Bisexual Filmsby BisexualMedia | created - 11 Jan 2018 | updated - 02 Jan 2019 | Public
A list of movies with bisexual themes or characters. Not all will be "good-rep", not all are good films. I will try comment on the ones I've seen. Additional comments taken from "The Unicorn Scale" and BFI.
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1. Appropriate Behavior (2014)
Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Shirin is struggling to become an ideal Persian daughter, politically correct bisexual and hip young Brooklynite but fails miserably in her attempt at all identities. Being without a cliché to hold onto can be a lonely experience.
Unicorn Scale: 4/4 BFI: 10 great bisexual films
2. Velvet Goldmine (1998)
R | 118 min | Drama, Music
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.
Votes: 34,880 | Gross: $1.05M
Unicorn Scale: 3/4
3. Call Me by Your Name (2017)
R | 132 min | Drama, Romance
In 1980s Italy, romance blossoms between a seventeen-year-old student and the older man hired as his father's research assistant.
Votes: 238,913 | Gross: $18.10M
Unicorn Scale: 3.5/4, "This is gonna be hailed as a modern queer classic, and it deserves the title. The film is sensitive and authentic without getting hacky ... it deserves to be seen and cherished." https://bisexual.org/the-unicorn-scale-call-me-by-your-name/
5. Professor Marston & the Wonder Women (2017)
R | 108 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of psychologist William Moulton Marston, and his polyamorous relationship with his wife and their mistress who would inspire his creation of the superheroine, Wonder Woman.
Votes: 25,200 | Gross: $1.59M
Story of a BDSMing poly throuple
Does not use the word Bi
Unicorn Scale: 3.5/4, "See it. It’s fun, the dynamics are enticing, and the chemistry between the leads is palpable. Plus it’s just a damn good story." https://bisexual.org/the-unicorn-scale-professor-marston-and-the-wonder-women/
7. Frida (2002)
R | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work.
Votes: 85,799 | Gross: $25.89M
Unicorn Scale: 4/4
8. Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story (2005)
87 min | Documentary
A story of violence, love, sex, politics and media centered around the life of Griffith, a six-time world welterweight champion.
9. Cabaret (1972)
PG | 124 min | Drama, Music, Musical
A female girlie club entertainer in Weimar Republic era Berlin romances two men while the Nazi Party rises to power around them.
Votes: 52,220 | Gross: $42.77M
BFI: 10 great bisexual films
11. The Lobster (2015)
R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.
Votes: 236,478 | Gross: $8.70M
The lead character sugests he is attracted to men and women, even if the term bi is not used
12. Crash (1996)
NC-17 | 100 min | Drama
After getting into a serious car accident, a TV director discovers an underground sub-culture of scarred, omnisexual car-crash victims who use car accidents and the raw sexual energy they produce to try to rejuvenate his sex life with his wife.
Votes: 56,559 | Gross: $2.04M
13. Y tu mamá también (2001)
R | 106 min | Drama
In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other.
Votes: 119,616 | Gross: $13.62M
14. Love Songs (2007)
Unrated | 91 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
Ismael and Julie enter a playful yet emotionally laced threesome with Alice. When tragedy strikes, these young Parisians are forced to deal with the fragility of life and love.
Votes: 9,464 | Gross: $0.10M
Les Chansons d’Amour / Love Songs
Unicorn Scale: 4/4, "An incredible and wildly romantic movie that shows us there is no right way to be in love.", "no one says they’re bi" https://bisexual.org/the-unicorn-scale-love-songs/
15. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
R | 134 min | Drama, Romance
Ennis and Jack are two shepherds who develop a sexual and emotional relationship. Their relationship becomes complicated when both of them get married to their respective girlfriends.
Votes: 339,702 | Gross: $83.04M
Does not use the word Bi.
Often overlooked or assumed a gay film.
Unicorn Scale: 4/4, "appreciate it for the great bi romance it is", "Their behavior, yearnings, gazes, attractions, relationships … they all adhere to the bi definition." https://bisexual.org/the-unicorn-scale-brokeback-mountain/
16. The Comedian (2012)
Not Rated | 79 min | Drama, Romance
Ed (Edward Hogg) is at a crossroads in his life. In his early thirties, his unrewarding job in a call centre is getting more and more frustrating, while his career as a stand-up is not ... See full summary »
Quite bleak film about a bi man's life falling apart
BFI: 10 great bisexual films
17. Chasing Amy (1997)
R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Holden and Banky are comic book artists. Everything's going good for them until they meet Alyssa, also a comic book artist. Holden falls for her, but his hopes are crushed when he finds out she's a lesbian.
Votes: 135,420 | Gross: $12.02M
Amy calls herself a Lesbian early on but is depected as bisexual
18. Kaboom (2010)
Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance
A sexually "undeclared" college freshman's clairvoyant/prophetic dreams are the first sign that something very strange is going on involving his class-mates -- with him at the center.
Votes: 12,844 | Gross: $0.12M
19. Kinsey (2004)
R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
A look at the life of Alfred Kinsey, a pioneer in the area of human sexuality research, whose 1948 publication "Sexual Behavior in the Human Male" was one of the first recorded works that saw science address sexual behavior.
