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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".

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

7.4/10
Director: Jim Sharman
Starring: Barry Bostwick, Tim Curry, Meat Loaf, Susan Sarandon, Richard O'Brien, Patricia...

This camp musical sci-fi horror movie spoof has become - thanks to elaborate audience participation on the midnight movie circuit - the definitive cul... Read more

Mulholland Drive (2001)

8/10
Director: David Lynch
Starring: Justin Theroux, Naomi Watts, Ann Miller, Laura Harring, Robert Forster, Dan Heda...

David Lynch pulls out all the stops, upends all expectations, and, well, goes all Lynchian in this maniacal, mind-bending mix of Hollywood satire, fil... Read more

The Favourite (2018)

7.7/10
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Starring: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Alwyn, Mark Gatiss,...

In the early 18th century, England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne occupies... 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

Weekend (2011)

7.7/10
Director: Andrew Haigh
Starring: Tom Cullen, Chris New

This sensual, remarkably observed, beautifully acted wonder is the breakout feature from British writer-director-editor Andrew Haigh. Rarely has a fil... 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

Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)

7.8/10
Director: John Cameron Mitchell
Starring: John Cameron Mitchell, Andrea Martin, Michael Pitt, Miriam Shor, Alberta Watson

Stepping back into the high-heeled shoes of his acclaimed off-Broadway play's title character, director/co-writer John Cameron Mitchell stars as the b... 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

Mysterious Skin (2004)

7.7/10
Director: Gregg Araki
Starring: Bill Sage, Elisabeth Shue, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michelle Trachtenberg, Brady Co...

Based on Scott Heim's novel, Gregg Araki's powerful drama sees two young men uncover a shared secret from their past. Brian (Brady Corbet) was just e... Read more

The Closet (2000)

7.4/10
Director: Francis Veber
Starring: Daniel Auteuil, Gerard Depardieu, Michel Aumont, Thierry Lhermitte

Hilarious farce from Francis Veber ('The Dinner Game') in which Daniel Auteuil, a boring accountant, is told that he's been fired from his job. As he'... Read more