- Awards: Won 3 Academy Awards
Moonlight is certainly fitting as one of the classic movies of this era. It’ll leave you speechless at times, and it’s just as powerful of a watch every time you see it. Technically, the movie has a simple premise when you break it down. It is a coming-of-age story that examines the sexual identity of a black man in three stages of his life, within the African-American community. This is a relatively big deal because many movies with a largely black cast tend to be about racism or have that at the core of the film. Not Moonlight though. This is actually the first major LGBTQ+ movie with an all-black cast, yet the story of the film could fit any skin color.