Best new LGBT/Gay movies in 2022 & 2021 (Netflix, Prime, Hulu & Cinema List)


List of the latest lgbt / gay movies in 2022 and the best lgbt / gay movies of 2021 & the 2010's. Top lgbt / gay movies to watch on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Disney+ & other Streaming services, out on DVD/Blu-ray or in cinema's right now.

New lgbt / gay movies in 2022 in Cinema & on VOD

Top movies up for release in 2022 in cinema and on VOD
  • My Policeman

    DIRECTOR: Michael Grandage
    CAST: Harry Styles, Emma Corrin & David Dawson
    It is the 1950s in Brighton. Tom is a gay policeman but keep his relationship with Patrick, a museum curator, a secret from the public. As a strong cover, he marries the school teacher Marion to give the appearance of a straight man. But how long can this lie last and will the relationship between Tom and Patrick survive in the shadows? Based on the novel of the same name by Bethan Roberts, this romantic drama comes from director Michael Grandage and stars Harry Styles, Emma Corrin, David Dawson, Linus Roache, Gina Mckee, and Rupert Everett. Read more

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  • Am I Ok?

    DIRECTOR: Stephanie Allynne, Tig Notaro
    CAST: Dakota Johnson, Sonoya Mizuno & Molly Gordon
    For their entire lives, Lucy and Jane have been the most inseperable of friends. But are they just friends or something more? Lucy aims to find for sure if her attraction to Jane is merely platonic or if there’s a greater romance present. And if there is love in the air, is it a love that she wishes to pursue? Based on a true story, this romantic drama comes from directors Stephanie Allynne and Tig Notaro with a cast that includes Dakota Johnson, Sonoya Mizuno, and Tig Notaro. Read more

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  • Great Freedom

    DIRECTOR: Sebastian Meise
    CAST: Franz Rogowski, Georg Friedrich & Anton von Lucke
    Though the war has ended in Germany, the streets are still unsafe for minorities. Hans is a homosexual who finds himself continuously targeted and being thrown into prison. During his time in a cell, he befriends Viktor, a man convicted of murder. Though Hans was repulsed at first by such a man, a bond soon forms between them that may just turn into romantic. Directed and co-written by Sebastian Meise (Still Life), this period drama stars Franz Rogowski, Georg Friedrich, and Anton von Lucke. Read more

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Best lgbt / gay movies on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Disney+ or DVD in 2022

2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 and the 2010's best rated lgbt / gay movies out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Disney+ & More).
  • Swan Song

    DIRECTOR: Benjamin Cleary
    CAST: Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris & Awkwafina
    Taking place in the future, Cameron Turner is a man who doesn’t find himself with much of one. He just found out he’s been stricken with a terminal illness and is trying to find the best way to deal with it. Hoping that his family won’t have to endure the pain of losing him, he seeks an experimental solution that could help avoid grief altogether. This path, however, leads to him making a tough choice about how he wants to deal with the fate of those he has loved. Written and directed by Benjamin Cleary (Stutterer), this somber and tragic sci-fi drama features a cast that includes Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Awkwafina, Glenn Close, and Adam Beach. Read more

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  • Minyan

    DIRECTOR: Eric Steel
    CAST: Samuel H. Levine, Ron Rifkin & Christopher McCann
    Based on the short story of the same name by David Bezmozgis, Minyan follows the life of a young Jewish man living in 1980s Brooklyn. He finds himself caught between two worlds as he deals with private problems of others and the repressive nature of his Russian Jewish family. Life isn’t easy for a gay teen with so much drama in his life. Directed and co-written by Eric Steel (The Bridge), this coming-of-age drama about being gay in New York premiered at the 2020 Berlin International Film Festival and stars Samuel H. Levine, Ron Rifkin, Christopher McCann, Brooke Bloom, Alex Hurt, and Chris Perfetti. Read more

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  • The Man With the Answers

    DIRECTOR: Stelios Kammitsis
    CAST: Vasilis Magouliotis, Anton Weil & Stella Fyrogeni
    Victor was a former Greek diving champ, the days behind him as his twenties grew later. He now works at a furniture store and struggles to provide for his sick grandmother. After her death, Victor decides to take a trip to Germany. On his travels, he encounters the young German man Matthias, vacationing away from his parents and quite the free spirit. Though they clash at first, they soon get used to each other. Their meeting turns into a road trip where the two bond over connections of life, love, and family. Directed by Stelios Kammitsis (Jerks), this gay romantic drama stars Vasilis Magouliotis and Anton Weil. Read more

