Around LGBT

by thatone54 | created - 16 Sep 2014 | updated - 20 Aug 2018 | Public

projects related to LGBT whether it's the main theme or not, with at least one of the main characters who are gay, bi or trans.

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1. Mädchen in Uniform (1931)

Passed | 87 min | Drama, Romance

At an all-girls boarding school, Manuela falls in love with a teacher, to terrific consequences.

Directors: Leontine Sagan, Carl Froelich | Stars: Dorothea Wieck, Hertha Thiele, Emilia Unda, Hedy Krilla

Votes: 2,267

2. Un Chant D'Amour (1950)

Not Rated | 26 min | Short, Fantasy, Romance

Two prisoners in complete isolation, separated by the thick brick walls, and desperately in need of human contact, devise a most unusual kind of communication.

Director: Jean Genet | Stars: Bravo, Jean Genet, Java, Coco Le Martiniquais

Votes: 2,962

3. Strangers on a Train (1951)

PG | 101 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

88 Metascore

A psychopath forces a tennis star to comply with his theory that two strangers can get away with murder.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Farley Granger, Robert Walker, Ruth Roman, Leo G. Carroll

Votes: 119,419 | Gross: $7.63M

4. Mädchen in Uniform (1958)

91 min | Drama

In a strict Prussian boarding school for girls, sensitive student Manuela von Meinhardis develops a forbidden love to one of her teachers, the compassionate Elisabeth von Bernburg.

Director: Géza von Radványi | Stars: Lilli Palmer, Romy Schneider, Therese Giehse, Blandine Ebinger

Votes: 1,212

5. A Taste of Honey (1961)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama

A pregnant teenage girl must fend for herself when her mother remarries, leaving the girl with only a new male friend for support.

Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Rita Tushingham, Dora Bryan, Robert Stephens, Murray Melvin

Votes: 4,568

6. Swastika (1964)

91 min | Drama, Romance

A childless housewife falls in love with a beautiful model.

Director: Yasuzô Masumura | Stars: Ayako Wakao, Kyôko Kishida, Eiji Funakoshi, Yûsuke Kawazu

Votes: 784

7. Scorpio Rising (1963)

28 min | Short, Music

A gang of Nazi bikers prepares for a race as sexual, sadistic, and occult images are cut together.

Director: Kenneth Anger | Stars: Ernie Allo, Bruce Byron, Frank Carifi, Steve Crandell

Votes: 4,377

8. The Fox (1967)

PG | 110 min | Drama

Based on D.H. Lawrence's novella about two young women - sickly, chattering Jill Banford and quiet, strong Ellen March - who are trying, hopelessly, to run a chicken farm in Canada. A ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Rydell | Stars: Keir Dullea, Sandy Dennis, Anne Heywood, Glynne Morris

Votes: 966 | Gross: $18.75M

9. She-Man: A Story of Fixation (1967)

68 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A soldier is forced to take estrogen and wear lingerie when he's blackmailed by a violent transvestite.

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Leslie Marlowe, Wendy Roberts, Dorian Wayne, Crystal Hans

Votes: 230

10. The Killing of Sister George (1968)

X | 138 min | Drama

The life of a soap opera actress begins to unravel as she fears her character will be written out of the series.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Beryl Reid, Susannah York, Coral Browne, Ronald Fraser

Votes: 2,063

11. Venus in Furs (1969)

R | 86 min | Thriller

A musician finds the corpse of a beautiful woman on the beach. The woman returns from the dead to take revenge on the group of wealthy sadists responsible for her death.

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: James Darren, Barbara McNair, Maria Rohm, Klaus Kinski

Votes: 1,729

12. The Christine Jorgensen Story (1970)

R | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

A sex-change operation that changed "George" into "Christine" in 1950s Denmark.

Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: John Hansen, Joan Tompkins, Quinn K. Redeker, John Himes

Votes: 267 | Gross: $0.24M

13. Death in Venice (1971)

GP | 130 min | Drama

While recovering in Venice, sickly Composer Gustav von Aschenbach becomes dangerously fixated with teenager Tadzio.

Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Romolo Valli, Mark Burns, Nora Ricci

Votes: 17,874 | Gross: $0.15M

14. Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971)

R | 110 min | Drama

The emotional intricacies of a polyamorous relationship between young artist Bob and his two lovers: a lonely male doctor and a frustrated female office worker.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Peter Finch, Glenda Jackson, Murray Head, Peggy Ashcroft

Votes: 5,268 | Gross: $0.54M

15. The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972)

Not Rated | 124 min | Drama, Romance

An arrogant fashion designer falls in love with an icy beauty who wants to be a model.

