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

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

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 titles begins with S

Sa Bangji (사방지), Korea (1988)
Sa Paraiso ni Efren (Efren’s Paradise), Philippines (1999)
The Sacrament (Het sacrament), Belgium (1989)
Sacred Silence (Pianese Nunzio, 14 anni a maggio), Pianese Nunzio, Fourteen in May, Italy (1996)
Sagwan, Philippines (2009)
Saint Jack, US/Singapore (1979)
Saints and Sinners, US (2004)
Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom, Italy/France (1975)
Salmonberries, Germany (1991)
Saltwater, US (2012)
Salut, Victor, Canada (1989)
Same Blood (Du même sang), France (2004)
Same Difference, UK (2002)
Sappho (Сафо. Кохання без меж), Ukraine (2008)
Sarap Talaga ng Tite (Burat Fresh), Philippines (2011)
Sasha, Germany (2010)
Sassy Pants, US (2012)
Satree Lek, The Iron Ladies, Thailand (2000)
Saturday Night at the Baths, US (1975)
Saturn in Opposition (Saturno contro), Italy (2007)
Saturn Returns, Israel/Germany (2009)
Saturn’s Return, Australia (2001)
Saudade – Sehnsucht (Longing), Germany (2003)
Saugatuck Cures, US (2014)
Sauna the Dead: A Fairy Tale (Sauna the Dead), UK (2016)
Savage Grace, US/France/Spain (2007)
Savage Nights (Les Nuits fauves), France/Italy/UK (1992)
Save Me, US (2007)
Saved!, US (2004)
Saved by the Belles, Canada (2003)
Saving Face, US (2004)
Saving Private Tootsie (พรางชมพู กะเทยประจัญบาน), Thailand (2002)
Say Amen (תגיד אמן), Israel (2005)
Say Uncle, US (2005)
Sayew, Thailand (2003)
Scarred, UK (2007)
Scènes de lit, France (1998)
Scenes from a Gay Marriage, US (2012)
Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills, US (1989)
Scenes of a Sexual Nature, UK (2006)
Schizo (Шиzа), The Recruiter, Kazakhstan/Russia/France/Germany (2004)
Schoolboy Crush (Boys Love, the Movie), Japan (2007)
Score, US (1974)
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, USA/UK/Japan (2010)
Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood, US (2017)
Scrooge & Marley, US (2012)
The Sea (El mar), Spain (2000)
The Sea Purple (Viola di mare), Italy (2009)
Sebastian (När alla vet), Sweden/Norway (1995)
Sebastian, Canada (2017)
Sebastiane, UK (1979)
Second Skin (Segunda piel), Spain (1999)
The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister, UK (2010)
Secret Fantasies, Australia (1992)
The Secret Path, UK (2014)
Secret Places, UK (1984)
The Secrets (הסודות), Israel (2007)
See You in Hell, My Darling, Greece (1999)
Seeing Heaven, UK (2010)
Selda (The Dying Inmate), Philippines (2008)
Selamat Pagi, Malam (In the Absence of the Sun), Indonesia (2014)
Senność (Drowsiness), Poland (2008)
Señora de nadie (Nobody’s Wife), Argentina (1982)
Serene Hunter, France/US (2007)
Serbis (Service), Philippines (2008)
The Sergeant, US (1968)
The Set, Australia (1970)
Set It Off, US (1996)
Set Me Free (Emporte-moi), Canada/Switzerland/France (1999)
Sex in Chains (Geschlecht in Fesseln – Die Sexualnot der Strafgefangenen), Germany (1928)
Sex Is…, US (1993)
The Sex Monster, US (1999)
The Sex Movie, US (2006)
The Sex of the Stars (Le Sexe des étoiles), Canada (1993)
Sex, Politics & Cocktails, US (2002)
Shake It All About (En Kort en lang), Denmark (2001)
Shank, UK (2009)
The Shape of Water, US (2017)
She, Thailand (2012)
She Hate Me, US (2004)
