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  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    Peter Sellers plays three separate roles in Stanley Kubrick’s mordant Cold War comedy in which insanity and political manoeuvrings lead to nuclear meltdown.

  • The Wicker Man

    The Wicker Man

    A puritanical policeman investigates the disappearance of a girl from a Scottish island community in this eerie psychological horror which has become a cult classic.

  • Oliver!

    Oliver!

    Lionel Bart’s lively stage musical version of Oliver Twist is given scope and atmosphere in Carol Reed’s multi-Oscar-winning film adaptation.

  • Gandhi

    Gandhi

    The icon of India’s independence movement was described in newsreels as “the little man”, but the ambition and scale of Richard Attenborough’s biopic are nothing short of colossal.

  • The Small World of Sammy Lee

    The Small World of Sammy Lee

    Seedy Soho strip-club compere Sammy (Anthony Newley) races to escape the heavies who hunt him in this gritty, engrossing 1960s London thriller.

  • Room at the Top

    Room at the Top

    This drama of social mobility in a northern factory town proved a landmark British film thanks to director Jack Clayton’s mature treatment of sexuality and class.

  • Batman Begins

    Batman Begins

    A superhero franchise in disrepute was revived in glorious techno-Gothic style by one of the most innovative minds in modern popular cinema.

  • Alien

    Alien

    The crew of mining spaceship Nostromo answer an apparent distress signal and find themselves with an unwanted passenger, in Ridley Scott’s breakthrough sci-fi horror.

  • 'Don't Look Now'

    "Don't Look Now"

    Set in off-season Venice, British director Nicolas Roeg’s tragedy combines an acute study of grief with a supernaturally charged thriller plot, to beautiful and devastating effect.

  • Darling

    Darling

    Julie Christie created one of the indelible images of Swinging London in this disapproving yet glamorous look at a fashion model ascending the social ladder.

  • The Servant

    The Servant

    A young aristocrat hires a manservant to tend to his needs but finds the balance of power shifting, in a claustrophobic thriller that probes British class culture.

  • Billy Liar

    Billy Liar

    John Schlesinger’s film features a bravura central performance from Tom Courtenay as an undertaker’s assistant escaping dreary reality through daydreams.

  • I'm All Right Jack

    I'm All Right Jack

    Factory bosses’ scheming greed and their employees’ stubborn self-interest collide in this satire on the British at work and on strike.

  • Moon

    Moon

    British writer-director Duncan Jones made an impressive debut with this low-budget, high-concept story of a moon worker’s existential crisis – as much psy-fi as sci-fi.

  • Beat the Devil

    A dazzling ensemble piece, with a Truman Capote script, that manages to be both dauntingly intellectual and effortlessly charming.

  • Lawrence of Arabia

    Lawrence of Arabia

    An eccentric English officer inspires the Arabs to unite against the Turks during WWI in David Lean’s seven Oscar-winner, an epic in every sense.

  • Sense and Sensibility

    Sense and Sensibility

    Taiwanese director Ang Lee made his move to the Hollywood mainstream with this graceful adaptation of Jane Austen’s 1811 novel.

  • The Crying Game

    The Crying Game

    The Northern Irish Troubles provide the backdrop for a study of sexual intrigue, as an IRA gunman befriends the girlfriend of an abducted soldier.

  • The Day of the Jackal

    The Day of the Jackal

    With French police on his trail, a mysterious English assassin attempts to kill President de Gaulle in this gripping adaptation of Frederick Forsyth’s thriller.

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