Lights, camera, action! Pride Month is the perfect time to indulge in some fabulous movie marathons that celebrate love, acceptance, and LGBTQ+ stories. From heartfelt dramas to sassy comedies, we've curated a fun and inclusive list of must-watch movies that will make your pride festivities sparkle. Grab your popcorn, settle into your cozy spot, and get ready to binge-watch these movies to kick off your pride month celebration!
"Love, Simon" (2018)
Get ready to swoon with this heartwarming coming-of-age story that stole our hearts. "Love, Simon'' follows the journey of Simon Spier, a high school student navigating the ups and downs of love and self-discovery. This delightful romantic comedy-drama reminds us of the universal desire for acceptance and the importance of embracing our true selves.
Winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture, "Moonlight" is a cinematic masterpiece that explores identity, sexuality, and the complexities of growing up as a gay black man. Through three defining chapters of his life, we witness the tender and powerful story of Chiron, beautifully portrayed by a stellar cast. This emotionally gripping film is a must-watch for its raw and introspective portrayal of LGBTQ+ experiences.
Inspired by a true story, "Pride" is a heartwarming and hilarious British comedy-drama that will leave you cheering. Set in the 1980s during the miner's strike in the UK, the film follows a group of LGBTQ+ activists who rally to support a small mining community. With its uplifting message of solidarity and acceptance, "Pride" is a joyous celebration of the power of unity and love.
"Paris is Burning" (1990)
Step into the dazzling world of New York City's ball culture with the iconic documentary "Paris is Burning." This groundbreaking film explores the vibrant lives of African American and Latino LGBTQ+ communities as they find empowerment and self-expression through ballroom competitions. "Paris is Burning" is a captivating and poignant exploration of race, gender, and the pursuit of identity.
"The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" (1994)
Prepare for a wild and flamboyant ride across the Australian Outback with "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert." This campy and comedic gem follows the journey of two drag queens and a transgender woman as they embark on a transformative road trip. Filled with dazzling costumes, unforgettable characters, and a killer soundtrack, this film is a fabulous celebration of self-acceptance and resilience.
Transport yourself to 1950s New York with this exquisite romantic drama based on Patricia Highsmith's novel, "The Price of Salt." "Carol" chronicles the forbidden love affair between an aspiring photographer and an older woman going through a divorce. The film beautifully captures the complexity of desire, societal constraints, and the courage to pursue love against all odds.
These six movies will add a slice of life to your Pride Month celebrations. From heartfelt coming-of-age tales to captivating documentaries and uproarious comedies, this handpicked selection promises to entertain, inspire, and remind us of the diverse LGBTQ+ stories.
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