10 Romantic Queer Movies Perfect for Streaming Date Nights
These romantic LGBTQ+ movies set the mood for any Netflix and chill date night!
"Netflix and Chill" has become "Streaming and Chill" with all the platforms hosting movies now, but don't worry, we've got your back. The perfect streaming pick can make or break a date night. The only problem with these gay romantic films is that you'll actually want to watch all of them until the very end.
But don't worry, these romances are perfect for cuddling on the couch. Plus, there's still plenty of time to chill later!
Set in West Hollywood, this rom-com stars Haaz Sleiman (Eternals) as Mo, a gay Muslim doctor who meets a new man on the first day of Ramadan.
From legendary queer filmmaker Alice Wu, Saving Face is not only one of the best queer romances you'll see, it's one of the best romantic comedies ever made. It follows Wilhelmina, a Chinese-American lesbian clashing with her traditionalist mother. When her mom is forced to move in with her, Wilhelmina has a hard time hiding her budding relationship with the openly gay Vivian.
Based on a true story, this Mexican film tells the story of one of Mexico's first gay scandals. The film follows Ignacio de la Torre (Alfonso Herrera from Sense8), the closeted son-in-law of Mexico's president in 1901. He became a member of a secret underground society for gay men in the country that was eventually raided by police. 42 men were initially arrested, including 19 who were crossdressing at the time.
If you're in the mood for a romantic holiday movie, this is the perfect movie for you! As Jennifer prepares for her Christmas Eve wedding to a man, an angel visits her and shows her what her life could have been like if she had confessed her true feelings to childhood best friend Gabby.
One of the most critically acclaimed Taiwanese movies to come out in the last few years. Set in 1987 when martial law was lifted in Taiwan, the film follows two young men at an all-boys school who meet and fall in love in a homophobic society.
The second film from Saving Face writer and director Alice Wu follows a shy, straight-A Chinese-American high school girl who helps a jock woo a girl who she secretly also has a crush on. It's got some incredibly sweet moments and is from one of the best queer filmmakers around.
Another sweet teen romance, this time between two young Chicanas. The two 15-year-olds start off as study partners but soon discover they have deeper feelings for each other. You can watch this coming-of-age film streaming on Netflix.
Now this seems like a cute date movie! Wish You follows a shy keyboardist working for a South Korean music label who meets and falls in love with a beautiful male street singer. As the singer's career grows, so does the two men's relationship.
This Japanese movie starts as a film about a lesbian murdering her straight best friend's abusive husband. But after the two friends go on the run from police, it turns into a touching romance between the characters.
This classic Wong Kar-Wai film may not be the happiest movie on this list, but it's one of the best. It follows two men who travel from Hong Kong to Argentina to seek a better life. What follows is a series of break-ups, discoveries, difficulties, and new loves, that ultimately leaves the two friends feeling lonely.