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The Automatic Motorist
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The Automatic Motorist 1911

A leisurely drive turns into an out-of-this-world adventure for a newlywed couple and their robot chauffeur.

6 mins United Kingdom

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La Belle et la Bête 1946

Jean Cocteau’s ravishingly restored 1946 film is a cinematic classic. “Five stars. [This] magical exploration of the fairytale is a compelling and bizarre masterpiece” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

89 mins France Director. Jean Cocteau

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Blancanieves 2011 12A

Pablo Berger’s imaginative black-and-white ‘silent’ movie relocates the story of Snow White to 1920s Spain – complete with bullfighting dwarfs

105 mins

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The Chocolate Acrobat 1995

An elderly woman in a care home strikes up a sensual, nostalgic relationship with a young nurse.

37 mins United Kingdom Director. Tessa Sheridan

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A Christmas Carol
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A Christmas Carol 1914

A well-acted early version of Charles Dickens' much loved Christmas story, featuring some impressive ghost sequences.

20 mins United Kingdom

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The Company of Wolves
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The Company of Wolves 1984 18

Angela Carter and Neil Jordan's magical, radical take on Little Red Riding Hood.

95 mins United Kingdom

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Dead of Night
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Dead of Night 1945 PG

A group of guests assembled at a country house swap uncanny and supernatural stories in this classic Ealing chiller from 1945.

104 mins United Kingdom Director. Robert Hamer, Basil Dearden, Charles Crichton, Alberto Cavalcanti

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Flash Gordon 1980 PG

Sam J. Jones stars as the quintessential comic strip hero, out to save the Earth from Ming the Merciless, in Mike Hodges’ visually ravishing sci-fi.

115 mins Netherlands Director. Mike Hodges

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The Gloves of Ptames
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The Gloves of Ptames 1914

A mysterious pair of gloves from an ancient Egyptian tomb cause chaos in this silent 'trick' comedy.

10 mins United Kingdom

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Haunters of the Deep
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Haunters of the Deep 1984 U

A ghostly boy returns from the grave to warn against reopening 'The Devil's Mine' in this spooky drama.

61 mins United Kingdom Director. Andrew Bogle

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Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
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Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives 2010 12

Apichatpong's Cannes prizewinner, about an ailing man revisiting his past, is a measured, lyrical evocation of mysterious beauty and quiet humanity

113 mins Director. Apichatpong Weerasethakul

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The Man from Nowhere
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The Man from Nowhere 1976 U

Victorian orphan Alice Harvey - arriving to live at her great uncle's spooky house - is frightened by a mysterious, dark-clad intruder.

59 mins United Kingdom Director. James Hill

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Man without Desire
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Man without Desire 1923

A sumptuous silent drama of love, frustrated desire and suspended animation in 18th-century Venice.

79 mins United Kingdom

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The Mistletoe Bough
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The Mistletoe Bough 1904

Discover a haunted gem, the earliest film of the Christmas ghost story The Mistletoe Bough. Guaranteed to spook a whole new generation over a hundred years after its creation. With new music by Pete Wiggs of Saint Etienne, commissioned by the BFI.

5 mins United Kingdom Director. Percy Stow

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Only Lovers Left Alive
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Only Lovers Left Alive 2013 15

Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton star as ageless, blood-drinking lovers in Jim Jarmusch’s clever, funny and sexy vampire tale.

123 mins United Kingdom Director. Jim Jarmusch

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Orlando
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Orlando 1992 PG

Tilda Swinton stars in Sally Potter's dazzling interpretation of Virginia Woolf's novel.

93 mins United Kingdom Director. Sally Potter

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Out of the Darkness
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Out of the Darkness 1985 U

A ghostly drama of the Derbyshire plague village of Eyam, as unquiet spirits of the long dead make contact with the living.

68 mins United Kingdom

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The Phantom Light 1935 U

Michael Powell’s gothic mystery of a haunted lighthouse where insanity thrives.

72 mins United Kingdom Director. Michael Powell

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Rapunzel Let Down Your Hair 1978

An imaginative, experimental and playful look at myth, storytelling and female identity.

78 mins United Kingdom Director. Susan Shapiro, Esther Ronay, Francine Winham

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Sleeping Beauty 1954 U

The Brothers Grimm's story springs to life in intricate silhouette animation.

10 mins United Kingdom Director. Lotte Reiniger

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Summer Discord
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Summer Discord 1955

A Summer Discord is silent, amateur short film directed by David Gladwell which is set in the countryside and tells the story of a little girl who is reprimanded by her mother.

15 mins United Kingdom Director. David Gladwell

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Videodrome
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Videodrome 1983 18

James Woods and Debbie Harry star in David Cronenberg’s mind-melting sci-fi about media domination.

87 mins Canada Director. David Cronenberg

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