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A list of the best transgender movies ever made, ranked by movie fans with film trailers when available. This transgender movie list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about transgender are at the top of the list. If there are any great movies about transgender you believe we missed, please feel free to add them to the list yourself. The films on this list are the most famous transgender movies of all time, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already. Click on these transgender movie titles for more information about the films.

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This list answers the questions, "What are the best transgender movies?" and "What is the greatest transgender movie of all time?"

Various bits of information are included with these popular transgender movies, such as who directed them, when they were released and who starred in the films. Whether you're watching these transgender movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, these good transgender movies can be enjoyed no matter what.

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Rhianna Carlson added Boy Meets Girl Michael Welch, Eric Schaeffer, Randall Newsome Boy Meets Girl is a 2014 romantic comedy film written and directed by Eric Schaeffer.

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KynderlinWicker added Soldier's Girl Lee Pace, Andre Braugher, Shawn Hatosy Soldier's Girl is a 2003 Canadian-American drama film produced by Showtime. It is based on a true story: the relationship between Barry Winchell and Calpernia Addams and the events that led up ...more

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Boys Don't Cry Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny, Natalie Zea Boys Don't Cry is a 1999 American independent romantic drama film directed by Kimberly Peirce and co-written by Andy Bienen. The film is a dramatization of the real-life story of Brandon Teena, ...more

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Transamerica Felicity Huffman, Kevin Zegers, Carrie Preston Transamerica is a 2005 independent comedy-drama film produced by IFC Films and The Weinstein Company. The film tells the story of Bree, a transgender woman, who goes on a road trip with her ...more

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theresa941 added The Crying Game Forest Whitaker, Jim Broadbent, Miranda Richardson The Crying Game is a 1992 British psychological thriller drama film written and directed by Neil Jordan. The film explores themes of race, gender, nationality, and sexuality against the backdrop ...more

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The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Terence Stamp The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is a 1994 Australian comedy-drama film written and directed by Stephan Elliott. The plot follows the journey of two drag queens and a transsexual ...more

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch Rosie O'Donnell, Andrea Martin, Michael Pitt Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a 2001 American musical comedy-drama film based on the stage musical of the same name about a fictional rock band fronted by an East German gay male singer who ...more

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Different for Girls Miriam Margolyes, Rupert Graves, Neil Dudgeon Different for Girls is a 1996 British/French drama film in which one of the protagonists is a transsexual woman. The film is directed by Richard Spence and written by Tony Marchant, starring ...more

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TheRealStacyD added Tomboy Mathieu Demy, Sophie Cattani, Christel Baras Tomboy is a 2011 French drama film written and directed by Céline Sciamma. The story follows a 10-year-old tomboy, Laure (Zoé Héran), who moves during the summer holiday ...more

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xanderzoo added To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar Robin Williams, Naomi Campbell, Patrick Swayze To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar is a 1995 American comedy film, starring Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze, and John Leguizamo as three New York drag queens who embark on a road ...more

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Breakfast on Pluto Liam Neeson, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson Breakfast on Pluto is a 2005 comedy-drama film written and directed by Neil Jordan and based on the novel of the same name by Patrick McCabe, as adapted by Jordan and McCabe. This dark comedy ...more

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My Life in Pink Michèle Laroque, Vincent Grass, Jean-Philippe Écoffey Ma vie en rose is a 1997 Belgian drama film directed by Alain Berliner. It tells the story of Ludovic, a child who is seen by family and community as a boy, but consistently communicates being a ...more

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Flawless Robert De Niro, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Chris Bauer Flawless is a 1999 crime comedy-drama film that stars Robert De Niro and Philip Seymour Hoffman. It was directed by Joel Schumacher, who also wrote the screenplay. Other cast members include ...more

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A Fantastic Woman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
A Fantastic Woman Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes, Luis Gnecco A Fantastic Woman is a 2017 Chilean drama film directed by Sebastián Lelio. Marina (Daniela Vega), a waitress who moonlights as a nightclub singer, is bowled over by the death of her ...more

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Kiss of the Spider Woman William Hurt, Sônia Braga, Raúl Juliá Kiss of the Spider Woman is a 1985 Brazilian-American drama film directed by Argentine-born Brazilian director Héctor Babenco, and adapted by Leonard Schrader from the Manuel Puig novel ...more

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Dog Day Afternoon Al Pacino, Carol Kane, Charles Durning Dog Day Afternoon is a 1975 American crime drama film directed by Sidney Lumet, written by Frank Pierson, and produced by Martin Bregman and Martin Elfand. The film stars Al Pacino, John Cazale, ...more

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Dakota Moe added Laurence Anyways Nathalie Baye, Melvil Poupaud, Denise Filiatrault Laurence Anyways is a 2012 Canadian romantic drama film written, edited, and directed by Xavier Dolan. The film competed in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival where ...more

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Dakota Moe added Romeos Gilles Tschudi, Liv Lisa Fries, Julia Schäfle Romeos is a 2011 German feature film. The film was written and directed by Sabine Bernardi. It was released on December 8, 2011. Prior to its release, the film's screenplay won the Best ...more

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Orlando Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane, Toby Jones Orlando is a 1992 drama romance film written by Sally Potter and Virginia Woolf and directed by Sally Potter.

