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
(poc) People of color
(lgb/lgbt) Related to LGB/LGBT+ history or other issues
(id) Related to identity exploration, acceptance, etc.
- 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** orBlue is the Warmest Color(wlw) (drama/romance) (FR)
- The Handmaiden** (wlw, poc) (drama/mystery) (JP, KR)
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.
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)