cinema 2017

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1. Silence (I) (2016)

R | 161 min | Adventure, Drama, History

79 Metascore

In the 17th century, two Portuguese Jesuit priests travel to Japan in an attempt to locate their mentor, who is rumored to have committed apostasy, and to propagate Catholicism.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano

Votes: 75,321 | Gross: $7.08M

Picturehouse Central

2. Manchester by the Sea (2016)

R | 137 min | Drama

96 Metascore

A depressed uncle is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies.

Director: Kenneth Lonergan | Stars: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Lucas Hedges

Votes: 188,236 | Gross: $47.70M

Crouch End Picturehouse - free ticket

3. A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (1995 TV Movie)

225 min | Documentary

Martin Scorsese describes his initial and growing obsession with films from the 1940s and 50s as the art form developed and grew with clips from classics and cult classics.

Directors: Martin Scorsese, Michael Henry Wilson | Stars: Martin Scorsese, Allison Anders, Kathryn Bigelow, Francis Ford Coppola

Votes: 4,220

BFI - Scorsese retrospective

4. In Pursuit of Silence (2015)

81 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

A film about our relationship with silence and the impact of noise on our lives.

Director: Patrick Shen

Votes: 191 | Gross: $0.03M

Regent Street Cinema - with Jemma

5. La La Land (I) (2016)

PG-13 | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

93 Metascore

While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist and an actress fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future.

Director: Damien Chazelle | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie DeWitt, J.K. Simmons

Votes: 373,603 | Gross: $151.10M

Picturehouse Central - with Thalia

6. Lion (2016)

PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama

69 Metascore

A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.

Director: Garth Davis | Stars: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, Sunny Pawar

Votes: 159,672 | Gross: $51.69M

Islington Vue - free ticket

7. The Boy with Green Hair (1948)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

This parable looks at public reaction when the hair of an American war orphan mysteriously turns green.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Robert Ryan, Barbara Hale, Dean Stockwell

Votes: 2,165

BFI - Scorsese retrospective

8. Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

R | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History

71 Metascore

WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.

Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer

Votes: 319,327 | Gross: $67.21M

Stratford Picturehouse - free ticket

9. Chi-Raq (2015)

R | 127 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

77 Metascore

A modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes, set against the backdrop of gang violence in Chicago.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Nick Cannon, Teyonah Parris, Wesley Snipes, Angela Bassett

Votes: 7,386 | Gross: $2.65M

Regent Street Cinema

10. Goodfellas (1990)

R | 146 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

89 Metascore

The story of Henry Hill and his life in the mob, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco

Votes: 844,215 | Gross: $46.84M

BFI - Scorsese retrospective - with Thalia

11. The White King (2016)

89 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

Djata is a care-free 12-year-old growing up in a brutal dictatorship shut off from the outside world. When the government imprisons his father, Peter, and Djata and his mother Hannah are ... See full summary »

Directors: Alex Helfrecht, Jörg Tittel | Stars: Agyness Deyn, Olivia Williams, Greta Scacchi, Clare-Hope Ashitey

Votes: 3,908

Regent Street Cinema

12. T2 Trainspotting (2017)

R | 117 min | Drama

67 Metascore

After 20 years abroad, Mark Renton returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud, and Begbie.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle

Votes: 81,676 | Gross: $2.40M

Picturehouse Central

13. Jackie (V) (2016)

R | 100 min | Biography, Drama, History

81 Metascore

Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy.

Director: Pablo Larraín | Stars: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup

Votes: 59,448 | Gross: $13.96M

Barbican - with Thal and Emma

14. My Feral Heart (2016)

83 min | Drama

Luke, an independent young man with Down's syndrome stumbles upon a wild and life changing friendship.

Director: Jane Gull | Stars: Steven Brandon, Shana Swash, Sarah Ioannou, Will Rastall

Votes: 165

Crouch End Picturehouse - free ticket

15. Fences (2016)

PG-13 | 139 min | Drama

79 Metascore

A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life.

Director: Denzel Washington | Stars: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson, Jovan Adepo

Votes: 75,058 | Gross: $57.64M

Crouch End Picturehouse - free ticket

16. Ivan's Childhood (1962)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama, War

In WW2, twelve year old Soviet orphan Ivan Bondarev works for the Soviet army as a scout behind the German lines and strikes a friendship with three sympathetic Soviet officers.

Directors: Andrei Tarkovsky, Eduard Abalov | Stars: Nikolay Burlyaev, Valentin Zubkov, Evgeniy Zharikov, Stepan Krylov

Votes: 23,843

Museum of Childhood

17. New York, New York (1977)

PG | 155 min | Drama, Music, Musical

62 Metascore

An egotistical saxophonist and a young singer meet on V-J Day and embark upon a strained and rocky romance, even as their careers begin a long, up-hill climb.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Liza Minnelli, Robert De Niro, Lionel Stander, Barry Primus

Votes: 15,298 | Gross: $13.80M

BFI - Scorsese retrospective - with Thalia

18. Hidden Figures (2016)

PG | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History

74 Metascore

The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.

