We spoke to the UK’s best talent on the power, importance and uniqueness of British independent film at BIFA 2023
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Kensuke's Kingdom is a 2023 animated film based on the book of the same name by Michael Morpurgo. We went behind the scenes with directors Neil Boyle and Kirk Hendry to find out more about the movie and how it came into their lives.
Tuck into a festive feast of warming UK content, some with a touch of spice, to begin the magical season...
Immerse yourself in rarely-seen-before footage from the archives in Adam Curtis’s bold and illuminating experimental documentary.
Cosmo Jarvis and Barry Keoghan are outstanding in this deeply immersive tale of doomed masculinity in rural Ireland.
Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman and Barry Keoghan star in this unsettling drama from renowned and wonderfully idiosyncratic writer-director Yorgos Lanthimos.
Emerald Fennell’s auspicious debut as writer-director features a career-defining performance for British lead actor Carey Mulligan.
A twelve-minute short exploring the making of the Beatles ‘final’ song, started in the nineties and completed in 2023.
Ansel Elgort masterfully leads this thoroughly cinematic and exhilarating musical crime thriller from writer-director Edgar Wright.
Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright reunite for this distinctive apocalypse comedy about a group of middle-aged men.
Horror and satirical comedy are perfectly blended in this likeable and funny spoof led by Simon Pegg.
The sharp and comedic minds behind Shaun of the Dead return for this enjoyable buddy cop satire.
A festive feast of warming UK content, some with a touch of spice, to begin the magical season
Join beloved double-act Rowan Atkinson and Tony Robinson in this gloriously subversive take on the Charles Dickens classic.
Michiel Huisman and Kristen Wiig star in this magical, hilarious and endearing story that proves nothing is impossible.
Become enraptured by this joyful, straightforward and outright fun animation, co-directed by Sarah Smith and Barry Cook.
Sex Education’s Asa Butterfield stars in this hilarious life-swap rom-com, directed by Irish filmmaker Jim O’Hanlon.
Become absorbed in the enjoyably absurd premise of this sweet-natured and moving festive firecracker.
Immerse yourself in this charming and nostalgic short, directed and co-written by Luigi Berio.
Renée Zellweger’s Oscar-nominated performance as the endearingly flawed Bridget Jones is as hilarious as it is charming.
Debutantes, plucky underdogs, and evil exes... these upcoming November releases are sure to thrill! Check out our round-up of the best film, TV, animation and games titles coming to a screen near you this autumn.
Barry Keoghan and Jacob Elordi lead this exquisitely black-hearted tale of privilege, with Margot Robbie on board as co-producer.
Oscar-winning director Taika Waititi teams up with revered actor Michael Fassbender in this heartfelt underdog comedy.
An all-star UK cast lend their vocal talents to The Canterville Ghost, a warm-hearted animation, based on a short story by Oscar Wilde. We went behind the scenes and spoke to the creative team behind the film to find out how the story was...
At the 2023 BFI London Film Festival, we asked Garth Davis, the Australian director of Foe which premiered at this year’s festival, about the UK Directors that he wants everyone to watch.
Cornwall-born Mark Jenkin’s dreamlike masterpiece is as visually distinctive as it is narratively gripping and satisfying.
Kristin Scott Thomas and Sharon Horgan lead this crowd-pleasing drama-comedy exploring the power and catharsis of collective music.
A complex story about a family whose lives change forever due to the suicide of husband and father, Paul Shanks.
Manchester-born writer-director Daniel Kokotajlo uses first-hand experience to craft his debut feature exploring life as a Jehovah’s Witness.
This astonishing debut from Pakistani writer-director Saim Sadiq looks at the repressed desires of a family in Lahore.
At this year’s BFI London Film Festival, we asked Iain Reid, the Canadian best-selling author of Foe, about the one UK Film that he wants everyone to watch.
Filmmaker Corin Hardy delivers an impressive debut about a family fighting evil spirits in an Irish forest.
Juan Carlos Medina directs this Victorian-set murder mystery, captivatingly led by British actor Bill Nighy.
Classic British institution, Hammer Films, is revived for this fresh take on Susan Hill’s widely-adapted novel.
Immerse yourself in rural Somerset in this fierce, uncompromising and unsettling tale of tragedy, poverty and family secrets.
A starry voice-cast lend their talents to this entertaining animation about a dog who time-travels fifty years into the future.
Rooney Mara is outstanding in this bold and ambitious attempt to reposition Mary Magdalene outside of misogynistic ideology.
Dev Patel masterfully leads this affecting drama about a lost child who reunites with his estranged family twenty-five years later.
This captivating thriller explores the origins of Tetris and how it found its way out of Russia.
Master of satire Armando Iannucci crafts a fresh, humorous and light-hearted spin on Charles Dickens’ classic novel.
A starry cast lead this feel-good comedy-drama, with Imelda Staunton, Celia Imrie and Timothy Spall.
British filmmaker Jerry Rothwell examines the genesis of Greenpeace in this engrossing and inspiring documentary.
A captivating true-crime documentary about a young savant who conned wine enthusiasts out of millions of dollars.
This docu-series explores and reconstructs the infamous events that went on to form the basis of The Conjuring 2.
Explore the trial of a nineteen-year-old boy who claimed he committed a murder under possession of the devil.
Writer-director Kitty Green and actor Julia Garner reunite for this electrifying, chilling and genre-expanding thriller set in Australia’s outback.
Dive into the story of John le Carré's extraordinary life, directed and written by Academy Award-winning documentarian Errol Morris.
