Whether it’s modern classics like Milk, high-quality independent films like Miles, or top-notch documentaries like 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 include unmissable films such as Carol, based on the groundbreaking novel by Patricia Highsmith that boldly tackled lesbian love at a time when the subject was still controversial. Also included are the Netflix original People You May Know and the teen comedy G.B.F.
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 below!
Paris Is Burning is a 1990 American documentary film directed by Jennie Livingston. Filmed in the mid-to-late 1980s, it chronicles the ball culture of New York City and the African-American, Latino, gay, and transgender communities involved in it. The film is considered to be an invaluable documentary of the end of the "Golden Age" of New York City drag balls, and critics have praised it as a thoughtful exploration of race, class, gender, and sexuality in America. ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Dorian Corey, Pepper LaBeija, Venus Xtravaganza, Octavia St. Laurent, Willi Ninja, + more
Directed by: Jennie Livingston
Other People is a 2016 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Chris Kelly and is a semi-autobiographical look at Kelly's family. David (Jesse Plemons), a 29-year-old gay man, moves home to Sacramento to take care of his mother, Joanne (Molly Shannon), whos in the advanced stages of leiomyosarcoma. Being home is further complicated by his conservatively religious family and his father (Bradley Whitford)'s refusal to accept his sexuality (ten years after he came out). ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Jesse Plemons, Molly Shannon, Bradley Whitford, Maude Apatow, Madisen Beaty, + more
Directed by: Chris Kelly
Blue Is the Warmest Colour is a 2013 French romantic coming-of-age drama film directed by Abdellatif Kechiche, based on the graphic novel by Julie Maroh. French teenager Adèle (Adèle Exarchopoulos) becomes intrigued by a blue-haired painter named Emma (Léa Seydoux) and begins to explore her sexuality in their relationship. ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Alma Jodorowsky, Aurélien Recoing, Salim Kechiouche, + more
Directed by: Abdellatif Kechiche
Blackbird is a 2015 drama film directed by Patrik-Ian Polk and starring Mo'Nique and Isaiah Washington in the lead. The film is adapted from the novel of the same name by Larry Duplechan. It is set to debut 24 April 2015. ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Mo'Nique Imes-Jackson, Isaiah Washington, D. Woods, Gary LeRoi Gray, Terrell Tilford, + more
Directed by: Patrik-Ian Polk