Top 10 movies where the main character is bisexual

Top 10 movies where the main character is bisexual
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One of the struggles of the bisexual community is that there’s not much of a representation. Do bi people have any? We’re here to find it out.

We’ve done the little research on Rotten Tomatoes. Now we are ready to tell you about people who love men as well as women. There are even films where the main character is bisexual – what a shocker, really. Bisexual characters can be easily counted, but those who make it to the big screen are mostly good. Some of the actors from this list have Academy Awards. Some were able to get it because they played bisexual people well.

During our research, we relied on Rotten Tomatoes. Because of that, we will use this website’s percentage to rank the movies we’ve picked from okay to the best.

Frida – 75%

This 2002 movie starring Salma Hayek as Frida Kahlo and is considered iconic now. It tells Frida’s story as a human being. A bisexual, a person with a disability – but also an artist. One of the greatest, actually.

Please be aware of the fact that you may fall in love with Mexico after watching this film. It is no less than one of the characters of the movie. One more reason to see it is the cast. Besides Hayek, there is Alfred Molina as Diego Rivera and Geoffrey Rush as Leon Trotsky.

The special and the nicest part of the movie is the way they chose to portray Frida. She’s a great painter, but also a real woman, who had her highs and lows.

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‘Frida’ was included in the Movies of the Year list. The American Film Institute which did it said the film was about art. More than that, it was a piece of art itself.


Atomic Blonde – 78%

Imagine what blockbusters looked like if they had more feminism in it. Now, add badass lead character played by Charlize Theron. Now, set the story in Berlin in the times of the Cold War. And, last but not the least, pepper in the fact that the main hero is bisexual.

That’d be a nice movie, right? There are a few examples of real films with all those elements, but we’ve got one for sure. Mix all those things up and you get ‘Atomic Blonde’.

She is a perfect spy and an extraordinary woman – smart and sexy, inventive, and subtle. The plot isn’t the most complicated, but in the center of it is a bisexual star of a decade.

It’s also a spy movie. It’s set in the times were spies were the most popular secret profession. Showing a thrilling adventure of the main hero, it also doesn’t erase her sexual identity.

It’s also a spy movie. It’s set in the times were spies were the most popular secret profession. Showing a thrilling adventure of the main hero, it also doesn’t erase her sexual identity.


Black Swan – 85%

Now, seriously. This film is dramatic and may be disturbing for some viewers. So, either brace yourselves to consider watching another drama from this list.

But if you choose to watch it, be ready for outstanding performances and stunning visuals. Natalie Portman won the Oscar for her portrayal of a woman affected by mental problems. ‘Black Swan’ was also nominated for Oscar in four other categories.

Life of a ballerina is tough as it is, but an unstable metal state may cause many problems. Natalie Portman’s character has ended up in such a situation. It has let her explore her sexuality in the ways she didn’t know she could.


Disobedience – 85%

It is one of those rare films where a lesbian or a bisexual character stays alive in the end. But it isn’t the fact that got ‘Disobedience’ such a good rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

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Ronit flies from New York to London on the family business. Coming from an orthodox Jewish community, this is hard for her. And that’s a crude underestimation, really. Because when she meets a childhood friend of hers, Ronit falls for her. With these new feelings her hometown is not a place she imagined – it’s something more.

The film explores the topic of grief. Different people deal with death in different ways. For some of them, love is the way to heal. Or is it?


Tully – 86%

There are few topics that leave everyone touched. One of them is motherhood. Everyone experienced it in some ways. Whether the giver or the recipient, it is known to all.

Charlize Theron is a real-life bisexual queen – it is her second appearance on this list. She plays a mother who once strived to find her identity. Now she’s a mother of three. Still, she understands her own bisexuality.

You may ask why such a film has only 86% on Rotten Tomatoes. We would like to know too. Our guess is that most of the critics are male, and it may be hard for them to understand the female struggles.

The movie premiered at a Sundance Film Festival. As always, Charlize Theron’s performance was outstanding. She was nominated for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. And for Best Actress in a Comedy Movie.


The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – 86%

This one is an adaptation of globally successful Swedish crime novels. It shows a man investigating the case of a woman who has gone missing. Forty years ago.

The summary may not sound like much, but it’s all about the atmosphere. It’s crude but feels so real you don’t question it. And soon you start rooting for the main character, who is bi. There’s an unfortunate statistic on bisexual women being attacked. Seeing the bi lead kick bad guy’s butt is somewhat pleasing.

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In the American version, lead actors are Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig.


Chasing Amy – 88%

The first thing you need to know about this film is its genre. It is a romantic comedy-drama and a rather good one. The main heroine, Alyssa, is a lesbian. When she meets Holden, they have sex and begin a romantic relationship.

There’s no bisexual erasure. Alyssa represents people who feel that it’s easy to identify as a gay person rather than bisexual. That’s due to the fact that often bisexual experience is disregarder as the less important one. Bi people are seen as ‘undecided’, or as the ones who haven’t found the ‘right’ person.

Director admitted the film was partly based on true events. Namely, someone washing bisexuals out of the queer narrative.

Kevin Smith received international praise for his film. ‘Chasing Amy’ won many awards, including the one from Chicago Film Critics Association. Many critics and usual moviegoers have said that ‘Chasing Amy’ is a good comedy. Along with it, it’s a sincere exploration of sexual identity, friendship, and gender roles.


Kinsey – 90%

We suppose you know something about bisexuals and queer theory. Then you must know of Alfred Kinsey. The one with the table, yes.

In an unforgettable Liam Neeson performance, we see everything. The life, the art of Alfred Kinsey, his beliefs and aspirations. He was one of the first scientists to research sex. The fact that he was bi only makes the plot more interesting.

Those who reviewed the movie agreed that it’s an ironic film and a very good portrayal.


The Kids Are All Right – 93%

One can understand their identity when they are young, or old, or between. In Lisa Cholodenko’s feel-good movie it’s the latter. The main character is played by Academy Award-winning actress Julianne Moore. She cheats on her partner with whom she has two kids.

They have their own plotline too. The son, played by Josh Hutcherson, wants to know who his biological father is. According to the law, the boy has to be 18 to do that, and he’s not. He talks his older sister into helping him, and so their search begins.

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The film has some amazing actor performances. In the cast there’s also Mark Ruffalo, Annette Bening, and Mia Wasikowska – that’s a lot you can’t miss.

“The Kids Are All Right’ was nominated for many Academy Award categories. Among them are Best Picture, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actress.


Appropriate behavior – 96%

The critically acclaimed movie explores bisexuality through the lenses of nationality. Being queer means different things to people all over the world. Some of them struggle because of societal views on their sexuality. Individuals of European descent have no idea what it’s like to bee queer in Eastern cultures like Iran. And how would anyone know?

We now know a tiny bit. That is thanks to Desiree Akhavan, the director and the lead actress of the movie. In her debut film, she tells the story of a woman trying to get over the breakup with her girlfriend.

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‘Appropriate behavior’ won one of the major prizes on the San Diego Asian Film Festival. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2014. In spite of the rewards, it is not complicated. This movie would be interesting for everyone. Maybe you want to diversify the watchlist. Or experience life through the eyes of a bisexual main character.


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