Films that break the binary

Films that break the gender binary through trans*, gender nonconforming, and nonbinary characters and actors, as well as crossdressing, and drag. This does not mean the film is good or that the actors are actually trans*.

  • Victor/Victoria
  • Orlando
  • Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
  • Tangerine
  • A Fantastic Woman
  • Paris Is Burning
  • Hookers on Davie
  • Some Like It Hot
  • She's the Man
  • Mulan
  • Southern Comfort
  • Gun Hill Road
  • Pariah
  • Flawless
  • Close-Knit
  • The Queen
  • White Chicks
  • Boys Don't Cry
  • Sorority Boys
  • Ticked-Off Trannies with Knives
  • The Naked Civil Servant
  • Cabaret
  • By Hook or by Crook
  • Itty Bitty Titty Committee
  • Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
  • The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
  • The Danish Girl
  • All About My Mother
  • Hedwig and the Angry Inch
  • Beautiful Boxer
  • Soldier's Girl
  • Bad Education
  • Dallas Buyers Club
  • Boy Meets Girl
  • Zoolander 2
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • The Birdcage
  • Breakfast on Pluto
  • The Crying Game
  • Tootsie
  • Mrs. Doubtfire
  • Kinky Boots
  • Motocrossed
  • Yentl
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • Hairspray
  • Rent
  • Laurence Anyways
  • My Life in Pink
  • Transamerica
  • Scary Movie
  • Love, Simon
  • Pink Flamingos
  • Viva
  • Tomboy
  • Sense8: A Christmas Special
  • Hurricane Bianca
  • Anything
  • 3 Generations
  • Adult World
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  • Impromptu
  • Colette
  • Dressed to Kill
  • In a Year with 13 Moons
  • Wild Side
  • Eating Out: The Open Weekend
  • Eating Out: Drama Camp
  • Kiss of the Spider Woman
  • M. Butterfly
  • The World According to Garp
  • The Little Mermaid
  • Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
  • A Woman
  • The Killing of Sister George
  • The Mouse That Roared
  • I Was a Male War Bride
  • Kind Hearts and Coronets
  • The Comedians
  • La Cage aux Folles
  • Sylvia Scarlett
  • Queen Christina
  • Desperate Living
  • Strange Circus
  • Romeos
  • Albert Nobbs
  • Pierrot Lunaire
  • Glen or Glenda
  • Adam est... Ève
  • The Christine Jorgensen Story
  • Myra Breckinridge
  • Dinah East
  • I Want What I Want
  • The Triple Echo
  • Dog Day Afternoon
  • Sleepaway Camp
  • Soapdish
  • Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult
  • Different for Girls
  • Better Than Chocolate