LGBTQ+ The Best Transgender Movies  

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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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Boy Meets Girl is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
Rhianna Carlson added 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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Soldier's Girl is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
KynderlinWicker added 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 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
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 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
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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The Crying Game is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
theresa941 added 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, Q... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
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 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
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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Tomboy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
TheRealStacyD added 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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Different for Girls is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
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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To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everyt... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
xanderzoo added 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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My Life in Pink is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
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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Breakfast on Pluto is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
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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A Fantastic Woman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
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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Tangerine is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
ShawnReynolds added Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor, Karren Karagulian

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Romeos is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
Dakota Moe added 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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Flawless is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
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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Kiss of the Spider Woman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
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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Orlando is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
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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Just like a Woman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
Dakota Moe added 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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Dog Day Afternoon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
Al Pacino, Carol Kane, Charles Durning
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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Laurence Anyways is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
Dakota Moe added 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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M. Butterfly is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
Dakota Moe added 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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Albert Nobbs is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
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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Beautiful Boxer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
Dakota Moe added 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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Normal is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
Dakota Moe added 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