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Gandhi – Best Picture winning biopic of India’s greatest statesman, a little schoolboy history but earnestly endearingDirector: Richard Attenborough
Cast: Ben Kingsley, Rohini Hattaggadi, Roshan Seth
Gaslight – Hamilton play adaptation of a manipulated wife – improves the original playDirector: George Cukor
Cast: Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer, Joseph Cotton
The General’s Daughter – dreadful army drama about an investigation into a raped and murdered soldierDirector: Simon West
Cast: John Travolta, Madeline Stowe, James Cromwell
Gentleman’s Agreement – Best Picture winning anti-semitism drama, heavy-handed and self-satisfiedDirector: Elia Kazan
Cast: Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, John Garfield
Georgy Girl – a plain-looking young woman searches for happiness in another 1966 expose of the Swinging SixtiesDirector: Silvio Narizzano
Cast: Lynn Redgrave, Alan Bates, James Mason
Get Out – brilliant, terrifying, horror as a black man is unsettled by a weekend at his white girlfriend’s parentsDirector: Jordan Peele
Cast: Daniel Kaluyya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener
The Ghost Writer – the Ghost writer for a Blairish ex-PM gets wrapped up in espionage in this superb thrillerDirector: Roman Polanski
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Olivia Williams
GI Joe: Retaliation – all-action sequel : the Joes fight against a man who has replaced the PresidentDirector: Jon M Chu
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, Jonathan Pryce
Gigi – dated Best Picture winning musical about a 19th century French girl training to become a courtesan. Director: Vincente Minnelli
Cast: Leslie Caron, Louis Jourdain, Maurice Chevalier
The Girl on the Train – a lonely alcoholic thinks she may have witnessed a murder from her commuter trainDirector: Tate Taylor
Cast: Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Hollywood adaptation of the Swedish hit thriller, an heir to Silence of the LambsDirector: David Fincher
Cast: Rooney Mara, Daniel Craig, Christopher Plummer
Gladiator – Best Picture winning epic: a Roman General turned gladiator, wants revenge for the death of his familyDirector: Ridley Scott
Cast: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen
Glory – during the civil war an all-Black company – and its white officers – have to struggle for respect Director: Edward Zwick
Cast: Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman
The Go-Between – an old man remembers the lovers he accidentally betrayed as a boy in this moving memory pieceDirector: Joseph Losey
Cast: Julie Christie, Alan Bates, Dominic Guard
The Godfather Part II – Best Picture winning sequel that explores the history of Vito Corleone and the corruption of Michael CorleoneDirector: Francis Ford Coppola
Cast: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, John Cazale
Gods of Egypt – dreadfully silly fantasy epic set in Ancient Egypt where Gods and men live side-by-sideDirector: Alex Proyas
Cast: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Gerard Butler, Geoffrey Rush
Godzilla – decent-enough reimagining that struggles from becoming just a CGI effect hitting thingsDirector: Gareth Edwards
Cast: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Bryan Cranston
Going My Way – sickly sweet Best Picture winner about a noble, singing priestDirector: George Cukor
Cast: Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer, Joseph Cotton
Goldfinger – possibly the greatest Bond film, as a mad man launches a plot against Fort Know to increase the value of his goldDirector: Guy Hamilton
Cast: Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, Gert Fröbe
Gone Girl – a wife disappears and her husband is suspected of her murder as their perfect marriage unravelsDirector: David Fincher
Cast: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris
Gone with the Wind – the classic Hollywood Romance to end all Hollywood Romances. A legend despite everythingDirector: Victor Fleming
Cast: Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable, Olivia de Havilland
Good – an intellectual joins the Nazi party because he feels he must – and becomes more and more corruptedDirector: Vincente Amorim
Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Jason Isaacs, Jodie Whittaker
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – the most iconic Spaghetti Western of them all, a trio of men search for Gold in the WestDirecter: Sergio Leone
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef
The Good Liar – a conmen zeroes in on a widow’s money, but is all as it seems?Director: Bill Condon
Cast: Ian McKellen, Helen Mirren, Jim Carter
Good Luck to You, Leo Grande – a widowed woman hires an escort; theatrical but not enlightening enoughDirector: Sophie Hyde
Cast: Emma Thompson, Daryl McCormack
Good Night, and Good Luck – earnest and liberal film as Edward R Murrow reports against McCarthyismDirector: George Clooney
