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Gay M/M Themed Movies with a HEA

Gay M/M Themed Movies with a HEA

The vast majority of M/M romance readers that visit this site prefer a HEA (happily ever after) for our heroes. I was involved in a Twitter thread recently talking about movies that have a romantic HEA and the results were pretty dismal. So many movies for folks interested in LGBT storylines are sad and depressing. So, here is a list of M/M themed movies that guarantee a happy ending. I…
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Capital Games (Movie)

Capital Games (Movie)

Title: Capital Games (the movie) Writer/Executive Producer: G.A. Hauser Director: Ilo Orleans Starring: Eric Presnall and Gregor Cosgrove Distributers: The GA Hauser Collection, LLC Amazon Buy/Watch Link Genre: Drama Country of Origin/Language: USA/English Rating: Unrated (Mature) Released: 2013 Length: 97 minutes Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars A guest review by Lasha Summary: Based on the novel by GA Hauser, this movie follows the book very closely, so fans of…
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Yossi (movie)

Yossi (movie)

Title: Yossi Director: Eytan Fox Writer: Itay Segal Cast: Ohad Knoller, Oz Zehavi, Lior Ashkenazi, Orly Silbersatz Banai Distributer: Strand Releasing Buy Link Amazon Buy/Watch Link Genre: Contemporary drama/Romance-lite Country of Origin/Language: Israel/Hebrew (English Subtitles) Rating: NR (brief nudity and off-screen sex) Released: 2012/2013 (US) Length: 85 minutes Rating: 5 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by Aunt Lynn One Sentence Review: An excellent character study with themes of…
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Lilies (Movie)

Lilies (Movie)

Title: Lilies Director: John Greyson Starring: Brent Carver, Ian D. Clarke, Marcel Sabourin, Aubert Pallascio, Jason Cadieux, Danny Gilmore Distributers: Wolfe Video Buy Link Amazon: Genre: Historical Gay Romance Country of Origin/Language: Canada/English Rating: R (sexuality & nudity) Released: 1996 Length: 96 minutes Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 A guest review by Tj Summary Review: An engrossing story of revenge, the unfortunate effects of unrequited affection, and a forbidden love…
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What Happens Next (Movie)

What Happens Next (Movie)

Title: What Happens Next Writer/Director: Jay Arnold Starring: Jon Lindstrom, Wendie Malick and Chris Murrah Distributers: Jaded Creative Productions Amazon Buy/Watch Link Genre: Comedy/Romance Country of Origin/Language: USA/English Rating: Unrated Released: 2012 Length: 100 minutes Rating: 4 out of 5 stars A guest review by Lasha Summary: Wonderfully sweet movie about a middle-aged man who discovers his true self for the first time. Plus, a puppy that will melt any…
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Ciao (Movie Review)

Ciao (Movie Review)

Title: Ciao Director: Yen Tan Starring: Adam Neal Smith, Alessandro Calza, Charles W. Blaum, Ethel Lung Distributor: Unautorized Films Genre: Indie, LGBT Rating: R Country of Origin: USA Release Date: 2008 Length: 87 min Amazon: Buy Link Ciao(DVD) Rating: 5 out of 5 stars A Guest Review by Feliz Summary Review:  A quiet, thoughtful tale of friendship and love, shared sorrow and new beginnings.
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Back Soon (movie)

Back Soon (movie)

Title: Back Soon Writer/Director: Rob Williams Starring: Matthew Montgomery, Windham Beacham Distributers: TLA Releasing/Guest House Films Amazon Buy/Watch Link Genre: Drama/Paranormal/Romance Country of Origin/Language: USA/English Rating: R/Unrated Released: 2007 Length: 83 minutes Rating: 3.25 out of 5 stars Summary: Two “straight” men who seemingly have nothing in common meet and are drawn to each other…as they start to fall in love, what are the forces bringing them together and could…
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Eyes Wide Open (movie)

Eyes Wide Open (movie)

Title: Eyes Wide Open Director: Haim Tabakman Starring: Zohar Strauss, Ran Danker, Ravit Rozen, Tzahi Grad Distributers: Peccadillo Pictures Genre: Drama Country of Origin/Language: Israel/Hebrew (English subtitles) Rating: 12/PG13 Released: 2009 Length: 90 minutes Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 A guest review by Leslie S Summary: A beautiful and haunting story of duty vs forbidden love set in an ultra-conservative Jewish community.
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Judas Kiss (movie)

Judas Kiss (movie)

Title: Judas Kiss Director: J.T. Tepnapa Starring: Richard Harmon, Charlie David, Sean Paul Lockhart, Timo Descamps Producers: Blue Seraph Productions, Border2Border Entertainment Amazon Buy/Watch Link Genre: Drama/Sci-fi Country of Origin/Language: USA/English Rating: Unrated Released: 2011 Length: 94  minutes Rating: 5 stars out of 5 A guest review by Jay Bell
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You Should Meet My Son (Movie)

You Should Meet My Son (Movie)

Title: You Should Meet My Son Director: Keith Hartman Starring: Joanne McGee, Carol Goans, Stewart Carrico, Steve Snyder Distributers: Waltzing Penguin Productions Buy Link Amazon Buy/Watch Link Genre: M/M Comedy/Romance Country of Origin/Language: USA/English Rating: Unrated Released: 2010 Length: 85  minutes Rating: 4.25 stars out of 5 A guest review by Tj Summary Review: An over the top, screwball comedy that although far from perfect, had me laughing out loud quite…
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Top Movies Reviewed in 2011

Top Movies Reviewed in 2011

Our team once again took on some movies for the site as well as books, and there were enough of us — and them — to throw together another year-end list. 🙂 The thing about gay-themed vids is that while there are a decent few made annually, there are still way less than books and they are simply not nearly the caliber. As a result, I think the majority of…
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Movie: Defying Gravity (1997)

Movie: Defying Gravity (1997)

Title: Defying Gravity  Writer/Director: John Keitel Starring: Daniel Chilson, Niklaus Lange, Don Handfield Distributers: Wolfe Video Amazon Buy/Watch Link Genre: Drama/Romance Country of Origin/Language: USA/English Rating: R/Unrated Released: 1997 Length:  93 minutes Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 A guest review by Lasha Summary: Moving film about what it means to be true to yourself.
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Brother to Brother (movie)

Brother to Brother (movie)

Title: Brother to Brother Director: Rodney Evans Starring: Anthony Mackie, Larry Gilliard Jr, Roger Robinson Distributers: Peccadillo Pictures Genre: Drama Country of Origin/Language: USA/English Rating: 15/R Released: 2004 Length: 90 minutes Rating: 3.75 stars out of 5 A guest review by Leslie S Summary: A solid and ambitious film comparing racial and sexual politics in the Harlem Renaissance and the present day.
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Strapped (Movie)

Strapped (Movie)

Title: Strapped Director: Joseph Graham Starring: Ben Bonenfant, Paul Gerrior, Carlo D’Amore, Nick Frangione Studio: TLA Releasing Buy Link Amazon Buy/Watch Link Genre: Drama Country of Origin/Language: USA/English Rating: Unrated Released: 2010 Length: 95  minutes Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 A guest review by Tj Summary Review: A very moody, kind of sexy and a quite surprising character study following the effects of one very strange night on the life a…
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