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"Theo in the original film is hinted that she might - might - be a lesbian or bisexual. And the reason it's best they don't come out and say it is because it adds to the tension between her and Eleanor. See, half of the movie they're the only ones in a room together, and when the only person you can cuddle up with may or may not have the hots for you, it makes the scene a little bit more uncertain and therefore wasn't over the top, it was played pretty subtle."
The Nostalgia Critic, commenting on the Les Yay in the original The Haunting (1963)
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  • 1776 has several bits, most notably the Staircase scene where Jefferson pins Adams to the banister. You know what, just watch the song. Go to 5:55, and tell me what it looks like Jefferson's about to do. Then go back to 4:56 and actually listen to the lyrics that lead up to it.
    • Brokeback 1776
    • Jefferson is newly married, and explicitly tells Adams and Franklin to leave him alone, so it's not a sure bet.
    • Then there's Rutledge's solo "Molasses to Rum". Sure, his nearly stroking Adams's face is more of a metaphor on how the slave trade (and the money made from it) can even bring the more puritanical New England into its seduction, but still, was that stroking called for?
  • 28 Days Later. Pretty tame ho yay vibes with West, but there's a scene in question where one of the soldiers (the name of whom is escaping me) is gloating over what he's going to do to Selena — and it very, very creepily feels like he's also threatening Jim.
    • The hints between Jim and Major West were intentional, at least according to the director's DVD Commentary.
  • 300 is full of this, but it's at much greater levels in the original comic. In both film and comic, a Persian messenger turns up to Sparta and demands the Spartans give up, mentioning that the Athenians hadn't yet submitted to Xerxes. In both versions, Leonidas calls the Athenians 'boy lovers'; in the movie, his wife is present, but in the comic book he's surrounded entirely by men. In history, Athenians and Spartans often ribbed each other like this (though it's questionable as to whether the actual Spartan form of pederasty was chaste or sexual). Think quarreling brothers (which adds a whole 'nother subtext now...) This was addressed in the letters page of the original run. A reader pointed out that there's plenty of evidence of homosexual activity among the Spartans. Frank Miller responded that there was also evidence that they lied about it and he stood by his dialogue. (Incidentally, according to The Other Wiki, said "reader" was Alan Moore.)
    • Also, both in the comic and the movie, Leonidas and Xerxes' first encounter is nothing short of teasing and subtext.
    • The Spartans of 300 apparently only loved manly, manly men.
    • Gerard Butler reprising his role on SNL.
  • Ben Wade and Dan Evans in 3:10 to Yuma (2007). A movie in which a criminal decides to help the man who's trying to put him in jail because he quite likes him. Note that he makes that decision after spending several hours locked up with him in a bridal suite. And that most people agree that the end makes little sense unless you accept Ben Wade/Dan Evans as canon. If that wasn't enough, the movie also strongly hints that Charlie Prince has an unrequited crush on Ben Wade.
    • Not just strongly hints - the movie pretty much makes Charlie Prince canonically gay for his Boss (or just plain gay, for that matter — "Charlie Princess"?). It's made especially obvious from the annoyed look he gave to the girl Ben Wade was picking up, his emotional "I'll wait for you," and the betrayed look of shock he made when he saw that Ben decided to go along with Dan and jump off the roof.
    • Wade mentions his love for green eyes a handful of times in the beginning of the film. Charlie Prince (and Ben Foster) has the prettiest pair of green eyes...
  • There's some Ho Yay in 3:10 to Yuma (1957), too. The film revolves around the strong chemistry between Wade and Evans. Wade shows a respect for Evans which strongly resembles flirting at times. By the end of the film, Evans and Wade have grown so close that they're sharing longing looks when they're on the train to Yuma together, while Mrs. Evans watches from a distance.
  • 9 is rather thick with Ho Yay, much of it being the result of 5 being veeery physical with the other characters.
    • 5 and 2 are boyfriends. You can't even really call it subtext, it's just right there:
      I knew you'd come.
      • Hell, one of 5's first lines in the movie is "If 2 were here, he would have done a better job."
      • And his completely breaking down after 2 was killed.
      • The artbook states that they share a "special bond". What the hell are we supposed to think!?
      • There's a brief bit where 5 finds 2 alive and well and begins to speak to him right before being interrupted by the Cat Beast. What he says is rather ambiguous, but it certainly sounds an awful lot like a partial "My love!"
      • Oh, also this: "This was the first thing we built together." Father-son-relationship, yeah right.
      • It helps too that the movie made a special point of shoulder touching among the cast, but only 5 and 2 (and 9 and 7, being the het. couple) touched hands (or at least had focal scenes on the hand touching).
    • 5 and 9 got really close, really fast. 5 never. Stops. Touching him.
    • Also, putting this out there: 1 and .8?This. And when they walk off together not a moment later, 8's arm is still around 1's shoulders.)
    • And on that note, what about 6 and 8? 8 gives off a Bully with a crush vibe, while 6 just doesn't get it.
    • 9 is the only one who talks to 6, and almost all of 6's lines (aside from saying "Sound!" into a gramophone) were to 9.
    • The inventor was narcissistic?
  • Across the Universe (2007):
    • For all the intentional lesbian romance (hoorah for Prudence!) there's heaps of unintentional Max/Jude. It's the combined effect of all the best-friend-y musical numbers, Max's Ivy League hospitality, them running off to New York together, them sharing an apartment- and the fact that Sadie is obviously making the wrong assumptions as they do so. Jude is sulky and depressed- in a best friend-y sort of way- when Max gets drafted, and glomps him when Jude comes back. If you view the whole movie as a love story between Max and Jude, with Lucy as the unfortunate sisterly mediator, it becomes a lot cuter.
    • "With A Little Help From My Friends": for all the verses like "What do you see when you turn out the light?"/"Can't tell ya, but I know it's mine", they're both grinning like loons. And though Max is certainly a would-be Casanova in behaviour, he's only actually cohabiting with Jude. Plus the soundtrack version is even slashier. It sounds like a love duet.
    • It seems like it had to be intentional when Jude says, "I love the bugger," considering that "buggery" was originally used to refer to anal sex.
  • The Adventures of Robin Hood: Many, many Errol Flynn films are rife with this. His swordfight with Basil Rathbone sizzles with homoeroticism, with plenty of thrusting, sweating and panting and moaning in each other's faces. In addition, Word of God has it Claude Rains deliberately played Prince John as gay, thus making Guy his manbitch.
  • Aladdin: Some of the Genie's actions towards Aladdin could be considered flirtatious. But then again he's a very playful genie.
    "Oh, Al. I'm gettin' kinda fond of you, kid. Not that I wanna pick out curtains or anything."
    • Genie tricks Al into kissing him during Friend Like Me and later forcefully smooches him.
    • The scene where Genie mistakes Pete for Aladdin.
    • Iago and Abu have quite a bit of Ho Yay in the TV Series and third film.
  • Tim Burton's adaption of Alice in Wonderland (2010) has Alice and the White Queen. They do seem rather close...
    • Also, the Red Queen bemoans that her sister can make anyone (man or woman) love her.
    • The Red Queen seemed mighty fond of Alice there for awhile...
  • Alien: Resurrection: Ripley and Call. Ripley wastes no time in becoming very chummy and touchy very quickly with the cute little android girl whom she first meets when Call attempts to kill her, while Call goes from wanting her as dead as the rest of the aliens to letting Ripley stick her fingers inside of her (not like that, perverts) and confiding her deepest feelings and fears about not being human. From the same movie, there's some Ho Yay between Johner and Vriess, which goes from subtext to text when Johner kisses Vriess at the end of the film because they both lived through all of it.
  • Amazing Grace: Wilberforce and William Pitt, his best friend, with whom he had a messy "breakup" in the second act of the movie. They meet up again at Wilberforce's wedding, where his new wife re-introduces them with this gem:
    "You're discussing politics with your eyes. You might as well do it with your mouths."
  • Ron Burgundy in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy has Champ wrapped around his finger. In one scene Champ says the following to Ron:
    Champ Kind: The bottom line is you've been spending a lot of time with this lady, Ron. You're a member of the Channel Four News Team.
    Ron Burgundy: That's a given.
    Champ Kind: We need you. Hell, I need you. I'm a mess without you. I miss you so damn much! I miss being with you. I miss being *near* you. I miss your laugh!
    [laugh's playfully and pulls on Ron's sleeve]
    Champ Kind: I miss your scent.
    [Composes himself, becomes serious]
    Champ Kind: I miss your musk... When this all gets sorted out, I think you and me should get an apartment together!
    Brian Fantana: Take it easy, Champ. Why don't you sit this next one out, stop talking for a while.
  • Anchors Aweigh has quite a bit of this. Clarence and Joe are rather touchy-feely and are quick to gush about each other to Aunt Susie. Given, Joe's trying to set Clarence up with Susie, but still. One gets the feeling that if this movie were made today, the two sailors would probably have ended up with each other. Or there's this interpretation.
    • Older gay men came out in a time when there was very little (if any) material—in any medium—which didn't portray homosexuals as criminal, sick, or pitiable degenerates, ultimately doomed. Even post-Stonewall, it took awhile for positive portrayals to make their way to the Young Adult section (where they're still favored targets of would-be censors). So you took your scraps where you could find them. In a sufficiently barren environment, Lord of the Flies was (at least, in certain aspects) compelling.
  • Another Country constantly tramples the fine line between subtext and text; seriously, the only two women to appear onscreen are a reporter in the framing device and a character's mother. The rest of the narrative is pure, unadulterated Ho Yay, being centered upon a 1930's boys' school where covert gay affairs are popping up like wildfires (to the dismay of the Absurdly Powerful Student Council), and the central character is as openly gay as a person could be at that time. The least homoerotic relationship onscreen is between the main character and his straight best friend, but that is only by virtue of them not being canon lovers; the pair still drips Ho Yay by any other standard. And it's awesome.
  • Appaloosa: Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch might as well be married to each other. At least twice Everett said he was "with" Virgil. The book has even more subtext coming from Everett.
    • When Ali makes a move on Everett, he shoots her down, saying that the two of them can't be together, because they're "both with Virgil". ...'kay.
  • Arthur Christmas: Peter the elf certainly has some (unreciprocated) feelings for Steve.
    Steve: (after the lights go out) Peter...let go of my hand, please.
    • Not to mention Peter got him underwear covered in S's and the slogan "I BELIEVE IN STEVE".
  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford: Ford's "admiration" of James often borders on sexual tension.
  • The A-Team, considering that other than explosions, it mainly consisted of hot guys clutching each other while sniping about the female love interest.
  • Though it may be squicky for some because of the age difference, Back to the Future's Doc Brown and Marty McFly have some instances of body language that can be hard to ignore.
  • Enjoy Roger Ebert's review of Bad Boys:
    "There are also a lot of curious interludes in which Lawrence and Smith do verbal riffs, interrupting each other, stream of consciousness, finishing each other's sentences or not bothering to complete thoughts at all, to show a kind of easy familiarity, I guess... (and) why is Lawrence's apartment filled with photographs of Smith? Is Lawrence gay? Is Smith his boyfriend?"
  • Barbie:
    • Barbie & The Diamond Castle: The whole movie is about the power of Barbie and Teresa's friendship. They live together alone in a cottage in the woods, and in the end choose to keep this lifestyle instead of being princesses in a literal Diamond Castle. The handsome twins that should be their love interests never get any further than comic relief, as the girls are completely indifferent to them.
    • In Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper, two identical woman, Anneliese and Erika, meet and form an instant connection. They both have male love interests but have a Pseudo-Romantic Friendship with one another. The film ends with them having a double marriage and it's implied they'll be friends forever.
  • Quite a subtle example in Barton Fink, the only real suggestion for much of the film comes when Charlie shows him some wrestling moves. However, toward the end, when the police believe he was an accomplice to Charlie's murders, they suggest that the pair may have had a sexual relationship - which Barton denies by clarifying that they 'wrestled together'. An odd example - very few people in the audience would suggest there was much Ho Yay there, but characters in the film do.
  • Coop and Remer from BASEketball have this, especially in this scene. Being played by notable Heterosexual Life-Partners and partners in crime Trey Parker and Matt Stone helps. (They even share a trope page!)
  • Another example of Roger Ebert going Hoyay-mad is his 1995 review of Batman Forever. He gladly jumps on the "Batman and Robin are gay" bandwagon (which actually dates back to the early 1950s), mentioning a scene in which Bruce Wayne convinces Dick Grayson to stay at Wayne Manor as his ward by showing him his collection ("The subtexts are so deep, you have to wade through them.") Ebert also wonders if Bruce Wayne would still be Batman if he didn't get to wear the rubber suit.
  • Beauty and the Beast:
    • Gaston and his sidekick Lefou get a lot of this. Seriously. Watch this. It should also be noted that in most stage versions of the show, Gaston and Lefou have an Accidental Kiss during the song "Belle". And the 2017 live-action adaptation of Beauty and The Beast plays up Lefou's attraction to Gaston, stopping just short of overtly stating it.
    • Lefou and Stanley, one of Gaston's tavern friends, have this as well. Lefou's "exclusively gay moment" mentioned in the above article actually isn't with Gaston, but with Stanley, when they end up dancing together at the end of the movie after Lefou's Heel–Face Turn. Stanley can also be seen in the background right before the "Gaston" number, looking longingly at Lefou.
  • Bend It Like Beckham. There are no het or gen fics in that fandom, just the Les Yay. In the original script, apparently, it wasn't subtext. Just text.
  • 1959's Ben-Hur, where it's intentional, at least in part. Gore Vidal (who did script rewrites) and William Wyler (the director) told Stephen Boyd to play Messala as if he and Hur had been lovers, but didn't tell Charlton Heston, fearing he'd refuse to play it. Seriously.
  • Big Hero 6 has Hiro Hamada and Baymax, who is an inflatable robot with a masculine personality created by Hiro's deceased brother, Tadashi. Baymax starts up a lot of ho yay with Hero, starting with him talking to Hiro about male puberty, giving him the Bridal Carry, and then hugging Hiro constantly throughout the film. There was also the scene where Baymax uses his heating system to get Hiro's body temperature up to healthy levels and then lies on top of Hero's head with all of Hero's friends including Wasabi and Fred, joining in to lie around Baymax to get warm too. Hiro also cries heavily and hugs Baymax when Baymax tries to perform his heroic sacrifice to save Hiro and Abigail Callaghan and when Hero rebuilds Baymax, the first thing he does is hig Baymax.
  • Every Women In Prison movie, of which a good example is Black Mama, White Mama with its suggestive scene in the prison shower where the prisoners are happily splashing around naked. Some of it can be chalked up to sitch sexuality (quite a real phonomenon in prisons).
  • Blades of Glory is pretty much built around Ho Yay, though it goes with the territory of having a male-male figure-skating pair.
  • Blazing Saddles. Oh, dear sweet Bakazaru, Blazing Saddles. Bart/Jim OTP.
