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5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 21 to 23 January

Fairground noir, testaments of youth and an adventure on the roof of the world – what are you watching this weekend?

By Samuel Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 21 to 23 January
Lists

Sound and vision: 10 perfect Bowie needle-drops in films

By Alistair Ryder

Sound and vision: 10 perfect Bowie needle-drops in films
Lists

Scream: 5 essential moments from the meta slasher series

By Lou Thomas

Scream: 5 essential moments from the meta slasher series
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 14 to 16 January

By Samuel Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 14 to 16 January
10 great

10 great audio-centric films

By Trevor Johnston

10 great audio-centric films
Lists

Poles apart: 5 lesser-known polar exploration films

By Simon McCallum

Poles apart: 5 lesser-known polar exploration films
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 7 to 9 January

By Matthew Thrift

5 things to watch this weekend – 7 to 9 January
Lists

Ingmar Bergman: 10 essential films

By Alex Barrett

Ingmar Bergman: 10 essential films
Lists

24 films to watch on TV this Christmas

By David Parkinson

24 films to watch on TV this Christmas
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 17 to 19 December

By Samuel Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 17 to 19 December
The best of 2021

The best new British TV of 2021, picked by BFI curators

By Lisa Kerrigan, James Bell and others

The best new British TV of 2021, picked by BFI curators
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 10 to 12 December

By Samuel Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 10 to 12 December
10 great

10 great New York musicals

By Hannah Gatward

10 great New York musicals
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 3 to 5 December

By Samuel Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 3 to 5 December
10 great

10 great Christmas films of the 1940s

By Steph Green

10 great Christmas films of the 1940s
Lists

50 great Christmas films currently streaming

By Katherine McLaughlin, David Parkinson and others

50 great Christmas films currently streaming
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 26 to 28 November

By Samuel Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 26 to 28 November
10 great

10 great films set in classical Japan

By Matthew Thrift

10 great films set in classical Japan
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 19 to 21 November

By Samuel Wigley

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

10 great Japanese documentaries

By Matt Turner

10 great Japanese documentaries
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 12 to 14 November

By Samuel Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 12 to 14 November
10 great

10 great American TV movies of the 1970s

By Chloe Walker

10 great American TV movies of the 1970s
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 5 to 7 November

By Samuel Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 5 to 7 November
Lists

Go west: 8 Japanese classics and the western films inspired by them

By Kambole Campbell

Go west: 8 Japanese classics and the western films inspired by them
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 29 to 31 October

By Samuel Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 29 to 31 October
10 great

10 great films set in medieval Japan

By Matthew Thrift

10 great films set in medieval Japan
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10 great autumnal horror films

By Anton Bitel

10 great autumnal horror films
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10 great sci-fi adaptations

By Anton Bitel

10 great sci-fi adaptations
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10 great British films of the 1990s

By Neil Mitchell

10 great British films of the 1990s
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