Best gay, bisexual, drag queen and trans(MTF) movies all the timesby marinoe-pl | created - 27 Dec 2012 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
Enjoy! As can you see, I have a thing about Asian movies so they go first.
ah, isn't my taste in movies great? :D
I also remommend best lesbian movies
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1. Farewell My Concubine (1993)
R | 171 min | Drama, Music, Romance
The story of two men, who met as apprentices in the Peking Opera, and stayed friends for over 50 years.
Votes: 20,511 | Gross: $5.22M
An example of perfect movie. I wonder if I find something better than this... Epic story in asian setting shows beauty and cruelty of 'old culture' as well as barbarity of Cultural Revolution. Tension between characters is incredible and makes the vibe of greek tragedy. And there is a so called one-sided love, unfulfilled love. This movie is delighful and magnificent. Piece of art!
2. Wang-ui namja (2005)
119 min | Drama, History
Two clowns living in Korea's Chosun Dynasty get arrested for staging a play that satirizes the king. They are dragged to the palace and threatened with execution but are given a chance to save their lives if they can make the king laugh.
3. Dong gong xi gong (1996)
90 min | Drama
In China, homosexuality isn't illegal, but homosexuals are routinely persecuted by police and arrested for "hooliganism". The film focuses on a young gay writer A-Lan who, being attracted ... See full summary »
Votes: 831 | Gross: $0.05M
4. Funeral Parade of Roses (1969)
105 min | Drama
The trials and tribulations of Eddie and other transvestites in Japan.
5. M. Butterfly (1993)
R | 101 min | Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 7,489 | Gross: $1.50M
I love original opera 'Madame Butterfly'. And I love this movie too.
6. Gohatto (1999)
Unrated | 100 min | Drama, History, Thriller
The new member of a samurai militia unit causes disruption as several of his colleagues fall in love with him, threatening to disturb the rigid code of their squad.
Votes: 6,438 | Gross: $0.05M
male femme fatale?
7. The Wedding Banquet (1993)
R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
To satisfy his nagging parents, a gay landlord and a female tenant agree to a marriage of convenience, but his parents arrive to visit and things get out of hand.
Votes: 12,001 | Gross: $6.93M
8. Wu yan (2012)
Not Rated | 92 min | Drama
A guy is found by the police swimming naked. He can't, or refuses to, speak and is sent to a hospital. Since no diagnosis can be made, he will be transferred to a mental hospital, when his ... See full summary »
9. Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)
R | 123 min | Drama, War
During WWII, a British colonel tries to bridge the cultural divides between a British POW and the Japanese camp commander in order to avoid bloodshed.
Votes: 12,417 | Gross: $2.31M
The movie is not gay... but yup, it has kinda homosexual vibe.
Main music theme is very memorable...
10. Ssang-hwa-jeom (2008)
133 min | Drama, History, Romance
A historical drama set in the Koryo dynasty and focused on the relationship between a king and his bodyguard.
graphic het sex and suggested gay sex; king's male love dumps him for the queen (or should I say something like "epic and heartbreaking story of betrayed feelings, great passion and loving someone too much... lol")
but that song!!! 쌍화점 by 주진모
11. The Depths (2010)
121 min | Drama
Be-hwan is a famous Korean fashion photographer visiting Japan at the request of his friend Gil-su to take pictures of his wedding. On the day of Gil-su's wedding, however, the bride ... See full summary »
12. Doushitemo furetakunai (2014)
84 min | Drama
On the first day of Shima's new job he met a man with a hangover in the elevator. That was his first meeting with his new boss, Togawa. Though Togawa seemed rude and cross, Shima was drawn ... See full summary »
13. Lan Yu (2001)
R | 86 min | Drama, Romance
Beijing, 1988. On the cusp of middle-age, Chen Handong has known little but success all his life. The eldest son of a senior government bureaucrat, he heads a fast-growing trading company ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,920 | Gross: $0.12M
yeah it's exaggerated (almost yaoi cliché, not respectful japanese queer movie) but strangely entertaining.
and ending song is beautiful. 你怎麼捨得我難過 by 黃品源
14. Da lao ai mei li (2004)
Not Rated | 104 min | Action, Comedy
Georgie is handsome, stylish and charming - but he's gay and his old-fashioned father is the leader of one of Hong Kong's powerful Triads. Should Georgie's lifestyle get out his father's ... See full summary »
15. Happy Together (1997)
96 min | Drama, Romance
A couple take a trip to Argentina but both men find their lives drifting apart in opposite directions.
Votes: 17,799 | Gross: $0.19M
16. Okoge (1992)
120 min | Drama, Romance
Sayoko, a young woman, meets Goh and his older gay lover Tochi, and invites them to use a room in her apartment. The three become good friends until Tochi's wife threatens to expose Tochi ... See full summary »
Votes: 171 | Gross: $0.25M
17. Mei shao nian zhi lian (1998)
111 min | Drama, Romance
Jet is the star gigolo in Hong Kong. Arrogant, sexy, everyone falls in love with him, but he falls in love with no one... until one day he meets Sam, the hunkiest policeman to ever pound a ... See full summary »
Votes: 770 | Gross: $0.02M
18. Soundless Wind Chime (2009)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Romance
Ricky leaves Hong Kong for Switzerland to look for the lost soul and the past of his deceased Swiss lover, Pascal. Ricky struggles with the confusion of memories, reality and illusion.