Cast: David Strathairn, George Clooney, Robert Downey Jnr
The Good Shepherd – strange mix of fact and fiction, in this clumsy history of the CIADirector: Robert De Niro
Cast: Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, Robert De Niro
Goodbye, Mr Chips – heartbreak and romance in an English boarding schoolDirector: Sam Wood
Cast: Robert Donat, Greer Garson, Lyn Harding
Goodfellas – Scorsese (and the 90’s?) high-point, as jobbing gangsters make scores an betray each otherDirector: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci
Gorky Park – excellent crime drama as a Soviet cop investigates murders that tie into an international smuggling ringDirector: Michael Apted
Cast: William Hurt, Lee Marvin, Brian Dennehy
Gosford Park – a murder takes place at a country house – but the real story is the vicious class differences Director: Robert Altman
Cast: Helen Mirren, Maggie Smith, Clive Owen, Alan Bates
The Graduate – a bored housewife seduces her daughter’s boyfriend; a dated coming-of-age comedy I’m not sure I likeDirector: Mike Nichols
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway, Katharine Ross
Grand Hotel – Best picture all-star melodrama about comings and goings in a posh Berlin hotelDirector: Edmund Goulding
Cast: Greta Garbo, John Barrymore, Joan Crawford
La Grande Illusion – Jean Renoir’s masterpiece, French POWs struggle with class, friendship and war Director: Jean Renoir
Cast: Jean Gabin, Pierre Fresney, Erich von Stroheim
Gravity – an astronaut is stranded in space, facing a desperate struggle to get homeDirector: Alfonso Cuarón
Cast: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney
The Great Escape – classic prison break from a POW camp, a staple of Bank Holiday MondaysDirector: John Sturges
Cast: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough
Great Expectations – the all-time classic Dickens adaptationDirector: David Lean
Cast: John Mills, Valerie Hobson, Bernard Miles
Great Expectations – solid adaptation that doesn’t really do anything newDirector: Mike Newell
Cast: Jeremy Irvine, Holliday Grainger, Ralph Fiennes
The Great Gatsby – epic, glitzy and brash adaptation of the famous Fitzgerald novelDirector: Baz Luhrmann
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire
The Great Ziegfeld – Best Picture winning biopic of a legendary Broadway showmanDirector: Robert Z. Leonard
Cast: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Luise Rainer
The Greatest Show on Earth – the film whose reputation the Best Picture Oscar destroyed, silly love triangles in a CircusDirector: Cecil B DeMille
Cast: Charlton Heston, Cornel Wilde, Betty Hutton
The Greatest Showman – megahit old-fashioned musical, based on the life of PT BarnumDirector: Michael Gracey
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron
The Greatest Story Ever Told – epic, tedious story of the life of Christ, that turns the most interesting life ever into a dragDirector: George Stevens
Cast: Max von Sydow, Dorothy McGuire, Charlton Heston
Green Book – cosy and (depressingly) Best Picture winning road trip as a white driver bonds with a black musicianDirector: Peter Farrelly
Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali
The Green Mile – Stephen King adaptation: a gentle black man on death row has amazing powers to heal. Can his life be saved?Director: Frank Darabont
Cast: Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse
Greystroke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes – revisionist version, takes itself very, very seriouslyDirector: Hugh Hudson
Cast: Christopher Lambert, Ralph Richardson, Ian Holm
Groundhog Day – a misanthropic weatherman lives the same day over and over again, trapped in a small town. Great comedyDirector: Harold Ramis
Cast: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – witty sequel that deals with Star Lord’s issues with his long lost fatherDirector: James Gunn
Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – cosy Sunday afternoon drama that is exactly like it soundsDirector: Mike Newell
Cast: Lily James, Michiel Huisman, Tom Courtenay
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner – a middle class couple’s daughter wants to marry a black man in this earnest dramaDirector: Stanley Kramer
Cast: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Sidney Poitier
Gumshoe – a would-be PI in Liverpool investigates murder while apeing Chandler in this off-the-wall spoofDirector: Stephen Frears
Cast: Albert Finney, Billie Whitelaw, Frank Finlay
The Guns of Navarone – classic men-on-a-mission film as a WW2 team goes to blow up the eponymous gunsDirector: J Lee Thompson
Cast: Gregory Peck, David Niven, Anthony Quinn

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Hacksaw Ridge – a pacifist signs up as a stretcher bearer. Only Gibson could a make a film this violent about peaceDirector: Mel Gibson
Cast: Andrew Garfield, Vince Vaughn, Hugo Weaving
Hail Caesar! – a Hollywood fixer has to find a solution when a superstar actor is kidnappedDirector: The Coen Brothers
Cast: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson
Hamlet – one of the most influential Shakespeare films, the Best Picture winning Hamlet noirDirector: Laurence Olivier
Cast: Laurence Olivier, Basil Sydney, Eileen Herlie
Hancock – misfiring satire, about a drunken superhero who is coached to change into a hero we can respectDirector: Peter Berg
Cast: Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Jason Bateman
Hangmen Also Die! – Brecht and Lang write a gangster noir themed version of the assassination of HeydrichDirector: Fritz Lang
Cast: Brian Donlevy, Walter Brennan, Anna Lee
Hannah and Her Sisters – family dramas abound as three sisters face romantic entanglementsDirector: Woody Allen
Cast: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Michael Caine, Dianne Wiest
Hannibal – belated sequel, a big stupid pantomime, based on a brash and dumb bookDirector: Ridley Scott
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman
The Happy Prince – passion project by its director and star, about the final days of Wilde in exileDirector: Rupert Everett
Cast: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Emily Watson
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – first, and most consciously kid-friendly, of the mighty franchiseDirector: Chris Colombus
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – second, slightly darker, entry in the franchiseDirector: Chris Colombus
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – Cuarón completely changes the franchise, in its best entryDirector: Alfonso Cuarón
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – Harry and friends face the return of Lord VoldemortDirector: Mike Newell
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – very well adapted from a sprawling novel, Yates’ first film in the seriesDirector: David Yates
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince – Harry faces terrible dangers as Voldemort’s plans are slowly revealedDirector: David Yates
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 – our heroes on the run; expert adaptation of the drier part of the bookDirector: David Yates
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 – misfiring final entry that completely misses the point of the bookDirector: David Yates
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson
Heat – a samurai robber and a high-octane cop go toe-to-toe in this dramatic action thrillerDirector: Michael Mann
Cast: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer
Heat and Dust – a woman travels to India to find out more about the scandalous love life of her Grandmother under the British RajDirector: James Ivory
Cast: Julie Christie, Greta Scacchi, Shashi Kapoor
Hell or High Water – a pair of bank robbers in West Texas have deeper motives than at first appearsDirector: David Mackenzie
Cast: Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Jeff Bridges
Hellboy – colourful, fun and gently dark comic-book about a demon who fights on our sideDirector: Guillermo del Toro
Cast: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, John Hurt
Hellboy II: The Golden Army – fantasy tinged sequel, even more personal, as Hellboy tries to stop an armyDirector: Guillermo del Toro
Cast: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones
Henry V – hugely influential Shakespeare adaptation, a technicolour triumphDirector: Laurence Olivier
Cast: Laurence Olivier, Robert Newton, Leslie Banks
Her – a man falls in love with the voice of his operating system, which is become ever more self-aware. Smug and awful filmDirector: Spike Jonze
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson, Amy Adams
The Heroes of Telemark – SOE plans to blow up a Norwegian factory during WWII – not as good as other similar filmsDirector: Anthony Mann
Cast: Kirk Douglas, Richard Harris, Ulla Jacobsson
Here Comes Mr Jordan – after a mix-up in heaven, a boxer returns to life as an aged millionaireDirector: Alexander Hall
Cast: Robert Montgomery, Evelyn Keyes, Claude Rains
Hidden Figures – well-meaning but trying-too-hard story of black women struggling against prejudice in NASADirector: Theodore Melfi
Cast: Taraji P Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe
High Noon – brilliant against-the-clock western, as a sheriff does the best to get ready for the gang riding into town to kill himDirector: Fred Zinnemann
Cast: Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell
Highlander – cult adventure as immortals compete for a mystical prize. Spawned a whole franchise Director: Russell Mulcahy
Cast: Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown
His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass – disastrous attempt to turn Philip Pullman into cheap Potter/Tolkien hybridDirector: Chris Weitz
Cast: Dakota Blue Richards, Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig
His Girl Friday – one of the most popular fast-talking comedies of all time. Secret confession: I’m not a huge fanDirector: Howard Hawks
Cast: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy
A History of Violence – superb, complex thriller: a man’s defence of his diner leads to secrets about his past emergingDirector: David Cronenberg
Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, William Hurt, Ed Harris
The Hitman’s Bodyguard – lazy buddy-movie as a bodyguard must protect a hitman who is a vital witness of war crimesDirector: Patrick Hughes
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L Jackson, Gary Oldman
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – first (and best) entry in Jackson’s misguided, enforced LOTR follow-upDirector: Peter Jackson
Cast: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – second Hobbit film as five chapters are turned into three hoursDirector: Peter Jackson
Cast: Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ian McKellen
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – final, and worst, of the Hobbit trilogy, a bloated battle of little interestDirector: Peter Jackson
Cast: Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ian McKellen
The Hound of the Baskervilles – Hammer Horror version of the most famous Sherlock Holmes story of all timeDirector: Terence Fisher
Cast: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, André Morell
The Hours – high-brow, rather self-important, Woolf biopic, and musing on her Mrs Dalloway in multiple time periodsDirector: Stephen Daldry
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore
House of Gucci – broad true-life crime drama which doesn’t quite become the cult classic it could beDirector: Ridley Scott
Cast: Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Al Pacino, Jared Leto
How Green Was My Valley – Best Picture winning coming-of-age tale in a ‘Welsh’ mining villageDirector: John Ford
Cast: Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O’Hara, Donald Crisp
How the West Was Won – packed with stars and filmed in super-duper widescreen, basically a short story anthologyDirector: Henry Hathaway, John Ford, George Marshall
Cast: Gregory Peck, Carroll Baker, James Stewart
Howards End – masterful Merchant-Ivory Forster adaptation, as ownership of a house causes problems between two familiesDirector: James Ivory
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, Helena Bonham Carter
Hugo – family film about a boy living in a train station who finds a mysterious automaton. Really for film buffsDirector: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Ben Kingsley
The Hunchback of Notre Dame – marvellous, gothic adaptation of the Victor Hugo novelDirector: William Dieterle
Cast: Charles Laughton, Cedric Hardwicke, Thomas Mitchell
The Hunger Games – in a dystopian future, teenagers fight to the death in gladiatorial games. First in a YA popular series.Director: Gary Ross
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherston, Liam Hemsworth
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – our heroes are recalled to the games. But is there another plan they don’t know?Director: Francis Lawrence
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth
The Hunt for Red October – Connery makes for a Scots Soviet in this superb Clancy adaptation, a personal favDirector: John McTiernan
Cast: Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Scott Glenn, Sam Neill
The Hurt Locker – Best Picture winning Iraq war drama, about a bomb disposal expert addicted to the rush from combatDirector: Kathryn Bigelow
Cast: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty
Husbands and Wives – uncomfortably close-to-home divorce story from Allen, surely inspired by his own impending oneDirector: Woody Allen
Cast: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Judy Davis, Sydney Pollack
Hustlers – strippers exploit and steal from their Wall Street clients in this Scorsese-inspired caperDirector: Lorene Scarfaria
Cast: Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Stiles

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I Am Legend – after a deadly plague, only Will Smith survives in a world full of monstersDirector: Francis Lawrence
Cast: Will Smith
I Know Where I’m Going – opposite attracts romance in the North of ScotlandDirector: Powell & Pressburger
Cast: Wendy Hiller, Roger Livesey, Pamela Brown
I, Tonya – imaginatively filmed Tonya Harding biopic, filled with black comedyDirector: Craig Gillespie
Cast: Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney
Ice Station Zebra – American and Soviet teams rush to uncover a secret in the ArcticDirector: John Sturges
Cast: Rock Hudson, Ernest Borgnine, Patrick McGoohan
Ida – beautiful, profound and wonderful Polish film about a nun questioning her calling in Cold War PolandDirector: Paweł Pawlikowski
Cast: Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska
An Ideal Husband – semi-decent Wilde adaptationDirector: Oliver Parker
Cast: Rupert Everett, Julianne Moore, Cate Blanchett
The Ides of March – a political spin doctor is surprised to find he might still be an idealistDirector: George Clooney
