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Raging Bull – famous boxer Jake LaMotta can’t control his jealousy in possibly the greatest American film of the decadeDirector: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Cathy Moriarty
Raiders of the Lost Ark – one of the greatest adventure stories in the movies: bullwhips, snakes and hats all in one movieDirector: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman
The Railway Man – a man who survived a Japanese POW camp has to overcome PTSD to forgiveDirector: Jonathan Teplitzky
Cast: Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Stellan Skarsgård
Rain Man – Best Picture winner about a man who discovers he has an autistic older brother. Lessons are learned.Director: Barry Levinson
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino
Ran – Kurosawa transfers King Lear to Samurai Japan in this luscious but sometimes too stately epicDirector: Akira Kurosawa
Cast: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu
Ransom – solid thriller: a millionaire’s son is kidnapped – but he decides to turn the tables on the kidnappersDirector: Ron Howard
Cast: Mel Gibson, Rene Russo, Gary Sinise
Rashomon – everyone has a different story for what happened in the forest in this multi-narrative classicDirector: Akira Kurosawa
Cast: Toshiro Mifune, Machiko Kyō, Masayuki Mori
Reach for the Sky – the life story of Douglas Bader, who overcame losing his legs to fly for Britain during WW2Director: Lewis Gilbert
Cast: Kenneth More, Muriel Pavlow, Lyndon Brook
The Reader – dreadful, tasteless drama about a former concentration guard who seduces a young boy to read to herDirector: Stephen Daldry
Cast: Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, David Kross
Rebecca – superb Best Picture winning du Maurier adaptation of a second wife who can’t live up to the firstDirector: Alfred Hitchcock
Cast: Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, Judith Anderson
Rebecca – lush but empty remake, that completely misses the point and fails to provide Gothic chillsDirector: Ben Wheatley
Cast: Lily James, Armie Hammer, Kristin Scott-Thomas
The Reckless Moment – a gangster does everything he can to help a woman he’s supposed to be blackmailingDirector: Max Ophüls
Cast: James Mason, Joan Bennett, Geraldine Brooks
Red Eye – on an overnight flight, a sinister man orders a woman to do everything he says – or her father diesDirector: Wes Craven
Cast: Rachel McAdams, Cillian Murphy, Brian Cox
Red Joan – terrible, slow and unrevealing fictionalised biography of a female spy for RussiaDirector: Trevor Nunn
Cast: Sophie Cookson, Tom Hughes, Judi Dench
Red River – legendary western cattle trail movie, that descends into obsession, rivalry and violenceDirector: Howard Hawks
Cast: John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Joanna Dru
Red Sparrow – unpleasant and queasily leery action thriller about a female assassinDirector: Francis Lawrence
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Matthias Schoenaerts, Joel Edgerton
Reds – epic political biopic as journalists John Reed and Louise Bryant fight for Socialism in America and Russia in the 1910sDirector: Warren Beatty
Cast: Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Jack Nicholson
The Remains of the Day – a repressed butler looks back on a life of misplaced duty, in an adaptation of one of my fav novelsDirector: James Ivory
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, James Fox
Rembrandt – biopic of the great Dutch artistDirector: Alexander Korda
Cast: Charles Laughton, Gertrude Lawrence, Elsa Lanchaster
The Revenant – in the Wild West, a tracker is mawled by a bear and left for dead – he must find his way homeDirector: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson
Rififi – small-time crooks try a big score in this absolutely brilliant French film noir, one of the greatest ever madeDirector: Jules Dassin
Cast: Jean Servais, Carl Möhner, Robert Manuel
Rio Bravo – a sheriff and his mates shoot the breeze while waiting for a gang to ride into town in this response to High NoonDirector: Howard Hawks
Cast: John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson
Rio Grande – by-the-numbers cavalry Western from Ford (literally done under contract so he could make another film)Director: John Ford
Cast: John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara, Victor McLaglen
Rise of the Planet of the Apes – superb relaunch as we find out how this started to become the Planet of the ApesDirector: Rupert Wyatt
