28 Days Later
Survivors run from infected killers after apocalyptic rage virus devastates Britain.
Albatross
Coming of age comedy drama, with strong central performances from two fast rising British actresses.
All That Heaven Allows
A widow falls in love with a handsome young gardener and faces social vilification as a result.
Almanya - Welcome to Germany
Who or what am I - German or Turkish?' is the main question of this comedy about a Turkish family living in Germany since the late Sixties.
American Translation
Young love has never been so menacing.
Angels Crest
Tragedy strikes a small-town community.
Angel And Tony
A touching portrayal of love against the odds.
Arrietty
Studio Ghibli's reworking of an English classic about very small people trying to make their way in the world.
Arsenic
A contemplation of the fallibility of memory, especially as we age.
The Ballad Of Genesis And Lady Jaye
Documentary depicting the love story between Genesis P-Orridge and Lady Jaye.
The Bang Bang Club
The story of combat photographers in South Africa's apartheid era.
Blood And Dust
A short documentary about medical auxiliaries working to save lives on the battlefields of Helmand.
A Better Life
A Mexican illegal immigrant father and his son strive to improve their lot.
Between 2 Fires
How far would you go to protect your daughter? Would you become a refugee?
Bleak Night
Winner of the New Current Award at the 2010 Pusan International Film Festival.
Bobby Fischer Against The World
A documentary portrait of the brilliant chess champion who gradually lost his mind.
Bombay Beach
Experimental documentary about residents who live on the shores of the Salton Sea.
Burning Ice
Jarvis Cocker, Robyn Hitchcock, Martha Wainwright, KT Tunstall, Marcus Brigstocke, Ryuichi Sakomoto tackle climate change.
By Day And By Night
Gattaca meets THX1138 meets Blade Runner...
The Caller
When the past comes calling, don't pick up the phone...
Calvet
The artist discusses his violent and abusive past and his quest for redemption.
Countdown To Zero
A history of the atomic bomb and the current nuclear arms race.
Charlie Casanova
A ruling class sociopath kills a working class girl in a hit-and-run then determines his fate with a deck of cards.
Convento
A dreamlike documentary about an unusual family of artists who live in an old monastery.

D

The Da Vinci Code
Big screen adaptation of the bestselling thriller concerning one cult's obssession with the story of Christ.
The Divide
A group of survivors from an unexpected attack on an apartment block hide out together, but discover they can't trust each other.
The Electric Mind
An insight into contemporary neuroscience and its applications in treating psychological disorders.
E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial
Spielberg's beloved classic about his stranded and lonely alien.
Elite Squad: The Enemy Within
Conflict ensues as Brazilian politicians and police officers try to solve the problem of gang violence and corruption.
Fast Romance
Can just three minutes with a stranger change the course of your life, forever?
Food
With sustenance running short, people start to look around for new things to eat.
Geronimo
A father and son working in the haulage industry are linked by an awkward sentimental attachment to a ring.
Grease
Cult musical about the romance between a naive Aussie and school stud. Singalong version back in cinemas for Valentine's Day.
Ghosted
Think Alan Clarke's Scum, updated for 2011.
The Green Wave
Story of the 2009 Iranian elections and subsequent protests, told by bloggers from within the country
The Guard
A small-town cop in Ireland finds himself drawn into an uneasy partnership with an FBI agent trying to smash a drug smuggling racket.
Heidi Kim at W Hong Kong Hotel
A beautiful woman reclines mysteriously in an anonymous hotel. What is her secret?
Hell And Back Again
A documentary examining one soldier's experiences after he is taken out of action by a serious injury.
Home
Homeless acquaintances discuss the apparent disappearance of a man they know.
Hooked
A mixed-race woman falls out with her resentful white mother on a turbulent housing estate.
Home Movie
An exploration of family memories now distorted.

I

Jack Goes Boating
Love and friendship in the life of a limo driver and his pals.
Jane's Journey
A documentary exploring the life of groundbreaking primatologist Jane Goodall.
Jitters
A refreshing coming of age story which plays like an Icelandic Skins.
King Of Devil's Island
A group of young inmates fight for their right to freedom.
L.A. Raeven - Beyond the Image
A twinned experience of private life and artistic persona.
Let Us Be Golden
Three acts. Three sounds. Three attitudes. One goal – a career in music.
Life In Movement
A look back at the career of a talented dancer and choreographer tragically killed at the age of just 29.
The Last Circus
Two clowns become embroiled in a tug of war for the heart of an acrobat.
The Lion King 3D
A guilt-ridden lion cub goes on an adventure. Reissued in 3D.

M

Mama Africa
A documentary portrait of the acclaimed performer and political campaigner.
Mary Poppins
The dull lives of a banker's family are filled with magic by a rather unusual nanny.
Meet Monica Velour
A young dork seizes the chance of a lifetime to meet the former porn star he idolises.
Magic
A glimpse into the lives of a troupe of stage magicians trying to keep the magic alive.
Mamma Mia!
When her daughter wants to get married, Donna has to explain that any one of three men could be her father.
Memento
Man with memory damage searches for the rapist who murdered his wife.
Micah
Tensions escalate between two brother's as the apparently respectable life of one begins to unravel.
Mourning For Anna
A meditative and hypnotic meditation on grief and loss.
Mrs Carey's Concert
The determined Mrs Carey prepares her pupils to deliver the concert of a lifetime at the Sydney Opera House.
My Brothers
Three brothers go on an unpredictable road trip to replace their dying dad's watch.
Off The Beaten Track
Transylvania transported into the new world.
Oliver Sherman
Nerve splintering drama about man's dual capacity for compassion and violence.
On the Shore
In Nice, fifty-year-old police officer Michel Matarasso feels old, weary, and desperate for an all-consuming love.
Our Day Will Come
A bullied youth and a troubled psychiatrist embark on a strange journey together.
Page Eight
An MI5 agent becomes embroiled in intrigue after the death of his boss.
Perfect Sense
A chef and an epidemiologist fall in love, just as the world is falling apart.
The Pervert's Guide To Cinema
A psychoanalytical look at film.
Phase 7
A couple have trouble with their neighbours as the apocalypse dawns.
Photo Session
The passion a couple reveal during a photo shoot is lost when they are captured in still images.
Post Mortem
A mortuary worker begins an unlikely romance with a burlesque dancer against the backdrop of Chile's 1973 military coup.
Project Nim
The turbulent life of a chimpanzee whom scientists tried to teach sign language.
Quality Control
A documentary observing the tedium of work for African Americans in dead end factory jobs.

R

Rabies
As a psycho killer lurks in the woods, a group of nervous people might represent a bigger threat to each other.
Robots
Animated idealism meets corporate ruthlessness in Rivet Town.
Raiders Of The Lost Ark
Indiana Jones races the Nazis to find the lost Ark of the Covenant.
Rough Skin
A former prisoner struggles to readjust to family life.
The School Of Rock
A drop-out muso poses as a schoolteacher and finds himself setting up a rock band with a group of schoolkids.
Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure
Two men record their loudmouthed neighbours, share their foul ramblings, and accidentally make them into underground stars.
Sound It Out
Documentary about the last record shop in Stockton.
The Saddest Music In The World
Depression-era melodrama where beer baroness runs competition to discover the saddest music in the world.
Shrek
The story of Shrek the Ogre, a creature that looks like a cross between Danny de Vito and something that just fell out of your nose...
Some Like It Hot
Classic cross-dressing comedy as two unemployed musicians go on the run from gangsters in an all-girl band.
Stormhouse
UK horror on a military base.
Stranger Than Paradise
An unlikely trio head for Florida in search of paradise.
Tender Son: The Frankenstein Project
There are other ways to create a monster.
Troll Hunter
A group of student filmmakers get more than they bargained for when tangling with a man tasked with protecting Norway from giant trolls.
Troubadours
A documentary about the singer/songwriter boom in late Sixties Los Angeles.
The Terminator
Relentless cyborg tries to alter a planet's future by changing one woman's past.
Tomboy
Ever wondered what it would be like to switch sex? Laure, 10, does.
Truth About Men
A scriptwriter struggles to find a successful narrative for his own life in this ambitious romantic comedy.
The Turin Horse
This Berlinale 2011 Silver Bear winner is rumoured to be the swansong from the Hungarian master.

V

Whisky Galore!
Classic Ealing comedy where a group of Scottish islanders rescue and hide a shipwrecked cargo of whisky.
Weekender
A wild, kaleidoscopic romp through the rave culture of the 1990s.
You Are Not I
The director's long-lost debut, described by Cahiers du Cinéma as one of the best made movies of the 1980s.
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