With Illuminations Films (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Memoria (I) (2021)

136 min | Drama

7.0
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89 Metascore

A woman from Scotland, while traveling in Colombia, begins to notice strange sounds. Soon she begins to think about their appearance.

Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Elkin Díaz, Jeanne Balibar, Juan Pablo Urrego

Votes: 564

2. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.7
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87 Metascore

Dying of kidney disease, a man spends his last, somber days with family, including the ghost of his wife and a forest spirit who used to be his son, on a rural northern Thailand farm.

Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul | Stars: Thanapat Saisaymar, Jenjira Pongpas, Sakda Kaewbuadee, Natthakarn Aphaiwonk

Votes: 14,941 | Gross: $0.18M

3. Berberian Sound Studio (2012)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.2
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80 Metascore

A sound engineer's work for an Italian horror studio becomes a terrifying case of life imitating art.

Director: Peter Strickland | Stars: Toby Jones, Antonio Mancino, Guido Adorni, Susanna Cappellaro

Votes: 15,380

4. Cemetery of Splendor (2015)

Unrated | 122 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

6.8
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A group of soldiers in a small town on the Mekong River in northern Thailand are struck with a bizarre sleeping illness.

Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul | Stars: Jenjira Pongpas, Banlop Lomnoi, Jarinpattra Rueangram, Petcharat Chaiburi

Votes: 4,551 | Gross: $0.05M

5. Syndromes and a Century (2006)

105 min | Drama

7.4
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71 Metascore

Story about director Apichatpong Weerasethakul's parents who were both doctors, and director's memories about growing up in the hospital environment.

Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul | Stars: Nantarat Sawaddikul, Jaruchai Iamaram, Sophon Pukanok, Jenjira Pongpas

Votes: 4,044 | Gross: $0.02M

6. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

8.3
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Wide-ranging arts program.

Stars: Gavin Millar, Kenneth Tynan, Jonathan Miller, John Walters

Votes: 263

7. Mekong Hotel (2012)

61 min | Drama

6.1
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57 Metascore

Shifting between fact and fiction in a hotel situated along the Mekong River, a film-maker rehearses a movie expressing the bonds between a vampiric mother and daughter.

Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul | Stars: Jenjira Pongpas, Sakda Kaewbuadee, Maiyatan Techaparn, Chai Bhatana

Votes: 683 | Gross: $0.00M

8. Identicals (2015)

R | 100 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.9
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None Of Us Are As Unique As We Think. Brand New-U is a highly unconventional romantic thriller: an obsessive love story stripped down and re-arranged into the looping logic of a nightmare.

Director: Simon Pummell | Stars: Lachlan Nieboer, Nora-Jane Noone, Nick Blood, Michelle Asante

Votes: 4,362

9. Patience (2012)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary

6.9
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75 Metascore

Using the late WG Sebald's book "The Rings of Saturn" as its template, this documentary traces the immensely respected author's account of a walk through Suffolk; a tour which prompted tangential musings.

Director: Grant Gee | Stars: Jonathan Pryce, Tacita Dean, William Firebrace, Dan Gretton

Votes: 287

10. Innocence of Memories (2015)

97 min | Documentary, Drama

7.3
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73 Metascore

Base on a novel of the Nobel Prize writer Orhan Pamuk 'The Museum of Innocence'. Set in Istanbul during 1975 to 1984, a story of a man who collects various objects of a woman as memory during their love period.

Director: Grant Gee | Stars: Pandora Colin, Mehmet Ergen, Ara Güler, Süleyman Fidaye

Votes: 327

11. A Letter to Uncle Boonmee (2009)

17 min | Short

6.9
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A filmmaker captures images that characterize the violence and repression as well as the hope of rebirth and remembrance in northeastern Thailand.

Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul | Stars: Kumgieng Jittamaat, Miti Jittamaat, Phetmongkol Chantawong, Nuttapon Kemthong

Votes: 490

12. Content (2010 TV Movie)

76 min | Documentary

6.7
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Between a deceased father and a young boy, Chris Petit wonders and wanders through concepts of the past and self-identity.

Director: Christopher Petit | Stars: Hanns Zischler, Matthew Evans, Lun-Xue Mai, Laurin Berresheim

Votes: 52

13. Dance of the Wind (1997)

85 min | Drama, Music

6.6
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A classical Indian singer (Kitu Gidwani) loses her voice but regains it after copying a child's intonation.

