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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 325 thrillers in this list.

  • Stranger by the Lake
  • Skyfall
  • Rope
  • Suddenly, Last Summer
  • Cracks
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Black Swan
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Apt Pupil
  • JFK
  • Siren
  • 4.3.2.1
  • Law of Desire
  • The Last Supper
  • The Event
  • Absent
  • Beauty
  • Lose Your Head
  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
  • The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • Peacock
  • The Boondock Saints
  • Out in the Dark
  • The Talented Mr. Ripley
  • Bound
  • Thelma & Louise
  • Secret Ceremony
  • Bad Education
  • The Crying Game
  • Cruising
  • Criminal Lovers
  • Silkwood
  • The Paperboy
  • King and the Clown
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Amnesia: The James Brighton Enigma
  • Affinity
  • Chloe
  • Foxfire
  • The 24th Day
  • Unhappy Birthday
  • Sister My Sister
  • Daughters of Darkness
  • Vampyres
  • Butterfly Kiss
  • Set It Off
  • Copycat
  • Eternal
  • Antibodies
  • True Story of Woman Condemned Continues
  • Frisk
  • Rites of Passage
  • Taboo
  • The Badge
  • 8 Women
  • Fine Dead Girls
  • Gosford Park
  • The Monkey's Mask
  • The Nines
  • The Raspberry Reich
  • V for Vendetta
  • Unconditional Love
  • Dog Day Afternoon
  • Young Törless
  • Reflections in a Golden Eye
  • Strangers on a Train
  • The Skin I Live In
  • No Night Is Too Long
  • Purple Noon
  • The Human Stain
  • Live Flesh
  • Ben & Arthur
  • Basic Instinct
  • 48 Hrs.
  • Crossfire
  • The Fan
  • The Detective
  • Heathers
  • Gilda
  • In a Lonely Place
  • The Maltese Falcon
  • Mo' Money
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • Windows
  • Wild at Heart
  • The Warriors
  • Rainbow Eyes
  • Cloudburst
  • Sitcom
  • Strange Circus
  • Sleuth
  • Angel
  • Gunn
  • The Kremlin Letter
  • Kiss of the Damned
  • Passion
  • Sal
  • Cell 211
  • Head Under Water