    Bart: Well, Jim, since you are my guest and I am your host, what's your pleasure? What do you like to do?
    Jim: Oh, I don't know. Play chess... [licks his lips] Screw...
    • Also, they ride off into the sunset together! Granted, it was in a limo, but still! And they started off on a horse!
  • Blonde in Black Leather: This strange 1975 Italian movie tells the story of a put upon laundress who meets a cool female biker and is so fascinated by her that she drops everything to run off with her. The biker herself acts very Tsundere towards the laundress (note that they don't have names) and is ultimately revealed as a bit of a blowhard whose true circumstances are not that different from the laundress', but if anything that just makes them more relatable to each other. Various shippy moments occur such as partner dancing, giving each other flowers, the biker saying she'll "come get" the laundress some day when parting from her, and then getting reunited at the end and walking off into the distance together.
  • Blue Velvet: Frank Booth is, after all, a Depraved Bisexual who takes the hero out, covers his mouth with lipstick and kisses him while calling him pretty (the original, four hours long, script also implied pretty heavily that he raped him). And after all that, when he's chasing him to the woman's apartment, he threatens him with rape again and is still calling him pretty. Depraved, squicky Ho Yay but still very much there.
  • Mina and Lucy in Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992), culminating with a rain-soaked makeout scene. Face it — the original NOVEL was built on this trope. But the films have strangely only elaborated on the female ho yay — drat and blast!
  • Radio and Lampy from The Brave Little Toaster, particularly in the number "City of Light". This screencap says it all.
    • Depending on whether you think Toaster is a boy or not, this can be applied to him and Blanky.
    "So, what's this thing with you and the blanket?" Mm-hm.
    • Averted in the German, Brazilian and Polish dubs, where all three versions of both characters are Tiny Guy, Huge Girl. Well, huge for about 11'' high, anyway.
  • Bridesmaids hints at Annie/Lillian.
  • The two main characters of Bride Wars...soooo much. Especially when they were shown together as children. Considering the first line of the trailer (paraphrased) is "The story I'm thinking of involves a bride and a bride?" It's hard to read that part as anything else.
  • Is it possible to have Ho Yay between two characters who technically never meet? If so, then the old musical Brigadoon managed it. Come on, you know the formula: Jeff, the more cynical of the pair of outsiders, is not only uninterested in the girl that takes him back to her home, but actively disgusted by her attentions. Harry, Brigadoon native, hates life and wants to leave Brigadoon. If either one had been female, you know the script would have found a way to let Harry leave with Jeff.
  • The entire cast of Bring It On (2000). Among other things, one male character claims to "speak fag fluently" and two female friends are referred to as "dykeadelic".
    • The main characters had this between themselves. It was easy to forget that the brother was the primary love interest.
  • It's hard not to see this trope in The Bucket List, especially when Carter's wife poignantly tells Edward: "Please give me my husband back."
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Didn't Lothos and Amilyn come off as a gay married couple? Amilyn's effeminate mannerisms, his kissing of Lothos's gloved hand as he slept note , their bickering about the "young ones"...
  • A Bug's Life: During the scene where a bird attacks Flik, Dot, and the circus bugs, Dot tries to escape by way of floating dandilion seed, but falls. Francis breaks off from trying to escape the bird to catch her, but they both fall into a crack in the ground, and Francis is knocked unconsious. The bird then attempts to attack them by sticking its beak in the ground crack. The remaining circus bugs and Flik hide a safe distance away, not sure what to do...and then Slim begins panicking and saying Francis' name over and over.
  • A Bullet for the General has a turbulent example with Chuncho and Tate. Chuncho is enthralled with Tate and even takes time to tend to him when he catches malaria, while Tate is indulgently abusive and manipulative towards Chuncho.
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. At the end, when they take out their guns and Butch can't load his, Sundance reaches over and takes it out of his lap.
  • Bye Bye Birdie: Harry McAfee seems to be excessively fond of Ed Sullivan. (It's pretty suspicious to hear Harry, who's been happily married for many years, openly admit that Ed is "my favorite human.") And in an Imagine Spot, Harry, dressed in golden robes and singing angelically, becomes pretty choked up when he says: "Ed, I love you." Is Hilarious in Hindsight when you remember that it's Paul Lynde playing Harry.
  • In The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Francis and Alan are supposed to be best friends who are both in love with Jane, but they're extremely affectionate with each other (and not toward Jane)—constantly touching each other, roughhousing, and clutching at each other when something distressing happens. Even after Alan dies, Francis spends most of his time ignoring Jane in favor of "investigating" Cesare and Caligari.
  • Canone Inverso - Making Love is an Italian movie about a genius violinist, Jeno, pursuing his female love interest Sophie, a pianist. A wonderful love story, no doubt - except that a lot more attention is paid to an extremely close friendship Jeno forms with another violinist David in a music college in Prague; no need to repeat the old jokes about boys in boarding schools, because this movie cheerfully commits all of them, even the common showers.
    • The Ho Yay is unbelievable, which really isn't surprising for an European movie. There's a scene when the whole class of boys plays jazz improvisations together and when a professor walks in, they start shouting that they're making love. Then there's a scene where Sophie makes a speech about love for music, saying that you love something when you realize that you cannot live without it anymore; Jeno says: "She's talking about us," meaning Sophie and himself, and David says, visibly puzzled: "But she doesn't know we're friends!"
    • When David, a wealthy boy, invites Jeno to his home, the two discover that they're actually half-brothers, adding some incestuous taste to the already rampant Ho Yay. David breaks their friendship out of jealousy for Jeno's better violin skills, but later in the movie, we learn that while Jeno, who was Jewish, died in a concentration camp because he wouldn't be parted from also Jewish Sophie, David, consumed with guilt, spent the rest of his life mourning for Jeno, actually travelling around under Jeno's name, playing Jeno's old violin and searching for Jeno's and Sophie's lost daughter.
  • Steve and Bucky in Captain America: The First Avenger and sequels. Steve literally risks life and limb (as well as his career, such as it is) to singlehandedly rescue Bucky from HYDRA's prison factory - even knowing going in that there's a strong possibility that Bucky could be dead already. In the first sequel, Steve gets captured by HYDRA because Bucky's appearance in a firefight shatters him so hard; he later allows Bucky to nearly kill him in order to try and jog Bucky's memory. In the second sequel, he becomes an international fugitive in order to help keep Bucky safe from the Black Panther and various world governments .
    • "You're keeping the outfit, right?"
    • "I'm with you to the end of the line."
  • Captain Blood: Basically, every interaction between Levasseur and Blood. Levasseur practically seduces Blood into working with him ("Why do you hold off your consent for so long?" "Such a partnership requires sober thought.") and they have a very steamy swordfight over the heroine at the end, panting in each other's faces and grappling over slippery rocks.
  • Carrie (1976): Betty Buckley, who played the Stern Teacher Miss Collins, said that she played her as a Lesbian Jock, and it shows. Whether she's showing Carrie that she's Beautiful All Along by fixing her hair, or getting a bit too enthusiastic about playing the Drill Sergeant Nasty to the girls in her gym class going through her detention, one gets the sense that she took the job in order to be around a bunch of sweaty teenage girls in tiny gym shorts.
  • Center Stage has two straight male ballet dancers (!) who are competing romantically for the female lead, but they give each other an awful lot of lingering glares and do a lot of symbolic dick-measuring in rehearsal studio and onstage.
  • Channing Tatum has almost made a career out of having questionable amounts of sexual tension with his male co-stars:
    • A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints has his character Antonio getting quite jealous when his best friend Dito is spending a lot of time with a new transfer student, not to mention being a little antagonistic towards Dito's new girlfriend. He's also fiercely protective of Dito and many of his violent actions are provoked by someone else antagonising Dito in some way.
    • The Eagle (2011), which has literally maybe five minutes in which a woman is even on screen. This movie lives and breathes this trope. It actually has the line, "Put your weight on him, slave!" Referring to helping fix an injury, but even so. And then there's that delightful scene where it looks like Esca is going to kiss Marcus. That is, he puts his hand on Marcus' face, his gaze goes all intense and he leans closer and closer. And then, of course tears himself away in all due haste. When Marcus realises that Esca is a reverse mole, he says this curious line:
    "I thought I'd lost you."
    • 21 Jump Street: Mostly it's Jenko on Schmidt, but Schmidt does get pretty slashy with Jenko too. The result is it's only more hilarious to watch! They end up asking each other to go to the prom as each other's dates.
    • 22 Jump Street makes Jenko/Schmidt all but canon, with the film going out of its way to ensure that their interactions are perceived as those of romantic partners, including the "investigate other people" conversation, several students and the school psychologist mistaking them for lovers, Schmidt's clinginess and jealousy, and the fact that, when caught in the act of investigating, their go-to reaction is to pretend they were in the middle of a blowjob or seeking counselling for relationship issues.
    • Foxcatcher plays this for drama, implying that there could be a kind of twisted sexual relationship between Mark Schultz and John Du Pont. There's a scene where Mark gives John an Intimate Haircut, and another where the two wrestle in the middle of the night. Mark also frequently walks around John shirtless or in shorts. Mark's reaction to John bringing his brother Dave in as a replacement coach is not unlike that of a jilted lover.
    • Jupiter Ascending has Caine and Stinger behaving rather similarly to bitter exes, with a Ho Yay charged fist fight in their first scene together. There's a level of deep trust and respect among them, with Caine listing Stinger as the only person he can trust and forgiving him instantly for handing Jupiter over to Titus. If Caine wasn't paired with Jupiter - and Stinger wasn't a Shipper on Deck for them - it wouldn't be unreasonable to think of them as a Battle Couple.
    • Magic Mike features the least of it (somewhat ironically given the film's premise) but there are definitely some very touchy-feely moments between Mike and Dallas.
    • Channing's part in Hail, Caesar! parodies this - taking part in a musical number called "No Dames". This parodies Hays Code-dodging moments from old school Hollywood, such as "There's Nothing Like A Dame" from South Pacific. There's a moment where he gets caught between two dancers grinding against his crotch, and the bartender says "this ain't that kind of place!"
    • Stop-Loss is probably the crowner of all of these. Steve and Brandon have a Ho Yay-riffic fight at Tommy's funeral, complete with Clothing Damage from Steve. The two then scream insults at each other before they both break down crying. While the characters have been best friends since childhood, and Steve's fiancee is a major character, Steve has far more chemistry with Brandon than Michelle.
  • Charlie Bartlett is full of this between main character Charlie and friend Murphy, and later in the film between Charlie, again, and principal Nathan Gardner (who is also the father of Charlie's girlfriend).
  • Charlie's Angels (2000) is brimming with subtext between the three angels. Demi Moore's character in Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle spends most of her time being jealous of the ladies and their closeness. One scene in particular between her and Cameron Diaz's Natalie is positively overflowing, complete with guns as phallic metaphors and getting all up in Natalie's face.
  • Rupert Grint and Robert Sheehan's characters in Cherrybomb (2009). They are best friends, to the point where they get possessive of each other and jealous of people who threaten their friendship. They're also quite...tactile with each other. There's a bit of fondling, and a couple of moments where they get right up in each others faces and seem about to kiss. And they wear matching lock and key necklaces, the symbolism of which is dubious. Plus one of them keeps suggesting that they engage in a threesome (albeit with a female as the third party, but still...)
  • There's a bit of this vibe between Velma and Roxie at the end of Chicago.
  • Chocolat lays the Les Yay on thick between Josephine and Vianne. Whether this was intentional or merely the effect of Juliette Binoche wandering around is hard to tell.
  • Watching City Lights today, one can't help but think there's quite a bit of Ho Yay between The Tramp and the Millionaire. The two are very tactile with each other, the Millionaire keeps giving the Tramp things (including his car), takes him to dinner, gets mad at his butler for trying to throw the Tramp out, and in one scene they even sleep in the same bed. Unfortunately for the Tramp, however, the Millionaire only recognizes him when he's drunk: once he sobers up, he has no idea who the Tramp is and is very rude to him.
    • There is also the Tramp before the boxing scene. After his original boxing partner, who he had a deal with, runs away to avoid the police, the Tramp tries to act adorable so that his new partner won't hurt him. The boxer interprets this as the Tramp coming onto him, and hides behind the curtain to finish changing. There's also the part during the boxing match, where the Tramp hallucinates that the Flower Girl is with him, and kisses some random guy's hand, thinking it's hers.
  • Granted Cocktail took place in The '80s, but there's still a lot of Ho Yay between Brian and Doug. Their friendship is much more central to the plot than the actual love story between Brian and Jordan. Even as Doug gets more and more cynical, he still has a soft spot for Brian, and mentions that he's the only person he truly cares about. Even Doug's own wife (a woman whom Doug clearly did not marry for love) mentions that Brian is the one person that Doug respects. Doug's suicide letter even begins with "My Dearest Brian".
  • Cold Mountain: Ada Munroe and Ruby have a very close, intimate friendship, to the point where Ruby seems visibly upset by the main character Inman's return to Ada, fearing that Ada will drop all their plans for building a happy farm in exchange for a life with Inman. While the fact that both Ada and Ruby have male sweethearts defuses this a little, it's still got plenty of fuel for subtext.
  • Colette: Invoked as Colette writes implied homoeroticism into her Claudine stories between school girls, which Willy finds immediately appealing, and assures her other men who read the books will too.
  • Brian Posehn, Patton Oswalt, and Zach Galifianakis show a surprising amount of communal nudity in The Comedians of Comedy: The Movie. Just sayin'...
  • Commando. In fact, most of Arnold Schwarzenegger's action career. Or most 80s action movies, regardless of the star. If it was made in the Reagan years, it's pretty much guaranteed to feature a large, sweaty, muscular man taking off his shirt, waving around an enormous phallic symbol, and then wrestling another large, sweaty, muscular man.
  • The Covenant. "How about I make you my wee-otch?". Chase kisses Caleb during the fight scene in Sarah's room. At some point it has to stop being Ho Yay and become canon. (Besides, Caleb and Pogue were totally hooking up all over the place. And possibly/probably the other boys, too. The movie producers did make the serious artistic decision to have them be swimmers so they could all be wet and mostly naked together.)
  • In one scene in Cursed Bo the wrestler comes out of the closet to Jimmy because he has a crush on him due to his "unnatural sexual allure".
  • True, The Dark Knight had a lot of Joker-on-Batman moments. But... jeez, Bruce, can't you stop staring at your ex's boyfriend for five seconds? We know Harvey Dent is good looking and all, but really. He's constantly trying to impress him, too.
    • You could pick any two guys from that and have justification for some of this. Joker/anybody and everybody is obvious, from him telling Batman "You complete me" to dressing up as a nurse and almost seducing Dent (to the side of chaos, yes, but it's still seduction dammit!), but there's obvious Batsy/Dent, Batboy/Gordon, and Cricket Bat/Alfred going on.
