Description:The Pianist is a film adapted from the biography of Wladyslaw Szpilman. A Jewish-Polish pianist who during the second world war lived and hid miraculously in Warsaw after having gone through a terrible tragedy. A film from Roman Polanski.
, Emilia Fox
, Michal Zebrowski
, Ed Stoppard
Tags:War CrimeSurvivalViolenceNazi OccupationWorld War TwoBased On True StoryPolice BrutalityPrisoner Of WarMotivationalHolocaust
Description:Renton is living the dream and that dream is Heroin. As Renton struggles with the agony and ecstasy of his life we follow him and his increasingly unstable mates. Drinking, fighting, drugs, sex and the most disgusting toilet in Scotland. Choose Trainspotting.
, Ewen Bremner
, Jonny Lee Miller
, Kevin McKidd
Description:When a young airman miraculously survives bailing out of his aeroplane without a parachute, he falls in love with an American radio operator. But the officials in the other world realise their mistake, and despatch an angel to collect him.
, Emeric Pressburger
, Kim Hunter
, Robert Coote
, Kathleen Byron
Tags:World War TwoFalling In LoveReference To William Shakespeare
Description:A botched card game in London triggers four friends, thugs, weed-growers, hard gangsters, loan sharks and debt collectors to collide with each other in a series of unexpected events, all for the sake of weed, cash and two antique shotguns.
, Dexter Fletcher
, Nick Moran
, Jason Statham
Tags:Black ComedyFriendship Between MenViolenceTough GuyCult FilmGangsterOrganized CrimeFriendshipVoice Over Narration
Description:A pair of teenage boys growing up in a working-class neighborhood become aware of their homosexuality. While both were vaguely aware they might be gay, neither had ever acted on their impulses. Once they decide that they're attracted to each other, neither is sure just what to do.
, Martin Walsh
, Steven M. Martin
, Andrew Fraser
Tags:Coming Of AgeFamily RelationshipsBased On PlayFriendshipBullying
Description:An epic about British officer T.E. Lawrence's mission to aid the Arab tribes in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Lawrence becomes a flamboyant, messianic figure in the cause of Arab unity but his psychological instability threatens to undermine his achievements.
, Alec Guinness
, Anthony Quinn
, Jack Hawkins
Tags:National Film RegistryViolenceWorld War OneBased On True StoryNonlinear TimelineBritish MilitaryAfiInsanityPoliticsBlockbuster
Description:An American pulp writer arrives in post-WWII Vienna only to find that the friend who waited for him is killed under mysterious circumstances. The ensuing mystery entangles him in his friend's involvement in the black market, with the multinational police, and with his Czech girlfriend.
Description:The head of a gang of toughs, in an insensitive futuristic society, is conditioned to become physically ill at sex and violence during a prison sentence. When he is released, he's brutally beaten by all of his old adversaries.
, Patrick Magee
, Michael Bates
, Warren Clarke
Tags:Black ComedyComing Of AgeBased On BookViolenceWorld War TwoCult FilmPolice BrutalityDystopiaFamily RelationshipsSatireRevengeBetrayalInsanityFriendshipPoliticsBlockbuster
Description:After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it.
Description:Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed.
, Candice Bergen
, Edward Fox
, John Gielgud
Tags:ViolenceTough GuyWorld War TwoCult FilmBased On True StoryNonlinear TimelinePolice BrutalityRacismPolitics
Original Title: My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown
Release Date:21 Jul 1989
Description:In this true story told through flashbacks, Christy Brown is born with crippling cerebral palsy into a poor, working-class Irish family. Able only to control movement in his left foot and to speak in guttural sounds, he is mistakenly believed to be retarded for the first ten years of his life.
Description:The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.
, Helena Bonham Carter
, Derek Jacobi
, Robert Portal
Tags:Friendship Between MenWorld War TwoBased On True StoryGreat DepressionFamily RelationshipsChristmasReference To William ShakespeareFriendshipCompassionPeriod Piece
Description:Johnny flees Manchester for London, to avoid a beating from the family of a girl he has raped. There he finds an old girlfriend, and spends some time homeless, spending much of his time ranting at strangers, and meeting characters in plights very much like his own.
Description:General Clive Candy lives through four decades of war and peace - from the Boer War to World War II - trying to stay true to his belief that "right will always defeat might" and trying to stay relevant while the world changes irrevocably around him.
, Emeric Pressburger
, Neville Mapp
, Vincent Holman
, Roger Livesey
Tags:Concentration CampWorld War TwoWorld War OneFamily RelationshipsFriendship
Description:A soldier (Paddy Considine) returns home to his small town and exacts a deadly revenge on the thugs who tormented his dimwitted brother (Toby Kebbell) while he was away. One by one the young hoodlums meet their fates as the soldier releases the hate he feels inside.
, Gary Stretch
, Toby Kebbell
, Stuart Wolfenden
Tags:ViolenceSurprise EndingBlack And WhiteRevenge
Description:At a railway station cafe, housewife Laura Jesson meets doctor Alec Harvey. Both of them are already married, but they continue to meet at the cafe every Thursday despite the knowledge that their blossoming love is impossible.
, Trevor Howard
, Stanley Holloway
, Joyce Carey
Description:A middle-aged London factory worker (Blethyn) is shocked when the mixed-race daughter she gave up at birth decides to track her down. At first she denies she is her mother. All family members become emotional, as everyone's secrets are exposed.
Description:The story of the life of an impoverished Indian teen Jamal Malik, who becomes a contestant on the Hindi version of "Who Wants to be A Millionaire?", wins, and is then suspected of cheating.
Description:A robust adventure about two British adventurers who take over primitive Kafiristan as "godlike" rulers, meeting a tragic end through their desire for a native girl. Based on a short story by Rudyard Kipling.
, Michael Caine
, Christopher Plummer
, Saeed Jaffrey
Description:Exceptional London cop Nicholas Angel is involuntarily transferred to a quaint English village and paired with a witless new partner. While on the beat, Nicholas suspects a sinister conspiracy is afoot with the residents.
, Martin Freeman
, Bill Nighy
, Robert Popper
Tags:Black ComedyViolenceCult FilmInvestigationDetectiveSerial KillerReference To William ShakespeareFriendshipBuddy FilmVoice Over Narration
Description:Special agent 007 (Sean Connery) comes face to face with one of the most notorious villains of all time, and now he must outwit and outgun the powerful tycoon to prevent him from cashing in on a devious scheme to raid Fort Knox -- and obliterate the world's economy.
Description:Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet's power problems.
Description:A story about a troubled boy growing up in England, set in 1983. He comes across a few skinheads on his way home from school, after a fight. They become his new best friends even like family. Based on experiences of director Shane Meadows.
, Stephen Graham
, Jo Hartley
, Andrew Shim
Tags:Coming Of AgeViolenceRacismNeo NaziFriendshipBullyingChildhood
Description:Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice?