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Best Films of 2017

Cinema can be sharpest at its edge. This year’s chart has small stories told well, and grand adventures that magnetise…

Our most-seen rentals of the last 12 months. Films with wit, heart and a sting...

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Captain FantasticCaptain Fantastic

Drama2016119 minsDirector: Matt Ross

Viggo Mortensen plays the father-gone-primitive in this wonderful award-winning comedy about an off-grid family.

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I, Daniel BlakeI, Daniel Blake

Drama2016100 minsDirector: Ken Loach

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.

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DaphneDaphne

Drama201687 minsDirector: Peter Mackie Burns

Emily Beecham stars in a powerful character study about a 31-year-old chef who's drifting through her London life, until she witnesses a shocking event…

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The Girl on the TrainThe Girl on the Train

Thriller2016112 minsDirector: Tate Taylor

Emily Blunt stars in the adaptation of the best-seller about a divorcee who entangles herself in the investigation of a missing young woman.

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ArrivalArrival

Science Fiction2016116 minsDirector: Denis Villeneuve

Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner star as the humans who make first contact with extra-terrestrial visitors in this richly textured sci-fi from director Denis Villeneuve.

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Toni ErdmannToni Erdmann

Comedy2016162 minsDirector: Maren Ade

A lonely prankster upends the life of his high-powered daughter in a riotous comedy, deep and sharp.

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Manchester by the SeaManchester by the Sea

Drama2016137 minsDirector: Kenneth Lonergan

Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams shine in this devastating, Oscar-winning drama from Kenneth Lonergan about a man’s painful hometown return.

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PatersonPaterson

Comedy2016118 minsDirector: Jim Jarmusch

Adam Driver excels in this effortlessly charming tale of a bus driver poet in New Jersey, filmed with typically groovy elan by Jim Jarmusch.

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The PassThe Pass

Drama201586 minsDirector: Ben A. Williams

Russell Tovey stars as a Premier League footballer who shares a fumbled pass (of the sexual kind) with a teammate (Arinzé Kene), changing everything - both on and off the pitch.

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ElleElle

Drama2015131 minsDirector: Paul Verhoeven

Isabelle Huppert gives an unforgettable performance in Paul Verhoeven’s provocative thriller about one woman’s response to a violent attack.

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MoonlightMoonlight

Drama2016111 minsDirector: Barry Jenkins

Winner of the 2017 Oscar for Best Picture (eventually!), Barry Jenkins’ intoxicating drama follows the furtive life of a gay black boy through 80s Miami.

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The HandmaidenThe Handmaiden

Period drama2016146 minsDirector: Park Chan-wook

Park Chan-wook (Old Boy, Stoker) channels Sarah Waters’ novel Fingersmith, to create a sumptuous twisty psychological thriller full of erotic intrigue.

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Hell or High WaterHell or High Water

Crime2016102 minsDirector: David Mackenzie

Jeff Bridges and Chris Pine star in David Mackenzie’s acclaimed crime drama about two brothers who rob the banks that seized their ranch, and the sheriff on their heels.

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La NocheLa Noche

Drama2016141 minsDirector: Edgardo Castro

A gritty journey through the sexual underbelly of Buenos Aires, with graphic depictions of the highs and lows in one man’s quest for intimacy.

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20th Century Women20th Century Women

Drama2016118 minsDirector: Mike Mills

Annette Bening shines as the hipster mum who enlists two young friends (Greta Gerwig and Elle Fanning) to help her son navigate adolescence in this Oscar nominated comedy-drama.

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The LevellingThe Levelling

Drama201684 minsDirector: Hope Dickson Leach

Hope Dickson Leach's hugely impressive first feature about a middle class farming family’s crisis, set against the backdrop of the Somerset floods.

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Their FinestTheir Finest

Comedy2016117 minsDirector: Lone Scherfig

Gemma Arterton sparkles in this witty drama set in the world of propaganda filmmaking during WWII, from director Lone Scherfig (The Riot Club, An Education).

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Lady MacbethLady Macbeth

Period drama201689 minsDirector: William Oldroyd

Florence Pugh shines in this exceptional British debut of a young wife's need for freedom, whatever the cost.

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The Eagle HuntressThe Eagle Huntress

Documentary201688 minsDirector: Otto Bell

Daisy Ridley narrates this inspiring documentary about a girl who causes a stir in her tribe in Mongolia by embracing the traditionally male role of Eagle Hunter.

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The UntamedThe Untamed

Horror201698 minsDirector: Amat Escalante

Amat Escalante follows Heli with a boundary-pushing, mind-blowing mix of sex, sci-fi and social drama.

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DancerDancer

Documentary201685 minsDirector: David Lachapelle

The rise, fall and rise again of the bad boy of ballet, Ukrainian prodigy Sergei Polunin is captured in this swirling doc with a rocking soundtrack.

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I Am Not Your NegroI Am Not Your Negro

Documentary201694 minsDirector: Raoul Peck

Raoul Peck’s penetrating and acclaimed documentary reconstructs an unfinished manuscript by James Baldwin, chronicler of America’s Civil Rights Movement.

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A Quiet PassionA Quiet Passion

Biopic2016125 minsDirector: Terence Davies

Terence Davies' elegant and deeply moving biopic of poet Emily Dickinson, played with sensitivity and rebellious spirit by Cynthia Nixon.

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MindhornMindhorn

Comedy201688 minsDirector: Sean Foley

Julian Barratt is hilarious as the washed-up actor forced to reprise his 80s TV role as a sleuth with a robotic truth-telling eye, to help catch a deranged killer.