Drag Queens and Transgender movies

by sunsetcolors26 | created - 18 Nov 2013 | updated - 10 months ago | Public

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1. To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

Three drag queens travel cross-country until their car breaks down, leaving them stranded in a small town.

Director: Beeban Kidron | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze, John Leguizamo, Stockard Channing

Votes: 24,882 | Gross: $36.47M

2. Paris Is Burning (1990)

R | 71 min | Documentary

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.

Director: Jennie Livingston | Stars: Brooke Xtravaganza, André Christian, Dorian Corey, Paris Duprée

Votes: 7,883 | Gross: $3.78M

3. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Music

68 Metascore

Two drag performers and a transgender woman travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret.

Director: Stephan Elliott | Stars: Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Terence Stamp, Rebel Penfold-Russell

Votes: 42,141 | Gross: $11.22M

4. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Musical

58 Metascore

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.

Director: Jim Sharman | Stars: Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Richard O'Brien

Votes: 119,337 | Gross: $139.88M

5. Tomboy (2011)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama

74 Metascore

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.

Director: Céline Sciamma | Stars: Zoé Héran, Malonn Lévana, Jeanne Disson, Sophie Cattani

Votes: 15,132 | Gross: $0.13M

6. 3 Generations (2015)

PG-13 | 92 min | Drama

47 Metascore

After Ray decides to transition from female to male, Ray's mother, Maggie, must come to terms with the decision while tracking down Ray's biological father to get his legal consent.

Director: Gaby Dellal | Stars: Naomi Watts, Elle Fanning, Susan Sarandon, Tate Donovan

Votes: 4,615 | Gross: $0.07M

7. The Queen of Ireland (2015)

TV-14 | 86 min | Documentary, Biography

Documentary about the life of Irish drag queen Panti Bliss.

Director: Conor Horgan | Stars: Declan Buckley, Phillip McMahon, Una Mullally, David Norris

Votes: 281

8. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

85 Metascore

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.

Director: John Cameron Mitchell | Stars: John Cameron Mitchell, Miriam Shor, Stephen Trask, Theodore Liscinski

Votes: 28,935 | Gross: $3.03M

9. Kinky Boots (2005)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

57 Metascore

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.

Director: Julian Jarrold | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Joel Edgerton, Sarah-Jane Potts, Nick Frost

Votes: 16,526 | Gross: $1.82M

10. Connie and Carla (2004)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Crime, Music

44 Metascore

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.

Director: Michael Lembeck | Stars: Nia Vardalos, Toni Collette, David Duchovny, Stephen Spinella

Votes: 7,442 | Gross: $8.05M

11. The Birdcage (1996)

R | 117 min | Comedy

72 Metascore

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.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, Gene Hackman, Dianne Wiest

Votes: 70,757 | Gross: $124.06M

12. Laurence Anyways (2012)

Not Rated | 168 min | Drama, Romance

73 Metascore

A drama that charts ten years in the relationship of a male-to-female transsexual's relationship with her lover.

Director: Xavier Dolan | Stars: Melvil Poupaud, Emmanuel Schwartz, Suzanne Clément, Nathalie Baye

Votes: 14,954

13. Transamerica (2005)

R | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

66 Metascore

A preoperative transgender woman takes an unexpected journey when she learns that she fathered a son, now a teenage runaway hustling on the streets of New York.

Director: Duncan Tucker | Stars: Felicity Huffman, Kevin Zegers, Fionnula Flanagan, Andrea James

Votes: 38,662 | Gross: $9.02M

14. Breakfast on Pluto (2005)

R | 128 min | Comedy, Drama

59 Metascore

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.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Morgan Jones, Eva Birthistle, Liam Neeson

Votes: 19,321 | Gross: $0.83M

15. Breakfast with Scot (2007)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

51 Metascore

The hockey career of former Toronto Maple Leaf Eric McNally, who was known as a tough enforcer, came to an end with a shoulder injury. He is now a sportscaster. Except to his assistant Nula... See full summary »

Director: Laurie Lynd | Stars: Tom Cavanagh, Ben Shenkman, Noah Bernett, Benz Antoine

Votes: 2,766 | Gross: $0.05M

16. Flawless (1999)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

50 Metascore

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.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Robert De Niro, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Barry Miller, Chris Bauer

Votes: 16,239 | Gross: $4.49M

17. Drag Becomes Him (2015)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, Biography

Drag Becomes Him provides an intimate glimpse inside the life of internationally acclaimed drag performer Jinkx Monsoon.

