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Great Movies About Bisexual Characters 

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Updated June 14, 2019 321 votes 157 voters 21.6k views 20 items

List Rules Vote up the best movies featuring bisexual characters.

A number of movie lovers' favorite films feature compelling bisexual characters. The best movies about bisexuality are about people falling in and out of love regardless of their partner's gender. This is a list of the greatest movies about bisexuals including everything from My Own Private Idaho to Velvet Goldmine to Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

What films will you find on this list of good movies about bisexual characters? In The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the eccentric and sensual Dr. Frank N. Furter (Tim Curry) seduces both male and female partners, all while belting out catchy rock numbers. Wild Things is another entertaining modern movie about bisexuality. Liam Neeson plays the pioneering title character in the film Kinsey. Other good movies featured on this list include Personal Best, The Runaways, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Which movie featuring bisexual characters is your favorite? Give the best films a thumbs up and please add any movies that are missing.

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Orlando is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Great Movies About Bisexual Characters
Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane, Toby Jones

Released: 1992

Directed by: Sally Potter

Orlando is a 1992 drama romance film written by Sally Potter and Virginia Woolf and directed by Sally Potter.
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My Own Private Idaho is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Great Movies About Bisexual Characters
Keanu Reeves, Jim Caviezel, River Phoenix

Released: 1991

Directed by: Gus Van Sant

My Own Private Idaho is a 1991 American independent drama film written and directed by Gus Van Sant, loosely based on Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1, Henry IV, Part 2, and Henry V, and starring ...more
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Velvet Goldmine is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Great Movies About Bisexual Characters
Christian Bale, Ewan McGregor, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Released: 1998

Directed by: Todd Haynes

Velvet Goldmine is a British drama film directed and co-written by Todd Haynes set in Britain during the glam rock days of the early 1970s; it tells the story of the fictional pop star Brian ...more
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Black Swan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Great Movies About Bisexual Characters
Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Winona Ryder

Released: 2010

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

Black Swan is a 2010 American psychological thriller-horror film directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel, and Mila Kunis. The plot revolves around a production ...more

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The Rocky Horror Picture... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Great Movies About Bisexual Characters
Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry, Meat Loaf

Released: 1975

Directed by: Jim Sharman

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 musical horror comedy film by 20th Century Fox produced by Lou Adler and Michael White and directed by Jim Sharman. The screenplay was written by Sharman ...more

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May is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Great Movies About Bisexual Characters
Anna Faris, Nora Zehetner, Jeremy Sisto

Released: 2002

Directed by: Lucky McKee

May is a 2002 American horror film written and directed by Lucky McKee in his directorial debut. Starring Angela Bettis, Jeremy Sisto, Anna Faris, and James Duval, the film follows a lonely ...more

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Scott Pilgrim vs. the Wo... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Great Movies About Bisexual Characters
Anna Kendrick, Chris Evans, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Released: 2010

Directed by: Edgar Wright

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a 2010 comedy film co-written, produced and directed by Edgar Wright, based on the graphic novel series Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O'Malley. It stars Michael Cera ...more

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Angels of Sex is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Great Movies About Bisexual Characters
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The Runaways is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Great Movies About Bisexual Characters
Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning, Tatum O'Neal

Released: 2010

Directed by: Floria Sigismondi

The Runaways is a 2010 American drama film about the 1970s all-girl rock band of the same name written and directed by Floria Sigismondi. It is based on the book Neon Angel: A Memoir of a ...more

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Frida is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Great Movies About Bisexual Characters
Salma Hayek, Edward Norton, Ashley Judd

Released: 2002

Directed by: Julie Taymor

Frida is a 2002 Miramax/Ventanarosa biopic which depicts the professional and private life of the surrealist Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. It stars Salma Hayek in her Academy Award-nominated ...more

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Appropriate Behavior is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Great Movies About Bisexual Characters
Aimee Mullins, Scott Adsit, Arian Moayed

Released: 2014

Directed by: Desiree Akhavan

Appropriate Behaviour is an British comedy film, which premiered on January 18, 2014 at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Written and directed by Desiree Akhavan, the film stars Akhavan as ...more
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The Girl with the Dragon... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Great Movies About Bisexual Characters
Noomi Rapace, Marika Lagercrantz, Lena Endre

Released: 2009

Directed by: Niels Arden Oplev

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a 2009 Swedish drama thriller film based on the novel of the same name by Swedish author/journalist Stieg Larsson. It is the first book in the trilogy known as ...more
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De-Lovely is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Great Movies About Bisexual Characters
Sheryl Crow, Ashley Judd, Alanis Morissette

Released: 2004

Directed by: Irwin Winkler

De-Lovely is a 2004 musical biopic directed by Irwin Winkler. The screenplay by Jay Cocks is based on the life and career of Cole Porter, from his first meeting with Linda Lee Thomas until his ...more
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Cabaret is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Great Movies About Bisexual Characters
Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Joel Grey

Released: 1972

Directed by: Bob Fosse

Cabaret is a 1972 musical film directed by Bob Fosse and starring Liza Minnelli, Michael York and Joel Grey. The film is set in Berlin during the Weimar Republic in 1931, under the ominous ...more

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Wild Things is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Great Movies About Bisexual Characters
Bill Murray, Denise Richards, Kevin Bacon

Released: 1998

Directed by: John McNaughton

Wild Things is a 1998 American thriller film starring Matt Dillon, Neve Campbell, Kevin Bacon, Denise Richards and Theresa Russell. It was directed by John McNaughton. An "uncut" ...more

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Kinsey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Great Movies About Bisexual Characters
Liam Neeson, Tim Curry, John Lithgow

Released: 2004

Directed by: Bill Condon

Kinsey is a 2004 American biographical drama film written and directed by Bill Condon. It describes the life of Alfred Charles Kinsey, a pioneer in the area of sexology. His 1948 publication, ...more
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Kaboom is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Great Movies About Bisexual Characters
Juno Temple, Kelly Lynch, Haley Bennett

Released: 2010

Directed by: Gregg Araki

Kaboom is a 2010 youth culture alternative film written and directed by Gregg Araki. The film stars Thomas Dekker, Juno Temple, Haley Bennett and James Duval. It premiered at the 2010 Cannes ...more

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Chasing Amy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Great Movies About Bisexual Characters
Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Smith

Released: 1997

Directed by: Kevin Smith

Chasing Amy is a 1997 American romantic comedy film written and directed by Kevin Smith. The central tension revolves around sexuality, sexual history, and evolving friendships. It is the third ...more

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Personal Best is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Great Movies About Bisexual Characters
Mariel Hemingway, Scott Glenn, Jim Moody

Released: 1982

Directed by: Robert Towne

Personal Best is a 1982 movie centered on a group of women trying to qualify for the American track-and-field team bound for the 1980 Olympic Games. Despite their commitment to their training ...more

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Liquid Sky is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Great Movies About Bisexual Characters
Anne Carlisle, Jack Adalist, Bob Brady

Released: 1982

Directed by: Slava Tsukerman

Liquid Sky is an independent American science fiction film. It debuted at the Montreal Film festival in August 1982 and was well received at several film festivals thereafter. It was produced ...more

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