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The 30 Best LGBTQ Movies on Netflix Right Now

In celebration of Pride month, we compiled a list of the best Fresh lesbian, gay, trans, and queer films you can watch on Netflix right now. You’ll find Netflix originals (like recent documentaries Circle of Books and A Secret Love) as well as award-winning theatrical releases.

The titles below are sorted from the best LGBTQ films on Netflix and ranked by adjusted Tomatometer score (which takes into account the number of reviewers weighing in, and the number of reviews per film for movies released in a given year). To be included, films had to have a Fresh Tomatometer score (60% or above).

#30
Adjusted Score: 50.353%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: "The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin" examines the life and work of one of the world's most beloved storytellers, following... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Jennifer M. Kroot

#29

Transformer (2018)
100%

#29
Adjusted Score: 50.649%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In the summer of 2015, former US Marine and world record weightlifter Matt "Kroc" Kroczaleski was publicly outed as being... [More]
Directed By: Michael Del Monte

#28

I Am Michael (2017)
64%

#28
Adjusted Score: 64.642%
Critics Consensus: I Am Michael takes a determinedly balanced approach to its complex subject, and although the results don't always add up, they're anchored by strong work from James Franco.
Synopsis: I AM MICHAEL is the incredible true-life story of Michael Glatze (Franco), a high profile queer youth activist who created... [More]
Directed By: Justin Kelly

#27

The Danish Girl (2015)
66%

#27
Adjusted Score: 75.254%
Critics Consensus: The Danish Girl serves as another showcase for Eddie Redmayne's talent -- and poignantly explores thought-provoking themes with a beautifully filmed biopic drama.
Synopsis: The remarkable love story inspired by the lives of artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda's marriage and... [More]
Directed By: Tom Hooper

#26

The Perfection (2019)
72%

#26
Adjusted Score: 75.461%
Critics Consensus: Led by a pair of compelling performances, The Perfection is a smart, gripping thriller that barbs its wild twists with cutting wit.
Synopsis: When troubled musical prodigy Charlotte (Allison Williams) seeks out Elizabeth (Logan Browning), the new star pupil of her former school,... [More]
Directed By: Richard Shepard

#25
#25
Adjusted Score: 78.178%
Critics Consensus: A time capsule assembled with honesty and sensitivity, Edge of Seventeen overcomes youthful fumbles to capture a time of life -- and an era.
Synopsis: The year is 1984. The music is Boy George and the Bronski Beat. Eric and his best friend, Maggie, are... [More]
Directed By: David Moreton

#24

Alex Strangelove (2018)
80%

#24
Adjusted Score: 80.151%
Critics Consensus: Alex Strangelove offers a refreshingly insightful -- and fittingly adult -- take on teen sexuality enlivened by smart humor and a fearlessly progressive approach.
Synopsis: ALEX STRANGELOVE tells the story of Alex Truelove (Daniel Doheny), a well-rounded high school senior with a wonderful girlfriend Claire... [More]
Directed By: Craig Johnson

#23

Holding The Man (2015)
81%

#23
Adjusted Score: 81.097%
Critics Consensus: Heart-wrenching performances center Holding the Man, an achingly beautiful portrayal of love and death that may be too real for some.
Synopsis: Tim and John fell in love and embarked on a forbidden high school romance that was to last a lifetime.... [More]
Starring:
Directed By:

#22

Let It Snow (2019)
81%

#22
Adjusted Score: 81.196%
Critics Consensus: Comfortably cliché, Let It Snow wears its influences on its sleeve, but works anyway thanks an excellent ensemble and just the right amount of holiday cheer.
Synopsis: When a snowstorm hits a small midwestern town on Christmas Eve, a group of high school seniors find their friendships... [More]
Directed By: Luke Snellin

#21

Lovesong (2017)
83%

#21
Adjusted Score: 83.368%
Critics Consensus: Wise, well-acted, and emotionally resonant, Lovesong explores emotionally resonant themes through the ups and downs of the bond between two women.
Synopsis: Neglected by her husband, Sarah embarks on an impromptu road trip with her young daughter and her best friend, Mindy.... [More]
Directed By: So Yong Kim