Cast: Andy Serkis, James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow
Rob Roy – big swashbuckling, highlander struggle for justice, unfairly overshadowed by BraveheartDirector: Michael Caton Jones
Cast: Liam Neeson, Jessica Lange, Tim Roth, John Hurt
The Robe – quaintly rubbish Christian Roman Epic that concentrates on the cinemascopeDirector: Henry Koster
Cast: Richard Burton, Jean Simmons, Victor Mature
Robin Hood – slightly revisionist version, a little too dry, that mixes in Magna Carta with Saving Private Ryan actionDirector: Ridley Scott
Cast: Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Mark Strong, William Hurt
Rocks – a black teenager struggles to hold her family together in inner-city LondonDirector: Sarah Gavron
Cast: Bukky Bakray, Kosar Ali, D’angelou Osei Kissiedu
Rocky – a jobbing boxer gets offered a title shot. This Best Picture winner is more kitchen-sink than you’ll rememberDirector: John G. Avildsen
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burgess Meredith
Rocky IV – Rocky fights the USSR champ to get revenge for the death of mentor Apollo Creed. Silly but funDirector: Sylvestor Stallone
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren, Talia Shire
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – a team steal Death Star plans in this play-it-safe Star Wars sagaDirector: Gareth Edwards
Cast: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn
Roma – Cuarón creates an affectionate, intimate and beautiful film about his childhoodDirector: Alfonso Cuarón
Cast: Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Fernando Grediaga
Ronin – ex-spies are hired to steal a mysterious suitcase. I don’t care what people think, one of my favourite filmsDirector: John Frankenheimer
Cast: Robert De Niro, Jean Reno, Natasha McElhone
Room – wonderful book adaptation as a kidnapped shelters her son, who was born in captivityDirector: Lenny Abrahamson
Cast: Brie Larsen, Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen
Room at the Top – a chippy social climber has to choose between love and his career in this classic kitchen-sink dramaDirector: Jack Clayton
Cast: Simeone Signoret, Laurence Harvey, Heather Sears
A Room with a View – Merchant-Ivory triumph with this perfectly mounted Forster adaptationDirector: James Ivory
Cast: Helena Bonham Carter, Julian Sands, Maggie Smith
Rosencrantz and Guildernstern are Dead – Stoppard directs his landmark play (‘because if I don’t no one else would’)Director: Tom Stoppard
Cast: Tim Roth, Gary Oldman, Richard Dreyfuss
Ruggles of Red Gap – comedy about a classic British butler falling in love with AmericaDirector: Leo McCarey
Cast: Charles Laughton, Mary Boland, Charles Ruggles
Rules of Engagement – dreadful, border-line racist, courtroom drama about a colonel fireing in Iranian civiliansDirector: William Friedkin
Cast: Samuel L Jackson, Tommy Lee Jones, Ben Kingsley
The Russia House – a publisher with contacts in the USSR is roped into espionage in this solid Le Carré thrillerDirector: Fred Schepisi
Cast: Sean Connery, Michelle Pfeiffer, Klaus Maria Brandauer
Rust and Bone – a kickboxer and a crippled killer whale trainer find love in this striking and brilliant filmDirector: Jacques Audiad
Cast: Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts, Armand Verdure

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Saturday Night and Sunday Morning – a rebellious, chippy highly-skilled working class man refuses to be told what to doDirector: Karel Reisz
Cast: Albert Finney, Rachel Roberts, Shirley Anne Field
Saving Mr Banks – PL Travers reacts with horror, when Walt Disney plans to turn her Mary Poppins into a film musicalDirector: John Lee Hancock
Cast: Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell
Saving Private Ryan – the war film that changed the whole genre, a landmark piece of film-makingDirector: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore, Matt Damon
Sayonara – self-important and dull anti-racism film about American GIs overcoming prejudice to marry Japanese womenDirector: Joshua Logan
Cast: Marlon Brando, Miika Taka, Red Buttons
Scandal – careful reconstruction of the Profumo scandal, with plenty of sex (of course)Director: Michael Caton Jones
Cast: John Hurt, Joanne Whalley, Ian McKellen
Scarface – brilliant gangster film, ‘the shame of the nation’ in its day: bullets fly as a ruthless gangster climbs to the topDirector: Howard Hawks
