All About My Mother (Pedro Almodóvar) BPM (Beats per Minute) (Robin Campillo) Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee) Cabaret (Bob Fosse) Call Me by Your Name (Luca Guadagnino) Carol (Todd Haynes) Far from Heaven (Todd Haynes) The Handmaiden (Park Chan-wook) Heavenly Creatures (Peter Jackson) High Art (Lisa Cholodenko) Maurice (James Ivory) Orlando (Sally Potter)
Post by themoviesinner on Jun 14, 2019 15:49:03 GMT
These are the first films that popped in my head that I'd call great:
Happy Together (1997) Querelle (1982) Carol (2015) The Bitter Tears Of Petra Von Kant (1972) Farewell My Concubine (1993) Funeral Parade Of Roses (1969) Blue Is The Warmest Colour (2013) A Special Day (1977) The Yacoubian Building (2006) Taboo (1999) The Handmaiden (2016) Arabian Nights (1974)
"You'll soon bleed to death, so reflect on your life."
Dog Day Afternoon Talented Mr Ripley The Handmaiden Cruising Reflections in a Golden Eye A Man of No Importance Sunday Bloody Sunday Girl with Hyacinths ’50 Mädchen in Uniform A Special Day The Closet ’01 Black Swan
H/M Nightmare on Elm Street 2, Les Biches and shout out to last year: The Favourite, A Very English Scandal, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, etc
Bound (The Wachowskis) Boys Don't Cry (Kimberly Peirce) Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee) Call Me by Your Name (Luca Guadagnino) Dog Day Afternoon (Sidney Lumet) High Art (Lisa Cholodenko) Midnight Cowboy (John Schlesinger) Score (Radley Metzger) Tomboy (Céline Sciamma) Victim (Basil Dearden)
honorable mentions: Carol (Todd Haynes) The Children's Hour (William Wyler) Far from Heaven (Todd Haynes) La Cage aux Folles (Édouard Molinaro) Milk (Gus Van Sant) Sunday Bloody Sunday (John Schlesinger) Weekend (Andrew Haigh)
some outlying honorable mentions: The Servant (Joseph Losey) - not explicitly LGBT-themed but there's enough there to make it worth mentioning. Dirk Bogarde plays an effeminate manservant who takes control of his master's house, and Losey plays with a lot of homoerotic power dynamics in depicting the fraught relationship between the two men.
Lawrence of Arabia (David Lean) - this one's even more of a stretch, but some historians did believe Lawrence might have had homoerotic tendencies or was at least masochistic and I think Lean hints at that reading if O'Toole's performance straight-up plays into it. That aspect of the man's life isn't explored and doesn't have much to do with the story (apart from that beating he endures from the Turks which is all but framed as sadomasochistic fantasy), but I can't pretend that O'Toole's effeminate characterization isn't one of the things that draws me to the film and his performance. He's a fascinating oddity in big Hollywood historical epics.
also want to shout-out my queer favs from 2018, The Favourite and Disobedience, although I didn't want to include them because they're still too fresh on the mind.
Post by Johnny_Hellzapoppin on Jun 17, 2019 13:01:38 GMT
American Psycho Boogie Nights Cabaret Cruising Dog Day Afternoon From Beginning to End Get Real If.... Let the Right One In Mulholland Drive My Own Private Idaho Nightmare on Elm Street 2 Picnic at Hanging Rock Strapped The Favourite The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Talented Mr. Ripley
I guess some of these would be debatable in some eyes.
Tough list to make. I tried balancing out overall quality of the movie, how well it represents LGBT themes, how much of a landmark film/how progressive it is for its time, (pop) cultural impact, representation of LGBT cultures, LGBT characters, and their personal impact on me, so it's pretty subjective, but here's my list:
1. Cabaret (Bob Fosse, 1972) 2. Moonlight (Barry Jenkins, 2016) 3. Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee, 2005) 4. Paris Is Burning (Jennie Livingston, 1990) 5. Carol (Todd Haynes, 2015) 6. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (John Cameron Mitchell, 2001) 7. Call Me By Your Name (Luca Guadagnino, 2017) 8. Philadelphia (Jonathan Demme, 1993) 9. My Own Private Idaho (Gus Van Sant, 1991) 10. Love, Simon (Greg Berlanti, 2018) 11. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Jim Sharman, 1975) 12. The Crying Game (Neil Jordan, 1992)
And another 12 greats that haven't been mentioned yet: Other People The Birdcage Monster Rocketman Boy Erased Black Swan Poison A Single Man The Way He Looks Tangerine God's Own Country Pariah