Reality, social critiques, and good times are all part of the cinematic experience. After the 1970s, it began to reflect the problems and pressures faced by individuals. Films depicting the lives of people who were marginalized for their gender or lifestyle choices were among the first to appear on the big screen. Movies that represent every color of the rainbow are included in this list!
1. Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013)
Adèle is a female high school student who is only starting to think about who she is as a person. In her attempts to locate a sexual partner, she is rejected by every man she has met. In her heart, there is more. After meeting Emma, a free-spirited girl whose sexuality Adèle’s classmates reject, most begin to reject Adèle as well. Emma becomes more than simply a friend to her because she is the one person with whom she can freely share her thoughts and feelings. It is in this context that Emma and Adèle examine social acceptance, sexuality and the emotional spectrum of their evolving relationship.
2. Zenne Dancer (2012)
Daniel, a German photojournalist in Istanbul with little awareness of Turkish culture, is the subject of a feature-length film. An out-and-proud belly dancer and a traditional Muslim from the East, Can and Ahmet’s families embrace and adore them both. But their quest for honesty and independence ends with a horrible end. ZENNE Dancer is based on real-life events.
3. Heartbeats (2010)
Francois and Marie’s friendship quickly degenerates into love competition when a real Adonis enters their lives: Nicolas. Awaiting Nicolas’ decision, Francis and Marie feel the strain of their sex tensions rise.
4. Milk (2008)
From his 40th birthday to his death, this video uses flashbacks from a statement recorded late in life and archived footage to tell the story of Harvey Milk’s life. When he comes out of the closet in New York, he starts a camera shop in San Francisco that serves as a meeting place for the expanding LGBT population. Scott Smith, his longtime girlfriend, serves as his campaign manager. When Dan White wins the city’s conservative district, victory finally arrives. More about Milk and White and the battle against a state-wide ban on gays and those who support them working in public schools are covered in the rest of the video.
5. Weekend (2011)
Russell heads to a gay club on a Friday night after a boozy home party with his straight friends. He picks Glen up just before closing time, but what was supposed to be a one-night fling quickly becomes something more. The two men get to know each other over the course of the weekend as they drink and take drugs, share stories, and engage in sex. Their lives will be forever changed by this brief encounter. One part love story between two guys, one part quest for authenticity in all its forms, Weekend is both an honest and unabashed love story. To find one’s identity and to commit to one’s life is the subject of this book.
6. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist, two young men who work as sheep herders on Brokeback Mountain, first meet when they apply for the same job. In the beginning, they are strangers, but they soon become close friends. They become closer as they learn more about each other throughout the course of the semester. After a night of excessive drinking, they discover a new level of intimacy. They spend the remainder of the summer in a beautiful romance. They break up at the end of the summer because they can’t deal with their feelings for one another. Ennis lives in Wyoming with his wife and two daughters, while Jack lives in Texas with his wife and son. After four years, they both settle down. They meet again, and they realize that they can’t function without each other. In order to spend time together, they start a series of “fishing trips,” because they know they can’t live without one another. For years, the couple’s relationship deteriorates until catastrophe strikes.
7. Laurance Anyways (2012)
During the course of ten years, a literature instructor named Laurence changes himself into a woman in order to hide his sentiments from the world. Her tense relationship with her family is made even more difficult by her decision to expose her true self to them at the same time as she is seeking solace in her relationship with Frédérique. People who knew Laurence before her metamorphosis may not be able to accept or understand her in her actual form, but those who were familiar with her before her transformation know her as Laurence.
8. Tomboy (2011)
Laure, a 10-year-old girl, pretends to be a boy named Mikhael when she moves into a new neighborhood with her family. Closeted transgender boy Mikhael is strongly indicated to be. New pals, potential love interest, Lisa, younger sister and parents are all included in this film. From an early age, Mikhael is aware of the importance of gender identity in social interactions and the hardships of being transgender and young.
9. The Danish Girl (2015)
During a visit to Copenhagen in 1926. Her spouse Einar Wegener (Eddie Redmayne) is shown as a lady in a picture by Danish artist Gerda Wegener. Lili Elbe was the moniker Einar gave himself when he began to transform into a woman after the artwork became popular. When Einar, aka Elbe, decided to have one of the first surgeries to alter a man’s gender to that of a woman with Gerda’s backing, it changed everything in their marriage. Gerda came to realize that her spouse is no longer a man or the guy she married before. Art collector Hans Axgil (Matthias Schoenaerts), Einar’s childhood buddy, arrives and sets off a complicated love triangle between the couple.
