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18 Queer Movies On Netflix That People Can't Stop Talking About

It's time for a movie marathon!

We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us their favorite LGBTQ movies currently streaming on Netflix. Here are their responses:

1. Alex Strangelove (2018)

Netflix

Genre: Romantic comedy

What it's about: A high school senior plans on losing his virginity to his longtime girlfriend, but when he meets a charming gay guy from the other side of town, he starts to question his own sexuality.

Why you should watch it: "It covers internalized homophobia really well."

angiepina13

2. Those People (2015)

Little Big Horn Films

Genre: Romantic drama

What it's about: A young artist is torn between his obsession with his socialite best friend and a new relationship with an older pianist.

Why you should watch it: "I’ve watched it 10 or so times now, and I cry every time. It’s artsy enough to be thought-provoking but still so grounded in reality that it’s heart-wrenching."

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3. The Perfection (2019)

Netflix

Genre: Psychological horror thriller

What it's about: A troubled violin prodigy tracks down the star pupil of her former teacher, and they embark on a menacing journey with twisted consequences.

Why you should watch it: The movie is extremely compelling and has several plot twists you would never see coming. If you're into psychological thrillers, this movie won't disappoint you.

4. God's Own Country (2017)

Orion Pictures

Genre: Drama

What it's about: A young sheep farmer gets through his daily life with drinking and casual sex until he forms an intimate bond with a Romanian migrant worker.

Why you should watch it: "The relationship between the two men is so beautiful and heartbreaking. The movie will make you emotional at every turn."

rebeccaelizabethp2

5. To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar (1995)

Universal Pictures

Genre: Comedy

What it's about: Two elite Manhattan drag queens take a hopeless young queen under their wing and embark on a road trip to make it to Los Angeles for a competition.

Why you should watch it: "It's clever, funny, and wholesome, and the actors perfectly played their roles. The film celebrates friendship, pride, and creative lifestyles."

ahhreeyah

6. Paris Is Burning (1990)

Off-White Productions

Genre: Documentary

What it's about: The film explores drag queens, the origins of ball culture, and the queer community in New York City.

Why you should watch it: It gives the context and history behind modern-day queer culture and slang, while telling the stories of real people who rarely receive credit for their contributions to pop culture.

7. Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List (2015)

Oscar Crosby Films

Genre: Romantic comedy drama

What it's about: A lifelong friendship is tested when two teenagers fall for the same guy.

Why you should watch it: It's an upbeat, heartfelt movie that has great messages about friendship, growing up, and sexual identity.

8. Handsome Devil (2016)

Treasure Entertainment

Genre: Comedy drama

What it's about: An ostracized kid and a star athlete become roommates and form an unlikely friendship at their rugby-obsessed boarding school until people try to pull them apart.

Why you should watch it: "While I love that so many movies focus on romances, it is also important to focus on friendship. This film portrays that beautifully. Plus you have Andrew Scott, and that is always a win."

brentus86

9. Moonlight (2016)

A24

Genre: Coming-of-age drama

What it's about: A young man struggles with his identity, sexuality, and masculinity from his childhood to young adulthood.

Why you should watch it: It's a brilliant film with beautiful cinematography and outstanding acting. The story is such a moving, emotional journey.

10. Holding the Man (2015)

Transmission Films

Genre: Romantic drama

What it's about: Two men who fall in love in high school embark on a 15-year-long romance that survives life's trials and tribulations.

Why you should watch it: "Its a true story set in the '80s during the AIDS epidemic. It's beautiful, tragic, and informative."

rebelde199632

11. Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga (How I Felt When I Saw That Girl) (2019)

Vinod Chopra Films

Genre: Coming-of-age, romantic-comedy drama

What it's about: A young woman struggles with a secret while dealing with her family's wishes for her to get married and a writer who likes her.

Why you should watch it: "It's such a sweet, heartfelt story that is groundbreaking for its representation of the LGBTQ community in mainstream Bollywood films. I grinned like an idiot through the whole thing."

samk35

12. Lovesong (2016)

Strand Releasting

Genre: Drama

What it's about: The friendship between two women deepens during a road trip. Years later, one of them tries to rebuild the connection days before the other's wedding.

Why you should watch it: "The movie is so sweet, sad, and beautiful. I highly recommend it."

Th3FatPanth3r

13. Duck Butter (2018)

Netflix

Genre: Experimental comedy

What it's about: Two women agree to spend 24 uninterrupted hours together, and their new level of intimacy does not go as planned.

Why you should watch it: "It’s so intensely original, yet relatable on so many levels, and Alia Shawkat is just a genius."

briannarose15

14. The Cakemaker (2017)

Films Boutique

Genre: Drama

What it's about: A young baker who is having an affair with a married man goes to Jerusalem to find answers about his lover's death. He meets his late lover's wife and starts baking cakes in her cafe.

Why you should watch it: "The film is moving and convincingly exhibits the emotional journeys of grieving after a tragedy."

alexc24

15. Below Her Mouth (2016)

Serendipity Point Films

Genre: Erotic romantic drama

What it's about: An engaged fashion editor starts a steamy affair with a woman she meets during a night out.

Why you should watch it: "It's sexy and dramatic, and it has a happy ending with very little cheesiness!"

tanator225

16. Dear Ex (2019)

Netflix

Genre: Drama

What it's about: A teenager takes the side of his late father's lover instead of his mom after his dad dies.

Why you should watch it: The actors give great performances and the film shows adolescence in a very relatable way.

17. Growing Up Coy (2016)

Still Point Pictures

Genre: Documentary

What it's about: Two parents file a civil rights discrimination case after their 6-year-old transgender daughter is banned from using the girls bathroom at school. Soon, they become the center of attention in the media.

Why you should watch it: The film celebrates trans people and children. The way the film shows the struggles the parents go through to support their child will warm anyone's heart.

18. Carol (2015)

StudioCanal / The Weinstein Company

Genre: Drama

What it's about: An aspiring photographer gets into an intimate relationship with a sophisticated older woman. The two women fall in love fast and their romance comes with complicated consequences.

Why you should watch it: "It's become a classic and it's a brave love story that will give you flashes of melancholy, despair, anticipation, and joy."

emogirl101

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