11.6
Psychological exploration of a security driver who pulled of a multimillion euro heist.
12 Years A Slave
A free black man is abducted and sold into slavery.
1 - Life On The Limit
Documentary charting the most glamorous – and dangerous years – of the Formula One motor racing championship.
20 Feet From Stardom
Backing singers tell their stories.
Abuse Of Weakness
Film about Catherine Breillat’s 2004 stroke and subsequent self-destructive relationship with star swindler Christophe Rocancourt.
Adore
A pair of lifelong friends fall for one another's sons.
Afternoon Delight
A lost LA housewife puts her idyllic hipster life in jeopardy when she tries to rescue a stripper by taking her in as a live-in nanny.
All Cheerleaders Die
A gang of cheerleaders embark on a supernatural path of vengeance.
All Is Lost
One man must battle to survive after his boat sinks in the ocean.
An Episode In The Life Of An Iron Picker
Life becomes desperate for a scrap merchant when his pregnant wife needs medical help they can't afford.
The Armstrong Lie
Study of the cyclist that was being shot when the doping scandal broke.
As I Lay Dying
The death of a family matriarch and her loved ones' efforts to have her buried according to her wishes.
La Belle Et La Bete
Timeless classic that lives up to the label.
Blackwood
A college professor finds himself plagued by spectral visions.
Blue Is The Warmest Colour
Two young women fall unexpectedly and passionately in love.
Borgman
The Devil moves into a suburban street and turns the lives of its inhabitants upside-down.
B For Boy
A woman resorts to desperate measures after she has a stillbirth.
Camille Claudel, 1915
Confined to an asylum, the former mistress of sculptor Auguste Rodin tries desperately to obtain a release.
Captain Phillips
Thriller based on the true story of the seizure of the Maersk Alabama cargo ship in 2009 by four Somali pirates.
Child's Pose
An upper class woman loses all sight of morality as she strives to save her son from a prison sentence for knocking down an killing a child.
Closed Curtain
A writer and his dog retreat to a coastal villa only to have their peace disturbed by two siblings fleeing the police.
Computer Chess
Early nerds congregate at a convention with a surreal twist.
Cutie And The Boxer
Two fiercely creative artists continue to spar after 40 years spent head over heels in love.

D

Don Jon
A porn-obsessed man tries to give up the one-night stands when he meets a woman whose appeal might exceed his fantasies.
The Double
Jesse Eisenberg finds his world turned upside down by the arrival of a confident and ambitious doppelganger.
The Do Gooders
An acutely personal documentary on the complexly political issue of Western aid programmes in Palestine.
Drinking Buddies
Bar-fuelled intimacy between two brewery workers blurs the line between friendship and romance.
Drones
Two soldiers are asked to kill a man using a remotely operated drone, but the situation is complicated.
Eastern Boys
Story about a solitary Parisian and a young Ukrainian migrant.
Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me
Documentary about the broadway legend.
Enough Said
A divorced woman learns the new man in her life is her new friend's ex-husband.
Exhibition
Examination of the relationship between a middle-aged couple who are planning a move.
Felix
A family story of determination, dreams and jazz.
Gloria
A woman finds late romance at a dance club, but will family intrude?
The Golden Dream
A group of Guatemalan teenagers tries to make it to the US.
Gore Vidal: The United States Of Amnesia
Documentary about the fearless essayist.
The Grandmaster
The story of Ip Man, the martial arts master who trained Bruce Lee.
Grand Central
A complex romance set against the backdrop of the nuclear power industry.
Gravity
A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space.
The Great Passage
A charming geek finds spiritual fulfilment – and true love – while compiling a new Japanese dictionary.
Half Of A Yellow Sun
Civil war shatters the comfortable illusions of Nigeria’s middle class in this 1960s-set love story.
Hello Carter
One man's quest to win back his ex takes him on a series of adventures through London
Hide Your Smiling Faces
Tragedy forces a group of children to confront their own mortality.
Honey
A woman devoted to promoting euthanasia encounters a man with an invisible malaise.