Director: Theodore Melfi | Stars: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner

Votes: 149,390 | Gross: $169.39M

Holloway Odeon - free ticket

19. Moonlight (I) (2016)

R | 111 min | Drama

99 Metascore

A chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young, African-American, gay man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.

Director: Barry Jenkins | Stars: Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Trevante Rhodes, Alex R. Hibbert

Votes: 194,232 | Gross: $27.85M

BFI

20. Westworld (1973)

PG | 88 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

77 Metascore

A robot malfunction creates havoc and terror for unsuspecting vacationers at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park.

Director: Michael Crichton | Stars: Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin, James Brolin, Norman Bartold

Votes: 43,035

Barbican

21. 20th Century Women (2016)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama

83 Metascore

The story of a teenage boy, his mother, and two other women who help raise him among the love and freedom of Southern California of 1979.

Director: Mike Mills | Stars: Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup

Votes: 26,902 | Gross: $5.66M

Pichouse Central - with Jemma

22. Viceroy's House (2017)

Not Rated | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History

53 Metascore

The final Viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten, is tasked with overseeing the transition of British India to independence, but meets with conflict as different sides clash in the face of monumental change.

Director: Gurinder Chadha | Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Manish Dayal, Huma Qureshi

Votes: 4,260 | Gross: $1.11M

Pichouse Central - with Thalia - won tickets

23. Loving (2016)

PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

79 Metascore

The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a couple whose arrest for interracial marriage in 1960s Virginia began a legal battle that would end with the Supreme Court's historic 1967 decision.

Director: Jeff Nichols | Stars: Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton, Will Dalton, Dean Mumford

Votes: 25,052 | Gross: $7.70M

Institute of Light

24. Trespass Against Us (I) (2016)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Drama

50 Metascore

A man looks to find a way to escape the criminal ways of his outlaw family.

Director: Adam Smith | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Brendan Gleeson, Lyndsey Marshal, Georgie Smith

Votes: 5,792

Rio - director q&a - with Jemma

25. Certain Women (2016)

R | 107 min | Drama

82 Metascore

The lives of three women intersect in small-town America, where each is imperfectly blazing a trail.

Director: Kelly Reichardt | Stars: Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern, James Le Gros

Votes: 8,619 | Gross: $1.03M

BFI

26. The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2016: Live Action (2016 Video)

PG-13 | 141 min | Drama

Collective screening of the 2016 Academy Award nominated short films from the Live Action category.

Votes: 103 | Gross: $2.81M

Barbican

27. Logan (2017)

R | 137 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

77 Metascore

In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X, somewhere on the Mexican border. However, Logan's attempts to hide from the world, and his legacy, are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook

Votes: 482,334 | Gross: $226.28M

Pichouse Central - with John

28. Fallen (II) (2016)

PG-13 | 91 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

47 Metascore

A young girl finds herself in a reform school after therapy since she was blamed for the death of a young boy. At the school she finds herself drawn to a fellow student, unaware that he is an angel, and has loved her for thousands of years.

Director: Scott Hicks | Stars: Joely Richardson, Lola Kirke, Addison Timlin, Jeremy Irvine

Votes: 9,587

Walthamstow Empire - free ticket

29. Ghost in the Shell (1995)

Not Rated | 83 min | Animation, Action, Crime

76 Metascore

A cyborg policewoman and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master.

Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Atsuko Tanaka, Iemasa Kayumi, Akio Ôtsuka, Kôichi Yamadera

Votes: 107,699 | Gross: $0.52M

PCC

30. Chinatown (1974)

R | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

86 Metascore

A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption, and murder.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Perry Lopez

Votes: 250,476 | Gross: $29.20M

BFI

31. Night Moves (2013)

R | 112 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

75 Metascore

Three radical environmentalists look to execute the protest of their lives: the explosion of a hydroelectric dam.

Director: Kelly Reichardt | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning, Peter Sarsgaard, Alia Shawkat

Votes: 11,859 | Gross: $0.25M

BFI

32. The Wife (I) (2017)

R | 100 min | Drama

78 Metascore

A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Director: Björn Runge | Stars: Christian Slater, Elizabeth McGovern, Glenn Close, Max Irons

Votes: 130

early preview screening - May Fair hotel screening room

33. Dancer (II) (2016)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Biography

65 Metascore

Sergei Polunin is a breathtaking ballet talent who questions his existence and his commitment to dance just as he is about to become a legend.

Director: Steven Cantor | Stars: Jade Hale-Christofi, David LaChapelle, Sergei Polunin

Votes: 1,785 | Gross: $0.04M

Pichouse Central - with Thalia

34. The LEGO Batman Movie (2017)

PG | 104 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

75 Metascore

A cooler-than-ever Bruce Wayne must deal with the usual suspects as they plan to rule Gotham City, while discovering that he has accidentally adopted a teenage orphan who wishes to become his sidekick.

