Gay & lesbian films

Gay & Lesbian films

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Here is my choice of what I think are quality gay and lesbian films. I'm busy making a page for each film. On such a page you can find a.o. information on the director, the cast and if possible some pictures. Click here to go to the 20 best gay and lesbian films of the 20th century as chosen on the website of GLAAD.
Hier is mijn keus uit wat ik de betere homo/lesbo-films vind. Op het moment ben ik bezig om voor iedere film een aparte pagina te maken. Op zo'n pagina vind je o.a. informatie over de regisseur, de spelers en als het mogelijk is een paar foto's. Klik hier om naar de 20 beste homo en lesbo films van de 20e eeuw te gaan, zoals ze zijn gekozen op de website van GLAAD.

= Films I recommend / Films die ik aanbeveel

= Lesbian films

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the desert - Australia - 1994

Aimee & Jaguar - Germany - 1999

All over the guy - USA - 2001

Un amour a taire - France - 2004

Another country - UK - 1984

Il bagno Turco / Hamam / Steam - Italy/Spain/Turkey - 1996

Basquiat - USA - 1996

Beautiful thing - UK -1996

Bedrooms and Hallways - UK - 1998

Beefcake - Canada - 1999

Bent - UK - 1997

Before night falls - USA - 2000

Better than chocolate - Canada - 1999

Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss - USA - 1998

The Birdcage - USA - 1996
Robin Williams

Birds of a feather / La Cage aux Folles - France/Italy - 1978

The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros - Philippines - 2005

Born in '68 - France - 2008

Bound - USA - 1996

The Boys in the band - USA - 1970

Britney Baby - One more time - USA - 2001

Brokeback Mountain - USA - 2005

The Broken Hearts Club - USA - 2000

Bully - USA - 2001

But I'm a cheerleader - USA - 1999

La Cage aux folles - France/Italy - 1978

Capote - USA - 2005

Celluloid Closet - Rob Epstein / Jeffrey Friedman
1995
Cast: Lily Tomlin (narrater), Tom Hanks, Susan Sarandon, Shirley MacLaine
Film documentary on the history of gay and lesbian characters in films.

Chasing Amy - USA - 1997

Chop Suey - USA - 2000

Chuck 'n' Buck - USA - 2000

Chutney Popcorn - USA - 1999

Claire Of The Moon - USA - 1992

The Closet - France - 2001

The Cockettes - USA - 2002

The Color Purple - USA - 1985

Come undone / Presque rien / Sommer Wie Winter - France - 2000

Connie and Carla - USA - 2004

Dear Boys / Lieve Jongens - Netherlands - 1980

Death in Venice / Morte a Venezia / Mort a Venise / Tod in Venedig - Italy/France - 1971

The DL Chronicles - USA - 2005

Drôle de Félix - France - 1999

East Palace, West Palace - China - 1997

Edge of seventeen - USA -1998

Einaym Pkuhot /Eyes Wide Open - Israel - 2009

Escape to life : The Erika and Klaus Mann Story - Germany - 2000

Evangelio de la Maravillas/Divine - Arturo Ripstein (Mexico)
A bizar, surrealistic fairy-tale, that strangely enough is based on a true story about a sect. Obsessed at the same time by sexuality, Hollywood and the end of the world, the sect has an attractive power on all sorts of outcast. Ripstein, who used to be an assistent to Luis Bunuel, portrays this story in his own typical fashion.


Even cowgirls get the blues - USA - 1993

Eyes Wide Open / Einaym Pkuhot - Israel - 2009

Far From Heaven - USA - 2002

Le Fate Ignoranti - Italy/France - 2001

Fish And Elephant - China - 2001

The Fluffer - USA - 2000

The Fourth Man / De vierde man - Netherlands - 1983

Fresa Y Chocolate - Cuba / Mexico / Spain - 1993

Frida - USA - 2002

Fucking Åmål - Sweden - 1998

Gay - Netherlands - 2004

Get Real - UK - 1998

Una Giornata Particolare - Italy - 1977

Girl Play - USA - 2004

Girls Will Be Girls - USA - 2003

Gods And Monsters - USA - 1998

Go Fish! - (USA)
1994
Cast: T. Wendy McMillan (Kia), Migdalia Melendez (Evy), Guinevere Turner (Max), V.S. Brodie (Ely), Anastasia Sharp (Daria)

Gohatto - Japan - 1999

Go West - Bosnia Herzegovina - 2005

Hamam / Il Bagno Turco / Steam - Italy/Spain/Turkey - 1996

The Hanging Garden - Canada - 1997

Happy Together - Wong Kar-Wai (Hong Kong)
1997
Cast: Leslie Cheung, Chang Chen, Tony Leung
A story about two boys who want to renew their relationship in Buenos Aires. Lai Yiu-Fai finds work as a porter in a tango-club and Ho Po Wing becomes a protitute. When Lai meets a Taiwanese boy, his relationship with Ho changes.
Available on DVD.

Head on - Australia - 1998

Hedwig and the angry inch - USA - 2001

Hellbent - USA - 2004

Hit and Runway - USA - 1999

Hold you tight - Stanley Kwan Kam Pang (Hong Kong)
The story of Fung, a good-for-nothing, who a his wife's dead gets entangled in a couple of relations. Like the exuberant gay broker Tong and the Taiwanese Jie, who used to be Fung's wife lover and now suspects Fung to have something to do with her disappearance. Or is he just interested in Fung?

