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Finds of the century: 12 great films from 1921

The world of 100 years ago was surprisingly close to our own. Here, we choose 12 films from 1921 which capture the flavour of the times.

By Bryony Dixon and Pamela Hutchinson

Finds of the century: 12 great films from 1921
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 14 to 16 May

By Samuel Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 14 to 16 May
Lists

Altman’s fortune: 10 underrated Robert Altman films

By Alex Ramon

Altman’s fortune: 10 underrated Robert Altman films
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 7 to 9 May

By Samuel Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 7 to 9 May
10 great

10 great films about space travel

By Brogan Morris

10 great films about space travel
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this bank holiday weekend – 30 April to 3 May

By Samuel Wigley

5 things to watch this bank holiday weekend – 30 April to 3 May
10 great

10 great Romanian New Wave films

By Carmen Gray

10 great Romanian New Wave films
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 23 to 25 April

By Samuel Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 23 to 25 April
10 great

10 great British thrillers of the 1970s

By David Parkinson

10 great British thrillers of the 1970s
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 16 to 18 April

By Samuel Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 16 to 18 April
Lists

10 classic films from Russia, the Caucasus and Central Asia: a Klassiki watchlist

By Carmen Gray

10 classic films from Russia, the Caucasus and Central Asia: a Klassiki watchlist
Lists

The power of fear: 13 memorable British horror debuts

By Nikki Baughan

The power of fear: 13 memorable British horror debuts
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 9 to 11 April

By Samuel Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 9 to 11 April
10 great

10 great Argentinian films of the 21st century

By Maria Delgado and Cecilia Sosa

10 great Argentinian films of the 21st century
The essentials

Roger Corman: 10 essential films

By Chloe Walker

Roger Corman: 10 essential films
Lists

10 key jazz films

By Jonathan Romney

10 key jazz films
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this Easter weekend – 2 to 5 April

By Samuel Wigley

5 things to watch this Easter weekend – 2 to 5 April
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 26 to 28 March

By Samuel Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 26 to 28 March
Lists

Adam Curtis picks 10 films that capture the mood of their times

By Adam Curtis

Adam Curtis picks 10 films that capture the mood of their times
10 great

10 great films about happiness

By David Morrison

10 great films about happiness
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 19 to 21 March

By Samuel Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 19 to 21 March
10 great

10 great films about dreaming

By Chloe Walker

10 great films about dreaming
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 12 to 14 March

By Samuel Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 12 to 14 March
Festivals

Five recommendations at BFI Flare 2021

By Chrystel Oloukoï

Five recommendations at BFI Flare 2021
10 great

10 great American neo-noirs of the 1990s

By Lou Thomas

10 great American neo-noirs of the 1990s
Lists

21 must-see debuts by female directors from the last 10 years

By Anjana Janardhan

21 must-see debuts by female directors from the last 10 years
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 5 to 7 March

By Samuel Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 5 to 7 March
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 26 to 28 February

By Samuel Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 26 to 28 February
My Dream Palace

Let there be projector light: 80 films that take us inside cinemas

By Thomas Flew

Let there be projector light: 80 films that take us inside cinemas
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