Richard Attenborough takes the lead role in the true story of the infamous English mass murderer John Reginald Christie who killed 8 women over a period of 13 years. After moving in as tenants in Christie's house, Timothy Evans (John Hurt) and his wife Beryl (Judy Geeson) go to their landlord for help in obtaining an abortion. Christie agrees to do what he can, and uses this as an opportunity to murder Beryl, adding one more victim to an already lengthy list. When the frightened Timothy is then blamed for the crime, and found guilty in a court of law (with Christie acting as a witness), Christie is able to continue killing undetected.
Coming of age drama exploring the complexities of children losing their innocence and adults struggling to guide them. In the suburbs of America, three close knit 12-year-olds - introverted Jacob (Conor Donovan), precocious Malee (Zoe Weizenbaum) and vulnerable Leonard (Jesse Camacho) - start down the path of self-discovery and begin to distinguish their own voices from those of their parents. Sparked by the tragic death of Jacob's twin brother, the trio band together as they grapple with feelings of revenge, the burden of grief and the indelible experiences of growing up. £7.99Buy Now12 and Holding
Award-winning historical slave-narrative drama directed by Steve McQueen and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor. The film follows the experience of Solomon Northup (Ejiofor), an African-American living with a wife and two children in Saratoga, New York, who is kidnapped and sold into slavery by men claiming to offer him work as a circus musician. Transported by ship to New Orleans, it isn't long before he is given a new name and sold to William Ford (Benedict Cumberbatch), a relatively empathetic slave owner. But confrontations with the cruel and violent overseer John Tibeats (Paul Dano) leads to Solomon being passed on by Ford to the extremely abusive and alcoholic planter Edwin Epps (Michael Fassbender), who rules his slaves with a whip in one hand and a Bible in the other. Believing the only hope of regaining his freedom is to remain passive for the time being, Solomon ceases fighting against the illegitimacy of his situation until salvation is offered to him by a kindly labourer named Bass (Brad Pitt). The film was nominated for nine Academy Awards and won three including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong'o). It also won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture - Drama and BAFTAs for Best Leading Actor (Ejiofor) and Best Film. £5.99Buy Now12 Years a Slave
High stakes drama starring Sam Riley, Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke and Ray Winstone. The family of Vince Ferro (Riley) are in grave need of money to pay medical bills. When Vince hears of the death of a man who was due to start a well paid job, he steals a letter addressed to the man and heads to New York to try and assume his identity. The ploy works and Vince is taken to the place of his employment but the 'job' is unusual to say the least. Vince finds himself forced to participate in a game of Russian roulette where the winner takes home a fortune and the losers go home in a body bag. Wealthy men, such as Jasper (Statham) - who has entered his less fortunate brother, Ronald (Winstone), into the event - bet on the outcome. Can Vince find a way to survive the horrifying game? £5.99Buy Now13
In a holocaustic future world, perpetually at war, where failure to conform is the ultimate crime, Winston Smith (John Hurt) rewrites history books and finds himself dreaming of escape from the all-seeing eyes of the Authorities. He embarks on a passionate (and illegal) affair with a young woman (Suzanna Hamilton) but they are soon caught and Smith undergoes a nightmarish brainwashing at the hands of the chief inquisitor O'Brien (Richard Burton). £5.99Buy Now1984
Slick casino scam tale based on Ben Mezrich's book 'Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions'. Brilliant M.I.T. student Ben Campbell (Jim Sturgess) has got money worries, if he doesn't come up with $300,000 he's going to be kicked out. Luckily for Ben, help is at hand in the shape of maths professor Micky Rosa (Kevin Spacey), who has formed a team of students capable of taking on the casinos of Las Vegas and beating them at blackjack, using a technique known as card counting. But as the team start to win, and win big, the glitzy lifestyle soon starts to ensnare Ben, and he begins to believe he's untouchable. With the team attracting the attention of casino security chief Cole Williams (Laurence Fishburne), it's not long before the stakes are raised to dangerous levels.
