The Acid House Trilogy
Three stories told atypically - through Irvine Welsh's prose.
Apocalypse Now Redux
Coppola adds 50 mins and re-edits his classic Vietnam war movie, based on The Heart Of Darkness.
Birdboy: The Forgotten Children
Three children decide to leave their homes looking a better life.
Black Panther
T'Challa, the King of Wakanda, rises to the throne in the isolated, technologically advanced African nation, but his claim is challenged by a vengeful outsider who was a childhood victim of T'Challa's father's mistake.
Blancanieves
1920s re-imagining of Snow White.
Bludgeon
Documentary about competitive medieval combat.
Blue Velvet
A young man befriends a woman in trouble and discovers a sinister side to life in his small town.
Bohemian Rhapsody
A chronicle of the years leading up to Queen's legendary appearance at the Live Aid concert.
Boyz In The Wood
An anarchic cocktail of generational politics, hip-hop loving farmers and hallucinogenic rabbit shites, set in the highlands of Scotland.
Brave
A princess gets more than she bargains for when she asks for a spell.
Breadmakers
A day in the life of a bakery staffed by people with learning disabilities. Showing as part of Bridging The Gap and the Short Scottish Documentary Awards (which it won) at EIFF 2007.
Cailleach
Portrait of a crofter.
Cell 211
When a prison guard is knocked unconscious at the start of a riot, he wakes to find he is trapped within the prison and must pretend to be a con to stay alive.
Cleo From 5 To 7
A young French singer wanders the streets of Paris while waiting for the results of a cancer screening test.

D

The Dead Don't Die
The peaceful town of Centerville finds itself battling a zombie horde as the dead start rising from their graves.
Drive Angry
A man escapes from Hell to try and rescue his baby granddaughter from a cult that intends to sacrifice her.
Even The Rain
A movie crew shooting a film about Columbus find themselves caught up in modern-day protests.
Ever After
Two years after a zombie apocalypse, two women set off on a long journey in search of a safe haven.
Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance In 3D
Johnny Blaze returns as the Ghost Rider, who must stop the devil taking human form on earth.
Gosford Park
Murder and mystery at a party in a stately home.
The Greatest Showman
Musical celebration of PT Barnum's life as salesman, circus promoter, freak show entrepreneur, producer and show biz risk taker in 19th century America

I

The Iron Giant
A boy forms a bond with an alien giant.
In A Foreign Land
Documentary about Spaniards forced by commerce to seek work abroad.
Kanini And Kanino
Two crab children go searching for their missing father.
The Last Circus
Two clowns become embroiled in a tug of war for the heart of an acrobat.
Life Ain't Gonna Lose
A child learns to cope with being allergic to eggs.

M

Marshland
Two mismatched murder detectives try to stop a serial killer.
Mamma Mia!
When her daughter wants to get married, Donna has to explain that any one of three men could be her father.
Manta Ray
A fisherman finds an injured refugee and tries to help him.
Man With A Movie Camera
Vertov's early documentary film with a soundtrack from Michael Nyman.
Mary Poppins Returns
In Depression-era London, a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael's three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins at a difficult time.
Mataharis
Three female detectives find a series of cases combine with personal upheavals to give them new perspectives on their own lives as well as those of their clients.
Mission: Impossible - Fallout
The MIF team chase down a group of international baddies who plan on taking over the world after nuking capital cities and killing anyone who moves.
My Name Is Joe
A man struggles to do the right thing after years on the bottle.
The Mulberry House
After 10 years in Scotland, Sara Ishaq travels back to her childhood home of Yemen and takes her camera along.
The Olive Tree
A woman sets out to recover her grandfather's tree from the company who bought it.
The Perfect Fit
A look at the craft of making ballet shoes and the damage done in the pursuit of art.

R

Rapture
Sliding into a heroin-induced oblivion, a director and his actress girlfriend become entangled with an aspiring filmmaker, whose addiction to cinema proves equally dangerous.
The Skin I Live In
A brilliant but troubled plastic surgeon tries to create the perfect woman.
The Souvenir
A quiet film student begins finding her voice as an artist while navigating a turbulent courtship with a charismatic but untrustworthy man.
Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse
A teenager bitten by a radioactive spider realises he's not the only one with super powers.
Summer 1993
A young girl struggles to adapt to her new life in the countryside after the death of her mum.
The Third Dad
A filmmaker sets out to find the grave of her estranged father.
Take My Eyes
Domestic abuse and its aftermath, Spanish style.
Tesis
A student, researching violence in film for a thesis, discovers an active cell of snuff moviemakers.
Them That Follow
Inside a snake-handling church deep in Appalachia, a forbidden relationship forces a pastor’s daughter to confront her community’s deadly tradition.
Timecrimes
When a man accidentally travels back in time, he finds restoring the status quo is easier said than done. Plus read our exclusive interview with director Nacho Vigalondo.
Top End Wedding
A couple mount a hunt for a bride-to-be's AWOL mum, so that they can can tie the knot.
Underdown
Stories from the breadline in Beirut.

V

Vai
A portmanteau feature film by nine female Pacific filmmakers and filmed on seven Pacific islands. It is about the journey of empowerment through culture over the lifetime of one woman, Vai.
Varda by Agnès
A masterclass from the French filmmaker.
Volcano
A man goes on a series of absurdist adventures after becoming lost in the Ukranian steppe.
Vulture
Consideration of farm animals.
The Wind
On the Western frontier of the United States of America in the late 1800s, a plains-woman is driven mad by the harshness and isolation of the untamed land.
The Woman
A successful country lawyer captures and attempts to 'civilise' a woman he finds in the woods.
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