In a way I find that to be as powerful,” she added. | Nick Robinson, Set in 1993 but totally of the moment thanks to the anti-LGBTQ Trump-Pence administration, the film is refreshingly frank in its depiction of queer female sexual desire. zergnet.src = (document.location.protocol == "https:" ? Heartbreaking and mostly coming off from a non-judgmental gaze, the film investigates the wild, wonderous lust of sexual desire while pondering over the vulnerability it brings with it. It is loosely inspired by events experienced by Torres and his family. Adapted from Garrard Conley’s memoirs, Joel Edgerton directs his second narrative feature with a thriller-like precision. Rick (John Gallagher Jr.) after Cameron’s caught having sex with a girl in her Bible study class. Brandon T. Jackson, R 18,281 A thoughtful meditation on authenticity in relationships, the 24-hour experiment was shot in 25 hours where the actors and part of the crew stayed awake the entire time. She meets the free-spirited Sergio, played by Spanish actress Laia Costa (Victoria), at a club and there is instant chemistry. England, the 1950's. All Images Property of their Respective Owners. | Daniel Powell, Things get more complicated however, when the two women develop a sexual relationship of their own. This is a list of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender-related films released in 2018. “Not to make it sound blasé. Matt Bomer, All Rights Reserved. To make the list, it had to get at least a 6/10 from yours truly, had to be primarily LGBT-themed or majorly LGBT-themed, and/or featured a main character who was LGBT and his/her LGBT orientation was a main focal point. | Biography, Drama, History. 3,008 Jeff Perry, Drama, Fantasy, Romance. The film, inspired by the memoir of the same name by Garrard Conley, shines a spotlight on the dangers of conversion therapy, the discredited practice of trying to change a person's sexual orientation. Lena Hall, | By Tracy E. Gilchrist and Daniel Reynolds, garnering over $60 million at the box office, The film did receive some blowback for centering its story on a white, heteronormative teen, “liberating” sex scene between Weisz and McAdams, one of its primary settings is Julius', a historic gay bar where Israel planned her infamous schemes. It is also a very affecting lesbian love story, with the strange relationship between Betty (Naomi Watts) and Rita (Laura Harring) being what anchors it to an emotional reality. She plays a woman who, upon the death of her lover, who is a cis male married to another woman, has to fight for the simple dignity of being able to say goodbye to his dead body. It is set in a world where seemingly only the female gender exists. My Top Favorite LGBT Movies of 2018 by tlev-06565 | created - 02 May 2018 | updated - 14 Nov 2018 | Public Refine See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc Michael Sucsy 30,516 After receiving the Best Foreign Language Film award for his trans-drama ‘A Fantastic Woman’, Sebastian Lelio is back in 2018 with “Disobedience” – The last entry in his Trilogy Of Woman. | Gross: Stars: What happens if you live out an entire relationship in 24 hours is the central conceit of Duck Butter, directed by Miguel Arteta (Beatriz at Dinner, The Good Girl) and with a script from Arteta and one of its stars, out actress Alia Shawkat (Search Party, Transparent). Katherine Langford, Votes: A psychological thriller based on the infamous 1892 murders of Lizzie Andrew Borden's family. Comedy, Drama, Romance. Bounded by constraints of economy, a plot synopsis is very hard to achieve when describing the complexities and confusions that abound in Mulholland Drive. These are the greatest LGBT films (or LGBT-themed films) that I've seen. This is a list of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender-related films released in 2018. 2018, on the other hand, had some of the best LGBT movies to have graced the screen in a decade. Director: Rachel Weisz, 1 of 14. next. Triple winner at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, Marcelo Martinessi’s “The Heiresses” is a quietly powerful fable of hidden desires, long-lost escapades and a really deceptive look into how gender roles are devised in traditional films about older people. Originally banned by the homophobic head of Kenya’s Film Classification Board, Ezekiel Mutua, because he alleged it would “promote lesbianism,” the film enjoyed massive audiences when the ban was lifted for a brief time in order to make it eligible for the foreign-language Academy Award. Based on the memoir of the same name by the late Lee Israel, Can You Ever Forgive Me? It doesn’t just mean sex. Thumbnails. Joel Edgerton, Touch Me Not | Director: Adina Pintilie, 7. zergnet.type = 'text/javascript'; zergnet.async = true; In addition, there are not only romance pictures, but movies across the suspense and mystery genres, as well as period dramas and the western. 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Daniel Doheny, $0.90M, R Craig Johnson David Lynch’s masterpiece, Mulholland Drive is a mishmash of TV procedurals, film noir, surrealism, and an ode to the mystery-making of Hollywood itself. Soon the rivalry between Sarah and Abigail is in full bloom and the women play at politics, sexual and otherwise, to garner the queen’s attention in what has gone down as one of the queerest films about women of the year. | Colette, about the trailblazing writer Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, who engaged in relationships with men, women, and trans-masculine-identifying people circa the Belle Époque, is queer to its core. Alia Shawkat, Based on Naomi Alderman's 2006 novel, the film tells the story of Weisz’s Ronit, who's escaped the cloistered environment of her youth to return to the north London neighborhood where she grew up upon learning of the death of her father, the rabbi. The only problem; one of them is leaving the country very soon. A  modern-day Romeo and Juliet (but with a less tragic ending), Rafiki tells the story of Kena (Samantha Mugatsia) and Ziki (Sheila Munyiva),  young women who fall in love despite their fathers being rival politicians. Margot Bingham, Votes: The Duke Of Burgundy is one of those unique films that comes along feeling like nothing before it. Suddenly brought into treading change, the film revolves around the Chela’s (Ana Brun) life when her dominant gay-lover is sent to prison for financial fraud. These are the greatest LGBT films (or LGBT-themed films) that I've seen. | It was a historical year for queer films in 2017, where Moonlight – The first black LGBT film to win an Oscar for the Best Picture. And Breathe Normally November 07, 2018, 11:00am. It contains theatrically released films that deal with important gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender characters or issues and may have same-sex romance or relationships as a plot device. Lea Thompson Based on the best-selling book by Becky Albertalli, Love, Simon follows Simon Spier (Nick Robinson) as he navigates closeted life in high school, battling blackmail and searching for love in the process. The 12 Best LGBTQ Films of 2018. But Can You Ever Forgive Me? Those resentments and that racism, that was all nascent where I grew up. Shawkat plays Naima, a struggling actress whose inability to be truly honest helps her blow a chance to work on a Duplass brothers film. Greg Berlanti In 2016, Carol earned six Oscar nominations, and just a year later, for the first time in history, Moonlight became the first LGBTQ-themed movie to win Best Picture. | | The film’s main character is an emotionally repressed Northerner who believes that the most important thing in life is just getting on with it. The Handmaiden (Park Chan-wook, 2016). Powered by three strong central performances, especially one of the best movies that Chloe Grace Moretz has been a part of, the arc bonds them because of an outcasted energy, this coming of age tale subverts general pathos with bittersweet results. 24,575 What we we can say is that it works like the best noir, with hidden identities, submerged pasts, and the merging of fantasy and reality easily creating one of the best films of the 00s. Steven Hauck, Anton Lesser, Votes: | Similar to LGBT Movies Of 2018 – THE 15 BEST ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILMS OF 2018. Directed by Greg Berlanti, the film was groundbreaking because it was the first movie about a gay teen to be backed by a major studio, 20th Century Fox. Russell Crowe, Votes: It is a strange world in this film, where the only other hobbies the women have are riding bicycles and attending lectures on lepidopterology (the study of butterflies).