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

R: List of LGBTQ+ Films whose title begins with R

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.

Select films whose title begins with R



Runaways, 2010


R (long list)

Race You to the Bottom, US (2005)

Rachel, Rachel, US (1968)
Rag Tag, UK/Nigeria (2006)
Raging Sun, Raging Sky (Rabioso sol, rabioso cielo), Mexico (2009)
The Rainbow, UK (1989)
Rainbow Boys, Right by Me, Thailand (2005); based on novel by Alex Sánchez
Rainbow Eyes, Korea (2007)
Rainbow Serpent (Haltéroflic), France (1983)
Raising Heroes, US (1996)
The Raspberry Reich, Germany/Canada (2004)
Rara, Chile (2016)
Reach for Glory, UK (1962)
Reaching for the Moon (Flores Raras), Brazil (2013)
Ready? OK!, US (2008)
Reality Bites, US (1994)
Rebecca, US (1940)

Rebel Without a Cause, US (1955)
Rebound, US (2009)
The Reception, US (2005)
The Recruiter (Шиzа), Schizo, Kazakhstan/Russia/France/Germany (2004)
Red Cow (Para Aduma), Israel (2018)
Red Dirt, US (2000)
Red Doors, US (2005)
Red Ribbon Blues, US (1996)
Red Ribbons, US (1994)
Red River, US (1948)
Red Without Blue, US (2007)
Redwoods, US (2009)
Reflections in a Golden Eye, US (1967)
Refrain, China (2006)
Regarding Billy, US (2005)
Regretters (Ångrarna), Sweden (2010)
Regular Guys (Echte Kerle), Germany (1996)
Reinas (Queens), Spain (2006)
Reine Geschmacksache (Fashion Victims), Germany (2007)
Relax… It’s Just Sex!, US (1998)
Release, UK (2010)
Remission, UK (2014)
Rent, US (2005)
Replay (La répétition), France (2001)
Rescuing Desire, US (1995)
Return to Babylon, US (2011)
Revenge of the Nerds, US (1984)
Revoir Julie (Julie and Me), Canada (1998)
Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie, Japan (1999)
Rice Rhapsody (Hainan Chicken Rice, Hong Kong/Singapore/Australia (2004)
Right by Me, Rainbow Boys, Thailand (2005); based on novel by Alex Sánchez
Rise Above: The Tribe 8 Documentary, US (2003)
Rites of Passage, US (1999)
Ritu; Seasons), India (2009)
The Ritz, US (1976)
The River, Taiwan (1997)
A River Made to Drown In, US (1997)
Rivers Wash Over Me, US (2009)
The Road to Love (Tarik el hob), France (2001)
Road Movie, South Korea (2002)
Robin’s Hood, US (2003)
Rocketman, UK/US (2019)
Rock Haven, US (2007)
Rock Hudson’s Home Movies, US (1992)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show, UK (1975)
Role/Play, US (2010)

Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone, The, US (1961)
Rome and Juliet, Philippines (2006)
Rome and Julius, Denmark (2009)
Romeos (Romeos …anders als du denkst!), Germany (2011)
Ron the Zookeeper, Australia (2007)
Ronda Nocturna (Night Watch), Argentina/France (2005)
Room to Rent, France/UK (2000)
Room in Rome (Habitación en Roma), Spain (2010)
Rope, US (1948)
Rosa Morena, Brazil/Denmark (2010)
Rose by Any Other Name…, US (1997)
Route of Acceptance, Canada (2012)
Roxxxanne, Philippines (2007)
Ruby Fruit, Japan (1995)
Rückenwind (Light Gradient), Germany (2009)
R U Invited?, US (2006)
The Rules of Attraction, US/Germany (2002)
Running Deep, US (2007)
Running with Scissors, US (2006)
RuPaul Is: Starbooty!, US (1987)
Russian Dolls, The (Les Poupées russes), France/UK (2005)