Top LGBT Dramas movies on DVD and Blu-ray

Rent Milk on DVD Milk
Synopsis
Sean Penn stars in this biopic about Harvey Milk, the openly gay activist and San Francisco politician who was murdered along with Mayor George Moscone by disgruntled city supervisor Dan White in 1978.
Cast
Cast
Sean Penn, Emile Hirsch, Josh Brolin, Diego Luna, James Franco, Alison Pill, Victor Garber, Denis O'Hare, Joseph Cross, Brandon Boyce, Carol Ruth Silver, Stephen Spinella, Lucas Grabeel, Howard Rosenman, Kelvin Yu, Jeff Koons, Mark Martinez, Lynn McRee
Director
Director
Gus Van Sant
Genres
Genres
Drama, LGBT, Biographies, Political Dramas, LGBT Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Indie Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, Tearjerkers, Gay, Period Pieces
Rent Brokeback Mountain on DVD Brokeback Mountain
Synopsis
While working together near Wyoming's Brokeback Mountain in 1963, sheepherders Jack Twist and Ennis Del Mar begin an increasingly passionate affair. But keeping their relationship a secret from their wives proves agonizing and all-consuming.
Cast
Cast
Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Williams, Anne Hathaway, Randy Quaid, Linda Cardellini, Anna Faris, Scott Michael Campbell, Kate Mara, Cheyenne Hill, Brooklynn Proulx, Tom Carey
Director
Director
Ang Lee
Genres
Genres
Drama, LGBT, Romantic Dramas, LGBT Dramas, Romantic LGBT, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Gay, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Monster on DVD Monster
Synopsis
Charlize Theron took home the Best Actress Oscar for her electrifying performance as Aileen Wuornos, an emotionally scarred highway hooker who shoots a sadistic client and ultimately becomes America's first female serial killer.
Cast
Cast
Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Bruce Dern, Lee Tergesen, Annie Corley, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Marco St. John, Marc Macaulay, Scott Wilson, Bubba Baker
Director
Director
Patty Jenkins
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Crime Thrillers, Crime Dramas, Erotic Thrillers, LGBT Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Real Life, Indie Dramas, Lesbian, Period Pieces
Rent Dallas Buyers Club on DVD Dallas Buyers Club
Synopsis
Loosely based on true events, this drama follows Ron Woodroof, who refuses to accept he'll die in 30 days when he's diagnosed with AIDS in 1986. He extends his life and eventually helps many other AIDS patients by smuggling medications from abroad.
Cast
Cast
Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, Jennifer Garner, Denis O'Hare, Steve Zahn, Griffin Dunne, Michael O'Neill, Dallas Roberts, Kevin Rankin
Director
Director
Jean-Marc Vallee
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, Medical Dramas, LGBT Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces
Rent A Single Man on DVD A Single Man
Synopsis
Set in 1962 Los Angeles, this stream-of-consciousness drama centers on a day in the life of George Falconer, a gay college professor who plans to commit suicide in the wake of his longtime lover's recent death.
Cast
Cast
Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Nicholas Hoult, Matthew Goode, Jon Kortajarena, Paulette Lamori, Ryan Simpkins, Ginnifer Goodwin, Teddy Sears, Paul Butler
Director
Director
Tom Ford
Genres
Genres
Drama, LGBT, Indie Dramas, LGBT Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Gay, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Transamerica on DVD Transamerica
Synopsis
Bree gets the shock of her life a week before her final sex change surgery when she learns that she has a son. After bailing him out of jail, the two set out on a cross-country journey riddled with road bumps.
Cast
Cast
Felicity Huffman, Kevin Zegers, Fionnula Flanagan, Elizabeth Peña, Graham Greene, Burt Young, Carrie Preston, Calpernia Addams, Paul Borghese, Richard Poe, Grant Monohon
Director
Director
Duncan Tucker
Genres
Genres
Drama, LGBT, Indie Dramas, LGBT Dramas, Indie LGBT
Rent The Hours on DVD The Hours
Synopsis
This gripping drama follows the parallel lives of three 20th-century women: incomparable writer Virginia Woolf, an unsatisfied 1950s housewife and a modern-day book editor who's losing her former lover to AIDS.
Cast
Cast
Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, Nicole Kidman, Ed Harris, Toni Collette, Claire Danes, Jeff Daniels, Stephen Dillane, Allison Janney, John C. Reilly
Director
Director
Stephen Daldry
Genres
Genres
Drama, Tearjerkers, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Lesbian, LGBT Dramas, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Rent on DVD Rent
Synopsis
Chris Columbus's faithful adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical set in New York's East Village boasts a slew of stars from the show's original Broadway cast, including Adam Pascal, Anthony Rapp, Idina Menzel, Taye Diggs and Jesse L. Martin. Based on Puccini's opera "La boheme," the story follows a group of scrappy bohemians who face true love, broken hearts, drug addiction and AIDS -- and paying rent to high-powered oppressors.
Cast
Cast
Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal, Rosario Dawson, Jesse L. Martin, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Idina Menzel, Tracie Thoms, Taye Diggs
Director
Director
Chris Columbus
Genres
Genres
Drama, Contemporary Movie Musicals, LGBT Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, Romantic Dramas, Musicals
Rent Beginners on DVD Beginners
Synopsis
Oliver, a graphic artist, is coming to grips with the imminent death of his father, who, at 75, has one last secret: He's gay. Inspired and confused by his father's determination to find true love at last, Oliver tentatively pursues his own romance.
Cast
Cast
Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Mélanie Laurent, Goran Visnjic, Kai Lennox, Mary Page Keller, Keegan Boos, China Shavers, Melissa Tang, Amanda Payton
Director
Director
Mike Mills
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Comedies, Indie Dramas, Romantic Dramas, Romantic Comedies, Indie Romance, LGBT Dramas, LGBT Comedies, Indie LGBT
Rent Boys Don't Cry on DVD Boys Don't Cry
Synopsis
Based on actual events, director Kimberly Peirce's powerful, often harrowing drama stars Hilary Swank as Brandon Teena, a transgender person searching for love and acceptance in a small Midwestern town.
Cast
Cast
Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny, Peter Sarsgaard, Brendan Sexton III, Alicia Goranson, Alison Folland, Jeannetta Arnette, Rob Campbell, Matt McGrath, Cheyenne Rushing
Director
Director
Kimberly Peirce
Genres
Genres
Drama, LGBT, Social Issue Dramas, Romantic LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Indie Dramas, Lesbian
Rent Chasing Amy on DVD Chasing Amy
Synopsis
Comic book artist Holden meets the perfect woman, only to learn that she's a lesbian. Their friendship develops into something more when Holden confesses his love for her, but secrets from her past threaten their relationship.
Cast
Cast
Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, Jason Lee, Dwight Ewell, Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith
Director
Director
Kevin Smith
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Indie Comedies, Romantic Comedies, LGBT Comedies, Indie Romance, Indie Dramas, LGBT Dramas
Rent The History Boys on DVD The History Boys
Synopsis
Nicholas Hytner, Richard Griffiths and Frances de la Tour reprise their Tony-winning roles in this engaging film version of Alan Bennett's play, chronicling a rowdy group of boys on their way to higher education. On a quest to attend either Oxford or Cambridge, the teens grapple with the intricacies of university entrance exams and admissions, ultimately learning as much about the education system as they do about academics.
Cast
Cast
Samuel Barnett, Stephen Campbell Moore, James Corden, Frances de la Tour, Andrew Knott, Georgia Taylor, Russell Tovey, Penelope Wilton, Richard Griffiths
Director
Director
Nicholas Hytner
Genres
Genres
Drama, LGBT, LGBT Dramas
Rent Bad Education on DVD Bad Education
Synopsis
When film director Enrique is visited by his childhood friend and lover, Ignacio, Ignacio gives Enrique a short story he's written that's a factual account of the molestation he sustained at the hands of their Catholic school teacher.
Cast
Cast
Gael García Bernal, Fele Martínez, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Lluís Homar, Francisco Maestre, Francisco Boira, Juan Fernández, Nacho Perez, Raul Garcia Forneiro, Javier Cámara, Petra Martinez
Director
Director
Pedro Almodóvar
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Indie Dramas, LGBT Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Thrillers, Spanish Language, Spain
Rent Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil on DVD Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Synopsis
When magazine writer John Kelso (John Cusack) travels to Savannah, Ga., to cover a chichi party thrown by urbane antiques dealer Jim Williams (Kevin Spacey), he is pulled into his subject's intriguing murder trial and introduced to a throng of colorful locals. Set against the beguiling backdrop of Southern high society, this retelling of John Berendt's novel by director Clint Eastwood also stars Jude Law as Williams's lover, Billy Hanson.
