Transgender Movies

by willvickers | created - 21 Jan 2013 | updated - 21 Jan 2017 | Public

As complete of a list of Transgender / Transsexual Films involving Transgender people & topics more of a main character.

There are other movies involving transgender characters in smaller roles like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective or Rock Star, but they don't really tell the story of a Trans person.

The list is a collection of all the movies and shows I can find. The order of movies on the list does not reflect any kind of rating, just the order the movies were added to the list. If you know of any not on the list please let me know so I can add them. Thanks :)

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1. The Danish Girl (2015)

R | 119 min | Biography, Drama, History

66 Metascore

A fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda's marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili's groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Amber Heard, Ben Whishaw

Votes: 143,193 | Gross: $12.71M

2. Boy Meets Girl (I) (2014)

95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

68 Metascore

Boy Meets Girl is a funny, tender, sex positive romantic comedy that explores what it means to be a real man or woman, and how important it is to live a courageous life not letting fear stand in the way of going after your dreams.

Director: Eric Schaeffer | Stars: Michael Welch, Michelle Hendley, Alexandra Turshen, Michael Galante

Votes: 3,865 | Gross: $0.02M

3. The Crying Game (1992)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

90 Metascore

A British soldier kidnapped by IRA terrorists soon befriends one of his captors, who then becomes drawn into the soldier's world.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Stephen Rea, Jaye Davidson, Forest Whitaker, Miranda Richardson

Votes: 46,819 | Gross: $62.55M

4. Normal (2003 TV Movie)

110 min | Drama

A Midwestern husband and father announces her plan to have a sex change operation.

Director: Jane Anderson | Stars: Richard Bull, Mary Seibel, Danny Goldring, Jessica Lange

Votes: 3,070

5. Kinky Boots (2005)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

57 Metascore

A drag queen comes to the rescue of a man who, after inheriting his father's shoe factory, needs to diversify his product if he wants to keep the business afloat.

Director: Julian Jarrold | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Joel Edgerton, Sarah-Jane Potts, Jemima Rooper

Votes: 16,736 | Gross: $1.82M

6. Soldier's Girl (2003 TV Movie)

R | 112 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

The true story of the price a young soldier paid for falling in love with a transsexual night-club performer.

Director: Frank Pierson | Stars: Troy Garity, Lee Pace, Andre Braugher, Shawn Hatosy

Votes: 5,929

7. Beautiful Boxer (2004)

Unrated | 118 min | Action, Biography, Drama

66 Metascore

Bio-pic of transgender Muay Thai boxer Parinya Charoenphol who pursued the sport to pay for her sex change operation.

Director: Ekachai Uekrongtham | Stars: Asanee Suwan, Sorapong Chatree, Orn-Anong Panyawong, Nukkid Boonthong

Votes: 2,997 | Gross: $0.00M

8. Boys Don't Cry (1999)

R | 118 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

86 Metascore

Female-born Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska.

Director: Kimberly Peirce | Stars: Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny, Peter Sarsgaard, Brendan Sexton III

Votes: 86,214 | Gross: $11.53M

9. Transamerica (2005)

R | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

66 Metascore

A preoperative transgender woman takes an unexpected journey when she learns that she fathered a son, now a teenage runaway hustling on the streets of New York.

Director: Duncan Tucker | Stars: Felicity Huffman, Kevin Zegers, Fionnula Flanagan, Andrea James

Votes: 38,766 | Gross: $9.02M

10. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Music

68 Metascore

Two drag performers and a transgender woman travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret.

Director: Stephan Elliott | Stars: Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Terence Stamp, Rebel Penfold-Russell

Votes: 42,583 | Gross: $11.22M

11. To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

Three drag queens travel cross-country until their car breaks down, leaving them stranded in a small town.

Director: Beeban Kidron | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze, John Leguizamo, Stockard Channing

Votes: 25,136 | Gross: $36.47M

12. Taboo (2002–2014)
Episode: Changing Gender (2012)

TV-14 | Documentary

Sex changes are discussed; a profile of a married couple who both switched genders after meeting and falling in love; one person self-identifies as a hybrid - neither male nor female.

