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Our video on-demand service features contemporary and classic films, hand-picked from our festivals, cultural programme and the BFI National Archive.

    • Edwardian football

      With the World Cup well underway, see how the beautiful game was enjoyed over 100 years ago.

    • When I Saw You

      A young Palestinian refugee yearns to be reunited with his father and joins a band of freedom fighters.

    • Inside Llewyn Davis

      The Coen brothers’ funny, melancholic elegy to early 1960s folk music.

    • Nymphomaniac Vol.I & Vol.II

      The provocative new film by Lars von Trier – the story of a woman’s life of sex obsession.

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The Greatest Films of All Time

Once a decade Sight & Sound asks critics to select the best films of all time.

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10 great films about...

Every week we publish a list of 10 great films, all of which are available to view in the UK.

    • 10 great films about the end of the world

      ...or how we learned to stop worrying and love films about impending apocalypse.

      Mike Sutton
      14 August 2014

    • 10 great films set in Hong Kong

      One of the most densely populated areas on earth, Hong Kong is synonymous with the speed and flow of the modern city. Its teeming streets and gleaming surfaces have inspired filmmakers from Wong Kar-wai to Jackie Chan. Here are 10 of the best Hong Kong movies.

      John Berra
      7 August 2014

    • 10 great Vietnam war films

      With Michael Cimino's Oscar-winning epic The Deer Hunter back in UK cinemas, we take a tour of duty around 10 of the best Vietnam war movies.

      Paul O’Callaghan
      31 July 2014

    • 10 great American film noirs

      With Orson Welles's magnificent noir melodrama The Lady from Shanghai back in cinemas, we turn back the clock to the golden age of Hollywood to select the 10 best American film noirs.

      Samuel Wigley
      24 July 2014

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