Cast
Cast
John Cusack, Kevin Spacey, Alison Eastwood, Jack Thompson, Irma P. Hall, Jude Law, Paul Hipp, Lady Chablis, Anne Haney, Leon Rippy, Bob Gunton
Director
Director
Clint Eastwood
Genres
Genres
Drama, LGBT, Courtroom Dramas, Mystery, Crime Dramas, LGBT Dramas, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Mysterious Skin on DVD Mysterious Skin
Synopsis
Gregg Araki's riveting drama, based on a novel by Scott Heim, brings together two unlikely heroes: a young man who works as a prostitute and another who's convinced he was once abducted by aliens. But it seems they have unspeakable tragedy in common.
Cast
Cast
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Brady Corbet, Michelle Trachtenberg, Jeffrey Licon, Bill Sage, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Elisabeth Shue, Chase Ellison, George Webster, Lisa Long, Chris Mulkey, Billy Drago, Richard Riehle
Director
Director
Gregg Araki
Genres
Genres
Drama, LGBT, Indie Dramas, Indie LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, Gay
Rent A Home at the End of the World on DVD A Home at the End of the World
Synopsis
Boyhood pals Bobby (Colin Farrell) and Jonathan (Dallas Roberts) both love the same woman (Robin Wright Penn), but in different ways. (For one thing, Jonathan is gay). Yet, undaunted, they all try to make a life together -- and even have a baby -- in 1980s New York. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Cunningham's novel gets deft treatment in this story about a troika of close friends who enter into an unconventional living arrangement.
Cast
Cast
Colin Farrell, Dallas Roberts, Robin Wright, Sissy Spacek, Matt Frewer, Ryan Donowho, Wendy Crewson, Asia Vieira
Director
Director
Michael Lewis
Genres
Genres
Drama, LGBT, Indie Dramas, LGBT Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces
Rent Before Night Falls on DVD Before Night Falls
Synopsis
Spanning several decades, this powerful biopic offers a glimpse into the life of famed Cuban poet and novelist Reinaldo Arenas, an artist who was vilified for his homosexuality in Fidel Castro's Cuba.
Cast
Cast
Javier Bardem, Johnny Depp, Andrea Di Stefano, Olivier Martinez, Sean Penn, Hector Babenco, John Ortiz, Santiago Magill, Diego Luna, Francisco Gattorno
Director
Director
Julian Schnabel
Genres
Genres
Drama, LGBT, Gay, LGBT Dramas, Biographies, Dramas Based on the Book, Dramas Based on Real Life
Rent Philadelphia on DVD Philadelphia
Synopsis
In this heartfelt drama, Philadelphia attorney Andrew Beckett launches a wrongful termination suit against the hand that feeds him when his law firm finds out about his HIV-positive status -- and his homosexuality -- and fires him.
Cast
Cast
Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Jason Robards, Mary Steenburgen, Antonio Banderas, Ron Vawter, Charles Napier, Joanne Woodward, Karen Finley, Buzz Kilman, Roberta Maxwell, Bradley Whitford, Chandra Wilson
Director
Director
Jonathan Demme
Genres
Genres
Drama, Social Issue Dramas, LGBT Dramas, Courtroom Dramas, Medical Dramas, Blockbusters
Rent Wilde on DVD Wilde
Synopsis
Stephen Fry stars as playwright Oscar Wilde in this lush historical drama, which follows the larger-than-life personality from his marriage to his wife, Constance, to his torrid affair with a young Oxford graduate that brought about his downfall.
Cast
Cast
Stephen Fry, Jude Law, Jennifer Ehle, Judy Parfitt, Gemma Jones, Vanessa Redgrave, Orlando Bloom
Director
Director
Brian Gilbert
Genres
Genres
Drama, LGBT, Biographies, LGBT Dramas, Romantic LGBT, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, United Kingdom, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces
Rent Henry & June on DVD Henry & June
Synopsis
A sensual masterwork based on real events, this rich evocation of wild expatriate nights in 1930s Paris begins when writer Anaïs Nin (Maria de Medeiros) embarks on a professional relationship with famed American author Henry Miller (Fred Ward). Their studious union deepens into something else, but when Nin falls under the spell of the alluring Mrs. Miller (Uma Thurman), fiction, fact and fantasy blur.
Cast
Cast
Fred Ward, Maria de Medeiros, Uma Thurman, Kevin Spacey, Richard E. Grant, Bruce Myers, Jean-Philippe Ecoffey, Juan Luis Bunuel, Artus de Penguern, Sylvie Huguel
Director
Director
Philip Kaufman
Genres
Genres
Romance, Romantic Dramas, Steamy Romance, Biographies, Dramas Based on Real Life, Bisexual, Romantic LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Indie Dramas, Indie Romance, Indie LGBT
Rent The L Word on DVD The L Word
Synopsis
This trailblazing cable series follows the tangled lives and ever-changing relationships among a close-knit group of lesbians -- including a lusty hairstylist and a recovering alcoholic -- who call Los Angeles home.
Cast
Cast
Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey, Laurel Holloman, Mia Kirshner, Katherine Moennig, Pam Grier, Rachel Shelley, Daniela Sea, Erin Daniels, Marlee Matlin
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, LGBT, LGBT Dramas, TV Dramas, Lesbian, Showtime
Rent Behind the Candelabra on DVD Behind the Candelabra
Synopsis
Michael Douglas stars as flamboyant entertainer Liberace in this sequin-studded drama that chronicles the legendary pianist's roller-coaster relationship with his young lover, Scott Thorson -- from their passionate liaison to their stormy battles.
Cast
Cast
Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Rob Lowe, Debbie Reynolds, Dan Aykroyd, Scott Bakula, Paul Reiser, Nicky Katt, Tom Papa, Deborah Lacey
Director
Director
Steven Soderbergh
Genres
Genres
Drama, LGBT, Biographies, Showbiz Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, LGBT Dramas, Romantic LGBT, Made-for-TV Movies
Rent Tipping the Velvet on DVD Tipping the Velvet
Synopsis
An unusual love story told in three episodes charts the course of Nan (Rachael Stirling), an ingénue who discovers a sexually charged world of male impersonators, actors and affluent women looking for female companionship in the usually controlled and corseted 1890s. She eventually takes up with a comely cross-dresser (Keeley Hawes) but soon learns she can only depend on herself. John Bowe, Jodhi May, Anna Chancellor and Hugh Bonneville co-star.
Cast
Cast
Rachael Stirling, Keeley Hawes, Anna Chancellor, Jodhi May, Hugh Bonneville, Johnny Vegas, Alexei Sayle, John Bowe, Sally Hawkins
Director
Director
Geoffrey Sax
Genres
Genres
Drama, British TV, LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Romantic LGBT, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Lesbian, TV Miniseries, BBC, Period Pieces
Rent Heavenly Creatures on DVD Heavenly Creatures
Synopsis
Set in 1950s New Zealand, this chilling true-life drama follows two inseparable teenage girls who retreat to a bizarre imaginary world, until their obsessive friendship invites parental opposition that ultimately begets blood.
Cast
Cast
Melanie Lynskey, Kate Winslet, Sarah Peirse, Diana Kent, Clive Merrison, Simon O'Connor, Jed Brophy, Peter Elliott, Gilbert Goldie, Geoffrey Heath, Kirsti Ferry, Ben Skjellerup, Darien Takle, Elizabeth Moody, Liz Mullane, Moreen Eason, Pearl Carpenter, Lou Dobson, Jesse Griffin, Glen Drake
Director
Director
Peter Jackson
Genres
Genres
Drama, Crime Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, Indie Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, LGBT Dramas, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent Soldier's Girl on DVD Soldier's Girl
Synopsis
This powerful drama tells the true story of a young soldier, Pfc. Barry Winchell (Troy Garity), who meets and falls for a beautiful transgendered nightclub performer (Lee Pace) while on a drunken outing with fellow soldiers. Winchell's relationship is frowned upon by the other soldiers -- and eventually leads to tragedy at the hands of his homophobic roommate. Garity and Pace both earned Independent Spirit nods for their performances.
