It’s a new year and BBC iPlayer have added some brilliant new films to their catalogue. There’s something for everyone from other-worldly sci-fi to exciting action, so leave the stresses of the day and let’s turn the ordinary into the extraordinary with this incredible selection.
2017 ‧ War ‧ 1h 37m
Dunkirk details the evacuation of the eponymous commune in WWII, as British, French and Belgian soldiers try to escape whilst fighting off German forces.
2015 ‧ Drama ‧ 2h 22m
A legendary frontiersman, Hugh Man, is betrayed by one of his companions and left for dead after being attacked by a bear. He uses his force of will and survival skills to seek vengeance.
2018 ‧ Romance ‧ 2h 2m
Phantom Thread follows a haute couture dress maker who experiences a dramatic transformation, after falling for a waitress who becomes his lover and his muse.
2002 ‧ Sci Fi ‧ 2h 14m
In the future, crimes can be predicted before they happen. A man is a accused of a crime he is yet to commit and sets out to prove his innocence.
La La Land
2019 ‧ Musical ‧ 1h 57m
An aspiring actress and jazz pianist meet and fall in love in Los Angeles while pursuing their dreams. Unfortunately their increasing success, puts pressure on their relationship.
The Big Short
2015 ‧ Drama ‧ 2h 2m
In the 2000s, a group of financial experts note the corruption and instability in the US housing market and predict its collapse.
1990 ‧ Crime ‧ 1h 49m
A corrupt policeman uses his fellow officers as part of his nefarious plans. An investigated is sent from the LAPD’s Internal Affairs division to stop him.
1978 ‧ Musical ‧ 1h 46m
Two teenagers engage in a passionate love affair while vacationing in Australia, and part ways thinking that they will never see each other again. In the end, fate has other plans and they meet again.
The Big Sick
2017 ‧ Rom-com ‧ 1h 55m
A Pakistani comic bonds with a graduate student at one of his stand-up shows, but is worried what his Muslim parents will think. After the student gets sick and falls into a coma, he becomes close to her deeply worried parents.
Made in Dagenham
2010 ‧ Comedy Drama ‧ 1h 45m
A woman who works at the Ford Motor Co. plant in Dagenham, is enraged by the fact that the women who sew upholstery for car seats are seen as unskilled and made much less than men. She is spurred on by a union representation, and decides to lead a strike.
2004 ‧ Action ‧ 1h 50m
A cab driver learns that his passenger is an assassin on a deadly mission, he is taken hostage by the killer and strives to stop him before it’s too late.
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
2005 ‧ Comedy ‧ 1h 16m
The film follows a good natured inventor and his dog, who decide to work as pest control agents. They set out to rescue a village which is plagued by rabbits, before a vegetable growing competition.
Far From the Madding Crowd
2015 ‧ Romance ‧ 1h 52m
A woman works on a farm in Dorset, and must contend with the trials and tribulations of life and the attention of three men. Ultimately she is torn between her independent spirit and love.
Wallace and Gromit: The Wrong Trousers
1993 ‧ Short ‧ 29m
Wallace, a good natured inventor, takes on a new lodger. Unfortunately his new feathery lodger is planning a grand theft and Gromit, a mute dog, must work to stop him.
2015 ‧ Romance ‧ 1h 39m
In German-occupied France, a lonely Frenchwoman, who’s husband is at war, begins a tentative romance with a German soldier who lives in her mother-in-law’s house.
2015 ‧ Mystery ‧ 1h 38m
A long-retired elderly Holmes, sets out on one last adventure in an effort to solve the case that led to his retirement. He must grapple with an unreliable memory and rely on his housekeeper’s son to solve the mystery.