The year 2021 saw the reopening of many cinemas around the world, allowing us to once again enjoy the screening of a plethora of incredible films throughout the year in actual theatres. When it comes to LGBTQ+ cinema, it has historically been overlooked, or LGBTQ+ characters have fallen into tropes that have failed to expand or serve a secondary purpose to central characters when they have appeared in mainstream media. There have been many years in which the LGBTQ+ experience has been conspicuously absent from mainstream cinema; however, the year 2021 has been a particularly strong and significant one. Here is a look at the top ten LGBTQ+ films set to be released in 2021.
10. Everybody is talking about Jamie
Jamie New is a 16-year-old who isn’t quite sure where he belongs. His ambition is not to pursue a traditional profession, but rather to become a drag queen. Uncertain about his future, Jamie is certain of one thing: he’s going to be a sensation when the time comes. Jamie overcomes discrimination and bullying with the help of his loving mother and amazing friends, allowing him to step out of the shadows and into the spotlight for the first time.
IMDB rating 6.4/10
In Benedetta, Virginie Efira portrays Benedetta Carlini, a novice nun in the 17th century who joins an Italian convent and develops a lesbian love affair with another nun. Benedetta is a biographical drama film directed and co-written by Paul Verhoeven, and it was release in 2021
IMDB rating: 6.8/10
Eternals is a superhero film slated for release in 2021 that is based on the Marvel Comics race of the same name. Marvel Studios’ Phase Four film, Captain America: Civil War, is the twenty-sixth instalment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film was released on November 5, 2021, according to the studio. Chloé Zhao is in charge of the direction and co-writing of the film.
The Eternals is a new Marvel Studios film that introduces an exciting new team of Super Heroes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Eternals are ancient aliens who have been secretly residing on Earth for thousands of years. Immediately following the events of Avengers: Endgame, a tragic event forces them to emerge from the shadows in order to unite against mankind’s most ancient adversary, the Deviants.
IMDB rating: 6.4/10
When Cameron Turner, a devoted husband and father, is diagnosed with a terminal illness, he is presented with the option of sparing his family the pain of losing him by having him replaced by a clone of himself. Turner is torn about whether or not he should bring up the subject with his wife.
IMDB rating: 6.8/10
6. Language Lessons
After logging on to conduct an online lesson with a student, Cario is surprised to discover that the student, Adam, was completely unaware of the lesson being conducted. They are surprised to learn that Adam’s husband Will purchased the lesson as a surprise for him in order to help him brush up on his Spanish, as he was raised in a variety of countries throughout Latin America.
IMDB rating: 7.1/10
Titane is a body horror drama film written and directed by Julia Ducournau that will be released in 2021. A titanium plate is implanted into the head of Alexia, who is played by Agathe Rousselle in her feature film debut. Alexia was injured in a car accident when she was a child and has a titanium plate implanted in her head. Vincent Lindon, Garance Marillier, and Las Salameh appear as supporting characters. With its subversion of the male gaze and subsequent transformation into a lesbian love story, the film stands out among the other films released this year as being quite different from the rest.
IMDB rating: 6.6/10
4.Acts of Love
When his older boyfriend no longer shows interest in him, a filmmaker relocates to Chicago and uses dating apps to cast new lovers in an amorphous project about attraction, rejection, compatibility, and attachment, which is based on his own experiences.
IMDB rating: 7.8/10
3.Hating Peter Tatchell
The story of a human rights activist’s civil disobedience and how it changed attitudes toward homosexuality and influenced the fight for equality.
IMDB rating: 7.6/10
2. My Name Is Pauli Murray
Pauli Murray fights for social justice fifteen years before Rosa Parks refuses to give up her bus seat. Murray, a non-binary Black lawyer, activist, poet, and priest, is an inspiration to both Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Thurgood Marshall.
IMDB rating: 6.8/10
1.The Power of the Dog
Phil Burbank, a charismatic rancher, inspires fear and awe in those around him. When his brother returns home with a new wife and her son, Phil torments them until he is exposed to the possibility of love. Phil Burbank is a cruelly seductive man, severe, pale-eyed, and handsome.
IMDB rating: 6.9/10
That’s it folks! These were the top 10 most anticipated and watched LGBTQ movies of all time 2021. If you haven’t watched some of it, then go and check it out!
Published by – Mohit Maurya
Edited by – Harshini Satish