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Top 10 LGBT+ Movies to watch this Pride Month

As we all know June is here, and it is considered as the Pride Month. It is said that the Stonewall Riots commemorated during the end of June of 1969, and to honor this, different pride events are held in this month around the world.

As the world is moving towards equality and education, people have become more supportive towards the LGBT+ community. We can see this kind of support in social experiments done in social media, or just how LGBT people are treated and acknowledged. There are still a lot of changes to come, but for now the change is happening slowly, and we hope it speeds up really soon.

LGBT+ has been portrayed in a lot of movies and series. But most people complain that they are shown in a very stereotypical manner. Yet, there are movies that really had beautiful stories for LGBT+ people. Hence, we bring you the top 10 LGBT+ movies to watch this pride month. For your information, these is our personal favorite picks and has nothing to do with critics or box office records. So, here we go:-

10. Stranger by the Lake:

Country of Origin: France
Duration: 100 Minutes
Director: Allain Guiraudie
Language: French
Starring: Pierre Deladonchamps, Christophe Paou, Patrick D’Assumpcao

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Stranger by the Lake is the story of a young boy, Franck, who usually visits a nude beach. He sees a handsome man, Michel, and falls for him. Franck also befriends Henri, who feels like an outcast, and sees all the happenings on the beach.

But one day, Franck sees Michel drowning his partner in the lake, but cannot control his feelings for him, even though he is a criminal. He develops a very passionate bond with Michel, even not telling the police that he saw the murder happening.

You may feel like the pace of the story is very slow, but that is what keeps you hooked up to the movie. But better be careful while watching it, because there is full nudity, extreme sex, even on screen blowjob and ejaculation. But overall it’s a dark, romantic and thrilling movie.

9. Moffie:

Country of Origin: South Africa, United Kingdom
Duration: 100 Minutes
Director: Oliver Hermanus
Language: English, Afrikaans
Starring: Kai Luke Brummer, Ryan de Villiers, Matthew Vey

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Based on an autobiography of the same name by Andre Carl van der Merwe, Moffie is the story of a 16-year-old teenager Nicholas Van der Swart. In the year 1981, all the white boys in South Africa over the age of 16 must compulsorily complete two years of military service to defend the apartheid regime.


During the course, he meets Dylan Stassen, with whom he falls in love, and now not only the danger of racism, but Nicholas also faces difficult situations to survive the brutality of the army.
It beautifully captures the military course and the homosexual bond between Nicholas and Dylan.

8. God’s Own Country:

Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Duration: 105 Minutes
Director: Francis Lee
Language: English
Starring: Josh O’Connor, Alec Secareanu, Gemma Jones, Ian Hart

God’s Own Country is the story of a sheep farmer, Johnny, who lives with his father and grandmother. Upon his father’s bad health, he is forced to take care of the farm but usually engages in sexual activities with other men.


Later, a Romanian boy Gheorghe is appointed to help Johnny during the lambing season, and they slowly fall in love with each other and also engage in sexual activities. However, Gheorghe leaves and Johnny goes to bring him back.


The movie is very nicely directed, and it feels like you are living on farmland and watching those two boys. Also, the performance of Josh O’Connor is really beautiful, and no doubt why he landed a role in The Crown as Prince Charles.

7. Blue is the Warmest Colour:

Country of Origin: France, Belgium, Spain
Duration: 105 Minutes
Director: Abdellatif Kechiche
Language: French
Starring: Lea Seydoux, Adele Exarchopoulos, Salim Kechiouche, Mona Walravens

This lesbian romance movie, follows the story of two girls, Adele and Emma. Adele is a high school student and Emma is a graduating art student. Adele first sees Emma randomly on the street, and only recognizes her as a blue haired girl, but later they encounter in a dance bar, and slowly befriends and falls in love with each other.


As the story progresses, we get to see a lot of ups and downs in their relationship, and how they try to overcome them. The performances by both the leads are magnificent, and the story really feels complete.


You must definitely watch this French romance between two girls, and do get the symbolism represented in the movie.

6. Love, Simon

Country of Origin: United States of America
Duration: 110 Minutes
Director: Greg Berlanti
Language: English
Starring: Nick Robinson, Josh Duhamel, Jennifer Garner, Katherine Langford, Alexandra Shipp, Jorge Lendeborg Jr.

The story follows the life of a closeted gay student, Simon Spier, who goes to a high school in Atlanta. He discovers that there is another closeted gay student in the high school, and they begin bonding in social media, unknown to each other’s identity. But then, Simon’s secret is discovered by a fellow student, who starts blackmailing him that he will reveal his secret if he doesn’t fix him up with one of Simon’s best friends.


The movie gradually progresses, and things are revealed, and also it is shown who the actual closested gay student is. This movie really captures the troubles faced by teenagers just for being gay.