    • One of the people who auditioned for Batman was Jake "Jack Twist" Gyllenhaal. This movie also had Maggie Gyllenhaal, with Heath Ledger playing the Joker. Which prompted many a round of giggles from certain fangirls.
    • And it continues in The Dark Knight Rises.
    • The Les Yay between Catwoman and Holly Robinson's Expy was inevitable.
  • The Da Vinci Code: Collet insists on waiting for Fache to get to a crime scene before taking action. Stupid, but loyal. At one point, he flat-out tells Fache that there are other people on the case, and Fache needs to stop figuratively choking them. When Fache loses it and beats up a witness/suspect, Collet, in his usual good-humour, makes it clear that Fache had better start talking. Fache explains that a bishop had broken his vows to tell Fache that Langdon had confessed to being the killer and that he basically feels he's letting down both God and the bishop by not catching Langdon. A very personal confession on his part. Collet casually says that he'll bribe the beat-up man into silence and that Fache can continue going after Langdon. Unethical to the extreme, but if it was anyone but Fache, Collet probably wouldn't have done it.
  • The Ho Yay made Dead Again miles more enjoyable. For one thing, it deals with themes of past lives, including one scenario where the hero and heroine of the film are revealed to have been married in a past life as well- with the genders reversed, making the Dogged Nice Guy the damsel in distress. There's a scene in the very beginning where a supposed big secret that could solve the central murder case turns out just to be the one guy acting like he's whispering something but instead kissing and evidently LICKING the other guy's ear before leaving death row to be executed.
  • In Dead Man On Campus, even the other characters noticed it.
  • Dead Poets Society: Neil and Todd. I mean, "I'm being chased by Walt Whitman?" Come on. (For those not in the know, Whitman was a poet widely recognized for his homosexuality. Now spot the Double Entendre.) Not to mention all their Longing Looks and No Sense of Personal Space.
    • At least one critic has pointed out that it's much more likely that a teenage boy would kill himself because he couldn't come out to his parents than because he couldn't follow his dream of being an actor. And Todd's reaction to Neil's death plays liked that of devestated lover, especially as all the other poets (who knew Neil for longer) are concerned with comforting him rather than their own grief.
  • In Dead Ringers, Elliot shows incestuous feelings towards his identical twin brother Beverly. Even actor Jeremy Irons says that their relationship is 'fundamentally homosexual'.
    • Elliot orders up an evening of "entertainment" with a pair of high-class twin hookers called Coral and Mimsy. He requests that one of them call him by his own name, and the other call him by his brother's name...
    • In a later scene, Elliot's girlfriend tries to initiate a threesome with him and Beverly. Elliot is totally into it, but Beverly is way too uncomfortable.
      Elliot: What's the matter, Bev?
      Beverly: I just can't.
      Elliot: No, stay with us. Stay with me.
    • When Beverly collapses and stops breathing, Elliot's girlfriend attempts CPR on his body. Elliot immediately yells 'Don't touch him, he's my brother!', shoves her away and performs CPR on Beverly himself.
  • Kim and Zoe in Death Proof:
    Kim: You crack my back, you give me foot massages, and after a shower, you put moisturizer on my butt.
    Zoe: Deal.
  • Machine-Gun Joe from Death Race is "one angry homo", but the Hoyay really shows up at the end when Joe and Jenson escape the prison and run away to Mexico together to raise Jenson's daughter. Joe even has a cutesy nickname for him: "Igor".
  • The Deer Hunter, with Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken. Almost certainly intentional, too. (Especially when De Niro strips completely naked in front of Walken for no discernible reason.)
  • Lampshaded, like a lot of things, in Dirty Work:
    Mitch: Okay, you go back to doing something vaguely homoerotic!
  • Loki and Bartleby in Dogma. They're Mistaken for Gay more than once, and bicker like a married couple.
  • Dimitri Vassilovich Orlowsky and Max Lozoya have a little bit of this, in Don't Turn the Other Cheek!. Lozoya shows attraction to Mary O'Donnell but ultimately both men are into each other. Orlowsky seems to get indulgent pleasure out of watching Lozoya suffer, notably when he forces Lozoya to drop his pants so he can look at the treasure hunt instructions tattooed on them. Lozoya, meanwhile, is very much a Tsundere towards Orlowsky and eventually opens up more to him. At the end, they ride off into the hills together.
  • There's a scene in the Keira Knightley film The Duchess where the title character, Georgianna, Duchess of Devonshire, is talking with her friend Lady Elizabeth (Bess) Foster, about Charles Grey; Bess insists that Grey loves her, and tells her that sex can be pleasurable (Georgianna's husband being a cold, unloving man), and then proceeds to 'help' her imagine Grey by undoing her robe and kissing her back as Grey would do. What makes the scene particularly weird is that Bess later becomes the Duke's lover.
    • It's entirely possible that the historical Georgiana and Bess were lovers, if not probable.
      • It certainly casts their relationship in an... interesting light, as Bess gave birth to a number of children by the Duke (half-siblings of Georgiana's children)... which only seemed to make their bond even stronger.
  • Ethan and Peter in Due Date have a bit of this, especially the scene at the hospital where Ethan caresses Peter's face.
  • Eastern Promises — it's very nearly canon, but either way, Kirill sure looks like he's a wee bit Kolya-sexual. It's pretty damn hard to find fanfic for the film that's not Slash Fic, which is a sign of just how damn overwhelming the ho yay vibes are... and how much fangirls like Viggo Mortensen.
    • Word of God confirms Kirill is deeply in the closet and in love with Nikolai. So yeah, not reading too much into it.
  • Jokingly mentioned in Epic (2013) by MK in regards to Nod and Ronin, but it's obvious she's not the only one who caught it.
  • For the first Evil Dead film, The Evil Dead (1981), there's surprisingly many ho yay moments between Ash and Scott. Scotty. Whichever. It doesn't help that Ash is almost woobified by all the hell he's put through (and all the fake blood he's bathed in), and that they gaze into one another's eyes quite a bit in between fending off their horrible possessed womenfolk. Played up in Evil Dead: The Musical.
  • Unsurprisingly, given the claustrophobic setting and the tiny cast, things get a bit fraught in Ex Machina. Ava and Kyoko share a wordless exchange that seems very loaded, and are something of a Fan-Preferred Couple; Nathan invades Caleb's personal space pretty reliably, flopping on his bed and looming over him as he signs his non-disclosure agreement.
  • In The Expendables, when Dolph Lundgren's character is asked why he is betraying Sylvester Stallone's character, he answers "Lover's quarrel." When he is dying, and Stallone asks him who hired him, he insists that he come closer so that he can whisper the answer in his ear.

  • The film Feds features two females who are training to become FBI agents. Dewitt and Zuckerman, the characters, develop a very close friendship that borders on les yay. When clothes shopping, Zuckerman says Dewitt has "great legs" and Dewitt leaves a date pissed when he talks bad about Zuckerman. And there's the constant physical affection the two show towards each other (hugs, arms draped over each other's shoulders, amongst other things).
    • Zuckerman mentions she's 29 and single and immediately answers, "No," when Dewitt asks if she thinks the romantic love interest is cute. Doesn't help that she has a bit of a vibe to her character also, immediately sounding antagonistic when the dorky male comes up to ask them both to join in a study group.
    • Zuckerman is overly enthusiastic when Dewitt wins a pizza eating contest including a glomp from Zuckerman to Dewitt.
  • Pips and Zak from FernGully: The Last Rainforest.
    Pips: Why don't you come with me and the boys? We'll show you real Ferngully wildlife!
  • Tyler Durden and the protagonist in Fight Club. It turns out that they're the same person, but that doesn't reduce all the Ho Yay. The narrator bathes in front of him.
    • Apparently, the Ho Yay was intentional. The director wanted the audience to be made uncomfortable by the subtext so they wouldn't anticipate the Twist Ending.
    • This is especially interesting because the author of the book upon which the movie was based is himself gay, but Fight Club the book doesn't have anywhere near the Ho Yay as the movie. Apart from when he talks about how he's in love with Tyler, maybe.
  • A beautiful bromance eventually develops between Juan and John in A Fistful of Dynamite as they fire upon Nazi-like Huerta soldiers with machine guns. Earlier, Juan leans in so close to John he looks like he's about to kiss him.
  • In Flatliners, the Nelson/Dave/Rachel love triangle holds far less weight than the Nelson/Dave Ho Yay. This even goes so far as having Dave smash the window of his army truck to rescue Nelson, when he could have easily just untied the canvas at the back of the truck.
  • The Fox and the Hound. The entire story played like a tragic Childhood Romeo/Juliet plot! And they really seem to
  • Freddy and Jason in Freddy vs. Jason, during the fight in the boiler room, where Freddy is moving a floating Jason with his crotch (no joke). Then after Jason is defeated that time, Freddy leans very close to him; it's to take off his mask, but still.
    • An early draft of the script had Freddy sometime in the past work as a consular at Camp Crystal Lake who molested Jason before he drowned. Seriously.
  • Idgie and Ruth of Fried Green Tomatoes are much closer to each other than to any man. Idgie in particular is extremely devoted to Ruth, and Ruth outright says that the reason she left her (abusive) husband with Idgie was because she loved her. Apparently in the original book they were lovers. The director did mention that the food fight they have was a "metaphor".
  • This bit from The Frisco Kid:
    Avram: We are doing this to keep warm, aren't we?
    Tommy: Uh-huh.
    Avram: In that case, you can put your arms around me.
    Tommy: Come here, darling.
  • Funny Games has this out the wazoo. You can't have your main antagonists be basically Leopold and Loeb ONLY BADASS AND TOTALLY SOCIOPATHIC!(tm) and not have there be glimpses of unfortunate-yay. (It helps that... dude, it's got Michael Pitt. And whoever wrote the page brief for the film, the fact that there's no better name for one of the characters than basically "the dominant one" is very revealing.)
  • The relationship between Vincent and Eugene in Gattaca sometimes edges into Ho Yay territory. Especially after Vincent meets Irene.
    • Vincent carries Eugene a few times throughout the movie, due to Eugene's handicap. At one point, Eugene gets drunk, pulls Vincent close to his face by grabbing his tie, and says he's proud of Vincent. He even leaves Vincent lock of hair at the end...
    • Then there is that scene when Eugene asks what Titan is like, and Vincent responds by slowly and sensually blowing his cigarette smoke into his wine glass to mimic Titan's atmosphere. Put it this way, if the scene had taken place between Vincent and Irene there's little chance it wouldn't have been seen as a come-on.
    • Lampshaded by Peter of Family Guy in "Hell Comes to Quahog." Peter protests a Superstore USA (a Walmart Fictional Counterpart) and shouts, "We're here, we're queer, get used to it! Gattaca! Gattaca!" instead of the actual chant "Attica!" from Dog Day Afternoon.
  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: Dorothy Shaw can't find a man who satisfies her needs, is very snarky with all her beautiful friend's suitors, and only declares her love for Malone when it becomes clear doing so will benefit Lorelei. Interesting... Then there's the double wedding in the final scene - the cinematography tends to cut the grooms out of frame, making it look like it's the two women who are getting married.
  • In Get Hard Darnell (Kevin Hart) and James (Will Ferrell) get this.
  • Ghost (1990), Les Yay. At the end, it's really Oda Mae that Molly is kissing, though the audience sees the ghost of Sam.
  • Ginger Snaps has the titular Ginger and her sister Brigitte.
  • A lot of bad movies have this because badly written and acted friendship tends to come off as flirting. So same-sex friendships tend to turn into Ho Yay. And you see a lot of it on MST3K. In particular, Girl In Lover's Lane comes to mind. The male protagonists seemed more genuinely into each other than into their respective "love interests".
  • In The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, when Tuco is naked and Blondie is talking to him, Blondie suggestively fondles the end of a bedpost.
    • Plus, there's Tuco's whole extended overly attentive sadistic torturing of Blondie in the desert, like, you know, whipping him and making him crawl and....pant pant...
    • Tuco tenderly touching Blondie's blistered lips while leaning right over him in a mission bed, while talking about how they're the same and all alone in the world.
    • When Blondie decided the two shouldn't be partners anymore, he leaves the bandit on his own, in the desert, screaming and cursing like a jilted lover.
  • Gossip featured subtext between Travis and Derrick Webb, mostly in the form of what looked like a one-sided crush on Travis's part. Of course, considering Derrick Webb was being portrayed by James Marsden, can you really blame him?
  • The musical number "Greased Lightning" from the musical Grease. Asides from the lyrics, which are (ironically) about how much female tail the male singers expect to get due to the sexiness of the eponymous car, it is made of homoeroticism. Pick something, anything about the number at random and it fits.
    • Not only that, but there's some pretty blatant Ho Yay between Kenickie and Danny just before the racing sequence. It's particularly telling that Kenickie's voice gets really low and uncharacteristically tender during the conversation, and the two enthusiastically hug immediately afterward. There's even a Lampshade Hanging when the guys become embarrasssed when they realize other people can see them.
  • The Great Escape, the close friendship between the "Tunnel Kings" Willie and Danny reeks of this. They're always together and quick to stand by the other - especially Willie, who is always ready to comfort the claustrophobic Danny and refuses to leave him behind in the most difficult of situations, like escaping from the camp the final time. Even the ending has them rowing a boat together with pretty music playing in the background before boarding a Swedish freighter to freedom.
    • Several of the other POW's have a rather *close* relationship with each other as well, especially MacDonald and Bartlett. Nothing brings out the slash quite like a Nazi POW camp filled with Allied prisoners, apparently.
    • There is a subtle whiff of this between Yank "Scrounger" Hendley and German officer Werner who befriend each other as well as "Cooler King" Captain Hilts and the gentlemanly Kommandant von Luger.
  • The Great Race, the relationship between Professor Fate (Jack Lemmon) and his faithful henchman Max Meen (Peter Falk). Max's devotion to the Professor is unmistakable, although the Professor obviously doesn't appreciate him. Poor Max.
  • The Green Hornet: Britt and Kato are Belligerent Hetero Life Partners with a side of Digging Yourself Deeper on Britt's part: "He's man, he's my...we're platonic male friends."
  • Green Street Hooligans has this between the Harvard good boy Matt and the football gang member Pete. They start off with a fight and reluctance to be together (Pete needs to be paid, Matt needs a place to stay) but Pete soon takes a keen interest in Matt after he sees him fighting alongside the gang. Pete and Matt become friends so fast the gang members are shocked:
    Bovver: [Pete and Matt walk into the pub] Jesus, you two attached at the fucking hip or what?
    Pete Dunham: Leave it out Bov, it's getting old.
    Bovver: Nah, I'm starting to wonder about you two. I mean if I didn't know any better I'd say you was a couple of gay boys.''
    • When Matt is outcast from GSE because he is accused of writing about them as an insider due to his Journalism degree, Pete risks his friends, reputation and place in GSE to defend Matt.
