films The Best Gay Movies on Netflix  

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Whether it’s modern classics like The Birdcage and In & Out, high-quality independent films like Weekend and Keep the Lights On, or top-notch documentaries like We Were Here and Paris is Burning, this list of the best gay movies on Netflix has everything from serious, heartfelt emotion to roll-around-on-the-floor laughter.

The best homosexual movies on Netflix includes unmissable films, such as Parting Glances, which was one of the earliest films to take a hard, blunt look at the AIDS crisis (it also starred a young Steve Buscemi).  Also included are Christopher Plummer's Oscar-winning performance in Beginners, as well as the quirky cult classic Sordid Lives.

 Of special note in this list are the films having to do with Christopher Isherwood: A Single Man and Christopher and His KindA Single Man is the film adaptation of Isherwood's 1964 brilliant classic by the same name, but Christoper and His Kind is biopic based off of his own autobiography, and delves deep into the work that inspired the Broadway musical hit, Cabaret.

Netflix has a wide variety of queer movies, many of which have become timeless classics. Vote up the best gay genre films on this list, and let us know what you think in the comment section below.
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Weekend


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Weekend is a 2011 drama romance film written and directed by Andrew Haigh. ...more

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Actors: Tom Cullen, Kieran Hardcastle, Chris New, Sarah Churm, Caroline Woolley, + more

Initial Release: 2011

Directed by: Andrew Haigh

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#2 on The Best LGBT Movies On Netflix Instant

#1 on The Best Gay and Lesbian Movies Streaming on Hulu

#48 on The Best Movies About Unrequited Love

#16 on The Best British Movies Streaming on Hulu

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A Single Man


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A Single Man is a 2009 American drama film based on the novel of the same name by Christopher Isherwood. It is directed by Tom Ford in his directorial debut and stars Colin Firth, who was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of George Falconer, a depressed gay British ...more

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Actors: Julianne Moore, Jon Hamm, Ginnifer Goodwin, Colin Firth, Elisabeth Harnois, + more

Initial Release: 2009

Directed by: Tom Ford

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#5 on The Best LGBT Movies On Netflix Instant

#32 on The Best Movies About Depression

#8 on 30+ Great Period Films with a 1960s Aesthetic

#9 on Great Movies About the Death of a Spouse

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The Way He Looks


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Actors: Selma Egrei, Eucir de Souza, Naruna Costa, Júlio Machado, Tess Amorim, + more

Initial Release: 2014

Directed by: Daniel Ribeiro

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#1 on The Best LGBT Movies On Netflix Instant

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Bridegroom


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Bridegroom is a 2013 American documentary film about the relationship between two young gay men, produced and directed by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason. Bridegroom premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival on April 23, 2013, and attracted further press coverage because its premiere screening at the ...more

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Initial Release: 2013

Directed by: Linda Bloodworth-Thomason

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#7 on The Best LGBT Movies On Netflix Instant

#52 on The Best Documentary Movies on Netflix Instant

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