List of feature films with LGBT characters

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The following is a list of feature films with fictional and factual lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender characters. The films were released theatrically, direct-to-video, or on a streaming platform (non-television network).

For queer characters ("Q" in LGBTQ), see lists for asexual, intersex, non-binary, and pansexual characters.

Film franchises[edit]

Film franchises share common universes. The following film series collectively feature LGBT characters in a leading or supporting role.

Franchise Year Title Character(s) Identity Actor Notes Country
Austin Powers 1997 Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery Frau Farbissina Bisexual Mindy Sterling Frau has a girlfriend named Una Brau in the second film who she met on the LPGA tour and fell in love. Later, in the film, when Dr. Evil and Past Frau have sex, she comments that she'll never love another man. Dr. Evil remembers her, responding "Yes, that's true". The sex between Dr. Evil and Frau results in their "love child," Scott.[citation needed] United States
1999 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
2002 Austin Powers in Goldmember
Bridget Jones 2001 Bridget Jones's Diary Tom Gay James Callis Tom is Bridget's flamboyant 'gay best friend'.[1] United Kingdom, United States, France
2004 Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Tom Gay James Callis Rebecca is Mark Darcy's colleague who Bridget thinks is enamoured with him; it turns out her affections lie with Bridget.[2] United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, United States
Rebecca Gillies Lesbian Jacinda Barrett
2016 Bridget Jones's Baby Tom Gay James Callis United Kingdom, United States, France
Child's Play 1998 Bride of Chucky David Collins Gay Gordon Michael Woolvett [citation needed] United States
2013 Curse of Chucky Jill Lesbian Maitland McConnell [citation needed]
DC Extended Universe 2020 Birds of Prey Harley Quinn Bisexual Margot Robbie In the film's first 10 minutes, it is established that Harley is bisexual, with Harley saying she is unlucky with love, with her first two partners as men and the third one a woman. At the beginning of the film, it shows that one of Harley's failed relationships was with a woman.[3]
Renee and Ellen are exes.[4]
United States
Renee Montoya Lesbian Rosie Perez
Ellen Yee Ali Wong
Deadpool 2018 Deadpool 2 Negasonic Teenage Warhead Lesbian Brianna Hildebrand Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Yukio are in a relationship.[citation needed] United States
Yukio Shioli Kutsuna
The Hangover 2009 The Hangover Leslie Chow Bisexual Ken Jeong [citation needed] United States
2011 The Hangover Part II Leslie Chow Bisexual Ken Jeong [citation needed]
Kimberly "Kimmy" Transgender Yasmin Lee
2013 The Hangover Part III Leslie Chow Bisexual Ken Jeong [citation needed]
Harry Potter 2001 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Albus Dumbledore Gay Richard Harris Albus Dumbledore is the headmaster of the wizarding school Hogwarts.
Although Dumbledore's sexual orientation is not portrayed or explicitly mentioned in the films and books they are based on, J. K. Rowling (author of the Harry Potter series of fantasy novels) revealed in 2007 that he is gay.[5][6]
United Kingdom, United States
2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Michael Gambon
2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
How to Train Your Dragon 2014 How to Train Your Dragon 2 Gobber the Belch Gay Craig Ferguson Voice actor Craig Ferguson ad-libbed a line in the second film in which he mentions that he never got married for an undisclosed reason. Ferguson and director Dean DeBlois have confirmed that this was in reference to the character's homosexuality.[7][8] His sexuality was also hinted at again in the third film, where he seems to fall for Eret. United States
2019 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
It 2017 It Richie Tozier Gay Finn Wolfhard (young)
Bill Hader (adult)
It is revealed that when Richie was younger, he struggled with his sexuality and feelings for his best friend Eddie Kaspbrak, and was bullied for it. When he returns to Derry 27 years later, we find out Richie had been in love with Eddie, who dies, which devastates Richie, but leads him to accept who he is and re-carve his and Eddie's initials on the kissing bridge that he had carved when he was 13. He loved James Ransone as an adult.[9]
Director Andy Muschietti stated that he had planned for Richie to be gay from the start.[citation needed]
United States
2019 It Chapter Two
Mannequin 1987 Mannequin Hollywood Montrose Gay Meshach Taylor [citation needed] United States
1991 Mannequin Two: On the Move
Marvel Cinematic Universe 2017 Thor: Ragnarok Valkyrie Bisexual Tessa Thompson While the Valkyrie is canonically bisexual in the comics the movie was based on, the scene confirming the character's bisexuality was deleted from the movie and her sexual orientation is instead just alluded to.[10] United States
2018 Black Panther Ayo Lesbian Florence Kasumba Based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name who has a lesbian lover in the Dora Milaje.[citation needed]
2019 Avengers: Endgame Valkyrie Bisexual Tessa Thompson [citation needed]
2021 Eternals Phastos Gay Brian Tyree Henry Phastos is the first superhero to be depicted as gay in an MCU film.[11]
Ben is Phastos' husband.
Ben Haaz Sleiman
Pitch Perfect 2012 Pitch Perfect Cynthia Rose Adams Lesbian Esther Dean She reveals to the Barden Bellas that she is a lesbian and was in a relationship with Denise.[citation needed] United States
2015 Pitch Perfect 2
2017 Pitch Perfect 3
The Producers 1967 The Producers Carmen Ghia Gay Andreas Voutsinas [12] United States
Roger De Bris Christopher Hewett
2005 The Producers Carmen Ghia Gay Roger Bart [citation needed]
Roger De Bris Gary Beach
Scary Movie 2000 Scary Movie Bobby Prinze Gay Jon Abrahams [citation needed] United States
2001 Scary Movie 2 Ray Wilkins Bisexual Shawn Wayans [citation needed]
Star Trek 2009 Star Trek Hikaru Sulu Gay John Cho [13] United States
2013 Star Trek Into Darkness
2016 Star Trek Beyond

Stand-alone films[edit]

20th century[edit]

1900–1959[edit]

Year Title Character(s) Identity Actor Notes Country
1919 Different from the Others Paul Körner Gay Conrad Veidt
Karl Giese (young)
The first film supportive of homosexuality.[14][15] Germany
1924 Michael Claude Zoret Gay Benjamin Christiensen Claude is a painter who falls in love with his assistant, Michael. Michael eventually leaves Claude for a woman.[16] Germany
Michael Bisexual Walter Slezak
1929 Pandora's Box Countess Augusta Geschwitz Lesbian Alice Roberts The Countess likes to wear a man's jacket, shirt, and tie as informal attire. She is in love with Lulu. At Lulu's wedding party, she looks at her longingly and finds an opportunity to dance with her. She then helps rescue Lulu from being taken to prison. Later, she goes in search of Lulu, who is hiding on a gambling ship, and gives her much-needed money. Lulu tells the Countess that she is being blackmailed by Rodrigo Quast, who threatens to turn her over to the police, and the Countess agrees to help Lulu by tricking Rodrigo into thinking that she is interested in him, luring him to his death.[17]
Countess Geschwitz is often cited as cinema's first explicit lesbian character.[12][18]
Germany
1931 Mädchen in Uniform Manuela von Meinhardis Lesbian Hertha Thiele The first film about a lesbian coming out.[19][20][21] Germany
1936 Dracula's Daughter Countess Marya Zaleska Lesbian Gloria Holden Dracula's daughter, Countess Marya Zaleska, pursues and seduces women.[22] United States
1941 The Maltese Falcon Joel Cairo Gay Peter Lorre In the novel upon which the film is based, Joel Cairo is referred to as "queer" and a "fairy" but, in the film, his sexuality is not directly addressed, likely a decision by filmmakers in order to comply with the Hays Code, which banned the depiction of homosexuality in American films.[23][24][25] United States
1948 Rope Phillip Morgan Gay Farley Granger [citation needed] United States
Brandon Shaw John Dall
1955 Rebel Without a Cause John "Plato" Crawford Gay Sal Mineo [citation needed] United States
1958 Touch of Evil Gang leader Lesbian Mercedes McCambridge Butch lesbian leader of a Mexican biker gang. She watches as the bikers terrorize Susan Vargas with gang-rape.[26][27][28] United States

1960–1969[edit]

Year Title Character(s) Identity Actor Notes Country
1961 The Children's Hour Martha Dobie Lesbian Shirley MacLaine The film is based on the 1934 play of the same name.[29] United States
1961 A Taste of Honey Geoffrey Ingham Gay Murray Melvin [12] United Kingdom
1961 Victim Melville Farr Gay Dirk Bogarde [citation needed] United Kingdom
1962 Advise & Consent Senator Brigham "Brig" Anderson Gay Don Murray [12] United States
1962 The L-Shaped Room Johnny Gay Brock Peters [12] United Kingdom
1962 Walk on the Wild Side Jo Courtney Lesbian Barbara Stanwyck Courtney is the owner and madam of New Orleans brothel the Doll House. She is the first conspicuous lesbian character in a Hollywood feature film.
Stanwyck is the first major Hollywood actress to portray an unconcealed lesbian in an American film.[12][30][31]
United States
1963 The Balcony Madame Irma Lesbian Shelley Winters [12] United States
1963 From Russia with Love Rosa Klebb Lesbian Lotte Lenya [12] United Kingdom
1963 Scorpio Rising Scorpio Gay Bruce Byron [12] United States
1964 Goldfinger Pussy Galore Lesbian Honor Blackman Although the film does not make her sexual orientation explicit, hints are made in the dialogue. When Bond is flirting with her in one scene, she tells him "You can turn off the charm. I'm immune." In another scene he asks her "What would it take for you to see things my way?" and she replies "A lot more than you've got."[32][33][34] United Kingdom, United States
1964 The Night of the Iguana Judith Fellowes Lesbian Grayson Hall [12] United States
1965 Bus Riley's Back in Town Spencer Gay Crahan Denton [12] United States
1965 Darling Robert Gold Gay Dirk Bogarde [12] United Kingdom
1965 Inside Daisy Clover Wade Lewis Gay Robert Redford [35] United States
1965 King Rat Steven Gay Michael Lees [12] United States
1965 The Loved One Mr. Starker Gay Liberace [12] United States
Mr. Joyboy Rod Steiger
1965 My Hustler Paul Bisexual Paul America [12] United States
1965 The Pawnbroker Rodriguez Gay Brock Peters [12] United States
1965 Sylvia Irma Olanski Lesbian Viveca Lindfors [12] United States
1965 Who Killed Teddy Bear Marian Freeman Lesbian Elaine Stritch [12] United States
1966 7 Women Agatha Andrews, Head of Mission Lesbian Margaret Leighton [12] United States
1966 The Group Elinor "Lakey" Eastlake Lesbian Candice Bergen [12] United States
1967 Bedazzled Envy Gay Barry Humphries [12] United Kingdom
Vanity Alba
1967 Caprice Dr Stuart Clancy Transvestite Ray Walston [12] United States
1967 The Fearless Vampire Killers Herbert von Krolock Gay Iain Quarrier [12] United States
1967 The Fox Jill Banford Lesbian Sandy Dennis [12] United States, Canada
1967 The Incident Kenneth Otis Gay Robert Fields [12] United States
1967 Portrait of Jason Himself Gay Jason Holliday [12] United States
1967 Reflections in a Golden Eye Major Weldon Penderton Gay Marlon Brando [12] United States
1967 Tony Rome Nicky Gay Lloyd Bochner [12] United States
Irma Lesbian Elisabeth Fraser
1968 The Anniversary Henry Taggart Gay James Cossins [12] United Kingdom
1968 Barbarella The Great Tyrant Lesbian Anita Pallenberg [12] United States
1968 Boom! The Witch of Capri Gay Noël Coward [12] United Kingdom
1968 The Boston Strangler Terence Huntley Gay Hurd Hatfield [12] United States
1968 The Detective Teddy Leikman Gay James Inman [12] United States
Colin MacIver William Windom
1968 Flesh Geri Lesbian Geraldine Smith [12] United States
Geri's Girlfriend Patti D'Arbanville
1968 if.... Wallace Gay Richard Warwick [12] United Kingdom
Bobby Philips Rupert Webster
1968 Joanna Lord Peter Sanderson Gay Donald Sutherland [12] United Kingdom
1968 The Killing of Sister George June Buckridge Lesbian Beryl Reid [12] United States
1968 The Legend of Lylah Clare Rossella Lesbian Rossella Falk [12] United States
1968 The Lion in Winter Philip II of France Gay Timothy Dalton [12] United States
Richard the Lionheart Anthony Hopkins
1968 Lonesome Cowboys Little Joe Bisexual Joe Dallesandro [12] United States
Eric Eric Emerson
1968 The Mercenary Ricciolo (Curly) Gay Jack Palance [citation needed] Italy, Spain, United States
1968 No Way to Treat a Lady Christopher Gill Gay Rod Steiger [12] United States
1968 P.J. Shelton Quell Gay Severn Darden [12] United States
1968 The Queen Himself Gay Flawless Sabrina [12] United States
1968 Rachel, Rachel Calla Mackie Lesbian Estelle Parsons [12] United States
1968 The Sergeant Albert Callan Gay Rod Steiger [citation needed] United States
1968 Star! Noël Coward Gay Daniel Massey [citation needed] United States
1968 Teorema The Visitor Bisexual Terence Stamp [12] Italy
1968 Therese and Isabelle Thérèse Lesbian Essy Persson [12] United States
Isabelle Anna Gaël
1969 The Gay Deceivers Malcolm Gay Michael Greer [12] United States
Colonel Dixon Jack Starrett
1969 Justine Toto Gay Cliff Gorman [12] United States
1969 Midnight Cowboy Joe Buck Bisexual Jon Voight Joe is a gigolo who has sex with men and women in an attempt to make money. The film is based on the 1965 novel of the same name.[36]
The character was later parodied in the "Brannigan, Begin Again" episode of Futurama, which also used the film's theme, "Everybody's Talkin'" by Harry Nilsson.[37][38]
United States
1969 Riot Mary Sheldon Gay Clifford David [12] United States
1969 Staircase Harry C. Leeds Gay Richard Burton [12] United Kingdom
Charles Dyer Rex Harrison
1969 Women in Love Rupert Birkin Bisexual Alan Bates [12] United Kingdom
Loerke Gay Vladek Sheybal
1969 Z Vago Gay Marcel Bozzuffi [12] Algeria, France

1970–1979[edit]

