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

Research in Progress: Sep 20, 2021

B: List of LGBTQ+Features

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

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.

Films whose titles begin with B 

Bad Education (2004)

Ballot Measure 9 (1993) Docu

Bar Girls, 1995

Basic Instinct, 1992

Basketball Diaries, 1995

Best Man, The (1964)

Beach Rates, 2017

Bear Nation, docu

Beau Travail (2000), France

Beautiful Loud (1985)

Beauty and the Beast

Bedroom and Hallways, 1998

Before Her Mouth

Before Night Falls, 2000

Before Stonewall, docu

Beginners (Oscar winner)

Behind the Candelabra

Being 17, France


Bent, 1997

Big Gay Musical

Bigger Splash

Birdcage, The, 1998

black and not so pink, 2014

Black Is..Black Isn’t, docu

Black White (2007)

Blood Sisters, leather, docu

Bloody Mama

Blue is the Warmest Color, 2013

Bohemian rhapsody, 2019


Boogie Nights, 1997

Boston Strangler, The (1968)

Boy Culture (2007)

Boy erased

Boys for Sale

Brother Brother (2004)

B (long list)

B., Germany (2015)
B. Monkey, UK/Italy/US (1998)
Baby Formula, The Canada (2009)
Baby Love (Comme les autres), France (2008)
Back Soon, US (2007)
Bad Boy Street (Rue des mauvais garçons), US/France (2012)
Bad Education (La mala educación), Spain (2004)
Bad Girls Go to Hell, US (1965)
Bad Romance, China (2011)
Baisers cachés (Hidden Kisses), France (2016)
Baka Bukas (Maybe Tomorrow), Philippines (2016)
Ballot Measure 9, US (1995)
Ballroom Rules, Australia (2012)
Bam Bam and Celeste, US (2005)
Bambi, France (2013)
Bangkok Love Story, Thailand (2007)
Bar Girls, US (1995)
Barefeet, India/US (2000)
Barrio Boy, US (2014)
Basic Instinct, US (1992)
Bathhouse, Philippines (2006)
Battle of the Sexes, US (2017)
Be Like Others (Transsexual in Iran),Iran/UK/US (2008)
Be Mine, US (2009)
Be with Me, Singapore (2005)
Beach Rats, US (2017)
BearCity, US (2010)(G)
BearCity 2: The Proposal, US (2012)(G)
Bear Cub (Cachorro), Spain (2004)
Beastly Boyz, US (2006)
Beat, US (2000)
Beatific Vision, US (2008)
Beau travail (Good Work), France (1999)
Beautiful Boxer, Thailand (2003)
Beautiful Darling, US (2010)
Beautiful Mystery, Japan (1983)
Beautiful Thing, UK (1996) (G)
Beauty (Skoonheid), South Africa (2011) (G)
Beauty and Sadness, Japan (1965), France (1985)
Becoming Blond, US (2010)
Bedrooms and Hallways, UK (1998)
Beefcake, Canada (1999)
Before the Bat’s Flight Is Done, Hungary (1989)
Before I Forget (Avant que j’oublie), France (2007)
Before Night Falls, US (2000)
Before Stonewall, US (1984)
Beginners, US (2010)
Behind the Candelabra, US (2013)
Being 17 (Quand on a 17 ans), France (2016)
Being at Home with Claude, Canada (1992)
Being John Malkovich, US (1999)
Being Julia, US/Canada/Hungary/UK (2004)
Beloved/Friend (Amic/Amat), Spain (1999)
Below Her Mouth, Canada (2016)
Below the Belt, Canada (short, 1999)
Ben and Arthur, US (2002) (G)

Ben-Hur, US (1959)

Bent, UK/Japan (1997)

Bent Out of Shape (short), Ireland (1995)

Benzina (Gasoline), Italy (2001)

Berlin Affair, The (Interno Berlinese), Italy/W.Germany (1985)
Best Day Ever, US (2014)
The Best Day of My Life, Italy (2002)

Best in Show, US (2000)

Best Man, The, US (1964)

Best Way to Walk (La meilleure façon de marcher), Fra (1976)
Better Than Chocolate, Canada (1999)
Between Love & Goodbye, US (2008)
Between Something & Nothing, US (2008)
Between Two Women, UK (2000)
Beyond Gay: The Politics of Pride, Canada (2009)
Beyond Hatred (Au-delà de la haine), France (2005)
Beyond Therapy, US (1987)
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, US (1970)
Beyond the Walls (Hors les murs), Belgium/France (2012), US (2011)
Big Bang Love, Juvenile A, Japan (2006)
The Big Brass Ring, US (1999)
Big Daddy, US (1999)
Big Eden, US (2000) (G)
Big Gay Love, US (2013) (G)
Big Gay Musical, The, US (2009) (G)

Bigger Splash, A
Bilitis, France/Italy (1977)
Billy’s Dad Is a Fudge-Packer, short, US (2004)
Billy’s Hollywood Screen Kiss, US (1998)
Billy Elliot, UK (2000)
Bilog (Circles), Philippines (2005)
The Birdcage, US (1996)
Birthday Cake, US (2013)
Bishonen, Hong Kong (1998)
Bite Marks, US (2011)
The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (Die bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant), Germany (1972)
Black Bread (Pa negre), Spain (2010)
Black Swan, US (2010)
Blackbird, US (2014)
Blackmail Boy (Οξυγόνο), Greece (2003)
Blackmail Boys, US (2010)
Blessing, Salt Lake City (2002)
Blind Faith, US (1998)
Blinders, US (2011)
Blokes, Chile (2010)
Blonde Cobra, US (1963)

