Our list of the best LGBT movies of the 21st century below has strived to be inclusive, and therefore there is at least one film that technically satisfies each letter of the LGBT spectrum. Zinnure Türe, Dila Yumurtaci, Esme Madra, Banu Fotocan, Elit Iscan, Nihal G. Koldas, Reyhan Özdilek, Ayse Demirel, Bahar Çevik, Nazan Kesal, Nalan Kuruçim, Egypt, Jazmyne, Junior, Mahogany, Ronnie-Ron, Slow-Wine, Keyonna Taylor, Adaptation of the play of the same name by Lee-Anne Poole, Based on the novel of the same name by Fiona Shaw, Miguel Amorim, Joana Peres, Rodrigo Tomás, Joana Petiz, André Simões, Rodolfo Major, This page was last edited on 8 November 2020, at 14:55. The two boys constantly try to beat each other up. “Obviously those are important stories. Bounded by constraints of economy, a plot synopsis is very hard to achieve when describing the complexities and confusions that abound in Mulholland Drive. Paul Delbreil, Adèle Csech, Samuel Fasse, Jean-Christophe Marti, Thibaut Destouches, Shirley Mirande, Inspired by the true story of Argentine serial killer, Sophie Stockinger, Kathrin Resetarits, Dominik Warta, Julia Franz Richter, Jack Hofer, Dominic Marcus Singer, Simon Morzé, Stefan Pohl, Dan helped organize the charity LOVELOUD Festival in, Susan Liu and Toko Serita (first Japanese American female judge in New York), A group of women are trying change the way women arrested for prostitution are prosecuted in the US, Arnali Das, Bonita Thakuriya, Manoranjoan Das, Based on the confessional memoir of the same name by, Moreno Borja, Carolina Yuste, Rosy Rodríguez, Zaira Morales, Rafaela León, Matej Zemljič, Timon Šturbej, Gašper Markun, Susanne Sachße (billed as Susanne Sachsse), Dany Naierman, Lindsay Hicks, Fusako Shiotani, Cassils, About the lives of LGBT individuals and evangelical Christians in, Shico Menegat, Bruno Fernandes, Guega Peixoto, Sandra Dani, Frederico Vasques, Alex van Dyk, Brent Vermeulen, Juliana Venter, Morné Visser, Erika Wessels, Benre Labuschachne, Danny Keough, Roxana Kerdachi, Ana Brun, Margarita Irún, Ana Ivanova, María Martins, Alicia Guerra, Yverá Zayas, Screenplay by Daniel Pearle, based on his stage play of the same name, Hildegard Rotthäuser, Heinz Rotthäuser, Kamala Nagarayya, Hampana Nagarayya, Shigeko Sugihara, Isao Sugihara, Norman MacArthur, Bill Novak. 17,948 Sauvage | Director: Camille Vidal-Naquet, 4. Adapted from Garrard Conley’s memoirs, Joel Edgerton directs his second narrative feature with a thriller-like precision. Featuring a stunning performance from Félix Maritaud, Camille Vidal-Naquet’s “Sauvage” is a film about a male prostitute who stays tender in spite of all the bitterness the world throws his way. The central performance is so superlative, it would be a shame if it wasn’t Oscar nominated. When they do eventually get together, after much scene setting by the director, the journey feels extremely hard-earned, making this one of the most satisfying stories in recent memory. Ofir Raul Graizer’s delicate and tender “The Cakemaker” makes a wonderful case for how important it is to know, witness and go through grief together. | Both fantastical and all too real, We the Animals is a must-see film. The first Malayalam film to feature a trans woman as a protagonist. “Genesis” is a 2018 film where Théodore Pellerin stars as Guillaume – A Salinger-reading, problematic but overly confused teenager who is struggling with his sexual identity at an all-boys boarding school. Chloë Sevigny, | Katherine Langford, Votes: There she rekindles a romance with her first love, Esti (Rachel McAdams), a lesbian who denied her true desire for her faith and married her and Ronit's childhood friend Dovid (Allesandro Nivola). Drama, Romance. Damien is a seventeen year-old boy who lives a fairly affluent life, one that is turned upside down by the introduction of the poorer Thomas, who lives 90 minutes away from school. The film reunites Lanthimos's Lobster stars Olivia Colman (Broadchurch, next up on The Crown) and Rachel Weisz (Disobedience) as Queen Anne and her confidante or “favourite,” Sarah, the Duchess of Marlborough. See below for the 12 most impressive, surprising, and moving LGBTQ films of 2018. Although you could say that queer representation has been around since Mädchen In Uniform (1931), the relative paucity of gay films in comparison to the monolith of straight filmmaking means that there is still so much left to be explored. Comedy, Drama, Romance. Philippe Lesage’s follow up to his 2015 autobiographical narrative debut “The Demons” is a heartbreaking film about the ache of becoming oneself. She took the Film Classification Board to court and won a seven-day reprieve from the ban. 94 min Kerry Butler, Votes: Like with his next film, 45 Years, Andrew Haigh teases out a world of emotion through a simple premise taken over just a short period of time. Brett Haley Debby Ryan, But here we are. | Gross: 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. That will ultimately benefit all Kenyans – apart from those who seek to instrumentalize homophobia to gain political relevance," Neela Ghoshal, a senior LGBTQ rights researcher at Human Rights Watch, wrote in The Advocate. It’s been a big few years for LGBTQ films. Kristen Stewart, 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. Quinn Shephard, Toni Collette, Votes: Please sound off in the comments if you think we have missed anything! Its how they navigate this love that makes the film such a classic. For all its superficial and scattershot narrative layers, “Touch Me Not” offers an intriguing discourse on how the society and its moral norms adversely affect the relationship humans have with their own bodies. Set in the astoundingly gorgeous Hautes-Pyrénées, the story tells of two boys who initially really hate one another. Based on the novel Fingersmith by Sarah Walters, Chan-wook moves the British Victorian setting to Korea under Japanese rule. Maura Tierney, In order. 114 min Elizabeth Rohrbaugh Directors: 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 Handmaiden (Park Chan-wook, 2016). If Colette’s unapologetic queerness weren’t enough, transgender actors Rebecca Root and Jake Graf play a cisgender couple who flirt with her in a parlor scene. Chronicling the life of three brothers who grow up in a household full of volatile love – The film traces Manny’s life as he scribbles his anger and dissolves the early signs of sexual awakening in his notebook of fears. | God’s Own Country (Francis Lee, 2017). znscr.parentNode.insertBefore(zergnet, znscr); | 6,139 12. “[The scene] where Esti comes — probably for the first time — that orgasm, to me, is her liberation. Michael Sucsy What director Peter Strickland achieves by using this setting is telling the story of how all relationships consist of compromise and bargaining. Wash Westmoreland 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). John Carroll Lynch, It’s her kind of freedom. But even the men — in their wigs and ruffled sleeves, with their powdered faces adorned with moles as they stomp around in chunky heels arguing over issues of state while the women barely notice them — lend an overall air of camp to the delicious satire that often employs a fish-eye type of lens to signal the audience that despite the costumes (by Carol’s Sandy Powell), The Favourite is not your mother’s period piece. Similar to LGBT Movies of 2018 – THE 15 BEST LGBTQ FILMS OF 2017 7. | Stars: “I particularly want women, but I want men as well to kind of go, 'Yes, I have a right to be myself, to explore my identity and my gender and to do it without shame and unapologetically.'". 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. 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