An all-star cast lend their vocal talents to this warm-hearted animation, based on a short story by Oscar Wilde.
Academy Award nominees Saoirse Ronan and Paul Mescal star in this mesmerising sci-fi, based on best-selling author Iain Reid’s novel.
Foe, starring Academy Award nominees Saoirse Ronan and Paul Mescal, is a mesmerising sci-fi film, based on best-selling author Iain Reid’s novel. We went behind the scenes and spoke to the creative team behind the film to find out how it...
Restored by the BFI, this staggering 1924 documentary captures footage from two ill-fated explorers on Mount Everest.
Aubrey Plaza gives a standout performance in this sprightly, playful and exhilarating Guy Ritchie spy thriller.
The legend of Citizen Kane is explored in David Fincher’s gorgeous homage to, and exposé of, Hollywood’s golden age.
John Patrick Shanley directs and adapts his own play in this comedic, moving and wildly romantic tale.
Beanie Feldstein charmingly leads this rough-and-ready romp about the exploits of a working-class teenager from Wolverhampton.
Cillian Murphy is astonishing in Christopher Nolan’s engrossing and expansive biopic about the creation of the atomic bomb.
This disquieting family drama is led by two career-making performances by British actors Lily Newmark and Joanna Scanlan.
Young Jordanian actor Jacir Eid Al-Hwietat is outstanding in this Bedouin western about betrayal and survival.
The sight gags and slapstick sequences come thick-and-fast in this charming animated sci-fi sequel.
Immerse yourself in Terence Davies’ heartful study of the city of Liverpool, where he grew up in the 1950s.
Immerse yourself in the stone age in this unique, charming and laugh-out-loud funny Aardman animation.
Set in 1935 London, writer-director Adam Sigal constructs a wildly entertaining adventure based on a (possibly) true story.
Discover a Somerset farmer’s inspiring and wonderfully absurd legacy through found footage he shot himself.
An all-star cast - Tina Fey, Michelle Yeoh and Camille Cottin - board Kenneth Branagh’s third Hercule Poirot murder mystery.
This captivating documentary recounts a colossal CIA programme that used Howard Hughes as a cover during the cold war.
Writer-director Brian Helgeland helms this striking portrait of London’s notorious Kray twins, both masterfully played by Tom Hardy.
Scarlett Johansson dazzles in this ambitious and captivating 17th century tale about betrayal and coercion, based on Tracy Chevalier’s novel.
Based on the book by Vikas Swarup, this delightfully entertaining drama stars Dev Patel, Freida Pinto and Madhur Mittal.
Scarlett Johansson gives an incredible central performance in Jonathan Glazer’s haunting, absorbing and visually hypnotic masterpiece.
Steve Coogan leads this enjoyable mockumentary that takes a glimpse into the extravagant lives of the mega-rich.
Rami Malek taps into Freddy Mercury’s untamed and charismatic energy in this spirited Queen biopic.
Let The Right One In filmmaker Tomas Alfredson directs this icily atmospheric and erudite Cold War espionage thriller.
The late Alan Rickman directs, co-writes and stars in this stylish, delightfully dramatic and spectacularly-acted romantic drama.
Seemingly inspired by the work of Jane Austen, a subtle social consciousness permeates this assured costume drama.
Persepolis director Marjane Satrapi constructs an ambitious and unconventional biopic about famed female physicist Marie Curie.
Developed from the endearing BBC comedy show Outnumbered, Brits Rosamund Pike and David Tennant lead this warm-hearted family film.
Matthew McConaughey leads this entertaining gangster comedy, filled with enjoyably shady characters and comical mishaps.
Hijinks and irreverent horseplay ensue as four hopeless boys travel down under in this sequel spin-off film.
Fans of the beloved TV series will be charmed by this irreverent and endlessly entertaining Brits abroad film.
Meryl Streep’s deserved Oscar-winning performance is pitch-perfect as Britain’s first female Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher.
A decade after the first film, this prequel-sequel blend reunites its likeable ensemble cast with some fresh new faces.
The feel-good songs of seventies pop legends, Abba, permeate this joyous musical, led by Amanda Seyfried and Meryl Streep.
Explore the diverse ingenuity of Abbey Road Studios in London-born Mary McCartney’s deeply enjoyable directorial debut.
The UK’s Eddie/Suzy Izzard co-writes, co-produces and stars in this fascinating and fact-based World War Two spy drama.
Director Bill Condon reunites with renowned star Ian McKellen for a playful take on Sherlock Holmes in his later years.
Featuring a range of Downton Abbey favourites, this period drama is based on the novel by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.
Simon Pegg and Michael Sheen lead this boarding school-set horror-comedy in which terror is unleashed from the ground beneath them.
The highs and lows of Elton John’s life are beautifully captured in this authentic and rousing music biopic.
Gilles Paquet-Brenner directs and co-writes this intriguing Agatha Christie adaptation starring Glenn Close, Christina Hendricks and Gillian Anderson.
Emily Beecham gives an outstanding central performance in this portrait of a woman facing a period of unexpected upheaval.
Ashley Madekwe is captivating in this absorbing examination of race, class and privilege in the vein of Get Out.
Harris Dickinson leads this innovative drama in which a queer and bygone Soho is imaginatively crafted and explored.
A gripping animated tribute to the late Graham Chapman, member of the renowned Monty Python British comedy group.
Andy Coyle directs this animated family film based on the Hilda series, delving into the conflict between trolls and humans.
Dazzling visuals permeate this ambitious, animated Vincent Van Gogh biopic, which reimagines the last days of the painter’s life.
