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King Kong (1933) – BBC iPlayer

Hollywood's most famous monster movie in which Kong, the giant gorilla, is taken from his prehistoric island home to be exhibited in the music halls of Manhattan. The brilliantly executed tale of beauty and the beast set new standards in film-making and provided some of cinema's most powerful and lasting images.

The Sacrifice (1986) – All 4

Visually accomplished, and narratively rewarding, The Sacrifice is the final film from director Andrei Tarkovsky, which centres on a middle-aged intellectual who attempts to bargain with God to stop an impending nuclear holocaust.

Shark Tale (2004) – Netflix

Featuring an all-star voice cast including Will Smith, Robert De Niro, Renée Zellweger, Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, and Martin Scorsese, Shark Tale is the DreamWorks family-favourite which tells the story of a fish who falsely claims to have killed the son of a shark mob boss.

The Souvenir (2019) – MUBI

At once enrapturing and mysteriously unsettling, The Souvenir is an essential and enduring film from one of the UK’s most distinctive and exciting filmmakers, Joanna Hogg. The film centres on the intense and emotionally fraught relationship between a shy but ambitious film student and an untrustworthy older man.

Calm with Horses (2020) – Curzon Home Cinema  

Calm with Horses is the assured debut by newcomer Nick Rowland. Set in darkest rural Ireland, the film follows an ex-boxer, who has become the feared enforcer for a local drug-dealing family, whilst also trying to be a good father to his autistic five-year-old son.

Women Make Film (2020) – BFI Player

Women Make Film is an epic exploration of cinema history through the lens of some the world’s greatest directors – all women. Told in 40 "chapters", narrated by Tilda Swinton, Jane Fonda, Debra Winger, Adjoa Andoh, Kerry Fox, Thandie Newton, and Sharmila Tagore , shot and edited by Mark Cousins - life, love, politics, humour and death, are all explored and examined in this epic 14-hour road trip like no other. Mark Cousins’ epic documentary, executive produced by Tilda Swinton and Clara Glynn, offers a completely fresh take on film history, exploring the development of the medium exclusively through work directed by women.

Jurassic Park (1993) – Amazon Prime Video

Graced by incredible special effects, Steven Spielberg's phenomenally successful dino-sci-fi still holds up today as a thrilling adventure.

NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire – YouTube

Watch the Young Vic’s hit ★★★★★ production of Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece, A Streetcar Named Desire, with Gillian Anderson, Vanessa Kirby and Ben Foster.

Royal Opera: Cendrillon (Cinderella) – YouTube

As part of the #OurHouseToYourHouse series, join The Royal Opera for a Premiere of Laurent Pelly's production of Massenet's Cendrillon, an adaptation of the famous Cinderella fairytale.

Please note: all film suggestions are available to stream at the time of posting.

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