Transgender movies

List of the best films about transgender people, selected by visitors to our site: Breakfast on Pluto, Samsara, Cabaret, The Producers, The New Girlfriend, Bad Education, The Man Who Surprised Everyone, Stage Beauty, Boys Don't Cry, Laurence Anyways.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom
Duration02:08
CharactersGay, Musicians, Transgender people, Singers
PlotFuneral
PlaceIreland
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

In the 1970s, a foundling lad, Patrick "Kitten" Braden, comes of age by leaving his Irish town for London, in part to look for his mother and in part because his trans-gender nature is beyond the town's understanding.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genredocumentary, music
CountryUSA, South Korea, Ethiopia, Japan, China, Egypt, Ghana, Italy, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Brazil, Denmark, Kenya, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Namibia
Duration01:42
CharactersGeisha
PlotTravel, Music, Religious, Art, Meaning of life
PlaceNature, Japan
StyleMind-altering, Philosophical, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Makes me think

Samsara is a word that describes the ever turning wheel of life. It is a concept both intimate and vast - the perfect subject for filmmakers Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson, whose previous collaborations include Chronos and Baraka, and who, in the last 20 years, have travelled to over 58 countries together in the pursuit of unique imagery. Samsara takes the form of a nonverbal, guided meditation that will transform viewers in countries around the world as they are swept along a journey of the soul. Through powerful images pristinely photographed in 70mm and a dynamic music score, the film illuminates the links between humanity and the rest of the nature, showing how our life cycle mirrors the rhythm of the planet.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, musical
CountryUSA
Duration02:04
PlotLove triangle, Political
PlaceGermany, Night Clubs
StyleTo cry, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Serious

Inside the Kit Kat Club of 1931 Berlin, starry-eyed singer Sally Bowles and an impish emcee sound the clarion call to decadent fun, while outside a certain political party grows into a brutal force.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, musical, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:14
CharactersBlonde girls, Partners, Accountant
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleLight

After putting together another Broadway flop, down-on-his-luck producer Max Bialystock teams up with timid accountant Leo Bloom in a get-rich-quick scheme to put on the world's worst show.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama
CountryFrance
Duration01:48
CharactersTransgender people, Friends
PlotLove, Friendship, Tennis, Cheating
PlaceSchool, France, Cemetery
StylePsychological problems, By books, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

A young woman makes a surprising discovery about the husband of her late best friend.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, crime
CountrySpain
Duration01:46
CharactersGay, Teachers, Priests, Actors
PlotFriendship, First love, Blackmail
PlaceSpain, Boarding school
StyleFascinating, Makes me think

Two children, Ignacio and Enrique, know love, the movies and fear in a religious school at the beginning of the 1960s. Father Manolo, director of the school and its professor of literature, is witness to and part of these discoveries. The three are followed through the next few decades, their reunion marking life and death.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama
CountryRussia, Estonia, France
Duration01:22
CharactersTransgender people, Terminally ill
PlotCancer
PlaceVillage, Forest, Siberia
StyleHeavy, Not for everyone, Sad ones

Egor Korshunov (40) is a Siberian forest guard who works in a local environmental company, fighting fearlessly against poachers in taiga. Egor is a great family man, respected by his fellow villagers. He and his wife Natalia are expecting a second child. Unexpectedly, Egor finds out that he has terminal cancer and has only two months left to live. No traditional medicine or shamanic magic can save Egor. Finally, left with no other options, he decides to take the last desperate step. He attempts to completely change his identity in order to fool the oncoming death, just like Zhamba the drake, the hero of a legendary ancient Siberian epos, did.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Germany
Duration01:46
CharactersGay, Family, Lovers, Elephants, Actors
PlotWar, On real events
PlaceVillage, Vietnam, London
StyleSmart

Humble Maria, who outfits top London theater star Ned Kynaston, takes none of the credit for the male actor's success at playing women. And because this is the 17th century, Maria, like other females, is prohibited from pursuing her dream of acting. But when powerful people support her, King Charles II lifts the ban on female stage performers. And just as Maria aided Ned, she needs his help to learn her new profession.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersLesbians, Gay, Transgender people
PlotLove, On real events, Friendship
PlaceSmall cities
StyleFascinating, Makes me think, Touching, Depressive

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

Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryCanada, France
Duration02:48
CharactersFamily, Transgender people, Surgeons
PlotBreakup
PlaceIslands, Canada
StyleRomantic, Soulful, Serious

