8 LGBTQ+ TV Shows & Movies Like Heartstopper To Watch On Netflix

As Heartstopper fans wait to see if a Season 2 is coming, check out these other streaming titles.

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We understand if you burned through all of the episodes of Nick (Kit Connor) and Charlie’s (Joe Locke) romance in Heartstopper, adapted from Alice Oseman’s web comic, or the outtakes in this blooper reel. Us too. So here’s a list of the best LGTBQ+ films and shows to watch after Heartstopper to make you laugh, cry, and swoon all over again.

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In the Swedish series Young Royals, which premiered in July 2021, the teenage Prince Wilhelm’s (Edvin Ryding) lineage keeps him from coming out and publicly dating Simon (Omar Rudberg). Though not everyone has princely duties, the burden of choosing between duty and love can be relatable.


In the 2020 coming-of-age film The Half of It, when high school student Ellie (Leah Lewis) gets commissioned by Paul (Daniel Diemer) to ghost-write his love letters, she also catches feelings for the girl he’s wooing. Like Heartstopper, it scored high on Rotten Tomatoes.

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For Alex (Daniel Doheny), high school is the perfect time to lose his virginity — until he realizes he’s more interested in Elliot (Antonio Marziale) than doing the deed with his girlfriend. Watch 2018’s Alex Strangelove for a candid take on teen sexuality and identity.


If you prefer a darker show, try Tiny Pretty Things, released in December 2020. Based on Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton’s namesake novel, it follows the goings-on at a competitive prestigious ballet school, including racy relationships between the male dancers.


Figuring out secret feelings for a (straight) friend is a lot for a teen. Add budding superpowers to the mix and it gets even more confusing. Released in February 2020, I Am Not Okay With This is a show with a fantasy twist and a Stranger Things-esque ’80s vibe.


Ryan Murphy’s December 2020 adaptation of Broadway hit The Prom is so star-studded that it might take away from what actually brings everyone together: Emma (Jo Ellen Pellman) and Alyssa’s (Ariana DeBose) relationship. Watch for the cast, stay for Meryl Streep’s rap.

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The sitcom Grace & Frankie, with its final episodes having dropped in April 2022, follows the friendship of the titular leads and the romance between their ex-husbands Sol (Sam Waterston) and Robert (Martin Sheen), who divorce the ladies to marry each other. It’s a sweet take on coming out late in life.


The British teen dramedy Sex Education, with its third season released in September 2021, does its best to represent the LGBTQ+ community. Aside from the intriguing sex talk, Adam and Eric’s love arc is particularly adorable, while Ola coming out as pansexual is a journey to watch.

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