Dramas have become a popular genre in Hollywood. Some of the best gay dramas have been either nominated or won awards. This article is aimed at highlighting some of the best gay drama films that have been released in recent years.
Here are the best gay dramas that you should watch if you want to get emotionally overwhelmed.
1) “Queer as Folk” (2000-2005)
This is a British drama about a group of friends who live in Manchester. The series follows their lives and relationships, with particular focus on two of the main characters – Stuart and Vince.
2) “Looking” (2014-2015)
This American drama tells the story of three young gay men living in San Francisco, exploring new romantic possibilities over the course of a single day. The show was widely praised for its realistic portrayal of gay life in America, and it won no less than four Emmy awards during its two-season run.
3) “Sense8” (2015)
Sense8 is an American science fiction drama web television series created by Lana Wachowski and Lilly Wachowski. It’s one of Netflix’s most expensive TV shows to date with each episode costing $9 million to produce. Each season has 12 episodes of around 90 minutes.
4) “Six Feet Under” (2001-2005)
This is a highly acclaimed drama about a family who runs the funeral home in the fictional town of Fisher’s Landing. The show explores themes such as death and mortality, examining life through its final chapter.
5) “Peaky Blinders” (2013)
Peaky Blinders is a British-American crime thriller television series created by Steven Knight, which premiered on BBC Two on 12 October 2013. Its first season was shown in two parts with the first six episodes airing between 12 October and 9 November 2013, and the last six episodes airing between 27 December 2013 and 16 January 2014. It stars Cillian Murphy as Tommy Shelby, a charismatic Irish gang leader who battles with an ambitious politician.
Let’s have a look at 10 of the popular gay drama films..
1) Moonlight – Winner of Academy Awards 2017 for Best Picture, Director and Writing, Adapted Screenplay
2) Hidden Figures – Winner of Academy Awards 2017 for Best Picture and Supporting Actress
3) Lion – Winner of Academy Awards 2017 for Best Animated Feature Film and Film Editing, Original Score, Production Design, Sound Mixing , Sound Editing , Sound Effects Editing
4) La La Land – Winner of Academy Awards 2017 for Production Design, Supporting Actor, Cinematography (for which Emma Stone won), Costume Design, and Film Editing
5) Manchester by the Sea – Winner of Academy Awards 2018 for Best Picture1) Moonlight – Winner of Academy Awards 2017 for Best Picture, Director and Writing, Adapted Screenplay.
6) Brokeback Mountain – 2005 film starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger as cowboy ranch hands whose instant connection leads them to pursue a tumultuous life together despite its impossibility
7) Blue Is The Warmest Color – 2013 French coming-of-age romantic drama film co-directed by Abdellatif Kechiche and starring Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos as young students whose intense relationship develops over the course of three years
8) Carol – 2015 film directed by Todd Haynes and starring Cate Blanchett as a different woman in different eras of her life. She also had a relation with another woman and was homosexual.
9) Titanic – 1997 James Cameron film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as lovers who embark on a doomed voyage on board the unsinkable ship
10) Boyhood – 2014 Richard Linklater film about a young boy, Mason, whose life changes from 2004 to 2012 with his family over the course of 12 years