Cast
Cast
Troy Garity, Lee Pace, Andre Braugher, Shawn Hatosy, Philip Eddolls, Dan Petronijevic, Mike Realba, Merwin Mondesir
Director
Director
Frank Pierson
Genres
Genres
Drama, LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Romantic LGBT, Dramas Based on Real Life, Military & War Dramas
Rent High Art on DVD High Art
Synopsis
Magazine editor Syd (Radha Mitchell) is stuck in a dreary relationship with her boyfriend (Gabriel Mann) when she befriends her upstairs neighbor Lucy (Ally Sheedy), a well-known photographer whose live-in actress girlfriend (Patricia Clarkson) is struggling with a drug addiction. Lucy fascinates Syd, and the pair hit it off. But when Syd calls on Lucy to do an assignment for the magazine, their friendship soon grows into something much more.
Cast
Cast
Radha Mitchell, Ally Sheedy, Patricia Clarkson, Gabriel Mann, Charis Michelsen, David Thornton, Anh Duong, Helen Mendes, Bill Sage, Tammy Grimes
Director
Director
Lisa Cholodenko
Genres
Genres
Drama, LGBT, Romantic Dramas, LGBT Dramas, Romantic LGBT, Indie LGBT, Indie Romance, Indie Dramas, Lesbian
Rent Latter Days on DVD Latter Days
Synopsis
This film explores the consequences of a Mormon missionary, Aaron, recognizing his homosexuality and falling in love with another man. Aaron's sexual encounter with a gay "party boy" leads to a romance that gets Aaron excommunicated from his church.
Cast
Cast
Steve Sandvoss, Wesley A. Ramsey, Rebekah Jordan, Amber Benson, Khary Payton, Jacqueline Bisset, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rob McElhenney, Mary Kay Place, Erik Palladino, Dave Power, Linda Pine
Director
Director
C. Jay Cox
Genres
Genres
LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Romantic LGBT
Rent Pride on DVD Pride
Synopsis
In an unlikely alliance, striking Welsh mineworkers draw support from a coalition of gay and lesbian activists who solicit donations to help tide over the miners' families during the 1984 standoff with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's government.
Cast
Cast
Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Paddy Considine, Andrew Scott, George MacKay, Joseph Gilgun, Ben Schnetzer
Director
Director
Matthew Warchus
Genres
Genres
Drama, LGBT Dramas, Biographies
Rent Gods and Monsters on DVD Gods and Monsters
Synopsis
As his life draws to a close, film director James Whale -- the openly gay genius behind The Bride of Frankenstein and The Invisible Man -- befriends a gardener, and both men learn from their unexpected but platonic bond.
Cast
Cast
Ian McKellen, Brendan Fraser, Lynn Redgrave, Lolita Davidovich, Jesse James, David Dukes, Kevin J. O'Connor, Mark Kiely, Jack Plotnick, Rosalind Ayres, Jack Betts, Matt McKenzie, Todd Babcock, Cornelia Hayes O'Herlihy, Brandon Kleyla, Pamela Salem
Director
Director
Bill Condon
Genres
Genres
Drama, LGBT Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, 20th Century Period Pieces, Indie Dramas, Showbiz Dramas, Period Pieces
Rent Queer as Folk on DVD Queer as Folk
Synopsis
The lives and loves of five gay men living in Pittsburgh provide the drama in this American edition of the acclaimed British series. Amid the usual ups and downs of relationships, the friends grapple with everything from health issues to politics.
Cast
Cast
Gale Harold, Randy Harrison, Hal Sparks, Michelle Clunie, Robert Gant, Thea Gill, Scott Lowell, Peter Paige, Chris Potter, Sharon Gless, Jack Wetherall
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, LGBT, TV Dramas, LGBT Dramas, Romantic LGBT, Showtime
Rent Breakfast on Pluto on DVD Breakfast on Pluto
Synopsis
Born the love child of a priest (Liam Neeson) in a conservative Irish hamlet, transvestite Patrick Braden (Cillian Murphy) leaves small-town life behind and heads to swinging 1970s London to find the mother who abandoned him years ago. Along the way, Braden -- who's a trouble magnet -- unwittingly takes up with an Irish Republican Army gunrunner. Neil Jordan directs this spirited romp based on Patrick McCabe's roisterous novel.
Cast
Cast
Cillian Murphy, Liam Neeson, Stephen Rea, Brendan Gleeson, Gavin Friday, Ruth Negga, Laurence Kinlan
Director
Director
Neil Jordan
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, LGBT, LGBT Dramas
Rent Beautiful Thing on DVD Beautiful Thing
Synopsis
The iconoclastic, underachieving denizens of a southeast London apartment building get an emotional wake-up call when two teenage boys -- next-door neighbors Jamie (Glen Berry) and Ste (Scott Neal) -- unexpectedly fall in love. This moving slice of affecting kitchen-sink realism from Britain's esteemed Channel Four Films is adapted from the hit West End play penned by Jonathan Harvey, who also directs.
Cast
Cast
Glen Berry, Scott Neal, Linda Henry, Meera Syal, Martin Walsh, Steven M. Martin, Tameka Empson, Andrew Fraser, Ben Daniels, Julie Smith, Jeillo Edwards, Anna Karen, Garry Cooper, Daniel Bowers, John Savage
Director
Director
Hettie MacDonald
Genres
Genres
Drama, LGBT Dramas, Romantic LGBT, LGBT Comedies, United Kingdom, Foreign Regions
Rent My Summer of Love on DVD My Summer of Love
Synopsis
Mona is tired of her working-class roots, and Tamsin is bored with her pampered lifestyle. When their opposite worlds collide unexpectedly, the girls sense an immediate attraction. But can their unusual friendship survive their differences?
Cast
Cast
Natalie Press, Emily Blunt, Paddy Considine, Dean Andrews, Michelle Byrne, Paul Antony-Barber, Lynette Edwards, Kathryn Sumner
Director
Director
Pawel Pawlikowski
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Indie Romance, Indie LGBT, Romantic Dramas, Romantic LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Lesbian, United Kingdom
Rent The Laramie Project on DVD The Laramie Project
Synopsis
An all-star cast (including Christina Ricci, Dylan Baker, Peter Fonda, Jeremy Davies, Janeane Garofalo, Laura Linney, Steve Buscemi and Amy Madigan) delivers a compelling performance based on a theatrical portrayal of reactions to the Matthew Shepard story, a 1998 murder that took place in Laramie, Wyo., and became a lightning rod for rallies against homophobia and hate crimes. Moisés Kaufman writes and directs, based on his own stage play.
Cast
Cast
Christina Ricci, Steve Buscemi, Laura Linney, Summer Phoenix, Janeane Garofalo, Camryn Manheim, Clea DuVall, Peter Fonda, Jeremy Davies, Joshua Jackson, Noah Fleiss, Terry Kinney, Amy Madigan, Dylan Baker
Director
Director
Moises Kaufman
Genres
Genres
Drama, Tearjerkers, LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life
Rent Maurice on DVD Maurice
Synopsis
Set in pre-war England, this Merchant-Ivory drama (based on the controversial E.M. Forster novel written in 1914 but not published until 1971) is about the coming of age of two young college men (Hugh Grant and James Wilby) who meet at Cambridge University and fall in love. The movie casts a critical light on the era's moral hypocrisy, as Maurice and Clive struggle to make room for their forbidden love in an intolerant society.
Cast
Cast
James Wilby, Hugh Grant, Rupert Graves, Denholm Elliott, Simon Callow, Billie Whitelaw, Barry Foster, Judy Parfitt, Phoebe Nicholls, Patrick Godfrey, Mark Tandy, Ben Kingsley, Kitty Aldridge
Director
Director
James Ivory
Genres
Genres
LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Romantic LGBT, Period Pieces, Romantic Dramas, United Kingdom, Dramas Based on the Book, Independent, Foreign Regions, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, 20th Century Period Pieces
Rent Velvet Goldmine on DVD Velvet Goldmine
Synopsis
A decade after British glam-rocker Brian Slade fakes his assassination on stage and disappears from view, tabloid journalist Arthur Stuart is dispatched to deconstruct the legend of the bisexual pop star.
Cast
Cast
Ewan McGregor, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Christian Bale, Toni Collette, Eddie Izzard, Emiy Woof, Michael Feast, Janet McTeer, Mairead McKinley, Luke Morgan Oliver, Osheen Jones, Micko Westmoreland
Director
Director
Todd Haynes
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Showbiz Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, LGBT Dramas, Indie LGBT, LGBT, Bisexual
Rent The Broken Hearts Club on DVD The Broken Hearts Club
Synopsis
The lives of a group of gay friends in West Hollywood revolve around the Broken Hearts, a restaurant run by the fatherly Jack (John Mahoney) and the softball team he sponsors. The friends (Dean Cain, Zach Braff and Andrew Keegan) rely on each other for conversation and camaraderie as they search for love and mourn their many losses.
