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Old 12-06-05, 11:01 AM
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Definitive "Gay" Movie List?

Okay, so some of my gay friends have informed me that I am woefully lacking in the gay cinema department, especially since I consider myself to be a cinemaphile. So I am trying to come up with a list of "must-see" gay movies. It doesn't have to be a gay-themed movie, like Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (Have seen it). It could be a gay cult classic like Mommie Dearest (Have NOT seen it). So I need help. Help me compile a list so I can try to get caught up.

Oh, and if you don't like "gay" movies, don't post here. I don't give a shit.

Here's the list so far:

24th Day
A QUEER STORY
A Streetcar Named Desire
A Year Without Love
All About Eve
All Over Me
Angels in America
Another Country
Auntie Mame
Bad Education
Barbarella
Bear Cub
BEAUTIFUL BOXER
Beautiful Thing
Beefcake
Better Then Chocolate
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
Big Eden
Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss
Blue
Bound
Boys Don't Cry
BREAKING THE SURFACE - The Greg Louganis Story
Broken Hearts Club
Burnt Money
But I'm A Cheerleader
C.R.A.Z.Y.
Cabaret
Can't Stop the Music
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Celluloid Closet
Chasing Amy
D.E.B.S.
East Palace, West Palace
Edge of Seventeen
Edward II
Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
FOOD OF LOVE
Fox and His Friends
Freaks
Funny Girl
Get Real (1998)
Girls will be Girls
Gods & Monsters
Gohatto
Grease
Hairspray
Happy Together
Hard
HEAD ON
Heavenly Creatures
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
High Art
Hilde's Journey
Home at the end of the world
I am my own women
In a Year With 13 Moons
Jeanne and the Perfect Guy (French)
Jeffrey
Kiss Me Guido
L.I.E
La Cage aux folles
Latter Days
Law of desire
Leather Jacket Love Story
LIKE IT IS
Lillies
Loggerheads
Longtime Companion
Love!Valour!Compassion!
Ma Vie en Rose
Madagascar Skin
Madonna 'Truth or Dare'
Making Love
Mambo Italiano
Maurice
Mommie Dearest
Monster
Mullholland Drive
My Beautiful Laundrette
My Own Private Idaho
Mysterious Skin
O Fantasma
Opposite of Sex
OUTRAGEOUS!
Paragraph 175
Party Monster
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Psycho Beach Party
Querelle
Rebel Without a Cause
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Rope
Showgirls
Some Like It Hot
Son Frere
Sordid Lives
Sound of Music
Suddenly Last Summer
Sunset Boulevard
Taxi zum klo
The Birdcage
The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant
The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros
The Boys in the Band
The Crying Game
The Fluffer
The Hours
The Object of My Affection
The Raspberry Reich
The River
The Sum of Us
Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train
To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar
Torch Song Trilogy
Trick
Tropical Malady
UNDER ONE ROOF
Valley of the Dolls
Velvet Goldmine
Victor/Victoria
Walk on Water (Israeli/German)
Water Drops on Burning Rocks
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?
Wild Reeds
Wild Side
Wilde
Wizard of Oz
Xanadu
Yossi & Jagger

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Sound of Music?
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My Beautiful Laundrette
My Own Private Idaho
Bound
D.E.B.S. (two female leads fall in love with each other)

Wizard of Oz (the whole Judy Garland/ruby slippers connection)

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Beautiful Thing
Yossi & Jagger
The Sum of Us (with a very young Russell Crowe)
Bear Cub
Maurice
Happy Together
Edward II
L.I.E
Mysterious Skin
Querelle
Latter Days


the films of Joe Cage and Kristen Bjorn

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Fox and His Friends
In a Year With 13 Moons
The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant
Water Drops on Burning Rocks
Happy Together


If I think of more I'll add them.
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Lord of the Rings
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There's also this:

Top Gay Films of All Time: These are the essentials! (according to TLA)
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You should skip Torch Song Trilogy. In fact, you should track down the negatives and destroy them.

