Under the Shadow 2016
Winner of Outstanding Debut - Babak Anvari’s Tehran-set ghost story has been acclaimed as a modern horror masterpiece.
84 mins United Kingdom Director. Babak Anvari
Winner of Outstanding Debut - Babak Anvari’s Tehran-set ghost story has been acclaimed as a modern horror masterpiece.
84 mins United Kingdom Director. Babak Anvari
Winner of Film not in the English Language - A devastating portrait of life in a concentration camp from the perspective of a Sonderkommando; winner of Cannes Film Festival’s Grand Prix.
107 mins Hungary Director. László Nemes
Winner of Makeup and Hair -Meryl Streep plays the wealthy socialite determined to make it as an opera singer despite being tone deaf, in a delightful comedy from Stephen Frears.
110 mins United Kingdom Director. Stephen Frears
Andrea Arnold dazzles with a sun-soaked and tune-filled epic about door-to-door teenage magazine sellers (led by Shia LeBeouf) traversing the American highways.
163 mins United Kingdom Director. Andrea Arnold
Emily Blunt stars in the adaptation of the best-seller about a divorcee who entangles herself in the investigation of a missing young woman.
112 mins USA Director. Tate Taylor
Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell and John Malkovich bring to life the devastating oil-rig disaster in this intelligent and incendiary thriller.
104 mins USA Director. Peter Berg
The story of Mark Duggan, who was shot and killed in Tottenham in 2011, is brought to the screen in this humane, thought-provoking and topical documentary.
85 mins United Kingdom Director. George Amponsah
A ravishing study of love and loss from Pedro Almodóvar, one of contemporary cinema’s great auteurs.
95 mins Spain Director. Pedro Almodóvar
Jacques Audiard’s soul-stirring Palme d’Or winner tells of a veteran Tamil Tiger guerrilla who finds fresh violence in his new life in Paris.
117 mins France Director. Jacques Audiard
James Spinney and Peter Middleton's highly original documentary uses cinematic interpretations and textured sound design to express a ‘world beyond sight.’
90 mins United Kingdom Director. James Spinney, Peter Middleton
Viggo Mortensen plays the father-gone-primitive in this wonderful award-winning comedy about an off-grid family.
119 mins USA Director. Matt Ross
Winner of Outstanding British Film - Ken Loach’s powerful, Palme d’Or-winning invective against welfare injustice captured the mood of modern Britain and became his biggest box office success.
100 mins United Kingdom Director. Ken Loach
I, Daniel Blake - Winner of Outstanding British Film, on BFI Player from 27th Feb 2017.
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
Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara illuminate Todd Haynes’ intoxicating adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s beloved novel.
119 mins United Kingdom Director. Todd Haynes
Brie Larson’s Oscar-winning performance is the beating heart of Lenny Abrahamson’s extraordinarily moving drama.
118 mins Ireland Director. Lenny Abrahamson
The Best Picture winner at the 2016 Oscars is a searing account of Boston Globe journalists' uncovering of the Catholic Church child abuse scandal.
129 mins USA Director. Thomas McCarthy
Winner of: Film Not in the English Language in 2016. Almodóvar-produced anthology of six tales of ordinary madness is the most riotously enjoyable portmanteau film since Pulp Fiction.
122 mins Argentina Director. Damian Szifron
Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s mesmerising, visually stunning tale of love and honour was Sight and Sound magazine’s best film of 2015.
120 mins Taiwan Director. Hou Hsiao-Hsien
Colin Farrell, Ben Whishaw and Rachel Weisz star in this bleakly hilarious dystopian drama from Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth). Nominated for Outstanding British Film.
112 mins Ireland Director. Yorgos Lanthimos
Emily Blunt plays the FBI agent enlisted for a special operation against Mexican cartels, in this pulsatingly tense thriller from Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Prisoners).
121 mins USA Director. Denis Villeneuve
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
Aardman returns with another delightful BAFTA nominated animation for young and old, telling the story of Shaun’s adventures in the big city after Farmer is led astray.
85 mins United Kingdom Director. Richard Starzak, Mark Burton
What if an immaculate conception took place in a South London household? Idris Elba stars in a subtle, thought-provoking and original family drama. Nominated for Outstanding Debut.
105 mins United Kingdom Director. Debbie Tucker Green
Sean McAllister's Outstanding Debut is an inspiring journey towards freedom and a family torn apart by the turmoil of the Syrian Civil War.
76 mins United Kingdom Director. Sean McAllister
Julianne Moore won an Oscar for her extraordinary performance as a linguistics professor diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
101 mins USA Director. Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland
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
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.
95 mins Director. Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
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
The Bafta-nominated drama follows the journey of a teenager from Iran to the UK whose newfound freedoms are imperilled by the fallout from 9/11.
