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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Since you’re here, please consider doing any number of the following to support Black Lives Matter, and the protests regarding police brutality in the USA.

Donate to bail funds and supplies for protestors, gofundmes of victims of police violence, mutual aid organisations and Black-owned businesses impacted by the violence.

You can donate even if you have no funds by watching videos where all ad revenue will go towards the BLM movement.

Sign petitions.

Get in contact with mayors and district attorneys, and maintain pressure on them.

Educate yourself further through the resources found on the carrd and others.

Pride was initiated following riots against police violence and raids, and those at Stonewall Inn were led by trans and lesbian women of colour, many of whom were Black. We owe them our support.

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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