31 Top Hollywood Movies about Gay & LGBTQ

Love knows no boundaries, it is unaware of Gender, Colour or any other man-made walls. A man does not need social acceptance to love another man for Love transcends beyond the physical self. Here is a collection of best movies depicting the lives of courageous individuals who struggled and fought with the social taboo for their happiness. 

Moonlight

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The movie depicts the life of the protagonist through various stages, beginning with his childhood when he was addressed as “Little” then his adolescence when he was called “Chiron” and finally the adulthood being addressed as “Black”. There is a vivid description of the protagonist’s life and the physical and emotional trauma he goes endures while struggling with his sexuality.

Carol

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The story revolves around two women from completely different backgrounds who fall in love with each other in 1950s New York. while Carol breaks free from her loveless marriage, their relationship is challenged by conservative social norms but things only get worse when Carol’s husband finds out her relationship.

Milk

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Harvey Milk, an American activist moves to San Francisco with his lover Scott Smith with the goal to achieve something meaningful. There he opens a camera shop and works to make the area safe for the homosexuals, he becomes America’s first openly gay man elected to a public office until he is killed. Harvey Milk is revered by the Homosexual community.

Blue Is the Warmest Color

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Adele, a 15-year-old high school girl explores her love life but finds no satisfaction in sexual relationships with boys. Her inner turmoil is calmed by a blue-haired girl with whom she falls in love with. Adele fights with society when she explores her sexuality.

Other People

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A struggling Copywriter moves to his parent’s house to take care of his cancer-stricken mother. He struggles to fit in his own family as they are in denial of his sexuality.

God’s Own Country

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A young Aimless farmer spends his time drinking and having casual sex until one day he meets a Romanian migrant worker who gives his life a new purpose and guides the man towards a new path in life.

Alex Strangelove

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Alex Truelove has been friends with Claire for as long as they can remember. They plan to be each other’s first and book a hotel room. But, before that, Alex goes to a party and meets the openly gay Elliot. He begins to have feelings for him. This confuses Alex about his sexual orientation.

Paris Is Burning

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The documentary focuses on the House-Ballroom Community of New York, interviewing prominent Drag queens of the community and discussing topics like HIV, Racism, Homophobia etc. It explores the facts and social taboo of homosexuality.

Princess Cyd

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Cyd, a 16-year-old teenager, sick and tired of his depressed single father, moves to her Aunt’s place in Chicago during her summer breaks. There she falls in love with a neighbourhood girl, her aunt and Cyd explore their sexuality.

The Kids Are All Right

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The Way He Looks

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Call Me by Your Name

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch

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Love, Simon

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Simon is a normal high school student who loves hanging out with his friends and has an adoring family. There’s only one problem – he’s gay and no one knows this secret. He happens upon an online confession by another gay student in his school, known only as ‘Blue’. He chats with Blue under the name ‘Jacques’ and the two form a bond. As secrets start to emerge, Simon and Blue’s relationship is on the fringes of collapse as well as Simon’s relationship with his friends.

BPM (Beats Per Minute)

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Brokeback Mountain

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Holding the Man

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Bound

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Chasing Amy

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Handsome Devil

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Tangerine

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A trans-sex-worker, Sin-Dee-Rella runs around Hollywood looking for her boyfriend who is cheating on her with a cisgender woman. Her friend and trans-sex-worker Alexandra invites people to watch her perform in the evening on Christmas Eve. The movie is a comedy-drama following Sin-Dee-Rella finish her 28-day prison sentence only to create chaos and get the cops on the scene again.

Boy Meets Girl

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Desert Hearts

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Imagine Me & You

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Kissing Jessica Stein

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Those People

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The Duke of Burgundy

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Head On

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The Intervention

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Queer Eye

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Duck Butter

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