13 Assassins
A retired samurai has to assemble a squad of assassins and set a town-sized trap.
42nd Street
A chorus girl understudy steals the show on Broadway after the leading lady is unexpectedly incapacitated.
Abel
A peculiar young boy, blurring reality and fantasy, assumes the responsibilities of a family man in his father's absence.
Aelita: Queen Of Mars
Matinee serial-style space opera set in a crystalline Martian city - a silent film accompanied by new music.
The African Queen
A prim missionary and boozy river trader sail a boat through Africa.
Amer
A surreal look at three stages of a woman's life, drawing heavily on the giallo tradition.
The Accordion
When their accordion is confiscated, two children contemplate the meaning or acceptance, resistance and meaningful political struggle.
Agnosia
A young woman with a rare sensory disorder finds herself threatened by a mysterious conspiracy as she strives to guard her wealthy father's secret.
Animal Kingdom
After the death of his mother, a 17-year-old boy is thrust precariously between an explosive criminal family and a detective who thinks he can save him. Plus read our exclusive .
Archipelago
Fractures appear in a family during an idyllic getaway.
Balibo
As Indonesia prepares to invade the tiny nation of East Timor, five Australian based journalists go missing, a month later a veteran correspondent follows them, determined to find out the truth.
The Barbarians
An experimental exploration of the barbarian spirit.
Beyond
A woman's reluctant visit to her dying mother brings up memories of the violent home she grew up in.
The Big Uneasy
Why was New Orleans so desperately unprepared for Hurricane Katrina? This documentary explores the corruption and dodgy political dealings that made the disaster's impact worse.
Blank City
Documentary on the DIY independent film movement that emerged in tandem with punk rock and No Wave in late Seventies downtown New York.
Benda Bilili!
A group of homeless blues musicians disabled by childhood polio join forces with a street kid with a home made instrument and make plans to tour Europe.
The Book Of Masters
A young stonecutter is sent on a mission by an evil queen who intends to sacrifice the beautiful princess who has captured his heart.
Boxer
A lonely man in a run-down corner of Scotland finds his life transformed after he witnesses a violent attack.
Boy
A Boy and his brother find their fantasy version of their dad is somewhat different to the real deal.
The Bridge On The River Kwai
An exhausted group of prisoners of war are forced to build a bridge, yet keep their spirits high.
The Cage
A son brings home an injured dove.
Canopy Crossings
Three people working in a local market dream of bigger things, but everything must stop eight times a day to pull down the canopy and make way for passing trains.
Carancho
An ambulance-chasing lawyer forms a relationship with a young doctor.
Caretaker For The Lord
A documentary about the community in a neglected Glasgow church and their struggle for survival.
Cave Of Forgotten Dreams
An exploration of the Chauvet caves in Southern France where the oldest known human paintings can be found.
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.
Checkpoint
An 11-year-old Palestinian boy accompanies his father on regular trips to a ruined Gaza village, though he doesn't understand their purpose.
Cold Fish
An innocent tropical fish salesman gets caught up in a series of murders in this violent and extremely gory thriller.
Confessions
A teacher who thinks two of her pupils are responsible for the death of her daughter takes revenge.
Contemporary Days
A documentary exploring the lives and careers of two of Britain's most influential modernist artists and designers, whose iconic work inspired a generation.

