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Guns at Batasi (PG) 1964 Local rebels besiege the headquarters of a British battalion garrisoned in Africa, enraged at the officers' refusal to give up a prisoner. Meanwhile, the sergeant major struggles to maintain order in his increasingly tense surroundings. Drama, starring Richard Attenborough, Jack Hawkins, Flora Robson and Mia Farrow (888)

Crocodile Dundee (15) 1986 A New York reporter travels to the Australian Outback to search for a maverick hunter with a legendary reputation, and invites the adventurer to come back to America where she can publicise his story but the die-hard Aussie will need all his survival skills to adjust to life in the urban jungle. Comedy adventure, written by and starring Paul Hogan, with Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon and Mark Blum (888)

Sands of Iwo Jima (PG) 1949 A tough, embittered Marine sergeant sets out to mould a group of raw recruits into fighting men during World War Two. While his training methods are often brutal, his controversial approach looks set to pay dividends when they finally see real combat. Wartime adventure, starring John Wayne, John Agar, Adele Mara and Forrest Tucker (888)

Genevieve (U) 1953 Two rival motoring enthusiasts engage in a friendly race on the way back from the London-to-Brighton veteran car rally. However, their light-hearted attitude turns into heated competition as they approach the finishing line, with their friendship seemingly doomed while their long-suffering other halves have to contend with their obsession. Comedy, starring Dinah Sheridan, John Gregson, Kenneth More and Kay Kendall (888)

The Straight Story (U) 1999 An old man embarks on a bizarre cross-country journey to visit his estranged brother, hoping to heal the rift between them before it is too late. Though his eyesight leaves much to be desired, he carries on regardless choosing a motorised lawnmower as his form of transport. David Lynch's drama, starring Richard Farnsworth, Sissy Spacek, Jane Galloway, Everett McGill and Harry Dean Stanton (888)

Planes, Trains and Automobiles (15) 1987 A stressed businessman just wants to make it home to spend Thanksgiving with his family. However, when his flight is forced to land miles from its destination, he finds himself sharing a disaster-strewn journey across America with a slobbish salesman. Comedy road movie, directed by the late John Hughes and starring Steve Martin, John Candy, Laila Robins, Kevin Bacon and Michael McKean (888)

The Motorcycle Diaries (15) 2004 Fact-based drama, chronicling the travels of a young Che Guevara. In 1952, the future revolutionary is a medical student who plans to serve his residency in a leper colony. Seeking a little excitement along the way, he and a friend decide to travel to the colony by motorbike, a journey that will take them across South America. However, both men are changed forever by the things they see along the way. Starirng Gael Garcia Bernal, Rodrigo de la Serna, Mia Maestro and Gustavo Bueno

Breakfast on Pluto (15) 2005 An Irish orphan dismays his foster family when he starts to cross-dress, so abandons his home to start a new life in London, hoping to find his estranged mother. He finds the approval he craves when he pairs up with a nightclub performer to work the drag circuit, but ends up having dangerous encounters with the IRA. Comedy drama set in the 1970s, starring Cillian Murphy, Liam Neeson and Ruth Negga

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