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

L: List of LGBTQ+ whose titles begin with L

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 L 

La Cage Aux Folles, 1979

La Vie en Rose, 1997

Last of Sheila, The, 1973

Law of Desire, The, 1987

Lawrence Anyway, 2013

Lianna, John Sayles, 1983

Life Partners, 2014

Lilting, 2014

Longtime Companion, 1990

Love and Human Remains, 1993

Love Is Strange, 2014

Love, Valor, Compassion, 1997


L (long list)

La bocca del lupo (The Mouth of the Wolf), Italy (2009)
La Cage aux Folles (Birds of a Feather), France (1978)
La Cage aux Folles II, France (1980)
La Cage aux Folles 3: The Wedding (La cage aux folles 3 – ‘Elles’ se marient), France (1985)
La chatte à deux têtes (Glowing Eyes), France (2002)
La Confusion des Genres (Confusion of Genders), France (2000)
La famille selon Mathieu, France (2002)
La fin de la nuit, France (1997)
La Garçonne, France (1936)
La León, Argentina/France (2007)
La Luciérnaga (The Firefly), Colombia/US (2013)
La ley del deseo (Law of Desire), Spain (1987)
La Maison de Himiko, House of Himiko, Japan (2005)
La Mala educación (Bad Education), Spain (2004)
La meilleure façon de marcher (The Best Way to Walk), France (1976)
La Mission, US (2010)
La Muerte de Mikel (The Death of Mikel), Spain (1984)
La otra familia (The Other Family), Mexico (2011)
La Partida (The Last Match), Spain/Cuba (2013)
La primavera de los escorpiones, Mexico (1970)
La Surprise, France (2007)
La tête froide, France (short, 2012)
La Vie d’Adèle (Blue Is the Warmest Colour), France (2013)
La Ville dont le prince est un enfant (The Fire That Burns), France (1997)
La virgen de los sicarios (Our Lady of the Assassins), Spain/France/Colombia (2000)
Labyrinth of Passion (Laberinto de pasiones), Spain (1982)
The Lady Assassin (Mỹ Nhân Kế), Vietnam (2013)
Lady Bird, US (2017)
Lady Daddy, Korea (2010)
Lady in Question Is Charles Busch, The, US (2005)
Lady Peacock, US (2014)
Lakki… The Boy Who Could Fly (Lakki), Norway (1992)
Lan Yu, Hong Kong/China (2001)
Land of Storms (Viharsarok), Hungary (2014)
Lapsia ja aikuisia – Kuinka niitä tehdään? (Producing Adults), Finland/Sweden (2004)
The Laramie Project, US (2002)
L’Arbre et la forêt (Family Tree), France (2010)
Laruang Lalaki (Toy Boy), Philippines (2010)
Last Call, US (2009)
Last Call at Maud’s, US (1993)
Last Chance (Une derniere chance), Canada (2012)
Last Days, US (2005)
A Last Farewell (Ett sista farväl), Sweden (2013)
Last Friends, Japan (2008)
Last Exit to Brooklyn, US/UK/West Germany (1989)
The Last Match (La Partida), Spain/Cuba (2013)
The Last Summer of La Boyita (El último verano de la Boyita), Argentina (2009)
The Last Supper, Canada (1994)
The Last Time I Saw Richard, Australia (2014)
The Last Year (2002 film), US (2002)
Latin Boys Go to Hell, US (1997)
Latter Days, US (2003)
L’Auberge Espagnole (Pot Luck; The Spanish Apartment), France/Spain (2002)
Laurence Anyways, Canada (2012)
Law of Desire (La ley del deseo), Spain (1987)
Lawrence of Arabia, UK (1962)
Le Clan (3 Dancing Slaves), France (2004)
Le Fate ignoranti (The Ignorant Fairies; His Secret Life), Italy/France (2001)
Le Fil (The String), France/Belgium/Tunisia (2009)
Le Hasard fait bien les choses (As Luck Would Have It), Switzerland (2002)
Le Placard (The Closet), France (2001)
Le Temps Qui Reste (Time to Leave), France (2005)
Le Voyage en douce, France (1980)
Le Weekend, UK (2007)
Leading Ladies, US (2010)
Leather, US (2013)
The Leather Boys, UK (1964)
Leather Jacket Love Story, US (1997)
Leave It on the Floor, Canada/US (2011)
Leave Me Alone, Hong Kong (2004)
Leaving Metropolis, Canada (2002)
The Legend of Rita (Die Stille nach dem Schuß), Germany (2000)
L’Empire des sens (In the Realm of the Senses), Japan/France (1976)
Les Adieux à la reine (Farewell, My Queen), France (2012)
Les amitiés particulières (This Special Friendship), France (1964)
Les Amours imaginaires (Heartbeats), Canada (2010)
Les Biches (The Does), France/Italy (1968)
Les lapines (The Girl Bunnies), Canada (2008)
