The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn
A young globetrotting journalist partners with an old alcoholic sea Captain to unravel a mystery.
Alien
Ridley Scott's fabulously frightening grimy spaceship classic.
All Creatures Here Below
A desperate young couple go on the run with a stolen baby.
Alone At My Wedding
A Roma single mum hopes an internet love match will hold the key to a better life.
Alpha, The Right To Kill
Set against the background of the government's crackdown on illegal drugs, the SWAT-led police force launches an operation to arrest a drug dealer, with a detective and his informant Elijah providing the intelligence.
Another Day Of Life
True story of a reporter who took a seemingly suicidal road trip into the heart of the civil war in Angola in the 70s.
Are You Proud?
A documentary bringing together rare archive footage and interviews from across a spectrum of campaigners to celebrate the progress that has been achieved through campaigning for LGBTQ+ rights.
At Eternity's Gate
The last days of Vincent van Gogh.
Beats
Two best friends in a small Scottish town in the summer of '94 head out for one last night together before life takes them in different directions.
Ben Is Back
A young man who returns home is welcomed by his mother, little realising trouble is coming through the door with him.
The Blair Witch Project
Handheld, hyped-up horror.
Blind Spot
Real time drama about what happens when tragedy strikes a family.
Border
When a border guard with a sixth sense for identifying smugglers encounters the first person she cannot prove is guilty, their relationship forces her to confront terrifying revelations about herself and humankind.
A Bread Factory, Part One
Dorothea and her partner Greta have devoted 40 years to transforming their small-town’s disused bread factory into a civic centre promoting theatre, dance and film. As they prepare to stage Hecuba, they learn that their funding may be cut in favour of a glitzy, commercial rival.
A Bread Factory, Part Two
In the second part of this sometimes musical drama, two women rehearse a production of Hecuba while fighting to save the arts centre to which they have devoted their lives.
Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid
The witty exploits of two lovable outlaws who go on the lam in South America.
Bill And Ted's Excellent Adventure
Two boadacious dudes totally travel in time, collecting historical personages to help them pass a most heinous examination.
Chained For Life
A starlet finds herself in unfamiliar territory when she appears in a film about disfigurement that features real disabled people.
Complicity
An illegal Chinese immigrant in Japan gets a job using a false ID and forms an unexpected bond with his employer.
Connect
A young man contemplates suicide after losing someone close to him. Outwardly, he keeps calm, goes to work and carries on, and nobody talks about the loss. He never feels that it’s possible to share his feelings until a care home owner Jeff becomes a source of support and a flirtation with a single mother presents a reason to choose life.

