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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".

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

Butterfly Kiss (1994)

6.4/10
Director: Michael Winterbottom
Starring: Saskia Reeves, Amanda Plummer, Paul Brown

An often breathtakingly original meld of road movie, lesbian love story, psychodrama and black comedy. Toplining Amanda Plummer and Saskia Reeves as t... Read more

Cabaret (1972)

7.8/10
Director: Bob Fosse
Starring: Michael York, Marisa Berenson, Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey, Helmut Griem

Winner of 8 Oscars, including Best Director (Bob Fosse), Best Actress (Lisa Minnelli) and Best Supporting Actor (Joel Grey) and widely regarded as one... Read more

Call Me By Your Name (2017)

8/10
Director: Luca Guadagnino
Starring: Amira Casar, Michael Stuhlbarg, Armie Hammer, Timothee Chalamet

It's the summer of 1983, and precocious 17-year-old Elio Perlman is spending the days with his family at their 17th-century villa in Lombardy, Italy.... Read more

Call Me By Your Name (Blu-Ray) (2017)

8/10
Director: Luca Guadagnino
Starring: Amira Casar, Michael Stuhlbarg, Armie Hammer, Timothee Chalamet

It's the summer of 1983, and precocious 17-year-old Elio Perlman is spending the days with his family at their 17th-century villa in Lombardy, Italy.... Read more

Campfire (2000)

5.8/10
Director: Bavo Defurne

Up and coming European filmmaker Bavo Defurne has brought together this collection of some of his best known short films exploring the themes of gay l... Read more

Can't Stop The Music (1980)

4.5/10
Director: Nancy Walker
Starring: Valerie Perrine, Bruce Jenner, Steve Guttenberg, Village People

New York City DJ/Songwriter Jack Morell (Steve Guttenberg) needs just one big break to get his music heard and land a record deal. But with the help o... Read more