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Updated: 8th March 2017

Any Day Now

Inspired by a true story from the late 1970s and touching on legal and social issues that are as relevant today as they were 35 years ago, ANY DAY NOW is a powerful tale of love, acceptance and family. When a teenager with Down syndrome (Isaac Leyva) is abandoned by his mother, a gay couple (Alan Cumming and Garret Dillahunt) takes him in and becomes the loving family he’s never had. But when their unconventional living arrangement is discovered by authorities, the men are forced to fight a biased legal system to save the life of the child they have come to love as their own.
GAYUK RATING: ★★★★★ Read our review
LENGHT: 1 hr 38m
YEAR: 2012
RATING: 15

A Single Man

A Single man is based on the novel of the same name by Christopher Isherwood. Set in Los Angeles in 1962, at the height of the Cuban missile crisis, it is the story of a British college professor (Colin Firth) who is struggling to find meaning to his life after the death of his long-time partner. The story is a romantic tale of love interrupted, the isolation that is an inherent part of the human condition, and ultimately the importance of the seemingly smaller moments in life.
GAYUK RATING: Not yet rated
LENGTH: 1hr 36m
YEAR: 2009
RATING: 12

Anatomy Of A Love Seen

Description: From Writer/Director Marina Rice Bader (Executive Producer Elena Undone, A Perfect Ending) comes this film within a film that explores love in all its painful and messy glory. Six months ago Zoe and Mal fell for each other while filming a love scene, which led to an intense, whirlwind affair, followed by a devastating breakup. Soon after their split, things get complicated when the two have to meet on set once more to re-shoot that fateful sequence.
Released: 2014
Length: 1 Hour 20 Mins
Netflix User Rating: ★★1/2
TheGayUK Rating: Not yet rated

Boys Don’t Cry

Boys Don’t Cry is a 1999 American romantic drama film directed by Kimberly Peirce and co-written by Peirce and Andy Bienen. The film is a dramatisation of the real-life story of Brandon Teena, an American trans man played in the film by Hilary Swank, who adopts a male identity and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska but falls victim to a brutal crime perpetrated by two male acquaintances.
GAYUK RATING: ★★★★★
LENGTH: 1hr 58m
YEAR: 1999
RATING: 18

Bright Night

A drama with a supernatural edge, this genre-crossing gem finds two couples visiting a home from their past and sexual tension that brings out the worst in each other. Long-buried grudges resurface and it seems unlikely the couples will return intact. Faced with an outcome that will upset their delicate balance of happiness, the world offers them a bizarre opportunity to correct it.
GAYUK RATING: (not yet rated)
LENGTH: 1hr 23m
YEAR: 2015
RATING: G

Concussion

Description: After a blow to the head, Abby decides she can’t do it anymore. Her life just can’t be only about the house, the kids and the wife. She needs more: she needs to be Eleanor
GAYUK RATING: ★★★★ Read our review
Released: 2013
Length: 1 Hour 32 Mins
Netflix User Rating: ★★★★

Head On

This edgy drama follows 19-year-old Ari, a gay Greek-Australian whose roiling ethnic- and sexual identity struggles lead to a wild, 24-hour odyssey.
Released: 1998
Length: 1 Hour 44 Mins
Certificate: 18
Netflix User Rating: ★★★
TheGayUK Rating: (Not Rated)

Holding The Man

is a 2015 Australian romantic drama film adapted from Timothy Conigrave’s 1995 memoir of the same name.
GAYUK RATING: ★★★★★ Read our review
LENGTH: 2hr 8m
YEAR: 2015
RATING: 15

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Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party

