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10 Best Lesbian Movies 2018 selected by Roze Filmdagen Amsterdam

10 Best Lesbian Movies 2018 selected by Roze Filmdagen Amsterdam

The 10 Best Lesbian Movies 2018 selected by the Dutch LGBTQ+ Film Festival Roze Filmdagen Amsterdam. It is time to get ready for the biggest Dutch film festival, “Pink Film Days.” In 2018, we teamed up with the festival director Werner Borkes to select the best Lesbian movies for 2018, showcasing love between two women or girls, female sports events, or normal relationship dramas worldwide. This year the LGBTQ Film Festival in Amsterdam is celebrating its 21st edition, welcoming film and movie enthusiasts from all over the world to enjoy features like the German movie “Axolotl Overkill,” the US American drama “My days of Mercy”, and the award-winning drama “Sisterhood” from Macau.

Best Lesbian Movies ’18 by Couple of Men

There is so much to see with 125 movies coming from 40 different countries. Especially, for fans of movies about Lesbian women and girls who want to know the top movies of this year’s festival in a short overview, we assembled 10 of the best Lesbian movies in 2018. To not get lost in the program of the festival, plan your festival week 2018 with a couple of men‘s Lesbian Film Top List. If you are looking for other LGBTQ+ movies of the Roze Filmdagen, check our articles about the best Gay Movies 2018 and the best Queer Movies in 2018 as well. Enjoy the movie festival, show pride, and have fun watching the 10 Best Lesbian Movies 2018 selected by the Roze Filmdagen Amsterdam 2018!

#1 Anchor and Hope | England / Spain

The first movie on our list of the Best Lesbian Movies 2018 is the English/Spanish feature “Tierra Firme – Anchor and Hope”, a bittersweet romantic comedy with two powerful women as the main role. With space tight on their London houseboat, Eva is not happy when her partner Kat invites over her old friend Roger from abroad. Although, on second thought, it could be an answer to their desire to have a baby together. With great chemistry and an emotive and nuanced script, this is a smart, funny and bittersweet modern rom-com with a delightful twist.

English and Spanish, with English subtitles
Dates: 10th March 2018 | 17:30 Hours
Location: Ketelhuis 2

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#2 Axolotl Overkill | Germany

Next on our list is the raw and wild movie, after the identically named bestseller by Helene Hegemann. Mifti is sixteen, looks like she’s twelve, acts like she’s in her mid-thirties, and has lived with her half-siblings in a shared Berlin apartment since the death of her mother. Her father is more interested in art than people; given this backdrop, going to school makes less sense than living life between parties, drugs, affairs and kitchen-table polemics. She’s wild, sensitive, in love and obsessed with Alice, an older, enigmatic and attractive white-collar criminal. Based on the popular novel with (almost) the same name.

German, English, Spanish and French, with English subtitles
Dates: 12th March 2018 | 17:45 Hours
Location: Ketelhuis 2

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#3 Becks | United States of America

Nothing better than a new love to forget your ex-girlfriend, right? Betrayed by her girlfriend, aspiring singer/songwriter Becks returns to small-town America and her ultra-religious mother. After some self-pitying couch potato time, she ventures out into the world again, with some scandalous affairs waiting to happen. Tony Award winner Lena Hall shines in this warm, sensual, and fun tale of a love life going bad in all the good ways.

English, no subtitles
Dates: 09 March 2018 | 17:45 Hours
Location Ketelhuis 1

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#4 Embrasse-Moi! | France

Would this “female womanizer” have finally found the true one? Océane Rose Marie brings charm and charisma to this romantic comedy, which she stars in and directed. Her eccentric family, a hilarious gaggle of friends, and a seemingly unending roster of ex-girlfriends keep her busy. When her girlfriend dumps her, she immediately falls for Cécile, a sweet, shy photographer. In this irreverent film, the ensemble cast shines as Océane’s meddling, but devoted cohort speculates whether this fling will last.

