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Guest Wife[BW]
A single man borrows his best friend's wife to pose as his own spouse for a weekend - but events soon get out of hand, leading to all manner of misunderstandings. Romantic comedy, starring Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, Dick Foran and Wilma FrancisFilm/Comedy

The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry[BW]
A mild-mannered man finally finds love with an attractive co-worker, but their fledgling romance is jeopardised by his overbearing sisters, prompting the henpecked bachelor to plot to murder one of them. Drama, starring George Sanders, Geraldine Fitzgerald and Ella RainesFilm/General Movie/Drama

Fanny by Gaslight[SUB BW]
A deranged Victorian aristocrat manipulates the lives of those around him for personal gain, but sows the seeds of his own downfall by attempting to seduce a government minister's innocent daughter, who seems beset by ill fortune. Period drama, starring Phyllis Calvert, James Mason, Stewart Granger and Wilfrid LawsonFilm/General Movie/Drama

The Way Ahead[SUB BW]
Slipshod British Army recruits face a testing time as they undergo a tough training regimen aimed at whipping them into shape to fight in World War Two. Docudrama, starring David Niven, Stanley Holloway, Raymond Huntley, William Hartnell, John Laurie and James DonaldFilm/General Movie/Drama

Time Bandits[SUB]
A bemused schoolboy is escorted on a bizarre journey through time by a group of larcenous dwarfs. His adventures lead him to encounters with various characters from history - but none of them are quite what he had imagined. Terry Gilliam's fantasy comedy, starring Craig Warnock, David Rappaport, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Sean Connery, Ian Holm, Ralph Richardson and David WarnerFilm/Comedy/Fantasy/Fantasy

Pan's Labyrinth
In the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, inquisitive youngster Ofelia is taken by her pregnant mother to live with the wicked Capitan Vidal. In the surroundings of her new abode, the fairytale-obsessed girl ventures into an elaborate stone labyrinth, where she encounters a mysterious faun. The creature sets Ofelia a series of disturbing tasks which she must complete in order to journey to an underground kingdom, where she will be restored to the throne as a princess. Guillermo del Toro's period fantasy, starring Ivana Baquero, Sergi Lopez and Ariadna GilFilm/Fantasy

Fact-based drama exploring the story of serial killer Aileen Wuornos, examining the circumstances that initially drove her to murder and the motivation for her subsequent crimes, as well as looking at her troubled childhood and intense relationship with another woman. Starring an Oscar-winning Charlize Theron alongside Christina Ricci, Bruce Dern and Scott WilsonFilm/General Movie/Drama

Being John Malkovich[SUB]
A struggling puppeteer starts a new job and discovers a magical portal that gives those who enter the chance to see through actor John Malkovich's eyes for a short time. Sharing his discovery with a co-worker, they find a way to make money from their scheme, while a convoluted love triangle develops between the pair and the puppeteer's wife. Spike Jonze's fantasy comedy, starring John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener and John MalkovichFilm/Comedy/Fantasy/Fantasy