The first English-language feature from German writer-director Maximilian Erlenwein is a tense and high-stakes underwater thriller.
Thomas Hardiman’s promising debut is a uniquely stylish, extravagant and comical whodunit set in the world of competitive hairdressing.
This captivating debut feature from writer-directed Andrew Legge expertly blends time travel and found footage in this smart ‘what-if’ drama.
Harris Dickinson and newcomer Lola Campbell are irresistibly charming in this vibrant, innovative and sweet father-daughter dramedy.
Richard E. Grant and Daryl McCormack give outstanding performances in this taut and mysterious noir thriller.
Rap artist Tia Nomore gives a powerful and authentic performance in this intimate, A24-backed exploration of single motherhood.
Meet a sweet and likeable singing group from Cornwall in this feel-good and charming story of unlikely success.
The sequel to cherished British classic, The Railway Children, is a heart-warming and captivating adventure for a new generation.
This mesmerising documentary brings a spectacular freshness to the much-told story of the life and death of Princess Diana.
The band is back together for this likeable sequel about a group of sea shanty singers propelled into unexpected fame.
Fans of Bridgerton will be enthralled by this amusing, engaging and self-aware alternative historical romcom.
Bad Sisters writer Ailbhe Keogan pens the script for this uplifting Olivia Colman-led Irish road movie.
This satisfying and highly enjoyable comedy sequel sees the return of a formidable ensemble cast, plus some exciting newcomers.
This pleasurable and sweet drama-comedy about a group of British retirees boasts an impressive and beguiling all-star cast.
A highly-talented cast lead this endearing drama directed and written by American playwright Israel Horovitz.
Newcomer Max Harwood dazzles as an aspiring young drag queen in this cinematic adaptation of the famous musical.
This electrifyingly-acted courtroom drama is based on the real-life events of the Argentinian junta trial of 1985.
Joanna Hogg’s beautifully shot drama examines the anxieties of the middle-upper class in this masterful slice of life portrait.
YouTube famous Australian brothers Danny and Michael Philippou co-direct this thrillingly creepy tale of possession.
Maggie Smith, Kathy Bates, and Laura Linney shine in this charming tale exploring the power of love and friendship.
Plunge to unknown depths with this immersive, thrilling and high stakes documentary about the deadly and extreme sport of free diving.
Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie dazzle in Greta Gerwig’s whimsical, wonderful and witty take on Barbie and Ken.
A touching and thoroughly entertaining tribute to 80s pop legends George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley, otherwise known as WHAM!
Director Autumn de Wilde’s debut feature is a refreshing and good-natured take on the famous Jane Austen novel.
Riz Ahmed and Freida Pinto are exceptional in this hypnotic adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s renowned novel, Tess of the d’Urbervilles.
Under The Shadow director Babak Anvari delivers a riveting thriller, brimming with entertaining performances and intelligent themes.
Kirsten Dunst and Paul Bettany lead this affable drama-comedy where romance blooms on a tennis court.
Riz Ahmed stars in Chris Morris’s incredibly smart black comedy about a group of hopelessly inept aspiring suicide bombers.
Based on a catastrophic real-life event, this drama pays homage to the footballers’ lives lost in a devastating plane crash.
Keira Knightley and Parminder Nagra lead this compassionate, much-loved and extremely enjoyable teenage coming-of-age comedy.
Prisoners of War go head-to-head with a Nazi superteam in this Sylvester Stallone vehicle, loosely based on true events.
This highly-intelligent British classic follows two underdog athletes as they prepare for the prestigious 1924 Olympic Games in Paris.
Ron Howard's thoroughly entertaining and action-packed sports drama recreates the famous rivalry between F1’s James Hunt and Niki Lauda.
Michael Sheen gives a career-defining performance as Brian Clough, the infamous and short-lived manager of Leeds United.
Following the acclaimed Tyrannosaur, Paddy Considine’s second feature as writer-director is a powerful but heartfelt boxing drama.
British class structures and the notion of being an outsider are skilfully explored in this Rob Lowe led rowing drama.
The riveting documentary charts the unlikely rise to prominence of the West Indies cricket team in the 70s and 80s.
Simon Stone directs this arresting and charming multi-BAFTA-nominated drama, set against the stunning English countryside.
The third film in the Kingsman franchise is a deeply enjoyable, action-packed and playfully tongue-in-cheek spy movie.
Fact and fiction blur in Christian Schwochow’s gripping political thriller, exploring the events that led to World War II.
Snowtown director Justin Kurzel offers a bold and hard-hitting retelling of legendary Australian outlaw, Ned Kelly.
Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie showcase their talent in this retelling of the notable rivalry between two powerful cousins.
A powerful and affecting performance from Emma Thompson steers this thought-provoking drama, based on an Ian McEwan novel.
Ralph Fiennes and Rachel Weisz are outstanding in this conspiracy-thriller-cum-love-story from City of God director Fernando Meirelles.
This charming, BAFTA-winning drama joyously explores the power of solidarity across lines of class, gender and sexuality.
This imaginative animation featuring Timothée Chalamet and Jaden Smith offers a stunning blend of comic book and graffiti aesthetic.
Tom Cullen and Chris New are outstanding in writer-director Andrew Haigh’s distinctive and highly-acclaimed second feature.
Writer-director Hong Khaou’s astounding debut feature is a beautiful meditation on grief, loss, language and love.
Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan are sensational in this stunning romantic drama about forbidden love in the Victorian era.
Rocks director Sarah Gavron takes on the suffragette movement in this suspenseful and essential historical drama.
