pre-2000 lgbt movies

Ranging from heavily implied subtext to explicit text (suggestions also welcome!)

  • Algie, the Miner
  • I Don't Want to Be a Man
  • Sylvia Scarlett
  • Rope
  • Rebel Without a Cause
  • Crime in the Streets
  • The Strange One
  • Edge of the City
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
  • The Defiant Ones
  • The Children's Hour
  • The Gospel According to Matthew
  • Persona
  • Portrait of Jason
  • Luv
  • Theorem
  • Women in Love
  • Funeral Parade of Roses
  • Midnight Cowboy
  • The Damned
  • Fellini Satyricon
  • Husbands
  • Valerie and Her Week of Wonders
  • Dorian Gray
  • The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
  • The Boys in the Band
  • The Conformist
  • Sunday Bloody Sunday
  • Death in Venice
  • The Decameron
  • It Is Not the Homosexual Who Is Perverse, But the Society in Which He Lives
  • Vampyros Lesbos
  • The Triple Echo
  • The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant
  • Ludwig
  • A Bigger Splash
  • Immoral Tales
  • Je Tu Il Elle
  • Butley
  • Fox and His Friends
  • In Celebration
  • Dog Day Afternoon
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • The Naked Civil Servant
  • Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom
  • Sebastiane
  • Coup de Grâce
  • Mikey and Nicky
  • A Special Day
  • Desperate Living
  • Outrageous!
  • Let Me Die a Woman
  • A Question of Love
  • In a Year with 13 Moons
  • Me! I'm Afraid of Virginia Woolf
  • La Cage aux Folles
  • Saint Jack
  • Cruising
  • The Alternative Miss World
  • Querelle
  • La truite
  • Victor/Victoria
  • Born in Flames
  • Sleepaway Camp
  • The Dresser
  • Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
  • Streamers
  • Entre Nous
  • The Wounded Man
  • The Times of Harvey Milk
  • Another Country
  • Before Stonewall
  • My Beautiful Laundrette
  • Buddies
  • Desert Hearts
  • The Angelic Conversation
  • The Berlin Affair
  • Parting Glances
  • Kiss of the Spider Woman
  • Vera
  • Caravaggio
  • Withnail & I
  • Law of Desire
  • Maurice
  • Salome's Last Dance
  • The Rainbow
  • Tongues Untied
  • Affirmations
  • Paris Is Burning
  • My Own Private Idaho
  • Naked Lunch
  • Thelma & Louise
  • Anthem
  • The Hours and Times
  • The Living End
  • Transeltown
  • Orlando
  • Blue
  • No Regret
  • M. Butterfly