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

C: List of LGBTQ+ whose titles begin with C

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

Cabaret, US (1972)
Cachorro (Bear Cub), Spain (2004)
Cage Without a Key, US (1975)
Caged, US (1950)
Caged (Uitgesproken), Netherlands (2013)
Cake and Sand (Torten im Sand), Germany (2010)
The Cakemaker (Kuchenmacher, האופה מברלין), Germany/Israel (2017)
Cal, UK (2013)

California Suite (1978)

Caligula, US (1979)
Call Me by Your Name, Brazil, France, Italy, US (2017)
Call Me Kuchu, US (2012)
Call Me Malcolm, US (2004)
Camellia Project: Three Queer Stories at Bogil Island, South Korea (2006)
Camp, US (2003)
Campaign of Hate: Russia and Gay Propaganda, US (2014)
Camping Cosmos, Belgium (1996)

Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)
Candy Boy, France (2007)
Candy Rain, Taiwan (2008)
Can’t Stop the Music, US (1980)
The Canyons, US (2013)
Capital Games, US (2013)
Capote, Canada/US (2005)
Cappuccino, Switzerland (2010)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier, US (2014)
Captain Marvel, US (2019)
Caramel (Lebanon (2007)
The Carmilla Movie, Canada (2017)
Carandiru, Brazil/Argentina (2003)
Caravaggio, UK (1986)
Carícies (Caresses), Spain (1998)
Carmelita Tropicana, US (1994)
Carmen from Kawachi, Japan (1966)
Carol (film), US (2015)
Carolyn Gage: On Stage and Off, US (2016)
Carrington, UK (1995)
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, US (1958)
The Celluloid Closet, France/UK/Germany/US (1995)
Center of My World (Die Mitte der Welt), Germany (2016)
Ceux qui m’aiment prendront le train (Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train), France (1998)
Chacun sa nuit (One to Another), France/Denmark (2006)
Chance, UK (2015)
Change of Life, US (2009)
Change of Sex (Cambio de sexo), Spain (1976)
Changing Times (Les temps qui changent), France (2004)

Chant d’Amour, Un, France (1950)
Chanthupottu, India (2005)
Chasing Amy, US (1997)
Chateau de Roses, Japan (2005)
Cheerleader Queens, Thailand (2003)
The Chef’s Letter, UK (2008)
Chef’s Special (Fuera de carta), Spain (2008)
Cheila: una casa pa’ Maíta, Venezuela (2010)
Chelsea Girls, US (1967)
Chez Nous, Netherlands (2013)
Chicken, Ireland (2001)
Chicken Tikka Masala, UK (2005)
Children of God, Bahamas (2009) (G)
The Children’s Hour, US (1961)
The Chinese Botanist’s Daughters (Les Filles du botaniste), France/Canada (2006) (L)
Chinese Characters, US (1986)
Chitrangada: The Crowning Wish, India (2012)
Chloe, US/Canada/France (2009)
Chorus Line, A US (1985)
Chouchou, France (2003)
Chris & Don: A Love Story, US (2007), docu
Christopher and His Kind, UK (2011)
Chuck & Buck, US (2000)
Chuecatown (Boystown), Spain (2007)
Chutney Popcorn, US (1999)
Ci qing Spider Lilies), Taiwan (2007)
Ciao, US (2008)
Ciao Bella, Sweden (2007)
Cibrâil (The Visitor), Germany (2011)
The Circle (Der Kreis), Switzerland (2014)
Circles (Bilog), Philippines (2005)
Circuit, US (2001)
Circumstance, Iran (2011)
Citizens of Perpetual Indulgence, US (2000)
City of Lost Souls (Stadt der verlorenen Seelen), Germany (1983)
City Without Baseball, Hong Kong (2008)
Claire, US (2001)
Claire of the Moon, US (1992)
Clancy’s Kitchen, UK (1996)
Clapham Junction, UK (2007)
Close to Leo (Tout contre Léo), France (2002)
The Closet (Le Placard), France (2001)
Closet Monster, Canada (2015)
Closets, UK (2015)
Cloud Atlas, Germany (2012)
Cloudburst, Canada (2011)
Clueless, US (1995)
The Cockettes, US (2002)
Cockles and Muscles (Crustacés et Coquillages), Côte d’Azur, France (2005)
Coby, France (2017)
Coffee at Laundromat, Canada (2016)
Coffee Date, US (2006)
C.O.G., US (2013)
Coklat Stroberi (Chocolate Strawberry), Indonesia (2007)
Cold Showers (Douches froides), France (2005)
Colma: The Musical, US (2006)
Colonel Redl (Oberst Redl), Hungary/Austria/West Germany (1985)
The Colonel’s Outing, New Zealand (2011)
Colonial Gods, US/UK (2009)
The Color of Fame (El tinte de la fama), Venezuela (2008)
Color of Night, US (1994)
Color Purple, The US (1985)
Colour Blossoms, Hong Kong (2004)
Colour Me Kubrick, UK/France (2005)
The Colour of His Hair, UK (2017)
Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy D, US (1982)
Come non detto (Tell No One), Italy (2012)
Come Undone (Presque rien), Almost Nothing, France/Belgium (2000)
Coming Out, East Germany (1989)
Coming Out, Hungary (2013)
Coming Out Under Fire, US (1994)
Comme les autres (Baby Love), France (2008)
Comme un boomerang, France (2004)
Comme un frère (Like a Brother), France (2005)
The Commitment (Kasal), Philippines (2014)
Common Ground, US (2000)
Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt, US (1989)
Communication, New Zealand (2010)
Como Esquecer (So Hard to Forget), Brazil (2010)
Comolot (Kissed), short film, Malaysia (2007)