Year Title Character(s) Identity Actor Notes Country
1970 Beyond the Valley of the Dolls Casey Anderson Lesbian Cynthia Myers [12] United States
Ronnie "Z-Man" Barzell Transgender John LaZar
1970 Bloody Mama Fred Bisexual Robert Walden [12] United States
1970 The Boys in the Band Michael Gay Kenneth Nelson [12] United States
Harold Leonard Frey
Emory Cliff Gorman
Hank Laurence Luckinbill
Donald Frederick Combs
1970 The Christine Jorgensen Story Christine Jorgensen Transgender John Hansen [12] United States
1970 Entertaining Mr Sloane Ed Gay Harry Andrews [12] United Kingdom
1970 Five Easy Pieces Terry Grouse Lesbian Toni Basil [12] United States
Palm Apodaca Helena Kallianiotes
1970 The Kremlin Letter The Warlock Gay George Sanders [12] United States
1970 Little Big Man Little Horse Gay Robert Little Star [12] United States
1970 Loot Dennis Gay Hywel Bennett [12] United Kingdom
Hal Roy Holder
1970 Myra Breckinridge Irving "Blaggot" Amadeus Gay Calvin Lockhart [citation needed] United States
Myra Breckinridge Trans woman Raquel Welch
1970 The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes Gay Robert Stephens [12] United States, United Kingdom
1970 Puzzle of a Downfall Child Pauline Galba Lesbian Viveca Lindfors [12] United States
1970 Something for Everyone Konrad Ludwig Gay Michael York [12] United States
Helmuth von Ornstein Anthony Higgins
1970 Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon Warren Gay Robert Moore [12] United States
Guiles Leonard Frey
1970 Where's Poppa? Sidney Hocheiser Bisexual Ron Leibman [12] United States
1971 The Anderson Tapes Haskins Gay Martin Balsam [12] United States
1971 Death in Venice Gustav von Aschenbach Gay Dirk Bogarde [12] France, Italy
1971 Diamonds Are Forever Mr. Wint Gay Bruce Glover [12] United Kingdom
Mr. Kidd Putter Smith
1971 Doctors' Wives Della Randolph Bisexual Rachel Roberts [12] United States
1971 Fortune and Men's Eyes Queenie Gay Michael Greer [12] United States
Mona Danny Freedman
1971 It Is Not the Homosexual Who Is Perverse, But the Society in Which He Lives Daniel Gay Bernd Feuerhelm [12] West Germany
Clemens Berryt Bohlen
1971 The Last Picture Show Coach Popper Gay Bill Thurman [citation needed] United States
1971 The Music Lovers Tchaikovsky Gay Richard Chamberlain [12] United Kingdom
1971 Some of My Best Friends Are... Scott Gay Gil Gerard [12] United States
Jim Gary Sandy
1971 Sunday Bloody Sunday Bob Elkin Bisexual Murray Head [12] United Kingdom
Daniel Hirsh Gay Peter Finch
1971 Thank You Mask Man The Lone Ranger Gay Lenny Bruce [12] United States
1971 Villain Vic Dakin Gay Richard Burton [12] United Kingdom
1972 Blacula Bobby McCoy Gay Ted Harris [12] United States
1972 Cabaret Baron Maximilian Von Heune Bisexual Helmut Griem This film is based on the musical Cabaret, with Maximilian as a rich playboy baron who befriends Sally and takes her and Brian to his country estate where they are both spoiled and courted.[citation needed] United States
Brian Roberts Michael York
1972 Georgia, Georgia Herbert Thompson Gay Roger Furman [12] United States
1972 Heat Jessica Lesbian Andrea Feldman [12] United States
1972 I Want What I Want Roy / Wendy Transgender Anne Heywood [12] United Kingdom
1972 Pete 'n' Tillie Jimmy Twitchell Gay René Auberjonois [12] United States
1972 Play It as It Lays B.Z. Mendenhall Gay Anthony Perkins [12] United States
1972 They Only Kill Their Masters Mrs. Watkins Lesbian June Allyson [12] United States
1972 Zee and Co. Zee Blakeley Bisexual Elizabeth Taylor [12] United Kingdom
Stella Susannah York
1973 A Bigger Splash Himself Gay Peter Schlesinger [12] United Kingdom
1973 Cleopatra Jones Mommy Lesbian Shelley Winters [12] United States
1973 Day for Night Alexandre Gay Jean-Pierre Aumont [12] France
1973 The Day of the Jackal Bernard Gay Anton Rodgers [12] United Kingdom
1973 The Last of Sheila Tom Parkman Gay Richard Benjamin [12] United States
1973 Ludwig Ludwig II of Bavaria Bisexual Helmut Berger [citation needed] Italy, France, West Germany
1973 Papillon André Maturette Gay Robert Deman [12] United States
1973 Scarecrow Riley Gay Richard Lynch [12] United States
1973 Sleeper Jeb Hrmthmg Gay Spencer Milligan [12] United States
1973 Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams Bobby Walden Gay Ron Rickards [12] United States
1973 The Tenderness of Wolves Fritz Haarmann Gay Kurt Raab [12] West Germany
1973 Theatre of Blood Meredith Merridew Gay Robert Morley [12] United Kingdom
1974 Butley Ben Butley Gay Alan Bates [12] United States, Canada, United Kingdom
1974 Caged Heat Superintendent McQueen Lesbian Barbara Steele [12] United States
1974 Freebie and the Bean (Unnamed) Transvestite Christopher Morley [12] United States
1974 Lenny Honey Bruce Bisexual Valerie Perrine [12] United States
1974 Once Upon a Time in the East Hélène Lesbian Denise Filiatrault [12] Canada
1974 Score Eddie Bisexual Casey Donovan [12] United States
Betsy Lynn Lowry
1974 The Taking of Pelham One Two Three Gay subway passenger Gay Gary Bolling [12] United States
1974 The Tamarind Seed Fergus Stephenson Gay Dan O'Herlihy [12] United States
1974 A Very Natural Thing Jason Bisexual Bo White [citation needed] United States
Alan Gay Jay Pierce
David Robert Joel
Mark Curt Gareth
1975 Barry Lyndon British Soldier Gay Anthony Dawes [12] United States
1975 Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold Dragon Lady Lesbian Stella Stevens [12] United States
1975 The Day of the Locust Nightclub Entertainer Transvestite Paul Jabara [12] United States
1975 Dog Day Afternoon Leon Shermer Trans woman Chris Sarandon Leon is Sonny's partner who tries to use the robbery to pay for her sex reassignment surgery.,[39]
Sonny, a first-time crook, attempts to rob a bank with his friend Salvatore "Sal" Naturale and Stevie, but the plan immediately goes awry when Stevie loses his nerve and flees, and Sonny discovers they have arrived after the daily cash pickup, finding only $1,100 in cash. Later in the film, Sonny's partner, Leon Shermer, arrives and reveals that the robbery was intended to pay for her sex reassignment surgery,[39] as she is a trans woman, and divulges that Sonny has children with his estranged wife, Angie. This, and other events in the film, has led some to call Sonny a "bisexual desperado."[40]
United States
Sonny Wortzik Bisexual Al Pacino
1975 The Eiger Sanction Miles Mellough Gay Jack Cassidy [12] United States
1975 Farewell, My Lovely Frances Amthor Lesbian Kate Murtagh [12] United States
1975 Fox and His Friends Franz "Fox" Bieberkopf Gay Rainer Werner Fassbinder [12] West Germany
1975 Funny Lady Bobby Moore Gay Roddy McDowall [12] United States
1975 Mahogany Sean McAvoy Gay Anthony Perkins [12] United States
1975 Once Is Not Enough Deidre Milford Granger Lesbian Alexis Smith [12] United States
Karla Melina Mercouri
1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Dale Harding Gay William Redfield [12] United States
1975 The Rocky Horror Picture Show Brad Majors Bisexual Barry Bostwick Brad Majors cheats on his fiancée, Janet Weiss, with a man, Dr. Frank N Furter.[citation needed] United Kingdom, United States
Rocky Peter Hinwood
1975 The Wild Party Madeline True Lesbian Jennifer Lee [12] United States
1976 The Best Way to Walk Marc Gay Patrick Dewaere [12] France
Philippe Patrick Bouchitey
1976 Car Wash Lindy Gay Antonio Fargas [12] United States
1976 Drum Bernard DeMarigny Gay John Colicos [12] United States
1976 Face to Face Dr. Tomas Jacobi Gay Erland Josephson [12] Sweden
1976 Fellini's Casanova Giacomo Casanova Bisexual Donald Sutherland [12] Italy
1976 The Man Who Fell to Earth Oliver V. Farnsworth Gay Buck Henry [12] United Kingdom
1976 Next Stop, Greenwich Village Bernstein Gay Antonio Fargas [12] United States
1976 Norman... Is That You? Garson Hobart Gay Dennis Dugan [12] United States
Norman Chambers Michael Warren
1976 Ode to Billy Joe Billy Joe McAllister Gay Robby Benson [12] United States
1976 The Ritz Chris Gay F. Murray Abraham [12] United States
Claude Perkins Paul B. Price
1976 Sebastiane Sebastian Gay Leonardo Treviglio [12] United Kingdom
1976 Swashbuckler Lord Durant Gay Peter Boyle [citation needed] United States
1977 The Choirboys Blaney Gay Michael MacKenzie Wills [12] United States
1977 Desperate Living Grizelda Brown Lesbian Jean Hill [citation needed] United States
Muffy St. Jacques Liz Renay
Peggy Gravel Bisexual Mink Stole
Mole McHenry Transgender Susan Lowe
1977 Hidden Pleasures Eduardo Gay Simón Andreu [12] Spain
1977 Looking for Mr. Goodbar Gary Gay Tom Berenger [12] United States
1977 Outrageous! Robin Turner Gay Craig Russell [12] Canada
1977 The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover J. Edgar Hoover Gay Broderick Crawford [12] United States
1977 A Special Day Gabriele Gay Marcelo Mastroianni [citation needed] Italy, Canada
1977 To an Unknown God José Gay Héctor Alterio [12] Spain
1977 Valentino Rudolph Valentino Bisexual Rudolf Nureyev [12] United States
1978 The Betsy Loren Hardeman Jr. Gay Paul Ryan Rudd [12] United States
1978 Bloodbrothers Paulie Gay Bruce French [12] United States
1978 California Suite Sidney Cochran Gay Michael Caine [41] United States
1978 A Different Story Albert Walreavens Gay Perry King [12] United States
Stella Cooke Lesbian Meg Foster
1978 In a Year of 13 Moons Elvira Weishaupt Trans woman Volker Spengler [citation needed] West Germany
1978 La Cage aux Folles Renato Baldi Gay Ugo Tognazzi [12] France
Albin Mougeotte/'Zaza Napoli' Michel Serrault
1978 Midnight Express Billy Bisexual Brad Davis [12] United States
Erich Gay Norbert Weisser
1978 Nighthawks Jim Gay Ken Robertson [12] United Kingdom
1978 A Wedding Rita Billingsley Lesbian Geraldine Chaplin [12] United States
1979 10 Hugh Gay Robert Webber [12] United States
1979 ...And Justice for All Ralph Agee Transgender Robert Christian [12] United States
1979 The Bell Jar Joan Lesbian Donna Mitchell [12] United States
1979 Ernesto Ernesto Gay Martin Halm [12] Italy, Spain, West Germany
The Man / The stableman Michele Placido
1979 Manhattan Jill Davis Lesbian Meryl Streep [citation needed] United States
1979 A Perfect Couple Mary Lesbian Heather MacRae [12] United States
Sydney Ray Tomi-Lee Bradley
1979 The Rose Mary Rose "The Rose" Foster Bisexual Bette Midler [12] United States
Sarah Willingham Lesbian Sandra McCabe
1979 Saint Jack Senator Gay George Lazenby [12] United States
1979 To Forget Venice Nicky Gay Erland Josephson [12] Italy
Anna Lesbian Mariangela Melato
1979 A Woman Like Eve Eve Lesbian Monique van de Ven [12] Netherlands
Liliane Maria Schneider

1980–1989[edit]

