Film

From Cry Freedom toThe Madness of King George, explore the films that George Fenton has scored.

  • Woman Walks Ahead

    2018

    Woman Walks Ahead

    Based on a true story, this riveting western follows a headstrong New York widow (Jessica Chastain) as she journeys west to meet Sioux chief Sitting Bull, facing off with an army officer (Sam Rockwell) intent on war with Native Americans.

  • Walk on the Wild Side

    2017

    Walk on the Wild Side

    Walk on the Wild Side is the story of the pioneers who came up with the first cures for cancer intertwined with the filmmaker’s own story of survival.

  • I, Daniel Blake

    2016

    I, Daniel Blake

    Cannes and BAFTA winner. A widowed carpenter and a single mother forge a touching friendship as they battle a callous welfare system in this powerful, urgent story.

  • Wild Oats

    2016

    Wild Oats

    Eva (Shirley MacLaine), a widow and retired history teacher, enjoys a quiet life. Everything changes when she receives a life insurance check accidentally made out for $5,000,000 instead of the expected $50,000. At the not-so-gentle urging her best friend Maddie (Jessica Lange), Eva deposits the money and the two friends head to the Canary Islands with every intention of living it up. But their fantasy is short-lived when they discover that they have become media sensations overnight. Fugitives from justice, the two are forced to outwit a trio of conmen, led by the local Wine “warlord”, Carlos (Santiago Segura), outmaneuver a dogged life insurance agent Vespucci (Howard Hesseman) who has teamed up with Eva’s daughter, Crystal (Demi Moore), and outrun the law. What they don’t expect is to be good at it.

  • The Lady in the Van

    2015

    The Lady in the Van

    Two-time Oscar® winner and star of Downton Abbey, Dame Maggie Smith, recreates one of her most celebrated roles – the singular Miss Shepherd – in The Lady In The Van, Alan Bennett’s big-screen comedic adaptation of his own iconic memoir and honoured stage play. Based on the true story, Miss Shepherd was a woman of uncertain origins who ‘temporarily’ parked her van in Bennett’s London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years. What began as a begrudged favour became a relationship that would change both their lives. Filmed on the street and in the house where Bennett and Miss Shepherd lived for all those years, acclaimed director Nicholas Hytner reunites with Bennett (The Madness of King George, The History Boys) to bring this funny, poignant, and life-affirming story to the screen.

  • Absolutely Anything

    2015

    Absolutely Anything

    Neil Clarke (Simon Pegg) is a perfectly average human, trying to win the affection of his beautiful neighbor Catherine (Kate Beckinsale). As a test to determine if the planet Earth is worth saving, powerful aliens in space (voiced by the Monty Python team) have granted him the ability to do anything he wants. As Neil struggles to deal with his newfound powers, he must rely on his loyal canine companion (voiced by Robin Williams) to help him along the way.

  • Jimmy’s Hall

    2014

    Jimmy’s Hall

    In 1921, Jimmy Gralton’s sin was to build a dance hall on a rural crossroads in Ireland on the brink of Civil War. Young people could come to the hall to learn, to argue, to dream . . . but above all to dance and have fun. As the hall grew in popularity, its socialist and free-spirited reputation brought it to the attention of the church and politicians, who forced Jimmy to flee and the hall to close. A decade later, as Jimmy reintegrates into the community and sees the poverty and growing cultural oppression, the leader and activist within him is stirred. He makes the decision to reopen the hall in the face of whatever trouble it may bring.

  • Bears

    2014

    Bears

    From Disneynature, the studio that brought you Earth and Chimpanzee, comes Bears – an epic story of breathtaking scale. Showcasing a year in the life of a bear family, mother Sky teaches her two impressionable cubs, Amber and Scout about life’s most important lessons. Set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop, their journey begins as winter ends. Emerging from hibernation, the three face the bitter cold and an exciting but very risky outside world. Astonishing footage captures the fast-moving action and suspense of an endearing family learning to live life to its fullest in one of the planet’s last great wildernesses.

  • The Zero Theorem

    2014

    The Zero Theorem

    In a fractured vision of our not so distant future, a computer genius (Academy Award Winner Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained) is given a seemingly impossible mission by his employer, a shadowy, all-powerful corporation. As he obsessively pursues his task, distracted and slowed down at every turn, he may unlock the very secret of human existence. Featuring an all-star cast and directed by visionary filmmaker Terry Gilliam (12 Monkeys, Brazil).

  • The Spirit of ’45

    2013

    The Spirit of ’45

    1945 was a pivotal year in British history. The unity that carried Britain through the war allied to the bitter memories of the inter-war years led to a vision of a better society. The spirit of the age was to be our brother’s and our sister’s keeper. Director Ken Loach has used film from Britain’s regional and national archives, alongside sound recordings and contemporary interviews to create a rich political and social narrative. The Spirit of ‘45 hopes to illuminate and celebrate a period of unprecedented community spirit in the UK, the impact of which endured for many years and which may yet be rediscovered today.

  • Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight

    2013

    Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight

    He was one of boxing’s all-time greats, but Muhammad Ali’s biggest challenge took place far from the ring – in the United States Supreme Court, where the justices debated the outcome of his 1971 conscientious-objector appeal during the Vietnam War. This riveting drama from HBO Films goes behind closed doors as Justice John Harlan II (Christopher Plummer) finds himself at odds with the status quo – and his old friend Chief Justice Warren Burger (Frank Langella) – after his perspective is challenged by his new clerk, Kevin Connolly (Benjamin Walker). This compelling film explores the intricate politics behind these historic decisions in a time of rapid social and cultural transformation in America. Directed by Stephen Frears; written by Shawn Slovo.

  • The Angels’ Share

    2012

    The Angels’ Share

    Winner of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize, The Angels’ Share is a comic fable about wasted talent and what happens when we are given a chance in life. It would be hard to see Robbie as a man worthy of redemption. He’s constantly watching out for a gang of thugs looking to settle a family grudge, his girlfriend is giving birth to a baby while her father offers him money to leave Glasgow, and he’s serving 300 hours of community service. But when Robbie meets Harry, the gruff but benevolent man in charge of his sentence, he finds a hidden talent for Scotch whiskey – and a new chance at life. For distillers the angels’ share is the whiskey lost to evaporation each year, and that little fact makes a rare cask of whiskey the perfect target for a heist. A hilarious story about second chances, The Angels’ Share is tender crowd-pleaser from legendary filmmaker Ken Loach (The Wind that Shakes the Barley, Kes) and screenwriter Paul Laverty.

  • Route Irish

    2011

    Route Irish

    Fergus (Mark Womack) returns to his native Liverpool for the funeral of his childhood friend Frankie (John Bishop), a fellow private security contractor who has been killed on ‘Route Irish’, the deadly and now infamous stretch of road between Baghdad airport and the Green Zone.

  • One Life

    2011

    One Life

    From the creators of Earth, and narrated by Daniel Craig, One Life brings viewers the most astounding stories from the natural world. Audiences are invited to go on a journey of new discovery, meeting extraordinary characters and following their incredible adventures. Great storytelling, along with awe-inspiring film footage and moving scores from the world’s greatest composers will thrill audiences.

  • The Bounty Hunter

    2010

    The Bounty Hunter

    Milo Boyd (Gerard Butler), a down-on-his-luck bounty hunter, gets his dream job when he is assigned to track down his bail-jumping ex-wife, reporter Nicole Hurly (Jennifer Aniston). He thinks all that’s ahead is an easy payday, but when Nicole gives him the slip so she can chase a lead on a murder cover-up, Milo realizes that nothing ever goes simply with him and Nicole. The exes continually one-up each other – until they find themselves on the run for their lives. They thought their promise to love, honor and obey was tough – staying alive is going to be a whole lot tougher. Andy Tennant (Hitch) directs.

  • Looking for Eric

    2009

    Looking for Eric

    Looking For Eric is the heart-warming and hilarious tale of downtrodden Eric, a postman who’s life is slipping through his fingers. That is until, with a little help from his family, his mates and, believe it or not, his hero Eric Cantona, he gets his life back on track.

  • Fool’s Gold

    2008

    Fool’s Gold

    Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson go for the gold (and the diamonds, emeralds and rubies) as a just-divorced couple who bicker and banter their way through an adventure and laugh-packed undersea treasure hunt. McConaughey is Finn, in love with his ex (Hudson) and in deep with gangster Bigg Bunny. After eight years of searching, Finn gets a clue to the whereabouts of the Queen’s Dowry, a fabulous fortune that mysteriously disappeared in the Caribbean in 1715. Now all he has to do is get the gold, get the girl and get going before Bigg Bunny gets him. Directed by Andy Tennant (Hitch), Fool’s Gold glitters with danger, action, romance, comedy, great one-liners – and a great time to be had by all!

  • It’s a Free World…

    2007

    It’s a Free World…

    In this gritty thriller from Ken Loach, a beautiful, ambitious woman starts an employment agency and finds her life endangered by the very men she’s trying to employ.

  • Disney Nature Earth

    2007

    Disney Nature Earth

    Narrated by James Earl Jones, Earth tells the remarkable story of three animal families and their amazing journeys across the planet we call home. Earth combines rare action, unimaginable scale and impossible locations by capturing the most intimate moments of our planet’s wildest and most elusive creatures.

  • The History Boys

    2006

    The History Boys

    From award-winning playwright Alan Bennett (The Madness of King George) comes this delightfully witty comedy of eight boisterous-yet-talented schoolboys hoping to gain admittance to England’s most prestigious universities. They’re aided on their quest by two teachers, a shrewd young upstart and an inspiring old eccentric, whose opposing philosophies challenge the boys to confront the true meaning of education and the relative values of happiness and success. Adapted from the original Tony Award winning play and starring the original Tony Award winning cast, The History Boys is an engaging, thought-provoking, and wickedly funny look at history, the pursuit of knowledge, and the utter randomness of life.

  • The Wind That Shakes the Barley

    2006

    The Wind That Shakes the Barley

    Legendary director Ken Loach’s epic tale of two brothers torn apart by the Irish revolt against the British. Cillian Murphy stars in this dramatic Cannes Palm D’Or winner.

  • Last Holiday

    2006

    Last Holiday

    Queen Latifah plays smalltown supermarket worker Georgia Byrd, who is told that she only has three weeks to live. Deciding to go out in style, Georgia jets off for a dream holiday in Europe, taking up residence in a swanky spa town, where her outrageous attitude is soon shaking up the locals, as well as the odious Matthew Kragen (Timothy Hutton), who owns the company she walked out on.

  • Mrs Henderson Presents

    2005

    Mrs Henderson Presents

    1937. Mrs Henderson, a woman of wealth and connections, has just buried her beloved husband. And now she’s bored. Friends suggest she finds a hobby and to their amazement she buys the Windmill theatre. When business dips she comes up with a new idea to get the crowds back – put naked girls on stage! But when the government threatens to shut the theatre Mrs Henderson’s fighting spirit is revealed.

  • Bewitched

    2005

    Bewitched

    Oscar-winner Nicole Kidman (Best Actress in a leading role, The Hours, 2002) and wickedly funny Will Ferrell star as actors playing Darrin and Samantha on a remake of the television show Bewitched in this cleverly crafty comedy from director Nora Ephron (Sleepless in Seattle, You’ve Got Mail). Egomaniacal star Jack Wyatt (Ferrell) casts unknown Isabel (Kidman) as his co-star in order to monopolize the limelight and regain his top spot on Hollywood’s A-list. When Isabel, a real witch, discovers Jack’s self-centered scheme, she conjures a sidesplitting spell the mere mortal will never forget!

  • Valiant

    2005

    Valiant

    Valiant tells the story of a little wood pigeon, Valiant, with big dreams. He, along with his misfit friends, joins the very elite Royal Homing Pigeon Service, and against all odds, triumphs where their much better qualified colleagues have failed. It is Valiant’s determination that, together with an unbridled courage, turns a little country pigeon into an adventurer and, finally, a hero.

  • Tickets

    2005

    Tickets

    Brilliantly entertaining and frequently hilarious, Tickets invites you to climb aboard a trans-European express for three interwoven tales of love, chance and sacrifice. The journey proves unexpectedly eventful for several passengers – three boisterous and devoted Celtic fans on their way to the football match of their dreams; a young man assigned to mind a very demanding older woman; and a businessman who finds himself spellbound by a beautiful PR girl. Directed by three award-winning filmmakers – Ermanno Olmi, Abbas Kiarostami and Ken Loach – these spiritedly freeken -wheeling stories hurtle along to a rousing and jubilant conclusion.

  • Hitch

    2005

    Hitch

    Meet Hitch (Will Smith), New York City’s greatest matchmaker. Love is his job and he’ll get you the girl of your dreams in just three easy dates, guaranteed! And that’s exactly what happens when Albert Brennaman (TV’s Kevin James, The King of Queens) wins the heart of gorgeous society heiress Allegra Cole (supermodel Amber Valletta). So when tabloid columnist Sara Melas (Eva Mendes, Stuck On You, Once Upon a Time in Mexico) decides to uncover the secret behind the tubby schlub’s success, she’s shocked to discover that Alex Hitchens, the charming young man she’s been seeing, is the legendary date doctor himself. Exposed in a front-page scoop, it’s now up to Alex to try to save Albert and Allegra’s relationship as well as his own. Which only goes to show that just when you think you’ve found true love, there’s always a Hitch.

  • Stage Beauty

    2004

    Stage Beauty

    “A woman playing a woman. Where’s the trick in that?” Welcome to the 17th century stage, where Ned Kynaston’s (Billy Crudup) performance of Desdemona in Shakespeare’s Othello brings the house down nightly. Ned is the “most beautiful woman on the London stage.” That is, until the King renounces the royal edict that only men can play women on stage. Enter Maria (Claire Danes), Ned’s seemingly loyal dresser, who becomes an instant star, leaving Ned to suppress his ardent feminine traits and make a man of himself.

  • Ae Fond Kiss…

    2004

    Ae Fond Kiss…

    Casim is a second generation Pakistani from Glasgow. Working as a DJ in Glasgow’s coolest venues, Casim dreams of buying his own club. His parents Tariq and Sadia are devout Muslims and plan for him to marry his beautiful cousin Jasmine, who is soon to arrive in the UK. Plans go awry when Casim meets Roisin. A teacher at his sister Tahara’s school, Roisin is different from any girl he’s ever met. She’s gorgeous, intelligent and definitely possesses a mind of her own. She and Casim soon fall deeply in love. But Casim knows all too well that, even if he wasn’t due to marry, his parents would never accept a ‘goree’ – a white girl. As a Catholic, Roisin finds that her own community isn’t very supportive either. When their relationship is discovered, the repercussions of the scandal reach far and wide and sparks fly as cultures clash and personalities collide.

  • Imagining Argentina

    2004

    Imagining Argentina

    Antonio Banderas and Academy Award® winner Emma Thompson star in this gripping political thriller from Academy Award®-winning director Christopher Hampton. Carlos Rueda (Banderas) is the director of a children’s theater in Buenos Aires, a city haunted by the disappearance of thousands who have spoken up against the dictator in power. When his wife, Cecilia (Thompson), disappears after writing a controversial article, Carlos discovers he has the power to look into the faces of those seeking the missing and see the fate of the people they love. But no matter how desperately he searches for his own wife, he always finds himself one step behind.

  • Sweet Home Alabama

    2002

    Sweet Home Alabama

    In this romantic comedy, New York fashion designer Melanie Carmichael (Reese Witherspoon) suddenly finds herself engaged to the city’s most eligible bachelor. But Melanie’s past holds many secrets, including Jake (Josh Lucas), the redneck husband she married in high school, who refuses to divorce her. Bound and determined to end their contentious relationship once and for all, Melanie sneaks back home to Alabama to confront her past, only to discover that you can take the girl out of the South, but you can never take the South out of the girl.

  • Sweet Sixteen

    2002

    Sweet Sixteen

    Ken Loach, the award winning director of ‘Kes’, ‘Land and Freedom’ & ‘My Name is Joe’, delivers an astonishingly powerful film that won the praise of every critic in the country. Set in the estates of Greenock in Scotland, Liam (an astounding debut by Martin Compston) dreams of the family life he never had. With his mum to be released from prison in time for his 16th birthday, Liam is determined that things will be different. And that means creating a safe haven beyond the reach of wasters like his mum’s boyfriend Stan and his own mean-spirited grandfather. But first he’s got to raise cash – no mean feat for a skint teenager. It’s not long before Liam and his pals’ crazy schemes lead them into all sorts of trouble. Finding himself dangerously out of his depth, Liam knows he should walk away. Only this time, he just can’t let go.

  • The Navigators

    2001

    The Navigators

    In South Yorkshire, a small group of railway maintenance men discover that because of privatization, their lives will never be the same. When the trusty British Rail sign is replaced by one reading East Midland Infrastructure, it is clear that there will be the inevitable winners and losers as downsizing and efficiency become the new buzzwords. A cheery camaraderie is soon replaced by uncertainty and turmoil when their depot manager fills them in on the details of the new arrangement. Privatisation means that the customer now comes first, something that is instilled into the men in new training sessions. But there are inconsistencies and shortsightedness to the new ways. Men used to working together now find themselves belonging to different, competing companies. Some even have to tender for their old jobs. Others decide to take the redundancy packages offered by the firm. As always, corners are cut in the interest of lowering costs, leading to a series of misadventures.

  • Summer Catch

    2001

    Summer Catch

    Ryan pitches a mean ball and dreams of becoming a major league player, but he often chokes up on the pitcher’s mound – he’s got a lot of baggage, what with his father’s drinking and his mother’s death. He also tends lawns of the rich summer people and he falls for sexy, rich Tenley to the horror of her father.

  • Lucky Numbers

    2001

    Lucky Numbers

    John Travolta and Lisa Kudrow make a “high-energy comedy team” in this side-splittingly funny comedy inspired by a real-life scam to win the Pennsylvania lottery. Travolta “is truly irresistible” as Russ Richards, a weatherman in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Russ is a local celebrity, but when an unusually mild winter causes his snowmobile dealership to take a plunge, Russ needs a get-rich scheme – and fast. With his greedy girlfriend (Lisa Kudrow) – the TV’s station’s lotto-ball girl – and a criminally minded buddy (Tim Roth), Russ hatches a plan to fix the lottery. Russ’s numbers come up right, but then everything goes completely wrong, throwing Russ and his co-conspirators into comic chaos. Directed by Nora Ephron (Sleepless in Seattle, You’ve Got Mail) and co-starring Ed O’Neill, Michael Rapaport and Bill Pullman, Lucky Numbers is a comedy jackpot for film fans.

  • Bread and Roses

    2001

    Bread and Roses

    Maya is a quick-witted young woman who comes over the Mexican border without papers and makes her way to the LA home of her older sister Rosa. Rosa gets Maya a job as a janitor: a non-union janitorial service has the contract, the foul-mouthed supervisor can fire workers on a whim, and the service-workers’ union has assigned organizer Sam Shapiro to bring its “justice for janitors” campaign to the building. Sam finds Maya a willing listener, she’s also attracted to him. Rosa resists, she has an ailing husband to consider. The workers try for public support; management intimidates workers to divide and conquer. Rosa and Maya as well as workers and management may be set to collide.

  • Center Stage

    2000

    Center Stage

    In this emotional drama, a team of young dancers are competing for places in a prestigious dance troupe. The dancers have to deal with the ups and downs of trying to find their place in the world, even as their profession also places an enormous physical and psychological challenge before them. They train with the rigor of championship athletes, and like most aspiring athletes, they know that only a tiny number of them will achieve the goal they’ve set for themselves. Director Nicholas Hytner) cast young dancers and athletes as his aspiring terpsichoreans, including Ilia Kulik, an Olympic gold medalist in figure skating; the cast also includes Peter Gallagher as the leader of the dance troupe, Susan May Pratt, Amanda Schull, Eion Bailey, Debra Monk, and Sascha Radetsky.

  • Grey Owl

    2000

    Grey Owl

    The true story of an extraordinary man. He was a bigamist, a showman and a liar – he even duped the British Royal Family – and when he was exposed his fall from grace was spectacular. But he was also an environmental crusader way ahead of his time who fought passionately to save threatened species and his beloved Canadian wilderness from mankind’s destructive ways. He was ‘Grey Owl’, the most celebrated ‘Native American’ of his day. But Archibald Stansfeld Belaney – his real name – was no such thing. He was a Hastings schoolboy who later moved to Canada and killed thousands of animals as a fur trapper before an extraordinary epiphany transformed him into a conservationist who spread his message worldwide – albeit via a fake identity. Directed by Richard Attenborough (Gandhi, Cry Freedom) and starring former ‘James Bond’ Pierce Brosnan.

  • Anna and the King

    1999

    Anna and the King

    Academy Award® winner Jodie Foster and international star Chow Yun-Fat bring to life the epic true story of a woman who challenged the heart of a king and inspired the destiny of a nation. English schoolteacher Anna Leonowens has travelled to Siam to educate the fifty-eight children of King Mongkut. If she has preconceived notions about the East, the King has similar notions about the West. But amid the danger of growing political unrest, their respect for each other slowly turns into something more.

  • Entropy

    1999
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    Entropy

    Music video director Jake Walsh (Stephen Dorff) has a lot of problems on his plate. On the one hand, he’s been hired to make his first big movie; on the other, he’s just fallen madly in love. Will he be able to find the right balance in his life? Or will the conflicting demands cause it all to fall apart? Whatever happens, at least he’s got his rock star pal Bono on hand to act as his good conscience.

  • You’ve Got Mail

    1999

    You’ve Got Mail

    This is a screwball comedy of pen-pal romance has been updated for the internet age with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan reunited after Sleepless In Seattle. A book mega-store owner falls in love over email with the owner of a struggling children’s bookshop owner, just around the corner.

  • Living Out Loud

    1999

    Living Out Loud

    Academy Award winner Holly Hunter stars with Queen Latifah and Danny DeVito in the story of a woman struggling to find herself and her place in the world when her husband of 15 years leaves her for a younger woman. Judy Moore (Hunter) keeps the Manhattan townhouse, enough money to live comfortably … and a deep emptiness inside. But through a series of surprising new relationships weaving between Judy’s fantasies and the sumptuous world of contemporary New York, Judy begins to discover herself and her place in the world.

  • The Object of My Affection

    1999

    The Object of My Affection

    Jennifer Aniston stars in this sly romantic comedy as Nina, a young woman who falls in love with her new roommate, George, (Paul Rudd) even though he’s gay and loves her purely as a friend. When Nina becomes pregnant, she realizes she’d rather raise her child with George than with her boyfriend – a decision that forces the threesome to explore the fine line between love, sex and friendship.

  • Dangerous Beauty

    1999

    Dangerous Beauty

    Unable to marry the man she loves, a beautiful girl in 16th Century Venice becomes an influential courtesan; saving her city from attack and being accused of heresy.

  • Ever After: A Cinderella Story

    1998

    Ever After: A Cinderella Story

    A modern young woman of the 16th century, Danielle (Drew Barrymore), is as independent and wise as she is beautiful and kind. Against remarkable odds, she stands up to her scheming stepmother (Angelica Huston) and works miracles on the lives of everyone around her, including the crown prince of France (Dougray Scott).

