2001: A Space Odyssey
Kubrick and Clarke's quest to the stars.
About A Boy
Hugh Grant, who hates kids and loves their mums, becomes friends with an odd 12-year-old boy.
The Actor
An actor falls for a woman in a bar where he is on location.
Adult Life Skills
Anna is stuck: she’s approaching 30, living in her mother’s shed, and spending her time making movies with her thumbs. Her mom wants her to move out; she just wants to be left alone.
Aloys
A private investigator is drawn into a mind game by a mysterious woman.
An Ecstatic Experience
A meditative invocation on transcendence as a means of restoration.
Barbarella
Cult sci-fi sees a sexy space agent hunt down an evil scientitst.
Batman
Catwoman, The Joker, The Penguin and The Riddler hatch a dastardly plot. Hand me the bat-villain-repellant!
Becoming Zlatan
Documentary about Swedish football player Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Betty Blue
A struggling writer embars on a passionate love affair with a beautiful, vivacious woman who is gradually losing her mind.
Black
A Romeo and Juliet-style tale of love between members of rival street gangs and immigrant communities in contemporary Belgium.
Bliss!
A runaway teen goes in search of her father.
Borderlines
Two people struggle to share their space.
Brahman Naman
A quiz team aim for glory, while targeting the loss of their virginity.
Brakes
Improvised black comedy charting moments in the lives of nine couples.
The Carer
An ageing actor strikes up a relationship with his Hungarian emigre carer.
Carol
A department-store clerk who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman.
The Childhood Of A Leader
Fable about the rise of fascism set in post-First World War Europe.
The Colony
A woman's search for her abducted boyfriend finds herself drawn into an infamous sect.
The Correspondence
A relationship between a woman and her tutor conducted almost entirely in the virtual space, takes an unexpected twist.

D

Danger: Diabolik
An audacious, costumed thief seeks out new challenges despite knowing the authorities are out to capture him.
Diving Into The Unknown
The survivors of a cave accident risk their lives to bring the bodies of their friends to the surface.
E.T. - The Extra Terrestrial
Spielberg's beloved classic about his stranded and lonely alien.
Families
Family secrets are revealed when relatives fight over a country house.
Fast Convoy
Drug runners face trouble as they cross the Spanish border.
Finding Dory
The forgetful fish is back.
The First Monday In May
An in-depth documentary about the creation of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's China: Through the Looking Glass exhibition and gala.
The Fits
Portrait of a tomboy assimilating into a tight-knit dance troupe.
A Flag Without A Country
Docu-fiction following two Kurds hoping to construct a better future for the next generation.
Flash Gordon
An evil alien ruler plans to destroy the Earth, and only an American football quarterback can stop him.
Forsaken
A disillusioned former gunslinger tries to reconcile with his father but finds their frontier town terrorised by a brutal gang.
The Founders
Story of the founders of the Ladies Professional Golf Association.
Go Home
A woman returns to Lebanon and realises she has become a stranger in her own country.
Highlander
Immortal warriors compete in a game of decapitation with only one possible survivor.
History's Future
An amnesiac man tries to piece his life back together.
Holidays
An anthology of short films about Valentine's Day, St Patrick's Day, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Halloween, Christmas and New Year's Eve.
Homo Sapiens
Remnants of buildings constructed - then left behind.
Hunt For The Wilderpeople
A kid and his foster uncle run off into the New Zealand bush.

I

Irreplaceable
A country doctor finds himself forced to train up a second doctor for his practice after being diagnosed with a tumour.
Isabella
At 92, Isabella struggles to hold onto her memories and sense of identity.
The Islands And The Whales
The relationship between the Faroe Islands and whales.
Ithaca
Story of a teenager who delivers telegrams during the Second World War.
I Am Tom Moody
A peek inside the mind of a singer with musician's block.
Ken And Kazu
Two drug dealers find their life-long friendship tested, when one of them decides he wants out.
The Last King
Medieval epic about 13th Century civil war in Norway.
Lawrence Of Arabia
A flamboyant biography of T E Lawrence. There is no greater cinematic epic.
Little Men
Caught up in a family feud over rent, two boys respond with a vow of silence.
Lone Wolf And Cub: Sword Of Vengeance
A ronin wanders the Japanese countryside with his child, having adventures.
Lost In France
Story of a tour by musicians on the Chemikal Underground Records label.
A Love Story
Stopframe animation.
The Love Witch
Sixties-style film sees a witch use spells to win the hearts of men.
The Lure
A pair of mermaid sisters run into trouble when one of them falls for a human.

