Gay Cinema: J–LGBTQ Films (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender, Queer)

J: List of LGBTQ+ whose titles begin with J

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (or Questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity).

These films are gay, explicitly or implicitly, in their texts, subtexts, performers, and target audiences.

Some films are explicitly gay because their plot is gay-themed (coming out, for instance) or they contain at least one gay character (open or latent about his/her sexuality).

Other films are perceived as gay due to their sensibility and sense of humor (gay camp) and the fact that they are embraced by mostly gay viewers who see gay or camp qualities in them that straight viewers might not.

Still others acquire a more overt gay meaning when it is revealed that their performers are or were gay, as is the case of Vincent Price, George Sanders, Rock Hudson, Tab Hunter, Ian McKellen.

Updated: July 2019 

Select films whose title begins with J 



If you want to know more about gay directors and gay films, please read my book:

Gay Directors, Gay Films? By Emanuel Levy (Columbia University Press, August 2015).












J. Edgar, US (2011)
Jack, US (2004)
Jack & Diane, US (2012)
Jackson: My Life… Your Fault, UK (1995)
J’ai rêvé sous l’eau (I Dreamt under the Water), France (2008)
Jailbait, US (2004)
James, UK (2008)
Jamie, UK (2016)
Jan Dara, Thailand (2001)
Janji Diana (Diana’s Promise), Malaysia (2004)
Japan Japan, Israel, 2007

Jaqueline Susanne’s Once Is Not Enough US (1975)

Jay, Philippines (2008)
Je t’aime moi non plus (I Love You, I Don’t), France (1976)
Je te mangerais (You Will Be Mine; Highly Strung), France (2009)
Je, Tu, Il, Elle (I, You, He, She), France/Belgium (1974)
Je vois déjà le titre, France (2005)
Jeffrey, US (1995)
J’embrasse pas (I Don’t Kiss), France (1991)
J’en suis! (Heads or Tails), Canada (1997)
Jennifer’s Body, US (2009)
Jerker (1991)
Jerusalem Is Proud to Present (ירושלים גאה להציג), Israel (2008)
JFK, US (1991)
Ji Sor (Intimates), Hong Kong (1997)
Jitters (Órói), Iceland (2010)
Joe + Belle, Israel (2011)

Johan, France (1976)
John and Michael, Canada (2004)
johns, US (1996)
Jolly Fellows, Russia (2009)
The Joneses, US (2009)
The Journey, India (2004)
The Journey of Jared Price, US (2000)
Jongens (Boys), Netherlands (2014)
Joy of Life, The, US (2005)

Julia (1977), US Fred Zinnemann
Julie Johnson, US (2001)
Judas Kiss, US (2011)
Just a Question of Love (Juste une question d’amour), France/Belgium (2000)
Just Another Love Story (Arekti Premer Golpo), India (2010)
Just Friends? South Korea (2009)
Just Like a Woman, UK (1992)
Just One Time, US (1999)
Just Say Love, US (2009)
Just the Two of Us (The Dark Side of Tomorrow), US (1970)




Before 1960


Jerusalem Is Proud to Present (ירושלים גאה להציג), Israel (2008)

Joe + Belle, Israel (2011)