Must-See LGBT Movies

Posted April 25, 2014 by Brin in LGBT Month / 7 Comments


LGBT Month is hosted by Laura @ Laura Plus Books and Cayce @ Fighting Dreamer.  It runs throughout the month of April and it’s here to celebrate LGBT+ readers, LGBT+ authors and of course LGBT+ books.


Apart from books, my other great passion in life is movies. I will watch just about anything and I have some seen some really brilliant films over the years, many of which have LGBTQ themes.



LGBT Movies I Really Enjoyed:

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The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert: One of my favourite films ever! I love Australian humour and this (and Muriel’s Wedding) never fails to make me laugh.

The Birdcage: Another comedy, this film is an absolute riot with a really great cast.

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Maurice: based on E. M. Forster’s book of the same name, this is a classic Merchant Ivory film (and it stars one of my favourites Rupert Graves).

Different for Girls: This is a fantastic film about two boys, Karl and Paul, who were friends at school. They grew apart but are reunited years later but Paul is surprised to find out that Karl is now Kim. Rupert Graves once again stars as adult Paul.

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My Own Private Idaho: Starring one of my all-time favourite actors, River Phoenix, this is a story about male hustlers.

Nowhere: A strange little film, it is sadly not very well-known but I can remember enjoying it wwhen I watched it as a teen (not seen it since so my opinion may have changed).

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show: This needs little introduction. A classic musical which never fails to entertain me. I also loved the stage version!

Torch Song Trilogy: I watched this one when I was a kid and although my memories of it are a little fuzzy, I remember bawling my eyes out several times. It has always stayed with me and I really need to check it out again.

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower: I have not yet read the book (for shame!) but I loved the movie. Ezra Miller plays Patrick, a young gay teen, who really stole the film for me (although all the cast were excellent).

My Summer of Love: I really enjoyed this tale of summer love and betrayal. Worth checking out.


LGBT Movies I Want To See:

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7 responses to “Must-See LGBT Movies

  1. Oh I loved Shelter!! You should watch it ASAP. 🙂 Hm, I haven’t watched many LGBT movies (I like the books more ~.~)…. from your list I’ve only seen The Birdcage (love that movie) and The Rocky Horror Picture Show 😀 And the one I want to see is G.B.F.

    • Shelter looks great – I definitely need to seek it out! I haven’t seen as many LGBT films as I would like – I am like you in that I tend to prefer the books – but there are some that are/look amazing. 🙂

      G.B.F. I hadn’t heard of it but just looked it up and it definitely intrigues…

  2. […] This week, a few you also talked about movies! Which is so cool because well, who doesn’t love movies? Read Louise’s review of The Perks of Being a Wallflower.  And Robyn also talks about some LGBT+ movies, books and tells a story! Finally, the lovely Brin who always has something awesome to show tell us about some Must-See LGBT Movies. […]

  3. Some of these I’ve seen, some I haven’t 🙂 Thanks for the list!

    If you haven’t seen it yet, I can really recommend Saving Face. By far one of my favourites! I also really enjoyed The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister.

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