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".

Bent (1996)

Director: Sean Mathias
Starring: Clive Owen, Ian McKellen, Lothaire Bluteau, Mick Jagger

A stylized, effective account of the Nazi persecution of homosexuals, centering on Clive Owen, who hides his sexual identity and then rediscovers it t... 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

Big Eden (2000)

Director: Thomas Bezucha
Starring: Arye Gross, Tim DeKay, Nan Martin, Eric Schweig

Henry Hart (Arye Gross) is a successful artist living a lonely existence in the Big Apple when he returns home to small-town Montana to care for his a... Read more

Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss (1998)

Director: Tommy O'Haver
Starring: Sean Hayes, Brad Rowe

Old Hollywood goes modern camp in this tender romantic comedy; Billy (Sean P Hayes), is a struggling young gay photographer who falls in love with Gab... Read more

Blue / Glitterbug (1993)

Director: Derek Jarman
Starring: Tilda Swinton, Nigel Terry, John Quentin

A Derek Jarman double feature. "Blue" (1993, 75 mins) - A courageous personal testimony about his experiences with AIDS, Derek Jarman's final feature... Read more

Blue Is the Warmest Colour (2013)

Director: Abdellatif Kechiche
Starring: Lea Seydoux, Aurelien Recoing, Adele Exarchopoulos, Salim Kechiouche, Alma Jodor...

A.k.a. "La vie d'Adèle - Chapitres 1 et 2". Adele's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover... Read more

Boogie Nights (1997)

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds, William H Macy, Heather Graham, Jo...

This acclaimed, disco-filled chronicle of the adult film industry's rise and decline in the late 70s and 80s stars Mark Wahlberg as the well-endowed s... Read more

Borstal Boy (2000)

Director: Peter Sheridan
Starring: Danny Dyer, Eva Birthistle, Michael York

Based on Irish playwright/revolutionary Brendan Behan's autobiographical tale but blending in elements of his later life, including a controversial ga... Read more

Boulevard (2014)

Director: Dito Montiel
Starring: Robin Williams, Kathy Baker, Bob Odenkirk

Nolan (Robin Williams) lives a highly routine life, barely making conversation with wife Joy (Kathy Baker) while working a dreary day job as a loan of... Read more

Bound (1996)

Director: The Wachowski Brothers
Starring: Jennifer Tilly, Gina Gershon, Joe Pantoliano

Ex-con Gina Gershon falls in love with gangster's moll Jennifer Tilly and the two concoct a risky scheme to steal $2 million from the mob. First-time... Read more