HENRY GAMBLE’S BIRTHDAY PARTY is an exhilarating ensemble drama centred around the seventeenth birthday of megachurch preacher’s son Henry Gamble. At once a poignant coming-of-age tale and provocative portrait of a community, riotous party movie and deeply moving family drama, many threads weave this vast tapestry. At the center of this world lies the confident, music-loving Henry, floating in a world of sexual possibility; his sister Autumn, caught between the spiritual and physical; preacher’s wife Kat, reeling from an affair with an older man and aching for her own identity; and, finally, Bob, evangelical star on the rise, typically optimistic, but sensing his family drifting away. Providing humorous and heartbreaking counterpoint to the Gambles story is a cast of characters from church and school, all trying to wade their way through life, spirituality and identity in the 21st century. Inspired by films as diverse as RACHEL GETTING MARRIED, RISKY BUSINESS and THE ICE STORM, bursting at the seams with music and throbbing with fundamental human emotions, HENRY GAMBLE’S BIRTHDAY PARTY will be an overwhelming experience that audiences will want to return to time and time again.
GAYUK RATING: ★★★★ Read our review
LENGTH: 1hr 26m
YEAR: 2015
RATING: G

King Cobra

When a lonely suburban man turned gay porn producer discovers a hot, lucrative new star, he finds himself the target of rival pornographers who will stop at nothing to steal his money maker. Based on the novel “Cobra Killer”.
GAYUK RATING:
LENGTH: 1hr 32m
YEAR: 2016
RATING: 18

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Love Is Strange

Love Is Strange is a 2014 French-American drama film directed by Ira Sachs. The film had its premiere in the non-Competition programme of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. The film was also screened in the Panorama section of the 64th Berlin International Film Festival.PlotBen and George, a same-sex couple from Manhattan, get married after 39 years together.
GAYUK RATING:★★★★★ Read our review
LENGTH: 1hr 34m
YEAR: 2014
RATING: 15

Other People

A struggling comedy writer, fresh off a breakup and in the midst of the worst year of his life, returns to Sacramento to care for his dying mother.
GAYUK RATING:
LENGTH: 1hr 37m
YEAR: 2016
RATING: G

People You May Know

When a woman becomes pregnant by her husband’s gay best friend things become chaotic for several friends.
GAYUK RATING:
LENGTH: 1hr 47m
YEAR: 2016
RATING: G

Soft Lad

Married Jules carries on an illicit affair with his brother-in-law, David. But their secrets are jeopardised when David falls for another man.
Released: 2015
Length: 1 Hour 23 Mins
Certificate: 15
Netflix User Rating: ★★1/2
TheGayUK Rating: (Not Rated)

The Opposite Of Sex

The Opposite of Sex is a 1998 American romantic comedy film written and directed by Don Roos and stars Christina Ricci, Martin Donovan, and Lisa Kudrow. Sixteen-year-old Dedee Truitt runs away from home. She is pregnant by her ex-boyfriend, Randy Cates.  Not revealing her pregnancy, Dedee eventually moves in with her much older half-brother Bill, a gay teacher in a conservative, suburban community in Saint Joseph County, Indiana.
GAYUK RATING: ★★★★
LENGTH: 1hr 41m
YEAR: 1998
RATING: 18

The Wise Kids

THE WISE KIDS is a coming-of-age film about faith, friendship and sexuality. It is currently available to watch on Netflix Instant and other VOD platforms, as well as on DVD from Wolfe Video.
GAYUK RATING:
LENGTH: 1hr 35m
YEAR: 2012
RATING: G

Those People

On Manhattan’s gilded Upper East Side, a young painter, Charlie, finds the man of his dreams in an older pianist from across the globe. If only Charlie weren’t secretly in love with his own manipulative best friend, Sebastian, who is embroiled in a financial scandal. In the wake of Sebastian’s notoriety, their tight-knit group of friends must confront the new realities of adulthood.
GAYUK RATING:
LENGTH: 1hr 29m
YEAR: 2015
RATING: G

The Way He Looks

The Way He Looks is a 2014 Brazilian coming-of-age romantic drama film based on the 2010 short film I Don’t Want to Go Back Alone. It was directed, written and co-produced by Daniel Ribeiro, and stars Ghilherme Lobo, Fabio Audi, and Tess Amorim, reprising their roles from the short.
GAYUK RATING: ★★★★★ Read our review
LENGTH: 1hr 32m
YEAR: 2014
RATING: 12

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