93 mins United Kingdom Director. Tina Gharavi
Mismatched lunchboxes lead to an unlikely romance in this exquisite Indian drama, brimful of tantalising food and elegantly delivered wisdom.
104 mins Director. Ritesh Batra
Gareth Edwards reimagined the monster movie with his highly impressive DIY sci-fi, in which an indie romance blossoms amid the trailing tentacles of an alien invasion.
United Kingdom Director. Gareth Edwards
Steve Carell and Channing Tatum deliver stunning performance in the story of the strange relationship between two Olympic wrestlers and their millionaire benefactor.
130 mins USA Director. Bennett Miller
A twelve-year-old boy befriends a mysterious girl with a dark secret, in Tomas Alfredson’s grownup tale of childhood vampirism.
115 mins Sweden Director. Tomas Alfredson
The Best Film winner at the 2013 BFI London Film Festival is an exquisitely shot, moving drama about a Polish nun exploring her family's past, from UK-based director Pawel Pawlikowski.
81 mins Director. Pawel Pawlikowski
Mel Gibson’s Rocky the rooster helps the chickens escape from fascistic farmers in Aardman Animations first foray into feature films.
84 mins USA Director. Peter Lord, Nick Park
Hong Khau’s film (nominated for Outstanding Debut) centres on the exposure of a secret in a world unwilling to listen, Stars Ben Whishaw.
United Kingdom Director. Hong Khaou
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
Stephen Mangan and Chris O’Dowd star in this sharp comedy following the trials of a trio of ambitious comedians aiming to take the Fringe by storm.
107 mins United Kingdom Director. Annie Griffin
The BAFTA and Oscar-winning documentary sensation uncovers the mystery behind Sixto Rodriguez, a forgotten musical hero of apartheid-era South Africa.
86 mins United Kingdom Director. Malik Bendjelloul
Colin Firth and Scarlet Johansson star in the fictionalised romance about the Dutch master Vermeer and his attraction to the subject of his famous painting.
100 mins United Kingdom Director. Peter Webber
Keira Knightley stars in Jane Austen’s timeless romance, reinvigorated for the modern age by the masters of British rom-com, Working Title.
135 mins USA Director. Joe Wright
Judi Dench and Steve Coogan star in the deeply moving yet warm-hearted drama about a woman’s search for her forcibly adopted son.
97 mins United Kingdom Director. Stephen Frears
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
Danny Boyle’s crowdpleaser, based around the Indian version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, won the Oscar for best picture.
120 mins United Kingdom Director. Danny Boyle
Meryl Streep delivers an extraordinary performance as Margaret Thatcher in a provocative portrait.
104 mins United Kingdom Director. Phyllida Lloyd
Winner of Best Film Not in the English Language 2014, Paolo Sorrentino's film seduces as it follows a playboy who tires of decadence.
141 mins Italy Director. Paolo Sorrentino
Jacques Audiard’s award-winning prison drama chronicles the rites of passage and eventual rise to power of a young French Arab. Tough, taut, truthful
155 mins France Director. Jacques Audiard
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
The epic, passionate and strikingly naturalistic Palme d'Or-winning romance.
179 mins France Director. Abdel Kechiche
Mads Mikkelsen stars in a distressing examination of a false indictment, and the collective hysteria that ensues, in this electrifying drama from Festen director Thomas Vinterberg.
Denmark Director. Thomas Vinterberg
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
Michael Haneke's Cannes prizewinner, set in a pre-WW1 German village, explores the oppressively strict social conditions that gave rise to Nazism
144 mins Germany Director. Michael Haneke
Rust and Bone is as punchy and abrasive as its title suggests – but intensely moving and surprisingly poetic too.
France-Belgium Director. Jacques Audiard
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
Double BATFA-winner evokes an all-too-plausible future Britain in which hope dwindles but never dies. Starring Clive Owen and Julianne Moore.
109 mins USA
Helen Mirren won as Oscar for her performance as the enduring monarch who comes under scrutiny following the death of Princess Diana.
103 mins United Kingdom Director. Stephen Frears
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
Northern Ireland, 1981. In the Maze prison, Bobby Sands begins a hunger strike to reclaim the status of Republican inmates as political prisoners.
96 mins United Kingdom Director. Steve McQueen
A sex addict struggles to hide his habits from his equally troubled sister. With Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan.
100 mins United Kingdom Director. Steve McQueen
Screenwriter Marty (Colin Farrell) finds unlikely inspiration when he finds himself tangled in the LA underworld.
110 mins United Kingdom Director. Martin McDonagh
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
Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet play the couple who fall in love so quickly it seems they must have known each other in a past life ... only to discover they did.
108 mins USA Director. Michel Gondry
Transplanting Joseph Conrad’s colonial-era novel Heart of Darkness to Vietnam, Coppola created a mesmerising fantasia on the spectacle of war.