The story of an impossible love between a woman named Fred and a transgender woman named Laurence who reveals her inner desire to become her true self: a woman.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Japan
Duration02:35
CharactersGay, Artists, Transgender people, Surgeons, Artists
PlotOn real events, Art, Mystery
StyleFascinating, Touching, Heartbreaking, Serious

When Gerda Wegener asks her husband Einar to fill in as a portrait model, Einar discovers the person she's meant to be and begins living her life as Lili Elbe. Having realized her true self and with Gerda's love and support, Lili embarks on a groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
CharactersGay, Transgender people, Psychiatrists, Parents
PlotTravel, Loneliness
StyleSoulful, Touching

Bree is about to get a sex change operation that will finally allow her to actually be what she’s already been in her mind for a long time: a transitioned woman. Yet before this happens she suddenly runs into her son who ends up coming for the trip across the United States.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryIsrael, Sweden
CharactersGay, Hired assassins, Tourists
PlotPursuit
PlaceGermany, Israel
StyleAction, Soulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Serious

Eyal, an Israeli Mossad agent, is given the mission to track down and kill the very old Alfred Himmelman, an ex-Nazi officer, who might still be alive. Pretending to be a tourist guide, he befriends his grandson Axel, in Israel to visit his sister Pia. The two men set out on a tour of the country during which, Axel challenges Eyal's values.

Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersTransgender people, Terminally ill
PlotOn real events, Death, Uprising, Rivalry
PlaceCourt, Hospitals, Texas, Mexico, USA
StyleInteresting, Psychological problems, Soulful, Explicit scenes, Touching

Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama
CountryNetherlands, Belgium
Duration01:45
CharactersTeens, Gay, Transgender people, Psychologists, Ballerinas
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Ballet, Birthday, Dreams
PlaceSchool, Metro
TimeNew Year
StyleUnexpected ending, To cry, Inspirational, Heavy, Makes me think

A 15-year-old girl, assigned male at birth, dreams of becoming a ballerina and will push her body to its limits in order for her dream to succeed.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryArgentina, Spain, France
Duration01:26
CharactersTeens
PlotRevenge, Friendship
PlaceSmall cities
StyleSoulful, Touching, Serious

Alex, an intersexed 15-year-old, is living as a girl, but she and her family begin to wonder whether she's emotionally a boy when another teenager's sexual advances bring the issue to a head. As Alex faces a final decision regarding her gender, she meets both hostility and compassion.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, military
CountryChina, USA
Duration01:49
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier, Emperors
PlotAdventure, Martial Arts
PlaceChina, Asia
StyleExciting, Epic, Serious

When barbarian hordes threaten her homeland, the brave and cunning Mulan disguises herself as a male soldier to swell the ranks in her aging father's stead. The warrior's remarkable courage drives her through powerful battle scenes and brutal wartime startegy. Mulan loses dear friends to the enemy's blade as she rises to become one of her country's most valuable leaders - but can she win the war before her secret is exposed?

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, music
CountryJapan
Duration02:10
CharactersMusicians
PlotFuneral
PlaceJapan, Asia, Small cities
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Philosophical, Atmospheric, Fascinating

Daigo, a cellist, is laid off from his orchestra and moves with his wife back to his small hometown where the living is cheaper. Thinking he’s applying for a job at a travel agency he finds he’s being interviewed for work with departures of a more permanent nature – as an undertaker’s assistant.

Markimdb: 4.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, sport
CountryIndia
Duration02:28
PlaceVillage, India, Asia

Veera, a fire-cracker of a girl who lives in a small village but dreams of playing cricket in the big league. Rohan is an accomplished captain of a county cricket team in England. Rohan returns to India to captain his father's cricket team which has been losing for the last 8 years. In a Village where girls don't play Cricket, Veera has to put on a put on a turban & beard to live her dream.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:38
CharactersManiacs, Teens, Serial killers, Writers, Journalists
PlotLove, War, On real events, Investigation, Mystery
PlaceSea
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Disturbing

The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are built and destroyed by the endless trail of clues.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:32
CharactersFriends
PlotPassion, Love triangle, Curses
StyleRomantic, Light, To cry, Cute, Touching

Set to the intoxicating rhythms of Brazil, "Woman on Top" is a spicy, sexy comedy about the magic of food, love and music. Meet Isabella, a sultry enchantress born with the special gift of melting the palates and hearts of men everywhere. When she decides to break free from her rocky marriage and the stifling kitchen of her husband's restaurant in Brazil, she spirits off to San Francisco in pursuit of her dreams of a real culinary career.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:19
PlotFriendship

One gunshot, one death, one moment out of time that irrevocably links eight minds in disparate parts of the world, putting them in each other's lives, each other's secrets, and in terrible danger. Ordinary people suddenly reborn as "Sensates."

