Fifty Greatest Gay Movies

Fifty Greatest Gay Movies

vertigo
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08 Sep 2008, 20:12 #1

http://www.afterelton.com/movies/2008/9 ... tgaymovies

I've seen 24 of them, including all in the top 5. Clearly I have some movie watching to do. *heads to Netflix queue*

Oops, turns out I've seen at least 25. Sometimes I don't recognize movies by their titles.
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brak666
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08 Sep 2008, 20:21 #2

There aren't enough words for how much I hate Brokeback Mountain. Any of the others in the top five would've been a much better pick. Also, The Sum of Us should've been much higher on the list. It's an incredibly touching movie, and in my opinion, the only good movie Russel Crowe has ever been in.
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Heather
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08 Sep 2008, 20:34 #3

Thanks for posting that! I've heard of most of them, but have only seen about 17. There are a few more I really want to see.
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scalsch
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08 Sep 2008, 20:38 #4

I've seen a whopping 9! I guess I should be ashamed.
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Richard
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08 Sep 2008, 20:38 #5

I've seen 22, also including the entire top five.
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quaquaqua
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08 Sep 2008, 20:44 #6

I've seen 25. I win! :eee: But Dorian Blues wasn't on there? Richard recommended it to me. That was one of my absolute favorite gay movies! You should all rent it.

Edit: No Lillies or Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss, either? I always hear those movies mentioned.
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Newcru
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08 Sep 2008, 21:06 #7

Apparently I'm even gayer than I suspected. I've seen and/or own 46 of the 50 movies :)
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Richard
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08 Sep 2008, 21:07 #8

Well done, Robert!

And yes, Dorian Blues is fantastic. Everyone should watch it.
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brak666
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08 Sep 2008, 21:32 #9

I've seen 28 of them. Three more are currently in my netflix queue and another one I currently have from netflix, but haven't watched yet.
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ljn68
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08 Sep 2008, 21:38 #10

I've seen 29 of them all the way through, and parts of 2 others. I never realized my taste in movies was so gay!
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vertigo
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08 Sep 2008, 21:39 #11

Newcru @ Sep 8 2008, 05:06 PM wrote: Apparently I'm even gayer than I suspected.  I've seen and/or own 46 of the 50 movies :)
*heads to Newcru's house for movie marathon*

P.S. I don't think it's on the list but "But I'm a Cheerleader" is pretty awesome, although it's more about lesbians.
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twa2
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08 Sep 2008, 21:40 #12

I've seen 34. There are some omissions (Les Chansons d'amour, Cabaret) and some bad inclusions (Eating Out???), but it's a lot better than I expected to tell the truth.
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Richard
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08 Sep 2008, 22:15 #13

Looking through the list again I realized with a terrified chuckle that I saw one of these movies (The Birdcage) on a double date with my high school girlfriend--and wanted the guy in the other couple pretty bad.

I've watched almost all of the others with Brad, thank god.
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08 Sep 2008, 22:32 #14

I've seen 21. So looks like I need to do some catching up.

When The Priest came out I was in the 8th grade and at a Catholic middle school. Every year the 8th graders got to go to Disneyland for their class trip (the joys of living in Southern California) but that movie was somehow tied to Disney so our monsignor boycotted Mickey and Minnie and we ended up in Sacramento instead.


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09 Sep 2008, 01:59 #15

I've seen 23- and I really did like all the ones on the list I've seen.

However, I haven't seen either Maurice or My Beautiful Laundrette since I was in high school, so it almost doesn't seem fair to count them. I would probably experience them both as totally different movies if I went back and watched them now.
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electricspacegirl
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09 Sep 2008, 08:21 #16

I saw Priest when I was 22, but I barely remember it. I saw it on a date. :D I should definitely watch it again.

The director Antonia Bird made another movie I really like. It's called Ravenous and it stars Guy Pearce and Robert Carlyle. I don't know if it's really a "gay movie" or anything, but there is some awesome gay subtext with the two main characters (it's kind of subtle, but you'll definitely see it if you're looking for it), and I recommend it if you can handle graphic depictions of cannibalism. It's part horror, part comedy, and also a period piece. The director did an amazing job with a ghastly butchered script and not much of a budget. It's a really twisted movie, but I love it.
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vertigo
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09 Sep 2008, 12:40 #17

There's a movie that's not a "gay movie" but it's so very very gay, the subtext is actually text. :P It's a movie from 1989 called Apartment Zero, starring Colin Firth. It's a bit gory though.
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nouveau_monday
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09 Sep 2008, 16:14 #18

vertigo @ Sep 8 2008, 05:39 PM wrote:
Newcru @ Sep 8 2008, 05:06 PM wrote: Apparently I'm even gayer than I suspected.  I've seen and/or own 46 of the 50 movies :)
*heads to Newcru's house for movie marathon*

P.S. I don't think it's on the list but "But I'm a Cheerleader" is pretty awesome, although it's more about lesbians.
I agree about But I'm A Cheerleader. It's pretty gay even if the heroines are heroines not heroes.

I've seen, umm, eleven or thirteen of them. In the top 5 the only one i've seen is Maurice. And I'm shaky on that one so i almost wouldn't count it.

I was surprised by the ones I had seen. I guess that comes from growing up in "Lesbianville, USA" - we used to get a lot of gay movie in.
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electricspacegirl
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09 Sep 2008, 17:37 #19

Shelter at #3. I just saw that movie recently. It's really damn good.

I've only seen 13 of these. Does that make me a bad fag hag? It's a great rec list though. I'm adding to Netflix.
vertigo @ Sep 8 2008, 02:39 PM wrote:P.S.  I don't think it's on the list but "But I'm a Cheerleader" is pretty awesome, although it's more about lesbians.
I've seen that! It was hilarious. I've seen my fair share of lesbian movies. I will add my recommendation of 'The Incredibly True Adventures of Two Girls in Love' and 'Sister, My Sister," unless this isn't the place for that.
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electricspacegirl
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09 Sep 2008, 17:42 #20

brak666 @ Sep 8 2008, 01:21 PM wrote:There aren't enough words for how much I hate Brokeback Mountain. Any of the others in the top five would've been a much better pick. Also, The Sum of Us should've been much higher on the list. It's an incredibly touching movie, and in my opinion, the only good movie Russel Crowe has ever been in.
Brak, why do you hate Brokeback Mountain?
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