16 Fantastic Films on iPlayer Right Now



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Sometimes you don’t need to fork out £8.99 a month to get access to a selection of great films. There’s a huge selection of films on all free players across the internet and BBC’s iPlayer probably has the most. From silver screen classics to some newer releases, you can get your teeth stuck into an unforgettable movie night on iPlayer.

Check out their current featured set of films…

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Gary Oldman looking pretty serious (c) StudioCanal

2011 ‧ Thriller/Mystery ‧ 2h 7m

7/10 IMDb 83% Rotten Tomatoes 85% Metacritic


A retired spy, George is summoned by the Government to investigate a furtive case. With a secret Soviet agent assumed to be working within their system, will George be able to unveil his identity?

Watch on BBC iPlayer >


 2000 ‧ Thriller/Mystery ‧ 2 hours

8.4/10 IMDb 93% Rotten Tomatoes 80% Metacritic

Leonard Shelby, an insurance investigator, suffers from anterograde amnesia and uses notes and tattoos to hunt for the man he thinks killed his wife, which is the last thing he remembers.

Watch on BBC iPlayer >

At Any Price

Zac Efron stars in At Any Price (c) Sony Pictures Classics

2012 ‧ Drama/Thriller ‧ 1h 45m

5.6/10 IMDb 51% Rotten Tomatoes 61% Metacritic

An ambitious Iowa seed farmer (Dennis Quaid) tries to get his resentful son (Zac Efron) interested in the family business, but the young man would rather pursue a career in auto racing.

Watch on BBC iPlayer > (available until Sun 20 Sep 3:15am)

The Accountant

2016 ‧ Action/Thriller ‧ 2h 8m

7.3/10 IMDb 52% Rotten Tomatoes 2/5 Empire

Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) is a mathematics savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Using a small-town CPA office as a cover, he makes his living as a freelance accountant for dangerous criminal organizations. With a Treasury agent (J.K. Simmons) hot on his heels, Christian takes on a state-of-the-art robotics company as a legitimate client. As Wolff gets closer to the truth about a discrepancy that involves millions of dollars, the body count starts to rise.

Watch on BBC iPlayer > (available until 29 Sep)


Tom Hanks crashes a plane in Sully (c) Warner Bros.

2016 ‧ Drama ‧ 1h 36m

7.4/10 IMDb 85% Rotten Tomatoes 4.4/5 Facebook

Captain Chesley (Tom Hanks), a commercial pilot, makes an emergency landing on the Hudson River after his plane is hit by birds. However, an investigation into the matter might prove to be fatal to his career.

Watch on BBC iPlayer > (available until 28 Sep)

Lady Bird

Saoirse Ronan puts on an award winning performance in Lady Bird (c) Focus Features

2017 ‧ Drama/Comedy ‧ 1h 35m

7.4/10 IMDb 99% Rotten Tomatoes 94% Metacritic

Christine Lady Bird McPherson (Saoirse Ronan), a teenage girl faces a lot of ups and downs in her relationships during her senior year in high school.

Watch on BBC iPlayer > (available until Sun 20 Sep 10:30pm)


 2013 ‧ Sci-fi/Thriller ‧ 1h 31m

7.7/10 IMDb 96% Rotten Tomatoes 96% Metacritic

On an outer space mission, Dr Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock), an engineer, and Matt Kowalski (George Clooney), an astronaut, are hit by high-speed space debris. As the situation gets dire, Stone, the lone survivor, rises to the occasion.

Watch on BBC iPlayer > (available until 21 Sep)


Killer casting; Robert Downy Jr. and Jake Gyllenhaal (c) Warner Bros. Pictures

2007 ‧ Thriller/Mystery ‧ 2h 42m

7.7/10 IMDb 89% Rotten Tomatoes 7.7/10 IMDb

Robert Graysmith (Jake Gyllenhaal), a cartoonist by profession, finds himself obsessively thinking about the Zodiac killer. He uses his puzzle-solving abilities to get closer to revealing the identity of the killer.

Watch on BBC iPlayer >

The Notebook

Classic alert: The Notebook is on BBC iPlayer (c) New Line Cinema

2004 ‧ Romance/Drama ‧ 2h 4m

7.8/10 IMDb 53% Rotten Tomatoes 53% Metacritic

Duke reads the story of Allie and Noah, two lovers who were separated by fate, to Ms Hamilton, an old woman who suffers from dementia, on a daily basis out of his notebook.

Watch on BBC iPlayer > (available until 22 Sep)

Molly’s Game

Jessica Chastain plays Molly Bloom and Idris Elba plays her attorney in Molly’s Game (c) STX Films

2017 ‧ Crime/Drama ‧ 2h 21m

7.4/10 IMDb 81% Rotten Tomatoes 71% Metacritic

The true story of Molly Bloom, a beautiful, young, Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and finally, unbeknown to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her criminal defence lawyer Charlie Jaffey, who learned there was much more to Molly than the tabloids led people to believe.

Watch on BBC iPlayer >


Goldstone: Crime-thriller from down under (c) Transmission Films

2016 ‧ Thriller/Crime ‧ 1h 50m

6.5/10 IMDb 76% Rotten Tomatoes 78% Metacritic

Indigenous detective Jay Swan arrives in the town of Goldstone to search for a missing person, and his simple duty becomes complicated when he uncovers a web of crime and corruption.

Watch on BBC iPlayer >

Ginger & Rosa

Elle Fanning & Alice Englert are Ginger & Rosa (c) Artificial Eye

2012 ‧ Drama ‧ 1h 30m

6.3/10 IMDb 78% Rotten Tomatoes 69% Metacritic

In 1962 London, the lifelong friendship between two teenagers (Elle Fanning, Alice Englert) dissolves after one seduces the other’s father.

Watch on BBC iPlayer >

The Damned United

Michael Sheen looking happy to be Leeds’s coach (c) Sony Pictures Releasing International

2009 ‧ Sport/Drama ‧ 2 hours

7.5/10 IMDb 92% Rotten Tomatoes 81% Metacritic

Brian Clough aims to be better than his predecessor, Don Revie; the rivalry dating back to 1968 causes Clough to make rash choices, which costs him his post after 44 days of becoming Leeds’s coach.

Watch on BBC iPlayer >

The Witches of Eastwick

Relive a classic? The Witches of Eastwick is on iPlayer (c) Warner Bros.

1987 ‧ Fantasy/Comedy ‧ 1h 58m

6.5/10 IMDb 76% Rotten Tomatoes 4.6/5 Amazon UK

Three single women in a village have their wishes granted at a cost, when a mysterious and flamboyant man arrives in their lives, to satisfy all their desires. Will good triumph over evil?

Watch on BBC iPlayer > (available until 27 Sep)

The Lost Boys

This image just screams 1987 doesn’t it? (c) Warner Bros

1987 ‧ Horror/Comedy ‧ 1h 38m

7.3/10 IMDb 76% Rotten Tomatoes 63% Metacritic

Lucy along with her two sons, Michael and Sam moves to a small town in California. Soon, the two boys are sucked into the mysterious and dangerous world of bikers, vampires and vampire hunters.

Watch on BBC iPlayer > (available until 21 Sep)


Best film of all time? Find out on iPlayer (c) Warner Bros. Pictures

1942 ‧ Romance/War ‧ 1h 42m

8.5/10 IMDb 99% Rotten Tomatoes 100% Metacritic

During WWII, Rick, a nightclub owner in Casablanca, agrees to help his former lover Ilsa and her husband. Soon, Ilsa’s feelings for Rick resurface and she finds herself renewing her love for him.

Watch on BBC iPlayer >


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