Biopic198693 minsDirector: Derek Jarman
Derek Jarman’s unique biopic of the 17th century Italian artist Michelangelo da Caravaggio is a powerful meditation on sexuality, criminality and art.
Through a Boy's Eyes
Anthology201877 minsDirector: Damiá Serra Cauchetiez
In this selection of award-winning short films, witness the struggles and celebrations seen through the eyes of boys not only becoming men, but becoming attracted to them..
Prick Up Your Ears
Biopic1987110 minsDirector: Stephen Frears
A celebration of outrageous British playwright Joe Orton’s irreverent and charismatic talent, starring Gary Oldman and Alfred Molina.
Fox and His Friends
Drama1975124 minsDirector: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Fassbinder's brilliantly caustic and cynical drama follows an ex-fairground worker who wins the lottery but is still mocked and exploited by his boyfriend’s family and friends.
Drama200811 minsDirector: Aleem Khan
A young Indian transgender woman takes a life-changing step in this moving short, set in London the day after Princess Diana’s death.
New Queer Visions: Men from the Boys
Anthology2017114 minsDirector: David Bonneville
First love, revenge, new beginnings and more are unwrapped, in this exciting collection of debut shorts from Portugal, Taiwan, Belgium, the UK and the USA.
Young Soul Rebels
Drama1991105 minsDirector: Isaac Julien
The Queen's Silver Jubilee beats to the sounds of Funkadelic, Sylvester and the O'Jays in Isaac Julien’s feature debut.
Sex comedy2008116 minsDirector: Anna Biller
Anna Biller's outrageous sexploitation satire follows bored housewife Barbi as she searches for adventure in predatory 1970s Los Angeles.
Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon
Biopic199887 minsDirector: John Maybury
Derek Jacobi and Daniel Craig star as artist Francis Bacon and his muse George Dyer in John Maybury’s darkly exquisite biopic.
Drama1978113 minsDirector: Ron Peck
A schoolteacher juggles everyday life with nights spent cruising for Mr Right in this fascinating landmark in British gay cinema.
King of Escape
Comedy200990 minsDirector: Alain Guiraudie
A film about tractors, aphrodisiacs and forbidden love from Alain Guiraudie, the Cannes award-winning director of Stranger by the Lake.
Break My Fall
Drama2010103 minsDirector: Kanchi Wichmann
Four young friends find themselves at a critical juncture in their lives, in this perceptive drama about the lives of young Londoners.
Drama201883 minsDirector: Wanuri Kahiu
Romantic sparks fly between the daughters of two opposing politicians in Wanuri Kahiu’s neon-bright story of forbidden love in Kenya.
Drama201899 minsDirector: Camille Vidal-Naquet
The daily misfortunes of a lonesome rent boy are laid bare in this tough but tender portrait of life on the fringes of society.
Drama1987140 minsDirector: James Ivory
Merchant Ivory’s landmark adaptation of E M Forster’s classic LGBTQ+ novel and a precursor to the James Ivory-scripted Call Me By Your Name, starring Hugh Grant, James Wilby and Rupert Graves.
Seat in Shadow
Drama201681 minsDirector: Henry Coombes
An ageing Glaswegian psychoanalyst finds his lust for life renewed following an encounter with the charismatic partner of a young patient.
50 Years Legal
Documentary201777 minsDirector: Simon Napier-Bell
Five decades on from the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality, a range of LGBTQ+ stars (including Sir Elton John and Stephen Fry) reflect on Britain's history of prejudice, persecution and liberation.
Drama201590 minsDirector: Stephen Dunn
An offbeat Canadian coming-of-age drama with surrealist tendencies, featuring the voice of Isabella Rossellini as a talking hamster.
A Deal With The Universe
Documentary201892 minsDirector: Jason Barker
This extraordinarily intimate documentary from Jason Barker tells the inspiring tale of a very different kind of pregnancy.
Crime2017105 minsDirector: Craig William Macneill
Chloë Sevigny and Kristen Stewart captivate in this bodice-ripping retelling of the strange and fascinating case of Lizzie Borden.
Drama2018133 minsDirector: Christophe Honoré
A gay couple overcomes the odds in Christophe Honoré's mature and deeply emotional reflection on love and loss.
A Moment in the Reeds
Romance2017107 minsDirector: Mikko Makela
The world’s troubles recede, at least for a moment, in this intimate drama about an affair between a Finnish man and a Syrian immigrant.
Postcards from London
Drama201789 minsDirector: Steve McLean
A stylish, sexy film about a young man’s journey into an unusual form of escort work.
Drama2016108 minsDirector: Marco Berger
A gorgeously photographed, teasingly libidinous exercise in latent homoeroticism set over a long hot summer in Buenos Aires.
BFI Flare on BFI Player - Trailer 2019
Showcasing favourites from the BFI Flare festival as well as the best in classic and contemporary LGBTQ+ cinema
Lesbians (Gay Life)
Gay women from different generations discuss their experiences in this revealing TV documentary
A budding gay filmmaker clashes with his conservative Muslim father as they work on a film about iconic Indian star Sabu
Factual TV198137 mins
Gay men discuss sexuality, masculinity and relationships in a documentary filmed just before the outbreak of AIDS.
Gay Black Group
Magazine and Review show198325 mins Location: Bloomsbury
The Gay Black Group - reasserting culture and identity on two levels.
Portrait of David Hockney
Filmed at the time Hockney was painting Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy, this compelling study concentrates on the textures and light which surround the artist in his home and studio.
What's a Girl Like You ...
Documentary196952 minsSilent Location: Vauxhall
Scintillating look at the 1960s drag renaissance, with a visit to London's Royal Vauxhall Tavern.
Miss Norah Blaney
A risqué music hall ditty uncovers the pioneering gender-bending ways of 1930s young things
Michael and Liam
A suicidal teen and an openly gay youth strike up an unlikely rapport in a foster home
Roll on Four O'Clock
Compelling play by the writer of Chariots of Fire, exposing homophobic bullying in a northern secondary modern.
Heaven (Gay Life)
Factual TV198025 mins
The LGBT current affairs series visits the new Heaven nightclub, contrasting it with other parts of London’s gay scene.
Amateur film197115 mins Location: Islington
A gently meandering home movie tour of London, with rare shots of an early Gay Pride march.