Shelter, US (2007)
Shelter Me (Riparo – Anis tra di noi), Italy/France (2007)
Shem, US (2004)
She’s Real, Worse Than Queer UK/US (1997)
She’s beautiful when she’s angry New Zealand (2015)
Shifting Gears: A Bisexual Transmission, US (2008)
Shiner, US (2004)
Shinku, Japan (2005)
Shock to the System, Canada/US (2006)
Shojo Kakumei Utena: Adolescence Mokushiroku (Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie), Japan (1999)
Shopping for Fangs, US/Canada (1997)
Shortbus, US (2006)
Showboy, Australia (2014)
Showgirls, US/France (1995)
Show Me Love (Fucking Åmål), Sweden/Denmark (1998)
Shut Up and Kiss Me, US (2010)
Sibak: Midnight Dancers, Philippines (1994)
Sick Nurses (สวยลากไส้), Thailand (2007)
Side Effects, US (2013)
Sideline Secrets, US (2004)
Sign, US (2016)
Signature Move, US (2017)
Sikil (Unspoken Passion), Philippines (2008)
The Silence of the Lambs, US (1991)
Silent Youth, Germany (2012)
Silkwood, US (1983)
Silly Girl, UK (2016)
Silom Soi 2, Thailand (2006)
Silver Road, Canada (2007)
The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender, US (1997)
Silverlake Life: The View from Here, US (1993)
Simon, Netherlands (2004)
Sin Destino, Mexico (2002)
Singapore Sling, Greece (1990)
A Single Man, US (2009)
A Siren in the Dark, US (2009)
Sissy Frenchfry, US (2005)
Sister Mary, US (2011)
Sister My Sister, UK/US (1995)
Sisters on the Road, Korea (2009)
Sitcom, France (1998)
Six Degrees of Separation, US (1993)
The Ski Trip, US (2004)
Skin & Bone, US (1996)
Skin Deep, Canada (1995)
Skin Gang, Skin Flick, Canada/UK/Japan (1999)
The Skin I Live In (La piel que habito), Spain (2011)
The Skinny, US (2012) (G)
Skoonheid (Beauty), South Africa (2011)
Skull & Bones, US (2007)
Slaves to the Underground, US (1997)
Sleep with Me, US (1994)
Sleep with Me, UK (2009)
Sleepaway Camp, US (1983)
The Slight Fever of a Twenty-Year-Old (A Touch of Fever, Japan (1993)
Slippery Ice, Russia (2003)
Slutty Summer, US (2004)
Small Town Gay Bar, US (2006)
Snails in the Rain (שבלולים בגשם), Israel (2013)
Snowtown, Australia (2011)
The Smashing Bird I Used to Know, UK (1969)
So Happy Together, Philippines (2004)
Soapdish, US (1991)
Socket, US (2007)
Sobreviviré (I Will Survive), Spain (1999)
Soft Hearts (Pusong Mamon), Philippines (1998)
Soldier’s Girl, US (2003)
Solo, Argentina (2013)
Solos, Singapore (2007)
Some Boys Do, Canada (2010)
Some of My Best Friends Are…, US (1971)
Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You (Un giorno questo dolore ti sarà utile), Italy/US (2011)
Somefarwhere, US (2011)
Something for Everyone, UK (1970)
Something Like Summer, US (2017)
Something Must Break (Nånting måste gå sönder), Sweden (2014)
Somewhere I Have Never Traveled, Taiwan (2009)
Sommersturm (Summer Storm), Germany (2004)
Son frère (His Brother), France (2003)
Song of Love (Un Chant d’Amour), France (1950)
Songcatcher, US (2000)
Soongava: Dance of the Orchids, Nepal (2012)
Sordid Lives, US (2000)
Sorority Boys, US (2002)
Sound it out: the untitled LGTBQIA music documentary, US (2017)
Soundless Wind Chime, Hong Kong/Switzerland (2009)
Sounds from the Fog, Germany/Austria/Czech Republic (2013)
Southern Baptist Sissies, US (2013)
The Spanish Apartment (L’Auberge Espagnole; Pot Luck), France/Spain (2002)
The Spanish Gardener, UK (1957)
Sparkler, US (1997)
Spartacus, US (1960)
