Celebrate Pride Month With This Watchlist

Calling out to all movie-lovers! There’s no better way to celebrate Pride Month than to watch some of the most influential movies featuring the queer community. Wondering where to begin? From drama to rom-com to biographies, we’ve picked out seven of our favourite LGBTQ+ films to watch this month. Happy binging! 

Love Simon

This is aglossy teen romance where the hero has a secret — he is yet to come out of the closet. The coming-of-age is amiable, heart-warming, and will have an emotional resonance with the viewers. What’s more? It’s set in a particularly idyllic, absolutely picturesque Atlanta. 


Lyrical and cerebral, Carol is a film that stars the brilliant Cate
Blanchett and Rooney Mara. The film is about two women in love. The story starts in Manhattan just before Christmas from the perspective of Therese Belivet, a young theatrical set designer in New York who falls for an older suburban housewife named Carol Aird.

Call me by your name

This Luca Guadagnino movie makes you swoon. And, no, Timothée Chalamet isn’t the only reason why. Passionate and beautifully shot, this one is a delight for the senses. The story is about Elio Perlman, a coltish 17-year-old American-Italian, and Oliver (Armie Hammer), an American in his 20s in Italy. 


A madcap comedy, Tangerine turns its lens towards the many misadventures of a transgender prostitute living in Los Angeles. The film was entirely shot on an iPhone and yet manages to be tough yet tender and gritty yet gorgeous. But, more than anything, the film celebrates the true spirit of friendship. 

The normal heart

Featuring a brilliant cast with award-winning performances, The Normal Heart is a powerful, heartbreaking drama that sheds light on the early AIDS crisis. Set in 1980s New York, the film stars the enigmatic Mark Ruffalo and Julia Roberts, along with actors like Matt Bomer and Jim Parsons.

Happy together

Happy Together is a cult film by the
iconic Wong Kar-wai. The film follows the lives of two men who take a trip to Argentina but both men find their lives drifting apart in opposite directions. It’s melancholic, rooted in transience, and a visual treat.

Portrait of a lady on fire

Picture this: France in the 1770s. A painter is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of a young girl who is a reluctant bride. So the artist observes her every day secretly — the bride shouldn't know about the portrait. That’s the premise of Portrait of A Lady On Fire. The cinematography is brilliant. And the actors do the characters justice. Need we say more?