List of films with LGBT characters

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The following is a list of films with fictional and factual lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender characters.

Film franchises[edit]

Film franchises share common universes. The following film series collectively feature LGBT characters in a leading or supporting role.

Franchise Year Title Character Classification Actor Notes Country
Austin Powers 1997 Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery Frau Farbissina Bisexual Mindy Sterling Shown to have had a relationship with Unibrau, a woman, and Doctor Evil, a man.[citation needed] United States
1999 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
2002 Austin Powers in Goldmember
Child's Play 1998 Bride of Chucky David Collins Gay Gordon Michael Woolvett [citation needed] United States
2004 Seed of Chucky Glen/Glenda Ray Genderqueer Billy Boyd Glen and Glenda are twins. They are two souls of opposite genders inhabiting the same sexless doll body.[1]
2013 Curse of Chucky Jill Lesbian Maitland McConnell [citation needed]
DC Extended Universe 2020 Birds of Prey Harley Quinn Bisexual Margot Robbie At the beginning of the film, it shows that one of Harley's failed relationships was with a woman.[2] United States
Renee Montoya Lesbian Rosie Perez Renee and Ellen are exes.
[3]
Ellen Yee Ali Wong
Deadpool 2016 Deadpool Wade Wilson Pansexual Ryan Reynolds [4] United States
2018 Deadpool 2 United States
Negasonic Teenage Warhead Lesbian Brianna Hildebrand Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Yukio are in a relationship.[citation needed]
Yukio Lesbian Shioli Kutsuna
The Hangover 2009 The Hangover Leslie Chow Bisexual Ken Jeong [citation needed] United States
2011 The Hangover Part II Leslie Chow Bisexual Ken Jeong [citation needed]
Kimberly "Kimmy" Transgender Yasmin Lee [citation needed]
2013 The Hangover Part III Leslie Chow Bisexual Ken Jeong [citation needed]
Harry Potter 2001 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Albus Dumbledore Gay Richard Harris Albus Dumbledore is the headmaster of the wizarding school Hogwarts. The films are based on the Harry Potter series of fantasy novels. While Dumbledore's sexuality is not openly portrayed or explicitly mentioned either in the books or the films, J.K. Rowling, the author of the books, revealed that he is gay.[5] United Kingdom, United States
2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Michael Gambon
2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
It 2017 It Richie Tozier Gay Finn Wolfhard (young)
Bill Hader (adult)
It's revealed that when Richie was younger, he struggled with his sexuality and feelings for his best friend Eddie Kaspbrak, and was bullied for it. When he returns to Derry 27 years later, we find out Richie had been in love with Eddie, who dies, which devastates Richie, but leads him to accept who he is and re-carve his and Eddie's initials on the kissing bridge that he had carved when he was 13. He loved James Ransone as an adult.[6]
Director Andy Muschietti stated that he had planned for Richie to be gay from the start.[citation needed]
United States
2019 It Chapter Two
Mannequin 1987 Mannequin Hollywood Montrose Gay Meshach Taylor [citation needed] United States
1991 Mannequin Two: On the Move
Pitch Perfect 2012 Pitch Perfect Cynthia Rose Adams Lesbian Esther Dean She reveals to the Barden Bellas that she is lesbian and was in a relationship with Denise.[citation needed] United States
2015 Pitch Perfect 2
2017 Pitch Perfect 3
The Producers 1968 The Producers Carmen Ghia Gay Andreas Voutsinas [citation needed] United States
Roger De Bris Gay Christopher Hewett [citation needed]
2005 The Producers Carmen Ghia Gay Roger Bart [citation needed]
Roger De Bris Gay Gary Beach [citation needed]
Scary Movie 2000 Scary Movie Bobby Prinze Gay Jon Abrahams [citation needed] United States
2001 Scary Movie 2 Ray Wilkins Bisexual Shawn Wayans [citation needed]
Star Wars 1980 The Empire Strikes Back Lando Calrissian Pansexual Billy Dee Williams Glover described Lando as charming; someone who "doesn't have hard and fast boundaries about everything. Are you a man or a woman? Are you literally a blob or robot? Like, who cares? Have good time out here." [7][8] United States
1983 Return of the Jedi
2018 Solo: A Star Wars Story Donald Glover (2018)
2019 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Billy Dee Williams
Star Trek 2009 Star Trek Hikaru Sulu Gay John Cho [9] United States
2013 Star Trek Into Darkness
2016 Star Trek Beyond

Stand-alone films[edit]

1900–1999[edit]

