Chester County Library is celebrating Pride all throughout the month of June, and you can celebrate with us by checking out some of the LGBTQIA+ movies in our collection! This list of films features movies that celebrate LGBTQIA+ friendship, love, laughter, and joy.
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994, Rated R)
An aging drag queen named Bernadette relives her glory days on a road trip through the Australian desert with her friends.
Anchor and Hope (2017, Not Rated)
The idyllic life of a young lesbian couple is interrupted when one’s mother demands a grandchild. The couple and a male friend contemplate making a baby.
Battle of the Sexes (2017, Rated PG-13)
Based on the real-life match between tennis stars Billie-Jean King and Bobby Riggs, and the events in their lives that led up to the match.
The Birdcage (1996, Rated R)
A middle-aged gay couple has their lives turned upside-down when their son decides to marry the daughter of a conservative senator.
Booksmart (2019, Rated R)
Two high school best friends realize that their devotion to academics has made them miss out on some milestones. Together they try to cram four years of partying into one night before graduation.
Breakfast on Pluto (2005, Rated R)
Kitten Braden, a foundling raised in an Irish rectory, leaves Ireland for London to start a new life as nightclub singer.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001, Rated R)
Tells the story of Hedwig, a genderqueer person who flees East Germany just as the Berlin Wall is about to fall, and tries to live a loud and glamorous rock and roll life.
I Love You, Phillip Morris (2009, Rated R)
After being arrested for a string of crimes, con man Steven falls in love with a prison inmate named Phillip. In order to build the perfect life for them, Steven goes on another crime spree.
Ideal Home (2018, Not Rated)
A bickering gay couple, Paul and Erasmus, is thrown for a loop when a boy shows up on their doorstep claiming to be Erasmus’s grandson.
In and Out (1997, Rated PG-13)
After being outed by one of his students, a high school teacher struggles to conform to typical masculinity.
The Kids Are All Right (2010, Rated R)
Nic and Jules have two children and marriage that has lasted twenty years. As their oldest daughter prepares to go to college, the couple get in contact with the sperm donor who fathered their kids.
Kinky Boots (2005, Rated PG-13)
A straight-laced shoemaker enlists performer Lola to save his family business by making flamboyant stilettos for drag performers.
Lez Bomb (2018, Rated TV-14)
A young woman goes home for Thanksgiving, planning to come out to her family, but her family also has some surprises up their sleeves.
Love, Simon (2018, Rated PG-13)
Simon is a closeted high-schooler, worried about coming out to his family and friends, and wondering which of his classmates is his anonymous online crush.
Never Goin’ Back (2018, Rated R)
Two high school dropouts run away from home and become waitresses to save for a beach trip. But saving turns out to be tough when life—especially nightlife—gets in the way.
Papi Chulo (2018, Rated R)
Sean, a lonely gay weatherman, hires Mexican migrant worker Ernesto to be his friend. Their friendship crosses borders of race, language, and sexuality.
Pride (2014, Rated R)
In the summer of 1984, gay activists in the U.K. help miners during their extended strike on the National Union of Mineworkers. Based on a true story.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975, Rated R)
An “ordinary” couple, stranded in a storm, seek refuge in a castle where they meet Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a mad scientist building Rocky, the perfect man.
Saving Face (2004, Rated R)
A closeted lesbian must balance a relationship with her boss’s daughter and with housing her pregnant mother, who has been disowned by her parents.
Tangerine (2015, Rated R)
After being released from prison on Christmas Eve, sex worker Sin-Dee hears that her boyfriend has been unfaithful. She and her friend travel through L.A. to get to the bottom of things.
That’s Not Us (2015, Not Rated)
Three couples travel to a beach house for an end-of-summer getaway, only to find tension simmering among the group.
To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995, Rated PG-13)
Three drag queens on a cross-country road trip get stranded in a sleepy Midwestern town, and shake up the locals with their colorful personalities.
Victor, Victoria (1982, Rated PG)
Victoria, a cabaret singer, rises to fame with an act where she pretends to be a man pretending to be a woman. But things get complicated when she meets the man of her dreams.