Movies and TV shows with LGBT+ characters, People Of Colour and even both.

by NocturneAeros | created - 11 months ago | updated - 1 week ago | Public

All the movies in that list have MAIN characters which are either queer, PoC or even both. I also find all this movies good or at least interesting. There is no particular order.

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1. Okja (2017)

TV-MA | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

75 Metascore

A young girl risks everything to prevent a powerful, multinational company from kidnapping her best friend - a fascinating beast named Okja.

Director: Joon-ho Bong | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Seo-hyun Ahn, Jake Gyllenhaal

Votes: 70,437

Korean main character

2. Get Out (I) (2017)

R | 104 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

84 Metascore

A young African-American visits his white girlfriend's parents for the weekend, where his simmering uneasiness about their reception of him eventually reaches a boiling point.

Director: Jordan Peele | Stars: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener

Votes: 389,140 | Gross: $176.04M

Black main character

3. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Horror

81 Metascore

In the Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are unaware they are being stalked by a lonesome vampire.

Director: Ana Lily Amirpour | Stars: Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi, Marshall Manesh, Mozhan Marnò

Votes: 26,350

Iranian main characters

4. FirstBorn (2016)

Not Rated | 86 min | Horror

A young couples lives are turned upside down when the birth of their first child is accompanied by terrifying entities that threaten their newly formed family.

Director: Nirpal Bhogal | Stars: Antonia Thomas, Luke Norris, Thea Petrie, Eileen Davies

Votes: 1,491

Black main characters

5. Into the Badlands (2015–2019)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A mighty warrior and a young boy search for enlightenment in a ruthless territory controlled by feudal barons.

Stars: Daniel Wu, Orla Brady, Emily Beecham, Aramis Knight

Votes: 34,356

Asian main character, black love interest

6. I, Robot (2004)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama

59 Metascore

In 2035, a technophobic cop investigates a crime that may have been perpetrated by a robot, which leads to a larger threat to humanity.

Director: Alex Proyas | Stars: Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan, Bruce Greenwood, Alan Tudyk

Votes: 460,960 | Gross: $144.80M

Black main character

7. Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

81 Metascore

Three decades after the Empire's defeat, a new threat arises in the militant First Order. Defected stormtrooper Finn and the scavenger Rey are caught up in the Resistance's search for the missing Luke Skywalker.

Director: J.J. Abrams | Stars: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson

Votes: 778,774 | Gross: $936.66M

Black main character

8. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

R | 120 min | Drama, Romance

86 Metascore

A Mumbai teen reflects on his upbringing in the slums when he is accused of cheating on the Indian Version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?"

Directors: Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan | Stars: Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Saurabh Shukla, Anil Kapoor

Votes: 743,019 | Gross: $141.32M

Indian main characters

9. Sister Act (1992)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

51 Metascore

When a worldly singer witnesses a mob crime, the police hide her as a nun in a traditional convent where she has trouble fitting in.

Director: Emile Ardolino | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, Kathy Najimy, Wendy Makkena

Votes: 78,412 | Gross: $139.61M

Black main character

10. The Painting (2011)

Not Rated | 76 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

70 Metascore

Three characters of different social classes escape their unfinished painting in search of the Painter, hoping he will complete it.

Director: Jean-François Laguionie | Stars: Jean Barney, Chloé Berthier, JB Blanc, Steve Blum

Votes: 3,341 | Gross: $0.01M

Black main character

11. Kirikou and the Sorceress (1998)

71 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

In a troubled African village, an unusual baby is born.

Directors: Michel Ocelot, Raymond Burlet | Stars: Doudou Gueye Thiaw, Maimouna N'Diaye, Awa Sene Sarr, Robert Liensol

Votes: 7,527

Black main characters

12. Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

PG-13 | 93 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

86 Metascore

Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love.

Director: Benh Zeitlin | Stars: Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly, Lowell Landes

Votes: 77,195 | Gross: $12.80M

Black main character

13. Lyle (2014)

Not Rated | 65 min | Drama, Horror

A mother's grief over the death of her toddler leads to horror.

