Favorite LGBTQ+ Movies

Can we get some more LGBTQ+ movies from major AND independent studios?

I know this is a pretty lackluster list, but there are some of my all-time favorites here. Some comedies, some dramas—I do think this is a good representation of a bunch of different kinds of movies.

 

Boy Erased
But I’m a Cheerleader
The Way He Looks
Beginners
Milk
Other People
Rocketman

Love, Simon
Moonlight
Booksmart
God’s Own Country
The Favorite
The Birdcage
Call Me By Your Name
Heart Beats Loud

The Way He Looks was just a random movie I came across one day on Netflix. I didn’t even know it was foreign until I started watching. Taking place in Brazil, the movie follows a boy who’s blind and falls for the new kid in school. The Birdcage is my favorite movie of all time. I mean, the Genie from Aladdin and Timon from The Lion King as a couple? PERFECT! Heart Beats Loud is so underrated. It’s such a wonderful movie filled with music and a great father/daughter relationship. It also didn’t make a big deal of the female/female relationship, it was acknowledged as if it was a straight relationship—meaning not at all. Love, Simon was such a step forward in LGBTQ+ cinema, being the first film by a major Hollywood studio to focus on a gay teenage romance. Gave me all the feels. Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut, Booksmart, is probably the best teen movie I’ve seen in a long time. The chemistry between Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever was incredible and the friendship brought me so much joy. A female Superbad!

Any other great Pride movies that I’m missing? Let me know in the comments!

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