Movies with LGBTQ+ Characters

With the call for diverse media representation growing louder than ever, movies that feature LGBTQ+ stories and characters are finally getting some time in the spotlight. We've put together the best LGBTQ+ movies that highlight a wide range of identities and experiences for families and teens craving better representation in their lives. These picks celebrate love, perseverance, and the real-life icons who have led the LGBTQ+ community to where it is today. For more stories with great representation, check out our lists of TV Shows with LGBTQ+ Characters and Books with LGBTQ+ Characters.

The Mitchells vs. the Machines Poster Image
MOVIE

The Mitchells vs. the Machines

age 8+

Action-packed family adventure tackles tech dependence.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
See full review
Summerland Poster Image
MOVIE

Summerland

age 10+

Moving, relatable WWII drama about grief and lost love.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)
See full review
Gender Revolution Poster Image
MOVIE

Gender Revolution

age 12+

Absorbing, empathetic documentary dives deep into gender.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2017)
See full review
The Most Dangerous Year Poster Image
MOVIE

The Most Dangerous Year

age 12+

Affecting documentary speaks up for trans kids.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2019)
See full review
3 Generations Poster Image
MOVIE

3 Generations

age 13+

Performances stand out in earnest drama about trans teen.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2017)
See full review
All in My Family Poster Image
MOVIE

All in My Family

age 13+

Honest docu on coming out to a traditional Chinese family.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2019)
See full review
A Secret Love Poster Image
MOVIE

A Secret Love

age 13+

Docu about women forced to hide relationship for 70 years.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)
See full review
Changing the Game Poster Image
MOVIE

Changing the Game

age 13+

Mature themes, language in poignant, persuasive documentary.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
See full review
Freak Show Poster Image
MOVIE

Freak Show

age 13+

Witty empowerment story deals with teen homophobia.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2018)
See full review
Fried Green Tomatoes Poster Image
MOVIE

Fried Green Tomatoes

age 13+

Heartwarming '90s classic has some language, violence.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1991)
See full review
Growing Up Coy Poster Image
MOVIE

Growing Up Coy

age 13+

Parents fight for trans child's rights in informative docu.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2017)
See full review
The Half of It Poster Image
MOVIE

The Half of It

age 13+

Touching, smart teen story deals with sexuality; drinking.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)
See full review
The Imitation Game Poster Image
MOVIE

The Imitation Game

age 13+

Strong performances buoy teen-friendly historical drama.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2014)
See full review
Little Girl Poster Image
MOVIE

Little Girl

age 13+

Insightful docu supports grade-schooler's gender identity.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2022)
See full review
Love, Simon Poster Image
MOVIE

Love, Simon

age 13+

Affecting, lovable romcom about gay teen has a little edge.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2018)
See full review
Monsoon Poster Image
MOVIE

Monsoon

age 13+

Emigrant drama has some strong language, sexual references.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)
See full review
Mucho Mucho Amor Poster Image
MOVIE

Mucho Mucho Amor

age 13+

Celebratory docu profiles magnetic Puerto Rican TV star.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)
See full review
The Prom Poster Image
MOVIE

The Prom

age 13+

Star-studded, slightly edgy musical is all about acceptance.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)
See full review
The Sound of Identity Poster Image
MOVIE

The Sound of Identity

age 13+

Trans opera singer defies norms in candid, sincere docu.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
See full review
To Be Takei Poster Image
MOVIE

To Be Takei

age 13+

In upbeat docu, equality for all is the final frontier.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2014)
See full review