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Margit Carstensen, Hanna Schygulla, Katrin Schaake, Eva Mattes

Votes: 8,056

16. Pink Flamingos (1972)

NC-17 | 93 min | Comedy, Crime

47 Metascore

Notorious Baltimore criminal and underground figure Divine goes up against a sleazy married couple who make a passionate attempt to humiliate her and seize her tabloid-given title as "The Filthiest Person Alive".

Director: John Waters | Stars: Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole

Votes: 21,200 | Gross: $0.18M

17. Female Trouble (1974)

NC-17 | 89 min | Comedy, Crime

A spoiled schoolgirl runs away from home, gets pregnant while hitch-hiking, and ends up as a fashion model for a pair of beauticians who like to photograph women committing crimes.

Director: John Waters | Stars: Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole

Votes: 7,699

18. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

R | 125 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

86 Metascore

A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation, which turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Al Pacino, John Cazale, Penelope Allen, Sully Boyar

Votes: 228,064 | Gross: $50.00M

19. Fox and His Friends (1975)

Not Rated | 123 min | Drama, Romance

A young West German working-class man wins the lottery and initiates a relationship with a man above his social standing.

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Peter Chatel, Karlheinz Böhm, Adrian Hoven

Votes: 4,830

20. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Musical

58 Metascore

A newly-engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must seek shelter at the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-n-Furter.

Director: Jim Sharman | Stars: Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Richard O'Brien

Votes: 127,464 | Gross: $139.88M

21. 3 Women (1977)

PG | 124 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

71 Metascore

Two roommates/physical therapists, one a vain woman and the other a mysterious teenager, share a bizarre relationship.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Shelley Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Janice Rule, Robert Fortier

Votes: 13,101

22. Forbidden Love (1977)

108 min | Drama

Seventeen year old boy follows the painful path to discovering that he is transsexual

Director: Vicente Aranda | Stars: Victoria Abril, Lou Castel, Fernando Sancho, Rafaela Aparicio

Votes: 215

23. Let Me Die a Woman (1977)

X | 79 min | Documentary

A documentary on the work of sex-change specialist Dr.Leo Wollman, including interviews with Dr.Wollman and a few of his patients, with an illustrated lecture on the various aspects of ... See full summary »

Director: Doris Wishman | Stars: Leslie, Deborah Harten, Lisa Carmelle, Frank Pizzo

Votes: 287

24. La Cage aux Folles (1978)

R | 97 min | Comedy

The manager of a Saint-Tropez nightclub featuring drag entertainment, and his star attraction, are a gay couple. Madness ensues when his straight son brings home a fiancée and her ultra-conservative parents to meet them.

Director: Édouard Molinaro | Stars: Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Serrault, Claire Maurier, Rémi Laurent

Votes: 9,429 | Gross: $20.42M

25. Midnight Express (1978)

R | 121 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

59 Metascore

Billy Hayes, an American college student, is caught smuggling drugs out of Turkey and thrown into prison.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Brad Davis, Irene Miracle, Bo Hopkins, Paolo Bonacelli

Votes: 70,496 | Gross: $35.00M

26. Hair (1979)

PG | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

68 Metascore

Claude Bukowski leaves the family ranch in Oklahoma for New York where he is rapidly embraced into the hippie group of youngsters led by Berger, yet he's already been drafted. He soon falls in love with Sheila Franklin, a rich girl but still a rebel inside.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: John Savage, Treat Williams, Beverly D'Angelo, Annie Golden

Votes: 33,912 | Gross: $15.28M

27. Twice a Woman (1979)

R | 110 min | Drama, Romance

Woman (Laura) falls in love with girl (Sylvia). They have an affair, but suddenly Sylvia runs off with the ex-husband of Laura. Laura can't understand why, but Sylvia doesn't want to talk ... See full summary »

Director: George Sluizer | Stars: Bibi Andersson, Anthony Perkins, Sandra Dumas, Kitty Courbois

Votes: 294

28. La Cage aux Folles II (1980)

R | 102 min | Comedy

Nightclub owner Renato and his transvestite companion/lover Albin becoming involved with the local cops and foreign spies when Albin unwittingly gets his hands on a roll of stolen microfilm... See full summary »

Director: Édouard Molinaro | Stars: Michel Serrault, Ugo Tognazzi, Marcel Bozzuffi, Michel Galabru

Votes: 1,814 | Gross: $6.95M

29. Cruising (1980)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

43 Metascore

A police detective goes undercover in the underground S&M gay subculture of New York City to catch a serial killer who is preying on gay men.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Al Pacino, Paul Sorvino, Karen Allen, Richard Cox