Compulsion (1959)

Concussion, US (2013)
Condo, Philippines (2008)
The Conformist (Il conformista), Italy/France/West Germany (1970)
Confused Feelings (La Confusion des sentiments), France/Germany (1981)
Connie and Carla, US (2004)
The Conrad Boys, US (2006)
Consenting Adult, US (1985)
The Consul of Sodom (El cónsul de Sodoma), Spain (2009)
Contact, Australia (2002)
Contadora Is for Lovers, US/Panama (2006)
Continental, US (2013)
Contracorriente (Undertow), Peru (2009)
Contradictions, France (2002)
Conversation Piece (Gruppo di famiglia in un interno), Italy (1974)
Cooper & Hemingway: The True Gen, US (2013)
Copycat, US (1995)
The Cost of Love, UK (2011)
Costa Brava, Spain (1995)
Côte d’Azur (Crustacés et Coquillages), Cockles and Muscles, France (2005)
The Country Teacher, Czech Republic/France/Germany (2008)
Cowboy, Germany (2008)
Cowboy Forever, France (2006)
Cowboy Junction, US (2004)
Cowboys & Angels, Ireland/Germany/UK (2003)
Cracks, Ireland/UK (2009)
Cradle Will Rock, US (1999)
Crash, Canada/UK (1996)
C.R.A.Z.Y., Canada (2005)
Criminal Lovers (Les Amants criminels), France (1999)
CrossRoad (Crossroad), UK (2016)
Crossing (Dress to Kill), Canada (2005)
Cruel Intentions, US (1999)
Cruise Patrol, Netherlands (2013)
Cruising, US (1980)
Crutch, US (2004)
Crush, New Zealand (1992)
Crying Game, The UK (1992)
Cthulhu, US (2007)
Cuatro Lunas (Four Moons), Mexico (2014)
Cul-de-sac, UK (2010)
Curiosity of Chance, The, US/Belgium (2006)
Curious Thing, US (2010)
Curse of the Queerwolf, US (1988)
Cursed, US/Germany (2005)
Cut Sleeve Boys, UK/Hong Kong (2007)








The Cakemaker (Der Kuchenmacher, האופה מברלין), Germany/Israel (2017)



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With John Waters, one of the directors in my new book, Gay Directors, Gay Films? Provincetown, August 2015.