14 Best New Gay Movies On Netflix Streaming

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A handful of great new gay movies on Netflix instant streaming: (from top left, going clockwise) “Christopher and His Kind,” “Blue is the Warmest Color,” “Beyond the Walls,” and “C.O.G.”

I’ve been keeping my eyes peeled for all the best new gay movies on Netflix streaming, and I’ve come up with a pretty good list. Notables? Capote, starring the recently deceased Phillip Seymour Hoffman; Looking‘s Jonathan Groff stars in C.O.G., a film based on a short story by gay humorist David Sedaris; and the critically acclaimed Blue is the Warmest Color. Check out the full list below, with trailers, links to streaming pages, and descriptions.

Beyond the Walls: “Smitten with each other at first sight, pianist Paulo and bass player Ilir move in together — but their passionate relationship soon devolves into a tempestuous ride of crime, addiction and betrayal in this powerful drama.”

Blue is the Warmest Color: “Determined to fall in love, 15-year-old Adele is focused on boys. But it’s a blue-haired girl she meets on the street who really piques her interest. Soon, Adele is exploring her desire for girls as she negotiates her way to becoming a woman.”

Call Me Kuchu: “This powerful film follows David Kato, the first openly homosexual man in Uganda, as he fights the nation’s looming anti-gay laws. When he’s murdered soon after a major victory, it leaves those who looked to him for inspiration searching for answers.”

Capote“The toast of New York City society after penning Breakfast at Tiffany’s, flamboyant writer Truman Capote finds himself in a dance with the devil while researching the Clutter family murders for his masterwork In Cold Blood.

Christopher and His Kind: “This intimate adaptation of acclaimed novelist Christopher Isherwood’s memoir conjures the young explorer’s 1931 arrival, with poet W.H. Auden, on Berlin’s decadent cabaret scene, along with the hearts he gained and lost in that anything-goes era.”

C.O.G: “Based on a short story by David Sedaris, this comedy follows the brash young author as he travels to Oregon to work on an apple farm. The journey exposes him to all sorts of culture clashes, but what awaits him at the farm is far worse.”

Concussion: “When a blow to the head with a baseball prompts lesbian housewife Abby to shake up her suburban life — and her dull marriage — she buys a fixer-upper in Manhattan and seeks excitement by becoming a prostitute.”

Eyes Wide Open: “Married Jerusalem butcher Aaron takes pity on homeless student Ezri and hires him to work in his shop. But when romantic sparks fly between the unlikely pair, Aaron’s wife, Rivkeh, becomes increasingly suspicious. The stern Orthodox community disapproves, and a menacing group of “modesty guards” monitors Aaron’s every move in this tragic drama, an official selection at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.”

Four: “As a middle-aged black man goes on a date with a young white man he met on the Internet, his teen daughter spends an evening with an ex-basketball star. But their attempts to make intimate connections are hindered by the secrets each holds.”

The Four-Faced Liar: “Four twentysomethings struggling to find direction and meaning in their lives meet by chance in a New York City Irish tavern. After bonding over drinks, they proceed to put each other through an emotional wringer.”

Going Down in La-La Land: “Hunky actor Adam arrives in Los Angeles from New York, brimming with hope for a career in the movie business. His good looks draw the attention of agents and studio execs, and almost instantly, he begins to climb the ladder of fame — or so it seems.”

Petunia: “Charlie Petunia hails from a family of neurotic New Yorkers and has sworn off sex. When he meets George, Charlie thinks he’s finally found a guy worth breaking that pledge — but their relationship hits a snag when Charlie learns George has a wife.”

Pit Stop: “In this lyrical drama that explores the sometimes isolated lives of gay men in small towns, construction contractor Gabe and forklift operator Ernesto experience love and loss as they search for meaning and romance.”

Rent: “Chris Columbus’s faithful adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical set in New York’s East Village boasts a slew of stars from the show’s original Broadway cast, including Adam Pascal, Anthony Rapp, Idina Menzel, Taye Diggs and Jesse L. Martin. Based on Puccini’s opera La Boheme, the story follows a group of scrappy bohemians who face true love, broken hearts, drug addiction and AIDS — and paying rent to high-powered oppressors.”

