Drag Queens' movies

Best Transvestism, Cross-dressing and Cross-gender acting films
View:
Log in to copy items to your own lists.
1.
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
 
2.
To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Three drag queens travel cross-country until their car breaks down, leaving them stranded in a small town. (109 mins.)
Director: Beeban Kidron
 
3.
Kinky Boots (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A drag queen comes to the rescue of a man who, after inheriting his father's shoe factory, needs to diversify his product if he wants to keep the business afloat. (107 mins.)
Director: Julian Jarrold
 
4.
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
 
5.
La Cage aux Folles (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Two gay men living in St. Tropez have their lives turned upside down when the son of one of the men announces he is getting married... (103 mins.)
 
6.
The Birdcage (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
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
 
7.
Connie and Carla (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A mob mix-up in Chicago sends two chanteuses screaming for L.A., where they score a perfect gig: posing as drag queens on the dinner theater/cabaret circuit. Things get extra-weird when a guy falls for one of the girls. (108 mins.)
Director: Michael Lembeck
 
8.
Flawless (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
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
 
9.
Torch Song Trilogy (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Tony Award-winning actor and playwright Harvey Fierstein re-creates his role as the unsinkable Arnold... (120 mins.)
Director: Paul Bogart
 
10.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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.)
 
11.
Some Like It Hot (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in. (120 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
12.
Tootsie (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
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
 
13.
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife. (125 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
 
14.
Stage Beauty (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A female theatre dresser creates a stir and sparks a revolution in seventeenth century London theatre by playing Desdemona in Othello. But what will become of the male actor she once worked for and eventually replaced? (106 mins.)
Director: Richard Eyre
 
15.
All the Queen's Men (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
A mismatched team of British Special Services agents led by an American must infiltrate, in disguise, a female-run Enigma factory in Berlin and bring back the decoding device that will end the war. (99 mins.)
 
16.
Hairspray (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show. (117 mins.)
Director: Adam Shankman
 
17.
RuPaul's Drag Race (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
RuPaul searches for America's next drag superstar. (45 mins.)
 
18.
RuPaul's Drag U (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
This is a series where everyday women compete in a series of challenges to unleash their inner diva.
Director: Craig Spirko
 
19.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
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
 
20.
Rent (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
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
 
21.
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.)
 
22.
The Iron Ladies (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A triumph over adversity. Based on the true story of the 1996 Thailand National Champion Volleyball Team. (104 mins.)
 
23.
Iron Ladies 2 (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Sequel to the surprise hit about a gay volleyball team having troubles with their success and fame, and how they reunite after they split because of creative differences. (100 mins.)
 
24.
Saving Private Tootsie (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Inspired by a real-life event in December 1998, this action-packed comedy follows a group of Katoeys...
 
25.
Ladyboys (1995 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
(52 mins.)
 
26.
Wigstock: The Movie (1995 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Documentary/Concert film covering the annual Drag festival in New York City. Highlights include a performance by drag diva... (85 mins.)
Director: Barry Shils
 
27.
Wigstock: The Movie (1987 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
The original documentary on the Wigstock festival. Back when it was a much smaller affair in Thompkins Square Park. A full day of peace, love, and wigs... (20 mins.)
Director: Tom Rubnitz
 
28.
Paris Is Burning (1990 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A chronicle of New York's drag scene in the 1980s, focusing on balls, voguing and the ambitions and dreams of those who gave the era its warmth and vitality. (71 mins.)
 
29.
Yentl (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A Jewish girl disguises herself as a boy to enter religious training. (132 mins.)
 
30.
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
 
31.
Albert Nobbs (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Albert Nobbs struggles to survive in late 19th-century Ireland, where women aren't encouraged to be independent. Posing as a man so she can work as a butler in Dublin's most elegant hotel, Albert meets a handsome painter and looks to escape the lie she has been living. (113 mins.)
Director: Rodrigo García
 
32.
Orlando (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Young nobleman Orlando is commanded by Queen Elizabeth I to stay forever young. Miraculously, he does just that... (94 mins.)
Director: Sally Potter
 
33.
Hello, I'm Your Aunt! (1975 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Unemployed and homeless Babbs Baberley (Alexander Kalyagin) is being chased by the police who attempt to arrest him for vagrancy... (98 mins.)
Director: Viktor Titov
“ Russian film, best version of "Charley's Aunt" play.