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  • Kiss Me Before It Blows Up

    DIRECTOR: Shirel Peleg
    CAST: Moran Rosenblatt, Luise Wolfram & Rivka Michaeli
    Family and culture collides in this romantic comedy of how love can find you in the most unexpected of places. Two Israeli women of different generations find themselves falling for the likes of a Palestinian man and a German woman. But can their love transcend both generations and cultures that are not as keen on each other? Written and directed by Shirel Peleg (Wir Sind Wieder Da), this romantic comedy stars Moran Rosenblatt, Luise Wolfram, and Rivka Michaeli. Read more

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  • My First Summer

    DIRECTOR: Katie Found
    CAST: Markella Kavenagh, Maiah Stewardson & Edwina Wren
    Claudia is a 16-year-old girl who has grown up knowing mostly isolation. Having been closed off from the rest of the world after the death of her mother, she’s not used to other people. But then the spiritual teen girl of Grace comes into her life and she finds that maybe love is in the cards for her after all. But with adulthood on the horizon, there’s a questioning of just how such love can flourish. Written and directed by Katie Found (The Widow), this bittersweet LGBT romance stars Arthur Angel, Markella Kavenagh, and Steve Mouzakis. Read more

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  • Falling

    DIRECTOR: Viggo Mortensen
    CAST: Viggo Mortensen, Lance Henriksen & Sverrir Gudnason
    Written by, directed by, and starring Viggo Mortensen, Falling tells the story of John Peterson living his adult life in Southern California with his partner and daughter. But when his aged father Willis (Mortensen) comes for a visit while seeking a place to live, the father and son find themselves clashing on their views of the world. In addition to Mortensen, this bittersweet drama of acceptance additionally stars Lance Henriksen, Sverrir Gudnason, Laura Linney, Hannah Gross, Terry Chen, and David Cronenberg. Read more

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  • Ammonite

    DIRECTOR: Francis Lee
    CAST: Kate Winslet, Saoirse Ronan & Gemma Jones
    It is the 1840s in Lyme Regis and palaeontologist Mary Anning (Kate Winslet) is finding her work difficult and lonely. Though she was once revered, she now struggles to make a living and care for her ailing mother. But when the tourist Roderick Murchison (James McArdle) arrives with his young wife Charlotte (Saoirse Ronan), Mary finds herself infatuated with Roderick’s wife when she is placed in her care. But can their romance survive in such a cruel world? This romantic period piece comes from director Francis Lee (God's Own Country). Read more

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  • Uncle Frank

    DIRECTOR: Alan Ball
    CAST: Sophia Lillis, Steve Zahn & Margo Martindale
    Alan Ball (American Beauty, Six Feet Under) returns with his first feature film in years. Taking place in 1969, 'Uncle Frank' is a touching dramedy about a closeted gay and his teenage niece driving from New York to South Carolina to attend the funeral of their family's ultra-conservative patriarch. Read more

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  • I Carry You With Me

    DIRECTOR: Heidi Ewing
    CAST: Armando Espitia, Christian Vazquez & Michelle Rodríguez
    I Carry You With Me, a Sundance Film Festival 2020 entry, was written, directed, and produced by Heidi Ewing. She collaborated with co-writer Alan Page and seasoned... Read more

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  • Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

    DIRECTOR: Jonathan Butterell
    CAST: Max Harwood, Richard E. Grant & Charlotte Salt
    Based on the renowned play from 2017 play, 'Everybody's Talking About Jamie' deals with a sixteen year old boy who, against all odds, becomes a drag queen. Read more

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  • Supernova

    DIRECTOR: Harry Macqueen
    CAST: Colin Firth, Stanley Tucci & James Dreyfus
    An elderly gay couple (Stanley Tucci and Colin Firth) embark on a UK road trip in a RV. One of them has recently been diagnosed with dementia, so they visit old friends and try to spend their time as useful as possible. Read more

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  • The Boys in the Band

    DIRECTOR: Joe Mantello
    CAST: Jim Parsons, Matt Bomer & Robin de Jesús
    One night, a bunch of gay men get together for a birthday party in New York City. As the night progresses, ghosts from their pasts turn up. Read more

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  • Giant Little Ones

    DIRECTOR: Keith Behrman
    CAST: Maria Bello, Kyle MacLachlan & Taylor Hickson
    After 'Love, Simon', another great American teen movie about being young and gay. Ballas and Franky have been friends for a long time and are both very popular in high school. But on Franky's 17th birthday party something happens that will change their lives forever. Read more

