Transgender: female to male

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1. Tomboy (2011)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama

74 Metascore

A family moves into a new neighborhood, and a 10-year-old named Laure deliberately presents as a boy named Mikhael to the neighborhood children.

Director: Céline Sciamma | Stars: Zoé Héran, Malonn Lévana, Jeanne Disson, Sophie Cattani

Votes: 16,078 | Gross: $0.13M

2. Boys Don't Cry (1999)

R | 118 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

86 Metascore

A young man named Brandon Teena navigates love, life, and being transgender in rural Nebraska.

Director: Kimberly Peirce | Stars: Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny, Peter Sarsgaard, Brendan Sexton III

Votes: 88,906 | Gross: $11.53M

3. Yentl (1983)

PG | 133 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

A Jewish girl disguises herself as a boy to enter religious training.

Director: Barbra Streisand | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Amy Irving, Mandy Patinkin, Nehemiah Persoff

Votes: 11,812 | Gross: $40.22M

4. Mulan (1998)

G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

71 Metascore

To save her father from death in the army, a young maiden secretly goes in his place and becomes one of China's greatest heroines in the process.

Directors: Tony Bancroft, Barry Cook | Stars: Ming-Na Wen, Eddie Murphy, BD Wong, Miguel Ferrer

Votes: 233,429 | Gross: $120.62M

5. Pope Joan (2009)

149 min | Drama, Romance

A woman of English extraction born in the German city of Ingelheim in the ninth century disguises herself as a man and rises through the Vatican ranks.

Director: Sönke Wortmann | Stars: Johanna Wokalek, David Wenham, John Goodman, Iain Glen

Votes: 8,040

6. Victor Victoria (1982)

PG | 134 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

84 Metascore

A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston, Lesley Ann Warren

Votes: 18,396 | Gross: $21.93M

7. Albert Nobbs (2011)

R | 113 min | Drama, Romance

57 Metascore

Albert Nobbs struggles to survive in late 19th-century Ireland, where women aren't encouraged to be independent. Posing as a man so she can work as a butler in Dublin's most elegant hotel, Albert meets a handsome painter and looks to escape the lie she has been living.

Director: Rodrigo García | Stars: Glenn Close, Mia Wasikowska, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Antonia Campbell-Hughes

Votes: 22,624 | Gross: $3.01M

8. Orlando (1992)

PG-13 | 94 min | Biography, Drama, Fantasy

74 Metascore

Young nobleman Orlando is commanded by Queen Elizabeth I to stay forever young. Miraculously, he does just that. The film follows him as he moves through several centuries of British ... See full summary »

Director: Sally Potter | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane, Quentin Crisp, Jimmy Somerville

Votes: 12,791 | Gross: $5.29M

9. I Like It Like That (1994)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Lisette and husband Chino face marital difficulties. She is fed up with the kids, while he has job troubles. His mother Rosaria hates Lisette and the neighborhood tramp has designs on Chino... See full summary »

Director: Darnell Martin | Stars: Luna Lauren Velez, Jon Seda, Tomas Melly, Desiree Casado

Votes: 1,413 | Gross: $1.78M

10. The Brandon Teena Story (1998)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Biography

Documentary about a multiple murder in rural Nebraska in 1993.

Directors: Susan Muska, Gréta Olafsdóttir | Stars: Daphne, Reanna, Gina, Shaun

Votes: 928 | Gross: $0.04M

11. Gendernauts: A Journey Through Shifting Identities (1999)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary

Monika Treut explores the worlds and thoughts of several trans-gendered individuals. As with Treuts first film, Jungfrauenmaschine, Gendernauts, enters a minority sector of San Fransisco ... See full summary »

Director: Monika Treut | Stars: Susan Stryker, Texas Tomboy, Annie Sprinkle, Jordi Jones

Votes: 135 | Gross: $0.01M

12. Sir: Just a Normal Guy (2002)

57 min | Documentary

Jay Snider is a 30 year old woman transitioning to a man. This film documents that process and includes interviews with him as well as his ex-husband Dave, his queer pal Sean Doig, and Kari his lesbian girlfriend.

Director: Melanie La Rosa | Star: Jay Snider

13. XXY (2007)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Romance

67 Metascore

The story of an intersexual fifteen-year-old. She lives with her parents, who have to cope with the challenges of her medical condition.

Director: Lucía Puenzo | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Valeria Bertuccelli, Germán Palacios, Carolina Pelleritti

Votes: 12,581 | Gross: $0.05M

14. Becoming Chaz (2011)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Biography

Documentary following Chaz (formerly Chastity) Bono's gender transition. Includes interviews with family members and friends as the transition is followed.

