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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".

Caravaggio (1987)

6.7/10
Director: Derek Jarman
Starring: Nigel Terry, Sean Bean, Tilda Swinton

Derek Jarman's elegant and extraordinary film on the life of Caravaggio, the notorious Renaissance painter whose personal life, artistic vision, and m... Read more

Carol (2015)

7.2/10
Director: Todd Haynes
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Rooney Mara, John Magaro, Kyle Chandler, Jake Lac...

In an adaptation of Patricia Highsmiths seminal novel The Price of Salt, CAROL follows two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves... Read more

Carol ( Blu-ray ) (2015)

7.2/10
Director: Todd Haynes
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Rooney Mara, Kyle Chandler, Jake Lacy, Cory Micha...

In an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's seminal novel The Price of Salt, CAROL follows two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves... Read more

Chris and Don: A Love Story (2007)

Director: Guido Santi, Tina Mascara
Starring: Don Bachardy, Christopher Isherwood

The true-life story of the passionate three-decade relationship between British writer Christopher Isherwood (whose "Berlin Stories" was the basis for... Read more

Circumstance (2011)

5.9/10
Director: Maryam Keshavarz
Starring: Nikohl Boosheri, Sarah Kazemy, Reza Sixo Safai, Soheil Parsa, Nasrin Pakkho, Sin...

Within the oppressive society of contemporary Iran, two Tehran schoolgirls are romantically drawn to each other and seek the freedom to live their liv... Read more

Claire of the Moon (1993)

5/10
Director: Nicole Conn
Starring: Trisha Todd, Karen Trumbo, Faith McDevitt

When pop novelist Claire and lesbian sexual therapist Noel become roommates during a retreat for women writers, they make a poorly-matched pair. Spark... Read more

Cloudburst (2011)

7/10
Director: Thom Fitzgerald
Starring: Brenda Fricker, Olympia Dukakis, Ryan Doucette

Stella and Dot, an aging couple, escape from a nursing home in Maine and drive to Nova Scotia on a quest to be legally married. En route to Canada the... Read more

Colour Me Kubrick (2005)

Director: Brian W Cook
Starring: John Malkovich, Jim Davidson, Richard E Grant, Peter Bowles, Marisa Berenson, Ly...

In the mid-'90s, Englishman Alan Conway conned many people into believing that he was reclusive American director Stanley Kubrick, despite the fact th... Read more

Come Back to the 5 and Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982)

Director: Robert Altman
Starring: Sandy Dennis, Cher , Karen Black, Kathy Bates

Once again Robert Altman has assembled a superior cast for this story of a 20 year reunion of a James Dean fan club. Cher, Sandy Dennis, Karen Black a... Read more

Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt (1989)

8.1/10
Director: Jeffrey Friedman, Rob Epstein

This powerful, Oscar-winning documentary brings the AIDS epidemic into sharp personal focus by telling the stories of five people memorialized on the... Read more