A Hungarian village becomes a mirror for the failure of an entire society.
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A group of British teenagers go on a road trip to an island music festival.
A story of a mother and daughter trying to heal the wounds of the past.
Reality starts to shift after a couple take a break to try to rebuild their marriage.
The teenage daughter of a military chief bonds with an alien after his spacecraft is shot down.
Bad Day For The Cut
When a farmer's mum is murdered, he finds himself on a path for vengeance.... and a journey into her past.
Bad Kids Of Crestview Academy
A group of detained teenagers get caught up in a series of killings.
Becoming Cary Grant
The star's own words are used to tell his life story.
A typo leads to an innocent man being confused with a revolutionary, plunging the life of a small time bureaucrat into chaos.
Beauty And The Beast
Modern animated classic based on the famous fable. Will be given a re-release 3D makeover in June 2010.
Big Bag
An backpacker has a spot of bother as he prepares for a trip.
Join a pair of armchairs who discuss the politics around Britain today.
Animation about British imperialism.
Brother Jakob
Story of the filmmaker's journey to understand his brother's conversion to Islam.
A rookie racing car learns humility and down-home values in a rusty old town as Pixar's CGI animators wipe away a tear.
Cars 3
Will Lightning McQueen retain pole position as the young bloods race to take him down? Has new technology made the old hometown garage a sentimental memory?
The Challenge
Documentary follows wealthy Qatari sheikhs who moonlight as amateur falconers, with no expenses spared along the way.
Wondering if that glance from your crush meant something and if you will ever muster the courage to do something about it?
A drone is on a delivery mission.
A rich high school student tries to give a fellow student a makeover but finds herself falling in love.
Teenager Lily lives in a remote highland village and has known Dougie, a young lobster fisherman, most of her life. A change in their relationship becomes apparent when he agrees to take her out fishing for the day.


Dad's Dead
Nostalgia for a working-class Liverpudlian childhood turns sour.
A young woman finds herself thrown off balance after she saves the life of a shopkeeper.
The Dark Mile
Two woman book a sailing trip after a personal tragedy... but trouble lurks on the loch.
Manolo and his donkey Gorrión plan a journey.
Death Watch
A man with a camera implanted in his brain is commissioned to film a documentary about a terminally ill woman's last days.
Delicate Balance
The stories of a Japanese executive, a sub-Saharan community and an evicted family in Spain are intertwined in this documentary.
Dirty Dancing
A lonely girl finds romance with a dance teacher at a holiday resort, but her strict parents disapprove.
A Distant Echo
The vast expanse of various Californian deserts provide a stage for the contemplative re-enactment of an Egyptian history.
Double Date
An innocent out to prove his manhood meets a pair of femmes fatales.
After the death of her controlling husband, a woman decides to fulfil her dream of climbing a mountain.
The Emperor
The tale of a quest to free Napoleon Bonaparte from exile on the island of St Helena.
Escape From New York
Kurt Russell embarks on a one-man mission to save the US President in a futuristic prison city.
England Is Mine
A portrait of Morrissey's early life.
The Erlprince
The boundaries between reality, desire and appearance blur for a boy coming of age.
Escape From Syria: Faiza's Story
Animation depicting the story of a refugee who fled Syria with her children and taking inspiration from the children's drawings.
Fantastic Planet
Trippy, Seventies animated version of the biblical story of Exodus.
The Farthest
On the 40th anniversary of Voyager’s 11bn-mile flight (and counting), this is a behind-the-scenes account from those who built and nurtured this unprecedented deep space achievement.
Freak Show
A teenager who moves to a small town decides to tackle bullying attitudes by running for homecoming queen.
Final Portrait
Swiss painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti tries to paint a portrait.
Fog In August
A teenager is a mental hospital uncovers a Nazi euthanasia programme.
Amy Johnson worked as a typist for a firm of solicitors before her record- breaking solo flight from Croydon to Australia in 1930. This film has been created with an Underwood 315 typewriter as a celebration of her journey.
A railway worker finds a large amount of money on the line and duly hands it over to the authorities, who give him a watch, which stops working.
God's Own Country
Young sheep farmer Johnny numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker offers the promise of something else.
Goodbye Berlin
Two German teenagers steak a Lada and go on a roadtrip.
The Groove Is Not Trivial
Music documentary focusing on fiddle player Alasdair Fraser.
Have Heart
A looping GIF has an existential crisis.
A Heart Of Love
The intimate relationship between two Warsaw artists.
How to Get Ahead In Advertising
An advertising executive suffering a crisis of conscience grows a boil on his shoulder - and then it starts talking.
Hunt For The Wilderpeople
A kid and his foster uncle run off into the New Zealand bush.
The story of a corrupt cop caught up in the London crime scene.


