15 Gay Romantic Films That Will Make You Believe in Happily Ever After
A Gay Happy Ending for All
It's never a bad time to kick your feet up and watch a movie that celebrates queer love and joy. That's right -- not every gay movie has to end with heartbreak. So grab some popcorn, track down the remote, and get comfy. Here are 14 movies that will make you believe in happily ever after, along with where to stream them.
‘My Beautiful Laundrette’ (1985)
Daniel Day-Lewis and Gordon Warnecke star in this Academy and BAFTA Award-nominated film about a Pakistani Briton and his boyfriend opening a laundromat.
Romance, heartbreak, and, yes, happy endings abound in this Edwardian era love story starring Hugh Grant. It centers on a man recovering from rejection by his lover and coming to terms with his sexuality.
A man returns home to his small Montana town to finally address his unrequited passion for a high school best friend. He fears what it will mean to be gay in a small town, but the people of Big Eden might just surprise him.
Alim, a closeted gay man living in Canada, has his life turned upside down when his conservative mother pops into town for a visit. He and his boyfriend are forced to play it straight, causing Alim to summon a vision of the ghost of Cary Grant -- yes, Cary Grant (Kyle MacLachlan) -- to help him cope with the stress and finally be his truest self.
This alternately heartbreaking and heartwarming coming-of-age tale brought home the Academy Award for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali. It also won Best Kiss at the MTV Movie & TV Awards. The film follows the life of a young black man named Chiron through three stages of his life while he struggles to accept his sexuality.
Johnny Saxby (Josh O'Connor) lives an isolated life on his farm in Yorkshire. He acts out in his off time with drinking and casual sex. However, his life is upended by the arrival of a Romanian migrant named Gheorghe (Alec Secareanu), who ignites a different passion within him.
Simon (Nick Robinson) has a pretty nice, normal life with great friends and a supportive family. He just has one secret: He's gay and is unwilling to come out for fear it will upset his world. But his anonymous correspondence with a guy named Blue changes all of that as he begins trying to figure out who his mystery man is.
Joel Kim Booster, Bowen Yang, and Margaret Cho star in this groundbreaking film based on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. When a group of friends discovers that this will likely be their last summer spent on Fire Island together, they decide to make the most of it with plenty of partying and romance.
OK, fine, this one's a bit of a cheat because it's a series and not a film, but it's so cute that it's a must watch this Pride Month. Based on the comic of the same name by Alice Oseman, this sweet coming-of-age romance follows teens Charlie and Nick as they discover that their friendship is something much deeper and sweeter.