Director: Chris McKay | Stars: Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes

Votes: 99,635 | Gross: $175.75M

The Castle Cinema

35. Traders (2015)

Not Rated | 90 min | Thriller

What if it made perfect sense for ordinary people to kill each other for money? Better than slow grinding financial ruin and misery, and all done according to a strict code by consenting adults. This is Trading.

Directors: Rachael Moriarty, Peter Murphy | Stars: Killian Scott, John Bradley, Nika McGuigan, Peter O'Meara

Votes: 1,992

St Patrick's film festival - PCC

36. Y Llyfrgell (2016)

87 min | Thriller

At a national library in Wales, a dead author and her demons may be behind some mysterious occurrences affecting the library's staff.

Director: Euros Lyn | Stars: Dyfan Dwyfor, Carwyn Glyn, Sharon Morgan, Catrin Stewart

Votes: 98

Ourscreen screening - Genesis Cinema

37. The Young Offenders (2016)

83 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

Two teenage boys cycle 160km on stolen bikes pursued by police to find a missing bale of cocaine worth 7 million euro. Set around the real event of Ireland's biggest cocaine seizure in 2007 of 440 million euro.

Director: Peter Foott | Stars: Alex Murphy, Chris Walley, Hilary Rose, Dominic MacHale

Votes: 7,254

St Patrick's film festival - PCC

38. City of Tiny Lights (2016)

110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

55 Metascore

In the teeming, multicultural metropolis of modern-day London, a seemingly straightforward missing-person case launches a down-at-heel private eye into a dangerous world of religious fanaticism and political intrigue.

Director: Pete Travis | Stars: Riz Ahmed, Billie Piper, James Floyd, Cush Jumbo

Votes: 1,165

Odeon Covent Garden - free ticket

39. Ambulance/Gaza (2016)

80 min | Documentary

During the summer of 2014, Mohamed Jabaly joins an ambulance crew attempting to save those injured during the war in Gaza.

Director: Mohamed Jabaly | Stars: Mohamed Jabaly, Abo Marzouq Khader Al-Helo, Abd-Razaq Al-Helo, Abo Nedal Ramadan Harazeen

Votes: 54

BBC Arabic film festival - BBC Radio Theatre

40. Paprika (2006)

R | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Crime

81 Metascore

When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patients' dreams is stolen, all Hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist, Paprika, can stop it.

Director: Satoshi Kon | Stars: Megumi Hayashibara, Tôru Emori, Katsunosuke Hori, Tôru Furuya

Votes: 55,544 | Gross: $0.88M

Barbican

41. The Sense of an Ending (2017)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Mystery

61 Metascore

A man becomes haunted by his past and is presented with a mysterious legacy that causes him to re-think his current situation in life.

Director: Ritesh Batra | Stars: Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter, Michelle Dockery

Votes: 3,859 | Gross: $1.24M

Crouch End Pichouse - free ticket

42. Beauty and the Beast (2017)

PG | 129 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

65 Metascore

An adaptation of the fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love.

Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad

Votes: 207,446 | Gross: $504.01M

Vue Piccadilly - with Thalia

43. Homo sapiens (2016)

94 min | Documentary

84 Metascore

Homo Sapiens shows stunning images of forgotten places, buildings we constructed and then left.

Director: Nikolaus Geyrhalter

Votes: 607

Pichouse Central

44. Their Finest (2016)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

76 Metascore

A former secretary, newly appointed as a scriptwriter for propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production while the Blitz rages around them.

Director: Lone Scherfig | Stars: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Richard E. Grant

Votes: 12,690 | Gross: $3.60M

Vue Islington - free ticket

45. Elle (I) (2016)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

89 Metascore

A successful businesswoman gets caught up in a game of cat and mouse as she tracks down the unknown man who raped her.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny, Charles Berling

Votes: 48,672

Pichouse Central

46. Threads (1984 TV Movie)

112 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, War

92 Metascore

The effects of a nuclear holocaust on the working class city of Sheffield, England and the eventual long-term effects of nuclear war on civilization.

Director: Mick Jackson | Stars: Karen Meagher, Reece Dinsdale, David Brierly, Rita May

Votes: 8,708

Barbican

47. Ah-ga-ssi (2016)

Not Rated | 144 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

84 Metascore

A woman is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, but secretly she is involved in a plot to defraud her.

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Min-hee Kim, Jung-woo Ha, Jin-Woong Cho, So-Ri Moon

Votes: 60,905 | Gross: $2.01M

Vue Piccadilly - with Thalia - free tickets

48. Rules Don't Apply (2016)

PG-13 | 127 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

60 Metascore

The unconventional love story of an aspiring actress, her ambitious driver, and their eccentric boss, the legendary billionaire Howard Hughes.

Director: Warren Beatty | Stars: Lily Collins, Haley Bennett, Taissa Farmiga, Steve Tom

Votes: 6,687 | Gross: $3.65M

Pichouse Central - free preview screening

49. Ghost in the Shell (2017)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Crime, Drama

52 Metascore

In the near future, Major is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals.

Director: Rupert Sanders | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche

Votes: 152,707 | Gross: $40.53M

Pichouse Central