101 Must-See Movies for Gay Men

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n this 2005 book, author Alonso Duralde (arts and entertainment editor of The Advocate, the national gay and lesbian newsmagazine) presents a list of films every gay man should watch before considering his cultural education complete! From “The Apple” to “Xanadu”, “Auntie Mame” to “Zero Patience”, this list covers all the bases: Hollywood spectaculars, indie hits, cult faves, critical darlings and clamp classics.

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    All About Eve

    1950, in 24 top lists Check
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    Todo sobre mi madre

    1999 — a.k.a. All About My Mother, in 17 top lists Check
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    The Apple

    1980, in 2 top lists Check
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    Auntie Mame

    1958, in 3 top lists Check
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    Barbarella

    1968, in 7 top lists Check
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    Basic Instinct

    1992, in 8 top lists Check
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    Cachorro

    2004 — a.k.a. Bear Cub, in 0 top lists Check
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    Beautiful Thing

    1996, in 1 top list Check
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    Beyond the Valley of the Dolls

    1970, in 4 top lists Check
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    Big Eden

    2000, in 0 top lists Check
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    Boom

    1968, in 0 top lists Check
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    Bound

    1996, in 5 top lists Check
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    The Boys in the Band

    1970, in 1 top list Check
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    The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy

    2000, in 0 top lists Check
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    Brother to Brother

    2004, in 0 top lists Check
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    Cabaret

    1972, in 23 top lists Check
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    Camp

    2003, in 0 top lists Check
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    Can't Stop the Music

    1980, in 0 top lists Check
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    Carrie

    1976, in 9 top lists Check
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    Casablanca

    1942, in 36 top lists Check
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    The Celluloid Closet

    1995, in 1 top list Check
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    Chasing Amy

    1997, in 2 top lists Check
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    Chuck & Buck

    2000, in 2 top lists Check
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    Cruising

    1980, in 2 top lists Check
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    The Crying Game

    1992, in 10 top lists Check
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    Dog Day Afternoon

    1975, in 21 top lists Check
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    Edward II

    1991, in 2 top lists Check
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    8 femmes

    2002 — a.k.a. 8 Women, in 2 top lists Check
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    Far from Heaven

    2002, in 9 top lists Check
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    Female Trouble

    1974, in 5 top lists Check
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    Fight Club

    1999, in 17 top lists Check
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    Faustrecht der Freiheit

    1975 — a.k.a. Fox and His Friends, in 5 top lists Check
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    Funny Girl

    1968, in 8 top lists Check
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    The Gang's All Here

    1943 — a.k.a. The Girls He Left Behind, in 3 top lists Check
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    The Gay Deceivers

    1969, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Gay Divorcee

    1934, in 5 top lists Check
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    Giant

    1956, in 10 top lists Check
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    Girls Will Be Girls

    2003, in 0 top lists Check
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    Glitter

    2001, in 0 top lists Check
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    Go Fish

    1994, in 2 top lists Check
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    Gods and Monsters

    1998, in 2 top lists Check
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    Grey Gardens

    1975, in 10 top lists Check
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    Grief

    1993, in 0 top lists Check
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    Chun gwong cha sit

    1997 — a.k.a. Happy Together, in 12 top lists Check
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    Heathers

    1989, in 7 top lists Check
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    Hedwig and the Angry Inch

    2001, in 9 top lists Check
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    Henry & June

    1990, in 1 top list Check
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    Hustler White

    1996, in 0 top lists Check
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    I've Heard the Mermaids Singing

    1987, in 1 top list Check
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    Jackass: The Movie

    2002, in 0 top lists Check
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Last updated on Dec 28, 2011; source