As for your question:

Another Country
The Object of My Affection
Paragraph 175
Get Real (1998)
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Mambo Italiano...the only gay movie in my collection. The rest are utter shit.
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Originally Posted by digitalfreaknyc
Mambo Italiano...the only gay movie in my collection. The rest are utter shit.
Yes, every other gay movie ever made that's not Mambo Italiano is horrible.
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Originally Posted by digitalfreaknyc
Mambo Italiano...the only gay movie in my collection. The rest are utter shit.
Ignore dfnyc. Mambo Italiano is sitcommy crap. Mysterious Skin, meanwhile, is one of the best movies ever made, and any gay man who trashes Brokeback Mountain should be shot. See how easy it is to be opinionated?
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Originally Posted by adamblast
Ignore dfnyc. Mambo Italiano is sitcommy crap. Mysterious Skin, meanwhile, is one of the best movies ever made, and any gay man who trashes Brokeback Mountain should be shot. See how easy it is to be opinionated?
Scuse you? Of all the movies listed that i've seen, they've all been IMHO, total crap. Mambo was the only one remotely interesting and relateable. Oh...sorry..i forgot about Broken Hearts Club. No one's dying of AIDS, doing drag, coming out of the closet or cheating on their boyfriends in either one. Good stuff.
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Originally Posted by Xander

Here's a couple to start us off:

The Birdcage
Torch Song Trilogy
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Victor/Victoria
Love!Valour!Compassion!
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar
Mommie Dearest
Sunset Boulevard
Sound of Music
Fuck "The Birdcage". A movie filled with unfortunate stereotypes made for a straight audience.

"Torch Song Trilogy":
"Hedwig":
"Victor/Victoria":

"Mommie Dearest": Does not contain gay themes but is very camp.

"Sunset Boulevard: Excellent film but does not contain gay themes (from what I remember)

"Sound of Music": Hmmmm. Good film but I am not sure how this made the list.

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Suggestions:

"My Own Private Idaho"
"All Over Me"
"Edge of Seventeen"
"Beautiful Thing"
"Beefcake"
"Kiss Me Guido"
"The Sum of Us"
"Happy Together"
"My Beautiful Laundrette"
"Bound""
"Maurice"
"Rope"

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Originally Posted by digitalfreaknyc
Mambo Italiano...the only gay movie in my collection. The rest are utter shit.
Blanket statement that is simply not true.
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Originally Posted by LiquidSky
Blanket statement that is simply not true.
For you.

I was speaking from my opinion.
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Originally Posted by Giles
the films of Joe Cage and Kristen Bjorn
Let's not forget Dirk Yates and his military men.
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Originally Posted by wendersfan
Fox and His Friends
In a Year With 13 Moons
The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant
Water Drops on Burning Rocks


If I think of more I'll add them.
Wenders....thanks for the suggestions. I have not heard of these films but will definitely look for them.
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Jeffrey

Am I the only person that has ever seen this film? I think it is hilarious.

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the training montage in Rocky III
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Originally Posted by Geofferson
the training montage in Rocky III
Oh if we're going with THAT, then I'll say Innerspace and Batman
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Edge of Seventeen
Latter Days
Trick
Broken Hearts Club
Jeffrey
Wilde
24th Day
Angels in America
Longtime Companion
Lillies
Velvet Goldmine
Opposite of Sex
Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss
Wild Reeds
Home at the end of the world (although the book is much better).

Also check out The Dying Gaul when it comes out on DVD in a few months.
And of course....Brokeback Mountain.

the films of Joe Cage and Kristen Bjorn

You forgot Falcon and Bel Ami.
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Originally Posted by riley_dude
You forgot Falcon and Bel Ami.
We're including porn??
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I wouldn't considered Mommie Dearest as a gay movie, even though, the late Joan Crawford alleged homosexuality, but the accusation has not officially been proved, and never will be. She's no longer present to defend herself in regards to these rumors.
Anyway, my choice of the best gay theme movie is:The Boys in the Band. A powerful, and well acted drama, which relates to the conflicts of acceptance to homosexuality in society, involving personal relationships. A very good movie. Highly recommended!
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Some of my personal faves:

Law of desire
Taxi zum klo
I am my own women
Beefcake (great dvd with interviews of former AMG models plus AMG shorts)
Leather Jacket Love Story
Making Love (on dvd 2/7)
Madagascar Skin
Hard (sleazy gay serial killer film-uncut dvd is full of extras)

"gay" films that I love but the "PC" in me says i should hate:

Cruising
Partners
Pantyhose killer (sammo Hung catches the gay to catch the killer of
gays! gay-fu!)
The Boys In The Band

And a special mention must go to the first sort of gay film that I ever
watched: Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn .

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