Celebrate Pride Today and Every Day With These 35 LGBTQ+ Movies and Documentaries on Netflix
Did you know Netflix has a pretty deep bench of LGBTQ+ movies? Whether you're looking to get all the feels over an emotional drama or giggle through a light comedy that feature LGBTQ+ storylines and characters, there's something there for you — so you can celebrate Pride today and every day. From big-name movies to indie films and even a couple of fascinating documentaries, add all of these films to your list, grab some popcorn, and settle in. Read on for the best LGBTQ+ flicks now!
— Additional reporting by Lauren Harano
In the classic high school comedy tradition, a teenage boy plans to lose his virginity to his girlfriend. But that gets complicated pretty quickly when he realizes he's developing feelings for the cute gay guy he meets at a party.
In this opposites-attract tale, a rugby star and a quiet loner are stuck as boarding school roommates. They forge a bond, but it's quickly tested by the authorities above them.
Ana e Vitória
Two young musicians with very different outlooks are brought together by their shared love for music.
In this documentary, five gay men from five different countries set sail on a real-life cruise that's for gay men only. Away from the politics of their countries and their families, they express themselves in freeing ways.
Holding the Man
Two teenage boys fall in love at a Catholic high school, and their relationship evolves over the next 15 years. The romantic drama is actually based on a memoir.
A gay comedy writer, fresh off a breakup, moves home to help his sick mother, which puts him in the same household as his deeply conservative father and sisters.
Based on a true story, a teenage ballet dancer struggles both physically and emotionally as she prepares for her gender confirmation surgery.
In this poignant family drama, teenager Ray transitions from female to male. His mother and grandmother, played by Naomi Watts and Susan Sarandon respectively, must find his father to get legal consent for his hormone replacement therapy.
A Perfect Ending
Barbara Niven plays Rebecca, a proper and unsatisfied wife who enlists the help of a call girl named Paris to undergo a sexual awakening and learn what passion is.
A Secret Love
A Secret Love, which was filmed between 2013 and 2018, documents the 65+-year love story of Terry Donahue and Pat Henschel, who began dating back in the 1940s but kept their relationship a secret from family and friends.
Always Be My Maybe
Ali Wong and Randall Park might lead in this flick, but the Netflix comedy also stars the lovely Michelle Buteau as Wong's best friend Veronica, a married and pregnant lesbian woman.
Below Her Mouth
An engaged fashion editor determinedly pursues a lovelorn roofer, and their salacious affair blooms into something more.
Blue Is the Warmest Color
Winner of the prestigious Palme d'Or, Blue is the Warmest Color is a sultry coming-of-age story about two young women who fall in love.
A comic artist (played by Ben Affleck) falls in love with a woman, only to find out that she's not interested in men. Despite her sexuality, he confesses his feelings, and a relationship between the two friends begins to form.
This steamy British thriller centers on the life of an erotic novelist who develops chemistry with an enigmatic woman when her ex-lover brings her to an Italian villa. It stars Analeigh Tipton, who's known for being part of America's Next Top Model and Crazy, Stupid, Love.
This drama focuses on the life of a lesbian housewife named Abby (Robin Weigert) who gets smacked in the head by her son's baseball and begins to ponder her life. When she takes up a secret second identity as a high-end escort, sexiness ensues.
Two young women (Alia Shawkat and Laia Costa) meet at a club and bond over the dishonesty they've experienced in their relationships. They propose a romantic experiment to be completely honest with each other for 24 hours, but it doesn't go as planned.
Elisa & Marcela
Elisa & Marcela is a Spanish biographical romantic film based on the story of Elisa Sánchez Loriga and Marcela Gracia Ibeas, the first two women to have a same-sex marriage in Spain. They were able to do so only because Elisa had assumed a male identity.
A Marine veteran and record-breaking powerlifter was publicly outed as being transgender in 2015, but Janae Marie Kroczaleski takes hold of the narrative in this 2017 documentary that tracks her transition into a woman and how she blazed her own path in the LGBTQ+ community.
Let It Snow
Adapted from The New York Times bestselling book by YA authors John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle, this story follows an ensemble cast of high school friends whose midwestern town is hit by a massive snowstorm on Christmas Eve, resulting in their friendships and love lives colliding.
In this holiday comedy, a woman visits home on Thanksgiving with the plan to come out to her parents. Hilarity and awkwardness ensues when her male roommate pops up unexpectedly.
The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson
One of the most important figures of the Stonewall riots, Marsha P. Johnson has been called the "Rosa Parks" of the LGBTQ+ rights movement. But when she was found dead in 1992, her body suspiciously floating in the Hudson River, her case went cold and was ruled a suicide. In this documentary, transgender rights activist Victoria Cruz looks into Johnson's death while paying homage to her friend's strides for the LGBTQ+ community.
Sarah (Riley Keough) feels neglected by her husband, and her best friend Mindy (Jena Malone) is soon getting married. They decide to go on a road trip, which leads to intensified feelings between them.
A bright Catholic boarding school student falls for her poetry teacher Simone, forcing the latter to choose between the relationship and her job.
If you're looking for a movie that will leave you speechless, Moonlight is it. Winner of three Oscars, including one for best picture, the film follows the life of a black gay boy growing up in a crime-infested neighborhood in Miami.
Before Crazy Rich Asians, Constance Wu played Andi in this gentle indie comedy about a lesbian bachelorette party. During the festivities, one of the brides confesses that she's never had an orgasm before.
The Half of It
Smart and shy, Ellie agrees to write love letters to a popular jock's love interest for him. She soon finds herself falling for his crush, and must figure out who means more to her.
Get Out and Girls star Allison Williams plays an up-and-coming cellist in this movie. Her character, Charlotte, shares a steamy encounter with Lizzie, the star pupil of her previous music school, with strings attached as the movie's horror unfolds.
The Tree of Blood
In this steamy Spanish romance, a young couple visit an old farmhouse that belonged to the woman's family, and it is there that they discover their shared genealogical roots and family histories, as well as a terrible secret that could threaten the future of their relationship.
You'll need some tissues for this Netflix original documentary about Tig Notaro. The eponymous comic opens up about her relationship with actress Stephanie Allynne, her struggles with trying to have a child, her mother's death, and her cancer diagnosis.
Despite her father's efforts to force her into an arranged marriage, this flick tells the story of a woman who kidnaps her bisexual lover in an attempt to be together.
This Netflix gem stars your favorite SNL ladies as a group of friends who head to Napa Valley for one of their own's 50th birthday party. While it's more about these women's friendships above all else, we also get a fun romance between Paula Pell (Sisters) and Maya Erskine (Pen15) in Amy Poehler's directorial debut.
Feminists: What Were They Thinking?
In this provocative Netflix documentary, women look at pictures from the '70s that capture the women liberation movement and reflect on the urgency for continued activism. Interview subjects in the film include women such as Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, and Laurie Anderson.
To Each Her Own
This is a story about the complications of love. It focuses on Simone as she gets the courage to tell her family that she's a lesbian. Once she finally tells them, she starts to find herself attracted to a male Senegalese chef . . . because love is complicated.
Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List
A straight woman and her gay best friend find themselves breaking a longtime pact when they both fall for the same guy.