Year Title Character(s) Identity Actor Notes Country
1980 American Gigolo Leon James Gay Bill Duke [12] United States
Anne Lesbian Nina van Pallandt
1980 Cruising Ted Bailey Gay Don Scardino [12] United States
1980 Dressed to Kill Bobbi Transvestite Michael Caine [12] United States
1980 Fame Montgomery MacNeil Gay Paul McCrane [12] United States
1980 Happy Birthday, Gemini Francis Geminiani Gay Alan Rosenberg [12] United States
1980 La Cage aux Folles II Renato Baldi Gay Ugo Tognazzi [12] France
Albin Mougeotte/'Zaza Napoli' Michel Serrault
1980 The Last Married Couple in America Donald Gay Stewart Moss [12] United States
Reggie Colby Chester
1980 The Long Good Friday Colin Gay Paul Freeman [12] United Kingdom
1980 Nijinsky Sergei Diaghilev Gay Alan Bates [12] United States
Vaslav Nijinsky George de la Peña
1980 Serial Luckman Gay Christopher Lee [12] United States
1980 Stir Crazy Rory Schultebrand Gay Georg Stanford Brown [citation needed] United States
1980 Taxi zum Klo Frank Gay Frank Ripploh [12] United States, United Kingdom
Bernd Bernd Broaderup
1980 Times Square Nicky Marotta Lesbian Robin Johnson [12] United States
1980 Windows Andrea Glassen Lesbian Elizabeth Ashley [12] United States
1981 Chanel Solitaire Coco Chanel Bisexual Marie-France Pisier [12] United States, United Kingdom, France
1981 The Fan Douglas Breen Gay Michael Biehn [12] United States
1981 Knightriders Pippin Gay Warner Shook [12] United States
1981 Mad Max 2 The Golden Youth Gay Jimmy Brown [12] Australia
1981 Only When I Laugh Jimmy Perry Gay James Coco [12] United States
1981 Pixote Lilica Transgender Jorge Julião [12] Brazil
1981 The Woman Next Door Roland Duguet Gay Roger Van Hool [12] France
1981 Zorro, the Gay Blade Bunny Wigglesworth Gay George Hamilton [12] United States
1982 48 Hrs. Sally Bisexual Denise Crosby [12] United States
1982 Angel Angelos Gay Michalis Maniatis [citation needed] Greece
1982 By Design Helen Lesbian Patty Duke [12] Canada
Angie Sara Botsford
1982 The Clinic Dr. Eric Linden Gay Chris Haywood [12] Australia
1982 Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean Joanne Transgender Karen Black [12] United States
1982 Deathtrap Sidney Bruhl Gay Michael Caine [12] United States
Clifford Anderson Christopher Reeve
1982 Evil Under the Sun Rex Brewster Gay Roddy McDowall [12] United Kingdom
1982 Forbidden Zone René Henderson Transgender Matthew Bright [citation needed] United States
1982 Forty Deuce Ricky Gay Kevin Bacon [12] United States
1982 Making Love Zack Elliot Gay Michael Ontkean [12] United States
Bart McGuire Harry Hamlin
1982 Night Shift Prisoner Gay Charles Fleischer [12] United States
1982 Partners Kerwin Gay John Hurt [12] United States
1982 Personal Best Chris Cahill Lesbian Mariel Hemingway [12] United States
Tory Skinner Patrice Donnelly
1982 Privates on Parade Capt. Terri Dennis Gay Denis Quilley [12] United Kingdom
1982 Querelle Georges Querelle Bisexual Brad Davis George, a handsome Belgian sailor, thief and murderer, visits a bar and brothel for sailors, with the head of the brothel in love with his brother, who he has a love/hate relationship with. Later on in the film, he announces that he wants to sleep with Lysiane, but he also has sex with Mario.
Near the end of the film, Lieutenant Seblon, Querelle's superior, tries to prove his manliness to him; despite the fact Seblon murdered his friend, he decides to protect him, and Seblon later reveals his love, leading them to kiss and embrace before returning to Le Vengeur.[citation needed]
France, West Germany
1982 Victor/Victoria Carroll "Toddy" Todd Gay Robert Preston [12] United Kingdom, United States
'Squash' Bernstein Alex Karras
Richard DiNardo Bisexual Malcolm Jamieson
1982 The World According to Garp Roberta Muldoon Trans woman John Lithgow Based on a book of the same name, Roberta is a trans woman and former player for the Philadelphia Eagles.[42] She has a gender re-assignment surgery, becoming the bodyguard of Jenny and one of the best friends of Garp. United States
1982 The Year of Living Dangerously Wally O'Sullivan Gay Noel Ferrier [12] United States, Australia
1983 The Dresser Norman Gay Tom Courtenay [12] United Kingdom
1983 The Fourth Man Gerard Revé Bisexual Jeroen Krabbé [12] Netherlands
1983 The Hunger Miriam Blaylock Bisexual Catherine Deneuve [12] United States, United Kingdom
Sarah Roberts Susan Sarandon
1983 Lianna Lianna Lesbian Linda Griffiths [12] United States
Ruth Jane Hallaren
1983 The Lonely Lady Jerilee Randall Bisexual Pia Zadora [12] United States
1983 Self Defense Daniel Gay Terry-David Després [12] Canada
1983 Silkwood Dolly Pelliker Lesbian Cher [12] United States
1983 Sleepaway Camp John Baker Gay Dan Tursi [12] United States
Lenny James Paradise
Angela / Peter Baker Transgender Felissa Rose
1983 Staying Alive Butler Gay Charles Ward [12] United States
1983 Streamers Richie Gay Mitchell Lichtenstein [12] United States
1983 To Be or Not to Be Sasha Gay James Haake [12] United States
1983 Without a Trace Philippe Gay Keith McDermott [12] United States
1984 Angel Solly Mosler Lesbian Susan Tyrrell [12] United States
1984 Another Country Guy Bennett Gay Rupert Everett [12] United Kingdom
James Harcourt Cary Elwes
1984 The Bostonians Olive Chancellor Lesbian Vanessa Redgrave [citation needed] United Kingdom, United States
1984 Garbo Talks Bernie Whitlock Gay Harvey Fierstein [12] United States
1984 Horror Vacui Frankie Gay Folkert Milster [12] West Germany
Hannes Tom Vogt
1984 The Hotel New Hampshire Frank Gay Paul McCrane [12] United States
1984 Irreconcilable Differences Howard Kay Gay Richard Minchenberg [12] United States
1984 Mass Appeal Deacon Mark Dolson Bisexual Željko Ivanek [12] United States
1984 Meatballs Part II Lieutenant Felix Foxglove Gay John Larroquette [12] United States
1984 Mike's Murder Philip Green Gay Paul Winfield [12] United States
1984 Protocol Jerry Gay Grainger Hines [12] United States
Ben Joel Brooks
1985 After Hours Mark Gay Ron Leibman [12] United States
1985 Avenging Angel Solly Mosler Lesbian Susan Tyrrell [12] United States
1985 The Boys Next Door Chris Gay Paul C. Dancer [12] United States
1985 Buddies Robert Willow Gay Geoff Edholm [12] United States
Steve David Rose
1985 A Chorus Line Paul San Marco Gay Cameron English [12] United States
1985 Colonel Redl Colonel Alfred Redl Gay Klaus Maria Brandauer [12] West Germany
1985 The Color Purple Celie Harris-Johnson Bisexual Whoopi Goldberg [12] United States
Shug Avery Margaret Avery
1985 Desert Hearts Vivian Bell Lesbian Helen Shaver Vivian, a professor from Columbia University, goes to Reno, Nevada to await her divorce. She meets Cay, a free-spirited lesbian who does not hide her sexual orientation. Vivian begins to discover her true nature as she and Cay grow closer.[43][44] United States
Cay Rivers Patricia Charbonneau
1985 Dona Herlinda and Her Son Ramón Gay Arturo Meza [12] Mexico
1985 Kiss of the Spider Woman Luis Molina Gay William Hurt [12] United States
1985 La Cage aux Folles 3: The Wedding Renato Baldi Gay Ugo Tognazzi [12] France
Albin Mougeotte/'Zaza Napoli' Michel Serrault
1985 My Beautiful Laundrette Omar Ali Gay Gordon Warnecke [12] United Kingdom
Johnny Daniel Day-Lewis
1985 A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge Coach Schneider Gay Marshall Bell [12] United States
1985 Once Bitten Sebastian Gay Cleavon Little [12] United States
1985 St. Elmo's Fire Ron Dellasandro Gay Matthew Laurance [12] United States
1985 To Live and Die in L.A. Serena Lesbian Jane Leeves [12] United States
1985 Westler Felix Gay Sigurd Rachman [12] West Germany
Thomas Rainer Strecker
1986 Blue Velvet Frank Booth Bisexual Dennis Hopper [12] United States
1986 Caravaggio Caravaggio Gay Nigel Terry [12] United Kingdom
Jerusaleme Spencer Leigh
1986 Mala Noche Walt Curtis Gay Tim Streeter [12] United States
1986 Mona Lisa Simone Lesbian Cathy Tyson [12] United Kingdom
1986 The Morning After Frankie Gay James Haake [12] United States
1986 Parting Glances Michael Gay Richard Ganoung [12] United States
Nick Steve Buscemi
Robert John Bolger
1986 Reform School Girls Charlie Chambliss Lesbian Wendy O. Williams [12] United States
1986 She's Gotta Have It Opal Gilstrap Lesbian Raye Dowell [12] United States
1986 Tough Guys Bar Patron Gay Matthew Faison [12] United States
1987 Less Than Zero Clay Easton Bisexual Andrew McCarthy [citation needed] United States
1987 Maurice Clive Durham Gay Hugh Grant [12] United Kingdom
Maurice Hall James Wilby
Alec Scudder Rupert Graves
1987 Prick Up Your Ears Joe Orton Gay Gary Oldman [12] United States
Kenneth Halliwell Alfred Molina
1987 Radio Days Fred Gay Robert Joy [12] United States
1988 We Think the World of You Johnny Bisexual Gary Oldman [45] United Kingdom, United States
1989 Last Exit to Brooklyn Harry Black Gay Stephen Lang [citation needed] West Germany, United States
1989 Longtime Companion David Gay Bruce Davison [citation needed] United States
Sean Mark Lamos

1990–1999[edit]

