Queer Cinema

If it's queer, it's here! Gay, Lesbian, Queer, Alternative... However you want to label it, this is the place for some of the most compassionate, honest, witty and memorable films at Alice in Videoland. The list below contains works that feature important gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender characters and issues; many using same-sex romance or relationships as an integral plot device. "Queer Documentaries" may be accessed within the "Documentary" feature, left. Right: Rainer Werner Fassbinder's "Querelle".

A Taste of Honey (1961)

Director: Tony Richardson
Starring: Dora Bryan, Rita Tushingham, Robert Stephens, Murray Melvin

A lively tale of a pregnant Salford teenager, her mother, and her unlikely friendship with a gay man. Time has left its mark on many of the innovative... Read more

Adam and Steve (2005)

Director: Craig Chester
Starring: Malcolm Gets, Cary Curran, Parker Posey, Craig Chester, Noah Segan

In the 1980s, Adam (played by writer and director Craig Chester) and Steve (Malcolm Gets) had a horrifically embarrassing one-night stand. When they m... Read more

Affinity (2008)

Director: Tim Fywell
Starring: Amanda Plummer, Zoe Tapper, Anna Madeley

Upper class Victorian Margaret Prior is lost in grief for her late father. After a failed suicide attempt, Margaret escapes her troubles by becoming a... Read more

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

All About Eve (1950)

Director: Joseph L Mankiewicz
Starring: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Marilyn Monroe

Six Oscars were awarded this cynical and entertaining examination of life as it exists on the Broadway theatre scene. Bette Davis glows as the ageing... Read more

All Over the Guy (2001)

Director: Julie Davis
Starring: Adam Goldberg, Sasha Alexander, Dan Bucatinsky, Richard Ruccolo

Engaged couple Adam Goldberg and Sasha Alexander try to make another "love connection" by setting up their gay best friends (Dan Bucatinsky and Richar... Read more

All the Queen's Men (2001)

Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky
Starring: Matt LeBlanc, Eddie Izzard, James Cosmo, Nicolette Krebitz, Udo Kier, Edward Fox...

Humour mixes with heroics when Matt LeBlanc stars as O'Rourke, a WWII American army officer assigned to lead a ragtag group of British special agents.... Read more

An Englishman in New York (2009)

Director: Richard Laxton
Starring: John Hurt, Swoosie Kurtz, Jonathan Tucker, Denis O'Hare, Cynthia Nixon

John Hurt reprises his acclaimed performance from 1975's 'The Naked Civil Servant', in which he portrayed "one of the stately homos of England" Britis... Read more

And The Band Played On (1993)

Director: Roger Spottiswoode
Starring: Matthew Modine, Alan Alda, Richard Gere, Lily Tomlin, Steve Martin

A gripping adaptation of journalist Randy Shilt's book about the early days of the Aids epidemic. Part detective-thriller, part tearjerker, this film... Read more

Angels in America (2003)

Director: Mike Nichols
Starring: Al Pacino, Mary-Louise Parker, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Jeffrey Wright, Jame...

Mike Nichols' landmark filming of Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize-winning two-part drama ("Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes") follow... Read more