Boys Don't Cry (1999): A drama film based on the real-life story of Brandon Teena, a transgender man who was raped and murdered by male friends. The movie received lots of media attention when its star Hilary Swank, who played Brandon, won the Academy Award for Best Actress.
Flying with One Wing (2003): Revolutionary Sri Lankan movie – a transgender man, Manju, is discovered after being taken to a clinic after a car accident. Film contains themes about sexism, homophobia.
Funny Kinda Guy (2005): A documentary following the singer Simon de Voil's transition to manhood, encountering the sacrifice of her female singing voice. Directed by Travis Reeves, a man who has also transitioned.
Strange Circus (2005): Yuji, the novelist's assistant, is a transgender man.
Boy I Am (2006): A documentary that explores antagonism in the lesbian community as a result of the increased visibility of transgender men.
Itty Bitty Titty Committee (2007): A comedy about young feminists who spread their message through public art and vandalism. Aggie (played by Lauren Mollica) has gender dysphoria. She bonds with the main character, Anna, and develops an apparent crush on her.
Tomboy (2011): A French drama about a 10-year-old transgender child who, after moving with his family to a new neighborhood introduces himself to his new friends as Mikäel.
Albert Nobbs (2011): A drama about a trans man living in 19th century Dublin and working as a butler. He bonds with another trans man, who is a painter, in the same city. Film is criticized for its portrayal of trans men as "women in disguise."
The Triple Echo (1972): A British soldier (Brian Deacon) deserts his unit during WWII. At the suggestion of a woman (Glenda Jackson) he meets while exploring the countryside nearby, he disguises himself as her sister to escape detection. Enjoying the experience a little too much, he agrees to accept the invitation of a soldier (Oliver Reed) to attend a dance at the base, risking exposure. Based on a novella by H.E. Bates.
Sleepaway Camp series (1983, 1988, 1989, 2008): Angela Baker (portrayed by Felissa Rose in the first and fourth installments and Pamela Springsteen in the second and third), the killer and main character of the series, is a trans woman.
Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985): Luis Molina and Valentin Arregui are cell mates in a South American prison. Luis is found guilty of immoral behaviour and Valentin is a political prisoner. To escape reality Luis invents romantic movies, while Valentin tries to keep his mind on the situation he is in. During the time they spend together, the two come to understand and respect one another. Molina is more accurately transgender, if not transsexual.
Orlando (1992): Tilda Swinton portrays Orlando, a character whose sex changes after 2/3 of the film.
Tales of the City (1993): In the miniseries, based on Armistead Maupin's series of novels, Anna Madrigal (played by Olympia Dukakis), the landlady of the San Francisco apartment building in which the story is centered is revealed, in the concluding episode, to be a trans woman.
Better Than Chocolate (1999): Features a sub-plot involving the transgender character named Judy (Peter Outerbridge), who struggles with family rejection throughout the film and who has a crush on, and ultimately begins a romantic relationship with, lesbian separatist Frances (Ann-Marie MacDonald), who owns the gay & lesbian bookstore in which the film's central character Maggie (Karyn Dwyer) works. Judy also becomes friends with Maggie's somewhat sexually repressed mother, Lila (Wendy Crewson)
Creature (1999): Documentary by Parris Patton about trans woman Stacey Hollywood; a four-year chronicle of Stacey's transformation into womanhood, life in the West Hollywood LGBT nightclub scene, and her journey from Los Angeles back home to visit her conservative Christian family in North Carolina.
Todo sobre mi madre (1999): A film by Pedro Almodóvar that tells the story of Manuela, a nurse whose son is hit by a car and killed. The son's father is transgender. Agrado, a friend of Manuela, is also transgender, and sex worker.
Tom-Yum-Goong (2005): Known as "The Protector" in the US release, this is a foreign action film starring Tony Jaa. The main villain, Madame Rose, is a transgender women in the international versions. The actress who plays Rose, Jin Xing is transgender herself.
En Soap (English: A Soap, 2006): A Danish film about the love between a (pre-operative) trans woman and a lesbian.
Grilled (2006): A comedy film in which Sofía Vergara plays character of Loridonna, a sultry trans woman who seduces unsuspecting Maurice (Ray Romano) when he and Dave (Kevin James), two desperate meat salesmen, knock on her door. A call from a suicidal friend interrupts signing the contract, so Maurice and Dave offer to drive her to her friend's house, hoping to close the deal. There, troubles multiply as they meet an arms dealer (Kim Coates) - who outs Lori to Maurice just before they got intimate, then hit-men working for a gregarious mob boss (Burt Reynolds).