10. J’ai Tué Ma Mère (2009)
Hubert, as a teenager, looks down on his mother’s ugly clothes and gaudy decorations with scorn. There are also his parents’ beloved methods of persuasion and guilt to contend with in addition to these bothersome surface elements. By day Hubert becomes more and more obsessed with this love/hate relationship that consumes him. Hubert floats through the adolescent mysteries, including artistic discoveries, illicit encounters, the opening up to companionship, and adolescence’s inevitable exile from society. Savage rage and melting tenderness combine to create an unforgettable mother-son dynamic in this riveting film. Actor Xavier Dolan, 20, made his directorial debut with this magnificent, semi-autobiographical film.
11. Pride (2014)
A gang of gay men and a lesbian steph take Joe under their wing when he comes in London for his first Gay Pride march in 1984. Activist Mark Ashton, a Northern Irish gay rights activist, argues that gays and miners should demonstrate solidarity in the face of threats from Thatcher. Almost by chance, a minibus full of gays arrives in the Welsh village of Onllwyn in the Dulais valley, where they convince the town that they are on the same side thanks to their earnest fund raising and Jonathan’s flashy disco routines. As soon as a bigot attempts to ruin the relationship by publishing a tabloid slander, Mark turns the tables on her with a tremendously successful benefit concert to which the majority of the villagers, who are now in tune with their homosexual friends, turn up. Miners return to work after the strike, but a large group of miners show up at the Pride parade the following year to demonstrate their gratitude to their colleagues.
12. Circumstance (2011)
Family members of a well-off Iranian family are struggling to keep their teenage daughter’s developing sexual rebellion under control, as well as her brother’s deadly preoccupation.
13. A Single Man (2009)
At this point in time, it is 30 November 1962. It’s difficult for George Falconer, a professor of English at a Los Angeles-area college, to deal with life. A automobile accident killed Jim, his 16-year-long intimate partner, eight months earlier when he was visiting family. In the event of Jim’s death or accident, his family would not inform George of it, let alone allow him to attend the funeral service. George has made the conscious decision to organize his affairs today in preparation for his impending suicide later that evening. George reminisces about his life with Jim as he meticulously and frequently prepares for the suicide and aftermath. It’s a day in which George is surrounded by numerous people, all of them have an impact on his views about what he plans to accomplish in the future. They include Carlos, a Spanish immigrant/aspiring actor/gigolo who recently arrived in Los Angeles; Charley, his best friend from England, who is an aspiring drama queen; and Kenny Potter, one of Carlos’ students, who seems to be fascinated about his professor beyond English class.
14. Breakfast On Pluto (2005)
In the 1970s, Patrick “Kitten” Braden, a young transgender woman, comes of age. She flees her small Irish village for a variety of reasons, including the fact that the locals are unable to accept her for who she really is as a person. With the help of a band, she falls for the lead singer, is arrested by the police, works in a peep show and pretends to be a phone company survey researcher. As a result of her nationality and her personality, she was always at risk throughout the story. Discoveries of friendship and family are made during her hunt for her mother. However, will she be able to make it out of this?
15. Room In Rome (2010)
While on vacation in Rome, Natasha meets Alba, a young Russian woman who is about to get married. It begins as a curious acquaintance and progresses into a friendship between the two of them. As the night progresses, the two women get to know each other more intimately and discover more about themselves. Only the dawning of a new day threatens to ruin their freshly formed relationship.
16. Le Fate Ignoranti (2001)
A car strikes and kills the husband of AIDS doctor Antonia. When she discovers that he has been unfaithful to her, she becomes depressed. She goes to see Michele, her husband’s lover, and discovers a spacious apartment he shares with a group of gay and transgender people, including a Turkish immigrant and a prostitute. She’s intrigued by this newfound sense of adventure. As she is reluctant to tell these people about her link to the deceased, Antonia needs a little nudge to go on to a new chapter in her life.
17. Prayers For Bobby (2009)
This is Mary Griffith (Sigourney Weaver) in “Prayers for Bobby.” She is a fervent Christian who teaches her children the Presbyterian Church’s strict doctrine. Mary’s life changes when her son Bobby (Ryan Kelley) confides in his elder brother that he may be gay, and she learns about it. His father Henry Czerny and siblings are slowly coming to grips with his homosexuality, but Mary believes God can cure him of what she considers his “sin” and persuades Bobby to pray more and seek consolation vice church activities in the aim of reforming him. Despite Bobby’s desire to please his mother, his church’s apparent intolerance of homosexuality causes him to become increasingly reclusive and despondent, despite his mother’s encouragement. While he feels guilty for the suffering he is inflicting on Mary by moving away, Bobby hopes that one day his mother will see the light and accept him. His ensuing melancholy and self-loathing worsen as he blames himself for not being the “ideal” son, and he ends up taking his own life as a result. Mary’s faith begins to wane when she is unable to get answers from her pastor in the wake of their tragic loss. When Mary finally reaches out to the homosexual community after a long and traumatic journey, she gets surprising encouragement from a seemingly unusual source of assistance Based on the 1995 Leroy Aarons novel of the same name.