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Dakota Moe added Beautiful Boxer Parinya Charoenphol, Sorapong Chatree, Orn-anong Panyawong Beautiful Boxer is a Thai biographical sports film by Singapore-based director Ekachai Uekrongtham. It tells the life story of Nong Thoom, a famous kathoey, Muay Thai fighter, actress and model. ...more

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Dakota Moe added M. Butterfly Jeremy Irons, Ian Richardson, John Lone M. Butterfly is a 1993 romantic drama film directed by David Cronenberg. The screenplay was written by David Henry Hwang based on his play of the same name. The film stars Jeremy Irons and John ...more

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Dakota Moe added Normal Hayden Panettiere, Jessica Lange, Tom Wilkinson Normal is a 2002 drama film produced by HBO Films, which became an official selection at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival. Jane Anderson, the film's writer and director, adapted her own play, ...more

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Dakota Moe added Just like a Woman Julie Walters, Adrian Pasdar, Paul Freeman Just Like a Woman is a 1992 British comedy-drama film directed by Christopher Monger starring Julie Walters, Adrian Pasdar, and Paul Freeman. The film is based on the novel Geraldine, For the ...more

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TheRealStacyD added Albert Nobbs Emotional and thought-provoking tale of a woman living as a man in 19th Century Ireland. After thirty years of keeping up the charade, a new love threatens to destroy everything she's worked so hard to build.

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The Christine Jorgensen Story Pamelyn Ferdin, Quinn K. Redeker, Rod McCary The Christine Jorgensen Story is a 1970 fictionalized biographical movie about trans woman Christine Jorgensen. While the overall premise of the film is accurate, many of the details are ...more

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Freak Show Alex Lawther, Abigail Breslin, Bette Midler Freak Show is a 2018 American drama film directed by Trudie Styler, based on the novel by James St. James. Despite attending an ultra conservative high school, Billy Bloom (Alex Lawther) decides ...more

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Holiday Heart Alfre Woodard, Ving Rhames, Mykelti Williamson Holiday Heart is a 2000 TV movie starring Ving Rhames, Alfre Woodard, and Mykelti Williamson. It was directed by Robert Townsend, aired on the cable TV channel Showtime, and was distributed on ...more

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The Adventures of Sebastian Cole Famke Janssen, Gabriel Macht, Adrian Grenier The Adventures of Sebastian Cole is a 1998 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Tod Williams and starring Adrian Grenier as the title character.

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johncp3 added Princesa Alessandra Acciai, Cesare Bocci, Mauro Pirovano Princesa is a 2001 film directed by Henrique Goldman that tells the story of a transsexual, Fernanda, who travels to Milan and works as a prostitute to finance her sex-change surgery. The film ...more

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Dakota Moe added Wild Side Antony Hegarty, Yasmine Belmadi, Liliane Nataf Wild Side is a 2004 drama film directed by Sébastien Lifshitz. It premiered at the 2004 Berlin International Film Festival.

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Tangerine is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
ShawnReynolds added Tangerine Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor, Karren Karagulian

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3 Generations Elle Fanning, Naomi Watts, Susan Sarandon 3 Generations is a 2015 American drama film directed by Gaby Dellal and written by Nikole Beckwith and Dellal. Teenager Ray realizes and pursues his true identity as male and his mother Maggie, ...more

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Dakota Moe added Southern Comfort Southern Comfort is a 2001 documentary film about the final year in the life of Robert Eads, a female-to-male transsexual. Eads, diagnosed with ovarian cancer, was turned down for treatment by a ...more

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Dakota Moe added 20 centímetros Rossy de Palma, Lola Dueñas, Pablo Puyol 20 centímetros is a 2005 Spanish film about a narcoleptic transgender woman's life as she works to get the surgery to fix her "20 centímetros" problem. The film was ...more

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Becoming Chaz is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
Dakota Moe added Becoming Chaz "Chaz Bono was a male trapped in a female shell for as long as he can remember. Growing up as Sonny and Cher’s adorable golden-haired daughter in a body he felt wasn’t his own was a ...more

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Dakota Moe added A Soap David Dencik, Trine Dyrholm, Elsebeth Steentoft En Soap, is a 2006 Danish melodramatic comedy film directed by Pernille Fischer Christensen which incorporates many of the austere techniques of Dogme style. The movie, starring Trine Dyrholm ...more

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Dakota Moe added Myra Breckinridge Raquel Welch, Farrah Fawcett, Tom Selleck Myra Breckinridge is a 1970 American comedy film based on Gore Vidal's 1968 novel of the same name. The film was directed by Michael Sarne, and featured Raquel Welch in the title role. It also ...more

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The Badge Billy Bob Thornton, Patricia Arquette, Sela Ward The Badge is a 2002 mystery-thriller film, directed by Robby Henson and stars Billy Bob Thornton, Patricia Arquette and William Devane.

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Dakota Moe added K-11 Jason Mewes, Kate del Castillo, Tiffany Mulheron K-11 is a 2012 American drama film co-written and directed by Jules Stewart. The film stars an ensemble cast of generally independent film actors including Goran Višnjić, Portia Doubleday, Jason ...more