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(last updated Sat 17 Jan 2009, 05:25 GMT)


Simply Irresistible
1999 A beautiful girl inherits her mother's failing restaurant, if not her culinary talents, but with the help of a magic crab, she turns the business's fortunes around and wins the heart of a department store executive who's trying to resist her charms. Romantic comedy, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Sean Patrick Flanery and Patricia Clarkson


Sea of Sand
1958 Allied troops fighting in North Africa in 1943 are ordered to work as saboteurs behind enemy lines and plot to blow up Rommel's desert fuel dumps. The clash of personalities between officers initially causes problems, but the military men overcome their differences to work together. World War Two adventure, starring Richard Attenborough, John Gregson, Michael Craig and Vincent Ball


The Ghost and Mrs Muir
1947 A lonely widow moves into a seaside cottage, despite rumours that it is haunted. Sure enough, she finds herself sharing her home with the spirit of a dead sea captain but his efforts to scare her away prove unsuccessful and a growing attraction develops between the pair as she agrees to write his biography. Romantic fantasy, starring Gene Tierney, Rex Harrison and George Sanders


The Addams Family
1991 Creepy couple Morticia and Gomez find their unconventional life threatened by an imposter claiming to a long-lost relative. When they welcome him with open arms, they fall prey to a plot that could cost them the family fortune. Black comedy based on the Sixties TV series, starring Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Christina Ricci, Jimmy Workman and Carel Struycken


Patriot Games (15) 1992 Former CIA agent Jack Ryan foils an attack on a member of the royal family by an IRA splinter group, killing one of the terrorists in the process. However, he becomes caught in a lethal game of cat-and-mouse with the dead man's revenge-seeking brother. Thriller based on Tom Clancy's novel, starring Harrison Ford, Sean Bean, Samuel L Jackson, Richard Harris and James Earl Jones, reprising his role from earlier Clancy adaptation The Hunt for Red October


Funny Games
2008 Premiere. A family receive unexpected guests at their holiday home in the shape of two intelligent and sadistic young men who hold them hostage, subjecting them to a campaign of violence and psychological torture. German director Michael Haneke's English language remake of his own satirical thriller, starring Naomi Watts and Tim Roth


Lady Vengeance
2005 A woman wrongly imprisoned for the kidnap and murder of a child converts to Christianity while behind bars but on release sets out to gain a bloody and violent revenge on those who framed her. Park Chan-wook's thriller, which is the final part in his Vengeance trilogy, starring Yeong-ae Lee, Min-sik Choi and Shi-hoo Kim