Films about trans people have often missed the mark. Films that were praised by the movie establishment – like The Crying Game and The Danish Girl – have often ended on the wrong side of history, where trans identities have been used for shock value or awards bait. But despite this, there are many truly great films about trans people already in existence, so let's take a look at the 20 best! In order for a film to be included, it must fit the below criteria:
• It must include a positive representation of the Trans+ Community.
• It must include explicit representations of gender identity - it must be completely clear that the character is Trans+.
So let's see which films have made the cut. Scroll through the list, or click each entry to read my summary.