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(last updated Wed 07 Jan 2009, 05:25 GMT)

Love Happy (U) 1949 The Marx Brothers' final film is far from their best. A group of actors accidentally receive a cache of stolen gems and find themselves facing the wrath of police and the thieves. Also starring Ilona Massey and Raymond Burr, and featuring an appearance by a then-unknown Marilyn Monroe (888)

The Castle of Cagliostro (PG) 1979 A globe-trotting gentleman thief pulls off a major robbery only to discover he's netted a haul of forged money. Furious, he sets out to track down the crook responsible, but ends up battling against a master criminal with a devilish, power-mad plan. Animated adventure from acclaimed Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki, with the voices of Bob Bergen and Michael McConnohie (888)

The Thirty-Nine Steps (U) 1959 The body of a young woman is found in a man's flat shortly after their first date. But just before her death she confesses to being a spy, and warns him of a sinister organisation that plans to smuggle important documents out of the country. In the frame for her murder, he has just two days to uncover the meaning of her cryptic last words and find her killers before the police overtake him. Hitchcock remake, starring Kenneth Moore, Taina Elg and Barry Jones (888)

Music of the Heart (PG) 1999 A violinist is taken on as a part-time teacher in a tough Harlem school. At first her students are hostile and unwilling, but in time she makes a breakthrough and connects with the teenagers through the power of music. All looks well for the future until the budget is cut, forcing her pupils and their parents to band together to prevent the department from going under. Fact-based drama, starring Meryl Streep, Aidan Quinn and Angela Bassett. Directed by Wes Craven (888)

Independence Day (12) 1996 Roland Emmerich's sci-fi adventure charting desperate efforts to defeat an invading force of seemingly indestructible aliens who are intent on making the Earth their own, but reckon without the combined forces of the plucky US president, an ace pilot and a computer genius. The cast is led by Will Smith, Bill Pullman and Jeff Goldblum, with support from Mary McDonnell, Randy Quaid and Robert Loggia (888)

Saw II (18) 2005 The sinister criminal Jigsaw is preparing to mete out his deranged and sadistic form of justice on more hapless victims. Meanwhile, a cop is desperately searching for the madman and the gruesome prison holding his eight petrified strangers, but his miscalculations are throwing him off the scent. Horror sequel, starring Tobin Bell and Donnie Wahlberg, with Shawnee Smith and Franky G (888)

If (15) 1968 Malcolm McDowell stars as the ringleader of a group of pupils at a boys' public school, whose rising discontent at society escalates into open rebellion and violence. Lindsay Anderson's surreal drama combines a keen eye for the absurdities of boarding school life with scathing satire on the British class system. David Wood, Richard Warwick, Arthur Lowe and Graham Crowden also star. Anderson and McDowell would bring back iconoclastic hero Mick Travis for two subsequent movies, O Lucky Man! and Britannia Hospital

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