Queer Films Everyone Must See

The title says it all. Not comprehensive (yet). I'm only listing the films I've seen so far. Hoping to one day make this is a 1001 Queer Films You Must See Before You Die list, but we'll see...

We've got films covering any identity under the queer spectrum - docs, films, stand up and shorts. Wide variety of the queer lens here. Some aren't the best examples of queer films or certain communities, but I feel a lot of these have at least some good queer quality to them that is significant. I've also put in a few titles that are controversial because I feel like their inclusion also add to the scope of the genre such as Sleepaway Camp…

  • (A)sexual
  • 100 Boyfriends Mixtape (The Demo)
  • 4 Moons
  • 4/20 Massacre
  • 52 Tuesdays
  • The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
  • Affirmations
  • After Stonewall
  • Algie, the Miner
  • All About Eve
  • All About My Mother
  • The Alternative Miss World
  • American Reflexxx
  • Angels in America
  • Anthem
  • Appropriate Behavior
  • Bad Education
  • The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye
  • Basquiat
  • Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius of James Booker
  • Beach Rats
  • Beau Travail
  • Beautiful by Night
  • Beautiful Darling
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Becoming Chaz
  • Before Stonewall
  • Beginners
  • Behind the Candelabra
  • Being 17
  • Bessie
  • Better Than Chocolate
  • The Birdcage
  • The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant
  • Black Mirror: San Junipero
  • Blow Job
  • Blue Girls Burn Fast
  • Booksmart
  • Born in Flames
  • Bound
  • Boy Meets Girl
  • Boys on the Side
  • BPM (Beats per Minute)
  • The Bride of Frankenstein
  • Bridegroom
  • Brokeback Mountain
  • Buddies
  • But I'm a Cheerleader
  • Butterfly
  • Cabaret
  • Calamity Jane
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Carol
  • The Celluloid Closet
  • Chely Wright: Wish Me Away
  • The Children's Hour
  • The Christmas Setup
  • Circus of Books
  • Closet Monster
  • Cloudburst
  • Clouds of Sils Maria
  • Coming Out
  • The Color Purple
  • Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
  • Cruising
  • Curmudgeons
  • D.E.B.S.
  • Damned If You Don't
  • Danzón
  • Dear White People
  • The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson
  • Derek
  • Desert Hearts
  • Desperate Living
  • Dirty Computer
  • Divine Trash
  • Do I Sound Gay?
  • Dottie Gets Spanked
  • Dracula's Daughter
  • Drag Becomes Him
  • Dragtime
  • Dream Girl
  • Drunktown's Finest
  • The Duke of Burgundy
  • Edge of Seventeen
  • Elvis & Madona
  • Entre Nous
  • Esteros
  • Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema
  • Fagbug
  • The Fall of Communism as Seen in Gay Pornography
  • Far from Heaven
  • The Favourite
  • Female Trouble
  • Fireworks
  • Fish out of Water
  • Flaming Creatures
  • For the Bible Tells Me So
  • Fox and His Friends
  • Frankenstein