I

Ida
A novice nun comes face-to-face with her family’s past in 1960s Poland.
Ilo Ilo
A family struggles to deal with the impact of the financial crisis.
Inside Llewyn Davis
One week in the life of a talented, failed singer/songwriter in Greenwich Village, New York, in the Sixties
The Invisible Woman
Adaptation of Claire Tomalin’s 1992 biography, which brought Charles Dickens' secret 13-year affair with a young actress to light.
Jodorowsky’s Dune
A documentary about Alejandro Jodorowsky's failed attempt to adapt Frank Herbert's famous science fition novel Dune for the big screen.
Kill Your Darlings
A murder brings together the young writers of the beat generation.
Kon-Tiki
Re-telling of anthropologist Thor Heyerdahl’s transformational 1947 journey by raft from Peru to Polynesia.
Labor Day
A depressed woman and her son find their lives changed by an encounter with a convict on the run.
The Last Of The Unjust
Benjamin Murmelstein addresses his unique relationship to Adolf Eichmann and his role as the last Jewish elder of Theresienstadt.
Late At Night: Voices Of Ordinary Madness
A portrait of the frenetic East End of London.
Like Father, Like Son
When he discovers his baby boy was accidentally swapped with another at birth, whom he has raised and loved, a wealthy businessman must decide which one he truly feels is his son.
Locke
A man drives through the night, listening to mobile phone calls, as his life falls apart.
The Lunchbox
A mistakenly delivered lunchbox sparks romance between two lonely people.

M

Me, Myself And Mum
A comedy of misunderstandings.
Milius
A look at the life of filmmaker, John Milius.
Mother Of George
A husband and wife find their marraige threatened by an inability to conceive.
Mystery Road
An Aboriginal cop returns to his home town to investigate the murder of a teenage girl.
Nebraska
An alcoholic father and his resentful son travel cross-country together to collect big sweepstake winnings.
Night Moves
Three people plot an act of eco-terrorism.
Nobody's Daughter Haewon
With her mother about to emigrate and her affair gone stale, Haewon faces a challenging future.
Only Lovers Left Alive
A vampire couple contemplate a changing world.
Papusza
The story of the famous Romany poet.
The Past
A couple meeting to finalise their divorce find themselves in difficult emotional terrain.
Philomena
The true story of an Irish Catholic woman who decides to find her son more than 50 years after she was forced, as an unmarried mother, to give him up for adoption.
The Plague
Five people struggle to get by in the tough economic conditions around Barcelona.
Portrait Of Jason
Documentary about a gay black prostitute.
The Punk Singer
A look at the life musician Kathleen Hanna, who formed the punk band Bikini Kill.

R

The Rocket
A youngster and his family try to forge a new life after being displaced by a dam.
Sacro GRA
A documentary journey into the lives of people who inhabit the outskirts of Rome.
Salvo
Life changes for a professional assassin because of a witness.
Sandra
A woman returns to her hometown for her father's funeral and becomes embroiled in family politics.
Saving Mr. Banks
The true story of Mary Poppins’ journey to the big screen.
The Selfish Giant
Roughly based on the Oscar Wilde parable, this is a tale of jealousy between two boys vying for the favour of a scrap merchant.
Short Term 12
Story of a counsellor at a foster care centre.
Side By Side
A brother and sister set off on a road trip and discover that together they can deal with anything.
Stand Clear Of The Closing Doors
A boy with Asperger's syndrome goes riding on the New York subway for days as his distraught mother searches for him.
Starred Up
A young offender is relocated to the adult prison where his father is locked up.
Stranger By The Lake
After a shocking incident takes place at a cruising spot, a young man is caught in the throes of a dangerous passion.
The Strange Colour Of Your Body's Tears
A woman's disappearance forms the central mystery in this visually stylish neo-giallo.
Teenage
A social history of the teenager.
They Will Return
Two children are mysteriously abandoned by their parents.
Those Happy Years
Romantic comedy about the ups and downs of a struggling experimental artist in 1970s Italy and his relationship with his wife and two children.
Tom At The Farm
A young man finds himself embroiled in a dangerous game of deception.
Tonnerre
A musician enters into an amour fou with a younger woman who is on the rebound.
Tracks
Based on the true story of Robyn Davidson who in 1977 undertook an extraordinary solo trek across the harsh Australian outback.
The Unbeatables
A man goes on an adventure with the characters on his table football game.
Under The Skin
An alien in human form takes a roadtrip across Scotland.

V

Victim
Damning revelations fill this forgotten Brit classic as a closeted lawyer tackles a group of blackmailers.
Vic + Flo Saw a Bear
A couple, one of whom is just out of prison, hide away in a house in the woods until the past comes calling for them.
Weekend Of A Champion
Portrait of Jackie Stewart on the weekend of his victory at the Monte Carlo Grand Prix.
We Are The Best!
Coming of age tale about three teenage girls in Stockholm forming a punk band.
The Witches
A teacher starting a new job in a quaint English town begins to suspect that something is seriously amiss.
Young & Beautiful
Portrait of a 17-year-old, who sells her body for cash.
The Zero Theorem
A reclusive computer genius, plagued with existential angst, works on a mysterious project aimed at discovering the meaning of life.
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