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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 101 fantasy films in this list.

  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • Zero Patience
  • Raging Sun, Raging Sky
  • Scorpio Rising
  • We Are the Night
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Heavenly Creatures
  • Orlando
  • Were the World Mine
  • Tropical Malady
  • Dracula's Daughter
  • The Devil's Plaything
  • Memento Mori
  • Gladiator Eroticvs: The Lesbian Warriors
  • Lilies
  • Big Bang Love, Juvenile A
  • The Nines
  • Neverland
  • V for Vendetta
  • Woman on Top
  • Jubilee
  • Song of Love
  • Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Adolescence of Utena
  • Dream a Little Dream
  • Teen Wolf
  • Stardust
  • Valhalla Rising
  • The Tempest
  • Fireworks
  • Interview with the Vampire
  • Arabian Nights
  • Midnight in Paris
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • The Balcony
  • The Blood of a Poet
  • Black Lizard
  • Desperate Living
  • Fellini's Satyricon
  • Lucifer Rising
  • The Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome
  • Geek Maggot Bingo or The Freak from Suckweasel Mountain
  • Hawks and Sparrows
  • Gothic
  • Orpheus
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Powder
  • Testament of Orpheus
  • Bedazzled
  • Zazie dans le Métro
  • Lisztomania
  • Being John Malkovich
  • Teen Witch
  • Camping Cosmos
  • To Die For
  • A Magnificent Haunting
  • Swordsman III: The East Is Red
  • Claire
  • Penda's Fen
  • Flaming Ears
  • The Eclipse: Courtship of the Sun and Moon
  • Salomé
  • Dorian Gray
  • The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
  • Valerie and Her Week of Wonders
  • Achilles
  • The Secret of Wendel Samson
  • Sex and Zen II
  • It's a Boy Girl Thing
  • Willy/Milly
  • Lovey-Dovey
  • ErOddity(s)
  • About Time
  • Swiss Army Man
  • Sausage Party
  • The Lego Batman Movie
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • The Shape of Water
  • Good Manners
  • Saturday Church
  • The Wild Boys
  • Miss Bulalacao
  • Garden of Luxor
  • Jesters-Jokes
  • Dyke Hard
  • Butterfly
  • Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
  • Sparkle's Tavern
  • I Dream in Another Language
  • Alaska Is a Drag
  • The Attendant
  • Creation of Adam
  • Dorian Gray in the Mirror of the Yellow Press
  • Devilman - Volume 1: The Birth
  • The Samurai
  • Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs
  • This Boy Caught a Merman
  • The Boxtrolls
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2
  • This Boy Suffers from Crystallization
  • Cruise Patrol