The AIDS Epidemic

This list incorporates narrative films about HIV/AIDS, documentaries, educational films/promotions, films produced in the period of a filmmaker, musician, artist, actor's illness, films that have been read as HIV/AIDS allegories.

Mostly, I'm focusing on the heart of the epidemic during the 20th century and its effects on queer lives

Other lists:
letterboxd.com/kyleconic/list/aids-cinema/
letterboxd.com/melvindejesus/list/films-about-hiv-aids/
letterboxd.com/yossi/list/everything-you-always-wanted-to-know-about/
letterboxd.com/sararaines/list/these-movies-are-about-the-aids-crisis/
letterboxd.com/caps92/list/films-about-hiv-aids/
letterboxd.com/emrex/list/hiv-aids/

I also found these articles:
www.theawl.com/2013/06/death-to-zombies/
muse.jhu.edu/article/42075
slate.com/human-interest/2017/09/aids-it-and-the-horror-of-the-1980s.html
www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780199791286/obo-9780199791286-0322.xml

Read notes
  • The Ambassador
  • The Vegas Strip War
  • Rock Hudson's Home Movies
  • Buddies
  • An Early Frost
  • 1985
  • 1985
  • The Fly
  • Snow Job: The Media Hysteria of AIDS
  • Vital Signs
  • AIDS: Monolith
  • Out on a Limb
  • Predator
  • Midnight Run
  • Around Clown
  • Super 8
  • Beautiful People
  • Fear of Disclosure
  • A Fire in My Belly
  • Phil Interviews David Wojnarowicz
  • Silence = Death
  • ITSOFOMO
  • Bust
  • Self-Portrait in 23 Rounds: a Chapter in David Wojnarowicz’s Life, 1989–1991
  • Listen To This
  • Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt
  • Surgikill
  • The Weirdo
  • Longtime Companion
  • Tongues Untied
  • Affirmations
  • Anthem
  • Color Adjustment
  • No Regret
  • Black Is … Black Ain’t
  • The Little Mermaid
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Psycho IV: The Beginning
  • The Ghost Writer
  • A Demon in My View
  • The Naked Target
  • In the Deep Woods
  • Jacquot
  • Poison
  • The Bronx War
  • Hangin' with the Homeboys
  • Amazing Grace
  • Savage Nights
  • The Nutcracker
  • Gypsy
  • And the Band Played On
  • Michel Foucault: Beyond Good and Evil
  • Michel Foucault par lui-même
  • Foucault Against Himself
  • Blue
  • Glitterbug
  • Philadelphia
  • One Foot on a Banana Peel, the Other Foot in the Grave: Secrets from the Dolly Madison Room
  • Blue Sky
  • The Celluloid Closet
  • Vito
  • Paul Monette: The Brink of Summer's End
  • Angels in America
  • National Theatre Live: Angels in America: Part 1 - Millennium Approaches
  • National Theatre Live: Angels in America: Part 2 - Perestroika
  • Rent
  • The Universe of Keith Haring
  • Keith Haring Uncovered
  • Keith Haring 1989 Barcelona
  • Keith Haring: Street Art Boy
  • We Were Here
  • How to Survive a Plague
  • Fire in the Blood
  • Pride
  • Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures
  • BPM (Beats per Minute)
  • Pirate Tape
  • Aria
  • Depuis le Jour
  • The Last of England
  • Derek Jarman: You Know What I Mean?
  • Ostia
  • War Requiem
  • Pet Shop Boys - Highlights On Tour
  • Dead Cat
  • Cactusland
  • The Garden
  • Edward II
  • Wittgenstein
  • The Clearing
  • There We Are John...
  • Derek Jarman Conversations
  • 21st Century Nuns
  • Derek
  • Robert Kennedy & His Times
  • Blood Ties
  • Vengeance: The Story of Tony Cimo
  • When the Time Comes
  • Heart
  • Cold Steel