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The Guinea Pig (U) 1948 A working-class pupil is sent to public school as part of an educational experiment, and horrifies the establishment with his uncouth behaviour and bad manners. Drama, considered controversial when originally released, starring Richard Attenborough, Cecil Trouncer, Bernard Miles and Sheila Sim (888)

The Good Die Young (PG) 1954 A psychotic playboy persuades three equally troubled crooks to help rob a mail van. However, while the heist itself succeeds, violent tensions among the gang members threaten to ruin their triumph. Thriller, starring Laurence Harvey, Richard Basehart and Joan Collins (888)

Escape to Athena (PG) 1979 A group of World War Two Allied PoWs plans to defy the SS by taking part in a prison break and art robbery, with the help of a liberal camp commandant. Action adventure, with Roger Moore, David Niven, Telly Savalas, Elliott Gould, Stefanie Powers and Claudia Cardinale (888)

The Perfect Murder (PG) 1990 A run-down detective struggles in his search for a would-be killer, while juggling a variety of cases. The Indian caste system complicates his investigations, and the arrival of a visiting Swedish crime scientist only makes matters worse. Zafir Hai's crime drama, based on HRF Keating's Inspector Ghote novels, starring Naseeruddin Shah, Stellan Skarsgard, Madhur Jaffrey and Dalip Tahil

The First Wives Club (PG) 1996 Three former college friends reunite following the death of a mutual acquaintance who killed herself after her husband left her for a younger woman. The trio find themselves in similar situations to the deceased after their spouses walked out on them, and they decide to take action and hit their former partners where it will hurt them the most their finances. Comedy, starring Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, Diane Keaton, Maggie Smith, Dan Hedaya, Bronson Pinchot and Elizabeth Berkley (888)

Mr & Mrs Smith (15) 2005 A couple struggle to keep their marriage interesting until they learn they have something in common they are both assassins. When their employers demand they kill each other, their rocky relationship suddenly becomes even more complicated. Comedy adventure, starring Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Vince Vaughn and Adam Brody (888)

Raising Arizona (12) 1987 A habitual thief and his cop wife are distraught to discover they cannot have children, so set out to kidnap one of five babies born to a local tycoon, a move that has riotous consequences neither of them could have foreseen. The Coen brothers' comedy, starring Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, John Goodman and Frances McDormand

Angela's Ashes (15) 1999 An Irish family are forced to return to Limerick from America in the 1930s after the death of one of the children, to face a life of poverty. The father, greeted with suspicion for his Northern Irish roots, struggles to find work and begins to drink heavily, driving his mother to despair. Drama, based on Frank McCourt's autobiographical book, starring Robert Carlyle, Emily Watson, Joe Breen, Ciaran Owens, Michael Legge and Pauline McLynn (888)

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