Award-winning film by the director of 'Amores Perros', Alejandro González Iñárritu. Shot mainly with a hand-held camera, and following a non-linear plot line, the film captures the immediacy and confusion of the moments before, during and after a horrific accident that causes the lives of three disparate people to become interwined. Sean Penn plays Paul Rivers, a mathematics teacher facing up to his pending death from a heart problem, while his distant wife Mary (Charlotte Gainsbourg) hopes to become pregnant from artificial insemination. Naomi Watts is Cristina, mother of two little girls who has overcome a drug-dependent past to achieve a stable, happy marriage and family life. Benicio del Toro plays Jack Jordan, an ex-criminal who has now found Jesus and is struggling to provide for his wife and their two children in a poor area of the town. When tragedy strikes, all three characters must re-evaluate their lives in the face of death. The title refers to the 21 grams a person loses at the moment of death, thought to be the weight of the human soul.
Monty Brogan [Edward Norton] has one day to put his life in order before starting a seven year prison sentence for drug dealing. On this day he tries to set things right with estranged father [Brian Cox] and heads out of town with his friends Jacob [Philip Seymour Hoffman] and Slaughtery [Barry Pepper]. Being in touch with his old friends again makes him reconsider his life choices. Is it too late to change? £2.99Buy Now25th Hour
When her alcoholic misdemeanors land her in court on a drunk-driving charge, Gwen Cummings (Sandra Bullock) is sentenced to 28 days in rehab. Arriving at the clinic, Gwen at first resists the discipline and emotional honesty required by her treatment, but she soon forms bonds with the other inmates and builds up the courage to tackle her problem. Also starring Steve Buscemi, Viggo Mortensen and Elizabeth Perkins. £2.99
When her alcoholic misdemeanors land her in court on a drunk-driving charge, Gwen Cummings (Sandra Bullock) is sentenced to 28 days in rehab. Arriving at the clinic, Gwen at first resists the discipline and emotional honesty required by her treatment, but she soon forms bonds with the other inmates and builds up the courage to tackle her problem. Also starring Steve Buscemi, Viggo Mortensen and Elizabeth Perkins.
Wes Bentley, Vincent Piazza and Amber Tamblyn star in this American drama. Six years after going their separate ways three former friends and bandmates reunite in the desert to celebrate their 30th birthdays together. While singer Anna (Tamblyn) has forged a successful solo career, Barry (Piazza) has become a lawyer and gotten married while Travis (Bentley) has failed to move on and is still eager to chase his lost dream of success. During their three day reunion old emotions and resentments come to the surface as the trio reminisce over how they almost made it together as a band but were instead driven apart. £9.99Buy Now3 Nights in the Desert
Coming-of-age drama set in 1979 Dublin. 13-year-old Maeve (Ailish McCarthy) is struggling to make sense of everything all at once: her changing body, her first bra, boys, friendships and family. When Maeve attracts the attention of local heartthrob Brian (Shane McDaid), she drops her friends just when they most need her. Snubbed by her mates and in trouble at home, Maeve is forced to learn some tough lessons about what really matters in life. £2.99Buy Now32A
Drama loosely based on Arthur Schnitzler's 1897 play 'La Ronde' and starring Anthony Hopkins, Jude Law, Rachel Weisz and Ben Foster. Set in various cities around the world, the film follows a number of people who are all linked by their sexual encounters, unbeknown to them. Among them are businessman Michael Daly (Law) who considers hiring a prostitute; his wife, Rose (Weisz), who decides it's time to end the affair she has been having; an elderly man (Hopkins) recovering from a drinking problem who goes in search of his estranged daughter; and sex offender Tyler McGregor (Foster) who struggles to resist temptation when he is released on parole. £7.99Buy Now360
Biographical drama about African-American baseball player Jackie Robinson, here portrayed by Chadwick Boseman. In 1945, having been spotted by a scout, Robinson is signed by Brooklyn Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford) and becomes the first black man to play in the Major League. Despite his talent, Robinson is met with opposition, even from his fellow players, because of his race. As he tries to keep his own frustrations in check, he excels in his sport and gradually receives the recognition he deserves. £9.99Buy Now42