Cast
Cast
Ben Weber, Timothy Olyphant, Matt McGrath, Zach Braff, Nora Burns, Dean Cain, Chris Payne Gilbert, John Brandon, Diane McBain, Robert Peters, Andrew Keegan, Nia Long, John Mahoney, Mary McCormack, Robert Arce, Jennifer Coolidge, Kerr Smith, Chris Weitz, Thomas Gibson, Justin Theroux
Director
Director
Greg Berlanti
Genres
Genres
LGBT, Romantic LGBT, LGBT Comedies, Indie LGBT, Gay, LGBT Dramas
Rent Boy Culture on DVD Boy Culture
Synopsis
A male prostitute with the enigmatic name of X carefully avoids personal intimacy and affection, maintaining his stoic approach until one of his regular customers tempts him to reconsider his position by sharing a meaningful story.
Cast
Cast
Derek Magyar, George Jonson, Patrick Bauchau, Darryl Stephens, Peyton Hinson, Jonathon Trent, Kyle Santler, Emily Brooke Hands, Matt Riedy
Director
Director
Q. Allan Brocka
Genres
Genres
LGBT, Drama, LGBT Dramas, Romantic LGBT, Gay
Rent Shelter on DVD Shelter
Synopsis
Zach (Trevor Wright) sacrifices his dream of going to art school to support his ill father (Don Margolin), sister (Tina Holmes) and her young son (Jackson Wurth) in this moving drama. He finds happiness surfing with buddy Gabe (Ross Thomas). But when he falls for Gabe's older brother, Shaun (Brad Rowe), his world is turned upside down. Zach struggles to learn how to put his own needs first before the demands of his family.
Cast
Cast
Trevor Wright, Brad Rowe, Ross Thomas, Tina Holmes, Albert Reed, Jackson Wurth, Don Margolin
Director
Director
Jonah Markowitz
Genres
Genres
Drama, LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Romantic LGBT, Gay
Rent Little Ashes on DVD Little Ashes
Synopsis
This evocative film explores the relationship between two of the 20th century's most notable Spanish artists: poet Federico García Lorca and surrealist Salvador Dalí. Along with filmmaker Luis Buñuel, they take the country by storm.
Cast
Cast
Robert Pattinson, Javier Beltran, Matthew McNulty, Marina Gatell, Esther Nubiola, Adria Allue, Simón Andreu, Ruben Arroyo, Adrian Devant, Sue Flack, Ferran Audi, Diana Gomez
Director
Director
Paul Morrison
Genres
Genres
Drama, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, LGBT Dramas, Romantic Dramas
Rent And the Band Played On on DVD And the Band Played On
Synopsis
Based on journalist Randy Shilts's controversial tome detailing the emergence of AIDS in America, this gripping, made-for-cable film follows doctors at the Centers for Disease Control as they search for a cure. But an ambivalent U.S. government, red tape and ego battles between French and American researchers thwart the CDC's efforts. The all-star cast includes Matthew Modine, Alan Alda, Ian McKellen and Lily Tomlin.
Cast
Cast
Alan Alda, Matthew Modine, Patrick Bauchau, Nathalie Baye, Christian Clemenson, David Clennon, Phil Collins, Bud Cort, Alex Courtney, David Dukes, Richard Gere, David Marshall Grant, Ronald Guttman, Glenne Headly, Anjelica Huston, Ken Jenkins, Richard Jenkins, Tchéky Karyo, Swoosie Kurtz, Donal Logue, Steve Martin, Richard Masur, Dakin Matthews, Ian McKellen, Lawrence Monoson, Jeffrey Nordling, Saul Rubinek, Charles Martin Smith, Stephen Spinella, Lily Tomlin, B.D. Wong
Director
Director
Roger Spottiswoode
Genres
Genres
Drama, LGBT Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Made-for-TV Movies, HBO, Tearjerkers, Dramas Based on the Book, Social Issue Dramas
Rent If These Walls Could Talk 2 on DVD If These Walls Could Talk 2
Synopsis
Following the same premise as the first movie -- focusing on three different women from three generations who've occupied the same house -- this Emmy-winning follow-up trains its lens on three lesbian couples. In 1961, Edith (Vanessa Redgrave) loses her longtime companion. In the 1970s, collegiate Linda (Michelle Williams) falls for townie Amy (Chloë Sevigny). And in 2000, the house's inhabitants (Ellen DeGeneres, Sharon Stone) want to become parents.
Cast
Cast
Vanessa Redgrave, Marian Seldes, Paul Giamatti, Elizabeth Perkins, Jenny O'Hara, Michelle Williams, Chloë Sevigny, Nia Long, Natasha Lyonne, Heather McComb, Sharon Stone, Ellen DeGeneres, Regina King, Kathy Najimy, Mitchell Anderson, George Newbern, Lucinda Jenney
Director
Director
Jane Anderson, Martha Coolidge, Anne Heche
Genres
Genres
LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Lesbian, Romantic LGBT, Social Issue Dramas
Rent Lost and Delirious on DVD Lost and Delirious
Synopsis
Mary doesn't want to attend the posh boarding school her father and stepmother have selected, but once there she quickly befriends her female roommates, who are in a romantic relationship that doesn't sit well with some at the school.
Cast
Cast
Piper Perabo, Jessica Paré, Mischa Barton, Jackie Burroughs, Mimi Kuzyk, Graham Greene, Emily VanCamp, Amy Stewart, Caroline Dhavernas, Luke Kirby
Director
Director
Léa Pool
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, LGBT Dramas, Romantic Dramas, Romantic LGBT, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Lesbian, Dramas Based on the Book, Indie LGBT
Rent Big Eden on DVD Big Eden
Synopsis
Successful but lonely New York artist Henry Hart (Arye Gross) returns to Big Eden to care for his ailing grandfather and winds up confronting his unrequited passion for his high school best friend and his feelings about being gay in a small town. As Henry works though his emotions, the townspeople quietly conspire to help him along, until Henry realizes new possibilities for both friendship and romance. Eric Schweig and Louise Fletcher also star.
Cast
Cast
Arye Gross, Eric Schweig, Tim DeKay, George Coe, Louise Fletcher, Nan Martin, Veanne Cox, O'Neal Compton, Corinne Bohrer, John Dossett
Director
Director
Thomas Bezucha
Genres
Genres
LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Romantic LGBT, Indie Dramas
Rent My Beautiful Laundrette on DVD My Beautiful Laundrette
Synopsis
My Beautiful Laundrette tells an uncommon love story that takes place between a young South London Pakistani man (Gordon Warnecke), who decides to open an upscale laundromat to make his family proud, and his childhood friend, a skinhead (Daniel Day-Lewis, in a breakthrough role), who volunteers to help make his dream a reality.
Cast
Cast
Dudley Thomas, Saeed Jaffrey, Souad Faress, Winston Graham, Shirley Ann Field, Gordon Warnecke, Daniel Day-Lewis, Rita Wolf, Roshan Seth, Charu Bala Chokshi, Richard Graham, Derrick Branche
Director
Director
Stephen Frears
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, LGBT Dramas, Romantic LGBT, United Kingdom, Foreign Regions, The Criterion Collection
Rent Come Undone on DVD Come Undone
Synopsis
While on a family vacation on the French seaside, brooding 18-year-old Mathieu meets Cédric, an attractive carefree boy his own age, and is swept away by the first stirrings of homosexual passion.
Cast
Cast
Jeremie Elkaim, Stéphane Rideau , Dominique Reymond, Marie Matheron, Laetitia Legrix, Nils Ohlund, Réjane Kerdaffrec, Guy Houssier, Violeta Ferrer, Robert Darmel
Director
Director
Sébastien Lifshitz
Genres
Genres
Drama, LGBT, Romantic Dramas, Steamy Romance, LGBT Dramas, Romantic LGBT, Gay, Indie Dramas, Indie Romance, Indie LGBT, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Steamy Romance, Foreign Romance, Foreign LGBT, French Language, France
Rent The Trip on DVD The Trip
Synopsis
It's 1973, and gay rights activist Tommy Ballenger is about to embark on the journey of a lifetime when he meets an older man, Alan, whose political views skew as far right as Tommy's do left. In spite of their differences, they fall in love.