Votes: 17,996 | Gross: $19.80M

30. Taxi zum Klo (1980)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Frank Ripploh is a bit of a rascal: he's a bearded and shaggy-haired teacher, and he's gay with a very active sex life and an interest in making films. He keeps his personal life and ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Ripploh | Stars: Frank Ripploh, Bernd Broaderup, Orpha Termin, Peter Fahrni

Votes: 1,431

31. Another Way (1982)

102 min | Biography, Drama, History

Political and sexual repression in Hungary, just after the revolution of 1956. In 1958, the body of Eva Szalanczky, a political journalist, is discovered near the border. Her friend Livia ... See full summary »

Director: Károly Makk | Stars: Jadwiga Jankowska-Cieslak, Ildikó Bánsági, Grazyna Szapolowska, Judit Hernádi

Votes: 743

32. Labyrinth of Passion (1982)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A camp melodrama/comedy about Sexilia (a nymphomaniac), Sadec (a gay Islamic terrorist), Riza Niro (the son of the emperor of Tiran), and Queti (the daughter of a dry-cleaner). When Riza ... See full summary »

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Cecilia Roth, Imanol Arias, Helga Liné, Marta Fernández Muro

Votes: 3,686

33. The World According to Garp (1982)

R | 136 min | Comedy, Drama

63 Metascore

A struggling young writer finds his life and work dominated by his unfaithful wife and his radical feminist mother, whose best-selling manifesto turns her into a cultural icon.

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Robin Williams, Mary Beth Hurt, Glenn Close, John Lithgow

Votes: 24,281 | Gross: $29.71M

34. Entre Nous (1983)

PG | 110 min | Biography, Drama, War

A Jewish refugee marries a soldier to escape deportation to Germany. Meanwhile a wealthy art student loses her first husband to a stray Resistance bullet; at the Liberation she meets an actor, gets pregnant, and marries him.

Director: Diane Kurys | Stars: Miou-Miou, Isabelle Huppert, Guy Marchand, Jean-Pierre Bacri

Votes: 1,541

35. The Hunger (1983)

R | 97 min | Drama, Horror

52 Metascore

A love triangle develops between a beautiful yet dangerous vampire, her cellist companion, and a gerontologist.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie, Susan Sarandon, Cliff De Young

Votes: 22,237 | Gross: $5.98M

36. Lianna (1983)

R | 110 min | Drama, Romance

A happily married woman comes to realize herself of being a repressed lesbian after she has an affair with a female college professor, and then tries to come to terms with her newfound lifestyle.

Director: John Sayles | Stars: Linda Griffiths, Jane Hallaren, Jon DeVries, Jo Henderson

Votes: 1,506 | Gross: $1.50M

37. The Berlin Affair (1985)

R | 96 min | Drama

Set in 1938 Berlin, Louise Von Hollendorf is the wife of a young Nazi diplomat who meets and falls in love with a certain Mitsuko Matsugae, an artist and the daughter of the Japanese ... See full summary »

Director: Liliana Cavani | Stars: Gudrun Landgrebe, Kevin McNally, Mio Takaki, Hanns Zischler

Votes: 472

38. Desert Hearts (1985)

R | 91 min | Drama, Romance

A woman on the precipice of divorce becomes drawn to a ranchowner's daughter.

Director: Donna Deitch | Stars: Helen Shaver, Patricia Charbonneau, Audra Lindley, Andra Akers

Votes: 4,836 | Gross: $2.49M

39. The Good Father (1985)

R | 90 min | Drama

Bill (Sir Anthony Hopkins) is a man who's very bitter about his divorce and losing custody of his son. So, when one of his friends is being sued for divorce by his wife, so that she can ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Jim Broadbent, Harriet Walter, Frances Viner

Votes: 467 | Gross: $0.42M

40. Just One of the Guys (1985)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

57 Metascore

Terry feels discriminated against when the summer jobs at Sun Tribune go to 2 guys. She decides to do something about it. She dresses like a guy and gets a haircut. Will students at the other high school notice? Girls notice "him".

Director: Lisa Gottlieb | Stars: Joyce Hyser, Clayton Rohner, Billy Jayne, Toni Hudson

Votes: 13,369 | Gross: $11.50M

41. Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)

R | 120 min | Drama

80 Metascore

A gay man and a political prisoner are together in a prison. The gay man narrates the stories of two fake movies and his own life.

Director: Hector Babenco | Stars: William Hurt, Raul Julia, Sônia Braga, José Lewgoy

Votes: 13,703 | Gross: $17.04M