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

H: List of LGBTQ+ whose titles begin with H

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.

Gay Directors, Gay Films? By Emanuel Levy (Columbia University Press, August 2015).

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: June 2019 

Select films whose title begins with H 

Handmaiden, The (2016)

Hanging Garden, The (1998)

Happy Prince (2018)

Heartbeats (2011)

Heavenly Creatures (1994), Peter Jackson

Hedwig (2001), John Cameron Mitchell

Heiresses, The (2019)

Henry and June  (1990), Philip Kaufman

High Art (1998), Lisa Cholodenko

Hours, The (2002), Stephen Daldry

Howl (2010)

Hunger, The (1983), Tony Scott




If you want to know more about gay directors and gay films, please read my book:

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












Hable con Ella (Talk to Her), Spain (2000)
Hair, US/Germany (1979)
Half a Life, Egypt/Indonesia/US/Netherlands (2017)
Haltéroflic (Rainbow Serpent), France (1983)
Hamam (Steam: The Turkish Bath), Italy/Turkey/Spain (1997)
A Hard Blow (Le bon coup), France (2005)
The Handmaiden, South Korea (2016)
Handsome Devil, Ireland (2016)
Handsome Harry, US (2009)
Hanging Garden, The, UK/Canada (1997)
Hangyaboly (Ant Colony), Hungary (1971)
Hannah and Her Brothers (Hana a jej bratia), Slovakia (2000)
Hannah Free, US (2009)
Happy & Gay, US (2014)
Happy Endings, US (2005)
Happy-Go-Lucky, UK (2008)
Happy Hearts, Philippines (2007)
Happy, Texas, US (1999)
Happy Together, Hong Kong (1997)
Hard, US (1998)
Hard Pill, US (2005)
Harmonica’s Howl, Brazil (2013)
Harry + Max, US (2004)
Harvest (Stadt Land Fluss), Germany (2011)
Hate Crime, US (2005)
The Haunting, UK (1963)
Haunting Me, Thailand (2007)
Hawaii, Argentina (2013)(G)
Head in the Clouds, UK/Canada (2004)
Head On, Australia (1998)
Headlong (Corps perdu), Belgium (2012)
Heartbeats (Les Amours imaginaires), Canada (2010)
Hearts and Hotel Rooms, US (2007)
Heavenly Creatures, UK/Germany/New Zealand (1994)
Heavenly Touch, Philippines (2009)
Hedwig and the Angry Inch, US (2001)
Heiko, Portugal (2008)
Heights, US (2004)
Hein Maysara, Egypt (2008)

Hellbent, US (2004)
Hello My Love, South Korea (2009)
Henry & June, US (1990)
Here’s Looking at You, Boy (Schau mir in die Augen, Kleiner), Germany/Netherlands/Finland/Australia (2007)
Hidden Away (A escondidas), Spain (2014)
Hidden Hills, US (2013)
Hidden Kisses (Baisers cachés), France (2016)
Hidden Pleasures (Los placeres ocultos), Spain (1977)
High Art, Canada/US (1998)
High School Musical 2, US (2007)
His Secret Life (Le Fate Ignoranti), The Ignorant Fairies, Italy/France (2001)
His Brother (Son frère), France (2003)
His Wife’s Diary (Dnevnik ego zheny), Russia (2000)
History Boys, The, UK (2006)
Hit and Run, US (2012)
Hit and Runway, US (1999)
Hold You Tight, Hong Kong (1997)
Hold Your Peace, US (2011)
Holding the Man, Australia (2015)
Holding Trevor, US (2007)
Hole, Sweden (2014)
Holiday Heart, US (2000)
Hollow Reed, UK/Germany/Spain (1996)
Hollywood, je t’aime, US (2009)
Hollywood Zap!, US (1986)
A Home at the End of the World, US (2004)
Home for the Holidays, US (1995)
Home from the Gym, US (2014)
Homewrecker, US (2009)
Homme au bain (Man at Bath), France (2010)
Hommes à louer (Men for Sale), Canada (2009)
Homo Father, Poland (2005)
Homotopia, US (2006)
Hooks to the Left, US (2006)
Horror in the Wind, US (2008)
Horror vacui (Horror Vacui – Die Angst vor der Leere), Germany (1984)
Hors les murs (Beyond the Walls), Belgium/Canada/France (2012)
Hotel New Hampshire, The, US/Canada/UK (1984)
Hot Guys With Guns, US (2014)
The Hours, US/UK (2002)
The Hours and Times, US (1992)
House of Boys, Germany/Luxembourg (2009)
House of Himiko, La Maison de Himiko, Japan (2005)
The Houseboy, US (2007)
How Do I Look, US (2006)
How to Survive a Plague, US (2012)
How to Win at Checkers (Every Time) (พี่ชาย My Hero), Thailand/US/Indonesia (2015)
Howl, US (2010)
Hu Die (Butterfly), Hong Kong (2004)
Huhwihaji anha, No Regret, South Korea (2006)
Human Warmth (Chaleur humaine), Belgium (2013)
The Hunger, UK (1983)
Hush! Japan (2001)
Hustler White, Canada (1996)