Movies About Rainbows

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Movies About Rainbows

So many films have talked about Movies About Rainbows. We put together 25 of the best ones.

The Children's Hour (1961)

The Children's Hour
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From William Wyler, starring Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine, James Garner, Miriam Hopkins
Rated Not Rated

The Children's Hour is a 1961 drama film directed by William Wyler based on the 1934 play of the same name by Lillian Hellman. It stars Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine, James Garner, and Fay Bainter. The film follows two schoolteachers, Martha Dobie (Hepburn) and Karen Wright (MacLaine), who run a girls' boarding school together. When a malicious student, Mary Tilford (Karen Balkin), spreads false rumors accusing them of being romantically involved, their lives and the lives of the other students and their families are turned upside down. The two must contend with the consequences of Mary's lies and fight to restore their reputations and their school.

Chavela (2017)

Chavela
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Catherine Gund, Daresha Kyi, starring Eugenia León, Jesusa Rodríguez, Tania Libertad, Marcela Rodríguez
Rated Unrated

Chavela is a documentary film released in 2017 that tells the story of Chavela Vargas, a Mexican singer who defied gender stereotypes and rose to fame in the 1950s and 60s. Through performance footage and interviews, the film takes us on a journey of Chavela's life, showing her struggles with addiction, her dedication to her music, and her life-long journey of self-discovery. The film follows Chavela as she re-emerges into the spotlight in her 80s and triumphantly reclaims her rightful place as an iconic figure of Mexican culture. Chavela is an inspiring story of a woman's inner strength and resilience in the face of adversity.

Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Brokeback Mountain
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Ang Lee, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger, Michelle Williams, Randy Quaid
Rated R

Brokeback Mountain is a critically acclaimed 2005 romantic drama directed by Ang Lee. The film tells the story of two male ranch hands, Ennis Del Mar (Heath Ledger) and Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal), whose friendship deepens into a romantic relationship while they are living and working in the isolated Wyoming mountains in 1963. Although they struggle to keep their affair hidden, the two men are forced to confront the consequences of their forbidden relationship and ultimately, the tragedy that it brings. The film won three Academy Awards, for Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Original Score. It also received four Golden Globe awards, including Best Motion Picture - Drama and Best Director.

Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

Fried Green Tomatoes
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Jon Avnet, starring Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louise Parker
Rated PG-13

Fried Green Tomatoes is a 1991 American comedy-drama film directed by Jon Avnet and based on the novel Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg. The film follows the story of two women, Evelyn Couch (Kathy Bates) and Ninny Threadgoode (Jessica Tandy), and their unlikely friendship that develops while they are in a nursing home. Evelyn is a middle-aged, depressed housewife who doesn't have much going on in her life. She visits her husband's elderly aunt Ninny at the nursing home and finds solace in the stories Ninny tells her of Whistle Stop, Alabama. Ninny tells the story of Idgie Threadgoode (Mary Stuart Masterson) and Ruth Jamison (Mary-Louise Parker), two women who become friends in the 1930s. Idgie and Ruth open a cafe in Whistle Stop and go on to form a strong bond that withstands the obstacles of racism, sexism, and the Depression. Evelyn finds strength in the stories of the women from Whistle Stop and realizes that she is capable of more than she has given herself credit for. Fried Green Tomatoes provides a message of hope and reminds viewers

Maurice (1987)

Maurice
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From James Ivory, starring James Wilby, Rupert Graves, Hugh Grant, Denholm Elliott
Rated R

Maurice (1987) is a British romantic drama film directed by James Ivory and based on the novel of the same name by E.M. Forster. The film follows Maurice Hall (Hugh Grant) as he navigates an Edwardian England filled with rigid social conventions and his own personal struggles with his homosexuality. Maurice is sent away to a private school, where he meets his lifelong friend Clive Durham (Rupert Graves). After college, the two men pursue different paths in life, but they remain close friends. Maurice falls in love with Alec Scudder (Ben Kingsley), a working-class gamekeeper, with whom he embarks on a secret, romantic relationship. When Clive discovers their relationship, he is forced to confront his own repressed homosexuality. The two men then face the harsh realities of social acceptance as Maurice struggles with his own sense of identity and morality. Maurice is ultimately forced to choose between a life of happiness with Alec and a life of social acceptance with Clive.