Votes: 48,515 | Gross: $10.21M
Has gay, straight and bisexual characters, even if the word is not used (due to being a period peice). Kinsey himself is shown as bisexual. On the whole a bi-positive film.
20. Slash (I) (2016)
Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Freshman Neil's Vanguard stories are all he cares about...until he meets the older Julia, who pushes him to put his own fan fic online. When the website's moderator takes a special interest in Neil's work, it opens up a whole new universe.
22. Cloud Atlas (2012)
R | 172 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.
Votes: 352,914 | Gross: $27.11M
23. French Twist (1995)
R | 104 min | Comedy
After learning of her husband's infidelities, a housewife invites an itinerant lesbian to move in with them. None of their lives will ever be the same again.
Votes: 4,870 | Gross: $1.40M
aka Gazon Maudit BFI: 10 great bisexual films
24. Sex in Chains (1928)
107 min | Drama
A young man is convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to a term in prison. There he forms a close relationship with his cellmate and upon his release his wife is concerned as to how prison has changed the man she married.
aka Sex in Chains BFI: 10 great bisexual films
25. D.E.B.S. (2004)
PG-13 | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Romance
Plaid-skirted schoolgirls are groomed by a secret government agency to become the newest members of the elite national-defense group, D.E.B.S.
Votes: 15,484 | Gross: $0.10M
Unicorn Scale: 3/4, does not use the word Bi, however "Queer Cinema Masterpiece" https://bisexual.org/the-unicorn-scale-d-e-b-s/
26. Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (2017)
Unrated | 98 min | Documentary, Biography
A portrait of unsung Hollywood legend Scotty Bowers, whose bestselling memoir chronicled his decades spent as sexual procurer to the stars.
Votes: 1,262 | Gross: $0.46M
Unicorn Scale: 4/4, "It’s worth the trip, baby.", "he easily uses the term “bisexual” to describe the encounters of his tricks, clients and customers" https://bisexual.org/the-unicorn-scale-scotty-and-the-secret-history-of-hollywood/
27. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A gender-queer punk-rock singer 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.
Votes: 34,615 | Gross: $3.03M
28. Henry & June (1990)
NC-17 | 136 min | Biography, Drama
Anaïs Nin meets the American writer, Henry Miller, in Paris in 1931. She keeps a diary of her sexual awakening which includes Henry and his wife, June.
Votes: 12,950 | Gross: $11.57M
29. Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Imprisoned on the planet Sakaar, Thor must race against time to return to Asgard and stop Ragnarök, the destruction of his world, at the hands of the powerful and ruthless villain Hela.
Votes: 652,034 | Gross: $315.06M
Lots of queer coding, but no explicitly queer characters.
Valkyrie, Loki, Korg and Grandmaster can all be seen as queer but being a big studio PG-13 film this is only hinted at.
30. Les Biches (1968)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama
Architect Paul Thomas insinuates himself into the relationship of two bisexual women living in a St. Tropez villa with tragic consequences.
BFI: 10 great bisexual films
31. Loving Annabelle (2006)
Not Rated | 77 min | Drama, Romance
The intelligent Annabelle starts in an elite Catholic girls' boarding high school after being expelled from the previous 2 schools. She's open about being lesbian. She's attracted to her teacher, Simone.
Votes: 12,396 | Gross: $1.10M
32. Moonlight (I) (2016)
R | 111 min | Drama
A young African-American man grapples with his identity and sexuality while experiencing the everyday struggles of childhood, adolescence, and burgeoning adulthood.
Votes: 289,969 | Gross: $27.85M
33. My Own Private Idaho (1991)
R | 104 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 53,936 | Gross: $6.40M
34. Teorema (1968)
Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Mystery
A mysterious young man seduces each member of a bourgeois family. When he suddenly leaves, how will their lives change?
aka Theorem BFI: 10 great bisexual films
35. Atomic Blonde (2017)
R | 115 min | Action, Thriller
An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.
Votes: 185,227 | Gross: $51.69M
36. Rent (2005)
PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
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.
Votes: 50,256 | Gross: $29.08M
38. Basic Instinct (1992)
R | 127 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A violent police detective investigates a brutal murder that might involve a manipulative and seductive novelist.
Votes: 189,747 | Gross: $117.73M
BFI: 10 great bisexual films Depicts bisexual women as amoral, hypersexual, cold-blooded killers
41. Score (1973)
Not Rated | 90 min | Adult, Comedy, Drama
Liberated '70s couple seduce another couple into experimentation with bisexuality and group-sex.
BFI: 10 great bisexual films Note: tagged as "Adult", contains real sex scenes The word Bisexual is not used but the film leaves no doubt that the main characters are bi
42. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy
In a magically realistic version of Toronto, a young man must defeat his new girlfriend's seven evil exes one by one in order to win her heart.
Votes: 403,426 | Gross: $31.49M
43. Shortbus (2006)
Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 32,919 | Gross: $1.99M
44. Splendor (1999)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Romance
Veronica, 22, meets a writer and a drummer hunk at a club on Halloween. Why choose when she can have both? 3some? But then a third man comes along.
Votes: 3,327 | Gross: $0.05M
45. Stage Beauty (2004)
R | 106 min | Drama
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?
Votes: 10,269 | Gross: $0.78M
46. Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971)
R | 110 min | Drama