  • Hancock was full of subtext between Ray and Hancock, the hated hero whose image Ray tries to clean up. Besides the complete devotion and faith Ray has to Hancock and Hancock's trust in Ray, there is the bedroom scene (Doesn't help that Ray is pretty drunk, and Hancock helps him get into bed) and at the end, Hancock somehow gets Ray's All-Heart logo on the moon for him.
    Hancock: Better take [your shoes] off.
    Ray: OK, but that's all you're getting off of me.
  • Alan from The Hangover is Ho Yay personified.
    • And his Beard.
  • In Hanna, Hanna and Sophie. They kiss and then fade to black. Combine that with the failed kiss from earlier and Sophie's, "I think I'd like to be a lesbian" speech, and, well...
  • Poppy and her roommate/best friend Zoe in Happy-Go-Lucky. Oh so much. Another character even thinks that they're in a relationship, although Poppy might just be letting him think that. It's a bit unclear.
  • Hard Core Logo. Canadian punk-rock mockumentary focused in large part on the troubled, intense relationship between the lead singer and the guitarist of the titular band; the former's obsession with the latter (an excruciatingly gorgeous and slightly fey Callum Keith Rennie) is blatantly romantic and possessive. There are the allegations by another bandmember that a semiconsensual sexual encounter between the two might have been responsible for the band's breakup...
    • And then there's the rumors about what might have been going on between the actors during filming. Suffice to say, it was apparently a very stressful, very mindfucky, very Method-acted shoot.
  • Harry Potter:
    • In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Snape accuses Sirius and Lupin of "quarreling like an old married couple".
    • In the fourth movie Cedric flirtatiously tries to persuade Harry to have a bath, this takes place on that bridge where Harry had a talk with Lupin (it's been mentioned before, it's a very romantic place). Also Ron obsesses about Viktor Krum and is very angry when he goes to the Yule Ball with Hermione.
    • The first Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows film is basically one big celebratory One True Threesome comprised of Harry, Hermione, and Ron, and the Ho Yay between Ron and Harry is subsequently deliciously thick.
  • Donna and Taryn have a good amount of Les Yay in Hard Ticket to Hawaii along with its sequels, Picasso Trigger and Savage Beach. This scene in the jacuzzi which shows them making a lot of close personal contact in monokinis pretty much sums up their relationship. NSFW
  • Mullins and Ashburn from The Heat, most definitely.
  • In Heavy Metal 2000: When the two robed alien handmaidens are helping Julie undress for her bath, they grope her a few times. Julie doesn't seem to mind.
  • Hellboy II: The Golden Army: Red and Abe. 'Nough said.
    • "Because I caaaan't smiiiile without yoooooou..."
    • And Abe/Krauss.
  • Hellraiser:
    • Tiffany and Kirsty in Hellbound: Hellraiser II seemed to be a bit more then friends.
    • Joey and Terri's interaction in Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth has some lesbian undertones. While asking around for Terri, Joey describes her as "really, really pretty", and quickly invites the confused younger girl into her home and lets her spend the night. The next morning Joey finds Terri cooking breakfast for her and wearing one of her shirts, and Terri's affection for Joey is clearly a substitute for the relationships she has had with her abusive boyfriends. Her perceived betrayal by Joey and actual betrayal by her current boyfriend is what causes her to join Pinhead's side.
  • Help!: John and Ringo
    Ringo: "What was it that first attracted you to me?"
    John: "Well, you're very polite, aren't you?"
  • Hercules features Pain and Panic. Nude S&M demons with a somewhat homoerotic relationship.
  • High School Musical 2: The school's Ambiguously Gay theater king is challenged to a baseball game by the school's Jock With A Heart Of Gold. They sing a song in which said jock proclaims loudly about how macho he is, and the line "show you how I swing" is sung. The jock asks "I'm not saying I'm going do it, but if I did, what would have me do?", the other one smirks to himself, and the scene ends. The next time they appear, they're wearing each other's clothes. And yes, this was shown on the Disney Channel.
    • Also note that in the shirt switch scene, they appear to be eating hot dogs.
    • Word of God says Ryan has a crush on female lead Gabriella, but their scenes together make her look more like his Fag Hag.
    • In the stage versions, Ryan is explicitly gay, but his flamingosity is pushed from Flamboyant Gay to Camp Gay as a result.
    • In all the High School Musicals Chad is so thirsting for a Troy Sandwich.
      • Until High School Musical 3, where Troy gets his own stalker, in the shape of Rocket-Man. Who would've provided a handy substitute for the real Troy, for Chad, Ryan or anybody else (understandbly) lusting after someone played by Zac Efron.
    • This is the real reason Kelsi puts up with Sharpay. Or the real reason Sharpay considers herself Gabriella's rival?
  • There's one scene where Hitch is showing Albert how to kiss and pretends to be Allegra, and has him practice a good night kiss scenario. Romantic music even plays during the scene.
  • Bilbo and Thorin from The Hobbit, dubbed Bagginshield by the fandom.
    • In The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey the normally non-violent Bilbo throws himself at a Warg and stabs it to death to save the injured and semi-conscious Thorin from being killed. When Thorin wakes up, his first words are to ask if Bilbo is alright, followed by the two of them embracing.
    • This scene is actually cited by many fans as the first sign of "shipability" between the two and their relationship subsequently becomes a lot closer from theron in.
    • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug sees them much physically closer, with Bilbo rarely far from Thorin's side.
    • In The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies a paranoid and dragon-sick Thorin explicitly considers Bilbo his 'true friend' and gifts him with an extremely valuable vest of mithril, despite being convinced that everyone, even the members of his own company, are trying to take it from him. The implication is that he trusts Bilbo even above his own nephews and Parental Substitute. Bilbo even manages to temporarily snap Thorin out of his sickness during a moment alone together. The scene on the ramparts when Bilbo confesses to stealing the Arkenstone is much more emotionally charged than in the book and plays out like someone discovering that their lover has been cheating on them. Even after Thorin attempts to kill him, Bilbo defies Gandalf to warn the dwarf when he is in danger, and when Thorin dies in his arms, Bilbo weeps uncontrollably and is too distraught to stay in Erebor because of it. Note that Bilbo never marries or has children, other than Frodo.
  • Hook: Dustin Hoffman and Bob Hoskins were allegedly playing Captain Hook and Smee like a gay couple. It shows.
  • The film version of Hoot has a pronounced, albeit unintended, example of this between Roy and Mullet Fingers (not at all helped by the fact that the actor playing the latter was a massive teen idol at the time). It was even commented upon by Roger Ebert in his review of the film.
  • Can pretty much be summed up with Horror Movies with Cracked's List of 5 Most Unintentionally Gay Horror Movies.
  • That one scene in Hostel when Josh is starting to get intimate with a girl when his friend Oli starts happily play-humping him for a few seconds before running off. Not to mention the creepy business man's interactions with Josh.
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has this between Peeta and Finnick, aided by the scene where the latter performs CPR on the former. Sam Claflin, who plays Finnick, jokingly commented that it was a beautiful moment that will stay with him for the rest of his life, and that they are meant for one another. This, unsurprisingly, only added fuel to the fire.
  • Hustlers: A crime drama about exotic dancers, starring Jennifer Lopez as Ramona and Constance Wu as Destiny. After rehearsal, Ramona and Destiny meet on a chilly rooftop, and Ramona wraps Destiny in her fur coat. Cosy!
  • Ice Age: With Sid being the cause of a lot of it, as well as Buck and Rudy. And there's the 'interesting' scene in the plant between Manny and Diego...
  • In The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Anton and Tony, so... much. There's so much tension it's unbearable.
  • Hoo boy, Eames and his "darling" Arthur in Inception live and breathe this. Especially on Eames's part.
    • There's also a teensy bit of this between Cobb and Fischer during the bathroom scene.
      • Here is where you can find a list of all the scenes in which Arthur/Eames is supposedly present.
    • Saito/Cobb.
    "I'll come back and we'll be young men together again."
  • Blatantly portrayed in Infamous, with a twisted relationship complete with steamy kiss between Truman Capote (Toby Jones) and Perry Smith (Daniel Craig. Yes, James Bond). More subtle in the other Truman Capote biopic, Capote, but still present. Capote's real-life relationship with Perry Smith, one of two murderers he interviewed and corresponded with for five years while writing In Cold Blood has been the subject of much speculation for decades. Some of Capote's friends alleged that he'd been in love with Smith, and their letters to one another definitely come across as romantic. We do know that Capote bribed guards to allow him and Smith to be in a cell alone together, that Capote was unable to watch Smith hanged, and that Smith left him all his belongings after his death. At least Capote is confirmed to be homosexual in real life.
  • The Interview features two same sex kisses between Dave and Aaron and Kim and Dave. Dave even compares him and Aaron to Frodo and Sam from The Lord of the Rings two characters also known for their Ho Yay and at the end of the movie Dave tells Aaron he loves him.
  • In Ivan the Terrible Ivan has some strong Ho Yay with his loyal, young guard Fyodor Basmanov (naturally as they were rumored to be lovers in history), especially for a film made in 1940's Russia
  • From James Bond:
    • How about when Goldfinger's lesbian pilot says to five beautiful busty blondes: "You'll get your final briefing tonight." No wonder she's called Pussy Galore!
    • Die Another Day, and it wasn't just the Shipping Goggles—there's fic out there. Villains on the whole don't get... close with one another. It cuts down on the villainy factor.
    • Mister Wint and Mister Kidd in Diamonds Are Forever.
    • From Licence to Kill; Evil Drug Lord, Sanchez and his Ax-Crazy Pretty Boy main henchman, Dario.
    • Likewise in GoldenEye when Alec is trying to seduce Natalia on the train, and he says "James and I shared everything...Absolutely everything..."?
    • Kratt/Le Chiffre in Casino Royale (2006) (Kratt's his henchman, the bald one). Mostly on the entirely overscrutinised basis of the occasional look, Kratt's status as henchman... henchperson... and the fact that if Bond got to have someone good looking come over and kiss him on the cheek, it seemed like something parallel was being set up for Le Chiffre's when Kratt walked up behind him at the table. Way to distract an entire table of poker players, Mads. That, and Le Chiffre's girlfriend sucks. And really, he doesn't care much about her either, judging by his lack of alarm at her impending dehanditation.
    • Skyfall. The scene with Bond and Silva was intentionally homoerotic and made the entire cinema silent with occasional tense laughter. Added to Bond's implied bisexuality/bicuriosity and the Bond/Q flirting, it's definitely one of if not the most Ho Yay filled Bond movies yet.
  • The original Jaws, where Quint and Hooper practically strip off and snuggle up to compare scars, then drink to their legs. Yeah, even Brodie seemed to pick up on something... though that didn't stop him from joining the cuddle puddle for a singalong.
    • There is also Ho Yay between Hooper and Brody. They take an instant liking to each other, seem to share a moment at the dinner table while leaving Ellen out, and at the end of the film Hooper places his arm right on top of Brody's. It has a potentially homoerotic element to it although it could be seen as more of a bromance: affectionate but platonic.
  • Jeepers Creepers 2 is the epitome of this trope. Director Victor Salva stops at nothing to show the football team members, who are 16, taking their shirts off. In almost every scene. It doesn't help that they make plenty of dick jokes, argue about who is gayer, and there's a particular scene where the boys lay in top of the bus shirtless together, sun tanning. This made audiences uncomfortable, not due to the ho yay, but the fact that the characters are 16, mainly because many know that Salva is a convicted pedophile and child molester, having been arrested for videotaping himself having oral sex with Nathan Forrest Winters, the underage star of his film Clownhouse.
    • Critics made plenty of note of this. Says Ebert in his review:
    "Despite Scott's homophobia, the movie has a healthy interest in the male physique, and it's amazing how many of the guys walk around bare-chested. The critic John Fallon writes 'at a certain point, I thought I was watching soft gay erotica,' and observes that when four of the guys go outside to pee, they line up shoulder to shoulder, which strikes him as unlikely since they are in a very large field. True in another movie, but in a film where the Creeper is likely to swoop down at any second and carry someone away, I would pick the tallest guy and stand next to him, on the theory that lightning will strike the tree and not you."
    • Salva being a convicted homosexual pedo, it's hard to grasp why there's any question here.
  • Jennifer's Body. It's an erotic thriller starring Megan Fox...what do you expect?
  • The Jungle Book: Baloo and Bagheera. There's the whole scolding-mother carefree-father thing being played, the long and emotional eulogy Bagheera gives Baloo when the bear "dies" to protect Mowgli, and come on. Baggy outright asks the guy if he would marry a panther!
    • And the ending was pretty gay, even with Mowgli going to the village to chase a girl. Baloo states girls are nothing but trouble, and he and Bagheera go strolling back into the jungle (with their arms around each other) singing the last song. So no, you're not weird for picking up on the implications behind their relationship.
    • Canonized in a Finnish theatrical adaptation of Jungle Book.
    • In Soviet cartoons, Bagheera is female.
    • After a very 'special' run of a Jungle Book adaptation, Bagheera and Shere Khan had loads of this, with all the taunting and Bagheera being all stoic... Plus they had a fight-scene, and Shere Khan only half-mockingly reminiscing about what a terror Bagheera used to be. Honestly, it came off like they'd just gotten out of a really bad breakup. And to top it off? Shere Khan had an inexplicable (yet totally hot) Southern accent, and Bagheera had a growly voice a la Dinobot. It was disturbing, yet...
  • In Jupiter Ascending, Jupiter doesn’t seem to have a problem with Katherine walking around in her underwear right in front of her, or Kalique stripping naked and bathing with her there.
  • Just Friends: Samantha kisses Darla on the lips and at one point says that she "likes girls".

  • It's hard not to see Ho Yay between Aman and Rohit in the Bollywood movie Kal Ho Naa Ho. Close friends? Check. Strangely touchy-feely? Check. Mistaken for Gay? Check... In one of the musical numbers, they find themselves without female dance partners, look at each other, shrug and dance with each other - a very camp gay interior designer sees them and starts clapping excitedly, looking overjoyed. The fact that Aman and Rohit are both in love with the very pretty Naina and that she loves them both very much just makes the movie feel like one big ad for menage a trois.
  • Foreign Film: Kamikaze Girls had a ridiculous amount of random parts where people can go, 'wow, that's very les yay!'
  • The 1970's killer vehicle film Killdozer! is rife with this sort of thing. To begin with, it's a bunch of manly construction workers on an island with no women. Dutch is a bit... attached to Mack, and when Mack bites it Dutch descends into alcoholic nutsville and talks about how he and Mack used to go swimming together. Kelly and Dennis' relationship to one another seems like bitter exes, giving a new perspective on the scene where Dennis breaks his ankle while running and has to be helped by Kelly, filling a role normally reserved for a female love interest.
  • In Kingsman: The Secret Service, there's a surprising amount between Harry and Eggsy, especially in the scene where Harry discusses "popping Eggsy's cherry" during the twenty-four hours they're allowed to spend together before Eggsy faces his final test - Aside Glance included.
