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10 highly-rated LGBT movies (Dec. 2017)

Having a hard time figuring out which great gay & lesbian movies are airing on Netflix? Problem solved: check out these 10 highly-rated LGBT movies we recommend you to watch in December!

All movies are well-received and currently streaming on Netflix USA. Did you watch one and highly enjoyed it? Let the rest of us know in the comment section!

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  1. Together (2000)


    Elisabeth leaves her abusive and drunken husband Rolf, and goes to live with her brother, Göran. The year is 1975 and Göran lives in a commune called Together. Living in this leftist commune Elisabeth learns that the world can be viewed from different perspectives.

    Directed by Lukas Moodysson
  2. North Sea Texas (2011)

    North Sea Texas

    Pim lives in a run-down house in a dead-end street somewhere on the Flanders coast, together with his mother Yvette Bulteel. Life here smells of cold French fries, cheap cigarettes, vermouth and stale beer. Mother Yvette uses her friend Etienne, with his lousy grey Fiat, as a driver for the nights she has to “perform”. As a kid Pim dreams of a better life, imagining princesses and beauty queens. But when Pim turns 16 he dreams of Gino, the handsome boy next door, instead. Ever since they were children there has been this tension between them. Now Gino is Pim’s motorcycling hero. Cold mockery, little humiliations and tiny bits of hope make up Pim’s life. No wonder he sometimes flees to his dream world.

    Directed by Bavo Defurne
  3. The Way He Looks (2014)

    The Way He Looks

    Leonardo is a blind teenager dealing with an overprotective mother while trying to live a more independent life. To the disappointment of his best friend, Giovana, he plans to go on an exchange program abroad. When Gabriel, a new student in town, arrives at their classroom, new feelings blossom in Leonardo making him question his plans.

    Directed by Daniel Ribeiro
  4. Pariah (2011)


    A Brooklyn teenager juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak, and family in a desperate search for sexual expression.

    Directed by Dee Rees
  5. Closet Monster (2016)

    Closet Monster

    A creative and driven teenager is desperate to escape his hometown and the haunting memories of his turbulent childhood.

    Directed by Stephen Dunn
  6. Those People (2015)

    Those People

    On Manhattan's gilded Upper East Side, a young gay painter is torn between an obsession with his infamous best friend and a promising new romance with an older foreign pianist.

    Directed by Joey Kuhn
  7. Margarita, with a Straw (2014)

    Margarita, with a Straw

    In this inspirational love story, a Delhi university student and aspiring writer afflicted with cerebral palsy leaves India for New York University, where she falls for a fiery young activist.

    Directed by Shonali Bose
  8. Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)

    Blue Is the Warmest Color

    Adele's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire, to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adele grows, seeks herself, loses herself, finds herself.

    Directed by Abdellatif Kechiche
  9. With Every Heartbeat (2011)

    With Every Heartbeat

    Mia (Ruth Vega Fernandez) and Frida (Liv Mjönes), both in their thirties, meet each other for the first time at their parents' engagement party. Mia's father, Lasse (Krister Henriksson), is about to get married to Frida's mother, Elizabeth (Lena Endre), which will make Mia and Frida stepsisters. Lasse's daughter, Mia, has not visited her father in years and arrives with her boyfriend, Tim (Joakim Nätterqvist), with whom she is about to get married. As Mia and Frida get to know one another, strong emotions begin to stir between them. Their relationship will turn everything upside down for everyone close to them with dramatic consequences.

    Directed by Alexandra-Therese Keining
  10. Spa Night (2016)

    Spa Night

    A young Korean-American man works to reconcile his obligations to his struggling immigrant family with his burgeoning sexual desires in the underground world of gay hookups at Korean spas in Los Angeles.

    Directed by Andrew Ahn