Blood of the Poet (Le sang d’un poete), France (1934)
Blood Spattered Bride, The (La novia ensangrentada), Spain (1972)

Bloody Mama. US (1970)
Bloomington, US (2010)
Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros, The (Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros), Philippines (2005)
Blow Dry, US/UK/Germany (2001)
Blue, UK (1993)
Blue, Japan (2001)
Blue and Not So Pink (Azul y no tan rosa; My Straight Son), Venezuela (2012)
Blue Citrus Hearts, US (2003)
Blue Gate Crossing, Taiwan/France (2002)
Blue Is the Warmest Colour (La Vie d’Adèle), France (2013)
Blush (Barash), Israel (2015)
Boat Trip, US (2003)
Bobbie’s Girl, Ireland (2002)
Body Without Soul, Czech Republic (1994)
Bohemian Rhapsody, UK/US (2018)
Bol, Pakistan (2011)
Bollywood and Vine, US (2004)
Bombay Boys, India (1998)
Bomgay, India (1996)
Bongja, Korea (2000)
Bonsoir, France (1994)
Boogie Nights, US (1997)
Boogie Woogie, UK (2009)
Book Club, The US (2006)
Bookends, US (2008)
Booking, Philippines (2009)
Booksmart, US (2019)
The Boondock Saints, US (1999)
Born in 68 (Nés en 68), France (2008)
Born in Flames, US (1983)
Borstal Boy, UK/Ireland (2000)
Boulevard, US (2014) (G)
Bound, US (1996)
Bowser Makes a Movie, US (2005)
Boy, Philippines (2009)
Boy Culture, US (2006)
Boy Erased, US (2018)
Boy, Girl, Canada (1987)
Boy Meets Boy, Korea (2008)
Boy Meets Girl, US (2014)
Boy Named Sue, A, US (2000)
The Boy with the Sun in His Eyes, US (2009)
Boyfriends, UK (1996)
Boygame, Sweden (2013)
Boy’s Choir, Japan (2000)
Boys, US (2016)
Boys Don’t Cry, US (1999)
Boys Love, Japan (2006)
Boys Love, the Movie, Schoolboy Crush, Japan (2007)
Boys in Brazil (Do Lado de Fora), Brazil (2014)
Boys in the Band, The, US (1970)
Boys in the Sand, US (2020)

Boys Life

Boys Life 2
The Boys of San Francisco, US (1980)
Boys on the Side, US (1995)
Boys Village, UK/Germany (2011)
Boystown (Chuecatown), Spain (2007)
BPM (Beats per Minute) (120 battements par minute), France (2017)
Brace, UK (2015)
Brandon Teena Story, The, US (1998)
Bramadero, Mexico (2007)
Breakfast? (Frühstück?), Germany (2002)
Breakfast on Pluto, Ireland (2005)
Breakfast with Scot, Canada (2007)
Breaking Free, India (2015)
Breaking the Girls, US (2013)
Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story, US (1997)
Breath (Zucht), Netherlands (2007)
Breathe In, Breathe Out, Russia (2006)
Bridegroom, US (2013)
Brideshead Revisited, UK (2008)
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, UK/France/Germany/Ireland/US (2004)

Bringing Up Baby? 1938
Broadway Damage, US (1997)
Broderskab (Brotherhood), Denmark (2009)
Brokeback Mountain, US (2005)
Broken Embraces (Los abrazos rotos), Spain (2009)
Broken Hearts Club, The: A Romantic Comedy, US (2000)
Broken Sky (El Cielo Dividido), Mexico (2006)
The Broken Tower, US (2011)
Brother to Brother, US (2004)
Brotherhood (Broderskab), Denmark (2009)
Brothers Sinclair, The, US (2011)
Brüno, US (2009)
The Bubble (הבועה), Israel (2006)
Buddies, US (1985)
Buddy, India (Kerala) (2013)
Buddy, Netherlands (2015)
Buffering, Hong Kong (2003)
Buffering, UK (2011)
Bugcrush, US (2006)
Bugis Street, Hong Kong/Singapore (1995)
Bulgarian Lovers (Los Novios búlgaros), Spain (2003)
Bully, US (2001)
Bungee Jumping of Their Own, Korea (2001)
Burger, UK/Norway (2013)
Burlesk King, Philippines (1999)
Burlesque, US (2010)
Burned, US (2008)
Burning Blue, US (2013)
Burnt Money (Plata quemada), Argentina/France/Spain/Uruguay (2000)
Business of Fancydancing, The, US (2002)
But I’m a Cheerleader, US (1999)
Butch Camp, US (1996)
Butch Factor, The: What Kind of Man Are You?, US (2009)
Butcher’s Wife, The US (1991)
Butch Jamie, US (2007)
Butley, UK/Canada/US (1974)
Butterfly (Hu Die; Hong Kong (2004)
Butterfly Kiss, UK (1995)

By Design (1980)
By Hook or by Crook, US (2001)








The Bubble (הבועה), Israel (2006)




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