  • In Komaa, Amir and Hassan are very affectionate (although both have female Love Interests). This is partly to do with the fact that in Iran, physical affection between men is much more normal than in America. On the other hand, there are some scenes that are pure Ho Yay. One example: the scene with Hassan's Cry into Chest, with Amir touching his hair and his hand - cut to them sleeping beside each other.
  • In Kung Fu Panda, Li and Mr. Ping get pretty close in the fourth film, after Ping spent the third film being jealous of Li. Li even moved into Ping's place and runs the restraunt with him.
  • A scene early on in La Bamba has Ritchie's brother coming into the bedroom drunk and warning Ritchie to be careful because "as messed-up as I am I might just mistake you for Carmen". The conversation continues with his brother chiding him about being young and inexperienced with women having lots of ill-timed "erections" and "wet dreams". All this taking place with Esai Morales having his shirt unbuttoned and Lou Diamond Phillips in bed topless. The scene end with Ritchie telling his brother to just "go to sleep". The implication being they share a bed together.
  • In an early, lesser-known (but very suspenseful) Alfred Hitchcock film called The Lady Vanishes a bunch of people are staying together at an inn in central Europe. There's a pair of middle-aged English gentlemen who seem to be very close friends; the hotel is overbooked, so the two men end up sleeping in the maid's room. At one point, when the maid storms in and starts to change, they look away without any interest whatsoever. Later, we see them sitting in bed—one isn't wearing a shirt and the other isn't wearing pants! They may just be Heterosexual Life-Partners, but the subtext was pretty damning.
    • The characters were named Charters and Caldicott and they were so popular in the movie that they appeared in other British thrillers like Night Train To Munich.
  • Lawrence and Ali in Lawrence of Arabia, to the point where Ali says out loud that he loves Lawrence.
    • Very much intended. To quote David Lean's obituary: "As to the suggestion that the film was pervasively homoerotic, David Lean said: 'Yes. Of course it is. Throughout. Lawrence was very, if not entirely, homosexual. We thought we were being very daring at the time: Lawrence and Omar [Sharif, who played Ali] , Lawrence and the Arab boys.'"
    • And if you thought that Lawrence of Arabia had a lot of Ho Yay, wait till you see the made-for-TV not-quite-sequel A Dangerous Man: Lawrence after Arabia with Ralph Fiennes. It consists almost entirely of pure, undiluted Ho Yay - mostly between Lawrence and Feisal I, but also between Lawrence and Meinertzhagen, who notes that Lawrence looks like a girl, pats him on the knee twice and lets him take a bath in his bathroom with the door to his study open. Somewhat Canon on Lawrence's part given a scene where the young woman who had spent the film hero-worshipping him showed up naked in Lawrence's bed in order to "help him out", only for Lawrence to start laughing uncontrollaby, him explaining that he was utterly beyond any help she could offer.
  • The Legend of Frenchie King: Louise and Maria, most apparent in the scene where Maria sings "Prairie Girl"; Maria performs a tame striptease and acts vaguely flirty towards Louise, whose reaction to all this is highly ambiguous; you don't really need shipping goggles to interpret it as lustful.
  • Legion has Michael and Gabriel. It seriously seemed like they were going to kiss near the end of their fight scene.
  • The body-surfing space vampire in Lifeforce (1985) occupies the mental hospital boss played by Patrick Stewart, and while interrogating her/him the astronaut protagonist (who's obsessed with her) is irresistibly drawn close for a (just averted) fatal kiss (with the image swopping between the alien's female form and the male body she's occupying).
  • In Like Minds (Murderous Intent in America) the main characters could make out in any scene without interrupting the flow of the movie. And then there's anything Nigel ever says to Alex, or should we say Jaaaack. "We will be united!"
  • Lilo & Stitch: Jumba and Pleakley are the typical "two very different guys stuck together" plot, until you realize that Pleakley enjoys his disguise a little too much. And then we get the series, which has them: living and rooming together, pretending to be married for their disguise, wearing themed couple costumes for Halloween even when no one has to see them together. Pleakley dresses in a Casablanca outfit when Jumba leaves on a plane, and tries to recreate a "painful Earth parting scene." He wrings his hands and spends the night trying to contact a kidnapped Jumba. He calls Jumba "my hero!" when Jumba rescues him in kind. And Jumba never complains. Not even when Pleakley puts him in a wedding dress and tries to create a legally binding sham marriage to shut up his nagging mom, in what plays like a Coming-Out Story - especially as Pleakley looked way more uncomfortable with the girl he'd tried to do this with in the other half of the episode.
    • Then there's the finale movie where they're separated but miss each other - with Jumba "accidentally" calling Pleakley to come see his latest invention, Pleakley keeping a picture of Jumba on his desk, and all of it culminating with a phone conversation: "Don't you miss your 'Aunt Pleakley'? I'm wearing the wig..."
  • Little Shop of Horrors. Audrey II is very personal with Seymour, even going so far as to slide one of his vines up Seymour's shirt in "Feed Me". Also, Dr. Orin Schrivello, DDS and the Too Kinky to Torture patient.
  • Frodo and Sam from The Lord of the Rings. The third film was practically nothing but this whenever the two of them were on screen.
    • Practically canon: in the closing narration, Frodo tells Sam that "you can't always be torn in two", over scenes of Sam returning to his wife and children. With the strong implication that Sam would always be torn between Frodo and his wife.
    • Frodo and Sam, Merry and Pippin, Gimli and Legolas, Aragorn and Legolas, Aragorn and Boromir, Boromir and Frodo... No woman could ever be as important to those guys as they are to each other.
    • And when you put all of them together....
    • Heck, Gimli and Legolas had, at the very least, an epic Heterosexual Life Partnership going on in the books. Ho Yay is YMMV, and it's not much of a stretch.
      • In the books more so than in the movies where the love belongs to Aragorn/Legolas. The only times Legolas is ever really emotional over something is when Aragorn is in danger, or thought to be dead. They are also very touchy-feely, invade each other's personal space an aweful lot and there are also a Held Gaze or two. That some scenes between them were intended to be romantic scenes between Aragorn and Arwen doesn't help matters much. Even Eowyn seems to think so.
    • Haldir and Aragorn, anyone? They seem to hug an awful lot... Or maybe that was just once.
    • Merry and Pippin. Seriously, as if their tearful separation in The Return of the King isn't enough, their reunion after the Battle of Minas Tirith? With Pippin tearfully cradling Merry and then covering him with his cloak? My goodness. Just check out the dialogue:
      Merry: I'd find me.
      Pippin: Yes.
      Merry: Are you...going to leave me?
      Pippin: No, Merry. I'm going to look after you.
      • And neither of them ever had another love interest, either.
      • Hell, the Ho Yay wasn't just off screen. Dominic Monahan and Billy Boyd were constantly hanging out, and, in a gag, pretended to be literally comparing their penises in a trailer. With their pants down.
  • The Lost Boys: David and Michael. In his attempts to make Michael join his gang of vampires, David sometimes comes across as a Stalker with a Crush. He seems more focused on that than on Star, David's ostensible gilfriend, and doesn't seem upset that Michael sleeps with her. There's also the fact that Sam, Michael's younger brother, has a poster of a shirtless Rob Lowe on his bedroom wall.
  • In 1956's Lust For Life Vincent Van Gogh (Kirk Douglas) seems a little too fond of fellow artist and eventual roommate Paul Gauguin (Anthony Quinn) to be "just friends". They're bickering and bantering later in the film borders looks a lot like that of an old married couple.
  • Some people have said they see Ho Yay between Alex and Marty in Madagascar but it's eclipsed by the sheer Flamboyant Gay behaviour of King Julien, including a scene where everyone's dancing and he leaps into Maurice's arms. In Real Life, lemur troops are led by a female; it's not a case of You Fail Zoology Forever because Julien is enough of a queen.
    • There's a scene in Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa where Julien is giving Melman romantic advice while climbing all over his head and stroking it repeatedly. Ironically, Mort, who really, really likes Julien, is the one person he really can't stand.
    • Even less subtle at the beginning when Julien dresses up as a girl and yells: "Who's attracted to me?!" to the troop. Everyone cheers.
    • Alex: with his flamboyant, Broadway style dance maneuvers, overexcited personality and suspiciously close relationship with his best friend, Marty the zebra. It's also been pointed out that his interaction with his father seems like a metaphor for a Coming-Out Story. Come the third movie he is given a Love Interest in the form of Gia, but considering their relationship could just as easily be interpreted as friendship, there is the problematic matter of her age, and Alex is...rather close to the gruff, butch tiger Vitaly, nothing is really resolved.
    • Maybe I'm reading into this too much, but Stefano like Marty a lot.
  • In the 2016 Magnificent Seven, Goodnight Robicheaux and Billy Rocks are borderline canon. They’re introduced together and are constantly seen at each other’s side. During a scene when some of the other guys are talking about their female love interests, neither says anything; Goodnight keeps an arm on Billy's shoulder at all times, and at one point there's a lingering shot of Billy lighting a cigarette, taking a long drag, and handing it to Goodnight. Each serves as a Living Emotional Crutch for the other, with Goodnight outright stating that Billy "keeps him on the level", and while Billy appears to be the less needy one of the pair, he has a whiskey-fueled breakdown of his own when Goodnight abandons the town the night before the final battle. In the end, they also die together in the final battle, with Billy’s last words being “Oh, Goody...”
  • Freddie Quell and Lancaster Dodd in The Master. According to the director/writer it was intentionally written as a romance. Most of their interactions involve them hugging or touching each other. Lancaster is willing to do practically anything to keep Freddie to stay with him (even against everything his family says). Even their final scene together is of him singing Slow Boat to China to Freddie as they are both crying.
  • In Master and Commander, the ship's captain, Jack Aubrey, and the ship's doctor, Stephen Maturin, have a very close friendship that involves playing musical instruments together. This, the prevalence of such relationships in the Royal Navy, and the fact that they are played by Russell Crowe and Paul Bettany makes this trope practically a given.
  • Mean Girls. Cross reference with Lindsay Lohan's relationship from 2008 onward.
    • Some of Cady's comments about obsessing over Regina qualify.
    • Gretchen too, as her obsessive desire to please Regina certainly qualifies.
    • The entire plot is driven by Janis's obsession with getting revenge on former BFF Regina.
  • Megamind with his long-time nemesis Metroman; Megamind more or less based his life around those formative years acting as Metroboy's rival, and his hilarious but depressing lack of interest after Metroman's 'death' - and his eager enthusiasm to re-create that dynamic, to the point of creating Titan - also points to a reliance on and missing of Metroman's presence in his life.
    • Oh, and let's not forget, some of the interactions between Megamind and his Minion. Obvious loyalty aside, Minion addresses Mega as "good looking" when picking him from prison. And hell, when Hal becomes Titan, Megamind holographically disguises himself as Titan's Space Dad. Then Minion dons a simplistic disguise, introducing himself as the Space Stepmom. Subtle.
  • Midnight Cowboy, but not to the extent of the book. Schlesinger stated that part of his intention with Midnight Cowboy was to show that two men could be friends without being homoerotic. This is in addition to the various interpretations of Joe being a closet-case. Though the movie has plenty of hoyay, Rizzo and Joe are specifically formed against that.
  • In Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Ethan very soulfully and intensely looking at Brandt during a conversation about secrets: "You tell me yours, and I'll tell you mine." The fact that Tom Cruise is no stranger to Ho Yay...
    Brandt: Next time, I get to seduce the rich guy.
    • It's not just Ethan that he has subtext with. There's this slashtastic quote directed at Benji after he asked why his codename is Pluto.
      Brandt: Well I think Uranus is available.
      • Slash fans have had a field day with Benji's "and I'll catch you" line.
    • There is also the scene at the Burj when Ethan is climbing back down the outside of the hotel and ends up hanging from the open window, Brandt holding onto his leg. Let's just say that he isn't exactly shy about climbing all over Brandt to get back to safety.
    • What the scene near the beginning of the film, where Ethan blows Benji a kiss and motions to his heart after he opens the prison gates in the opposite direction of the extraction point? Or later when Benji gets nervous and starts babbling about how honoured he is to be working in the field with Ethan?
    • Ethan is apparently a ho yay machine, making the extraction at the beginning of the film far more difficult and violent than necessary to break informer and naive ally Bogdan from the prison too.
  • Moon Child:
    • Moon Child is one long piece of Ho Yay after the smiley scene. Sho's reaction to Kei's suggestion that they "spend time apart" was identical to the reaction of a lover told "Let's break up."
    • Then there's Kei's nightmare scene, which looks a lot more like a different kind of dream.
    • The look on Kei's face when Sho's arm is covered in blood from a bullet that grazed his shoulder. It looks like a combination of lust and hunger.
    • And of course the head-kissing scene; Sho's hollow-ness after Kei left him; their reunion, his desperate pleading with Kei to come save him, that worked even though Kei wanted to die; the scene where Sho is dying and Kei is screaming at him not to leave him; and their conversation about "being selfish."
    • When Yi-Che is on her death-bed, Kei refuses to turn her into a vampire because he says he does not want to condemn anyone to life as a monster like him...but when faced with Sho's imminent death, he cannot face the prospect of living without Sho, and immediately turns him into a vampire to save him. Sho later admits that he is glad Yi-Che was never made into a vampire with them.
    • Then there's the final scene where Sho and Kei sit in their car together, watching the ocean over a rather romantic-looking cliff, as they sing a sweet farewell to each other while they prepare for death.
    • Worth noting that GACKT and Hyde actually are close friends, and both of them classify their music as 'visual kei', a genre where probably 90% of the aesthetic is basically made of this trope, often live and on stage. If Moon Child is not invoking this deliberately, I'll eat my hat.
      • Then there's Gackt's infamous declaration that if Hyde were a woman, he would have fallen in love with him. Gackt even wrote in his autobiography that he contemplated kissing Hyde while he slept during filming for this movie.
  • Murder by Numbers (2002). The whole film is basically pure Ho Yay. The so-called 'love interest' that the main characters are supposed to be fighting over? Comes across as little more than a beard for the both of them.
    • Wait, there's a way to watch that movie and not see that? The only fans of that film were a). in it for the teenage psychos and ho yay, or b). in it for the Leopold and Loeb references and ho yay. High points include Richard's jealous bedroom freak-out and the way our Charming Antagonists seem far too comfortable in each other's personal space. The whole business with Lisa just looks like Richie's seriously, seriously compensating — he's such an over-the-top cad, if only to compensate for his metrosexual fashion sense. But wow — talk about Slap-Slap-Kiss.
    • Somewhat more disturbing, in retrospect, if you take into account potential future Prison Rape for poor Justin. Who is now stuck in the big house alone and without Richie. Ergh.
