A year of queer cinema

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I’ve been searching for a way to organize 2019 as a year dedicated to queer cinema. It hasn’t been easy to find a pre-existing catalogue of queer film art, other than a one-at-a-time search and find.

So, in the spirit of randomness, I’ve decidedĀ this list from Time Out London, called The 50 Best Gay Movies: The best in LGBT+ filmmaking, shall be the primary principle. It’s structured as a countdown of “the best” in queer filmmaking, but as I have no real interest in pitting art against art, I’m approaching it instead only as a collection of sign posts through the history of LGBTQ cinema. It’s neither comprehensive, nor dictating.

Anyway, please tell me what’s missing.

Here is Time Out’s list. I reorganized the films alphabetically because I mean it: art making is not a competition.

120 Beats Per Minute – 2017
All About My Mother – 1999
Bad Education – 2004
Beautiful Thing – 1996
Blue is the Warmest Color – 2013
Bound – 1996
Boys Don’t Cry – 1999
Brokeback Mountain – 2005
But I’m A Cheerleader – 1999
By Hook or By Crook – 2001
Call Me By Your Name – 2017
Death In Venice – 1971
Edward II – 1991
Fellini-Satyricon – 1969
Fox and His Friends – 1975
God’s Own Country – 2017
Happy Together – 1997
Heavenly Creatures – 1994
Hedwig and the Angry Inch – 2001
High Art – 1998
Longtime Companion – 1989
Ma Vie en Rose – 1997
Maurice – 1987
Midnight Cowboy – 1969
Moonlight – 2016
My Beautiful Laundrette – 1985
My Own Private Idaho – 1991
Orlando – 1992
Pariah – 2011
Paris Is Burning – 1990
Parting Glances – 1986
Pink Flamingos – 1972
Pink Narcissus – 1971
Pride – 2014
Scorpio Rising – 1964
Show Me Love – 1998
Stranger Inside – 2001
The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert – 1994
The Bitter Tears of Petra von KantĀ  -1972
The Boys in the Band – 1970
The Children’s Hour – 1961
The Hours – 2002
The Kids Are All Right – 2010
The Killing of Sister George – 1968
The Terence Davies Trilogy – 1983
The Wizard of Oz – 1939
Theorem – 1968
Transamerica – 2005
Un Chang d’Amour – 1950
Weekend – 2011