Red without Blue (2007): A documentary featuring identical twins Mark and Alex Farley. Alex transitions to Clair during the film. Clair is featured again in a 2012 National Geographic documentary "American Transgender"
Boy Meets Girl (2014): 'Ricky' (Michelle Hendley), a transgender woman from rural Kentucky, awaiting acceptance into a New York fashion design school, learns about acceptance, friendship, sexuality and love.
The Gap (2014) [German: Der Spalt]: A movie about the core-misunderstanding of transgender women. It's about a girl named "Alex", who is born with body-parts that do not fit to her gender. The people around her do not believe that she exists.
Tangerine (2015): An independent film directed by Sean S. Baker where Kitana Kiki Rodriguez and Mya Taylor play the main protagonists, two transgender women, Sin-Dee and Alexandra respectively.
Tchindas (2015): An award winning feature documentary with Tchinda Andrade, the most respected trans woman from Cape Verde (West Africa) as main character.
Wandering Son (2011): An 11-episode anime adaptation produced by AIC Classic based on the manga by Takako Shimura. The story depicts a transgender girl named Shūichi Nitori, and her friend Yoshino Takatsuki, a transgender boy. The series deals with issues such as transphobia, gender identity, and the beginning of puberty.
"Dark Angel (TV Series)": Season 1 ep8 "Out" Back at Jam Pony, Normal has a date with a woman who is actually transgender. After he finds out, he decides that he doesn't care about her past, only to discover that Louise is a lesbian. First time a trans woman was cast to play a trans character on American television.
"Dead of Summer (TV Series)": Drew is revealed to be a transgender male. He encounters issues when he comes out to his male crush.
Degrassi: Adam Torres (played by Jordan Todosey) is a transgender character introduced into the show in the tenth season.
The Fosters: Tom Phelan plays a transgender boy whom the main character, Callie, meets at a group home.
Glee: Alex Newell plays Unique Adams, who is transgender. Dot Marie Jones plays football coach Shannon Beiste, who transitions to male (Sheldon Beiste) during the sixth season.
Hit & Miss: Chloë Sevigny plays a transgender woman, Mia. Mia is a contract killer who finds out that her ex-girlfriend, from before transitioning, is dead and that she was pregnant and had their child.
The L Word: Moira becomes Max, a transgender man. He becomes aggressive and unpredictable during his transition due to the hormones he is taking, and Jenny then dumps him because she does not want to be in a relationship with a man.
One Piece: Mr. 2 Bon Kurei (better known as Bon Clay in English adaptations) is an okama, or transgender agent, of the criminal organization Baroque Works. Another character, Emporio Ivankov (aka Iva) is the "Queen" of Kamabakka Queendom (Kamabakka literally means "full of transvestites") and possess the powers of the "Horu Horu no Mi" devil's fruit, which grants the user the ability to create and control special hormones that can affect anyone they strike by however the user desires. One of his techniques is Emporio Onna Hormone (エンポリオ･女ホルモン, literally translated as Emporio Female Hormone) which are special female hormones that when injected into a male, causes said male (including Iva himself) to be transformed complete into a female (Iva uses it to change the sex of male opponents and even himself to female)
Orphan Black: Tony Sawicki (formerly Antoinette) is a clone and criminal. He is introduced in season two and is suspected to return in later seasons. Every other known clone in his "batch" is female.
Penny Dreadful: Angelique ( Jonny Beauchamp) Encounters Dorian Gray in a cafe. After they meet Gray takes up her offer and goes to her work place. Here it is made clear that she is transgender.
Pretty Little Liars: In the summer finale of Season 6, CeCe Drake (portrayed by Vanessa Ray) is revealed to be a transgender woman. She was born as a male named Charles DiLaurentis and identified as female from an early age, eventually becoming Charlotte DiLaurentis. In the same episode, she was revealed to be the main villain "A", her motives transpiring from being sent to a mental facility at a young age due to her transphobic father Kenneth.
Queer as Folk: Later seasons featured a minor transgender character named Kiki (usually described by other characters as "Kiki the Waitress, formerly known as Kenny the Waiter").
The Riches: Sam Malloy, the youngest child of the family on whom the series focuses, is a possibly non-binary pre-teen who usually prefers feminine gender expression, in spite of being assigned male at birth. Sam's parents and siblings respect and accept Sam's gender expression.
Waterloo Road: In 2011, British School-based Drama Waterloo Road introduced fictional transgender character, 'Martin Dunbar' played by Matt Greenwood in Series 7, Episode 2 of the BBC Drama Series. The episode features around the 'coming out' and coming-to-terms story line of the pupil. Kacey Barry, played by Brogan Ellis, is forced to come to terms with her gender issues in series 8 (episode 18, man of the match") when Barry outs Kacey as a girl on the football pitch after Zoe kisses her/him.