Year Title Character Classification Actor Notes Country
1929 Pandora's Box Countess Geschwitz Lesbian Alice Roberts Countess Geschwitz is often cited as cinema’s first explicit lesbian character.[10] Germany
1941 The Maltese Falcon Joel Cairo Gay Peter Lorre In the novel upon which the film is based, Joel Cairo is referred to as "queer" and "fairy" but, in the film, his sexuality isn't directly addressed, likely a decision by filmmakers in order to comply with the Hays Code, which banned the depiction of homosexuality in American films.[11][12][13][14][15] United States
1948 Rope Phillip Morgan Gay Farley Granger [citation needed] United States
Brandon Shaw Gay John Dall [citation needed]
1955 Rebel Without a Cause John "Plato" Crawford Gay Sal Mineo [citation needed] United States
1961 Victim Melville Farr Gay Dirk Bogarde [citation needed] United Kingdom
1968 The Mercenary Ricciolo (Curly) Gay Jack Palance [citation needed] Italy, Spain, United States
1968 The Sergeant Albert Callan Gay Rod Steiger [citation needed] United States
1969 Midnight Cowboy Joe Buck Bisexual Jon Voight This film is based on the 1965 novel of the same name.[16] United States
1970 Beyond the Valley of the Dolls Ronnie "Z-Man" Barzell Trans man John LaZar [citation needed] United States
1970 Myra Breckinridge Irving "Blaggot" Amadeus Gay Calvin Lockhart [citation needed] United States
Myra Breckinridge Trans Woman Raquel Welch [citation needed]
1971 The Last Picture Show Coach Popper Gay Bill Thurman [citation needed] United States
1972 Cabaret Baron Maximilian Von Heune Bisexual Helmut Griem This film is based on the musical Cabaret.[citation needed] United States
Brian Roberts Bisexual Michael York
1975 Dog Day Afternoon Leon Shermer Trans woman Chris Sarandon [citation needed] United States
Sonny Wortzik Bisexual Al Pacino [citation needed]
1975 The Rocky Horror Picture Show Brad Majors Bisexual Barry Bostwick [citation needed] United Kingdom, United States
Dr. Frank-N-Furter Genderqueer, bisexual Tim Curry [citation needed]
Rocky Bisexual Peter Hinwood [citation needed]
1976 Swashbuckler Lord Durant Gay Peter Boyle [citation needed] United States
1978 In a Year of 13 Moons Elvira Weishaupt Trans Woman Volker Spengler [citation needed] West Germany
1980 Stir Crazy Rory Schultebrand Gay Georg Stanford Brown [citation needed] United States
1981 Zorro, the Gay Blade Bunny Wigglesworth Gay George Hamilton [citation needed] United States
1982 The Emperor Caligula: The Untold Story Fagio Gay [citation needed] Italy
1982 Forbidden Zone René Henderson Transgender Matthew Bright [citation needed] United States
1982 Querelle Georges Querelle Bisexual Brad Davis [citation needed] France, West Germany
1982 Victor/Victoria 'Squash' Bernstein Gay Alex Karras [citation needed] United Kingdom, United States
Richard DiNardo Bisexual Malcolm Jamieson [citation needed]
Carroll "Toddy" Todd Gay Robert Preston [citation needed]
1985 Kiss of the Spider Woman Luis Molina Gay William Hurt [citation needed] Brazil, United States
1985 My Beautiful Laundrette Omar Ali Gay Gordon Warnecke [citation needed] United Kingdom
Johnny Gay Daniel Day-Lewis [citation needed]
1987 Less Than Zero Clay Easton Bisexual Andrew McCarthy [citation needed] United States
1987 Maurice Clive Durham Gay Hugh Grant [citation needed] United Kingdom
Maurice Hall Gay James Wilby [citation needed]
Alec Scudder Gay Rupert Graves [citation needed]
1990 Miller's Crossing Bernie Bernbaum Gay John Turturro [citation needed] United States
Eddie Dane Gay J.E. Freeman [citation needed]
Mink Larouie Gay Steve Buscemi [citation needed]
1991 Fried Green Tomatoes Ruth Jamison Bisexual Mary-Louise Parker [citation needed] United States
Idgie Threadgoode Lesbian Mary Stuart Masterson [citation needed]
1991 My Own Private Idaho Mike Waters Gay River Phoenix [citation needed] United States
1992 Basic Instinct Dr. Beth Garner Bisexual Jeanne Tripplehorn [citation needed] France, United States, United Kingdom
Roxy Lesbian Leilani Sarelle [citation needed]
Catherine Tramell Bisexual Sharon Stone [citation needed]
1992 The Crying Game Dil Trans woman Jaye Davidson [citation needed] Ireland, Japan, United Kingdom
1993 Philadelphia Miguel Alvarez Gay Antonio Banderas [citation needed] United States
Andrew Beckett Gay Tom Hanks [citation needed]
1993 The Wedding Banquet Wai-Tung Gao Gay Winston Chao [citation needed] Taiwan, United States
1994 Pulp Fiction Zed Gay Peter Greene [citation needed] United States
1995 Bugis Street Lian Transgender Hiep Thi Le The film is set in the former transvestite area of Bugis Street (now a shopping centre) in the heart of Singapore. The film features the transgender Lian and her lover, Meng.[citation needed] (British) Hong
Meng Bisexual Michael Lam
1995 Carrington Lytton Strachey Gay Jonathan Pryce [citation needed] France, United Kingdom
1995 The Doom Generation Xavier "X" Red Bisexual Johnathon Schaech [citation needed] United States
Jordan White Bisexual James Duval [citation needed]
1995 The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love Randy Dean Lesbian Laurel Holloman [citation needed] United States
Evie Roy Lesbian Nicole Ari Parker [citation needed]
1995 Jefferson in Paris Richard Cosway Gay Simon Callow [citation needed] France, United States
1995 Jeffrey Darius Gay Bryan Batt [citation needed] United States
Steve Howard Gay Michael T. Weiss [citation needed]
Jeffrey Gay Steven Weber [citation needed]
Sterling Gay Patrick Stewart [citation needed]
1995 Showgirls Cristal Connors Bisexual Gina Gershon [citation needed] France, United States
Nomi Malone Bisexual Elizabeth Berkley [citation needed]
1995 To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar Vida Boheme Gay Patrick Swayze [citation needed] United States
Noxeema Jackson Gay Wesley Snipes [citation needed]
Chi-Chi Rodriguez Gay/Transgender John Leguizamo [citation needed]
1995 Billy Madison Principal Max Anderson Gay Josh Mostel [citation needed] United States
1996 Beautiful Thing Ste Pearce Gay Scott Neal [citation needed] United Kingdom
1996 The Birdcage Agador[17] Gay Hank Azaria [citation needed] United States