Director: Stewart Thorndike | Stars: Gaby Hoffmann, Ingrid Jungermann, Rebecca Street, Kim Allen

Votes: 209

Lesbian main character

14. The Girl with All the Gifts (2016)

R | 111 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

67 Metascore

A scientist and a teacher living in a dystopian future embark on a journey of survival with a special young girl named Melanie.

Director: Colm McCarthy | Stars: Sennia Nanua, Fisayo Akinade, Dominique Tipper, Paddy Considine

Votes: 45,636

Black and lesbian or bi main character

15. Sense8 (2015–2018)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A group of people around the world are suddenly linked mentally, and must find a way to survive being hunted by those who see them as a threat to the world's order.

Stars: Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton, Tina Desai, Tuppence Middleton

Votes: 122,801

Many POC ans LGBTs

16. But I'm a Cheerleader (1999)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

39 Metascore

A naive teenager is sent to rehab camp when her straitlaced parents and friends suspect her of being a lesbian.

Director: Jamie Babbit | Stars: Natasha Lyonne, Clea DuVall, Michelle Williams, Brandt Wille

Votes: 23,257 | Gross: $2.21M

Lesbian main character

17. Moonlight (I) (2016)

R | 111 min | Drama

99 Metascore

A chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young, African-American, gay man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.

Director: Barry Jenkins | Stars: Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Trevante Rhodes, Alex R. Hibbert

Votes: 224,363 | Gross: $27.85M

Black gay main character and black bi love interest

18. Star Trek: Discovery (2017– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Ten years before Kirk, Spock, and the Enterprise, the USS Discovery discovers new worlds and lifeforms as one Starfleet officer learns to understand all things alien.

Stars: Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, Mary Wiseman

Votes: 67,968

Black main character

19. Blackbird (IV) (2014)

R | 99 min | Drama

33 Metascore

A young singer struggles with his sexuality and the treatment of others while coming of age in a small Southern Baptist community.

Director: Patrik-Ian Polk | Stars: Mo'Nique, Julian J. Walker, Kevin Allesee, Isaiah Washington

Votes: 910

Black gay main character

20. Black Panther (2018)

PG-13 | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

88 Metascore

T'Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country's past.

Director: Ryan Coogler | Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira

Votes: 494,743 | Gross: $700.06M

Black cast

21. Blazing Saddles (1974)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Western

73 Metascore

In order to ruin a western town, a corrupt politician appoints a black Sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.

Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens, Harvey Korman

Votes: 115,173 | Gross: $119.50M

Black main character, very obvious bi subtext

22. Home (II) (2015)

PG | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

55 Metascore

An alien on the run from his own people makes friends with a girl. He tries to help her on her quest, but can be an interference.

Director: Tim Johnson | Stars: Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin, Jennifer Lopez

Votes: 85,373 | Gross: $177.40M

Black main character

23. Tales from the Hood (1995)

R | 98 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

A funeral director tells four strange tales of horror with an African American focus to three drug dealers he traps in his place of business.

Director: Rusty Cundieff | Stars: Clarence Williams III, Corbin Bernsen, Joe Torry, De'aundre Bonds

Votes: 5,872 | Gross: $11.80M

Black main characters

24. Crazy as Hell (2002)

R | 113 min | Drama, Thriller

33 Metascore

A famous psychiatrist (Ty Adams) takes on the job of trying to cure patients at the Sedah State Hospital, run by its folksy doctor (Sam Delazo). All this takes a strange turn when a ... See full summary »

Director: Eriq La Salle | Stars: Michael Beach, Ronny Cox, Sinbad, Jane Carr

Votes: 914

Black main characters, genderqueer main character

25. Under the Shadow (2016)

PG-13 | 84 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

84 Metascore

As a mother and daughter struggle to cope with the terrors of the post-revolution, war-torn Tehran of the 1980s, a mysterious evil begins to haunt their home.

