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Top 5 Gay Drama Movies of All Time


Gay drama movies touch our hearts and remind us of the good and bad times of gay life. Some of these gay films were mainstream and others independent productions, but they've all become gay classics.

1. Brokeback Mountain

Brokeback Mountain became an instant gay classic the moment it was released on the independent circuit. Now an Oscar and fan favorite, the gay cowboy film by director Ang Lee shows that true love can never be suppressed nor denied.

2. Angels in America

Adapted from Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, this film bravely charts our uncertain times of AIDS, homphobia, denial and the perils of gay relationships through a witty metaphors and painful realities. An all star cast includes Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Jeffrey Wright, Justin Kirk and Ben Shenkman.
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3. Gods and Monsters

Based on Christopher Bram's novel "Father of Frankenstein", Gods and Monsters stars Sir Ian McKellen in a tale about a closeted and mysterious Hollywood hasbeen who falls in love with his gardener. The tragic tale touches the hearts of any gay man who's fantasy has turned into a nightmare.
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4. Bent

A Berlin gay man, forced to kill his lover, is imprisoned in a Nazi Germany concentration camp only to find love again with another immate under the most unexpected circumstances. Watch how the relationship they build with little speech, body language and no personal contact is torn apart.
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5. Philadelphia

Philadelphia was one of the first AIDS melodramas to pierce mainstream theaters and the homes of millions. Tom Hanks plays Philadelphia-based lawyer stricken with AIDS. Later fired because of his illness, Hanks hires Joe Miller (Denzell Washington) to represent him in a suit against his conservative ex-employer; but overcoming his own homophobia will be a greater challenge for Miller.
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