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June is LGBT Pride Month. To celebrate, you could always watch RENT for the 100th time (and if you have time, you should — that movie holds up). Although LGBT representation is still far from what it should be on the big screen, there are plenty of newer films that explore the queer experience and are worth checking out. You could stream a light comedy, even one that gained Oscar buzz. You could check out a tear-jerking drama or a documentary sure to make you cry. Or you could even watch the kind of musical that Glee was always trying to be.
So here's a starter list for your Pride movie night. These offer a quieter at-home option if you're skipping the parade this year. Or, at least they'll provide some entertainment as you recover.
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The Kids Are All Right (2010)
Finally catch up on your 2010 Oscar nominees and visit the distant film-world past — before Mark Ruffalo was the Hulk, before Josh Hutcherson was Peeta, and before Zosia Mamet was Shoshanna.
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The musical stylings of baby Anna Kendrick should be enjoyed often. Besides the fantastic singing, the film also handles big issues like bullying and students' right to attend dances however they identify.
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Do I Sound Gay? (2014)
An interesting look at how stereotypes and communities can form over something as small as the tenor of your voice.
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A Single Man (2009)
If you're in the mood to cry forever, this '60s period piece about grief over the death of someone you love is a very highbrow way to go through an entire box of tissues.
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If you want a very specific mini-marathon, you can chase A Single Man with Lilting, for your "film house look at a man trying, and mostly failing, to get past the death of the man he loved" movie night.