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12 Queer Films and TV Shows to Watch on Disney+

Updated: Apr 27, 2023

With Disney's latest animated film STRANGE WORLD set to be released later this month (which features its first openly gay teen romance storyline), we thought we'd take a look at some of the LGBTQ+ films and TV shows available on the Disney+ app. From incredible queer TV shows to emotional LGBT documentaries and hilarious gay comedies, we're sure you'll find something new to watch. All of these films are available in the UK and included in Disney+ subscriptions as of the date of publishing.



1. FLEE (2001)

FLEE is an incredibly emotional animated documentary that tells the true story of one man's need to confront his past in order to truly have a future. Amin arrived as an unaccompanied minor in Denmark from Afghanistan. Today, at 36, he is a successful academic and is getting married to his long-time boyfriend. For the first time, he is sharing his story with his close friend.


IMDb Rating: 7.9

Genre: Documentary, Animation

Starring: Daniel Karimyar, Fardin Mijdzadeh, Milad Eskandari

Director: Jonas Poher Rasmussen

Rating: 15

Run Time: 1h 29m



2. THE BISEXUAL (2018)

From the team that brought you APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR and THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST comes THE BISEXUAL - a British comedy-drama series following an Iranian-American woman called Leila after a recent breakup with her long-term girlfriend. Having come to the realisation that she's bisexual, Leila has left her girlfriend/business partner Sadie and moved in with Gabe, a neurotic novelist who is having relationship problems of his own. Gabe doesn't know many lesbians and Leila hasn't got much experience hanging out with heterosexuals. Perfect for people searching for some messy bisexual representation.


IMDb Rating: 6.4

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Starring: Desiree Akhavan, Maxine Peake, Brian Gleeson

Director: Desiree Akhavan

Rating: 15

Episode Run Time: 40m



3. OWL HOUSE (2020)

After accidentally going through a door to the world of the Boiling Isles, a teenage human named Luz discovers magic is real and longs to become a witch. With the rebellious witch Eda to guide her and pint-sized demon King at her aid, Luz starts to learn magic, make some friends, and mayybeee gets a girlfriend?!?!? Expect magic, mayhem, and queer characters a-plenty in THE OWL HOUSE - a perfect treat for fans of Gravity Falls, Amphibia and films about magical academies.


IMDb Rating: 8.3

Genre: Fantasy Adventure, Animation

Starring: Sarah-Nicole Robles, Alex Hirsch, Wendie Malick

Director: Dana Terrace

Rating: U

Episode Run Time: 22m



4. THE NEW MUTANTS (2020)

Josh Boone gives the superhero trope an interesting horror twist in THE NEW MUTANTS. The film follows Dani Moonstar after she wakes up in a research facility, having survived a freak accident that destroyed her reservation along with everyone she loved. Along with four other young mutants, she must learn to control her new power is discover what is really happening at the research facility they're being kept in. Keep an eye out for the Buffy references.


IMDb Rating: 5.3

Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery

Starring: Josh Boone

Director: Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton

Rating: 15

Run Time: 1h 34m


5. FIRE ISLAND (2022)

Brilliant comedy inspired by Jane Austin's Pride and Prejudice, FIRE ISLAND follows a group of queer best friends as they gather in Fire Island Pines for their annual week of love and laughter. However, a sudden change of events might make this their last summer in gay paradise. This film is the unapologetic gay romantic comedy we've been waiting for, perfect for fans of Joel Kim Booster, brilliantly diverse and queer, and tackles some genuinely important topics.


IMDb Rating: 6.7

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Starring: Joel Kim Booster, Bowen Yang, Margaret Cho

Director: Andrew Ahn

Rating: 18

Run Time: 1h 45m



6. LOVE VICTOR (2020)

LOVE, VICTOR is a teen comedy-drama series set in the same world as the 2018 film LOVE, SIMON. The show follows Victor, a new student at Creekwood High School on his own journey of self-discovery, facing challenges at home, adjusting to a new city, and struggling with his sexual orientation. When it all seems too much, he reaches out to Simon to help him navigate the ups and downs of high school.


