The first time I saw this I was only 15 and I was completely blown away by it. Brad Pitt gives his finest, strangest performance as Tyler Durden and Edward Norton excells himself
(1999) Starring:Meat Loaf, Jared Leto, Richmond Arquette Director:David Fincher Certificate:
Adapted from Chuck Palahniuk's novel, David Fincher's controversial drama explores themes of masculinity and violence in contemporary society. Edward Norton stars as Jack, a bored insomniac, determined to inject some excitement into his life. He meets Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt), a charismatic soap ..read more »
The film spans American 20th century history in an incredibly moving and comic manner. Tom Hanks is truly amazing as Gump.
(1994) Starring:John Randell, Sam Anderson, Mykelti Williamson Director:Robert Zemeckis Certificate:
Robert Zemeckis' award-winning fable about the American dream. Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) is a good-natured but simple man. As he recounts his home-spun words of wisdom, he reminisces on his life's progress, from crippled child to decorated military hero, illustrating how America has changed over the ..read more »
This is top of the BFI's great films list for a reason - also the book is very good.
The Third Man
(1949) Starring:Wilfrid Hyde White, Trevor Howard, Alida Valli Director:Carol Reed Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
Classic thriller written by Graham Greene and starring Orson Welles in which a writer sets about investigating the death of a friend in post-World War II Vienna. Holly Martins (Joseph Cotten), a pulp Western writer, arrives in the Austrian capital expecting to take up a job with his old ..read more »
Touching and heartbreaking, Hotel Rwanda is a must-see.
(2004) Starring:Sophie Okonedo, Desmond Dube, Don Cheadle Director:Terry George Certificate:
Harrowing drama set during the Rwandan conflict of the 1990s. The Rwandan conflict of the 1990s marked one of the bloodiest chapters in recent African history. Over the course of 100 days, almost one million people were killed. The streets of the capital city of Kigali ran red with rivers of blood, ..read more »
Wag the Dog(1997) Starring:Dustin Hoffman, Woody Harrelson, Denis Leary Director:Barry Levinson Certificate: Watch now: Included in all packages with LOVEFiLM Instant
In a 29-day shoot, Barry Levinson filmed this $15 million political and media satire, adapted by Hilary Henkin and David Mamet from Larry Beinhart's novel, American Hero. Two weeks prior to re-election, the President (Michael Belson) is accused of cornering an underage girl in the Oval Office. To ..read more »
(2000) Starring:Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano Director:Christopher Nolan Certificate:
Leonard Shelby (Guy Pearce) is suffering from acute short-term memory loss and is unable to remember anything for more than a few minutes at a time. This means that not only does he have no idea who he is, but that also, whenever he meets someone, a few minutes later he will have forgotten who they ..read more »
(1941) Starring:, , Director:Orson Welles Certificate:
Orson Welles makes his feature-length directorial debut with this classic drama which often tops critics' polls of the best films of all time. In 1940, newspaper tycoon Charles Foster Kane (Welles) dies after uttering the word 'Rosebud'. An anonymous reporter (William Alland) is assigned the task ..read more »