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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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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 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

    • 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

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