Year Title Character(s) Identity Actor Notes Country
1990 Miller's Crossing Bernie Bernbaum Gay John Turturro [citation needed] United States
Eddie Dane J.E. Freeman
Mink Larouie Steve Buscemi
1991 The Butcher's Wife Grace Lesbian Frances McDormand [46] United States
1991 Double Impact Kara Lesbian Corinna Everson [47] United States
1991 The Fisher King Homeless Cabaret Singer Gay Michael Jeter [48] United States
1991 Frankie and Johnny Tim Gay Nathan Lane [49] United States
1991 Fried Green Tomatoes Idgie Threadgoode Lesbian Mary Stuart Masterson [citation needed] United States
Ruth Jamison Bisexual Mary-Louise Parker
1991 JFK Willie O'Keefe Gay Kevin Bacon [citation needed] United States
Clay Shaw Bisexual Tommy Lee Jones
1991 Madonna: Truth or Dare Herself Bisexual Sandra Bernhard [49] United States
1991 My Own Private Idaho Mike Waters Gay River Phoenix [citation needed] United States
1991 The Prince of Tides Eddie Detreville Gay George Carlin [49] United States
1991 Queens Logic Eliot Gay John Malkovich [50]
1991 The Silence of the Lambs Jame Gumb / Buffalo Bill Bisexual
Trans woman
Ted Levine Director Jonathan Demme said about the character: "He didn't wish to be another gender...He didn't really have a sexual preference. He loathed himself — he wanted to transform himself so that there was no sense of him in the 'new' him [and] becoming a woman...that was his method of doing it...He wished he was a woman not because he always wanted to be a woman. This was another way to escape."[51] United States
1991 Switch Sheila Faxton Lesbian Lorraine Bracco A cosmetics magnate. She responds to Amanda Brooks' seduction and takes her to a lesbian nightclub. Sheila was in a 10-year relationship with Kathleen Seymour, a perfumer at Faxton Cosmetics.[52]
The cutting of the sex scene between Sheila and Amanda[53] was criticized by Ellen Barkin (Amanda).[54]
United States
1992 Basic Instinct Catherine Tramell Bisexual Sharon Stone While the Catherine character returns in Basic Instinct 2 (2006), it is noted that she has been straightwashed.[55][56] France, United States, United Kingdom
Dr. Beth Garner Jeanne Tripplehorn
Roxy Lesbian Leilani Sarelle
1992 The Crying Game Dil Trans woman Jaye Davidson [citation needed] Ireland, Japan, United Kingdom
1992 Inside Monkey Zetterland Grace Lesbian Patricia Arquette [57] United States
Cindy Sofia Coppola
1992 The Living End Jon Gay Craig Gilmore [citation needed] United States
Luke Mike Dytri
Daisy Lesbian Mary Woronov
Fern Johanna Went
1992 Orlando Orlando Trans Woman Tilda Swinton [58] United Kingdom, France, Italy, Netherlands, Russia
1992 Passed Away Boyd Pinter Gay Tim Curry [59] United States
1992 Poison Ivy Sylvie Cooper Lesbian Sara Gilbert [citation needed] United States
1992 Single White Female Graham Knox Gay Peter Friedman [49] United States
1993 The East Is Red Dongfang Bubai Transgender Brigitte Lin [citation needed] Hong Kong
1993 Even Cowgirls Get the Blues The Countess Gay John Hurt [60] United States
Sissy Hankshaw Lesbian Uma Thurman
Bonanza Jellybean Rain Phoenix
1993 Farewell My Concubine Cheng Dieyi Gay Leslie Cheung [61] British Hong Kong
1993 Fight Back to School III Ching Man Ching Lesbian Kathy Chow Hoi-mei [citation needed] Hong Kong
Judy Tong Wong Bisexual Anita Mui
1993 M. Butterfly René Gallimard Gay Jeremy Irons [citation needed] United States
Song Liling John Lone
1993 Philadelphia Miguel Alvarez Gay Antonio Banderas [citation needed] United States
Andrew Beckett Tom Hanks
1993 Six Degrees of Separation Paul Gay Will Smith [citation needed] United States
Rick Bisexual Eric Thal
1993 Three of Hearts Connie Czapski Lesbian Kelly Lynch [62] United States
Ellen Armstrong Bisexual Sherilyn Fenn
1993 The Wedding Banquet Wai-Tung Gao Gay Winston Chao [citation needed] Taiwan, United States
1994 Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Lt. Lois Einhorn / Ray Finkle Transgender Sean Young [citation needed] United States
1994 The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Bernadette Bassenger Transgender Terence Stamp [63]
[citation needed]
Australia
Anthony "Tick" Belrose/Mitzi Del Bra Gay Hugo Weaving
1994 Ed Wood John "Bunny" Breckinridge Gay Bill Murray [citation needed] United States
1994 Four Weddings and a Funeral Gareth Gay Simon Callow [64] United Kingdom
Matthew John Hannah
1994 A Man of No Importance Alfred Byrne Gay Albert Finney [65] United Kingdom, Ireland
1994 Oh! My Three Guys Ching Yu-hoi Gay Lau Ching-wan [citation needed] British Hong Kong
Fa Dayo Wong
Kau Ku-neung Eric Kot
1994 Priest Father Greg Pilkington Gay Linus Roache [citation needed] United Kingdom
Graham Robert Carlyle
1994 Pulp Fiction Zed Gay Peter Greene [citation needed] United States
1994 Reality Bites Sammy Gray Gay Steve Zahn [citation needed] United States
1994 The Sum of Us Jeff Mitchell Gay Russell Crowe [66] Australia
1994 Threesome Eddy Gay Josh Charles [67] United States
1995 Billy Madison Principal Max Anderson Gay Josh Mostel [citation needed] United States
1995 Boys on the Side Jane DeLuca Lesbian Whoopi Goldberg [citation needed] United States
1995 The Brady Bunch Movie Noreen Lesbian Alanna Ubach [49] United States
1995 Braveheart Prince Edward Gay Peter Hanly [49] United States
1995 Bugis Street Lian Transgender Hiep Thi Le The film is set in the former transvestite area of Bugis Street (now a shopping center) in the heart of Singapore. The film features the transgender Lian and her lover, Meng.[citation needed] British Hong Kong
Meng Bisexual Michael Lam
1995 Carrington Dora Carrington Bisexual Emma Thompson [citation needed] France, United Kingdom
Sebastian Harcombe Roger Senhouse
Lytton Strachey Gay Jonathan Pryce
1995 Clueless Christian Stovitz Gay Justin Walker [68] United States
1995 The Doom Generation Xavier "X" Red Bisexual Johnathon Schaech Xavier "X", a handsome drifter, is picked-up by teen lovers Jordan and Amy when coming back from a club. X accidentally kills a store owner, has sex with Amy, while Jordan becomes sexually attracted to X as well. Later in the film, Jordan, Amy and X spend the night in an abandoned warehouse, where they engage in a threesome.[citation needed] United States
Jordan White James Duval
1995 Higher Learning Taryn Lesbian Jennifer Connelly [citation needed] United States
1995 Home for the Holidays Tommy Larson Gay Robert Downey Jr. [citation needed] United States
1995 The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love Randy Dean Lesbian Laurel Holloman [citation needed] United States
Evie Roy Nicole Ari Parker
1995 Jefferson in Paris Richard Cosway Gay Simon Callow [citation needed] France, United States
1995 Jeffrey Darius Gay Bryan Batt [citation needed] United States
Steve Howard Michael T. Weiss
Jeffrey Steven Weber
Sterling Patrick Stewart
1995 Showgirls Cristal Connors Bisexual Gina Gershon A leading character in this film, Cristal, who has a boyfriend, wants a relationship with Nomi,[69] so she can destroy her, in this film where bisexuality is "a weapon, a plot device and an arena for titillating spectacle" like in Basic Intinsct.[70] France, United States
Nomi Malone Elizabeth Berkley
1995 To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar Vida Boheme Gay Patrick Swayze Vida and Noxeema are drag queens.
Chi-Chi wants to be seen and accepted as a woman by the local men.[citation needed]
United States
Noxeema Jackson Wesley Snipes
Chi-Chi Rodriguez Transgender John Leguizamo
1995 Total Eclipse Arthur Rimbaud Gay Leonardo DiCaprio [71] United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Italy, United States
Paul Verlaine Bisexual David Thewlis
1995 Waiting to Exhale David Matthews Gay Giancarlo Esposito [72] United States
1996 Beautiful Thing Ste Pearce Gay Scott Neal [citation needed] United Kingdom
Jamie Gangel Glen Berry
1996 The Birdcage Agador Gay Hank Azaria [citation needed] United States
Albert Goldman Nathan Lane
Armand Goldman Robin Williams
1996 Citizen Ruth Diane Siegler Lesbian Swoosie Kurtz [citation needed] United States
1996 Eye for an Eye Angel Kosinsky Lesbian Charlayne Woodard [73] United States
1996 Fire Sita Lesbian Nandita Das The first mainstream Indian film to feature a lesbian relationship and one of the first to show homosexual love.[74] India, Canada
Radha Shabana Azmi
1996 Flirting with Disaster Paul Harmon Gay Richard Jenkins [citation needed] United States
Tony Kent Josh Brolin
1996 Freeway Rhonda Lesbian Brittany Murphy [75] United States
1996 Hollow Reed Tom Dixon Gay Ian Hart [citation needed] Germany, United Kingdom, Spain
1996 I Shot Andy Warhol Candy Darling Trans woman Stephen Dorff [citation needed] United Kingdom, United States
Andy Warhol Gay Jared Harris
1996 It's My Party Nick Stark Gay Eric Roberts [citation needed] United States
1996 Mrs. Winterbourne Paco Gay Miguel Sandoval [76] United States
1996 Sling Blade Vaughn Cunningham Gay John Ritter [citation needed] United States
1997 As Good as It Gets Simon Bishop Gay Greg Kinnear Simon is an artist living in Manhattan. We learn that his parents kicked him out for being homosexual and was abused by his father because of it. Homophobic neighbor Melvin Udall uses derogatory terms when referring to Simon, but after Simon is brutally attacked he becomes the caretaker of Simon's dog, Verdell.[77] United States
1997 Bent Max Gay Clive Owen [citation needed] United Kingdom, Japan
Ruby Brian Webber II
1997 Boogie Nights Scotty J. Gay Philip Seymour Hoffman [citation needed] United States
1997 The Fifth Element Baby Ray Gay Ian Beckett [78] United States
1997 Happy Together Ho Po-Wing Gay Leslie Cheung [79] British Hong Kong
Lai Yiu-Fai Tony Leung Chiu-wai
1997 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Jim Williams Gay Kevin Spacey [80][81][82] United States
Billy Hansford Bisexual Jude Law
Chablis Deveau Trans woman The Lady Chablis
1997 My Best Friend's Wedding George Downes Gay Rupert Everett [citation needed] United States
1997 Waiting for Guffman Corky St. Clair Gay Christopher Guest [citation needed] United States
1997 Wilde Lord Alfred "Bosie" Douglas Gay Jude Law [citation needed] United Kingdom
John Gray Ioan Gruffudd
Oscar Wilde Bisexual Stephen Fry
1998 Bedrooms and Hallways Leo Gay Kevin McKidd [citation needed] United Kingdom
Darren Tom Hollander
1998 Get Real Steven Carter Gay Ben Silverstone [citation needed] United Kingdom
John Dixon Brad Gorton
1998 Gods and Monsters George Cukor Gay Martin Ferrero [83][84][85] United Kingdom, United States
David Lewis David Dukes
James Whale Ian McKellen
1998 High Art Lucy Berliner Lesbian Ally Sheedy Syd, who has been living with longtime boyfriend James, has desires and frustrations that seem typical and manageable until new events unfold, with Lucy Berliner opening the door to an uncharted world for Syd.
Lucy, who lives with her heroin-addicted German girlfriend Greta, becomes closer to Syd as the film moves forward.[citation needed]
Canada, United States
Greta Patricia Clarkson
Syd Bisexual Radha Mitchell
1998 Hold You Tight Fung Wai Bisexual Sunny Chan The story of a man living in Hong Kong who is initially drawn to a young woman, but soon finds he is more attracted to her boyfriend.[citation needed] Hong Kong
A-che Gay Lawrence Ko
Tong Eric Tsang
1998 The Object of My Affection George Hanson Gay Paul Rudd [86] United States
1998 The Opposite of Sex Bill Truitt Gay Martin Donovan [87] United States
Matt Mateo Ivan Sergei
1998 Primary Colors Libby Holden Lesbian Kathy Bates [citation needed] United States
1998 Show Me Love Agnes Ahlberg Lesbian Rebecka Liljeberg [citation needed] Sweden
1998 Velvet Goldmine Brian Slade Bisexual Jonathan Rhys Meyers At the beginning of his career, Slade is married to Mandy. But when he comes to the United States, he seeks out American rock star Curt Wild, and they become involved in each other's lives on a personal and creative level.[citation needed] United Kingdom, United States
Arthur Stuart Christian Bale
Curt Wild Ewan McGregor
Mandy Slade Toni Collette
1998 Woo Celestrial Transgender Girlina [88] United States
1999 Aimée & Jaguar Lilly Wust (Aimée) Lesbian Juliane Köhler Aimée (real name Lilly) is in love with Felice, but married to a Nazi.
Felice is Jewish and a member of the underground resistance, known by the name "Jaguar".[89]
Germany
Felice Schragenheim (Jaguar) Maria Schrader
1999 All About My Mother Agrado Trans woman Antonia San Juan [citation needed] Spain
Lola Toni Cantó
Nina Cruz Bisexual Candela Peña
Huma Rojo Lesbian Marisa Paredes
1999 American Beauty Jim Berkley Gay Sam Robards [citation needed] United States
Frank Fitts Chris Cooper
Jim Olmeyer Scott Bakula
1999 Being John Malkovich Lotte Schwartz Lesbian Cameron Diaz Lotte is an unhappily married and confused person, and one of multiple people whose mind temporarily enters the mind of John Malkovich through a portal. Lotte becomes more confident in Malkovitch's body, enjoying how she feels when Maxine seduces Malkovich, and thinks that she's either a lesbian or a trans man.
At first Maxine is specifically attracted to Lotte in John's body, and becomes pregnant when she and Lotte (in John's body) have sex.
Lotte (not in John's body anymore) and Maxine end together as a lesbian couple raising their daughter, Emily.
United States
Maxine Lund Bisexual Catherine Keener
1999 Better Than Chocolate Judy Trans woman Peter Outerbridge [citation needed] Canada
1999 Big Daddy Phil D'Amato Gay Allen Covert [citation needed] United States
Tommy Grayton Peter Dante
1999 Blast from the Past Troy Gay Dave Foley [citation needed] United States
1999 The Boondock Saints Paul Smecker Gay Willem Dafoe [90] United States
1999 Boys Don't Cry Brandon Teena Trans man Hilary Swank [citation needed] United States
1999 But I'm a Cheerleader Megan Bloomfield Lesbian Natasha Lyonne Megan is the lesbian 17-year-old protagonist. Her parents send her to True Directions, a conversion therapy camp that aims to convert its campers to heterosexuality.
Megan eventually starts a relationship with Graham, another camper she meets at True Directions.
Sinead and Hilary are the other lesbian campers.
In the True Directions orientation video which depicts homosexuality as a problem to be "fixed", Kelly is a girl shown to be a lesbian until "cured" by the institution. The orientation video shows that she eventually marries a man.
Dolph, Clayton, Andre, and Joel are the male gay campers.
Rock is the son of Mary Brown, the founder of True Directions. Rock is supposedly straight, but actually is a closeted gay man.
Mike is supposedly an ex-gay man, who helps with the process of "curing" campers from their homosexuality. However, he is clearly shown to be still attracted to men; for example, when he stares at Rock with a lustful expression and tone of voice, he says to the campers: "Don't you see how sad and pathetic you all are, always wanting something you can't have?"
Lloyd and Larry are a gay couple described as "ex, ex-gays". Before the events of the film, they were once campers at True Directions before they defected. They help the campers in the film to sneak out and go party at a gay bar, and also give advice about dealing with one's own sexuality. Lloyd and Larry let the ex-camper Dolph live with them when he is expelled from True Directions for having sex at the institution.
(Jan (played by Katrina Phillips) is a girl mistaken for a lesbian because of her butch appearance, but she is actually straight.)
United States
Graham Eaton Clea DuVall
Sinead Laren Katharine Towne
Hilary Vandermuller Melanie Lynskey
Kelly Ione Skye (uncredited)
Dolph Gay Dante Basco
Clayton Dunn Kip Pardue
Andre Douglas Spain
Joel Goldberg Joel Michaely
Rock Brown Eddie Cibrian
Mike RuPaul
Lloyd Morgan-Gordon Wesley Mann
Larry Morgan-Gordon Richard Moll
1999 Cruel Intentions Kathryn Merteuil (Ambiguous) Sarah Michelle Gellar Kathryn and Cecille Caldwell have an iconic kiss in the film. It is not known whether Kathryn or Cecille is lesbian, or if their kiss was part of an attempt by Kathryn to get back at her ex-boyfriend, Court Reynolds.[91][92] United States
1999 The Deep End of the Ocean Detective Candace "Candy" Bliss Lesbian Whoopi Goldberg [93] United States
1999 Election Tammy Metzler Lesbian Jessica Campbell Tammy is a closeted lesbian. Early in the film she is dumped by her girlfriend, Lisa Flanagan, for her brother. She later runs a nihilistic campaign for class president with the intent to dismantle the student government, and get revenge on her brother. She falsely confesses to ripping down campaign posters, resulting in her expulsion and transfer to a Catholic girls school. Her story ends happily, as she meets her next love, Jennifer, at the school. (Early on in the film, Tammy gives a narration where she says, "it's not like I'm a lesbian or anything, I'm attracted to the person. It's just that all the people I've ever been attracted to happen to be girls.")[94][95][96] United States
1999 Flawless Rusty Zimmerman Transgender Philip Seymour Hoffman [citation needed] United States
1999 Girl, Interrupted Lisa Rowe Bisexual Angelina Jolie [citation needed] United States
1999 The Haunting Theodora Bisexual Catherine Zeta-Jones Theodora mentions having both a boyfriend and a girlfriend.[97] United States
1999 Magnolia "Quiz Kid" Donnie Smith Gay William H. Macy [citation needed] United States
1999 Summer of Sam Ritchie Bisexual Adrien Brody In this film, one of the protagonists is a volatile bisexual character named Ritchie, Vinny's childhood friend who has embraced punk fashion and music, who begins a relationship with Ruby.[98] United States
1999 The Talented Mr. Ripley Tom Ripley Bisexual Matt Damon [citation needed] United States

21st century[edit]

2000–2004[edit]