Directors: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato | Stars: Cher, Chaz Bono, Jimm Giannini, Jennifer Elia

Votes: 310

15. Sexing the Transman (2011)

71 min | Documentary, Drama

This intriguing documentary explores the sexuality of transmen and the changes they experience as a result of their gender transitions from female to male. Transmen and their partners ... See full summary »

Director: Buck Angel | Stars: Margaret Cho, Ian Harvie, Selene Luna, Lucas Silveira

Votes: 7

16. Venus Boyz (2002)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary

46 Metascore

A film journey through a universe of female masculinity. A legendary Drag King Night in New York is the point of departure for an odyssey to transgendered worlds, where women become men - ... See full summary »

Director: Gabriel Baur | Stars: Diane Torr, Dréd Gerestant, Del La Grace Volcano, Queen Bee Luscious

Votes: 401 | Gross: $0.02M

17. Romeos (2011)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Romance

A drama centered on the relationship between a two young men, as one of them navigates the difficulties of life as a transgender man.

Director: Sabine Bernardi | Stars: Rick Okon, Max Befort, Liv Lisa Fries, Felix Brocke

Votes: 3,087 | Gross: $0.00M

18. Shinjuku Boys (1995)

Not Rated | 53 min | Documentary

A film about love and gender. This documentary is set in the New Marilyn night club in Tokyo, Japan - where the hosts are women who have chosen to live as men. They can only make their ... See full summary »

Directors: Kim Longinotto, Jano Williams | Stars: Gaish, Tatsu, Kazuki, Abe

Votes: 123

19. Tipping the Velvet (2002)

177 min | Drama, Romance

The story of Nan Astley who falls in love with three different women on her journey to stardom and happiness in 1887 Victorian England.

Stars: Rachael Stirling, Keeley Hawes, Anna Chancellor, Jodhi May

Votes: 7,201

21. Boy I Am (2006)

72 min | Documentary

While female-to-male transgender visibility has recently exploded in this country, conversations about trans issues in the lesbian community often run into resistance from the many queer ... See full summary »

Directors: Sam Feder, Julie Hollar | Stars: Elizabeth Cline, Lucey Cummins, Judith Halberstam, Imani Henry

Votes: 44

22. To Faro (2008)

90 min | Drama

Melanie meets Jenny and falls in love. But Jenny thinks she's met Miguel.

Director: Nana Neul | Stars: Anjorka Strechel, Lucie Hollmann, Manuel Cortez, Florian Panzner

Votes: 406

23. Man for a Day (2012)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary

The worldwide stage appearances and workshops of the gender activist and performance artist Diane Torr, are legendary. For the past thirty years, the focus of this performance artist's work... See full summary »

Director: Katarina Peters | Star: Diane Torr

Votes: 47

24. Phineas Slipped (2003)

9 min | Short

What goes through the minds of a class of schoolboys during an English class? What if only a few of the schoolboys are really biological boys?

Director: Cary Cronenwett

Votes: 6

25. Girl King (2002)

80 min | Drama

In this playful and rollicking swashbuckler, drag king pirates take to the high seas on a quest to restore stolen treasures. The gender-skewed adventures begin when Butch, a handsome, but ... See full summary »

Director: Ileana Pietrobruno | Stars: Chrystal Donbrath-Zinga, Michael-Ann Connor, Raven Courtney, Victoria Deschanel

Votes: 57

26. Dragkinging (2006)

19 min | Documentary, Short

This documentary explores drag-kings' gender performances. Are they just another act in the line of the music hall, the vaudeville? Or would this way of staging gender technology be the expression of a new political subversion strategy?

Directors: Liana Borghi, Maria Nicotra

27. The Aggressives (2005)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

65 Metascore

An insightful exposé on the subculture of lesbian butches and their "femme" counterparts who tow the line between gender definitions. Filmed over five years in NYC, the featured "Aggressives" share their dreams, secrets and deepest fears.

Director: Daniel Peddle | Stars: Marquise Balenciaga, Kisha Batista

Votes: 177

28. An Affirmative Act (2010)

93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A slice of life of a young, professional married couple with their darling baby turns a sharp, dark corner when the pair are arrested and charged with several counts of fraud. The reason: ... See full summary »

Director: A.J. Mattioli | Stars: Charles Durning, Costas Mandylor, Blanche Baker, Robert Clohessy

Votes: 89

29. Lady Daddy (2010)

113 min | Comedy, Romance

Ji-hyeon is enjoying her life after a female sex-change operation. One day a boy knocks on her door claiming that she is his father. Her attempts to act like an ordinary father conflicts with her life as a woman.

