Fall is the perfect time to get cozy on the couch with your date or significant other, snack on a bowl of popcorn and throw on a movie or two. Although film and television’s representation of the LGBT community is not yet where it should be, there are a number of newer films that are depicting the experience with more depth. Here are some of the best LGBT movies to watch on Netflix this month.
- Limited Partnership
If you love documentaries, consider 2014’s Limited Partnership, a film that delves into the history of the gay rights movement via documenting a Filipino and American couple’s struggle to get married in 1975. In short, it is a triumphant story of the quest for equality in all of its forms, including love, marriage and immigration.
- The Way He Looks
2014’s The Way He Looks is a relatively new film about the LGBT community. It is a romantic coming-of-age story about a young blind man and how his life changes when another young man comes into his life while he is studying abroad. This critically-acclaimed film is one that will surely warm your heart.
It’s a classic that you have likely already watched, but it’s one of those movies that can be rewatched time and time again. Rent, the adaption of the award-winning Broadway musical, is a powerful film about Bohemians living in New York city and struggling with life as they deal with love, loss and AIDS.
2012’s Cloudburst is one of the more comic options on this list, a film about an elderly lesbian couple that manages to escape the nursing home so that they can get married in Canada. This film features less typical protagonists, two elderly women, with depictions of LGBT couples on screen in a way that has rarely, if ever, been done. If you are in need of laugh, this is a good choice.
- Chasing Amy
To fulfill the romantic-comedy quota for this list, 1997’s Chasing Amy has filled that spot. The film is about two comic book artists who are best friends. Everything is going well until another comic book artist comes into the mix. The film tackles sexual fluidity and friendship, wrapped into a fun, lighthearted rom-com, ideal for nights when you are looking for a less serious film option.