Best gay, bisexual, drag queen and trans(MTF) movies all the times

by 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.

Director: Kaige Chen | Stars: Leslie Cheung, Fengyi Zhang, Li Gong, Qi Lü

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!

10/10

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.

Director: Joon-ik Lee | Stars: Woo-seong Kam, Jin-young Jung, Seong-Yeon Kang, Joon-Gi Lee

Votes: 4,350

10/10

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 »

Director: Yuan Zhang | Stars: Si Han, Jun Hu, Jing Ye, Wei Zhao

Votes: 831 | Gross: $0.05M

8/10

4. Funeral Parade of Roses (1969)

105 min | Drama

The trials and tribulations of Eddie and other transvestites in Japan.

Director: Toshio Matsumoto | Stars: Pîtâ, Osamu Ogasawara, Yoshimi Jô, Koichi Nakamura

Votes: 3,084

8/10

5. M. Butterfly (1993)

R | 101 min | Drama, Romance

43 Metascore

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.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Jeremy Irons, John Lone, Barbara Sukowa, Ian Richardson

Votes: 7,489 | Gross: $1.50M

I love original opera 'Madame Butterfly'. And I love this movie too.

9/10

6. Gohatto (1999)

Unrated | 100 min | Drama, History, Thriller

75 Metascore

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.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Ryûhei Matsuda, Shinji Takeda, Tadanobu Asano

Votes: 6,438 | Gross: $0.05M

male femme fatale?

7/10

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.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Winston Chao, May Chin, Ah-Lei Gua, Sihung Lung

Votes: 12,001 | Gross: $6.93M

7/10

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 »

Director: Simon Chung | Stars: Pierre-Matthieu Vital, Qilun Gao, Yung Yung Yu, Jian Jiang

Votes: 337

7/10

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.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: David Bowie, Tom Conti, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Takeshi Kitano

Votes: 12,417 | Gross: $2.31M

The movie is not gay... but yup, it has kinda homosexual vibe.

Main music theme is very memorable...

8/10

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.

Director: Ha Yoo | Stars: In-sung Jo, Jin-mo Ju, Ji-Hyo Song, Yong-gu Do

Votes: 2,993

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

9/10

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 »

Director: Ryûsuke Hamaguchi | Stars: Min-Joon Kim, Hôshi Ishida, Soji Arai, Min-jong Kim

Votes: 81

8/10

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 »

Director: Chihiro Amano | Stars: Shôichi Matsuda, Yuya Mito, Masashi Taniguchi, Shô Tomita

Votes: 331

8/10

13. Lan Yu (2001)

R | 86 min | Drama, Romance

60 Metascore

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 »

Director: Stanley Kwan | Stars: Ye Liu, Jun Hu, Bin Li, Huatong Li

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

9/10

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 »

Director: Stephen Fung | Stars: Eason Chan, Daniel Wu, Karen Mok, Chapman To

Votes: 934

8/10

15. Happy Together (1997)

96 min | Drama, Romance

69 Metascore

A couple take a trip to Argentina but both men find their lives drifting apart in opposite directions.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Leslie Cheung, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Chen Chang, Gregory Dayton

Votes: 17,799 | Gross: $0.19M

6/10

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 »

Director: Takehiro Nakajima | Stars: Misa Shimizu, Takehiro Murata, Takeo Nakahara, Atsushi Fukazawa

Votes: 171 | Gross: $0.25M

7/10

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 »

Director: Yonfan | Stars: Stephen Fung, Daniel Wu, Qi Shu, Terence Yin

Votes: 770 | Gross: $0.02M

6/10

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.

Director: Kit Hung | Stars: Yulai Lu, Bernhard Bulling, Marie Omlin, Gilles Tschudi

Votes: 753

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)

6/10

19. Ang pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros (2005)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

70 Metascore

A young boy falls in love with a handsome policeman who is investigating his family's criminal activities.

Director: Auraeus Solito | Stars: Nathan Lopez, Soliman Cruz, J.R. Valentin, Neil Ryan Sese

Votes: 1,382

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.

6/10

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.

Director: Chookiat Sakveerakul | Stars: Sinjai Plengpanich, Songsit Roongnophakunsri, Pimpan Buranapim, Laila Boonyasak

Votes: 3,382

10/10

21. Beautiful Boxer (2004)

Unrated | 118 min | Action, Biography, Drama

66 Metascore

Bio-pic of transgender Muay Thai boxer Parinya Charoenphol who pursued the sport to pay for her sex change operation.

Director: Ekachai Uekrongtham | Stars: Asanee Suwan, Sorapong Chatree, Orn-Anong Panyawong, Nukkid Boonthong

Votes: 2,943 | Gross: $0.00M

7/10

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 »

Director: Naphat Chaithiangthum | Stars: Korn Khunatipapisiri, Suraphat Kirivichien, Norrapat Sakulsong, Chanon Santinatornkul

Votes: 253

6/10

23. The Pillow Book (1996)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama

64 Metascore

A woman with a body writing fetish seeks to find a combined lover and calligrapher.