Markimdb: 6
Genrethriller, melodrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
CharactersHeroes, Partners, Cats, Actors
PlotDivorce, Mystery
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

Failed actress Alex Sternbergen wakes up hungover one morning in an apartment she does not recognize, unable to remember the previous evening -- and with a dead body in bed next to her. As she tries to piece together the events of the night, Alex cannot totally rely on friends or her estranged husband, Joaquin, for assistance. Only a single ally, loner ex-policeman Turner Kendall, can help her escape her predicament and find the true killer.

Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryItaly
Duration01:34
PlotObsession, Friendship, Love triangle
StyleDisturbing

Peppino is an aging taxidermist constantly ridiculed for being short and somewhat creepy. He meets Valerio, a handsome young man fascinated by Peppino's work. Peppino, in turn, becomes entranced by Valerio and offers him a large salary to come work as his assistant. But when Valerio meets Deborah, their fledgling romance is threatened by an insanely jealous third wheel.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersReporters
PlotPolitical, Elections
PlaceCollege

The gay son of a conservative senator who is also the poster boy for his father's re-election unknowingly befriends a gay activist bent on destroying the hypocritical campaign.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, France, USA
Duration01:53
CharactersLesbians, Transgender people, Maids
PlotSurvival, Loneliness, Death, Fate
PlaceIreland, Hotels
Time19th century
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Touching, Serious

Albert Nobbs struggles to survive in late 19th century Ireland, where women aren't encouraged to be independent. Posing as a man, so she can work as a butler in Dublin's most posh hotel, Albert meets a handsome painter and looks to escape the lie she has been living.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:47
CharactersTransgender people, Friends, Losers, Partners
PlotFate
PlaceEngland, USA, Small cities
StyleInspirational, Fancy, Touching

Charles Price may have grown up with his father in the family shoe business in Northampton, in central England, but he never thought that he would take his father's place. Yet, the untimely death of his father places him in that position, only to learn that Price & Sons Shoes is failing. While in despair at his failed attempts to save the business, Charles has a chance encounter with the flamboyant drag queen cabaret singer, Lola. Her complaints about the inadequate footwear for her work combined with one of Charles' ex-employees, Lauren, leads to a suggestion to change the product to create a desperate chance to save the business: make men's fetish footwear. Lola is convinced to be their footwear designer and the transition begins. Now this disparate lot must struggle at this unorthodox idea while dealing both the prejudice of the staff, Lola's discomfort in the small town and the selfish manipulation of Charles' greedy fiancée who cannot see the greater good in Charles' dream.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama
CountryChile, Spain, Germany
Duration02:36
CharactersDogs, Doctors, Police, Transgender people, Sisters
PlotLove, Dancing, Passion, Death, Birthday
PlaceHospitals, Night Clubs
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Disturbing

Marina's life is thrown into turmoil following the death of her partner. Mourning the loss of the man she loved, she finds herself under intense scrutiny from those with no regard for her privacy.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
CharactersFamily, Parents
PlotBirthday, Divorce
PlaceParty
StyleLight, To cry, Touching

Loving but irresponsible dad Daniel Hillard, estranged from his exasperated spouse, is crushed by a court order allowing only weekly visits with his kids. When Daniel learns his ex needs a housekeeper, he gets the job -- disguised as an English nanny. Soon he becomes not only his children's best pal but the kind of parent he should have been from the start.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, Japan, USA
Duration01:52
CharactersGay, Soldier
PlotFriendship, Hostage
PlaceIreland, London
StylePsychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Touching, Disturbing

Irish Republican Army member Fergus forms an unexpected bond with Jody, a kidnapped British soldier in his custody, despite the warnings of fellow IRA members Jude and Maguire. Jody makes Fergus promise he'll visit his girlfriend, Dil, in London, and when Fergus flees to the city, he seeks her out. Hounded by his former IRA colleagues, he finds himself increasingly drawn to the enigmatic, and surprising, Dil.





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