British Gay and Lesbian Film

Few gay and lesbian-themed films were made in Britain before male homosexuality was decriminalised in the UK under the Sexual Offences Act in 1967.

One courageous exception was Victim made in 1961. It stars Dirk Bogarde as a barrister who, after becoming entwined in a case involving the blackmail of gay men, comes out to his wife. Many believe the film’s sympa... [+]

British Gay and Lesbian Film Film Listing

John Schlesinger, 1971

£6.49

Recommended Star

Sunday Bloody Sunday

An intelligent and sophisticated treatment of bisexuality in which a gay doctor and a middle-aged...

DVD

James Ivory, 1987

£13.99

Maurice

A moving and unashamedly romantic love story set against the oppressiveness of Edwardian society,...

DVD

Nicholas Hytner, 2006

£16.99

Recommended Star

The History Boys

Based on Alan Bennett's play and starring the original stage cast, The History Boys is set in a s...

DVD

Basil Dearden, 1961

£6.99

Victim

Banned on its original theatrical release in the United States and highly controversial in Britai...

DVD

Various (Compilation), 2010-12

£14.99

Boys On Film X

The tenth edition of the successful gay-themed shorts series takes things further than ever befor...

DVD

Various (Compilation), 2011

£15.99

Boys On Film: Volume 8 - Cruel Britannia

The hugely popular Boys On Film series returns with an eclectic collection of Bri...

DVD

Kenneth Anger, 1947-81

£21.99

Kenneth Anger: Magick Lantern Cycle

Self-styled magician Kenneth Anger is one of the most distinctive artists in cine...

DVD+Blu-ray

Basil Dearden, 1961

£13.49

Victim

Banned on its original theatrical release in the United States and highly controversial in Britai...

Blu-ray

Andrew Haigh, 2011

£14.49

Must Watch Star

Weekend

A British drama set in Nottingham, Weekend is about two gay men whose one night stand turns into ...

DVD

Richard Mansfield, 2014

£14.99

The Secret Path

Gay-themed drama written, produced and directed by Richard Mansfield. Set in 1810, the film follo...

DVD

Pawel Pawlikowski, 2004

£8.49

Recommended Star

My Summer of Love

A beautiful and unorthodox love story charting the intense relationship through the course of one...

DVD

Various (Compilation), 2003-10

£14.99

Boys On Film: Volume 5 - Candy Boy

Nine more award-winning short film favourites from the hugely popular Boys On Fil...

DVD

Lloyd Eyre-Morgan, 2013

£14.99

Dream On

Polar opposite teenagers Paul and George meet and fall in love on a campsite in Wales during the ...

DVD

Andrew Haigh, 2011

£16.99

Must Watch Star

Weekend

A British drama set in Nottingham, Weekend is about two gay men whose one night stand turns into ...

Blu-ray

Derek Jarman, 1991

£16.99

Recommended Star

Edward II

Christopher Marlowe’s 16th Century play is radically adapted by Derek Jarman in one of his most p...

DVD

Jack Hazan, 1974

£16.99

A Bigger Splash

Taking its title from Hockney's 1967 painting of a dive into a swimming pool in California, A Big...

DVD+Blu-ray

Isaac Julien, 1989

£19.99

Looking for Langston

Isaac Julien's sumptuous monochrome film is a lyrical and poetic consideration of the life of rev...

DVD

Derek Jarman, 1987

£16.99

The Last of England

One of Derek Jarman's most personal and innovative films, The Last of England is a devastating vi...

DVD