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  • Marlon Wallace

    I always love these articles. Keep ’em coming. I just watched ‘Blue is the Warmest Color’ and it’s pretty incredible.

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  • NOPE

    no Persona directed by Ingmar Bergman, the greatest gay movie of all time? shameful list

    • Juice

      Why would they put a film that’s not streaming on Netflix onto a list of films that are streaming on Netflix?

    • nenu

      Read it says streaming :/ not on DVD

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    • Mr. Obvious

      Best NEW movies on -Netflix-.

      • Brian Robinson

        Yeah, because “Rent” and “Capote” are brand, spanking new!!

        • nenu

          They said New to Netflix not new as of 2014 release :0 people learn how to read

          • Brian Robinson

            Thats the issue, Nenu. Maybe they were ‘new’ to the writer, but many of them had been on Netflix for months already. Now, did they leave and come back? Perhaps. But, to call them new in either sense was incorrect.

            End Transmission.

      • Godabed

        Eyes Wide Open is not new either.

  • Map

    Cloud Burst should be on here!

    • HermeticallySealed

      “New” on Netflix. Cloudburst has been on since last year.

      • Brian Robinson

        Almost NONE of these are ‘new’ to Netflix! I’ve seen the majority of them a while ago.

    • Kristine Evenson

      Thank you for the suggestion…

  • Ali Jawad

    Are these available in the Ca Netflix library or do I need something like http://thevpn.guru/watch-american-netflix-in-canada/ to watch these in Canada

  • DebunktionJunction

    Yes La-La Land, the loving story of a hot, dumb homo who goes to LA, gets a job at a porn studio, dates a drug addict, becomes a hustler before being whisked away by the closeted actor client to live a good life.

    Also known as the gay version of Pretty Woman.

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  • ebz

    Bridegroom is also a really good one to check out

  • juanjo54

    What about Judas Kiss?

  • Andrew

    Do not watch COG. It is horrible!

    • Ash

      I thought COG was really good!!

  • Brian Robinson

    I also enjoyed:
    ‘DTLA’ — low budget series that takes place in downtown LA. Not spectacular, but worth a watch with lowered expections — it’s no Mad Men. ;-)

    ‘How to Survive A Plague’ — meet the heroes of ActUp. Very important historical doc.

    ‘Albert Nobbs’ — great movie about living transgendered in 19th Century England.

    ‘Keep the Lights On’ — well acted drug-addiction related love story

    ‘Brother Outsider’ — another great historical doc. Some we all should know about!

    ‘Undertow’ — tragic love story with a twist on “Ghost”

    ‘The Bubble’ — good peek into something else about the Isreali-Palistinian divide

    ‘Violet Tendencies’ — low budget film with some really gracious touches.

  • Doug S

    Why are these considered “new”? Months ago, we watched several of these titles on Netflix streaming.

  • Betto

    See” Patrick1.5″ about a married male couple that want to adopt a baby. It’s sweet, tender, funny and have you crying buckets

    • I love that movie!

  • Steven Nathan

    I also highly recommend “Private Romeo”, a kind of gay riff on Romeo and Juliet written (what isn’t Shakespeare) and directed by Alan Brown.

  • nycqueerguy

    C.O.G. is NOT a gay movie. It is sexist, racist, classist and not funny at all

  • Lana

    Brokeback Mountain isn’t on here…maybe because it’s not so new…but it is a good but sad movie

  • Shelter is also a great movie, with a happy ending; very unusual for a gay themed movie.

    • Tony

      Haven’t found a movie to match it yet. It was really well done.

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  • naldo

    hey guys, watch this wonderful brazilian film ´´Tatuagem´´ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAhJnv3mcq8 the actors are so great, the sex scenes too, its about a military boy and a theather actor

  • MD

    Why isn’t “Out in the dark on here” Or Weekend…

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  • fabulous

    ‘Summer Storm’ isn’t too bad, if I do say so myself.

  • bh_w

    I would highly recommend “North Sea Texas” and “Edge of Seventeen” for teen audiences