#20

Handsome Devil (2017)
83%

#20
Adjusted Score: 84.144%
Critics Consensus: Handsome Devil offers a charming, well-acted variation on the coming-of-age story with a few fresh topical twists.
Synopsis: Ned, the bullied outsider, and Conor, a new boy and star athlete, are forced to room together at their cloistered... [More]
Directed By: John Butler

#19
#19
Adjusted Score: 84.394%
Critics Consensus: Smart, stylish, and well-acted, What Keeps You Alive proves it's still possible to spin an engrossing horror yarn without fundamentally altering established formula.
Synopsis: How much can you really know about another person? The unsettling truth that even those closest to us can harbor... [More]
Directed By: Colin Minihan

#18
#18
Adjusted Score: 85.213%
Critics Consensus: The Boys in the Band brings the classic stage play back to the screen with a well-acted adaptation containing surprising -- and poignant -- modern relevance.
Synopsis: More than fifty years after Mart Crowley's play became an unexpected smash hit for putting gay men's lives center stage... [More]
Directed By: Joe Mantello

#17

Other People (2016)
85%

#17
Adjusted Score: 86.564%
Critics Consensus: Other People resists easy melodrama, rewarding viewers with a smart, subtle look at family dynamics with a talented cast and a finely calibrated blend of funny and serious moments.
Synopsis: A struggling comedy writer in New York City (Jesse Plemons) returns home to Sacramento to care for his dying mother... [More]
Directed By: Chris Kelly

#16

Girl (2019)
84%

#16
Adjusted Score: 85.851%
Critics Consensus: Girl uses one aspiring dancer's story as the framework for a poignant drama that approaches its difficult themes with fittingly alluring grace.
Synopsis: GIRL tells the story of 15-year-old Lara who wants to become a ballerina, with a classical training for female dancers.... [More]
Directed By: Lukas Dhont

#15

I Care a Lot (2021)
78%

#15
Adjusted Score: 86.266%
Critics Consensus: A searing swipe at late-stage capitalism, I Care A Lot is an exhilarating pitch black comedy with a wicked performance from Rosamund Pike.
Synopsis: Poised with sharklike self-assurance, Marla Grayson (Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike) is a professional, court-appointed guardian for dozens of elderly... [More]
Directed By: J Blakeson

#14

Lingua Franca (2020)
86%

#14
Adjusted Score: 87.387%
Critics Consensus: Lingua Franca brings warmth and humanity to its social issue-driven plot with sensitive performances and writer-director Isabel Sandoval's gently empathetic touch.
Synopsis: Olivia, an undocumented Filipino transwoman, works as a caregiver to Olga, an elderly Russian woman, in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. When... [More]
Directed By: Isabel Sandoval

#13

A Single Man (2009)
86%

#13
Adjusted Score: 92.186%
Critics Consensus: Though the costumes are beautiful and the art direction impeccable, what stands out most from this debut by fashion designer Tom Ford is the leading performance by Colin Firth.
Synopsis: In Los Angeles 1962, at the height of the Cuban missile crisis George Falconer, a 52 year old British college... [More]
Directed By: Tom Ford (VIII)

#12

Straight Up (2020)
93%

#12
Adjusted Score: 93.311%
Critics Consensus: Well-acted and sharply written, Straight Up serves as an effervescent calling card for writer/director/star James Sweeney.
Synopsis: Todd is a hyper-articulate, obsessive compulsive gay twenty-something whose fear of dying alone leads him to a baffling conclusion: he... [More]
Directed By: James Sweeney

#11
#11
Adjusted Score: 95.498%
Critics Consensus: A beautiful, epic Western, Brokeback Mountain's love story is imbued with heartbreaking universality thanks to moving performances by Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal.
Synopsis: Set against the sweeping landscapes of Wyoming and Texas, this epic love story tells of two young men -- a... [More]
Directed By: Ang Lee