    • The abandoned cabin in the woods where they meet in secret because their friendship is forbidden to talk about their hopes and dreams, come up with plans, and drink a lot of absinthe and do drugs totally isn't Make-Out Point. We swear. (Also, the photographic composite of Justin's and Richie's faces just looks like a prediction of what their kids would look like.)
  • My Blue Heaven: The two male leads troublemaker Vincent "Vinnie" Antonelli and FBI agent Barney Coopersmith show this in one scene in the form of this exchange after Barney saves Vinnie from gangsters.
    Vinnie: You saved my life.
    Barney: You saved mine.
  • My Fair Lady anyone? As Will & Grace put it:
    Two confirmed bachelors in their late fifties whose idea of a good time is to dress up Audrey Hepburn in fabulous Edith Head outfits? Oh, they were gay my friend. They were gaaay.
    • The movie itself said it:
    Higgins: "Pickering and I are at it from morning till night. It fills our whole lives. Teaching Eliza, talking to Eliza, listening to Eliza, dressing Eliza."
    Higgins' Mother: "You're a pretty pair of babies, playing with your live doll."
    • There is a scene where Higgins imagines Eliza's new dress and uses Pickering as stand-in. He touches his hips, breast and shoulders while he imagines new details for the dress and ends up giving him an appreciative look once he is done.
    • Discussing Eliza's options once the bet is over, Higgins has this little insight:
    "You might marry, you know. You see Eliza, all men are not confirmed old bachelors like me and the Colonel."
    • Higgins' little song titled "Why can't a woman be more like a man?", in which he continually uses Pickering as an example: "Would you be hurt if I took out another fellow?"
      • ◦ The 2018 Broadway production starring Laura Benanti and Harry Hayden-Patton plays this up even more, changing Pickering's reaction to the question "would you be offended if I took out another fellow?" from an affirmative "never!" to a beat and a look that says he definitely would.
    • And then we have the fact that Eliza/Higgins is easily the most chaste love story in all films. It takes until the last song for Higgins to even realize that he even likes Eliza, and then at the last scene she just appears, The End. No big finish kiss or anything. It could easily end with Eliza marrying Freddie while becoming Higgins and Pickerings BFF and with Pickering and Higgins bookending it in their library chatting about language once again.
    • In fact, that's just about how Shaw's Pygmalion (on which My Fair Lady is based) ends, with Eliza off to marry Freddie. George Bernard Shaw was opposed to the idea of Eliza and Higgins being a couple.
  • Neighbors: Pete's dramatic I Love You moment with Teddy could be read as this, especially with the romantic music that plays.
  • Newsies. The subplot with Sarah was inserted purely to hide the Ho Yay between David and Jack Kelly. It didn't work.
    • Jack and David even have a balcony scene, in which Davey invites Jack to stay the night!
    • If Jack Kelly randomly pelvic-thrusting couldn't turn David gay, nothing could. He's like Bridget: watching him? WILL make you gay. No exceptions.
    • Spot prodding David between the legs with his pimp-stick.
    • The opening number...just...the opening number. Complete with two newsies sprawled on top of each other and at least twenty men apparently bathing together.
    • That stuff about Jack's parents? Bullshit. Snyder just wanted Jack out of the boarding house to put an end to the epic Newsie-orgies going down every night.
  • Night at the Museum, between Jedidiah and Octavius. (Yes, the Roman Emperor Octavius. And a cowboy.) Featuring the line "I ain't quittin' you!"
    • Yes, the "quittin' you" line is said by the cowboy.
    • In the sequel - no, they weren't really going to kiss, but yeah...
    • It didn't help when the sand in the hourglass was suffocating Jedidiah, and he was trying to tell Octavius about how their relationship progressed "from enemies to friends and some stuff that will make you cry." Subtle.
    • Octavius' "Just stay alive! I will find you!" before running to get help for Jedediah.
    Steve Coogan (who plays Octavius): There was a certain kind of subtext, what those of a discerning view might read as a subtle homoerotic subtext. If those people read that into it I certainly wouldn't argue with it... Yes, Octavius has a certain fascination with Jedediah because, of course, he wouldn't meet people as irreverent as that in the world of the Roman Empire, I think people were a bit more formal in their behaviour, so that slightly gauche, throwaway attitude that goes with being a cowboy fascinates Octavius, and he finds it quite alluring.
    • Then in the third film, when the tablet is corroding and the exhibits are dying, Jedidian and Octavius attempt to die whilst holding hands.
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas: of all the citizens of Halloween Town, the Mayor seems the most worried when Jack goes missing — and it doesn't look like just as a professional or as a friend, either. Also, there's really no reason why, when he decided to show, Jack had to announce his presence to Oogie Boogie looking like he's trying to seduce him.
  • Nowhere Boy- the film about the childhood and teenage experiences of John Lennon- has this between John and Paul in spades. 'course, John and Paul always had it, everywhere.
  • Ocean's Eleven. Rusty and Danny take Hetero Sexual Life Partners up to eleven. The Oprah-watching scene in the third movie, oh my lord...
    • Their gender-flipped Expies Debbie and Lou from Ocean's 8 have a similar relationship. It helps that, unlike Ocean's Eleven there's no heterosexual love interest in the film, and Lou dresses very butch.
  • Once Upon a Time in the West: Cheyenne and Harmonica. Cheyenne idly toys with Harmonica's gun (no, not that one) while gazing at him during their first meeting. Both of them are also strongly drawn to each other throughout the movie, and both of them even manage to ignore/resist/turn down the advances of Jill (the gorgeous redhead who is attracted to both of them) to go Riding into the Sunset together at the end. And then, Cheyenne dies. But Harmonica keeps his body.
  • The bad guy in Onmyoji provides a lot of this: Doson murmurs and smiles at Seimei almost flirtatiously whenever they meet, and says "I'll be watching you" right before he commits suicide. He also strokes Seimei's face and throat while he asks him to rule the world with him. Seimei doesn't seem even remotely interested (possibly because he has pretty shikigami at home).
    • Doson also tries to convince Prince Sawara to spend eternity with him, instead of with Sawara's girlfriend. He gets downright hysterical at the idea of the prince leaving.
    • One can't bring up Onmyoji without mentioning the relationship between Seimei and Hiromasa. Hiromasa is pretty clearly Seimei's only human friend, and the movies are full of scenes of them talking about love, exchanging long looks, and following each other into certain death. (In the second movie, Hiromasa's absence even makes Seimei lonely enough that he creates a shikigami-Hiromasa to, um, play dress-up with.)
  • The Other Guys. Will Ferrell's acting like he's got a raging crush on Mark Wahlberg. In the tradition of all bromance movies, Hoitz and Gamble sometimes take the 'buddy' aspect of 'buddy cop movie' to the extreme. "I missed you."
    • Come on, who gets anyone a gift "just because I was thinking of you" without being at least a little romantically inclined towards them?
    • There's a little reciprocation near the end. "Okay, fine, I missed you too."
  • The Outlaw was most notorious at the time of its release for its emphasis on Jane Russell's breasts, but modern viewers are often struck more by a perceived homosexual love triangle in the movie between Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett, and Doc Holliday. Garrett appears furious that the handsome young Billy has come between him and Doc, and Rio (Russell) seems more a symbol of dominance between Doc and Billy than a beautiful woman that any man would want. They focus a lot more on each other than they do on her.

  • Pacific Rim:
    • Raleigh and Chuck. It doesn't help that their relationship is often compared to Maverick/Iceman.
    • Newt and Hermann. Apparently the novelization even describes them as "bickering like an old married couple." And according to the bonus DVD content, before meeting in person they "exchanged passionate letters"...although it's now Foe Yay Shipping.
  • Plenty of Ho Yay in The Pact (pretty much the only reason anyone's ever watched the movie), where the superfluous plot about a teenage assassin sent to kill a fellow prep school student in the Witness Protection scheme is largely ignored in favour of soft-focus pretty boys wrestling, going swimming, and dressing up as women.
  • How about Pee-wee's Big Adventure for some examples of this in a kids' movie? The character of Mickey (who is an ex-con and so has spent quite a bit of time in an all-male environment) rather pointedly tells Pee-Wee, "I like you, kid. I like you a lot." And the bikers in the bar when they gleefully threaten to tattoo Pee-Wee's body before they kill him...
  • In Penguins of Madagascar, taking a cue from his cartoon counterpart, Rico shows moments of attraction to the other penguins. When Private gives the other penguins a thankful kiss on the cheek, Rico pulls him in for a full on smooch. Later when high fiving, Rico gives Skipper a slap on the butt.
  • The 1953 version of Peter Pan has Hook and Smee. Smee is always a bumbling klutz and yet Hook is always having him around. Heck, in Return To Neverland after the octopus' touches hook with a suction cup, Hook thinks Smee kissed him. There's also the Disney Comics story "Fed Up", which has Smee leaving the Jolly Roger and striking out on his own because he has become, well, fed up with the entire crew mistreating him. When he eventually comes back (having realized he wasn't clever or brave enough to make it as a pirate captain in his own right), Captain Hook tells him that he has missed him terribly ("The best first mate I ever had!"). He also strictly orders his men never to pick on Smee again - only to start abusing Smee himself once the two of them are alone. One interpretation of this is that Hook is a gay sadomasochist with a jealous fixation on Smee.
  • The Phantom has an interesting moment of this sort, especially since the film is ostensibly for a family audience and is set in the 1930s. Catherine Zeta-Jones is Sala, a henchwoman for the Big Bad who teams up with some pirates toward the end of the film after taking the hero's former girlfriend hostage. One of the pirates makes a pass at the hostage - prompting Sala to, in what is effectively a High-Heel–Face Turn, kick the guy in the crotch, grab the other woman's hand, and murmur: "We girls need to stick together." It's possible Sala was just being protective...but then at the end of the movie, the heroine rejects the hero (although the narrator assures us that this is only temporary), and then the two girls leave together in Sala's plane! Something was going on there...
  • Pineapple Express is full of three-way ho yay between Dale, Saul and Red.
  • Pinocchio has the title character and Jiminy Cricket. This scene in particular when he gets angry at Lampwick.
    Pinocchio: Don't hurt him, Jiminy. He's my best friend.
    Jiminy: YOUR BEST FRIEND!? And what am I? Just your conscience!?
  • Pirates of the Caribbean:
    • Pintel and Ragetti have an extremely close relationship and often support each other. Add this to the fact that pirates and sailors in general aren't known for their exclusive heterosexuality and the possibility of them being more then Heterosexual Life-Partners is pretty clear. When interviewed, director Gore Verbinski described them as an 'old married couple', while their actors claim they are uncle and nephew. Since neither version is canon, either interpretation is possible... or both, if you're into that sort of thing.
    • Also Jack Sparrow and Will Turner, more so in the first one than the other two.
      • Upon their first meeting- while fighting, no less- Jack questions Will's sexuality. Now take into account the suggestive "not all treasure is silver and gold, mate", and Jack GIVING A HEART to Will... Elizabeth who?
    • Also Jack Sparrow and Cutler Beckett. "Each left our marks on the other" indeed.
    Jack: (about his compass) It points to what you want most, and this not the Brethren Court, is it?
    Beckett: Then what is?
    Jack: (grinning) Me!
    • Of course, he adds the word "dead" right after, but still.
    • Also Jack Sparrow and Barbossa, who seem to almost flirt with each other at some points.
    • Definitely Jack and Norrington (known as "Sparrington" in fandom); they clearly have some sort of stern teacher/naughty schoolboy thing going on. And in the first movie, Jack gets rather touchy and close to him at several points.
    • And we're not sure what sex the goat was, but there was something going on there too.
      • The goat would have been female- goats were taken on board ship to supply fresh milk, pre-refrigeration. It would make no sense for it to be male, unless the Pearls have exceeded even their usual level of dunderheadedness.
    • To summarize, Jack Sparrow + anything male = this trope.
    • Also, at a fan event including some of the cast and crew, the actors were asked about the relationship between Pintel and Ragetti, and their explanation was peppered with screenwriter Ted Elliot yelling, "Gay!" Johnny Depp has also suggested that Jack is of a * ahem* resourceful orientation.
  • Pitch Black: Riddick and Johns gaze at each other longer than necessary.
  • Point Break (1991) has too much subtext to list...
  • Porky's begins with the male cast naked with a prostitute.
  • Posse From Hell has The Gunslinger Banner Cole sharing meaningful looks with Cowardly Lion Seymour Kern, and later carrying an injured Kern back to town over his shoulder.
  • Just about every scene between Jeff Goldblum and Sean Patrick Flanery in Powder. Goldblum's curiosity about the title character seems a little more than scientific at times.
  • Predator:
  • In Pretty in Pink there's Steff and Blane, particular Steff towards Blane. Maybe it's because James Spader oozes sex whatever he does, but if you remove the convenient scene at the beginning of the movie when Steff is rejected by Andie, it looks like Steff is trying to get Blane away from Andie out of jealousy of him. Then there an interesting scene at Steff's house where both are talking and Steff is wearing an open shirt and sends Blane to take a shower at the end of their conversation, and even gives him an ultimatum: her or him (his friendship, but still). And finally the last scene together, where if you mute the whole thing, it looks like a breakup scene, with everything including Blane rejecting Steff's touch and Steff being all puppy-eyed at the end.
  • The Princess Bride has Count Rugen (the guy who killed Inigo's father) and Prince Humperdinck. In loads. Especially the scene outside of the secret passage tree to the torture chamber when the Count is getting ready to torture Westley.
    Count Rugen: Ah. Are you coming down into the pit? Wesley's got his strength back. I'm starting him on the machine tonight.
    Prince Humperdinck: [sincerely] Tyrone, you know how much I love watching you work, but I've got my country's 500th anniversary to plan, my wedding to arrange, my wife to murder and Guilder to frame for it; I'm swamped.
    Count Rugen: [also sincere, with a worried look] Get some rest. If you haven't got your health, then you haven't got anything.
    • And Inigo and Fezzik are so adorably married. Their rhyming game! And the way they smile at each other! And when Fezzik takes care of Inigo after his epic bender! They're basically two halves of one useful, adult person. There's the Huge Guy Skinny Guy thing, but let's just not think too hard about that. It's not that they're doing it, it's that they're Heterosexual Life-Partners to a mind-boggling degree.
  • Carter and Rosie of the Disney Channel original movie Princess Protection Program had plenty of "Oh, just kiss already!" moments, including a scene on a bench swing by a lake (belching notwithstanding.)
  • The Producers. The song "Till Him", during the courtroom scene, gives us lyrics from Leo such as 'My existence bordered on the tragic/always timid never took a chance/then I felt his magic/and my heart began to dance.' Seriously, if this were between a guy and a girl, it would have been the romantic love song. As it is, it's pretty romantic already.
    • Max and Leo are very touchy-feely, constantly touching each other's shoulders, arms, hands, faces...
    • Or the time when they were fighting over the tax books and end up on top of each other on the ground. Roger, their director walks in, sees this, and says, "Now that's what I call celebrating."