D

Danger: Diabolik
An audacious, costumed thief seeks out new challenges despite knowing the authorities are out to capture him.
The Devil Wears Prada
A young journalist struggles to survive in the cut-throat world of fashion.
Deafness
A mute man is arrested in a short film devoid of audible words.
Detective Dee And The Mystery Of The Phantom Flame
When spontaneous combustion claims the lives of several members of her court, an empress calls on the brilliant and inventive Detective Dee to solve the mystery.
The Eagle
A Roman soldier tries to retrieve his legion's lost emblem from the Pictish hordes.
Eleanor's Secret
An animated tale about a little boy who finds that the characters in the books in his deceased Aunt Eleanor's library are alive, and must battle to save them.
Essential Killing
An interrogated man goes on the run.
The External World
An animated short about a boy learning to play the piano and to express himself in new ways.
The Extraordinary Adventures Of Adèle Blanc-Sec
When a pterodactyl attacks Paris, an intrepid young journalist rises to the challenge.
Faust
A silent classic in which Faust makes a pact with the demon Mephistopheles, offering his soul in exchange for knowledge.
First Night
A wealthy industrialist commissions a private production of Cosi Fan Tutte with an amateur cast whose complicated relationships mirror the themes of the opera itself.
Fire In Babylon
A documentary about the golden age of West Indian cricket.
Flag Mountain
An introduction to the city of Nicosia, torn between Greek Cypriot and Turkish influences.
For You I Will Fight
Escaping from an unhappy love affair, a young woman enlists in the army to try and find meaning in her life.
The Guga Hunters Of Ness
A documentary following ten men from the Isle of Lewis as they cross treacherous seas on their annual trip to harvest young gannets.
Heartbeats
Two close friends find the bond between them tested when both fall in love with the same man.
Hobo With A Shotgun
A hobo hops from a train with dreams of a fresh life in a new city, but instead finds himself trapped in an urban hell.
Howl
The story of Allen Ginsberg’s ground-breaking poem is told through a mixture of reconstruction and animation.
How I Ended This Summer
A youngster on a remote Arctic research station engages in a series of deadly deceptions.

I

In A Pig's Eye
A quiet little Japanese farm is dominated by an enormous pig.
I'll Be Right Here
A deranged and delusional screenwriter Moffat is holed up in an LA hotel room, ready to meet his idol Steven Spielberg.
Incendies
A mother's past sends her twin children on a Middle Eastern odyssey.
In A Better World
Two children form a bond that could spell trouble.
I Saw The Devil
After the daughter of a police chief is murdered by a serial killer, her fiance vows to hunt him down.
Just Before Dawn
Two women try to rediscover their youth an an isolated countryside party.
Kitty Foyle
A working class girl who has successfully elevated her social position finds herself torn between two lovers and seemingly destined for heartbreak.
Life, Above All
A 12-year-old girl struggles to protect her family as her stepfather descends into alcoholism and her mother becomes increasingly ill, in a small town full of prejudice and hostility.
Lin
A mysterious woman arrives at dawn in an unknown country, fleeing some terrible secret in her past.
Little Deaths
A triptych of disturbing tales exploring interrelated themes of sex and death.
Lihya
A documentary about a Damascan barbershop provides an opportunity for a haircut, a shave and an Arabic lesson.
The Long Walk Of The Chameleon
A journey is interrupted by the sighting of a chameleon, which presages ill fortune.
Lord Of The Flies
A group a schoolboys stranded on an island quickly turn to savagery and fiercely hierarchical behaviour in this adaptation of William Golding's classic tale.
Low Tide
A lonely man one winter afternoon undertakes a strange journey without leaving his room.

