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10 + 1 Greatest LGBT+ Movies

Let’s face it. August is a month of relaxing, traveling having a bit of vacation time and time for yourself. But that’s not the case for everyone. So, whether you are in some exotic island or stuck in the office, here is a list of the 10 + 1 greatest LGBT+ movies, according to Rotten Tomatoes:


Although barely not in the top ten (it ranked in n. 11) this is a wonderful true story adapted in a wonderful film with a touching performance everyone needs to watch.


+1. MILK (2008)

Starring: Sean Penn, Emile Hirsch, Josh Brolin, James Franco


Plot: The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official.





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10. THE HANDMAIDEN (AH-GA-SSI) (2016)

Starring: Kim Min-hee, Ha Jung-woo, Cho Jin-woong, Kim Hae-suk


Plot: Inspired from the novel ‘Fingersmith’ by British Author Sarah Waters, this movie is set in 1930s colonial Korea and Japan. The director PARK Chan-Work presents a gripping and sensual tale of a Japanese Lady and a Korean woman who is hires to serve her as her handmaiden, but how is secretly involved in a conman; s plot to defraud her of her large inheritance. 



9. VICTIM (1961)

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Sylvia Syms, Dennis Price, Peter McEnery


Plot: In its time, this movie was considered as daring a film as had ever been made in England. Dirk Bogarde plays a lawyer who agrees to defend a friend on a theft charge. What set this film apart is that the lawyer had once been his client's gay lover.


8. BPM (BEATS PER MINUTE) (120 BATTEMENTS PAR MINUTE)(2017) 

Starring: Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois, Antoine Reinartz, Adèle Haenel


Plot: In Paris in the early 1990s, a group of activists goes to battle for those stricken with HIV, taking on sluggish government agencies and major pharmaceutical companies in bold, invasive actions. The organization is ACT UP, and its members demand action by the government and pharmaceutical companies to combat the AIDS epidemic.





7. MCQUEEN (2018)

Starring: Bernard Arnault, Joseph Bennett, Detmar Blow 


Plot: The life and career of fashion designer Lee Alexander McQueen: from his start as a tailor to launching and overseeing his eponymous line and his untimely death.


6. BOOKSMART (2019)

Starring:  Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Jessica Williams 


Plot: On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls try to cram four years of fun into one night.


5. CAROL (2015) 

Starring:  Cate Blanchett, Kyle Chandler, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson


Plot: An adaptation of the novel "The Price of Salt" by Patricia Highsmith finds an aspiring photographer who develops an intimate relationship with an older woman in 1950s New York. 


4. THE FAVOURITE (2018) 

Starring:  Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult


Plot: Set in early 18th century England ‘The Favourite’ follows a frail Queen Ann who occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.


3. CALL ME BY YOUR NAME (2018)

Starring: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar


Plot: Based on the novel of the same name, Call me by your name is set on 1980s Italy, where a romance blossoms between a seventeen-year-old student and the older man hired as his father's research assistant.




2. CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? (2018) 

Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells, Jane Curtin


Plot: Melissa McCarthy stars as Lee Israel, the best-selling celebrity biographer (and cat lover) who made her living in the 1970's and 80's profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estée Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception.


1. MOONLIGHT (2016) 

Starring: Naomie Harris, André Holland, Mahershala Ali, Janelle Monáe


Plot: The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man's struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love while grappling with his own sexuality.



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