Director: Kwang-Jae Lee | Stars: Nayoung Lee, Ji-seok Kim, Hee-soo Kim, Ae-Yeon Jeong

Votes: 134

30. Shakespeare in Love (1998)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, History

87 Metascore

The world's greatest ever playwright, William Shakespeare, is young, out of ideas and short of cash, but meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 205,765 | Gross: $100.32M

31. By Hook or by Crook (2001)

Not Rated | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

47 Metascore

By Hook or by Crook chronicles the tale of two unlikely friends who commit petty crimes as they search for a path to understanding themselves and the outside world. Silas Howard plays Shy (... See full summary »

Directors: Harry Dodge, Silas Howard | Stars: Silas Howard, Harry Dodge, Stanya Kahn, Carina Gia

Votes: 258 | Gross: $0.00M

32. Mommy Is Coming (2012)

Not Rated | 64 min | Comedy, Romance

Pioneer filmmaker Cheryl Dunye returns with a sassy, raunchy, romantic sex comedy set in the edgy underground of Berlin where love and taboo affairs collide! Cute power femme Dylan (Lil ... See full summary »

Director: Cheryl Dunye | Stars: Lil Harlow, Papi Coxx, Maggie Tapert, Wieland Speck

Votes: 71

34. Just Call Me Kade (2002)

26 min | Documentary, Short

The inspiring true story of Kade Farlow Collins 14, FTM (female to male) transgendered, and living with an incredibly understanding family in Tucson Arizona.

Director: Sam Zolten | Star: Gentry McShane

Votes: 18

35. XX to XY: Fighting to Be Jake (2003)

18 min | Short

Interview with "Jake" a young transgendered Brit who is undergoing the process of changing from female to male.

Director: Emily Atef

Votes: 10

36. Boy I Am (2006)

72 min | Documentary

While female-to-male transgender visibility has recently exploded in this country, conversations about trans issues in the lesbian community often run into resistance from the many queer ... See full summary »

Directors: Sam Feder, Julie Hollar | Stars: Elizabeth Cline, Lucey Cummins, Judith Halberstam, Imani Henry

Votes: 44

37. Southern Comfort (2001)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

78 Metascore

Southern Comfort documents the final year in the life of Robert Eads, a transgender man. Eads, diagnosed with ovarian cancer, was turned down for treatment by two dozen doctors out of fear ... See full summary »

Director: Kate Davis | Stars: Robert Eads, Lola Cola, Maxwell Scott Anderson, Cas Piotrowski

Votes: 846

39. Facing Mirrors (2011)

98 min | Drama

Rana has chosen a path in order to support her family, while Adineh (Eddie) has fled his home and city to escape his complicated situation as a transsexual man prevented from living as his ... See full summary »

Director: Negar Azarbayjani | Stars: Shayesteh Irani, Ghazal Shakeri, Homayoun Ershadi, Maryam Boubani

Votes: 453

40. Unhung Heroes (2002)

20 min | Comedy, Short

"Unhung Heroes" is a comic fiction about five FTM (female to male) transgendered guys who, after finding an internet article announcing the first actual penis transplants are about to be ... See full summary »

Director: Lazlo Pearlman | Stars: Jack Andrew, Prado Gomez, Max Wolf Valerio, Stanly Maynard Crass

Votes: 10

41. Flying with One Wing (2002)

81 min | Drama

In order to avoid the gender discrimination prevelent in Sri Lanka, a woman decides to pass as a man and gets a job as a mechanic and even takes a wife.

Director: Asoka Handagama | Stars: Anoma Janadari, Gayani Gisanthika, Mahendra Perera, W. Jayasiri

Votes: 78

43. Itty Bitty Titty Committee (2007)

Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

High School grad and all American gal, Anna, finds her purpose and herself after she hooks up with the radical feminists in The Itty Bitty Titty Committee.

Director: Jamie Babbit | Stars: Melonie Diaz, Ana Mercedes, Cecile Rivore, Marisa Ramirez

Votes: 2,741 | Gross: $0.02M

44. Strange Circus (2005)

108 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

The erotic novelist Taeko is writing a morbid story of a family destroyed by incest, murder and abuse. Her assistant, Yuji, sets on a mission to uncover the reality of this story, but the reality might be too much to bear.

Director: Sion Sono | Stars: Masumi Miyazaki, Issei Ishida, Rie Kuwana, Seiko Iwaidô

Votes: 4,745

45. A Boy Named Sue (2000)

69 min | Documentary

Theo is a female-to-male transsexual. This film follows his six-year process of becoming a man. Among those affected by his change is his girl friend Lisi who has to deal with what this change means to her.

Director: Julie Wyman

Votes: 24

46. He's a Woman, She's a Man (1994)

107 min |