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Close Encounters of the Third Kind (PG) 1977 An electrical repairman's life is changed for ever when he sees a UFO and finds himself obsessed by images of a mountain, driving his wife to despair. Meanwhile, a woman develops a similar fixation after her son mysteriously vanishes, and a team of scientists investigates strange events around the world. Steven Spielberg's sci-fi drama, starring Richard Dreyfuss, Francois Truffaut and Teri Garr (888)

The Tall Stranger (PG) 1957 A Union soldier struggles to recover from a violent encounter with a group of dastardly rustlers, but his recuperation is cut short as he works to ensure the peace for a group of Confederate homesteaders journeying north at the end of the Civil War. Western based on a novel by Louis L'Amour, starring Joel McCrea, Virginia Mayo, Michael Ansara and Michael Pate (888)

Viva Max (U) 1969 A Mexican general is desperate to prove his worth as a leader and, intent on succeeding where earlier generations failed, he crosses the border into Texas and retakes the Alamo. The US National Guard is sent to deal with the invaders but with both sides keen to avoid violence, resolving the crisis proves harder than expected. Comedy, starring Peter Ustinov, John Astin and Pamela Tiffin (888)

Cheaper By the Dozen 2 (PG) 2005 Tom and Kate Baker and their 12 children are enjoying a final holiday together at their lakeside summer cabin before the last of the kids fly the nest. All is sunshine and roses until Tom realises his arch-rival Jimmy and his family are also holidaying nearby and, even though the youngsters are having fun, the dads succumb to increasing displays of one-upmanship. Comedy sequel, with Steve Martin, Eugene Levy, Bonnie Hunt, Hilary Duff and Carmen Electra (888)

The Waterboy (12) 1998 An American football team's waterboy is unexpectedly given the opportunity to prove himself on the pitch, but first has to overcome the cruel taunts of fellow players who have no faith in his abilities. Comedy, starring and co-written by Adam Sandler. With Kathy Bates, Henry Winkler and Jerry Reed (888)

Final Destination 2 (15) 2003 During a traffic jam, a teenage girl has a vision of a devastating motorway pile-up, which occurs for real, leading her to believe she has cheated death. But as time passes, her fellow road-users suffer unfortunate accidents, prompting her to suspect fate is trying to catch up with them. Horror sequel, starring AJ Cook, Michael Landes and Tony Todd (888)

Sideways (15) 2004 Two middle-aged men embark on a tasting tour in California's wine country a week before one of them is due to tie the knot. However, no sooner do they reach their destination than romantic complications begin to develop a situation that threatens to leave their friendship in tatters. Comedy, starring Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen and Sandra Oh (888)

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