It’s Pride Month and it’s not just going to be mermaids, unicorns, and rainbows! It’s going to be about all types of love and the glorious acceptance of who you are. It’s also about bringing awareness to people as well as spreading love and words. Pride Month is about liberty, acceptance, and having that freedom through acceptance.
Below are some of the best and dramatic LGBT movies that could help put colours in the rainbow, as well as offer awareness to various audiences. They can be enjoyed alone, with a significant other. Happy pride and remember to spread the love.
1. Blue is the Warmest Colour (2013)
This one is surely on the top of the list. Released way back in 2013, Blue is the Warmest has then become the Cannes Film Festival sensation. It’s all about the strength of a young woman whose life changed after meeting an older woman with blue hair in a lesbian bar. They then develop emotional and sexual connection which was exquisitely delivered by the actresses.
2. Call Me by Your Name (2017)
Another one of the controversial LGBT movies featuring the exceptional performance of Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer. It revolves around the story of a young man’s journey of finally coming into terms with himself after venturing into a temporary love with his father’s assistant. The movie has this light academia vibes that are just swoon-worthy.
3. Love, Simon (2018)
This one is for young adults and is mainly about coming out and being true to yourself and the people around you. It tells the story of high school student Simon who tries to seek an anonymous friend whom he met via chat room. He then struggled to keep his secret when one student accidentally read their email exchanges. This film can be very family-friendly.
4. Carol (2015)
A bit heavy, dramatic, and very romantic. This tells a story of a young woman who works in a department store in Manhattan who met Carol, and an older and married woman who she soon developed a strong feeling for. It’s about forbidden love and lost love, partnered with the incredible performance of Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara.
5. The Danish Girl (2015)
Another heavy movie that will surely haunt you. Consider it a tear-jerker as it explores the story of Einar, the husband of artist Gerda Wegener. The couple was in a fruitless marriage already, and things took an unexpected turn when Einar was asked to pose for Gerda’s painting. This then caused to awaken Einar’s suppressed feeling and identification with himself.