Bend It Like Beckham writer-director Gurinder Chadha explores the tumultuous period of India's partition in this gripping historical drama.
Actor-turned-director Aml Ameen’s debut feature is a refreshing Black British take on the classic Richard Curtis format.
A powerful and uncompromising call-to-action on racial injustice featuring No Time To Die’s Lashana Lynch.
David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike give mesmerising performances in Amma Asante’s absorbing, true-life love story.
Based on the 1992 novel by Victor Headley, Idris Elba’s accomplished directorial debut bursts with energy and ambition.
Little Miss Sunshine directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris dramatise one of the most-watched televised sports events of all time.
Anton Corbijn co-directs this heartfelt exploration of the transformative power of music, centring a handful of Depeche Mode’s faithful fans.
Dane DeHaan brings idolised 1950s film star James Dean to life in Anton Corbijn’s atmospheric biographical drama.
Veteran actor Ben Kingsley is outstanding as a transient fugitive who meets his unlikely match.
This captivating Section 28 drama features a stunning performance from Rosy McEwen, who plays a teacher leading a double life.
Ben Kingsley leads this idiosyncratic biopic exploring the latter years of the life of surrealist Spanish painter Salvador Dalí.
Anton Corbijn’s first feature documentary pays tribute to London-based design company Hipgnosis, who produced iconic album artwork from the 1960s-1980s.
Humour, tenderness and punchy Tina Turner numbers abound in Dionne Edwards fresh, distinctive and bold feature debut as writer-director.
Andrea Arnold reimagines Emily Brontë’s classic romance novel in this visceral, innovative and intoxicating adaptation.
Acclaimed filmmaker Mike Leigh writes and directs this impressive and passionate reenactment of an important but lesser-known British battle.
The story of feminist disruptions to the 1970 Miss World competition is brilliantly rehashed in this warm and light-hearted comedy-drama.
Follow a group of elderly criminals as they try to execute one of the most ambitious heists in London’s history.
An illuminating portrait of Ken Loach: one of the UK’s most talented, principled and compassionate directors.
Based on Paul Gallico’s 1958 novel Flowers for Mrs Harris, Lesley Manville charms in this delightful and uplifting comedy-drama.
Jim Broadbent, Ruth Sheen and Lesley Manville offer first-class performances in Mike Leigh’s Palme d’Or-nominated ensemble drama.
Succession’s Matthew MacFadyen and Atonement's Keira Knightley give unforgettable performances in this delightful Jane Austen adaptation.
Mike Leigh offers up a beguiling slice of everyday Britain in his nuanced and critically-acclaimed darkly comic drama.
Themes of paranoia and alienation pervade Kent-born Andrea Arnold’s dark and stunning debut feature as writer-director.
In this heartbreaking coming-of-age tale, Ken Loach gives now-famous Martin Compston his first acting role.
This brutal indictment of Britain’s zero-hours contract economy deservedly earned both BAFTA and Palme d’Or nominations.
Ken Loach expertly combines comedy and politics in this surprisingly uplifting and charming Glasgow-set caper.
Benedict Cumberbatch leads this enjoyably chaotic and offbeat biopic about the quirky and cat-obsessed artist, Louis Wain.
Ken Loach’s Palme d'Or-winning indictment of the UK’s punitive welfare system is an unmissable work of empathy and genius.
Taking a break from his role as James Bond, Sean Connery is exceptional in this tense World War II drama.
Ray Winstone and Kathy Burke are outstanding in Gary Oldman’s blistering and uncompromising directorial debut.
Acting newcomer Crissy Rock gives an astounding performance in Ken Loach’s raw and powerful social drama.
A starry voice cast bring to life this lively, high-stakes animation about a slow loris with a need for speed.
Director Shekhar Kapur returns with this charming and energetic rom-com featuring Lily James, Shazad Latif and Emma Thompson.
Delve into the life of controversial, opinionated and endlessly talented rapper M.I.A in this candid documentary.
In this lively, multicultural comedy, two teenagers travel to once-popular holiday destination Blackpool in search of their biological father.
Jessie Buckley is outstanding as the fervent but sometimes vulnerable Rose-Lynn in this feel-good drama about a wannabe country singer.
An American singer flees London for the Scottish Highlands to pursue a long dreamed of career in the opera.
UK acting veteran Timothy Spall stars in this uplifting drama about a retiree’s affecting expedition across Britain.
Cinephile Mark Cousins encourages us to slow down and really look at the world in this impossibly absorbing documentary.
Kenneth Branagh directs and stars as William Shakespeare in a screenplay penned by well-known author and playwright, Ben Elton.
Kenneth Branagh’s big-budget fantastical adventure features a young genius and his allies battling against powerful magical forces.
Director Robert Altman films on British soil for the first time in this intricately plotted, satirical murder mystery.
Kate Winslet and Judi Dench are spellbinding in their portrayal of prominent British novelist Iris Murdoch.
An ever-emotive Timothée Chalamet takes centre stage as Henry V in this coming-of-age historical epic.
Judi Dench and Billy Connolly star in this exquisite exploration of the tension between love and duty.
Dustin Hoffman directs a top tier cast in a stirring tale of elderly opera singers facing their own mortality.
Emily Blunt shines as Queen Victoria in this BAFTA-winning dramatisation of the first years of her rule.
Cate Blanchett returns as a more mature and ethereal Elizabeth I in director Shekhar Kapur’s playful sequel.
Cate Blanchett dazzles as England’s first Queen Elizabeth in this exploration of her rise to power.
Samantha Morton’s impeccably crafted debut is a searing exploration of social care in the UK.
