Feel the warmth of the sun and dip into our selection of summer rentals.

Those long, hot, liberating weeks of summer give great filmmakers time to unwind.  Unfamiliar places, ill-advised love, childish games and adult desires all play out beneath a dizzying sun. When autumn arrives, these characters from Ové, Hansen-Løve, Godard, Letts and many others, are emphatically changed.

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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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One LoveOne Love

Romance200596 minsDirector: Rick Elgood and Don Letts

Rick Elgood and the legendary Don Letts direct this reggae romance about a rasta musician whose affair with a gospel-singing preacher’s daughter causes a stir in Kingston.

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Drama202196 minsDirector: Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic

Tensions rise between restless teenager Julija and her oppressive father Ante when an old family friend arrives at their Croatian island home.

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A Bigger SplashA Bigger Splash

Thriller2015125 minsDirector: Luca Guadagnino

Ralph Fiennes delivers a sensational performance as one of four passionate souls sharing a villa in the Sicilian sunshine, with jealousy, intrigue and violence simmering beneath the surface.

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Drama201990 minsDirector: Rashaad Ernesto Green

Budding writer Ayanna’s life is transformed over the course of one hot Harlem summer, when a handsome and mysterious stranger walks into her life.

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The InnocentsThe Innocents

Horror2021118 minsDirector: Eskil Vogt

A group of children discover they have magical powers during a long, hot summer together in Eskil Vogt's (Academy Award-nominated for his screenplay for The Worst Person in the World) fairytale horror.

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92 in the Shade92 in the Shade

Comedy197587 minsDirector: Thomas Mcguane

Peter Fonda and Warren Oates feature in a sweaty tale of warring Florida fishing outfits, in this quirky and long unavailable comedy-drama.

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Swimming PoolSwimming Pool

Drama2003102 minsDirector: François Ozon

A crime novelist seeks peace but gets a dangerous muse in this twisted bilingual thriller from François Ozon.

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Thriller201694 minsDirector: Mohamed Diab

Mohamed Diab’s Clash is an unforgettable portrait of Egypt on the brink as rival protesters find themselves locked up in a police van. Un Certain Regard official selection at Cannes 2016.

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Goodbye First LoveGoodbye First Love

Drama2011106 minsDirector: Mia Hansen-Løve

The pangs and pains of young love are artfully and respectfully rendered in this subtle and sensitive drama from Mia Hansen-Løve (Eden).

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Talk About JacquelineTalk About Jacqueline

Comedy194270 minsDirector: Harold French

Jacqueline journeys to the French Riviera to escape her controversial past and find an eligible bachelor in this comedy-drama lead by the wonderful Carla Lehmann.

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Playing AwayPlaying Away

Sport1986102 minsDirector: Horace Ové

A cricketing comedy of manners exploring white and black stereotypes, from pioneering British filmmaker Horace Ové.

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Heat and DustHeat and Dust

Drama1983130 minsDirector: James Ivory

Julie Christie and Greta Scacchi star in this sensual and evocative Merchant Ivory classic, adapted by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala from her Booker Prize-winning novel.

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Saint FrancesSaint Frances

Comedy2019100 minsDirector: Alex Thompson

Bridget, a thirty-four-year-old, strikes up an unlikely friendship with the six year old she is nannying, in Alex Thompson's award-winning comedy.

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The Peanut Butter FalconThe Peanut Butter Falcon

Comedy201997 minsDirector: Michael Schwartz and Tyler Nilson

Effortlessly charming buddy movie about a young man with Down's syndrome (Zack Gottsagen) in pursuit of his dreams, with Shia LaBeouf.

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On the RoadOn the Road

Road movie2012124 minsDirector: Walter Salles

Walter Salles’ vibrant adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s seminal novel follows three youths from the beat generation as they traverse America.

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The RaftThe Raft

Documentary201898 minsDirector: Marcus Lindeen

Imagine Big Brother at sea, but with no evictions. Director Marcus Lindeen innovatively uncovers the human stories behind a 1970s social experiment, salaciously dubbed ‘The Sex Raft’.

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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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Comedy2005101 minsDirector: Annie Griffin

Stephen Mangan and Chris O’Dowd star in this sharp comedy following the trials of a trio of ambitious comedians aiming to take the Fringe by storm.

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Ping Pong SummerPing Pong Summer

Comedy201491 minsDirector: Michael Tully

In Maryland, 1985, teenager Rad is forced to face down the bullies in a table tennis tournament, with only his best friend and the expertise of his mysterious Mr Miyagi-esque neighbour for guidance.

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Dirty DancingDirty Dancing

Drama1987101 minsDirector: Emile Ardolino

A retro, music-filled classic about teen romances and strict attitudes to sex starring the late Patrick Swayze in his breakthrough role as dance instructor Johnny Castle.

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The Wimbledon StoryThe Wimbledon Story

Documentary195612 mins

Fred Perry explores the history of Wimbledon and goes behind the scenes of preparations for the tournament

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Romance2019100 minsDirector: Ira Sachs

Ira Sachs' utterly engaging romantic drama starring Isabelle Huppert as a celebrated actress who gathers her disparate family on an unexpectedly emotional retreat.

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Pierrot le FouPierrot le Fou

Crime1965110 minsDirector: Jean-Luc Godard

Godard’s stunning, colour widescreen account of the wild journey of ‘the last romantic couple’, Pierrot (Jean-Paul Belmondo) and his lover Marianne (Anna Karina).