Star: Asia Vitale

Votes: 34

13. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

85 Metascore

A transgender punk-rock girl from East Berlin tours the U.S. with her band as she tells her life story and follows the former lover/band-mate who stole her songs.

Director: John Cameron Mitchell | Stars: John Cameron Mitchell, Miriam Shor, Stephen Trask, Theodore Liscinski

Votes: 29,153 | Gross: $3.03M

14. Dancing in Isolation (2010)

50 min | Drama

Ariel, a transgender individual meets Trevor and attempts to work out the inherent difficulties in dating a curious, yet traditionally straight male.

Director: Tonjia Atomic | Stars: Rhys Henley, Aiden Karamanyan, Josh Phenicie

Votes: 13

15. 20 centímetros (2005)

Unrated | 112 min | Comedy, Musical

58 Metascore

A narcoleptic transvestite who yearns to become a transsexual dreams up elaborate musical numbers in which she's the star.

Director: Ramón Salazar | Stars: Mónica Cervera, Pablo Puyol, Miguel O'Dogherty, Concha Galán

Votes: 1,709 | Gross: $0.00M

16. Tomboy (2011)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama

74 Metascore

A family moves into a new neighborhood, and a 10-year-old named Laure deliberately presents as a boy named Mikhael to the neighborhood children.

Director: Céline Sciamma | Stars: Zoé Héran, Malonn Lévana, Jeanne Disson, Sophie Cattani

Votes: 15,241 | Gross: $0.13M

17. It's a Boy Girl Thing (2006)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Sworn enemies find themselves in each other's bodies, and use this to ruin each other's lives.

Director: Nick Hurran | Stars: Samaire Armstrong, Kevin Zegers, Sherry Miller, Robert Joy

Votes: 36,847

18. Flawless (1999)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

50 Metascore

An ultraconservative police officer suffers a debilitating stroke and is assigned to a rehabilitative program that includes singing lessons, with the drag queen next door.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Robert De Niro, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Barry Miller, Chris Bauer

Votes: 16,330 | Gross: $4.49M

19. Identity Theft (2009)

66 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

After winning 50 million dollars in the lottery, Matt Walker thought that he'd found the perfect woman one evening when he met Karen Bristol...she was smart, gorgeous and wanted him for his... See full summary »

Director: James A. Ward | Stars: Laura Weintraub, James A. Ward, Michael Cole, Rachel Hardy

Votes: 110

20. The Adventures of Sebastian Cole (1998)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

In June, 1983, in Dutchess County, New York, Sebastian Cole joins his mother, step-father, and sister for dinner. Hank, Sebastian's step-father, drops a bomb: he announces he's changing ... See full summary »

Director: Tod Williams | Stars: Adrian Grenier, Clark Gregg, Aleksa Palladino, Margaret Colin

Votes: 1,776 | Gross: $0.10M

21. The Coffee Shop (2014)

90 min | Comedy, Romance

The Cup coffee house, a gay hot spot, its workers, its regulars, and the drama it has to deal with every day. There's the owner of the shop, the fabulous Bea Reasonable and the flamboyant ... See full summary »

Director: A.J. Mattioli | Stars: Blanche Baker, Elissa Goldstein, Keith Collins, Julia Weldon

Votes: 70

22. Khastegi (2008)

76 min | Drama

Tells the story of seven Iranian transgender individuals living in Tehran who live pieces of their own lives on the screen.

Director: Bahman Motamedian | Stars: Ghavi Bal, Bahare Ghavibal, Asghar Nejad

Votes: 47

23. A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story (2006 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 88 min | Biography, Drama

The true story of Gwen Araujo, a young trans woman who was brutally murdered by four men in 2002.

Director: Agnieszka Holland | Stars: Mercedes Ruehl, JD Pardo, Lupe Ontiveros, Henry Darrow

Votes: 1,644

24. TransGeneration (2005– )

272 min | Documentary

A look at the lives of four college students undergoing gender transition.

