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Recommended Movies for LGBTQ Youth

Here is an extensive list of suggested movie titles for LGBTQ youth and their allies, teachers, and parents.  Some may be harder to find than others.  If your school library does not carry these movies, meet with the librarian to request them.
 

Fun:

  • BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM, Gurinder Chadha, dir. (2002) PG-13
  • BUT I'M A CHEERLEADER, Jamie Babbit, dir. (1999) R
  • CAMP, Todd Graff, dir., (2003) PG-13
  • CHUTNEY POPCORN, Nisha Ganatra, dir. (1999) PG-13
  • D.E.B.S., Angela Robinson, dir. (2004) PG-13
  • THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN, David Moreton, dir. (1998) R
  • THE FAMILY STONE, Thomas Bezucha, dir. (2005) PG-13
  • FLOORED BY LOVE, Desiree Lim, dir. (2005) Not Rated
  • HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, John Cameron Mitchell, dir. (2001) R
  • THE INCREDIBLY TRUE ADVENTURE OF TWO GIRLS IN LOVE, Maria Maggenti, dir., (1995) R
  • MANGO SOUFFLE, Mahesh Dattani, dir. (2003) Not Rated
  • THE OBEJCT OF MY AFFECTION, Nicholas Hytner, dir. (1998) R
  • RENT, Chris Columbus, dir. (2005) PG-13
  • SAVED!, Brian Dannelly, dir. (2004) PG-13
  • TO WONG FU THANKS FOR EVERYTHING, JULIE NEWMAR, Beeban Kidron, dir. (1995) PG-13
  • VICTOR/VICTORIA, Blake Edwards, dir. (1982) PG

Serious:

  • ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER, Pedro Almodovar, dir. (1999) R
  • ANGELS IN AMERICA, Mike Nichols, dir. (2003) Not Rated
  • BEAUTIFUL BOXER, Ekachai Uekrongtham, dir. (2003) Not Rated
  • BEAUTIFUL THING, Hettie MacDonald, dir. (1996) R
  • BIG EDEN, Thomas Bezucha, dir. (2000) PG-13
  • BOUND, Andy and Larry Wachowski, dirs. (1996) R
  • BOYS DON'T CRY, Kimberly Peirce, dir. (1999) R
  • BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, Ang Lee, dir. (2005) R
  • THE CRYING GAME, Neil Jordan, dir. (1992) R
  • FAR FROM HEAVEN, Todd Hayes, dir. (2002) PG-13
  • IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK 2, Jane Anderson, et al, dirs. (2000) R
  • IMAGINE ME & YOU, Ol Parker, dir. (2005) R
  • THE LARAMIE PROJECT, Moises Kaufman, dir. (2002) Not Rated
  • LATTER DAYS, C. Jay Cox, dir. (2003) R
  • MA VIE EN ROSE, Alain Berliner, dir., (1997) R
  • MADAME BUTTERFLY, Frédéric Mitterrand, dir. (1995) Not Rated
  • NORMAL, Jane Anderson, dir. (2003) Not Rated
  • PARIS IS BURNING, Jennie Livingston, dir. (1990) R
  • PHILADELPHIA, Jonathan Demme, dir. (1993) PG-13
  • QUINCEANERA, Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland, dir. (2006) R
  • SAVING FACE, Alice Wu, dir. (2004) R
  • A SOLDIER'S GIRL, Frank Pierson, dir. (2003) R
  • SUMMER STORM, Marco Kreuzpaintner, dir. (2004) R
  • TRANSAMERICA, Duncan Tucker, dir. (2005) R
  • WALK ON WATER, Eytan Fox, dir. (2004) R
  • THE WEDDING BANQUET, Ang Lee, dir. (1993) R

Documentary:

  • THE AGGRESSIVES, Daniel Peddle, dir. (2005) Not Rated
  • BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS, Josh Aronson, dir. (2006) TV-14
  • THE BRANDON TEENA STORY, Susan Muska and Gréta Olafsdóttir, dirs. (1998) Not Rated
  • BROTHER OUTSIDER: THE LIFE OF BAYARD RUSTIN, Nancy D. Kates and Bennett Singer, dirs. (2003) Not Rated
  • FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO, Daniel G. Karslake, dir. (2007) Not Rated
  • GOD AND GAYS: BRIDGING THE GAP, Luane Beck, dir. (2006) Not Rated
  • JUST CALL ME KADE, Sam Zolten, dir. (2002) Not Rated
  • NO DUMB QUESTIONS, Melissa Regan, dir. (2001) Not Rated
  • OUT OF THE PAST: THE STRUGGLE FOR GAY AND LESBIAN RIGHTS IN AMERICA, Jeffrey Dupre, dir. (1998) R
  • RED WITHOUT BLUE, Brooke Sebold and Benita Sills, dirs. (2007) Not Rated
  • SOUTHERN COMFORT, Kate Davis, dir. (2001) Not Rated
  • TRANSGENERATION, Jeremy Simmons, dir. (2005) Not Rated

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