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(last updated Mon 04 Aug 2008, 05:25 BST)

A Man Called Peter (U) 1955 Fact-based drama charting the life of renowned priest and author Peter Marshall. As a young man, he dreams of going to sea, but finds himself taking on an entirely different calling as a minister. Later in life, he travels to America, ultimately rising to the esteemed position of chaplain of the US Senate. Richard Todd takes the lead role, while Jean Peters is the pastor's loyal and supportive wife (888)

Gift Horse (PG) 1952 Seafaring adventure, which sees Navy captain Trevor Howard reluctantly taking charge of an old US destroyer during World War Two. His attempts to take command of the vessel and her crew prove problematic when hostility erupts, though the prospect of facing the mighty German force brings much-needed unity. Richard Attenborough, Bernard Lee, Sonny Tufts and James Donald also number among the cast (888)

The Siege at Red River (PG) 1954 A Confederate secret agent lays his hands on a shipment of guns, but before he can do anything with them, he is betrayed by a former comrade and left fighting for his life behind enemy lines. Reasonable Western set during the American Civil War, starring Van Johnson, Joanne Dru and Richard Boone (888)

Local Hero (PG) 1983 An American oil company representative is sent to buy a Scottish coastal village so it can be demolished to make way for a new refinery, but gradually takes a shine to the place. Bill Forsyth's offbeat comedy drama, starring Peter Riegert, Burt Lancaster, Denis Lawson, Peter Capaldi, Jenny Seagrove and Fulton Mackay (888)

Napoleon Dynamite (PG) 2004 An alienated high-school pupil goes all out to help his new friend bag the class presidency, while simultaneously juggling the demands of his bizarre family. Quirky comedy that proved a surprise indie hit, starring Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez and Haylie Duff, and directed by Jared Hess, who went on to make the equally oddball Nacho Libre with Jack Black (888)

Monster (18) 2003 Powerful 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. Leading lady Charlize Theron scooped an Oscar for her storming performance, while support comes courtesy of Christina Ricci, Bruce Dern and Scott Wilson (888)

Scenes from a Marriage (15) 1973 Liv Ullmann and Erland Josephson play a couple whose marriage begins to fail because of the husband's infidelity. But as the wife tries to rebuild her life they both realise that the inevitable separation will not be easy. Gloomy Ingmar Bergman drama, also starring Bibi Andersson and Jan Malmsjo

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