gods own country

LGBT+ Movies Y’all Should Check

Alright, so here’s my list of LGBT+ movies, which is by no means comprehensive and all-representational, but is based on what I’ve seen and what’s been recommended. 

Like @dramatic-koala, I’m gonna * the one’s I really liked and/or have heard really good things about and I’ll follow each title with title (representation) (genre) (country of release/movie setting). I’ll also denote if I think it’s particularly concerned with identity-exploration or if the main characters include people of color. I haven’t seem ‘em all, so I’m half-guessing some of the representations~


(wlw) Lesbian, bi, pan

(mlm) Gay, bi, pan

(t) Transgender

(gen) Gender

(poc) People of color

(lgb/lgbt) Related to LGB/LGBT+ history or other issues

(id) Related to identity exploration, acceptance, etc.

(dis) Disability

- Carol** (wlw) (drama/romance) (US)

- Moonlight** (mlm, poc, id) (drama) (US)

- Happy Together* (mlm, poc) (drama/romance) (HK)

- But I’m A Cheerleader* (wlw, id) (drama/comedy) (US)

- I Love You Phillip Morris* (mlm) (drama/comedy) (US)

- Pariah* (wlw, poc, id) (drama) (US)

- Love, Simon (mlm, id) (drama/comedy) (US)

- The Kids Are All Right (wlw) (drama/comedy) (US)

- La Vie d'Adèle** or Blue is the Warmest Color (wlw) (drama/romance) (FR)

- The Handmaiden** (wlw, poc) (drama/mystery) (JP, KR)

- Brokeback Mountain* (mlm, id) (drama/romance) (US)

- Velvet Goldmine* (mlm, id) (drama/indie) (UK, US)

- My Own Private Idaho (mlm) (drama/indie) (US)

- Beach Rats* (mlm, id) (drama) (US)

- Jongens* or Boys (mlm, id) (drama/romance) (NL)

- A Single Man* (mlm) (adaptation/drama) (US)

- Paris Is Burning** (t, drag, lgb, poc, gen) (doc) (US)

- Lilting** (mlm, poc) (drama/romance) (UK)

- Una Mujer Fantástica** or A Fantastic Woman (t, poc) (drama) (CL)

- Milk* (mlm) (bio/drama/romance) (US)

- Philadelphia (lgb) (drama) (US)

- Boys Don’t Cry* (t) (doc/drama) (US)

- Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho or The Way He Looks (mlm, dis, poc) (drama/romance) (BR)

- Beautiful Thing (mlm) (drama/romance) (UK)

- Pride (lgbt) (drama/romance) (UK)

- Ma Vie En Rose or My Life in Pink (t) (drama/comedy) (BE)

- Heavenly Creatures (wlw) (drama/crime) (NZ, US)

- Beginners (lgb) (drama/comedy) (US)

- Tangerine* (t, poc) (drama/crime) (US)

- 120 Battements Par Minute* or 120 BPM (lgbt, mlm) (drama) (FR)

- Inxeba or The Wound (mlm, poc) (drama/romance) (SA)

- J'ai Tué Ma Mère or I Killed My Mother (mlm) (drama/indie) (CA)

- Thelma* (wlw, id) (drama/fantasy) (NO)

- God’s Own Country** (mlm) (drama/romance) (UK)

- Mosquita y Mari (wlw, poc, id) (drama) (US)

- Princess Cyd (wlw, id) (drama/romance) (US)

- Noordzee, Texas* or North Sea Texas (mlm) (drama/family) (BE, NL)

- Bound (wlw) (drama/crime) (US)

- Saturday Church (t, id, lgbt, poc) (drama/music) (US)

- Appropriate Behavior (wlw, id, poc) (drama/romance) (US)

- Laurence Anyways (t, id) (drama/romance) (CA)

- Weekend (mlm) (drama/romance) (UK)

- Closet Monster (mlm, id) (drama/mystery) (CA)

- Handsome Devil (mlm, id) (drama/sport) (IE)

- C.R.A.Z.Y. (mlm, id, lgbt) (drama/coming of age) (CA)

- Holding the Man (mlm, lgbt) (drama/romance) (AU)

- Those People (mlm) (drama/romance) (US)

- Mysterious Skin (mlm, id) (drama/coming of age) (US)

- Bound (wlw) (drama/crime) (US)

- Kill Your Darlings (mlm, id, lgb) (thriller/drama) (US)

- The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant (wlw) (drama/romance) (DE)

- The Miseducation of Cameron Post (wlw, id, lgb) (drama) (UK, US)

- Disobedience* (wlw, lgb) (drama/romance) (US)

- Boy, Erased (mlm, lgb, id) (drama) (US)

- Lovesong (wlw) (drama) (US)

- Vita and Virginia (wlw, lgb) (drama/romance) (UK, IE)

- Call Me By Your Name* (mlm) (drama/romance) (IT, US)

 Satpralat or Tropical Malady (mlm, poc) (drama/fantasy) (TH)

- Naissance des Pieuvres or Water Lillies (wlw, id) (drama/romance) (FR)

- Rafiki or Friend (wlw, poc, id, lgbt) (drama/romance) (KE)

- We the Animals (mlm, poc, id) (drama) (US)

- A Kid like Jake (id, gen) (drama/family) (US)

- Girl (Lukas Dhont) (t, id) (drama) (BE)

- The Happy Prince (mlm, lgb)  (drama/history) (UK)

- L’Inconnu du Lac or Stranger by the Lake (mlm) (thriller/drama) (FR)

- Saving Face (wlw, poc, id) (indie/drama) (US)

There are no wasted scenes or lines in God’s Own Country. Every shot is loaded with meaning.

John is a messy person because his life and his head is a mess.

Gheorghe eats sweet biscuits because he’s a sweet person.

The little lamb Gheorghe rescues symbolizes John. His tenderness towards it is later his tenderness towards John.

The fire symbolizes their passionate relationship to follow, and also that something is about to be destroyed; Martin’s health and their old way of life.

The magpie trapped in the cage represents John’s own feelings of entrapment.

The two migrant workers pointing to and talking about John in their own language while he feels awkward in a new environment and doesn’t understand anything finally makes John understand what it’s like for Gheorghe in England.

There are so many other things that I can’t think of right now but this movie touched me so deeply. It conveyed so much through the most subtle means, and addressed so many issues about the realities of life and human nature, it’s just a masterpiece.



  • Brokeback Mountain, 2005
  • Freier Fall, 2013
  • Shelter, 2007
  • God’s own country, 2017
  • Call me by your name, 2017
  • As you are, 2016
  • A single man, 2009
  • Holding the man, 2016
Top Best Gay Themed Movies  🏳️‍🌈

10. Beautiful Thing (1996)

9. Get Real (1998)

8. Mambo italiano (2003)

7.Mysterious Skin (2004)

6.C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)

5.The Love of Siam (2007)

4. Four Moons (2014)

3.The Way He Looks (2014)

2.Call Me by Your Name (2017)

1. God’s Own Country (2017)

Top Best Gay Themed Movies  🏳️‍🌈

Vía: @in1993


Brokeback Mountain (2005)

The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys, and their lives over the years.

God’s Own Country (2017)

Spring. Yorkshire. Young farmer Johnny Saxby numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker for lambing season ignites an intense relationship that sets Johnny on a new path.

I personally want to recommed a beautiful lgbt+ movie: it’s called God’s own country. It’s a beautiful story of two men who fall in love, and has a deserved happy ending. I believe we need more lgbt+ movies with happy ending, they just makes yourself feel good and happy like nothing else.

(I’m gonna tag some m/m ships, i think the shippers would love this movie)