18. Carol (2015)
Patricia Highsmith’s famous work, The Price of Salt, is adapted into CAROL, a 1950s New York love story between two women from very different origins. In light of the prevailing social standards at the time, an honest tale emerges that reveals the heart’s adaptability in the face of disruption. Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara) is a cashier at a Manhattan department store and dreams of a more full existence when she meets Carol (Cate Blanchett), an intriguing lady who is caught in a loveless, convenient marriage with Therese’s husband, Paul. When they meet for the first time, the innocence of their first encounter fades and their relationship grows stronger. Even as Carol breaks free of her marriage and develops a close relationship with her closest friend Abby (Sarah Paulson), her husband (Kyle Chandler) is beginning to doubt her abilities as a mother.
19. Shelter (2007)
Rejected by his family and forced to give up his hopes of going to art school, Zach now spends his days working at a dead-end job and caring for his sister’s son. For fun he surfs, sketches and goes out with a friend on the affluent side of town named Gabe. His older brother Shaun is enamored by Zach’s selflessness and talent when he returns home. Zach falls in love with Shaun, but he is unable to reconcile his feelings for Shaun with the requirements of his family.
20. Enigma (2014)
Bletchley Park is a film based on the true story of Alan Turing, one of the greatest codebreakers of the Second World War, who worked at the top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park during World War II’s worst days.
21. TransAmerica (2005)
Stanley Chupak, formerly known as Bree Osbourne, has received the good news she’s been hoping for: she’s been given the go-ahead for male to female sexual reassignment surgery. In order for Bree to have the surgery scheduled in a week’s time, her therapist, Margaret, needs her to deal with an unsolved issue from her past. Bree receives a phone call from Toby Wilkins, a 17-year-old boy who is searching for his biological father, Stanley. Toby is currently serving time in a New York City prison for petty theft and petty robbery. Toby was unknown to Stanley/Bree prior to the phone conversation. Toby’s mother committed suicide and he is alienated from his stepfather in Tennessee, so he appears to be the only one in the world. Bree, posing as a Christian social worker, bails Toby out of jail and promises to take him to Los Angeles, where Toby hopes to become a porn performer and reconcile with his biological father. She does not reveal her true name or her transgender status. Throughout their trans-American voyage, Bree and Toby encounter a number of interesting people, and Bree must decide what is best for Toby while keeping her primary purpose in Los Angeles in mind.
22. Kill Your Darlings (2013)
At Columbia University in the early 1940s, Allen Ginsberg is an English major who discovers more than he bargained for in the classroom. Allen is drawn to unconventional peers like Lucien Carr, William S. Burroughs, and Jack Kerouac because he is dissatisfied with the school’s orthodoxy. The future Beat Generation would be the result of this group’s exploration of new literary concepts that would question the established norms of their day. Because of this, they were unable to avoid more significant consequences that would forever alter their lives.
23. The Kids Are All Right (2010)
Nic and Jules, a married couple living in Los Angeles, have a 15-year-old son, Laser, and a college-bound daughter, Joni. When Joni, Laser’s daughter, becomes 18, Laser wants to know who their biological father is. When they first meet him, they don’t tell their mothers. I met Paul, a cool guy who has his own motorbike shop as well as a restaurant and a garden. A few times each month, the five of them meet and the kids get to spend time with Paul. Even though Nic doesn’t like it, they do it. Paul hires Jules, a landscaper with a history of short-lived jobs, and OB/GYN Nic decides to be a good sport and get to know Paul a little better. Is it possible to expand a family?
24. Fucking Åmål (1998)
As soon as the latest fashions arrive in ml, they’re already out of style. Despite her reputation, Elin has never done anything wrong when it comes to men. It’s Agnes’s crush on her but she’s too embarrassed to tell anyone. Elin is the lone visitor at Agnes’ birthday party for a variety of reasons. After a fun night out, Elin tries to avoid Agnes like the plague, refusing to even consider how she feels about her.
25. The Normal Heart (2014)
It’s a fascinating look at the beginnings of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in New York City in early 1980s, as homosexual activists and their supporters in the medical community strive to bring awareness to a city and a country in denial.