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Here Are 31 LGBTQ Movies You Can Stream Right Now

From Love, Simon to Moonlight, celebrate Pride Month with our list.

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It's Pride Month, and under usual conditions, this would be a time to celebrate for the LGBTQ community, particularly in light of the Supreme Court's recent ruling regarding LGBTQ discrimination in the workplace. Unfortunately, a pandemic has forced everyone indoors, leaving minimal options for community members to display their colors or for allies to show support. So while you may not be able to celebrate outside, now is the perfect time to catch up iconic queer film and television, a glimpse into the stories of LGBTQ characters falling in love, coming to terms with their sexual identity or simple celebrating what it means to be queer in this day and age, be it fictional or based on real moments in history.

And for the past half-century, LGBTQ media has made major strides, ranging from the 1985 love story, Desert Hearts, to the recent critical success of The Portrait of a Lady On Fire. The racial identities of queer characters have changed, too—look at Moonlight, which won multiple Academy awards and became the first film in history with an all-Black cast to win Best Picture. In an effort to celebrate these films, the team at Men's Health has put together a list of iconic LGBTQ movies currently available for streaming on major platforms, including Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. And remember—even when Pride Month ends, there is still a wealth of LGBTQ cinema to explore. Enjoy these picks all year-round.

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Moonlight (2016)

Winning several awards, including an Oscar for Best Picture, the movie follows a man through three stages of life, while trying to understand his sexuality and identity.

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All In My Family (2019)

In this documentary, a gay filmmaker shows his Chinese family's road to accepting him and his growing family in the United States. It's both eye-opening and heartwarming—a film desperately needed right about now.

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The Normal Heart (2014)

Larry Kramer's semi-autobiographical drama comes to life in this HBO film, telling the story of the creation of the Gay Men's Health Crisis at the height of the AIDS epidemic.

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Viva (2016)

Detailing the story of a young boy whose father (newly out of prison) doesn’t accept his son's desire to become a drag peforrmer, the film focuses on LGBTQ themes, as well as some of the diversity of Cuban culture.

Call Me By Your Name (2017)

Based on Andre Aciman's novel of the same name, Timothee Chalamet and Armie Hammer star in this Oscar award winning coming-of-age film. And who could forget the iconic scene with a certain stone fruit?

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Love, Simon (2018)

All of your favorite teen tropes are played out in this heartwarming romcom of a young boy trying to find his epic love through the discourse of emails. And if you haven't had enough, don't worry—Hulu has a TV spinoff that you'll love just as much as this.

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Disobedience (2017)

Based on Naomi Alderman's novel, the film follows two Orthodox Jewish women (Rachel McAdams and Rachel Weisz) as they attempt to hide their romance and reconcile their faith with sexuality.

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Boy Erased (2018)

Telling the true story of a young man who is subjected to a gay conversion therapy program, the film features a number of LGBTQ+ identifying stars, including Cherry Jones and Troye Sivan.

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My Own Private Idaho (1991)

Considered an important film in the new queer cinema movement since its 1991 release, My Own Private Idaho has become notable for its then-taboo premise and avant-garde approach to storytelling.

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Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Based on a short story by Annie Proulx, the movie tells the story of two cattle ranchers who form a romantic bond but must part ways at the end of the summer. The film received critical acclaim, including three Academy Awards.

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Milk (2008)

Starring Sean Penn and Emile Hirsch, the 2008 movie tells the story of Harvey Milk, who became iconic in the LGBTQ+ community for being the first openly gay person to be elected to California government.

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Rocketman (2019)

So the film is more about the life of music icon Elton John than it is necessarily about LGBTQ themes, but it does feature the doomed romance with his manager, John Reed.

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Rent (2005)

If you're a musical theater geek, chances are you are probably very aware of this movie. Based on the 1996 groundbreaking musical, the film makes a point to celebrate all kinds of love.

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The Birdcage (1996)

Robin Williams and Nathan Lane dress up in drag in the remake of La Cage aux Folles. Those two names alone should compel you to watch this.

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Howl (2010)

Garnering its title from LGBTQ+ icon Allen Ginsberg's famous poem, the film explores the writer's early life, his relationship with partner Peter Orlovsky, and how the poem "Howl" became a staple in beatnik literature.

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)

Telling the story of a genderqueer German singer who fronted a rock and roll band, the movie's costumes are as iconic as the songs featured throughout. And fun fact—the star of the film is also its director and writer.

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Tig (2015)

Comedian Tig Notaro stars in a documentary that follows her breast cancer battle while trying to start a family with her fiancée.

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Philadelphia (1993)

Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington star in one of the first mainstream Hollywood movies to tackle the subject of HIV/AIDS, homosexuality, and homophobia. The film was so well-received that it garnered a Best Actor Academy Award for Hanks.

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Professor Marston & the Wonder Women (2017)

Ever wondered how the Wonder Woman comics were created? Well, this movie explored the conception of the iconic female superhero, while also featuring the creator's polyamorous relationship with two women.

3 Generations (2017)

A touching drama featuring a small group of notable actors, the film explores what happens when three generations within a family deal with one going through the stages of transition.

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The Kids Are All Right

Julianne Moore and Annette Bening star in this romantic comedy as a lesbian couple whose children decide to go find their biological father, portrayed by Mark Ruffalo.

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Tangerine (2015)

Shot on three iPhones (an unusual yet impressive feat for cinematography), the indie drama explores the story of a transgender sex worker who discovers her boyfriend has been straying from their relationship.

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Beach Rats (2017)

A movie that sells itself on coveted sexual urges, the film tells the story of a teenager who either spends time with his girlfriend or hooking up with men that he meets over the internet.

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Desert Hearts (1985)

Filmed during a pivotal time in LGBTQ+ history, the movie depicts an English professor and a young sculptor's romance while at a 1950s Nevada ranch.

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Maurice (1987)

Based on the novel by E.M. Forster, Hugh Grant stars in the drama about gay relationship set in the repressed backdrop of Edwardian England.

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Beginners (2010)

Starring Ewan McGregor, Cristopher Plummer (who won an Academy Award for his role) and a Jack Russell terrier, the movie deals with a son coming to terms with his dying father—who also just came out of the closet.

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BPM (Beats Per Minute) [2017]

Taking place in the 1990s, the film explores a group of activists in Paris as they attempt to make strides in the effort to fight the AIDS epidemic. The film also features the work from ACT UP, an organization that continues to work for those fighting for their lives.

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God's Own Country (2017)

While working on his family's farm, an Englishman has a romance with one of his father's workers. The film intertwines heartbreak with little gems of beauty and delicacy.

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Carol (2015)

Based on the Patricia Haynes novel, Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett star as two women who take a road trip to confess their feelings for each other—those that could potentially ruin their lives and marriages.

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Alex Strangelove (2018)

A film that comfortably sits in the Netflix teen comedy canon, the film tells the story of a high school senior, while planning on losing his virginity to his girlfriend, meets a handsome gay kid, making him question his identity.

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Portrait of a Lady On Fire (2019)

One of the most recent movies to join the LGBTQ+ movie genre, the film looks at a complicated lesbian relationship during the repressed 1700s, when identifying as queer was taboo.

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