Cast
Cast
Larry Sullivan, Steve Braun, Ray Baker, James Handy, Dennis Bailey, Alexis Arquette, Sirena Irwin, Jill St. John, Rosemary Alexander
Director
Director
Miles Swain
Genres
Genres
LGBT, Drama, LGBT Dramas, Romantic LGBT, Romantic Dramas, Indie Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent The Dying Gaul on DVD The Dying Gaul
Synopsis
When Jeffrey (Campbell Scott), a slick Hollywood studio exec, offers gay screenwriter Robert (Peter Sarsgaard) $1 million to transform a screenplay's homosexual protagonists into heterosexuals, Robert takes the bait -- and ends up sleeping in Jeffrey's bed. But complications ensue when Jeffrey's wife, Elaine (Patricia Clarkson), begins unraveling her husband's secrets, with nail-biting consequences. Craig Lucas directs in his feature-film debut.
Cast
Cast
Patricia Clarkson, Campbell Scott, Peter Sarsgaard, Ryan Miller, Faith Jefferies, Robin Bartlett, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Kelli O'Hara, Dee Dee Flores, Elizabeth Marvel
Director
Director
Craig Lucas
Genres
Genres
Independent, Indie Dramas, LGBT Dramas, Indie LGBT, Bisexual
Rent Cracks on DVD Cracks
Synopsis
Miss G., a teacher at a girls' boarding school, is unusually close with one of her charges, Di. But when the arrival of a new student evokes strong emotions, disrupting Miss G.'s relationship with the others, it is certain that someone will get hurt.
Cast
Cast
Eva Green, Juno Temple, Imogen Poots, María Valverde, Clemmie Dugdale, Ellie Nunn, Zoe Carroll, Adele McCann, Sinéad Cusack, Helen Norton
Director
Director
Jordan Scott
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, LGBT Dramas, Lesbian, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, United Kingdom
Rent The Children's Hour on DVD The Children's Hour
Synopsis
In this daring drama, Karen and Martha are the headmistresses of an exclusive school for girls. When they discipline a malicious little girl, the vindictive child twists an overheard comment into slander and accuses her teachers of being lesbians. Soon the scandalous gossip engulfs the school's community, with repercussions that are swift, crushing and tragic.
Cast
Cast
Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine, James Garner, Miriam Hopkins, Fay Bainter, Karen Balkin, Veronica Cartwright, Mimi Gibson, Debbie Moldow, Diane Mountford, William Mims
Director
Director
William Wyler
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, LGBT Dramas, LGBT, Lesbian
Rent C.R.A.Z.Y. on DVD C.R.A.Z.Y.
Synopsis
There are five boys in the Beaulieu family -- Christian, Raymond, Antoine, Zachary and Yvan. But Zac (played by Emile Vallee and Marc-Andre Grondin) is the only one who's gay. That's why growing up in Montreal alongside his heterosexual brothers and his strict, emotionally distant father (Michel Cote) proves especially challenging for the blossoming outsider, who finds solace in the music of Pink Floyd, the Rolling Stones and David Bowie.
Cast
Cast
Michel Cote, Marc-André Grondin, Danielle Proulx, Emile Vallee, Pierre-Luc Brillant, Maxime Tremblay, Alex Gravel, Natasha Thompson, Johanne Lebrun, Mariloup Wolfe, Francis Ducharme
Director
Director
Jean-Marc Vallee
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, LGBT Dramas, LGBT, French Language
Rent Show Me Love on DVD Show Me Love
Synopsis
Elin (Alexandra Dahlstrom) and Agnes (Rebecka Liljeberg) are social opposites. While Elin is gorgeous, lively and wildly popular at school, Agnes is sullen, lonely and rejected as a nerdy lesbian. But when Agnes develops a crush on Elin, the exploration of love between them alleviates Elin's perpetual boredom. This Swedish award-winner reflects the joy and pain of relationships, the insecurity of youth and the courage it takes to be different.
Cast
Cast
Alexandra Dahlström, Rebecca Liljeberg, Erica Carlson, Mathias Rust, Stefan Horberg, Ralph Carlsson
Director
Director
Lukas Moodysson
Genres
Genres
Foreign, LGBT, Lesbian, LGBT Dramas, Romantic LGBT, Romantic Dramas, Scandinavia, Swedish Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Boys on the Side on DVD Boys on the Side
Synopsis
Looking to jump-start her career, lesbian night-club singer Jane (Whoopi Goldberg) answers an ad placed by a woman named Robin (Mary-Louise Parker), an AIDS sufferer who wants a companion to drive from the Big Apple to Los Angeles. En route, they pick up Jane's friend Holly (Drew Barrymore), who's pregnant and running from her abusive boyfriend. The trio gets as far as Arizona before Robin falls ill, and they must learn to rely on one another.
Cast
Cast
Whoopi Goldberg, Mary-Louise Parker, Drew Barrymore, Matthew McConaughey, James Remar, Billy Wirth, Anita Gillette, Dennis Boutsikaris, Estelle Parsons, Amy Aquino, Stan Egi
Director
Director
Herbert Ross
Genres
Genres
Drama, Tearjerkers, Medical Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, LGBT Dramas, Lesbian
Rent Blue Is the Warmest Color on DVD Blue Is the Warmest Color
Synopsis
Determined to fall in love, 15-year-old Adele is focused on boys. But it's a blue-haired girl she meets on the street who really piques her interest. Soon, Adele is exploring her desire for girls as she negotiates her way to becoming a woman.
Cast
Cast
Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Salim Kechiouche, Aurélien Recoing, Catherine Salée, Benjamin Siksou, Mona Walravens, Alma Jodorowsky, Jérémie Laheurte, Anne Loiret, Benoît Pilot, Sandor Funtek, Fanny Maurin
Director
Director
Abdellatif Kechiche
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Indie Romance, LGBT Dramas, Romantic LGBT, Indie LGBT, Lesbian, Foreign LGBT, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Romance, French Language, France
Rent Pariah on DVD Pariah
Synopsis
Though she acts in a traditional, feminine way around her religious parents, Bronx teenage lesbian Alike comfortably expresses her sexuality among her friends. Eventually, her worlds will collide and Alike will have to fully embrace her true self.
Cast
Cast
Adepero Oduye, Pernell Walker, Aasha Davis, Charles Parnell, Sahra Mellesse, Kim Wayans, Shamika Cotton, Raymond Anthony Thomas
Director
Director
Dee Rees
Genres
Genres
Drama, LGBT, Indie Dramas, LGBT Dramas, Lesbian
Rent Yossi & Jagger on DVD Yossi & Jagger
Synopsis
Two Israeli soldiers try to find solace from the constant grind of war in this moving romantic drama. While preparing for a daring moonlit ambush in the snowy mountains of Lebanon, company commander Yossi (Ohad Knoller) and his platoon leader, Jagger (Yehuda Levi), fall in love, carefully hiding their relationship from their comrades. But will the tragedy of war ultimately intrude upon the men's clandestine affair?
Cast
Cast
Yehuda Levi, Ohad Knoller, Assi Cohen, Aya Steinovitz, Hani Furstenberg, Sharon Raginiano
Director
Director
Eytan Fox
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, LGBT Dramas, Romantic LGBT, Gay, Foreign LGBT, Hebrew Language, Israel
Rent Poster Boy on DVD Poster Boy
Synopsis
When Henry (Matt Newton) -- the closeted son of right-wing Sen. Jack Kray (Michael Lerner) -- sleeps with a gay activist (Jack Noseworthy), he shakes up his father's bid for reelection. If the media learns of Henry's sexual orientation, will the news tank his dad's career and their relationship? Karen Allen, Valerie Geffner and Ian Reed Kesler co-star in first-time director Zak Tucker's dramatic coming-out tale.
Cast
Cast
Karen Allen, Jack Noseworthy, Matt Newton, Michael Lerner, Valerie Geffner, Ian Reed Kesler
Director
Director
Zak Tucker
Genres
Genres
Drama, Gay, LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Political Dramas
Rent Circumstance on DVD Circumstance
Synopsis
Vivacious young Iranian girls Atafeh and Shireen discover their burgeoning sexuality, struggling with their desires and the boundaries placed upon them by the world they were born into.
