The Best LGBTQ+ Documentaries
What are the best LGBTQ documentaries? The greatest LGBTQ+ documentary movies offer strong stories, memorable characters, and emotional payoffs that stick with you long after they're over. They focus on a variety of subjects and approach gender and sexuality in both subtle and more overt manners. This list includes lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and gay documentary films. So, what is the best LGBTQ documentary? Which LGBTQ documentary films do you love?
The best LGBTQ documentary movies, like Paris is Burning and The Times of Harvey Milk, have even found themselves nominated for - or winning - Academy Awards. In every way, these are some of the most important movies of our time. A lot of these LGBTQ docus are available on streaming services like Netflix, HBO Max, Hulu, and Amazon Prime.
Vote up the best LGBTQIA+ documentary films to make sure they make it to the top of the list and vote down any movies that you didn't like. Be sure to check back for new LGBTQ+ docs as they are added to the list after they have been released.
Matt Shepard Is a Friend of MineMichele Josue, Judy Shepard, Zeina Barkawi
Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine is a 2012 documentary historical fiction and biographical film directed by Michele Josue. Friends and family reflect on the life and death of 21-year-old Matthew ...more
- Released: 2013
- Directed by: Michele Josue
Against the CurrentVeiga Grétarsdóttir
Stonewall UprisingPaul Bosche, Alfredo del Rio, John DiGiacomo
"World premiere of a new documentary all about the Stonewall riots featuring unique testimony from participants, using a wide range of archive footage to tell the story of what it meant to be gay in ...more
- Released: 2010
- Directed by: Kate Davis, David Heilbroner