Here are some great Netflix movies to accompany your hot gay date night
The phrase “Netflix and chill” roughly means hooking up, or something like that, but it’s also a bit more complicated. “Netflix and chill” has become a case of social media-fueled semantic drift gone mad. While its origins date back to 2007, it has only recently become part of mainstream vocabulary, including among those who aren’t young and in college.
Originally, “Netflix and chill” really did mean “chilling out and watching Netflix”. It was pretty much a solo activity. Since then, the phrase has become a 21st-century version of “Do you want to come up for some ‘coffee’?”
So either you’re bringing home a total stranger or having a hot date night with your bf, here are some good Netflix movies to accompany your “Netflix and chill” moment.
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This film is a beautifully crafted masterpiece that explores themes of identity, sexuality, and connection in a way that’s both poignant and deeply resonant. It’s told in three parts, each focusing on a different stage in the life of Chiron, a young African-American man growing up in Miami. The narrative is powerful, and the performances, especially by Mahershala Ali, are outstanding. Its Oscar win for Best Picture is a testament to its exceptional storytelling and cinematic quality.
Call Me By Your Name (2017)
Set in the sun-drenched Italian countryside, this coming-of-age story captures the essence of first love and the aching beauty of youth. It’s a visually stunning film, with superb performances from Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer. The story is tender, sensual, and bittersweet, exploring the relationship between a 17-year-old boy and a visiting American scholar. The film’s sensitive portrayal of longing and heartache leaves a lasting impression.
God’s Own Country (2017)
A remarkable and raw love story set against the bleak, yet beautiful landscapes of rural Yorkshire. The film follows a young farmer who struggles with his emotions and responsibilities until he forms an intense relationship with a Romanian migrant worker. The performances are incredibly authentic, and the film skillfully portrays themes of isolation, transformation, and hope without resorting to clichés.
The Boys in the Band (2020)
This film, based on the groundbreaking 1968 play, brings together a group of gay men for a birthday party in New York City, where their hidden truths and feelings come to the surface. It’s a snapshot of a particular moment in LGBTQ history, with a strong ensemble cast that delivers powerful and sometimes biting dialogue. The film captures the complexities of friendship and self-acceptance in a society that was just beginning to shift.
The Power of the Dog (2021)
A subtle, yet intense Western drama set in 1920s Montana, directed by Jane Campion. The film explores themes of masculinity, dominance, and repressed emotions, with a focus on the complex relationship between two brothers on a ranch. Benedict Cumberbatch’s performance is particularly notable, bringing depth to a character that is both intimidating and vulnerable. The film’s slow burn narrative and stunning cinematography create a tense and compelling atmosphere.