Queer Films

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But I'm a Cheerleader (1999)
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A naive teenager is sent to rehab camp when her straitlaced parents and friends suspect her of being a lesbian. (85 mins.)
Director: Jamie Babbit
 
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Bent (1997)
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Max is gay and as such is sent to Dachau concentration camp under the Nazi regime. He tries to deny he is gay... (105 mins.)
Director: Sean Mathias
 
3.
Better Than Chocolate (1999)
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Two attractive young lesbians, Maggie and Kim, meet in Vancouver, develop a passionate romance, and move in together... (101 mins.)
Director: Anne Wheeler
 
4.
Boys Don't Cry (1999)
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Female-born Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska. (118 mins.)
Director: Kimberly Peirce
 
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D.E.B.S. (2004)
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Plaid-skirted schoolgirls are groomed by a secret government agency to become the newest members of the elite national-defense group, D.E.B.S. (91 mins.)
Director: Angela Robinson
 
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4.3.2.1. (2010)
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4 girls out on a 3 days trip in to 2 cities, if they survive. While Jo is working in a supermarket, her 3 friends are all out on their adventures. A chance encounter with diamond thieves sends them on a collision course with fate itself. (117 mins.)
 
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Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (1989 Mini-Series)
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Jessica's extraordinarily strong will and heart enables her to rebel against her fanatical, cult-like upbringing... (165 mins.)
 
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Bound (1996)
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Corky, a tough female ex con and her lover Violet concoct a scheme to steal millions of stashed mob money and pin the blame on Violet's crooked boyfriend Caesar. (108 mins.)
 
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Lianna (1983)
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A happily married woman comes to realize herself of being a repressed lesbian after she has an affair with a female college professor, and then tries to come to terms with her newfound lifestyle. (110 mins.)
Director: John Sayles
 
10.
The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love (1995)
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An adventurous love story between two young women of different social and economic backgrounds who find themselves going through all the typical struggles of a new romance. (94 mins.)
Director: Maria Maggenti
 
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Beautiful Thing (1996)
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In a suburb of London, young Jamie is escaping sport hours, to avoid being the victim of his comrades. Young Ste, his neighbor, is beaten by his father, and comes to sleep overnight. They discover new feelings, sleeping in the same bed. (90 mins.)
 
12.
My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
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An ambitious Pakistani Briton and his white boyfriend strive for success and hope when they open a glamorous laundromat. (97 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
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Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
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A gay man and a political prisoner are together in a prison. The gay man narrates the stories of two fake movies and his own life. (120 mins.)
Director: Hector Babenco
 
14.
Milk (2008)
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The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official. (128 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
 
15.
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
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Two drag performers and a transgender woman travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret. (104 mins.)
Director: Stephan Elliott
 
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Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
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A transgender punk-rock girl from East Berlin tours the U.S. with her band as she tells her life story and follows the former lover/band-mate who stole her songs. (95 mins.)
 
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Breakfast on Pluto (2005)
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In the 1970s, a young trans woman, Patrick "Kitten" Braden, comes of age by leaving her Irish town for London, in part to look for her mother and in part because her gender identity is beyond the town's understanding. (128 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
 
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Cabaret (1972)
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A female girlie club entertainer in Weimar Republic era Berlin romances two men while the Nazi Party rises to power around them. (124 mins.)
Director: Bob Fosse
 
19.
Daddy and the Muscle Academy (1991 Documentary)
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Tom of Finland is one of the gay world's few authentic icons. His drawings have had an enormous influence on gay identity... (58 mins.)
Director: Ilppo Pohjola
 
20.
Gods and Monsters (1998)
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The last days of Frankenstein Director James Whale are explored. (105 mins.)
Director: Bill Condon
 
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Mysterious Skin (2004)
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A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth. (105 mins.)
Director: Gregg Araki
 
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Party Monster (2003)
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Based on the true story of Michael Alig, a Club Kid party organizer whose life was sent spiraling down when he bragged on television about killing his drug dealer and roommate. (98 mins.)
 
23.
The Celluloid Closet (1995 Documentary)
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A documentary surveying the various Hollywood screen depictions of homosexuals and the attitudes behind them throughout the history of North American film. (102 mins.)
 
24.
Notes on a Scandal (2006)
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A veteran high school teacher befriends a younger art teacher, who is having an affair with one of her 15-year-old students. However, her intentions with this new "friend" also go well beyond platonic friendship. (92 mins.)
Director: Richard Eyre
 
25.
Feed Them to the Cannibals! (1993 Documentary)
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Documentary about the history of Sydney's Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, a great event happening once a year in Sydney, Australia, a celebration of gay sexuality. (63 mins.)
 
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Forbidden Love: The Unashamed Stories of Lesbian Lives (1992 Documentary)
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Ten women, most of them in Vancouver or Toronto, talk about being lesbian in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s:... (85 mins.)
 
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Fire (1996)
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Ashok runs a family business that sells takeout food that also has a video rental store at the side... (108 mins.)
Director: Deepa Mehta
 
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Gia (1998 TV Movie)
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The story of the life of Gia Carangi, a top fashion model from the late 1970s, from her meteoric rise to the forefront of the modeling industry, to her untimely death. (120 mins.)
 
29.
If These Walls Could Talk 2 (2000 TV Movie)
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Trio of stories about lesbian couples in three different decades. (96 mins.)
 
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Sugar Rush (2005 TV Series)
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15-year-old Kim has just moved to Brighton and developed an earth-shattering, hormone-surging crush on her new best friend, Sugar. (24 mins.)
 
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Desert Hearts (1985)
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It is 1950s Nevada, and Professor Vivian Bell arrives to get a divorce. She's unsatisfied with her marriage... (96 mins.)
Director: Donna Deitch
 
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All Over Me (1997)
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Claude and Ellen are best friends who live in a not-so-nice area of New York. They're involved in the subculture of 90s youth... (86 mins.)
Director: Alex Sichel
 
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Foxfire (1996)
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The story of five teenage girls who form an unlikely bond after beating up a teacher who has sexually harassed them... (102 mins.)
 
34.
Kissing Jessica Stein (2001)
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A woman searching for the perfect man instead discovers the perfect woman. (97 mins.)
 
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Victim (1961)
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The death of a young man leads to the discovery of a blackmail plot against a number of gay men in 1960s London. (90 mins.)
Director: Basil Dearden
 
36.
Prick Up Your Ears (1987)
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This film is the story of the spectacular life and violent death of British playwright Joe Orton. In his teens... (105 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
37.
Torch Song Trilogy (1988)
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Tony Award-winning actor and playwright Harvey Fierstein re-creates his role as the unsinkable Arnold... (120 mins.)
Director: Paul Bogart
 
38.
Monster (2003)
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Based on the life of Aileen Wuornos, a Daytona Beach prostitute who became a serial killer. (109 mins.)
Director: Patty Jenkins
 
39.
Sylvia Scarlett (1935)
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Escaping to England from a French embezzlement charge, widower Henry Scarlett is accompanied by daughter Sylvia who... (95 mins.)
Director: George Cukor