An all-star British cast ooze charm and wit in Richard Ayoade’s accomplished debut feature.
Tennis giant Boris Becker is the subject of Alex Gibney’s meticulously crafted documentary.
BAFTA-nominated Guy Ritchie directs Jake Gyllenhaal in this tense but emotionally-driven war thriller.
Raine Allen-Miller's acclaimed debut feature will enchant and endear in this lively and poignant South London-based romcom.
We Are Lady Parts creator Nida Manzoor brings action and familial affection to her distinctive debut feature.
Toni Collette stars as a suburban woman who unexpectedly inherits the position of mafia boss in this hilarious crime-comedy.
Andie MacDowell stars in this gentle comedy-drama about a fading film star facing a cancer diagnosis.
Pierce Brosnan’s final Bond outing is a jam-packed action epic with lasers, helicopters and Rosamund Pike.
Vampiric happenings haunt a sleepy Irish village in this gruesomely good horror-comedy.
Steve Coogan’s genius creation Alan Partridge gets a feature-length outing in this absurdly funny action-comedy.
Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet impress in Danny Boyle’s operatic ode to the tech entrepreneur.
Ken Loach’s Palme d’Or winning historical drama about the Irish War of Independence, starring Cillian Murphy.
Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard are the Macbeths, in a muscular and macabre Shakespeare adaptation.
Steve McQueen’s unflinching, Oscar Best Picture-winning portrait of Solomon Northrup’s experience of American slavery.
A big-hearted biopic about a record-store owner in Belfast, instrumental to its punk rock population.
Tudor history gets a star-studded retelling in this Peter Morgan-penned period romp.
A tense psychological thriller set during the Troubles, starring Sir Ben Kingsley and Jim Sturgess.
Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell and Samantha Morton shine in a cinematic adaptation of a classic Swedish play.
Irish villagers fight off alcohol-fearing aliens with drunkenness in this riotous horror-comedy from Jon Wright.
Grabbers director Jon Wright’s irreverent alien invasion comedy, starring Sir Ben Kingsley and Gillian Anderson.
Gemma Arterton leads an ensemble cast in this countryside-set rom-com from director Stephen Frears.
Ben Wheatley adapts JG Ballard in a surrealist dystopian drama starring Tom Hiddleston and Sienna Miller.
Jonathan Glazer’s cult-favourite crime thriller, starring Ray Winstone and Sir Ben Kingsley, is sizzingly-good.
It’s a well-known fact that Bill Forsyth’s chemistry-laden, coming-of-age comedy is a cult favourite.
A landmark British film from Shane Meadows, starring Stephen Graham in a career-making role.
Daniel Craig, Judi Dench and Gemma Arteron star in this action-packed, desert-set Bond movie.
Daniel Craig is 007 in a barnstorming Bond movie, also starring Eva Green and Mads Mikkelsen.
Sam Mendes steers Daniel Craig’s third outing as Bond into sentimental, but no less spectacular territory.
Helen Mirren and Liev Schrieber lead a tense historical drama about Israeli prime minister Golda Meir.
Sally Hawkins and Steve Coogan star in a comedic historical caper about Richard III’s remains. Sally Hawkins and Steve Coogan star in a comedic historical caper about Richard III’s remains.
Idris Elba and Cynthia Erivo star in a feature-length follow-up to the Emmy-nominated series.
Bloodthirsty goblins terrorise a couple in this contemporary, Ireland-set creature feature.
Letitia Wright and Shirley Henderson tug on our heartstrings in a musical drama about redemption and rehabilitation.
Kenneth Branagh returns as Hercule Poirot in an extravagant murder-mystery sequel.
Sparks - and lyrics - fly between Will Poulter and Naomi Ackie in an original genre-blending drama.
John Boyega leads a wonderfully entertaining sci-fi alien invasion comedy from Joe Cornish.
Joe Wright’s Oscar-nominated, BAFTA-winning period drama, starring Keira Knightley, is gorgeous and devastating.
Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan and Andrew Garfield star in an affecting adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro’s dystopian novel.
A nostalgic overview of Coldplay’s formation (and continuation) from prolific music documentarian Mat Whitecross.
Julien Temple’s fittingly multifaceted tribute to musical icon and frontman of The Clash, Joe Strummer.
Julien Temple directs this dizzying, and thorough documentary portrait of the Sex Pistols.
Go on-the-road with Britpop band Blur in this lo-fi but up-close music documentary.
Go behind-the-scenes of Nick Cave and Warren Ellis’ creative partnership with this deeply-felt documentary.
Music documentary meets philosophical inquiry in this portrait of Nick Cave from director Andrew Dominik.
Venture into the mind of musical iconoclast Nick Cave with this inventive, introspective documentary.
The life and legacy of punk musician and riot grrrl icon Poly Styrene makes for a loving documentary.
The life and death of Amy Winehouse is reappraised in a gut-wrenching documentary from Asif Kapadia.
British pop phenomenon Bros stage a comeback 28 years later in this moving music documentary.
Edward Lovelace and James Hall direct an extraordinary documentary about Scottish musician Edwyn Collins’ recovery from illness.
Lynne Ramsay’s beguiling directorial debut about a Glaswegian boy contending with poverty and guilt.
Olivia Colman stars in a hard-hitting slice of social realism from actor-turned-director Paddy Considine.
Frances McDormand won an Oscar for her powerhouse performance in Martin McDonagh’s incendiary revenge drama.
Martin McDonagh casts Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell and Woody Harrelson in his self-referential screwball comedy.
Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson are bickering buddies in Martin McDonagh’s blackly comic crime caper.
Sam Riley and Haley Bennett electrify as estranged spouses in this swooning drama from Jamie Adams.
Rory Kinnear and Jo Hartley star in a David and Goliath tale of working class do-goodery.
Murderous nuns and mysterious conspiracies abound in this contemporary religious horror, starring Jena Malone.
Sex Education’s Emma Mackey stars as the Wuthering Heights writer in this fittingly ferocious biopic.
A beautifully-told adaptation of Sathnam Sanghera’s memoir of growing up Sikh in 1960s Britain.
Jack O’Connell and Alfie Allen star in a six-part WWII drama about the legendary Special Forces unit.
Bridgerton’s Phoebe Dynevor and Matthew Goode star in a whimsical biopic of a working-class artist.
A BAFTA-nominated documentary exploring the sensation of blindness, as experienced by writer and academic John Hull
A staggeringly brilliant ensemble assembles for Armando Iannucci’s raucous BAFTA-nominated Soviet satire
Hayley Squires and Reece Shearsmith star in a kaleidoscopic horror from British auteur Ben Wheatley.
Filmmaker Edgar Wright directs a documentary odyssey about distinctive musical duo Sparks.
An electric documentary about seminal rock band Oasis, their chart-topping highs and feuding lows.
Liam Gallagher’s post-Oasis slump and subsequent comeback makes for a celebratory documentary.
Liam Gallagher’s epic two-show comeback makes for a rousing, resounding documentary.
Jay Duplass and Tatiana Maslany are a couple confronting fault lines in their relationship.
Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan pop to Paris to salvage their marriage in this charming Hanif Kureishi-scripted drama.
French director Mia Hansen-Løve returns with another tender, bittersweet tale of love, loss and family.
Dev Patel smoulders as a mysterious wedding guest in Michael Winterbottom’s lean and lively thriller.
A comet hurtles towards Earth in this Gerald Butler disaster film, directed by Ric Roman Waugh.
Gerard Butler is pitted against a dangerous militia in this explosive island-set action thriller.
Joe Cornish writes and directs a big-hearted tale that takes inspiration from a classic legend.
Emily Blunt and James McAvoy add star power to a Toy Story-esque sequel to Gnomeo and Juliet.
Kung-Fu Panda meets Blazing Saddles in a playful, samurai-infused animation.
A starry voice cast animate this adventurous Terry Pratchett adaptation, featuring talking cats and rats.
Noah Baumbach’s adaptation of the classic Don DeLillo novel is a surreal and thrilling satire.
Benedict Cumberbatch earned an Oscar nomination for his performance in Jane Campion’s sensuous and sinister Western.
A starry cast assembles for Richard Curtis’ irresistible and now iconic Christmas tapestry.
Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding star in a heart-wrenching rom-com from director Paul Feig.
Keira Knightley and Matthew Goode lead a blackly comic Christmas film about an impending apocalypse.
Turner Prize-nominated photographer Richard Billingham directs his feature debut; a viscerally intimate family portrait.
A stunning, sensory insight into the world of non-speaking autism, from award-winning filmmaker Jerry Rothwell.
Eliza Hittman’s third feature is a tender and urgent drama about a teenager seeking an abortion.
Maxine Peake is a tour-de-force as a Northern stand-up comedian battling sexism in the 70s.
Luke Evans, Olivia Colman and Jessie Buckley lend their vocal talents to a lively animated adaptation.
Joanna Scanlan stars in an emotionally-layered, award-winning drama about the difficulty of knowing those we love.
Joanna Hogg draws from her own life in this ravishing portrait of a toxic relationship.
Joanna Hogg returns with a ghostly gothic horror starring Tilda Swinton in two roles.
Olivia Colman stars in Maggie Gyllenhaal’s directorial debut; a spiky, sensuous Elena Ferrante adaptation.
Noah Baumbach’s divorce saga, starring Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson, is razor-sharp and raucously-funny.
The dalmatian-hating villain gets a gloriously punk-rock origin story, starring Emma Stone and Emma Thompson.
A British-Pakistani teenager becomes Bruce Springsteen-obsessed in Gurinder Chadha’s feel-good musical.
Smash-hit musical Matilda gets a cinematic revamp, starring Emma Thompson, Stephen Graham and Lashana Lynch.
Saoirse Ronan and Sam Rockwell star in a murder-mystery that promises parody and hilarity.
Sam Mendes follows up his BAFTA-winner 1917 with a swooning seafront ode to cinema itself.
Gemma Arterton and Gugu Mbatha-Raw star in a sun-kissed WWII drama about friendship and forbidden love.
Oliver Hermanus skewers toxic masculinity and homophobia in a BAFTA-nominated military drama.
Bill Nighy and Aimee Lou Wood light up a life-affirming period drama from director Oliver Hermanus.
Sinéad O'Connor’s rise to fame is reconsidered and recontextualised in a gorgeously intimate documentary.
Emily Watson and Paul Mescal go head-to-head as a mother and son wading murky moral waters.
Guy Ritchie visually impressive, video-game inspired revival of the medieval classic.
Rebel Wilson stars in a Welsh-set drama about a couple contending with a life-changing event.
Damian Lewis and Toni Collette star in a feel-good drama about a racehorse that defied expectation.
Colin Firth and Julie Walters star in a spellbinding adaptation of the beloved novel.
Brendan Gleeson and Ciarán Hinds lend their voices to this imaginative, sea-faring stop-motion animation.
Kit Harington, Taron Egerton and Alicia Vikander star in a sweeping and moving WWI biopic.
