What are some good movies with a guy character portrayed other than flamboyant?

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    Aug 17, 2014 9:04 PM GMT
    Before people bash on the flamboyant part I just mean that I would like to find a film with a guy characters that come across as average acting guy right in between. I have seen Dallas Buyers Club, C.O.G., and Brokeback Mountain. So I'm just looking for suggestions of films to look for. And perhaps even songs of the same topic.
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    Aug 17, 2014 9:10 PM GMT
    "Maurice" is excellent.



    Scudder made me a little uneasy, though.
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    Aug 17, 2014 9:19 PM GMT
    Plata Quemada. It's in Spanish though.


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    Aug 18, 2014 1:14 PM GMT
    The movie The Broken Hearts Club is about a group of gay friends who kind of run the gamut in self-expression, but nobody is the token sassy gay friend to a bunch of straight people, playing on stereotypes for cheap laughs. Amusingly the one guy who does drag (played by John Mahoney who was -- among other roles -- the father on Frasier) does so half-kiddingly, making no attempt to be taken seriously at it.

    Included in the cast are Dean Cain and Zack Braff among other recognizable names. I don't know any of them are actually gay. There have been rumors about John Mahoney but he is very private about his personal life.

    EDIT: Interestingly there is a whole sub-text that is very appropriate to this forum: One character is somewhat fixated on his attractiveness relative to his friends' and has a very enlightening conversation with the older friend (Mahoney) about it. Another is muscle-obsessed and ends up (temporarily) rejecting his friends for a buffer party crowd.
  • jaroslav123

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    Aug 18, 2014 1:24 PM GMT
    There's loads of choices on Netflix under the gay/lesbian section which portray LGBT characters as human beings as opposed to grotesque exaggerated punchline characters.
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    Aug 19, 2014 1:03 AM GMT
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    Aug 19, 2014 1:52 AM GMT
    Ausente (Absent) is an Argentinian film from 2011 that I enjoyed very much. It's also in Spanish, but I found the Argentinian accent, slang, and grammar (alternative verb forms like "decis" instead of "dices") difficult to understand.

    Here is the plot summary from iMDB:
    Martin, a young Argentine student, is exploring the reactions of his sports coach, Sebastian, while vying for his love and affection. He has an opportunity - one night to push the envelope and be as close as ever to reaching what he so desperately wants. With his teacher keeping him off at a distance, but at the same time being so kind and nurturing, Martin continues to inch further and further towards crossing the line. But, with all the twists and turns of love, life, and personas, Martin finds himself on the wrong side of the line, and Sebastian finds himself with more regret than Martin could have ever imagined.


    I saw "Plata Quemada"("Burnt Money") years ago and remember not liking it, perhaps because I didn't like the two central gay characters. But I'll try it again. Interestingly, that movie was also shot in Buenos Aires and Uruguay, but I have no problem understanding the Spanish.

    To the OP:
    iMDB.com (Internet Movie Data Base) has user lists of best gay movies, including one at http://www.imdb.com/list/ls000046237?ref_=tt_rls_1, a second list at http://www.imdb.com/list/ls003915608?ref_=tt_rls_2, and a third at http://www.imdb.com/list/ls002440663?ref_=tt_rls_3.
  • Apparition

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    Aug 19, 2014 3:53 AM GMT
    pazzy saidwhy is everyone assuming the op is talking about gay characters when he clearly stated GUY characters?


    because it would be pointless to ask about movies starring non-flamboyant STRAIGHT guys, that would be 99% of movies. He also said "like..." and listed 3 gay movies.

    It was clearly implied.

    philadelphia would be another
    as good as it gets , too.
  • christastic

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    Aug 19, 2014 4:12 AM GMT
    ^^Yes we get it, straight guys can be flamboyant too.

    Just not 99.999% of the time.
  • brickboy1966

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    Aug 19, 2014 4:28 AM GMT
    Shelter
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    Aug 19, 2014 4:31 AM GMT
    I assumed it was a typo on the OP's part, since he wrote "find a film with a guy characters", which doesn't really make sense, either.
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    Aug 19, 2014 5:54 AM GMT
    Those Twilight movies.
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    Aug 19, 2014 6:06 AM GMT
    Apparition said

    as good as it gets , too.


    yeah, that was a GREAT movie!
  • buddycat

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    Aug 19, 2014 7:12 AM GMT
    I was thinking My Private Idaho but are regular guys entertaining?
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    Aug 19, 2014 2:47 PM GMT
    buddycat saidI was thinking My Private Idaho but are regular guys entertaining?


    They can be entertaining on their own merit without reinforcing stereotypes for a cheap laugh. Plenty of guys are just funny, or insightful, or sexy. It's not their attraction to guys that makes them that way.

    That said, I can watch The Birdcage over and over and laugh every time, so maybe I'm a hypocrite.
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  • gymaddict

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    Aug 19, 2014 4:25 PM GMT
    Some great gay movies on Netflix including foreign.
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    Aug 19, 2014 4:40 PM GMT
    Guys guys, stop. Please stop.icon_rolleyes.gif The OP deleted himself. He was that idiot MrDiva. You guys are giving suggestions to a troll that's long gone.
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    Aug 19, 2014 5:10 PM GMT
    kevex saidGuys guys, stop. Please stop.icon_rolleyes.gif The OP deleted himself. He was that idiot MrDiva. You guys are giving suggestions to a troll that's long gone.


    So what? No one is taking orders from you.
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    Aug 19, 2014 9:07 PM GMT
    Scruffypup said
    kevex saidGuys guys, stop. Please stop.icon_rolleyes.gif The OP deleted himself. He was that idiot MrDiva. You guys are giving suggestions to a troll that's long gone.


    So what? No one is taking orders from you.


    +1 Maybe other members might like to know about some good gay films. It doesn't matter that the op is gone.
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    Aug 19, 2014 9:44 PM GMT
    "Murder By Numbers," with Ryan Gosling and what's-his-face. It's a really lousy, trashy movie but the two gay main characters were quite butch and NOT a flaming gay, leave-Britney-alone stereotype.
  • waccamatt

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    Aug 20, 2014 5:34 AM GMT
    Beautiful Thing
    The Lost Language of Cranes
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    Aug 20, 2014 5:38 AM GMT
    Didn't they make a movie out of Mysteries of Pittsburgh? Haven't seen it though.
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    Aug 20, 2014 6:00 AM GMT
    Querelle



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