Cast
Cast
Nikohl Boosheri, Sarah Kazemy, Reza Sixo Safai, Soheil Parsa, Nasrin Pakkho, Amir Barghashi, Fariborz Daftari, Keon Mohajeri, Sina Amedson, Amir Hossein Soleimani, Siro Fazlian
Director
Director
Maryam Keshavarz
Genres
Genres
Drama, LGBT, Romantic Dramas, Steamy Romance, LGBT Dramas, Indie Dramas, Romantic LGBT, Indie Romance, Lesbian, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Steamy Romance, Foreign LGBT, Foreign Romance, Foreign Languages, Iran
Rent Rock Haven on DVD Rock Haven
Synopsis
When the religiously devout Brady (Sean Hoagland) moves to a new town with his mother (Laura Jane Coles) and begins spending time with his handsome neighbor, Clifford (Owen Alabado), their mutual attraction forces Brady to confront his true desires. But with Brady about to enter a religious college, he finds that his plans for the immediate future stand in direct contrast to his emerging sexuality.
Cast
Cast
Erin Daly, Sean Hoagland, Owen Alabado, Laura Jane Coles, Katheryn Hecht
Director
Director
David Lewis
Genres
Genres
LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Indie Dramas, Romantic LGBT, Indie Romance, Gay
Rent The World Unseen on DVD The World Unseen
Synopsis
In a world where boundaries are rigidly defined, two wildly different women tentatively cross them in this story that focuses on their budding romance in apartheid South Africa. One (Sheetal Sheth) is a taxi-driving, café-owning rebel; the other (Lisa Ray) is a devoted mother and wife. Both learn lessons about themselves and their lives in their journey toward each other in this film from novelist-turned-director Shamim Sarif.
Cast
Cast
Lisa Ray, Sheetal Sheth, Parvin Dabas, Nandana Sen, David Dennis, Grethe Fox, Colin Moss, Bernard White, Amber Rose Revah, Rajesh Gopie, Natalie Becker
Director
Director
Shamim Sarif
Genres
Genres
Drama, LGBT, Social Issue Dramas, Romantic Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, LGBT Dramas, Romantic LGBT, Lesbian, Period Pieces, United Kingdom
Rent 200 American on DVD 200 American
Synopsis
Newly arrived in New York and in need of money, Aussie native Ian (Sean Matic) finds himself caught up in the seedier side of corporate life. Ian is hired by Conrad (Matt Walton), who's looking for a temporary lover to fill the void after a breakup. Conrad really takes a shine to Ian and gives him a job at his ad agency, but complications arise when Ian falls for his new boss. Mark Ford, Justin Durishin and Anthony Ames co-star.
Cast
Cast
Sean Matic, Matt Walton, Anthony Ames, Spencer Aste, Justin Durishin, Mark Ford, Gail Herendeen, John-Dylan Howard, Constance Reardon
Director
Director
Richard LeMay
Genres
Genres
LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Romantic LGBT, Indie LGBT, Gay
Rent Burnt Money on DVD Burnt Money
Synopsis
Set in 1965, Burnt Money (released in Argentina as Plata Quemada) tells the true story of Angel and Sam, gay lovers who turn to crime, bank robbery and murder, holding Argentina and Uruguay in suspense as they lead the authorities on a two-month-long manhunt. Delicately balanced between gripping action and tender romance, director Marcelo Piñeyro's film premiered at the 2000 Toronto International Film Festival.
Cast
Cast
Eduardo Noriega, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Pablo Echarri, Leticia Brédice, Ricardo Bartis, Dolores Fonzi, Héctor Alterio
Director
Director
Marcelo Piñeyro
Genres
Genres
Foreign, LGBT, Gay, LGBT Dramas, Argentina, Foreign Romance, Spanish Language, Foreign Dramas, Foreign LGBT, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Food of Love on DVD Food of Love
Synopsis
Ventura Pons writes and directs Food of Love, adapting the novel "The Tale of Love" by David Leavitt, which tells the complex story of a love affair between an 18-year-old man and his much older mentor. Paul (Kevin Bishop) is a music student working as an assistant for classical pianist Richard (Paul Rhys). The two meet in Barcelona and begin a passionate tryst, but they must contend with the disapproval of Paul's mother and Richard's boyfriend.
Cast
Cast
Juliet Stevenson, Paul Rhys, Allan Corduner, Kevin Bishop, Geraldine McEwan, Leslie Charles, Craig Hill, Pamela Field, Naim Thomas, Mingo Rafols, Pepa Lopez, Manu Fullola, Sue Flack
Director
Director
Ventura Pons
Genres
Genres
LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Spain, Romantic LGBT, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, Gay, Foreign Regions
Rent La Mission on DVD La Mission
Synopsis
Ultra-macho ex-con Che Rivera learns the true meaning of being a father when he discovers his son is gay. At first, he turns violent. But when a beautiful neighbor helps him see through his anger, he begins to reconcile his long-held beliefs.
Cast
Cast
Benjamin Bratt, Jeremy Ray Valdez, Max Rosenak, Erika Alexander, Talisa Soto, Patrick Shining Elk, Big Spence, Ruben González, Tina Huang, Melvina Jones, Rene Quinones, Anthony Santana
Director
Director
Peter Bratt
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, LGBT Dramas
Rent The Next Best Thing on DVD The Next Best Thing
Synopsis
Abbie and Robert are single friends who never let sex get between them -- it's never been an issue, as he's gay. But one night, a little too much wine leads to an unexpected tryst. Abbie decides to keep the baby, and Robert offers to help raise it.
Cast
Cast
Madonna, Rupert Everett, Benjamin Bratt, Illeana Douglas, Michael Vartan, Josef Sommer, Malcolm Stumpf, Lynn Redgrave, Neil Patrick Harris, Mark Valley, Stacy Edwards, John Carroll Lynch
Director
Director
John Schlesinger
Genres
Genres
Drama, LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Tearjerkers
Rent Defying Gravity on DVD Defying Gravity
Synopsis
Frat boy Griff (Daniel Chilson), who works hard to keep his brothers in the dark about his intimate encounters with Pete (Don Handfield), is forced to come to terms with his sexual identity in this touching drama. Pete, who left the frat house for a more liberating off-campus life, wants a real relationship, while Griff claims he only wants sex. But when gay-bashing thugs beat Pete into a coma, Griff must face his true feelings for him.
Cast
Cast
Daniel Chilson, Niklaus Lange, Don Handfield, Linna Carter, Seabass Diamond
Director
Director
John Keitel
Genres
Genres
LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Romantic LGBT
Rent Loving Annabelle on DVD Loving Annabelle
Synopsis
An esteemed young poetry teacher at a Catholic boarding school risks everything when she engages in a feverish affair with a female student in this controversial story of forbidden love.
Cast
Cast
Erin Kelly, Diane Gaidry, Laura Breckenridge, Michelle Horn, Gustine Fudickar, Ilene Graff, Kevin McCarthy, Markus Flanagan
Director
Director
Katherine Brooks
Genres
Genres
Drama, LGBT, Romantic Dramas, Romantic LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Lesbian
Rent Dog Tags on DVD Dog Tags
Synopsis
Nate Merritt (Paul Preiss) enlists in the Marines in order to support his fiancée. But during a furlough in California, Nate meets an uninhibited gay man who leads him on a journey of self-discovery -- and gives him new insight into the father who abandoned him. This heartfelt coming-of-age drama from writer-director Damon Dietz co-stars Candy Clark, Amy Lindsay, Hoyt Richards and Barry J. Ratcliffe.
Cast
Cast
Paul Preiss, Bart Fletcher, Candy Clark, Barry J. Ratcliffe, Diane Davisson, Keythe Farley, Hoyt Richards, Willam Belli, Chris Carlisle, Grant Whitney Harvey, Amy Lindsay, Justin Mortelliti
Director
Director
Damion Dietz
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, LGBT Dramas, Indie Dramas
Rent Back Soon on DVD Back Soon
Synopsis
In the wake of his wife's death, Logan (Windham Beacham) becomes fast friends with Gil (Matthew Montgomery). But after a drunken night together ends with the two straight men sharing a steamy bed, the two must reexamine their sexual identities as they forge a new relationship. Writer-director Rob Williams's touching and surprising drama won the Alternative Spirit Award at the 2007 Rhode Island International Film Festival.
Cast
Cast
Matthew Montgomery, Maggie Eilertson, Windham Beacham, Artie O'Daly, Bret Wolfe, Kelly Keaton, Bethany Dotson
Director
Director
Rob Williams
Genres
Genres
LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Romantic LGBT, Gay
Rent East Side Story on DVD East Side Story
Synopsis
Dutiful grandson Diego Campos (René Alvarado) helps run the family restaurant, hides his gay relationships from his traditional Latino family and faces cultural changes to his ethnic enclave in this film festival favorite set in East Los Angeles. Diego finds himself navigating uncharted territory when his amorous aunt (Gladys Jimenez) puts the moves on his boyfriend (David Berón) and an influx of gay white men moves into the neighborhood.