Stars: Katherine A. Baker, Lucas Cheadle, Andrea Gabrielle Gibson, Staci Ignacio

Votes: 384

25. Middle Sexes: Redefining He and She (2005 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 54 min | Documentary

Examines the diversity of human sexual and gender variance around the globe, with commentary by scientific experts and first-hand accounts of people who do not conform to a simple male/female binary.

Director: Antony Thomas | Stars: Gore Vidal, Calpernia Addams, Beth Aynsley, Max Beck

Votes: 254

26. Beautiful Daughters (2006 TV Movie)

Documentary

In February, 2004, with the help of Eve Ensler and Jane Fonda, a group of transgender women put on the first all-transgender production of "The Vagina Monologues", including a new monologue... See full synopsis »

Director: Josh Aronson | Stars: Calpernia Addams, Christine D. Beatty, Lynn Conway, Verba Deo

Votes: 74

27. The Opposite Sex: Rene's Story (2004 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 77 min | Documentary

Rene, 31, a female-to-male gender reassignment candidate took hormones for years and "passed" as a man for all of his adult life. Married to his high-school sweetheart, Wona, a heterosexual... See full summary »

Director: Josh Aronson

Votes: 33

28. American Transgender (2012 TV Movie)

Documentary

A great documentary of young adult female and male transgender youth with their struggles and challenges living in our society. Interviews with their family members and their points of view is also included .

Director: Leslie Schwerin | Stars: Clair Farley, Jess Herbst, Jim Howley, Eli Strong

Votes: 54

29. Pretty/Handsome (2008 TV Movie)

67 min | Drama

A married father of two tells his wife and teenage sons that he is transsexual.

Director: Ryan Murphy | Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Carrie-Anne Moss, Blythe Danner, Robert Wagner

Votes: 368

30. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Musical

58 Metascore

A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.

Director: Jim Sharman | Stars: Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Richard O'Brien

Votes: 120,391 | Gross: $139.88M

31. XXY (2007)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Romance

67 Metascore

The story of an intersexual fifteen-year-old. She lives with her parents, who have to cope with the challenges of her medical condition.

Director: Lucía Puenzo | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Valeria Bertuccelli, Germán Palacios, Carolina Pelleritti

Votes: 12,103 | Gross: $0.05M

32. Southern Comfort (2001)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

78 Metascore

Southern Comfort documents the final year in the life of Robert Eads, a transgender man. Eads, diagnosed with ovarian cancer, was turned down for treatment by two dozen doctors out of fear ... See full summary »

Director: Kate Davis | Stars: Robert Eads, Lola Cola, Maxwell Scott Anderson, Cas Piotrowski

Votes: 837

33. Romeos (2011)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Romance

A drama centered on the relationship between a two young men, as one of them navigates the difficulties of life as a transgender man.

Director: Sabine Bernardi | Stars: Rick Okon, Max Befort, Liv Lisa Fries, Felix Brocke

Votes: 2,990 | Gross: $0.00M

34. Venus Boyz (2002)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary

46 Metascore

A film journey through a universe of female masculinity. A legendary Drag King Night in New York is the point of departure for an odyssey to transgendered worlds, where women become men - ... See full summary »

Director: Gabriel Baur | Stars: Diane Torr, Dréd Gerestant, Del La Grace Volcano, Queen Bee Luscious

Votes: 396 | Gross: $0.02M

35. Different for Girls (1996)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

Karl Foyle and Paul Prentice were best mates at school in the Seventies. But when they meet again in present-day London things are definitely not the same. Karl is now Kim, a transsexual, ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Spence | Stars: Steven Mackintosh, Rupert Graves, Miriam Margolyes, Saskia Reeves

Votes: 1,793 | Gross: $0.21M

36. Just Like a Woman (1992)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

Gerald is a yuppie-like transvestite in his thirties. His wife arrives home earlier than expected and discovers female attire spread over their apartment. Not knowing anything about his ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Monger | Stars: Julie Walters, Adrian Pasdar, Paul Freeman, Susan Wooldridge

Votes: 418 | Gross: $0.08M

37. Orlando (1992)

PG-13 | 94 min | Biography, Drama, Fantasy

74 Metascore

Young nobleman Orlando is commanded by Queen Elizabeth I to stay forever young. Miraculously, he does just that. The film follows him as he moves through several centuries of British ... See full summary »

Director: Sally Potter | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane, Quentin Crisp, Jimmy Somerville

Votes: 11,980 | Gross: $5.29M

38. Prelude to a Kiss (1992)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

A couple fall in love despite the girl's pessimistic outlook. As they struggle to come to terms with their relationship, something supernatural happens that tests it.