Cast: Paul Muni, Ann Dvorak, George Raft
Scarface – OTT crime drama about a Cuban gangster making it big in the US and self-destructing. Satire on greed and bling cultureDirector: Brian de Palma
Cast: Al Pacino, Steven Bauer, Michelle Pfeiffer
The Scarlet Empress – absolutely crazy von Sternberg historical epic about Catherine the GreatDirector: Josef von Sternberg
Cast: Marlene Dietrich, John Lodge, Sam Jaffe
Schindler’s List – heartbreaking, Best-picture winning story of the Austrian businessmen who saved thousands of JewsDirector: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes
School of Rock – enjoyable comedy, as a slacker musician pretends to be teacher and forms a band with the studentsDirector: Richard Linklater
Cast: Jack Black, Joan Cusack, Mike White
Scott of the Antarctic – flag-waving biopic, with Scott as the ultimate boys own heroDirector: Charles Frend
Cast: John Mills, Diana Churchill, Harold Warrander
Scum – power struggles between the kids in a brutal expose of the Borstal system. Hardhitting but essentialDirector: Alan Clarke
Cast: Ray Winstone, Mick Ford, Julian Firth
Seance on a Wet Afternoon – a mystic and her husband kidnap a child so that she can ‘discover’ him and prove her giftDirector: Bryan Forbes
Cast: Kim Stanley, Richard Attenborough, Nanette Newman
The Searchers – Ford’s masterpiece, a racist cowboy searches to find (and kill?) his kidnapped niece who has gone nativeDirector: John Ford
Cast: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles
Seconds – rich people take on new bodies to live forever in this creepy but not quite engaging enough conspiracy thrillerDirector: John Frankenheimer
Cast: Rock Hudson, Salome Jens, John Randolph
Selma – superb, passionate MLK biopic, focusing on his march in Selma, AlabamaDirector: Ava DuVernay
Cast: David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson, Carmon Ejogo
Sense and Sensibility – simply perfect Jane Austen film, one of the landmarks of classic literature adaptationsDirector: Ang Lee
Cast: Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, Hugh Grant, Alan Rickman
A Separation – in Iran a couple are forced to divorce; the husband is then accused of causing a harmful accidentDirector: Asghar Farhadi
Cast: Payman Maadi, Leila Natami, Sareh Bayet
The Servant – a creepy butler manipulates his weak-willed master in this breath-taking British classicDirector: Joseph Losey
Cast: Dirk Bogarde, James Fox, Sarah Miles
Seven Days in May – an American general plots a coup in this conspiracy thrillerDirector: John Frankenheimer
Cast: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Fredric March
The Seventh Seal – most influential arthouse film ever made? A medieval knight plays chess with Death for his soul. Great film.Director: Ingmar Bergman
Cast: Max von Sydow, Bengt Ekerot, Gunnar Björnstrand
Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll – imaginative biopic of Ian DruryDirector: Mat Whitecross
Cast: Andy Serkis, Bill Milner, Naomie Harris
Shadowlands – heartbreaking tearjerker, as CS Lewis finds love and loss very late in lifeDirector: Richard Attenborough
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Debra Winger, Joseph Marzello
Shakespeare in Love – Best Picture winning clever comedy, as Shakespeare falls in love with a would-be actressDirector: John Madden
Cast: Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush
Shane – brilliant western: a gunslinger finds its difficult to hang up your guns when black hats dominate your adopted homeDirector: George Stevens
Cast: Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin
Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings – the estranged son of a war lord, searches for answers about his familyDirector: Destin Daniel Cretton
Cast: Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Meng’er Zhang, Tony Leung
Shanghai Express – romantic drama and tension on the eponymous trainDirector: Josef von Sternberg
Cast: Marlene Dietrich, Clive Brook, Anna May Wong
The Shape of Water – Best Picture winning fantasy, about a woman who falls in love with a captured sea monsterDirector: Guillermo del Toro
Cast: Sally Hawkins, Doug Jones, Richard Jenkins
The Shawshank Redemption – most popular film ever made: a man struggles to keep his spirit alive in prisonDirector: Frank Darabont
Cast: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, William Sadler