Year Title Character(s) Identity Actor Notes Country
2000 American Psycho Luis Carruthers Gay Matt Ross [citation needed] United States
2000 Before Night Falls Reinaldo Arenas Gay Javier Bardem [citation needed] United States
Pepe Malas Andrea Di Stefano
José Lezama Lima Manuel González
Tomas Diego Santiago Magill
Héctor Babenco Virgilio Piñera
Bon Bon Transgender Johnny Depp
2000 Best in Show Christy Cummings Lesbian Jane Lynch [99][100] United States
Sherri Ann Ward Cabot Jennifer Coolidge
Scott Donlan Gay John Michael Higgins
Stefan Vanderhoof Michael McKean
2000 Billy Elliot Michael Caffrey Gay
cross-dresser
Stuart Wells (young Michael)
Merryn Owen (adult Michael)
Michael is a young boy, and the best friend of the protagonist and title character, Billy Elliot. At some point, Michael is seen using a dress and makeup. He is gay and shows interest in Billy. While Billy is not gay and does not reciprocate, he is supportive of his friend.[citation needed] United Kingdom
2000 The Broken Hearts Club Benji Gay Zach Braff [citation needed] United States
Cole Dean Cain
Dennis Timothy Olyphant
Howie Matt McGrath
Kevin Andrew Keegan
Patrick Ben Weber
Taylor Billy Porter
2000 Chuck & Buck Buck O'Brien Gay Mike White [citation needed] United States
2000 Wonder Boys Terry "Crabs" Crabtree Bisexual Robert Downey Jr. [citation needed] United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Japan
James Leer Gay Tobey Maguire
2001 Blow Dry Shelley Allen Bisexual Natasha Richardson [101] United States, United Kingdom, Germany
Sandra Lesbian Rachel Griffiths
2001 Bungee Jumping of Their Own Seo In-woo Bisexual Lee Byung-hun A university student, Seo In-woo, falls passionately in love with a girl, Tae-hee, who is studying at the same university, within moments of first meeting her. They begin dating a short time after, but she is suddenly killed in a car crash. Almost 20 years on, married and with a daughter, he is a high school teacher. One day he spots a male student, Im Hyun-bin, who looks almost identical to his former girlfriend. Within a short time, Seo In-woo falls in love with him, even though he feels uncomfortable doing so, and both are soon bullied and taunted for being gay by the school's students. It is only gradually that Seo In-woo realises that Hyun-bin is, in fact, the reincarnation of Tae-hee. They then go to New Zealand and decide to jump off a bridge together without safety ropes, perhaps to ensure that both will be reincarnated.[citation needed] South Korea
2001 Hedwig and the Angry Inch Hedwig Robinson/Hansel Transgender John Cameron Mitchell [citation needed] United States
Luther Robinson Gay Maurice Dean Wint
2001 Ichi the Killer Kakihara Bisexual Tadanobu Asano Kakihara is a sadomasochist with an unnatural passion. He prefers mostly males over females for engaging in S&M. He inflicts pain on himself for pleasure and has no interest in sexuality, but is willing to become lovers with anyone who satisfies his pleasure (based on Hideo Yamamoto's manga of the same name).[citation needed] Japan
2001 Iris Iris Murdoch Lesbian Judi Dench (adult Iris)
Kate Winslet (young Iris)
[citation needed] United Kingdom, United States
2001 Kissing Jessica Stein Helen Cooper Bisexual Heather Juergensen [citation needed] United States
Martin Gay Michael Mastro
Sebastian Carson Elrod
2001 Lan Yu Lan Yu Gay Liu Ye The film is set in mainland China and tells the story of an affair between a young man and a middle-aged man.[102] China, Hong Kong
Chen Handong Hu Jun
2001 Lost and Delirious Pauline Oster Lesbian Piper Perabo [103] Canada
Victoria "Tori" Moller Jessica Paré
2001 The Man Who Wasn't There Creighton Tolliver Gay Jon Polito [citation needed] United Kingdom, United States
2001 Mulholland Drive Betty Elms Lesbian Naomi Watts [citation needed] France, United States
Rita Bisexual Laura Elena Harring
2001 The Royal Tenenbaums Margot Tennenbaum Bisexual Gwyneth Paltrow Margot, a strong female character, who had a previous relationship with a woman, follows three siblings who were talents when they were children but "grow up into disappointments."[104] United States
2001 Shake It All About Jacob Gay Mads Mikkelsen [citation needed] Denmark
Jørgen Troels Lyby
2002 Bend It Like Beckham Tony Gay Ameet Chana [citation needed] United Kingdom
2002 Dahmer Jeffrey Dahmer Gay Jeremy Renner The film depicts the life of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.[105] United States
2002 Far From Heaven Frank Whitaker Gay Dennis Quaid [citation needed] United States
2002 Frida Frida Kahlo Bisexual Salma Hayek [citation needed] United States
2002 Friday After Next Damon Pearly Gay Terry Crews [citation needed] United States
2002 The Hours Richard Brown Gay Ed Harris Clarissa's long-term relationship with Sally is seemingly threatened while she pines for "a long-lost romance with Richard." As such, the plot twist at the end of the film makes Clarissa even more distraught, with sexual identities not the focus of this film.[106][107][108]
United Kingdom, United States
Sally Lester Lesbian Allison Janney
Clarissa Vaughan Bisexual Meryl Streep
Virginia Woolf Nicole Kidman
2002 May May Dove Canady Bisexual Angela Bettis [citation needed] United States
Ambrosia Lesbian Nichole Hiltz
Polly Anna Faris
2002 The Rules of Attraction Paul Denton Bisexual Ian Somerhalder This film follows a love triangle between Sean, Laura, and Paul, the latter of whom is the boyfriend of Laura and is attracted to Sean, who he tries to go out with, but fails.[109] Germany, United States
2003 Arisan! Nino Gay Surya Saputra [citation needed] Indonesia
Sakti Tora Sudiro
2003 Beautiful Boxer Parinya Charoenphol Trans woman Asanee Suwan [citation needed] Thailand
2003 Bright Young Things Miles Maitland Gay Michael Sheen [citation needed] United Kingdom
2003 Elephant Alex Gay Alex Frost [citation needed] United States
Eric Eric Deulen
2003 Latter Days Aaron Davis Gay Steve Sandvoss [citation needed] United States
Christian Markelli Wes Ramsey
2003 A Mighty Wind Mark Shubb Trans woman Harry Shearer [citation needed] United States
2003 Monster Aileen Wuornos Lesbian Charlize Theron [110][111] United States
Tyria Moore Christina Ricci
2003 Party Monster Michael Alig Bisexual Macaulay Culkin [citation needed] United States
Keoki Wilmer Valderrama
James St. James Gay Seth Green
Christina Trans woman Marilyn Manson
2003 Soldier's Girl Calpernia Addams Trans woman Lee Pace [citation needed] Canada, United States
2003 SpiderBabe Patricia Porker Bisexual Erin Brown [citation needed] United States
2003 Under the Tuscan Sun Patti Lesbian Sandra Oh [citation needed] United States
2004 Bad Education Enrique Goded Gay Fele Martínez [citation needed] Spain
Father Manolo Daniel Giménez Cacho
Ignacio Rodriguez Francisco Boira
Zahara Transgender Gael García Bernal
2004 Brother to Brother Perry Gay Anthony Mackie [112] United States
2004 D.E.B.S Lucy Diamond Lesbian Jordana Brewster [113] United States
Amy Bradshaw Bisexual Sara Foster
2004 De-Lovely Cole Porter Bisexual Kevin Kline [citation needed] United States
2004 Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story Kate Veatch Bisexual Christine Taylor It's not until the film is ending that Kate mentions she has a girlfriend named Joyce, who has come to watch her play; nor has Kate previously been shown as being attracted to women. One teammate then says to the other: "I told you she was a lesbian", to which Kate replies "Hey! I'm not a lesbian! No. I'm bisexual." Then she kisses one of the men.[114][115] United States
2004 Enter the Phoenix Georgie Hung Chi Kit Gay Daniel Wu [citation needed] Hong Kong
2004 Eulogy Judy Arnolds Lesbian Famke Janssen [citation needed] United States
Lucy Collins Kelly Preston
2004 Formula 17 Chou T'ien Tsai Gay Tony Yang A "feel good" gay romantic comedy film from Taiwan about a young man, Chou T'ien-Tsai, who is looking for romance as he takes a trip to the capital, Taipei, to visit an online boyfriend in person for the first time. Disappointed to find that his online friend only wants sex and has no interest in forming a romantic bond, he starts to look elsewhere, finding his internet relationship. There are many adventures as T'ien's roommate and friends also help him look for the man of his dreams. The film was banned in Singapore, because it "portrays homosexuality as normal, and a natural progression of society".[116] Taiwan
Bai Tieh Nan/Richard Bai Duncan Lai
Yu King Chin
Jun Jason Chang
C.C. Dada Ji
Alan James Yun
Ray Jeff Locker
Kevin Ladder Yu
2004 Grande École Paul Bisexual Gregori Baquet In this film, about education, class, race and homosexuality,[117] Paul has a girlfriend but sleeps with one of his new roommates, while Mécir, a young Arab manual worker, becomes attracted to him.[citation needed] France
Mécir Salim Kechiouche
2004 Kinsey Alfred Kinsey Bisexual Liam Neeson [118] United States
2004 Leave Me Alone Yiu Chun Man Gay Ekin Cheng [citation needed] Hong Kong
Man's boyfriend Jan Lamb
2004 Mean Girls Damian Gay Daniel Franzese [citation needed] United States
2004 My Summer of Love Mona Bisexual Natalie Press [119] United Kingdom
Tamsin Lesbian Emily Blunt
2004 Mysterious Skin Neil McCormick Gay Joseph Gordon-Levitt [citation needed] Netherlands, United States
2004 She Hate Me Fatima Goodrich Lesbian Kerry Washington [120] United States
Alex Guerrero Dania Ramirez
2004 Stage Beauty Ned Kynaston Bisexual Billy Crudup [citation needed] Germany, United Kingdom, United States
2004 Star Appeal Xiao Bo Bisexual Yu Bo A gay-themed science fiction film shot on static video camera, the story revolves around a young man from the planet Mars, known as 'E.T.', who arrives on Earth totally naked. He befriends a young bisexual Chinese man, Xiao Bo, who removes his own clothes to make E.T. feel more comfortable, and teaches him languages, science and a range of other subjects. The two become close, and eventually fall in love. E.T. later falls in love with Xiao Bo's girlfriend, and the two attempt to have a baby.[citation needed] China
E.T. Guifeng Wang
2004 White Chicks Aubrey Allure Gay Kevin Blatch [citation needed] United States

2005–2009[edit]

Year Title Character(s) Identity Actor Notes Country
2005 Be Cool Elliot Wilhelm Gay Dwayne Johnson [citation needed] United States
2005 Breakfast on Pluto Patrick "Kitten" Braden Trans woman Cillian Murphy [citation needed] Ireland, United Kingdom
2005 Brokeback Mountain Ennis Del Mar Bisexual Heath Ledger Ennis and Jack are in love with each other, but they also have loving and sexual relations with their wives.[121][122][123] United States
Jack Twist Jake Gyllenhaal
Randall Malone David Harbour [citation needed]
2005 Capote Truman Capote Gay Philip Seymour Hoffman [citation needed] United States, Canada
Jack Dunphy Bruce Greenwood
2005 Cold Showers Michael Bisexual Johan Libéreau The story of a ménage à trois between two young men and a young woman which results in the men becoming attracted to each other.[citation needed] France
Clément Pierre Perrier
2005 Imagine Me & You Luce Lesbian Lena Headey [citation needed] Germany, United Kingdom
Rachel Bisexual Piper Perabo
2005 Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Perry Van Shrike/"Gay Perry" Gay Val Kilmer [citation needed] United States
2005 My Fair Son Ray Gay Junrui Wang [citation needed] China
Unnamed student Guifeng Wang
Xiao Bo Bisexual Yu Bo
2005 Rent Thomas B. "Tom" Collins Gay Jesse L. Martin [citation needed] United States
Angel Dumott Schunard Wilson Jermaine Heredia
Joanne Jefferson Lesbian Tracie Thoms
Maureen Johnson Bisexual Idina Menzel
2005 Sin City Lucille Lesbian Carla Gugino Marv's parole officer.[citation needed] United States
2005 Tides of War Frank Habley Gay Adrian Paul Cmdr. Frank Habley and Lt. Cmdr. Tim Palatonio (Frank's executive officer) are partners and serving on the same submarine. Tom is killed in a battle and Frank must continue to serve on the same vessel.[124]
Released in theaters as Phantom Below with the gay theme excluded. The gay version was broadcast by the Here network.[125][126][127]
United States
Tom Palatonio Mike Doyle
2005 Transamerica Sabrina "Bree" Osbourne Trans woman Felicity Huffman [citation needed] United States
Toby Bisexual Kevin Zegers
2005 V for Vendetta Gordon Deitrich Gay Stephen Fry [citation needed] Germany, United Kingdom, United States
Valerie Page Lesbian Natasha Wightman
2005 Where the Truth Lies Vince Collins Bisexual Colin Firth [citation needed] Canada, United Kingdom
2006 The Architect Shawn Gay Paul James [citation needed] United States
Martin Waters Sebastian Stan
2006 Boy Culture Alex "X" Gay Derek Magyar [citation needed] United States
Andrew Darryl Stephens
Joey Jonathon Trent
Gregory Talbot Patrick Bauchau
2006 The Bubble Ashraf Gay Yousef 'Joe' Sweid [citation needed] Israel
Noam Ohad Knoller
Yali Alon Friedman
2006 Eternal Summer Jonathan Gay Bryant Chang Set in Taiwan, the story is about a studious schoolboy, Jonathan, who is asked by his teacher to look after another boy, Shane, who is rebellious and dislikes learning. Ten years on, they have developed a good friendship despite their divergent lives: Jonathan on course to go to university and Shane to become a basketball player. Jonathan is also attracted to Shane, but the attraction is not reciprocated. However, the young men's fates change when a girl, Carrie, has a secret affair with Shane (who is determined to keep it secret in order to protect Jonathan's feelings) and also does her best to persuade Shane to abandon basketball and instead work hard to try to enter university.[citation needed] Taiwan
2006 Gray Matters Gray Baldwin Lesbian Heather Graham [128] United States
2006 The History Boys Stuart Dakin Bisexual Dominic Cooper This film is based on the play of the same name.[citation needed] United Kingdom
Douglas Hector Gay Richard Griffiths
Tom Irwin Stephen Campbell Moore
David Posner Samuel Barnett
2006 In Her Line of Fire Lynn Delaney Lesbian Mariel Hemingway Sergeant Major Lynn Delaney is an openly lesbian Secret Service agent guarding the VP of the United States. She's an ex-Marine and friend of the VP, and served with him during Operation Desert Storm. Lynn and Sharon fall for each other.[129]
Air Force Two, the alternate version of the film distributed outside of the United States, deleted all references to Delaney's lesbianism including the two kiss scenes between her and Sharon.[130][131]
United States
Sharon Serrano Jill Bennett
2006 Let's Go to Prison Barry Gay Chi McBride [citation needed] United States
Nelson Biederman IV Will Arnett
2006 Little Miss Sunshine Frank Ginsberg Gay Steve Carell [citation needed] United States
2006 Loving Annabelle Annabelle Tillman Lesbian Erin Kelly Anabelle in an openly lesbian and emotionally mature student that transfers to a strict Catholic boarding school in her senior high school year after being expelled from two previous schools. She falls in love with her poetry teacher, Simone.
Simone is a closeted lesbian teacher who resists Annabelle's flirtations and advances, but falls in love with her. After the suicide of her lover, Amanda, she repressed her sexual orientation; afterwards becoming involved with a male teacher from another school as a cover-up instead of dealing with the pain and loss.[132]
United States
Simone Bradley Diane Gaidry
2006 No Regret Lee Su-min Gay Lee Yeong-hoon [citation needed] South Korea
Song Jae-min Kim Nam-gil
2006 Notes on a Scandal Barbara Covett Lesbian Judi Dench [citation needed] United Kingdom
2006 Wedding Wars Shel Gay John Stamos [citation needed] Canada, United States
2007 Across the Universe Prudence Lesbian T.V. Carpio [citation needed] United Kingdom, United States
2007 Breakfast with Scot Eric McNally Gay Tom Cavanagh [citation needed] Canada
Sam Ben Shenkman
Scot Noah Bernett
2007 I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry Fred Duncan Gay Ving Rhames [citation needed] United States
2007 Love Songs Ismaël Benoliel Bisexual Louis Garrel Ismaël, Julie, and Alice are in a ménage-à-trois. After a tragedy strikes and breaks them apart, the characters learn to deal with loss and mourning.
Ismaël unexpectedly finds love again with a young man named Erwann.[133]
France
Julie Pommeraye Ludivigne Sagnier
Alice Clotilde Hesme
Erwann Gay Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet
2007 Planet Terror Dakota Block Bisexual Marley Shelton [citation needed] United States
Tammy Visan Lesbian Stacy Ferguson
2007 Pleasure Factory Jonathan Bisexual Loo Zihan The film is set in Singapore's red-light district. Jonathan has sexual relationships with both men and women.[citation needed] Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand
2007 Reign Over Me Charlie Fineman Bisexual Adam Sandler [citation needed] United States
2007 Shelter Shaun Gay Brad Rowe [citation needed] United States
Zach Bisexual Trevor Wright
2007 Stardust Captain Shakespeare Gay Robert De Niro [citation needed] United States, United Kingdom
2007 Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story Dewey Cox Bisexual John C. Reilly [citation needed] United States
2007 The Walker Carter Page III Gay Woody Harrelson [134] United States, United Kingdom
2008 City Without Baseball Ronnie Bisexual Ron Heung In a story set in the 1990s, Ronnie, a pitcher with Hong Kong's National Baseball Team, has a steady girlfriend and appears well settled-in. But over time, he becomes increasingly attracted to one of his colleagues, and summons up the courage to kiss him in the men's changing rooms. The actors, including the protagonist, were real-life members of the National Baseball Team at the time of filming. Based on a real story, the film is the first feature produced by the award-winning Chinese LGBT filmmaker known as 'Scud'.[citation needed] Hong Kong
2008 Dream Boy Nathan Davies Gay Stephan Bender [citation needed] United States
Roy Maximillian Roeg
2008 Milk Harvey Milk Gay Sean Penn [citation needed] United States
Cleve Jones Emile Hirsch
Jack Lira Diego Luna
Scott Smith James Franco
Anne Kronenberg Lesbian Alison Pill
2008 Vicky Cristina Barcelona María Elena Bisexual Penélope Cruz [135] Spain, United States
2008 The Women Alex Fisher Lesbian Jada Pinkett Smith [136] United States
Natasha Natasha Alam
2009 44 Inch Chest Meredith Gay Ian McShane [137] United Kingdom
2009 Brüno Brüno Gehard Gay Sacha Baron Cohen [138] United States, United Kingdom
2009 Chloe Chloe Sweeney Bisexual Amanda Seyfried [citation needed] Canada, France, United States
2009 Everybody's Fine Rosie Goode Bisexual Drew Barrymore [139] United States
2009 I Love You Phillip Morris Phillip Morris Gay Ewan McGregor [citation needed] France, United States
Steven Russell Jim Carrey
2009 Mundane History Ake Gay Phakpoom Surapongsanuruk The film tells the story of a young Thai man, Ake, who is bed-ridden and paralyzed from the waist down. He gradually becomes sexually attracted by his male nurse, Pun, during washing and changing.[citation needed] Thailand
2009 Permanent Residence Ivan Gay Sean Li Ivan seeks a long-term relationship with a straight friend. Befriending another young man, Windson, at a public sports club, the two build up a friendly rapport. However, Windson becomes aware of his inclination, and while happy to remain his friend, is initially very reluctant to become emotionally involved with him.
It is the first feature to be directed by the award-winning Chinese LGBT filmmaker known as 'Scud'.[citation needed]
Hong Kong
Windson Bisexual Osman Hung
2009 Precious Ms. Blu Rain Lesbian Paula Patton [citation needed] United States
2009 Shank Cal Gay Wayne Virgo [citation needed] United Kingdom
Olivier Marc Laurent
Scott Garry Summers
Jonno Bisexual Tom Bott
2009 A Single Man George Falconer Gay Colin Firth [140] United States
2009 Soundless Wind Chime Ricky Gay Lu Yulai An interracial love story. The story, told through a linear narrative and a series of complex, interlocking flashbacks, revolves around a young man, Ricky, who has arrived in Hong Kong from mainland China, and works as a delivery boy. He is robbed by a Swiss thief, Pascal, who admits his crime and returns the stolen item. The two eventually embark on a love affair, but through several flashbacks, it eventually becomes clear that Pascal has subsequently been killed in a road accident near their flat, which Ricky had witnessed. Some years later, Ricky visits Pascal's former home in Switzerland to find it abandoned. During his time there, he meets Pascal's doppelganger in a man called Ueli, who nevertheless has a very different personality. They, too, fall in love and the contentment that Ricky finds enables him to reflect on the relationship he had with Pascal.[citation needed] Hong Kong, Switzerland, China
Pascal Bernhard Bulling
Ueli Bernhard Bulling
2009 Undertow Miguel Bisexual Cristian Mercado [citation needed] Peru, Colombia, France, Germany
Santiago Gay Manolo Cardona

