17 Best gay movies on Netflix

Best gay movies on Netflix


Nowadays, LGBT movies are being embraced universally for their great content, great storylines, and mature treatment, far from stereotypical portrayals. In this post, we have covered about 15+ LGBT movies that you can easily see, no matter what your country of residence is if you have a Netflix account.

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1. Alex Strangelove (2018)
Studded with a cast of Daniel Doheny, Antonio Marziale, Madeline Weinstein, and others, it is a comedy-drama with some really funny scenes. This light-hearted drama is about Alex Truelove, played by Daniel Doheny, who is a teenager, looking forward to losing his virginity to his girlfriend Claire, played by Madeline Weinstein. However, things go topsy-turvy for this high school senior when he falls for a handsome gay teenager, played by Antonio Marziale.


2. Beach Rats (2017)

This Netflix movie stars Harris Dickinson, Madeleine Weinstein, Kate Hodge, and others. It is a story about Frankie, an aimless young man, played by Harris Dickinson. The movie showcases his struggle as he tries to balance his home life while trying to figure out his sexuality. His father on his death bed and his mother constantly nag him about finding a girlfriend - he copes with all the stress by causing trouble and meeting the older men online. He simultaneously enters into a relationship with a woman and starts to hook up with men. For the movie, Eliza Hittman won the best director award at Sundance under the US Dramatic Features category.


3. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
Starring Terence Stamp, Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, and others, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, is a movie about Two drag queens, Anthony and Adam (played by Hugo Weaving & Guy Pearce respectively) and a transgender woman Bernadette (played by Stamp). Priscilla is the name of the tour bus in which they are crossing the Australian desert for a drag show in Alice Springs and while on the way they encounter a lot of obstacles. The classic talks about the abuse they face and how good things happen eventually.


4. The Birdcage (1996)
Starring Cast: Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Nathan Lane, and others The Birdcage is a story about Armand Goldman, played by the late Robin Williams. The character of Armand is an openly gay man, who is the owner The Birdcage - a drag club. He has a son named Val, played by Futterman, and things go berserk when he is forced to act as a heterosexual man for the sake of his son's fiance Barbara, played by Flockhart. He has no choice for Barbara’s parents are ultraconservative.



5. Moonlight (2016)
Moonlight was the first LGBTQ movie to win an Oscar, actually three!! Shot with realism, it is the most gripping account of loneliness ever captured on the big screen. Barry Jerkins tells the story of love in hopeless circumstances with flying colors. 

6. Carol (2015)
This Netflix movie is actually adapted from a novel named ‘The Price of Salt’ by Patricia Highsmith, which was first published in 1952. The movie, Todd Haynes‘ best work till date, tells the story of two women, one a photographer, played by Rooney Mara, and the other an older woman going through a divorce, played by Cate Blanchett. The forbidden love, the obstacles, and the hard-earned good ending - Carol is a masterpiece worth-watching!!

7. Milk (2008) Sean Penn’s one of the finest performances, Milk is based on a real person - Harvey Milk, the first openly gay person to be elected to a public office in California. The movie won two Oscars, Sean Penn earned his second best-actor trophy for the movie.
8. God’s Own Country (2017)

Directed by Francis Lee, God’s Own Country is about two farmhands and love. Set in Yorkshire, this quite tale is full of optimism and the stars Josh O’Connor and Alec Secareanu make it look believable, almost tangible. It shocks you and moves you deeply. We will not be surprised if it made you cry in the end.

9. Handsome Devil (2017) 

This Irish comedy starring Finn O’Shea and Nicholas Galitzine is a story about two schoolboys, one a loner, other a popular athlete, how they become friends - a friendship that turns turbulent over time. The movie talks about individuality, it is inspiring and full of twists and turns.

10. Those People (2016)

This is a rather sad movie about two young artists, a painter, and a pianist. They fall in love with each other in Manhattan, and as per the director Joey Kuhn, it is based on his own experience when he fell for his best friend.

11. Head On (1998)

This movie is about a 19-year-old Greek youth who is exploring his sexuality and sometimes tend to go towards really risky scenarios. 'Head On' got critical acclaim despite the fact that it had some really explicit content that caused a big controversy.

12. Blue is the Warmest Color (2013)

It is a highly acclaimed epic noted for exceptional performances by the leads Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos. It says the story of a teenage girl who falls for a much older artist she met in a lesbian bar. Though it is also popular for a highly publicized row between a star and a director, yet Blue is the Warmest Color remains the best work of Abdellatif Kechiche to date.


13. Concussion (2013)
Starring Robin Weigert, Concussion is a drama directed by Stacie Passon, which tells the story of a lesbian housewife who decides to try high-end escorting after surviving a fateful blow to her head. The movie won a special jury award at the Berlin International Film Festival.
14. Holding the Man (2015)
Starring Ryan Corr and Craig Stott, ‘Holding the Man’ is based on the memoir of an Australian author Timothy Conigrave. Though sad, it tells the real-life story of two men who meet as schoolmates.

15. Princess Cyd (2017)
After making  Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party, Stephen Cone made another real movie with real characters in Princess Cyd. It is about a teen girl who falls for another girl on her way to Chicago where she is traveling to meet her aunt.



16. Paris is Burning (1990)

This documentary by Jennie Livingston tells the story about drag queens and their house culture in New York City which is a way to provide support and a feeling of belongingness to otherwise socially shunned performers. Paris is Burning was declared a precious artifact and has attained cult status over the decades. It didn’t get a nomination at the Oscars for the best documentary, which led to a scandal. In 2016, The Library of Congress selected it for preservation as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

17. Other People (2016)


This movie is based on writer/director Chris Kelly’s family life. After a fresh breakup with his boyfriend, the protagonist David, a struggling writer, goes back to his childhood home to help care for his ailing mother. This movie’s highlight was Molly Shannon who was awarded the Independent Spirit Award for her tragicomic performance.

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