British gangster drama penned by the writers of 'Sexy Beast', featuring an ensemble cast that includes Ray Winstone, John Hurt, Ian McShane, Joanne Whalley and Tom Wilkinson. Ray Winstone stars as Colin Diamond, a London gangster who enlists the help of his friends to kidnap his wife's young French lover (Melvil Poupaud) in the hope of restoring his damaged ego. £5.99Buy Now44 Inch Chest
Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay star as an aged couple in this British drama written and directed by Andrew Haigh. In the run-up to their 45th wedding anniversary, Kate (Rampling) and Geoff Mercer (Courtenay) are rocked by the news that the body of Geoff's former fiancée has been discovered in the Swiss Alps, 50 years after she disappeared on a walking holiday with Geoff. Although Kate knew of Geoff's first love he kept their engagement a secret. As Geoff reminisces about his past and debates whether to fly to Switzerland to formally identify the body, his wife is left to re-evaluate their long relationship. As Kate finalises preparations for their anniversary party, she begins to delve deeper into her husband's past and makes new discoveries that threaten to spell the end for their 45-years of marriage. Rampling was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress. £9.99
Coming-of-age drama set in 1970s rural New Zealand. Farmer's son Billy (Andrew Patterson) feels out of place at school. While the other boys want to fight or play rugby, Billy's passion in life is watching science fiction movies and re-enacting them with his tomboy cousin Lou (Harriet Beattie), or withdrawing into an imaginary world in which he is Lana, the heroine of his favourite TV soap. Billy's world is changed forever with two important new arrivals into his world: gawky new classmate Roy (Jay Collins) and handsome young farmhand Jamie (Michael Dorman). £6.99Buy Now50 Ways of Saying Fabulous
A fictionalised account of the rise and fall of the infamous 1970s New York nightclub, Studio 54. Controversial owner Steve Rubell (Mike Myers) recognises star potential in young Shane O'Shea (Ryan Philippe) and gives him a job behind the bar. Shane's good looks and charm ensure the dancefloor remains full, but Rubell's empire is threatened by the decadence and corruption that runs through it. £5.99
This gritty, urban drama, starring controversial white rapper Eminem in his film debut, sparked a media debate on release and broke box-office records. Jimmy Smith (Eminem), aka Rabbit to his friends, has grown up on the wrong side of 8 Mile Road in the industrial city of Detroit. After being dumped by his girlfriend, Rabbit has to move back with his mother (Kim Basinger) and her new boyfriend but gets on with neither of them. His only solace is rapping with the group of DJs and MCs who go under the name of Three One Third. But he is a white boy in a predominantly African-American music culture and there are many who do not like it. Convinced that this is his only hope of getting out of the dead-end life he could end up living, Rabbit perseveres with rapping and is backed up by a new girlfriend (Brittany Murphy) and his friends. £5.99Buy Now8 Mile
Triple bill featuring three acclaimed drama movies. '8 Mile' (2002) stars Eminem in his film debut. Jimmy Smith (Eminem), aka Rabbit to his friends, has grown up on the wrong side of 8 Mile Road in the industrial city of Detroit. After being dumped by his girlfriend, Rabbit finds he has to move back with his mother (Kim Basinger) and her new boyfriend but gets on with neither of them. His only solace is rapping with the group of DJs and MCs who go under the name of Three One Third; but he is a white boy in a predominantly African-American music culture and there are many who do not like it. Convinced that hip hop is his only hope of getting out of the dead-end life he could end up living, Rabbit perseveres with rapping and is backed up by a new girlfriend (Brittany Murphy) and his friends. In 'Boyz n the Hood' (1991), Tre (Cuba Gooding Jr.), a young black American, is sent to live with his father in South Central Los Angeles. Despite his earnest attempts to stay out of trouble, he and his friends are drawn into local gang violence. Eventually he finds that he must choose between a life surrounded by crime or his desire to leave the neighbourhood and get a college education. 'Higher Learning' (1995) is the tale of three students who each find a very different path through college: an athlete (Omar Epps) struggling to make the grade, a naive girl (Kristy Swanson) who discovers that men cannot always accept 'no' for an answer, and a shy and retiring guy (Michael Rapaport) who joins a gang of neo-Nazi skinheads in a desperate search for companionship.