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8 Best Queer LGBTQ+ Movies 2018 selected by Roze Filmdagen Amsterdam Film Festival

8 Best Queer LGBTQ+ Movies 2018 selected by Roze Filmdagen Amsterdam Film Festival

The 10 Best Queer LGBTQ Movies 2018 selected by the Dutch Film Festival Roze Filmdagen in Amsterdam – This year for the first time, we selected the best queer movies for the biggest Dutch film festival “Pink Film Days”. Festival director Werner Borkes helped us find the top feature films about transgender journeys, intersexual identities, and deeply personal stories of individual struggles about sex, love, and faith. Movies like “Jesus is dead” with a very diverse family road trip from the Philippines, the story of a threesome relationship “We Are Thr3e”  from Argentina and the queer LGBTQ movie “Saturday Church” about faith, hope and finding yourself are just a view of the best 8 Queer Movies for this year’s 21st edition of the LGBTQ Film Festival in Amsterdam.

Best Queer Movies ’18 by Couple of Men

Don’t get lost in the Roze Filmdagen film festival program 2018 as there will be 125 movies from 40 different countries including India, Kosovo, and Finland. Starting on Friday, 8th of March 2018, the Westergasfabriek Terrain will turn into a queer film festival venue for 11 days showcasing even more gay and lesbian movies. Have a look at our blog articles about the Best Lesbian Movies 2018 and Best Gay Movies 2018 to create your own diverse festival schedule to get the best out of it. And now, enjoy a couple of men‘s queer bites of the film festival with our 8 best queer LGBTQ movies 2018 and do not forget to show pride and respect during the 21st Roze Filmdagen Amsterdam 2018!

#1 Behind the Curtain: Todrick Hall | USA

Our list of the 8 best queer LGBTQ movies 2018 begins with an inspiring portrait of a creative centipede. In the years since competing on American Idol, Todrick Hall has amassed a staggering following on YouTube, bringing his distinct voice and aesthetic to pop culture, and serving as an inclusive, inspirational figure to LGBT fans around the world. For his latest project, chronicled in this entertaining and inspiring portrait, Hall challenges himself to complete 16 elaborate videos for an autobiographical high-concept musical, Straight Outta Oz, in just a few weeks, and then immediately take the live show on the road to his devoted fans.

English, no subtitles
Dates: 9th March 2018 | 21:45 Hours
Location: Ketelhuis 3

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#2 Just Charlie | England

Charlie wants to keep playing football, it is just for a different team… As the star player in his football team, Charlie is living up to the high, maybe too high, expectations of his father. But when Charlie can no longer deny the facts and starts to accept that she wants to be a girl, this is only the start of a long and difficult journey. Unflinching, and with stellar performances, the feature “Just Charlie” manages not only to handle difficult topics but also to be a damn charming delightful movie.

English, no subtitles
Dates: 10th March 2018 | 19:45 Hours
Location: Ketelhuis 2

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#3 Jesus is Dead | Phillipines

The third queer feature of our list of the best queer LGBTQ movies 2018 for the Roze Filmdagen is heartwarming. When Iyay learns that Jesus, her estranged husband, has died, she orders her reluctant children (Jude the love-sick trans man, Hubert with Down syndrome, and destitute Jay) plus assorted pets and relatives into her minivan for a very diverse madcap inter-island family road trip to attend his funeral. An extraordinary unique microcosm of familial discord, loyalty, and affection, all packed tightly into that extra-mini minivan.

Filipino, Visayan en Tagalog, with English subtitles
Dates:  13th March 2018 – 19:30 Hours
Location Ketelhuis 1

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#4 Pulse | Australia

Halftime of our list of the best queer LGBTQ movies 2018. Queer movie number four “Pulse” is a bold and personal film about how far you are going to be loved. A gay disabled teenage boy changes into the body of a beautiful woman so that he can be loved by his best friend with whom he is in love for a long time. It is a deeply personal film, exploring thematic questions such as how much our bodies shape who we are, where is the line between compromising for love and changing yourself to be loved, and why we fall in love with the people we fall in love with.

English, no subtitles
Dates: 11th March 2018 – 17:45 Hours
Location Ketelhuis 1

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#5 Pieles | Spain

Samantha, Guille, Ana, and Cristian all have something in common – and yet they couldn’t be more diverse. Their bodies are different to those of other people. They all live and love hidden away in strangely artificial interiors. As ‘freaks’, they rarely go out onto the street.The strictly symmetrical, pink and purple world is populated by ‘deformed’ people. Making use of deliberately artificial images the film explores the lives of those who, living on the margins of society, are rarely granted places in which they feel secure. However, their situation is not as hopeless as it at first seems, and beauty is a term that is redefined at least once during the course of the film.

Spanish, with English subtitles
Dates:  11th March 2018 – 21:45 Hours
Location Ketelhuis 3

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#6 Saturday Church | United States of America

Faith, hope and finding yourself. Queer LGBTQ movie number 6 on our list is about working single mother Amara, who leaves her two boys at home with domineering Aunt Rose, and Rose has a watchful gaze on the older son, Ulysses. Ulysses, a 14 year-old-boy, struggling with gender identity and religion, begins to use fantasy to escape his life in the inner city and find his passion in the process. It’s a complicated life Ulysses leads, and the musical coming-of-age story is all the better for tackling multiple sides of the young LGBTQ experience, with compassion and heart combined.

English, no subtitles
Dates: 14th March 2018 – 19:45 Hours
Location Ketelhuis 3

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#7 We Are Thr3E | Argentina

Ever thought about a romantic relationship with three people? Why not? Nacho is an accountant, an average guy. At a party, he meets Ana, a recently divorced young woman. Then they meet the charismatic bartender Sebastian, who starts flirting with both of them and they accept his invitation to spend the night at his place. A few days later, they decide to go on a weekend trip to a secluded farm. It seems like it will be a fun one-night-stand until Sebastian confesses that he desires a long-term relationship with a man and a woman together. A sweet love story for those who believe in (unconventional) romance.

Spanish, with English subtitles
Dates: 9th March 2018 – 19:45 Hours
Location Ketelhuis 2

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#8 Even Lovers Get The Blues | Belgium

Last but not least, the queer movie “Even Lovers Get The Blues” about Love, sex, and adultery in a smooth club of friends. Ana is sleeping with Hugo, Dahlia with Graciano, Leo with Louis and Arthur is sleeping with seemingly half the hot men in Brussels. Together, they make up a good-looking group of friends with some serious dysfunctionality. An intriguing, refreshing take on modern romance and how we deal with sex and relationships.

French, with English subtitles
Dates: 9th March 2018 – 15:30 Hours
Location Ketelhuis 1

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Our 8 Best Queer LGBTQ Movies 2018 selected for the Roze Filmdagen Amsterdam

We hope you enjoyed our selection of the 8 Best Queer LGBTQ Movies 2018. Of course, our blog article represents just a small selection for more efficient planning of your festival visit. For an overview of the movies, check the complete program of the Roze Filmdagen with all 125 gay, lesbian, and queer movies. See you around Amsterdam West during the festival and/or next year in 2019 for the 22nd edition of the Pink Film Days!

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Karl & Daan.