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  • Tell It to the Bees

    DIRECTOR: Annabel Jankel
    CAST: Holliday Grainger, Anna Paquin & Emun Elliott
    England, the 1950's. A female doctor on the countryside develops strong romantic feelings for the mother of a young patients' of her. Based on Fiona Shaw novel of the same name. Read more

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  • The Miseducation of Cameron Post

    DIRECTOR: Desiree Akhavan
    CAST: Chloë Grace Moretz, Steven Hauck, Quinn Shephard, Kerry Butler
    After her parents die, a young lesbian girl is sent to a gay conversion camp. Leading actress Chloë Grace Moretz aims right at the heart in this gripping LGBT drama. Read more

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  • Boy Erased

    DIRECTOR: Joel Edgerton
    CAST: Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Joel Edgerton, Russell Crowe
    Three years after his directorial debut 'The Gift', multi-talented actor/writer/filmmaker Joel Edgerton returns with the hotly anticipated 'Boy Erased'. Based on a true story, this gripping movie evolves around a young gay boy who is send to a so-called 'gay-conversion' program. An unbelievable story that needs to be told (and seen!). Read more

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  • Love, Simon

    DIRECTOR: Greg Berlanti
    CAST: Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford, Jennifer Garner
    Based on the best-selling young adult novel, 'Love, Simon' is a fresh and often hilarious account of a 17 year old high school student whose sexuality is about to be revealed. Read more

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    RATING: 82/100

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  • Beach Rats

    DIRECTOR: Eliza Hittman
    CAST: Harris Dickinson Madeline Weinstein Kate Hodge
    After her promising debut film 'It Felt Like Love', Eliza Hittman returns with another dreamy and sad coming of age film about a troubled Brooklyn teenager. In 'Beach Rats', we follow Frankie, a troubled teen who's family situation is depressing. Online, he contacts older men. Out of curiosity at first, but later on, Frankie starts meeting them too. A sensual and touching stunner. Read more

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    RATING: 82/100

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  • Tom of Finland

    DIRECTOR: Dome Karukoski
    CAST: Jakob Oftebro Werner Daehn Jimmy Shaw
    One of the absolute must-see biopics of this year, 'Tom of Finland' tells the story of a former WW2 army officer who, more or less accidentally, becomes one of the most iconic figures in gay art and played a huge role in the emancipation of homosexual men all over the world. Read more

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    RATING: 82/100

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  • Other People

    DIRECTOR: Chris Kelly
    CAST: Jesse Plemons Molly Shannon Bradley Whitford
    David is a stand-up comedian struggling with the aftermath of a painful break-up. Then he decides to take care of his terminally ill mother. However, his conservative family never really accepted his sexuality. A beautiful little film that is both touching and hilarious. Read more

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    RATING: 67/100

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  • Moonlight

    DIRECTOR: Barry Jenkins
    CAST: Mahershala Ali Shariff Earp Duan Sanderson
    Moonlight chronicles the life of a young gay man from Miami from youth until adulthood in three separate 'chapters'. We see him struggling with his sexuality and his identity in an environment that is particularly harsh on him. Beautifully shot and soulfully acted, this is truly one of the revelations of the year! Read more

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    RATING: 77/100

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  • The Normal Heart

    DIRECTOR: Ryan Murphy
    CAST: Mark Ruffalo Jonathan Groff Frank De Julio
    The story is based in 1980's, the era when the Sprawling rate of H.I.V was at its peak and a gay activist decided to spread education and awareness regarding AIDS. Read more

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    RATING: 79/100

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  • Quand on a 17 ans

    DIRECTOR: André Téchiné
    CAST: Sandrine Kiberlain Kacey Mottet Klein Corentin Fila
    The story depicts the friendship of two boys who began with bearing hateful feelings for each other but circumstances made them foster brothers and in their regular... Read more

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    RATING: 72/100

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  • Love is Strange

    DIRECTOR: Ira Sachs
    CAST: John Lithgow Alfred Molina Marisa Tomei
    Love is Strange tells the touching and tragic story of the elderly New York City gay couple (astonishing roles by both John Litghow and Alfred Role) Ben and George facing troubles after they get married. Ben, who has been working as a teacher at a catholic school for years, gets fired and George isn’t making much money as a retired painter either, which forces them to leave their apartment and to stay at friends seperately until they find something they can afford. Director Ira Sachs did a brilliant job directing this small and sensitive film about two lovers who are forced by circumstances to live apart from one another. Read more