French, with English subtitles
Dates:  11th March 2018 | 13:30 Hours
Location Ketelhuis 1

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#5 Holy Champ! | Spain

Singing nuns, lesbian love and a God who loves Whitney Houston … Do we have to say more about number 5 on our Best Lesbian Movies 2018 list? We do… because there is something brewing at this summer camp run by nuns. Forbidden love, unknown feelings, and a true religious epiphany as God wear a sparkly outfit. All are taken in stride in this delightful and campy musical extravaganza from Spain, that’ll have you cheering and humming along.

Spanish, with English subtitles
Dates: 10th March 2018 | 21:45 Hours
Location Ketelhuis 1

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#6 My Days of Mercy | United States of America

Ellen Page and Kate Mara at their best in the emotional drama “My Days of Mercy”. With her father on death row, Lucy has been a passionate campaigner against the death penalty for years. Every weekend, she and her siblings travel to a protest outside a jail. And every week they are met by death penalty supporters. Then, one day, one of ‘those people’, a young woman named Mercy, starts chatting her up. With stellar performances by Ellen Page and Kate Mara, this is a thoughtful drama on an emotional subject making it in our Top 10 list of the Best Lesbian Movies 2018.

English, no subtitles
Dates: 12th March 2018 | 21:45 Hours
Location Ketelhuis 2


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#7 Signature Move | United States of America

Mexican women’s wrestling and romantic troubles make our Lesbian movie number 7 to a true LGBTQ+ festival favorite. Deliciously entertaining, this colorful love story is as much about culture as it is about love. Zaynab is lesbian, Muslim, and of Pakistani origin. With an overbearing mother, things get complicated as she meets flirty ‘love-em-and-leave-em’ Alma, while she is also dabbling in her new-found love for Mexican style wrestling. Warm and witty, this is a real crowd-pleaser of a movie.

English, Urdu, and Spanish, with English subtitles
Dates: 9th March 2018 | 21:30 Hours
Location Ketelhuis 1

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#8 Sisterhood | Hong Kong/ Macau/ Taiwan

Among the 10 best Lesbian movies 2018 you will find “Sisterhood”, a bittersweet and prize-winning drama from Macau. Love intertwines at the wrong time. The past almost feels like a foreign country in Tracy Choi’s female-oriented melodrama, which juxtaposes the regrets over a lost lesbian romance with the alienation of a former Macau native as she returns to what is now a glamorous gambling capital. Great acting performances drive this award-winning film.

Cantonese and Mandarin, with English subtitles
Dates: 12th March 2018 – 19:45 Hours
Location Ketelhuis 3

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#9 The Feels | United States of America

A women’s singles weekend spins somewhat out of control when it comes to orgasms. How come? Andi and Lu are excited to celebrate their upcoming wedding with a joint bachelorette weekend. On the first night, the brides and their friends get wasted, and Lu admits to everyone that she’s never had an orgasm. This admission comes as a complete surprise to Andi and derails the weekend in unexpected and poignant ways. It causes everyone to reflect on trust, love, and their journeys to experiencing their first orgasm.

English, no subtitles
Dates: 11th March 2018 | 17:45 Hours
Location Ketelhuis 2

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#10 Today Match at 3 | Argentina

Women, football, and desires – Our last (but not least) feature of the 10 Best Lesbian Movies 2018 “Today Match at 3” shows us some South American women’s sports. ‘The Indomitables’ anxiously await the start of a neighborhood female soccer tournament. During this time, all sorts of events unfold: conflicts of love, politics and even the rain threaten the one thing for which these women unite; to play soccer at any cost. An entertaining fresco of the lives of young lesbian women.

Spanish, with English subtitles
Dates: 9th March 2018 | 15:45 Hours
Location Ketelhuis 2

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Our 10 Best Lesbian Movies 2018 selected by Roze Filmdagen Amsterdam

The opening night of the LGBTQ+ film festival will be on the 8th of March 2018 continuing for 11 days. Of course, our article of 10 movies about Lesbian Love is just a selection for some guidance to get an overview of a festival visit. Check the whole program of the Roze Filmdagen for all the 125 movies and don’t forget your pride and love! We hope you enjoyed our selection of the Best Lesbian Movies 2018 of the Roze Filmdagen Amsterdam, and we will see you again for the 22nd edition of the Pink Film Days in 2019!

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Karl & Daan.

Cristal Falwell

Thursday 27th of June 2019

haha worth spending time on. Thumb up.