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What are some gay films - not asking about porn - that should be viewed at least once?

by Anonymousreply 15204/21/2014

I liked Saving Face. There's more to it than the lesbian love story.

by Anonymousreply 104/03/2010

Hedwing and the Angry Inch.

by Anonymousreply 204/03/2010


by Anonymousreply 304/03/2010

Ben Hur. Beckett. Lawrence of Arabia.

by Anonymousreply 404/03/2010

The Ten Commandments

by Anonymousreply 504/03/2010

Parting Glances


Being at Home With Claude

L'Homme Blesse

My Beautiful Laundrette

by Anonymousreply 604/03/2010

The Boys in the Band

by Anonymousreply 704/03/2010



Latter Days

Brokeback Mountain

My Beautiful Laundrette

Beautiful Thing

Edge of 17

Get Real

by Anonymousreply 804/03/2010

Beautiful Thing

by Anonymousreply 904/03/2010

Mala Noche

by Anonymousreply 1004/03/2010


Total fluff but I loved it.

by Anonymousreply 1104/03/2010

The Lord of the Rings (think about it)...

by Anonymousreply 1204/03/2010

Gods and Monsters - one of my favorite movies of all time

by Anonymousreply 1304/03/2010

A Very Natural Thing - a nicely dated movie about the early 70s gay life. I also thought the guys were rather cute.

Anybody ever see this and wonder if the scene when the main character, on a bike, starts shouting at a driver who almost runs him over was not intended?

by Anonymousreply 1404/03/2010

Another Gay Movie, clearly

by Anonymousreply 1504/03/2010

Top Gun

Fight Club

by Anonymousreply 1604/03/2010

Gods and Monsters Brokeback Trick Shelter

by Anonymousreply 1704/03/2010

The Ang Lee Double Feature – THE WEDDING BANQUET and BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN – So many anti-Brokeback people need to realize that Ang Lee made a beautiful film about the dangers of the closet and how in modern times even people from conservative cultures can open their minds. THE WEDDING BANQUET is sophisticated and realistic.

I'd add to that WILD REEDS, YOU'LL GET OVER IT, and THE MAN I LOVE, all from France, as well as FUCKING AMAL and TILSAMMANS from Sweden. The French trio because they show you can make young coming out stories without being maudlin or full of crass jokes that make forgiving and desperate gay audiences (usually the anti-Brokeback crowd) roar with laughter.

FUCKING AMAL and TILSAMMANS because they both have an adult sense of humor.

by Anonymousreply 1804/03/2010

No R15, that's an antigay movie

by Anonymousreply 1904/03/2010

I despised The Wedding Banquet.

by Anonymousreply 2004/03/2010

The Wedding Banquet was an awesome movie.

by Anonymousreply 2104/03/2010

"The Wedding Banquet" ends with the girl pregnant by the gay guy.


by Anonymousreply 2204/03/2010

Trick Shelter? I think I missed that one.

by Anonymousreply 2304/03/2010

"Ben Hur. Beckett. Lawrence of Arabia."

They're not really gay films, but they do have possible gay sub-texts.

by Anonymousreply 2404/03/2010

You don't think much, do you, R22?

by Anonymousreply 2504/03/2010

Big Eden

Regular Guys (German with subtitles but pleasant little foreign movie and the leading man is hot!)

by Anonymousreply 2604/03/2010

I don't care if anybody else here agrees with me but I loved "Torch Song Trilogy".

by Anonymousreply 2704/03/2010

Beautiful Thing

Come Undone

Burnt Money

Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green

Guys and Balls

The Dying Gaul

Gone, but not Forgotten

Eating Out (only the original)


by Anonymousreply 2804/03/2010

Breakfast with Scott

by Anonymousreply 2904/04/2010

Apartment Zero. Chilling.

by Anonymousreply 3004/04/2010

30 replies and no one has mentioned Longtime Companion??? It's a must.

by Anonymousreply 3104/04/2010

I love how twits like R22 -- a human yawn -- not only send out spoilers but show their true colors by the way they focus on one thing that points out all their own phobias and uses it to dismiss the rest.

