If you're a hardcore fan of LGBTQ romance films, you know the struggle is real. We've become masters at predicting heartbreak right from the start, thanks to tear-jerkers like Brokeback Mountain and Portrait of a Lady on Fire. But this list is a breather from the romantic drama, it's about those feel-good movies with guaranteed happy endings.
These flicks are perfect for a date night or if you're single maybe even to find some inspiration to give those dating apps another shot. So grab your snacks, get cozy, and prepare to be swept away by heartwarming stories with just the right amount of romance and low-angst goodness.
Imagine Me & You (2005)
Summary: Picture this—your adorable gay meet-cute goes down at your own heterosexual wedding. That's precisely what happens in this movie! You also get to see Lena Headey before she became the iconic Cersei Lannister and the ever-charming Piper Perabo after her Coyote Ugly days. And let me tell you, the amount of flower shop alternate universe fanfics this movie has spawned is unreal.
Streaming: Available for rent on Amazon Video, Google Play Movies, YouTube, Vudu, Microsoft Store, Redbox, or DIRECTV
Love, Simon (2018)
Summary: When Love, Simon first came out, it was hailed as a high school love story in the spirit of John Hughes. So, you get the idea of what kind of vibe it's bringing. Simon, a gay teenager, is dealing with the challenge of keeping his sexuality under wraps while simultaneously falling head over heels for his mysterious pen pal.
Streaming: Available on fuboTV, DIRECTV Stream, or Tubi
I Can't Think Straight (2008)
Summary: A Palestinian bride-to-be finds herself swept off her feet, falling madly in love with a British Indian writer, causing her original wedding plans to go out the window! The undeniable chemistry between Sheetal Sheth and Lisa Ray ignites the screen, as they team up for their second onscreen collaboration.
Streaming: Available on Here TV or Tubi
Happiest Season (2020)
Summary: The ultimate lesbian Christmas movie, tailor-made for all you Hallmark enthusiasts! Starring Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis, whom you might recognize from the iconic “San Junipero” episode of Black Mirror, this film takes you on a
charming stressful meet-the-parents adventure with a festive atmosphere.
Streaming: Available on Hulu and DIRECTV
Fire Island (2022)
Summary: A modern-gay spin on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, featuring a talented cast of queer best friends who hit Fire Island for their annual week-long escape. Expect a mix of romance and hilarity as the group navigates through relationship tangles and outrageous shenanigans.
Streaming: Available on Hulu
Summary: Billy Eichner brings his quirky charm to this rom-com that's all about the magic of opposites attracting. And Hallmark heartthrob Luke Macfarlane is there to add that extra dose of swoon. But the real MVP here might be the rest of the film’s all-LGBTQ+ cast.
Streaming: Available on Prime Video
Anything’s Possible (2022)
Summary: Get ready for a barrier-breaking, grin-inducing teen love story directed by the one and only Billy Porter. Eva Reign shines as Kelsa, a Black trans high school student who finds herself falling head over heels for Khal, a cisgender boy in her class. And let me just say, Renee Elise Goldsberry is pure magic in this film – her performance is so outstanding that you'll be left wondering why she doesn't star in everything!
Streaming: Available on Prime Video
Summary: Cheesy, adorable, and cringe-worthy blend in perfect harmony, when a quartet of hard-up Broadway stars travels to a small town to help a teen attend prom with her girlfriend. With the incredible talents of Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, and Ariana DeBose in the cast and a soundtrack filled with absolute bops, this movie is way better than the internet would have you believe.
Streaming: Available on Netflix
The Thing About Harry (2020)
Summary: Freeform's first queer rom-com brings together two former high school enemies, Sam and Harry, on an epic road trip to their old stomping grounds, where sparks fly and romance blooms, delivering all the nostalgic feels of a classic romance on the open road.
Streaming: Available on fuboTV, DIRECTV, or Freeform
Noah’s Arc: Jumping the Broom (2008)
Summary: Noah takes the big leap and says “I do” to Wade in this highly anticipated follow-up to the iconic series. Brace yourself for the whirlwind of hook-ups, break-ups, and pure pettiness that unfolds before the vows are even exchanged.
Streaming: Available on Patrik-Ian Polk’s Vimeo
What is your favorite LGBTQ+ rom-com? Let us know in the comments!