notable LGBT-themed works since 2000

a list of great LGBT-themed films.
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1.
Pariah (2011)
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A Brooklyn teenager juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak, and family in a desperate search for sexual expression. (86 mins.)
Director: Dee Rees
“ American lesbian-themed drama. Black cinema. ” - rubbishalvin-714-361854
 
2.
Saving Face (2004)
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A Chinese-American lesbian and her traditionalist mother are reluctant to go public with secret loves that clash against cultural expectations. (91 mins.)
Director: Alice Wu
“ American lesbian-themed drama. Asian American cinema. ” - rubbishalvin-714-361854
 
3.
Ashley (2013)
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A teenage girl, distraught from her vain attempt to connect with her estranged mother, resorts to cutting herself... (93 mins.)
“ American lesbian-themed drama. ” - rubbishalvin-714-361854
 
4.
Call Me Kuchu (2012 Documentary)
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In Uganda, a new bill threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death. David Kato - Uganda's first openly gay man... (87 mins.)
“ As discussed. ” - rubbishalvin-714-361854
 
5.
Chuppan Chupai (2013 Documentary)
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A group of Pakistani sexual minorities, raise questions about transgender activism, religion, underground gay life... (68 mins.)
“ Danish/Pakistani transgender-themed documentary. ” - rubbishalvin-714-361854
 
6.
Laurence Anyways (2012)
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A drama that charts ten years in the relationship of a male-to-female transsexual's relationship with her lover. (168 mins.)
Director: Xavier Dolan
“ Canadian transgender-themed drama. ” - rubbishalvin-714-361854
 
7.
Bambi (2013 Documentary)
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(58 mins.)
Stars: Bambi
“ French transgender-themed doc. ” - rubbishalvin-714-361854
 
8.
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
“ British gay-themed drama. ” - rubbishalvin-714-361854
 
9.
Keep the Lights On (2012)
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In Manhattan, film-maker Erik bonds with closeted lawyer Paul after a fling. As their relationship becomes one fueled by highs, lows, and dysfunctional patterns, Erik struggles to negotiate his own boundaries while being true to himself. (101 mins.)
Director: Ira Sachs
“ American gay-themed drama. ” - rubbishalvin-714-361854
 
10.
North Sea Texas (2011)
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A teenage boy's search for love finds him fixated on a boy who lives nearby. (94 mins.)
Director: Bavo Defurne
“ Flemish gay-themed drama. ” - rubbishalvin-714-361854
 
11.
Stranger by the Lake (2013)
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Summertime. A cruising spot for men, tucked away on the shores of a lake. Franck falls in love with Michel, an attractive, potent and lethally dangerous man. Franck knows this but wants to live out his passion anyway. (100 mins.)
Director: Alain Guiraudie
“ French gay-themed drama. ” - rubbishalvin-714-361854
 
12.
Philomena (2013)
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A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent. (98 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
“ British-French American gay/family-themed drama. ” - rubbishalvin-714-361854
 
13.
The String (2009)
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Malik has a lot on his plate when he returns home to Tunisia after living in France. He's processing his father's death... (93 mins.)
Director: Mehdi Ben Attia
“ Algerian gay-themed drama. ” - rubbishalvin-714-361854
 
14.
Eyes Wide Open (2009)
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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
“ Israeli gay-themed drama. ” - rubbishalvin-714-361854
 
15.
Free Fall (2013)
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A soon-to-be-father policeman falls for a gay fellow officer and his life starts falling apart. (100 mins.)
Director: Stephan Lacant
“ German gay-themed drama. ” - rubbishalvin-714-361854
 
16.
Bridegroom (2013 Documentary)
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Shane Bitney Crone's plans to marry Tom Bridegroom in California after the same-sex marriage law is passed takes a tragic turn when his partner of six years accidentally dies and Tom's family refuses Shane from attending the funeral. (80 mins.)
“ American gay-themed doc; issues of gay marriage and gay rights. Hot topic of 2013. ” - rubbishalvin-714-361854
 
17.
Pit Stop (2013)
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Recovering from an ill-fated affair with a married man, Gabe finds solace in the relationship he maintains with his ex-wife and daughter... (80 mins.)
Director: Yen Tan
“ American gay-themed drama. ” - rubbishalvin-714-361854
 