Director: Norman René | Stars: Meg Ryan, Alec Baldwin, Kathy Bates, Ned Beatty

Votes: 7,174 | Gross: $20.01M

39. Switch (1991)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Fantasy

A sexist womanizer is killed by one of his former lovers and then reincarnated as a woman.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Ellen Barkin, Jimmy Smits, JoBeth Williams, Lorraine Bracco

Votes: 7,829 | Gross: $15.55M

40. Goodbye Charlie (1964)

Approved | 116 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Shot by a jealous husband, Charley falls out a porthole and is lost at sea only to find himself returned as an attractive blond woman. His best friend is staying at his house as he puts ... See full summary »

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Tony Curtis, Debbie Reynolds, Pat Boone, Joanna Barnes

Votes: 1,333

41. Myra Breckinridge (1970)

R | 94 min | Comedy

After undergoing gender reassignment surgery, an aspiring actress travels to Hollywood, where she also wants to make a claim on her wealthy uncle's estate.

Director: Michael Sarne | Stars: Mae West, John Huston, Raquel Welch, Rex Reed

Votes: 2,525 | Gross: $3.00M

42. M. Butterfly (1993)

R | 101 min | Drama, Romance

43 Metascore

In 1960s China, French diplomat Rene Gallimard falls in love with an opera singer, Song Liling - but Song is not at all who Gallimard thinks.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Jeremy Irons, John Lone, Barbara Sukowa, Ian Richardson

Votes: 7,816 | Gross: $1.50M

43. Ma Vie en Rose (1997)

R | 88 min | Drama

Ludovic is a transgender girl who is coming out. She talks of marrying her neighbor's son and can not understand why everyone is so surprised about it. Her family and neighbors struggle ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Berliner | Stars: Georges Du Fresne, Michèle Laroque, Jean-Philippe Écoffey, Hélène Vincent

Votes: 8,046 | Gross: $2.28M

44. All About My Mother (1999)

R | 101 min | Drama

87 Metascore

Young Esteban wants to become a writer and also to discover the identity of his father, carefully concealed by his mother Manuela.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Candela Peña, Antonia San Juan

Votes: 79,686 | Gross: $8.26M

45. A Soap (2006)

Unrated | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

55 Metascore

A tragicomedy focused on the relationship between the owner of a beauty clinic and a transgender woman.

Director: Pernille Fischer Christensen | Stars: Trine Dyrholm, David Dencik, Frank Thiel, Elsebeth Steentoft

Votes: 1,776 | Gross: $0.00M

46. The Cockettes (2002)

R | 100 min | Documentary

77 Metascore

Documentary about the gender-bending San Francisco performance group who became a pop culture phenomenon in the early 1970s.

Directors: Bill Weber, David Weissman | Stars: Larry Brinkin, Peggy Cass, Pristine Condition, Jackie Curtis

Votes: 497 | Gross: $0.22M

47. The Badge (2002)

R | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A sheriff (Thornton) begins an investigation into the death of a local trans individual after hearing that high ranking politicians may have been involved. Although he is homophobic, his ... See full summary »

Director: Robby Henson | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Patricia Arquette, William Devane, Sela Ward

Votes: 3,018

48. Breakfast on Pluto (2005)

R | 128 min | Comedy, Drama

59 Metascore

In the 1970s, a young trans woman, Patrick "Kitten" Braden, comes of age by leaving her Irish town for London, in part to look for her mother and in part because her gender identity is beyond the town's understanding.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Morgan Jones, Eva Birthistle, Liam Neeson

Votes: 19,458 | Gross: $0.83M

49. Farewell My Concubine (1993)

R | 171 min | Drama, Music, Romance

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