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

Basil Dearden, 1961

£8.99

Victim

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

DVD

Nicholas Hytner, 2006

£7.99

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

James Ivory, 1987

£6.99

Maurice

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

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

£8.99

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My Summer of Love

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

DVD

Kenneth Anger, 1947-81

£22.99

Kenneth Anger: Magick Lantern Cycle

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

DVD+Blu-ray

Derek Jarman, 1991

£9.99

Recommended Star

Edward II

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

DVD

Hettie MacDonald, 1996

£6.99

Beautiful Thing

A touching portrait of blossoming love between two teenage boys during a long hot summer on a hou...

DVD

Basil Dearden, 1961

£11.99

Victim

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

Blu-ray

Simon Savory, 2014

£12.99

Bruno and Earlene Go to Vegas

When headstrong Earlene (Ashleigh Summer - And Then Came Lola) makes a discovery ...

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

£14.99

Boys On Film: Volume 8 - Cruel Britannia

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

DVD

Andrew Haigh, 2011

£17.99

Must Watch Star

Weekend

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

Blu-ray

Andrew Haigh, 2011

£14.99

Must Watch Star

Weekend

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

DVD

Colin Gregg, 1988

£12.99

We Think the World of You

A British comedy drama set in the 1950s, We Think the World of You stars Gary Old...

DVD

Pratibha Parmar, 2006

£11.99

Nina's Heavenly Delights

A feelgood comedy from award-winning director Parmar that skilfully merges Bollyw...

DVD

Derek Jarman, 1987

£9.99

The Last of England

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

DVD

Various (Compilation), 2003-10

£12.99

Boys On Film: Volume 5 - Candy Boy

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

DVD