Top 10 Films to celebrate Pride Month
June is the LGBTQ+ Pride Month because it commemorates the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969 in Manhattan. As a result, many pride events are held during this month all around the globe to recognize the impact queer people have had in the world. During this month it is important to remember the history of oppression of the LGBTQ+ community as well as to celebrate the progress that the USA has made in legalizing gay marriage and recognizing some rights to transgender people.
We still have a long way to go in the fight towards equality, and one of the best ways to sympathizing with this community is joining conversations about sexuality and gender issues, and also learning about their stories. An easy and fun way of celebrating and learning about LGBTQ+ stories is watching films! So if you are ready to binge-watch enjoy the next films!
10 - "I Love You Phillis Morris"
A cop turns con man once he comes out of the closet. Once imprisoned, he meets the second love of his life, whom he'll stop at nothing to be with. Directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa.
9 - "Pink Flamingos"
Notorious Baltimore criminal and underground figure Divine goes up against a sleazy married couple who make a passionate attempt to humiliate her and seize her tabloid-given title as "The Filthiest Person Alive." Directed by John Waters.
8 - "Tangerine"
A working girl tears through Tinseltown on Christmas Eve searching for the pimp who broke her heart. Directed by Sean Baker.
7 - "All About My Mother"
Young Esteban wants to become a writer and also to discover the identity of his father, carefully concealed by his mother Manuela. Directed by Pedro Almodovar.
6 - "Dallas Buyers Club"
In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is diagnosed with the disease. Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée.
5 - "Moonlight"
A chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young, African-American, gay man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. Directed by Barry Jenkins.
4 - "Milk"
The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official. Directed by Gus Van Sant.
3 - "Bad Education"
An examination on the effect of Franco-era religious schooling and sexual abuse on the lives of two longtime friends. Directed by Pedro Almodovar.
2 - "Blue Is The Warmest Color"
Adèle's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire and to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adèle grows, seeks herself, loses herself, and ultimately finds herself through love and loss. Directed by Abdellatif Kechiche.
1 - "Laurance Anyways"
A drama that charts ten years in the relationship of a male-to-female transsexual's relationship with her lover. Directed by Xavier Dolan.
Bonus: "Celluloid Closet"
A documentary surveying the various Hollywood screen depictions of homosexuals and the attitudes behind them throughout the history of North American film. Directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman.