (and further browsing) here is the general list, in voting order:
Shelter (2007)
Latter Days (2003)
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Maurice (1987)
Milk (2008)
The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert (1994)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
A Single Man (2009)
Patrik Age 1,5 (Patrik 1,5) (2008)
Just a Question of Love (Juste une question d'amour) (2000)
My Own Private Idaho (1991)
Were the World Mine (2008)
Big Eden (2000)
The Crying Game (1992)
Angels in America (2003)
Boy Culture (2006)
Mysterious Skin (2004)
Priest (1994)
My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
Velvet Goldmine (1998)
Philadelphia (1993)
Beautiful Thing (1996)
The Sum of Us (1994)
C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010)
I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)
Get Real (1998)
Summer Storm (Sommersturm) (2004)
The Wedding Banquet (1993)
Edge of Seventeen (1998)
Jeffrey (1995)
In & Out (1997)
Undertow (Contracorriente) (2009)
Breakfast with Scot (2007)
The Boys in the Band (1970)
Torch Song Trilogy (1988)
Yossi and Jagger (2002)
Burnt Money (Plata Quemada) (2000)
All Over the Guy (2001)
Ciao (2008)
A Frozen Flower (Ssang-hwa-jeom) (2008)
Prayers for Bobby (2009)
East Side Story (2006)
Mulligans (2008)
Taking Woodstock (2009)
For a Lost Soldier (Voor een verloren soldaat) (1992)
Save Me (2007)
The Broken Hearts Club (2000)
Mambo Italiano (2003)
Shortbus (2006)
The Birdcage (1996)
The Celluloid Closet (1995)
A Love to Hide (Un amour à taire) (2005)
Lilies (1996)
The Curiosity of Chance (2006)
XXY (2007)
The Big Gay Musical (2009)
Bangkok Love Story (2007)
Make the Yuletide Gay (2009)
The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green (2005)
Loose Cannons (Mine Vaganti) (2010)
Soldier's Girl (2003)
Dorian Blues (2004)
Eating Out (2004)
From the Beginning to the End (Do Começo ao Fim) (2009)
Shank (2009)
The Trip (2002)
An Early Frost (Una gelata precoce) (1985)
Ander (2009)
Parting Glances (1986)
Queens (Reinas) (2005)
Twilight of the Gods (1995)
Hollywood, je t'aime (2009)
The Line of Beauty (2006)
Touch of Pink (2004)
Trick (1999)
Fogi is a Bastard (F. est un salaud) (1998)
Km. 0 (2000)
Long-Term Relationship (2006)
Longtime Companion (1989)
Paris is Burning (1990)
Victor Victoria (1982)
Antarctica (2008)
Don't Tell Anyone (No se lo digas a nadie) (1998)
Eyes Wide Open (Einayim Petukhoth) (2009)
Ice Blues (2008)
Kitchen Stories (Salmer fra kjøkkenet) (2003)
Pageant (2008)
Burn the Bridges (Quemar las naves) (2007)
No Night Is Too Long (2002)
Birds of a Feather (La Cage Aux Folles) (1978)
Cruising (1980)
Different from Whom? (Diverso da chi?) (2009)
The Bubble (Ha-Buah) (2006)
Time to Leave (Le temps qui reste) (2005)
Lan yu (2001)
Love in Thoughts (Was nützt die Liebe in Gedanken) (2004)
Role/Play (2010)
Times Have Been Better (Le Ciel sur la tête) (2006)
Brotherhood (Broderskab) (2009)
Caravaggio (1986)
Taboo (Gohatto) (1999)
Fashion Victims (Reine Geschmacksache) (2007)
The Hours and Times (1991)
Defying Gravity (1997)
Making Love (1982)
The 24th Day (2004)
A Four Letter Word (2007)
Coffee Date (2006)
The Toilers and the Wayfarers (1996)
Chef's Special (Fuera de carta) (2008)
The Houseboy (2007)
The Living End (1992)
Twist (2003)
David's Birthday (Il Compleanno) (2009)
Holding Trevor (2007)
Love Songs (Les Chansons D'amour) (2007)
Outing Riley (2004)
Another Gay Movie (2006)
Watercolours (Vesivärejä) (2004)
Boystown (Chuecatown) (2007)
Gone, But Not Forgotten (2003)
Is it Just Me? (2010)
Redwoods (2009)
Grande école (2004)
Amnesia: The James Brighton Enigma (2005)
Dog Tags (2008)
Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds (2006)
Arizona Sky (2008)
In the Arms of My Enemy (Voleurs de chevaux) (2007)
Back Soon (2007)
Between Love & Goodbye (2009)
Circuit (2001)
Everyone (2004)
Kiss the Bride (2007)
All You Need is Love (Meine Schwiegertochter ist ein Mann) (2009)
Bruno (2009)
Angora Ranch (2006)
In The Blood (2006)
Naked Boys Singing (2007)
Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom (2008)
Rock Haven (2007)
Slutty Summer (2004)
3-Day Weekend (2008)
Broken Sky (El cielo dividido) (2006)
Phoenix (2006)
Like a Brother (Comme un frère) (2005)
Adam & Steve (2005)
Eating Out 3: All You Can Eat (2009)
Lokas (2008)
Valentine's Day (2010)
Otto; or, Up with Dead People (2008)
Between Something & Nothing (2008)
The New Twenty (2009)
Vacationland (2006)
Almost Normal (2005)
Mr. Right (2009)
Tan Lines (2006)
Showboy (2002)
Be Mine (2009)
BearCity (2010)
Pornography (2009)
Whirlwind (2007)
Finding Me (2007)
Socket (2007)
An Angel Named Billy (2007)
The Art of Being Straight (2008)
Another Gay Sequel (2008)
Wrecked (2009)
Tags: gay romance movie

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