Hollow Reed - UK - 1996

The Hours - USA - 2002

Hush! - Japan - 2001

If These Walls Could Talk 2 - USA - 2000

Imagine Me And You - USA/UK/Germany - 2005

L' Imbalsamatore - Italy - 2002

Immacolata E Concetta - Italy - 1979

In & Out - USA - 1997

The Incredible True Adventure of Two Girls in Love - USA - 1995

I Shot Andy Warhol - USA - 1996

J'Ai Tué Ma Mere - Canada - 2009

Jeffrey - USA -1995

Johns - USA - 1996

Juste Une Question D'Amour - France - 2000

Ein käfig voller Narren / La Cage aux Folles - France/Italy - 1978

Killer Condom / Kondom des Grauens - Germany / Switzerland - 1996

The King and the Clown - Korea - 2005

Kinky Boots - USA/UK - 2005

Kissing Jessica Stein - USA - 2001

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang - USA - 2005

Kiss of the spider woman - USA / Brazil - 1985

Kondom des Grauens / Killer Condom - Germany / Switzerland - 1996

Krámpack / Nico and Dani - Spain - 2000

Lan Yu - Hongkong - 2001

Latter days - USA - 2003

L.I.E. - USA - 2001

Lieve jongens / Dear boys - Netherlands - 1980

Like grains of sand - Japan - 1995

Like it is - UK - 1998

Longtime companion - USA - 1990

Looking for Angel / Tenshi no Rakuen - Japan - 2000

Lost and delirious - Canada - 2002

Love and death on Long Island - UK - 1997

Love is the devil - UK - 1998

Love! Valour! Compassion! - USA - 1997

Making Love - USA - 1982

Mambo Italiano - Canada - 2003

Matroos (Sailor)- Bavo Defurne (Belgium)
(Sailor) by Belgian director Bavo Defurne is a short, surprising and artistic film about the dawning love between two neighbours.

Maurice - UK - 1987

Memento Mori - South Korea - 2000

Milk - USA - 2008

Morte a Venezia / Death in Venice / Tod in Venedig / Mort a Venise - Italy/France - 1971

My Beautiful Laundrette - Stephen Frears (UK)
1986
Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Saeed Jaffrey

My own Private Idaho - USA - 1991

Neurosia - 50 Jahre Pervers - Germany - 1995

The next best thing - USA - 2000

Nico and Dani / Krámpack - Spain - 2000

Los Novios Bulgaros - Spain - 2003

The opposite of sex - USA - 1998

Our Lady of the Assassins / La Virgen de los Sicarios - Colombia - 2000

Paragraph 175 - USA - 2000

Paris is Burning - USA - 1990

Party monster - USA - 2003

Pasolini, un delitto Italiano - Italy - 1995

The Passion of remembrance - UK - 1986

Philadelphia - USA

The picture of Dorian Gray - USA - 1945

Le Placard / The Closet - France - 2001

Portland Street Blues - Raymond Yip (Hong Kong)
By means of flashbacks the story of Sister Thirteen, a leader of the Hung Hing triade, is told. They bring us back to the times when she first realises that she fancies girls in stead of boys. We meet her lazy father, the handsome boxer Coke, with whom she travels around China for a while, junkie Scarface and her real first love, Yun.

Presque rien / Come Undone / Sommer wie Winter - France - 2000

Priest - UK - 1994

Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert, The Adventures of - Australia - 1994

Proteus - South Africa - 2003

Puccini For Beginners - USA - 2006

A Queer Story - Hong Kong - 1996

Querelle - Germany - 1982

Die Reise nach Kafiristan - Germany - 2001

The River - Taiwan - 1997

Ruth And Connie : Every room in the house - USA - 2002

Sebastian - Norway - 1995

Simon And I - South Africa - 2002

A Single Man - USA - 2009

Sitcom - France - 1998

Sommersturm - Germany - 2004

Sommer Wie Winter / Presque rien / Come Undone - France - 2000

Steam / Hamam / Il bagno Turco - Italy/Spain/Turkey - 1996

Suddenly / Tan de Repente - Argentina - 2002

The sum of us - Australia - 1994

Tan de Repente / Suddenly - Argentina - 2002

Tenshi no Rakuen / Looking for Angel - Japan - 2000

Thin Ice - UK - 1995

Tod in Venedig / Death in Venice / Mort a Venise / Morte a Venezia - Italy/France - 1971

Torch Song Trilogy - USA - 1988

Threesome - USA - 1994

Trick - USA - 1999

Urbania - USA - 2000

Venus - UK - 2007

Victoria / Victoria - USA - 1988

De vierde man / The fourth man - Netherlands - 1983

La Virgen de los Sicarios / Our Lady of the Assassins - Colombia - 2000

Virgina

Il Vizietto - France / Italy - 1978

Een vrouw als Eva / A woman like Eve - Netherlands - 1979

Waterboys - Japan - 2001

The Watermelon woman - USA - 1996

The Wedding Banquet - USA / Taiwan - 1993

When night is falling - Canada - 1995

Wilde - UK - 1997

A woman like Eve / Een vrouw als Eva - Netherlands - 1979

Yaji and Kita, the Midnight Pilgrims - Japan - 2005

La Lyublyu Tebya/ You I love - Russia - 2004

Yo, la Peor de Todas - Argentina - 1990

Yossi and Jagger - Israel - 2002

You I love / La Lyublyu Tebya - Russia - 2004

Young soul rebels - UK - 1991

Zipper and tits - Japan - 2001