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Best Films of 2018

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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Beast
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Beast

Drama2017106 minsDirector: Michael Pearce

The hunt for a Jersey serial killer sparks a dangerous awakening in a young woman in this astonishing psycho-sexual thriller, which sets all the senses aflame.

The Death of Stalin
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The Death of Stalin

Comedy2017107 minsDirector: Armando Iannucci

Chaos and comedy ignite in Armando Iannucci’s acerbic satire, as Soviet officials frantically react to the passing of their glorious leader.

Lucky
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Lucky

Drama201688 minsDirector: John Carroll Lynch

Harry Dean Stanton gives the performance of a lifetime as an irascible nonagenarian maverick in a New Mexican town, grappling with his mortality.

The Florida Project
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The Florida Project

Drama2017112 minsDirector: Sean Baker

Tangerine director Sean Baker presents another visionary take on the wild ups and dangerous downs of life in America’s underbelly, featuring an Oscar-nominated turn from Willem Dafoe.

The Party
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The Party

Comedy201771 minsDirector: Sally Potter

Following some unexpected revelations, a celebration quickly takes a turn for the worse in Sally Potter's razor-sharp comedy.

Loveless
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Loveless

Drama2017127 minsDirector: Andrey Zvyagintsev

Andrey Zvyagintsev (Elena, Leviathan) delivers a masterpiece in this caustic look at contemporary Russian society, a failed marriage and the disappearance of a child. A major prize winner at both Cannes and BFI London Film Festival.

The Happy Prince
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The Happy Prince

Biopic2018105 minsDirector: Rupert Everett

Rupert Everett astounds as Oscar Wilde, depicting the fallen star in the final years of his life, in this heartfelt and captivating passion project.

God's Own Country
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God's Own Country

Drama2017105 minsDirector: Francis Lee

A troubled young sheep farmer falls for a hired hand in this stunning debut from Francis Lee.

You Were Never Really Here
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You Were Never Really Here

Thriller201790 minsDirector: Lynne Ramsay

Lynne Ramsay journeys with Joaquin Phoenix into the mind of an ex-soldier gun-for-hire whose own demons are as brutal as the actions of his adversaries.

I, Tonya
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I, Tonya

Biopic2017120 minsDirector: Craig Gillespie

Athlete. Champion. Villain. Tonya Harding (Margot Robbie) played them all…

McQueen
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McQueen

Biopic2018111 minsDirector: Ian Bonhôte

In scintillating fashion, this compelling documentary explores the dark dreams that drove the brilliant, lamented designer, Alexander McQueen.

Mad to Be Normal
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Mad to Be Normal

Drama2016105 minsDirector: Robert Mullan

David Tennant is inspired as the renegade Scottish psychiatrist R.D. Laing, whose unorthodox therapeutic ideas chime with the radical spirit of 1960s counterculture.

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool
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Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

Biopic2017106 minsDirector: Paul McGuigan

Annette Bening and Jamie Bell bring to life the true story of the love affair between Gloria Grahame and young, Liverpudlian actor Peter Turner.

In Between
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In Between

Drama2016103 minsDirector: Maysaloun Hamoud

Three strong, independent Israeli-Palestinian women try to square their liberated, hedonistic lifestyles with the stultifying restrictions of conservative family life, in Maysaloun Hamoud's charming and vital drama.

Paddington 2
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Paddington 2

Children's2017103 minsDirector: Paul King

Britain’s favourite bear returns for another adventure. Porridge rather than marmalade looks set to be Paddington's new staple after he's framed for a robbery, unless the Brown family can help solve the mystery.

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami
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Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

Documentary2017115 minsDirector: Sophie Fiennes

Grace Jones is laid bare in this intimate and electrifying insight into the fascinating world of a pop-cultural phenomenon.

Funny Cow
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Funny Cow

Comedy2017102 minsDirector: Adrian Shergold

Maxine Peake plays a woman who rises above abusive relationships and crass sexist audiences of the 1970s to become a female stand-up comedian.

Ghost Stories
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Ghost Stories

Horror201798 minsDirector: Jeremy Dyson

Being scared has never been this much fun, as Martin Freeman, Andy Nyman and Paul Whitehouse bring the chilling London stage play to the screen.

Menashe
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Menashe

Drama201783 minsDirector: Joshua Z Weinstein

This story of a widower's struggle to reclaim his child is both a funny, moving drama and an insight into the world of New York's Yiddish-speaking Hasidic community.

The Post
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The Post

Drama2017116 minsDirector: Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg’s acclaimed, gripping and timely drama about the publishing of the Pentagon Papers, featuring Tom Hanks and an Oscar-nominated performance from Meryl Streep.

Apostasy
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Apostasy

Drama201795 minsDirector: Dan Kokotajlo

A deeply religious family must decide whether to stick by their relation or abandon her, in this striking debut from Daniel Kokotajlo - a prizewinner at BFI London Film Festival 2017.