There’s so many LGBT+ films to watch (Picture: Paramount/Universal/Netflix/Wild Bunch)
Pride Month 2021 is well and truly underway, traditionally commemorating the Stonewall Riots which took place at the end of June 1969, while also celebrating and recognising LGBT+ people and the impact they have had on society.
And what better way to celebrate than watching some of the best queer-related films?
Netflix is home to a whole host of LGBT+ content, spanning across multiple genres, from heartwarming romance films to thought-provoking documentaries.
But with so much to choose from, it can be hard to narrow down a specific list, so we searched high and low to find some of the best LGBT+ movies that the streaming platform had to offer.
Here are our picks for some of our favourites that are available to stream in the UK.
The Half Of It (2020)
The Half Of It is a heartwarming romantic comedy-drama (Picture: Netflix)
This coming-of-age romantic comedy-drama focuses on shy and introverted student Ellie Chu (Leah Lewis), who helps to write love letters for the outgoing school jock, Paul Munsky (Daniel Diemer), to give to his crush, Aster Flores (Alexxis Lemire).
However, it isn’t long before Ellie herself finds she is falling for Aster…
The Shiny Shrimps (2019)
The Shiny Shrimps is gloriously camp (Picture: Universal)
In this French movie, champion swimmer Matthias Le Goff (Nicolas Gob) is under fire for making a homophobic remark on live TV.
He is then assigned to coach The Shiny Shrimp, a LGBT+ water polo team, and help them prepare for their participation in the Gay Games in Croatia.
The Feels (2017)
The Feels a witty comedy-drama (Picture: Provenance)
A group of friends set out on a lesbian bachelorette party to celebrate the upcoming wedding of Andi (Constance Wu) and Lu (Angela Trimbur).
It’s during these celebrations that Lu admits to having never experienced an orgasm before – which, as you can imagine, shocks her bride-to-be.
If you want to watch this one you better be quick, as it’s scheduled to leave Netflix at the end of this month.
Blue Is The Warmest Colour (2013)
Blue Is The Warmest Colour is based on the 2010 novel of the same name (Picture: Wild Bunch)
This French drama – which is based on the 2010 novel of the same name by Jul Maroh – centres on Adele (Adele Exarchopoulous), who is determined to fall in love.
Having not had much luck when it comes to boys, she soon finds herself a partner in the form of a blue-haired girl called Emma (Lea Seydoux).
Alex Strangelove (2018)
Alex Strangelove sees a high school senior falling for an openly gay guy (Picture: Netflix)
High school senior Alex Truelove (Daniel Doheny) plans to lose his virginity to his girlfriend Claire (Madeline Weinstein).
However, things start to take a turn when Alex meets openly gay Elliot (Antonio Marziale) – and before long, they start falling for each other.
The Boys In The Band (2020)
The Boys In The Band is based on the 1968 play (Picture: Netflix)
Based on the 1968 play of the same name, this drama comprises a cast of exclusively openly gay actors, all of which had been involved in the 2018 Broadway adaptation.
Taking place in 1960s New York, the film revolves around a group of gay friends who gather for a birthday party – and a drunken game leads to many confessions and revelations regarding unspoken feelings.
Rocketman is based on the life of Elton John (Picture: Paramount/AP)
This biographical film is based on the life of Elton John – perhaps one of the most successful LGBT+ recording artists of all time.
Taron Egerton stars as the iconic singer, as the movie focuses on Elton’s rise to fame in the music industry and his time as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music.
Disclosure: Trans Lives On Screen (2020)
Disclosure: Trans Lives On Screen is a fascinating documentary (Picture: Netflix)
If you’re looking for something more in-depth to watch, then look no further than this documentary.
Released to commemorate Pride Month in 2020, it takes a look at Hollywood’s depiction of transgender people and the impact on the trans community and American culture as a whole.
The film also features stories and analysis from trans people, including Laverne Cox, Mj Rodriguez and Chaz Bono, the son of Cher and Sonny Bono.
Credit: Original article published here.