Albert Goldman Gay Nathan Lane [citation needed]
Armand Goldman Gay Robin Williams [citation needed]
1996 Citizen Ruth Diane Siegler Lesbian Swoosie Kurtz [citation needed] United States
1996 Hollow Reed Tom Dixon Gay Ian Hart [citation needed] Germany, United Kingdom, Spain
1996 I Shot Andy Warhol Candy Darling Trans woman Stephen Dorff [citation needed] United Kingdom, United States
1996 Sling Blade Vaughn Cunningham Gay John Ritter [citation needed] United States
1997 Waiting for Guffman Corky St. Clair Gay Christopher Guest [citation needed] United States
1997 My Best Friend's Wedding George Downes Gay Rupert Everett [citation needed] United States
1997 Boogie Nights Scotty J. Gay Philip Seymour Hoffman [citation needed] United States
1997 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil The Lady Chablis Trans Woman The Lady Chablis [citation needed] United States
1998 Aimée & Jaguar Felice Schragenheim Lesbian Maria Schrader [citation needed] Germany
1998 Get Real Steven Carter Gay Ben Silverstone [citation needed] United Kingdom
John Dixon Gay Brad Gorton [citation needed]
1998 High Art Lucy Berliner Lesbian Ally Sheedy [citation needed] Canada, United States
Greta Lesbian Patricia Clarkson [citation needed]
Syd Bisexual Radha Mitchell [citation needed]
1998 Hold You Tight Fung Wai Bisexual Sunny Chan The story of a man living in Hong Kong who is initially drawn to a young woman but soon finds he is more attracted to her boyfriend.[citation needed] Hong Kong (S.A.R. of China 1997—)
1998 Show Me Love Agnes Ahlberg Lesbian Rebecka Liljeberg [citation needed] Sweden
1998 Velvet Goldmine Brian Slade Bisexual Jonathan Rhys Meyers [citation needed] United Kingdom, United States
Mandy Slade Bisexual Toni Collette [citation needed]
Arthur Stuart Bisexual Christian Bale [citation needed]
Curt Wild Bisexual Ewan McGregor [citation needed]
1999 All About My Mother Agrado Trans woman Antonia San Juan [citation needed] Spain
Nina Cruz Bisexual Candela Peña [citation needed]
Huma Rojo Lesbian Marisa Paredes [citation needed]
Lola Trans woman Toni Cantó [citation needed]
1999 American Beauty Jim Berkley Gay Sam Robards [citation needed] United States
Frank Fitts Gay Chris Cooper [citation needed]
Jim Olmeyer Gay Scott Bakula [citation needed]
1999 Being John Malkovich Lotte Schwartz Trans man
Lesbian
Cameron Diaz Lotte is one of multiple people whose mind temporarily enters the body of John Malkovich. At some point after the experience, Lotte says that she is transgender and plans on having sex reassignment surgery. Lotte's husband Craig tries to dissuade her of that notion, but Craig's coworker Maxine encourages and supports Lotte.
While both Craig and Lotte are attracted to Maxine, at first Maxine is specifically attracted to Lotte in John's body. Lotte in John's body and Maxine have sex, which results in Maxine becoming pregnant. At the end of the film, Maxine and Lotte (not anymore in John's body) live together as a lesbian couple raising their daughter Emily.
United States
Maxine Lund Bisexual Catherine Keener
1999 Better Than Chocolate Judy Trans woman Peter Outerbridge [citation needed] Canada
1999 Big Daddy Phil D'Amato Gay Allen Covert [citation needed] United States
Tommy Grayton Gay Peter Dante [citation needed]
1999 Blast from the Past Troy Gay Dave Foley [citation needed] United States
1999 The Boondock Saints Paul Smecker Gay Willem Dafoe [citation needed] United States
1999 Boys Don't Cry Brandon Teena Trans man Hilary Swank [citation needed] United States
1999 But I'm a Cheerleader Megan Bloomfield Lesbian Natasha Lyonne Megan is the lesbian seventeen-year-old protagonist. Her parents send her to True Directions, a conversion therapy camp that aims to convert its campers to heterosexuality.[citation needed] United States
Graham Eaton Lesbian Clea DuVall Megan eventually starts a relationship with Graham, another camper she meets at True Directions.[citation needed]
Sinead Laren Lesbian Katharine Towne Sinead and Hilary are the other lesbian campers. Additionally, Jan (Katrina Phillips) is a girl mistook for lesbian because of her butch appearance, but she is actually straight.[citation needed]
Hilary Vandermuller Lesbian Melanie Lynskey
Dolph Gay Dante Basco Joel, Andre, Dolph and Clayton are the male gay campers.[citation needed]
Clayton Dunn Gay Kip Pardue
Andre Gay Douglas Spain
Joel Goldberg Gay Joel Michaely
Rock Brown Gay Eddie Cibrian Rock is the son of Mary Brown, the founder of True Directions. Rock is supposedly straight, but actually is a closeted gay man.[citation needed]
Mike Gay RuPaul Mike is supposedly an ex-gay man, who helps with the process of "curing" campers from their homosexuality. However, he is clearly shown to be still attracted to men, for example when he stares at Rock with a lustful expression and tone of voice as he says to the campers: "Don't you see how sad and pathetic you all are, always wanting something you can't have?"[citation needed]
Lloyd Morgan-Gordon Gay Wesley Mann Lloyd and Larry are a gay couple described as "ex, ex-gays". Before the events of the film, they were once campers at True Directions before they defected. They help the campers in the film to sneak out and go party at a gay bar, and also give advice about dealing with one's own sexuality. They let the ex-camper Dolph live with them when he is expelled from True Directions for having sex at the institution.[citation needed]
Larry Morgan-Gordon Gay Richard Moll
Kelly Lesbian Ione Skye (uncredited) In the True Directions orientation video, which depicts homosexuality as a problem to be "fixed", Kelly is a girl shown to be lesbian until "cured" by the institution. The orientation video shows that she eventually marries a man.[citation needed]
1999 Magnolia "Quiz Kid" Donnie Smith Gay William H. Macy [citation needed] United States
1999 Summer of Sam Ritchie Bisexual Adrien Brody [citation needed] United States
1999 The Talented Mr. Ripley Tom Ripley Bisexual Matt Damon [citation needed] United States
1999 Flawless Rusty Zimmerman Transgender Philip Seymour Hoffman [citation needed] United States