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    RATING: 67/100

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  • La Vie D’Adele

    DIRECTOR: Abdellatif Kechiche
    CAST: Léa Seydoux Adèle Exarchopoulos Salim Kechiouche
    An awful lot has been said about this one already, so what’s there to add to the endless list of euphoric praises? At the same time, it would be bizarre to not put La Vie d’Adéle on a list of best LGBT films of the last few years. An ambitious (in its scale and length) yet utterly real take on the rise and fall of a romantic relationship. While the film focuses on a teenage lesbian love affair, it’s not a film about homosexuality necessarily. Kechiche doesn’t seem to be interested in the girls’ struggle with their sexuality. Many films have been made about that. It’s a story about falling in and out love, captured on screen so real you’ve never seen before. Read more

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    RATING: 78/100

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  • L’inconnu du Lac

    DIRECTOR: Alain Guiraudie
    CAST: Pierre Deladonchamps Christophe Paou Patrick d'Assumçao
    Franc meets Michel on the banks of a lake that is deemed as a secret spot for gay men, far from the bustling town; even though Michel is a dangerous man yet Frank has... Read more

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    RATING: 69/100

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  • Tom a la Ferme

    DIRECTOR: Xavier Dolan
    CAST: Xavier Dolan Pierre-Yves Cardinal Lise Roy
    A man who is in deep grief, bearing the loss of love meets his lovers family, who are not aware of the fact that their son had a gay sexual orientation. Read more

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    RATING: 70/100

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  • God’s Own Country

    DIRECTOR: Francis Lee
    CAST: Josh O'Connor Alec Secareanu Gemma Jones
    Spring. Yorkshire. Young farmer Johnny Saxby numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker for lambing season ignites an intense relationship that sets Johnny on a new path. 'God's Own Country' has been hailed as 'Brokeback Mountain in Yorkshire' and it isn't a far cry indeed. A beautiful and tender movie. Read more

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    RATING: 77/100

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  • Rialto

    DIRECTOR: Peter Mackie Burns
    CAST: Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Tom Glynn-Carney & Monica Dolan
    Colm is in his mid-forties, married, with two teenage children. Still grieving the death of his father, a destructive figure in his life, Colm struggles with his relationship to his own son, whilst at... Read more

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  • Nevrland

    DIRECTOR: Gregor Schmidinger
    CAST: Simon Frühwirth, Josef Hader & Wolfgang Hübsch
    Nevrland is an Austrian feature film directed by Gregor Schmidinger, released in 2019 starring Simon Frühwirth and Paul Forman in the lead roles. The movie is about a... Read more

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  • The Cakemaker

    DIRECTOR: Ofir Raul Graizer
    CAST: Tim Kalkhof, Sarah Adler, Roy Miller, Zohar Shtrauss
    Thomas, a young German baker, is having an affair with Oren, an Israeli married man who has frequent business visits in Berlin. When Oren dies in a car crash in Israel, Thomas travels to Jerusalem... Read more

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  • Thelma

    DIRECTOR: Joachim Trier
    CAST: Eili Harboe Okay Kaya Ellen Dorrit Petersen
    A young woman falls in love with a female co-student, discovering telekinetic powers in the process. Read more

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    RATING: 90/100

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  • Una mujer fantástica (A Fantastic Women)

    DIRECTOR: Sebastián Lelio
    CAST: Francisco Reyes Luis Gnecco Aline Küppenheim
    Marina, a waitress who moonlights as a nightclub singer, is bowled over by the death of her older boyfriend. Read more

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    RATING: 88/100

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Defining movies as ‘LGBT’ or ‘gay-themed’ is in fact a bit stupid, as it has nothing to do with a genre at all. But since everyone’s doing it… these are the most interesting, gripping, funny movies that are in some way ‘gay-themed’. When French gay thriller L’inconnu du Lac was released in Dutch cinemas it made me come up with a list of the best LGBT films I’ve seen this decade. L’inconnu du Lac received much critical acclaim ( also by other The Filmtransition staff members), which surprised me, to say the least: it’s likely one the most overrated (rest of and dull films I have seen in a while. What surprised me even more was that it didn’t stir up any controversy when it was first shown at the Cannes festival last year. It lurked in the shadow of La Vie d’Adele, which shook the earth by showing a tumultuous lesbian love affair in all its aspects. Two French queer films, albeit totally different from one another, which gained quite some attention and praise. The former an instant classic, the latter a drag. Well, here’s a short overview of personal favorites within gay cinema of the 2010’s, followed by some anticipated LGBT-themed films in 2016.