LGBT The Best Gay Movies on Netflix  

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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!

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The Way He Looks is a 2014 Brazilian coming-of-age romantic drama film directed by Daniel Ribeiro, based on the 2010 short film I Don't Want to Go Back Alone. Leonardo (Ghilherme Lobo) is a blind teenager searching for independence. His everyday life, the relationship with his best friend, Giovana (Tess Amorim), and the way he sees the world change completely with the arrival of Gabriel (Fabio Audi). ...more on Wikipedia

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

Initial Release: 2014

Directed by: Daniel Ribeiro

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God's Own Country is a 2017 British drama film directed by Francis Lee. Young farmer Johnny Saxby (Josh O'Connor) numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker (Alec Secareanu) sparks an intense relationship. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Josh O'Connor, Alec Secareanu, Ian Hart, Gemma Jones

Directed by: Francis Lee

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Milk is a 2008 American biographical film based on the life of gay rights activist and politician Harvey Milk, who was the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California, as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Directed by Gus Van Sant and written by Dustin Lance Black, the film stars Sean Penn as Milk and Josh Brolin as Dan White, a city supervisor who took out Milk. The film was released to much acclaim and earned numerous accolades from film critics and guilds. Ultimately, it received eight Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, winning two for Best Actor in a Leading Role for Penn and Best Original Screenplay for Black. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: James Franco, Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Dave Franco, Alison Pill, + more

Initial Release: 2008

Directed by: Gus Van Sant

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#12 on The Best Political Films Ever Made

#40 on The Best Oscar-Winning Screenplays

#19 on 35+ Great Political Movies Based on True Stories

#1 on The Best Biopics About LGBTQ+ Figures

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Blue Is the Warmest Colour, also known as Adèle: Chapters 1 & 2, is a 2013 French romantic coming-of-age drama film written, produced, and directed by Abdellatif Kechiche and starring Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos. The film revolves around Adèle, a French teenager who discovers desire and freedom when a blue-haired aspiring painter enters her life. At the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, the film unanimously won the Palme d'Or from the official jury and the FIPRESCI Prize. It is the first film to have the Palme d'Or awarded to both the director and the lead actresses, with Seydoux and Exarchopoulos becoming the only women apart from director Jane Campion to have ever won the award. Blue Is ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Alma Jodorowsky, Aurélien Recoing, Salim Kechiouche, + more

Initial Release: 2013

Directed by: Abdellatif Kechiche

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#20 on The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents

#71 on The Greatest Movies in World Cinema History

#7 on The Best French Movies That Are Absolute Masterpieces

#54 on The Best Movies About Millennials (So Far)

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