2010–2014[edit]

Year Title Character(s) Identity Actor Notes Country
2010 All About Love Anita Lesbian Vivian Chow [citation needed] Hong Kong
Macy Sandra Ng
2010 Amphetamine Daniel Gay Thomas Price Daniel, a wealthy Chinese Australian investment banker working in Hong Kong who is openly gay, meets and befriends Kafka, a young swimming instructor from a poor local family, who has strong religious beliefs. Kafka was sexually assaulted as a teenager by a male gang after successfully defending a young woman from being raped, and as a result, he has become impotent and a habitual user of recreational drugs. Although initially uncomfortable with Daniel's obvious sexual attraction to him, he soon sees Daniel as offering him new hope in life, and he falls deeply in love with him. But Kafka's life begins to fall apart again when his mother dies suddenly, and he attempts to end his life.
Set after the 2008 financial collapse, the film is the second feature film directed by the award-winning Chinese LGBT filmmaker, 'Scud'.[citation needed]
Hong Kong
Kafka Bisexual Byron Pang
2010 Beginners Hal Gay Christopher Plummer United States
2010 Howl Allen Ginsberg Gay James Franco [citation needed] United States
Peter Orlovsky Aaron Tveit
Neal Cassady Bisexual Jon Prescott
2010 Kaboom Hunter Bisexual Jason Olive [citation needed] United States
Rex Andy Fischer-Price
Smith Thomas Dekker
Lorelei Lesbian Roxane Mesquida
Stella Haley Bennett
Oliver Gay Brennan Mejia
2010 The Kids Are All Right Jules Lesbian Julianne Moore [citation needed] United States
Nic Annette Bening
2010 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Ramona Flowers Bisexual Mary Elizabeth Winstead Ramona describes her relationship with Roxy Richter as her being "bi-curious".[141][104] Besides her lesbian ex-girlfriend, Ramona has six ex-boyfriends.
Ben is Wallace's gay best friend.
Wallace is Scott's gay roommate.
[citation needed]
United Kingdom, United States, Japan
Jimmy Kjartan Hewitt
Roxanne "Roxy" Richter Lesbian Mae Whitman
Scott aka "Other Scott" Gay Ben Lewis
Stephen Stills Mark Webber
Wallace Wells Kieran Culkin
2010 Valentine's Day Sean Jackson Gay Eric Dane [citation needed] United States
Holden Wilson Bradley Cooper
2010 Yes or No Kim Lesbian Suppanad Jittaleela [citation needed] Thailand
Pie Bisexual Sushar Manaying
2011 Albert Nobbs Albert Nobbs Trans man Glenn Close [citation needed] United Kingdom, Ireland
Hubert Page Janet McTeer
2011 Austin Unbound: A Deaf Journey of Transgender Heroism Austin Richey Trans man Austin Richey [citation needed] United States
2011 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Graham Dashwood Gay Tom Wilkinson [citation needed] United Kingdom
2011 Cloudburst Stella Lesbian Olympia Dukakis Stella and Dot are an elderly couple in Maine who have been together for decades. Dot is in poor health and Stella has been taking care of her. The only one who is clueless that they are lesbians in a relationship is Dot's granddaughter. After she convinces the frail Dot to sign a power-of-attorney and relocate to an assisted living facility, Stella breaks into the home and she and Dot flee to Nova Scotia where same-sex marriage is legal.[142] Canada, United States
Dot Brenda Fricker
2011 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Lisbeth Salander Bisexual Rooney Mara [citation needed] United States, Sweden, United Kingdom
Miriam "Mimi" Wu Elodie Yung
2011 Just Go With It Ian Maxtone-Jones Gay Dave Matthews [citation needed] United States
2011 Love Actually... Sucks! Bridegroom Bisexual Jackie Chow The film tells a series of interconnected stories, several with LGBT relationships. It was inspired by real-life events. The opening wedding banquet reveals a sex affair between the bridegroom and a bridesman. Other stories include a married painter who falls in love with his young male life model, a dance school teacher who becomes involved with his senior student and a role-playing lesbian couple. The film celebrates the belief that life is love.[143][144]
It is the third feature film directed by the award-winning Chinese LGBT filmmaker, 'Scud'.
Hong Kong
Bridesman Gay Ryo van Kooten
Model Gay Tang Wei
Painter Gay John Tai
Policewoman Lesbian Lareine Xu
Policewoman's girl Lesbian Celia Chang
2011 North Sea Texas Pim Gay Jelle Florizoone [citation needed] Belgium
Gino Bisexual Mathias Vergels
2011 Pariah Alike Lesbian Adepero Oduye [145] United States
2011 The Skin I Live In Cristina Lesbian Bárbara Lennie [citation needed] Spain
2012 3, 2, 1... Frankie Go Boom Phyllis Transgender Ron Perlman [citation needed] United States
2012 Cloud Atlas Robert Frobisher Bisexual Ben Whishaw Robert, living in 1930s Britain, is a budding composer, an apprentice to a musical genius, Vyvyan Ayrs, while Robert has a lover, Rufus Sixsmith, as well.[146] Germany, United States
Rufus Sixsmith Gay James D'Arcy
2012 Jack & Diane Diane Lesbian Juno Temple [citation needed] United States
Jack Riley Keough
2012 Laurence Anyways Laurence Alia Trans woman Melvil Poupaud [citation needed] Canada
2012 Love Is Not Perfect Elena Bisexual Anna Foglietta Being with Adriana is the first romantic relationship Elena has had with a woman.
Adriana is realizing her sexual orientation and preference with Elena.[147]
Italy
Adriana Lesbian Lorena Cacciatore
2012 The Perks of Being a Wallflower Brad Gay Johnny Simmons [citation needed] United States
Patrick Ezra Miller
2012 Skyfall Raoul Silva Bisexual Javier Bardem [citation needed] United Kingdom
2012 Speechless Luke Gay Pierre-Matthieu Vital [citation needed] Hong Kong, China
Han Dong Bisexual Jian Jiang
2013 Blue Is the Warmest Colour Adèle Bisexual Adèle Exarchopoulos Adèle meets Emma in a lesbian bar, and they later enter a relationship and start to live with each other. [148]
Eventually, Emma finds out that Adèle cheated with Antoine, a male colleague, and their relationship ends. Afterwards, Emma enters a relationship with Lise.
France
Emma Lesbian Léa Seydoux
Lise Lesbian Mona Walravens
2013 Dallas Buyers Club Rayon Trans woman Jared Leto [citation needed] United States
2013 Free Fall Marc Borgmann Bisexual Hanno Koffler [citation needed] Germany
Kay Engel Gay Max Riemelt
2013 G.B.F. Tanner Daniels Gay Michael J. Willett [citation needed] United States
Brent Van Camp Paul Iacono
2013 Horns Eric Hannity Gay Michael Adamthwaite [citation needed] Canada, United States
2013 Kick-Ass 2 Insect-Man Gay Robert Emms The film Kick-Ass 2 is based on the graphic novel of the same name. In both the comics and the film, Insect-Man is an insect-themed superhero and a member of the Justice Forever team, which consists of people who became superheroes inspired by Kick-Ass.
In the comics, Insect-Man wears a mask. He claims to be a policeman who uses his secret identity to do things being a policeman does not allow him to do. His sexuality is not addressed.
Conversely, in the film, Insect-Man is gay and was bullied when he was younger because of this. He claims this inspired him to become a superhero to stand up for the defenseless. He does not wear a mask because it would feel like going back into the closet.[citation needed]
United Kingdom, United States
2013 Kill Your Darlings Lucien Carr Gay Dane DeHaan [citation needed] United Kingdom
Allen Ginsberg Bisexual Daniel Radcliffe
2013 The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Alec Lightwood Gay Kevin Zegers [citation needed] Canada, Germany
Magnus Bane Bisexual Godfrey Gao
2013 Tom at the Farm Tom Podowski Gay Xavier Dolan Tom travels to an isolated farm for his lover's funeral where he's quickly drawn into a twisted, sexually charged game by his lover's aggressive brother named Francis.[149] Canada
Francis Longchamp Bisexual Pierre-Yves Cardinal
2013 Voyage Ryo Gay Ryo van Kooten Filmed in the English language across Asia and Europe, the story follows the journey of a young Hong Kong psychiatrist (played by Chinese-German film actor Ryo van Kooten), who is accompanied by his male lover as he visits former patients in neighbouring countries of South East Asia by travelling to see them on his large luxury sailing yacht. Several of his clients are themselves in LGBT relationships. The film is the fourth commercially released film directed by the award-winning Chinese LGBT filmmaker known as 'Scud', and features frequent full-frontal male nudity.[150] Hong Kong
Jip Gay Jason Poon
2014 Girltrash: All Night Long Misty Monroe Lesbian Mandy Musgrave This film is based on the Girltrash! series.[citation needed] United States
Daisy Robson Lisa Rieffel
Colby Robson Gabrielle Christian
Sid Kate French
2014 The Grand Budapest Hotel Monsieur Gustave H. Bisexual Ralph Fiennes [151][152] United States, Germany
2014 The Imitation Game Alan Turing Gay Benedict Cumberbatch (adult)
Alex Lawther (young)
This historical drama film about the life of Alan Turing depicts his work on the cryptanalysis of the Enigma, an encryption machine used by Germany during the World War II. After the war is over, Alan Turing is convicted of indecency because he is gay. He undergoes chemical castration and later commits suicide.[citation needed] United States
Christopher Morcom Gay Jack Bannon The young Alan Turing in school is shown being close to his classmate Christopher Morcom. They pass encoded notes to each other on paper. The messages include "see you in two long weeks, dearest friend" and "I love you". Their friendship comes to an end when the young Christopher dies from bovine tuberculosis. The adult Alan Turing names the Enigma-breaking machine "Christopher" after him.[citation needed]
2014 Life Partners Sasha Weiss Lesbian Leighton Meester A struggling musician.[citation needed] United States
2014 Lilting Kai Gay Andrew Leung [citation needed] United Kingdom
Richard Ben Whishaw
2014 Love Is Strange George Garea Gay Alfred Molina [153] United States, France
Ben Hull John Lithgow
2014 The Normal Heart Dr. Emma Brookner Lesbian Julia Roberts [citation needed] United States
Felix Turner Gay Matt Bomer
Alexander "Ned" Weeks Mark Ruffalo
2014 Predestination Jane/John Transgender Sarah Snook [citation needed] Australia
2014 Pride Mark Ashton Gay Ben Schnetzer [citation needed] United Kingdom
Mike Jackson Joe Gilgun
Jonathan Blake Dominic West
Gethin Roberts Andrew Scott
Jeff Cole Freddie Fox
Reggie Chris Overton
Ray Joshua Hill
Joe "Bromley" Cooper George Mackay
Cliff Barry Bill Nighy
Tim Russel Tovey
Steph Chambers Lesbian Faye Marsay
Stella Karina Fernandez
Zoe Jessie Cave
2014 The Skeleton Twins Milo Dean Gay Bill Hader [citation needed] United States
Rich Levitt Bisexual Ty Burrell
2014 Tammy Lenore Lesbian Kathy Bates [154] United States
Susanne Sandra Oh
2014 The Way He Looks Leonardo Gay Ghilherme Lobo Leonardo is a blind high school student who falls in love with the new kid, Gabriel.[citation needed]
Gabriel is the new kid who falls in love with Leo, the blind student. He was once aroused when he saw Leo naked in the showers.
Brazil
Gabriel Fabio Audi

2015–2019[edit]

