16 Best New Gay Movies On Netflix Streaming

gay movies on netflix streamingFor your Pride month viewing pleasures, I’ve rounded up all the best new gay movies on Netflix streaming. I see big gay movie marathons in your future, with the release of the entire “Eating Out” series and Orange is the New Black. There’s also Alain Guiraudie’s captivating French thriller Stranger By the Lake, which follows a dangerous tryst between two fellas on the shores of a popular cruising spot. And, while it’s not particularly gay, documentary Unhung Hero deals with a subject I think most gay dudes will find particularly interesting. Check out all 16 selections below.

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Movie-O-Meter: Yes, You Should Actually Go See 22 Jump Street

Capsule reviews of the weekend’s new movie releases. Should you see it, wait for DVD, or skit it altogether? We lay it out below. 

22 jump street

In the sequel to 2012′s “21 Jump Street,” Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) have to infiltrate a college, instead of a high school. Pretty amusing times ensue.


We Are The Best!: A brilliant, keenly observed Swedish film from Lukas Moodysson (Together) about a trio of 13-year-old girls who form a punk band in early-’80s Stockholm. Equal parts wry and wrenching, Moodysson’s film is a perfectly wrought time-capsule of the age in one’s life when many such improbable ideas can still be fulfilled. Rotten Tomatoes Score: 96%

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5 Best New Films on Netflix Instant Streaming: Barton Fink, Gattaca, Chinatown and More

Having survived the long, cold winter scowl, April brings us the beginnings of renewal and rebirth, you know, all that crap. But that doesn’t mean you should drop your home film and TV binging, no sir, not on our watch. Behold some of the glory newly available to you from your Netflix streaming account.

Looking to see something good in theaters? The Philadelphia Film Society just announced its upcoming mini spring film festival. Find more details and a screening schedule here.

M. Night Shyamalan in Town Shooting Low-Budget “Microfilm” Sundowning

Feb. 25: "Out in the cold with our production designer."

Feb. 25: “Out in the cold with our production designer.”

A few weeks ago we reported that M. Night Shyamalan will re-team with Bruce Willis for the locally set film Labor of Love, but before he starts on that, the Philly director has a “microfilm” to get out of the way first.

Shyamalan’s Twitter feed has been all abuzz with news about a small-budget flick he’s filming in town called Sundowning, which only has a cast and crew of 10. Slashfilm.com suggests that Bruce Willis and Denzel Washington may make an appearance in it, but that’s not confirmed.

He started tweeting about it on Feb. 14, which, if you’ll remember, was in the midst of Winter Storm Pax. Here’s what we know about it so far:

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11 Great Streaming Video Essentials for Your Snow Day(s)

Here we are: snowstorm No. 9 (10? 11?) and we have another snow day to contend with. To help you while away your cozy day at home, I asked Philly Mag staffers to help me come up with a list of flicks and TV shows you can stream instantly.

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly — Joel Mathis

Three reasons to watch The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: 1. It just arrived on Netflix, and you never know how long you’ll get a great classic movie like this available before it disappears again. 2. It’s three hours long, so it’ll fill up most of your snow afternoon. 3. It has one of the greatest scores in all of cinema history, highlighted by a wailing theme you’ll never forget. It’s almost too much awesome for a snow day.

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Sneak Peek: QFest 2012

QFest is getting ready to kick off its 18th edition on July 12 (through the 23rd) with 107 films this year, including 13 documentaries, 52 short films, seven world premieres, two U.S. premieres and 26 Philadelphia premieres.

The LGBT film festival opens with Elliot Loves, the story of Dominican-American Elliot Ayende at two stages of his life: as a nine-year-old who is sidekick and confidant to his struggling single mom, and as a 21-year-old looking for love in New York City. The closer is the comedic follow-up to TLA Releasing’s BearCityBearCity2: The Proposal. In it, Kathy Najimy plays den mother to the returning cast of bears, boys and cubs, for a Bear Week bachelor party in Provincetown.

Other notable films include:

Cloudburst, which stars Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker as Stella and Dotty, a lesbian couple from Maine who embark on a Thelma and Louise-style road trip to Nova Scotia to get married after Dotty is moved into a nursing home by her daughter.

Check it out:

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