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Pride On Screen: 25 Essential Queer Films

Pride On Screen

18 Brokeback Mountain
Brokeback Mountain
Ang Lee (2005)

Though revolutionary for its infiltration of mainstream (and Oscar) conversations, Brokeback wouldn’t have been so incendiary had it not upended that ultimate figure of American masculinity: the cowboy. “John Wayne is turning in his grave,” one Academy voter was rumored to have said. But the aching romance between Ennis (Heath Ledger) and Jack (Jake Gyllenhaal) is one we’ll take to ours, along with the assurance that men can fall in love anywhere, from a rager to a ranch. 

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