Which gay movies deserve a bigger audience? We asked our favorite directors, entertainers, and artists to help us compile a hit list. I had to resort to Amazon U.
The following is a list of films with fictional and factual lesbiangaybisexualor transgender characters. Film franchises share common universes. The following film series collectively feature LGBT characters in a leading or supporting role.
The camp classics that defined generations of gay men seem to have been all but forgotten lately. I mean, really. Probably the most oft-quoted movie of all time.
No longer limited by low budgets, films with gay and lesbian stories have flourished in the first two decades of the 21st century. There is something about the scrappy DIY aesthetic that will always be essentially queer — and the films below reflect a notable shift in the ambition and scope of contemporary queer films. Here are the 20 best LGBT films of the 21st century. The film begins with a series of humiliating punishments that, due to a significant reveal early in the film, the viewer begins to see as being both lovingly tender as well as being hardcore kinky.
The list below ranks the best gay and lesbian films on Netflix streaming in one convenient place so you can fully utilize your Netflix service. And good news! This Netflix streaming list has nearly as many of the greatest queer movies as the traditional Netflix DVD service does.
Dear millennials, the generation born during the '80s, these are the gay-themed movies — some wonderful, some wonderfully terrible — worth your time. Even though a movie about a gay man is up for multiple Academy Awards on Sunday, depictions of LGBT life remain rare in mainstream film. But if you think it's dismal now, imagine growing up in the middle of the 20th century, when queer characters were either invisible or typically depicted as suicidal or psychotic.
Movies teach us how to be. We learn morals, ethical lessons, how to interact with others, how to fall in and out of love. And we learn from movies how to view others—and how to view ourselves.
Sign in. Since quite a few people seem to use this list for reference, I'm revamping and upgrading it into two halves. It's got a long way to go so bear with me. I'm only listing films with a recognizable LGBT angle, not exploitative ones or those where it's a matter of interpretation for instance, Hitchcock's "Rope" can only be interpreted as gay-themed if one knows the real-life case by which it was inspired - and in "Spartacus", you got to catch on to what oysters are supposed to mean.
New Line Cinema. Released injust one year after the first film, the movie replaced final girl Nancy Thompson Heather Langenkamp with a male lead Jesse Walsh, played by Mark Patton. That first encounter between Jesse and Freddy is loaded with sexual tension — and according to Patton, what ended up onscreen is actually a toned-down version of what the scene almost was.