David Freyne's 25 Favorite LGBTQIA+ Films

We asked Irish writer-director David Freyne to recommend his 25 favorite queer films. David’s newest film, the coming-of-age, coming-out comedy Dating Amber, was released in June 2020 on Amazon Prime Video UK. (It is yet to receive a US release.)

Note from David, June 2020:

Here are some of my favorite LGBTQ films. Firstly, they are in no particular order because I don’t want to bump into Barry Jenkins (which is obviously going to happen) and have to explain that he is number five on that list (that he will definitely read) for no specific reason. It’s just a technicality.

There are so many extraordinary queer films beyond this list but all of these films just really affected me when…

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  • My Summer of Love
  • Weekend
  • But I'm a Cheerleader
  • Paris Is Burning
  • Happy Together
  • Moonlight
  • God's Own Country
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Tangerine
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • Sunday Bloody Sunday
  • Far from Heaven
  • The Watermelon Woman
  • My Beautiful Laundrette
  • Beautiful Thing
  • Pride
  • Love Is Strange
  • A Fantastic Woman
  • BPM (Beats per Minute)
  • The Queen of Ireland
  • The Kids Are All Right
  • Booksmart
  • All About My Mother
  • Female Trouble
  • Saint Maud