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The Wrong Arm of the Law (U) 1962 A criminal mastermind joins forces with Scotland Yard and the best of Britain's crime bosses to stop a gang of Australian crooks disguised as coppers from taking over the London underworld. Comedy, starring Peter Sellers, Lionel Jeffries, Nanette Newman, Bernard Cribbins, Dennis Price and John Le Mesurier (888)

Bugsy Malone (U) 1976 Alan Parker's slapstick musical comedy, featuring a cast composed entirely of children and following a war between rival gangsters in Twenties New York fought with custard pies and cream-firing tommy guns. When a slick mobster acquires devastating new weapons, his arch rival enlists the aid of a small-time chancer to steal them. Starring Scott Baio, Florrie Dugger and John Cassisi, with Jodie Foster in an early appearance (888)

The Riddle of the Sands (PG) 1978 An English yachtsman sailing round the coast of Germany in 1901 encounters a naval officer who has betrayed his country. Enlisting the aid of a friend, he discovers a plan by Kaiser Wilhelm to invade Britain which they are the only ones in a position to stop. Spy thriller, starring Simon MacCorkindale, Michael York and Jenny Agutter (888)

One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (U) 1942 An RAF bomber is shot down during a raid on Stuttgart, forcing its crew to bail out over Nazi-occupied Holland. Trying to evade capture, they are assisted by a group of Dutch resistance fighters, who help them safely make it to the North Sea coast. Powell and Pressburger's World War Two drama, starring Godfrey Tearle, Eric Portman and Hugh Williams (888)

Akeelah and the Bee (PG) 2006 Premiere. A clever girl from a poor neighbourhood finds school frustrating and tries to hide her intelligence from her classmates. When she competes in a school spelling competition, she is surprised to win and with the aid of a strict coach, sets out to compete in a national tournament and provide her community with something to rally round. Drama, starring Keke Palmer, Laurence Fishburne and Angela Bassett

The Full Monty (15) 1997 Unemployed Yorkshiremen struggling to make ends meet decide to become strippers for one night only in an attempt to raise extra money. However, with no dancing experience and less-than-perfect physiques, the group resorts to the unique selling point of complete nudity to impress the punters. Comedy, starring Robert Carlyle, Mark Addy, Tom Wilkinson, Hugo Speer and Paul Barber (888)

Kiss of the Dragon (18) 2001 Chinese police officer Liu Jian travels to Paris in search of the head of an international drug ring. However, his target is a corrupt cop, who promptly frames him for murder. Fighting to clear his name, the officer finds an unlikely ally in an American prostitute who offers to testify against the crooked detective in return for help in rescuing her daughter. Martial arts adventure, starring Jet Li and Bridget Fonda (888)

Persona (18) 1966 A young nurse takes on the task of looking after an actress who has been struck mute, and takes her to an isolated seaside cottage to recuperate. The caregiver confides in her seemingly sympathetic charge, only to realise that their personalities have become inextricably linked, leading her to a breakdown. Ingmar Bergman's drama, starring Bibi Andersson and Liv Ullmann

Tony Takitani (U) 2004 A withdrawn illustrator starts to come out of his shell when he marries a woman with a passion for designer clothes. After his wife is killed in an accident, the lonely artist makes an unusual deal with a remarkably similar looking woman. Japanese drama, starring Rie Miyazawa in a dual role, alongside Issei Ogata and Shinohara Takahumi

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