LGBTQA+ worth watching

an ever-expanding list of things I've seen, not all of them worth watching again (or ever at all). to keep track of it all, in no particular order.
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1.
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
“ reasons to see: Cillian Murphy's cheekbones ” - milusia
 
2.
Soldier's Girl (2003 TV Movie)
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The true story of the price a young soldier paid for falling in love with a transsexual night-club performer. (112 mins.)
Director: Frank Pierson
“ reasons to see: Lee Pace will break your heart ” - milusia
 
3.
Shelter (2007)
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When his college dreams are sidelined by family obligations, a young man finds comfort in surfing with his best friend's brother. (97 mins.)
Director: Jonah Markowitz
“ reasons to see: just beacuse. and it has a happy ending on the beach. ” - milusia
 
4.
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
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The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys, and their lives over the years. (134 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
“ reasons to see: it will destroy you, in a good way. and the reunion scene. ” - milusia
 
5.
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.)
“ reasons to see: all of them ” - milusia
 
6.
Protect Me from What I Want (2009 Short Film)
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Saleem, an Indian student living in Leeds with his parents, meets Daz in a gay cruising spot, and they have a night of mutually enjoyable sex. Saleem is nonetheless ashamed of what he has done but, on leaving the next day, does turn round to smile at Daz. (13 mins.)
Director: Dominic Leclerc
“ reasons to see: Elliott Tittensor's hopeful and broken looks ” - milusia
 
7.
Love Songs (2007)
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A musical interpretation of three lovers living in Paris. (91 mins.)
“ reasons to see: they sing. in French. ” - milusia
 
8.
Beginners (2010)
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A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover. (105 mins.)
Director: Mike Mills
 
9.
Velvet Goldmine (1998)
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In 1984, British journalist Arthur Stuart investigates the career of 1970s glam superstar Brian Slade, who was heavily influenced in his early years by hard-living and rebellious American singer Curt Wild. (118 mins.)
Director: Todd Haynes
 
10.
Latter Days (2003)
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A promiscuous gay party animal falls for a young Mormon missionary, leading to crisis, cliché, and catastrophe. (107 mins.)
Director: C. Jay Cox
 
11.
Philadelphia (1993)
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When a man with HIV is fired by his law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit. (125 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
 
12.
Maurice (1987)
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After his lover rejects him, a young man trapped by the oppressiveness of Edwardian society tries to come to terms with and accept his sexuality. (140 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
“ reasons to see: young Rupert Graves. and his private parts, also young. ” - milusia
 
13.
Dream Boy (2008)
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Chronicles the relationship between two gay teenagers in the rural south in the late '70s. (88 mins.)
Director: James Bolton
“ reasons to see: the bus scene ” - milusia
 
14.
Were the World Mine (2008)
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A bullied and demoralized gay student at an all-boys school uses a magical flower derived from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream' to turn many in his community gay, including a comely rugby player for himself. (95 mins.)
Director: Tom Gustafson
 
15.
Weekend (2011)
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After a drunken house party with his straight mates, Russell heads out to a gay club. Just before closing time he picks up Glen but what's expected to be just a one-night stand becomes something else, something special. (97 mins.)
Director: Andrew Haigh
“ reasons to see: the armchair scene, the train station scene ” - milusia
 
16.
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
“ reasons to see: all the pink ” - milusia
 
17.
Imagine Me & You (2005)
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A newlywed bride becomes infatuated with another woman, who questions her sexual orientation, promoting a stir among the bride's family and friends. (90 mins.)
Director: Ol Parker
“ reasons to see: Anthony Head, the flower shop scene, Matthew Goode ” - milusia
 
18.
Save Me (2007)
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A sex and drug addicted young man who is forced into a Christian-run ministry in an attempt to cure him of his "gay affliction", where instead he is faced with the truth in his heart and spirit. (96 mins.)
Director: Robert Cary
 
19.
A Single Man (2009)
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An English professor, one year after the sudden death of his boyfriend, is unable to cope with his typical days in 1960s Los Angeles. (99 mins.)
Director: Tom Ford
 
20.
For the Bible Tells Me So (2007 Documentary)
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An exploration of the intersection between religion and homosexuality in the U.S. and how the religious right has used its interpretation of the Bible to stigmatize the gay community. (95 mins.)
Director: Daniel Karslake
 
21.
Christopher and His Kind (2011 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In 1931 budding author Christopher Isherwood goes to Berlin at the invitation of his friend W. H. Auden for the gay sex that abounds in the city... (90 mins.)
Director: Geoffrey Sax
 
22.
Toast (2010 TV Movie)
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The ultimate nostalgia trip through everything edible in 1960's Britain. (96 mins.)
Director: S J Clarkson
“ reasons to see: all the pretty food ” - milusia
 
23.
X-Men: First Class (2011)
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In 1962, the United States government enlists the help of Mutants with superhuman abilities to stop a malicious dictator who is determined to start World War III. (132 mins.)
Director: Matthew Vaughn
“ reasons to see: the oh-so-subtle sexual tension between Charles/Erik ” - milusia
 
24.
Big Eden (2000)
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Big Eden is a small, fictional northwestern Montana town. (118 mins.)
Director: Thomas Bezucha
 
25.
My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
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An ambitious Asian Briton and his white lover strive for success and hope, when they open up a glamorous laundromat. (97 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
“ reasons to see: Daniel Day-Lewis' cheeky face, the champagne scene, the ladder scene ” - milusia
 
26.
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.)
 
27.
Queer as Folk (1999 TV Series)
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A controversial Drama which chronicles the lives of Stuart and Vince, and also 15 year old Nathan who is in love with Stuart. (48 mins.)
“ reasons to see: so much better than the US reboot ” - milusia
 
28.
Rent (2005)
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This is the film version of the Pulitzer and Tony Award winning musical about Bohemians in the East Village of New York City struggling with life, love and AIDS, and the impacts they have on America. (135 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
“ reasons to see: they sing. and it's beautiful. ” - milusia
 
29.
Die, Mommie, Die! (2003)
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An ex-pop singer kills her much-hated husband to be with her young lover. Her daughter plots Electra-like revenge. (90 mins.)
Director: Mark Rucker
“ reasons to see: Stark Sands looking twelve and indecently sexy at the same time. honestly, nothing else. ” - milusia
 
30.
Bangkok Love Story (2007)
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An informant and a hit man (both men) end up passionately entwined after winding up together on the bad side of crimes lords. (109 mins.)
Director: Poj Arnon
“ reasons to see: the roof ” - milusia
 
31.
Five Dances (2013)
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The coming of age tale of an extraordinarily gifted young dancer recently arrived in New York City. (83 mins.)
Director: Alan Brown
“ reasons to see: the atmosphere, the beauty of movement, the soundtrack... it's amazing. ” - milusia
 
32.
Private Romeo (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A modern take on Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet'. Set at an isolated all-boys military academy, it follows the forbidden relationship between two cadets. (94 mins.)
Director: Alan Brown
“ it's weird, but in a good way. ” - milusia
 
33.
C.O.G. (2013)
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A cocky young man travels to Oregon to work on an apple farm. Out of his element, he finds his lifestyle and notions being picked apart by everyone who crosses his path. (88 mins.)
“ it's really weird and full of second-hand embarassment, but the cinematography is superb. ” - milusia