Prime Video is a treasure trove of modern love stories that capture the beauty and complexity of human connections. From a forbidden romance between a royal prince and America’s First Son, to the story of a young boy dealing with gender identity, the streaming platform is home to films and series that celebrate the diversity of love in all its forms. Recently released Amazon Original Red, White & Royal Blue is one such delightful romance drama, where the First Son of the United States Alex Claremont Diaz (Taylor Zakhar Perez) and a charming British royal prince Henry (Nicholas Galitzine) find themselves entangled in a secret relationship that challenges not only their own perceptions but also international politics. Red, White, and Royal Blue is a must-watch for those who crave a love story that defies expectations and barriers. The film topped worldwide Prime Video charts, and is receiving rave reviews from critics and viewers.
If you’ve watched and loved Alex and Henry in Red, White & Royal Blue, and also rooted for them, here are similar top-rated LGBTQIA+ romances that you can stream on Prime Video!
Made in Heaven Season 2
Love, Life, and the Big Indian Wedding
The second season of Made in Heaven continues to unravel the lives and loves of wedding planners Karan and Tara as they navigate the intricacies of relationships, societal norms, and, of course, extravagant Indian weddings. Receiving special adulation from the audiences is the character of Karan, who breaks stereotypical portrayals of gay men on screen, and delves deeper into the complexities that queer people struggle with on a daily basis. With the new season, Made in Heaven raised the bar high by roping in Trinetra Haldar, a transgender actor, to portray a transgender character on screen, increasing their share of voice in the Indian cinescape.
Navigating Identity and Young Love
Love, Simon centers on Simon, a high school student struggling with his sexual identity, and his journey to find love while keeping his secret safe. Balancing heartwarming moments with coming-of-age challenges, this film beautifully portrays the experience of coming out and discovering first love in the midst of teenage turmoil.
Shubh Mangal Zyaada Savdhan
Breaking stereotypes with healthy doses of laughter and love
This heartwarming Indian comedy challenges societal norms as it follows a same-sex couple, played by Ayushmann Khurrana and Jitendra Kumar, navigating familial expectations and societal prejudices. Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan offers a delightful blend of humor, emotion, and romance, proving that love has the power to transcend traditions and societal biases.
Uniting for Equality and Love
Based on real events, Pride recounts the heartwarming alliance between LGBTQ+ activists and striking miners in 1980s UK. As these two communities come together to support each other, the film celebrates the strength of unity and the transformative power of love that knows no bounds.
These LGBTQIA+ films and series offer a diverse range of stories that explore the intricacies of love, identity, and connection. From historical dramas to modern tales, these films and series remind us that love knows no boundaries and can flourish even in the face of societal norms and challenges.