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The Cinesexual's Most Loved Movies

200 films

This is a list that is always incomplete. In no particular order but as I think of them.

These are…

  • Angels in America
  • Call Me by Your Name
  • And Then We Danced
  • The Long Day Closes
  • Song of Love

Notes toward a personal gay film canon

370 films

There are films here that straight people rarely get to see, or even hear about, being in some sense ghettoized.…

  • Gretel & Hansel
  • Possessor
  • Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado
  • The Half of It
  • The Day Began Yesterday

2020 Film Favs

8 films

  • Muffin
  • Shortbus
  • Interior. Leather Bar.
  • Eisenstein in Guanajuato
  • The Daytime Doorman

Best Films About [gay male] Sex

8 films

There aren't going to be very many of these.

  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Sócrates
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Isle of Dogs
  • Path of Blood

2018 Film Favs

37 films

  • Moffie
  • The Lighthouse
  • Booksmart
  • Leaving Neverland
  • Kiss of the Rabbit God

2019 Film Favs

29 films

Ranked according to number of stars. Not ranked within stars.

  • Voices from the Front
  • We Were Here
  • How to Survive a Plague
  • 5B
  • Longtime Companion

AIDS/HIV Essentials

22 films

This list includes only the essentials and should be seen as a tool to understand a mostly forgotten time period…

  • It's Alive
  • The American Astronaut
  • Last Night
  • Nightbreed
  • Night of the Living Dead

Midnight Movies

31 films

If I ran a midnight movie series, these are the films I would show.

  • Evolution
  • After the Dark
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Under the Skin
  • Birth

Paracinematic Essentials

14 films

A list that encompasses fantasy, speculative cinema, sci-fi, and the fantastic. These are my picks so the list isn't exhaustive.

  • Irreversible
  • Her
  • Parasite
  • Inception
  • The Dark Knight

Dissent from the margins

19 films

Films that got critical acclaim, and often Oscars, but I was either cool to or outright hated.


  • The Grey
  • The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes
  • Angels in America
  • The Witnesses
  • Silverlake Life: The View from Here

On Death and Dying

7 films

Best films about death and dying.

  • When Pigs Fly