MY FAVOURITE QUEER FILMS I'VE SEEN SO FAR

Films I've rather enjoyed with queer protagonists. Feel free to recommend me anything you haven't seen here that I might enjoy based on this list that would be amazing!
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1.
Sugar (2004)
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Troubled suburban teen Cliff hooks up with a hustler from the streets of Toronto's gay ghetto. (78 mins.)
Director: John Palmer
“ Deranged, hilarious, super raw and my heart was left kind of hurting after it was done. It's that rare gem that you find and show to your friends again and again and again. ” - meister-trollech
 
2.
Brows Held High (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
A well-read narcissist takes a look at films that many mainstream audiences have never heard of and...
“ I feel there is some sort of CONSPIRACY because I can't add any of Bruce LaBruce's films onto my watchlist no matter which way I try. Also check out: Hustler White, No Skin off my Ass and Super 8½. ” - meister-trollech
 
3.
Midnight Cowboy (1969)
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A naive hustler travels from Texas to New York to seek personal fortune but, in the process, finds himself a new friend. (113 mins.)
 
4.
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
“ Slice-of-life drama. Really natural performances and dialogue. Complex and subtle. ” - meister-trollech
 
5.
Desperate Living (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A rich housewife enlists her maid's help to murder her husband; they go on the lam and end up in Mortville, a homeless community built into a garbage dump. (90 mins.)
Director: John Waters
“ UNDER RATED. But most of the films on my list are. A feral group of lesbians take down their corrupt fascist queen, it's a fairy tale! ” - meister-trollech
 
6.
Fögi Is a Bastard (1998)
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Fifteen-year-old Beni falls in love with Fögi, a singer in a Rock band. As Fögi seduces him, Beni is willing to follow him where ever he takes him... (91 mins.)
Director: Marcel Gisler
“ Really powerful, sexy film. Instant favourites. ” - meister-trollech
 
7.
Female Trouble (1974)
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A spoiled schoolgirl runs away from home, gets pregnant while hitch-hiking, and ends up as a fashion model for a pair of beauticians who like to photograph women committing crimes. (89 mins.)
Director: John Waters
“ Divine's greatest preformance ” - meister-trollech
 
8.
Pink Flamingos (1972)
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Notorious Baltimore criminal and underground figure Divine goes up against a sleazy married couple who make a passionate attempt to humiliate her and seize her tabloid-given title as "The Filthiest Person Alive". (93 mins.)
Director: John Waters
 
9.
Before Night Falls (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Episodic look at the life of Cuban poet and novelist, Reinaldo Arenas (1943-1990), from his childhood... (133 mins.)
Director: Julian Schnabel
 
10.
But I'm a Cheerleader (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
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
“ Super cute teen romantic comedy that is somehow awesome. I've showed it to many of a straighty-one-eighty and they all loved it, just because it's an incredibly good natured and entertaining film. ” - meister-trollech
 
11.
Totally F***ed Up (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Gay teen angst... (78 mins.)
Director: Gregg Araki
“ A group of teenagers growing up in the early 90s, dealing with their sexuality, friendships e.t.c. Brutal and honest. ” - meister-trollech
 
12.
Querelle (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
French sailor Querelle arrives in Brest and starts frequenting a strange whorehouse. He discovers that... (108 mins.)
“ This is a style of cinema that I don't think will ever come again. The set, narrative, music, lightning all read out as if it's set on stage. There's a complete disconnection from reality that gives it this fantastic dream quality throughout the whole film. It's a *beep* weird movie. ” - meister-trollech
 
13.
Rope (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Two young men strangle their "inferior" classmate, hide his body in their apartment, and invite his friends and family to a dinner party as a means to challenge the "perfection" of their crime. (80 mins.)
“ Early Hitchcock film. Murder mystery with James Stewart. You'll need to look between the lines and history of the piece to see that it is queer as *beep*. But it is. ” - meister-trollech
 
14.
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus. (125 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
15.
Eyes Wide Open (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A married, Orthodox, Jerusalem butcher and Jewish father of four falls in love with his handsome, 22-year-old male apprentice, triggering the suspicions of his wife and the disapproval of his Orthodox community. (91 mins.)
Director: Haim Tabakman
 
16.
You I Love (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
On their first anniversary, Vera comes home to discover her boyfriend Tim in bed with another man. (86 mins.)
“ I usually loathe romantic comedies, but this Moscow film about an eccentric bisexual man and his two lovers is dark and weird enough to get away with it for me. A gay positive story in Russian is so amazing. ” - meister-trollech
 
17.
Killer Condom (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
The plot takes place in New York, and in the present. In a Hotel called "Quicky" a professor blackmails a student of his into having sex with him... (107 mins.)
Director: Martin Walz
 
18.
Mulholland Dr. (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality. (147 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
19.
Yossi & Jagger (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Romance blooms between two soldiers (Knoller, Levi) stationed in an Israeli outpost on the Lebanese border. (65 mins.)
Director: Eytan Fox
 
20.
Head On (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A 19 year old Greek Australian youth struggles with his sexual identity and has one clumsy heterosexual and several homosexual encounters. (104 mins.)
Director: Ana Kokkinos
 
21.
Liquid Sky (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Invisible aliens in a tiny flying saucer come to Earth looking for heroin. They land on top of a New... (112 mins.)
Director: Slava Tsukerman
 
22.
Angels in America (2003 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Playwright Tony Kushner adapts his political epic about the AIDS crisis during the mid-eighties, around a group of separate but connected individuals. (352 mins.)
 