Cast: Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, Evan Rachel Wood
If… – dark rebellious fantasy, as boys in a British public school boys push back against the oppressive systemDirector: Lindsay Anderson
Cast: Malcolm McDowell, Richard Warwick, David Wood
The Illusionist – an Austro-Hungarian mystic unearths political tensions in the EmpireDirector: Neil Berger
Cast: Ed Norton, Paul Giamatti, Jessica Biel
The Imitation Game – dreadful Turing biopic, cliched, self-important, timid and obviousDirector: Morten Tyldum
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode
The Impossible – true-life story of a family caught up in the Boxing Day Tsunami of 2004 in ThailandDirector: JA Bayona
Cast: Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland
In a Lonely Place – Hollywood murder mystery, as a screenwriter is suspected of killing a waitressDirector: Nicholas Ray
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy
In Bruges – superb black comedy as two hitmen hide out in Bruges after a job gone wrongDirector: Martin McDonagh
Cast: Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ralph Fiennes
In the Heart of the Sea – whalers are lost at sea when their ship sinks and turn to desperate measuresDirector: Ron Howard
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy
In the Heat of the Night – a black cop investigates a murder in the Deep South in this Best Picture winner about racismDirector: Norman Jewison
Cast: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates
In Which We Serve – British stiff-upper lip war film about the loss at sea of a destroyerDirector: Noel Coward, David Lean
Cast: Noel Coward, John Mills, Bernard Miles
Inception – a team specialises in stealing memories for people as they sleep – but how can you tell what’s real?Director: Christopher Nolan
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
The Incredibles – a family of superheroes have to hide their powers, after superheroes are banned. Superb action comedyDirector: Brad Bird
Cast: Craig T Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L Jackson
The Incredibles 2 – Elastigirl is wanted as the new face of superheroes – but is there a darker plan at work?Director: Brad Bird
Cast: Craig T Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell
Independence Day: Resurgence – failed attempt to relaunch a trilogy of sequels as the Aliens attack againDirector: Roland Emmerich
Cast: Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman
Inherit the Wind – faith vs science in this reimagining of the Scopes Monkey TrialDirector: Stanley Kramer
Cast: Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Gene Kelly
The International – an Interpol agent investigates corrupt business practices. 70s style thriller, a guilty pleasure of mineDirector: Tom Twyker
Cast: Clive Owen, Naomi Watts, Armin Mueller-Stahl
Interview with the Vampire – an ancient vampire talks to a journalist about his life. Director: Neil Jordan
Cast: Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst
Into the Woods – misfiring and a little dull Sondheim adaptationDirector: Rob Marshall
Cast: Emily Blunt, James Corden, Meryl Streep
Invasion of the Body Snatchers – people’s behaviour changes overnight – could it be they are being replaced by aliens?Director: Philip Kaufman
Cast: Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Leonard Nimoy
Invictus – Mandela brings South Africa together by uniting the country behind the Rugby team at the 1995 World CupDirector: Clint Eastwood
Cast: Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon
The Invisible Woman – intelligent Dickens biopic, focusing on his secret relationship with Nelly TernanDirector: Ralph Fiennes
Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Felicity Jones, Kristin Scott-Thomas
The Ipcress File – a working class spy uncovers a conspiracy but struggles to get his posh bosses to listenDirector: Sidney J Furie
Cast: Michael Caine, Guy Doleman, Nigel Green
The Irishman – a mafia hitman loses all trace of conscience or family over a long life of violence. Elegiac brillianceDirector: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Stephen Graham
The Iron Lady – very average biopic that manages to turn Thatcher into someone very uninterestingDirector: Phyllida Lloyd
Cast: Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Olivia Colman
Ironclad – medieval Dirty Dozen, as a gang of rogueish warriors protect a castle from siege by King JohnDirector: Jonathan English
Cast: James Purefoy, Paul Giamatti, Brian Cox
It Happened One Night – legendary Oscar-winning road-trip romantic comedy, still one of the best there isDirector: Frank Capra
Cast: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly
It’s a Wonderful Life – the most beloved Christmas film of all time and rightly soDirector: Frank Capra
Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore
Ivanhoe – big, silly swashbuckler based on Walter ScottDirector: Richard Thorpe
Cast: Robert Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine