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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 213 crime films in this list.

  • Boys Don't Cry
  • Pink Flamingos
  • Capote
  • Rope
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • J. Edgar
  • Let's Go to Prison
  • Monster
  • 4.3.2.1
  • The Last Supper
  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
  • The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • The Boondock Saints
  • The Talented Mr. Ripley
  • Bound
  • Thelma & Louise
  • Bad Education
  • The Crying Game
  • Cruising
  • Soldier's Girl
  • Burnt Money
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • The Doom Generation
  • Butterfly Kiss
  • Set It Off
  • Antibodies
  • 9 Dead Gay Guys
  • Connie and Carla
  • The Badge
  • The Deep End
  • 8 Women
  • The Monkey's Mask
  • Party Monster
  • Dog Day Afternoon
  • Deathtrap
  • Pixote
  • Our Lady of the Assassins
  • Strangers on a Train
  • Female Trouble
  • No Night Is Too Long
  • The Laramie Project
  • Scum
  • Purple Noon
  • Happy, Texas
  • Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
  • The Krays
  • 48 Hrs.
  • Caged
  • Crossfire
  • Freebie and the Bean
  • Glengarry Glen Ross
  • Ladies They Talk About
  • The Maltese Falcon
  • Mo' Money
  • Midnight Express
  • Partners
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
  • Wild at Heart
  • Angel
  • Passion
  • And Peace on Earth
  • The Sweet and the Bitter
  • Wonder Bar
  • Elephant
  • Dress Gray
  • A Very British Sex Scandal
  • Four Flies on Grey Velvet
  • Breaking the Girls
  • Latin Boys Go to Hell
  • The Fourth Man
  • Outlaw Love
  • Bad
  • Being at Home with Claude
  • Black Lizard
  • Desperate Living
  • Drugstore Cowboy
  • Fight for Us
  • The Wounded Man
  • Ménage
  • Multiple Maniacs
  • Naked Lunch
  • Night Zoo
  • Candy Razors
  • Ossessione
  • Pandora's Box
  • Rocco and His Brothers
  • American Gigolo
  • Beverly Hills Cop
  • Cleopatra Jones
  • The Choirboys
  • Farewell, My Lovely
  • Evil Under the Sun
  • The Eiger Sanction
  • Mona Lisa
  • Performance
  • Papillon
  • Tough Guys
  • The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
  • L.I.E.