18.
The Way He Looks (2014)
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Leonardo is a blind teenager searching for independence. His everyday life, the relationship with his best friend, Giovana, and the way he sees the world change completely with the arrival of Gabriel. (96 mins.)
Director: Daniel Ribeiro
“ Brazilian gay-themed drama. ” - rubbishalvin-714-361854
 
19.
Plan B (2009)
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After girlfriend Laura dumps him for another man, Bruno plots to come between the new lovers. But his plan takes an unexpected turn, causing Bruno to question his own sexuality. (103 mins.)
Director: Marco Berger
“ Argentine gay-themed drama. The director Marco Berger is a famous Argentine gay filmmaker. ” - rubbishalvin-714-361854
 
20.
Absent (2011)
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Martin, a young Argentine student, is exploring the reactions of his sports coach, Sebastian, while vying for his love and affection... (91 mins.)
Director: Marco Berger
“ Spanish gay-themed drama. Issue of school bullying. Also Marco Berger. ” - rubbishalvin-714-361854
 
21.
Hawaii (2013)
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Martin seeks for a temporary job at Eugenio's house. When they recognize to be childhood friends, Eugenio offers him work for the summer. A power and desire game starts and their relationship grows beyond their friendship. (102 mins.)
Director: Marco Berger
“ Argentine gay-themed drama. Marco Berger ” - rubbishalvin-714-361854
 
22.
Queens (2005)
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Five mothers cope with the drama that surrounds their gay sons at a mass wedding. (107 mins.)
“ Spanish gay/family themed comedy. Seems really funny and interesting. ” - rubbishalvin-714-361854
 
23.
Solo (2013)
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A sexy, romantic and uncomfortably chilling tale of love and deception from first time director Marcelo Briem Stamm... (76 mins.)
“ Spanish gay-themed drama. ” - rubbishalvin-714-361854
 
24.
The Last Match (2013)
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Two teenage men fall in love, surrounded by the poverty and the marginalization of their country are forced to change their lives and take big risks. (94 mins.)
Director: Antonio Hens
 
25.
Undertow (2009)
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An unusual ghost story set on the Peruvian seaside; a married fisherman struggles to reconcile his devotion to his male lover within his town's rigid traditions. (97 mins.)
“ Peruvian gay-themed drama. ” - rubbishalvin-714-361854
 
26.
Time to Leave (2005)
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A fashion photographer with terminal cancer elects to die alone, preparing others to live past him rather than prolong the inevitable with chemotherapy or be smothered in sympathy by those who know him. (81 mins.)
Director: François Ozon
“ French gay-themed drama. ” - rubbishalvin-714-361854
 
27.
Angels of Sex (2012)
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The established relationship between university student Bruno and aspiring photographer Carla is thrown into turmoil when Bruno feels drawn to sexy karate instructor/break dancer Rai. Complications ensue. (105 mins.)
“ Spanish bi-themed drama. ” - rubbishalvin-714-361854
 
28.
Love Songs (2007)
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A musical interpretation of three lovers living in Paris. (91 mins.)
“ French Bi-themed romantic/musical drama. I haven't seen it but it has a fairly good rating and seems more lighthearted, might be a good choice to balance the political engagement of some of the films to be screened. ” - rubbishalvin-714-361854
 
29.
American Vagabond (2013 Documentary)
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American Vagabond is a cinematic feature documentary about gay youth living without a home in the shadows of a promised city... (85 mins.)
Director: Susanna Helke
 
30.
Open Up to Me (2013)
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Maarit has successfully managed to live a double life - a male body transformed into an attractive and intelligent woman... (95 mins.)
Director: Simo Halinen
 
31.
Beauty (2011)
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Portrait of a closeted gay husband/father living a life of quiet middle-aged desperation who becomes fixated on a friend's handsome collegiate son, leading to an incident. (99 mins.)
Director: Oliver Hermanus
 
32.
Bi the Way (2008 Documentary)
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'Bi the Way' investigates the recent rise in the "whatever" phenomenon. Featuring interviews this documentary... (85 mins.)
 
33.
Shortbus (2006)
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A group of New Yorkers caught up in their romantic-sexual milieu converge at an underground salon infamous for its blend of art, music, politics, and carnality. (101 mins.)
 
34.
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.)