LGBT Documentaries

An (almost) fully comprehensive list of LGBT documentaries on letterboxd - including films about LGBT people, culture, movements, and experiences.

Because this is meant to (for the most part) be a celebratory list, I have chosen not to include any documentaries about LGBT people who have been found guilty of horrific crimes such as rape/murder/molestation. It also attempts to disclude documentaries with unchallenged transphobia, although that is harder to gauge based solely on a poster/description.

Unlike my other lists on similar topics, I have not watched everything listed here. Because of this, the films are in order based on their release date rather than any personal feelings about quality. Suggestions are welcome and wanted!

Related Lists: Gay Girls on Film || Gay Boys on Film

  • The Rejected
  • Ecco
  • Love Meetings
  • Chained Girls
  • Behind Every Good Man
  • The Forbidden
  • Queens At Heart
  • Consenting Adults: A Study of Homosexuality
  • Portrait of Jason
  • The Queen
  • What's a Girl Like You?
  • Black Cap Drag
  • Funeral Parade of Roses
  • Les Boys
  • David Hockney's Diaries
  • Gay San Francisco
  • I Don't Know
  • Mondo Rocco
  • Kenneth Anger - Magier des Untergrundfilms
  • More About the Language of Love
  • Inside A.M.G.
  • Gertrude Stein: When You See This, Remember Me
  • Robert Having His Nipple Pierced
  • It Is Not the Homosexual Who Is Perverse, But the Society in Which He Lives
  • Confessions
  • The Feelings Are the Same
  • Andy Warhol
  • ONE Adventure
  • Extreme Private Eros: Love Song 1974
  • Home Movie
  • Homosexuality - A Film for Discussion
  • Sex O'Clock U.S.A.
  • Let Me Die a Woman
  • Damned Queers
  • Word Is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives
  • Gay USA
  • Ocaña: An Intermittent Portrait
  • A Change of Sex
  • Benjamin Britten: A Time There Was…
  • Tally Brown, New York
  • Army of Lovers or Revolt of the Perverts
  • Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars
  • Race d'Ep!
  • Paradise of the Damned
  • Witches, Faggots, Dykes and Poofters
  • La marche gaie
  • Some Even Fall in Love
  • What Shall We Do Without Death
  • The Alternative Miss World
  • Et il voulut être une femme
  • The Rocky Horror Treatment
  • Just Another Girl
  • Track Two
  • Montgomery Clift
  • Oliver
  • Dressed in Blue
  • Framed Youth: The Revenge of the Teenage Perverts
  • Improper Conduct
  • Hookers on Davie
  • D'amore si vive
  • Forbidden France
  • Before Stonewall
  • The Times of Harvey Milk
  • Bright Eyes
  • Orientations: Lesbian and Gay Asians
  • Breaking the Silence
  • What Sex Am I?
  • The Ties That Bind
  • No Sad Songs
  • Alternative Conceptions
  • Silent Pioneers
  • Choosing Children
  • The Ballad of Sexual Dependency
  • Moscow Does Not Believe in Queers
  • Dancing in Dulais
  • The AIDS Show
  • I Have Got AIDS
  • Kamikaze Hearts
  • Andy Warhol
  • Wigstock: The Movie
  • Video Album 5: The Thursday People
  • Aids: A Priest's Testament
  • Call Me Madame
  • Signed: Lino Brocka
  • Broken Noses
  • The Days of Greek Gods (Physique Films of Richard Fontaine)
  • Doctors, Liars, and Women: AIDS Activists Say No to Cosmo
  • Robert Mapplethorpe
  • Yearning for Sodom
  • Voguing: The Message
  • Tongues Untied
  • Nelson Sullivan
  • Coming Out
  • Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt
  • DiAna's Hair Ego: AIDS Info Up Front
  • Positive
  • Survival in New York
  • Paris Is Burning
  • Silence = Death
  • Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol