A Subjective List of Gay Films


  1. Adjuster (1992, R, 102 min.) (+) (Canadian)
  2. Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994, R, 104 min.) (*) (Australian)
  3. Adventures Of Sebastian Cole (1999, R, 100 min.) (+)
  4. After Hours (1985, TVMA/R, 97 min.) (+)
  5. Alive and Kicking (1996, R, 99 min.) (*) (British)
  6. And the Band Played On (1993, PG13, 140 min.) (*)
  7. Anderson Tapes (1971, PG, 98 min.) (+)
  8. Another Country (1984, PG, 90 min.) (*) (British)
  9. Any Mother's Son (1997, TV14, 105 min.) (*) (Docu-Drama/True Life Story)
  10. As Good as it Gets (1997, PG13, 139 min.) (*)
  11. Beautiful Thing (1996, R, 90 min.) (*) (British)
  12. Bedrooms & Hallways (1997, NR, 96 min.) (*) (British)
  13. Before Night Falls (2000, R, 133 min.) (*)
  14. Bent (1997, R, 104 min.) (*) (British)
  15. Best In Show (2000, PG13, 90 min.) (+)
  16. Billy Elliot (2000, PG13, 110 min.) (+) (British)
  17. Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss (1998, R, 92 min.) (*)
  18. Birdcage (1996, R, 117 min.) (*) (American remake of La Cage aux Folles)
  19. Bloodbrothers (1978, R, 120 min.) (+)
  20. Boston Strangler (1968, R, 116 min.) (+)
  21. Boys in the Band (1970, R, 119 min.) (*)
  22. Bridget Jones's Diary (2001, R, 92 min.) (+) (British)
  23. Broken Hearts Club (2000, R, 94 min.) (*)
  24. Cabaret (1972, PG, 124 min.) (*)
  25. California Suite (1978, PG, 102 min.) (+)
  26. Carrington (1995, R, 118 min.) (*) (British)
  27. Change of Heart (1998, TV14, 105 min.) (*)
  28. Chuck and Buck (2000, R, 85 min.) (*)
  29. Common Ground (1999, R, 105 min.) (*)
  30. Crying Game (1992, R, 112 min.) (*)
  31. Deadfall (1968, NR, 107 min.) (+)
  32. Deathtrap (1982, PG, 116 min.) (*)
  33. Delta (1996, TVMA, 84 min.) (*)
  34. Dog Day Afternoon (1975, R , 125 min.) (*)
  35. Doing Time on Maple Drive (1992, NR, 96 min.) (*)
  36. Dresser (1983, PG, 119 min.) (*)
  37. East Palace, West Palace (1997, NR, 94 min.) (*) (Chinese)
  38. Edge of Seventeen (1998, TVMA, 99 min.) (*)
  39. Execution of Justice (1999, TV14, 103 min.) (*) (Docu-Drama/True Life Story)
  40. Fellini Satyricon (1969, R, 130 min.) (*) (Italian)
  41. Finding North (1999, NR, 93 min.) (*)
  42. Flawless (1999, R, 118 min.) (*)
  43. Flirt (1995, R, 85 min.) (+)
  44. Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994, R, 116 min.) (+)
  45. Fourth Man (1984, NR, 104 min.) (*) (Dutch)
  46. Full Monty (1997, R, 90 min.) (+) (British)
  47. Get Real (1998, R, 108 min.) (*) (British)
  48. Gods and Monsters (1999, R, 106 min.) (*)
  49. Hanging Garden (1997, R, 91 min.) (*) (Canadian)
  50. Happy Birthday Gemini (1980, R, 107 min.) (*)
  51. Happy Together (1998, NR, 98 min.) (*) (Hong Kong)
  52. Head On (1997, TVMA, 105 min.) (*) (Australian)
  53. Holiday Heart (2000, R, 100 min.) (*)
  54. Hours and the Times (1991, TV14, 55 min.) (*)
  55. I Think I Do (1997, TV14, 92 min.) (*)
  56. If You Only Knew (1999, PG13, 111 min.) (+)
  57. In and Out (1997, PG13, 90 min.) (*)
  58. In the Gloaming (1997, PG, 62 min.) (*)
  59. Inside Daisy Clover (1966, NR, 129 min.) (+)
  60. Jeffrey (1995, R, 92 min.) (*)
  61. Kiss Me Guido (1997, R, 129 min.) (*)
  62. Kiss of the Spider-Woman (1985, R, 119 min.) (*)
  63. Kremlin Letter (1970, PG, 116 min.) (+)
  64. Labour Of Love (1998, TV14/PG, 105 min.) (*)
  65. Like It Is (1998, TVMA, 97 min.) (*) (British)
  66. Lion in Winter (1968, PG, 134 min.) (+)
  67. Little Big Man (1970, NR, 149 min.) (+)
  68. Longtime Companion (1990, R, 100 min.) (*)
  69. Lost Language of Cranes (1992, NR, 85 min.) (*) (British)
  70. Love and Death on Long Island (1997, PG13, 93 min.) (*)
  71. Love! Valour! Compassion!  (1997, R, 115 min.) (*)
  72. M. Butterfly (1993, R, 100 min.) (*)
  73. Ma Vie en Rose (1997, R, 89 min.) (*) (French)
  74. Making Love (1982, R, 112 min.) (*)
  75. Man of No Importance (1994, R, 98 min.) (*) (Irish)
  76. Man of The Year (1995, NR, 85 min.) (*)
  77. Maurice (1987, R, 139 min.) (*) (British)
  78. Maybe . . . Maybe Not (1996, R, 93 min.) (*) (German)
  79. Mexican (2001, R, 123 min.) (+)
  80. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997, R, 155 min.) (*)