#10
Adjusted Score: 96.277%
Critics Consensus: The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson uses its belated investigation into an activist's murder as the framework for a sobering look at the ongoing battle for equal rights.
Synopsis: Who killed Marsha P. Johnson? When the beloved, self-described "street queen" of NY's gay ghetto was found floating in the... [More]
Directed By: David France

#9

I Am Divine (2013)
96%

#9
Adjusted Score: 97.332%
Critics Consensus: With warmth and affection, I Am Divine offers an engaging portrait of the complex personality behind a trailblazing cinematic figure.
Synopsis: Young, chubby Harris Glenn Milstead liked musicals, was drawn to feminine pursuits, and was bullied. He was privately playing "dress-up... [More]
Directed By: Jeffrey Schwarz

#8

The Queen (1968)
96%

#8
Adjusted Score: 97.843%
Critics Consensus: Celebrating its subjects without ever losing sight of their story, The Queen is a fascinating time capsule that has only gained resonance since its release.
Synopsis: Decades before Paris Is Burning and Rupaul's Drag Race, this ground-breaking documentary about the 1967 Miss All-America Camp Beauty Pageant... [More]
Directed By: Frank Simon

#7

Pariah (2011)
95%

#7
Adjusted Score: 98.335%
Critics Consensus: Pulsing with authenticity and led by a stirring lead performance from Adepero Oduye, Pariah is a powerful coming out/coming-of-age film that signals the arrival of a fresh new talent in writer/director Dee Rees.
Synopsis: Adepero Oduye portrays Alike (pronounced ah-lee-kay), a 17-year-old African-American woman who lives with her parents Audrey and Arthur (Kim Wayans... [More]
Directed By: Dee Rees

#6

Disclosure (2020)
98%

#6
Adjusted Score: 99.481%
Critics Consensus: Disclosure engrossingly illuminates the history and effects of the way transgender lives are depicted onscreen -- and outlines how much progress still needs to be made.
Synopsis: Disclosure is an unprecedented look at the depiction of transgender people and experiences throughout the history of film and television.... [More]
Directed By: Sam Feder

#5

Circus of Books (2020)
98%

#5
Adjusted Score: 99.668%
Critics Consensus: Like the cheekily named store at this documentary's center, Circus of Books proves there are countless stories below the surface if we're only willing to look.
Synopsis: For over 35 years, the gay porn shop, Circus of Books, served as the epicenter for LGBT life and culture... [More]
Directed By: Rachel Mason

#4

The Half of It (2020)
97%

#4
Adjusted Score: 100.634%
Critics Consensus: For viewers in search of an uncommonly smart, tender, and funny coming-of-age story, The Half of It has everything.
Synopsis: Shy, straight-A student Ellie is hired by sweet but inarticulate jock Paul, who needs help winning over a popular girl.... [More]
Directed By: Alice Wu

#3

A Secret Love (2020)
100%

#3
Adjusted Score: 101.06%
Critics Consensus: In telling one couple's story, A Secret Love pays understated yet powerful tribute to a lifetime of choices and sacrifices made in the name of enduring devotion.
Synopsis: A Secret Love tells an incredible love story between Terry Donahue and Pat Henschel, whose relationship spans nearly seven decades.... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Chris Bolan

#2
Adjusted Score: 101.855%
Critics Consensus: An absorbing and affectionate tribute to a unique individual, Mucho Mucho Amor should prove fascinating for Walter Mercado fans as well as first-timers.
Synopsis: Dazzling and tender-hearted, legendary astrologer Walter Mercado vanished at the peak of his fame. This documentary poignantly explains what happened.... [More]

#1

Milk (2008)
93%

#1
Adjusted Score: 102.463%
Critics Consensus: Anchored by Sean Penn's powerhouse performance, Milk is a triumphant account of America's first openly gay man elected to public office.
Synopsis: In 1977, Harvey Milk was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, becoming the first openly gay man to... [More]
Directed By: Gus Van Sant


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