It’s never just one moment – it’s an ongoing journey. Ask anyone who’s done it; they’ll all have a coming out story. It’s a process that can be terrifying, exhilarating, heartbreaking and confidence-building.
There are so many films that cover the subject: from high school to discovery in later life, from passion to awkwardness. Beaches|life has gathered together some of the best coming out movies that we know everyone will love, no matter their experience.
Desert Hearts (1986) Dir. Donna Deitch; Helen Shaver, Patricia Charbonneau, Audra Lindley
Beautiful Thing (1996) Dir. Hettie MacDonald; Glen Berry, Linda Henry, Scott Neal
In and Out (1997) Dir. Frank Oz; Kevin Kline, Joan Cusack, Tom Selleck
Edge of Seventeen (1998) Dir. David Moreton; Chris Stafford, Tina Holmes, Andersen Gabrych
Get Real (1998) Dir. Simon Shore; Ben Silverstone, Brad Gorton, Charlotte Brittain
Loving Annabelle (2006) Dir. Katherine Brooks; Erin Kelly, Diane Gaidry, Laura Breckenridge
Dir. Dee Rees; Adepero Oduye, Kim Wayans, Aasha Davis
Dir. Darren Stein; Michael J. Willett, Paul Iacono, Sasha Pieterse
Boy Erased (2018) Dir. Joel Edgerton; Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Joel Edgerton
Love, Simon (2018) Dir. Greg Berlanti; Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel