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The Da Vinci Code – crap film version of a crap book that was a sensation at the time. Conspiracy about JesusDirector: Ron Howard
Cast: Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Ian McKellen
The Dam Busters – iconic WW2 bombing raid film with bouncing bombs, a classic score and unfortunately named dogDirector: Michael Anderson
Cast: Michael Redgrave, Richard Todd, Ursula Jeans
Dances with Wolves – Best Picture winning revisionist Western epic, as a soldier finds a bond with Native Americans he never knewDirector: Kevin Costner
Cast: Kevin Costner, Graham Greene, Mary McDonnell
Dangerous Liaisons – in pre-Revolutionary France, two aristocrats play seductive games with other people’s hearts.Director: Stephen Frears
Cast: Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Michelle Pfeiffer
The Danish Girl – sentimental true story (virtually none of which is true) about a man in the 20s transitioningDirector: Tom Hooper
Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Matthias Schoenaerts
The Dark Knight – possibly greatest ever comic book movie, exciting, intelligent and thrilling as Batman takes on the JokerDirector: Christopher Nolan
Cast: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Gary Oldman
Dark River – a woman returns to her family farm after 15 years, where tensions remain unresolvedDirector: Clio Barnard
Cast: Ruth Wilson, Mark Stanley, Sean Bean
Darkest Hour – Churchill comes to power and faces an immediate crisis, as many press for a negotiated peaceDirector: Joe Wright
Cast: Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Stephen Dillane
David Copperfield – classic all-star Dickens adaptation, extremely influential costume dramaDirector: George Cukor
Cast: Freddie Bartholomew, WC Fields, Edna May Oliver
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – apes and men are precariously balanced in this superb trilogy episodeDirector: Matt Reeves
Cast: Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman
The Day After Tomorrow – ecological disaster devastates the world in this epic disaster movieDirector: Roland Emmerich
Cast: Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Emmy Rossum
Day for Night – romantic entanglements take place on a film set, in this charming, witty film about making moviesDirector: François Truffaut
Cast: Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Valentine Cortese
A Day in the Death of Joe Egg – a father copes with his son’s disability through jokes in this autobiographical play adaptationDirector: Peter Medak
Cast: Alan Bates, Janet Suzman, Peter Bowles
The Day of the Jackal – a hitman is hired by the OAS to assassinate Charles de Gaulle in this creeping thriller.Director: Fred Zinnemann
Cast: Edward Fox, Michael Lonsdale, Delphine Seyrig
The Dead – rather beautiful Joyce adaptation, low-key and gorgeous, the director’s swansongDirector: John Huston
Cast: Anjelica Huston, Donal McCann, Cathleen Delaney
Dead Poet’s Society – a teacher inspires students in this sickly sentimental coming-of-age drama. He would fail DBS todayDirector: Peter Weir
Cast: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke
The Deadly Affair – marvellous Le Carré adaptation as a British spy with an unfaithful wife tracks a killer in LondonDirector: Sidney Lumet
Cast: James Mason, Simeone Signoret, Maximilian Schell
Death in Venice – landmark LGBTQ film of a dying composer falling for a beautiful boy in Venice. Creepier now than it was.Director: Luchino Visconti
Cast: Dirk Bogarde, Mark Burns, Marisa Berenson
Deadpool – try-hard superhero spoof, that explains all the cliches it uses but still rigidly sticks to themDirector: Tim Miller
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein
The Death of Stalin – hilarious, foul-mouthed black comedy as Stalin’s ministers scramble for power after his deathDirector: Armando Iannucci
Cast: Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Michael Palin
Death on the Nile – all-star Agatha Christie murder mystery on the Nile. Perfect Sunday afternoon viewingDirector: John Guillermin
Cast: Peter Ustinov, David Niven, Bette Davis
Death on the Nile – second big-budget Branagh Poirot, better than the first but with some of its Operatic flawsDirector: Kenneth Branagh
Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Annette Bening
Deep Blue Sea – Scientists try to cure Alzheimer’s by breeding hyper intelligent sharks. What could go wrong?Director: Renny Harlin
Cast: Thomas Jane, Saffron Burrows, Samuel L. Jackson
Deep Impact – a meteor heads to Earth…sound familar? This disaster film is serious rather then funDirector: Mimi Leder
Cast: Téa Leoni, Robert Duvall, Morgan Freeman
The Deer Hunter – controversial Vietnam-set Best Picture winner as steel workers return from the war but are changed foreverDirector: Michael Cimino
Cast: Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Cazale
Denial – David Irving sues an author for calling him a Holocaust denier in a glossy adaptation of a landmark trialDirector: Mick Jackson
Cast: Rachel Weisz, Timothy Spall, Tom Wilkinson, Andrew Scott
The Departed – Best Picture winning crime thriller: the robbers have a mole with the cops and vice versa. Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson
The Descendants – a man’s wife is in a coma: he must connect with his daughters and deal with his familyDirector: Alexander Payne
Cast: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller
The Desert Fox – admiring biopic of the original ‘Good German’ Field Marshal RommelDirector: Henry Hathaway
Cast: James Mason, Jessica Tandy, William Reynolds
Destroyer – a tough cop finds a murder she is investigating has links to a shady undercover case from her pastDirector: Karyn Kusama
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Sebastian Stan, Toby Kebbell
The Devil is a Woman – romance and duels in revolutionary SpainDirector: Josef von Sternberg
Cast: Marlene Dietrich, Lionel Atwill, Cesar Romero
The Devil Wears Prada – a tyrannical editor at a fashion magazine terrorises her staffDirector: David Frankel
Cast: Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt
Les Diabloques – his mistress and his wife murder a cruel schoolmaster. Can they cover their guilt?Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot
Cast: Simeone Signoret, Véra Clouzot, Charles Vanel
The Diary of Anne Frank – rather dry and stagy adaptation of the famous diary, with all the passion strained outDirector: George Stevens
Cast: Anne Perkins, Joseph Schildkraut, Shelley Winters
Die Another Day – Brosnan’s swansong which starts daringly but swiftly descends into sub-Moore nonsenseDirector: Lee Tamahori
Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry, Toby Stephens
Die Hard – a cop, trapped in a hijacked building, gets into a battle with wits with a mastermind. Best action film of all time?Director: John McTiernan
Cast: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia
Die Hard with a Vengeance – it’s Die Hard – but across the whole of New York, as Hans Gruber’s brother looks for revengeDirector: John McTiernan
Cast: Bruce Willis, Samuel L Jackson, Jeremy Irons
The Dig – an amateur archaeologist uncovers Sutton Hoo – leading many to reflect on life and legacyDirector: Simon Stone
Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Carey Mulligan, Lily James
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie – Parisian snobs keep having their dinners interrupted. Playful, absurdist farceDirector: Luis Buñuel
Cast: Fernando Rey, Delphine Seyrig, Stéphane Audran
Disobedience – a Jewish woman returns to her orthodox London community, where the woman she loves is now marriedDirector: Sebastian Lelio
Cast: Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams, Alessandro Nivola
Dr No – the first ever James Bond film, gets a lot of the formula in place from day oneDirector: Terence Young
Cast: Sean Connery, Ursual Andress, Joseph Wiseman
Doctor Strange – reality-twisting Marvel film as a crippled surgeon becomes a master magicianDirector: Scott Derickson
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness – cross dimensional light horror; fails to deliver on its promiseDirector: Sam Raimi
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Rachel McAdams
Dr Strangelove; or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb – nuclear war farce, blackly hilarious end-of-the-worldDirector: Stanley Kubrick
Cast: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden
Doctor Zhivago – Lean mega-epic about revolutionary Russia, looks pretty but miscast and more than a little emptyDirector: David Lean
Cast: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Rod Steiger
Dog Day Afternoon – a desperate bank robber finds himself at the centre of a media storm when he takes the bank hostageDirector: Sidney Lumet
Cast: Al Pacino, John Cazale, Charles Durning
La Dolce Vita – a hedonistic would-be-novelist flits from party to party in Rome and never writes a wordDirector: Federico Fellini
Cast: Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, Anouk Aimee
Donnie Brasco – an FBI agent goes undercover with gangsters and finds his loyalties dividedDirector: Mike Newell
Cast: Al Pacino, Johnny Depp, Michael Madsen
Donnie Darko – landmark cult film: a disturbed boys imagines a huge rabbit who may be a herald of the end of the worldDirector: Richard Kelly
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell
Don’t Look Up – a meteor heads towards Earth – but the politician don’t want to hear about it: shrill satireDirector: Adam McKay
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep
Double Indemnity – quite simply one of the best film noir/femme fatale films ever madeDirector: Billy Wilder
Cast: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson
Doubt – stagy, but very well acted, play adaptation; in the 1950s a nun suspects the priest at her school to be an abuserDirector: John Patrick Shanley
Cast: Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams
Downfall – the last days of Hitler in shocking detail, in the definitive Hitler film, the first German film about the dictatorDirector: Oliver Hirschbiegel
Cast: Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Ulrich Matthes
Dracula Untold – first (failed) attempt to launch a Monsters-verse; Dracula takes on dangerous powers to save his peopleDirector: Gary Shore
Cast: Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper, Sarah Gadron
Dredd – successful reboot where he keeps the helmet on. Dredd is called into to settle a towerblock siegeDirector: Pete Travis
Cast: Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Lena Headey
Drive My Car – a mourning actor stages a multi-lingual production of Chekov and bonds with his driverDirector: Ryûsuke Hamaguchi
Cast: Hidetoshi Nishijima, Tōko Miura, Masaki Okada
Drive – a samurai-style getaway driver finds a reason to bend his rules in this cult crime dramaDirector: Nicholas Winding Refn
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Albert Brooks
The Driver – a nameless getaway driver gets involved in a huge score while being chased by an obsessed copDirector: Walter Hill
Cast: Ryan O’Neal, Bruce Dern, Isabella Adjani
Driving Miss Daisy – in the South, a Black chauffeur drives a Jewish lady in infamous Best Picture winning feel-good filmDirector: Bruce Beresford
Cast: Jessica Tandy, Morgan Freeman, Dan Aykroyd
The Duchess – in the 18th century, the Duchess of Devonshire is the toast of society but unhappily marriedDirector: Saul Dibb
Cast: Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Hayley Atwell
The Duke – cosy true-ish crime caper: an eccentric Brit steals a painting of Wellington for his social campaignDirector: Roger Michell
Cast: Jim Broadbent, Helen Mirren, Fionn Whitehead
Dune: Part One – superbly atmospheric adaptation of a dense, pompous sci-fi novel, light years ahead of previous versionsDirector: Denis Villeneuve
Cast: Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac
Dunkirk – superb, epic WW2 film, very cleverly split over multiple timelines. One of Nolan’s bestDirector: Christopher Nolan
Cast: Fionn Whitehead, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy

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The Eagle – dry adventure story, as a Roman officer and a native Brit go behind the lines in search of a lost legionDirector: Kevin Macdonald
Cast: Canning Tatum, Jamie Bell, Donald Sutherland
Eddie the Eagle – obvious and not-as-funny-as-it-could-be biopic of the infamously hopeless ski jumperDirector: Dexter Fletcher
Cast: Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Iris Berben
The Edge – two men, one with a photographic memory, are stranded in the Alaskan forest, hunted by a bearDirector: Lee Tamahori
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Alec Baldwin
An Education – coming-of-age drama as a teenager flirts with abandoning university for an affair with an older manDirector: Lone Scherfig
Cast: Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred Molina
Eight and a Half – Fellini’s brilliant fantasy about his own life, love, careers and past packed with many brilliant momentsDirector: Federico Fellini
Cast: Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aimée, Rossella Falk
Election – a teenager is determined to win a high school election at all costs. Her teacher is just as determined to stop herDirector: Alexander Payne
Cast: Matthew Broderick, Reece Witherspoon
The Elephant Man – heartbreaking version of the life of Joseph Merrick, beautifully made and also provokes tearsDirector: David Lynch
Cast: John Hurt, Anthony Hopkins, Anne Bancroft
Elizabeth – influential costume drama, that retells Tudor history as if was The Godfather, with added sexDirector: Shekhar Kapur
Cast: Cate Blanchett, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush
Elizabeth: The Golden Age – belated sequel, more conventional than the first, that tackles the Spanish ArmadaDirector: Shekhar Kapur
Cast: Cate Blanchett, Clive Owen, Geoffrey Rush
Elysium – in a dystopian future, the rich live on a space station while the poor live on earth. Director: Neill Blomkamp
Cast: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Alice Braga
The Empire Strikes Back – the best ever Star Wars film, as Luke trains as a Jedi while his friends dodge capture by Darth VaderDirector: Irvin Kershner
Cast: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher
Enchanted – delightfully affectionate live-action Disney spoof, as a princess falls from her fairy-tale world into oursDirector: Kevin Lima
Cast: Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden
The End of the Affair – solid Greene adaptation, as a man can’t understand why his relationship with a married women endedDirector: Neil Jordan
Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Julianne Moore, Stephen Rea
Enemy at the Gates – uninspired war epic, as sniper duel during the Battle of StalingradDirector: Jean-Jacques Annaud
Cast: Jude Law, Joseph Fiennes, Rachael Weisz, Ed Harris
Enemy of the State – ahead-of-its-time surveillance thriller, as Will Smith runs from the powers of the stateDirector: Tony Scott
Cast: Will Smith, Gene Hackman, Jon Voight
Les Enfants du Paradis – perhaps the greatest film about theatre ever made, France’s Gone with the WindDirector: Marcel Carné
Cast: Arletty, Jean-Louis Barrault, Pierre Brasseur
The English Patient – Best Picture winning romantic epic: a badly burned man retells his love for a married woman in 1930s Director: Anthony Minghella
Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Kristin Scott-Thomas, Juliette Binoche
The Entertainer – a selfish, seedy end-of-the-pier performer staggers from personal disaster to personal disasterDirector: Tony Richardson
Cast: Laurence Olivier, Brenda de Banzie, Roger Livesey
The Equalizer – TV remake, as a former special-ops agent uses his skills to right wrongs done to regular peopleDirector: Antoine Fuqua
Cast: Denzel Washington, Chloe Grace Moretz
Equus – a young boy blinds a stable of horses – a psychiatrist tries to find out why. Crude and literal,makes the play look badDirector: Sidney Lumet
Cast: Richard Burton, Peter Firth, Jenny Agutter
Erin Brockovich – true-life story of a brash legal aid who builds a case against a corrupt power company polluting a towns waterDirector: Steven Soderbergh
Cast: Julia Roberts, Albert Finney, Aaron Eckhart
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind – a man his his memory wiped of his ex – but changes his mind during the procedureDirector: Michel Gondry
Cast: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Elijah Wood
Eternals – God-like Aliens have guided mankind for millennia – but what if they are the baddies? Complete messDirector: Chloé Zhao
Cast: Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Angelina Jolie
Everything Everywhere All At Once – all realities are going to end: and only a disillusioned woman can save itDirector: Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert
Cast: Michelle Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan
Ex Machina – a billionaire has built an AI woman who wants control over her own lifeDirector: Alex Garland
Cast: Alicia Vikander, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson
Excalibur – dementedly Gothic version of the Arthurian legend, like a Opera on heatDirector: John Boorman
Cast: Nigel Terry, Nicol Williamson, Helen Mirren
Exodus: Gods and Men – biblical epic focusing on Moses, that keeps butting up against its atheismDirector: Ridley Scott
Cast: Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, John Turturro
Eye in the Sky – British soldiers and politicians have to make real-time decisions about a missile strikeDirector: Gavin Hood
Cast: Helen Mirren, Alan Rickman, Aaron Paul
The Eyes of Tammy Faye – a Christian evangelist in the 80s gets wrapped up in scandal in this bog-standard biopicDirector: Michael Showalter
Cast: Jessica Chastain, Andrew Garfield, Cherry Jones

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Face/Off – an FBI agent and a master terrorist exchange faces and take over each other’s lives in this insane but fun actionerDirector: John Woo
Cast: John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen
Fail SafeDr Strangelove played absolutely straight, but full of brilliant scenes and performancesDirector: Sidney Lumet
Cast: Henry Fonda, Dan O’Herlihy, Walter Matthau
Fallen – a detective finds himself chasing after a murderer who is in fact a body possessing demonDetective: Gregory Hoblit
Cast: Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Donald Sutherland
The Falling – in an all-girls school, an epidemic of unexplained fainting is linked to sexual awakeningsDirector: Carol Morley
Cast: Maisie Williams, Florence Pugh, Maxine Peake
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – Potter prequel series about a wizard who cares for unusual beastsDirector: David Yates
Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – bad Potter film, a messy meander through Potter-lore and backstoryDirector: David Yates
Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Johnny Depp, Jude Law
The Farewell – a Chinese family keep her terminal cancer a secret from the matriarch in this personal filmDirector: Lulu Wang
Cast: Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin
Farewell My Concubine – boy actors grow to men in pre-Revolutionary China. Complex, challenging, brilliantDirector: Chen Kaige
Cast: Leslie Cheung, Fengyi Zhang, Gong Li
Fargo – superb, blackly-comic, murderous farce about a kidnapping and blackmail plot gone wrong Director: Coen Brothers
Cast: Frances McDormand, William H Macy, Steven Buscemi
Fat City – a punch drunk old boxer deals with addiction, failure and knowing he’ll never make the big time.Director: John Huston
Cast: Stacey Keach, Jeff Bridges, Susan Tyrell
Fatal Attraction – an affair goes wrong when the woman can’t let it go. A mega-hit that looks more and more sexist todayDirector: Adrian Lyne
Cast: Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, Anne Archer
The Father – a man suffering from Alzheimers struggles to know where and when he isDirector: Florian Zeller
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman, Rufus Sewell
The Favourite – two women feud to become the favourite of Queen Anne in this sharp, bitter and funny costume dramaDirector: Yorgos Lanthimos
Cast: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz
Fences – in 1950s Pittsburgh, a Black father clashes with his son and makes big promises to his wifeDirector: Denzel Washington
Cast: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Jovan Adepo
The Fifth Estate – biopic of wikileaks founder Julian Assange, which manages to totally fumble all its pointsDirector: Bill Condon
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Brühl, Alicia Vikander
Fifty Shades of Grey – shockingly bad film, based on a soft porn book that was an inexplicable global sensationDirector: Sam Taylor-Johnson
Cast: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Eloise Mumford
The Fighter – two boxing brothers battle family clashes and addiction in this warm-hearted Rocky-ish taleDirector: David O. Russell
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Melissa Leo, Amy Adams
Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool – Gloria Grahame, in the last years of her life, forms a relationship with a younger manDirector: Paul McGuigan
Cast: Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Julie Walters
The Firm – a cocksure laywer works for a big firm – and finds out its up to no good, in this not-very-good Grisham plotboilerDirector: Sydney Pollack
Cast: Tom Cruise, Gene Hackman, Jeanne Tripplehorn
The First Great Train Robbery – in Victorian London a gang of criminals plans a train heist.Director: Michael Chrichton
Cast: Sean Connery, Donald Sutherland, Lesley Anne-Down
First Knight – old-fashioned, romantic retelling of the Arthurian legend that focuses on the love triangleDirector: Jerry Zucker
Cast: Sean Connery, Richard Gere, Julia Ormond
First Man – handsome biography of Neil Armstrong that, like its lead, is a little cold and easier to admire than likeDirector: Damien Chazelle
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke
The Fisher King – a fired shock-jock gets wrapped up in a homeless man’s quest for the Holy GrailDirector: Terry Gilliam
Cast: Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges, Mercedes Ruehl
Flash Gordon – cult, but actually awful, campy attempt to capture some of the Star Wars magic.Director: Mike Hodges
Cast: Sam J Jones, Melody Anderson, Max von Sydow
The Flight of the Phoenix – an aircraft crashes in the desert and the survivors must rebuild it to have any chance of survivingDirector: Robert Aldrich
Cast: James Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Peter Finch
For Your Eyes Only – Bond goes back to basics, in a low-key adventure hunting for a missing computer in GreeceDirector: John Glen
Cast: Roger Moore, Carol Bouquet, Topol
Ford v Ferrari (Le Mans ’66) – a Brit driver and retired racer turned engineer, work to create the perfect race carDirector: James Mangold
Cast: Christian Bale, Matt Damon, Caitríona Balfe
Foreign Correspondent – spy thriller in the Blitz, as Hitchcock pleads for America to join the warDirector: Alfred Hitchcock
Cast: Joel McCrea, Laraine Day, George Sanders
Forrest Gump – tiresome Best Picture winner about a man with learning difficulties, smug, sanctimonious and smackableDirector: Robert Zemeckis
Cast: Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Robin Wright, Sally Field
Fort Apache – a martinet colonel leads his regiment to near disaster in this gripping WesternDirector: John Ford
Cast: John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Ward Bond
45 Years – on the eve of their anniversary, a husband reveals a secret to his wife that changes everythingDirector: Andrew Haigh
Cast: Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay
The Founder – a businessman spots an opportunity in a burger stand in this fascinating McDonalds historyDirector: John Lee Hancock
Cast: Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch
The Four Feathers – classic boys-own British Empire hero story as a man is mistaken for a coward but proves his worthDirector: Zoltan Korda
Cast: John Clements, Ralph Richardson, C. Aubrey Smith
The Four Hundred Blows – adults can’t see the artistic heart of a young tearaway in this marvellous coming-of-age taleDirector: François Truffaut
Cast: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Albert Rémy, Claire Maurier
Free Fire – an arms sale turns into a mass shootout in this action filled black comedyDirector: Ben Wheatley
Cast: Sharlto Copley, Armie Hammer, Brie Larsen
The French Connection – Best Picture winner about an obsessed cop chasing down French drugs and damn the consequencesDirector: William Friedkin
Cast: Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey
French Connection II – Popeye Doyle follows those French drugs all the way back to Marseilles in this solid sequelDirector: John Frankenheimer
Cast: Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, Bernard Fresson
The French Lieutenant’s Woman – a Victorian man loves a fallen woman, while the actor playing him loves his co-starDirector: Karel Reisz
Cast: Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, Leo McKern
From Here to Eternity – Best Picture winning Pearl Harbor drama, as soldiers struggle against the system in late 1941Director: Fred Zinneman
Cast: Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr
The Front Runner – in 1988 Gary Hart runs for President – but is caught in a lie on his infidelityDirector: Jason Reitman
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga, JK Simmons
Frost/Nixon – very well made play adaptation about David Frost’s famous interviews with Richard NixonDirector: Ron Howard
Cast: Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Kevin Bacon
Frozen 2 – Elsa is drawn towards a voice from the wilderness that may hold the key to secrets in the kingdomDirector: Jennifer Lee, Chris Buck
Cast: Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Josh Gadd, Jonathan Groff
The Full Monty – unemployed Sheffield steelworkers decide to become strippers who go ‘the full monty’ in this Brit mega-hitDirector: Peter Cattaneo
Cast: Robert Carlyle, Mark Addy, Tom Wilkinson
Fury – a WW2 tank crew lead the line in Normandy in this solid but unmemorable war filmDirector: David Ayer
Cast: Brad Pitt, Logan Lehman, Shia LeBeouf