2000–2009[edit]

Year Title Character Classification Actor Notes Country
2000 American Psycho Luis Carruthers Gay Matt Ross [citation needed] United States
2000 Billy Elliot Michael Caffrey Gay, cross-dresser Stuart Wells (young boy)
Merryn Owen (adult)
Michael Caffrey is a young boy, the best friend of the protagonist and title character, Billy Elliot. At some point, Michael is seen using a dress and makeup. He is gay and shows interest in Billy. While Billy is not gay and does not reciprocate, he is supportive of his friend.[citation needed] United Kingdom
2000 Chuck & Buck Buck O'Brien Gay Mike White [citation needed] United States
2000 Best in Show Christy Cummings Lesbian Jane Lynch [citation needed] United States
Scott Donlan Gay John Michael Higgins [citation needed]
Stefan Vanderhoof Gay Michael McKean [citation needed]
Sherri Ann Ward Cabot Lesbian Jennifer Coolidge [citation needed]
2000 Before Night Falls Reinaldo Arenas Gay Javier Bardem [citation needed] United States
Pepe Malas Gay Andrea Di Stefano [citation needed]
Tomas Diego Gay Santiago Magill [citation needed]
Bon Bon Transvestite Johnny Depp [citation needed]
2001 Bungee Jumping of Their Own Seo In-woo Bisexual Lee Byung-hun A university student, Seo In-woo, falls passionately in love with a girl, Tae-hee, who is studying at the same university, within moments of first meeting her. They begin dating a short time after, but she is suddenly killed in a car crash. Almost twenty years on, married and with a daughter, he is a high school teacher. One day he spots a male student, Im Hyun-bin, who looks almost identical to his former girlfriend. Within a short time, Seo In-woo falls in love with him, even though he feels uncomfortable doing so, and both are soon bullied and taunted for being gay by the school's students. It is only gradually that Seo In-woo realises that Hyun-bin is in fact the reincarnation of Tae-hee. They then go to New Zealand and decide to jump off a bridge together without safety ropes, perhaps to ensure that both will be reincarnated.[citation needed] South Korea
2001 Hedwig and the Angry Inch Hedwig Robinson/Hansel Transgender John Cameron Mitchell [citation needed] United States
Luther Robinson Gay Maurice Dean Wint [citation needed]
2001 Kissing Jessica Stein Helen Cooper Bisexual Heather Juergensen [citation needed] United States
Martin Gay Michael Mastro [citation needed]
Sebastian Gay Carson Elrod [citation needed]
2001 Lan Yu Lan Yu Gay Liu Ye The film is set in mainland China and tells the story of an affair between a younger and a middle-aged man.[18][19] China, Hong Kong
Chen Handong Gay Hu Jun
2001 Lost and Delirious Pauline Oster Lesbian/Pansexual Piper Perabo [citation needed] Canada
Victoria "Tori" Moller Lesbian Jessica Paré [citation needed]
2001 The Man Who Wasn't There Creighton Tolliver Gay Jon Polito [citation needed] United Kingdom, United States
2001 Mulholland Drive Betty Elms Lesbian Naomi Watts [citation needed] France, United States
Rita Bisexual Laura Elena Harring [citation needed]
2001 The Royal Tenenbaums Margot Tennenbaum Bisexual Gwyneth Paltrow [citation needed] United States
2002 Bend It Like Beckham Tony Gay Ameet Chana [citation needed] United Kingdom
2002 Far From Heaven Frank Whitaker Gay Dennis Quaid [citation needed] United States
2002 The Hours Richard Brown Gay Ed Harris [citation needed] United Kingdom, United States
Sally Lester Lesbian Allison Janney [citation needed]
Clarissa Vaughan Bisexual Meryl Streep [citation needed]
2002 The Laramie Project Matthew Shepard Gay [citation needed] United States
2002 The Rules of Attraction Paul Denton Bisexual Ian Somerhalder [citation needed] Germany, United States
2002 May Ambrosia Lesbian Nichole Hiltz [citation needed] United States
Polly Lesbian Anna Faris [citation needed]
May Dove Canady Bisexual Angela Bettis [citation needed]
2003 Arisan! Nino Gay Surya Saputra [citation needed] Indonesia
Sakti Gay Tora Sudiro
2003 Beautiful Boxer Parinya Charoenphol Trans woman Asanee Suwan [citation needed] Thailand
2003 Latter Days Aaron Davis Gay Steve Sandvoss [citation needed] United States
Christian Markelli Gay Wes Ramsey [citation needed]
2003 A Mighty Wind Mark Shubb Trans woman Harry Shearer [citation needed] United States
2003 Party Monster Michael Alig Bisexual Macaulay Culkin [citation needed] United States
Christina Trans woman Marilyn Manson [citation needed]
Keoki Bisexual Wilmer Valderrama [citation needed]
James St. James Gay Seth Green [citation needed]
2003 Bright Young Things Miles Maitland Gay Michael Sheen [citation needed] United Kingdom
2003 Soldier's Girl Calpernia Addams Trans woman Lee Pace [citation needed] Canada, United States
2003 SpiderBabe Patricia Porker Bisexual Erin Brown [citation needed] United States
2003 Elephant Alex Gay Alex Frost [citation needed] United States
Eric Gay Eric Deulen [citation needed]
2004 Bad Education Enrique Goded Gay Fele Martínez [citation needed] Spain
Father Manolo Gay Daniel Giménez Cacho [citation needed]
Ignacio Rodriguez Gay Francisco Boira [citation needed]
Zahara Transgender Gael García Bernal [citation needed]
2004 D.E.B.S Lucy Diamond Lesbian Jordana Brewster [citation needed] United States
Amy Bradshaw Bisexual/Lesbian Sara Foster [citation needed]
2004 Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story Kate Veatch Bisexual Christine Taylor [20] United States
2004 Formula 17 Chou T'ien Tsai Gay Tony Yang A "feel good" gay romantic comedy film from Taiwan about a young man, Chou T'ien-Tsai, who is looking for romance as he takes a trip to the capital, Taipei, to visit an online boyfriend in person for the first time. Disappointed to find that his online friend only wants sex and has no interest in forming a romantic bond, he starts to look elsewhere. Finding his internet relationship. There are many adventures as T'ien's roommate and friends also help him look for the man of his dreams. The film was banned in Singapore, because it "portrays homosexuality as normal, and a natural progression of society".[21] Taiwan
Bai Tieh Nan/Richard Bai Gay Duncan Lai
Yu Gay King Chin
Jun Gay Jason Chang
C.C. Gay Dada Ji
Alan Gay James Yun
Ray Gay Jeff Locker
Kevin Gay Ladder Yu
2004 Grande École Paul Bisexual Gregori Baquet The story is based on an affair between Paul, a high-class young French man and Mécir, a young Arab manual worker.[citation needed] France
Mécir Bisexual Salim Kechiouche
2004 Mean Girls Damian Gay Daniel Franzese [citation needed] United States
2004 Mysterious Skin Neil McCormick Gay Joseph Gordon-Levitt [citation needed] Netherlands, United States
2004 Star Appeal Xiao Bo Bisexual Yu Bo A gay-themed science fiction film shot on static video camera, the story revolves around a young man from the planet Mars, known as 'E.T.', who arrives on Earth totally naked. He befriends a young bisexual Chinese man, Xiao Bo, who removes his own clothes to make E.T. feel more comfortable, and teaches him languages, science and a range of other subjects. The two become close, and eventually fall in love. E.T. later falls in love with Xiao Bo's girlfriend, and the two attempt to have a baby.[citation needed] China
E.T. Bisexual Guifeng Wang
2004 White Chicks Aubrey Allure Gay Kevin Blatch [citation needed] United States
2005 Be Cool Elliot Wilhelm Gay Dwayne Johnson [citation needed] United States
2005 Breakfast on Pluto Patrick "Kitten" Braden Trans woman Cillian Murphy [citation needed] Ireland, United Kingdom
