All the great love stories, in one way or another, have their fair share of tragedy. Still, a life without love does not seem very tempting, does it?
We love a love story—which explains the endless stacks of romance novels piling up on our nightstands. Thanks to romantic movies and rom-comswe can fall in love over and over again, without the risk of heartbreak.
Still, it can feel a little depressing when you keep seeing the same Bury Your Gays trope played out over and over again. The British film Beautiful Thing follows Jamie, a teenage boy who is infatuated with his classmate, Ste. While Jamie is bullied in school, Ste is dealing with an abuse at home. The final scene shows Ste and Jamie celebrating their relationship openly, with Sandra at their side. The movie Shelter follows Zach, an aspiring artist who puts his college dreams on hold to help out his family.
While their families are initially uncomfortable, they accept the relationship by the end of the film. The romantic coming-of-age drama The Way He Looks has a happy falling in love with your best friend and riding off into the sunset ending that so many straight high school romance movies have.
The film follows Leonardo, a blind high school student, as he falls for new student Gabriel.
The British drama Maurice is based on the E. Forster novel of the same name. The film is set in early 20th century England and follows Maurice Hall from his childhood to early adulthood.
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Maurice struggles with his feelings, but eventually meets his life partner Alec Scudder. While there are a few melancholy moments, the end makes it clear that Sieger is on a journey of self-acceptance, Marc will be a part of that journey.
The film is streaming on Netflix. Latter Days is full of ridiculous rom-com tropes, but this movie about a gay party boy and his closeted Mormon missionary neighbor falling in love is fun to watch. While there's definitely some heartbreak, the movie ultimately has an uplifting ending. Sometimes you just need some good romantic comedy fluff.
Touch of Pink never takes itself too seriously see: Kyle MacLachlan playing the ghost of Cary Grantwhich makes it a fun, endearing film. Alim movies to London to get away from his conservative family. When he comes out to his mother and faces problems with his boyfriend Giles the ghost of Cary Grant gives him advice that often seems to do more harm than good. Rather than going doom-and-gloom, the movie follows title character Jeffrey, who is afraid of falling in love with someone who might die.
He realizes he has to confront his fears to live and love fully. This romantic comedy follows Henry Hart, a New York City artist who returns to his rural hometown in Montana to take care of his grandfather.
The townsfolk welcome Henry back and are accepting of his sexuality. While films about rural gay life often focus on hardships, Big Eden is unique.
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The entire film is devoid of homophobia. The groundbreaking film based off of Becky Albertalli's young adult novel Simon vs.
Although there are serious themes and instances of casual homophobia throughout the movie, like most teen rom-coms, the ending is really sweet and gives the audience a feeling of hope for the titular character and his life as a newly-out, gay man. All Rights Reserved. Not in the mood for another sad, gay movie?