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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".

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

Freeheld (2015)

6.5/10
Director: Peter Sollett
Starring: Julianne Moore, Michael Shannon, Steve Carell, Ellen Page

The true love story of Laurel Hester and Stacie Andree and their fight for justice. A decorated New Jersey police detective, Laurel is diagnosed with... Read more

Gayby Baby (2015)

5.7/10
Director: Maya Newall

GAYBY BABY is a portrait of four kids Gus, Ebony, Matt and Graham whose parents all happen to be gay. In this heartfelt doc, we get to know the fou... Read more

Legend (2015)

7/10
Director: Brian Helgeland
Starring: Tom Hardy, Emily Browning, David Thewlis, Duffy , Christopher Eccleston, Chazz P...

LEGEND takes us into the secret history of the 1960s and the extraordinary events that secured the infamy of the Kray twins. From Academy Award® winne... Read more

Tangerine (2015)

7.1/10
Director: Sean Baker
Starring: Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor, Karren Karagulian

It's Christmas Eve in West Hollywood. Two transgender prostitute BFF's talk trash and storm the LA streets in this R-rated comedy of infidelity, retri... Read more

Holding the Man (2015)

7.3/10
Director: Neil Armfield
Starring: Ryan Corr, Kerry Fox, Anthony LaPaglia, Guy Pearce, Geoffrey Rush, Sarah Snook,...

Timothy Conigrave's memoir, Holding the Man, is a love story for the ages, and Neil Armfeld's film honours it beautifully. Conigrave met John Caleo... Read more

Boulevard (2014)

5.8/10
Director: Dito Montiel
Starring: Robin Williams, Kathy Baker, Bob Odenkirk

Nolan (Robin Williams) lives a highly routine life, barely making conversation with wife Joy (Kathy Baker) while working a dreary day job as a loan of... Read more

Love is Strange (2014)

6.7/10
Director: Ira Sachs
Starring: John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, Marisa Tomei, Cheyenne Jackson, Charlie Tahan, Mann...

After 28 years together, Ben and George take advantage of the new marriage laws and tie the knot in a garden wedding in the East Village. Returning fr... Read more

Life Partners (2014)

6.2/10
Director: Susanna Fogel
Starring: Leighton Meester, Gillian Jacobs, Adam Brody, Gabourey Sidibe

At 29, the most long-term relationship Sasha (Leighton Meester), a lesbian, and Paige (Gillian Jacobs), her BFF, have ever been in is with each other,... Read more

The Imitation Game (2014)

8/10
Director: Morten Tyldum
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Charles Danc...

Academy Award-winning (Best Adapted Screenplay) historical drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch as British codebreaker and computer scientist Alan Turi... Read more