Blue Is the Warmest Color (IFC Films)
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The Best LGBT 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 Alex Strangelove and The Perfection) as well as award-winning theatrical releases (like Moonlight and Carol).

The titles below are sorted from the best LGBT 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).

#1

Moonlight (2016)
98%

#1
Adjusted Score: 112.438%
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)

#2

Carol (2015)
94%

#2
Adjusted Score: 105.343%
Critics Consensus: Shaped by Todd Haynes' deft direction and powered by a strong cast led by Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, Carol lives up to its groundbreaking source material.
Synopsis: In this adaptation of the novel "The Price of Salt" by Patricia Highsmith, Therese (Rooney Mara), a young department-store clerk... [More]
Directed By: Todd Haynes

#3

Milk (2008)
93%

#3
Adjusted Score: 102.028%
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

#4
#4
Adjusted Score: 101.444%
Critics Consensus: A quiet, moving rumination on loneliness and newfound intimacy, God's Own Country marks an outstanding directorial debut for Francis Lee.
Synopsis: Johnny Saxby (Josh O'Connor) works long hours in brutal isolation on his family's remote farm in the north of England.... [More]
Directed By: Francis Lee

#5

Paris Is Burning (1991)
100%

#5
Adjusted Score: 101.24%
Critics Consensus: Paris Is Burning dives into '80s transgender subculture, with the understated camera allowing this world to flourish and the people to speak (and dance) for themselves.
Synopsis: Jennie Livingston's documentary offers a behind-the-scene glimpse at the golden age of New York "Drag Balls" where rival fashion houses... [More]
Directed By: Jennie Livingston

#6
Adjusted Score: 96.281%
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
Adjusted Score: 95.968%
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

Princess Cyd (2017)
94%

#8
Adjusted Score: 94.556%
Critics Consensus: Princess Cyd defies coming-of-age convention to offer a sweetly understated - yet deeply resonant - look at pivotal relationships.
Synopsis: 16-year-old Cyd (Jessie Pinnick) decides to take a break from her depressive single father and spend a summer in Chicago... [More]
Directed By: Stephen Cone

#9
#9
Adjusted Score: 91.379%
Critics Consensus: The Wound uses its complex, timely story as effective grist for a thought-provoking exploration of the human dynamic.
Synopsis: Xolani, a lonely factory worker, joins the men of his community in the mountains of the Eastern Cape to initiate... [More]
Directed By: John Trengove

#10

Other People (2016)
86%

#10
Adjusted Score: 87.46%
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

#11

Girl (2019)
84%

#11
Adjusted Score: 85.98%
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

#12
Adjusted Score: 84.569%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Germany, 1957. Attorney General Fritz Bauer receives crucial evidence on the whereabouts of SS-Obersturmbannführer Adolf Eichmann. The lieutenant colonel, responsible... [More]
Directed By: Lars Kraume

#13

Viva (2016)
83%

#13
Adjusted Score: 84.205%
Critics Consensus: Viva flirts with melodrama, but ultimately rises on the strength of strong performances and a thoroughly relatable message.
Synopsis: Jesus is a hairdresser for a troupe of drag performers in Havana, but dreams of being a performer. When he... [More]
Directed By: Paddy Breathnach

#14

Alex Strangelove (2018)
80%

#14
Adjusted Score: 80.174%
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

#15

Handsome Devil (2017)
83%

#15
Adjusted Score: 84.105%
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

#16

Strike a Pose (2017)
95%

#16
Adjusted Score: 86.927%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In 1990, seven young male dancers--6 gay, 1 straight--joined Madonna on her most controversial tour. On stage and in the... [More]

#17

Holding The Man (2015)
81%

#17
Adjusted Score: 81.084%
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:

#18

The Perfection (2019)
73%

#18
Adjusted Score: 76.367%
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)
74%

#19
Adjusted Score: 75.432%
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

#20

Anchor and Hope (2018)
75%

#20
Adjusted Score: 75.314%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In their mid-30s, Eva (Oona Chaplin) and Kat (Natalia Tena) have a fun and carefree simple life in their London... [More]
Directed By: Carlos Marques-Marcet

#21

I Am Michael (2017)
64%

#21
Adjusted Score: 64.647%
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

#22

Head On (1999)
63%

#22
Adjusted Score: 63.236%
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

#23

The Pass (2016)
94%

#23
Adjusted Score: 63.79%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Two young professional soccer players share a hotel room the night before their first big game. Out of nowhere, one... [More]
Directed By: Ben A. Williams

#24

Transformer (2018)
100%

#24
Adjusted Score: 51.64%
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

#25
Adjusted Score: 45.797%
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

#26
Adjusted Score: 46.243%
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

#27

Dear Ex (2018)
89%

#27
Adjusted Score: 37.603%
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

#28

Lez Bomb (2018)
89%

#28
Adjusted Score: 37.603%
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

#29
#29
Adjusted Score: 32.862%
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]

#30

Those People (2016)
80%

#30
Adjusted Score: 33.931%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: On Manhattan's gilded Upper East Side, a young painter, Charlie, finds the man of his dreams in an older pianist... [More]
Directed By: Joey Kuhn

#31

Growing Up Coy (2016)
100%

#31
Adjusted Score: 25.448%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Growing Up Coy follows a landmark transgender rights case in Colorado where a 6-year-old transgender girl named Coy has been... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Eric Juhola

#32

Dream Boat (2017)
86%

#32
Adjusted Score: 27.542%
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]

#33

Loev (2015)
86%

#33
Adjusted Score: 25.102%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: When hot shot, Wall Street dealmaker Jai thinks of putting some pleasure into his 48 hour business trip to Mumbai,... [More]
Directed By: Sudhanshu Saria

#34

Teenage Cocktail (2016)
100%

#34
Adjusted Score: 21.207%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Feeling confined by their small town and overbearing parents, Annie and Jules hatch a scheme of running away. The only... [More]
Directed By: John Carchietta

#35
Adjusted Score: 18.778%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In 1977, a book of photographs captured an awakening -- women shedding the cultural restrictions of their childhoods and embracing... [More]
Directed By: Johanna Demetrakas


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