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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 (like Moonlight and Carol).

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

Dream Boat (2017)
86%

#30
Adjusted Score: 27.648%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Once a year the DREAM BOAT sets sail for a cruise only for gay men. Far from their families and... [More]

#29
#29
Adjusted Score: 32.436%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: SUSANNE BARTSCH: ON TOP explores Susanne's life and impact through never-before-seen archival footage, verité cinematography, personal testimonials, and highly stylized... [More]

#28

Dear Ex (2018)
89%

#28
Adjusted Score: 37.116%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: When Sanlian's ex-husband passes away, she discovers he has altered his insurance policy, cutting out their son in favor of... [More]
Directed By: Chih-Yen Hsu, Mag Hsu

#27

Lez Bomb (2018)
89%

#27
Adjusted Score: 37.116%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: From the executive producer of THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY comes a holiday comedy about a woman (Writer-Director Jenna Laurenzo) who... [More]
Directed By: Jenna Laurenzo

#26
Adjusted Score: 47.027%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Some love stories are not simple, Sweety's is one such story. She has to contend with her over-enthusiastic family that... [More]
Directed By: Shelly Chopra Dhar

#25
Adjusted Score: 50.702%
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

#24

Transformer (2018)
100%

#24
Adjusted Score: 50.971%
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

#23

Head On (1999)
63%

#23
Adjusted Score: 63.23%
Critics Consensus: Head On's narrative rambles at times, but its raw, sensual approach creates a powerful, resonant rumination on identity.
Synopsis: This bold feature homes in on the confused world of its 19-year-old hero, Ari. Over a 24-hour period he confronts... [More]
Directed By: Ana Kokkinos

#22

I Am Michael (2017)
64%

#22
Adjusted Score: 64.653%
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

#21

The Danish Girl (2015)
67%

#21
Adjusted Score: 76.214%
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

#20

The Perfection (2019)
72%

#20
Adjusted Score: 75.322%
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

#19

Concussion (2013)
75%

#19
Adjusted Score: 76.556%
Critics Consensus: Smart, nuanced, and sexy, Concussion transcends its more awkward moments thanks to Robin Weigert's remarkable starring performance.
Synopsis: Written and directed by Stacie Passon in an auspicious directing debut effort, and produced by Rose Troche, CONCUSSION is a... [More]
Directed By: Stacie Passon

#18

Alex Strangelove (2018)
80%

#18
Adjusted Score: 80.158%
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

#17

Holding The Man (2015)
81%

#17
Adjusted Score: 81.102%
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:

#16

Let It Snow (2019)
81%

#16
Adjusted Score: 81.221%
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

#15

Lovesong (2017)
83%

#15
Adjusted Score: 83.332%
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

#14

Handsome Devil (2017)
83%

#14
Adjusted Score: 84.204%
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

#13

Other People (2016)
85%

#13
Adjusted Score: 86.531%
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

#12

Girl (2019)
85%

#12
Adjusted Score: 86.819%
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

#11

A Single Man (2009)
85%

#11
Adjusted Score: 91.091%
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)

#10

Chasing Amy (1997)
87%

#10
Adjusted Score: 92.099%
Critics Consensus: Although Chasing Amy's depiction of queer sexuality is frustratingly clumsy, it handles an array of thorny themes with a mixture of sensitivity, raw honesty, and writer-director Kevin Smith's signature raunchy humor.
Synopsis: After a pair of films about hipster slackers, the work of writer-director Kevin Smith matured and gained critical respect with... [More]
Directed By: Kevin Smith

#9
Adjusted Score: 96.36%
Critics Consensus: Raw, honest, powerfully acted, and deliciously intense, Blue Is the Warmest Color offers some of modern cinema's most elegantly composed, emotionally absorbing drama.
Synopsis: BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR centers on a 15-year-old girl named Adèle (Exarchopoulos) who is climbing to adulthood and dreams... [More]
Directed By: Abdel Kechiche

#8
Adjusted Score: 96.286%
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

#7

I Am Divine (2013)
96%

#7
Adjusted Score: 97.296%
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

#6

The Half of It (2020)
97%

#6
Adjusted Score: 100.691%
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

#5

Circus of Books (2020)
98%

#5
Adjusted Score: 99.867%
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 Cakemaker (2018)
98%

#4
Adjusted Score: 99.688%
Critics Consensus: The Cakemaker explores all-consuming emotion with beguiling restraint, adding up to a delicately understated character study fueled by the power of love.
Synopsis: Thomas, a young German baker, is having an affair with Oren, an Israeli married man who has frequent business visits... [More]
Directed By: Ofir Raul Graizer

#3

A Secret Love (2020)
100%

#3
Adjusted Score: 101.189%
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
#2
Adjusted Score: 103.175%
Critics Consensus: Dallas Buyers Club rests squarely on Matthew McConaughey's scrawny shoulders, and he carries the burden gracefully with what might be a career-best performance.
Synopsis: Matthew McConaughey stars in DALLAS BUYERS CLUB as real-life Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof, whose free-wheeling life was overturned in 1985... [More]
Directed By: Jean-Marc Vallée

#1

Moonlight (2016)
98%

#1
Adjusted Score: 113.518%
Critics Consensus: Moonlight uses one man's story to offer a remarkable and brilliantly crafted look at lives too rarely seen in cinema.
Synopsis: The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man's struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life... [More]
Directed By: Barry Jenkins (III)


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