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

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

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

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Edward II

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

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), 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

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

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

Christian Martin, 2013

£14.99

Cal

Set in the economically depressed England of today, Cal is a startling sequel to the hit 2009 fil...

DVD

Sean Mathias, 1997

£16.99

Bent

A drama set amidst the decadence and terror of pre-war fascist Germany, the multi award-winning B...

DVD+Blu-ray

Basil Dearden, 1961

£8.99

Victim

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

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

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

Lloyd Eyre-Morgan, 2013

£12.99

Celluloid

Jody Latham stars in this psychological gay-themed drama that takes viewers into the heart of dys...

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

Rikki Beadle Blair, 2010

£11.99

Bashment

A hard-hitting urban drama from Rikki Beadle-Blair adapted from his stage play exploring the inte...

DVD

Lloyd Eyre-Morgan, 2013

£12.99

Dream On

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

DVD