141 mins USA Director. Francis Ford Coppola
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
Mike Leigh forays into period drama for this story of Gilbert and Sullivan and their risky production of The Mikado.
154 mins United Kingdom Director. Mike Leigh
Pedro Almodóvar’s sexy and suspenseful thriller follows the intertwining destinies of a cop (Javier Bardem) and the criminal who paralyses him.
103 mins Spain Director. Pedro Almodóvar
Pedro Almodóvar's excursion into hysterical horror is a perverse and unsettling drama about a disturbed surgeon who keeps a woman hostage.
120 mins USA Director. Pedro Almodóvar
Film director Enrique (Fele Martínez) is visited by a man claiming to be Ignacio (Gael García Bernal), his first love.
106 mins Spain Director. Pedro Almodóvar
Family secrets echo around a Spanish clan, ringing loud enough to rouse the dead, in Pedro Almodóvar's assured melodrama.
121 mins Spain Director. Pedro Almodóvar
Tilda Swinton and Luca Guadagnino’s sumptuous, operatic vision of an aristocratic family disrupted by unstoppable forces of passion.
114 mins Italy Director. Luca Guadagnino
Tilda Swinton stars in Sally Potter's dazzling interpretation of Virginia Woolf's novel.
93 mins United Kingdom Director. Sally Potter
A creatively stymied bard finds love and inspiration in the form of one of his players, a cross-dressing actress, in the impeccably crafted, Oscar-winning period romance.
123 mins USA Director. John Madden
Quentin Tarantino’s crackling crime classic still retains its swagger as one of the great American films of recent decades.
154 mins USA Director. Quentin Tarantino
Ian McKellen and Richard Loncraine’s bold restaging transplants Shakespeare’s play to an imagined 1930s fascist Britain.
104 mins United Kingdom Director. Richard Loncraine
Jean-Jacques Beineix’s story of a volatile, highly sexual relationship was one of the most successful French films of the 1980s.
177 mins France Director. Jean-Jacques Beineix
Devotion meets imagination in Spielberg's ultimate crowd-pleaser, part of our new Sci-Fi Collection.
115 mins USA Director. Steven Spielberg
The beloved 1980s classic transports Marty McFly back to the 1950s, where he has to ensure his parents fall in love and get himself back to the future.
116 mins USA Director. Robert Zemeckis
The ultimate depiction of coming-of-age awkwardness, Bill Forsyth’s comedy about a teen who falls for the new female footballer on the school team.
88 mins Scotland Director. Bill Forsyth
Maggie Smith is astonishing in one of her greatest roles as a spinster who falls for Bob Hoskins’ brash businessman.
116 mins United Kingdom Director. Jack Clayton
Godard’s stunning, colour widescreen account of the wild journey of ‘the last romantic couple’, Pierrot (Jean-Paul Belmondo) and his lover Marianne (Karina).
110 mins France Director. Jean-Luc Godard
A young student with a secret is brutally murdered in this British Academy Award winning thriller about race, sex and jealousy.
92 mins United Kingdom Director. Basil Dearden
Val Guest's 1959 London-shot Brit Beat classic charts the fortunes of aspiring musician Bert Rudge (Cliff Richard)
United Kingdom Director. Val Guest
A wily old tugboat skipper outfoxes a wealthy American businessman in Alexander Mackendrick's underrated Ealing comedy
91 mins United Kingdom Director. Alexander Mackendrick
Charm is the byword in the screwball thriller that pits Cary Grant on the trail of Audrey Hepburn and her late husband’s missing millions.
109 mins USA Director. Stanley Donen
Alfred Hitchcock’s masterly thriller stars James Stewart as an invalided photographer who spots something fishy outside his rear window.
112 mins USA Director. Alfred Hitchcock
Hitchcock’s black comedy about four village residents trying to work out what to do with a dead body.
99 mins USA Director. Alfred Hitchcock
Sensitive and ground-breaking romance between a wheelchair-bound couple played by Malcolm McDowell and Nanette Newman.
111 mins United Kingdom Director. Bryan Forbes
Richard Attenborough plays a factory worker who’s ostracised after refusing to support a strike, in this gritty industrial drama.
95 mins United Kingdom Director. Guy Green
An Englishwoman is captured by Japanese forces during WWII and befriends an Australian POW, in this gritty adaptation of Nevile Shute’s novel.
117 mins United Kingdom Director. Jack Lee
This 1948 classic won Best Film From Any Source – a description never bettered.
88 mins Italy Director. Vittorio De Sica
Fellini triumphantly conjured himself out of a bad case of creative block with this magnum opus about a film director experiencing creative block.
138 mins Italy Director. Federico Fellini
Laurence Harvey and Susan Shentall are the star-crossed lovers in the ravishingly filmed 1954 adaptation.
138 mins United Kingdom Director. Renato Castellani