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The Best Transgender Movies

Updated November 21, 2019 3.9k votes 1.9k voters 235.7k views43 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
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    Boy Meets Girl

    Michael Welch, Eric Schaeffer

    Released2014

    Directed byEric Schaeffer

    Boy Meets Girl is a 2014 romantic comedy film written and directed by Eric Schaeffer.amazon buy button
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    Boys Don't Cry is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
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    Boys Don't Cry

    Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny

    Released1999

    Directed byKimberly Peirce

    Boys Don't Cry is a 1999 American independent romantic drama film directed by Kimberly Peirce... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Soldier's Girl is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
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    Soldier's Girl

    Lee Pace, Andre Braugher

    Released2003

    Directed byFrank Pierson

    Soldier's Girl is a 2003 Canadian-American drama film produced by Showtime. It is based on a... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Crying Game is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
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    The Crying Game

    Forest Whitaker, Jim Broadbent

    Released1992

    Directed byNeil Jordan

    The Crying Game is a 1992 British psychological thriller drama film written and directed by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Transamerica is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
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    Transamerica

    Felicity Huffman, Kevin Zegers

    Released2005

    Directed byDuncan Tucker

    Transamerica is a 2005 independent comedy-drama film produced by IFC Films and The Weinstein... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    A Fantastic Woman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
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    A Fantastic Woman

    Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes

    Released2017

    Directed bySebastián Lelio

    A Fantastic Woman is a 2017 Chilean drama film directed by Sebastián Lelio. Marina (Daniela... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Adventures of Priscilla, Q is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Transgender Movies

    Released1994

    Directed byStephan Elliott

    The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is a 1994 Australian comedy-drama film... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Different for Girls is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
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    Different for Girls

    Miriam Margolyes, Rupert Graves

    Released1996

    Directed byRichard Spence

    Different for Girls is a 1996 British/French drama film in which one of the protagonists is a... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Hedwig and the Angry Inch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
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    Hedwig and the Angry Inch

    Rosie O'Donnell, Andrea Martin

    Released2001

    Directed byJohn Cameron Mitchell

    Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a 2001 American musical comedy-drama film written for the screen... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everyt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
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    Released1995

    Directed byBeeban Kidron

    To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar is a 1995 American comedy film, starring... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Tomboy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
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    Tomboy

    Mathieu Demy, Sophie Cattani

    Released2011

    Directed byCéline Sciamma

    Tomboy is a 2011 French drama film written and directed by Céline Sciamma. The story follows a... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    My Life in Pink is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
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    My Life in Pink

    Michèle Laroque, Vincent Grass

    Released1997

    Directed byAlain Berliner

    Ma vie en rose is a 1997 Belgian drama film directed by Alain Berliner. It tells the story of... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Breakfast on Pluto is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
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    Breakfast on Pluto

    Liam Neeson, Cillian Murphy

    Released2005

    Directed byNeil Jordan

    Breakfast on Pluto is a 2005 comedy-drama film written and directed by Neil Jordan and based... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Tangerine is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
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    Tangerine

    Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor

    Released2015

    Directed bySean Baker

    Tangerine is a 2015 American comedy-drama film directed by Sean Baker. A transgender sex... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Romeos is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
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    Romeos

    Gilles Tschudi, Liv Lisa Fries

    Released2011

    Directed bySabine Bernardi

    Romeos is a 2011 German feature film. The film was written and directed by Sabine Bernardi. It... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Dog Day Afternoon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
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    Dog Day Afternoon

    Al Pacino, Carol Kane

    Released1975

    Directed bySidney Lumet

    Dog Day Afternoon is a 1975 American drama film directed by Sidney Lumet, written by Frank... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Normal is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
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    Normal

    Hayden Panettiere, Jessica Lange

    Released2003

    Directed byJane Anderson

    Normal is a 2002 drama film produced by HBO Films, which became an official selection at the... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Orlando is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
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    Orlando

    Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane

    Released1992

    Directed bySally Potter

    Orlando is a 1992 drama romance film written by Sally Potter and Virginia Woolf and directed... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Kiss of the Spider Woman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
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    Kiss of the Spider Woman

    William Hurt, Sônia Braga

    Released1985

    Directed byHéctor Babenco

    Kiss of the Spider Woman is a 1985 Brazilian-American drama film directed by Argentine-born... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Princesa is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
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    Princesa

    Alessandra Acciai, Cesare Bocci

    Released2001

    Directed byHenrique Goldman

    Princesa is a 2001 film directed by Henrique Goldman that tells the story of a transsexual,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Albert Nobbs is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
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    Albert Nobbs

    Glenn Close, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

    Released2011

    Directed byRodrigo 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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    M. Butterfly is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
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    M. Butterfly

    Jeremy Irons, Ian Richardson

    Released1993

    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

    M. Butterfly is a 1993 romantic drama film directed by David Cronenberg. The screenplay was... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Southern Comfort is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
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    Southern Comfort

    Southern Comfort is a 2001 documentary film about the final year in the life of Robert Eads, a... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Freak Show is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
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    Freak Show

    Alex Lawther, Abigail Breslin

    Released2018

    Directed byTrudie Styler

    Freak Show is a 2018 American drama film directed by Trudie Styler, based on the novel by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Just like a Woman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Transgender Movies
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    Just like a Woman

    Julie Walters, Adrian Pasdar

    Released1992

    Directed byChristopher Monger

    Just Like a Woman is a 1992 British comedy-drama film directed by Christopher Monger starring... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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