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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 2,259 dramatic films in this list.

  • When We Rise
  • Moonlight
  • Milk
  • Hedwig and the Angry Inch
  • Pariah
  • Brother to Brother
  • Brokeback Mountain
  • The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
  • Frida
  • Departures
  • Happy Together
  • The Wedding Banquet
  • But I'm a Cheerleader
  • And the Band Played On
  • Keep the Lights On
  • The Children's Hour
  • Call Me by Your Name
  • Boys Don't Cry
  • Cloud Atlas
  • Mädchen in Uniform
  • Carol
  • La Mission
  • Chasing Amy
  • The Normal Heart
  • Better Than Chocolate
  • Rag Tag
  • Bent
  • Tomboy
  • Velvet Goldmine
  • Zero Patience
  • The Einstein of Sex: Life and Work of Dr. M. Hirschfeld
  • Swoon
  • The Color Purple
  • Looking for Langston
  • Show Me Love
  • Stranger by the Lake
  • Fire
  • Yossi & Jagger
  • Kiss of the Spider Woman
  • Y Tu Mamá También
  • God's Own Country
  • The Boys in the Band
  • Fingersmith
  • Transamerica
  • Love! Valour! Compassion!
  • Kinky Boots
  • Sebastiane
  • Raging Sun, Raging Sky
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Any Day Now
  • Capote
  • Tea and Sympathy
  • Suddenly, Last Summer
  • Torch Song Trilogy
  • Making Love
  • Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement
  • On the Road
  • Hyde Park on Hudson
  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  • Albert Nobbs
  • With Every Heartbeat
  • Undertow
  • Room in Rome
  • The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy
  • The Iron Ladies
  • Rent
  • Beginners
  • Yentl
  • Kaboom
  • I Can't Think Straight
  • We Are the Night
  • Cracks
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • J. Edgar
  • Sergeant Slaughter, My Big Brother
  • Black Swan
  • A Single Man
  • Shortbus
  • Alexander
  • Kinsey
  • Mysterious Skin
  • See This Movie
  • Monster
  • Latter Days
  • Vatel
  • Wonder Boys
  • American Beauty
  • My Summer of Love
  • Imagine Me & You
  • Beautiful Thing
  • Mulholland Drive
  • It's My Party
  • Gia
  • Ed Wood
  • Fried Green Tomatoes
  • Jeffrey
  • Lost and Delirious
  • Get Real
  • Elena Undone