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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.

    • The Day the Earth Caught Fire

      Is the Earth doomed? Watch our new HD remaster of the British sci-fi classic.

    • Two Days, One Night

      Marion Cotillard excels in the new film from the Dardenne brothers.

    • 1914 collection

      Discover what cinema was like in the months before and after the outbreak of WWI.

    • Lilting

      Ben Whishaw stars as a gay man grieving the death of his lover in Hong Khaou’s moving drama.

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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 European road movies

      With the release of Pawel Pawlikowski's award-winning drama Ida on BFI Player, we're setting off on 10 more unmissable road trips across Europe.

      Samuel Wigley
      25 September 2014

    • 10 great horror films of the 21st century

      With the Cult section of the BFI London Film Festival offering a tasting menu of the some of the most striking new horror cinema, we got to thinking: what are the best horror films made since the year 2000?

      Michael Blyth
      18 September 2014

    • 10 great prison break films

      Escapist entertainment par excellence – with the return to cinemas of Jim Jarmusch's off-kilter jailbird classic Down by Law, here are 10 of the best prison breakout movies.

      Matthew Thrift
      11 September 2014

    • 10 great films set in Berlin

      With the return to cinemas of Fritz Lang's groundbreaking thriller M, about a manhunt for a serial killer on the streets of the German capital, we take a tour through 10 of the best Berlin movies.

      Thirza Wakefield
      4 September 2014

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