Great film has a new home. Yours. Welcome to BFI Player.
Available in the UK only. Featuring collections of cherished contemporary and classic films, hand-picked by the BFI from our renowned festivals, cultural programme and the BFI National Archive. We’re proud to bring to you our new video on-demand service, BFI Player. Take your seat for the finest that film has to offer – how about the sofa?
From the 1930s Golden Age to the urgent, socially conscious cinema of Jia Zhangke, Chinese cinema contains many riches to discover.
Travel back in time to a lost China with this collection of extraordinary, rare and beautiful travelogues, newsreels and home movies from the first half of the 20th Century.
What did our forebears watch a century ago? Discover the cinema of 1914 in this very mixed programme from the year the world changed.
The bike is back! British cycling is enjoying a 21st-century renaissance, so what better time to celebrate a century of cycling on film?
Celebrate the Cannes Film Festival with our collection of major prize-winners and contenders from previous festivals.
The new home of LGBT film on BFI Player, with features, shorts and exclusive content from BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival, plus a special collection of queer classics and rare treasures from the BFI National Archive.
Welcome to a lost world. These amazing films, lost for nearly a century, offer something close to time travel - a journey into the Britain of our great grandparents, courtesy of filmmakers Mitchell and Kenyon.
The camera flips inward to film the creative process. Watch rarities, exclusives, documentaries and special features from the artists and obsessives who make the films.
From the Free Cinema movement to today’s Lottery Film Fund, this collection is a selection of titles made by outstanding talent, and supported by UK public money.
Revisiting the many British films that have fallen through the cracks, this Flipside collection favours the overlooked, the sidelined and the undervalued. Groupies, gangsters, the weird and the wayward are given a second chance to shine.
A place to meet the world's top films and their creators, the London Film Festival represents global cinema at its deep, diverse best.
Gothic horror and romance tales feed on our darkest fears and desires, and conjure the creatures of the night into being.
Extraordinary and exquisite views of life and landscape in Beijing during the late Qing dynasty.
Directed by Bruno Forzani, Hélène Cattet
Another giallo-inspired exercise in operatic violence from Belgian duo Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani, directors of the acclaimed Amer.
Directed by Jia Zhangke
Jia Zhangke’s state-of-the-nation report on contemporary China is comprised of four stories about shocking acts of violence.
Michael Fassbender is the man inside the papier-mâché head, in this fictionalised reimagining of the story of northern entertainer Frank Sidebottom.
Directed by Tobias Lindholm
Tobias Lindholm’s outstanding thriller offers a fresh twist on the hijacking drama by contrasting the experiences of two key protagonists – the ship’s cook and the company CEO tasked with managing negotiations back home.
Directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Academy Award-winner Marion Cotillard’s collaboration with Cannes Festival-favourites Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne is a stunning, tense drama about a woman’s race against time to save her job.
Directed by Biyi Bandele-Thomas
Thandie Newton and Chiwetel Ejiofor star in the acclaimed adaption of the Orange Prize-winning novel.
Directed by Hong Khaou
Ben Whishaw stars in an intimate portrait of two strangers brought together by the common language of grief.
The intrepid Lieutenant Pimple thwarts foreign enemies in an action-packed wartime spy spoof.
An alien Scarlett Johansson prowls the streets of Glasgow in Jonathan Glazer’s astonishing, mind-bending mixture of existential sci-fi and inner-city realism.
Enjoy a preview of the exciting films we’ve got in store for you on the BFI Player.