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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 43 war films in this list.

  • Yossi & Jagger
  • Alexander
  • Leave It on the Floor
  • The Night Watch
  • 300
  • For a Lost Soldier
  • The Twilight of the Gods
  • Coup de Grâce
  • Entre Nous
  • The Sea
  • Wings
  • Europa Europa
  • Tea with Mussolini
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • Privates on Parade
  • Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom
  • War Requiem
  • The Last Metro
  • Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
  • The Year of Living Dangerously
  • My Brother's War
  • Go West
  • The Things of Love
  • Adieu Bonaparte
  • The Imitation Game
  • Germany Year Zero
  • We Were One Man
  • Head in the Clouds
  • I Was a Male War Bride
  • Enchanted
  • Achilles
  • Lady Killer
  • Coming Out Under Fire
  • Fraulein Doktor
  • Burning Blue
  • M*A*S*H
  • Grand Illusion
  • Allied
  • Their Finest
  • The Catcher Was a Spy
  • Mohawk
  • The Breadwinner
  • Tropic Thunder