Be it pride month or not, watching an LGBTQ+ movie should be something we do more often. Although the media has regularly shunned away from representing the queer, there are some great films that do justice to the LGBTQ+ community. We, at The Hollywood Tribune, have collected a list of the Top 6 LGBTQ+ movies that you can watch on Netflix right now!
Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013)
Criticized for its long runtime of nearly three hours and its borderline pornographic scenes, this French romantic-comedy shows every tiny detail in a relationship. Being the Palme d’Or winner at the Cannes Film Festival, Blue Is The Warmest Color stars Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos as the main characters. They build a deeply passionate relationship, but with one of them being comfortable with her sexuality and the other still figuring it out, problems are almost impossible to stay clear of.
Y’all knew this was coming. Moonlight shows the difficulties faced by a gay black man Chiron throughout different stages of his life. Having a simple message but with a fantastic plot, the movie is as essential as ever, and one cannot go without watching it. Moonlight stands out with its mesmerizing cinematography and heartbreaking scenes, apt for an Academy Award. And the movie did win one for Best Picture! This makes Moonlight more timeless and valuable than ever.
There are literally hundreds of movies in the world that shows the hardships of marriage and the effects it has on the partners. All of them follow a hetero couple, except this one. Concussion explores the familiar plot just from a different perspective. A lesbian housewife decides to become a sex worker after a concussion, inevitably shunning her wife and kids. What happens next? Watch the movie to find out.
Alex Strangelove (2018)
It is important that movies raise awareness, along with being entertaining. Alex Strangelove is no stranger to that. This movie emphasizes the challenges faced by a high school boy, Alex Truelove, who has everything in his life- the perfect college to go to, the perfect girlfriend, everything! Things turn upside down when he finds himself falling for the openly gay Elliot.
A Single Man (2009)
Based on the 1964 novel written by Christopher Isherwood of the same name, A Single Man throws light on how queer people were seen in the 60s. Colin Firth was nominated for an Academy Award for his moving performance in this movie, where he depicts an English professor wanting to end his life after the death of his lover. When he finds out things about his friends, he reconsiders his decision.
Ending our list is this Jonathan Demme directorial which gave Tom Hanks the Academy Award for Best Actor. Philadelphia shows the story of a gay lawyer, fired for being HIV positive. He hires a lawyer to fight his case, who happens to be homophobic. The movie talks about a crucial issue that is still stigmatised around the world- AIDS. Philadelphia also stars Denzel Washington and Antonio Banderas.
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