Cast
Cast
Luis Accinelli, Andrea Zafra, René Alvarado, Cory Schneider, Luis Raul Martinez, David Berón, Gladys Jimenez, Steve Callahan, Anthony Fitzgerald, Michael Cassady, Yelyna De Leon, Dominic Ceci, Irene DeBari
Director
Director
Carlos Portugal
Genres
Genres
LGBT, Romantic LGBT, LGBT Dramas, LGBT Comedies, Gay
Rent You'll Get Over It on DVD You'll Get Over It
Synopsis
Gay teenager Vincent (Julien Baumgartner) is comfortably in the closet -- he's popular, he's a star athlete and he has a cute girlfriend (Julia Maraval) who loves him. But he's also been secretly hooking up with an older guy (Nils Ohlund). When Vincent is outed by a new student (Jérémie Elkaïm), he struggles to cope with the drastic changes the revelation sets into motion -- including completely redefined relationships with his friends and family.
Cast
Cast
Julien Baumgartner, Julia Maraval, Francois Comar, Jeremie Elkaim, Patrick Bonnel, Christiane Millet, Antoine Michel, Nils Ohlund
Director
Director
Fabrice Cazeneuve
Genres
Genres
Foreign, LGBT Dramas, LGBT, Foreign LGBT, French Language, France, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent The Gymnast on DVD The Gymnast
Synopsis
When an injury ends her career as a gymnast, Jane falls back into lackluster job and a passionless marriage. That is, until she begins work on an aerial act with another beautiful gymnast and feels the stirrings of unexpected love.
Cast
Cast
Dreya Weber, Addie Yungmee, John Lee Ames, Andrew Ableson, David De Simone, Ronald Drewes, Paul A. Hicks, Tony Horton, Amy Lemons
Director
Director
Ned Farr
Genres
Genres
LGBT, Romantic LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Indie LGBT, Lesbian
Rent Another Country on DVD Another Country
Synopsis
Guy Bennett, a young gay man attending boarding school in 1930s England, yearns to ascend the social ladder. Yet his plans are waylaid by the attentions of an attractive classmate. Bennett soon ascertains that forbidden love and ambition don't mix.
Cast
Cast
Rupert Everett, Cary Elwes, Colin Firth, Michael Jenn, Robert Addie, Rupert Wainwright, Tristan Oliver, Frederick Alexander
Director
Director
Marek Kanievska
Genres
Genres
Drama, LGBT, Romantic Dramas, LGBT Dramas, Gay, United Kingdom, Foreign Regions
Rent Issues 101 on DVD Issues 101
Synopsis
Within weeks of enrolling at California Beach College, Joe decides to come out of the closet. So when a hunky frat boy asks him to a party, Joe thinks he's going on a date. At the party, Joe stirs up a boiling pot of sexual confusion as two of the frat brothers begin to vie for his attention -- even though one of them is supposedly straight. And it doesn't help that the others don't want the rest of campus to know Joe is gay.
Cast
Cast
Michael Rozman, Dennis W. Rittenhouse Jr., Jeff Sublett, Jason Boegh, Kelly Clarkson
Director
Director
John Lincoln
Genres
Genres
LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Romantic LGBT, Indie LGBT, Gay
Rent Head On on DVD Head On
Synopsis
This edgy indie drama follows 19-year-old Ari (Alex Dimitriades), a gay Greek-Australian whose roiling ethnic- and sexual-identity struggles lead to a wild, 24-hour odyssey. When he's not dealing drugs or bedding nameless partners, Ari joins his younger sister (Andrea Mandalis) in a battle of wills against their reactionary parents. Though he ultimately runs afoul of the law, Ari remains impenitent about his self-destructive hedonism.
Cast
Cast
Alex Dimitriades, Paul Capsis, Julian Garner, Tony Nikolakopoulos, Elena Mandalis, Eugenia Fragos, Damien Fotiou, Andrea Mandalis, Maria Mercedes, Dora Kaskanis, Alex Papps, Vassili Zappa
Director
Director
Ana Kokkinos
Genres
Genres
Drama, LGBT Dramas, Australia/ New Zealand, Indie Dramas, Foreign Regions
Rent Total Eclipse on DVD Total Eclipse
Synopsis
Leonardo DiCaprio plays the prodigious 19th-century French poet Arthur Rimbaud in this captivating historical drama. Paul Verlaine (David Thewlis), an older and more traditional writer, finds himself infatuated with the young Rimbaud. That makes him unable to keep the peace with his wife (Romane Bohringer). A love/hate relationship develops between the two men as they forge the rough waters of creative expression.
Cast
Cast
Leonardo DiCaprio, Dominique Blanc, David Thewlis, Romane Bohringer
Director
Director
Agnieszka Holland
Genres
Genres
Drama, LGBT Dramas, Romantic LGBT, Biographies, Period Pieces, United Kingdom, Foreign Regions, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces
Rent Edge of Seventeen on DVD Edge of Seventeen
Synopsis
A 17-year-old rediscovers his sexuality in this 1980s story about coming out and its social consequences. Eric (Chris Stafford) takes a job at an amusement park and meets Rod (Andersen Gabrych) -- but finds out too late that his crush just wants sex. He seeks consolation at the local gay bar, only to be used again. As he continues to question his sexual orientation, a female friend (Tina Holmes) volunteers to be his next partner.
Cast
Cast
Chris Stafford, Tina Holmes, Andersen Gabrych, Stephanie McVay, Lea DeLaria, John Eby, Antonio Carriero, Jason Lockhart
Director
Director
David Moreton
Genres
Genres
Comedy, LGBT, LGBT Comedies, LGBT Dramas, Indie LGBT, Gay
Rent The Line of Beauty on DVD The Line of Beauty
Synopsis
Nick (Dan Stevens), a middle-class gay man, becomes drawn into the wealthy and politically connected Fedden family in 1980s England. He enjoys wild parties, lavish vacations and a busy love life -- until scandals and the AIDS crisis invade his world. Based on Alan Hollinghurst's Booker Prize-winning novel, this BBC miniseries traces Nick's sexual and political awakening against a backdrop of class struggle and corruption.
Cast
Cast
Tim McInnerny, Alice Krige, Dan Stevens, Hayley Atwell, Alex Wyndham, Oliver Coleman, Don Gilet, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Floella Benjamin, Joseph Morgan, Lydia Leonard, Kenneth Cranham, Elize du Toit, Barbara Flynn, Jake Broder
Director
Director
Saul Dibb
Genres
Genres
Drama, British TV, LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Gay, BBC, Dramas Based on the Book, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature
Rent Phoenix on DVD Phoenix
Synopsis
When his lover, Ken (Gaetano Jones), vanishes while on a business trip to Phoenix, naive young Dylan (Chad Bartley) goes in search of him -- and stumbles on some disquieting discoveries. In Phoenix, Dylan meets Demetrius (Jeff Castle), Ken's partner of seven years. United by Ken's betrayal, Demetrius and Dylan seek solace in each other. This trek through one man's identity crisis is also a statement about the nature of love in the modern world.
Cast
Cast
Gaetano Jones, Jeff Castle, Chad Bartley
Director
Director
Michael Akers
Genres
Genres
LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Indie LGBT, Gay
Rent Long-Term Relationship on DVD Long-Term Relationship
Synopsis
Tired of the unsatisfying singles scene, Glenn (Matthew Montgomery) answers a personal ad and meets Adam (Windham Beacham), a handsome Southern man seeking a long-term relationship. The two hit it off immediately, but their initial attraction is soon put to the test. Glenn's gay friends say he'd be happier playing the field again, but his straight pals encourage him to work at the budding relationship in director Rob Williams's romantic comedy.
Cast
Cast
Matthew Montgomery, Windham Beacham, Artie O'Daly, Jeremy Lucas, Bret Wolfe, Chuti Tiu, Joel Bryant, Joe Bratcher, Judy Farrell
Director
Director
Rob Williams
Genres
Genres
LGBT, Gay, Romantic LGBT, LGBT Comedies, LGBT Dramas, Indie Comedies, Indie Romance
Rent Circuit on DVD Circuit
Synopsis
Small-town cop John moves to Los Angeles, looking for a place that's more welcoming of a gay lifestyle. As he starts to make the rounds of the "circuit," he meets an insecure hustler who shepherds John into a world of illicit sex and decadent drugs.
