Grab some popcorn (and a box of tissues while you’re at it). 

By Hana Hong and Lisa Milbrand
Updated June 03, 2021
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One of the best ways to celebrate Pride month this year is to set up your very own LGBTQIA+ movie fest. Fortunately, the streaming services offer plenty of films and TV shows that depict the queer experience in a variety of ways. They all help convey that no matter which end of the sexual or gender spectrum the viewers identify with, they are not alone. 

And each streaming service has set up their own pages to spotlight their very best LGBTQIA+ content—you can see what's available on Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, Amazon Prime, and Peacock TV.  (These pages include TV series as well, so you can binge—or re-binge—a Pride-friendly show like Schitt's Creek, RuPaul's Drag Race, Queer Eye, Pose, and Glee.)

So pop the popcorn and break out the bubbly while you settle in for a Pride movie night.

1. Ammonite

Love costume dramas? Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan play lovers in this windswept 1840s lesbian romance. 

Where to watch: Hulu

2. Disclosure

More than 80 percent of Americans don't have friends or family members who are trans—which means that their only understanding of trans people comes from how they are represented in the media. Disclosure chronicles 100 years of trans representation in the movies and TV shows, and how that's colored the conversation about trans people.

Where to watch: Netflix

3. The Prom

This feel-good film adaptation of the popular Broadway musical follows high schooler Emma, who wants to bring her girlfriend to the prom. When the head of the PTA tries to stop her, a crew of Broadway pros decide to head to her small town to try to ensure she gets her prom wish. 

Where to watch: Netflix

4. Rocketman

This biographical musical film based on the life of British musician Elton John snagged a bevy of awards nominations, and it's not hard to see why. Taron Egerton's portrayal of one of the most iconic figures in pop history showcases his epic transformation from small piano prodigy to international superstar, while also depicting how his homosexuality drastically affected his lifestyle.

Where to watch: Hulu

5. The Half of It

Like a modern-day Cyrano de Bergerac, teen Ellie Chu tries to help an athlete classmate woo his love interest—only to realize she has a major crush on the same girl. 

Where to watch: Netflix

6. Edge of Seventeen

Coming of age is even harder when you have to come to terms with your controversial sexuality. This 1984 comedy-drama explores sexuality and gender identity, falling in love, and the pain of heartbreak through the eyes of an awkward adolescent boy.

Where to watch: Netflix

7. The Danish Girl

Based on the true story of trans activist Lili Elbe, this award-winning film, starring Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander, follows Lili's transition and its impact on her marriage.

Where to watch: Netflix

8. Brokeback Mountain

An LGBTQ roundup isn't complete without the iconic Brokeback Mountain—the misty-eyed love story delivered by Jake Gyllenhaal and the late Heath Ledger always ranks near the top of all-time favorites. If you're not familiar with the plot (in which case go watch it now!), a rodeo cowboy and ranch hand spend a heated night together on Brokeback Mountain. Through the course of 20 years, the two maintain their sporadic affair while being married to their respective wives.  

Where to watch: Peacock TV

9. Booksmart

When best friends Molly (Beanie Feldstein) and Amy (Kaitlyn Dever), two academic overachievers who have spent their entire high school lives preparing for college, realize that their fellow party classmates got into the same Ivy League schools, they decide to let loose and make the most of their pre-graduation night.

Where to watch: Hulu

10. Hannah Gadsby: Douglas

In Emmy-winning comic Hannah Gadsby's second special, Douglas, she talks more about her life as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community—including a hilarious bit where she compares lesbians to unicorns. 

Where to watch: Netflix