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I put the films I consider the best first and the worst last in each section. My parameters are production value, uniqueness, cinematography, actors performance, story and noncensorship. I mean, the thing that defines gay is being attracted to same sex, and the visual representation of that is kiss/sex, so if a movie doesn't show that, then it isn't showing gay people, but telling us they're gay. And since cinema is audiovisual, that's both a waste of opportunity and goes against the storytelling mantra show-don't-tell. I also tend to dislike movies were none of the two in the pair are pretty to me, I know that's shallow, but whatever. And I don't mean just having a fit body, most movies have characters that have a fit body but don't act well and/or have an ugly face and/or worse, are uninteresting-looking. Oh, and my dislike for comedies may rear its fugly head here.
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Good Ending

I loved this movie. I found the plot to be interesting, the characters don't turn gay unexpectedly, there are reasons for the events. I loved the sex scene and the ending was a good one too.
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People who added this item 53 Average listal rating (32 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 6
I loved the main couple in this film.
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People who added this item 211 Average listal rating (118 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 0
It's one of the genre's classics. About a gay christian.
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People who added this item 240 Average listal rating (108 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 0
It's one of the genre's classics.
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People who added this item 69 Average listal rating (31 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 0
This movie is joyous and the cinematography amazing.
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The Visitor (2011)
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People who added this item 272 Average listal rating (122 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 0
It's one of the genre's classics.
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People who added this item 134 Average listal rating (48 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 0
It's one of the genre's classics. The ending could be better, though.
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People who added this item 8 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 0
I liked this movie.
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People who added this item 9 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.3
This is a very well made film, and also pretty unique. The ending, even if happy, is not what you'd expect. Also, the romance isn't the only thing happening in the movie, it's a family drama, but the gay guy is the main character and his romance is pretty important.
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People who added this item 10 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 4.9
Role/Play (2010)
The two main actors in the film are a couple in real life too.

The film was directed by Rob Williams, that directs many gay-themed films.

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People who added this item 17 Average listal rating (12 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.1
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People who added this item 66 Average listal rating (28 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.4
Formula 17 (2004)
Fun and out of the box.
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Weird but hot brazilian flick were incest is pretty natural.
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People who added this item 18 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 0
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People who added this item 70 Average listal rating (38 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 0
This is a Marco Berger movie, so it feels very slow. But the slow also feels deliberate and not too detrimental to the enjoyment. When I read the synopsis, I expected the movie to play that straightforward and it was a disappointment that that's not the case and the main plot is basically lost.
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People who added this item 24 Average listal rating (8 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 5.4
Back Soon (2007)
Unmemorable, I don't remember well what happens in this film.
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People who added this item 19 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.2
eCupid (2011)
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People who added this item 173 Average listal rating (91 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 0
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People who added this item 23 Average listal rating (10 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 4.8
This one has explicit sex scenes. It's the only thing that sets it appart.
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People who added this item 35 Average listal rating (16 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6
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People who added this item 19 Average listal rating (8 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 6.7
Barely gay.
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People who added this item 41 Average listal rating (23 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 0
Another Marco Berger.
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People who added this item 33 Average listal rating (14 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.4
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People who added this item 63 Average listal rating (44 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.3
Eating Out 2 (2006)
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People who added this item 85 Average listal rating (49 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 0
The first one is still the best quality-wise.
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People who added this item 35 Average listal rating (15 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.7
Harvest (2011)
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People who added this item 13 Average listal rating (8 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 0
Gay mormons.
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People who added this item 26 Average listal rating (12 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.8
The String (2009)
Unmemorable.
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People who added this item 40 Average listal rating (27 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 0
Weird brazilian film.
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People who added this item 266 Average listal rating (135 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 0
IMO this is overhyped, but Andrew Haigh at least gave us the TV show Looking too.
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People who added this item 27 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 0
I liked this movie.
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People who added this item 109 Average listal rating (36 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 0
It's a good movie, but the ending is really really weird.
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People who added this item 42 Average listal rating (24 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.4
A gay priest. It's unmemorable though.
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I didn't like this movie.
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Tragic Ending

Sad endings of varying degrees
This is definitely the best with a tragic ending I've seen so far. Yes, it's very slow at first, but at a certain point it certainly picks up pace. Also, from the beginning you can tell a probable tragic ending. Although there was a sad detail I did not predict, without it I'd have put it on happy endings. Spoilers and that is that one of them is getting married to a woman. Yet, at least no one dies.

P.S.: Reading the wikipedia, the book and movie take place in the 80s. I wish the movie had told me that.

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People who added this item 20 Average listal rating (13 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 0
Unmemorable
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Period gay romance movie. Spoiler the ones that supposedly were the main couple don't end up together, and one of them ends up with a woman. But no one dies. It's based on a real life person's memoir.
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People who added this item 111 Average listal rating (61 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 0
It's one of the genre's classics. Max Riemelt as a gay guy! Spoiler no one dies at the end. But one of them leaves.
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People who added this item 88 Average listal rating (48 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3
Gay orthodox jews. Spoiler no one dies at the end.
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People who added this item 17 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 5.6
Dog Tags (2008)
Spoiler one of them leaves at the end.
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People who added this item 31 Average listal rating (19 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 5.5
Rock Haven (2007)
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People who added this item 58 Average listal rating (26 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 0
This is a very weird film.
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Posted: 3 months ago at Jan 26 22:04
Cool list! Like the social commentary--I agree with a lot of your verdicts (felt the same way about most of them), can't wait to read more when you review the rest.

U should check out No Night is Too Long.
Posted: 3 months ago at Jan 26 22:30
Thanks for the suggestion!

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