Like for Like: Dance of the 41, on Netflix
This article discusses 5 movies like the Netflix film Dance of the 41, on Netflix, so it may contain minor spoilers.
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
The 2005 Oscar-nominated film starred the late Heath Ledger as Ennis Del Mar, a ranch hand, and Jake Gyllenhaal as Jack Twist, a rodeo cowboy who finds romance in Wyoming. They keep their tortured love affair a secret for nearly twenty years, even after marrying women, including Ennis’s childhood sweetheart and wife, Alma (Michelle Williams). It’s a tragic, powerful story of tortured souls and crushing regret.
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Todd Hayne’s film is like stepping into a 1950s time capsule of intolerance. It also was robbed of an Oscar nomination for Best Picture. Rooney Mara plays Therese Belivet, perfume girl at a department store, and spots the elegant Carol (Cate Blanchett). Carol is newly celebrated by her husband (played by Kyle Chandler) whose ego can’t handle his wife’s penchant for not only cheating on him but with women. The two women have a forbidden affair. Though later, Carol is forced to give up full custody of her son and sign an unfair divorce settlement or her husband will spill her secret. Carol is an exquisite film, powerful, and has that heartbreaking ending of a romance society will not accept.
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The Front Runner (2018)
Hugh Jackman gives one of his best performances (with Prisoners and Logan being the ones ahead) as Gary Hart in The Front Runner, former senator of Colorado becomes the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1987. Hart was the new Kennedy, intelligent, charismatic, and full of ideals. His campaign was detailed by the birth of tabloid journalism and a scandal that he has an open marriage with his wife. His open road to the White House was then derailed for good.
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The Imitation Game (2014)
In 1939, Cambridge mathematics genius Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) is hired by MI6 to crack the Nazi code Enigma, which was thought unbreakable. Turing’s team, which includes Keira Knightly, Matthew Goode, and Jason Strong, invented a machine that was the prototype for the first computer. While helping to save the world looked good on a resume, Turning was placed in prison for being a closeted gay man. He was forced to go under government-mandated hormone therapy and chemical castration. He committed suicide in 1952.
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The Normal Heart (2016)
The Normal Heart is a powerful case study of gay men in the 1980’s as they demand their God-given right to be homosexual in America. Dance of the 41 and The Normal Heart have themes in common of expression in physical lust, romance, and/or love.
You can stream The Normal Heart on HBO, HBO GO, HBO Max, and Directv, right now!
That’s it, folks— these are 5 movies like the Netflix film Dance of the 41 — any suggestions? Comment below!