The Best LGBTQ Movies To Watch On Netflix This Valentine’s Day

Celebrate this Valentine’s Day with an LGBTQ friendly movie. So much of Valentine’s Day is heteronormative and it’s exhausting. There are plenty of rom-coms, dramas and documentaries about being gay in the world.

If you want a critically acclaimed film, iconic queer movie or a hilarious rom-com Netflix has you covered. Check out the best LGBTQ moves to watch on Netflix.


Carol is about a ’50s housewife, Carol, who falls in love with Therese, a younger woman. It follows their love story and the complications and judgment that comes along with being lesbians in the 1950s.

Blue Is the Warmest Colour

Blue Is the Warmest Colour is a French film that follows a 15-year-old high-school student, Adele, who falls in love with Emma, a college graduate student. The film follows Adele’s discovery of her sexuality and her relationship with Emma.

Paris Is Burning

Paris Is Burning is an iconic documentary about drag queens in New York City. The documentary dives into Drag Queen culture, what it means to be part of a house and follows the Queens to their elaborate balls.

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson

A Netflix original documentary about Marsha P. Johnson, a revolutionary LGBT activist, death. Johnson’s death was originally ruled a suicide, but this documentary questions whether or not she was killed. Johnson was a transgender woman, drag queen and helped start the Stonewall Riots.


Milk is based on Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man elected into office in California and the third in the country. The movie follows Milk’s move from New York City to San Francisco, his rise in the gay community, then politics and the people who tried to stop him along the way.

Chasing Amy

Chasing Amy is a rom-com about a guy, Holden McNeil, who falls in love with a lesbian, Alyssa Jones. But their friendship turns to romance, which gets in the way of Holden’s relationship with his life-long best friend and business partner Banky Edwards. Banky tries to intervene and break them up only revealing secrets from everyone.

Dallas Buyers Club

Dallas Buyers Club follows Ron Woodroof through his HIV diagnosis and how he starts smuggling illegal, non-FD approved drugs from Mexico into Texas to help treat HIV. He then starts a “club” to sell the drug to other people affected by HIV and AIDS.

God’s Own Country

This rom-dram follows a young Yorkshire farmer who hires a Romanian migrant worker and how their relationship blossoms into something more.

Alex Strangelove

Alex Truelove is a senior in high school who has a girlfriend but is also interested in a guy he just met. This Netflix original follows Alex through his journey of sexual identity.

Other People

Other People is film loosely based on Saturday Night Live head writer Chris Kelly’s life. The film follows David, a gay man, who moves back home to take care of his dying mother. His return home is complicated because his conservative dad has yet to come to terms with his son being gay despite the fact that he came out a decade ago.

Tab Hunter Confidential

Tab Hunter Confidential is a documentary on the famous 1950s American actor’s life as a closeted homosexual. He was the American golden boy who has a huge secret and finally came out years later. The documentary is about his life and being gay in Hollywood in the ’50s and ’60s.


A Netflix original is a documentary on comedian Tig Notaro and her breast cancer diagnosis. The documentary follows Tig’s legendary stand-up routine that she performed while fighting breast cancer.


Viva is about a Cuban son who wants to become a drag queen and his tumultuous relationship with his father.

Princess Cyd

Princess Cyd is a movie about a niece visiting her aunt for the summer. While visiting she falls in love with a girl and challenges her relationship with her aunt.

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