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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 572 documentary films in this list.

  • AIDS in the Barrio: Eso no me pasa a mí
  • B.D. Women
  • Beyond Imagining: Margaret Anderson and the 'Little Review'
  • Choosing Children
  • Diana's Hair Ego: AIDS Info Up Front
  • Doctors, Liars, and Women: AIDS Activists Say No to Cosmo
  • The Dream Machine
  • Kenneth Anger's Hollywood Babylon
  • Lesbian Avengers Eat Fire Too
  • Massillon
  • Nico Icon
  • Not Angels but Angels
  • A Place Called Lovely
  • Rainer Werner Fassbinder - Last Works
  • Robert Having His Nipple Pierced
  • Sink or Swim
  • Stone Circles
  • Storme: Lady of the Jewel Box
  • (Tell Me Why): The Epistemology of Disco
  • Thank You and Good Night
  • The Ties That Bind
  • Vanilla Sex
  • Video Album 5: The Thursday People
  • Vital Signs
  • Voices from the Front
  • Yearning for Sodom
  • Shouting Fire: Stories from the Edge of Free Speech
  • Limited Partnership
  • Alzheimer's: A Love Story
  • Scrum
  • These C*cksucking Tears
  • Bootwmn
  • Don't You Worry, It Will Probably Pass
  • Second Class Citizens
  • I Am
  • Fake Orgasm
  • Off the Straight & Narrow
  • Rent Boys
  • Last Chance
  • Andrew and Jeremy Get Married
  • Fairytale of Kathmandu
  • Flag Wars
  • An Honest Liar
  • Inlaws & Outlaws
  • Three of Hearts: A Postmodern Family
  • Undercover Doctor- Cure me, i'm Gay
  • Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine
  • Campaign of Hate: Russia and Gay Propaganda
  • City of Borders
  • Chemsex
  • Compared To What: The Improbable Journey Of Barney Frank
  • Desert Migration
  • Finding Phong
  • Acting Out: 25 Years of Queer Film & Community in Hamburg
  • Hide and Seek
  • History Lessons
  • Free CeCe
  • Treyf
  • Oriented
  • When Love Is Gay
  • In Their Room: London
  • Tab Hunter Confidential
  • Peace of Mind
  • Reel in the Closet
  • Sick
  • Fulboy
  • Berlin
  • Me & You
  • A Good Man
  • Sense8: Creating the World
  • Fleshback: Queer Raving in Manchester’s Twilight Zone
  • How Gay Sex Changed the World