There aren't many movies that feature characters that swing both ways, making these bisexual movies an interesting anomaly. While the struggles and plight of the bisexual community are rarely approached in these movies, they all feature characters that remain memorable long after the movie has left theaters.
“Rocky Horror Picture Show” – This bisexual classic musical is more of a spoof, a campy horror satire with an alien known as Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a sweet transvestite from Transsexual Transylvania. While Frank attempts to create the perfect man, the Rocky of the title, he also takes the time to seduce Brad and Janet, two travelers who are lost and have a flat tire, by posing as each of them in the dark.
“Basic Instinct” – Sharon Stone enjoyed her breakout role in this bisexual movie, also starring Michael Douglas. Douglas plays a police officer investigating a murder and his main suspect is Sharon Stone’s Catherine. Stone and Douglas share some steamy scenes as sexual partners while Stone also enjoys some lesbian action with her lover Roxy, played by Leilani Sarelle.
“Brokeback Mountain” – Ang Lee won an Oscar nomination and earned both Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal Oscar nominations for their role in the bisexual movie. The film, often categorized as the gay cowboy love story, features two cowboys, Ennis and Jack, who share a sexual encounter on Brokeback Mountain. While both men move on in their lives, with Ennis getting married and having two children, the two cannot let each other go and continue to secretly meet, continuing their romance.
“Mulholland Drive” – David Lynch has always been great at creating strange, twisted films, and this bisexual movie is no different. The movie is confusing and does not take place in any linear order. It tells the story of an actress (Naomi Watts) who meets an amnesiac (Laura Harring), and she tries to help her. The two share an intimate relationship (and one of the best sex scenes of all time) but, thanks to the strange timeline, the actress may not be who she appeared to be.
“My Own Private Idaho” – This bisexual movie contains what might be Keanu Reeves' greatest performance as well as a solid turn from the late River Phoenix. The movie, directed by Gus Van Sant, is based partially on Shakespeare’s “Henry IV” and “Henry V.” Phoenix plays Mike, a gay street hustler who picks up clients both male and female. Reeves plays Scott who is another street hustler who tries to help Mike find his family in Idaho.