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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".

What's Cooking? (2000)

7.1/10
Director: Gurinder Chadha
Starring: Joan Chen, Julianna Margulies, Mercedes Ruehl, Kyra Sedgwick, Alfre Woodard

A Jewish, Vietnamese, Latino and African-American family each assemble for their own version of the Thanksgiving holiday where conflicts quickly arise... Read more

When Love Comes (1999)

7.2/10
Director: Garth Maxwell
Starring: Nancy Brunning, Rena Owen, Dean O'Gorman, Simon Prast, Sophia Hawthorne

Six people from very different backgrounds journey through the ins and outs and ups and downs of love and destiny. It is a film that touches your hear... Read more

When Night Is Falling (1995)

6.7/10
Director: Patricia Rozema
Starring: Pascale Bussieres, Rachael Crawford, Henry Czerny, Don McKellar

From the director of 'I've Heard the Mermaids Singing' comes this refreshingly liberating tale of lesbian love. Camille (Pascale Bussieres) is a Chris... Read more

Wigstock: The Movie (1995)

6.8/10
Director: Barry Shils
Starring: RuPaul , The Lady Bunny, Lypsinka, Deee-Lite

'A celebration of life, liberty and the pursuit of big hair', New York City's annual Wigstock drag festival is the focus of this wild and exuberant do... Read more

Wild Side (1995)

5.6/10
Director: Donald Cammell
Starring: Christopher Walken, Joan Chen, Anne Heche

A torrid, erotic, suspenseful drama about a beautiful banker (Anne Heche) moonlighting as a prostitute who gets involved in more than just a blackmail... Read more

Wilde (1997)

6.9/10
Director: Brian Gilbert
Starring: Stephen Fry, Jude Law, Vanessa Redgrave, Jennifer Ehle, Tom Wilkinson

This biographical tale of Oscar Wilde, poet, playwright and genius, chronicles his fascinating life during the years 1882 until 1897. The self-realisa... Read more

Will and Grace: Season 1 (1998)

Director: James Burrows
Starring: Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes, Megan Mullally

He's a gay lawyer and she's a straight interior designer, meet Will (Eric McCormack) and Grace (Debra Messing)...they're not a couple, they're a coupl... Read more

Withnail and I (1986)

Director: Bruce Robinson
Starring: Richard E Grant, Paul McGann, Richard Griffiths

London. The 1960s. Two unemployed actors - acerbic, elegantly wasted Withnail (Richard E. Grant) and the anxiety-ridden "I" (Paul McGann) - drown thei... Read more

Withnail and I ( Blu-ray ) (1986)

Director: Bruce Robinson
Starring: Paul McGann, Richard E Grant, Richard Griffiths

London. The 1960s. Two unemployed actors - acerbic, elegantly wasted Withnail (Richard E. Grant) and the anxiety-ridden "I" (Paul McGann) - drown thei... Read more

Wittgenstein (1993)

6.9/10
Director: Derek Jarman
Starring: Karl Johnson, Michael Gough, Tilda Swinton

Derek Jarman immaculately lenses a series of dazzling, colourful pictures to illustrate the tortured life of Austrian-born philosopher Ludwig Wittgens... Read more