Film Four 20-09-08.

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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)

Battle of Britain (PG) 1969 Visually spectacular star-studded World War Two epic focusing on the exploits of the brave Allied airmen who prevented marauding Nazi forces invading Britain. The impressive ensemble cast features a host of big names, including Laurence Olivier, Robert Shaw, Christopher Plummer and Michael Caine (888)

Big Top Pee-Wee (PG) 1988 A struggling circus blows into town in the middle of a storm, and lands on a farm owned by the childlike Pee-Wee Herman, who generously allows the performers to stage a show on his property. Cult American comedy with a distinctly odd feel, starring Paul Reubens, Kris Kristofferson, Valeria Golino and Penelope Ann Miller

Ladies in Lavender (12) 2004 Two ageing spinsters living peacefully in Cornwall have their lives thrown into turmoil when a handsome Polish castaway is washed up on the shore sparking a reawakening of long-dormant feelings. Emotional drama, starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Daniel Bruhl, and directed by Charles Dance

Alien (18) 1979 The crew of a cargo spacecraft inadvertently pick up a malevolent, seemingly indestructible life-form which slaughters them one by one. Ridley Scott's sci-fi masterpiece boasts a truly terrifying monster designed by artist HR Giger, and stars Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Harry Dean Stanton, Yaphet Kotto and Veronica Cartwright, with Ian Holm on brilliant chilling form as emotionless science officer Ash, and John Hurt, who becomes the creature's first victim during a memorable dinner scene (888)

Alien Resurrection (18) 1997 Having been cloned by a fanatical geneticist keen to retrieve the alien inside her, heroine Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) wakes to find she has heightened senses and a super-strength that come in handy when her old enemies strike again. Fourth instalment in the sci-fi thriller series, with Winona Ryder and Ron Perlman (888)

Election (18) 2005 A Hong Kong crime syndicate needs to appoint a new boss, and two ambitious gangsters compete for the position. The matter is settled by a vote, but when a ceremonial walking stick carried by the leader goes missing, all hell breaks loose, as the losing party sees a chance to gain power by recovering it, infighting erupts among the other mobsters and the police set out to bring down the organisation once and for all. Compelling crime thriller, starring Simon Yam and Tony Leung Ka Fai

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