Director: Babak Anvari | Stars: Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi, Bobby Naderi, Arash Marandi

Votes: 18,398 | Gross: $0.03M

Iranian main characters

26. The Handmaiden (2016)

Not Rated | 145 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

84 Metascore

A woman is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, but secretly she is involved in a plot to defraud her.

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Min-hee Kim, Jung-woo Ha, Jin-Woong Cho, So-Ri Moon

Votes: 76,792 | Gross: $2.01M

Korean lesbian main characters

27. Pride (I) (2014)

R | 119 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

79 Metascore

U.K. gay activists work to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984.

Director: Matthew Warchus | Stars: Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Paddy Considine

Votes: 46,242

Gay and lesbian main characters

28. Love, Simon (2018)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

72 Metascore

Simon Spier keeps a huge secret from his family, his friends and all of his classmates: he's gay. When that secret is threatened, Simon must face everyone and come to terms with his identity.

Director: Greg Berlanti | Stars: Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel, Katherine Langford

Votes: 79,154 | Gross: $40.83M

Gay main character

29. Castle Rock (2018– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Based on the stories of Stephen King, the series will intertwine characters and themes from the fictional town of Castle Rock.

Stars: André Holland, Melanie Lynskey, Bill Skarsgård, Jane Levy

Votes: 23,837

Black main character

30. Moana (I) (2016)

PG | 107 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

81 Metascore

In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches Moana's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the Demigod to set things right.

Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker, Don Hall, Chris Williams | Stars: Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison

Votes: 220,847 | Gross: $248.76M

Polynesian cast

31. The Book of Life (2014)

PG | 95 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

67 Metascore

Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart, embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastic worlds where he must face his greatest fears.

Director: Jorge R. Gutiérrez | Stars: Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum, Ron Perlman

Votes: 59,027 | Gross: $50.15M

Mexican cast

32. Boarding School (2018)

R | 111 min | Horror, Mystery

45 Metascore

A young boy becomes fascinated with the persona of his dead grandmother and is sent to an isolated boarding school for misfits run by a mysterious headmaster and his wife.

Director: Boaz Yakin | Stars: Luke Prael, Samantha Mathis, David Aaron Baker, Michael Wikes

Votes: 1,972

Jewish, and most likely queer, main character

33. Thelma (II) (2017)

Not Rated | 116 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

74 Metascore

A confused religious girl tries to deny her feelings for a female friend who's in love with her. This causes her suppressed subconsciously-controlled psychokinetic powers to reemerge with devastating results.

Director: Joachim Trier | Stars: Eili Harboe, Kaya Wilkins, Henrik Rafaelsen, Ellen Dorrit Petersen

Votes: 20,305 | Gross: $0.15M

Lesbian or bi main character, non white and bi love interest

34. With a Kiss I Die (2018)

TV-MA | 73 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Filmed on the beautiful islands of Greece, "With a Kiss I Die" is a dark love story about Juliet Capulet (from Shakespearean fame) who is forced to live for all eternity knowing that her ... See full summary »

Director: Ronnie Khalil | Stars: Ella Kweku, Paige Emerson, George Kopsidas, Ioannis Papazisis

Votes: 113

Bi black main character

35. Brides to Be (2016)

82 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

Robin and Jenna are getting married. Robin is excited beyond words; Jenna is plagued by panic attacks and struggles to write her vows. But when they arrive at their secluded fairy-tale venue, sinister forces besiege them, threatening to tear them apart.

Directors: Kris Boustedt, Lindy Boustedt | Stars: Carollani Sandberg, Angela DiMarco, Jesse Lee Keeter, Linas Phillips

Votes: 102

Lesbian main characters

36. BlacKkKlansman (2018)

R | 135 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

83 Metascore

Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace

Votes: 136,504 | Gross: $48.69M

37. The Twilight Zone (2019– )
Episode: Replay (2019)

TV-MA | 45 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A woman sets out to prevent a racist state trooper from killing her son by using a camcorder with the power to turn back time.

Director: Gerard McMurray | Stars: Keon Boateng, Candus Churchill, Zari Diango, Glenn Fleshler

Votes: 1,287



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