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Out Of The Closets And Into The Cinemas!: Meeting Queer Folks In Dark Rooms

A collection of queer characters, representations, and sensibilities on film. From queer masterpieces to camp classics, documentaries to romantic comedies, horror flicks to historical biographies. From independent art house films to multiplex popcorn blockbusters, epic sagas to festival shorts, Oscar winners to Direct-To-Video. From the realistic to the stereotypical, the explicit to the subtexted, the uplifting to the oppressive. We really are everywhere. (Except, of course, in the millions of films that pretend that we aren’t.)

Note that this is not exactly a “Pride” list, since it is not limited to films that present us in a positive manner. Some of these films include extremely violent gay bashings and killings. Others have very minor blink-and-you’ll-miss-them LGBT cameos or only include…

There are 144 action films in this list.

  • Rag Tag
  • Skyfall
  • Alexander
  • D.E.B.S.
  • Siren
  • 4.3.2.1
  • The Package
  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
  • The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • The Boondock Saints
  • Shank
  • The Doom Generation
  • Foxfire
  • Gladiator Eroticvs: The Lesbian Warriors
  • True Story of Woman Condemned Continues
  • 300
  • Bedwin Hacker
  • The Raspberry Reich
  • V for Vendetta
  • Spartacus
  • Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Adolescence of Utena
  • 48 Hrs.
  • Freebie and the Bean
  • Mo' Money
  • Red River
  • Tarzan and His Mate
  • Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
  • Vanishing Point
  • The Warriors
  • Wings
  • Bol Bachchan
  • Angel
  • Gunn
  • The Kremlin Letter
  • Cell 211
  • Valhalla Rising
  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
  • Blood Brothers
  • Sukiyaki Western Django
  • The Circuit
  • The Life and Death of a Porno Gang
  • Bangkok Love Story
  • Soongava: Dance of the Orchids
  • The Adventures of Iron Pussy
  • The American Soldier
  • Fight for Us
  • Lust in the Dust
  • Mixed Blood
  • Billy Budd
  • Beverly Hills Cop
  • Cleopatra Jones
  • Diamonds Are Forever
  • The Day of the Jackal
  • The Eiger Sanction
  • From Russia with Love
  • Live and Let Die
  • Mad Max 2
  • The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
  • Fighting Tommy Riley
  • In Her Line of Fire
  • Third Man Out
  • Shaft
  • Tides of War
  • Friends and Family
  • Zorro, The Gay Blade
  • Ameerin Aadhi Bhagavan
  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
  • The Matador
  • Race You to the Bottom
  • Madame X
  • Hit & Run
  • 21 Jump Street
  • On the Job
  • Miss Congeniality
  • 22 Jump Street
  • The Anderson Tapes
  • Bitch Slap
  • Incredible Medical Mysteries - Transexuality
  • Swordsman III: The East Is Red
  • Man on High Heels
  • Project A-Ko
  • Planet Terror
  • Busting
  • The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
  • Deadly Skies
  • Killer Drag Queens on Dope
  • Yaji and Kita: The Midnight Pilgrims
  • The Mechanic
  • Fraulein Doktor
  • The Big Combo
  • Self Defense
  • Django Kill... If You Live, Shoot!
  • Commando
  • Enter the Phoenix
  • Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter
  • Intimate Confessions of a Chinese Courtesan
  • Nighthawks
  • Wild Side
  • Grilled