Year Title Character(s) Identity Actor Notes Country
2015 3 Generations Ray Transgender Elle Fanning [citation needed] United States
Maggie Lesbian Susan Sarandon
2015 4th Man Out Adam Gay Evan Todd [citation needed] United States
2015 Burnt Tony Balerdi Gay Daniel Brühl [citation needed] United States
2015 Carol Carol Aird Lesbian Cate Blanchett Carol was always attracted to females, but married as was expected of her social status and the post-World War II era. While in divorce proceedings, she meets Therese and comes out publicly after her love affair with her is exposed.
Therese realizes she is gay after she meets Carol and falls in love with her.[155][156]
(The film is based on The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith.)
United States
Therese Belivet Rooney Mara
2015 The Danish Girl Lili Elbe Transgender Eddie Redmayne [citation needed] United Kingdom, United States
2015 Dope Cassandra "Diggy" Andrews Lesbian Kiersey Clemons Diggy can be seen in male clothing.[citation needed] United States
2015 Freeheld Stacie Andree Lesbian Elliot Page [lower-alpha 1] [157] United States
Laurel Hester Julianne Moore
2015 Grandma Deathy Transgender Laverne Cox [citation needed] United States
Olivia Lesbian Judy Greer
Elle Reid Lily Tomlin
2015 The Heroes of Evil Aritz Gay Jorge Clemente [citation needed] Spain
2015 Holy Mess Oscar Gay Anton Lundqvist [citation needed] Sweden
Simon Anastasios Soulis
2015 Legend Lord Boothby Bisexual John Sessions [citation needed] France, United Kingdom
Ronnie Kray Gay Tom Hardy
Teddy Smith Taron Egerton
2015 Tangerine Alexandra Trans woman Mya Taylor [citation needed] United States
Sin-Dee Rella Kitana Kiki Rodriguez
2015 Those People Charlie Gay Jonathan Gordon Charlie has always been in love with his best friend Sebastian. Both of them are gay and too afraid to admit their love for each other. But after some life changing events happen in both of their lives, they try to figure out what their relationship really is.[citation needed] United States
Sebastian Jason Ralph
2015 Utopians Hins Gao Bisexual Adonis He Fei Hins Gao is in a relationship with his female classmate Joy, but gradually becomes attracted to his professor, Antonio Ming.[158] Hong Kong
Antonio Ming Gay Jackie Chow
2015 While You Weren't Looking Dez Lesbian Sandi Schultz [citation needed] South Africa
Terri Camilla Waldman
2016 Being 17 Damien Delille Gay Kacey Mottet Klein The movie follows the romantic and sexual awakening of Damien and Thomas as their initial animosity, expressed in violence, morphs into love.[159] France
Thomas Chardoul Corentin Fila
2016 Catfight Lisa Lesbian Alicia Silverstone [citation needed] United States
Ashley Miller Anne Heche
2016 Center of My World Nicholas Bisexual Jannik Schümann [citation needed] Germany
Pascal Lesbian Nina Proll
Tereza Inka Friedrich
Phil Gay Louis Hofmann
2016 The Handmaiden Lady / Izumi Hideko Lesbian Kim Min-hee [160] South Korea
Maid / Nam Sook-hee Kim Tae-ri
2016 Handsome Devil Conor Masters Gay Nicholas Galitzine [citation needed] Ireland
Dan Sherry Andrew Scott
2016 Heartstone Kristján Gay Blær Hinriksson [citation needed] Iceland
2016 I, Olga Hepnarová Olga Hepnarová Lesbian Michalina Olszańska [citation needed] Czech Republic
2016 It's Only the End of the World Louis Gay Gaspard Ulliel [161] Canada, France
2016 King Cobra Brent Corrigan Gay Garrett Clayton [citation needed] United States
Harlow Cuadra Keegan Allen
Joe Kerekes James Franco
Bryan Kocis Christian Slater
Mikey Spencer Lofranco
2016 Moonlight Chiron Harris ("Little"/"Black") Gay Trevante Rhodes, Ashton Sanders, Alex Hibbert [citation needed] United States
Kevin Jones Bisexual André Holland, Jharrel Jerome, Jaden Piner
2016 Mother's Day Gabi Lesbian Sarah Chalke [citation needed] United States
Max Cameron Esposito
2016 Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising Pete Regazolli Gay Dave Franco [citation needed] United States
2016 The Neon Demon Ruby Lesbian Jena Malone [citation needed] Denmark, France, United States
2016 Other People David Mulcahey Gay Jesse Plemons [162] United States
Paul Zach Woods
2016 Spidarlings Eden Lesbian Sophia Disgrace Eden and Matila are a lesbian couple trying to get by.[163] United Kingdom
Matilda Rahel Kapsaski
The Diva Trans woman Jeff Kristian
2016 Their Finest Phyl Moore Lesbian Rachael Stirling Phyl is the Ministry of Information liaison keeping an eye on the screenwriters and coordinating the development of the film script. She wears button-down shirt and tie, jacket and tailored pants. She says to Catrin Cole, "I've never much seen the point in men"; and when one of the screenwriters asks who else the girls in the story are going to fall in love with she answers, "each other?"[164][165] United Kingdom
2017 Alien: Covenant Carl Lope Gay Demián Bichir [citation needed] United Kingdom, United States
Hallett Nathaniel Dean
2017 Atomic Blonde Lorraine Broughton Bisexual Charlize Theron Lorraine, a secret agent for MI6, does not fall in love with her male counterpart, but she has "sex with another female spy," Delphine Lasalle, entering into a romantic relationship with her. Theron confirmed Lorraine as a bisexual.[166][167][168][169][170]
(Some reviewers noted that the lesbian romance subplot of the film is not in the original graphic novel.)
United States
Delphine Lasalle Lesbian Sofia Boutella
2017 Battle of the Sexes Billie Jean King Lesbian Emma Stone Based on the real-life champion tennis player of the same name.[citation needed] United Kingdom, United States
Marilyn Bennett Andrea Riseborough
Ted Tinling Gay Alan Cumming
2017 Call Me by Your Name Oliver Bisexual Armie Hammer [citation needed] Brazil, France, Italy, United States
Elio Perlman Timothée Chalamet
2017 The Carmilla Movie Carmilla Karnstein Lesbian Natasha Negovanlis Carmilla and Laura are romantic partners.
Based on the web series of the same name, the movie takes place five years after 330 year-old vampire Carmilla became human.[171][172]
Canada
Laura Hollis Elise Bauman
Elle Sheridan Dominique Provost-Chalkley
Danny Lawrence Sharon Belle
2017 Disobedience Ronit Krushka Bisexual Rachel Weisz Ronit is the daughter of a rabbi and community authority; she had a forbidden romance with Esti when they were teenagers and was sent away by her father after he discovered their relationship.
When Ronit left the community, Esti married due to Orthodox religious expectations and obligations, but always remained sexually attracted to females. Years later, when Ronit returns after her father's death, Esti comes to terms with her sexual orientation and separates from her husband.[citation needed]
United States, Ireland, United Kingdom
Esti Kuperman Lesbian Rachel McAdams
2017 A Fantastic Woman Marina Vidal Trans woman Daniela Vega [173] Chile
2017 God's Own Country Gheorghe Ionescu Gay Alec Secareanu [citation needed] United Kingdom
Johnny Saxby Josh O'Connor
2017 Lady Bird Danny O'Neill Gay Lucas Hedges [citation needed] United States
2017 Power Rangers Trini Kwan Lesbian Becky G First LGBT superhero in a high-budget film.[citation needed] United States
2017 Princess Cyd Cyd Bisexual Jessie Pinnick [citation needed] United States
Katie Lesbian Malic White
2017 Rough Night Blair Bisexual Zoë Kravitz [citation needed] United States
Frankie Lesbian Ilana Glazer
2017 The Shape of Water Giles Gay Richard Jenkins Elisa's next door neighbor who helps her and the Amphibian Man.[citation needed] United States
2017 Song to Song Faye Bisexual Rooney Mara [citation needed] United States
Zoey Lesbian Bérénice Marlohe
2017 Thelma Anja Lesbian Kaya Wilkins [citation needed] Norway
Thelma Eili Harboe
2017 Tom of Finland Touko Laaksonen Gay Pekka Strang [citation needed] Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, United States
2018 Alex Strangelove Alex Truelove Gay Daniel Doheny [citation needed] United States
Elliott Antonio Marziale
2018 To All the Boys I've Loved Before Lucas Krapf Gay Trezzo Mahoro Lucas was one of Lara Jean Covey's crushes who she wrote a letter to. He told Lara Jean he was gay after receiving the letters, sent by Lara Jean's younger sister Kitty.[citation needed] United States
2018 Blockers Angelica Lesbian Ramona Young Sam comes out to her father and friends. She then kisses Angelica at their senior prom.[citation needed] United States
Sam Lockwood Gideon Adlon
2018 Bohemian Rhapsody Freddie Mercury Bisexual Rami Malek [citation needed] United Kingdom, United States
Jim Hutton Gay Aaron McCusker
Paul Prenter Allen Leech
John Reid Aidan Gillen
2018 Boy Erased Jared Eamons Gay Lucas Hedges [citation needed] United States
2018 Can You Ever Forgive Me? Lee Israel Lesbian Melissa McCarthy [citation needed] United States
Jack Hock Gay Richard E. Grant
2018 Colette Gabrielle Colette Bisexual Keira Knightley [citation needed] United States, United Kingdom, Hungary
2018 The Death & Life of John F. Donovan John F. Donovan Gay Kit Harington [citation needed] Canada
2018 Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot Donnie Gay Jonah Hill [citation needed] United States
Martingale Ronnie Adrian
2018 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Albus Dumbledore Gay Jude Law (adult Albus)
Toby Regbo (young Albus)
[citation needed] United Kingdom
2018 The Favourite Anne, Queen of Great Britain Lesbian Olivia Colman [citation needed] United Kingdom, Ireland, United States
Abigail Masham Emma Stone
Sarah Churchill Bisexual Rachel Weisz
2018 Giant Little Ones Ray Winter Gay Kyle MacLachlan [174] Canada
2018 Green Book Don Shirley Gay Mahershala Ali [citation needed] United States
2018 Hearts Beat Loud Samantha Lee "Sam" Fisher Lesbian Kiersey Clemons [175] United States
Rose Sasha Lane
2018 Love, Simon Simon Spier Gay Nick Robinson [citation needed] United States
Bram Greenfeld Keiynan Lonsdale
Cal Price Bisexual Miles Heizer
2018 Mary Queen of Scots Lord Darnley Gay Jack Lowden [citation needed] United Kingdom, United States
David Rizzio Ismael Cruz Córdova
2018 The Miseducation of Cameron Post Cameron Post Lesbian Chloë Grace Moretz [citation needed] United Kingdom, United States
2018 Rafiki Kena Lesbian Samantha Mugatsia [176] Kenya
Ziki Sheila Munyiva
2018 Ready Player One Helen "H" Harris Lesbian Lena Waithe [citation needed] United States
2018 School's out Pierre Hoffman Gay Laurent Lafitte Pierre is a substitute teacher who becomes obsessed with his students' strange behavior. He is in love with his male best friend who just had a child. He also has a crush on one of his male colleagues who appears to be straight.[177] France
2018 Tracey "Travis Tung" / "Tracey" Transgender Philip Keung [citation needed] Hong Kong
2018 Vice Mary Cheney Lesbian Alison Pill [178] United States
2018 Vita & Virginia Vita Sackville-West Bisexual Gemma Arterton [179][180] United Kingdom, Ireland
Virginia Woolf Elizabeth Debicki
2018 Wild Nights with Emily Emily Dickinson Lesbian Molly Shannon [181] United States
2019 Anna Anna Poliatova Bisexual Sasha Luss A double agent assassin. She is in a relationship with fellow fashion model Maude as a cover. She has sex with Alexander Tchenkov, her KGB handler, and Leonard Miller, her CIA handler.[182][183]
Maude is in love with Anna.
France, United States
Maude Lesbian Lera Abova
2019 Bombshell Jess Carr Lesbian Kate McKinnon Jess is a closeted lesbian and Hillary Clinton supporter.[184][185]
Kayla has a sexual relationship with Jess, but says she's not a lesbian.[186]
United States, Canada
Kayla Pospisil Bisexual Margot Robbie
2019 Booksmart Amy Antsler Lesbian Kaitlyn Dever Amy has a crush on a girl named Ryan, and later has a sexual encounter with Hope, another female classmate.
George and Alan are openly gay classmates of Amy and her best friend Molly.[citation needed]
United States
Hope Diana Silvers
George Gay Noah Galvin
Alan Austin Crute
2019 Carmilla Lara Lesbian Hannah Rae [187][188] United Kingdom
Carmilla Devrim Lingnau
2019 Despite Everything Sofía Lesbian Amaia Salamanca Sofía and Marta are a couple, but Sofía has commitment issues.[189] Spain
Marta Ariana Martinez
2019 Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga Sweety Chaudhary Lesbian Sonam Kapoor Ahuja Sweety is a closeted lesbian who comes out to her traditional Punjabi father and family. Kuhu is Sweety's love interest. They are in a relationship that is kept secret.[190] India
Kuhu Regina Cassandra
2019 Elisa & Marcela Elisa Lesbian Natalia de Molina True story of two Spanish women who posed as a heterosexual couple in 1901 so that they could marry, with Marcela assuming the identity of "Mario Sánchez".[191] Spain
Marcela Greta Fernández
2019 The Gentlemen Fletcher Gay Hugh Grant [citation needed] United Kingdom
2019 The Good Liar Steven Gay Russell Tovey Steven does research on Hans, who raped Lili, confirming his identity in a DNA test using a locket of Hans' hair.[192][193][194]
It is revealed at the end of the film that Michael is Lili's grandson and Steven's boyfriend.
United Kingdom, United States
Michael Tunji Kasim
2019 Jojo Rabbit Captain Klenzendorf Gay Sam Rockwell Set in 1945 in Nazi Germany, Klenzendorf and Freddy are in a secret relationship.[citation needed] United States
Freddy Finkel Alfie Allen
2019 Let It Snow Dorrie Lesbian Liv Hewson [195] United States
Kerry Anna Akana
2019 Matthias & Maxime Maxime Bisexual Xavier Dolan Matthias and Maxime are lifelong friends who discover they might have romantic feelings for each other.[196] Canada
Matthias Gabriel D'Almeida
2019 Pain and Glory Salvador Mallo Gay Antonio Banderas [citation needed] Spain
2019 Portrait of a Lady on Fire Héloïse Lesbian Noémie Merlant Set in the 18th century, Héloïse is a painter commissioned to unobtrusively do the portrait of Marianne, who has been reluctant to pose for one because the painting was meant to be presented to her prospective husband, but Marianne did not want to marry. Héloïse and Marianne fall in love.[197] France
Marianne Adèle Haenel
2019 Rocketman Elton John Gay Taron Egerton Biopic about the singer-musician's journey dealing with drug addiction and accepting his homosexuality.[198] United Kingdom, United States
John Reid Richard Madden
2019 Suk Suk Hoi Gay Ben Yuen [citation needed] Hong Kong
Pak Tai Bo
2019 Velvet Buzzsaw Morf Vandewalt Bisexual Jake Gyllenhaal [199] United States

2020[edit]

