Transgender Movies You Must Watch. The history of Transgender characters in cinema isn’t a pretty one. In General Media transgender characters are still underrepresented, But there are few movies willing to break down the walls and give us stories about transgender characters.
Here are 5 best movies which have transgenders as one of the primary characters. There are many brilliant documentaries out there, But we are just sticking to movies for this list.
MY LIFE IN PINK (1997) Ma Vie en Rose Belgian
IMDb rating 7.6, The film won Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language film. It tells the story of seven-year-old Ludovic, a child who is seen by family and community as a boy, but consistently communicates being a girl. The film depicts Ludovic’s family struggling to accept this gender expression.
BOYS DON’T CRY (1999)
IMDb rating 7.5, Hilary Swank earned herself an Oscar for starring in this moving drama. Teena Brandon ( Hilary Swank ), a young transgender, adopts a male identity and becomes romantically involved with Lana, ( Chloë Sevigny ) a single mother. However, he lies to her about his troubled past and sex change.
IMDb rating 7.4, Movie earned 30 awards including a Golden Globe for actress Felicity Huffman and was nominated for 19 further awards, including a Best Actress Oscar. Bree (Felicity Huffman) is less than two weeks away from her sex-change operation, when she learns she has a a seventeen-year-old son, Toby. Bree’s caseworker, however, won’t allow her to proceed with the surgery until she confronts and deals with this new aspect of her life.
BOY MEETS GIRL (2014)
IMDb rating 7.1, 21-year old Ricky ( Michelle Hendley) is a transgender woman living in a small town in Kentucky with big dreams to move to New York and become a fashion designer. She spends most of her time hanging out with her only friend Robby ( Michael Welch ) who has been by her side for the past 15 years. One day while Ricky is at work, a woman named Francesca ( Alexandra Turshen) walks in, a friendship unexpectedly blossoms, which then turns into an affair.
THE DANISH GIRL (2015)
IMDb rating 7.1, Set in the early 20s of Copenhagen, artist Einer Wgenre ( Eddie Redmayne ) shares a loving relationship with his artist wife Gerda Wegener ( Alicia Vikander ). Gerda asks her husband Einar to pose as a female model for a painting. Things take an unexpected turn when after posing in a dress for his wife, he soon finds the event has triggered a yearning desire to become a woman.
Few other Transgender Movies you can also check :
- JUST LIKE A WOMAN (1992)
- THE CRYING GAME (1992)
- SOLDIER’S GIRL (2003)
- BEAUTIFUL BOXER (2004)
- ROMEOS (2011)
- TANGERINE (2015)
- ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER (1999)
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