  • My Name Is Joe

    1998

    My Name Is Joe

    Two thirtysomethings, unemployed recovering alcoholic Joe (Peter Mullan – winner of the Best Actor prize in Cannes) and community health worker Sarah (Louise Goodall), start a romantic relationship in one of the toughest Glasgow neighbourhoods. A stirring social commentary and a moving drama boasting more gritty realism and gallows humour from director Ken Loach.

  • The Woodlanders

    1998

    The Woodlanders

    This award-winning motion picture is a must-see adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s timeless tale! After being away at school, Grace (Emily Woof) feels she’s outgrown her rural hometown and childhood sweetheart, a simple woodsman named Giles (Rufus Sewell). She longs to travel abroad with the rich widow Mrs. Charmond (Polly Walker) and marries a handsome young doctor. But Grace soon learns that culture is no substitute for true love.

  • In Love and War

    1997

    In Love and War

    In war they found each other. In each other they found love. Caught in the crossfire of World War I, love was the last thing on their minds. But an unlikely romance between a Red Cross nurse and her heroic, young soldier patient – Ernest Hemingway created a love that will forever change their lives and become the inspiration for Hemingway’s classic novel A Farewell to Arms. Starring Golden Globe-nominee Sandra Bullock (Miss Congeniality, While You Were Sleeping) and Golden Globe-nominee Chris O’Donnell (Scent of a Women, Batman Forever) and directed by Academy Award-winner Sir Richard Attenborough (Gandhi). Based on the book Hemingway in Love and War.

  • The Crucible

    1997

    The Crucible

    Salem, Massachusetts, 1692. Perched on the edge of a continent is a community dedicated to the service of God. A gang of teenage girls, stifled by the crushing piety of their elders, dance naked in the woods. One girl, Abigail Williams – her innocence lost in the bed of John Proctor, a married farmer – drinks a charm to kill his wife. And suddenly, the Devil is loose in Salem.

  • Carla’s Song

    1997

    Carla’s Song

    George (Robert Carlyle) is a bus driver in Glasgow who befriends fare dodger Carla (Oyanka Cabezas). After he finds her somewhere to live, she tells him that she is a refugee from war-torn Nicaragua. As he gradually falls in love with Carla, he arranges to travel with her to Managua in search of her lost boyfriend, Antonio – but this is 1987 and the Contra rebels are about to stage their final, lethal assault on the Sandinista Government.

  • Multiplicity

    1996

    Multiplicity

    Michael Keaton stars as a family man with not enough time for work, family and wife. An encounter with a scientist leads to Doug being cloned with hilarious results. Co stars Andie MacDowell.

  • Heaven’s Prisoners

    1996

    Heaven’s Prisoners

    Alec Baldwin stars as ex-detective Dave Robicheaux, who sees a drug-smuggling plane go down in the Gulf of Mexico and rescues a little girl from the wreckage. He and his wife (Kelly Lynch) take the orphaned Salvadoran girl into their home and prepare to raise her; however, a visit from a DEA agent brings out Dave’s detective instincts. He begins to suspect that the crash was no accident. The DEA, the local mob, and Dave’s old criminal pal Bubba Rocque (Eric Roberts) all converge on the small Louisiana town with dire warnings of bloodshed or worse. Dave’s world begins to collapse when his investigation results in the murder of his wife. Enraged and undaunted, Dave becomes determined to bring everyone involved in the crime to justice.

  • Mary Reilly

    1996

    Mary Reilly

    The classic horror story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde gets a chilling new twist when seen through the eyes of Dr. Jekyll’s devoted maid Mary Reilly. Julia Roberts and John Malkovich, along with the writer and director of Dangerous Liasons, take terror to a new level as the immortal conflict between good and evil is played out in the soul of one man. Equally attracted to her kind employer Dr. Jekyll and his mysterious assistant Mr. Hyde, Mary Reilly must confront her own dangerous desires if she is to survive humanity’s greatest evil.

  • Land and Freedom

    1995

    Land and Freedom

    Ken Loach’s passionate war drama follows an idealistic young Liverpudlian (Ian Hart) who fights for the international brigade during the Spanish Civil War.

  • The Madness of King George

    1995

    The Madness of King George

    Academy Award winning drama. The story of King George III of England’s slide into insanity, and the political and royal back stabbing which results from his incapacitation. By turns amusing, and moving.

  • Mixed Nuts

    1994

    Mixed Nuts

    Steve Martin stars as Phillip who has a suicide hotline as a business, only Christmas is coming up and his life is going to take some drastic changes.

  • Ladybird Ladybird

    1994

    Ladybird Ladybird

    Inspired by real events, Ladybird, Ladybird is an emotional and challenging love story following a woman’s fight to keep her children and her relationship intact. Maggie has had four children removed by Social Services because of a previous violent relationship. When she meets Jorge, she gradually sees her chance for happiness, but her history still haunts her.

