Thanks to the hard work of activists around the world, LGBTQ+ Rights are now better than they were before. This allowed for more freedom of expression and opportunities for more storytelling from an outsider’s perspective. Although there are countless ways in which strange stories can be told, film is one of the greatest media available that appeals to a much wider audience than other specialized forms of media.
While LGBTQ+ films have been around since the dawn of cinema, they have historically been banned or hidden from audiences for being “obscene.” Over the past two decades, LGBTQ+ representation in cinema has improved dramatically. Not only is there more diversity in filmmaking now, but more and more representation is being explored. Here are the best LGBTQ+ movies of 2020 so far, in order.
10 Ring in the cabin
M. Night Shyamalan returns with this new horror movie starring Dave Bautista, Rupert Grint, and Ben Aldridge. Ring in the cabin It tells the story of a young girl and her parents when they are taken hostage by four armed strangers, forcing the family to make an impossible decision. Ring in the cabin It did well in The Office, and while the film was met with some criticism for flaws in the plot, many embraced those flaws, giving the movie something to talk about.
9 next world
The piece, set in the 19th century, follows the lives of two farmer wives who begin an affair after being unable to fight their deep attraction for each other. next world Appeals to those looking for an LGBTQ+ taboo romance where love conquers all. starring Katherine Waterston and Vanessa Kirby, next world It had a great reception at the film’s premiere, and won the Queer Lion Award for Best LGBT-Themed Film at the 77th Venice International Film Festival.
8 Uncle Frank
Uncle Frank It tells the story of a gay literature professor, Frank, who goes home with his niece, Beth, to attend his father’s funeral. On this wild ride, Frank is forced to confront his past, which he did such a good job of avoiding. The film was well received by critics, with praise for examining the typical American family dynamic. Uncle Frank It was nominated for numerous awards and won the Prix du Public at the Deauville American Film Festival as well as the Golden Nymph Awards for Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Creativity.
7 old guard
old guard is a unique story that follows a group of immortal mercenaries who have the ability to heal themselves. When they discover that someone is about to reveal their well-kept secrets, they must fight to protect their way of life. old guard Her performance was praised, particularly that of Charlize Theron. The movie saw such praise and popularity that a sequel was released old guard 2which is scheduled to be released on Netflix sometime in 2023.
6 Bones and everything
A marginalized and homeless young woman fall in love and travel 3,000 miles across the country, to experience Ronald Reagan’s America. Each path leads the pair into their own pasts, and they test if their love can outweigh their differences from the rest of society. This romantic horror film is one of the kind films that won the Silver Lion Award for Best Direction. Bones and everything It received a great deal of praise for the performances by Taylor Russell and Timothée Chalamet, as well as its effortless fusion of genres.
Titan It is a French psychological horror drama on the body, which has received universal acclaim and has been nominated for countless awards. The film is about Alexia, a woman with a titanium plate in her head, who discovers herself when she is forced to run away. Here she explores her sexuality alongside a troubled Vincent. Titan It is a great movie not for the faint of heart. The movie was nominated for countless awards and won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
tar is the latest LGBTQ+ foray from Cate Blanchett. Following the life of acclaimed musician and conductor Lydia Tarr, tar It documents Lydia’s rise to fame as well as her sudden fall from grace as her struggle for power tears apart her career and her family. tar The film was named Best Film of the Year by the New York, Los Angeles and London Film Critics Circle in 2022. The film was nominated for a total of six awards at the Academy Awards including Best Picture.
3 not pregnant
It tells the story of a young, pregnant Veronica and her best friend, Billy. Not pregnant It follows a couple as they travel to New Mexico from their home state of Missouri in order for Veronica to get an abortion without her parents’ knowledge. Not pregnant With a 92% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the film combines the classic comedy with the more serious subject matter of teen pregnancy and abortion. The film was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for Best TV Movie, and gained particular attention for the unique chemistry between the main characters.
2 Everything is everywhere at once
Everything everywhere at once It tells the story of Chinese immigrant Evelyn Kwan Wang who discovers she must communicate with copies of herself all over the parallel universes in order to save the multiverse from being torn apart. This movie received universal acclaim, taking the world by storm and becoming one of the most awarded films of all time. Everything everywhere at once It was nominated for a total of 11 Academy Awards and won nine, including Best Picture and Best Actress. Needless to say, if you haven’t seen this gem yet, you’re missing out.
tops our list bottoms, a unique film that follows a group of gay high school students who start a fight club to have sex before graduation. Upon its release, the film received critical acclaim, with particular praise for its humor and satirical elements. bottoms It is also seen as a game-changer for high school comedy because its satirical nature allows for more laughs while still examining serious topics such as victimization and violence.