2005 Cold Showers Michael Bisexual Johan Libéreau The story of a ménage à trois between two young men and a young woman leads the men to become attracted to each other.[citation needed] France
Clément Bisexual Pierre Perrier
2005 Imagine Me & You Luce Lesbian Lena Headey [citation needed] Germany, United Kingdom
Rachel Bisexual Piper Perabo [citation needed]
2005 Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Perry Van Shrike/"Gay Perry" Gay Val Kilmer [citation needed] United States
2005 My Fair Son Ray Gay Junrui Wang [citation needed] China
Unnamed student Gay Guifeng Wang
Xiao Bo Bisexual Yu Bo
2005 Rent Thomas B. "Tom" Collins Gay Jesse L. Martin [citation needed] United States
Joanne Jefferson Lesbian Tracie Thoms [citation needed]
Maureen Johnson Bisexual Idina Menzel [citation needed]
Angel Dumott Schunard Gay Wilson Jermaine Heredia [citation needed]
2005 Transamerica Sabrina "Bree" Osbourne Trans woman Felicity Huffman [citation needed] United States
Toby Bisexual Kevin Zegers [citation needed]
2005 V for Vendetta Gordon Deitrich Gay Stephen Fry [citation needed] Germany, United Kingdom, United States
Valerie Page Lesbian Natasha Wightman [citation needed]
2005 Sin City Lucille Lesbian Carla Gugino Marv's parole officer.[citation needed] United States
2005 Where the Truth Lies Vince Collins Bisexual Colin Firth [citation needed] Canada, United Kingdom
2005 Brokeback Mountain Ennis Del Mar Gay/Bisexual Heath Ledger [citation needed] United States
Jack Twist Gay/Bisexual Jake Gyllenhaal [citation needed]
2006 The Architect Shawn Gay Paul James [citation needed] United States
Martin Waters Gay Sebastian Stan [citation needed]
2006 Boy Culture Alex "X" Gay Derek Magyar [citation needed] United States
Andrew Gay Darryl Stephens [citation needed]
Joey Gay Jonathon Trent [citation needed]
Gregory Talbot Gay Patrick Bauchau [citation needed]
2006 The Bubble Ashraf Gay Yousef 'Joe' Sweid [citation needed] Israel
Noam Gay Ohad Knoller
Yali Gay Alon Friedman
2006 Eternal Summer Jonathan Gay Bryant Chang Set in Taiwan, the story is about a studious schoolboy, Jonathan, who is asked by his teacher to look after another boy, Shane, who is rebellious and dislikes learning. Ten years on, they have developed a good friendship despite their divergent lives: Jonathan on course to go to university and Shane to become a basketball player. Jonathan is also attracted to Shane, but the attraction is not reciprocated. However, the young men's fates change when a girl, Carrie, has a secret affair with Shane (who is determined to keep it secret in order to protect Jonathan's feelings) and also does her best to persuade Shane to abandon basketball and instead work hard to try to enter university.[citation needed] Taiwan
2006 The History Boys Stuart Dakin Bisexual Dominic Cooper This film is based on a play of the same title.[citation needed] United Kingdom
Douglas Hector Gay Richard Griffiths
Tom Irwin Gay Stephen Campbell Moore
David Posner Gay Samuel Barnett
2006 Let's Go to Prison Barry Gay Chi McBride [citation needed] United States
Nelson Biederman IV Gay Will Arnett [citation needed]
2006 Little Miss Sunshine Frank Ginsberg Gay Steve Carell [citation needed] United States
2006 Loving Annabelle Annabelle Tillman Lesbian Erin Kelly [citation needed] United States
2006 No Regret Lee Su-min Gay Lee Yeong-hoon [citation needed] South Korea
Song Jae-min Gay Kim Nam-gil
2006 Wedding Wars Shel Gay John Stamos [citation needed] Canada, United States
2007 I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry Fred Duncan Gay Ving Rhames [citation needed] United States
2007 Planet Terror Dakota Block Lesbian/Bisexual Marley Shelton [citation needed] United States
Tammy Visan Lesbian Stacy Ferguson [citation needed]
2007 Pleasure Factory Jonathan Bisexual Loo Zihan This film is set in Singapore's red-light district. Jonathan has sexual relationships with both men and women.[citation needed] Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand
2007 Reign Over Me Charlie Fineman Bisexual Adam Sandler [citation needed] United States
2007 Shelter Shaun Gay Brad Rowe [citation needed] United States
Zach Bisexual Trevor Wright [citation needed]
2007 Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story Dewey Cox Bisexual John C. Reilly [citation needed] United States
2007 Across the Universe Prudence Lesbian T.V. Carpio [citation needed] United Kingdom, United States
2007 Breakfast with Scot Eric McNally Gay Tom Cavanagh [citation needed] Canada
Sam Gay Ben Shenkman [citation needed]
Scot Gay Noah Bernett [citation needed]
2008 Dream Boy Nathan Davies Gay Stephan Bender [citation needed] United States
Roy Gay Maximillian Roeg [citation needed]
2008 City Without Baseball Ronnie Bisexual Ron Heung In a story set in the 1990s, Ronnie, a pitcher with Hong Kong's National Baseball Team, has a steady girlfriend and appears well settled-in. But over time he becomes increasingly attracted to one of his colleagues, and summons up the courage to kiss him in the men's changing rooms. The actors, including the protagonist, were real-life members of the National Baseball Team at the time of filming. Based on a real story, the film is the first feature produced by the award-winning Chinese LGBT filmmaker known as 'Scud'.[citation needed] Hong Kong
2009 Chloe Chloe Sweeney Bisexual Amanda Seyfried [citation needed] Canada, France, United States
2009 I Love You Phillip Morris Phillip Morris Gay Ewan Mcgregor [citation needed] France, United States
Steven Russell Bisexual Jim Carrey [citation needed]
2009 Mundane History Ake Gay Phakpoom Surapongsanuruk The film tells the story of a young Thai man, Ake, who is bed-ridden and paralysed from the waist down. He gradually becomes sexually attracted by his male nurse, Pun, during washing and changing.[citation needed] Thailand
2009 Permanent Residence Ivan Gay Sean Li Ivan seeks a long-term relationship with a straight friend. Befriending another young man, Windson, at a public sports club, the two build up a friendly rapport. However, Windson becomes aware of his inclination, and while happy to remain his friend, is initially very reluctant to become emotionally involved with him. It is the first feature to be directed by the award-winning Chinese LGBT filmmaker known as 'Scud'.[citation needed] Hong Kong
Windson Bisexual Osman Hung
2009 Shank Cal Gay Wayne Virgo [citation needed] United Kingdom
Jonno Bisexual Tom Bott [citation needed]
Olivier Gay Marc Laurent
Scott Gay Garry Summers [citation needed]
2009 Soundless Wind Chime Ricky Gay Lu Yulai An interracial love story. The story, told through a linear narrative and a series of complex, interlocking flashbacks, revolves around a young man, Ricky, who has arrived in Hong Kong from mainland China, and works as a delivery boy. He is robbed by a Swiss thief, Pascal, who admits his crime and returns the stolen item. The two eventually embark on a love affair, but through several flashbacks, it eventually becomes clear that Pascal has subsequently been killed in a road accident near their flat, which Ricky had witnessed. Some years later, Ricky visits Pascal's former home in Switzerland to find it abandoned. During his time there, he meets Pascal's doppelganger in a man called Ueli, who nevertheless has a very different personality. They too fall in love, and the contentment that Ricky finds enables him to reflect on the relationship he had with Pascal.[citation needed] Hong Kong, Switzerland, China
Pascal Gay Bernhard Bulling
Ueli Gay Bernhard Bulling

