THE BEST LGBTQ MOVIES THAT YOU MUST WATCH!
We love talking about the LGBTQ community and its diversity, which is made visible and celebrated in different ways. In today’s post, we want to do it with a list of LGBT+ series, movies, and documentaries with protagonists that will blow your mind. Keep reading and organize your next blanket and popcorn night! 😉
The best LGBTQ films and documentaries
Here you’ll find the top 10 LGBT+ movies, documentaries, and series! You’ll be able to watch the majority of them at the mainstreaming platforms such as Netflix and Amazon.
It shows the love story between two young people in a boarding school with strict and highly controlled rules. It is a comedy-drama Irish film that has received great critical reviews. If you haven’t watched it, what are you waiting for?
The Half of it
Ellie is a responsible student who writes love letters to help a boy, not knowing that they will both fall in love with the same person later. Af film about coming out, courage, and friendship.
The boys in the band
It tells the story of a group of gay boys who privately explored their sexual orientation in the late 1960s.
Memories of a teenager
It’s the story of a boy who struggles internally with doubts about his identity while going through a crisis after the death of his best friend.
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It tells the story of a family man who, in his maturity, decides to go through his true transsexual identity. This series goes beyond the common denominators of discrimination, sexual diversity and sensibly talks about family acceptance. You should watch it, as it is far from commonplaces and low blows.
Therese and Carol are two women with opposite statuses and lives, who live in New York City when it still was a society full of prejudices. When they meet, they fall deeply in love and live their relationship in a difficult context, very much anchored in the idiosyncrasy of the 50s.
With Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, Carol is based on a novel by Patricia Highsmith, The Price of the Salt, from 1952.
Call me by your name
It tells the story of a 17-year-old boy and a college student who live a passionate summer love that will mark them for the rest of their lives. It was directed by Luca Guadagnino, starring Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer, this movie is also based on a novel, written by André Aciman.
Call me by your name won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, by James Ivory, and received other 3 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actor (Chalamet).
In this documentary, Pol Galonfré, a transsexual man, reflects on discrimination and homophobia. His story is taken from a TED talk where he recounts his own experience in the first person, along with Jana Arcega and Marta Reina, the other two protagonists.
This is an edgy comedy about a stand-up comedian (Mae) who falls in love with George (Charlotte Ritchie), a girl with the best of intentions but still in the closet. The series tackles serious topics like internalized homophobia, mental health, and addiction, but it does so with a great deal of tact.
The complaint? With only six 25-minute episodes it becomes too short. Get more out soon, please!
A secret love
The lives and rights of LGBT+ people have changed radically in the last 50 years, and this new Netflix documentary shows how far things have come (most of the time) for some LGBT people.
Pat Henschel and Terry Donahue used to refer to themselves as “cousins, but the truth is that they have been in a romantic relationship for more than 70 years. A Secret Love explores the relationship between these ninety-year-olds (yes, the documentary ends with them already in their ninth decade) who met in 1947 when Donahue was playing catcher in the North American Women’s Professional Baseball League.
A secret love begins with Henschel and Donahue, whose health is already in decline, having to make some forced sacrifices. If seeing it doesn’t give you hope in humanity, few things will…
Starring T’Nia Miller (Doctor Who, Years and Years), the film revolves around the relationships between Stud JJ (a black woman with a masculine aesthetic) and his gay white best friend, Seb, and the delicate and feminine Elle. As her relationship begins to founder, JJ is forced to choose between her best friend and her lover. Stud Life isn’t a comedy to use. It’s quite a beast, but that makes it even more fun.
And, do you know of any LGBT series, documentary, or movie that should be on this list? Do you think the 2022 movies will come even stronger with this theme?