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Best Films of 2019

These are our most-chosen stories - resonant adventures that move and thrill; proof that cinema can be sharpest at its edge.

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

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The SouvenirThe Souvenir

Drama2018120 minsDirector: Joanna Hogg

Winner of Sundance 2019's Grand Jury Prize, The Souvenir is the compelling, semi-autobiographical drama from acclaimed writer-director Joanna Hogg.

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ShopliftersShoplifters

Drama2018121 minsDirector: Hirokazu Koreeda

Hirokazu Koreeda's modern masterpiece is dark yet touching account of an unorthodox family that relies on shoplifting to make ends meet.

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The WifeThe Wife

Drama2017100 minsDirector: Björn Runge

Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce are the spouses with a secret in a tight, taut drama of ego and legacy.

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RafikiRafiki

Drama201883 minsDirector: Wanuri Kahiu

Romantic sparks fly between the daughters of two opposing politicians in Wanuri Kahiu’s neon-bright story of forbidden love in Kenya.

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SauvageSauvage

Drama201899 minsDirector: Camille Vidal-Naquet

The daily misfortunes of a lonesome rent boy are laid bare in this tough but tender portrait of life on the fringes of society.

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RBGRBG

Documentary201899 minsDirector: Julie Cohen

Revelatory documentary on an unexpected hero - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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DestroyerDestroyer

Thriller2018121 minsDirector: Karyn Kusama

Nicole Kidman is astonishing – and almost unrecognisable – as a jaded police detective haunted by her past in Karyn Kusama’s brooding thriller.

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High LifeHigh Life

Science Fiction2018113 minsDirector: Claire Denis

The messiness of sex, the mysteries of birth and the moving spectacle of devoted parenting in the face of impending oblivion create a potent atmosphere in Claire Denis’ English-language debut.

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HolidayHoliday

Thriller201888 minsDirector: Isabella Eklöf

A lavish trip to the Turkish Riviera goes horribly awry in this disturbing tale of power, exploitation and complicity from the writer of Border.

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Wild RoseWild Rose

Drama2018101 minsDirector: Tom Harper

This delightful and infectiously joyous film finds a young woman balancing her dreams of being a country music star with the responsibilities of motherhood.

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The Blonde OneThe Blonde One

Drama2019111 minsDirector: Marco Berger

A tentative friendship blossoms into a beautiful romance in this erotically-charged yet disarmingly sweet-natured offering from Marco Berger (Taekwondo).

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Ash Is Purest WhiteAsh Is Purest White

Drama2018136 minsDirector: Jia Zhangke

Heartbreak and resilience fuel Jia Zhangke's quietly epic saga, in which one woman’s fortitude and knack for crime carry her through a rapidly changing China.

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Vita & VirginiaVita & Virginia

Romance2018110 minsDirector: Chanya Button

Gemma Arterton and Elizabeth Debicki relive a literary love affair, fiery and forbidden, with a remarkable legacy.

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The ChambermaidThe Chambermaid

Drama2018102 minsDirector: Lila Avilés

Lila Avilés provides an engaging, behind-closed-doors look at the working environment of a chambermaid in one of Mexico City’s most luxurious hotels.

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MapplethorpeMapplethorpe

Drama2018102 minsDirector: Ondi Timoner

Matt Smith stars as legendary photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in this full-frontal homage to the devilish bad boy, whose sex life fuelled his career.

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The Miseducation of Cameron PostThe Miseducation of Cameron Post

Drama201792 minsDirector: Desiree Akhavan

Desiree Akhavan’s award-winning follow-up to Appropriate Behaviour, with Chloë Grace Moretz as a teen sent to a gay conversion camp.

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Out of BlueOut of Blue

Crime2018109 minsDirector: Carol Morley

Carol Morley (Dreams of a Life, The Falling) returns with a wonderfully stylised, offbeat noir thriller about a murder investigation and multiple realities.

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The White CrowThe White Crow

Biopic2019127 minsDirector: Ralph Fiennes

Dance perfection meets political defection in director Ralph Fiennes’ intoxicating account of the young life of Rudolf Nureyev.

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BeatsBeats

Drama2018101 minsDirector: Brian Welsh

Best mates Johnno and Spanner head out for one last night of raving together before Johnno’s family move away, in this bittersweet coming-of-age ode to '90s subculture.

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ColetteColette

Biopic2017112 minsDirector: Wash Westmoreland

This witty, Belle Époque-era biopic stars Keira Knightley and Dominic West as literary couple Colette and Willy, whose relationship rewrote social and gender rules.

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Happy as LazzaroHappy as Lazzaro

Drama2018128 minsDirector: Alice Rohrwacher

Alice Rohrwacher follows The Wonders with a delightfully singular, time and genre-bending rumination on the fate of innocence when faced with corruption and greed.

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WildlifeWildlife

Drama2016105 minsDirector: Paul Dano

Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal play a couple on the rocks in Paul Dano’s directorial debut, an elegant 1950s-set melodrama.

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The RiderThe Rider

Drama2017103 minsDirector: Chloé Zhao

Chloé Zhao's luminous and enthralling study of a young South Dakotan cowboy’s struggle following a rodeo injury.

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Diego MaradonaDiego Maradona

Documentary2019124 minsDirector: Asif Kapadia

The supreme football superstar is the latest subject for acclaimed filmmaker Asif Kapadia (Amy, Senna), as he deftly explores the complicated dynamic between Diego the man and Maradona the icon.