10 LGBTQ+ Films to Stream for Your Next Movie Night

Written by Beth O'Brien, staff member, Captain William Spry Public Library, opens a new window

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However, with thousands of amazing options to choose from comes the hardest part: picking which movie to watch first. Don’t worry though—your Library can help! If you’re looking for great LGBTQ+ films, check out these stories that explore sexuality and gender identity.

1. Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018)

The Miseducation of Cameron Post is based on the young adult novel of the same name. In it, a young woman named Cameron is sent to a gay conversion therapy camp after being caught with another girl. At the camp, she and her new friends pretend to go along with the “treatment” and await release.

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2. Call Me by Your Name (2017)

Based on a novel of the same name, Call Me by Your Name is about a young man on vacation in Italy with his family. There he meets Oliver, a graduate student, and they have a summer romance.

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3. The Feels (2017)

Andi and Lu are getting married and decide to have a joint bachelorette weekend. With all their friends in a cabin together, drama ensues!

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4. Arianna (2016)

Arianna is a young woman with development issues. By 19, she has yet to get her period. While on vacation with her family at her summer home, she begins having memories of her childhood that her overprotective parents refuse to talk about—Arianna was born intersex.

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5. Wild Nights with Emily (2019)

A historical drama, Wild Nights with Emily is about famous poet Emily Dickinson’s life. It tells the little-known tale of her affair with another woman.

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6. Porcupine Lake (2016)

Set in Northern Ontario, Porcupine Lake is a coming of age story set in the summer. When Bea meets Kate, she is looking for a best friend. However, she gets more than she bargained for.

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7. Two 4 One (2014)


Two 4 One is a dramedy about a couple trying to have a baby. Adam, a transgender man, helps his girlfriend Miriam at home with artificial insemination. However, after a mishap, they both end up pregnant. Adam then must deal with his complex feelings about identity and his relationship with Miriam.

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8. Maurice (1987)

Maurice is a historical film set in the early 1900s. At the time, homosexuality was against the law and could land someone in jail. This film tells the story of two young men that fall in love while studying at Cambridge.

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9. Margarita with a Straw (2014)

Margarita with a Straw is about a young woman with cerebral palsy who leaves her home in India to go to university in New York City. In America, she falls in love with a woman who is blind.

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10. Boy Meets Girl (2014)

Robby and Ricky, a transgender woman, have been best friends since they were kids. When Ricky meets Francesca and they start to become more than friends, Robby has to admit to himself how he really feels about Ricky.

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