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Cult Rentals

Camp controversies and obscure outsiders: Cult Cinema champions the underground unloved and the fervently rediscovered.

Our collection includes Hollywood outcasts while also celebrating the netherworlds of UK cult cinema, from the London mondo film to the cautionary perils of the British sex film.

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Pink FlamingosPink Flamingos

Drama197288 minsDirector: John Waters

Divine is officially declared ‘the filthiest person alive’ in one of John Waters’ most notorious films.

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The DevilsThe Devils

Drama1972107 minsDirector: Ken Russell

Ken Russell’s bold account of religious hysteria, political persecution and the corrupt marriage of church and state.

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Withnail & IWithnail & I

Comedy1988107 minsDirector: Bruce Robinson

Richard E. Grant steals the show in the indomitable cult classic following two washed-up actors as they embark on a booze-filled getaway to the Lake District.

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A Clockwork OrangeA Clockwork Orange

Crime1971137 minsDirector: Stanley Kubrick

Malcolm McDowell stars in Kubrick’s chilling, thrilling and unsettling cinematic vision of nihilistic violence and social control.

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DuneDune

Science Fiction1984131 minsDirector: David Lynch

David Lynch brings Frank Herbert’s powerful novel and rich fantasy world to life in this cinematic spectacle.

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Demon SeedDemon Seed

Science Fiction197794 minsDirector: Donald Cammell

Visionary Scottish filmmaker Donald Cammell directs this claustrophobic ‘home-invasion’ sci-fi thriller based upon Dean Koontz’s best-selling novel.

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FreaksFreaks

Drama193262 minsDirector: Tod Browning

Tod Browning’s subversive but tender fable of exploitation, trickery and revenge in a travelling carnival.

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After HoursAfter Hours

Comedy198597 minsDirector: Martin Scorsese

One of Scorsese's underseen gems, a word processor has a wild night after agreeing to meet a girl at a coffee shop.

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Sorry to Bother YouSorry to Bother You

Comedy2018111 minsDirector: Boots Riley

A mild-mannered call centre operator whizzes up the corporate ladder after he discovers a unique ability to adopt a "white voice" in writer-director Boots Riley's breathlessly inventive satire.

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CensorCensor

Horror202184 minsDirector: Prano Bailey-Bond

A video nasties film censor becomes absorbed in her work in Prano Bailey-Bond's brilliantly adventurous first feature.

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Final CutFinal Cut

Comedy2022112 minsDirector: Michel Hazanavicius

Oscar-winning director Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist) pays tribute to moviemaking and behind-the-scenes farce in his adaptation of the cult Japanese zombie comedy One Cut of the Dead.

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You Don't NomiYou Don't Nomi

Documentary201992 minsDirector: Jeffrey McHale

Paul Verhoeven’s much-maligned masterpiece is placed under the microscope in this fascinating rumination on the one and only Showgirls.

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After Blue (Dirty Paradise)After Blue (Dirty Paradise)

Fantasy2021129 minsDirector: Bertrand Mandico

A mother and daughter living in a post-apocalyptic future are sent to hunt down and kill an evil demon hell-bent on destruction.

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MandiblesMandibles

Fantasy202177 minsDirector: Quentin Dupieux

When Jean-Gab and Manu find a giant fly trapped in the boot of a car, they decide to train it in the hope of making a ton of cash.

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DeerskinDeerskin

Drama201976 minsDirector: Quentin Dupieux

One man’s love for his designer jacket escalates to dangerous heights in what might just be the strangest serial killer film ever made.

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SpiderSpider

Drama200394 minsDirector: David Cronenberg

David Cronenberg directs Ralph Fiennes in this chilling psychological drama about a mentally-disturbed man facing his horrifying childhood memories.

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NightbirdsNightbirds

Drama197078 minsDirector: Andy Milligan

Dark drama about the doomed relationship of two down-and-outers living in the squalid East End of London in the early 1970s.

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Beat GirlBeat Girl

Drama196087 minsDirector: Edmond T. Gréville

A cult classic British film about late-fifties youth-rebellion set against an intoxicating Beatnik backdrop.

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The Greasy StranglerThe Greasy Strangler

Comedy201693 minsDirector: Jim Hosking

A father-son love triangle unleashes the unstoppable urges of the Greasy Strangler, in this gloriously deranged hybrid of gross-out comedy and gonzo horror.

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Trees LoungeTrees Lounge

Comedy199691 minsDirector: Steve Buscemi

Venerable character actor Steve Buscemi steps behind the camera in this profound character study on a lonely, alcoholic, and unemployed mechanic.

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Eve's BayouEve's Bayou

Drama1997115 minsDirector: Kasi Lemmons

Samuel L. Jackson stars in this seething slice of Southern Gothic, about the travails of a Louisiana family bedevilled by infidelity, incest and witchcraft.

