The Internet is a place where LGBT individuals find a community; as such, streaming platforms like Netflix offer titles that depict the queer experience in a variety of ways. This is a collection of movies that, at the very least, express to its viewers that—no matter what end of sexual or gender spectrum in which they feel most comfortable—they are not alone. Here are the best LGBT movies to watch on Netflix now.
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Blue Is the Warmest Color
Two teenage girls fall in (and out) of love in this sexy and intense coming-of-age drama that picked up the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival—and will put you through the emotional ringer.
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Therese (Rooney Mara) finds herself charmed by an alluring older woman named Carol (Cate Blanchett). The two set out on a road trip on which they consummate an unspoken passion for each other.
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Director Miguel Arteta co-wrote the screenplay for this comedy with Alia Shawkat, who stars as one half of a couple (alongside Laia Costa) that meets at a club and discovers intimacy through frequent sex.
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Everyone deserves a silly teen comedy—even gay teens! Darren Stein’s charming comedy follows a high school boy who becomes the most popular kid in school once he’s outed, with the queen bees all scrambling to claim him as their Gay Best Friend.
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God’s Own Country
A young sheepfarmer named Johnny sees his life turned upside-down when his father hires a Romanian migrant worker, Gheorghe, with whom he falls in love.
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Based on a true story, this film follows two producers who try to steal gay porn star Brent Corrigan from his contract—a plot that leads to murder.
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Sean Penn plays gay rights activist Harvey Milk, who became the first openly gay elected official in California before he was shot by a fellow member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
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This wild and at times psychedelic film stars Paul Hamy as a avid bird watcher who gets more than he bargains for on a camping trip in the woods of northern Portugal.
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A gay man (Jesse Plemons) returns home to his conservative family to be with his cancer-stricken mom (Molly Shannon) in this sweetly comic semi-autobiographical film written and directed by Chris Kelly.
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When Cyd goes to Chicago to stay with her aunt for the summer, she doesn’t expect to fall for a girl who lives in the neighborhood. Her aunt, too, is surprised by Cyd’s gentle nudging to live a more authentic—and romantic—life.