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon – beautifully shot but slightly dry “day in a life” of the cavalry westernDirector: John Ford
Cast: John Wayne, Joanna Dru, John Agar
Sherlock Holmes – all-action Sherlock Holmes version, gothic buddy-movie with Holmes using his skills to win fightsDirector: Guy Ritchie
Cast: Robert Downey Jnr, Jude Law, Rachel McAdams
Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows – Holmes takes on Moriarty in this less impressive sequelDirector: Guy Ritchie
Cast: Robert Downey Jnr, Jude Law, Jared Harris
Sherlock Holmes in Washington – modernised Holmes in a noir actionerDirector: Roy William Neill
Cast: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Marjorie Lord
The Shining – a writer, stranded in an empty hotel full of evil spirits, loses his mind and tries to kill his family. TerrifyingDirector: Stanley Kubrick
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd
Ship of Fools – an eclectic group of passengers lives intersect on a long voyage from US to Nazi Germany in the 1930sDirector: Stanley Kramer
Cast: Vivien Leigh, Oskar Werner, Simone Signoret
Short Cuts – a number of lives intersect over a few days in Los Angeles in this epic ensemble dramaDirector: Robert Altman
Cast: Andie MacDowell, Bruce Davison, Julianne Moore
Sicario – a female FBI agent works with the DEA to bring down a drugs smuggling ring – but questions their methodsDirector: Denis Villeneuve
Cast: Emily Blunt, Benecio del Toro, Josh Brolin
Silence – 17th century Priests in Japan struggle to hold onto their faith, in the face of prosecutionDirector: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson
The Silence of the Lambs – masterful Best Picture winner: a young FBI profiler recruits a serial killer to track another killerDirector: Jonathan Demme
Cast: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn
Silver Linings Playbook – two misfits with personality disorders enter a dance competition. Russell’s warmest filmDirector: David O Russell
Cast: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro
Singin in the Rain – the definitive Hollywood old-school musical with the most famous dance sequence of all timeDirector: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly
Cast: Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O’Connor
Sleepy Hollow – a detective is called into investigate supernatural beheadings in a small townDirector: Tim Burton
Cast: Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Christopher Walken
Slumdog Millionaire – Best Picture winner; in India a young man competes in a quiz show: his difficult life gives him the answersDirector: Danny Boyle
Cast: Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Madhur Mittel
Smiles of a Summer Night – romantic complications come to a head one long night in Bergman’s comedy of mannersDirector: Ingmar Bergman
Cast: Eva Dahlbeck, Gunnar Björnstrand, Ulla Jacobsson
The Snake Pit – psychological drama about a woman struggling to understand reality in an asylumDirector: Anatole Litvak
Cast: Olivia de Havilland, Mark Stevens, Leo Genn
The Social Network – Zuckerberg builds Facebook and loses his friends, in this era-exploring dramaDirector: David Fincher
Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake
A Soldier’s Story – in 1942 on a military base, a black NCO is killed – a racist crime? A black JAG is sent to investigateDirector: Norman Jewison
Cast: Howard E Rollins Jnr, Adolph Caesar, Art Evans
Solo: A Star Wars Story – unnecessary Star Wars prequel that seems determined to explain every Solo reference ever madeDirector: Ron Howard
Cast: Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke
Solomon Kane – in the 1600s a mercenary is cursed by the Devil and tries to save his soul by fighting for goodDirector: Michael J Bassett
Cast: James Purefoy, Max von Sydow, Rachel Hurd Wood
Some Like It Hot – musicians on the run from Prohibition disguise themselves as women – mayhem ensues.Director: Billy Wilder
Cast: Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Marilyn Monroe
The Song of Bernadette – Christian biopic of Saint Bernadette – but surprisingly goodDirector: Henry King
Cast: Jennifer Jones, Charles Bickford, Gladys Cooper
The Sound Barrier – an obsessed engineer risks his son-in-law’s life to break the sound barrierDirector: David Lean
Cast: Ann Todd, Ralph Richardson, Nigel Patrick
Sound of Metal – a drums player suddenly goes death and searches for an answerDirector: Darius Mardur
Cast: Riz Ahmed, Olivia Cooke, Paul Raci, Lauren Ridloff
The Sound of Music – Best Picture winning musical about singing nuns and loving families. The most popular movie ever?Director: Robert Wise
Cast: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker
Spartacus – iconic Ancient Rome action epic, as slaves fight for freedom. “I’m Spartacus!”Director: Stanley Kubrick
Cast: Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Peter Ustinov
Spectre – Bond hunts down a mysterious mastermind as Bond unwisely tries to start its own interconnected universeDirector: Sam Mendes
Cast: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux
Speed – a bus can’t drop below 50mph in this brilliant, high-concept action thriller, one of the best of its kindDirector: Jan de Bont
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hooper, Sandra Bullock
Speed 2: Cruise Control – terrible from start-to-finish sequel, as a cruise liner ‘speeds’ towards destruction. Everyone sinksDirector: Jan de Bont
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Jason Patric, Willem Dafoe
Spencer – naive and sentimental biopic of Princess Diana, focusing on one disastrous Christmas c. 1991Director: Pablo Larrain
Cast: Kristin Stewart, Timothy Spall, Sally Hawkins
Spider-Man: No Way Home – fabulous Marvel crossover event, heartwarming funDirector: Jon Watts
Cast: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch
Spotlight – Boston journalists investigate sex abuse in the Catholic Church in this low-key Best Picture winnerDirector: Tom McCarthy
Cast: Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams
Spy – a desk operative has to step in when tragedy occures to a field agent in this amusing comedyDirector: Paul Feig
Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne
The Spy Who Came In From the Cold – a ground-down spy gets involved in a masterplot to discredit an East German spy catcherDirector: Martin Ritt
Cast: Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Oskar Werner
The Spy Who Loved Me – Roger Moore’s ultimate Bond film: huge, silly, crammed with jokes and raised eyebrowsDirector: Lewis Gilbert
Cast: Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Curd Jürgens
The Square – smug art satire: an art director gets into trouble when he’s distracted by a stolen walletDirector: Ruben Östlund
Cast: Claes Bangs, Elizabeth Moss, Dominic West
Stalag 17 – in a POW camp, a fixer is a suspected Nazi stoolie and has to prove his innocenceDirector: Billy Wilder
Cast: William Holden, Don Taylor, Otto Preminger
Stalker – pretentious Russian sci-fi epic, as men travel through a zone given a strange power by an extra terrestrial encounterDirector: Andrei Tarkovsky
Cast: Alexander Kaidanovsky, Anatoly Solonitsyn
A Star is Born – long but rewarding version of the story of a fading star and his talented wife, with brilliant performancesDirector: George Cukor
Cast: Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson
A Star is Born – tearjerkingly well-done version of the story, this time about Country and Western singersDirector: Bradley Cooper
Cast: Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Sam Elliott
Star Trek: The Motion Picture – terminally dull launch of the Star Trek franchise, about a mysterious probe in spaceDirector: Robert Wise
Cast: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan – the best Star Trek film, Kirk duels with an old enemy who is desperate for revengeDirector: Nicholas Meyer
Cast: William Shatner, Ricardo Montalban, Leonard Nimoy
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country – one of my all-time favs: Kirk and McCoy are framed for murder during a peace conferenceDirector: Nicholas Meyer
Cast: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Christoper Plummer
Star Trek: Nemesis – franchise-killing bomb, as Picard takes on a clone of his younger selfDirector: Stuart Baird
Cast: Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Tom Hardy
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace – long-awaited Star Wars prequel, possibly the most disappointing film of all timeDirector: George Lucas
Cast: Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones – possibly even worse than the first one, a tone-deaf love storyDirector: George Lucas
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christiensen, Natalie Portman
Star Wars: The Last Jedi – iconoclastic Star Wars film, whose attempt to do something different was rejected by fansDirector: Rian Johnson
