Omer Fast’s gripping puzzle-box thriller about an amnesiac reconstructing his elusive past.
102 mins United Kingdom Director. Omer Fast
21st Century British Cinema is in rude health. Internationally acclaimed, with success at festivals and the box office, the BFI is proud to support the breathtaking range of the UK’s filmmaking talent.
The BFI has supported some of the most original and distinguished British films in recent years. Powerful debuts by the likes of Clio Barnard, Tom Shkolnik and Scott Graham tell incisive stories about modern Britain, while established filmmakers like Fernando Mierelles and Michael Winterbottom have taken their ambitious visions to the global stage. Works from filmmakers with new perspectives, such as Andrea Arnold, Ayub Khan Din , Noel Clarke and Max & Dania illustrate the richly diverse range of British stories to be told.
Omer Fast’s gripping puzzle-box thriller about an amnesiac reconstructing his elusive past.
102 mins United Kingdom Director. Omer Fast
In this spiky and stylish debut from novelist Helen Walsh, two girls from different backgrounds form an unlikely bond, setting off on a dangerous course.
97 mins United Kingdom Director. Helen Walsh
Andrew Steggall’s deft and delicate drama about a teenage dreamer who falls for the rough beauty of local boy while staying in France.
109 mins United Kingdom Director. Andrew Steggall
One of the most original British features in recent years follows a Scottish couple’s bizarre underground existence in a French forest.
105 mins United Kingdom Director. Tom Geens
Colin Farrell, Ben Whishaw and Rachel Weisz star in this bleakly hilarious dystopian drama from Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth).
112 mins Ireland Director. Yorgos Lanthimos
Jane Linfoot's clinically constructed study of guilt, betrayal, responsibility concerns a comfortable family whose seemingly perfect lives are suddenly thrown into turmoil.
94 mins United Kingdom Director. Jane Linfoot
A young British squaddie is caught behind enemy lines in bomb-torn Belfast, in Yann Demange’s riveting suspense thriller.
99 mins United Kingdom Director. Yann Demange
The myths and minutiae of musician Nick Cave are explored in the course of this fictional portrait, following 24 hours in the life of a cultural icon.
93 mins United Kingdom Director. Jane Pollard, Iain Forsyth
Edgy mixture of black comedy and urban drama about a woman uncovering the hidden truths about her dead lover.
87 mins United Kingdom Director. Constantine Giannaris
Jude Law, Rachel Weisz and Anthony Hopkins lead an ensemble cast in a sleek thriller exploring the way our lives interconnect across the world.
109 mins United Kingdom
One of the most acclaimed British features of recent years, starring Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay as a couple rocked by news from the past.
95 mins United Kingdom Director. Andrew Haigh
Quirky British call-centre comedy about whose life is disrupted when he has to start living in his office.
86 mins United Kingdom
Karl Francis’ docu-drama about the closure of the Ogilvie Colliery in the Rhymney Valley by the National Coal Board in 1975.
90 mins United Kingdom Director. Karl Francis
A pair of newlyweds endure a honeymoon staying with the groom's parents in a comedy from East Is East writer Ayub Khan-Din.
93 mins United Kingdom
The Angelic Conversation sees Derek Jarman conjure an evocative and radical visualisation of Shakespeare’s love poems. With narration by Judi Dench and music by Coil.
81 mins United Kingdom Director. Derek Jarman
Clio Barnard's film about Bradford playwright Andrea Dunbar mixes reconstruction, interviews (performed by actors) and scenes from the plays.
94 mins United Kingdom Director. Clio Barnard
An English aristocrat is driven to despair over the effects of violence on her family, in this powerful meditation on the Troubles in Northern Ireland.
92 mins United Kingdom Director. Edward Bennett
Aliens wage war on a tower block after one of their number is bludgeoned by a street gang in this witty, action-packed feature debut by Joe Cornish.
87 mins United Kingdom
Gurinder Chadha’s smash hit about an Asian girl with an undying love for football.
112 mins Germany Director. Gurinder Chadha
In 1970s Italy, a timid British sound engineer joins the crew on a violent horror film. But the disturbing world of the film soon seeps into reality.
92 mins United Kingdom Director. Peter Strickland
Duane Hopkins’ stunning debut tells a sombre story with startling beauty, as it follows the stories of various addicts in a West Midlands town.
93 mins United Kingdom Director. Duane Hopkins
The Horrible Histories team’s take on Shakespeare’s ‘lost years’, following the hopeless lute player as he leaves his home to follow his dream.
93 mins Great Britain Director. Richard Bracewell
A compelling drama of splintered families and warring neighbours, with a stunning debut from young Eloise Laurence. With Tim Roth and Cillian Murphy.
