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16 of the best LGBTQ films you can watch right now on Netflix

16 of the best LGBTQ films you can watch right now on Netflix

These are the LGBTQ films you want to see.

LGBTQ films have been as soon as a rarity in the leisure business. Over time, they’ve turn into extra accessible than ever – you can even discover a entire part devoted to them on Netflix.

We’ve rounded up 16 of the best LGBTQ films that you can watch right now on UK Netflix, from the coming-of-age drama of Alex Strangelove, to the 1990 documentary Paris Is Burning, and the biographical drama I Am Michael.

We’ll be updating this listing over time, so if you have any options that you assume are worthy of a spot, tell us!

Alex Strangelove (2018)

Forged: Daniel Doheny, Antonio Marziale, Madeline Weinstein, Daniel Zolghadri, Nik Dodani

This coming-of-age comedy-drama follows Alex Truelove (Doheny), a highschool senior who plans to lose his virginity to his girlfriend Claire (Weinstein). His life is thrown the wrong way up when he falls for a good-looking homosexual teenager (Marziale) from the different aspect of city and discovers his ‘true authentic self’, as they are saying. It’s no Love, Simon, however it’s nonetheless an honest watch.

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

Forged: Terence Stamp, Hugo Weaving, Man Pearce, Invoice Hunter, Sarah Chadwick

Two drag queens, Anthony (Weaving) and Adam (Pearce) and transgender lady Bernadette (Stamp) journey throughout the Australian desert in Priscilla (a lavender tour bus) to carry out a drag present in Alice Springs. Alongside the means, they encounter a quantity of obstacles, together with homophobic abuse, violence and another good stuff. It’s an absolute basic.

Seashore Rats (2017)

Forged: Harris Dickinson, Madeleine Weinstein, Kate Hodge, Neal Huff, Nicole Flyus

British actor Harris Dickinson performs aimless youth Frankie, who struggles to flee his bleak house life as he navigates sexuality and balances friendships, a possible new girlfriend, and the older males he meets on-line. Eliza Hittman, who helmed the film, gained the award for Best Director in the US Dramatic Options class at Sundance.

The Birdcage (1996)

Forged: Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Nathan Lane, Dianne Wiest, Dan Futterman, Calista Flockhart, Hank Azaria, Christine Baranski, Tom McGowan 

The late Robin Williams stars as Armand Goldman, the brazenly homosexual proprietor of a drag membership referred to as The Birdcage. When his son Val (Futterman) pronounces his engagement to a younger lady Barbara (Flockhart), Armand is pressured again into the closet and pretends to be heterosexual to fulfill Barbara’s ultraconservative Republican mother and father. Upon launch, the movie was recommended by GLAAD for “going beyond the stereotypes to see the characters’ depth and humanity”.

Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013)

Forged: Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Salim Kechiouche, Aurélien Recoing, Catherine Salée, Benjamin Siksou

After assembly in a homosexual bar, French teenager Adèle (Exarchopoulos) falls in love with a blue-haired artwork scholar referred to as Emma (Seydoux). The critically-acclaimed drama follows their relationship from Adèle’s highschool years till her grownup life as a faculty instructor. It acquired nominations at the Golden Globe Awards and the BAFTAs, and was declared one of the best films of 2013.

Cherry Pop (2017)

Forged: Bob the Drag Queen, Detox, Mayhem Miller, Tempest DuJour, Misty Violet, Miguel Sagaz, Allusia Alusia 

Set in an area drag bar, Cherry Pop follows a newcomer to the sisterhood who has to cope with bitchy, backstabbing queens earlier than her debut efficiency. It stars Drag Race winner Bob the Drag Queen in the lead position, with supporting performances from Detox, Mayhem Miller and Tempest DuJour.

God’s Personal Nation (2017)

Forged: Josh O’Connor, Alec Secăreanu, Ian Hart, Gemma Jones

This same-sex British love drama, which takes place in the Yorkshire highlands, tells the story of sheep farmer Johnny (O’Connor) whose life modifications with the arrival of Romanian migrant Gheorghe (Secăreanu). Having acquired virtually common acclaim (and at present holding a 99% approval score on Rotten Tomatoes), the movie is a must-see for lovers of queer cinema.

Holding the Man (2015)

Forged: Ryan Corr, Craig Stott, Sarah Snook, Man Pearce, Anthony LaPaglia, Kerry Fox, Camilla Ah Kin 

This tear-jerking drama brings Timothy Conigrave’s acclaimed 1995 memoir to the display. It follows Timothy (Corr) and John (Stott) who fall in love in 1970s Australia, and chronicles their lovely – however heartbreaking – 15 yr relationship. Like we stated, it’s a tear-jerker, so make certain you’re stacked up on tissues.