2010–2019[edit]

Year Title Character Classification Actor Notes Country
2010 Amphetamine Daniel Gay/Bisexual Thomas Price Daniel, a wealthy Chinese Australian investment banker working in Hong Kong who is openly gay, meets and befriends Kafka, a young swimming instructor from a poor local family, who has strong religious beliefs. Kafka was sexually assaulted as a teenager by a male gang after successfully defending a young woman from being raped, and as a result, he has become impotent and a habitual user of recreational drugs. Although initially uncomfortable with Daniel's obvious sexual attraction to him, he soon sees Daniel as offering him new hope in life, and he falls deeply in love with him. But Kafka's life begins to fall apart again when his mother dies suddenly, and he attempts to end his life.
Set after the 2008 financial collapse, the film is the second feature film directed by the award-winning Chinese LGBT filmmaker, 'Scud'.[citation needed]
Hong Kong
Kafka Bisexual Byron Pang
2010 Kaboom Hunter Bisexual Jason Olive [citation needed] United States
Lorelei Lesbian Roxane Mesquida [citation needed]
Oliver Gay Brennan Mejia [citation needed]
Rex Bisexual Andy Fischer-Price [citation needed]
Smith Bisexual Thomas Dekker [citation needed]
Stella Lesbian Haley Bennett [citation needed]
2010 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Ramona Flowers Bisexual Mary Elizabeth Winstead As in the Scott Pilgrim graphic novel series the film is based on, Ramona has seven evil exes: six ex-boyfriends and her lesbian ex-girlfriend Roxanne.
[citation needed]
United Kingdom, United States, Japan
Roxanne "Roxy" Richter Lesbian Mae Whitman
Stephen Stills Gay Mark Webber (Stephen is gay in the comics series.)[22]
Wallace Wells Gay Kieran Culkin Wallace Wells is Scott's gay roommate.
2010 Valentine's Day Sean Jackson Gay Eric Dane [citation needed] United States
Holden Wilson Gay Bradley Cooper [citation needed]
2010 Yes or No Kim Lesbian Supanart Jittaleela [citation needed] Thailand
Pie Bisexual Sushar Manaying [citation needed]
2011 Austin Unbound: A Deaf Journey of Transgender Heroism Austin Richey Trans man Austin Richey [citation needed] United States
2011 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Graham Dashwood Gay Tom Wilkinson [citation needed] United Kingdom
2011 Just Go With It Ian Maxtone-Jones Gay Dave Matthews [citation needed] United States
2011 Love Actually... Sucks! Bridegroom Bisexual Jackie Chow The film tells a series of interconnected stories, several with LGBT relationships. It was inspired by real-life events. The opening wedding banquet reveals a sex affair between the bridegroom and a bridesman. Other stories include a married painter who falls in love with his young male life model, a dance school teacher who becomes involved with his senior student and a role-playing lesbian couple. The film celebrates the belief that life is love.[23][24]
It is the third feature film directed by the award-winning Chinese LGBT filmmaker, 'Scud'.
Hong Kong
Bridesman Gay Ryo van Kooten
Model Gay Tang Wei
Painter Gay/Bisexual John Tai
Policewoman Lesbian Lareine Xu
Policewoman's girl Lesbian Celia Chang
2011 North Sea Texas Pim Gay Jelle Florizoone [citation needed] Belgium
Gino Bisexual Mathias Vergels [citation needed]
2011 The Skin I Live In Cristina Lesbian Bárbara Lennie [citation needed] Spain
2012 Cloud Atlas Robert Frobisher Bisexual Ben Whishaw [citation needed] Germany, United States
Rufus Sixsmith Gay James D'Arcy [citation needed]
2012 Jack & Diane Diane Lesbian Juno Temple [citation needed] United States
Jack Lesbian Riley Keough [citation needed]
2012 Laurence Anyways Laurence Alia Trans woman Melvil Poupaud [citation needed] Canada
2012 The Perks of Being a Wallflower Brad Gay Johnny Simmons [citation needed] United States
Patrick Gay Ezra Miller [citation needed]
2012 Skyfall Raoul Silva Bisexual Javier Bardem [citation needed] United Kingdom
2012 Speechless Luke Gay Pierre-Matthieu Vital [citation needed] Hong Kong, China
Han Dong Bisexual Jian Jiang
2013 Blue Is the Warmest Colour Adèle Bisexual Adèle Exarchopoulos Adèle meets Emma in a lesbian bar. They enter a relationship and start to live with each other. Eventually, Emma finds out that Adèle cheated with Antoine, a male colleague, and their relationship ends. Afterwards, Emma enters a relationship with Lise.[citation needed] France
Emma Lesbian Léa Seydoux
Lise Lesbian Mona Walravens
2013 Kick-Ass 2 Insect-Man Gay Robert Emms The film Kick-Ass 2 is based on the graphic novel of the same title. In both the comics and the film, Insect-Man is an insect-themed superhero and a member of the Justice Forever team, which consists of people who became superheroes inspired by Kick-Ass.
In the comics, Insect-Man wears a mask. He claims to be a policeman who uses his secret identity to do things being a policeman does not allow him to do. His sexuality is not addressed.
Conversely, in the film, Insect-Man is gay and was bullied when he was younger because of this. He claims this inspired him to become a superhero to stand up for the defenseless. He does not wear a mask because it would feel like going back into the closet.[citation needed]
United Kingdom, United States
2013 Kill Your Darlings Lucien Carr Gay Dane DeHaan [citation needed] United Kingdom
Allen Ginsberg Bisexual Daniel Radcliffe [citation needed]
2013 Dallas Buyers Club Rayon Trans woman Jared Leto [citation needed] United States
2013 Free Fall Marc Borgmann Bisexual Hanno Koffler [citation needed] Germany
Kay Engel Gay Max Riemelt [citation needed]
2013 Horns Eric Hannity Gay Michael Adamthwaite [citation needed] Canada, United States
2013 G.B.F. Tanner Daniels Gay Michael J. Willett [citation needed] United States
Brent Van Camp Gay Paul Iacono
2013 The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Alec Lightwood Gay Kevin Zegers [citation needed] Canada, Germany
Magnus Bane Bisexual Godfrey Gao [citation needed]
2013 Voyage Ryo Gay Ryo van Kooten Filmed in the English language across Asia and Europe, the story follows the journey of a young Hong Kong psychiatrist (played by Chinese-German film actor Ryo van Kooten), who is accompanied by his male lover as he visits former patients in neighbouring countries of South East Asia by travelling to see them on his large luxury sailing yacht. Several of his clients are themselves in LGBT relationships. The film is the fourth commercially released film directed by the award-winning Chinese LGBT filmmaker known as 'Scud', and features frequent full-frontal male nudity.[25] Hong Kong
Jip Gay Jason Poon
2014 Pride Mark Ashton Gay Ben Schnetzer [citation needed] United Kingdom
Mike Jackson Gay Joe Gilgun [citation needed]
Steph Chambers Lesbian Faye Marsay [citation needed]
Jonathan Blake Gay Dominic West [citation needed]
Gethin Roberts Gay Andrew Scott [citation needed]
Jeff Cole Gay Freddie Fox [citation needed]
Reggie Gay Chris Overton [citation needed]
Ray Gay Joshua Hill [citation needed]
Joe "Bromley" Cooper Gay George Mackay [citation needed]
Stella Lesbian Karina Fernandez [citation needed]
Zoe Lesbian Jessie Cave [citation needed]
Cliff Barry Gay Bill Nighy [citation needed]
Tim Gay Russel Tovey [citation needed]
2014 Girltrash: All Night Long Misty Monroe Lesbian Mandy Musgrave This film is based on the Girltrash! series.[citation needed] United States
Daisy Robson Lesbian Lisa Rieffel
Colby Robson Lesbian Gabrielle Christian
Sid Lesbian Kate French
2014 The Imitation Game Alan Turing Gay Benedict Cumberbatch (adult)
Alex Lawther (young)
This historical drama film about the life of Alan Turing depicts his work on the cryptanalysis of the Enigma, an encryption machine used by Germany during the World War II. After the war is over, Alan Turing is convicted of indecency because he is gay. He undergoes chemical castration and later commits suicide.[citation needed] United States
Christopher Morcom Gay Jack Bannon The young Alan Turing in school is shown being close to his classmate Christopher Morcom. They pass encoded notes to each other on paper. The messages include "see you in two long weeks, dearest friend" and "I love you". Their friendship comes to an end when the young Christopher dies from bovine tuberculosis. The adult Alan Turing names the Enigma-breaking machine "Christopher" after him.[citation needed]
2014 Life Partners Sasha Weiss Lesbian Leighton Meester A struggling musician.[citation needed] United States
2014 The Normal Heart Dr. Emma Brookner Lesbian Julia Roberts [citation needed] United States
