Gender Variant Movies

20 Centimeters, 2005. A narcoleptic Transgender woman who yearns to become a transsexual dreams up elaborate musical numbers in which she’s the star.

A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story, 2006. The tragic story of a young Transgender teen and her discovery of living life as a woman.

Almost Myself, 2007. (Documentary). The story of several Transwomen, including the story of a gay man who transitioned, and transitioned back. 


Be Like Others, 2008. (Documentary) A generation of young Iranian Transwomen choosing to undergo sex change surgery.


By Hook or By Crook, 2001. (Movie) Shy, a small-town butch with a nagging messiah complex, heads to the big city to immerse herself in a life of crime. She embarks on a journey through the skid-row streets of San Francisco and learn the true meaning of poise under pressure and the importance of friendship.


Boy I Am, 2006. The experiences of three young transitioning Transmen in New York City.

Beautiful Boxer, 2004. Based on the real life story of Parinya Charoenphol, a Muaythai boxer who underwent a sex change operation to become a woman.

Beautiful Daughters, 2006. A group of Transwomen’s production of the first all-Transgender production of “The Vagina Monologues.”


Born in the Wrong Body: Girls Will Be Boys, 2008. (Documentary) Three biological females prepare for gender reassignment surgery.

Breakfast on Pluto
, 2006. In the 1970′s, an transgender orphan girl comes of age by leaving her Irish town for London to look for her mother and because her transgender nature is beyond the town’s understanding.

Cruel and Unusual, 2006. (Documentary) 
An examination of Transgender women in men’s prisons.

Gender Rebel, 2006. (Documentary) Three biological females who reject gender to occupy a point that lies between male and female.


Gendernauts, 1999. (Documentary) An exploration of the worlds and thoughts of several female to male Transgender individuals.


Gender Trouble, 2002. Four inter-sex women tell their stories about how medicine and society have treated the inter-sexed.


Hedwig and the Angry Inch, 2001. A Transexual punk rock girl from East Berlin tours the US with her rock band and tells her story.

Killer Drag Queens On Dope w/Alexis Arquette, 2003. Drag Queen Assassins.

Kinky Boots, 2005. A drag queen comes to the rescue of a man who needs to diversify his product to keep his business afloat.

Ma Vie En Rose aka “My Life in Pink“, 1997 The amusing conflict of a Transgender girl and her family’s handling of her situation.

Middle Sexes: Redefining He and She, 2005. (Documentary) Examines the diversity of human sexual and gender variance around the world. 


Normal, 2005. A Midwestern husband and father announces his plan to have a sex change operation. 


Paper Dolls, 2006. (Documentary) Transgender Filipinos who emigrate to Israel to take care of elderly religious Jewish men.

Red Without Blue, 2007. One of two identical twin brothers decides to transition from male to female.

A Soap, 2006. (Denmark) A tragicomedy focused on the relationship between the owner of a beauty clinic and a transsexual.

Soldier’s Girl, 2003 (TV) The true story of a young soldier beaten to death for falling in love with a transgender nightclub performer.

Stonewall, 2010. The story of the massive police raid of Stonewall in June 1969.


The Cockettes, 2002. (Documentary) Follows the gender-bending San Francisco performance group who became a pop culture phenomenon in the early 1970′s. 


The Crying Game, 1992. An Irish Republican Army member becomes involved with a Transgender woman.

The Iron Ladies
The Iron Ladies 2, 2000, 2003, . (Thailand) Based on the true story of a group of Gays and Transgender people who enter a volleyball tournament.

To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar, 1995. Three drag queens travel cross-country until their car breaks down leaving them stranded in a small town.

TransAmerica, 2005. A pre-operative male-to-female transsexual takes an unexpected journey when she learns she has fathered a son.

Transgeneration, 2005. (Documentary) A look at the lives of four college students undergoing gender transition.

Trantasia, 2006. (Documentary) Transgender women compete in “The World’s Most Beautiful Transsexual Pageant”. 


Wild Tigers I Have Known, 2006. The story of a 13 year old coming of age and confronting sexuality and unrequited love in high school. 


XXY, 2007. The dramatic story of a 15-year-old hermaphrodite.