14 LGBTQ+ movies, TV shows to stream on Netflix, Disney+ and more for Pride Month

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Add these movies and TV shows to your Pride Month celebrations.
Add these movies and TV shows to your Pride Month celebrations.

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June is Pride Month, and while a return to in-person festivities is an exciting way to celebrate, sometimes a more low-key celebration is the way to go — especially since there's never a bad time to curl up on the couch with a movie and a bowl of popcorn.

LGBTQ+ representation in movies and on shows has come a long way in recent years, as mainstream media is finally moving beyond including queer individuals as tokenizing tropes. There are now fully realized roles that don't just focus on queer trauma, but also explore genres like romance, comedy and adventure.

From "Schitt's Creek" — a Canadian made series that scored both international and Canadian recognition to Deepa Mehta's "Funny Boy," to Amazon Prime Video's first scripted series "The Lake," there are several titles to choose from if you're looking to indulge in an LGBTQ-friendly movie night at home.

We also highly recommend the Oscar-nominated film "Flee," which earned three nods including Best International Feature Film.

Ahead, we've gathered 14 of the best LGBTQ+ movies and TV shows available to stream on Netflix, Crave, Amazon Prime Video, CBC Gem and Disney+.

Best LGBTQ+ movies and shows to stream on Netflix

Heartstopper

Still from Heartstopper. Image via Netflix
Heartstopper. Image via Netflix

Teens Charlie and Nick (Joe Locke, Kit Connor) discover their unlikely friendship might be something more as they navigate school and young love in this coming-of-age series.

Feel Good

Still from Feel Good. Image via Netflix
Feel Good. Image via Netflix

The first season of "Feel Good" premiered in March 2020 to widespread praise and a perfect 100% “Certified Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Comedian Mae Martin co-created and stars in this witty, touching series that draws on her own life experiences. In season two, Mae and George’s complicated love story continues as Mae struggles to come to terms with the ghosts from her past and George tries to reinvent her present.

The Half of It

Still from The Half of It. Image via Netflix
The Half of It. Image via Netflix

This coming-of-age dramedy is written and directed by Alice Wu. When smart but cash-strapped teen Ellie Chu (Leah Lewis) agrees to write a love letter for a jock, she doesn't expect to become his friend — or fall for his crush.

Disclosure

Laverne Cox in scene from Disclosure. Image via Netflix
Disclosure. Image via Netflix

In this documentary, leading trans creatives and thinkers, including Laverne Cox, filmmaker Lilly Wachowski, and Chaz Bono share their heartfelt perspectives and analysis about Hollywood's impact on the trans community.

Alex Strangelove

Still from Alex Strangelove. Image via Netflix
Alex Strangelove. Image via Netflix

This film follows high school senior Alex Truelove, who plans to lose his virginity to lovable girlfriend Claire, but things go awry when he meets the equally lovable Elliot.

The Boys in the Band

Still from The Boys in the Band. Image via Netflix
The Boys in the Band. Image via Netflix

Created by Ryan Murphy, this series follows the events at a birthday party in 1968 New York when a surprise guest and a drunken game leave seven friends reckoning with unspoken feelings and buried truths. Starring Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto and Matt Bomer.

Best LGBTQ+ movies and shows to stream on Amazon Prime Video

The Lake

Promo photo of The Lake. Image via Prime Video
The Lake. Image via Prime Video

Justin returns from living abroad after a breakup with his long-term partner, in the hope of reconnecting with the biological daughter that he gave up for adoption in his teens. The series stars Jordan Gavaris, Julia Stiles and Madison Shamoun. Streams June 17

Flee

Still from animated title Flee. Image via Elevation Pictures
Flee. Image via Elevation Pictures

Recounted mostly through animation to protect his identity, Amin opens up about his past as a child refugee from Afghanistan. He looks back on his life as he grapples with a secret he's kept hidden for 20 years, one that threatens to derail the life he's built for himself and his future husband.

I Care a Lot

Still from I Care a Lot. Image via Amazon Prime Video
I Care a Lot. Image via Amazon Prime Video

This dark comedy follows a shady legal guardian Marla Grayson (Rosamund Pike), who lands in hot water when she tries to swindle a woman with ties to a powerful gangster. She not only risks her life, but that of her partner (Eiza Gonzalez) as well.

Best LGBTQ+ movies and shows to stream on CBC Gem

Funny Boy

Still from Deepa Mehta's Funny Boy. Image via CBC Gem
Funny Boy. Image via CBC Gem

Based on the novel by Shyam Selvadurai and set in Sri Lanka in the 1970s and 80s, Deepa Mehta's "Funny Boy" explores the sexual awakening of a boy named Arjie set against the backdrop of the civil war. For this film, Mehta won the Best Director award at the Canadian Screen Awards.

Schitt's Creek

Cast of Schitt's Creek. Image via CBC Gem
Schitt's Creek. Image via CBC Gem

This multi award-winning series is also a must-watch. When the filthy-rich Roses suddenly find themselves broke, they're forced to rebuild their empire within their only remaining asset — Schitt's Creek.

Best LGBTQ+ movies and shows to stream on Crave

Canada's Drag Race

Cast of Canada's Drag Race. Image via Crave
Canada's Drag Race. Image via Crave

This series follows 12 Canadian drag artists as they compete for the title of “Canada’s Next Drag Superstar.” Each episode tests their talents and challenges them to master singing, dancing, acting, impersonation, costume making, and improvisation.

Best titles to stream on Disney+

Fire Island

Cast of Fire Island. Image via Disney+
Fire Island. Image via Disney+

A pair of best friends (Joel Kim Booster and Bowen Yang) set out to have a legendary week-long summer vacation with the help of cheap rosé and a group of eclectic friends in this unapologetic, modern-day rom-com inspired by Jane Austen’s classic Pride and Prejudice.

Love, Simon

Still from Love, Simon. Image via 20th Century Studios
Love, Simon. Image via 20th Century Studios

Simon Spier (Nick Robinson) keeps his sexual orientation a secret from his family. However, when a blackmailer threatens to reveal it, he goes on an adventure as he comes to terms with his identity.

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