10 Gay Movies for Valentine’s Day

Looking for something to watch this Valentines Day with your special someone? Below are 10 gay romantic movies to consider. Not all of these films are your typical romance fare, so everybody should be able to find something suitable to watch.

God’s Own Country

Josh O'Connor and Alec Secăreanu in God's Own Country

God’s Own Country is a beautiful film set on a Yorkshire farm. The plot is simple. After his father’s stroke, Johnny is unable to keep up with the demands of running the farm, so he hires Gheorghe, a Romanian migrant worker. What follows is a stunningly realistic depiction of life on a farm and two men falling in love.

Although God’s Own Country is in English, American audiences might want to put on the subtitles.

Red, White & Royal Blue

Taylor Zakhar Perez and Nicholas Galitzine in Red, White and Royal Blue

Red, White & Royal Blue is a gay romantic comedy based on the 2019 novel by Casey McQuiston. It’s a cookie cutter romance about Alex Claremont-Diaz, the son of the first female American president and Prince Henry.

While the plot for Red, White & Royal Blue doesn’t stray from the romance formula, it’s the setting and characters that make it enjoyable. If you’re a fan of gay romance, you may very well enjoy Red, White & Royal Blue.

Click here to read my review for Red, White & Royal Blue.

Beautiful Thing

Beautiful Thing starring Glen Berry and Scott Neal

Beautiful Thing is a 1996 British gay romance based on the play of the same name. It was originally intended for television but was released in theaters because it was so well received. The jokes are so outrageous that you’ll find yourself pausing a few times to make sure you don’t miss anything.

Click here to read my review for Beautiful Thing.


Maurice is a British gay romance based on the posthumously published novel by EM Forester. The story takes place during the Edwardian era (1901-1914) and is about a young man coming of age while falling in love with another man. It’s a Merchant Ivory film and has an all-star cast: James Wilby, Hugh Grant, Rupert Graves, Denholm Elliott, Simon Callow, Billie Whitelaw, and Ben Kingsley.

B-Boy Blues

Timothy Richardson and Thomas Mackie in B-Boy Blues

B-Boy Blues is a soapy story of gay romance and drama based on the popular novel by James Earl Hardy. The plot is engaging, the pacing is steady, and the script is well done. Also, the cast of sexy men is an added bonus.

Click here to read my review for B-Boy Blues.

Parting Glances

Steve Buscemi in Parting Glances

Parting Glances is a romantic comedy set in New York City in the 1980s. The acting is decent (especially for a low budget gay movie made in 1986), the cinematography works, and the story is delightful. It’s perfect for a rainy day or watching with friends. It truly is a must-see. 

Click here to read my review for Parting Glances.

Touch of Pink

Jimi Mistry and Kristen Holden-Ried in Touch of Pink

Touch of Pink is a gay romantic comedy about Alim, a man who moved to London to get away from his conservative Muslim family. When his recently widowed mother decides to visit and stay with him, he is forced back into the closet. Although he’s being supportive, Alim’s boyfriend is not pleased with the situation.


Alex Hibbert as Chiron in Moonlight (2016)

Although Moonlight is more drama than romance, it has a beautiful and emotional ending. The acting is on point, the script is excellent, and the cinematography makes it difficult to turn away. 

Click here to read my review for Moonlight.


Christian Campbell and JP Pitoc in Trick

Trick is a romantic gay comedy about the night an aspiring Broadway composure picks up a go-go boy and tries to have a night one stand, if only he could find a place to take him. Tori Spelling plays his ridiculous and clueless best friend who attracts people even more outrageous than her.

Click here to read my review for Trick.


Billy Eichner and Luke Macfarlane in Bros

Bros is the gay rom-com I’ve always wanted to see. The story is typical romance fare, two people who choose to remove themselves from the possibilities of romance meet, find a connection, and fall in love. Good writing keeps the story fresh, a cast that knows how to play their roles entertains, and the director, Nicholas Stoller, keeps everything together.

Click here to read my review for Bros.

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