Other-gender Representation in Film

Transgender, trans, FTM, MTF, gender, gender-fluid, gender bending, queer, genderqueer, non-binary binarism, cross-dressing, gender binary, transwoman, transman, intersex, transsexual, LGBTQ+, gay cinema, genderless, agender, pangender, butch femme, drag king, drag queen, heteronormativity in film, gender identity, Androgyny, testosterone, hormone therapy, gender reassignment surgery
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1.
XXY (2007)
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The story of an intersexual fifteen-year-old. She lives with her parents, who have to cope with the challenges of her medical condition. (86 mins.)
Director: Lucía Puenzo
 
2.
Middle Sexes: Redefining He and She (2005 Documentary)
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Examines the diversity of human sexual and gender variance around the globe, with commentary by scientific experts and first-hand accounts of people who do not conform to a simple male/female binary. (54 mins.)
Director: Antony Thomas
 
3.
Flawless (1999)
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An ultraconservative police officer suffers a debilitating stroke and is assigned to a rehabilitative program that includes singing lessons - with the drag queen next door. (112 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
 
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
 
5.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
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A transsexual 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.)
 
6.
Transamerica (2005)
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A pre-operative male-to-female transsexual 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
 
7.
The Brandon Teena Story (1998 Documentary)
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Documentary about a multiple murder in rural Nebraska in 1993. (89 mins.)
 
8.
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
 
9.
She's the Man (2006)
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When her brother decides to ditch for a couple weeks in London, Viola heads over to his elite boarding school, disguises herself as him, and proceeds to fall for one of her soccer teammates. Little does she realize she's not the only one with romantic troubles, as she, as he, gets in the middle of a series of intermingled love affairs. (105 mins.)
Director: Andy Fickman
 
10.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
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A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. (100 mins.)
Director: Jim Sharman
 
11.
The Birdcage (1996)
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A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancée's right-wing moralistic parents. (117 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
 
12.
The Crying Game (1992)
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A British soldier is kidnapped by IRA terrorists. He befriends one of his captors, who is drawn into the soldier's world. (112 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
 
13.
Victor Victoria (1982)
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A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life. (132 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
 
14.
He's a Woman, She's a Man (1994)
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A typical everyday HK movie fan Wing idolizes the beautiful female singer Rose and her producer Sam as the fairy tale couple... (107 mins.)
Director: Peter Chan, Chi Lee
 
15.
It's Pat (1994)
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The comedic misadventures of a person of indeterminate gender. (77 mins.)
Director: Adam Bernstein
 
16.
Confusion of Genders (2000)
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No wonder Bisexual Attorney Alain is confused. He's bedding his female boss, his guilty of murder client... (94 mins.)
 
17.
Almost Myself (2006 Documentary)
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After finding an unusual website seeking funds to help reverse a sex change, the filmmaker sets out to explore the transgender community. (80 mins.)
Director: Tom Murray
 
18.
Gendernauts: A Journey Through Shifting Identities (1999 Documentary)
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Monika Treut explores the worlds and thoughts of several trans-gendered individuals. As with Treuts first film... (87 mins.)
Director: Monika Treut
 
19.
Gender Rebel (2006 Documentary)
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What does it mean to be on the newest frontier of sexual identity, to identify not as male or female...
Director: Elaine Epstein
 
20.
Tomboy (2011)
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A family moves into a new neighborhood, and a 10-year-old named Laure deliberately presents as a boy named Mikhael to the neighborhood children. (82 mins.)
Director: Céline Sciamma
 
21.
I Want What I Want (1972)
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A 20-something son of a military officer feels like a woman trapped in a man's body. When he can't hide it anymore he has a fallout with his ladies man father and leaves home. Now what? (91 mins.)
Director: John Dexter
 
22.
Myra Breckinridge (1970)
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Myron Breckinridge is waiting for her sex-change operation while a stoned surgeon stumbles into the operating room... (94 mins.)
Director: Michael Sarne
 
23.
Switch (1991)
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Steve Brooks is a sexist and the prototype macho. Unfortunately one day he is killed by one of his girlfriends... (103 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
 
24.
Mulan (1998)
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To save her father from death in the army, a young maiden secretly goes in his place and becomes one of China's greatest heroines in the process. (88 mins.)
 
25.
Ma Vie en Rose (1997)
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Ludovic is a transgender girl who is coming out. She talks of marrying her neighbor's son and can not understand why everyone is so surprised about it... (88 mins.)
Director: Alain Berliner
 
26.
Different for Girls (1996)
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Karl Foyle and Paul Prentice were best mates at school in the Seventies. But when they meet again in... (97 mins.)
Director: Richard Spence
 
27.
Princesa (2001 Short Film)
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(1 mins.)
Director: David Valero
 
28.
Venus Boyz (2002 Documentary)
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A film journey through a universe of female masculinity. A legendary Drag King Night in New York is... (102 mins.)
Director: Gabrielle Baur
 
29.
Normal (2003 TV Movie)
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A Midwestern husband and father announces his plan to have a sex change operation. (110 mins.)
Director: Jane Anderson
 
30.
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
 
31.
The Badge (2002)
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A sheriff (Thornton) begins an investigation into the death of a local transsexual after hearing that high ranking politicians may have been involved... (103 mins.)
Director: Robby Henson
 
32.
Beautiful Boxer (2004)
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Bio-pic of transgender Muay Thai boxer Parinya Charoenphol who pursued the sport to pay for her sex change operation. (118 mins.)
 
33.
Wild Side (2004)
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A transsexual who survives prostituting herself in Paris, returns - with her two male lovers in tow - to her family home in the countryside to look after her dying mother. (93 mins.)
 
34.
A Soap (2006)
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A tragicomedy focused on the relationship between the owner of a beauty clinic and a transsexual. (104 mins.)
 
35.
Romeos (2011)
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A drama centered on the relationship between a young man and a transsexual who is transitioning from female to male. (94 mins.)
Director: Sabine Bernardi
 
36.
I Don't Want to Be a Man (1918)
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A teenaged tomboy, tired of being bossed around by her strict guardian, impersonates a man so she can have more fun, but discovers that being the opposite sex isn't as easy as she had hoped. (45 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
 
37.
Spork (2010)
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A colorful and foul-mouthed feature musical comedy.A film about a frizzy-haired, pink-cheeked outcast... (86 mins.)
Director: J.B. Ghuman Jr.
 
38.
Glen or Glenda (1953)
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A psychiatrist tells two stories: one of a transvestite (Glen or Glenda), the other of a pseudohermaphrodite (Alan or Anne). (65 mins.)
 
39.
All About My Mother (1999)
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Young Esteban wants to become a writer and also to discover the identity of his father, carefully concealed by his mother Manuela. (101 mins.)
 
40.
Tootsie (1982)
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Michael Dorsey, an unsuccessful actor, disguises himself as a woman in order to get a role on a trashy hospital soap. (116 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
 
41.
Beautiful Boxer (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Bio-pic of transgender Muay Thai boxer Parinya Charoenphol who pursued the sport to pay for her sex change operation. (118 mins.)
 
42.
She's the Man (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
When her brother decides to ditch for a couple weeks in London, Viola heads over to his elite boarding school, disguises herself as him, and proceeds to fall for one of her soccer teammates. Little does she realize she's not the only one with romantic troubles, as she, as he, gets in the middle of a series of intermingled love affairs. (105 mins.)
Director: Andy Fickman