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The Best Transgender Movies 

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Updated November 21, 2019 3.9k votes 1.8k voters 223.4k views 43 items

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.

The list you're viewing is made up of different items like A Fantastic Woman  and Orlando.

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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Boy Meets Girl is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
Rhianna Carlson added Boy Meets Girl Michael Welch, Eric Schaeffer, Randall Newsome

Released: 2014

Directed by: Eric Schaeffer

Boy Meets Girl is a 2014 romantic comedy film written and directed by Eric Schaeffer.
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Boys Don't Cry is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny, Natalie Zea

Released: 1999

Directed by: Kimberly Peirce

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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Soldier's Girl is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
KynderlinWicker added Soldier's Girl Lee Pace, Andre Braugher, Shawn Hatosy

Released: 2003

Directed by: Frank Pierson

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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Transamerica is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
Felicity Huffman, Kevin Zegers, Carrie Preston

Released: 2005

Directed by: Duncan Tucker

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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The Crying Game is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
theresa941 added Forest Whitaker, Jim Broadbent, Miranda Richardson

Released: 1992

Directed by: Neil Jordan

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 Prisci... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Terence Stamp

Released: 1994

Directed by: Stephan Elliott

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 Inc... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
Rosie O'Donnell, Andrea Martin, Michael Pitt

Released: 2001

Directed by: John Cameron Mitchell

Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a 2001 American musical comedy-drama film written for the screen and directed by John Cameron Mitchell. Based on Mitchell's and Stephen Trask's stage musical Hedwig ...more
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Different for Girls is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
Miriam Margolyes, Rupert Graves, Neil Dudgeon

Released: 1996

Directed by: Richard Spence

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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Tomboy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
TheRealStacyD added Mathieu Demy, Sophie Cattani, Christel Baras

Released: 2011

Directed by: Céline Sciamma

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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My Life in Pink is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
Michèle Laroque, Vincent Grass, Jean-Philippe Écoffey

Released: 1997

Directed by: Alain Berliner

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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To Wong Foo, Thanks for ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
xanderzoo added Robin Williams, Naomi Campbell, Patrick Swayze

Released: 1995

Directed by: Beeban Kidron

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 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
Breakfast on Pluto Liam Neeson, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson

Released: 2005

Directed by: Neil Jordan

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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A Fantastic Woman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes, Luis Gnecco

Released: 2017

Directed by: Sebastián Lelio

A Fantastic Woman is a 2017 Chilean drama film directed by Sebastián Lelio. Marina (Daniela Vega), a transgender waitress who moonlights as a nightclub singer, is bowled over by the death ...more
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Dog Day Afternoon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
Al Pacino, Carol Kane, Charles Durning

Released: 1975

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Dog Day Afternoon is a 1975 American 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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Romeos is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
Dakota Moe added Romeos Gilles Tschudi, Liv Lisa Fries, Julia Schäfle

Released: 2011

Directed by: Sabine Bernardi

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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Flawless is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
Robert De Niro, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Chris Bauer

Released: 1999

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

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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Just like a Woman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
Dakota Moe added Julie Walters, Adrian Pasdar, Paul Freeman

Released: 1992

Directed by: Christopher Monger

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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Tangerine is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
ShawnReynolds added Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor, Karren Karagulian

Released: 2015

Directed by: Sean Baker

Tangerine is a 2015 American comedy-drama film directed by Sean Baker. A transgender sex worker Sin-Dee Rella, who has just finished a 28-day prison sentence, tears through Tinseltown on ...more
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Orlando is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane, Toby Jones

Released: 1992

Directed by: Sally Potter

Orlando is a 1992 drama romance film written by Sally Potter and Virginia Woolf and directed by Sally Potter.
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Kiss of the Spider Woman... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
William Hurt, Sônia Braga, Raúl Juliá

Released: 1985

Directed by: Héctor Babenco

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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52 Tuesdays is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
52 Tuesdays Audrey Mason-Hyde, Beau Travis Williams, Mario Spate

Released: 2013

Directed by: Sophie Hyde

52 Tuesdays is a 2013 family drama film written by Matthew Cormack and directed by Sophie Hyde.
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Normal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
Dakota Moe added Hayden Panettiere, Jessica Lange, Tom Wilkinson

Released: 2003

Directed by: Jane Anderson

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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Beautiful Boxer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
Dakota Moe added Parinya Charoenphol, Sorapong Chatree, Orn-anong Panyawong

Released: 2003

Directed by: Ekachai Uekrongtham

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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Albert Nobbs is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
TheRealStacyD added Glenn Close, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Mia Wasikowska

Released: 2011

Directed by: Rodrigo García

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 ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
Pamelyn Ferdin, Quinn K. Redeker, Rod McCary

Released: 1970

Directed by: Irving Rapper

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