5 LGBT Movies You Need To Watch This Pride Month
June has started and so has Pride Month. Every year in June, the members and allies of the LGBT community get together to celebrate their sexuality with pride. This annual celebration started back in 1969 Stonewall rebellion in New York. In honor of this Pride Month, we bring you some of the best LGBT-themed movies that you should definitely watch.
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Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Starting off with this classic gem, starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, Brokeback Mountain is a must watch. The movie follows the story of a rodeo cowboy Jack Twist and ranch hand Ennis Del Mar who are hired to work together in Wyoming. One night on Brokeback Mountain, Jack makes a drunken pass at Ennis that is eventually reciprocated. Both men carry on with their lives, while also engaging in an affair that carries on for two decades. Your heart is going to weep every time you watch it but trust us, its worth every single time.
Love, Simon (2018)
Our next pick is the film adaption of the bestseller book Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. The plot revolves around a 17-year-old Simon Spier who hasn’t told anyone that he’s gay. He falls for an anonymous boy online, who also happens to be his classmate, but he doesn’t knows his name or his real identity. What follows is a complicated, hilarious and heartwarming journey of Simon tackling problems and coming out to his friends and family. Love Simon is a lighthearted and refreshing watch.
The Favorite (2018)
Next up on our list is the critically acclaimed film The Favorite which centers around an internal feud that erupts at Queen Anne’s (Olivia Colman) court. The film is set in early 18th century England when the country was at war with France. While Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) has become the secret lover of the sickly Anne, the arrival of a new servant called Abigail (Emma Stone) disrupts the courtly hierarchy in a magnitude no one would have expected. The Favorite is part drama and part comedy. It strikes a perfect balance between the two genres. Also the acting in the movie is absolutely phenomenal. Olivia Colman won an Oscar for this movie, and we guess that’s enough to watch it at least once.
The Handmaiden (2016)
The next movie that we’ve got for you is a Korean thriller, The Handmaiden. The story revolves around an orphaned pickpocket (Kim Tae-ri) who helps a Korean con-man (Ha Jung-woo) in his elaborate plot of seducing a Japanese woman (Kim Min-hee) out of her inheritance. The Handmaiden is nothing like anything you’ve watched before. The plot itself is so intriguing and the fact that its got LGBT themes makes it a perfect watch.
Call Me By Your Name (2017)
The last movie on our list is the Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer starrer, Call Me by Your Name. The story revolves around the summer romance between Elio (Timothée Chalamet) and Oliver (Hammer). In summer 1983, Elio’s father who’s an archaeology professor invites his 24-year-old graduate student Oliver to stay at his home while assisting with his academic paperwork. Despite initially feeling annoyed by the presence of his family guest, Elio can’t help but find an unusual connection to Oliver. And like how every summer romance ends, this movie will leave you wanting for more while you cry your heart out.
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