EDITOR’S PICKS: My Top 10 LGBTQ Movies on Netflix

Biopics, adaptations, and comedies are some of my favorite choices!

Oscar winner Michael Douglas won an Emmy award for his role as flamboyant entertainer Liberace.

Michael Douglas won an Emmy for his turn as flamboyant entertainer Liberace.

1. The Kids Are All Right (2010)

This Oscar-nominated comedy/drama stars acting heavyweights Julianne Moore and Annette Bening as they navigate lesbian parenting and love in one of the most reflective gay films of the decade.

2. Boys Don’t Cry (1999)

Hillary Swank won her first Oscar for this emotional biopic on the troubled life of Brandon Teena, a transgender lover who lost his life due to a hate crime in a Midwestern town.

3. Transamerica (2005)

Before there was Caitlyn Jenner, there was Bree. Felicity Huffman stars in a comedy that was long before its time and explores family, self-discovery, and identity through the experiences of a transwoman.

4. Behind the Candelabra (2013)

Michael Douglas and Matt Damon give us some of their best performances in this biopic on the life of Liberace.

5. Angels in America (2003)

Meryl Streep and Al Pacino give us tour-de-force performances in this breathtaking miniseries adapted from the Tony Award–winning play on the downfall of AIDS advocacy during the Reagan era.

6. Milk (2008)

The triumph and tragedy of iconic civil rights activist Harvey Milk is executed marvelously through Dustin Lance Black‘s remarkable screenplay and Sean Penn‘s Oscar-winning performance.

7. A Single Man (2009)

This very serious film explores suicide, depression, and the impact that love can have on us all, and Colin Firth delivers a powerhouse performance.

8. Before Night Falls (2000)

This Oscar-nominated biopic explores the life of famed gay Cuban poet and novelist Reinaldo Arenas, who faced extreme homophobia during the years of Fidel Castro’s leadership.

9. Brokeback Mountain (2005)

This Oscar-winning films does more than just tell the story of two closeted gay cowboys in 1960s Wyoming by showing us their longing souls through the power of incredible cinematography and impressive Method acting from the late Heath Ledger.

10. Kinsey (2004)

The work of Dr. Alfred Kinsey gets explored in an incredible biopic, starring Liam Neeson and Laura Linney, that touches on the nuances of his own sexuality and how “The Kinsey Report” changed lives.