  • China Moon

    1994

    China Moon

    In this moody film noir, a small-town Florida detective’s romance with a wealthy widow spins a web of deceit, betrayal and murder. His official investigation of the crime backfires as the trial begins to point to him.

  • Shadowlands

    1994

    Shadowlands

    The emotionally repressed C.S.Lewis, Oxford don and famous writer of children’s books and works of popular theology, enters into a marriage of convenience with a woman whom he grows to love only to learn that she has terminal cancer.

  • Born Yesterday

    1993

    Born Yesterday

    Born Yesterday stars screen favorite Melanie Griffith (Working Girl) as Billie Dawn, a Las Vegas showgirl whose lack of sophistication makes for some hilariously embarrassing moments in the Washington, D.C., social scene. That’s when her overbearing boyfriend (John Goodman – The Babe) hires a well-educated and handsome journalist (Don Johnson – Guilty As Sin) to smarten her up. The improbable romance that blossoms between Billie and her tutor turns all of their lives – and Washington, D.C. – upside down!

  • Groundhog Day

    1993

    Groundhog Day

    Bill Murray is at his wry, wisecracking best in this riotous romantic comedy about a weatherman caught in a personal time warp on the worst day of his life. Teamed with a relentlessly cheerful producer (Andie MacDowell) and a smart-aleck cameraman (Chris Elliott), TV weatherman Phil Connors (Bill Murray) is sent to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to cover the annual Groundhog Day festivities. But on his way out of town, Phil is caught in a giant blizzard, which he failed to predict, and finds himself stuck in small-town hell. Just when things couldn’t get worse, they get worse; Phil wakes the next morning to find it’s Groundhog Day all over again… and again… and again. Cheered by critics as Bill Murray’s best movie ever.

  • Accidental Hero

    1993

    Accidental Hero

    When her plane crashes into a Chicago bridge, ace reporter Gale Gayley (Geena Davis) is saved by a mysterious hero. Joining Davis in this heart-warming Capra-esque comedy are Dustin Hoffman as the unlikely hero, and Andy Garcia as the homeless vet who impersonates him.

  • Final Analysis

    1992

    Final Analysis

    Psychological thriller about a psychiatrist who becomes a murder suspect after allowing himself to become more than professionally involved with two wacky sisters.

  • The Fisher King

    1991

    The Fisher King

    Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges, Amanda Plummer and Mercedes Ruehl star in Terry Gilliam’s must-see comic masterpiece. Williams is Parry, a homeless history professor who lives in a fantasy world full of castles, Red Knights and damsels in distress. Bridges co-stars as Jack, New York’s #1 shock deejay, whose off-hand arrogance triggers a tragedy which ruins his career. Penniless and without prospects, Jack finds himself plucked from disaster by the most improbable of saviors… Parry. And so the amazing story of the Fisher King unfolds a modern quest for redemption and the Holy Grail, filled with humor, heartbreak and ravishing romance.

  • White Palace

    1991

    White Palace

    Max Baron (James Spader) is a successful St. Louis advertising executive who’s been in mourning since the death of his young wife. A chance late-night encounter introduces him to Nora Baker (Susan Sarandon), and unexpectedly turns his life upside-down. An earthy, vibrant and fiercely independent woman, Nora works in a hamburger joint, lives on the wrong side of town and has at least 15 years on Max. Yet despite their differences, Max finds himself hopelessly in love in this touching offbeat romance, co-starring Eileen Brennan.

  • The Long Walk Home

    1990

    The Long Walk Home

    Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg is Odessa Carter, a quietly dignified woman, who works as a housekeeper for Miriam Thompson (Academy Award winner Sissy Spacek). When Odessa honors the 1955 Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott by walking an exhausting nine miles to and from work, Miriam offers her a ride. Defying both Miriam’s racist husband (Dwight Schultz) and the powerful White Citizen’s Council, Miriam and Odessa put their lives in danger for civil rights. Their shared experiences draw them closer as a deep respect and lasting friendship forms. Together, in a difficult world of black versus white, they manage to discover a common ground.

  • Memphis Belle

    1990

    Memphis Belle

    A human drama set against a World War II backdrop and focussing on the crew of a US Eighth Air Force B-17 bomber, stationed in England. They have completed 24 dangerous bombing missions and are about to set out for the one mission that will allow them to go back home to a heroes’ welcome.

  • We’re No Angels

    1990

    We’re No Angels

    Two escaped convicts on the run (Robert De Niro and Sean Penn) try to outsmart the law by masquerading as priests. Their goal is to find a way into Canada before they are discovered. The plan is complicated, however, when one of them falls in love with a hot-tempered woman (Demi Moore) with some unanswered prayers of her own.

