If You Liked This Movie, Try…

Another installment of our new series! The formula stays exactly the same: I chose 10 popular titles and based on each of them I recommended 3 less popular and, of course, LGBT titles.

If you’re looking for new things to watch during Pride (or just in general), this is definitely your lucky day!


Pride & Prejudice (2005)

I’m looking for… period dramas Maurice (1987), dir. James Ivory or Vita & Virginia (2018), dir. Chanya Button
I’m looking for… an unexpected romance Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (2017), dir. Angela Robinson


Friends with Benefits (2011)

I’m looking for… a romcom Just Friends (2018), dir. Annemarie van de Mond
I’m looking for… friends to lovers The 10 Year Plan (2014), dir. J.C. Calciano or Esteros (2016), dir. Papu Curotto


The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

I’m looking for… a coming-of-age movie Boys (2014), dir. Mischa Kamp or Princess Cyd (2017), dir. Stephen Cone
I’m looking for… a love triangle but not really The Way He Looks (2014), dir. Daniel Ribeiro


Mamma Mia! (2008)

I’m looking for… something fun Booksmart (2019), dir. Olivia Wilde
I’m looking for… music as a plot device Hearts Beat Loud (2018), dir. Brett Haley Rocketman (2019), dir. Dexter Fletcher


Captain America: Civil War (2016)

I’m looking for… superheroes Power Rangers (2017), dir. Dean Israelite
I’m looking for… sci-fi vibes Dirty Computer (2018), dir. Emma Westenberg, Alan Ferguson, Chuck Lightning, Lacey Duke & Andrew Donoho or Black Mirror: San Junipero (2016), dir. Owen Harris


My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

I’m looking for… an anime Classmates (2016), dir. Shouko Nakamura or Kase-san and Morning Glories (2018), dir. Takuya Sato
I’m looking for… a good father-daughter relationship The Half of It (2020), dir. Alice Wu


Titanic (1997)

I’m looking for… heart-ache Other People (2016), dir. Chris Kelly
I’m looking for… lost chances The Pass (2016), dir. Ben A. Williams
I’m looking for… characters taking charge of their own life
Colette (2018), dir. Wash Westmoreland


10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

I’m looking for… enemies to lovers The Thing About Harry (2020), dir. Peter Paige
I’m looking for… teenagers being messy Handsome Devil (2016), dir. John Butler
I’m looking for… first love Rafiki (2018), dir. Wanuri Kahiu


Frances Ha (2012)

I’m looking for… people figuring themselves out Pariah (2011), dir. Dee Rees or Center of My World (2016), dir. Jakob M. Erwa
I’m looking for… some kind of loneliness Closet Monster (2015), dir. Stephen Dunn


Brokeback Mountain (2005)

I’m looking for… a quiet love story Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019), dir. Cรฉline Sciamma or God’s Own Country (2017), dir. Francis Lee
I’m looking for… coping with grief Dear Ex (2018), dir. Mag Hsu & Chih-yen Hsu


12 Replies to “If You Liked This Movie, Try…”

  1. I’m happy to say that I’ve watched quite a number of these films! And ohhh Portrait of a Lady on Fire, God’s Own Country, Handsome Devil, Esteros, so many of favourites in here!

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