As Aunt - Alexander Kalyagin, greatest Russian comic, played also in Nikita Mikhalkov's
"Unfinished Piece for Mechanical Piano" (1977) ” - sp
 
34.
Holiday Heart (2000 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A drag queen takes in a drug addict and her daughter and helps raise the daughter. (100 mins.)
Director: Robert Townsend
 
35.
Soldier's Girl (2003 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
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
 
36.
Gusarskaya ballada (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A young girl decides to join a Husar squadron and fight against Napoleon. Dressed as a man she has a... (96 mins.)
Director: Eldar Ryazanov
 
37.
Starrbooty (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Supermodel goes undercover as a hooker to rescue her niece from an evil body parts broker.
Director: Mike Ruiz
 
38.
Outrageous! (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A story about a female impersonator who rooms with a pregnant schizophrenic. (96 mins.)
Director: Richard Benner
 
39.
Pink Flamingos (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
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
 
40.
Female Trouble (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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
 
41.
Polyester (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A suburban housewife's world falls apart when her pornographer husband admits he's serially unfaithful to her, her daughter gets pregnant, and her son is suspected of being the foot-fetishist who's been breaking local women's feet. (86 mins.)
Director: John Waters
 
42.
Multiple Maniacs (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The travelling sideshow 'Lady Divine's Cavalcade of Perversions' is actually a front for a group of psychotic kidnappers... (91 mins.)
Director: John Waters
 
43.
Hairspray (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A 'pleasantly plump' teenager teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show. (92 mins.)
Director: John Waters
 
44.
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
 
45.
Sometimes Aunt Martha Does Dreadful Things (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Stanley and Paul, a pair of friends on the run from the law, rent a house in the suburbs, where they... (95 mins.)
Director: Thomas Casey
 
46.
The Crying Game (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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
 
47.
M. Butterfly (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
In 1960s China, French diplomat Rene Gallimard falls in love with an opera singer, Song Liling - but Song is not at all who Gallimard thinks. (101 mins.)
 
48.
Die, Mommie, Die! (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
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
 
49.
Different for Girls (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Karl Foyle and Paul Prentice were best mates at school in the Seventies. But when they meet again in... (97 mins.)
Director: Richard Spence
 
50.
Ma Vie en Rose (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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
 
51.
Glen or Glenda (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  
A psychiatrist tells two stories: one of a transvestite (Glen or Glenda), the other of a pseudohermaphrodite (Alan or Anne). (65 mins.)
 
52.
Trick (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The misadventures of two young gay men, trying to find a place to be alone, one night in Manhattan. (89 mins.)
Director: Jim Fall
 
53.
Trantasia (2006 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Las Vegas promoters planning a review starring Jahna Steele invited transgender women to participate... (92 mins.)
Director: Jeremy Stanford
 
54.
Transamerica (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
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
 
55.
Goodbye Gemini (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Unnaturally close, jet-setting twins become enmeshed in the Swinging London scene, where their relationship is strained after they befriend a predatory hustler and his girlfriend. (89 mins.)
Director: Alan Gibson
 
56.
Sylvia Scarlett (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Escaping to England from a French embezzlement charge, widower Henry Scarlett is accompanied by daughter Sylvia who... (95 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
 
57.
Viktor and Viktoria (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Aspiring singer Susanne takes over for ham actor Viktor at a small cabaret in Berlin where he works... (100 mins.)
 
58.
Just One of the Guys (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Terry Griffith has got it all -- looks, popularity, the perfect college boyfriend, and an article that's... (90 mins.)
Director: Lisa Gottlieb
 
59.
Bad Education (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
An examination on the effect of Franco-era religious schooling and sexual abuse on the lives of two longtime friends. (106 mins.)
 
60.
I'm Not There. (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Ruminations on the life of Bob Dylan, where six characters embody a different aspect of the musician's life and work. (135 mins.)
Director: Todd Haynes