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The Dead Center
A hospital psychiatrist's own sanity is pushed to the edge when a frightened amnesiac patient insists that he has died and brought something terrible back from the other side.
Dead Good
A documentary about a group of Brighton women opposed to the secrecy and expense of the traditional funeral industry, they help the bereaved to be involved with the preparation of their loved one’s body and create bespoke funeral arrangements that are meaningful and personal to the deceased.
Diane
Diane is a devoted friend and caretaker, particularly to her drug-addicted son. But as those around her begin to drift away in the last quarter of her life, she is left to reckon with past choices.
Dragged Across Concrete
A pair of cops suspended for strong-arm tactics descend into the criminal underworld.
Eighth Grade
Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school - the end of her thus far disastrous eighth grade year - before she begins high school.
The Elephant And The Butterfly
When her babysitter doesn’t show, a single mother is forced to leave her precocious five-year-old daughter with the girl’s estranged father for a long weekend.
Erased, Ascent Of The Invisible
Documentary about thousands of people who disappeared during the Lebanon Civil War.
Everybody Knows
Secrets resurface after a woman returns to her family's village for a wedding.
A Faithful Man
Rom-com love triangle with added kid.
The Feeling Of Being Watched
Journalist Assia Boundaoui sets out to investigate long-brewing rumors that her quiet, predominantly Arab-American neighborhood was being monitored by the FBI — and in the process, she exposes a surveillance program on a scale no one could have imagined.
Fighting With My Family
Saraya is part of a tight-knit Norwich family who scrape a living on the local wrestling scene. Her dream is to become a bright new WWE star. When opportunity knocks, does she have what it takes to make the grade?
Fight Club
An insomniac hooks up with a man on a plane who will change his life forever.
Finale
Denmark has reached the finals of the European Championships and everyone is glued to their TVs. Petrol station employees Agnes and Belinda were hoping for a quiet night but they have been chosen as players in a gruesome game and no customers means no witnesses.
Final Ascent
A documentary about legendary mountaineer Hamish MacInnes and his struggle to recover from mental illness and reconnect with his past.
Freaks
Seven-year-old Chloe's father tells her to adopt an assumed identity if she’s ever separated from him, or to hide in a well-provisioned panic room if he should not return from one of his forays outside. But Chloe is determined to find out what exactly lies outside the door he's frightened of.
Freedom Fields
Documentary spanning six years in the life of Libya’s nascent women’s football scene.
Fugue
A woman suffering from memory loss is reunited with the family she can't remember having.
Ghostbusters
Who ya gonna call?
Giant Killer Ant
When the 1989 'one-hit-wonder' glam metal band Sonic Grave embark on a trip to Coachella in the hope of making a comeback, their peyote trip pit stop in Joshua Tree incites an attack by giant ants.
Girl
A teenage trans girl dreams of becoming a ballerina.
Gloria Bell
A free-spirited woman in her fifties looks for love in LA dance clubs.
Here Comes Hell
A sophisticated Thirties soiree at an isolated country mansion descends into carnage, gore and demonic possession as rivalries and old friendships are put to the test when a gateway to Hell opens up.
The Hoard
A crew of TV personalities, including a professional organiser, a psychologist, two ghost hunters and a team of junk removers, attempts to reform a legendary hoarder who owns four condemned and haunted properties.

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The Iron Giant
A boy forms a bond with an alien giant.
José
A working class gay young man faces tough choices after he falls for a builder.
Kia And Cosmos
An autistic teenager travels from Kolkata to Kalimpong to investigate the strange disappearance of her father, writing a mystery novel along the way.
Level 16
Two girls trapped in a prison-like boarding school embark on a dangerous search to uncover the truth behind their imprisonment.
Living The Light - Robby Müller
Documentary about the director of photography, featuring his personal archive.
Love Movie
A thirtysomething drifter, stumbling from party to party, unsure of his place in the world meets a passionate and carefree woman. A summer of love, drugs and parties whips them into a passionate affair, until reality bites and he begins to question if he’s really ready to get serious.

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Maiden
The incredible, against-all-odds story of sailor Tracy Edwards, who skippered the first all-female international crew in the 1989 Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race.
The Man Who Feels No Pain
The story of a young man who is born without pain receptors and dreams of becoming a martial arts master but takes it all too far.
The Man Who Surprised Everyone
When a man discovers he has cancer, he tries to trick death. As a disguise, he chooses to take the identity of a woman.
Maria By Callas
The most famous soprano in the world, a true diva, recounts her life 40 years after her death.
The Matrix
Visually dazzling sci-fi thriller.
Metal Heart
Dublin goth Emma is the guiding spirit of the band Yeast Infections. Chantal is bubbly and always blogging. When their parents head off on holiday, a summer of bitter rivalry, chasing dreams and facing reality sets the siblings on a collision course.
Mid90s
The story of a teenager and his life between domestic violence and the newfound recognition from a group of local skaterboarders.
The Most Beautiful Couple
On holiday in Mallorca, Liv and Malte are attacked by three young men. Liv is raped and Malte is powerless to help her. They try to move on and rebuild their lives back in Germany but Malte cannot forgive himself. Then, one night in Cologne, he spots the guilty young man.
Netizens
Three women talk about cyber-stalking and online abuse and the ways in which they have fought back.
Of Fish Or Foe
Study of one of Scotland's last salmon fishing families as they find themselves accused of welfare violations.
Out Of Blue
Detective thriller based on Martin Amis' Night Train.
Pause
Elpida is a housewife confronted with the first signs of menopause while trapped in a loveless marriage to a heartless, despotic man. When a young painter arrives to decorate her building, her grip on reality starts to slip.
Permission
Afrooz has given her life to football. Now, she is about to captain Iran’s national team as they head to the final of the Asian Nations Cup in Malaysia. That’s when her estranged husband Yasser exercises his legal right and forbids her permission to leave the country.
Pond Life
A giant carp is said to inhabit a pond outside Doncaster, inspiring its own Loch Ness Monster-style legend. One night, Trevor (Tom Varey) assembles friends, families and neighbours to embark on a fishing expedition that they will never forget.
Prophecy
A documentary providing an insight into the mind of acclaimed artist Peter Howson as he works on his latest masterpiece.
The Quietude
Drama about two sisters after they are reunited following their father's stroke.

