Must-See LGBT Movies

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

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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.

Must-See LGBT Movies

Apart from books, my other great passion in life is movies so I thought it would be fun to list some unmissable LGBT movies. I will watch just about anything and I have some seen some really brilliant films over the years, many of which have LGBTQIA themes.

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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: I adore this movie. It’s so good – well worth watching.

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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 grow apart but reunite years later. However, Paul gets a surprise when he finds out that Karl is now Kim.

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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 when 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.

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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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