Emma Corrin pairs up with Jack O’Connell for a sensuous new adaptation of the classic novel.
Jude Law and Carrie Coon play husband and wife in this brooding 80s-set psychological drama.
Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams play childhood friends in a sensitive story of forbidden love.
Keira Knightley and Michael Fassbender star in a provocative period drama about the fledgling days of psychoanalysis.
The Father’s Florian Zeller is back to tug on our heartstrings with a studious, star-studded drama.
Andrea Riseborough rediscovers the city of Luxor in a transporting romance-tinged character study.
Filmed in Aleppo, this BAFTA-winning, Oscar-nominated documentary is as intimate as it is imperative.
The miraculous true story of two Syrian sisters makes for a moving and magnificent drama.
Beauty and barbarity coalesce in a contemporary Western from Scottish musician-turned-filmmaker John Maclean.
Raymond Briggs’ graphic novel is brought to spellbinding life, featuring the voices of Jim Broadbent and Brenda Blethyn.
Craig Roberts’ third outing as director is an enchanting, tonally-edgy love story, featuring a whirlwind Sally Hawkins.
Claire Foy and James McAvoy star in a Scottish Highlands-set drama about the disappearance of their child.
Oscar-winner Glenda Jackson makes a sublime return to screen as a woman battling dementia.
James Norton is devastatingly good in a Northern Ireland-set drama that will break your heart.
Actor Romola Garai’s directorial debut is a heady concoction of body horror and gothic fantasy.
Emilia Jones, George Mackay and Sienna Guillory power an atmospheric thriller about a fleeing mother and daughter.
Riz Ahmed co-writes and stars in this poignant and boundary-pushing meditation on race, family and rap.
Lynne Ramsay’s BAFTA-nominated thriller is a film as tense, visceral and masterful as they come.
Paul Mescal stars in an exquisitely-crafted 90s-set drama from Scottish director Charlotte Wells.
Harris Dickinson stars in Ruben Östlund’s award-winning, BBC-backed, class-clash comedy.
Jessica Brown Findlay and Sean Harris star in this unnerving horror about the most haunted house in England.
The early life of Edgar Allan Poe is as haunting as his poetry in this gothic horror.
Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howle are spellbinding as naive newlyweds in a 60s-set period romance.
Emma Corrin, Harry Styles and David Dawson form a love triangle in this Brighton-based period drama.
Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell reunite with director Martin McDonagh for a macabre meditation on male friendship.
Gemma Arterton gives an astounding performance in this sensitive drama directed by Dominic Savage.
Freewheeling female friendship takes centre stage in this 90-set, Scottish road-trip comedy.
A serial dater who used Tinder to con women is the centre of this gobsmacking documentary.
A dystopian future provides the backdrop for this audacious body-horror about a mind-hijacking hit woman.
Stephen Frears directs a finely-calibrated, undeniably gripping account of Lance Armstrong’s doping scandal.
An unlikely friendship forms between Queen Victoria and an Indian clerk in Stephen Frears’ majestic biopic.
Oscar winner Colin Firth stars in this sobering sophomore feature from British filmmaker Harry Macqueen.
Jodie Whittaker and Brett Goldstein star in this off-kilter, but on-point comedy about coming-of-age.
Harriet Walter and Conleth Hill star in this uplifting story from the producers of The Favourite and Normal People.
A retelling of Mancunian musician Morrisey’s formative years, prior to starting The Smiths.
The producers of Love Actually and Bridget Jones return with a Beatles-fuelled romantic romp.
Dame Maggie Smith is a thrifty, sharp-tongued pensioner in this quintessentially British comedy.
Sally El Hosaini’s award-winning crime drama about a sibling relationship tested by gang culture.
Ruth Wilson powers an intense family drama from the master of rural realism, Clio Barnard.
Ruth Wilson and Tom Burke beguile as lovers in Harry Wootliff’s mesmerising psychological drama.
A refreshing and deeply intimate documentary, delving into the artistic mind of Orson Welles.
Mark Cousins continues his odyssey through the history of cinema and moves into the modern era.
Mayhem and mischief abound in Lena Dunham’s medieval-set coming-of-age comedy, starring Billie Piper.
Paddington returns for more adventure, and jail time, than he bargained for in this original-surpassing sequel.
An unusual and life-changing friendship forms between a quadriplegic teenager and a capuchin monkey.
A thrilling and thoroughly accessible adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic, boasting a starry, thoroughbred cast.
Florence Pugh, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Chris Pine go medieval in a sweeping Scottish historical drama.
Stephen Merchant tells the true story of wrestling-mad siblings, starring Florence Pugh and Jack Lowden.
Florence Pugh and Maisie Williams are afflicted by a fainting epidemic in this hypnotic thriller.
A groundbreaking and intimate virtual reality documentary celebrating the love and friendships fostered in VRChat.
Gemma Arterton and James Norton star in a cat-and-mouse thriller, based on a true story.
A Polish town, pre-Holocaust, is immortalised on celluloid in this haunting documentary.
A clever and exhilarating heist thriller, with a twist or two, from British documentarian Bart Layton.
Bart Layton’s breathtaking BAFTA winner is a true-crime doc by way of a psychological thriller.
A lyrical coming-of-age portrait on par with American Honey and Moonlight from British-Nigerian filmmaker Shola Amoo.
Crazy Rich Asians’ Henry Golding is a man returning to Vietnam in this pensive, poignant drama.
Remi Weekes announces himself as a talent to watch with his atmospheric and assured debut horror.
