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The Gentle Sex (U) 1943 Seven women from vastly different backgrounds are brought together as volunteers in the Auxiliary Territorial Service during World War Two. Despite their differences they soon become firm friends during training and on assignment driving military transports and operating anti-aircraft guns. Drama, starring Rosamund John, Joan Greenwood, Lilli Palmer, John Justin and Joan Gates (888)

Flame of the Barbary Coast (U) 1945 A cattle rancher falls for a San Francisco saloon-bar singer, but his new love seems to bring him nothing but bad luck when a ruthless card sharp she's in cahoots with wins all his money. Not to be outdone, the hapless would-be gambler sets out to hone his card-playing skills for a rematch, unaware that the whole city is poised on the brink of disaster. Romantic drama, starring John Wayne, Ann Dvorak and Joseph Schildkraut (888)

The Bells of St Mary's (U) 1945 Priest Chuck O'Malley comes to the aid of a nun running a parochial school in financial difficulty. While the pair rarely see eye to eye, they pool their resources to improve conditions for the pupils. Musical drama sequel to Going My Way, with Bing Crosby reprising his Oscar-winning role alongside Ingrid Bergman, Henry Travers and Joan Carroll (888)

Carry On Up the Khyber (PG) 1968 British forces in Colonial India find themselves in trouble when a local ruler discovers the soldiers' fearsome reputation is quite undeserved prompting open rebellion. Comedy, starring Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Roy Castle, Joan Sims and Bernard Bresslaw (888)

Barefoot in the Park (PG) 1967 A newlywed couple move into a studio apartment in Greenwich Village. However, their cosy nest doesn't really live up to expectations, and the duo soon discover there's a hole in the roof, the lift is out of order, the heating isn't working and their neighbours are somewhat on the eccentric side. Neil Simon's comedy, starring Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Mildred Natwick and Charles Boyer

Little Miss Sunshine (15) 2006 A struggling motivational speaker and his long-suffering wife embark on a disastrous journey across America when their seven-year-old daughter Olive gets the chance to fulfil her dream of competing in a beauty pageant. Along for the ride are her foul-mouthed drug-taking grandfather, a suicidal uncle, and her sullen teenage brother who has taken a vow of silence. Comedy drama, with Toni Collette, Greg Kinnear, Steve Carell, Abigail Breslin and an Oscar-winning Alan Arkin (888)

A History of Violence (18) 2005 The owner of an Indiana diner lives a quiet life with his wife, but when armed robbers burst into his restaurant he takes the law into his own hands and becomes a local hero. Reluctant to accept the praise, the unassuming man continues with his simple existence until his past catches up with him. David Cronenberg's thriller, adapted from a popular graphic novel and starring Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello and Ed Harris (888)

Me You Them (PG) 2000 A single mother returns to her hometown hoping to be reunited with her mother, only to learn she has died. Finding herself adrift, she hastily accepts a marriage proposal from an older neighbour, but soon realises he is more interested in having an unpaid maid than a wife and embarks on a relationship with two other men. Brazilian romantic drama, starring Regina Case and Lima Duarte

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