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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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BeastBeast

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.

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The Death of StalinThe 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.

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LuckyLucky

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.

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The Florida ProjectThe 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.

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The PartyThe 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.

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LovelessLoveless

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.

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The Happy PrinceThe 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.

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God's Own CountryGod's Own Country

Drama2017105 minsDirector: Francis Lee

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

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You Were Never Really HereYou 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.

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I, TonyaI, Tonya

Biopic2017120 minsDirector: Craig Gillespie

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

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McQueenMcQueen

Biopic2018111 minsDirector: Ian Bonhôte

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

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Mad to Be NormalMad 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.

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Film Stars Don't Die in LiverpoolFilm 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.

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In BetweenIn 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.

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Paddington 2Paddington 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.

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Grace Jones: Bloodlight and BamiGrace 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.

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Funny CowFunny 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.

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Ghost StoriesGhost 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.

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MenasheMenashe

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.

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The PostThe 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.

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ApostasyApostasy

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.