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!
God's Own Country
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
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
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
Carol is an upcoming British-American romantic drama film directed by Todd Haynes, with a screenplay by Phyllis Nagy based on the novel The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith. The film stars Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson and Kyle Chandler. Principal photography on the film commenced on March 12, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio and wrapped on April 25, 2014. Various locations in Ohio were used, including Downtown Cincinnati, Hyde Park, Wyoming, Lebanon, Hamilton, and Over-the-Rhine. The film is set in 1952 in New York City. ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, Kyle Chandler, Cory Michael Smith
Initial Release: 2015
Directed by: Todd Haynes