Hurricane Bianca (2016)

Forged: Bianca Del Rio, Rachel Dratch, Bianca Leigh, Denton Blane Everett, Willam, Shangela, Alan Cumming, Alyssa Edwards, RuPaul, Joslyn Fox 

Drag Race champion Bianca Del Rio stars as faculty instructor Richard Martinez, who strikes from NYC to a small city in Texas and is subsequently fired from his new job for being homosexual. He returns to the faculty as his drag alter-ego, Bianca, and seeks vengeance on those that wronged him. Rachel Dratch, Alan Cumming, RuPaul, Margaret Cho, Willam Belli, Shangela and Alyssa Edwards additionally star on this hilarious – and political – drag comedy.

I Am Michael (2015)

Forged: James Franco, Zachary Quinto, Emma Roberts, Charlie Carver, Avan Jogia, Devon Graye, Daryl Hannah

I Am Michael is a biographical drama of homosexual activist Michael Glatze (Franco), who created a nationwide controversy when he renounced his homosexuality and have become an anti-gay Christian pastor, leaving his boyfriend (Quinto) and household behind in the course of. Franco and Quinto ship career-best performances on this 2015 biopic.

LOEV (2015)

Forged: Dhruv Ganesh, Shiv Pandit, Siddharth Menon, Rishabh J. Chaddha

Wall Road deal maker Jai (Pandit) and Mumbai-based music producer Sahil (Ganesh) are two buddies with a sophisticated previous who set off to the Western Ghats for the weekend. The movie chronicles their sexual – however complicated – relationship. It acquired unanimous reward from critics for its depiction of same-sex relationships in India.

Milk (2008)

Forged: Sean Penn, Emile Hirsch, Josh Brolin, Diego Luna, James Franco, Alison Capsule, Victor Garber, Denis O’Hare

Homosexual rights activist and politician Harvey Milk, who turned the first brazenly homosexual individual to be elected to public workplace in California, is portrayed by Penn on this critically-lauded biopic. The movie acquired eight Academy Award nominations, together with Best Image, profitable two for Best Actor in a Main Position for Penn and Best Unique Screenplay for Dustin Lance Black.

Paris Is Burning (1990)

Starring: Dorian Corey, Pepper LaBeija, Venus Xtravaganza, Octavia St. Laurent, Willi Ninja, Angie Xtravaganza, Sol Pendavis, Freddie Pendavis, Junior Labeija, Paris Dupree

This legendary 1990 documentary chronicles the ball tradition of New York Metropolis and the African-American, Latino, homosexual, and transgender communities concerned. If you thought the queens on RuPaul’s Drag Race knew methods to sashay down a runway, then you’re in for a deal with…

The Cross (2016)

Forged: Russell Tovey, Arinze Kene, Lisa McGrillis, Nico Mirallegro, Rory J. Saper

Starring Russell Tovey and Arinzé Kene, this movie follows the story of a closeted Premier League Footballer, and presents three very totally different nights over a 10 yr interval. On the night time earlier than his first huge worldwide recreation, Jason (Tovey) shares an sudden kiss with team-mate Ade (Kene) amid pre-match tensions, and the emotional repercussions have an effect on the lives of each males throughout the subsequent decade.

Delight (2014)

Forged: Ben Schnetzer, Joe Gilgun, Faye Marsay, Dominic West, Andrew Scott, Freddie Fox, Chris Overton, Imelda Staunton, Jessica Gunning, Liz White, Invoice Nighy, Paddy Considine, Rhodri Meilir

A gaggle of lesbian and homosexual activists come collectively to boost cash for households affected by the 1984 British miners’ strike, which finally shaped the extremely profitable Lesbians and Gays Help the Miners marketing campaign. It was instrumental in the development of LGBTQ points in the United Kingdom.

Tab Hunter Confidential (2015)

Forged: Tab Hunter, Clint Eastwood, Debbie Reynolds, John Waters, Portia De Rossi, Noah Wyle, George Takei

This American documentary focuses on the life of American actor, singer and writer, Tab Hunter, who was a well known Hollywood heartthrob in the 50s and 60s. It’s impressed by his acclaimed autobiography, Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Film Star (2005), during which he lastly acknowledged rumours of his sexuality.

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