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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".

Yossi and Jagger (2002)

Director: Eytan Fox
Starring: Ohad Knoller, Yehuda Levi

This unusual gay-themed war drama from Israel tracks a squad of soldiers stationed along the Lebanese border and the romantic relationship that develo... 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

Derek Jarman: Life as Art (2004)

7.3/10
Director: Andy Kimpton-Nye
Starring: Tilda Swinton, Peter Tatchell, Tariq Ali, Simon Fisher-Turner

Derek Jarman was one of the most idiosyncratic, innovative and controversial film-makers in Britain throughout the 70s, 80s and 90s. On-screen and off... Read more

Ideal Home (Blu-Ray) (2018)

6.6/10
Director: Andrew Fleming
Starring: Paul Rudd, Steve Coogan, Alison Pill, Jake McDorman, Jack Gore

Paul and Erasmus are a bickering couple with an extravagant life. When Bill, the grandson Erasmus never knew he had, shows up at their dinner party wi... Read more

Moonlight ( Blu-ray ) (2016)

7.4/10
Director: Barry Jenkins
Starring: Mahershala Ali, Jharrel Jerome, Naomie Harris, Trevante Rhodes, Ashton Sanders,...

This drama charts the life of a black gay youth named Chiron as he grows up in a rough neighborhood in Miami. In the first segment, Chiron is a ten-ye... Read more

The Boys in the Band (1970)

7.7/10
Director: William Friedkin
Starring: Cliff Gorman, Kenneth Nelson, Leonard Frey, Reuben Greene, Laurence Luckinbill,...

One of the first American films to openly deal with homosexuality. 'The Boys in the Band', based on Mart Crowley's enormously successful Broadway play... Read more

Y Tu Mama Tambien (Blu-Ray) (2001)

7.7/10
Director: Alfonso Cuaron
Starring: Daniel Gimenez Cacho, Maribel Verdu, Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna

The lives of Julio and Tenoch, like those of 17-year old boys everywhere, are ruled by raging hormones, intense friendships, and a headlong rush into... Read more

Sorry Angel (2018)

6.8/10
Director: Christophe Honore
Starring: Vincent Lacoste, Pierre Deladonchamps, Denis Podalydes

Set in 1993, 39-year-old gay author Jacques begins an intense romance with 22-year-old Arthur. Between looking after his son and coming to terms with... Read more

Monsoon (2020)

6/10
Starring: Henry Golding

Kit, a British man of Vietnamese heritage, returns to Saigon for the first time in over 30 years after leaving the country with his parents, when he w... 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