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The Best Transgender Movies

Updated January 6, 2021 3.8k votes 2.0k voters 242.4k views57 items

Here is 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 and transsexual 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.

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 Girl1
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    Boy Meets Girl

    Michael Welch, Eric Schaeffer

    Released2014

    Directed byEric Schaeffer

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  • Soldier's Girl2
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    Soldier's Girl

    Lee Pace, Andre Braugher

    Released2003

    Directed byFrank Pierson

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  • Boys Don't Cry3
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    Boys Don't Cry

    Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny

    Released1999

    Directed byKimberly Peirce

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  • The Crying Game4
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    The Crying Game

    Forest Whitaker, Jim Broadbent

    Released1992

    Directed byNeil Jordan

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  • Transamerica5
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    Transamerica

    Felicity Huffman, Kevin Zegers

    Released2005

    Directed byDuncan Tucker

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  • A Fantastic Woman6
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    A Fantastic Woman

    Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes

    Released2017

    Directed bySebastián Lelio

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  • The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert7

    Released1994

    Directed byStephan Elliott

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  • Different for Girls8
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    Different for Girls

    Miriam Margolyes, Rupert Graves

    Released1996

    Directed byRichard Spence

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  • Hedwig and the Angry Inch9
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    Hedwig and the Angry Inch

    Rosie O'Donnell, Andrea Martin

    Released2001

    Directed byJohn Cameron Mitchell

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  • To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar10
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    Released1995

    Directed byBeeban Kidron

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  • Tomboy11
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    Tomboy

    Mathieu Demy, Sophie Cattani

    Released2011

    Directed byCéline Sciamma

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    #48 of 87 The Best Cross-Dressing Movies#161 of 207 The Best LGBTQ+ Themed Movies

  • Tangerine12
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    Tangerine

    Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor

    Released2015

    Directed bySean Baker

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  • My Life in Pink13
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    My Life in Pink

    Michèle Laroque, Vincent Grass

    Released1997

    Directed byAlain Berliner

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  • Breakfast on Pluto14
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    Breakfast on Pluto

    Liam Neeson, Cillian Murphy

    Released2005

    Directed byNeil Jordan

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  • Dog Day Afternoon15
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    Dog Day Afternoon

    Al Pacino, Carol Kane

    Released1975

    Directed bySidney Lumet

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  • Romeos16
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    Romeos

    Gilles Tschudi, Liv Lisa Fries

    Released2011

    Directed bySabine Bernardi

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  • Normal17
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    Normal

    Hayden Panettiere, Jessica Lange

    Released2003

    Directed byJane Anderson

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  • Just like a Woman18
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    Just like a Woman

    Julie Walters, Adrian Pasdar

    Released1992

    Directed byChristopher Monger

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  • Beautiful Boxer19
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    Beautiful Boxer

    Parinya Charoenphol, Sorapong Chatree

    Released2003

    Directed byEkachai Uekrongtham

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  • Orlando20
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    Orlando

    Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane

    Released1992

    Directed bySally Potter

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  • Kiss of the Spider Woman21
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    Kiss of the Spider Woman

    William Hurt, Sônia Braga

    Released1985

    Directed byHéctor Babenco

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  • Princesa22
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    Princesa

    Alessandra Acciai, Cesare Bocci

    Released2001

    Directed byHenrique Goldman

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  • M. Butterfly23
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    M. Butterfly

    Jeremy Irons, Ian Richardson

    Released1993

    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

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  • Flawless24
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    Flawless

    Robert De Niro, Philip Seymour Hoffman

    Released1999

    Directed byJoel Schumacher

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  • The Christine Jorgensen Story25
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    The Christine Jorgensen Story

    Pamelyn Ferdin, Quinn K. Redeker

    Released1970

    Directed byIrving Rapper

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