25 LGBTQ+ Movies That Don’t End Morbidly Story

Thanks to the ubiquitousness of the Bury Your Gays trope—in which queer characters are killed off at much higher rates than cisgender heterosexual ones—there has historically been a shortage of film and television with queer characters getting a happy ending.

In fact, it is difficult to think of stories in which notable queer characters don’t end up dead or heartbroken to the point of collapse.

Popular films and TV shows that have invoked this trope include “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Brokeback Mountain,” “Pretty Little Liars” (twice), “Black Swan,” and “The Walking Dead,” “Teen Wolf,” and many, many more.

And Then We Danced (2019) “And Then We Danced” is a Georgian film that follows dancer Merab (Levan Gelbakhiani) as he falls in love with fellow dancer Irakli (Bachi Valishvili). 

Being 17 (2016)

“Being 17” mines the complexities of youth, desire, privilege, and what “manhood” really means, all against the backdrop of the French Pyrenees. 

The Birdcage (1996) Starring Robin Williams and Nathan Lane as a gay couple who own a drag club called The Birdcage. 

Bound (1996)

– Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski – IMDb user rating: 7.3 – Metascore: 61 – Runtime: 109 minute Steamy and extremely violent, “Bound” is a groundbreaking film across multiple genres. The debut film by the sisters and trans activist duo Lana and Lilly Wachowski (of “The Matrix” fame), this lesbian crime thriller centers on a woman who wants to escape a relationship with her mafioso boyfriend.

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