7 Must-See Transgender Movies to Stream Right Now

"Boys Don't Cry" (1999) 

Directed by Kimberly Peirce, this powerful film is based on the true story of Brandon Teena, a transgender man, portrayed by Hilary Swank. It follows Brandon's journey of self-discovery and the tragic events

"A Fantastic Woman" (2017)

Directed by Sebastián Lelio, this Chilean drama follows Marina, a transgender woman played by Daniela Vega, as she navigates discrimination and grief following the death of her partner.

"Tangerine" (2015)

Directed by Sean Baker, "Tangerine" follows two transgender women, played by Kitana Kiki Rodriguez and Mya Taylor, as they navigate the streets of Los Angeles on Christmas Eve.

"Ma Vie en Rose" (1997) 

Directed by Alain Berliner, this Belgian drama tells the story of Ludovic, a young transgender girl portrayed by Georges Du Fresne, who identifies as a girl despite being assigned male at birth.

"Tomboy" (2011)

Directed by Céline Sciamma, "Tomboy" follows a young transgender boy named Laure, played by Zoé Héran, who moves to a new neighborhood and explores his gender identity during a summer vacation.

"Paris is Burning" (1990)

Directed by Jennie Livingston, this documentary offers an intimate look into the New York City drag ball scene of the late 1980s. Through interviews and performances, the film explores themes of race

"The Danish Girl" (2015)

Directed by Tom Hooper, "The Danish Girl" is a biographical drama inspired by the life of Lili Elbe, one of the first known recipients of gender confirmation surgery. Eddie Redmayne stars as Lili Elbe