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Vivian Wu, Ewan McGregor, Yoshi Oida, Ken Ogata

Votes: 11,346 | Gross: $2.29M

woman takes revenge on man who molested her father and had sex with her bisexual boyfriend

8/10

24. Ethan Mao (2004)

Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

29 Metascore

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.

Director: Quentin Lee | Stars: Jun Hee Lee, Raymond Ma, Julia Nickson, Kevin Kleinberg

Votes: 516 | Gross: $0.01M

7/10

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.

Director: Leste Chen | Stars: Hsiao-chuan Chang, Ray Chang, Kate Yeung

Votes: 1,897

7/10

27. Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)

R | 120 min | Drama

80 Metascore

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.

Director: Hector Babenco | Stars: William Hurt, Raul Julia, Sônia Braga, José Lewgoy

Votes: 12,250 | Gross: $17.04M

9/10

28. 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: 28,369 | Gross: $3.03M

music!

6/10

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 »

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

Votes: 5,982 | Gross: $4.87M

7/10

30. 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: 116,196 | Gross: $139.88M

I watched this film a couple of times. Seriously GREAT songs!

8/10

31. The Bubble (2006)

Unrated | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

61 Metascore

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 »

Director: Eytan Fox | Stars: Ohad Knoller, Yousef 'Joe' Sweid, Daniella Wircer, Alon Friedman

Votes: 5,015 | Gross: $0.16M

10/10

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 »

Director: Ahmed Imamovic | Stars: Mario Drmac, Tarik Filipovic, Rade Serbedzija, Mirjana Karanovic

Votes: 787

7/10

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.

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

Votes: 5,756

8/10

34. Einayim Petukhoth (2009)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Romance

70 Metascore

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.

Director: Haim Tabakman | Stars: Zohar Shtrauss, Ran Danker, Tinkerbell, Tzahi Grad

Votes: 5,509 | Gross: $0.02M

8/10

35. A Single Man (2009)

R | 99 min | Drama, Romance

77 Metascore

An English professor, one year after the sudden death of his boyfriend, is unable to cope with his typical days in 1960s Los Angeles.

Director: Tom Ford | Stars: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Matthew Goode, Nicholas Hoult

Votes: 95,642 | Gross: $9.17M

9/10

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.

Director: Tom Gustafson | Stars: Tanner Cohen, Wendy Robie, Judy McLane, Zelda Williams

Votes: 4,773 | Gross: $0.12M

SHAKESPEARE!!! 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' - variation.

6/10

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 »

Director: John Greyson | Stars: Ian D. Clark, Marcel Sabourin, Aubert Pallascio, Jason Cadieux

Votes: 2,445 | Gross: $0.22M

5/10

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 »

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

Votes: 7,924 | Gross: $2.28M

The boy who wants to be a girl.

6/10

39. My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

75 Metascore

An ambitious Pakistani Briton and his white boyfriend strive for success and hope when they open a glamorous laundromat.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Saeed Jaffrey, Roshan Seth, Daniel Day-Lewis, Richard Graham

Votes: 12,121 | Gross: $2.45M

7/10

40. Latter Days (2003)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

45 Metascore

A promiscuous gay party animal falls for a young Mormon missionary, leading to crisis, cliché, and catastrophe.

Director: C. Jay Cox | Stars: Wes Ramsey, Steve Sandvoss, Mary Kay Place, Amber Benson

Votes: 15,635 | Gross: $0.82M

Schematic plot, yes... But, well, it's still very enjoyable to watch drama.

6/10

41. C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)

Not Rated | 127 min | Comedy, Drama

81 Metascore

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.

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée | Stars: Michel Côté, Marc-André Grondin, Danielle Proulx, Émile Vallée

Votes: 29,335

8/10

42. 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: 18,922 | Gross: $0.83M

8/10

43. My Own Private Idaho (1991)

R | 104 min | Drama

77 Metascore

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.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, James Russo, William Richert

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.

5/10

44. Maurice (1987)

R | 140 min | Drama, Romance

74 Metascore

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.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: James Wilby, Rupert Graves, Hugh Grant, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 12,792 | Gross: $3.13M

7/10

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.

Director: Thom Fitzgerald | Stars: Chris Leavins, Kerry Fox, Ian Parsons, Peter MacNeill

Votes: 2,660 | Gross: $0.93M

6/10

46. Yossi & Jagger (2002)

R | 65 min | Drama, Romance, War

70 Metascore

Romance blooms between two soldiers (Knoller, Levi) stationed in an Israeli outpost on the Lebanese border.

Director: Eytan Fox | Stars: Ohad Knoller, Yehuda Levi, Assi Cohen, Aya Steinovitz

Votes: 6,132

6/10

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.

Director: Hettie Macdonald | Stars: Glen Berry, Linda Henry, Meera Syal, Martin Walsh

Votes: 20,404 | Gross: $1.50M

6/10

48. Time to Leave (2005)

Unrated | 81 min | Drama

67 Metascore

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.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Melvil Poupaud, Jeanne Moreau, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Daniel Duval

Votes: 7,834 | Gross: $0.12M

7/10