Without spoiling it further, a lot more happens at the end of the film that's extremely progressive. Watch it and find out.

And Ang Lee cast an out gay man, Mitchell Lichtenstein, in a gay role and didn't shy away from make-out scenes.

It's heartfelt and well-made. No wonder the R20s of this world hated it.

by Anonymousreply 3204/04/2010

Edge of Seventeen

Head On (Australian film)

Happy Together

Law of Desire

by Anonymousreply 3304/04/2010


by Anonymousreply 3404/04/2010

I sort of hated "The Wedding Banquet" too, and the ending of "Billy's First Screen Kiss"...or something like that, it was a real downer.

But, I loved:


Get Real

Beautiful Thing

by Anonymousreply 3504/04/2010

"Brokeback Mountain" is my pick. I thought that it fairly represented the anti-gay culture that was prevelant in the 1960's and 1970's by rural America(I came out during this era...I could empathize with the characters). Very nicely filmed and directed...I own a copy and watch it from time to time. I didn't like "Milk," however. I'm not a big city queen and I thought that the story line was way over my head. As far as just plain gay comedy...I loved "Birdcage" with Robin Williams. Also, I enjoyed "Torch Song Trilogy" and I have watched it many times. Young Matthew Broderick played the part of a hustler very well and he was way hot back then.

by Anonymousreply 3604/04/2010

Forgot to mention:

Longtime Companion

Heard that Broadway is going to do a musical version of it.

by Anonymousreply 3704/04/2010

Beautiful Thing

But I'm a Cheerleader

Big Eden

Get Real

The Boys in the Band

Relax, It's Just Sex

Chutney Popcorn

All Over Me


Breakfast on Pluto

Fried Green Tomatoes (Don't anyone say this isn't a gay film...Idgie and Ruth are obviously in a relationship, and Fannie Flagg based those characters on her lesbian aunt andher partner)

Longtime Companion

The Band Played On

Angels in America

Brother to Brother

by Anonymousreply 3804/04/2010

Oh and....

Brokeback Mountain

Loving Annabelle

My Summer of Love

A Home at the End of the World


Bedrooms and Hallways

Aimee and Jaguar

French Twist

by Anonymousreply 3904/04/2010

Ma Vie en Rose

My Beautiful Laundrette

Brokeback Mountain

l'Homme Blesse

Cruising (yeah the message sucks ass, but it also gives a view of gay NY in the bad old Meatrack days)

Gay Sex in the 70's

Showgirls (kidding)

by Anonymousreply 4004/04/2010

And on the topic of must-see "gay" films:

Wizard of Oz

Mommie Dearest

Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?

All About Eve

Valley of the Dolls

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

by Anonymousreply 4104/04/2010

R41, if you're going to include "gay" films, then you also should have added Auntie Mame.

by Anonymousreply 4204/04/2010

Lifetime's "Cyber Seduction: His Secret Life" with Jeremy "Peter Pan" Sumpter.

He spends night and day looking at big tittied and lingerie clad womenz.

When offered snatch, twice, he runs away in a panic.

by Anonymousreply 4304/04/2010

Auntie Mame, of course Whatever happened to Baby Jane? The Greatest Show on Earth (Betty Hutton on a trapeze!) All About Eve The Actress The 5000 fingers of Dr. T I Could Go On Singing The First Traveling Saleslady ANY Carmen Miranda film

by Anonymousreply 4404/04/2010

Parting Glances

A Love To Hide (French/English subtitles)

To Forget Venice (Italian/English subtitles)

by Anonymousreply 4504/04/2010

These are films I liked, but they're not everyones cup of tea:

Breakfast With Scot

I Love You Phillip Morris


A Single Man

Latter Days


East Side Story

Straight Jacket


Little Ashes

Broakback Mountain




by Anonymousreply 4604/04/2010

"Les Chansons d'Amour" (Love Songs) with Louis Garrel and Gregoire Leprince-Ringuet.

