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Let’s face it, movies have a tendency to be rather heteronormative. Here are the best gay movies to watch on Netflix now.

Here are the must-see gay movies to watch on Netflix right now

Let’s face it, movies have a tendency to be rather heteronormative. Romcoms, dramas, heck even action movies have a strong tendency to shoehorn a straight couple having sex into the movie somewhere.

So, we’ve scoured Netflix for you in order to come up with a list of gay romance movies for your viewing pleasure. Some are funny, some are sad, but all of them are beautifully gay and ready for watching on Netflix.

A Single Man

The story is about a British professor named George (Colin Firth) who is having a terrible time coping after the loss of his boyfriend. The movie takes place during the 1960s in Los Angeles and also boasts a cast of star-studded names such as Julianne Moore, Nicholas Hoult, Matthew Goode, and Ginnifer Goodwin.

This movie was released in 2009. It’s rated ‘R’ and is an hour and thirty-nine minutes in length.

A Secret Love

This movie is not a fictional romance, but instead a documentary about two women (Pat Henschel and Terry Donahue) who have had a decades-long romance, and finally decide to come out as gay late in life.

The great thing about this documentary is that it’s a Netflix original so you can watch it whenever you want and however many times you want, without fear of it being removed at some point.

This movie was released to Netflix on April 29th of 2020, and it’s a quick & emotional hour and twenty-one minutes


2016 Oscar-winning movie Moonlight is currently available on Netflix. So, if you haven’t seen it yet or want to watch it again now is a great time to do so. The story is about a man struggling with his identity and sexuality, while also dealing with the normal issues of growing up.

This movie stars Mahershala Ali and also includes Janelle Monáe. The movie is rated ‘R’, an hour and fifty-one minutes long, and won three Oscars for Best Picture, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Other People

Other People is a dramedy about a 29-year-old comedian named David (Jesse Plemons) who is struggling with his work and his romantic life. David goes back to his family home to help with his sickly mom. However, David feels vastly uncomfortable being in the conservative family home since he’s gay.

This 2016 movie is an hour and thirty-seven minutes long and unrated. Jesse Plemons is accompanied on-screen by Molly Shannon, Bradly Whitford, and Maude Apatow.

Studio 54

This 2018 film is a documentary about the famed New York club which went by the name Studio 54. This movie is another documentary, it chronicles the rise and fall of the disco club, and the goings-on within its walls.

Studio 54 is an hour and thirty-eight minutes long and won two different awards during its release year.


This aesthetically pleasing movie takes place in 1950s New York and centers around a woman aspiring to become a photographer who becomes intimate with an older woman. The movie stars Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, as well as Sarah Paulson and Kyle Chandler.

Carol was released in 2015, is an hour and fifty-eight minutes, and is rated ‘R’.

Holding the Man

This movie is about two men who fell in love as teens while attending an all-boys high school. One is an actor, the other a rugby player. The two remain together for fifteen years until one issue appears impossible to overcome.

Holding the Man is an Australian film that was released in 2015. It’s two hours and eight minutes, so prepare for a probable intermission for more popcorn and a pee break. The movie is unrated.

Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List

Naomi (Victoria Justice) and Ely (Pierson Fode) are best friends. Ely is gay so he and Naomi came up with a “No kiss list” meaning certain boys are off-limits to the both of them. However, when the two falls for the same guy things get messy.

This cute coming of age dramedy was released in 2015, and also includes Matthew Daddario. It’s an hour and twenty-nine minutes and unrated.

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