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How could you enjoy Pride Month without watching these cult movies? Here is a selection of the best cinematic masterpieces to help you discover several life journeys experienced by LGBTQ+ people.

©Call me by your name

Call me by your name

Call me by your name tells the story of Elio, a 17-year-old innocently discovering his own sexuality and a 24-year-old boy called Oliver – who will become his first love.

Set in the 17th century, this movie is a beautiful, sexy, hilarious and deeply moving romance story that shows the depth of longing, passion and despair.

Spoiler: you will probably cry.

©Portrait of a lady on fire

Portrait of a lady on fire

This movie was awarded the Queer Palm at the Canne Festival 2019.

It tells the story of Héloïse, an aristocratic bride-to-be in an arranged marriage and Marianne, a painter, who is commissioned to do her wedding portrait without her knowing because she doesn’t want to get married. Day by day they become closer, as the pair spend their days together – with Marianne painting through the night, until the wedding.

Moonlight

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Plunge yourself into three defining chapters in the life of Chiron – a young black man growing up in Miami.

Discover his journey to find his identity and sexuality, guided by the community that raised him. Cut into three parts, this movie starts with the development of Chiron as a child, then as a teenager and finally as a man – showing the threats of being a “man” along the way.

The three different actors always appear as the same person and expose diverse complicated moments of manhood.

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Pride

Pride is a movie inspired by a true story.

Set in 1984, Joy, aged 20 arrives in London for his first gay pride. Here he meets a group of gay men and lesbian – Steph, Jonathan and Gething.

Together, they will fight for the recognition of their identity and sexuality while supporting the Mineworkers’ families currently on strike. Pride is a beautiful story about our shared humanity.