by Anonymousreply 4704/04/2010

Priscilla Queen Of The Desert

Desert Hearts

Personal Best

Fried Green Tomatoes

by Anonymousreply 4804/04/2010

Hated "Milk", but watched it 3 times to understand scenes I wasn't sure of.

by Anonymousreply 4904/04/2010

25 Days....Scott Speedman, love him!

by Anonymousreply 5004/04/2010

Plata Quemada

by Anonymousreply 5104/04/2010

Is English not your first language, R49?

by Anonymousreply 5204/04/2010

"Cachorro" (Bear Cub)

"La Ley del Deseo" (Law of Desire), if only to see Antonio Banderas getting fucked.

by Anonymousreply 5304/04/2010

Torch Song Trilogy is the best history of gays in New York.

by Anonymousreply 5404/04/2010

'The Sum of Us', with Russell Crowe

by Anonymousreply 5504/04/2010

Liquid Sky

by Anonymousreply 5604/04/2010

Brideshead Revisited

Love Songs

by Anonymousreply 5704/04/2010

"Broakback Mountain"

Oh dear.

by Anonymousreply 5804/04/2010

TCM should have a Thursday evening feature called "The Gaysentials." Robert Osbourne could host it (for obvious reasons!).

by Anonymousreply 5904/04/2010

I'm not sure what in "Milk" can be over anyone's head. Huh??

And I'm not sure how any self-respecting gay person can like "The Birdcage". UGH!

by Anonymousreply 6004/04/2010

Just going to post "The Sum of Us', also.

Very pleasant movie with young Russell Crowe as gay plumber son to very understanding widower Jack Thompson. Great Australian movie but they do a lot of talklng to the camera if that annoys you.

by Anonymousreply 6104/04/2010

For a Lost Soldier, a Dutch film, that really moved me when I was young and just about to come out - it has some great memories of that turbulent time, allthough I have not seen it in years

by Anonymousreply 6204/04/2010

Picnic at Hanging Rock

by Anonymousreply 6304/04/2010

R62 are you baiting the anti-pedo trolls?

The soldier has sex with a 12 year old, per your own link.

by Anonymousreply 6404/04/2010

Every movie that I can think of has already been mentioned.

For offbeat choices:

Let the Right One In. It's kind of a gay movie--if you think about it. But it's debatable.

That godawful movie with Hilary Swank about the Black Dahlia. Should only be viewed for the lesbian nightclub scene. It's such an over the top, ridiculous fantasy of a lesbian bar and a great example of everything that's wrong with the movie. But who can resist dapper lesbians in tuxedoes and elegant femmes in evening gowns? Not to mention a floor show worth of Busby Berkeley in what was surely a dive bar the size of an airplane hangar, but with the budget of Hollywood musical. And you'll love the chanteuse. All told it's about four minutes of the movie, if that. Feel free to fast forward.

Together Alone: LOW LOW budget movie. Very talky. One set. But perfect for Datalounge since the characters are two men who have just had un-protected sex and one of them says he's "straight." You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll stick a needle in your eye. Not sure how this one holds up, but I'm sure it still presses all the right buttons on all the Datalounge hot topics (except for the whole cash bar at the wedding thing).

Bound- can't believe no one's mentioned this yet. Have we forgotten how sexy Gina Gershon's pocket butch and Jennifer Tilly's ambiguous femme used to be?

Velvet Goldmine - I really thought this, Go!, and The Fight Club meant that 1999 was going to be remembered as a year of great movies, just like 1939 was. And except for Fight Club being a fetish film for homoerotically inclined straight guys, not a lot of people care for either Go!, or this movie. Their loss.

by Anonymousreply 6504/04/2010

R53, you like your Spaniards, huh?