M

Macbeth Unhinged
Modern interpretation of the tragedy, set within the confines of a stretch limousine.
Maggie's Plan
A young woman’s determination to have a child catapults her into a nervy love triangle.
The Making Of Longbird
An animator struggles with the character he is creating.
Mammal
After Margaret, a divorcée living in Dublin, loses her teenage son, she develops an unorthodox relationship with Joe, a homeless youth.
A Man Called Ove
A stubborn old man is won over by a new neighbour.
A Man Returned
Story of a man preparing for marriage after being sent back to a refugee camp after being deported from Greece.
Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence
Study of brutality in a Japanese PoW camp
Modesty Blaise
Sometime secret agent, sometime thief Modesty Blaise is set on the trail of stolen diamonds in this comic strip adaptation.
Monkey Love Experiments
A misguided monkey believes he is destined for the moon.
Moon Dogs
Two teenage step-brothers head on a road trip across Scotland.
Mr. Pig
An ageing farmer and his estranged daughter are brought together by a road trip.
My Feral Heart
An independent man with Down's syndrome finds his life changed when he is forced into a group home.
No Place Like Home
Under threat of imminent eviction from her countryside home, a self-reliant woman struggles to preserve her way of life.
The Olive Tree
A woman sets out to recover her grandfather's tree from the company who bought it.
Pale Star
An abusive relationship forms the backdrop for this Nordic noir.
Parched
Four women's friendship in the face of a patriarchal society.
A Patch Of Fog
A security guard blackmails a TV host.
Pikadero
A couple's fledgling relationship comes under pressure as they struggle to find time alone.
Piper
A baby bird learns how to catch food on the shoreline.
Playtime
Monsieur Hulot becomes caught up in an American tourist invasion of Paris.
The Pretty Ones
The director considers notions of 'femininity'.

R

River
A volunteer doctor becomes a fugitive after he becomes the prime suspect in a murder.
Sand Storm
A young woman struggles to cope with the expectations of tradition.
Santoalla
Documentary about a conflict that arose between Dutch incomers to a small Spanish town and the traditions of the sole remaining residents.
Seat In Shadow
A painter who doubles as a psychotherapist tries to help a young man battling depression.
Seoul Station
A man sleeping rough at Seoul Station is the catalyst for a zombie apocalypse.
Sick
Story of a woman who was locked up in a psychiatric hospital by her parents in a bid to 'cure' her of her homosexuality.
Sixty Six
Greek mythology meets pulp novels and 1960s iconography in this animated collage film in 12 episodes.
Sparrows
A coming-of-age story about the 16-year old boy Ari, who has been living with his mother in Reykjavik and is suddenly sent back to the remote Westfjords to live with his father Gunnar.
Starfish
A couple’s relationship is tested when the husband is struck by a rare disease.
Subway
A thief stumbles on a Parisian subculture after he robs a house and takes the loot into the Paris Metro.
Suntan
A doctor becomes obsessed with a much younger tourist.
Tectonic Plate
An immersive camera-less film that translates transitory states and the fear of flying.
Tiger Raid
Two mercenaries in Iraq speed through the dead of night, on their way to execute a covert mission.
Tintin And The Mystery Of The Golden Fleece
The eternally youthful reporter/ detective and his chums find themselves involved in a treasure hunt when Captain Haddock receives a surprise inheritance.
Tommy's Honour
Story about the father and son relationship between the founders of the modern game of golf.
To Steal From A Thief
Crime thriller set against the backdrop of Spain's economic collapse.
Trainspotting
Black comic drama about the Edinburgh drugs scene. On re-release.
Twice Upon A Time
The director, who fled Lebanon during the civil war, chronicles her friendship with a young Syrian facing the same spectre of conflict.

V

Whisky Galore!
Remake of the island classic.
White Island
Comic thriller about an ex-DJ who finds himself drawn back into the seedy underworld of Ibiza.
Zero Days
An investigation into Stuxnet and cyber security issues.
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