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".

Wonder Boys (2000)

Director: Curtis Hanson
Starring: Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire, Frances McDormand, Robert Downey Jr, Rip Torn, K...

Grady Tripp (Michael Douglas) is a professor/writer living in Pittsburgh who is struggling with writer's block. Sharing equal time with that predicame... Read more

Milk (2008)

Director: Gus Van Sant
Starring: Josh Brolin, Sean Penn, Victor Garber, James Franco, Emile Hirsch, Diego Luna

Sean Penn garnered a Best Actor Academy Award as San Francisco supervisor Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man elected to major public office, in dir... Read more

Dark Habits (1984)

Director: Pedro Almodovar
Starring: Carmen Maura, Christina Pascual, Julieta Serrano

A blackly funny tale of a nightclub singer who flees when her lover dies of a drug overdose and takes refuge in a convent, only to find that the siste... Read more

The Kids Are All Right (2010)

Director: Lisa Cholodenko
Starring: Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Mia Wasikowska, Josh Hutcherson

A lesbian couple (Annette Bening, Julianne Moore) must cope with having their already nontraditional family life rocked to the core when their two chi... Read more

Walk On Water (2004)

Director: Eytan Fox
Starring: Lior Ashkenazi, Knut Berger, Carolina Peters, Gidon Shemer

Eyal is a Mossad assassin sent to kill an aging Nazi war criminal. The target's grandaughter is living on a kibbutz in Israel and her brother is abou... Read more

God's Own Country (2017)

Director: Francis Lee
Starring: Gemma Jones, Ian Hart, Josh O'Connor, Harry Lister Smith, Alec Secareanu

Spring. Yorkshire. Young farmer Johnny Saxby numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant... Read more

Better Than Chocolate (1999)

Director: Anne Wheeler
Starring: Karyn Dwyer, Christina Cox, Wendy Crewson

Karyn Dwyer and Christina Cox star as Maggie and Kim in this sweet and energetic lesbian love story. Maggie has flunked out of law school and is worki... Read more

The Naked Civil Servant (1975)

Director: Jack Gold
Starring: John Hurt

John Hurt delivers a compelling performance in the role of Quentin Crisp, based on Crisp's autobiography as an effeminate homosexual growing up in Eng... Read more

Queer As Folk: Season 2 (2001)

Director: Bruce McDonald, David Wellington, Jeremy Podeswa, John Greyson, Alex Chapple, Michael DeCarlo
Starring: Michelle Clunie, Thea Gill, Gale Harold, Randy Harrison, Scott Lowell, Peter Pai...

The complete second season of the groundbreaking and critically-acclaimed series continues to follow the lives of Brian, Michael, Justin, Emmett, Ted,... Read more

The Haunting (1963)

Director: Robert Wise
Starring: Claire Bloom, Julie Harris, Richard Johnson, Russ Tamblyn

This nerve-jangling adaptation of Shirley Jackson's 'The Haunting of Hill House' centres on a gathering at a Boston mansion. An anthropologist, a disb... Read more