Director: Rajan Khosa | Stars: Ami Arora, Roshan Bano, Kitu Gidwani, Bhaveen Gosain

Votes: 137

14. The Dilapidated Dwelling (2000)

80 min | Documentary

5.7
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A woman is recalled to Britain from the Arctic, where she has spent twenty years working with people who build their houses from snow, and given the task of investigating 'the predicament ... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Keiller | Star: Tilda Swinton

Votes: 25

15. London Orbital (2002)

77 min | Documentary

6.8
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A filmmaker sets out to make a voyage of discovery on London's orbital motorway, the M25. He enlists the help of several others to film the motorway from several points, drive endlessly ... See full summary »

Directors: Christopher Petit, Iain Sinclair | Star: J.G. Ballard

Votes: 63

16. Unrequited Love (2006)

77 min | Documentary

3.7
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Director: Christopher Petit | Stars: Gregory Dart, Rebecca E Marshall, Vibeche Standal

Votes: 38

17. Signal to Noise (2002)

15 min | Short, Fantasy

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A pilot for a never made feature length film, about a dying movie director.

Director: Dave McKean | Stars: Thusitha Jayasundera, Hal Sinden, Heathcote Williams

18. Shock Head Soul (2011)

86 min | Documentary, Biography

5.8
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In 1903 Daniel Paul Schreber published the most celebrated autobiography of madness 'from the inside' ever written. Shock Head Soul interleaves documentary interviews, fictional ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Pummell | Stars: Hugo Koolschijn, Anniek Pheifer, Thom Hoffman, Jochum ten Haaf

Votes: 76

19. The Art Of Paule Vézelay (2004 Video)

40 min | Short, Family

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Star: Paule Vézelay

20. Sonnet 138 (1999)

2 min | Short, Fantasy

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Director: Dave McKean | Star: Marcelo Fagundes

21. No Destination

Drama | Announced

The epic journey of two young men with nothing to lose by the world itself.

22. Radio on Remix (1998 TV Movie)

24 min

5.2
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Director: Christopher Petit

Votes: 21

23. Arena (1975– )
Episode: Burroughs (1983)

Unrated | 86 min | Documentary

7.6
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Documentary on the life of William S. Burroughs.

Director: Howard Brookner | Stars: William S. Burroughs Jr., Mortimer Burroughs, William S. Burroughs, Jackie Curtis

Votes: 134

24. Arena (1975– )
Episode: Robert Mapplethorpe (1988)

52 min | Documentary

7.9
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Director: Nigel Finch | Star: Robert Mapplethorpe

Votes: 17

25. Arena (1975– )
Episode: From an Immigrant's Notebook (1985)

70 min | Documentary

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Director: Tristram Powell | Stars: Eileen Atkins, Colin Firth

26. Arena (1975– )
Episode: The Brian Epstein Story: The Sun Will Shine Tomorrow - Part 1 (1998)

140 min | Documentary

7.7
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Director: Anthony Wall | Stars: Bryan Barrett, Lionel Bart, Peter H. Brown, Brian Epstein

Votes: 48

27. Arena (1975– )
Episode: Salvador Dali (1986)

75 min | Documentary

7.6
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Documentary showcasing the life and works of surrealist artist Salvador Dali.

Director: Adam Low

Votes: 66

28. Arena (1975– )
Episode: Bette Davis: A Basically Benevolent Volcano (1983)

60 min | Documentary

8.8
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A documentary about and an interview with Hollywood actress Bette Davis about her life and career from the late 1920s to the 1980s on stage and mostly before the camera.

Stars: Bette Davis, Ian Holm, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Anne Baxter

Votes: 563

29. Arena (1975– )
Episode: The Confessions of Robert Crumb (1987)

55 min | Documentary

7.3
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In 1987, Robert Crumb presents himself: raised by a Marine father, educated in Catholic schools, married at 21 in Cleveland where he worked for a greeting card company, dropping acid in ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Armstrong, Robert Crumb, Sophie Crumb, Carol Engberg

Votes: 201

30. Arena (1975– )
Episode: Buddy Holly (1985)

Documentary

8.6
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Director: Richard Spence | Stars: Sonny Curtis, Paul McCartney, Larry Holley, Travis Holley

Votes: 80

31. Arena (1975– )
Episode: Drake's Progress (2001)

60 min | Documentary

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Veteran entertainer Charlie Drake looks back over his life and career.

Director: Mary Dickinson | Stars: Charlie Drake, Christopher Drake, Ted Drake, Henry McGee

32. Arena (1975– )
Episode: The Life and Times of Count Luchino Visconti (2002)

106 min | Documentary

4.8
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International EMMY and Prix Italia winning profile of one of Italy's finest directors, Luchino Visconti.