90 mins United Kingdom
Saoirse Ronan shines as a woman who journeys from post-war small-town Ireland to New York, in Nick Hornby’s adaptation of Colm Tóibín’s best-selling novel.
112 mins United Kingdom Director. John Crowley
Anarchic comedy from the director of Paddington and The Mighty Boosh, following an odd-couple’s wild European adventure.
101 mins United Kingdom Director. Paul King
Menelik Shabazz’s pioneering first feature traces the emotional and political growth of a young black couple in Thatcher’s London.
101 mins United Kingdom Director. Menelik Shabazz
Duane Hopkins’s follow up to Better Things is a striking, poetic drama about a young man on the edge.
105 mins United Kingdom Director. Duane Hopkins
Brendan Gleeson and writer-director John Michael McDonagh combine again for a powerful story of a rural priest threatened with death in seven days.
102 mins United Kingdom Director. John Michael McDonagh
Derek Jarman’s unique biopic of the 17th century Italian artist Michelangelo da Caravaggio is a powerful meditation on sexuality, criminality and art.
92 mins United Kingdom Director. Derek Jarman
A young couple whose relationship has divided a community are forced on the run through the streets and moors of nocturnal Yorkshire.
112 mins United Kingdom Director. Matthew Wolfe, Daniel Wolfe
Touching drama about a thirtysomething comedian looking for happiness.
78 mins United Kingdom
The great illusionist Harry Houdini (Guy Pearce) meets his match when the charming and manipulative Mary McGarvie (Catherine Zeta-Jones) magically appears in his life.
97 mins Australia Director. Gillian Armstrong
Buried passions boil over in a buttoned-up postwar Britain in Terence Davies acclaimed adaptation of Rattigan's play, starring Rachel Weisz.
98 mins United Kingdom Director. Terence Davies
Nichola Burley and Jamie Winstone star in the yacht-set shocker, in which a teen sex party turns into a deadly fight for survival.
99 mins United Kingdom Director. Olly Blackburn
Richard Ayoade’s stylish and sinister adaptation of Dostoevsky’s story stars Jesse Eisenberg in a dual-role as a timid office clerk confronted by his confident, scheming doppelganger.
United Kingdom Director. Richard Ayoade
Carol Morley's drama-documentary investigates the tragic death of a woman whose body lay undetected for almost three years.
94 mins United Kingdom
Agyness Deyn stars in a powerful story seen through the eyes of a young woman whose epilepsy brings extraordinary hallucinations.
96 mins United Kingdom Director. Bryn Higgins
Peter Strickland’s visually and aurally intoxicating tale of sadomasochistic power-play is a daringly erotic sensory feast.
104 mins United Kingdom Director. Peter Strickland
Joanna Hogg's sleek and minimalist comedy about a pair of artists and their emotional attachment to their ultra-modernist apartment.
104 mins United Kingdom
The four young runners on the Team GB women's relay team battle to overcome rivalries and personal demons in time for the World Athletics Championship.
90 mins United Kingdom Director. Regan Hall
Inspiring true story of a Kenyan man who returned to school aged 84. With Oliver Litondo and Naomie Harris.
102 mins United Kingdom Director. Justin Chadwick
Mia loves to dance and longs to escape her Essex council estate but her uncontrollable rage is her worst enemy.
123 mins United Kingdom Director. Andrea Arnold
Michael Fassbender is the man inside the papier-mâché head, in this fictionalised reimagining of the story of northern entertainer Frank Sidebottom.
95 mins Ireland Director. Lenny Abrahamson
Eva Green, Ryan Phillippe and Sam Riley star in an intricate, ambitious sci-fi drama that follows four parallel realities, each based around characters searching for salvation.
98 mins United Kingdom Director. Gerald McMorrow
Tilda Swinton’s extraterrestrial robot makes left-field political observations about the state of the world in this witty sci-fi film.
78 mins United Kingdom
Teenage friendship is torn apart when Rosa finds love in the wrong place, in Sally Potter's acute, 60s-set drama.
89 mins United Kingdom Director. Sally Potter
Pip, a poor blacksmith's apprentice, becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor. A BAFTA-nominated telling of the Dickens' classic.
128 mins United Kingdom Director. Mike Newell
A group of Merseyside gardeners take umbrage to the arrival of some refugees, but they find common cause to resist a devious corporate takeover.
100 mins United Kingdom Director. Richard Laxton
Brendan Gleeson plays the Garda sergeant reluctantly pitted on the trail of a major drug-smuggling ring, in John Michael McDonagh’s wild comedy.