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Drama202095 minsDirector: Leonie Krippendorff

As Berlin shimmers in the summer heat, Nora finds herself experiencing a world that's changing faster than she can keep up with, in this powerful coming-of-age story.

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Romance201892 minsDirector: Vicente Alves Do Ó

The simmering sexual tensions of a group of old friends come to the boil in this sizzling psychological drama, which playfully evokes the spirit of François Ozon.

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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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Palace of FunPalace of Fun

Thriller201682 minsDirector: Eadward Stocks

The spirit of Patricia Highsmith comes to Brighton in this ominous psychological thriller about a young man who takes gleeful advantage of his sister's new boyfriend, upon discovering his dark secret.

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My First SummerMy First Summer

Drama202078 minsDirector: Katie Found

Amidst the grief of losing her mother, sheltered teen Claudia discovers friendship and love for the first time in this beautiful and sublime debut.

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We the AnimalsWe the Animals

Drama201893 minsDirector: Jeremiah Zagar

Sensitive and increasingly different from his hyper-masculine brothers, a young boy faces the truth of his own desires.

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Of Girls and HorsesOf Girls and Horses

Drama201483 minsDirector: Monika Treut

A troubled teen finds love during a summer spent at a horse ranch, in this captivating lesbian drama from cult director Monika Treut.

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Futuro BeachFuturo Beach

Thriller2014107 minsDirector: Karim Aïnouz

A tragic event brings together a Brazilian lifeguard and a German tourist in Karim Aïnouz’s hypnotic melodrama.

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Beautiful ThingBeautiful Thing

Comedy199691 minsDirector: Hettie Macdonald

Hettie MacDonald’s 1996 comedy tells the story of two classmates and neighbours (Glen Berry, Scott Neal) who fall in love over one summer in South East London.

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Drama2016108 minsDirector: Marco Berger and Martin Farina

A gorgeously photographed, teasingly libidinous exercise in latent homoeroticism set over a long hot summer in Buenos Aires.

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Funny Games U.S.Funny Games U.S.

Horror2008107 minsDirector: Michael Haneke

Michael Haneke’s English-language remake of his earlier, Austrian film is both a shocking home-invasion thriller and a potent commentary on cinematic violence.

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The WondersThe Wonders

Drama2014111 minsDirector: Alice Rohrwacher

An enchanting, otherworldly coming-of-age drama about a teenage girl who enters her unwilling family into a TV talent show.

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More than a JourneyMore than a Journey

198652 minsDirector: Caroline Mylon

From Sudan to the Greek islands via the East Midlands - a young gay woman seeks love, happiness and fulfilment

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Uncle DavidUncle David

Comedy200995 minsDirector: Gary Reich, Mike Nicholls and 1 more

Celebrated cabaret artist David Hoyle’s debut film is a typically acerbic drama about the disturbing relationship between an uncle and his nephew.

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The WeekendThe Weekend

Comedy201694 minsDirector: Sheridan De Myers

Street-smart Hackney comedy about three friends whose unexpected cash windfall funds the mother of all parties; from the talents behind YouTube hit Mandem on the Wall.

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Mid-August LunchMid-August Lunch

Drama200872 minsDirector: Gianni Di Gregorio

Di Gregorio stars as a bibulous loafer trying to reduce his debts by looking after his friends’ elderly mothers during the holidays. Warm and witty

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Comedy201886 minsDirector: Jonah Hill

Jonah Hill's delightful directing debut follows Stevie, a thirteen-year-old who spends his summer with a group of new friends he meets at a skate shop.

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Summer DiscordSummer Discord

Amateur film195517 minsSilentDirector: David Gladwell

A Summer Discord is silent, amateur short film directed by David Gladwell which is set in the countryside and tells the story of a little girl who is reprimanded by her mother.

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Carry On CampingCarry On Camping

Comedy196989 minsDirector: Gerald Thomas

Happy campers Sid Boggle (Sid James) and Bernie Lugg (Bernard Bresslaw) are troubled by hippies in one of the best-loved films of the famed series.

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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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Skate KitchenSkate Kitchen

Drama2018105 minsDirector: Crystal Moselle

A timid Long Island skater-girl befriends an all-girl, New York City-based skateboarding crew.

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Boy Meets BoyBoy Meets Boy

Drama202170 minsDirector: Daniel Sánchez López

Two young men fall for each other over the course of a single day in this disarmingly tender debut from director Daniel Sánchez López.

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Hot Summer NightHot Summer Night

Drama195982 minsDirector: Ted Kotcheff

A progressive union boss is confronted with his family's prejudices when his daughter brings home her black boyfriend.

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From the Sea to the Land BeyondFrom the Sea to the Land Beyond

Documentary201273 minsDirector: Penny Woolcock

This fascinating and moving film by award-winning director Penny Woolcock is a lyrical portrait of Britain's coastline which features a score by British Sea Power.

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Drama2020100 minsDirector: Jessica Swale

Gemma Arterton stars in acclaimed theatre director Jessica Swale’s moving Second World War drama, as a woman rediscovering her ability to love.

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Donkey PunchDonkey Punch

Thriller200895 minsDirector: Olly Blackburn

Nichola Burley and Jamie Winstone star in the yacht-set shocker, in which a teen sex party turns into a deadly fight for survival.

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Two for JoyTwo for Joy

Drama201890 minsDirector: Tom Beard

A visceral, moving exploration of one British family's life following a tragedy, starring Samantha Morton, Daniel Mays and Billie Piper.

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