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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.

    • Lilting

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

    • Under the Skin

      An alien Scarlett Johansson prowls the streets of Glasgow in Jonathan Glazer’s astonishing sci-fi.

    • 1914 collection

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

    • The Double

      Richard Ayoade’s stylish and acclaimed doppelgänger story stars Jesse Eisenberg.

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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 gay films from East and Southeast Asia

      As our season on great Chinese cinema continues into September, we explore some of the best East and Southeast Asian gay films.

      Alex Davidson
      29 August 2014

    • 10 great films about aliens visiting Earth

      They come in peace... or else to bring about the annihilation of the human race. With David Bowie's turn as The Man Who Fell to Earth lighting up our Sci-Fi weekend, we count down 10 of the best movies about extraterrestrials coming to our planet.

      Paul O’Callaghan
      21 August 2014

    • 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

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