Cast: Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill, Oscar Isaac, Carrie Fisher
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – a trilogy that started so well, ends with a fanbait entry that pleased no oneDirector: JJ Abrams
Cast: Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega
Stardust – charming romantic fantasia, as a young man protects a women who is literally a fallen starDirector: Matthew Vaughan
Cast: Charlie Cox, Claire Danes, Michelle Pfeiffer
Starship Troopers – attractive young men and women volunteer to fight a war against space bugs. Actually a satire on fascismDirector: Paul Verhoeven
Cast: Casper Van Dien, Dina Mayer, Denise Richards
Steve Jobs – biopic, structured like a play, that looks at its subjects life through three key project launchesDirector: Danny Boyle
Cast: Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogan
Still Alice – tearjerking, sensitive drama about a English professor suffering from early onset dementiaDirector: Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland
Cast: Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart
The Sting – two conmen tip up in the 1920s to take down a ruthless gangster in this Best Picture winnerDirector: George Roy Hill
Cast: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw
Suffragette – lacklustre historical drama that fudges important issuesDirector: Sarah Gavron
Cast: Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Romola Garai
Suite Française – picturesque occupation drama as a French woman falls in love with a Good GermanDirector: Saul Dibb
Cast: Michelle Williams, Matthias Schoenaerts
Sullivan’s Travels – film director hits the road to learn about ‘life’ in a sharp Hollywood satireDirector: Preston Sturges
Cast: Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick
Sully: Miracle on the Hudson – a pilot lands a failing plane in the Hudson – and is blamed by the authoritiesDirector: Clint Eastwood
Cast: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney
The Sum of All Fears – decent attempted franchise relaunch as Jack Ryan scrambles to prevent a nuclear warDirector: Phil Alden Robinson
Cast: Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman, Liev Schreiber
Summer Interlude – a ballerina processes terrible memories in this early Bergman that establishes all his themesDirector: Ingmar Bergman
Cast: Maj-Britt Nilsson, Birger Malmsten, Alf Kjellin
Summerland – a misanthropic writer during WW2 takes on a refugee and finds herself opening upDirector: Jessica Swale
Cast: Gemma Arterton, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Penelope Wilton
Sunday, Bloody Sunday – a man and a woman share the same lover, a hedonistic young man. Director: John Schlesinger
Cast: Peter Finch, Glenda Jackson, Murray Melvin
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans – Murnau’s fairy tale of a man and wife helps redefine the language of cinema for HollywoodDirector: FW Murnau
Cast: George O’Brien, Janet Gaynor, Margaret Livingston
Sunset Boulevard – absolutely brilliant dark Hollywood drama murder mysteryDirector: Billy Wilder
Cast: Gloria Swanson, William Holden, Erich von Stroheim
Sunshine – a space mission to restart the sun’s care with a nuclear bomb is mankind’s last chance to escape extinctionDirector: Danny Boyle
Cast: Cillian Murphy, Rose Byrne, Chris Evans
Sunshine on Leith – two squaddies return home to Leith in this up-beat Proclaimers jukebox muscialDirector: Dexter Fletcher
Cast: George Mackay, Kevin Guthrie, Freya Mavor
Suspicion – Cary Grant might be a murderer in this middle-of-the-road Hitchcock thrillerDirector: Alfred Hitchcock
Cast: Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, Cedric Hardwicke
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – bloody Sondheim adaptation of the serial killing barberDirector: Tim Burton
Cast: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman
The Sweet Hereafter – after a tragic school bus accident, an ambulance chasing lawyer arrives in a small town to build a caseDirector: Atom Egoyan
Cast: Ian Holm, Sarah Polley, Bruce Greenwood
Sweet Smell of Success – a vicious newspaper columnist exploits a desperate PR man in this brilliant acidic comedyDirector: Alexander Mackendrick
Cast: Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison
Syriana – dense political drama about the corruption of the international oil industryDirector: Stephen Gaghan
Cast: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Jeffrey Wright