Albert Nobbs

Glenn Close stars as the 19th century Irish woman who adopted the disguise of a butler to gain independence.

The Crying Game (1992)

One of the all-time classic mid-movie plot twists, as Forest Whitaker’s playful use of pronouns pays off.

Tootsie (1982)

Dustin Hoffman reverses the Albert Nobbs tactic, feigning femme to get a soap opera role. He nearly got Best Actor for it, too.

TransAmerica (2005)

Showstopping turn from Felicity Huffman as the pre-op male-to-female transsexual searching for the son she fathered.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

Tim Curry is just a sweet transvestite from transsexual Transylvaniaaaah. Uhuh.