M

Machete Maidens Unleashed!
A documentary celebrating the Filipino exploitation films of the Seventies and Eighties, where lax health and safety regulations led to remarkable thrills.
Madagascar, A Journey Diary
A video game director uses the tricks of his trade to recreate his experiences on a trip to Madagascar.
A Marine Story
A highly capable soldier who is quietly dismissed after it's discovered she's a lesbian takes on the training of a troubled local teenager who wants to join up.
Mean Girls
Teen comedy, where the new girl on the block tries to fit into an image-obsessed high school.
Meek's Cutoff
Drama tracks a wagon train on the 1840s Oregon Trail.
The Man Who Fell To Earth
The spectacular yet melancholy story of an alien from a dying planet who comes to Earth in search of water but indulges a little too much.
Man With A Movie Camera
Vertov's early documentary film with a soundtrack from Michael Nyman.
Mother's Day
Brothers fleeing a bank robbery invade a yuppie housewarming party at their mother's recently foreclosed home and sadistically attack the guests, but when mother arrives, events take a still nastier turn.
Mokhtar
A boy brings home an injured bird only to be rejected by his father, who is convinced that it is a demon.
Mrdrchain
Slicemen struggle to get by amid terrifying shadows in the land of the murderchain.
Narrow Gauge
A couple struggling with their inability to have a baby are haunted by a rat in the walls.
Norman Mailer: The American
A documentary portrait of the American literary phenomenon also known for his filmmaking, his boxing and his aggressive attitude to women.
Norwegian Wood
The Beatles song prompts a man to remember the complicated romance, with devastating consequences, that shaped his youth.
Nostalgia For The Light
A documentary about astronomers in Chile's Atacama Desert who gather to consider the stars while beneath the ground lie the remnants of ancient civilisations.
Nothing's All Bad
Four troubled, lonely people gradually find themselves connected through a series of coincidences in a film which blends dark comedy with touching insight.
Of Love And Other Demons
An adolescent girl thought to be possessed after becoming infected with rabies is placed in the care of a priest who falls passionately in love with her.
Old Fangs
A young wolf whose mother has left gets his friends to support him in confronting his absent father.
One Hundred Mornings
The quiet, unsensational end of civilisation leaves two couples in an increasingly desperate, claustrophobic situation as their supplies dwindle and they are threatened by other survivors.
One Thousand Pictures: RFK's Last Journey
Documentary on the journey of Robert Kennedy's funeral train.
Oranges And Sunshine
A social worker struggles to reunite families after discovering the (real life) scandalous deportation of British children to other Commonwealth countries, which often resulted in abuse.
Party
A Vukovar girl takes in the delights of a simple summer day spent with friends.
Paul
Two British comic book geeks visiting America pick up a hitchhiking alien and determine to help him return to his mothership, but the FBI are on their tail.
Pearls On The Ocean Floor
Leading female Iranian artists discuss the social and political importance of their work.
Photos Of God
A teenage boy looks after his disabled mother as both wrestle with memories of how life used to be.
The Piano In A Factory
When his daughter says she will live with whichever of her divorcing parents can give her a piano, a former steelworker enlists his old colleagues and workplace facilities to make one.
Pink Saris
Low-caste women in Uttar Pradesh fight back against social injustice in this documentary.
Point Blank
An ordinary nurse defies all odds to help an injured gangster escape from the hospital where he works in order to save his kidnapped, pregnant wife.
The Pedestrian
Jonathon Collins has never been beaten at any walking competition, and joins them eagerly on his daily commute. But could his obsession jeopardise a possible romance with a young woman who walks for charity?
Poetry
A grandmother discovers poetry and begins to reassess the world around her.
Potiche
When her husband falls ill and his beautiful wife takes over his umbrella business, her life changes in unexpected and liberating ways.
Promise
When an impoverished mother promises her son will become great, only an old man believes her, and he makes the boy make a promise of his own.
Pyuupiru 2001-2008
A documentary exploring the extraordinary career of a transgender designer whose brilliant work gained her cult status.
Qimmit: A Clash Of Two Truths
An exploration into the mystery of sled dog disappearances in the Arctic, believed by many Inuit to be an act of sabotage against their way of life.
Quicken
Tense family drama, involving boredom, cruelty, two kids and a possible dead grandfather.