R60, the "Milk" guy was trying to be funny.. I hope.

by Anonymousreply 6604/04/2010

Presque Rien F. est un salaud Drôle de Felix Les temoins Sa raison d'être Roseaux Sauvages Le Clan Ceux qui m'aiment prendront le train Je te mangerais 20 centimetros

by Anonymousreply 6704/04/2010

Some that haven't been mentioned yet:

Love and Human Remains- Shot in the early 90s starring a pre-Dharma Thomas Gibson as a gay waiter/washed-up actor. Even though the scenes between him and a young busboy/fanboy character aren't very explicit they're incredibly hot.

Lilies- Beautifully shot, great gay love story between two gorgeous young guys includes a Jean Genet-like play within the film. The main female roles are also played by men. Not recommended if you can't handle unhappy endings.

The Edge of Heaven- Several overlapping storylines of Turks and Germans features a passionate lesbian love story between a Turkish political activist and a student who becomes dedicated to social justice: they are another really gorgeous couple. Again, avoid if you dislike doomed romance.

by Anonymousreply 6804/04/2010

Wild Reeds

by Anonymousreply 6904/04/2010

R69 - absolutely, that's what I was trying to post. I'm going to try again: Presque Rien, F. est un salaud, Drole de Felix, Les temoins, Sa raison d'etre, Les Roseaux Sauvages, Le Clan, Ceux qui m'aiment prendront le train, Je te mangerais, 20 centimetros

by Anonymousreply 7004/04/2010

The Gay Deceivers, Some of My Best Friends Are..., Saturday Night at The Baths, Staircase

by Anonymousreply 7104/04/2010

I liked "The Hanging Garden", but it might be too 'arty' for many people.

by Anonymousreply 7204/04/2010

... and of course the following New Queer Cinema classics: The Living End, Totally Fucked Up, Swoon, Poison, Grief, Frisk

by Anonymousreply 7304/04/2010

Beyond the Valley of the Dolls

by Anonymousreply 7404/04/2010

New Film: ( although not very new) Big Eden- a great fairytale/folktale/country song.

Old Film: All those Doris Day/ Rock Hudson films.

I also saw "For a Lost Soldier"- it is an interesting film. At least it is honest to itself. Those Dutch, boy- first man-boy love and then the face of the Muhammad in a painting. They really know how to piss people off.

by Anonymousreply 7504/04/2010

Oh, and "Unveiled"

"Late Bloomers"

"Serving in Silence"

"The Hunger"

"The Vampire Lovers"

by Anonymousreply 7604/04/2010

Frodo and Sam's Big Gay Adventure.

by Anonymousreply 7704/04/2010

Young dykes should definitely watch "Desert Hearts". The sex scene was the best ever.

by Anonymousreply 7804/04/2010

"It's In The Water"

by Anonymousreply 7904/04/2010

PINK NARCISSUS. Ultra ne plus ultra...a love poem, an erotic trance, a psychelic collage, held spellbound.

by Anonymousreply 8004/04/2010

I'm hoping someone here can help me. There is a documentary about a drag competition in the late '60's in NYC. I think it might even be titled "The Competition". I've seen snippets of it on youtube, but they're not available now.

Can anyone provide an exact title and possibly where to find a copy?

by Anonymousreply 8104/04/2010

Is it "Paris Is Burning", r81?

by Anonymousreply 8204/04/2010

Maybe...Maybe Not

My college roommate saw it...and the rest is history!

by Anonymousreply 8304/04/2010

No, from the late '60's probably pre-Stonewall. About these absolutely normal guys, accountants, lawyers who are drag queens. They come to NYC for a competition. Seemed really fascinating, in the few 2min clips I've seen

by Anonymousreply 8404/04/2010

Speaking of Stonewall... "Stonewall". Great fictionalization of the event.

by Anonymousreply 8504/04/2010

R81: That film is called "The Queen". I saw it in a revival theater about twenty years ago and the only thing I remember (besides the fact that it featured vert briefly a young International Chrysis, aka Chrysis St. Laurent) is thinking that speed really made people's skin bad. Instead seek out "Q & A" (which might have been a double-feature with the above film), a touching documentary of Chrysis's life filmed shortly before she died of cancer.