Chen Die Yi - Da Pen Ti (Grace Chang/葛蘭 - 打喷嚏)
Yao Min - He Shang Di Yue Se (姚莉/白虹 - 河上的月色)
19. Ang pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros (2005)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama
A young boy falls in love with a handsome policeman who is investigating his family's criminal activities.
well, every kid has a right to fall in love in someone older - but responsible adult cannot let it bloom. quite interesting movie, something new. first philippino movie i have seen.
20. Rak haeng Siam (2007)
Not Rated | 154 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
Two boyhood friends are separated due to the disappearance of the sister of one of them, then later meet again as teenagers, when one of them has become a pop singer, and they discover feelings that they did not know they had.
21. Beautiful Boxer (2004)
Unrated | 118 min | Action, Biography, Drama
Bio-pic of transgender Muay Thai boxer Parinya Charoenphol who pursued the sport to pay for her sex change operation.
Votes: 2,943 | Gross: $0.00M
22. Love's Coming (2014)
109 min | Romance
The story reveals a strong friendship between Pid, Arm, Zee and Gump. Zee asks Gump to hangout several times, but the latter says he has a prior commitment with Nai every time. Thus the ... See full summary »
23. The Pillow Book (1996)
Not Rated | 126 min | Drama
A woman with a body writing fetish seeks to find a combined lover and calligrapher.
Votes: 11,346 | Gross: $2.29M
woman takes revenge on man who molested her father and had sex with her bisexual boyfriend
24. Ethan Mao (2004)
Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Kicked out of his house because he's gay, Ethan Mao returns home to steal and ends up holding his family hostage on a fateful Thanksgiving Day.
Votes: 516 | Gross: $0.01M
25. Sheng xia guang nian (2006)
Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Romance
Two best friends Shane and Jonathan learn more about themselves in an ever evolving sexuality.
26. Natsuyasumi no yôna ikkagetsu (2008)
27. Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
R | 120 min | Drama
A gay man and a political prisoner are together in a prison. The gay man narrates the stories of two fake movies and his own life.
Votes: 12,250 | Gross: $17.04M
28. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
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.
Votes: 28,369 | Gross: $3.03M
29. 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 »
Votes: 5,982 | Gross: $4.87M
30. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Musical
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.
Votes: 116,196 | Gross: $139.88M
I watched this film a couple of times. Seriously GREAT songs!
31. The Bubble (2006)
Unrated | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The movie follows a group of young friends in the city of Tel Aviv and is as much a love song to the city as it is an exploration of the claim that people in Tel Aviv are isolated from the ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,015 | Gross: $0.16M
32. Go West (2005)
Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, War
In the nineties the Yugoslavia Federation falls apart in bloody wars. Perpetual student Milan, a Serb from a patriarchal community and Kenan, a Muslim cellist, are a homosexual couple ... See full summary »
33. 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.
34. Einayim Petukhoth (2009)
Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 5,509 | Gross: $0.02M
35. A Single Man (2009)
R | 99 min | Drama, Romance
An English professor, one year after the sudden death of his boyfriend, is unable to cope with his typical days in 1960s Los Angeles.
Votes: 95,642 | Gross: $9.17M
36. Were the World Mine (2008)
Not Rated | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
A bullied and demoralized gay student at an all-boys school uses a magical flower derived from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream' to turn many in his community gay, including a comely rugby player for himself.
Votes: 4,773 | Gross: $0.12M
SHAKESPEARE!!! 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' - variation.
37. Lilies - Les feluettes (1996)
R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy
1952: Bishop Bilodeau visits a québécois prison to hear the confession of a boyhood friend jailed for murder 40 years ago. The inmates force the prelate to watch a play depicting what ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,445 | Gross: $0.22M
38. 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 »
Votes: 7,924 | Gross: $2.28M
The boy who wants to be a girl.
39. My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An ambitious Pakistani Briton and his white boyfriend strive for success and hope when they open a glamorous laundromat.
Votes: 12,121 | Gross: $2.45M
40. Latter Days (2003)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A promiscuous gay party animal falls for a young Mormon missionary, leading to crisis, cliché, and catastrophe.
Votes: 15,635 | Gross: $0.82M
Schematic plot, yes... But, well, it's still very enjoyable to watch drama.
41. C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)
Not Rated | 127 min | Comedy, Drama
A young French-Canadian, growing up in the 1960s and 1970s, struggles to reconcile his emerging homosexuality with his father's conservative values and his own Catholic beliefs.
42. Breakfast on Pluto (2005)
R | 128 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 18,922 | Gross: $0.83M
43. 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: 41,772 | Gross: $6.40M
This movie is very famous and loved by a lot of people... but personally i find it somewhat dowdy.
44. Maurice (1987)
R | 140 min | Drama, Romance
After his lover rejects him, a young man trapped by the oppressiveness of Edwardian society tries to come to terms with and accept his sexuality.
Votes: 12,792 | Gross: $3.13M
45. The Hanging Garden (1997)
R | 91 min | Drama, Romance
William, a once obese and depressed adolescent, is able to move past his teenage years when he moves to the city and comes out as being gay. When he returns home though, he can't cope with his memories.
Votes: 2,660 | Gross: $0.93M
46. Yossi & Jagger (2002)
R | 65 min | Drama, Romance, War
Romance blooms between two soldiers (Knoller, Levi) stationed in an Israeli outpost on the Lebanese border.
47. Beautiful Thing (1996)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In a suburb of London, young Jamie is escaping sport hours, to avoid being the victim of his comrades. Young Ste, his neighbor, is beaten by his father, and comes to sleep overnight. They discover new feelings, sleeping in the same bed.
Votes: 20,404 | Gross: $1.50M
48. Time to Leave (2005)
Unrated | 81 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 7,834 | Gross: $0.12M
49. The Crying Game (1992)
R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Romance