The most exciting series, movies and current documentaries

If you want to explore Pride Month with a current movie, series, or documentary, you’ll find our tips and recommendations here.

The annual Pride Month makes June colorful, eerie, political, and decisive. Anyone wishing to engage with this topic or learn more about it can currently find a large number of film adaptations, series and documentaries dealing with the historical background of Pride Month and the evolution of the LGBTQ+ community, using external perception and (newly acquired) rights. In our public offer, you’ll find the most exciting series, informative documentaries, and thrilling movies.

Pride Month: Movies and Series in Stream

Some streaming services, such as Disney+ and Netflix, have dedicated sections to celebrate Pride Month and related content. In order not to lose a large number of titles, we have compiled the most successful works. If you click on the associated title, you will be taken directly to the corresponding broadcasting platform.

Movies

  • “summer storm” An upcoming story about two young athletes whose friendship is tested when one of them realizes he feels more about his teammate.
  • Only half the story. A romantic comedy about Ellie, who pays to help a classmate write love letters and also falls unexpectedly in love with his sweetheart.
  • “Rocky Horror Show Pictures” In the cult musical adaptation, a young couple with a punctured tire find refuge in the mansion of Dr. Frank N. Furter, where you can expect a lot of strange encounters.
  • “Boys do not Cry” Oscar-winning drama about Transman Brandon (Hilary Swank) as she struggles through rural Nebraska life and love.
  • “Uncle Frank” Reluctantly, Frank (Paul Bettany) travels with his niece Beth (Sofia Lillis) to attend his father’s funeral. Life partner Wally (Peter McKinsey) is also imposing and hopes that Frank will finally come out to his family.
  • “Pride” – A true drama story of the unusual fit alliance between a group of gay activists and British miners.

series

  • “Heartstopper” An honest and true coming of age series about two teens who not only have to deal with everyday school life, but also have to contend with the budding love for each other.
  • “Queer Eye (Germany)” – The German version of the popular reality format in which the Fab Five helps different people turn their lives upside down and develop a new (life) style.
  • “Grace and Frankie” Feel-good series revolves around two unequal women who try to live with their common destiny, because their husbands are not only friends, but also lovers for decades.
  • “sex education” After Otis (Asa Butterfield) imitates his mother (Gillian Anderson) and offers sexual support and advice to his classmates, he and his friends slowly but surely explore their sexuality as well.
  • “first kill” The Netflix reboot explores the intertwined lesbian love between vampires and the vampire slayer.
  • “Love is here” Shortly before moving to her parents due to the pandemic, Hanna reviews her romantic relationships. Successful adaptation to ZDF based on the Dutch model.
  • “All you need” – ARD’s original and multifaceted production focuses on a group of gay men with different life plans as they make their way through daily life in the big city.

documentaries

  • “Pride” The American documentary takes us on a journey through time and looks at the rights of the LGBTQ+ community through the ages.
  • Disclosure: Hollywood’s Portrait of Transgender People. The documentary looks at the way transgender people are portrayed in the film and television industry and their impact on gender identities.
  • secret love This documentary focuses on former professional baseball player Terry Donahue and partner Pat Henschel, who have lived a double life and hid their love for more than 60 years.
  • “My body my love” – ZDF productions on the complex concepts of love and the question of how one can live in the present day apart from “classical” relationships and norms of sexuality.
  • Hate love – worldwide homophobia Not only in conservative countries, but also in supposedly liberal societies, LGBTQ+ members have to fear hate and violence. ZDF captures the personal fate and daily struggles of those affected.

Pride Month: Our TV Recommendations

Also in linear television, there are mainly special programs, informational documentaries or a suitable topic week, such as RTL. You can find an overview of our Pride Month program tips here:

Date Channel nickname
Jun 10, 2022 at 8:15 pm ZDFneo Philadelphia (Feature Film)
Jun 11, 2022 at 9:15 am Tajischaw 24 “Every day a fight? – LGBT people in Germany” (documentary)
Jun 12, 2022 at 2:25 pm One Our Child (Feature Film)
June 13, 2022 2:45 AM ZDF information “Mysterious Criminal Cases in the German Democratic Republic – Deadly Love” (documentary)
Jun 14, 2022 at 11:10 pm TLC “Arielle – Love Me Like Me” (Documentary)
Jun 21, 2022 at 9:45 pm Sky Cinema Thriller “Girl” (Feature Film)
Jun 22 2022 at 8:20 am SRF2 “Out of Shadow into the Light” (documentary)
Jun 26, 2022 at 11:15 am Tajischaw 24 Who is afraid of the rainbow? (documentary)
June 27, 2022, 1:00 AM MDR “Axolotl Overkill” (Feature Film)

Admittedly, most feature films and documentaries run only on a limited scale during prime times. Usually ARD or ZDF media library can help you, as you can flexibly duplicate related programs to stream.

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More pride with “rbb QUEER” and “BR QUEER”

For those who just can’t get enough, both rbb and BR present eleven bizarre films in July and August that tell exciting stories a far cry from the heteronormative characters. More than half of the films will be broadcast on German TV for the first time and will also be available to stream in the media library.

Whether you’re in the mood for a slightly different family story, layered drama, or a sensitive tale of coming of age, there’s a movie for everyone in rbb and BR. From July 2 to August 13 do you see Saturday at rbb (from 11:30 p.m.) and Thursday at BR (from 11:15 p.m.) A feature film for both of them. You can get information about individual business from BR.

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