23.
Naked Lunch (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally murders his wife and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in a port town in North Africa. (115 mins.)
 
24.
Get Ready to Be Boyzvoiced (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Norwegian mock-documentary following the trials and tribulations of boy-band Boyzvoice, their fans and management. (95 mins.)
 
25.
Parting Glances (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
As Michael and Robert, a gay couple in New York, prepare for Robert's departure for a two-year work assignment in Africa... (90 mins.)
Director: Bill Sherwood
 
26.
My Own Private Idaho (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Two best friends living on the streets of Portland as hustlers embark on a journey of self discovery and find their relationship stumbling along the way. (104 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
 
27.
Mysterious Skin (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth. (105 mins.)
Director: Gregg Araki
 
28.
Boys Don't Cry (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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
 
29.
Breakfast on Pluto (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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
 
30.
Transamerica (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A pre-operative male-to-female transgender takes an unexpected journey when she learns that she fathered a son, now a teenage runaway hustling on the streets of New York. (103 mins.)
Director: Duncan Tucker
 
31.
Patrik, Age 1.5 (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A Swedish gay couple adopt what they think is an 18-month-old orphan, only to meet their new son, a 15-year-old homophobic delinquent. (103 mins.)
Director: Ella Lemhagen
 
32.
Beautiful Thing (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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.)
 
33.
Priest (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Father Greg Pilkington (Linus Roache) is torn between his call as a conservative Catholic priest and his secret life as a homosexual with a gay lover... (105 mins.)
Director: Antonia Bird
 
34.
The Mudge Boy (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Sensitive, somewhat effeminate farm-boy Duncan Mudge can barely cope with grim, since Ma's death even gloomier father Edgar's manly expectations... (94 mins.)
Director: Michael Burke
 
35.
Better Than Chocolate (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Two attractive young lesbians, Maggie and Kim, meet in Vancouver, develop a passionate romance, and move in together... (101 mins.)
Director: Anne Wheeler
 
36.
Tipping the Velvet (2002 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Set in the 1890's, tells the lesbian love affair between male impersonator music hall star Kitty Butler and Nan Astley. (177 mins.)
 
37.
Gia (1998 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
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.)
 
38.
Monster (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Based on the life of Aileen Wuornos, a Daytona Beach prostitute who became a serial killer. (109 mins.)
Director: Patty Jenkins
 
39.
Shelter (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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
 
40.
Milk (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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
 
41.
My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
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
 
42.
Victor Victoria (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life. (132 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
 
43.
Cabaret (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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
 
44.
Get Real (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A tenderly romantic coming-of-age story as two boys in a British school fall in love. (108 mins.)
Director: Simon Shore
 
45.
The Comic Strip Presents... (1982 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Janie,daughter of Commander Jackson,the head of D15,has been kidnapped and there are only two men who can save her - former agents Bonehead and Foyle.
 
46.
I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A cop turns con man once he comes out of the closet. Once imprisoned, he meets the second love of his life, whom he'll stop at nothing to be with. (98 mins.)
 
47.
Wilde (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The story of Oscar Wilde, genius, poet, playwright and the First Modern Man. The self-realization of... (118 mins.)
Director: Brian Gilbert
 
48.
Maurice (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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
 
49.
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Two drag performers and a transgender woman travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret. (104 mins.)
Director: Stephan Elliott
 
50.
Dorian Blues (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
High school senior Dorian begins a gay man's odyssey when he determines that he's gay and decides to come out. Chief among concerns is the reaction of his father, who has never liked him. (88 mins.)
“ Cute but slightly DERP low-budget comedy. ” - meister-trollech
 
51.
Longhorns (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Back in 1982, a Texas University student who was curious about the male sex fantasies he had been having, decides he needs to hook up with an out gay student on campus. (75 mins.)
Director: David Lewis
“ Wow, I super did not care about the main love story. The lead's love interest had the mentality of a 13-year-old girl and it was not cute. There is however gay-on-straight cowboy scenes which make up for everything. ” - meister-trollech
 
52.
Lilies (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
1952: Bishop Bilodeau visits a québécois prison to hear the confession of a boyhood friend jailed for murder 40 years ago... (95 mins.)
Director: John Greyson
“ I don't know how I feel about this film, artistically I feel it kind of fell flat on what it was trying to do. It was still memorable enough to make it into this list though. ” - meister-trollech
 
53.
Show Me Love (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Two teenage girls in small-town Sweden. Elin is beautiful, popular, and bored with life. Agnes is friendless, sad, and secretly in love with Elin. (89 mins.)
Director: Lukas Moodysson
 
54.
Come Undone (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Mathieu, 18, spends the summer at his mother's summer house, in Brittany. On the beach, he meets Cédric, a boy his age. A love-story begins between the two boys. (98 mins.)