Les Chansons d’amour (Love Songs), France (2007)
Les filles du botaniste ; The Chinese Botanist’s Daughters), France/Canada (2006)
Les Nuits fauves (Savage Nights), France/Italy/UK (1992)
Les Puceaux, France (1996)
Les Poupées russes (The Russian Dolls), France/UK (2005)
Les Témoins (The Witnesses), France (2007)
Les Voleurs (Thieves), France (1996)
Lesbian Vampire Killers, UK (2009)
Let My People Go!, France (2011)
Let’s Go to Prison, US (2006)
L’Homme blessé (The Wounded Man), France (1983)
L’Homme de sa vie (The Man of My Life), France/Italy (2006)
Lianna, US (1983)
Liberace: Behind the Music, US/Canada (1988)
Liberated, Philippines (2003)
Liberated 2, Philippines (2004)
Licensed to Kill, US (1997)
L.I.E., US (2001)
Lie Down With Dogs, US (1995)
Light Gradient (Rückenwind), Germany (2009)
Like a Brother (Comme un frère), France (2005)
Like a Virgin, South Korea (2006)
Like Grains of Sand, Japan (1995)
Like It Is, UK (1998)
Lilies, Canada (1995)
Lilting, UK (2014)
Lily Festival, Japan (2001)
L’Inconnu du lac (Stranger by the Lake), France (2013)
Lisístrata, Spain (2002)
Listen, US (1996)
Little Ashes, UK/Spain (2008)
Little Boy Blue, US (1997)
Little Gay Boy, France (2013)
Little Gay Boy, chrisT is Dead, France (2012)
Little Man, UK/Israel (2012)
Little Miss Sunshine, US (2006)
Live Nude Girls, US (1995)
Live Show (Toro), Philippines (2000)
The Living End, US (1992)
Liz in September, Venezuela (2013)
Liza Minnelli Reflecting (documentary), US, (2005)
Lizzie, US, (2018)
Locked Up (Gefangen), Germany (2004)
Loggerheads, US (2005)
Lola and Billy the Kid (Lola und Bilidikid), Germany (1999)
The Lollipop Generation, Canada (2008)
Lonesome Cowboys, US (1968)
The Long Good Friday, UK (1980)
The Long Weekend (O’ Despair), US (1989)
The Longest Yard, US (2005)
Longing (Saudade – Sehnsucht), Germany (2003)
Longhorns, US (2011)
Long-Term Relationship, US (2006)
Longtime Companion, US (1990)
Looking for Cheyenne (Oublier Cheyenne), France (2005)
Looking for Langston, UK (1989)
Loose Cannons (Mine vaganti), Italy (2010)
Los amantes pasajeros (I’m So Excited!), Spain (2013)
Los Novios búlgaros (Bulgarian Lovers), Spain (2003)
Lose Your Head, Germany (2013)
Losing Chase, US (1996)
Lost and Delirious, Canada (2001)
Lost Everything, US (2010)
Lost in Paradise (Hot boy nổi loạn, hay Câu chuyện về thằng Cười, cô gái điếm và con vịt), Vietnam (2011)
Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel, US (2000)
The Lost Language of Cranes, UK (1991)
Lot in Sodom, US (1933)
Love (My Name Is Love), Sweden (2008)
LOVE, 100°C, South Korea (2010)
Love Actually… Sucks! Hong Kong/China (2011)
Love and Death on Long Island, UK/Canada (1997)
Love and Human Remains, Canada (1993)
Love and Other Catastrophes, Australia (1996)
Love and Other Disasters, France/United Kingdom (2006)
Love and Suicide, US (2006)
Love Bite, Australia (2008)
Love Exposure, Japan (2008)
Love, In Between (두여자), Korea (2010)
Love in Thoughts (Was nützt die Liebe in Gedanken), Germany (2005)
Love Is All You Need?, US (2010)
Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon, UK/France/Japan (1998)
Love Is Strange, US/France (2014)
Love/Juice, Japan (2000)
Love Life, US (2006)
Love Me, If You Can, Taiwan (2003)
Love My Life, Japan (2006)
Love of a Man (Amor de hombre), Spain (1997)
The Love of Siam (รักแห่งสยาม), Thailand (2006)
Love on the Side, US/Canada (2004)
Love or Whatever, US (2012)
The Love Patient, US (2011)
Love Sick (Legături bolnăvicioase), Romania/France (2006)
Love, Simon, US (2018)

Loved One, The, (1965)

Lovesong, US (2016)
Love Songs (Les Chansons d’amour), France (2007)
A Love to Hide (Un amour à taire), France (2005)
Love! Valour! Compassion!, US (1997)
Lovebirds, Philippines (2008)
Lovers’ Kiss, Japan (2003)
Lovers Vanished, Korea (2010)
Loving Annabelle, US (2006)
A Low Down Dirty Shame, US (1994)
Lucky Bastard, US (2009)
Lucky Blue, Sweden (2007)
Ludwig, France/Italy/West Germany (1972)
Luna Park, US (2012)
L’un dans l’autre, France (1999)
Lust for a Vampire, UK/US (1971)
Luster, US (2002)