It’s not uncommon to see coming-of-age films and high school love stories featuring homosexual themes. This is where ‘Love, Simon’ comes in.
Simon Spier is a typical 17-year-old who can’t wait for high school to be over and college to begin. He has a good job, a loving family, and a wide circle of friends. His life is pretty much as it should be. His secret is the only thing bothering him.
Afraid of how people will react when Simon comes out as gay, Simon is hiding his sexual orientation. This film tells his story as he tries to keep his secret from finding another person who is in a similar situation.
The following is a list of movies we think are great and are similar to Love Simon. Some of these films, such as Love Simon, may be available to stream on Netflix, Amazon Prime, or Hulu if you’re interested.
Lady Bird (2017)
“Lady Bird” marks actress Greta Gerwig’s feature film directorial debut.
Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson is a determined and passionate adolescent with lofty ambitions who is dissatisfied with her present circumstances.
Along the way, she accepts the reality of her tumultuous life and forms strong bonds with the people around her that help her feel more compelled to stay.
The movie is semi-autobiographical, with elements drawn from Greta Gerwig’s own experience. Her motivation for making the film was to express millions of young girls’ indignation through the character of Lady Bird, even if it was exaggerated slightly. I loved the way ‘Lady Bird’ moved along at just the right pace.
The Spectacular Now (2013)
Sutter Keely is an outgoing, charming, affable, and fun-loving character who appears to have his life together. His world turns upside down when he gets dumped by his girlfriend.
He wakes up in the front yard of Amy Finecky’s house, drunk and exhausted. Despite the fact that Amy is initially portrayed as a geeky loner who is socially awkward, Sutter is intrigued by her and the two end up falling in love, more so than the other way around.
Sutter comes to terms with the fact that he can’t get by on his own and that he needs Amy’s help, and he accepts the idea that one’s life is dependent on his or her own choices and that humility is the greatest gift anyone can give. In terms of performances, plot, direction, and screenplay, ‘The Spectacular Now’ is top-notch. If you haven’t seen it, I strongly recommend you do so.
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (2012)
A multi-award-winning film, ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ was one of the most commercially and critically successful of 2012 thanks to the success of its lead character. Charlie, a lonely and depressed adolescent, seeks solace in literature and books, particularly those that his English professor has either lent him or recommended he read.
When Sam (Emma Watson) and her brother Patrick (Ezra Miller) show up, they try to steer Charlie in the direction of a “happier” life. Despite Sam’s compassion for Charlie, Charlie still has feelings for her despite the fact that she is already in a relationship. The relationship between Sam and Charlie progresses as they enter a new phase of their lives, but Charlie continues to be plagued by flashbacks of his depressive episodes.
It ties up all the loose ends and introduces a new subgenre of films that show relationships without boundaries and extol the virtues of being a free spirit, which is a welcome development.
The Incredible True Adventure of Two Girls in Love (1995)
Randy Dean has to deal with bullying at school because she is out as a lesbian. In her spare time, she tries to stay out of trouble by working at a gas station. However, no one gives her a second chance to have a good time. They become friends and then lovers when she meets popular school girl Evie. When their relationship is revealed to their families and the rest of society, they’ll have to figure out how to deal with it.
Tanner Daniels and Brent Van Camp are both lesbians, according to their social media accounts. When Brent makes the decision to come out before the prom, he sees it as a chance to make friends and gain acceptance in the gay community. Members of the Gay-Straight Alliance, on the other hand, find out Tanner is gay thanks to an app. As a result, we now know who Tanner is. Now that they’ve revealed their identity, shouldn’t things be a little bit easier for them? That’s not exactly correct.
Geography Club (2013)
Since Kevin doesn’t want his football team’s reputation tarnished, Russell has to pretend to date other women while he and Kevin are together. Min and Therese, both of whom are afraid to tell others about themselves, are experiencing something similar.
Ike is merely perplexed about himself and eager to learn more, but he is loathe to bring the subject up in conversation. They form the Geography Club to talk about their problems that no one else can understand.
The Curiosity of Chance (2006)
16-year-old In the 1980s, Chance Marquis is a gay man. The bullies at school make fun of him constantly despite his firm belief in being true to oneself and his attempts to put that belief into action in the real world. As he deals with the bullies, Chance befriends a diverse group of queer individuals and comes to understand the true meaning of life.
Blue Is the Warmest Colour (2013)
Adele is a shy adolescent who prefers to be alone. She has a hard time relating to others and rarely talks about her likes and goals in life with anyone. Her sexual orientation is something else that causes her anxiety. When she first meets Emma, she feels an emotional connection to her, and as she learns more about herself, their relationship quickly develops into something more sexual.
17-year-old In the same way, Alike is a young African-American woman who enjoys wearing baggy clothing and spending time with her openly lesbian friend Laura. Alike’s mother forbids her to be friends with Laura because she fears for her daughter’s well-being. In the course of spending more time with Bina, Alike begins to develop feelings for her. And now things are only going to get more complicated.
Princess Cyd (2017)
While the world was enthralled by ‘Call Me by Your Name,’ another film in a similar genre was impressing critics. A 16-year-old girl named Cyd goes to Chicago to stay with her aunt for the summer. It’s there that she meets a girl and begins to feel a strong attraction to her.
The Way He Looks (2014)
Giovana, Leonardo’s best friend who is also blind, helps him get through the day at school and elsewhere. Leonardo’s entire world changes when Gabriel enters his life, and he becomes befuddled by his attraction to him. Leonardo’s outlook on life changes when Gabriel acknowledges his feelings for him.
10-year-old Laure is just getting started in the process of figuring out what she wants in terms of sexual orientation. Outside her window, she sees a group of boys playing and decides to join in on the fun as a boy. They become friends after meeting Lisa there. For an extended period of time, Laure dresses as a boy to gain the friendship of Lisa. When her dark secret is revealed, however, what will happen?
Zachary Beaulieu, a teenager in the late 1960s, is experimenting with his sexuality. He thinks he’s more likely to be gay than straight. However, he was raised as a Catholic and understands that his sexual orientation will be a source of friction with his relatives. As a result, he forces himself into having a crush on women. How much longer until he accepts who he really is? What’s the next step?
Call Me by Your Name (2017)
‘Call Me by Your Name,’ one of the year’s best films, is a heartbreaking love story that will stay with you long after the credits roll. While vacationing in Lombardy in the summer of 1983, Elio runs into Oliver. While staying with Elio’s family, Oliver is working as an intern for his father, who also happens to be an actor.
Their romance grows throughout the summer, and by the time it’s over, it’s heartbreaking. It’s not just a tale of first love; it’s also the tale of a young man discovering his sexuality at the same time as learning what love really means.