Director: Alex Berry | Stars: Jerick Hoffer, Benjimen Blair, Zan Gibbs, Deanne Hoffer

Votes: 459

18. Boy Meets Girl (I) (2014)

95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

68 Metascore

Boy Meets Girl is a funny, tender, sex positive romantic comedy that explores what it means to be a real man or woman, and how important it is to live a courageous life not letting fear stand in the way of going after your dreams.

Director: Eric Schaeffer | Stars: Michael Welch, Michelle Hendley, Alexandra Turshen, Michael Galante

Votes: 3,835 | Gross: $0.02M

19. Wigstock: The Movie (1995)

R | 85 min | Documentary

Documentary/Concert film covering the annual Drag festival in New York City. Highlights include a performance by drag diva, Ru Paul, and the infamous Lypsinca.

Director: Barry Shils | Stars: RuPaul, John Epperson, Debbie Harry, Alexis Arquette

Votes: 507 | Gross: $0.69M

20. Soldier's Girl (2003 TV Movie)

R | 112 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

The true story of the price a young soldier paid for falling in love with a transsexual night-club performer.

Director: Frank Pierson | Stars: Troy Garity, Lee Pace, Andre Braugher, Shawn Hatosy

Votes: 5,892

21. Dressed as a Girl (2015)

Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

Filmed over six years and following six celebrated performers as they swim against the tide, the film follows the literal highs and graphic lows of this popular tribe, revealing the personal struggles of each heroine.

Director: Colin Rothbart | Stars: Pia Arber, Holestar, Scottee, John Sizzle

Votes: 149

22. Tootsie (1982)

PG | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

87 Metascore

Michael Dorsey, an unsuccessful actor, disguises himself as a woman in order to get a role on a trashy hospital soap.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Teri Garr, Dabney Coleman

Votes: 87,319 | Gross: $177.20M

23. Sordid Lives (2000)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Romance

47 Metascore

As three generations of a family in a small Texas town gather for a funeral, we learn the hilarious, sad, trashy truth of their "Sordid Lives."

Director: Del Shores | Stars: Delta Burke, Bonnie Bedelia, Olivia Newton-John, Kirk Geiger

Votes: 2,633 | Gross: $1.11M

24. Stonewall (1995)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A group of homosexual people try to live with dignity and self-respect while events build to the opening battle in the major gay rights movement.

Director: Nigel Finch | Stars: Guillermo Díaz, Frederick Weller, Brendan Corbalis, Duane Boutte

Votes: 1,433 | Gross: $0.62M

25. Lady Peacock (2014)

Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

When Conner first meets Gay newbie Devin, he feels an instant attraction for him. However, soon into the relationship Conner's nemesis, the Puerto Rican drag queen, Adora, wants Devin all ... See full summary »

Director: A.J. Mattioli | Stars: Alec Seymour, Joshua Cruz, Simon Vargas, Kc Comeaux

Votes: 137

26. Ma Vie en Rose (1997)

R | 88 min | Drama

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. Her family and neighbors struggle ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Berliner | Stars: Georges Du Fresne, Michèle Laroque, Jean-Philippe Écoffey, Hélène Vincent

Votes: 8,020 | Gross: $2.28M

27. Torch Song Trilogy (1988)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Tony Award-winning actor and playwright Harvey Fierstein re-creates his role as the unsinkable Arnold Beckoff in this film adaptation of the smash Broadway play TORCH SONG TRILOGY. A very ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Anne Bancroft, Matthew Broderick, Harvey Fierstein, Brian Kerwin

Votes: 6,153 | Gross: $4.87M

28. Cherry Pop (2017)

79 min | Comedy, Musical

Cherry Pop! is a crazy night in the life of a small local bar's drag show. It's about a newcomer struggling with being the outcast on his first night. And a legend coming to terms with life... See full summary »

Director: Assaad Yacoub | Stars: Lars Berge, Toccara Jones, Jared Carlson, Dennis Meador

Votes: 1,031



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