It is June and the world is celebrating Pride Month, We are here with the list of top 10 queer films which you must watch this month, This recommendation list is a fusion of the best Indian and foreign films which showcase the emotions of Queer community in a right manner.
1- Call Me By Your Name
Directed by Luca Guadagnino and written by James Ivory the film Call Me By Your Name
Is based on the novel written by André Aciman and tells the story of romance blossoms between a seventeen-year-old student and the older man hired as his father’s research assistant set in Italy
Written and Directed by Andrew Haigh the film Weekend stars actors like Tom Cullen, Chris New, and Jonathan Race in a story of a guy who after a drunken house party with his straight mates, Russell heads out to a gay club. Just before closing time, he picks up Glen but what’s expected to be just a one-night stand becomes something else, something special
3- Chitrangada: The Crowning Wish
An Indian film written and directed by legendary filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh, The film Chitrangada: The Crowning Wish is a lusciously lit and deeply personal drama about a choreographer considering a gender-reassignment surgery. The film also explores insights into how gender expression can affect families.
4- Maurice (1987)
Directed by James Ivory the film Maurice is based upon a novel written by E.M. Forster is a story of a young man trapped by the oppressiveness of Edwardian society who tries to come to terms with and accept his sexuality after his lover rejects him
5- Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan
An Indian film written and directed by Hitesh Kewalya features stars like Ayushman Khurrana and Jitendra Kumar breaking all the barriers of Indian cinema, The story is the road to achieving a happy ending little too rough for two guys Kartik and Aman. While Aman’s family tries hard to battle his love for Kartik, Kartik isn’t prepared to step back until he marries Aman.
Directed by Barry Jenkins and written by Tarell Alvin McCraney the film Moonlight is a story of a young African-American man who grapples with his identity and sexuality while experiencing the everyday struggles of childhood, adolescence, and burgeoning adulthood.
7- Prayers for Bobby
Based on the book of Leroy Aarons the film Prayers for Bobby is directed by Russell Mulcahy, This film is a true story of Mary Griffith, gay rights crusader, whose teenage son committed suicide due to her religious intolerance. Based on the book of the same title by Leroy Aarons.
8- My Brother… Nikhil
Indian film directed by famous queer filmmaker Onir tells a story of a famous swimmer Nikhil Kapoor who deals with the repercussions of announcing the fact that he has HIV/AIDS.
Directed by renowned Indian filmmaker Hansal Mehta the film Aligarh showcase a gay, linguistic professor living in a small orthodox city who must deal with the aftermath of a sting operation that puts his sexual orientation in front of the entire nation.
Indian film Written and directed by Deepa Mehta which stars actors like Shabana Azmi and Nandita Das is a beautiful yet sad story of two deranged women who are abandoned by their husbands, and find love and solace in each other.
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