Director: Adam Low | Stars: Helmut Berger, Dirk Bogarde, Maria Callas, Claudia Cardinale

Votes: 98

33. Arena (1975– )
Episode: Harold Pinter Part 1: The Room (2002)

60 min | Documentary

6.8
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Stars: Keith Allen, Alan Bates, Michael Billington, Kenneth Cranham

Votes: 13

34. Arena (1975– )
Episode: Oooh Er, Missus! The Frankie Howerd Story, or Please Yourselves (1990)

60 min | Documentary

6.3
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Frankie Howard looks back on his life and career.

Director: Helen Gallacher | Stars: Frankie Howerd, Max Bygraves, Vera Roper, Ned Sherrin

Votes: 7

35. Arena (1975– )
Episode: Alec Guinness: A Secret Man (2003)

90 min | Documentary

8.6
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Arena documentary chronicles the life and work of one of Britain's greatest actors.

Director: David M. Thompson | Stars: Eileen Atkins, Frith Banbury, Sam Beazley, Simon Callow

Votes: 23

36. Arena (1975– )
Episode: Pavarotti: The Last Tenor (2004)

90 min | Documentary

8.2
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Director: Francis Hanly | Stars: Ian McKellen, Roberto Alagna, Andrea Bocelli, Bono

Votes: 54

37. Arena (1975– )
Episode: The Private Dirk Bogarde: Part One (2001)

55 min | Documentary

8.1
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BAFTA and BPG Award winning first part of a televisual life of the film actor who died in 1999, drawing on new video footage from the archive of Bogarde's long-term partner and manager Anthony Forwood.

Director: Adam Low | Stars: Nicholas Shakespeare, Dirk Bogarde, Capucine, John Coldstream

Votes: 43

38. Arena (1975– )
Episode: Chelsea Hotel (1981)

56 min | Documentary

7.2
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BBC documentary that catches scenes in the famous Chelsea Hotel in New York City.

Director: Nigel Finch | Stars: Stanley Bard, Joe Bidewell, Jobriath Boone, William S. Burroughs

Votes: 45

39. Arena (1975– )
Episode: A Pretty British Affair (1981)

Documentary

7.6
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Detailed interview with Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger looking back at their long career as influential British film-makers and their unusual partnership. Includes clips from many of their films.

Directors: Charles Chabot, Gavin Millar | Stars: Francis Ford Coppola, Robert De Niro, Deborah Kerr, Jerry Lewis

Votes: 35

40. Arena (1975– )
Episode: Arena Animal Night: Animals on Trial (1990)

Documentary

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Stars: Julian Barnes, Nicholas Humphrey, Michel Rousseau

41. Arena (1975– )
Episode: Arena Animal Night: Sacred Elephant (1990)

Documentary

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Star: Heathcote Williams

42. Arena (1975– )
Episode: The Brian Epstein Story: Tomorrow Never Knows - Part 2 (1998)

Documentary

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Stars: Brian Epstein, Marianne Faithfull, Jude Law, George Martin

Votes: 16

43. Arena (1975– )
Episode: Francis Bacon's Arena (2005)

96 min | Documentary

6.8
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International EMMY and RTS nominated portrait of the artist Francis Bacon.

Director: Adam Low | Stars: Francis Bacon, Peter Beard, Paul Brass, Brian Clarke

Votes: 21

44. Arena (1975– )
Episode: Numbers (1990)

Documentary

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Director: Fisher Dilke | Star: Gregory Chaitin

45. Arena (1975– )
Episode: Painting the Clouds: A Portrait of Dennis Potter (2004)

Documentary

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Stars: Jonathan Cecil, Judy Daish, Kika Markham, Alasdair Milne

46. Arena (1975– )
Episode: Roberto Rossellini (1990)

Documentary

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Stars: Lindsay Anderson, Carlo Lizzani, Gil Rossellini, Isabella Rossellini

47. Arena (1975– )
Episode: The Animal Night Debate (1990)

Documentary

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Stars: Germaine Greer, Donald MacCormick, Tom Regan, Mary Warnock

48. Arena (1975– )
Episode: The Fine Art of Separating People from Their Money (2000)

Documentary

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Stars: David Bowie, Dennis Hopper, Spike Lee, Alan Parker

49. Arena (1975– )
Episode: Stand by Your Dream: The Tammy Wynette Story (1987)

Documentary

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Stars: Tammy Wynette, George Richey, Charlotte Savitz, Jill Evans

50. Arena (1975– )
Episode: Radio Night (1993)

Documentary

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Directors: Steve Bendelack, Christopher Bruce, Fisher Dilke, Gerry Pomeroy, John Silver | Stars: Douglas Adams, Simon Brett, Peter Cook, Ray Galton


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