Planning on passing on anytime soon? Yeah, me neither. While my dreams of sticking around forever may not be possible just yet with current tech, I’ve still got a fair few years to make the most of it – and who doesn’t love a good old bucket list? But, if you’re anything like me, you like things easy. Take a look at 5 LGBT+ movies to watch before you die…
Based on the book by Virginia Woolf, the ever-wonderful Tilda Swinton gives us another taste of her versatility as an actress and portrays Orlando; a young nobleman commanded by Queen Elizabeth I to never age. Wondrously, he obeys. The film explores his life through several stages of British History, showing us his plethora of lives and relationships, and even interchanging genders. The exploration of Androgyny throughout Sally Potter’s directorial masterpiece is something to be held with great regard!
Pride follows the story of a group of LGBT activists in 1984 with the aim of helping the miners during their lengthy strike. While they may not be welcome, they’re set with determination and a minibus. Pride features British favourites such as Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton and Dominic West – a combination bound to make any film great!
Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara lead the cast in Todd Haynes’ Oscar-nominated Carol. Mara portrays Therese, a young aspiring photographer in 1950s New York, who meets an older married woman (You guessed it – Carol) and the pair form a forbidden relationship.
Based on the true story of Harvey Milk, the movie traces the events of his life from his 40th birthday through to his death. The American gay activist fought for gay rights and became California’s first openly gay elected official. With renowned writer, Dustin Lance Black behind the wheel, the portrayal of this important piece of LGBT history deserves a spot in this list!
THE DANISH GIRL (2015)
Because Eddie Redmayne. That’s why.
That, and it’s an emotional rollercoaster guaranteed to make you smile, laugh, cry and process so many more emotions than you knew you were capable of. Redmayne leads the cast in the loosely-inspired telling of Lili Elbe and her ground-breaking journey as one of the first identifiable recipients of sex reassignment surgery.