1950s LGBT-related Movies

Public list by WPS with 18 movies or TV shows/series

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Some Like It Hot(1959)

| 2h 2min | Comedy, Music, Romance / Love, Crime
4.1/5 (with 1,476 votes)

Two musicians witness a mob hit and struggle to find a way out of the city before they are found by the gangsters. Their only opportunity is to join an all-girl band as they leave on a tour. To make their getaway they must first disguise themselves as women, then keep their identities secret and deal with the problems this brings - such as an attractive bandmate and a very determined suitor.

Rebel Without a Cause(1955)

| 1h 51min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 680 votes)

After moving to a new town, troublemaking teen Jim Stark is supposed to have a clean slate, although being the new kid in town brings its own problems. While searching for some stability, Stark forms a bond with a disturbed classmate, Plato, and falls for local girl Judy. However, Judy is the girlfriend of neighborhood tough, Buzz. When Buzz violently confronts Jim and challenges him to a drag race, the new kid's real troubles begin.

Calamity Jane(1953)

| 1h 41min | Comedy, Music, Romance / Love, Western
3.5/5 (with 71 votes)

Sharpshooter Calamity Jane takes it upon herself to recruit a famous actress and bring her back to the local saloon, but jealousy soon gets in the way.

Glen or Glenda(1953)

| 1h 11min | Drama
2.2/5 (with 48 votes)

A psychiatrist tells two stories: one of a trans woman, the other of a pseudohermaphrodite.

Suddenly, Last Summer(1959)

| 1h 54min | Thriller, Drama, Mystery
3.7/5 (with 118 votes)

The only son of wealthy widow Violet Venable dies while on vacation with his cousin Catherine. What the girl saw was so horrible that she went insane; now Mrs. Venable wants Catherine lobotomized to cover up the truth.


1h 32min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 9 votes)

"Olivia" captures the awakening passions of an English adolescent sent away for a year to a small finishing school outside Paris. The innocent but watchful Olivia develops an infatuation for her headmistress, Mlle. Julie, and through this screen of love observes the tense romance between Mlle. Julie and the other head of the school, Mlle. Cara, in its final months.

Song of Love(1950)

3.6/5 (with 43 votes)

Two prisoners in complete isolation, separated by the thick brick walls, and desperately in need of human contact, devise a most unusual kind of communication.

Directed by Jean Genet - With André Reybaz

Girls in Uniform(1958)

| 1h 35min | Drama
2.9/5 (with 21 votes)

In a strict Prussian boarding school for girls, sensitive student Manuela von Meinhardis develops a forbidden love to one of her teachers, the compassionate Elisabeth von Bernburg.

Tea and Sympathy(1956)

2h 2min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 19 votes)

Tom Lee is more interested in the arts than in sports, something that sits uneasily with both his father and his classmates. Tom's school housemaster Bill Reynolds even gives him a hard time for his "effeminate" interests. However, Bill's wife Laura sympathizes with Tom and tries to help him with her own overtures.

Come Dance with Me!(1959)

1h 31min | Drama, Crime, Mystery
3.0/5 (with 5 votes)

Herve argues with his wife, after which he meets an appealing woman at a nightclub. A subsequent one-night stand with her turns into a tragedy when the woman is killed.


| 1h 9min | Documentary
2.8/5 (with 8 votes)

A collection of numerous burlesque acts from the 1950s, including strippers, and cult character Betty Page introducing the acts.

Girl with Hyacinths(1950)

1h 29min | Drama, Mystery
3.7/5 (with 9 votes)

Dagmar Brink, a young female pianist, dies by suicide in her Stockholm apartment. She leaves all her belongings to her next-door neighbors, an author and his wife. Perplexed and curious, they investigate the girl's reasons for taking her life. As they visit Dagmar's friends, acquaintances and former boyfriends, her story unfolds. She stands out as loner, a woman no one could really grasp, always in want of something that nobody she met could make out.

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The Strange One(1957)

| 1h 40min | Drama
3.1/5 (with 9 votes)

A military school student develops a destructive power over his fellow cadets.

Bugs' Bonnets(1956)

3.3/5 (with 14 votes)

A passing truck spills a variety of hats, causing Elmer and Bugs to change personalities in rapid succession to fit the headgear they wind up wearing.

Directed by Chuck Jones

The Third Sex(1957)

1h 31min | Drama
2.3/5 (with 4 votes)

Klaus is a young man in post-war Berlin. He is drawn to his friend Manfred and, under the encouragement of their acquaintance, Dr. Winkler, explore the underground world of gay clubs and electronic music. His family begins to learn of his other life and do everything they can to set him straight.


1h 11min
2.3/5 (with 3 votes)

The legendary pinup queen Bettie Page stars in a marvelous burlesque show, alongside '50s icons Lili St.Cryr, Bobby Shields, Chris Le Chris Lynn and many others.

Napoleon Bunny-Part(1956)

| 7min | Animation, Comedy
3.4/5 (with 7 votes)

Bugs takes a wrong turn off the Hollywood freeway and tunnels into the headquarters of Napoleon Bonaparte.

Directed by Friz Freleng

Miss Hanafi(1954)

1h 33min
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Working class Hassan and the rich Hanafi are rivals for Nawaeim's love. Going to the hospital to be treated for a horrible wedding night stomach pain, Hanafi receives an accidental sex change operation. After months of recuperation, he tries to pick up the pieces of his life as an unattractive, mannish woman named Fifi. She becomes the opposite of Hanafi. Where he was brusque, she is flirtatious.

Directed by Fatin Abdelwehab - With Esmail Yasin, Magda Sabbahi, Omar El-Hariri
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