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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 Great Beauty

      Paolo Sorrentino’s dazzling, Oscar-winning portrayal of an ageing writer who becomes bored with his life of decadence.

    • BFI Flare

      The new home of LGBT films, including features and coverage from current and previous editions of the festival (formerly LLGFF).

    • Edwardian Sports

      Sporting events from over 100 years ago, courtesy of early film pioneers Mitchell and Kenyon.

    • Stranger by the Lake

      A young man witnesses a violent crime and becomes obsessed with the killer in Alain Guiraudie’s acclaimed mystery-thriller.

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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 films set in Glasgow

      Scotland’s biggest city has provided the backdrop to everything from Ealing comedies to dystopian sci-fi. With Bill Forsyth’s That Sinking Feeling arriving on BFI Blu-ray/DVD, we pick 10 of the best Glasgow movies.

      Pasquale Iannone
      17 April 2014

    • 10 great films about brothers

      Fraternal frictions, jealousy and brotherly love run high in our list of 10 classic brother movies, celebrating the nationwide rerelease of the James Dean classic East of Eden.

      Ashley Clark
      10 April 2014

    • 10 great teen films

      We chart the growing pains of the coming-of-age movie across the decades with a selection of 10 terrific teen movies.

      Samuel Wigley
      4 April 2014

    • 10 great films about doubles

      With Jesse Eisenberg acting alongside himself in Richard Ayoade's new film The Double, we reflect on some of cinema's best films featuring doubles, dead ringers and doppelgängers.

      Michael Brooke
      27 March 2014

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