Queer Films Everyone Must See

The title says it all. Not comprehensive (yet). I'm only listing the films I've seen so far. Hoping to one day make this is a 1001 Queer Films You Must See Before You Die list, but we'll see...

We've got films covering any identity under the queer spectrum - docs, films, stand up and shorts. Wide variety of the queer lens here. Some aren't the best examples of queer films or certain communities, but I feel a lot of these have at least some good queer quality to them that is significant. I've also put in a few titles that are controversial because I feel like their inclusion also add to the scope of the genre such as Sleepaway Camp…

  • Moonlight
  • Mulan
  • Multiple Maniacs
  • Muxes
  • My Beautiful Laundrette
  • My Favorite Shapes by Julio Torres
  • My Own Private Idaho
  • Myra Breckinridge
  • Mysterious Skin
  • Mädchen in Uniform
  • Naked Lunch
  • Naked Youth
  • Naz & Maalik
  • The New Black
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge
  • No Regret
  • North Sea Texas
  • Olive, the Other Reindeer
  • Orpheus
  • Other People
  • Out in the Dark
  • Pageant
  • Pariah
  • Paris 05:59: Théo & Hugo
  • Paris Is Burning
  • Parting Glances
  • Party Monster
  • The Paul Lynde Halloween Special
  • Pay It No Mind
  • The Pearl of Africa
  • Permanent Green Light
  • Persona
  • Philadelphia
  • Picnic at Hanging Rock
  • Pink Boy
  • Pink Flamingos
  • Pink Narcissus
  • Poison
  • Polyester
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • Portrait of Jason
  • Possession
  • The Potluck and the Passion
  • Prayers for Bobby
  • Pretty Boy
  • Pride
  • Princess Cyd
  • Professor Marston and the Wonder Women
  • Psycho
  • PYOTR495
  • Queen Christina
  • The Queen
  • Queens and Cowboys: A Straight Year on the Gay Rodeo
  • Queercore: How to Punk a Revolution
  • Querelle
  • Rafiki
  • Rag Tag
  • Rebecca
  • Rebel Without a Cause
  • Reluctantly Queer
  • Rent
  • Rift
  • Rock Hudson's Home Movies
  • Rocketman
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • Romeos
  • Rope
  • Rules of the Road
  • The Runaways
  • Safe
  • Saving Face
  • Scorpio Rising
  • Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria
  • Seed of Chucky
  • She-Man: A Story of Fixation
  • Shelter
  • Shortbus
  • Silkwood
  • The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender
  • A Single Man
  • The Skeleton Twins
  • The Skinny
  • Sleepaway Camp
  • Soldier's Girl
  • Some Like It Hot
  • Some of My Best Friends Are...
  • Something Must Break
  • Sometimes Aunt Martha Does Dreadful Things
  • A Song for your Mixtape
  • Song of Love
  • Sordid Lives
  • Spa Night
  • Spartacus
  • A Special Day
  • Steam: The Turkish Bath
  • Stranger by the Lake
  • Strangers on a Train
  • Strike a Pose
  • Suddenly, Last Summer