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".

Capote (2005)

Director: Bennett Miller
Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Clifton Collins Jr., Chris Cooper, Bru...

In 1959 author Truman Capote read an article about the home invasion and slaying of a Kansas family that led to his personal investigation and subsequ... Read more

CRAZY (2005)

Director: Jean-Marc Vallee
Starring: Michel Cote, Marc-Andre Grondin, Danielle Proulx, Emile Vallee, Pierre-Luc Brill...

Zac Beaulieu was born on Christmas Day in 1960 and lives with his parents and four brothers in Quebec. He grows up longing for acceptance from his ho... Read more

Bedrooms and Hallways (1998)

Director: Rose Troche
Starring: Kevin McKidd, Hugo Weaving, Tom Hollander

A breezy and bustling farce about a man (Kevin McKidd) who enters therapy after many failed relationships. In the group session he comes clean about h... Read more

All Over the Guy (2001)

Director: Julie Davis
Starring: Adam Goldberg, Sasha Alexander, Dan Bucatinsky, Richard Ruccolo

Engaged couple Adam Goldberg and Sasha Alexander try to make another "love connection" by setting up their gay best friends (Dan Bucatinsky and Richar... Read more

Philadelphia (1993)

Director: Jonathan Demme
Starring: Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Jason Robards, Mary Steenburgen, Antonio Banderas

Tom Hanks in an Oscar-winning performance as a hotshot gay lawyer fired from his firm for having AIDS. Denzel Washington is the legal ace hired to def... Read more

My Own Private Idaho (1991)

Director: Gus Van Sant
Starring: Udo Kier, River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, James Russo

A uniquely distinctive portrayal of male street-hustling in the American northwest, with River Phoenix as a narcoleptic sex-for-hiree and Keanu Reeves... Read more

Angels in America (2003)

Director: Mike Nichols
Starring: Al Pacino, Mary-Louise Parker, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Jeffrey Wright, Jame...

Mike Nichols' landmark filming of Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize-winning two-part drama ("Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes") follow... Read more

Hamam - The Turkish Bath (1998)

Director: Ferzan Ozpetek
Starring: Carlo Cecchi, Alessandro Gassman

Francesco, an unhappily married Italian architect, inherits a steam bath in Istanbul from his recently deceased aunt and decides to leave his wife in... Read more

My Summer of Love (2004)

Director: Pawel Pawlikowski
Starring: Natalie Press, Emily Blunt, Paddy Considine

16-year-old Mona lives in a sleepy Yorkshire mining village where nothing much happens - especially now her wild older brother (Paddy Considine) has b... Read more

Lawless Heart (2003)

Director: Neil Hunter, Tom Hunsinger
Starring: Douglas Henshall, Tom Hollander, Bill Nighy, Clementine Celarie

A sharp modern love story that begins with a man's death and its effect on three of his friends. Each of their stories is told to its conclusion befo... Read more