Ireland Director. John Michael McDonagh
Sally Hawkins shines in her breakout role as the perpetually sunny Poppy, in Mike Leigh’s charming drama about the power of optimism.
118 mins United Kingdom Director. Mike Leigh
Michael Caine’s storming return to an action role finds him as a retired marine confronting local hoodlums on his housing estate.
103 mins United Kingdom Director. Daniel Barber
A young poet (Michael Gothard) hires a marketing company to turn his suicide into a mass-media spectacle
142 mins United Kingdom Director. Don Levy
Ben Wheatley's savage and brilliant adaptation of JG Ballard's dystopian satire, starring Tom Hiddleston.
120 mins United Kingdom Director. Ben Wheatley
In this stylish, dark crime drama, a policeman’s complex web of underworld relationships is threatened by an internal affairs investigator.
United Kingdom Director. Gerard Johnson
Ralph Fiennes directs and stars in this adaptation of Claire Tomalin’s book about the long-standing affair between Charles Dickens and Nelly Ternan.
111 mins United Kingdom Director. Ralph Fiennes
Scott Graham's follow-up to Shell follows a woman whose return to a Scottish island arouses dormant passions.
110 mins United Kingdom Director. Scott Graham
Meryl Streep delivers an extraordinary performance as Margaret Thatcher in a provocative portrait.
104 mins United Kingdom Director. Phyllida Lloyd
Ben Wheatley’s ultra-violent second feature, invoking both The Wicker Man and Apocalypse Now.
95 mins United Kingdom Director. Ben Wheatley
Oscar-winning tale of the relationship between King George VI (Colin Firth) and the Australian speech therapist who treated his stammer.
118 mins United Kingdom Director. Tom Hooper
Based on a true story, Chris Crow’s atmospheric chamber piece follows the dark and dire fortunes of two men trapped on a lighthouse for months on end.
102 mins United Kingdom Director. Chris Crow
Ziad Doueiri’s provocative Lila Says is a sun-drenched romance full of sensuality, secrets, and tragedy.
89 mins France Director. Ziad Doueiri
Ben Whishaw stars in an intimate portrait of two strangers brought together by the common language of grief.
United Kingdom Director. Hong Khaou
The first in Patrick Keiller’s highly imaginative trilogy of films is a photographic trip through London, recounted by our unseen narrator.
90 mins United Kingdom Director. Patrick Keiller
Daring, startling and wholly original: a musical based on the infamous Ipswich murders of 2006, adapted by National Theatre director Rufus Norris.
99 mins United Kingdom Director. Rufus Norris
An unsettling portrait of love and loss by the director of Top Gun.
57 mins United Kingdom Director. Tony Scott
John Hannah stars as a painfully shy gay man who escapes the city in Chris Newby’s extraordinary second feature.
91 mins United Kingdom
Pat Murphy and John Davis’ experimental film about an Irish woman’s reflections on the Troubles from a female perspective.
90 mins United Kingdom Director. John Davies, Pat Murphy
The Moon Over the Alley is a bizarre and compelling musical exploring the problems of multicultural Notting Hill residents in the early 1970s.
102 mins United Kingdom Director. Joseph Despins
Peter Mullan's forceful drama about a boy who becomes embroiled in gangland life in 1970s Glasgow, peppered throughout with a rich vein of black humour.
124 mins United Kingdom Director. Peter Mullan
A schoolteacher juggles everyday life with nights spent cruising for Mr Right in this fascinating landmark in British gay cinema.
United Kingdom Director. Ron Peck
Ron Peck’s experimental follow up to the groundbreaking Nighthawks is both a making-of documentary and a deeply personal film memoir.
91 mins United Kingdom Director. Ron Peck
A father and son dwelling in a remote wasteland wage a war against a gang of local revolutionaries, in Martin Radich’s unsettling rural drama.
87 mins United Kingdom Director. Martin Radich
A gay poet, a bisexual sailor and a straight waitress embark on a trip through an American desert landscape in this languid, woozy road movie.
55 mins United Kingdom Director. Constantine Giannaris
Pete Postlethwaite, Bill Nighy and Julie Walters appear in this film about a four-year struggle to set up a worker’s cooperative.
55 mins United Kingdom Director. Gael Dohany
Tilda Swinton stars in a playful and ingenious cine-essay on the art of storytelling, from art critic John Berger and filmmaker Timothy Neat.
72 mins United Kingdom Director. Timothy Neat
Hailed as Britain's first black feature film, Pressure is a hard-hitting, honest document of the plight of disenchanted black youths in 1970s London.
120 mins United Kingdom Director. Horace Ové
The smash culture-clash comedy tells the incredible true story of how miners and a Gay Pride support group come together to fight a common cause.
