TAIMI knows 2020 got off to a rocky start, but on the bright side it’s half-way over. August is Romance Awareness Month, so even if you’re staying in, keeping your social distance and taking all the precautions against the coronavirus — there’s still room to ramp up the romance in your life with a list of top 10 LGBTQ+ Movies.
TAIMI — the world’s largest LGBTQI+ platform that features a social network and dating app is here to help our fans, friends and users catch up on all the queer movies that you might have missed. Not to worry if you’ve seen these 10 great LGBTQ+ films already — all the more reason to watch them again!
10. BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
This classic LGBTQ+ film is one of the favorites on all the lists. Brokeback Mountain explores the complicated relationship between two young men — a rodeo cowboy and ranch-hand. The queer classic is based on a short story by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Proulx. It is full of love and tragedy, a perfect movie for a night in.
9. BOY CULTURE
This 2006 romantic drama is sure to pull at the heartstrings.
Although some reviewers have described it as a typical gay indie-flick, TAIMI thinks this exploration of love, connections, physical relationships is the perfect LGBTQ+ movie for a date night at home.
Set in the 1950s Carol explores a lesbian relationship. This 2015 romantic drama stars Hollywood heavyweights Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson and more. Carol certainly showcases the duality of people and relationships. A great queer film for a romantic evening together.
7. THE WAY HE LOOKS
This Brazilian coming-of-age romantic drama is definitely a perfect LGBTQ+ movie for a romantic night in. The film that won numerous awards not only explores a queer relationship but also raises the subject of disability and teen angst. A beautiful love story is a must-see for all LGBTQ+ couples.
6. BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR
This stunning love story of two women is by far one of TAIMI’s favorites. A French film that is full of romance, love, personal exploration, and attachment issues. The actors’ great performances certainly make this LGBTQ+ movie one of the most moving on-screen love stories.
5. PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE
Yet another French film. This historical drama tells the story of a forbidden love between an aristocrat and an artist commissioned to paint her wedding portrait. The film that won the Queer Palm at Cannes is also the first LGBTQ+ picture directed by a woman to win the award. Portrait of a Lady on Fire comes highly recommended by TAIMI.
4. THE DANISH GIRL
This LGBTQ+ film that is based on the remarkable love story of artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. The Danish Girl focuses on Lili and Gerda’s marriage. Their lives and work change as Lili embarks on a groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer. The Danish Girl is truly the film to put on your must-watch list during Romance Awareness Month.
3. CALL ME BY YOUR NAME
This sensual love story takes place in Italy. The LGBTQ+ film directed by Luca Guadagnino explores a whirlwind romance between two men. The powerful story of romance is one of TAIMI’s favorites. Call Me By Your Name is a great queer film to watch with your partner.
2. BOY MEETS GIRL
This romantic comedy about a transgender woman looking for love while living in Kentucky is a great film for a light-hearted evening. Starring Michelle Hendley, a transgender woman who documented her transition on social media Boy Meets Girl is lovely story that showcases real and raw emotion in a humorous way.
Cited as one of the best films of the 21st century, this coming-of-age drama is the film to watch. The LGBTQ+ film that explores all the difficulties queer people of color face from sexuality to identity to physical and emotional abuse is at the top of TAIMI’s movies to watch during Romance Awareness Month. Although it is a drama, it is certain to leave a lasting impression on you and your partner.
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