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12 Free Queer Films To Watch On Amazon Prime Video - UK

Updated: Oct 11, 2022

With so many queer films available to stream, we thought we'd put together a list of our favourite queer and LGBT+ inclusive films available on Amazon Prime Video right now. From stunning lesbian dramas to emotional LGBT documentaries and hilarious gay comedy we're sure you'll find something new to watch. All of these films are available in the UK and included in Prime Video subscriptions as of date of publishing.



1. TELL IT TO THE BEES (2018)

Set in 1952, Tell It To The Bees follows Dr. Jean Markham (Anne Paquin) as she returns to her Scottish hometown to take over her late father's medical practice. She soon becomes ostracized by the community when she begins a passionate romance with a woman who has a young son.


IMDb Rating: 6.3

Genre: Romance, Drama

Starring: Anne Paquin, Holliday Grainger, Gregor Selkirk

Director: Annabel Jankel

Rating: 15

Run Time: 1h 46m



2. APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR (2014)

For Shirin (Desiree Akhavan), being part of a perfect family isn’t easy. Acceptance eludes her from all sides: her family doesn’t know she’s bisexual, and her ex-girlfriend, Maxine (Rebecca Henderson), can’t understand why she doesn’t tell them. Following a family announcement of her brother’s betrothal to a parentally approved Iranian prize catch, Appropriate Behaviour follows Shirin as she embarks on a private rebellion involving a series of escapades.


IMDb Rating: 6.5

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Starring: Desiree Akhavan, Rebecca Henderson, Halley Feiffer

Director: Desiree Akhavan

Rating: 15

Run Time: 1h 30m



3. PRIDE (2014)

Inspired by an extraordinary true story, PRIDE follows the story of the LGSM in the summer of 1984. Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person.


IMDb Rating: 7.8

Genre: Drama, Romance

Starring: Ben Schinetzer, George MacKay, Andrew Scott, Bill Nighy

Director: Matthew Warchus

Rating: 15

Run Time: 2h 1m



4. STEELERS: THE WORLD'S FIRST GAY RUGBY CLUB (2020)

A beautiful and emotional documentary told through the eyes of an Australian television reporter. Steelers: the World's First Gay Rugby Club follows the journey of a lesbian coach fighting misogyny, a semi-pro player who spiraled into depression after coming out and a prop who discovered he was a drag queen through the club. A documentary that shows us sometimes you can find happiness where you least expect it.


IMDb Rating: 7.0

Genre: Documentary

Starring: Steve Brockman, Simon Dunn, Nic Evans

Director: Eammon Ashton-Atkinson

Rating: 15

Run Time: 1h 22m



5. EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE (2021)

Inspired by the true events, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is the film adaptation of the hit musical of the same name. Jamie New (Max Harwood) is 16 and doesn’t quite fit in - instead of pursuing a “real” career, he dreams of becoming a drag queen. Uncertain about his future, Jamie knows one thing for sure: he is going to be a sensation.


IMDb Rating: 6.3

Genre: Musical, Drama

Starring: Max Harwood, Lauren Patel, Sarah Lancashire

Director: Jonathan Butterell

Rating: 12A

Run Time: 1h 55m



6. DATING AMBER (2020)

Set in 1990s rural Ireland, Dating Amber is an Irish comedy-drama following two closeted teenagers. Distraught over persistent homophobic abuse, Eddie (Fionn O'Shea) and Amber (Lola Petticrew) decide to hide their sexuality from the rural Irish town in which they live by pretending to be a heterosexual couple.


IMDb Rating: 7.0

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Starring: Fionn O'Shea, Lola Petticrew, Sharon Horgan

Director: David Freyne

Rating: 15

Run Time: 1h 32m



7. CHERRY POP (2017)

Cherry Pop is an American comedy musical starring Drag Race alumni Bob The Drag Queen, Tempest Dujour and Detox. The film follows a group of drag queens as they encounter a newcomer to the cub and must face their own baggage during a wild night at a failing drag club.


IMDb Rating: 4.5

Genre: Comedy, Musical

Starring: Lars Berge, Bob The Drag Queen, Detox, Latrice Royale

Director: Assaad Yacoub

Rating: Not Rated

Run Time: 1h 19m minutes



8. PRINCESS CYD (2017)

Princess Cyd follows 16-year-old athlete Cyd Loughlin (Jessie Pinnick) while visiting her novelist aunt (Rebecca Spence) in Chicago over the summer. Eager to escape life with her depressive single father, Cyd falls for a girl in the neighborhood, while she and her aunt gently challenge each other in the realms of sex and spirit.


IMDb Rating: 6.7

Genre: Drama, Romance

Starring: Jessie Pinnink, Malic White, Rebecca Spence

Director: Stephen Cone

Rating: Not Rated

Run Time: 1h 36m



9. MAN MADE (2018)

Man Made is a 2018 documentary that explores the world of transgender bodybuilding. From surgeries and T parties to the struggles and joys of transitioning, the film follows the path of four hopefuls as they prepare for the Trans FitCon competition in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.


IMDb Rating: 7.4

Genre: Documentary

Starring: Mason Caminiti, Dominic Chilko, Kennie Story

Director: T Cooper

Rating: Not Rated

Run Time: 1h 33m



10. BENJAMIN (2018)

Directed by famed British comedian Simon Amstell, Benjamin is an autobiographical and deeply personal comedy about being weird and struggling for connection. The film follows Benjamin (Colin Morgan), a rising star filmmaker, on the brink of premiering his difficult second film "No Self" at the London Film Festival when Billie, his publicist introduces him to a mesmeric French musician called Noah (Phénix Brossard).


IMDb Rating: 6.6

Genre: Drama, Romance

Starring: Colin Morgan, Phénix Brossard, Jack Rowan

Director: Simon Amstell

Rating: 15

Run Time: 1h 25m



11. CAROL (2015)

Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara star in Carol, an achingly beautiful and deeply powerful romantic drama set in 1950s New York. The film follows a married woman (Cate Blanchette) who risks everything when she embarks on a romance with a younger department store worker (Rooney Mara). It's an achingly beautiful depiction of love against the odds.


IMDb Rating: 7.2

Genre: Drama, Romance

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson

Director: Todd Haynes

Rating: 15

Run Time: 1h 58m



12. A SINGLE MAN (2009)

A Single Man is a visually stunning romantic drama set in 1960s Los Angeles, directed by Tom Ford and based on the 1964 novel of the same name by Christopher Isherwood. English Professor, George (Colin Firth), wants to kill himself after his partner of 16 years dies unexpectedly in a car crash. On his last day, his chance meetings with students, colleagues and his best friend Charley (Julianne Moore) help him make a decision.


IMDb Rating: 7.5

Genre: Drama, Romance

Starring: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Nicholas Hoult

Director: Tom Ford

Rating: 12

Run Time: 1h 39m



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