R

Road, Movie
A young man undertakes a long journey in a battered mobile cinema, learning about life along the way.
Room For The Night
A man alone in his car discovers the emotional alienation of sex for hire.
Route Irish
One man’s search for the truth behind the death of his best friend leads him into the murky underworld of contracted military mercenaries in Iraq.
Rubber
Rubber is just an ordinary tyre, but one day he develops intelligence and telekinetic powers. Horrified by what he discovers about the fate of other tyres, he sets out on an implacable quest for revenge.
Shadows of Silence
A depressed man living in exile with his young family longs for the culture and homeland he left behind.
The Shrine
Three journalists find themselves in danger when on the trail of a cult which just might be practising human sacrifice.
The "Socalled" Movie
The story of rapper Josh Dolgin, alias Socalled, and his fusion of hip hop with traditional Jewish music.
Son Of Babylon
In the days following the fall of Saddam, a Kurdish grandmother takes her grandson on the search for his father.
Soul Boy
A boy goes in search of his father's lost soul.
Sound Of Noise
A tone deaf police officer becomes determined to silence a group of balaclava-clad percussionists intent om bringing musical chaos to his city.
Silent Running
An ecologist balks at the idea that Earth's last surviving plant life, preserved in space greenhouses, should be destroyed.
Spider Fang!
A small girl's game with her grandfather takes an unexpected and sinister turn.
Submarine
An imaginative 15-year-old is as interested in losing his virginity as he is in saving his parents’ marriage. Plus read our interview with Richard Ayoade.
Stake Land
A small group of people travel through a post-Apocalyptic America where fundamentalist cultists and deadly vampires make staying alive a constant battle.
Submarino
Two men struggle to escape a childhood of neglect.
Superman II - The Richard Donner Cut
Reworked version of Superman II, featuring footage origianlly relegated to the cutting room floor.
Surpriseville
An exploration of the fears and anxieties that haunt a gated community in Arizona.
Swing Time
A gambler trying to win the money to marry his fiancee inadvertently falls for a dancer.
The Tannery
A fox has a life after death experience.
Territories
Three American friends returning from a trip are arrested at customs and taken to a strange backwoods camp where they suddenly realise their lives are on the line.
The Tingler
A pathologist discovers a dangerous parasite that feeds on fear and can only be killed by screaming, but when a mute woman becomes infected, all Hell breaks loose. Famous for the pranks played on audiences at its original screenings.
Tiny Furniture
A recent graduate returning to her hometown struggles to find direction in a family where everybody else seems brilliantly talented.
Top Hat
Mistaking a modest young dancer for his wealthy producer, a young woman allows herself to be swept off her feet in a whirlwind romance.
Treacle Jr
Homeless after walking out on his family, a confused man finds himself dependent on an unusual couple.
Tord & Tord
When Tord comes home he finds that his apartment has subtly changed and is inhabited by a stranger, also called Tord.
Ultrasuede: In Search Of Halston
Roy Halston Frowick defined the Seventies with the glorious excesses of his fashion designs and decadent lifestyle, dressing movie stars like Elizabeth Taylor.

V

Vapor
A Mexican man discovers that life becomes richer when he challenges his own prejudices.
Vivacious Lady
A shy academic falls head over heels in love with a nightclub hostess and marries her on an impulse, but their wedded bliss is strained by the impending need to tell his domineering parents.
Viva Riva!
A Kinshasa hustler hatches a scheme to steal a lucrative stash of petrol, but his lust for the wife of a notorious crime boss might bring more trouble than he's prepared for.
Wake Wood
A Pagan ritual offers a grieving couple the chance to spend three more days with their dead daughter, but when the moment comes, they will do anything to keep from letting her go again.
Wasted On The Young
After a girl is attacked at a party the social fabric of her high school begins to crumble, with dangerous consequences all round.
Waste Land
Portrait of garbage pickers in Rio who participated in a project with artist Vik Muniz.
West Is West
Sequel to East is East, in which the family return to their roots in Pakistan.
Wood Of Value
A documentary following a special Christmas tree on its journey across the North Sea from Norway to London.
The Wicker Man
A policeman gets more than he bargained for on a remote Scottish isle.
The Worm Inside
A woman considers her diagnosis of Grave's disease, and the strange treatments on offer.
X.O. Genesis
An alien who has crashed in Earth finds different religions and ideologies calling to him as he explores the unfamiliar landscape.
XXIX
Twenty-one Canadian singers perform a contemporary resetting of a 15th century choral piece, each one singing in their ancestral language.
Yogi Bear
Yogi and his friend Boo Boo join forces with Ranger Smith to foil a plot to sell off Jellystone's trees.
You Instead
An indie singer and the star of a big US rock band are accidentally handcuffed together at the T In The Park music festival outside Glasgow, leading to frustration, conflict and, gradually, romance.
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