Jude Dry. In years past, LGBT cinephiles counted themselves lucky for one decent movie with a queer storyline. With growing social acceptance comes increased funding for movies with queer themes, support for LGBT-identified filmmakers, and less stigma around straight actors playing gay.
If laden glances between Oliver and Elio have whetted your appetite for queer stories on the big screen, the last 12 months have had a lot to offer. Tender, bold, timely hi, Wonder Woman origin story! And then it flopped, opening in domestic theatres to under a million dollars before slinking out of rotation entirely after six weeks.
All of these films stand on the shoulders of other LGBT films that have come before. And it had to be Fresh. The final list was culled from a longlist of hundreds, after which the films were ranked according to the Adjusted Tomatometer, which acts as a kind of inflation adjustment, taking into consideration the Tomatometer score, as well as the number of reviews a film received relative to the average number of reviews for films released that same year. We did not include miniseries, leaving out seminal works like Angels in Americanor movies made for TV.
No longer limited by low budgets, films with gay and lesbian stories have flourished in the first two decades of the 21st century. There is something about the scrappy DIY aesthetic that will always be essentially queer — and the films below reflect a notable shift in the ambition and scope of contemporary queer films. Here are the 20 best LGBT films of the 21st century.
But I did! Maybe James Franco is just gay or maybe we just want him to be. Either way, he gave an amazing performance in Hours.
Movies teach us how to be. We learn morals, ethical lessons, how to interact with others, how to fall in and out of love. And we learn from movies how to view others—and how to view ourselves.
Netflix has a wide variety of queer movies, many of which have become timeless classics. Vote up the best gay genre films on this list below! Young farmer Johnny Saxby Josh O'Connor numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker Alec Secareanu sparks an intense relationship.