by Anonymousreply 8604/04/2010

Correction: I think the documentary is at the link. International Chrysis might've been in "Q and A" as well, but I don't think I saw that film.

by Anonymousreply 8704/04/2010

You're my hero DFB. Now where to get my hands on a copy?

by Anonymousreply 8804/04/2010

R88/81: I don't know about "Split" (the documentary I recommended) but long clips of "The Queen" (if not the whole film) appear to be on Youtube.

by Anonymousreply 8904/04/2010

No one has mentioned "Jeffrey" yet?

by Anonymousreply 9004/04/2010

Deathwatch, with Leonard Nimoy

by Anonymousreply 9104/04/2010

Actually "Split" is for sale on Amazon--for anyone who still has a VCR.

by Anonymousreply 9204/04/2010

That's awesome DFB, I'm going to buy it. And maybe The Queen too. They have a couple "used" for 30 bucks. Be happy to loan it to you.

by Anonymousreply 9304/04/2010

I second r1. Saving Face is one of the best gay films around.

by Anonymousreply 9404/04/2010

I just saw "All over the guy" today on Cinamax. It was great!

by Anonymousreply 9504/04/2010

I'll give another vote for Saving Face.

Also for Fucking Amal. That might actually be in my top three gay movies of all time. Along with The Color Purple and Brokeback Mountain.

I also have a soft spot for Jeffrey and High Art.

And for something different, there was a little movie called In the Gloaming that always seems to make me cry. I think Christopher Reeve directed it.

by Anonymousreply 9604/04/2010

Before Night Falls

The Law of Desire

Farewell my Concubine

Maedschen in Uniform

Different From the Others


The Boys in the Band


Brokeback Mountain

The Wedding Banquet

The Children's Hour

Don and Chris

Valentino: The Last Emperor

Bad Education

Burned Money

Yossi and Jaeger

The Hunger

Parting Glances


Edward II


My Beautiful Laundrette


Ma Vie En Rose

Long Time Companion

M. Butterfly


Broken Heart's Club

Sunday Bloody Sunday

by Anonymousreply 9704/04/2010

Duh -- how could I forget Another Country?

by Anonymousreply 9804/04/2010

Y Tu Mama Tambien

by Anonymousreply 9904/04/2010

Casper Andreas is going to kill himself because of you bitches!

by Anonymousreply 10004/04/2010

Love r97-r99 choices...

what about Breakfast at Tiffanys ?

what gay boy didn't want to be Holly Golightly living the high life in in New York when he was growing up out in the sticks ?

What New York sophisticate didn't want to have a fabulous duplex and host parties like Bette's Margo in All About Eve ?

Wilde in '97 is good too - Fry is a bit too lightweight (Peter Finch was much better in the 1960 film) but the younger Jude Law was smokin!

Sunday Bloody Sunday - Finch is amazing, particularly that pickup scene with Jon Finch

Dirk in Victim.

Delon in Plein Soleil, and Matt and Jude in The Talented Mr Ripley

Maurice - the best of Ivory/Merchant, Wilby, Graves and yes Hugh Grant

I'm ambivalent about Brokeback, but Heath Ledger was astounding.

by Anonymousreply 10104/04/2010

r101 again ... the films of those recent openly gay directors:

Bill Condon's Kinsey

Don Roos' The Opposite of Sex, Happy Endings

Todd Haynes' Far From Heaven - his new Mildred Pierce should be a must see

Francois Ozon's french films like 8 Women, Time To Leave, Under the Sand etc,

by Anonymousreply 10204/05/2010

I founder Shelter to be suprisingly sweet

by Anonymousreply 10304/05/2010


Personal Best

Desert Hearts

by Anonymousreply 10404/05/2010

Jeeps, however could I fail to list Happy Together?

by Anonymousreply 10504/05/2010

I agree with lots of these choices.

