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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".

Battlestar Galactica: Razor (2007)

7.7/10
Director: Felix Enriquez Alcala
Starring: Jamie Bamber, James Callis, Tricia Helfer, Mary McDonnell, Edward James Olmos, K...

On the eve of a devastating Cylon attack, officer Kendra Shaw reports for duty on the battlestar Pegasus. When mankind's future is forever changed on... Read more

Beat (2000)

5.6/10
Director: Gary Walkow
Starring: Courtney Love, Kiefer Sutherland, Norman Reedus, Ron Livingston, Kyle Secor

A nostalgic look at the colourful last few weeks of Joan Vollmer (Courtney Love), wife of 'beat' writer William S Burroughs, set primarily in Mexico C... Read more

Beau Travail (1999)

7.4/10
Director: Claire Denis
Starring: Denis Lavant, Michel Subor, Gregoire Colin, Richard Courcet

Inspired by Herman Melville's 'Billy Budd', Claire Denis' film is a stunning combination of literature, music and dance that explores the near-mythica... Read more

Beautiful Boxer (2003)

7.1/10
Director: Ekachai Uekrongtham
Starring: Asanee Suwan, Sorapong Chatri, Orn-anong Panyawong, Kyoko Inoue, Sitiporn Niyom

A stylish, powerful and poignant blend of testosterone and oestragen telling the true story of Nang Toom, a delicate boy who felt out of place in his... Read more

Beautiful Thing (1996)

7.6/10
Director: Hettie Macdonald
Starring: Glen Berry, Linda Henry, Scott Neal, Tameka Empson

An insightful take on first love between two working class adolescent boys, neighbours with very different home lives, who become sexually and romanti... Read more

Bedrooms and Hallways (1998)

6.4/10
Director: Rose Troche
Starring: Kevin McKidd, Hugo Weaving, Tom Hollander

A breezy and bustling farce about a man (Kevin McKidd) who enters therapy after many failed relationships. In the group session he comes clean about h... Read more

Before Night Falls (2000)

7.3/10
Director: Julian Schnabel
Starring: Javier Bardem, Olivier Martinez, Andrea Di Stephano, Johnny Depp, Michael Wincot...

"Basquiat" director Julian Schnabel brings to the screen another doomed creative genius on the fringes of his society - gay Cuban poet Reinaldo Arenas... Read more

Before Stonewall (1984)

7.7/10
Director: Greta Schiller, Robert Rosenberg

Ground-breaking look at the birth of the gay and lesbian community. This award-winning documentary follows the history of homosexuals in America, from... Read more

Beginners (2010)

7.2/10
Director: Mike Mills
Starring: Christopher Plummer, Ewan McGregor, Mary Page Keller, Melanie Laurent, Keegan Bo...

A semi-autobiographical comedy drama from Mike Mills, "Beginners" explores the confusion and surprises of love through Ewan McGregor's Oliver, who mee... Read more

Behind the Candelabra (2013)

7/10
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Starring: Dan Aykroyd, Debbie Reynolds, Matt Damon, Michael Douglas, Rob Lowe, Scott Bakul...

Before Elvis, before Elton John, Madonna and Lady Gaga, there was Liberace: virtuoso pianist, outrageous entertainer and flamboyant star of stage and... Read more