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TitaneTitane

Science Fiction2021108 minsDirector: Julia Ducournau

Agathe Rousselle makes a ferocious debut as a killer on the run, in Julia Ducournau’s electrifying techno-chiller and Palme d'Or winner.

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A BanquetA Banquet

Horror202197 minsDirector: Ruth Paxton

A young woman undergoes a disturbing transformation in Ruth Paxton’s extraordinary psychological horror tale.

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System CrasherSystem Crasher

Drama2019120 minsDirector: Nora Fingscheidt

An intensive drama about a pre-pubescent girl who actually crashes Germany’s child and welfare system whilst on her quest for love and security.

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Night of the Living DeadNight of the Living Dead

Horror196896 minsDirector: George A. Romero

Landmark film from 'zombie godfather' Romero, whose makeshift heroes fight for their lives against a new and terrifying enemy.

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Open Your EyesOpen Your Eyes

Thriller1997119 minsDirector: Alejandro Amenábar

Alejandro Amenabar’s signature science-fiction drama follows a young man who falls for his dream woman, before he is disfigured in an accident.

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PiPi

Science Fiction199784 minsDirector: Darren Aronofsky

Darren Aronofsky’s magisterial monochrome mystery concerns a mathematician whose discovery of a powerful number leads to the dark side.

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HeartlessHeartless

Horror2010114 minsDirector: Philip Ridley

Philip Ridley’s stunning comeback film charts a lonely photographer’s battles with demons amid a haunting East London.

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PaperhousePaperhouse

Fantasy198989 minsDirector: Bernard Rose

Bernard Rose’s cult adult fantasy follows a young girl who discovers an increasingly dark and dangerous dream world.

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Dream DemonDream Demon

Fantasy198889 minsDirector: Harley Cokliss

A young woman becomes haunted by terrifying dreams, which soon begin to pull people around her into a nightmarish netherworld.

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RevengeRevenge

Thriller2017108 minsDirector: Coralie Fargeat

Coralie Fargeat's gloriously bloody tale of one woman's retribution; a razor-sharp feminist subversion of the revenge-thriller.

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The EndlessThe Endless

Horror2017112 minsDirector: Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson

Two brothers who escaped a cult are drawn back in by a mysterious message… Acclaimed directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (Spring) return with another hybrid piece of raging intensity.

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Only Lovers Left AliveOnly Lovers Left Alive

Romance2014123 minsDirector: Jim Jarmusch

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

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Dogs Don't Wear PantsDogs Don't Wear Pants

Drama2019105 minsDirector: Jukka-Pekka Valkeapää

In this playful, dark comedy a dominatrix offers a widower an unexpected chance for sexual and psychological release.

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The Man Who Fell to EarthThe Man Who Fell to Earth

Science Fiction1976139 minsDirector: Nicolas Roeg

Nicolas Roeg’s cult sci-fi stars David Bowie as an alien attempting to amass a fortune to save his home planet, but unable to escape his decadent earthly lifestyle.

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A Girl Walks Home Alone at NightA Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Horror2014101 minsDirector: Ana Lily Amirpour

If you only see one Iranian vampire western this year, make sure it’s this one. A female vampire stalks a ghost town in Ana Lily Amirpour’s arresting debut.

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High LifeHigh Life

Science Fiction2019113 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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UndergodsUndergods

Fantasy202092 minsDirector: Chino Moya

A series of intense and increasingly disturbing allegories about humanity's darker instincts culminates in a grotesque and compelling debut feature from Chino Moya.

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VesperVesper

Action and Adventure2022114 minsDirector: Kristina Buozyte and Bruno Samper

In a desolate post-apocalyptic future, a young teenage survivor has to avoid scrutiny from her uncle (a menacing Eddie Marsan) and the ruthless authorities pursuing her in this dark and dangerous fairytale.

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PerformancePerformance

Crime1970106 minsDirector: Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg

Mick Jagger stars in Nic Roeg and Cammell's kaleidoscopic odyssey into the dark heart of swinging London.

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LisztomaniaLisztomania

Biopic1976103 minsDirector: Ken Russell

Ken Russell's characteristically spectacular biopic of Liszt, with Roger Daltrey portraying the composer as a rock god, is a heady brew complete with garish Freudian symbolism, Hitler, spaceships and Ringo Starr as the Pope.

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Hedwig and the Angry InchHedwig and the Angry Inch

Musical200192 minsDirector: John Cameron Mitchell

The trailblazing cult musical about a transgender punk from East Germany who reinvents herself as a rock diva.

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HerostratusHerostratus

Drama1967143 minsDirector: Don Levy

Helen Mirren makes her film debut in the tale of a young poet (Michael Gothard) intent on turning his suicide into a mass-media spectacle.

