Movies of the last decade to watch on National Coming Out Day

Today is National Coming Out Day! Here are our top picks for LGBTQ+ movies you should watch to celebrate.

Love, Simon (2018)

Based on the book Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, a boy in high school, Simon Spier (Nick Robinson) tries to find a way to tell his friends and family he’s gay, all why falling for an anonymous classmate online.

Moonlight (2016)

Moonlight tells the story of a young man dealing with his dysfunctional home life as he comes of age in Miami during the War on Drugs era. This film tackles identity and sexuality in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood.

Carol (2015)

Set in 1950s New York, an aspiring female photographer, Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara) falls for an older, married woman, Carol Aird (Cate Blanchett).

Call Me By Your Name (2017)

Based on the novel Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman, this story revolves around 17-year-old Elio (Timothée Chalamet), and Oliver (Armie Hammer), a doctoral student who is working for Elio’s father over the summer. Elio and Oliver begin to awaken their desires in the midst of 1980s Italy.

Rocketman (2019)

Rocketman shows the uncensored story of Reginald Dwight, a.k.a. Sir Elton John (Taron Egerton) in his rise to fame in the 70s.

A Fantastic Woman (2017)

A Fantastic Woman is a Chilean film about a transgender woman, Marina (Daniela Vega), who is distraught after her older boyfriend, Orlando (Francisco Reyes), dies.

Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)

French teen, Adele (Adèle Exarchopoulos) meets the art student with blue hair, Emma (Léa Seydoux) at a lesbian bar.

Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

Bohemian Rhapsody shows us the life of Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek) and his band Queen up until Live Aid 1985.

The Danish Girl (2015)

This love story is inspired by the lives of artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili (Eddie Redmayne) and Gerda’s (Alicia Vikander) marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.

Boy Erased (2018)

Boy Erased tells the story of Jared Eamons (Lucas Hedges), son of a Baptist pastor (Russell Crowe), who is forced into a gay conversion program after being outed to his parents. His father and mother, Nancy (Nicole Kidman), struggle to make peace with their son due to their beliefs.

Hope you enjoyed our picks. Happy National Coming Out Day!

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