    • The above examples are from the 2005 remake of the movie. While the original doesn't have a pseudo-love song, it's pretty full of Ho Yay, depending on how you interpret certain scenes:
      • Like when Leo apologized to Max about calling him 'Fat fat fat' while caressing Max's coat lapel. And then Max looks like he's about to kiss him. Seriously.
      • The original movie (with Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder) has the scene where Leo becomes hysterical when he thinks Max is going to jump on him. The dancing in that scene is quite homoerotic.
      • When it seems like their foolproof plan will actually succeed, Leo kisses Max on the cheek. This is just the tip of the iceberg.
      • In the Jimmy Kimmel Live! Producers parody (An Anachronism Stew sketch lampooning Donald Trump), Max, now a political consultant hearing that the two can make more money from a losing candidate than a winning one, takes Leo in his arms, Gone with the Wind poster style. Leo even says, "Max, don't..."
  • Pulp Fiction. Jules and Vincent. "Don't gimme that look, I can feel your look."
  • Pusher has a part with Heterosexual Life-Partners Tonny and Frank do nothing but just hang out, just the two of them, and mess around. One scene even has Tonny (played by Mads Mikkelsen!) plant a big kiss on Frank's mouth. Of course, this doesn't stop Frank from taking a bat to Tonny's head and beating him bloody when he just thinks that Tonny has ratted him out.
  • Queen Christina starred rumored bisexual Greta Garbo as the titular queen of Sweden, who frequently dressed like a man, never married, and was also rumored to be bisexual or a lesbian. With a set-up like that you'd expect it to have some Ho Yay, and you'd be right to. The real Christina is suspected to have had a love affair with Ebba Sparre, one of her ladies, and there's pretty much no other way to interpret their relationship in the movie. They kiss several times, and when Christina discovers that Ebba wants to marry a man she flies into a rage. Then when Christina is mistaken for a man at an out-of-the-way inn, a serving wench makes it very clear she's available. And the other way around, the Spanish ambassador Antonio certainly seems interested in "him," and agrees to sleep in the same bed with the "young man" before finding out he's a she.
  • The Quick and the Dead: Gene Hackman and Russell Crowe. Yes, as a matter of fact, it is kind of icky.
    "I always wanted to fight you, Cort. Ever since the first time I saw you. It's just this... itch that I had to scratch."
  • The 1999 black comedy Ravenous, which is about cannibals in the 1840s out in the Sierra Nevada wilderness. The entire plot is basically Ives' attempt to persuade main character Boyd into embracing being a cannibal and joining his side in his plan to get a reliable food source. According to director Antonia Bird's commentary, her original ending for the movie was the camera zooming out of the barn from Ives and Boyd's dead bodies as if following their souls as they flew off together into the ether. She was forced to change it when people claimed it was "too romantic" of an ending. She didn't think it was romantic at all.
    • Also on her commentary, she claimed Robert Carlyle stated the plot was "the romance between Ives and Boyd." Antonia follows this up with her stating that he was most likely joking.
    • In Robert Carlyle's commentary, he proves her wrong about him joking by every so often mentioning the relationship between the two main characters. One scene has him going "just kiss him all ready!" to Boyd as he's dying in a bear trap with Ives and explaining that Ives is having a mini-orgasm over smelling Boyd's blood.
    • Hell, there's moments between Ives and all of the characters. Being a cannibal, he uses the many food double entendres to good use, one scene having Boyd asking Ives if he ate the only female member of settlers Ives traveled with and him responding with "well, now that you mention it..." and giggling.
    • And the "he's licking me!" scene where one member of the rescue party has his wound licked by Ives. It happens in a dark tent, so the audience first believes he's licking something else...
    • There's also the relationship between Privates Toffler and Reich that have Reich being very protective of him and even hunting down Ives after Toffler's been murdered and partially eaten by him.
  • The Re-Animator trilogy:
  • Stark and Plato, Rebel Without a Cause. At least one source actually backs this up, as seen in the documentary The Celluloid Closet, where they all but say that Plato was the gay friend who had to die. Keep in mind that Sal Mineo had a crush on James Dean during filming, so some of that vibe could be the actor's feelings showing through...
    • Many sources claim and/or provide evidence that this was intentional, with some going so far as to say that the Jim/Plato/Judy relationship was meant to be a poly-esque non-traditional family. Plato's character definitely had subtext - see the autographed photo of actor Alan Ladd pinned up adoringly in Plato's locker. Even the AMC filmsite references Plato as a gay character, that "hints at the possibility that he is seeking out Dean's character because he rejects fake machismo."
    • In fact, an on screen kiss between Jim and Plato was originally planned, but of course this is 1955 we're talking about. The head of Warner studios said in writing that a kiss was unacceptable and off the table.
    • Allegedly, Dean instructed Mineo: "Look at me the way I look at Natalie [Wood, who played Judy]." The director also apparently told him to look at Dean as though he was what he wanted most in the world; Mineo said he thought of his driver's license, being unable to acknowledge his crush on Dean to himself until later.
  • In Red Riding Hood, Valerie has quite a lot of Les Yay with most of the other females, particularly Roxanne and Prudence. In one scene her male love interest, Peter, is dancing suggestively with another girl. Valerie drags Prudence over there and tries to make him jealous by dancing with her the same way Peter was dancing with the other girl. Also, it could be argued that Peter and Henry have more chemistry with each other than either do with Valerie.
  • Marni and Blind Mag from Repo! The Genetic Opera. Virtually inseparable and best friends for nearly their entire lives (with Marni apparently being Mag's 'everything'). While Marni is mentioned several in songs sung by her husband and ex-fiance, she only ever actually physically appears in one Mag sings. The subtext is so heavy, it has become a standard in audience participation to yell out 'two lovers' in Mag's flashback scene with Marni (in reference to flashback scenes with Marni's other two love interests, which begin in such a way). Word of God has said that their relationship is open to interpretation.
  • Definitely something going on between characters Freddy Newendyke, "Mr. Orange," and Larry Dimick, "Mr. White," in Quentin Tarantino's 1990 film Reservoir Dogs. It is actually impossible to cite specific examples; the entire movie is one colossal homoerotic overtone. The script: [1] (some-what inconsistent with the movie as Tarantino enjoys last-minute changes, apparently. The important [read: gay] bits are intact, though. Note: the scenes in the "INT. OFFICE" weren't actually filmed, so it isn't official canon. Still gay though, definitely. Eddie also calls his father "Daddy" in front of everybody, at almost every opportunity to do so.
    • There's undeniable subtext between Nice Guy Eddie and 'Toothpick' Vic Vega, from bro-hugs, cheek kisses and an all out throw-down on the floor of Daddy's office. There is also the "You'd keep me for yourself," line Eddie throws Vic's way, and the ever-classic "Did you see that, Daddy? Guy got me on the floor, tried to fuck me!")
    • Mr. Orange having a fake wedding ring he puts on as part of his 'cool, macho dude' costume. And Orange's wince while the guys discuss the pain of being fucked by a big dick in the beginning scene.
    • Why exactly does White think it's necessary to unbutton Orange's fly while he's bleeding to death from a bullet in the stomach?
  • Revenge of the Sith skirted the line with Anakin and Obi-Wan; Senator Palpatine also showed somewhat disturbing levels of interest in young Anakin since he was nine years old (yeah, yeah, Dark Side potential, but many fans felt like Palpy was being played as if he were a pedophile, as if he weren't evil enough).
    • Read the novelization. Stover is only writing the Anakin/Padmé because he has to. Of particular note is the section on Grievous's flagship — The part where Obi-Wan wakes up while being carried by Anakin is from Obi-Wan's POV, he starts by opening his eyes to see Anakin's butt - or he assumes it's Anakin's butt, since he hasn't seen it from this angle (upside down) and so close before. It's not just a sentence or two, either — there is excessive reference to "Anakin's butt". This goes on for about a page.
    • And speaking of Star Wars, go re-watch Qui-Gon's death scene...
  • The Laurence Olivier version of Richard III was rife with Richard/Buckingham Ho Yay. Example: Witness Richard's mannerisms during the "My other self, my counsel's consistory/ My oracle, my prophet!—my dear cousin," scene. Could that little elbow nudge and light emphasis on 'dear' be anything but flirtatious? And the scene right after Richard was declared King, when he makes Buckingham get down on his knees to kiss Richard's hand- the dom/sub Ho Yay was pretty well unmistakable.
  • Road House (1989): Patrick Swayze/everyone. Everyone. See the quotes page.
  • Road to Bali has an alarming amount of Ho Yay between Bob Hope and Bing Crosby. Remarkably, they are tricked into marrying each other through a double Bride and Switch.
  • The entirety of The Road to El Dorado, which is understandable as the two protagonists, Miguel and Tulio, were a couple in the original script.
    • They even had little pet-names for each other, which never made it into the final version of the film. However, apparently there are special DVDs which keep the pet-names in the subtitles!
      • The producers managed to sneak a few of the old scenes into the final version, though. There are a couple very affectionate looks between the two protagonists that make Altivo roll his eyes and once or twice they can be seen acting quite...intimately with each other. There's also the infamous skinny dipping scene and full conversations without pants.
  • In Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Prince John and the Sheriff of Rottingham have this all over the place, including the Sheriff sitting next to Prince John at the royal fair, the Sheriff barging in on the Prince in the middle of his royal bath, and let's not leave out how often they hold hands...
  • The Rocky series has Rocky Balboa and Apollo Creed. Watch them run in slow motion and frolick on the beach in Rocky III. Just check out the amount of touching and not letting go that goes on between the two when Rocky wins a foot race against him.
  • In The Roommate one interpretation of Rebecca's character is her being a Psycho Lesbian for Sara.
  • Alfred Hitchcock's Rope!. It's clearly intentional, as the film was based on the story of Leopold and Loeb, as mentioned above, but due to the Hays Code, their relationship had to be portrayed in coded language and imagery. Although there really should be no other way to interpret the opening scene in the film, where the two share a cigarette in seeming post-orgasmic bliss after murdering their friend. Eventually turns into Ho Yay, though.
    • Allegedly the original script contained references to Cadell's having had an affair with one of the two while in school.
  • In Film/RRR the relationship between Ram and Bheem is an extreme example of this.
  • Much like the Hot Fuzz example, Shawn and Ed's relationship in Shaun of the Dead is very close, to the point where they call each other "babe" and other pet names.
  • Savage Beach: Donna and Taryn. Also Patty and Rocky.NSFW
  • This is very much the case between Saw characters Special Agent Peter Strahm, one of the series' protagonists (namely in Saw V) and Detective Mark Hoffman, who is the main antagonist of several of the latter films. Even as bitter nemeses and with the former ended up tricked into being brutally murdered by the latter, this doesn't stop the fandom from shipping "Stroffman" together whenever possible by giving them an abundance of fan art and fanfics of all varieties. And yes, the chemistry also extends to their respective actors as well.
  • The School for Good and Evil (2022): Lady Lesso and Professor Dovey come off to many like an old married couple, what with their playful teasing of each other. Lady Lesso once calls Dovey "princess", which accidentally comes off as flirty. At the end of the movie, they even hug after agreeing to put aside their difference, before awkwardly separating from each other in what many saw as a Not What It Looks Like moment rather than them not actually liking each other.
  • Nomi and Crystal in Showgirls. Quick tip fellas: If your girlfriends idea of a night on the town is taking you to a strip club, her being completely mesmerized by the entertainment and then spends an ungodly amount of money in order to watch while she gives you a lap-dance, it is time to recognize yourself for what you are.
  • Right at the end of Shrek, during Shrek and Fiona's wedding, the (undeniably male) wolf from Little Red Riding Hood is seen cuddling a knight.
  • The Shower Scene in Sixteen Candles was full of Les Yay. Even though Samantha and her friend are discussing Carolyn's relationship with Jake Ryan, the boy Samantha is in love with, Carolyn has no idea that the two are watching her, and the expression on Samantha's face just screams she wants Carolyn instead.
  • Matthew Fox and Nestor Carbonell in Smokin' Aces. Nestor Carbonell gets really homoerotic with Matthew Fox as he dies.
  • In The Smurfs 2 Vexy and Smurfette give off some Les Yay vibes as they grow closer. The romantically-lyriced Ooh La La they sing at the end together makes it a bit suspicious. Sure, the two are supposed to become adopted sisters, but still....
  • The Stanley Kubrick film Spartacus. The most explicit is the bath scene between Crassus and his slave, Antoninus, where Crassus clearly attempts to seduce Antoninus, which prompts the poor slave to run away and join Spartacus. Plus, there is lots of Antoninus/Spartacus before they are forced to fight to the death.
  • The Spider-Man Trilogy movies just get more and more blatant with each film between Peter and Harry; by the third one they actually feel more like the main pairing than Peter and Mary Jane.
  • Kirk and Spock is the granddaddy of all Slash Fic, but in Star Trek (2009) Nero and Ayel have some major villainous vibes.
    • The new film's Kirk and Spock have some moments, too. Lampshaded by Older Spock commenting on how deep and meaningful his friendship with Kirk was, how important it was, how it changed him forever...
    • What about Kirk and McCoy? Ohhhhhhhh boy.
    Kirk: I gotta go study.
    Bones: Study my ass.
    • Another particularly amusing moment in Star Trek (2009) was when Kirk's and the Romulan lieutenant's faces get awfully close while the Romulan... strangles him.... That's not enough, though: with an even dirtier mind, Kirk's Deadpan Snark in the same scene takes on a whole new meaning (I've got your "gun"!).
  • Kirk and Spock in Star Trek Into Darkness. No surprise, since their friendship has been fueling shippers for years. But Spock looks genuinely distraught seeing Kahn hurt Kirk, and flat-out goes on a pre-Surak Vulcan style Roaring Rampage of Revenge when Kirk dies.
  • There is subtext in Street Fighter that Vega is in love with Sagat. Sagat praises Vega's fighting skills as nearly equal to his own, Vega knows him well enough to read his intentions via glances and is very close to him in the prison scenes, and they tag-team Ryu together.
  • In Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li it's made clear that Bison's secretary is a lesbian. As such Chun-Li does a Mating Dance with her to draw her away to get the information she needs from her.
  • Another Disney Channel Original Movie example: Stuck in the Suburbs has buckets of Les Yay. For a start, the female lead starts ignoring her old (good) Girl Posse when an exciting new girl shows up. She and said new girl embark on an adventure with a male popstar and neither show any real desire to be with him beyond generic school girl crushes and the female lead is even upset when she accidentally breaks him up with his girlfriend. Neither girl ends up with a love interest at the end of the movie and at one point they have a tiff but make up.
    • And the very typical of romance movies 'sad break up' music interlude where they're both sad and broken up without the other?
    • Not only is there 'sad break up' music, but there are several montages of the two girls together and a couple of fervent embraces complete with a moment that felt like an almost kiss in one of them.
  • Sucker Punch: Mostly to show how close the girls are and how they need each other.