Cast
Cast
Jonathan Wade Drahos, Andre Khabbazi, Brian Lane Green, Kiersten Warren, Daniel Kucan, Jim J. Bullock, Darryl Stephens, Bruce Vilanch, Randal Kleiser, Paul Lekakis, William Katt, Nancy Allen, Stanton Schnepp
Director
Director
Dirk Shafer
Genres
Genres
LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Indie LGBT, Romantic LGBT, Gay
Rent Regarding Billy on DVD Regarding Billy
Synopsis
Writer-Director Jeff London's tender and poignant gay drama centers on Billy (Ronnie Kerr), who moves back to his hometown to become his mentally challenged brother's (Jack Sway ) guardian when their parents are killed. When his childhood buddy, the irreparably injured Dean (Jason Van Eman), is shipped back home after serving in Iraq, Billy finds his secret feelings for him resurfacing, setting off a series of unexpected events.
Cast
Cast
Ronnie Kerr, Jack Sway, Jason Van Eman
Director
Director
Jeff London
Genres
Genres
LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Romantic LGBT, Indie LGBT, Gay, Independent
Rent The Last Year on DVD The Last Year
Synopsis
Paul's (Ron Petronicolos) homosexual affair at Bible College with a new student named Alex (Mike Dolan) sets tongues wagging, mostly with un-Christian reactions. The dean (Rand Smith), himself a closet case, threatens to expel Paul, and the football jocks have their eye on Alex. The church confessional is sure to be busy as spirituality and sexuality clash in this movie based on a true story.
Cast
Cast
Ron Petronicolos, Mike Dolan, Patrick Orion Hoesterey, Merrick McMahon, Rand Smith
Director
Director
Jeff London
Genres
Genres
Drama, LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Romantic LGBT, Biographies, Faith & Spirituality Feature Films, Faith & Spirituality, Religious & Spiritual Dramas
Rent Shank on DVD Shank
Synopsis
In this gritty drama, a closeted young thug named Cal unexpectedly finds love after intervening to save a foreign exchange student from a beating by the gang. But the two are soon in peril when Cal's cohorts come looking for him.
Cast
Cast
Wayne Virgo, Marc Laurent, Alice Payne, Tom Bott, Garry Summers, Bernie Hodges, Christian Martin, Louise Fearnside
Director
Director
Simon Pearce
Genres
Genres
LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Indie LGBT, Gay, United Kingdom
Rent Third Man Out on DVD Third Man Out
Synopsis
Private eye Donald Strachey (Chad Allen) is tasked with safeguarding gay community activist John Rutka (Jack Wetherall) after he receives threats in this made-for-television thriller. But Strachey comes to believe Rutka fabricated the report. In reaction, the gumshoe deserts his post and Rutka ends up dead, leaving behind foes for Strachey to investigate. This is the first adaptation of Richard Stevenson's series of gay-themed mystery novels.
Cast
Cast
Chad Allen, Sean Carey, Moneca Delain, P. Lynn Johnson, David Palffy, Sebastian Spence, April Telek, Jack Wetherall, Sean Young, Colin Lawrence, Woody Jeffreys
Director
Director
Ron Oliver
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Mystery, Crime Thrillers, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature
Rent Mulligans on DVD Mulligans
Synopsis
When college pals Tyler Davidson and in-the-closet Chase arrive at the Davidson family lake house to spend the summer, clan patriarch Nathan soon finds himself irresistibly attracted to his son's handsome friend.
Cast
Cast
Dan Payne, Thea Gill, Charlie David, Derek Baynham, Grace Vukovic, Amy Matysio, Nhi Do, Anthony Joseph, Calum Worthy, Patrick Baynham
Director
Director
Chip Hale
Genres
Genres
LGBT, Drama, LGBT Dramas, Romantic Dramas, Romantic LGBT, Gay
Rent Bear Cub on DVD Bear Cub
Synopsis
An unconventional uncle becomes guardian to his young nephew in this sensitive tale. When he agrees to care for his sister's 9-year-old son, Bernardo (David Castillo), for just a couple of weeks, Pedro (José Luis García Pérez) decides it's best to curtail his active homosexual lifestyle. But the concerned uncle discovers that young Bernardo is wise beyond his years. When the boy's mother fails to return, Pedro must assume the role of parent.
Cast
Cast
José Luis García Pérez, David Castillo, Empar Ferrer, Elvira Lindo, Arno Chevrier, Mario Arias, Josele Roman, Diana Cerezo, Daniel Llobregat, Juanma Lara
Director
Director
Miguel Albaladejo
Genres
Genres
Foreign, LGBT Dramas, Spain, LGBT Comedies, Foreign Dramas, Spanish Language, LGBT, Foreign LGBT, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Like It Is on DVD Like It Is
Synopsis
In bleak Northern England, a latent young homosexual makes his living fighting illegal bare-knuckles bouts. When he falls for a hip record producer who's in town promoting a singer, the boxer soon finds his world turned upside down.
Cast
Cast
Steve Bell, Ian Rose, Roger Daltrey, Dani Behr, Jude Alderson, Emile Charles, Chris Hargreaves, Paul Broughton
Director
Director
Paul Oremland
Genres
Genres
LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Indie LGBT, Gay, United Kingdom
Rent The Houseboy on DVD The Houseboy
Synopsis
Distraught after he overhears his two 30-something lovers talking about finding a new "toy" to replace him, young Ricky (Nick May) looks for love through a series of random sexual encounters while house-sitting for the couple over the Christmas holidays. Meanwhile, he contemplates suicide. But when Ricky meets a compassionate new friend, he may be experiencing the sparks of real love in this compelling and sexy gay drama.
Cast
Cast
Nick May, Blake Young-Fountain, Murray Hill, Damián Fuentes, Tom Merlino
Director
Director
Spencer Schilly
Genres
Genres
LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Romantic LGBT, Indie LGBT, Gay
Rent Further Tales of the City on DVD Further Tales of the City
Synopsis
This sequel to More Tales of the City finds Mary Ann (Laura Linney) struggling to advance in her new career on television, while Michael (Paul Hopkins) is playing the field after his break-up with Jon (Billy Campbell). After her divorce, Prue (Mary Kay Place) finds comfort in a mysterious stranger. DeDe (Barbara Garrick) returns with a revelation that could be the scoop Mary Ann has been waiting for.
Cast
Cast
Laura Linney, Olympia Dukakis, Billy Campbell, Mary Kay Place, Bruce McCulloch, Barbara Garrick, Paul Hopkins, Jackie Burroughs, Whip Hubley, Henry Czerny, Jackie Richardson, Sandra Oh, Joel Grey, John McMartin, Parker Posey
Director
Director
Pierre Gang
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Miniseries, LGBT, Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, LGBT Dramas, Dramas Based on the Book, Showtime, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature
Rent Death in Venice on DVD Death in Venice
Synopsis
Italian legend Luchino Visconti creates a visually stunning adaptation of the Thomas Mann novella about an older gay man, composer Gustav von Aschenbach (Dirk Bogarde), who goes to Venice to escape past loves and professional failures. All his woes are forgotten when he sees an angelic blond Polish boy whom he follows everywhere (without ever approaching). Soon, his life is transformed in ways he could never have imagined.
Cast
Cast
Dirk Bogarde, Romolo Valli, Mark Burns, Nora Ricci, Marisa Berenson, Carole Andre, Björn Andrésen, Silvana Mangano, Leslie French, Franco Fabrizi, Antonio Appicella
Director
Director
Luchino Visconti
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, LGBT Dramas, Dramas Based on the Book, LGBT, Gay
Rent I Can't Think Straight on DVD I Can't Think Straight
Synopsis
When Tala (Lisa Ray) and Leyla (Sheetal Sheth) meet in London and begin to have feelings for each other, it's a problem. Tala's wealthy Middle Eastern family is currently planning her wedding, while Leyla is dating Tala's male friend. But as the forbidden feelings between the two women grow, they learn things about themselves that will change the course of their lives in this drama based on writer-director Shamim Sarif's autobiographical novel.
Cast
Cast
Lisa Ray, Sheetal Sheth, Antonia Frering, Dalip Tahil, Nina Wadia, Anya Lahiri, Shamim Sarif, Amber Rose Revah, Daud Shah, Rez Kempton
Director
Director
Shamim Sarif
Genres
Genres
LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Romantic Dramas, Lesbian, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, United Kingdom
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