Felix Turner Gay Matt Bomer [citation needed]
Alexander "Ned" Weeks Gay Mark Ruffalo [citation needed]
2014 The Way He Looks Leonardo Ghilherme Lobo Leonardo is a blind high school student who fell in love with the new kid, Gabriel.[citation needed] Brazil
Gabriel Gay Fabio Audi Gabriel is the new kid who fell in love with Leo, the blind student. He was once aroused when he saw Leo naked in the showers.[citation needed]
2015 Dope Cassandra "Diggy" Andrews Lesbian Kiersey Clemons Diggy can be seen in male clothing.[citation needed] United States
2015 3 Generations Ray Transgender Elle Fanning [citation needed] United States
3 Generations Maggie Lesbian Susan Sarandon [citation needed]
2015 4th Man Out Adam Gay Evan Todd [citation needed] United States
2015 Carol Carol Aird Lesbian Cate Blanchett Carol was always attracted to females, but married as was expected of her social status and the post-WWII era. While in divorce proceedings, she meets Therese and comes out publicly after her love affair with her is exposed.[26][27] United States
Therese Belivet Lesbian Rooney Mara Therese realizes she's gay after she meets Carol and falls in love with her.
The film is based on The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith.
2015 The Danish Girl Lili Elbe Transgender Eddie Redmayne [citation needed] United Kingdom, United States
2015 Grandma Deathy Transgender Laverne Cox [citation needed] United States
Elle Reid Lesbian Lily Tomlin [citation needed]
2015 The Heroes of Evil Aritz Gay Jorge Clemente [citation needed] Spain
2015 Holy Mess Oscar Gay Anton Lundqvist [citation needed] Sweden
Simon Gay Anastasios Soulis [citation needed]
2015 Legend Ronnie Kray Gay Tom Hardy France, United Kingdom
Teddy Smith Gay Taron Egerton [citation needed]
2015 Tangerine Alexandra Transgender Mya Taylor United States
Sin-Dee Rella Trans woman Kitana Kiki Rodriguez [citation needed]
2015 Utopians Hins Gao Bisexual Adonis He Fei Hins Gao is in a relationship with his female classmate Joy, but gradually becomes attracted to his professor, Antonio Ming.[28] Hong Kong
Professor Antonio Ming Bisexual/Gay Jackie Chow
2015 Those People Charlie
Sebastian
Gay Jonathan Gordon
Jason Ralph
Charlie has always been in love with his best friend Sebastian. Both gay and both too afraid to admit their love for each other. But after some life changing events happen in both of their lives, they try to figure out what their relationship really is.[citation needed] United States
2016 Center of My World Nicholas Bisexual Jannik Schümann [citation needed] Germany
Pascal Lesbian Nina Proll [citation needed]
Phil Gay Louis Hofmann [citation needed]
Tereza Lesbian Inka Friedrich [citation needed]
2016 Mother's Day Gabi Lesbian Sarah Chalke [citation needed] United States
Max Lesbian Cameron Esposito [citation needed]
2016 Handsome Devil Conor Masters Gay Nicholas Galitzine [citation needed] Ireland
Dan Sherry Gay Andrew Scott [citation needed]
2016 Heartstone Kristján Gay Blær Hinriksson [citation needed] Iceland
2016 King Cobra Brent Corrigan Gay Garrett Clayton [citation needed] United States
Harlow Cuadra Gay Keegan Allen [citation needed]
Joe Kerekes Gay James Franco [citation needed]
Bryan Kocis Gay Christian Slater [citation needed]
Mikey Gay Spencer Lofranco [citation needed]
2016 Moonlight Chiron Harris ("Little"/"Black") Gay Trevante Rhodes, Ashton Sanders, Alex Hibbart [citation needed] United States
Kevin Jones Bisexual André Holland
2016 Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising Pete Regazolli Gay Dave Franco [citation needed] United States
2016 The Neon Demon Ruby Lesbian Jena Malone [citation needed] Denmark, France, United States
2017 Call Me by Your Name Oliver Bisexual Armie Hammer [citation needed] Brazil, France, Italy, United States
Elio Perlman Bisexual Timothée Chalamet [citation needed]
2017 God's Own Country Gheorghe Ionescu Gay Alec Secareanu [citation needed] United Kingdom
Johnny Saxby Gay Josh O'Connor [citation needed]
2017 A Fantastic Woman Marina Vidal Trans woman Daniela Vega [citation needed] Chile
2017 Disobedience Ronit Krushka Bisexual Rachel Weisz Daughter of a rabbi and community authority, she had a forbidden romance with Esti when they were teenagers and was sent away by her father after he discovered their relationship.[citation needed] United States, Ireland, United Kingdom
Esti Kuperman Lesbian Rachel McAdams When Ronit left the community, Esti married due to Orthodox religious expectations and obligations, but always remained sexually attracted to females. After Ronit returns, Esti comes to terms with her sexual orientation and separates from her husband.[citation needed]
2017 Atomic Blonde Lorraine Broughton Bisexual Charlize Theron A top-level M16 field agent.[citation needed]
2017 Power Rangers Trini Kwan Lesbian Becky G First LGBT superhero in a high-budget film.[citation needed] United States
2017 Princess Cyd Cyd Bisexual Jessie Pinnick [citation needed] United States
Katie Lesbian/queer Malic White [citation needed]
2017 Rough Night Blair Bisexual Zoë Kravitz [citation needed] United States
Frankie Lesbian Ilana Glazer [citation needed]
2017 The Shape of Water Giles Gay Richard Jenkins Elisa's next door neighbor who helps her and the Amphibian Man.[citation needed] United States
2017 Lady Bird Danny O'Neill Gay Lucas Hedges [citation needed] United States
2017 Battle of the Sexes Billie Jean King Lesbian Emma Stone Based on real-life tennis player of the same name.[citation needed] United Kingdom, United States
Marilyn Bennett Lesbian Andrea Riseborough [citation needed]
2017 Thor: Ragnarok Valkyrie Bisexual Tessa Thompson While Valkyrie is canonically bisexual in the comics the movie was based on, the scene confirming the character's bisexuality was deleted from the movie her sexual orientation is instead just alluded to.[citation needed] United States
2017 The Carmilla Movie Carmilla Karnstein Lesbian Natasha Negovanlis [citation needed] Canada
Laura Hollis Lesbian Elise Bauman [citation needed]
Elle Sheridan Lesbian Dominique Provost-Chalkley [citation needed]
S. Lafontaine Non-binary Kaitlyn Alexander [citation needed]
Danny Lawrence Lesbian Sharon Belle [citation needed]
2017 Alien: Covenant Carl Lope Gay Demián Bichir [citation needed] United Kingdom, United States
Hallett Gay Nathaniel Dean [citation needed]
2018 Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot Donnie Gay Jonah Hill [citation needed] United States
Martingale Gay Ronnie Adrian [citation needed]
2018 The Miseducation of Cameron Post Cameron Post Lesbian Chloë Grace Moretz [citation needed] United Kingdom, United States
2018 Ready Player One Helen "H" Harris Lesbian Lena Waithe [citation needed] United States
2018 Love, Simon Simon Spier Gay Nick Robinson [citation needed] United States
Bram Greenfeld Gay Keiynan Lonsdale [citation needed]
Cal Price Bisexual Miles Heizer [citation needed]
2018 Alex Strangelove Alex Truelove Gay Daniel Doheny [citation needed] United States
Elliott Gay Antonio Marziale [citation needed]
2018 To All the Boys I've Loved Before Lucas Krapf Gay Trezzo Mahoro Lucas was one of Lara Jean Covey's crushes who she wrote a letter to. He told Lara Jean he was gay after receiving the letters, sent by Lara Jean's younger sister Kitty.[citation needed] United States
2018 Bohemian Rhapsody Freddie Mercury Bisexual Rami Malek [citation needed] United Kingdom / United States
2018 Rafiki Kena Lesbian Samantha Mugatsia [29] Kenya
Ziki Lesbian Sheila Munyiva [citation needed]
2018 Black Panther Ayo Lesbian Florence Kasumba Based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name who has a lesbian lover in the Dora Milaje.[citation needed] United Kingdom
2018 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Albus Dumbledore Gay Jude Law
Toby Regbo
[citation needed] United Kingdom
2018 Blockers Sam Lesbian Gideon Adlon Comes out to her father and friends. Kisses Angelica at their senior prom.[citation needed] United States
2018 Mary Queen of Scots Lord Darnley Gay Jack Lowden [citation needed] United Kingdom, United States
David Rizzio Gay Ismael Cruz Córdova [citation needed]
2019 Rocketman Elton John Gay Taron Egerton Tells of the story of a famous singers journey dealing with drug addiction and accepting his sexual identity.[citation needed] United Kingdom, United States
2019 Jojo Rabbit Captain Klenzendorf Gay Sam Rockwell Set in 1945 in Nazi Germany, Klenzendorf and Freddy are in a secret relationship.[citation needed] United States
Freddy Finkel Gay Alfie Allen