The millennial generation get their Blair Witch with this timely and well-constructed Zoom-based horror.
Terence Davies adapts the classic 1930s novel into a period drama as sombre as it is stunning.
A horror comedy about a havoc-wreaking haute couture dress from the mind of Peter Strickland.
Welsh actor Taron Egerton gives a winning performance as Olympic ski jump hopeful ‘Eddie the Eagle’.
This haunting, high-stakes (but low-budget) post-apocalyptic thriller makes for a grim but gripping watch.
Documentary meets animation in this charming and occasionally chilling tale of a Scottish scandal.
A starry cast - Ralph Fiennes, Matt Smith, Jessica Chastain - unite for a gripping Morocco-set thriller.
British director Rob Savage’s follow-up to cult hit Host is an equally riotous lo-fi horror.
Terence Davies consolidates his sublime reputation with this sensitive portrait of WWI poet Siegfried Sassoon.
Maestro of the macabre Peter Strickland concocts a culinary horror to churn the senses.
Welsh actor-turned-director Craig Roberts returns with this big-hearted biopic of not-so-gifted golfer Maurice Flitcroft.
A marvellously charming and quintessentially British buddy comedy about Brian and his robot, Charles.
The ever-wonderful Emma Thompson is intent on achieving an orgasm in this sex-positive comedy.
Conversation With Friends star Sasha Lane gave a breakout performance in this riotous road-movie.
Ben Whishaw, Emily Beecham and Heartstopper’s Kit Connor star in this unsettling, psychological sci-fi.
Edgar Wright’s dazzling horror is a feverish descent into a seedy, 60s-set London.
Masterful director Mike Leigh gives Turner’s life a fresh coat of paint with this vivid biopic.
Joanna Hogg follows up the first film with an equally compelling portrait of creative middle-class life.
Clio Barnard directs this contemporary Bradford-set love story about two lonely souls embarking on an affair.
Andrea Arnold’s raw reflection on adolescence, anger and alienation, starring Michael Fassbender.
Stephen Graham’s stressed-out head chef has a night that goes from bad to worse in this one-take drama.
Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley join forces in this heartfelt biopic of code-cracking genius Alan Turing.
Gemma Arterton stars as Vita Sackville-West, a celebrated writer and lover of Virginia Woolf.
Alex Garland’s Oscar-winning sci-fi is an unforgettable exploration of power, deceit and the possibilities of A.I.
Domhnall Gleeson and Ruth Wilson star in this lyrical British horror from Normal People’s Lenny Abrahamson.
Colin Firth and Matthew MacFayden lead this wry and riveting World War II drama.
Delight in the second feature-length outing for Downton Abbey, which remains as escapist as ever.
Alex Garland (Ex Machina, Annihilation) returns with a feverish folk horror to fester in your minnd.
Billie Piper’s directorial debut is a heady blend of genres: raunchy rom-com by way of biting psychological satire.
Praise be to British writer-director Rose Glass’s whose audacious debut is an assault to the cinematic senses.
Directorial debuts don’t come much punchier than this pitch-black portrait of the perils of pregnancy.
Josh O’Connor put himself firmly on the map in this full-bodied, Yorkshire-set love story.
A devastating and daring documentary about the fight to protect the mountain gorillas of the Congo’s Virunga National Park.
A stylish and surprising Welsh-language thriller from director Euros Lyn (Heartstopper, Happy Valley).
James Norton and Vanessa Kirby headline a heart-rending historical thriller about Soviet era brutalities.
A boozy birthday weekend sets in motion an unflinchingly funny examination of social anxiety.
Andrea Arnold focuses her unflinching, socially-realist eye on a dairy cow in this defiant documentary.
A succulent horror that should more than satiate your appetite for bracing British cinema.
The singular and mischievous period drama for which national treasure Olivia Colman won an Oscar.
Oscar-winners Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman star in this devastating, dementia-driven drama.
Ben Whishaw unleashes a kinetic performance in this boundary-pushing drama about what it means to be alive.
Kristen Stewart received her first Oscar nomination in this exquisite portrait of royal unravelling.
A fascinating documentary spotlighting female pioneers in electronic music who synthesised their way beyond the glass ceiling.
Honouring the anarchic spirit of queer and feminist activism, this is a heartfelt and consciousness-raising documentary.
Judi Dench and Steve Coogan share undeniable chemistry in this restrained and heart-wrenching true story.
Josh O’Connor leads this intimate, Glasgow-set story that sees a passionate new relationship unravel.
A sumptuous adaptation of Graham Swift’s novel about young love and class struggle in post-WWI England.
A claustrophobic Cornwall-set tale of suspicion and self-discovery, starring rising British actress Molly Windsor.
Revisit Florence Pugh’s breakout performance as a restless chattel bride in this defiantly violent gothic drama.
The ever-compelling Andrea Riseborough heads up this haunting head-scratcher about a grieving woman.
Bolton-born actress Maxine Peake stars as a woman plagued by a mysterious illness in remote Snowdonia in this effective and nerve-jangling gothic period drama.
An alien invasion-esque road movie from the talented filmmaker behind the exhilarating romantic thriller Beast.
Gary Oldman won an Oscar for his transformative turn as Churchill in this dynamic biopic.
Peter Dinklage leads this lavish and musical adaptation of the classic tale of unrequited love.
Keira Knightley portrays French novelist and trailblazer Colette in this playful and bracing biopic.
This dizzying, disturbing and distinctively tactile tale of a film is British horror at its best.
Kenneth Branagh returns to his childhood Belfast to tell a feel-good story of growing up amid the Troubles.