Weekend (2011)

Weekend
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Andrew Haigh, starring Tom Cullen, Chris New, Jonathan Race, Laura Freeman
Rated Not Rated

Weekend is a romantic drama set in the English city of Nottingham. Two young men, Russell and Glen, meet at a nightclub and spend a passionate weekend together. Through their conversations, we learn that Russell is a struggling artist and Glen is a teacher. As the two men grow closer, they explore their feelings for each other and must ultimately decide if their connection is strong enough to last beyond the weekend. With authentic performances and a thoughtful, moving story, Weekend explores the complexities of modern relationships and celebrates the power of human connection.

The Favourite (2018)

The Favourite
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Yorgos Lanthimos, starring Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult
Rated R

The Favourite is a 2018 British period comedy-drama film directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and written by Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara. Set in early eighteenth century England, the film follows the savage, political machinations among the courtiers of Queen Anne. As her health weakens, Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) takes control of the royal household and governs the country while her cousin Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives at court with designs on manipulating Sarah and the Queen. The two cousins engage in a bitter rivalry for power, influence, and the affections of the Queen. As their personal and political schemes escalate, the conflict between them intensifies, leading to a shocking outcome.

I Killed My Mother (2009)

I Killed My Mother
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Xavier Dolan, starring Anne Dorval, Xavier Dolan, François Arnaud, Suzanne Clément
Rated Not Rated

Frida (2002)

Frida
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Julie Taymor, starring Salma Hayek, Alfred Molina, Geoffrey Rush, Mía Maestro
Rated R

Carol (2015)

Carol
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Todd Haynes, starring Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, Kyle Chandler
Rated R

North Sea Texas (2011)

North Sea Texas
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Bavo Defurne, starring Ben Van den Heuvel, Eva van der Gucht, Thomas Coumans, Katelijne Damen
Rated Not Rated

The Mudge Boy (2003)

The Mudge Boy
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Michael Burke, starring Emile Hirsch, Richard Jenkins, Tom Guiry, Pablo Schreiber
Rated R

Tropical Malady (2004)

Tropical Malady
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Apichatpong Weerasethakul, starring Banlop Lomnoi, Sakda Kaewbuadee, Huai Dessom, Sirivech Jareonchon
Rated Not Rated

Thelma (2017)

Thelma
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Joachim Trier, starring Eili Harboe, Kaya Wilkins, Henrik Rafaelsen, Ellen Dorrit Petersen
Rated Not Rated

Lost and Delirious (2001)

Lost and Delirious
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Léa Pool, starring Piper Perabo, Jessica Paré, Mischa Barton, Jackie Burroughs
Rated R

Rent (2005)

Rent
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Chris Columbus, starring Taye Diggs, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Rosario Dawson, Anthony Rapp
Rated PG-13

Summertime (2015)

Summertime
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Catherine Corsini, starring Cécile de France, Izïa Higelin, Noémie Lvovsky, Jean-Henri Compère
Rated Not Rated

The Jane Austen Book Club (2007)

The Jane Austen Book Club
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Robin Swicord, starring Kathy Baker, Hugh Dancy, Amy Brenneman, Maria Bello
Rated PG-13

Novitiate (2017)

Novitiate
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Maggie Betts, starring Melissa Leo, Lisa Stewart, Alyssa Brindley, Chelsea Lopez
Rated R

The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018)

The Miseducation of Cameron Post
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Desiree Akhavan, starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Steven Hauck, Quinn Shephard, Kerry Butler
Rated Not Rated

The Runaways (2010)

The Runaways
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Floria Sigismondi, starring Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning, Michael Shannon, Stella Maeve
Rated R

The Summer of Sangaile (2015)

The Summer of Sangaile
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Alante Kavaite, starring Julija Steponaityte, Aiste Dirziute, Jurate Sodyte, Martynas Budraitis
Rated Not Rated

Kill Your Darlings (2013)

Kill Your Darlings
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From John Krokidas, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, Michael C. Hall, Ben Foster
Rated R

Lovesong (2016)

Lovesong
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From So Yong Kim, starring Riley Keough, Jena Malone, Jessie Ok Gray, Cary Joji Fukunaga
Rated Not Rated

Ginger & Rosa (2012)

Ginger & Rosa
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Sally Potter, starring Elle Fanning, Alice Englert, Annette Bening, Oliver Platt
Rated PG-13

 



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