2020–2029[edit]

Year Title Character Classification Actor Notes Country

Unsorted films[edit]

1950–1999[edit]

Year Title Character Classification Actor Notes Country
1953 Glen or Glenda Glenda Transgender Ed Wood United States
Anne Transgender Tommy Haynes
1961 The Children's Hour Martha Dobie Lesbian Shirley MacLaine This film is based on a play of the same title.
1964 Goldfinger Pussy Galore Lesbian Honor Blackman
1969 The Damned Konstantin von Essenbeck Gay Reinhard Kolldehoff
1970 The Vampire Lovers Carmilla Karnstein Lesbian Ingrid Pitt
1971 Daughters of Darkness Countess Bathory Lesbian Delphine Seyrig
1976 L'Alpagueur Gilbert ("L'Epervier") Gay Bruno Cremer
1978 Midnight Express Erich Gay Norbert Weisser
1979 Life of Brian Loretta Transgender Eric Idle
1982 Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean Joanne Trans woman Karen Black
1982 The World According to Garp Roberta Muldoon Transgender John Lithgow
1984 Revenge of the Nerds Lamar Gay Larry B. Scott
1984 Sleepaway Camp Angela Baker Transgender Felissa Rose United States
1986 Blue Velvet Frank Booth Pansexual Dennis Hopper United States
1991 The Silence of the Lambs Jame Gumb Bisexual Ted Levine
1991 Soapdish Montana Moorehead Trans Woman Cathy Moriarty
1991 JFK Willie O'Keefe Gay Kevin Bacon
1992 Peter's Friends Peter Morton Gay Stephen Fry
1994 Four Weddings and a Funeral Gareth Gay Simon Callow
1994 Four Weddings and a Funeral Matthew Gay John Hannah
1994 The Sum Of Us Jeff Mitchell Gay Russell Crowe
1994 Interview with the Vampire Louis de Pointe du Lac Bisexual Brad Pitt
1995 Home for the Holidays Tommy Larson Gay Robert Downey Jr.
1996 Camping Cosmos Harry Gay
1996 Camping Cosmos Arno Hintjens Gay Arno Hintjens
1996 Johns Donner Gay Lukas Haas
1996 Flirting with Disaster Paul Harmon Gay Richard Jenkins
1996 Don't Be a Menace... Loc Dog Bisexual Marlon Wayans
1996 Chacun Cherche son Chat Michel Gay Olivier Py
1997 In and Out Howard Brackett Gay Kevin Kline United States
1997 In and Out Peter Malloy Gay Tom Selleck
1997 As Good as It Gets Simon Bishop Gay Greg Kinnear United States
1997 All Over Me Claude Lesbian Alison Folland
1997 All Over Me Lucy Lesbian Leisha Hailey
1997 All Over Me Luke Lesbian Pat Briggs
1997 Chasing Amy Banky Edwards Gay Jason Lee
1997 Ma Vie en Rose Ludo Fabre Transgender Georges Du Fresne
1998 Head On Ari Gay Alex Dimitriades Australia
1998 The Object of My Affection George Hanson Gay Paul Rudd
1998 Edge of Seventeen Eric Hunter Gay Chris Stafford
1998 Bedrooms and Hallways Leo Bisexual Kevin McKidd
1999 Trick Gabriel Gay Christian Campbell
1999 Trick Mark Gay John Paul Pitoc
1999 East is East Nazir Khan Gay Ian Aspinall
1999 Election Tammy Metzler Lesbian Jessica Campbell

2000–2009[edit]

Year Title Character Classification Actor Notes Country
2000 Wonder Boys Terry "Crabs" Crabtree Bisexual Robert Downey Jr.
2000 Wonder Boys James Leer Gay Tobey Maguire
2000 Holiday Heart Holiday Heart Gay Ving Rhames
2000 Bring It On Leslie "Les" Gay Huntley Ritter
2000 Common Ground Dorothy Nelson Lesbian Brittany Murphy
2001 Wet Hot American Summer McKinley Gay Michael Ian Black
2001 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Brodie Bruce/Banky Edwards Gay Jason Lee
2001 Blow Derek Foreal Gay Paul Reubens
2001 Ichi the Killer Kakihara Bisexual Tadanobu Asano Based on Hideo Yamamoto's manga of the same name. Kakihara is sadomasochistic with an unnatural passion, and prefers to engage it with mostly males over females as well as inflicting pain on himself for pleasure. He also has no interest in sexuality but is willing to become lovers with anyone who satisfies him with S&M
2001 Gypsy 83 Clive Webb Gay Kett Turton
2002 May Polly Lesbian Anna Faris
2003 Normal Ruth Applewood Transgender Tom Wilkinson
2003 Under the Tuscan Sun Patti Lesbian Sandra Oh
2003 Hamlet 2 Rand Posin Gay Skylar Astin [30]
2004 Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Rebecca Gilles Lesbian Jacinda Barrett
2004 A Home at the End of the World Jonathan Glover Gay Harris Allan/Dallas Roberts
2004 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Alistair Hennessey Bisexual Jeff Goldblum
2004 Saving Face Willhelmina Pang Lesbian Michelle Krusiec
2005 C.R.A.Z.Y. Zachary Beaulieu Bisexual Marc-André Grondin Canada
2005 Cursed Bo Gay Milo Ventimiglia United States
2005 Capote Truman Capote Gay Philip Seymour Hoffman
2005 Saved! Dean Gay Chad Faust
2005 Saved! Mitch Gay Kett Turton
2005 Sin City Lucille Lesbian Carla Gugino
2005 Kinky Boots Simon/Lola Gay, Drag Queen Chiwetel Ejiofor
2006 Infamous Truman Capote Gay Toby Jones
2006 Shortbus James Gay Paul Dawson
2006 Shortbus Jamie Gay PJ DeBoy
2006 Another Gay Movie Jarod Gay Jonathan Chase
2006 Crank Kaylo Gay Efren Ramirez
2006 The Night Listener Gabriel Noone Gay Robin Williams
2008 Mamma Mia! Harry Bright Gay Colin Firth Harry says that the only woman he ever loved was Donna.
2008 RocknRolla Handsome Bob Gay Tom Hardy
2008 Sunshine Cleaning Lynn Lesbian Mary Lynn Rajskub
2008 Milk Harvey Milk Gay Sean Penn
2009 Jennifer's Body Jennifer Check Bisexual Megan Fox
2009 Jennifer's Body Anita "Needy" Lesnicki Bisexual Amanda Seyfried
2009 A Single Man George Falconer Gay Colin Firth
2009 Prayers for Bobby Bobby Griffith Gay Ryan Kelley
2009 The Joneses Mick Jones Gay Benjamin Hollingsworth
2009 Woman on Top Monica Jones Trans Woman Harold Perrineau Jr.
2009 I Love You, Beth Cooper Rich Munsch Gay/Bisexual Jack Carpenter

2010–2019[edit]

Year Title Character Classification Actor Notes Country
2010 Easy A Brandon Gay Dan Byrd United States
2010 Sex and the City 2 Erin Lesbian Alice Eve
2010 Beginners Hal Gay Christopher Plummer
2010 The Kids Are All Right Jules Lesbian Julianne Moore
2010 The Kids Are All Right Nic Lesbian Annette Bening
2010 The Last Exorcism Logan Gay Logan Craig Reid
2011 J. Edgar J. Edgar Hoover Gay Leonardo DiCaprio
2011 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Lisbeth Salander Pansexual Rooney Mara
2011 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Miriam "Mimi" Wu Lesbian/Bisexual Elodie Yung
2011 Dear Santa Pete Kennedy Gay Patrick Creery His sexuality isn't stated in the film, however he is depicted as stereotypically gay
2012 Foodfight! Vlad Chocul Gay Larry Miller
2013 Palo Alto Fred Nat Wolff
2013 The Bling Ring Marc Hall Gay Israel Broussard
2013 Geography Club Russell Middlebrook Gay Cameron Deane Stewart
2014 Dear White People Lionel Higgins Gay Tyler James Williams
2014 Obvious Child Joey Gay Gabe Liedman
2014 The Taking of Deborah Logan Sarah Logan Lesbian Anne Ramsay
2014 Boys Marc Gay Ko Zandvliet
2014 Boys Sieger Gay Gijs Blom
2015 Most Likely To Die Jade Lesbian Tess Christiansen
2016 Suicide Squad Harley Quinn Bisexual Margot Robbie
2017 F the Prom TJ Gay Luke Bilyk

2020–2029[edit]

Year Title Character Classification Actor Notes Country

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

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