The Normal Heart

In the early 1980s, the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York led to an emergence of homosexual activists. With support from the medical community, they try to raise awareness about the disease.

Directed by Ryan Murphy (Glee, Pose, American Horror Story) and written by AIDS activist Larry Kramer, this film focuses on the early days of the AIDS crisis in New York City, between 1981 and 1984. Kramer's play of the same name debuted in the 1980s, but Murphy stated he made the film adaptation decades later due to concerns that people born after the early AIDS epidemic would not remember its lessons. The stellar cast includes Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, Jim Parsons, Julia Roberts, and Jonathan Groff.