There are a couple of LGBT films in the biography genre available from Amazon Prime.

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Behind The Candelabra

Emmy Award-winning drama starring Michael Douglas as the superstar pianist Liberace. Based on the autobiography by Liberace’s much younger lover and live-in partner Scott Thorson (Matt Damon), the film recounts the period between 1978 and 1982 when Liberace was at the absolute pinnacle of his fame.

Starring: Matt Damon, Scott Bakula
Runtime: 1 hour, 58 minutes
Release: 2013
IMDB: 7.10
THEGAYUK Rating: Read our review

Call Me Troy

Profiling the life and times of one of the gay community’s most visible and tenacious advocates for change, Rev. Troy Perry, Call Me Troy is a truly inspirational story about a remarkable and dynamic individual whose activism was decades ahead of its time.

Runtime: 1 hour, 39 minutes


Starring Cate Blanchett & Rooney Mara and set against the glamorous backdrop of 1950s New York, Carol is an achingly beautiful depiction of love against the odds.

Released: 2015
Length: 1hr 58 mins
Amazon User Rating: ★★★★
TheGayUK Rating: ★★★★

Dallas Buyers Club

In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is himself diagnosed with the disease.

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner
Runtime: 1 hour, 56 minutes
Release: 2014
IMDB: 8/10
THEGAYUK RATING: Read our review

The Imitation Game

THE IMITATION GAME portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team at Britain’s top-secret code-breaking centre, Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II. Directed by Morten Tyldum with a screenplay by Graham Moore, the film stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Allen Leech, Matthew Beard, Charles Dance and Mark Strong.

Released: 2014
Length: 1 hour, 54 minutes
Amazon User Rating: ★★★★1/2
TheGayUK Rating: ★★★★ Read our review


This witty and moving biopic of Truman Capote, gay novelist and one of New York’s glitterati, describes his obsession with one of the killers of a family of three which lead to his book In Cold Blood.

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Toby Jones
Runtime: 1 hour, 58 minutes
Release: 2006
IMDB: 7.1/10

Lord Montagu

Imagine a real-life “Downtown Abby” with an English Lord who has a dark secret that is suddenly exposed and that in essence is the remarkable true story behind Lord Montagu. Beautifully filmed, relentlessly entertaining, yet another terrific example of how truth really is stranger and more compelling than fiction.

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Starring: Oliver Tobias, Lord Montagu of Beaulieu
Runtime: 1 hour, 19 minutes
Release: 2015
IMDb 8.2/10


His life changed history. His courage changed lives. Academy Award ® winner Sean Penn stars in this stirring celebration of Harvey Milk, a true man of the people.

Starring: Sean Penn, Emile Hirsch, Josh Brolin
Runtime: 2 hours, 8 minutes
Release: 2009
IMDB: 7.6/10
THEGAYUK RATING: Read our review

No Secret Anymore

Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon were partners in love and political struggle for over fifty years. With incisive interviews, rare archival images and warmhearted humour, No Secret Anymore reveals their inspiring public work, as well as their charming private relationship.

Runtime: 57 minutes
Release: 2004

Shadow People

Description: True story of H1B visa abuse by an employer in USA! Documentary entirely shot and edited in iPhone 6s with Filmic pro by Parthiban Shanmugam

Released: 2016
Length: 4 mins
Amazon User Rating:
TheGayUK Rating: (Not Rated)

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South Beach On Heels

It explores the fascinating people behind the make-up and wigs. Shares what it takes to stay tough in an industry built on big hair, big dreams and illusions; as they search for love, family and acceptance and try to make the world more tolerant.

Starring: Alex, Cornelius, Eddy
Runtime: 1 hour, 22 minutes
Release: 2014

The Glamour And The Squalor

The Glamour & The Squalor is the inspiring true story of Marco Collins, one of America’s last great DJs. While battling his personal demons, Collins popularised the likes of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Beck, and changed our culture forever.

Starring: Carrie Brownstein, Macklemore, Marco Collins
Runtime: 1 hour, 18 minutes
Release: 2017
IMDB: 8.8/10

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