The LGBTQ community is gaining more rights in society nowadays. Many people have come to accept them. With society’s rising acceptance, it is of no surprise that literary mediums tackling homosexuality have started to emerge. This is especially so in the film industry. The number of gay movies worth watching has been increasing for the past few years.
Most of these gay movies are exceptional. Some are even classics. Here is a list of the top five gay movies to watch right now:
1. Love, Simon
What is it about: The film is about a youth who is afraid of coming out of the closet. What he least expects is to be outed by the anonymous online friend he trusts the most.
Cast: Nick Robinson, Josh Duhamel, Jennifer Garner, Katherine Langford, and more.
Director: Greg Berlanti
2. Call Me By Your Name
What it is about: The story focuses on the summer love between a youth and an older man. The short affair ends with the youth growing up a little bit more after finding out the older man’s engagement to a woman.
Cast: Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, Esther Garrel, and many more.
Director: Luca Guadagnino
3. Brokeback Mountain
What it is about: A classic tale of two men who, despite their strong feelings toward each other, are driven apart by society’s rules and perceptions at the time when homosexuality is highly frowned upon.
Cast: Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Williams, Anne Hathaway, and many more.
Director: Ang Lee
4. Stranger By The Lake
What it is about: A thriller tale of two men who got themselves in trouble when the lake where they have their romantic rendezvous became the scene of a murder.
Cast: Pierre Deladonchamps, Christophe Paou, Patrick d’Assumçao and many more.
Director: Alain Guiraudie
5. The Way He Looks
What it is about: A Brazilian coming-of-age feature that focuses on a blind youth who wants to gain independence. Along the way, he slowly falls in love with the new student at school.
Cast: Ghilherme Lobo, Fàbio Audi, Tess Amorim, Eucir de Souza, and many more.
Director: Daniel Ribeiro