List of Gay Films with Happy Endings (as requested)

Disclaimer: I haven’t seen all of these films, so if there are some that are questionable about happy endings, my apologies. Also, I tried to find films with a good rating and a quality story.

1. Shelter (2007)

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2. North Sea Texas (2011)

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3. Beautiful Thing (1996)

4. Morgan (2012)

5. The Way He Looks (2014)

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6. Boys (2014)

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7. Weekend (2011)

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8. Summer Storm (2004)

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9. Love of Siam (2007)

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10. Latter Days (2003)

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11. Free Fall (2013)

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12. Maurice (1987)

13. Breakfast with Scot (2007)

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14. Big Eden (2000)

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15. Out in the Line-up (2014) (documentary)

Here are some LGBT movies I’ve watched !!

Top picks (in alphabetical order)

Big Eden (2000)
Gay artist Henry moves from NYC to small hometown to take care of sick grandfather. A really sweet, heartwarming story. Bonus points for no homophobia (!!) plot line & a gay native american man, Pike, who is adorable and crushes on Henry.

Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Who hasn’t seen this? Two shepherds and their tumultuous love story over the years. 

But I’m a Cheerleader (1999)
Girl gets sent to a boot camp meant to alter her sexuality. Funny and aesthetic and really cheesy but worth the watch.

Carol (2015)
A young woman in her 20s, Therese Belivet is a clerk working in a Manhattan department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol, an alluring woman trapped in a loveless, convenient marriage. 

First Girl I Loved (2016)
Girl falls in love with the most popular girl from her school. Bonus points for a nuanced and realistic portrayal of teenagers.

The Way He Looks (Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho, 2014)
Brazilian coming-of-age drama about a blind boy who falls in love with his classmate. Based on a short film called “I don’t want to go back alone”, which you can find on youtube.

Holding The Man (2015)
In the 1970s, two teen boys in Australia fight all obstacles thrown their way and refuse to renounce the love they feel for each other. Based on Australia’s “most famous gay biography”.

I Killed My Mother (J’ai Tué Ma Mère, 2009) 
Biographical drama. Directorial debut of Quebecois actor Xavier Dolan, which he also wrote, produced and starred in. My favourite film by him.

Kill Your Darlings (2013)
Biographical drama/thriller. A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation. Peep Daniel Radcliffe and Dane DeHaan.

Laurence Anyways (2012)
A drama that charts ten years in the relationship of a transgender woman’s relationship with her lover. Directed by Xavier Dolan.

Maurice (1987)
The story of a gay man in the early 20th century. A really sweet film with bonus points for being a gay period drama that - spoilers - has a happy ending.

Moonlight (2016) (see title card)
A chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young black man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. First lgbt film (and film with all-black cast) to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards 2017.

Pride (2014)
U.K. gay activists work to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984. A truly feel-good movie every one should watch.

The Handmaiden (2016)
A woman is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, but secretly she is involved in a plot to defraud her. It’s been called a “South Korean Gothic Lesbian Revenge Thriller”. Just watch it. Trust me. 

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
A cult-classic and must-watch. Need I say more?

Rest of movies in alphabetical order under cut, with some commentary by yrs truly (me. a gay.)

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Breakfast with Scot 2007

Scot: He and Sam are married
Eric: We’re not even.. We’re not even married
Scot: They’re just gay together.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas [21/24]

On the other end of that spectrum, Breakfast with Scot, a movie about a straight-acting gay couple who are inadvertently saddled with a too fabulous for his age gay kid, is a great movie. It takes tropes and conventions from both traditional family dynamics and the gay community and plays around with them to great success. It’s a charming little love story between a couple and a child challenging each other’s identities and finding an unexpected family with each other at the end.


Breakfast with Scot 2007

Scot: …I grew a lot.
Billy: Yeah. Kids grow, you grew. That’s good.
Scot: You didn’t notice.
I would. Cause you’re gonna grow a lot. You’re gonna get taller, your voice is gonna change,your face is gonna change. It’ll all be amazingly different. But it’ll all happen so slowly you won’t even notice. But I would. I’d notice you. Everyday,I notice you.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas [19/24]


Breakfast With Scot

This movie, I have all the feelings for it. But besides the gay-hockey-player, are-you-in-or-out-of-the-closet setup and marvellous set of characters dealing with gender and orientation stereotypes, it’s most of all a story about a family learning about how to be a family. It’s awesome and heartbreaking and hilarious. Go watch it! (P.S this post can help with that.)

Breakfast With Scot

Got to play another round of the Netflix guessing game tonight. It’s a game gifted to me by the Bad At Managing My Netlix Queue Fairy, where I have to figure out what past!me was thinking when it chose the dvds to put at the top of my queue and wonder why I don’t check these things better before sending the last movie back.

This time, Breakfast with Scot

The dvd sleeve tells me that this movie is about a gay couple becoming reluctant foster parents to a flamboyant child.

Which, okay, yeah, that DOES sound like me.

And the internet tells me that one of dudes is a former hockey player.

Everything is becoming clearer.

And watching the movie reveals that at some point the kid starts playing hockey and they have to teach him to fight. And there’s really a whole lot more hockey in this movie than I think even past!me would have expected. Turns out, maybe I knew what I was doing after all.

This movie never transcends just being cute. And parts of the plot don’t quite track (and there are way-hay too many slurs in it for my liking). But, hey, it hits all my pleasure centers. And we all learn how to love ourselves and to be a family in the end. So.

God bless Canada.