Year Title Character(s) Identity Actor Notes Country
2020 Ammonite Mary Anning Lesbian Kate Winslet [200][201] United Kingdom, Australia
Charlotte Murchison Bisexual Saoirse Ronan
2020 The Boys in the Band Michael Gay Jim Parsons [202] United States
Harold Zachary Quinto
Donald Matt Bomer
Larry Andrew Rannells
Cowboy Charlie Carver
Emory Robin de Jesús
Bernard Michael Benjamin Washington
Hank Tuc Watkins
2020 Bruised Bobbi 'Buddhakan' Berroa Lesbian Sheila Atim [203][204] United States, United Kingdom
Jackie "Pretty Bull" Justice Bisexual Halle Berry
2020 Falling John Peterson Gay Viggo Mortensen [205][206] United States
Eric Peterson Terry Chen
2020 Friendsgiving Abby Lesbian Kat Dennings [207][208] United States
2020 The Half of It Ellie Chu Lesbian Leah Lewis [209] United States
2020 Happiest Season Abby Lesbian Kristen Stewart [210] United States
Harper Mackenzie Davis
Riley Audrey Plaza
John Gay Dan Levy
2020 I Care a Lot Marla Grayson Lesbian Rosamund Pike Marla and Fran are romantic and business partners.[211] United States
Fran Eiza González
2020 Jump, Darling Russell Gay Thomas Duplessie [212] Canada
2020 Kajillionaire Old Dolio Dyne Lesbian Evan Rachel Wood [213] United States
Melanie Whitacre Gina Rodriguez
2020 Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Ma Rainey Bisexual Viola Davis [214] United States
2020 The New Mutants Danielle Moonstar / Mirage Lesbian Blu Hunt [215][216] United States
Rahne Sinclair / Wolfsbane Maisie Williams
2020 The Old Guard Yusuf Al-Kaysani / Joe Gay Marwan Kenzari [217] United States
Niccolò di Genova / Nicky Luca Marinelli
2020 The Prom Emma Nolan Lesbian Jo Ellen Pellman [218][219] United States
Alyssa Greene Ariana DeBose
Barry Glickman Gay James Corden
2020 Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan Kartik Singh Gay Ayushmann Khurrana Kartik is an out young gay man in love with Aman, who is closeted. It is the first Bollywood feature film to show two men kissing passionately.[220] India
Aman Tripathi Jitendra Kumar
2020 Summer of 85 Alexis Robin Gay Félix Lefebvre The movie is centered around the intense friendship and romance of teenagers Alexis and David during a summer in Normandy in 1985.[221] France
David Gorman Bisexual Benjamin Voisin
2020 Summer of Mesa Mesa Lesbian Andrea Granera [222] United States
Molly Miles Bisexual Lily Peony
2020 Supernova Sam Gay Colin Firth [223][224] United Kingdom
Tusker Stanley Tucci
2020 The Thing About Harry Sam Baselli Gay Jake Borelli [225] United States
2020 Uncle Frank Frank Bledsoe Gay Paul Bettany [226][227] United States
2020 The World to Come Abigail Lesbian Katherine Waterston [228][229] United States
Tallie Vanessa Kirby
2020 Your Name Engraved Herein Chang Jia-han Gay Edward Chen Hao-Sen [230][231] Taiwan
Wang Po Te Jing-Hua Tseng

2021[edit]

Year Title Character(s) Identity Actor Notes Country
2021 After Blue Roxy Lesbian Paula Luna [232][233][234] France
Zora Elina Löwensohn
Sternberg Bisexual Vimala Pons
2021 Benedetta Benedetta Carlini Lesbian Virginie Efira Benedetta, a novitiate in a 17th-century Italian convent, begins a love affair with another nun.[235][236] France
2021 Candyman Troy Cartwright Gay Nathan Stewart-Jarrett [237] United States, Canada
Grady Greenberg Kyle Kaminsky
2021 Cruella Artie Gay John McCrea Artie is the first openly gay character in a live-action Disney film.[238][239] United States
2021 Everybody's Talking About Jamie Jamie New / Mimi Me Gay Max Harwood [240] United Kingdom, United States
2021 Fear Street Part One: 1994 Deena Johnson Lesbian Kiana Madeira Denna and Samantha are a young couple.[241] United States
Samantha Fraser Olivia Scott Welch
2021 The First Girl I Loved Sylvia Lee Sum Yuet Bisexual Renci Yeung [242] Hong Kong
Lee Wing Nam Lesbian Hedwig Tam
2021 The French Dispatch Roebuck Wright Gay Jeffrey Wright [243] United States
2021 The Green Knight Lord Bisexual Joel Edgerton [244] United States, Canada
2021 Jungle Cruise McGregor Houghton Gay Jack Whitehall McGregor is the heroine's brother and reluctant assistant. He turned down three engagements with women because of his sexual orientation.[245] United States
2021 Moneyboys Liang Fei Gay Kai Ko [246] Taiwan, Austria, France, Belgium
2021 No Time to Die Q Gay Ben Whishaw When James Bond and Moneypenny arrived at Q's house, Q was setting up a date for himself and another man.[247] United Kingdom, United States
2021 Parallel Mothers Janis Martínez Moreno Bisexual Penélope Cruz [248][249] Spain
2021 The Power of the Dog Phil Burbank Gay Benedict Cumberbatch Phil Burbank is a repressed gay man, and a charismatic rancher who likes to torment his brother's wife and step-son.[250] United Kingdom, Australia, United States, Canada, New Zealand
2021 The Retreat Renee Lesbian Tommie-Amber Pirie [251][252] Canada
Valerie Sarah Allen
2021 Ride or Die Rei Nagasawa Lesbian Kiko Mizuhara [253][254] Japan
Nanae Shinoda Bisexual Honami Sato
2021 Sentinelle Klara Lesbian Olga Kurylenko The first hint that Klara is lesbian is her observing the nude body of a female soldier in their locker room. Later, she dances with a woman in a nightclub and has a one-night stand with her.[255] France
2021 Silent Night Alex Lesbian Kirby Howell-Baptiste [256] United Kingdom, United States
Bella Lucy Punch
2021 Single All the Way Peter Gay Michael Urie Peter asks his best friend Nick to pose as his boyfriend, and they develop feelings for each other.
James is the blind date that Peter's mother sets him up with.[257][258]
United States
Nick Philemon Chambers
James Luke Macfarlane
2021 Stillwater Allison Baker Lesbian Abigail Breslin [259][260] United States
2021 The United States vs. Billie Holiday Billie Holiday Bisexual Andra Day [261][262] United States
Tallulah Bankhead Natasha Lyonne

2022[edit]

Year Title Character(s) Identity Actor Notes Country
2022 Am I Ok? Lucy Lesbian Dakota Johnson [263][264] United States
2022 Master Gail Bishop Lesbian Regina Hall [citation needed] United States

Non-merged films[edit]

1950–1989 (non-merged)[edit]

Year Title Character(s) Identity Actor Notes Country
1950 All About Eve Addison DeWitt Gay George Sanders United States
1953 Glen or Glenda Glenda Transgender Ed Wood United States
Anne Tommy Haynes
1969 The Damned Konstantin von Essenbeck Gay Reinhard Kolldehoff
1970 The Vampire Lovers Carmilla Karnstein Lesbian Ingrid Pitt
1971 Daughters of Darkness Countess Bathory Lesbian Delphine Seyrig
1976 L'Alpagueur Gilbert ("L'Epervier") Gay Bruno Cremer
1979 Life of Brian Loretta Transgender Eric Idle
1984 Revenge of the Nerds Lamar Gay Larry B. Scott

1990–1999 (non-merged)[edit]

Year Title Character(s) Identity Actor Notes Country
1991 Soapdish Montana Moorehead Trans woman Cathy Moriarty
1992 Peter's Friends Peter Morton Gay Stephen Fry
1994 Interview with the Vampire Louis de Pointe du Lac Bisexual Brad Pitt [citation needed] United States
Lestat de Lioncourt Tom Cruise
1996 Camping Cosmos Harry / Arno Gay Arno Hintjens
1996 Chacun Cherche son Chat Michel Gay Olivier Py
1996 Don't Be a Menace... Loc Dog Bisexual Marlon Wayans
1996 Johns Donner Gay Lukas Haas
1997 All Over Me Claude Lesbian Alison Folland
Lucy Leisha Hailey
Luke Pat Briggs
1997 Chasing Amy Banky Edwards Gay Jason Lee
1997 In and Out Howard Brackett Gay Kevin Kline United States
Peter Malloy Tom Selleck
1997 Ma Vie en Rose Ludo Fabre Transgender Georges Du Fresne
1998 The Adventures of Sebastian Cole Henrietta Rossi Trans Woman Clark Gregg [citation needed] United States
1998 Bedrooms and Hallways Leo Bisexual Kevin McKidd
1998 Dark Harbor David Weinberg Bisexual Alan Rickman [citation needed] United States
Young Man Gay Norman Reedus
1998 Edge of Seventeen Eric Hunter Gay Chris Stafford
1998 Head On Ari Gay Alex Dimitriades Australia
1998 Illuminata Umberto Bevalaqua Gay Christopher Walken [citation needed] United States
1999 East is East Nazir Khan Gay Ian Aspinall
1999 Trick Gabriel Gay Christian Campbell
Mark John Paul Pitoc

2000–2009 (non-merged)[edit]

Year Title Character(s) Identity Actor Notes Country
2000 Bring It On Leslie "Les" Gay Huntley Ritter
2000 Common Ground Dorothy Nelson Lesbian Brittany Murphy
2001 Blow Derek Foreal Gay Paul Reubens
2001 Gypsy 83 Clive Webb Gay Kett Turton
2001 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Brodie Bruce/Banky Edwards Gay Jason Lee
2001 Julie Johnson Julie Johnson Bisexual Lili Taylor United States
Claire Courtney Love
2001 Wet Hot American Summer McKinley Gay Michael Ian Black
Ben Bradley Cooper
2002 May Polly Lesbian Anna Faris
2003 Hamlet 2 Rand Posin Gay Skylar Astin [265]
2003 Normal Ruth Applewood Transgender Tom Wilkinson
2004 The 24th Day Dan Gay James Marsden United States
Tom Bisexual Scott Speedman
2004 A Home at the End of the World Jonathan Glover Gay Harris Allan / Dallas Roberts
2004 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Alistair Hennessey Bisexual Jeff Goldblum
2004 Saving Face Willhelmina Pang Lesbian Michelle Krusiec
2005 C.R.A.Z.Y. Zachary Beaulieu Bisexual Marc-André Grondin Canada
2005 Cursed Bo Gay Milo Ventimiglia United States
2005 Kinky Boots Simon / Lola Gay / Drag Queen Chiwetel Ejiofor
2005 Saved! Dean Gay Chad Faust
Mitch Kett Turton
2005 Sin City Lucille Lesbian Carla Gugino
2006 Another Gay Movie Jarod Gay Jonathan Chase
2006 Crank Kaylo Gay Efren Ramirez
2006 Infamous Truman Capote Gay Toby Jones
2006 The Night Listener Gabriel Noone Gay Robin Williams
2006 Shortbus James Gay Paul Dawson
Jamie PJ DeBoy
2007 After Sex Kat Lesbian Zoe Saldaña [citation needed] United States
Nikki Mila Kunis
2007 Steam Elizabeth Lesbian Kate Siegel [citation needed] United States
Niala Reshma Shetty
2008 Mamma Mia! Harry Bright Gay Colin Firth Harry says that the only woman he ever loved was Donna.
2008 RocknRolla Handsome Bob Gay Tom Hardy
2008 Sunshine Cleaning Lynn Lesbian Mary Lynn Rajskub
2009 I Love You, Beth Cooper Rich Munsch Bisexual Jack Carpenter
2009 Jennifer's Body Jennifer Check Bisexual Megan Fox
Anita "Needy" Lesnicki Amanda Seyfried
2009 The Joneses Mick Jones Gay Benjamin Hollingsworth
2009 Woman on Top Monica Jones Trans woman Harold Perrineau Jr.

2010–2019 (non-merged)[edit]

Year Title Character(s) Identity Actor Notes Country
2010 Burlesque Sean Gay Stanley Tucci [citation needed] United States
2010 Death at a Funeral Frank Lovett Gay Peter Dinklage [citation needed] United States, United Kingdom
2010 Easy A Brandon Gay Dan Byrd [citation needed] United States
2010 The Last Exorcism Logan Gay Logan Craig Reid [citation needed] United States
2010 Sex and the City 2 Erin Lesbian Alice Eve [citation needed] United States
2011 Dear Santa Pete Kennedy Gay Patrick Creery His sexuality is not stated in the film; however, he is depicted as stereotypically gay.[citation needed] Canada
2011 J. Edgar J. Edgar Hoover Gay Leonardo DiCaprio [citation needed] United States
2011 The Perfect Family Shannon Cleary Lesbian Emily Deschanel [citation needed] United States
Angela Rayes Angelique Cabral
2012 Foodfight! Vlad Chocul Gay Larry Miller [citation needed] United States
2013 The Bling Ring Marc Hall Gay Israel Broussard [citation needed] United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan
2013 Geography Club Russell Middlebrook Gay Cameron Deane Stewart [citation needed] United States
2013 Palo Alto Fred ? Nat Wolff [citation needed] United States
2014 Dear White People Lionel Higgins Gay Tyler James Williams [citation needed] United States
2014 Jongens Marc Gay Ko Zandvliet [citation needed] Netherlands
Sieger Gijs Blom
2014 Obvious Child Joey Gay Gabe Liedman [citation needed] United States
2014 The Taking of Deborah Logan Sarah Logan Lesbian Anne Ramsay [citation needed] United States
2015 Most Likely to Die Jade Lesbian Tess Christiansen [citation needed] United States
2017 F the Prom TJ Gay Luke Bilyk [citation needed] United States
2017 My Days of Mercy Mercy Bromage Bisexual Kate Mara [citation needed] United States, United Kingdom
Lucy Moro Lesbian Elliot Page
2017 The Party Martha Lesbian Cherry Jones [citation needed] United Kingdom
Jinny Emily Mortimer
2019 Rialto Colm Bisexual Tom Vaughan-Lawlor [citation needed] Ireland, United Kingdom
2019 Riot Girls Nat Lesbian Madison Iseman [citation needed] Canada
Scratch Paloma Kwiatkowski

Notes[edit]

  1. First name changed after film release.

See also[edit]


Other articles of the topics LGBT AND Film : Be Here, Be Queer, Não Faça Isso Comigo

Other articles of the topics Film AND Lists : List of Japanese films of 2022, List of films considered the worst, List of American films of 2022

Other articles of the topic LGBT : Janet Jackson as a gay icon, Nicky Doll, Outhouse Dublin, The History Project, List of African American LGBT, Animals in LGBT culture, Queens Behind Bars

Other articles of the topic Film : Roberto Lombardi (actor), Amir Karara, Finn Little, Glen Meadows, Marsellio, Ondřej Brzobohatý, Marko Stojanović

Other articles of the topic Lists : List of Muslim scientists, List of punk compilation albums, List of Japanese films of 2022, List of television series considered the best, Mitslal Afras school, List of wine personalities, List of most expensive streets by city
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