tentativegeekery  asked:

Since you say you've watched all the queer-themed movies that are currently available, what are your top 10 picks to recommend?

Ohh man okay, this is a hard one. My faves change all the time, but I’ll do my best to pick 10. I’m just going to list my all time fave queer themed movies In no particular order:

  • Brokeback Mountain: Possibly the most important gay movie of all time in that it was the one that had the most mainstream success, and also it was just really fucking good.
  • Angels of Sex: A really interesting portrayal of fluid sexuality and a m/m/f poly relationship. Sweet, honest and definitely worth a watch.
  • Yossi & Jagger: I still cry just from seeing the movie poster for this. It has all of my favorite elements, a sickeningly sweet love story, a heart breaking tragedy, and really hot guys. (Don’t bother with the sequel, it was really bad and almost ruined the first one for me tbh)
  • Undertow: The most unconventional ghost story I’ve ever seen. It’s beautiful and sad in this quiet unexpected way. 
  • Eating Out: This on is pure trash, but frankly, we needed a good queer trashy sex comedy, and this one delivers for me. It was one of my favorite movies when I was in high school and my friends and I used to quote scene from it to each other all the time. It probably in important to me for more sentimental reason that anything else too. My first boyfriend and I watched this together with a group of friends and that was the first time we actually kissed (weird setting but whatever it was sweet)
  • Morgan: This one is easy to overlook, and I wouldn’t have watched it at all if it wasn’t for serious desperation. I made the right choice. This is one of those stories I love because while it is a gay love story, the whole thing isn’t just about the fact that these characters are gay.
  • Keep the Lights On: This one is so fucking dramatic, but well worth the watch. Again, this one hits my angst kink so hard, but it’s real and honest and even though it feels like the drama is a bit piled on at times, the situations are real and the way that these people behave is authentic.
  • Getting Go: This one was so unexpected, because the beginning of it is this really strange kind of trashy low budget thing. But well.. first of all.. Matthew camp is like really fucking hot and it’d be worth watching for that alone. But it actually gets into some really interesting discussions about sex and relationships and finding out what you really want out of life and the weird incestuous expectations of being a gay man in a modern urban environment. IDK, I really found myself relating to much of what they discussed and the romance felt real (even if there was a clear wish fulfillment aspect to it) and there were some uncommonly frank discussions about sex that I found really refreshing.
  • The Way He Looks: The sweetest coming out story I’ve seen in a very long time, and one of the few I can still engage with after seeing so many over the years.
  • Beautiful Thing: The coming out story by which I rate literally every other coming out story I ever see. Literally this is the best one ever. I actually remember renting this on VHS from Blockbuster (I just aged myself lol) and I kept it I loved it that much.
  • Shelter: This is an essential. There is a coming out story in there somewhere, but it’s not the focus. The story is about families of choice and finding that family in unexpected ways and just!!!! So good. The romance is so sweet. The characters are authentic and just.. yes. A+

I’ve lost count at this point, I think that’s about 10, but there are so many more so I’m just gonna list a few more honorable mentions.

  • Love! Valour! Compassion!
  • Shortbus
  • C.R.A.Z.Y.
  • Velvet Goldmine
  • Hedwig and the Angry Inch
  • Broken Hearts Club
  • Bent
  • Billys Hollywood Screen Kiss
  • Mambo Italiano
  • The Living End
  • But I’m a Cheerleader
  • Juste Une Question D'Amour
  • Do Começo ao Fim
  • Violet Tendencies
  • Davids Birthday

There are so many more, but these are a few that really left an impression on me and I would recommend for other people to watch. Literally every one of these is quality and worth the watch. Most are on Netflix, the ones that aren’t are pretty easy to find streaming on the internet. A few are even on YouTube. 

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