Has anyone seen "Dorian's Blues"? Very well written and funny, and the lead actor was really terrific.

by Anonymousreply 10604/05/2010

Dessert Hearts

by Anonymousreply 10704/05/2010


The Choirboys

Longtime Companion

Angels in America


The Cockettes

Boys in the Band

by Anonymousreply 10804/05/2010

Farewell My Concubine

Interesting, R63.

by Anonymousreply 10904/05/2010

I just saw Shank, am absolutely blown away. It has everything one could hope for: sex, drugs, violence plus social critique.

by Anonymousreply 11004/08/2010

I'm surprised Breakfast At Tiffany's hasn't been remade, even as a TV movie.

Who would be the dream cast?

by Anonymousreply 11104/08/2010

The Witnesses

by Anonymousreply 11204/08/2010

[quote]I'm surprised Breakfast At Tiffany's hasn't been remade,

[italic]Thank God![/italic]

They probably would've soiled my memory further by casting, once again, that horrible Jennifer Love [italic]Hewey[/italic]!

by Anonymousreply 11304/08/2010

[quote]Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green

In my nearly 20 years of adulthood, I've only walked out of two movies. This was one of them. Yes, it was THAT bad, and you should probably be banned from DataLounge for life for even mentioning it.

by Anonymousreply 11404/08/2010

Suddenly Last Summer

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

A Place in the Sun!

Rebel Without a Cause

by Anonymousreply 11504/08/2010

here's a really extensive list of 'all' gay movies

by Anonymousreply 11604/17/2010

"For a Lost Soldier" was a great movie--but I was shocked that they actually showed the soldier fucking the kid (simulated, but still).

"Bent"--heartbreaking--I had forgotten about this one.

by Anonymousreply 11704/17/2010

Has anyone seen From beginning to end yet? I don't really know what to make of it. Obviously, it's a bad movie. It's like a bizzare mix of softcore porn and soap opera. And yet... it's kinda intriguing. Also the lead actors are very hot.

by Anonymousreply 11804/17/2010

I made a charming unknown little indie flick some years ago...

by Anonymousreply 11904/17/2010

R118 I saw it about a month ago, I was disappointed to say the least. I went in with some inhibitions because the incest dynamics were a tad bit disturbing to me but since both leads were so gorgeous, I gave it a go. It was a sub-par film, if you watch the trailer you hve seen the film. The actors were good but they had little to work with, the sex scenes were not particularly graphic but it would raise some eyebrows, directing was great though. All in all I would give the movie a C- for the most. R117 I began watching For a Lost Soldier when someone uploaded it on Youtube but stopped midway, I was completely turned off by the attempt to romaticize a man-boy relationship. Some gay films that are my favourites are Plate Quemada, Maurice, Just a Question of Love, Lost Languages of Crane, Priest, Brokeback Mountain, Bent and Keillers Park.

by Anonymousreply 12004/17/2010

the "Dead Poets Society" was chock-a-block with gay sub-text and homoerotic bonhomie

by Anonymousreply 12104/17/2010

R120, you're right, the screenplay is substandard. But it's so much better than Harry and Max! jesus Christ, that one sucked. Christopher Munch, you should have known better. I guess I'm just a sucker for incest dramas.

by Anonymousreply 12204/17/2010

@122 same here!

by Anonymousreply 12304/17/2010

A defense of "For a Lost Soldier": I haven't seen it since it first came out in the early nineties, but I remember that the film was based on a memoir of a famous Dutch choreographer: he's the boy. I don't know how closely the film was based on the book, but the relationship is not portrayed as a destructive force in the boy's life. It's also made clear that the other soldiers (in town to liberate the country from the Nazis) were fucking underage girls-- both from the pastor's sermon and the crying girl who interrupts the soldier and the boy. Even though the townspeople knew what was going on (at least with the straight soldiers) they were resigned to it, not outraged. The relationship is also not portrayed as all sweetness and light: the boy experiences physical pain when they fuck which the soldier tries to assuage by feeding him chocolate in bed! It reminded me of the Lenny Bruce line about not being surprised Europeans hated Americans, "We fucked their mothers for candy bars during World War II."

by Anonymousreply 12404/17/2010

Grande Ecole (available on Netflix)

by Anonymousreply 12504/17/2010

Has anyone mentioned "Wilde"? I netflixed it recently and thought it was really good . ..

by Anonymousreply 12604/17/2010

re: beginnig to end: what I didn't get is that somber undressing scene.