The movie is so good, it has inspired its own spin off TV series, titled as “Love, Victor”, which also gained very positive response.

5. Weekend:

Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Duration: 97 Minutes
Director: Andrew Haigh
Language: English
Starring: Tom Cullen, Chris New, Jonathan Race

Weekend is the story of a lifeguard, Russell, and Glen, whom he meets in a club. They initially start with having sex and getting involved into drugs. But soon, they develop a deep and intimate relationship with each other.


Although, both Russell and Glen have a different perspective in life, they create a bond that lasts for their lifetime.


Viewers discretion is strongly advised while watching this movie, as there is drug, sex, and full nudity. However, the movie is very artistic and it will make you cry. Also, you will love the performance of Tom Cullen and Chris New.

4. The Danish Girl:

Country of Origin: United States of America, United Kingdom
Duration: 120 Minutes
Director: Tom Hooper
Language: English
Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Ben Whishaw, Matthias Schoenaerts, Amber Heard, Sebastian Koch

The Danish Girl is set in the mid 1920s, and follows the lives of real Danish painters Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili Elbe is also known as one the first persons to undergo sex reassignment surgery,
Lili, formerly known as Einar, is asked by his wife Gerda to pose as a female for her art portrait. This embarks Einar’s journey to Lili, who starts living the life as a woman. This creates a lot of controversies and backlashes from all around, as it is considered very feminine and not appropriate during those days. However, they continue the struggle of living their life on their own terms.


It is such a beautiful art movie, and the concept is really amazing. Eddie Radmayne who portrayed Lili, was nominated for Oscars, and Alicia Vikander who played Gerda, actually won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.

3. Moonlight:

Country of Origin: United States of America
Duration: 111 Minutes
Director: Barry Jenkins
Language: English
Starring: Trevante Rhodes, Andre Holland, Ashton Sanders, Jharrel Jerome, Naomie Harris, Alex Hibbert, Jaden Piner

Moonlight tells the life of Chiron in his three stages: childhood, adolescence and adulthood. Chiron is a boy from a broken and abusive family, and as he grows up he starts to explore his sexuality and identity. He falls in love with Kevin, who is also his friend.


The movie not only explores homosexuality, but also focuses on other things such as racism, black masculinity and family problems. It is cited as one of the best movies of the 21st century, and also won the award for Best Movie in 89th Academy Award. Also, it is the first movie to feature all black actors.


The prologue of the movie by Frank Ocean says, “In the southeast, in our youth I saw streetlights and taillights, light spoons and guns alight but there was no moonlight” still sends chills down the spines.

2. Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Country of Origin: France
Duration: 121 Minutes
Director: Celine Sciamma
Language: French
Starring: Noemie Merlant, Adele Haenel, Luana Bajrami, Valeria Golino

Portrait of a Lady on Fire is a French art movie that tells the story of Marianne, a young artist, who is appointed by The Countess to paint Heloise, to send it to Milan. But Heloise doesn’t want to get married, and has refused to pose for the painting many times before.


The Countess tells Marianne to accompany Heloise on her daily walks, and learn her facial features and paint her portrait. Marianne secretly observes Heloise and finally paints her, but things don’t go very easy for them. Later, they fall in love, become involved in sexual activities, and follow a lot of heartaches and emotions.


The movie also features a very popular Greek mythology of Orpheus and Eurydice, which is also like the central plot of the movie. This is not a movie that you just watch, it’s a movie that you feel. Also the movie doesn’t have any background music, yet keeps us hooked.

1. Call Me By Your Name

Country of Origin: United States of America, Italy, France, Brazil
Duration: 132 Minutes
Director: Luca Guadagnino
Language: English, Italian
Starring: Timothee Chalamet, Armie Hammer, Micahel Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, Esther Garrel

Regarded as love Bible, Call Me By Your Name, is a novel written by Andre Aciman, and it has been beautifully visualized in this movie. Hence, it tops our chart. It is not just a movie, it’s a feeling, it’s an emotion, it’s life, it’s pure art and it takes our heart out.

Call Me By Your Name is set in Northern Italy and follows the story of a 17 year old teenager, Elio, who happens to share a room with his father’s student, Oliver, who comes to stay at their house for six weeks. During this period of time, they bond over each other, start their friendship and fall in love so passionately that it breaks down Elio completely.

After watching this movie, you will never be able to see love in a way that you are used to seeing, and also peaches. The final scene is gonna break you down and is going to destroy you, leaving you devastated. The movie holds that kind of power. Also, the performance of Timothee Chalamet and Armie Hammer is beautiful. Not for a single time, we felt that they are actors, and gave us Elio and Oliver.
Just ending this with the very popular line from the movie, “Call me by your name and I will call you by mine.”

What movie are you going to watch this Pride Month? If you liked our list, do tell us and suggest some more of your favorite LGBT+ movies. Till then, Happy Pride Month.

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