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The Big Switch (Strip Poker)The Big Switch (Strip Poker)

Crime196868 minsDirector: Pete Walker

Tough gangster film directed by British exploitation stalwart Pete Walker in which a man-about-town is implicated in the murder of a blonde

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Man of ViolenceMan of Violence

Crime1970108 minsSilentDirector: Pete Walker

Pete Walker’s low-budget gangster thriller is packed with sights and sounds from a Britain about to swing out of the 60s and into the grim 70s.

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Lunch HourLunch Hour

Drama196263 minsSilentDirector: James Hill

Shirley Anne Field stars in this stylish, highly enjoyable story of simmering tensions and sexual conflict in the work place.

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Hounds of LoveHounds of Love

Horror2016108 minsDirector: Ben Young

A young woman tries to escape her sadistic kidnappers, in this bold and brutal Australian thriller.

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American PsychoAmerican Psycho

Drama2000102 minsDirector: Mary Harron

Christian Bale slays his competition in this chilling satire set in ‘80s Wall Street.

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When the Wind BlowsWhen the Wind Blows

Animation & Artists Moving Image198684 minsDirector: Jimmy Teru Murakami

A middle-aged couple prepare for nuclear war in this humorous and macabre cautionary tale, adapted by Raymond Briggs (The Snowman) from his best-selling book.

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Mona LisaMona Lisa

Drama1986100 minsDirector: Neil Jordan

Neil Jordan's gritty thriller stars Bob Hoskins as a gangster recently released from prison who falls in love with the prostitute he is supposed to be protecting.

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Expresso BongoExpresso Bongo

Drama1960111 minsDirector: Val Guest

Val Guest's 1959 London-shot Brit Beat classic charts the fortunes of aspiring musician Bert Rudge (Cliff Richard)

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Thunder RoadThunder Road

Comedy201890 minsDirector: Jim Cummings

Following the death of his mother, an emotionally unstable cop sees his life slowly unravel in this extraordinary tragicomedy.

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Bunny & the BullBunny & the Bull

Comedy200997 minsDirector: Paul King

Anarchic comedy from the director of Paddington and The Mighty Boosh, following an odd-couple’s wild European adventure.

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Swiss Army ManSwiss Army Man

Comedy201698 minsDirector: Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan

Paul Dano and a flatulent corpse (Daniel Radcliffe) excel in this bizarre, yet surprisingly moving surreal comedy.

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PsychomaniaPsychomania

Horror197391 minsDirector: Don Sharp

The greatest zombie-biker, toad-worshipping-Satanists horror in British cinema is an undisputed cult classic brimming with exciting action and fantastical mayhem.

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RepeaterRepeater

Comedy197975 minsDirector: Chris Monger

Comic thriller which, with its unorthodox narrative about a woman's confession of a murder, deconstructs the conventions of the genre.

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The Orchard End MurderThe Orchard End Murder

Crime198250 minsDirector: Christian Marnham

An old house near a remote, rural railway station provides the setting for this grisly tale of terror set in 1960s England.

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The Final ProgrammeThe Final Programme

Science Fiction197386 minsDirector: Robert Fuest

Wild adaptation of Michael Moorcock's novel about a playboy's search for the lost designs of the perfect self-replicating human.

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Legend of the WitchesLegend of the Witches

Documentary197085 minsDirector: Malcolm Leigh

An evocative, esoteric exploration of witchcraft at the end of the 1960s – including night-time ritual, reflections on the history of Wicca and a black mass.

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Witchfinder GeneralWitchfinder General

Horror196887 minsDirector: Michael Reeves

A witchfinder traverses 17th-century England executing those he suspects of witchcraft.

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VivariumVivarium

Science Fiction201998 minsDirector: Lorcan Finnegan

Imogen Poots and Jesse Eisenberg play a pair of first-time buyers who get more than they bargained for in this twisted fable about the horrors of suburban living.

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SpringSpring

Horror2015110 minsDirector: Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson

An American tourist in Italy falls for a stunning local woman with a dangerous secret, in this startling horror-romance.

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SynchronicSynchronic

Science Fiction2019102 minsDirector: Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead

Anthony Mackie and Jamie Dornan star as a pair of New Orleans paramedics who encounter a series of bizarre deaths linked to a new designer drug with otherworldly effects.

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The Cannibal ClubThe Cannibal Club

Comedy201881 minsDirector: Guto Parente

The wealthy elite feed off the lower classes in a deliciously twisted Brazilian social satire that’s definitely not for the squeamish.

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Fanny Lye Deliver'dFanny Lye Deliver'd

Drama2020112 minsDirector: Thomas Clay

The wife of a puritanical farmer seems resigned to her lot, until she has her head turned by the arrival of a young couple in Thomas Clay’s provocative period drama.

