If you're a fan of Love, Simon and need another similar installment, you'll find plenty of movies and TV shows that fall in line with LGBTQ+ themes. Speaking of, one of the most underrepresented groups in popular film has always been the LGBTQ+ community. If they aren't presented in a stereotypical manner, they just aren't getting their time on screen. Thankfully, this trend is changing and there is no better example than the aforementioned 2018 hit film Love, Simon. The film was based on the novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda and has achieved critical and widespread acclaim for its depiction of the LGBTQ+ community. Now that the film has been released, you might find yourself wondering what other shows and movies there are like Love, Simon.
While there haven't been many, the film industry in the United States and abroad have made some amazing LGBTQ+ movies like Love, Simon and the very best of them have been compiled onto this list. Examples like Russel Crowe's The Sum of Us where he plays a gay man and Brokeback Mountain, which features Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger are only a couple movies here that are great to watch after Love, Simon. Of course, we can't forget the many popular LGBTQ+ TV shows.
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