*Spoiler* Are we supposed to believe that they waited to go all the way until Mom was six feet under? Very strange.

by Anonymousreply 12704/18/2010

Wild Reeds (Les Roseaux Sauvages) is [probably my favorite gay film.

As far as the stuff that has a more commercial feel to it, I thought Mambo Italiano was pretty well done.

by Anonymousreply 12804/18/2010

R127 Exactly, the undressing scene was so strange. There was no build up, I mean the mother died, the father moved out and suddenly the brothers are having sex. How random. That movie was just too strange.

by Anonymousreply 12904/18/2010

One I didn't see mentioned above is "A.K.A." (2002) by Duncan Roy.

It's far from perfect, but I quite like it. Even if it's stiff and on-the-cheap in some respects, it more than makes up for it with an original story told, interesting experiment in visual storytelling, great soundtrack, Diana Quick and a small role by Bill Nighy.

by Anonymousreply 13004/18/2010

R130, that does look good. Even though it's from the director he was responsible for the most vile Dorian Gray 'adaptation'. Looks a lot like an even gayer 'Talented Mr Ripley.

by Anonymousreply 13104/23/2010

Beautiful Thing

Get Real


Mysterious Skin

The History Boys

Speedway Junky

A Home at the End of the World

Another Country

Les Amities Particulieres

And I agree with r68 about Lilies. It's kind of artsy and strange, but very much worth watching.

by Anonymousreply 13204/24/2010

Good one R100.

Self-promoter Andrea's movies all suck big time. No wonder none of them have turned up in over 130 posts.

by Anonymousreply 13306/19/2010

I've been on a gay movie binge and tonight I rewatched parts of Grande école (2004). The story is pretty much nonsense apart from the story of these two, Paul and Mécir. Nevertheless the film does have some charm and at least the production values are pretty high with very pretty people in front of camera.

Favorite scene is below. Short and sweet. Sure there are lot of hot guys frolicking naked in many scenes but the urgency and the reason why Paul makes Mécir stop the car warms my heart.

by Anonymousreply 13402/16/2014

Another day, another old favorite. Australian 'Head On' is still as fresh as it ever was. I'm actually shocked to see that it was made 17 fucking years ago, bloody hell.

I've always felt deep connection with the struggles of rootlessness and the certain meaningless of life Ari has in the film.

He says in the end: "I'm gonna live my life. I'm not gonna make a difference. I'm not gonna change a thing. No one's gonna remember me when I'm dead. I'm a sailor, and a whore, and I will be until the end of the world." Beautiful.

by Anonymousreply 13502/18/2014

Last night I ended up watching 24th Day that I'd seen years ago. It's pretty cheaply done but it's worth it because of the leads James Marsden and Scott Speedman. The movie looks more like a filmed play and as a film it's certainly not perfect in any way but it's still very enjoyable.

Speedman and Marsden have both always made my heart beat faster but I'd say it's Marsden here who shows his acting skills. The elf prince really knows his stuff.

by Anonymousreply 13602/19/2014

R136, did you know that Scott Speedman is supposedly one the world's richest actors, worth $245 million?

by Anonymousreply 13702/19/2014

There's no way he's earned that much money from his acting so if it's true he must have a rich family, or he's done some extremely good investing. I seriously doubt that number, though.

by Anonymousreply 13802/19/2014

Another one who surprised me, R138, was Paget Brewster, who plays/played (on-again/off-again) Emily Prentiss on CRIMINAL MINDS. She was written up somewhere recently as the country's (the world's?) richest actress.

by Anonymousreply 13902/19/2014

My Own Private Idaho

My Beautiful Laundrette

by Anonymousreply 14002/19/2014

Brokeback Mountain was about bisexual men, not gay men.

