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(Updated 11/11/12)
[Transsexual] [Crossdressing]

From the earliest days, films have included cross-dressing characters.  More recently, other transgender characters have also appeared. Films have featured cross-dressing, transsexual, and intersex characters in a variety of roles, some humorous, some dramatic, some involving serious examinations of gender issues.

Those listed below provide a cross-section of the range.
For fuller details of these - see the film International Movie DataBase website: ....... http://uk.imdb.com

Transsexual Characters or Themes
Title Director Starring
A Girl Like Me, The Gwen Araujo Story (2006) Agnieska Holland J.D.Pardo
All About My Mother  (1999) Pedro Almodovar Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes
Bad Education (2004) Pedro Almodovar Gael Gareia Bernal, Fele Martinez
Badge, The (2001) Robby Henson Billy Bob Thornton
Beautiful Boxer (2003) Ekachai Uekrongtham Asanee Suwan
Better Than Chocolate (1999) Anne Wheeler Karyn Dwyer, Christina Cox, Peter Outerbridge
Boys Don’t Cry (1999) Kimberley Pierce Hilary Swank, Chloe Sevigny
Crying Game, The (1992) Neil Jordan Stephen Rea, Jaye Davidson
Different for Girls (1996) Richard Spence Stephen Mackintosh, Rupert Graves
Dressed to Kill (1980) Brian De Palma Michael Caine, Angie Dickenson
Forbidden Love (1977) Vicente Aranda Victoria Abril, Bibi Andersen
Gendernauts (1996) Monika Treut Annie Sprinkle, Sandy Stone
Georgie Girl (2001) Television documentary Georgina Beyer
Heaven (1998) Scott Reynolds Martin Donovan, Danny Edwards
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2000) John Cameron Mitchell John Cameron Mitchell, Michael Pitt, Stephen Trask
Hunting Venus (1999)  Televison comedy Martin Clunes  Neil Morrissey, Martin Clunes
In A Year of Thirteen Moons (1978) Rainer Werner Fassbinder Volker Spengler, Gottfried John
Laurence Anyways (2012) - New EntryXavier DolanMelvil Poupard, Suzanne Clement
Let Me Die A Woman (1979) Doris Wishman Dr Leo Wollman
Lola & Bilidkid (1999) Kutlug Ataman Baki Davrak, Gandi Mukli
Ma Vie En Rose (1997) Alain Berliner Jean-Phillipe Ecoffey
Mystery of Alexina, The (1986) Rene Feret Vuillemin, Valeri Stohli
Normal (2003) Jane Anderson Tom Wilkinson, Jessica Lange
Orlando (1993) Sally Potter Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane
Second Serve (1986) Anthony Page Vanessa Redgrave, Richard Venture
Soldier’s Girl (2003) Frank Pierson Lee Pace, Troy Garrity
Strella - A New Woman (2009)  Panos H Koutras Mina Orfanou, Yannis Kokiasmenos
Transamerica (2005) Duncan Tucker Felicity Huffman, Kevin Zegers
20 Centimetres (2005) Ramon Salazar Monica Cerevera
Wild Side (2004) Sebastien Lifshitz Stephanie Michelini
World According to Garp (1982) George Roy Hill Robin Williams, John Lithgow
Crossdressing Characters or Themes
Title Director
Starring
Albert Nobbs (2011)Rodrigo GarciaGlenn Close, Janet McTeer
All The Queen’s Men (2003) Stefan Ruzowitsky Eddie Izzard, Matt Le Blanc
Breakfast on Pluto (2005) Neil Jordan Cillian Murphy, Stephen Rea
Cockettes, The (2002) Documentary Bill Webber The Cockettes
Ed Wood (1994) Tim Burton Johnny Depp, Martin Landau
Flawless (1999) Joel Shumacher Robert De Nero, Philip Seymour Hoffman
Girls Will Be Girls (2003) Richard Day Jack Plotnick, Clinton Leupp
Glen or Glenda (1953) Ed Wood Jr Ed Wood Jr, Bela Lugosi
Hairspray (1988) (original & best) John Waters Divine, Rikki Lake, Debbie Harry, Sony Bono 
He’s My Girl (1987) Gabrielle Beaumont David Hallyday, T.K. Carter
I Shot Andy Warhol (1996) Mary Harran Lil Taylor, Stephen Dorff, Jared Harris
Just Like a Woman (1992) Christopher Monger Adrian Pasdar, Julie Walters
Kinky Boots (2005) Julian Jarrold Joel Edgerton, Chiwetel Ejiofor
Mrs Doubtfire (1993) Chris Columbus Robin Williams, Sally Field
Myra Breckinridge (1970) Michael Sarne Racquel Welch, Mae West, John Huston
Paris is Burning (1991) Documentary Jennie Livingston
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994) Stephan Elliot Terence Stamp, Hugo Weaving, Guy Pierce
Some Like it Hot (1959) Billy Wilder Tony Curtis, Jack lemmon, Marilyn Monroe
Tenant, The (1976) Roman Polanski Roman Polanski
Tootsie (1982) Sydney Pollack Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange.
Sorority Boys (2002) Wally Wolodarsky Barry Watson, Harland Williams
StoneWall - 25 Years on the way to Freedom (1995) Nigel French Frederick Weller, Guillermo Diaz
To Die For (1994) Peter Mckenzie Liten Thomas Arkle, Ian Williams
To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995) Beeban Kidron Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze
Vegas in Space (1991) Philip A.Ford Doris Fish, Miss X, Ginger Quest
Victor/Victoria (1995) Blake Edwards Julie Andrews, Robert Preston, James Garner
White Chicks (2004) Keenen Wayans Marlon & Shawn Wayons
Wigstock the Movie (1995) Barry Shils Lypsinka, Mistress Formika

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