Gay Movies About Coming Out

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C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)

C.R.A.Z.Y.
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Jean-Marc Vallée, starring Michel Côté, Marc-André Grondin, Danielle Proulx, Émile Vallée
Rated Not Rated

C.R.A.Z.Y. is a French-language Canadian drama film released in 2005. Directed and co-written by Jean-Marc Vallée, it tells the story of Zac, a young boy growing up in a conservative Catholic family in 1960s Quebec. Zac struggles to come to terms with his homosexuality, which eventually leads to a painful separation from his family. Throughout the story, music plays a significant role in Zac's life, connecting him to his family, friends, and ultimately himself. The film follows Zac as he reconciles his faith and sexuality and ultimately learns to accept himself. C.R.A.Z.Y. was a critical and commercial success, winning several awards and garnering numerous nominations.

The Way He Looks (2014)

The Way He Looks
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Daniel Ribeiro, starring Ghilherme Lobo, Fabio Audi, Tess Amorim, Lúcia Romano
Rated Not Rated

The Way He Looks is a Brazilian coming of age drama film directed by Daniel Ribeiro. The film follows the story of Leonardo, a blind teenage boy living in São Paulo, as he navigates his way through life and his growing feelings for his best friend, Giovana. With the help of his parents, teachers, and classmates, Leonardo slowly begins to discover his independence and find his place in the world. Along the way, he learns about love, friendship and the importance of family. This heartfelt and nuanced exploration of teenage life is sure to touch viewers of all ages.

Pride (2014)

Pride
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Matthew Warchus, starring Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Paddy Considine
Rated R

Pride is a 2014 British comedy-drama film directed by Matthew Warchus. The film follows a group of lesbian and gay activists who, in support of the families of striking miners in 1984 Wales, decide to raise money to support them. Despite a lack of support and acceptance from many of the local miners and their families, the activists are ultimately successful in their mission. Through their struggles, prejudice and bigotry are overcome, and bonds of friendship and solidarity are forged between the LGBT activists and the miners. Ultimately, all parties are inspired to stand up for what they believe in, regardless of their differences.

Blue Is the Warmest Colour (2013)

Blue Is the Warmest Colour
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Abdellatif Kechiche, starring Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Salim Kechiouche, Aurélien Recoing
Rated NC-17

Blue Is the Warmest Colour is an intimate and deeply moving film that chronicles the story of Adele (Adele Exarchopoulos), a high school student who discovers her own sexuality through a brief, passionate relationship with a female art student, Emma (Lea Seydoux). Adele embarks on a journey of self-discovery, exploring and embracing her newfound identity and sexual awakening. As her and Emma's relationship grows, so does Adele's understanding of herself and her place in the world. Ultimately, the movie is about embracing and accepting yourself for who you are, no matter what anyone else thinks.

Mysterious Skin (2004)

Mysterious Skin
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Gregg Araki, starring Brady Corbet, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Elisabeth Shue, Chase Ellison
Rated Unrated

Mysterious Skin is an independent film directed by Gregg Araki. It follows the lives of two teenage boys, Neil and Brian, who, as children, were sexually abused by their Little League coach. As they grow up, the traumatic experience affects their lives in very different ways. Neil is a troubled street hustler and Brian is an introverted astronomer obsessed with alien abduction. As their paths cross, they are forced to confront their pasts and the truth of what really happened.

Boys Don't Cry (1999)

Boys Don't Cry
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Kimberly Peirce, starring Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny, Peter Sarsgaard, Brendan Sexton III
Rated R

Boys Don’t Cry is a 1999 film directed by Kimberly Peirce and starring Hilary Swank. It tells the true story of Brandon Teena, a transgender man living in Falls City, Nebraska, who is raped and murdered at the hands of two local men. The movie follows Brandon’s efforts to escape the small town and experience a life of freedom and acceptance. Along the way, he faces obstacles in the form of harassment and violence, as well as his own inner struggles with identity and belonging. In the end, Brandon’s story serves as a powerful reminder of the strength and resilience of the human spirit.

Bad Education (2004)

Bad Education
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Pedro Almodóvar, starring Gael García Bernal, Fele Martínez, Javier Cámara, Daniel Giménez Cacho
Rated NC-17

I Killed My Mother (2009)

I Killed My Mother
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Xavier Dolan, starring Anne Dorval, Xavier Dolan, François Arnaud, Suzanne Clément
Rated Not Rated

Heavenly Creatures (1994)

Heavenly Creatures
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Peter Jackson, starring Melanie Lynskey, Kate Winslet, Sarah Peirse, Diana Kent
Rated R

Wild Reeds (1994)

Wild Reeds
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From André Téchiné, starring Élodie Bouchez, Gaël Morel, Stéphane Rideau, Frédéric Gorny
Rated Not Rated

Election (1999)

Election
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Alexander Payne, starring Matthew Broderick, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Klein, Jessica Campbell
Rated R

Summer Storm (2004)

Summer Storm
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Marco Kreuzpaintner, starring Robert Stadlober, Kostja Ullmann, Miriam Morgenstern, Jürgen Tonkel
Rated R

L.I.E. (2001)

L.I.E.
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Michael Cuesta, starring Brian Cox, Paul Dano, Bruce Altman, Billy Kay
Rated R

The Mudge Boy (2003)

The Mudge Boy
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Michael Burke, starring Emile Hirsch, Richard Jenkins, Tom Guiry, Pablo Schreiber
Rated R

North Sea Texas (2011)

North Sea Texas
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Bavo Defurne, starring Ben Van den Heuvel, Eva van der Gucht, Thomas Coumans, Katelijne Damen
Rated Not Rated

My Own Private Idaho (1991)

My Own Private Idaho
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Gus Van Sant, starring River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, James Russo, William Richert
Rated R

The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros (2005)

The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Auraeus Solito, starring Nathan Lopez, Soliman Cruz, JR Valentin, Neil Ryan Sese
Rated Not Rated

XXY (2007)

XXY
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Lucía Puenzo, starring Ricardo Darín, Valeria Bertuccelli, Germán Palacios, Carolina Pelleritti
Rated Not Rated

Edge of Seventeen (1998)

Edge of Seventeen
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From David Moreton, starring Chris Stafford, Tina Holmes, Andersen Gabrych, Stephanie McVay
Rated Not Rated

Lost and Delirious (2001)

Lost and Delirious
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Léa Pool, starring Piper Perabo, Jessica Paré, Mischa Barton, Jackie Burroughs
Rated R

But I'm a Cheerleader (1999)

But I'm a Cheerleader
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Jamie Babbit, starring Natasha Lyonne, Clea DuVall, Michelle Williams, Brandt Wille
Rated R

Come Undone (2000)

Come Undone
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Sébastien Lifshitz, starring Jérémie Elkaïm, Stéphane Rideau, Marie Matheron, Dominique Reymond
Rated R

My Summer of Love (2004)

My Summer of Love
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Pawel Pawlikowski, starring Natalie Press, Emily Blunt, Paddy Considine, Dean Andrews
Rated R

Dorian Blues (2004)

Dorian Blues
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Tennyson Bardwell, starring Michael McMillian, Lea Coco, Steve Fletcher, Mo Quigley
Rated Not Rated

Saved! (2004)

Saved!
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Brian Dannelly, starring Jena Malone, Mandy Moore, Macaulay Culkin, Patrick Fugit
Rated PG-13

 



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