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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".

Angels in America (2003)

8.3/10
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

Another Country (1984)

7.2/10
Director: Marek Kanievska
Starring: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Michael Jenn

'Another Country' examines how the sexual and political life of a 1930's English public school spawned the spy scandals of the post-war years. Althoug... Read more

Another Gay Movie (2006)

5/10
Director: Todd Stephens
Starring: Michael Carbonaro, Jonah Blechman, Jonathan Chase, Mitch Morris, Ashlie Atkinson...

A twist on the well-worn conceit of four horny friends each trying to get their cherries popped before college - these four teen virgins are gay. Jaro... Read more

Any Day Now (2012)

7.5/10
Director: Travis Fine
Starring: Alan Cumming, Chris Mulkey, Frances Fisher, Gregg Henry, Don Franklin, Kelli Wil...

When a teenager with Down Syndrome (Isaac Leyva) is abandoned by his mother, a gay couple (Alan Cumming and Garret Dillahunt) takes him in and becomes... Read more

April's Shower (2003)

5/10
Director: Trish Doolan
Starring: Maria Cina, Frank Grillo, Zack Ward, Lara Harris, Trish Doolan

Writer/director Trish Doolan also stars in her debut feature as Alex, a chef giving her all to host the perfect bridal shower...because she's secretly... Read more

At Home with the Braithwaites: Series 1 (2000)

6.8/10
Director: Andy De Emmony, Robin Sheppard
Starring: Lynda Bellingham, Peter Davison, Amanda Redman, Sylvia Syms, Sarah Smart

When housewife Alison (Amanda Redman) wins the lottery, she keeps her winnings a closely guarded secret for fear that it will corrupt her family. Mean... Read more

At Home with the Braithwaites: Series 2 (2001)

6.8/10
Director: Dan Zeff, Morag Fullarton, David Innes Edwards
Starring: Lynda Bellingham, Peter Davison, Amanda Redman, Sylvia Syms, Sarah Smart

With her secret out, Alison sees that her fears about the lottery windfall were justified. The family moves into a gaudy mansion she hates, David plan... Read more

At Home with the Braithwaites: Series 4 (2003)

6.8/10
Director: Morag Fullarton
Starring: Amanda Redman, Peter Davison, Sylvia Syms, Lynda Bellingham

In the fourth and final season, Alison and David begin bitter divorce proceedings making family relations more strained than ever. There are some inte... Read more

Bacon's Arena (2009)

7.9/10
Director: Adam Low

Francis Bacon (1909-1992) is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest painters of the twentieth century and for the first time we have a film biogra... Read more

Balls ( Manner Wie Wer ) (2004)

5.6/10
Director: Sherry Hormann
Starring: Maximilian Bruckner, Lisa Marie Potthoff

A feel-good comedy from Germany, in which Ecki, a young baker and goalkeeper, is kicked off his homophobic football team when caught drunkenly kissing... Read more