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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 921 romance films in this list.

  • Brokeback Mountain
  • Frida
  • Happy Together
  • The Wedding Banquet
  • But I'm a Cheerleader
  • Keep the Lights On
  • The Children's Hour
  • Call Me by Your Name
  • Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same
  • Mädchen in Uniform
  • Carol
  • Chasing Amy
  • Better Than Chocolate
  • Rag Tag
  • Bent
  • It's in the Water
  • Show Me Love
  • Queens
  • Saving Face
  • Fire
  • Yossi & Jagger
  • Y Tu Mamá También
  • God's Own Country
  • Torch Song Trilogy
  • Making Love
  • Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement
  • Mambo Italiano
  • With Every Heartbeat
  • Undertow
  • Room in Rome
  • The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy
  • Rent
  • Beginners
  • My Best Friend's Wedding
  • Yentl
  • I Can't Think Straight
  • We Are the Night
  • A Single Man
  • I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
  • Shortbus
  • Alexander
  • Latter Days
  • Vatel
  • Trick
  • My Summer of Love
  • Victor/Victoria
  • Best Men
  • Imagine Me & You
  • Beautiful Thing
  • Gia
  • Jeffrey
  • Lost and Delirious
  • Get Real
  • Elena Undone
  • Edge of Seventeen
  • Loving Annabelle
  • Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss
  • The Truth About Jane
  • Bloomington
  • As Good as It Gets
  • Puccini for Beginners
  • Four Weddings and a Funeral
  • The Watermelon Woman
  • Edward II
  • Go Fish
  • Tootsie
  • Some Like It Hot
  • Looking for Cheyenne
  • 4.3.2.1
  • The Bubble
  • The String
  • Weekend
  • The Four-Faced Liar
  • Plan B
  • Water Lilies
  • High Art
  • Eyes Wide Open
  • The Man of My Life
  • Guys & Balls
  • Law of Desire
  • Coming Out
  • Priest
  • All Over Me
  • Water Drops on Burning Rocks
  • Spider Lilies
  • Notes on a Scandal
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Cabaret
  • Free Fall
  • Reaching for the Moon
  • Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?
  • Victor and Victoria
  • North Sea Texas
  • Pitch Perfect
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister
  • Chris & Don: A Love Story
  • Out in the Dark
  • Private Romeo
  • Ciao