A woman tries to hold her family together under a constant barrage of war.
In This Corner Of The World
Animated story of a young woman, set against the backdrop of Second World War Hiroshima.
Julius Caesar
All-female adaptation of the play, set in a women's prison.
Just Charlie
The life of a young football prodigy is turned upside down after they come out as transgender.
The Jungle Book
Rudyard Kipling's classic children's book is given a post-Disney modern interpretation with a real boy and CGI animals that look more real than the breath they take away
Psychological thriller sees an ex-con trying to adjust to freedom, whose life is challenged by his controlling mother.
Killing Ground
A young couple camping in the woods find an abandoned tent and then a lost toddler.
Kubo And The Two Strings
A young boy named Kubo must locate a magical suit of armour worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past.
A teenage girl enters a mysterious maze to try and win back her baby brother from the Goblin King.
The Last Photograph
A man's life is thrown into turmoil when a vital photograph is stolen.
The Little Hours
When a runaway slave takes shelter at a convent, sexual shenanigans ensue.
Last Men In Aleppo
Documentary tracking the work of the White Helmets in the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo.
Leaning Into The Wind: Andy Goldsworthy
Documentary showing Andy Goldsworthy at work.
London Symphony
A black and white journey through the city of London.
The Long Good Friday
A London kingpin is attempting to broaden his empire... but soon finds his gang are a target.
A Love Story
Stopframe animation.


The Marker
A criminal seeks redemption.
Marvel Avengers Assemble
Marvel Superheros assemble to fight dastardly demigod Loki who’s only gone and stolen the Tesseract.
Story of folk artist Maud Lewis.
Maya Dardel
A successful writer invites young male authors to compete to be her heir.
A man faces losing custody of his son after the death of his wife.
The Midwife
A midwife's life is shaken up by the arrival of her father's old flame.
Mamma Mia!
When her daughter wants to get married, Donna has to explain that any one of three men could be her father.
Modern Life Is Rubbish
Rom-com sees a couple whose relationship is on the rocks who find a shared love of music makes breaking up hard to do.
Mona Lisa
A driver gets in too deep when he agrees to help the high class call girl he works with search for a missing friend.
My Pure Land
A mother and her two daughters fight to protect their home.
A young bureaucrat named Newton is sent to the jungle to monitor an election there. But Maoist blockades, forced police protection and indifferent voters make defending democracy no easy task.
Young girl Mija must risk everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend - a massive animal named Okja.
On The Sly: In Search Of The Family Stone
Documentary about funk star Sly Stone.
A Jupiter moon mining settlement's marshall discovers deaths at the outpost are linked to a drug.
Pecking Order
Documentary investigates the world of New Zealand chicken breeders.`
In 13th-century Ireland, a cadre of monks travel through the war-torn countryside on a mission to bring their land’s most sacred relic to Rome.
Poles Apart
Stop-motion animation about an unlikely friendship in the Arctic.
A Private Function
In post-war Britain, a couple become involved in the bacon black market.
The Quiet Earth
A man wakes up to discover a cosmic 'event' has apparently destroyed the rest of the human race.
A Quiet Heart
A secular young woman takes an apartment in an Orthodox part of Jerusalem, sparking religious tension.


Repo Man
The intense life of a young punk repo man in a city haunted by a car with a secret.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Rebels set out to steal the plans for the Empire's deadly Death Star.
A man who suffered childhood sexual abuse is forced to confront his past.
Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World
The role of Native Americans in contemporary music history.
Sami Blood
A Sámi girl experiences racism in the 1930s.
Satan Said Dance
After the success of a novel, a woman's life starts to fall apart.
Singin' In The Rain
A silent film idol romances a Hollywood starlet in this much-loved classic.
Song To Song
Modern love story set against the backdrop of the Austin music scene.
A young girl living by the shore faces choices after encountering an eagle and someone new.
Sweet Virginia
A burglary-homicide rattles the residents of a small Alaska town.
Teenage Superstars
A documentary about the pre-Britpop Scottish music scene.
Tokyo Idols
Exploration of the J-pop teenage girl band phenomenon.
Tom Of Finland
Portrait of the Finnish artist famous for his homoerotic work.
A lonely oddball comes under scrutiny after a child goes missing.
Film essay based on the memoirs of Chil Rajchman, who was sent to the death camp.
Animation, sees the Trolls threatened by miserable ogres.
The Terminator
Relentless cyborg tries to alter a planet's future by changing one woman's past.
That Good Night
A terminally ill screenwriter attempts to reconcile with his son, while planning how to end his life.
A conversation between an animator and a composer.


Looking for the next big thing, a cable TV station programmer finds himself losing control in the grip of a phenomenon that is ready to alter reality forever.
A man decides to disappear and live secretly in an outbuilding, observing his family from a distance.
Where Is Kyra?
A woman struggles to get by after the death of her mum.
Withnail And I
The cult film about the adventures of two out-of-work actors on holiday in the Lake District gets a big screen re-issue.
A young man seeks the story behind his gran's sad song.

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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