LGBTQ Movies for Teens

These movies, which range from musicals to dramas and documentaries, highlight lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender characters and their experiences. Looking for more stories featuring LGBTQ characters? Check out our LGBTQ Books and LGBTQ TV for Teens lists.

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Freak Show Movie Poster Image
Witty empowerment story deals with teen homophobia.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Growing Up Coy Movie Poster Image
Parents fight for trans child's rights in informative docu.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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The Imitation Game Movie Poster Image
Strong performances buoy teen-friendly historical drama.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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To Be Takei Movie Poster Image
In upbeat docu, equality for all is the final frontier.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar Movie Poster Image
Drag-queen road comedy has some stereotypes, language.
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(Release Year: 1995)
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Philadelphia Movie Poster Image
Moving, Oscared '90s drama fostered AIDS empathy.
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(Release Year: 1993)
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The Times of Harvey Milk Movie Poster Image
Thought-provoking look at a charismatic politician’s life.
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(Release Year: 1984)
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Victor/Victoria Movie Poster Image
Gender-bending musical farce; sexual content, profanity.
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(Release Year: 1982)
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The Birdcage Movie Poster Image
Campy, comedic romp with lots of profanity.
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(Release Year: 1996)
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Handsome Devil Movie Poster Image
Insightful but mature Irish coming-of-age drama.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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The Hours Movie Poster Image
Smart, thoughtful movie for older teens and up.
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(Release Year: 2003)
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower Movie Poster Image
Book-based drama for mature teens tackles tough subjects.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Real Boy Movie Poster Image
Intimate docu follows teen through gender transition.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Movie Poster Image
Drag queens drive funny, tender, but mature musical.
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(Release Year: 1994)
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Carol Movie Poster Image
Moving, beautifully acted '50s-set drama about secret love.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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The Crying Game Movie Poster Image
Powerful drama has mature sexual themes, violence.
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(Release Year: 1992)
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Do I Sound Gay? Movie Poster Image
Very personal docu explores gay stereotypes, self-discovery.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Far from Heaven Movie Poster Image
Sensitive, mature melodrama about sexuality in the 1950s.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine Movie Poster Image
Moving documentary brings hate-crime victim to life.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Milk Movie Poster Image
Memorable, mature biopic brings a movement to life.
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(Release Year: 2008)
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Of Girls and Horses Movie Poster Image
Subtitled lesbian coming-of-age film has sex, drinking.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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How to Survive a Plague Movie Poster Image
Moving doc follows AIDS scourge and history of gay activism.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous Movie Poster Image
Docu follows young internet star's gender transition.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Beginners Movie Poster Image
Touching gay-themed dramedy about love and loss.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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Brokeback Mountain Movie Poster Image
Mature, intense film about a forbidden gay relationship.
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(Release Year: 2005)
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Dallas Buyers Club Movie Poster Image
Grim, intense movie tells a powerful, relevant true story.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Hedwig and the Angry Inch Movie Poster Image
Poignant transsexual musical brims with wit, adult themes.
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(Release Year: 2001)
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The Kids Are All Right Movie Poster Image
Mature, witty family dramedy explores love, parenthood.
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(Release Year: 2010)
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Laerte-Se Movie Poster Image
Docu about transgender artist has nudity, cursing.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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My Own Private Idaho Movie Poster Image
Delicate portrayal of street hustlers has heavy themes.
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(Release Year: 1991)
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Transamerica Movie Poster Image
Sensitive portrayal of transsexual OK for older teens.
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(Release Year: 2006)
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