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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 1,128 comedy films in this list.

  • Hedwig and the Angry Inch
  • Elliot Loves
  • The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • The Wedding Banquet
  • But I'm a Cheerleader
  • To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar
  • Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same
  • The Birdcage
  • Creatures from the Pink Lagoon
  • Fruit Fly
  • Chasing Amy
  • It's in the Water
  • Show Me Love
  • Too Much Pussy! Feminist Sluts, a Queer X Show
  • Queens
  • Saving Face
  • Kissing Jessica Stein
  • Itty Bitty Titty Committee
  • Pink Flamingos
  • Kinky Boots
  • Torch Song Trilogy
  • Hyde Park on Hudson
  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  • Mambo Italiano
  • The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy
  • Best in Show
  • The Iron Ladies
  • Beginners
  • In & Out
  • Kiss Me, Guido
  • My Best Friend's Wedding
  • Hairspray
  • Kaboom
  • Lesbian Vampire Killers
  • A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas
  • Brüno
  • I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
  • Let's Go to Prison
  • Shortbus
  • See This Movie
  • Eating Out
  • Latter Days
  • Wonder Boys
  • Trick
  • South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
  • Victor/Victoria
  • Best Men
  • Imagine Me & You
  • Beautiful Thing
  • Ed Wood
  • Fried Green Tomatoes
  • Jeffrey
  • Edge of Seventeen
  • Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss
  • The Opposite of Sex
  • Your Friends & Neighbors
  • Elektra Luxx
  • Women in Trouble
  • As Good as It Gets
  • Puccini for Beginners
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • Strawberry and Chocolate
  • Four Weddings and a Funeral
  • The Watermelon Woman
  • Get Bruce!
  • Mrs. Doubtfire
  • Tootsie
  • Some Like It Hot
  • The Four-Faced Liar
  • Plan B
  • Parting Glances
  • The Man of My Life
  • Patrik, Age 1.5
  • Guys & Balls
  • Law of Desire
  • The Last Supper
  • Adventures of Félix
  • The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros
  • The Kids Are All Right
  • The Parade
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Exposed
  • Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?
  • Victor and Victoria
  • Gayby
  • ParaNorman
  • Pitch Perfect
  • Sasha
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls
  • Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure
  • Nowhere
  • Bad Night
  • Billy Elliot
  • I Love You Phillip Morris
  • Taking Woodstock
  • Is It Just Me?
  • Another Gay Movie
  • BearCity