7 Movies About Transgenders and Their Lives

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Nagarkirtan (2019)

Riddhi Sen won a National Award for his performance as a transwoman who goes through several hardships in this tragic Bengali film by Kaushik Ganguly.

The Danish Girl (2015)

This English biographical film chronicles the life of artist Lili Elbe, one of the first-known people in history to undergo gender-affirming surgery and her romantic relationship with Gerda Wegener.

Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui (2021)

Probably one of the first Hindi films to have a mainstream actress play a transgender character in the lead role, it is also one of the few rom-coms in Bollywood that showed an LGBTQIA+ relationship.

Nanu Avanalla Avalu (2015)

This Kannada film is based on the real-life story of trans and Dalit rights activist Living Smile Vidya, and the late actor Sanchari Vijay won a national award for his performance.

Ma vie en rose (1997)

A Golden Globe award winner, this Belgian film follows the story of a child's struggles with their identity and the family and society's struggle with acceptance of reality.

Joyland (2022)

This Pakistani film caused a lot of controversy but also received a lot of appreciation for its brave love story of a transgender person in a patriarchal society. It is also the first Pakistani film to feature a transgender person in a lead role.

Super Deluxe (2019)

Vijay Sethupathi sensitively portrayed a transwoman's struggles in a beautiful parent-child story in this Tamil hyperlink film by Thiagarajan Kumararaja.

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