"I love the smell of angora in the morning!" (Not uttered in "Glen or Glenda" - pictured). This compilation of 'big men in tights' movies (among others) shows us the often funny, tragic, but never dull lives as led by transvestites, and transsexuals, in the movies. Some actors are often hilariously shown to be unsuited for the garter and makeup (Ed Wood in "Glen or Glenda"), while others make the uncanny transformation from man to woman to often stunning effect (Jaye Davidson in "The Crying Game"). Also included are those farcical films where men must disguise themselves as women inevitably leading to much frantic confusion and deception ("Some Like It Hot").

Albert Nobbs (2011)

Director: Rodrigo Garcia
Starring: Brendan Gleeson, Glenn Close, Janet McTeer, Pauline Collins, Aaron Johnson, Mia...

Glenn Close turns in an astonishing title performance as a woman in late 19th-century Ireland who, for the economic security otherwise unobtainable, l... Read more

Breakfast on Pluto (2005)

Director: Neil Jordan
Starring: Eva Birthistle, Liam Cunningham, Bryan Ferry, Brendan Gleeson, Ian Hart, Cillian...

Cillian Murphy goes believably glam as an Irish transvestite who moves to swinging '60s/'70s London. Rejected by almost everyone around her, and lead... Read more

Transamerica (2005)

Director: Duncan Tucker
Starring: Burt Young, Elizabeth Pena, Felicity Huffman, Fionnula Flanagan, Graham Greene,...

Felicity Huffman ('Desperate Housewives') won kudos and awards for her layered portrayal of a pre-operative transsexual named Bree. A week before the... Read more

Connie and Carla (2004)

Director: Michael Lembeck
Starring: Nia Vardalos, Toni Collette, David Duchovny

After accidentally witnessing a mob hit, Chicago-based singers Nia Vardalos and Toni Collette decide to flee to Los Angeles. Posing as drag queen perf... Read more

Tokyo Godfathers (2003)

Director: Satoshi Kon

In this unofficial animated remake of John Ford's "3 Godfathers" from director Satoshi Kon ("Perfect Blue"), three homeless people - an alcoholic, a t... Read more

Animal Factory (2000)

Director: Steve Buscemi
Starring: Willem Dafoe, Edward Furlong, Steve Buscemi, John Heard, Mickey Rourke, Tom Arno...

Steve Buscemi directed and co-stars in this gritty prison drama filmed at Philadelphia's Eastern State Penitentiary. Edward Furlong, a middle class yo... Read more

Better Than Chocolate (1999)

Director: Anne Wheeler
Starring: Karyn Dwyer, Christina Cox, Wendy Crewson

Karyn Dwyer and Christina Cox star as Maggie and Kim in this sweet and energetic lesbian love story. Maggie has flunked out of law school and is worki... Read more

All About My Mother (1999)

Director: Pedro Almodovar
Starring: Cecilia Roth, Penelope Cruz, Antonia San Juan

When her teenage son is killed, Madrid nurse Cecilia Roth sets out to fulfill the boy's wish to find the father he never knew. Roth's quest to locate... Read more

Ma Vie En Rose (1997)

Director: Alain Berliner
Starring: Jean-Philippe Ecoffey, Michele Laroque

AKA "My Life In Pink" Seven year old Ludovic enjoys playing dress-up with lipstick and high heels and plans to marry a male classmate... which would b... Read more

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)

Director: Clint Eastwood
Starring: Kevin Spacey, John Cusack, Jack Thompson

A New York magazine writer (John Cusack) is sent to picturesque Savannah, Georgia, to cover a lavish party hosted by local antiques merchant Jim Willi... Read more