Maurice is a good gay film, and so is Gods and Monsters. My ex liked the movie Red Dirt but I watched it and just found it odd.

by Anonymousreply 14102/19/2014

La Mission with Benjamin Bratt

by Anonymousreply 14202/19/2014

R141, I remember having ambivalent feelings about Red Dirt also when I watched it years ago. It's actually on my PS3 hard drive at the moment waiting to be re-watched on my gay movie binge so I'll tell how I feel about it later.

by Anonymousreply 14302/19/2014

There was nothing bisexual about those cowboys...they were just making do.

by Anonymousreply 14402/19/2014

I just finished rewatching Red Dirt 10 years after I first saw it and for some reason I had remembered the film's atmosphere completely wrong. I had remembered it to have this ominous feel to it but instead it turned out to be a very gentle movie. I remember hating the ending but now I see it is quite a positive one. Ten years ago I watched a lot of pretty loud gay movies and this one among them didn't shine enough with its understated elegance.

But now I see it. Red Dirt is a beautiful film with good actors and in the end pretty good story. The atmosphere has this lazy and warm Sunday feel to it, which for some reason bears a resemblance to the atmosphere of some British period dramas. If only there was a sequel to this because I'd really love to know what came of Griffith's life.

by Anonymousreply 14502/19/2014

I rewatched Transamerica the first time since it came out and wow, what a great film still. The movie manages to make possibly very difficult subject matters quite accessible to the general public but still keeps it real. I'm sure many people might have wanted a real transgender person to play Bree but Felicity Huffman did a great job, and she was probably the biggest reason the movie was so successful in the first place.

Kevin Zegers is such a great guy that I still can't understand why he's never gotten to be bigger star. He seems to be doing mostly little tv work nowadays.

by Anonymousreply 14602/22/2014

Another day, another gay movie. This time I watched Latter Days. It still was what I remembered it to be. A bit clumsy and at times childish film with a good heart. Don't get me wrong, I like the film but it never rose that high on my favorite gay movie list. Some people seem to absolutely adore it, and I do understand why. It's still one of the best low budget gay movies out there.

Steve Sandvoss really makes this film. He's sincere and fragile and I really feel for him. Wes Ramsey is okay. Maybe I'm not completely buying him being this superhot slut because I don't see him being hot at all. It's annoying when the actor just doesn't seem to be right for the role and you start to wonder is it my fault because I don't fancy him or is it the actor's or director's or casting director's or screenplay's fault. Anyway overall Ramsey is pretty good. Maybe it's the clumsiness of the direction that lets this film down. A valiant effort absolutely but it could've been much better.

I must say that I applaud the writer/director C. Jay Cox for doing this film. He was apparently a gay mormon so you can imagine him pouring his heart and soul into this, and it comes through. This film wouldn't have 7.3 at IMDb otherwise.

by Anonymousreply 14702/23/2014

Pretty much all the best gay films have been mentioned. If I could only choose just one to keep and watch above all others, I'd chose Shelter. It's such a sweet and uplifting little film. Best of all, not a mincing stereotype in sight and no drawn out indulgent speeches about gay rights etc. Just two ordinary guys finding love.

by Anonymousreply 14802/23/2014

Well I just watched the Argentinian films "Solo" and "Hawaii" back to back (2013 & 2014).

Solo made me so mad(it was good though)!

Hawaii was a revelation. What a wonderful little film.

Tonight I'm about to watch a gay film from last year's Sundance film festival "Pit Stop." I hope is good.

by Anonymousreply 14902/23/2014

[italic]Split: Portrait of a Drag Queen,[/italic] the documentary about International Chrysis, is now up in its entirety on YouTube, as is [italic]The Queen.[/italic]

by Anonymousreply 15004/21/2014

Interview with the Vampire

by Anonymousreply 15104/21/2014

Out in the Dark - romantic film from Israel. Good story and hot guys.

by Anonymousreply 15204/21/2014
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