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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".

Boys Don't Cry (1999)

7.6/10
Director: Kimberly Peirce
Starring: Matt McGrath, John Hart, Jeanetta Arnette, Hilary Swank, Chloe Sevigny

The powerful true story of the terrible and devastating life and times of Teena Brandon (Hilary Swank in an Academy Award-winning performance), a youn... Read more

Boystown (2007)

6.1/10
Director: Juan Flahn
Starring: Carlos Fuentes, Pablo Puyol, Concha Velasco, Pepon Nieto

Victor has a goal; he wants to turn the Chueca neighbourhood into a real estate paradise for hot-blooded gay couples. He'll do anything to make that h... Read more

BPM (Beats Per Minute) (120 battements par minute) (2017)

7.5/10
Director: Robin Campillo
Starring: Nahuel Perez Biscayart, Adele Haenel, Arnaud Valois, Antoine Reinartz, Felix Mar...

Early 1990s. With AIDS having already claimed countless lives for nearly ten years, Act up-Paris activists multiply actions to fight general indiffere... Read more

Breakfast on Pluto (2005)

7.3/10
Director: Neil Jordan
Starring: Eva Birthistle, Liam Cunningham, Bryan Ferry, Brendan Gleeson, Ian Hart, Cillian...

Cillian Murphy goes believably glam as an Irish transvestite who moves to swinging '60s/'70s London. Rejected by almost everyone around her, and lead... Read more

Breakfast with Scot (2007)

6.8/10
Director: Laurie Lynd
Starring: Ben Shenkman, Tom Cavanagh

Gay partners Eric (Tom Cavanagh) and Sam (Ben Shenkman) have big adjustments to make when they get custody of 11-year-old Scot (Noah Bernett), the chi... Read more

Brokeback Mountain (2005)

7.7/10
Director: Ang Lee
Starring: Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Williams, Anne Hathaway, Linda Cardellin...

Ang Lee's Oscar-winning gay cowboy story successfully challenges the stereotypes of one of Hollywood's most beloved genres, the Western. Emotionally... Read more

Brokeback Mountain ( Blu-ray ) (2005)

7.7/10
Director: Ang Lee
Starring: Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Williams, Randy Quaid, Anne Hathaway, Li...

Ang Lee's Oscar-winning gay cowboy story successfully challenges the stereotypes of one of Hollywood's most beloved genres, the Western. Emotionally c... Read more

Brother To Brother (2004)

7/10
Director: Rodney Evans
Starring: Anthony Mackie, Roger Robinson, Larry Gilliard Jr, Aunjanue Ellis, Duane Boutte,...

Perry Williams (Anthony Mackie) is an articulate, black, gay artist living in New York City. Shunned by his family for his sexual orientation and wor... Read more

Bruno (2009)

4.9/10
Director: Larry Charles
Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen, Gustaf Hammarsten, Clifford Banagale, Bono, Chris Martin, El...

Satirist and shapechanger Sacha Baron Cohen ('Borat') returns with another stinging socio-political offering, this time aimed squarely at the world of... Read more

But I'm a Cheerleader (1999)

6.6/10
Director: Jamie Babbit
Starring: Bud Cort, Natasha Lyonne, Clea DuVall, Cathy Moriarty, Mink Stole, Julie Delpy,...

In this knowing satire, Natasha Lyonne is an all-American high school cheerleader whose parents are fearful she is becoming a lesbian because of her M... Read more