IMDb Rating: 8.0

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Starring: Michael Cimino, Rachel Hilson, Anthony Turpel

Creator: Isaac Aptaker & Elizabeth Berger

Rating: 12A

Episode Run Time: 30m



7. CRUSH (2022)

CRUSH is an American coming-of-age rom-com directed by Sammi Cohen and written by Kirsten King and Casey Rackham. The film follows Paige Evans, an aspiring young artist as she joins her high school track team to get closer to her crush, only to find herself falling for another teammate. A charming and sweet sapphic teen romance.


IMDb Rating: 6.3

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Starring: Rowan Blanchard, Auli'i Cravalho, Isabella Ferreira

Director: Sammi Cohen

Rating: 15

Run Time: 1h 33m



8. 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: 1h 59m



9. KILLING EVE (2018)

Eve - an MI5 security officer - is becoming bored with her desk job. That is until she comes head-to-head with Villanelle - a talented, yet fickle assassin who loves her job and the perks that come with it. What follows in KILLING EVE is an all-consuming game of cat and mouse as Eve is tasked with hunting down the psychopathic assassin and the two women slowly start to become obsessed with each other.


IMDb Rating: 8.1

Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama

Starring: Jodie Comer, Sandra Oh, Fiona Shaw

Creator: Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Rating: 15

Episode Run Time: 42m



10. MACK WRESTLES (2019)

MACK WRESTLES tells the story of Mack Beggs, a transgender high school wrestler from Euless, Texas, who must compete under the gender he was assigned at birth rather than how he identifies. His resolute journey is artfully told as we watch him struggle against the outside forces that stigmatize these athletes. The film is a deeply personal look at the debate around sports and who gets to play.


IMDb Rating: 4.7

Genre: Documentary, Short

Starring: Matt Beggs

Directors: Taylor Hess, Erin Sanger

Rating: Not Rated

Run Time: 25m



11. IT'S A SIN (2021)

The critically acclaimed IT'S A SIN is a television drama series from the mind of Russel T. Davies. The show follows a group of gay men who move to London in the 1980s during the fast-developing HIV/AIDS crisis in the United Kingdom. Over five episodes the group are shown living through an entire decade, as they become determined to live fiercely despite the threat HIV poses to them. The Film also includes an incredible 80s soundtrack including The Pet Shop Boys, Kate Bush, Blondie, Erasure and Culture Club.


IMDb Rating: 8.7

Genre: Historical, Comedy, Drama

Starring: Olly Alexander, Omari Douglas, Lydia West, Callum Scott Howell

Creator: Russell T. Davies

Rating: 15

Episode Run Time: 58m



12. BETTER NATE THAN NEVER (2022)

From author and director Tim Federle comes BETTER NATE THAN NEVER - a funny and heartwarming film following 13-year-old Nate Foster. Nate fantasises about becoming a big Broadway star, but can't seem to get a decent role in his middle school's drama production. However, when he and his best friend Libby mastermind a daring trip to New York City to audition for "Lilo and Stitch: The Musical", Nate might be on the verge of fulfilling his lifelong dream. A fun and campy film based on the book of the same name.


IMDb Rating: 6.3

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical

Starring: Rueby Wood, Aria Brooks, Lisa KudrowHoult

Director: Tim Federle

Rating: PG

Run Time: 1h 34m


BONUS: WILLOW (2022)

WILLOW is an American high fantasy adventure series based on the 1988 film of the same name. 20 years after Queen Bavmorda was defeated, an unlikely group of heroes on a dangerous rescue mission into the unknown where they must face their inner demons and come together to rescue Prince Airk and save their world from the Gales. The series features a sweet WLW subplot between a princess and a knight-in-training.


IMDb Rating: 5.6

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama

Starring: Ruby Cruz, Ellie Bamber, Tony Revolori, Erin Kellyman, Warwick Davis

Creator: Jonathan Kasdan

Rating: 15

Episode Run Time: 1h 34m


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