  81. Music Lovers (1971, R, 123 min.) (*)
  82. My Beautiful Laundrette (1985, R, 94 min.) (*) (British)
  83. My Best Friends Wedding (1997, PG13, 105 min.) (+)
  84. My Fellow Americans (1996, PG13, 100 min.) (+)
  85. My Own Private Idaho (1992, R, 105 min.) (*)
  86. Myra Breckinridge (1970, R, 94 min.) (*)
  87. Naked Lunch (1991, R, 115 min.) (*)
  88. Next Best Thing (2000, PG13, 108 min.) (*)
  89. Next Stop, Greenwich Village (1976, R, 109 min.) (+)
  90. Norman . . . Is That You? (1976, PG, 91 min.) (*)
  91. Object of My Affection (1998, R, 111 min.) (*)
  92. Only When I Laugh (1981, R, 120 min.) (+)
  93. Opposite of Sex (1998, R, 105 min.) (*)
  94. Parting Glances (1986, NR, 90 min.) (*)
  95. Partners (1982, R, 93 min.) (*)
  96. Philadelphia (1993, PG13, 125 min.) (*)
  97. Pillow Book (1997, NR, 126 min.) (+)
  98. Prick Up Your Ears (1987, R, 108 min.) (*) (British)
  99. Priest (1994, R, 98 min.) (*)
  100. Privates on Parade (1982, R, 107 min.) (*) (British)
  101. Producers (1968, NR, 88 min.) (+)
  102. Querelle (1988, R, 109 min.) (*) (German)
  103. Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967, NR, 108 min.) (*)
  104. Relax, It's Just Sex (1997, R, 110 min.) (*)
  105. Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975, R, 106 min.) (*)
  106. Staircase (1969, R, 96 min.) (*)
  107. Steam: The Turkish Bath  (1997, TV14, 94 min.) (*) (Italian and Turkish)
  108. Stonewall (1996, R, 94 min.) (*)
  109. Strawberry and Chocolate (1993, R , 110 min.) (*) (Cuban)
  110. Taboo (1999, TVMA, 97 min.) (*) (Japanese)
  111. Talented Mr. Ripley (1999, R, 139 min.) (*)
  112. Tales of the City (1994, TVMA, 300 min.) (*) (TV. Mini-Series)
  113. Three To Tango (1999, PG13, 98 min.) (*)
  114. To Be Or Not To Be (1983, PG, 107 min.) (+)
  115. To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1996, PG13, 109 min.) (*)
  116. Torch Song Trilogy (1988, R, 120 min.) (*)
  117. Total Eclipse (1996, R, 110 min.) (*)
  118. Trevor (1993, NR, 27 min.) (*)
  119. Trick (1999, R, 90 min.) (*)
  120. Twilight of the Golds (1997, PG13, 93 min.) (*)
  121. Urbania (2000, R, 105 min.) (*)
  122. Velocity of Gary (1999, R, 100 min.) (*)
  123. Velvet Goldmine (1998, R, 124 min.) (*)
  124. Victor/Victoria (1982, PG, 133 min.) (*)
  125. Wedding Banquet (1993, R, 111 min.) (*) (Taiwan/Mandarin Chinese)
  126. When Love Comes (1998, TVMA, 93 min.) (*) (New Zealand)
  127. Wilde (1998, R, 117 min.) (*)
  128. Withnail And I (1985, R, 102 min.) (*) (British)
  129. World According to Garp  (1982, R, 136 min.) (+)
  130. Year of Living Dangerously  (1983, PG, 115 min.) (+)
  131. Zoro, the Gay Blade (1981, PG, 93 min.) (*)

Notes
(*) Gay Themed Movie or Gay Main Character (i.e.. Essentially a Gay Movie)
(+) Gay Subplot or Gay Minor Character (i.e.. A Mainstream Movie with Some Gay Elements)

In addition, the Revenge of the Nerds I & II (1984, 1987) and Mannequin I & II (1987, 1991) depicted stereotypeical gay secondary characters in comic roles.


A Note About This Page

         I have prepared this list as a service to the Gay community at large. Since we are everywhere, it would be presumptuous to assume that everyone has access to the Art Film Theaters, or Gay Film Festivals. I have personally viewed these films, and personally (i.e. subjectively,) consider most of them to be Gay positive, and none of them too homophobic. I have also attempted to select these films based upon availability; hence most of them should be available either on late night cable, or at local video rental establishments. Even so, a few hard to find, foreign films have been included on this list. Happy Together is included because it is held by many to be the best Gay film of all time, although it is too melancholy for my taste. Maurice, based upon the E. M. Forster novel of the same title, and Beautiful Thing are personal favorites of mine, and I highly recommend them. I shall update this list periodically, as I find new films worth adding. If you find this list useful, or see any obvious omissions or errors, then please feel free to contact me via e-mail at genxcelt@yahoo.com .


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