  • Dangerous Liaisons

    1989

    Dangerous Liaisons

    In this Oscar-winning film the debauched Marquise de Merteuil has a cruel wager with her misogynistic former lover, Vicomte de Valmont. She challenges him to seduce virginal Cecile, but he bets he’ll bed the moral and married Madame de Tourvel.

  • The Dressmaker

    1988
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    The Dressmaker

    Set in 1944 at the end of WWII, The Dressmaker is the story of a Liverpool family torn apart when the youngest member becomes infatuated with a handsome American soldier.

    The film stars two of Britain’s greatest actresses, Joan Plowright and Billie Whitelaw, as two sisters locked in a love-hate relationship. Their simmering bitterness explodes into the open when their shy seventeen year-old niece (played by Jane Horrocks), whom they have raised since childhood, falls in love with an American G.I. To one of the older women he represents an erosion of the old ways, to the other the happiness she herself was denied. The relationship unravels, however, and forces the three women to confront their darkest fears.

  • High Spirits

    1988

    High Spirits

    Peter Plunkett, unable to make the payments on a castle in Ireland, decides to advertise the castle as haunted to attract gullible American tourists. Among those who visit is Jack, a romantic desperate to rekindle the romance with his wife, Sharon. Peter and his staff fake the haunting, but soon awake the real ghosts of the castle, including a female ghost who falls in love with Jack.

  • A Handful of Dust

    1988
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    A Handful of Dust

    Rupert Graves, Kristin Scott Thomas, James Wilby, Judi Dench, Alec Guinness “Don’t let anyone tell you this isn’t the best Waugh ever filmed. It is impeccable in looks, sentiment, locations, casting… everyone in the film is so good!” Alexander Walker – Evening Standard. Tony and Brenda Last (James Wilby and Kristin Scott Thomas) appear to be the perfect married couple – with money, a great country house and an adored son, John Andrew. When Tony inadvertently invites John Beaver (Rupert Graves), an idle and penniless young socialite, to stay for the weekend, he sets in motion a series of events which drastically disrupts the course of all their lives.

  • White Mischief

    1987

    White Mischief

    Elegant tale based on James Fox’s book about the British colony living in Kenya’s Happy Valley during the early days of WW2 and the true story of a husband’s response to the local stud stealing his beautiful wife. Diana falls in love with Joss Hay (Charles Dance), who publicly flaunts his desire for Broughton’s wife.

  • Cry Freedom

    1987

    Cry Freedom

    The tension and terror that is present-day South Africa is powerfully portrayed in director Richard Attenborough’s sweeping story of black activist Stephen Biko (Denzel Washington) and a liberal white newspaper editor who risks his own life to bring Biko’s message to the world. After learning of apartheid’s true horrors through Biko’s eyes, editor Donald Woods (Kevin Kline) discovers that his friend has been silenced by the police. Determined not to let Biko’s message go unheard, Woods undertakes a perilous quest to escape South Africa and bring Biko’s remarkable tale of courage to the world. The riveting, true story offers a stirring account of man at his most evil and most heroic.

  • 84 Charing Cross Road

    1987

    84 Charing Cross Road

    For twenty years they shared something stronger than friendship and closer than love, yet they never met. A true story based on the bestselling novel by Helen Hanff.

  • Billy the Kid and the Green Baize Vampire

    1987
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    Billy the Kid and the Green Baize Vampire

    This musical is a simple story of a snooker grudge match. It’s the challenge and run-up to the final snooker showdown between the reigning champion and his would-be contender.

  • Clockwise

    1986

    Clockwise

    Brian Stimpson, headmaster, runs his school, as he runs his life, by the clock – until one little slip destroyed his schedule and turned one of the most important days of his life into a disaster. By the end of the day he is wanted by the police for kidnapping, car theft, vandalism and impersonating a monk and all because he went right instead of left.

  • The Company of Wolves

    1984

    The Company of Wolves

    Grandmother tells her granddaughter Sarah strange, disturbing tales about innocent maidens falling in love with handsome, heavily eyebrowed strangers that have a smouldering look in their eyes.

  • Runners

    1983

    Runners

    A desperate man combs the shady underworld. Is his daughter dead? Or has she joined the Runners?

  • Ghandi

    1982

    Ghandi

    Sir Ben Kingsley stars as Mohandas Gandhi in Lord Richard Attenborough’s riveting biography of the man who rose from simple lawyer to worldwide symbol of peace and understanding. A critical masterpiece, GANDHI is an intriguing story about activism, politics, religious tolerance and freedom. But at the center of it all is an extraordinary man who fought for a nonviolent, peaceful existence, and set an entire nation free. Winner of 8 Academy Awards® including Best Picture, Best Director (Richard Attenborough) and Best Actor (Sir Ben Kingsley), GANDHI’s highly acclaimed cast also includes Candice Bergen, Edward Fox, Sir John Gielgud, Roshan Seth and Martin Sheen.