119 mins United Kingdom Director. Matthew Warchus
Crowning himself as Marketing Director for Nature, a father aims to entice his kids away from TV, toys and technology.
83 mins United Kingdom
John Boorman’s follow up to Hope and Glory finds 18-year-old Bill called up for National Service against the backdrop of the Korean War.
114 mins United Kingdom Director. John Boorman
Andrea Arnold’s highly acclaimed film, winner of top prizes at Cannes and the BFI London Film Festival, is a haunting drama about a woman confronting past demons.
109 mins United Kingdom Director. Andrea Arnold
The idyllic, pastoral past of a Suffolk village is reborn through memory in this extraordinary, little-known film from director David Gladwell.
68 mins United Kingdom
What if an immaculate conception took place in a South London household? Idris Elba stars in a subtle, thought-provoking and original family drama.
105 mins United Kingdom Director. Debbie Tucker Green
Two Yorkshire tearaways struggle with life and friendship in this challenging, compassionate growing-up tale by the director of The Arbor.
90 mins United Kingdom Director. Clio Barnard
In a remote part of Scotland, teenager Shell develops an intense relationship with her reclusive father.
90 mins United Kingdom Director. Scott Graham
Young lovers Chris and Tina turn their first holiday together into a rural killing spree in Ben Wheatley's priceless black comedy.
88 mins United Kingdom Director. Ben Wheatley
A teenage boy treks through a harsh American west accompanied by a bounty hunter of dubious morality, in this indie western that’s dripped with blood and drenched in style.
84 mins United Kingdom Director. John Maclean
David Cronenberg directs Ralph Fiennes in this chilling psychological drama about a mentally-disturbed man facing his horrifying childhood memories.
98 mins Canada Director. David Cronenberg
A streetdance crew are forced to take in some ballet dancers in order to compete at their UK finals. With performances by Diversity and Flawless.
98 mins United Kingdom
Richard Ayoade’s sweet and quirky directorial debut about a Swansea teen’s travails with his distant girlfriend and warring parents.
97 mins United Kingdom Director. Richard Ayoade
Alicia Vikander brings to life the extraordinary life of Vera Brittain, whose affair with a dashing friend (Kit Harington) is cruelly cut short by the onset of war.
129 mins United Kingdom Director. James Kent
Two deaf-mute dock workers eke out a humble East End existence in Lorenza Mazzetti's striking and poetic example of Free Cinema.
52 mins United Kingdom Director. Lorenza Mazzetti
Reluctant newlywed travellers Angela and Michael try to smuggle goods across the border in this lyrical Irish road movie written by Neil Jordan.
80 mins Ireland Director. Joe Comerford
Emilia Fox delves into Tuppence Middleton’s repressed childhood memories, in Iain Softley’s erotic and elaborate psycho-thriller.
100 mins United Kingdom Director. Iain Softley
Tragedy befalls a young Indian woman when she falls in love with a rich British man in Michael Winterbottom's sharp Thomas Hardy update.
113 mins United Kingdom Director. Michael Winterbottom
Paddy Considine’s powerful feature debut, featuring astonishingly strong performances from Olivia Colman and Peter Mullan.
92 mins United Kingdom Director. Paddy Considine
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.
108 mins United Kingdom Director. Jonathan Glazer
Mike Leigh’s acclaimed story of a selfless woman who performs unlawful abortions in 1950s Britain; both an affecting drama and vital social history.
125 mins United Kingdom Director. Mike Leigh
Peter O’Toole in one of his last, finest performances in this story about an aging actor who thought he’d seen it all – until he met her.
95 mins United Kingdom Director. Roger Michell
Tilda Swinton gives a BAFTA-nominated performance as the mother of a teenager who commits a high school massacre. With Ezra Miller and John C. Reilly.
112 mins United Kingdom Director. Lynne Ramsay
An authentic historical drama about the visionary Gerrard Winstanley who led a group of impoverished 'Diggers' to assert their common rights.
96 mins United Kingdom Director. Andrew Mollo, Kevin Brownlow
Written for Channel 4 by radical literary theorist Terry Eagleton and directed by Derek Jarman, Wittgenstein is a bold, offbeat biography, exploring the politics and sexuality of the great, troubled philosopher.
72 mins United Kingdom Director. Derek Jarman
Andrea Arnold's bold re-imagining of the Emily Brontë classic.
128 mins United Kingdom Director. Andrea Arnold
The Queen's Silver Jubilee beats to the sounds of Funkadelic, Sylvester and the O'Jays in Isaac Julien’s feature debut.
105 mins United Kingdom Director. Isaac Julien