A Special Day (Una Giornata particolare), Italy (1977)
Speechless, Hong Kong/China (2012)
Speedway Junky, US (1999)
Spetters, Netherlands (1980)
Spidarlings, UK (2016)
Spider Lilies, Ci Qing, Taiwan (2007)
Spike, US (2008)
Spin the Bottle, US (1999)
Spinnin’, Spain (2007)
Spinning Gasing, Malaysia (2001)
Splendor, US/UK (1999)
Spoilers, UK/Australia (2016)
Spooners, US (2013)
A Spot of Bother (Une petite zone de turbulences), France (2009)
Spring, UK (2011)
Spring Fever, China/Hong Kong/France (2009)
A Stable for Disabled Horses, UK (2012)
Stadt Land Fluss (Harvest), Germany (2011)
Stage Beauty, UK/Germany/US (2004)
Stage Mother, US (1933)
Staircase, UK (1969)
Stand (Противостояние), Russia/Ukraine/France (2014)
Standing Still, US (2005)
Star Appeal, China (2004)
Starcrossed, US (2005)
Stardom, Canada/France (2000)
Starrbooty, US (2007)
Starting Over (2014 film), Japan (2014)
Statross le Magnifique, France (2006)
Steam, US (2009)
Steam: The Turkish Bath (Hamam: Il Bagno Turco), Italy/Turkey/Spain (1997)
Step Up and Be Vocal, Germany (2001)
Stiff Upper Lips, UK (1998)
Stonewall, UK (1995)
Stonewall, US (2015)
Stonewall Uprising, US (2010)
Story of a Bad Boy, US (1999)
The Story of Piera (Storia di Piera), Italy (1983)
Straight, Germany (2007)
Straight for the Heart (À corps perdu), Canada/Switzerland (1988)
Straight-Jacket, US (2004)
Straight Men & the Men Who Love Them, Brazil (2005)
Straight Story (film), Greece (2006)
Straightman, US (2001)
Strákarnir okkar (Eleven Men Out), Iceland (2005)
Strange Bedfellows, Australia (2004)
Strange Frame, US (2012)
Strange Fruit, US (2004)
The Strange One, US (1957)
The Strange Ones, US/France (2011)
Stranger by the Lake (L’Inconnu du lac), France (2013)
The Stranger in Us, US (2010)
Stranger Inside, US (2001)
Strangers on a Train, US (1951)
Strangers with Candy, US (2005)
Strapped, US (2010)
Strawberry and Chocolate (Fresa y Chocolate), Cuba/Mexico/Spain (1994)
Stray Cats (Pusang gala), Philippines (2005)
Streamers, US (1983)
Strella (A Woman’s Way), Greece (2009)
The String (Le Fil), France/Belgium/Tunisia (2009)
Strip Jack Naked, Nighthawks II, UK (1991)
Struck by Lightning, US (2012)
Stuck, US (2001, short)
Stud Life, UK (2012)
Such Good People, US (2014)
Suddenly, Last Summer, US (1959)
Suddenly, Last Winter (Improvvisamente l’inverno scorso), Italy (2008)
Suffering Man’s Charity, US (2006)
Sugar, Canada (2004)
Suicide Room (Sala samobójców), Poland (2011)
Sukitomo (Japan (2006)
The Sum of Us, Australia (1994)
Sum Total, India/US (1999)
Summer, UK (2006)
A Summer Dress (Une robe d’été), France (1996)
Summer in My Veins, US (1999)
The Summer of Sangailė (Sangailės vasara), Lithuania (2015)
Summer Storm (Sommersturm), Germany (2004)
Summer Things (Embrassez qui vous voudrez), France/UK/Italy (2002)
Summer Vacation 1999 (1999 Japan (1988)
Summertime (La Belle Saison), France, Belgium (2015)
Sun Kissed, US (2006)
Sunday Bloody Sunday, UK (1971)
Sunday Morning, UK (2001)
Sunny Skies, US (1930)
Sunshine Cleaning,[6] US 2009
Super 8½, Canada/Germany (1993)
Supernatural, Thailand (2014)
Supertwink, US (2006)
Supervoksen (Triple Dare), Denmark (2006)
Surprise, US (2015)
Surprise Surprise, US (2009)
Surrender Dorothy, US (2006)
Surveillance, Surveillance 24/7, UK (2007)
Sweat, UK (2008)
Switch, US 1991
Swoon, US (1992)
Sylvia Scarlett, US (1935)