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PossessorPossessor

Horror2020104 minsDirector: Brandon Cronenberg

In the near future, a cool and ruthless assassin who uses other people’s bodies to carry out execution-style killings comes unstuck when her latest vehicle resists.

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China GirlChina Girl

Gangster198787 minsDirector: Abel Ferrara

Abel Ferrara creates a modern day Romeo & Juliet in gritty New York City, centring on the doomed relationship between an Italian boy and Chinese girl.

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Deadlier than the MaleDeadlier than the Male

Detective drama196798 minsDirector: Ralph Thomas

Richard Johnson is Bulldog Drummond, a freelance investigator who attracts the attention of a pair of deadly female assassins, played by Elke Sommer and Sylva Koscina.

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All the Right NoisesAll the Right Noises

Drama197191 minsDirector: Gerry O'Hara

A taboo-busting drama about a young married man (Tom Bell) who has an affair with a teenage girl (Olivia Hussey). Directed by Gerry O'Hara.

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Quest for LoveQuest for Love

Romance197187 minsDirector: Ralph Thomas

This British sci-fi comedy, adapted from a John Wyndham story, follows a man’s search to find the ideal woman whom he briefly meets in a parallel universe.

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TwinkyTwinky

Comedy197094 minsDirector: Richard Donner

Richard Donner directs this unlikely romance between a 38-year-old writer of erotic novels (Charles Bronson) and a 16-year-old schoolgirl (Susan George). After marrying and absconding to Scotland, the pair finds it hard to adjust to life together.

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Anatomy of a Pin-upAnatomy of a Pin-up

Documentary197130 minsDirector: David Cohen

This documentary explores attitudes to nude modelling in Britain - models, photographers and members of the public express their opinions.

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Tomorrow Never ComesTomorrow Never Comes

Crime1978102 minsDirector: Peter Collinson

This tense, violent hostage drama stars Oliver Reed as a negotiator trying to barter the release of Susan George from her deranged partner.

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Maroc 7Maroc 7

Crime196788 minsDirector: Gerry O'Hara

Gene Barry stars as a spy on an Arabian adventure, sent to Morocco to infiltrate Cyd Charisse’s highly glamorous jewel-smuggling outfit.

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The Wild and the WillingThe Wild and the Willing

Drama1962109 minsDirector: Ralph Thomas

Ian McShane and John Hurt made their feature film debuts in this swinging 1960s drama centring on a group of students and their sexual exploits and escapades.

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Voice OverVoice Over

Drama1982108 minsDirector: Chris Monger

This disturbing and controversial psychological drama from award-winning director Christopher Monger features a compelling central performance from Ian McNeice.

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Loving MemoryLoving Memory

Drama197052 minsDirector: Tony Scott

An unsettling portrait of love and loss by the director of Top Gun.

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CapturedCaptured

War195964 minsDirector: John Krish

Previously only shown to a restricted audience of top military brass from the Ministry of Defence, Captured is a stunning Prisoner of War drama.

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Silent ScreamSilent Scream

Biopic199085 minsDirector: David Hayman

Brutal, mind-bending journey into the damaged mind of a violent killer, with exceptional performances from Iain Glen and Robert Carlyle.

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The VillainessThe Villainess

Thriller2017124 minsDirector: Jung Byung-gil

Jung Byung-gil's superb, hyper-kinetic action thriller follows a female assassin who takes a new identity but finds her past life inescapable.

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That Kind of GirlThat Kind of Girl

Drama196377 minsDirector: Gerry O'Hara

A cautionary tale about VD and the dangers of free-love set against a backdrop of smoky jazz clubs and evocative London locations.

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DufferDuffer

Drama197175 minsDirector: Joseph Despins and William Dumaresq

A bizarre study of obsession focusing on a teenage boy who is torn between the charms of a fleshly female prostitute and the sadism of an older man.

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Her Private HellHer Private Hell

Drama196780 minsDirector: Norman J. Warren

The cautionary tale of an innocent girl abroad who gets caught up in the sleazy world of modelling.

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Primitive LondonPrimitive London

Documentary196587 minsDirector: Arnold Louis Miller

Arnold Louis Miller's follow-up to London in the Raw lifts the lid on society’s decay with its sideshow spectacle of 60s London depravity.

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Black PondBlack Pond

Comedy201182 minsDirector: Will Sharpe and Tom Kinglsey

Simon Amstell and Chris Langham star in this pitch-black British ensemble comedy in which a family are accused of murdering a stranger.

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The Pleasure GirlsThe Pleasure Girls

Drama196585 minsSilentDirector: Gerry O'Hara

A trio of models enjoy a weekend of parties, blossoming friendships, and romantic encounters in London. Starring Ian McShane and Klaus Kinski.