You can never have enough movies to watch in the winter months—it’s the perfect time to hunker down while the snow is falling outside.
Here are four LGBTQ movies to watch on Netflix this month.
- The Way He Looks
With an 8.0 on IMDB, this 2014 film has received very positive ratings (both from critics and the average movie-goer alike).
It has been said that this is a movie that will stay with you forever: a movie that will make you laugh, that will make you cry, but will also inspire hope.
It’s a classic coming-of-age story, but the director manages to take the film in a different direction. The film is about a young blind man and how his relationship with his best friend changes when a new boy arrives in town.
If you haven’t watched this one yet, it should definitely be at the top of your list.
This 2008 film, which won two Oscars, stars Sean Penn and Josh Brolin. It’s about Harvey Milk, the American gay activist and first gay man to be voted into office. He would go on to change an entire generation before tragedy struck.
This movie highlights what it was like to be gay in America in the 70s. It offers a look into gay dating at the time and provides insight into what a pivotal time the 70s was for LGBTQ rights.
This 2011 comedy, which won an Oscar, stars Ewan McGregor and is about a 75-year-old man who decides to finally come out by announcing to his son that he has a young lover (he also announces that he has terminal cancer).
Despite the heavy themes, this movie is still considered a comedy, so keep that in mind.
The reason why this is a great LGBT film is because it takes an optimistic look about coming out, which can can be rare in more mainstream films.
This indie movie is brought to you by Andrew Haigh, who was the creator of HBO’s Looking.
This movie is about the search for human connection; it is an intimate film that takes a look at what happens after two men meet each other at a nightclub. It takes place over the span of 48 hours.
Spoiler: a one-night stand turns into something much more.
It is reminiscent of Richard Linklater’s Before Sunrise films which take place over a couple of days and are very dialogue-heavy.
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