    • The scene between Amber and Blondie where Blondie explains to Amber how to seduce the Mayor.
    • Amber and Blondie are paired up in almost every group scene and even die together.
    • It's much more subtle, but it is there in abundance with Baby Doll and Rocket.
    • Baby Doll and Sweet Pea shared quite a lot of meaningful looks.
    • In Baby Doll's fantasies, she imagines all the girls in sexy clothing.
    • Rocket is very hands on with all the girls, especially Babydoll and Blondie.
    • "I don't bite (too hard)" is said outright by Rocket.
  • Another example can be observed in the science fiction movie Sunshine (which is directed by the very same director as 28 Days Later) between Capa and Mace, not only but the most obviously during their final scene. Danny Boyle, again, said it was intended to be a pretty homoerotic moment.
  • If you have no idea what's coming up, the first conversation between Judge Turpin and teenaged Anthony in the 2007 film version of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street makes Turpin (fairly intentionally) sound like he's hitting on him. Hard. Not even in a good way, more of the 'I've got candy in my van' kind of way. And then it goes somewhere else entirely, to mixed amounts of relief and woobiefication. Also, due to the amount of body contact necessarily in giving someone a serious shave (and naturally, slitting a throat) all the scenes with Turpin and Todd himself could easily be recut for totally non-existent subtext.
    • All of "Pretty Women" has an awfully homoerotic vibe, what with the way Sweeney and Turpin are all singing together while Sweeney rubs his hands around Turpin's face, neck, and shoulders. Very strong Ho Yay vibe, despite the song's subject matter.
    • The part where Turpin mentions "the catamites of Greece." Look it up.
    • He basically calls Anthony a slut.
    • When he says 'everything you've ever dreamed of doing with a woman' it apparently goes right over his head that out of the four he's named, only three are actually women.
    • Never mind the expression on the Beadle's face as he throws Anthony into the street. "Next time, it'll be your pretty little brains all over the pavement." And the way he wields his cane... Plus, near the end, Sweeney totally flirts Beadle into that chair.
    • The Beadle's face during "Poor Thing", when Turpin is on the street attempting to woo Lucy with flowers, makes it look like he's envious of the attention Lucy is getting from the judge. And when Turpin tells him he plans on marrying Johanna, the Beadle looks shocked and then...extremely disappointed. Hell, there's a number of moments between those two that suggests the Beadle holds more than respect for Judge Turpin.
  • Sweet Smell of Success. Listen to the dialog carefully - it seems that Sidney was Hunsecker's boy toy for a while, and Hunsecker has blackballed him because he's a jilted lover. What to make of this line:
    JJ: You see that grin? That's the, uh, that's the charming street-urchin face. It's part of his helpless act. He throws himself upon your mercy. He's got a half-dozen faces for the ladies. But the one I like, the really cute one, is the quick, dependable chap - nothing he won't do for you in a pinch.
    • Later, JJ says this to Sidney:
    JJ: I'd hate to take a bite out of you. You're a cookie full of arsenic.
    • Of course, then there's the way JJ incestuously protects his sister...
  • Tank Girl. Tank Girl and Jet Girl meet in prison (Women in Prison). Tank Girl regularly seems to be flirting with Jet Girl, and even kisses her at one point to convince a guard that they're lovers so he'll leave Jet Girl alone. Tank Girl also tells Jet Girl jokes to try to make her laugh.
  • The Thief of Bagdad (1940). The long, lingering eyefuck Jaffar gives to the half-naked, blinded Ahmad when he finds him in the marketplace has to be seen to be believed. Yeah, about that last line. It really doesn't help when you know Conrad Veidt swung both ways.
  • Wartime Ho Yay: In the WWII film The Thin Red Line, Pvt. Witt (Jim Caviezel) and Sgt. Welsh (Sean Penn) seem to have a bond that goes above and beyond a commander and his soldier:
    Welsh: You still believing in the beautiful light, are you? How do you do that? You're a magician to me.
    Witt: I still see a spark in you.
    (Earlier in the same scene) Witt: You care about me, don't you, sarge? I always felt like you did. Why do you always make yourself out like a rock? One day I can come up and talk to you and the next day it's like we never even met.
    • And one of the last lines of the movie, where Welsh can only be talking to Witt after Witt died.:
    Welsh: If I never meet you in this life, let me feel the lack. A glance from your eyes, and my life will be yours.
  • Third Star has James (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) slashing it up with absolutely everything and everyone. Miles often behaves like his ex, while Davy actually lives with James and his parents and couldn't possibly care more for James if he was in love with him, which he pretty much is anyway. One scene shows him helping James get dressed, while the ending sees him holding James in his arms twice, once when he's merely unconscious and once when he's already dead, staring off into the distance, completely heartbroken.
  • This is Spın̈al Tap. Look at Nigel's expression of disgust whenever David's Yoko-Ono-esque girlfriend Jeanette shows up. Or at him watching David all the time. Or at him saying they're closer than brothers. Yeah... somebody has unrequited love here.
  • The Tinker Bell Movie has an odd moment between Tink and Silvermist. Tink the stranger has just fallen out of nowhere onto her rump, and Silvermist's reaction is to lean in, stroke Tink's nose, and coo, "Easy now... easy... Silvermist's got ya..." (Granted, she was imitating Fawn, who had just done the same thing to calm down the mouse Tink was with.)
  • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy: There's definitely a vibe between Bill Haydon and Jim Prideaux in the book and the movie. Even more justified considering Haydon is bisexual and some people openly speculate about their friendship in the book. The movie drops hints here and there: for example, a coworker owns a picture of them hugging after sports event but they own a different version of the picture, in which Prideaux is intently looking at Haydon.
  • Julie Taymor's film version of Titus gives Chiron and Demetrius some extremely inappropriate posing with each other. The fact that they're brothers who gangrape Titus' daughter (their step-aunt-by-marriage) doesn't help.
  • It was a very small part, but in Tombstone, side-character Billy Breckenridge (the little guy with the glasses, played by Jason Priestley) was pretty seriously crushing on Mr. Fabian (the pretty-boy actor played by Billy Zane).
  • Top Gun, memorable for the commanding officer's Catchphrase "I'm gonna have somebody's butt for this!" and variants.
    Wolfman: This gives me a hard-on.
    Hollywood: Don't tease me.
    Conan O'Brien: Now, this is the first movie where you've played gay, isn't it?
    Val Kilmer: Well, not counting Top Gun.
  • Trainspotting has several moments between Renton and Sickboy. Most notably when they're at Swanny's after Tommy's funeral and they just stare at each other for several long seconds.
  • The looks from Agent Simmons' balding sidekick in Transformers (2007), and the childish repetition of Simmons' declarations. Michael Bay even said in the director's commentary John Turturro (Simmons' actor) improvised stuff about questioning his sexuality.
    • The Sam/Bumblebee stuff. 'Bee is technically genderless, but the Transformers are all assigned gender-specific pronouns, probably as a humanizing gesture. Also: "I'm not gonna leave you!"
    • And in Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen there is so much Ho Yay going on between Agent Simmons and Sam's friend, Leo, that they possibly had more chemistry (or at least the same amount) as Sam and Mikaela.
    • Also, as of Revenge of the Fallen, Megatron and Starscream appear to be up to their old tricks. "Starscream, I'm home!"
    • Yet another from Revenge of the Fallen, listen to what Megatron had to say as he pinned Sam down to a table mid-movie:
    Megatron: Yeah! Yes! Yes! It feels good to grab your flesh!
  • Mike Ribble and Tino Orsini in the 1956 film Trapeze. Words don't do justice to the looks they throw at each other.
  • The Troll Hunter: Maybe a little between Thomas and Hans, particularly when Hans is fixing his wound.
  • In TRON, Flynn and RAM have a remarkably long staring-into-each-other's-eyes moment while RAM is dying. After RAM channeled the last of his energy into Flynn as the latter knelt worriedly next to him.
    • There's also some Flynn/Tron, from the original movie (comrades in arms, literally when Flynn re-channels a laser beam and Tron carries him before/after Flynn passes out), the Tron: Betrayal comics (trusted ally, Tron's unswerving belief in and protection of Flynn), and Tron: Legacy (snaps out of being Rinzler at a critical moment, colors flash back as Tron/Rinzler sinks).
    • Flynn/CLU 2.0 from Betrayal and Legacy. CLU's behavior is staked somewhere at the intersection of a Knight Templar "Well Done, Son" Guy (as 'the son'), and a strange version of Clingy Jealous Girl / The Un-Favourite (especially notable in the Betrayal comic, re: the ISOs).
  • Noelle and Abby in The Truth About Cats & Dogs.
    Abby: If I was a guy, I think women would like, line up to go out with me. I'm smart. I have a good sense of humor. I make a great living.
    Noelle: I'd fuck you.
    Abby: Thank you, honey. I know you would.
  • Turning Red: This movie quickly got a reputation as "Pixar's gayest film yet". Shortly before the film was released, an anonymous letter from Pixar employees claimed that Disney was prone to censoring scenes showing explicit queer affection, which added further fuel to viewers looking for hints of gay subtext.
  • Twilight is already covered under the literature section, but Edward's flashback to Carlisle turning him into a vampire has Edward making an honest-to-god orgasm face. Complete with creepy rape vibes.
    • It doesn't help that in the film, Carlisle's actor apparently went with the phrase "You're sexy" to get the appropriate freaked-out reaction from Edward's actor. Meta ho-yay?
    • The third movie? The writers (and actors) all seemed to be shipping Edward/Jacob.
    • Alice is very touchy feely with Bella vs Jasper who she is supposed to be married to. The two seem more siblings or friends than lovers.

  • The final fight scene in Undefeatable. A rare non-ninja Godfrey Ho movie:
  • In John Carpenter's Vampires, Valek seems very interested in caressing Jack Crow and purring his name. Jack, already extremely homophobic, goes off on a long rant about 'pole smoking fashion victims' and Valek doesn't really bother to deny it.
  • In Van Helsing, there's Dracula/Van Helsing. The count really seems a hell of a lot more eager to seduce Van Helsing than to kill him. What with the first-name usage and the hints about how close they used to be. It's even evident in the damn videogame!
  • Every single movie Kevin Smith ever set in "The View Askewniverse" features the Comedy Duo of Jay and Silent Bob who are Heterosexual Life-Partners who seem to be on the cusp of becoming a full-fledged homosexual relationship. It was only used as a plot point in Chasing Amy, though it was lampshaded heavily in Clerks II.
    • In An Evening With Kevin Smith 2: Evening Harder, Kevin kind of lampshades this. Talking about his wife's Playboy shoot, he at one point, totally an Ass Pull, suggests she dresses like Jay and he dresses like Silent Bob:
    Kevin: My wife dissected that for about half an hour. "I think you have some unresolved issues with your friend, Kevin!"
    Jay: Yo man, tell me something about me.
    Rufus: You masturbate more than anyone on the planet.
    Jay: Aw fuck, everyone knows that. Tell me something nobody knows.
    Rufus: When you do it, you're thinking about guys.
    Jay: Dude, not all the time.
    • Ditto Banky. Hell, Banky and Hooper seem to end up together, if the end of Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is to be believed (they've got their arms around each other as they walk out of the movie theater).
  • The entire first half of The Visitor. Every interaction between the Professor and Tarek, particularly when a semi-nude Tarek teaches the Prof how to beat the drum between his legs. mmmm, manlove.
  • The Voyage of the Dawn Treader definitely has some Caspian/Edmund vibes. They tend to stare at each other far too often, they enjoy... ahem... crossing blades, they share a meaningful confession before the final battle, and their parting at the end of the movie has an emotional hug (whereas Caspian's hug with Lucy is far less important and in the background).
  • Watchmen:
    • The Rorschach/Nite Owl bromance seems to be given more emotional weight than the het romance. Yeah, this is Rorschach, but still.
    • Also, absolutely any moment featuring Adrian Veidt. They totally played up that "possibly homosexual" thing. While Ozzy certainly had his moments in the comic, the whole thing was cranked to 11 in The Movie. He had moments with Nite Owl, Manhattan, and even Rorschach. He always seemed to look like he was checking the other guys out...
    • The bit in the opening montage where Ozymandius is at a photoshoot with The Village People might have been a slight hint, and the fact that he has a folder labelled 'BOYS' on his computer.
    • And gets kinda handsy with a smiling David Bowie. No, really?
    • Several not-so-subliminal pink triangles appear in scenes that feature Ozymandius/Veidt.
    • Someone else thought so too... (NSFW)
  • The Warriors: A street gang with nine then eight, then seven, then six physically fit men, almost all of whom bare their chests under their Hellbent For Leather vests? And insist on fighting hand-to-hand? And are Bash Brothers? And the movie's loosely based on an ancient Greek legend? And the one female character who, by her own admission, Really Gets Around, alternates between trying very hard to be One of the Boys and proving (with Swan) that No Guy Wants to Be Chased? It's almost inevitable - and, in particular, hard to resist the temptation to "slash" Ajax and Cowboy.
    Cowboy: He saved my ass back there. We have to go back for him.
  • We Are the Night: Lots.
    • Charlotte's and Nora's behavior seems to be far more than friendly, given how intimate their embraces are.
    • The vampires seem to visit an LGBTQ club.
    • Given that Louise is a lesbian explicitly, picking first Charlotte and then Lena to be companions of hers, more implied homoeroticism is easy among the four women.
  • Nikolai Rodchenko and Raymond Greenwood from White Nights. They dance together. They argue and give each other those 'Come do me' glances. At one point, it looks as if they're about to have a proper fight, but it ends in a hug. The end of the movie is even more packed with Ho Yay; Raymond, upon being reunited with his wife (played by young and ridiculously charming Isabella Rossellini!) and Nikolai, hugs his wife for about two seconds - and then goes and gives Nikolai a proper, long embrace. The movie ends with the scene of the two of them gazing at each other and smiling. Of course, it doesn't hurt that Nikolai is played by Mikhail freaking Baryshnikov.
  • Whip It, in keeping with Roller Derby's overtly LBT-friendly image, has a few cuddly moments between Eva Destruction of the Black Widows and Rosa Sparks of the Hurl Scouts. Actress Ari Gaynor said that she played Eva as a lesbian seductress and a number of moments of her character overtly hitting on other skaters didn't make it into the final film. The relationship between Bliss and Pash could easily be romantic without either of them particularly trying, and Bliss' relationship with rival jammer and captain of the Holy Rollers Iron Maven has a good deal of tension to it as well.
  • Wings (1927) features one of the earliest examples of a man-on-man kiss on the lips.
    • The girl in the triangle was never pursued by either. Rather, the title cards pretty much spell it out:
    "You - you know there is nothing in the world that means so much to me as your friendship"
    "I knew it - - all the time - - "
  • Withnail and I with even non-slashers believing that Withnail is in love with Marwood. Marwood, in return, has affection for Withnail, treating him like a small child and looks as if the goodbye is causing him extreme amounts of pain.