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Ray & Liz
Drama about a dysfunctional family.
Rojo
Violence is sparked on the eve of Argentina's dictatorship.
Run Free
A group of kids from the ghettos of Kingston undertake a Hero Journey, progressing through adversity to triumph with an international production of their own show.
Sam Spiegel: Conquering Hollywood
The irresistible rags-to-riches story, profusely illustrated with clips from his finest films, of one of Hollywood's most iconic cigar-chomping tycoons.
Satan And Adam
A documentary about two men with very different backgrounds united through music.
The Science Of Ghosts
A non-linear discussion of Adrian Crowley’s life, his struggles to define his creativity, and reflections on his own persona.
Scotch: The Golden Dram
The story of the whisky industry told through its most famous distillers and most ardent enthusiasts.
The Siren
Tom falls in love with a mysterious woman who swims by night in a lake where far too many people have recently drowned.
The Sisters Brothers
Two assassins set out into the wilderness on the trail of a man with a secret.
The Song Of The Tree
A musical epic and a romantic parable of a man whose family falls from grace after a tribal feud in a nomadic village.
Styx
A storm in the middle of the ocean, a boat full of refugees that is about to sink and a woman all by herself...
Team America: World Police
A disillusioned actor joins a team of five specially selected all-American heroes aiming to thwart evil terrorists in Parker and Stone's attempt to make a Jerry Bruckheimer movie using puppets.
A Town Called Panic
Three friends pursue thieves to the centre of the Earth and beyond in this animated adventure.
They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
Depression dance marathon drama.
The Third Wife
The story of a 14-year-old who becomes the third wife of a much older man in 19th Century Vietnam.
This Magnificent Cake!
A five-part anthology featuring a troubled king, a failed businessman and an army deserter in stories that reflect the cruelty of 19th Century colonialism, told using stop-motion puppets.
The Truk
An ex-con makes a plan with his friend to travel from rave to rave selling water and Ketamine from their food truck.
Tyrel
Tyler spirals out of control when he realises he’s the only black person attending a weekend birthday party in a secluded cabin.
Under The Silver Lake
A man becomes obsessed with the strange circumstances of a billionaire mogul's murder and the kidnapping of a girl.

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The Vanishing
Three lighthouse keepers arrive on an uninhabited island 20 miles off the Scottish coast. It is the start of a six week shift that is anything but routine as they make a discovery that provokes greed, fear, paranoia and a vicious fight for survival.
Vision
A Frenchwoman enters a Japanese forest in search of a herb rumoured to be able to cure emotional pain.
Vox Lux
A survivor of a school shooting goes on to become a pop star.
The Wedding Guest
The mysterious Jay leaves England and heads for Karachi, where he rents a car and buys some weapons. He plans to kidnap young Muslim woman Samira but she chooses to go with him willingly to escape an unwanted arranged marriage.
Werewolf
Eight children rescued from a concentration camp, find themselves under siege from a freshly pack of former camp guard dogs.
The White Crow
Dramatisation of the early life of Rudolf Nureyev and his defection to the West.
The Wild Bunch
A group of ageing outlaws plan one last big score in the dying days of the American West.
The Witch: Part 1, The Subversion
A nefarious agency has been conducting experiments on children. One of them escapes and goes into hiding with an adopted family. Ten years later, she appears on a talent show, where she's spotted by the bad guys and becomes prey for both her peers and a hit squad.
Woman At War
A middle-aged woman declares war on the heavy industry in her small town, but everything changes when a Ukrainian orphan enters her life.
Yuli
The true story of Carlos Acosta, a black Cuban dancer who rose from an impoverished childhood to find international acclaim as a ballet dancer with London's Royal Ballet.
Zombieland
When the world is overrun by zombies, four people try to survive.
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