Sally Hawkins

The Snail and the Whale

The Snail and the Whale

The Snail and the Whale
IMDb: 7.5
27

A half hour animated film for all the family based on the much-loved book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. The Snail and the Whale is the much loved classic that shows us a restless young snail who has ambitions to travel the world. The other snails think she should stay put, but she puts out a call for a “Lift wanted around the world”. Eventually her call is answered by a great big grey-blue humpback whale! She sets off with him across the seas. On their journey the snail and the whale discover towering icebergs and far-off lands, fiery mountains and golden sands. The snail is delighted by the wonderful world around her, until she realises how small it makes her feel.

Genre: Animation
Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Godzilla: King of the Monsters
IMDb: 6.0
132 min

The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.

The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water
IMDb: 7.3
123 min

An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962, where a mute janitor working at a lab falls in love with an amphibious man being held captive there and devises a plan to help him escape.

Paddington 2

Paddington 2

Paddington 2
IMDb: 7.8
104 min

Paddington, now happily settled with the Browns, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy, but it is stolen.

Maudie

Maudie

Maudie
IMDb: 7.6
115 min

An unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie to be his housekeeper. Maudie, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family and she also yearns, passionately, to create art. Unexpectedly, Everett finds himself falling in love.

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Stick Man

Stick Man

Stick Man
IMDb: 7.2
27 min

Stick Man lives in the family tree with his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three, and he\'s heading on an epic adventure across the seasons. Will he get back to his family in time for Christmas?

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A Brilliant Young Mind

A Brilliant Young Mind

A Brilliant Young Mind
IMDb: 7.1
111 min

A socially awkward teenage math prodigy finds new confidence and new friendships when he lands a spot on the British squad at the International Mathematics Olympiad.

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Paddington

Paddington

Paddington
IMDb: 7.2
96 min

A young Peruvian bear travels to London in search of a new home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kindly Brown family.

Godzilla

Godzilla

Godzilla
IMDb: 6.4
123 min

Ford Brody, a Navy bomb expert, has just reunited with his family in San Francisco when he is forced to go to Japan to help his estranged father, Joe. Soon, both men are swept up in an escalating crisis when Godzilla, King of the Monsters, arises from the sea to combat malevolent adversaries that threaten the survival of humanity. The creatures leave colossal destruction in their wake, as they make their way toward their final battleground: San Francisco.

The Double

The Double

The Double
IMDb: 6.5
93 min

An awkward office drone becomes increasingly unhinged after a charismatic and confident look-alike takes a job at his workplace and seduces the woman he desires.

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All Is Bright

All Is Bright

All Is Bright
IMDb: 5.6
107 min

Two French Canadian ne’er-do-wells travel to New York City with a scheme to a get rich quick selling Christmas trees.

Blue Jasmine

Blue Jasmine

Blue Jasmine
IMDb: 7.3
98 min

Jasmine French used to be on the top of the heap as a New York socialite, but now is returning to her estranged sister in San Francisco utterly ruined. As Jasmine struggles with her haunting memories of a privileged past bearing dark realities she ignored, she tries to recover in her present. Unfortunately, it all proves a losing battle as Jasmine\'s narcissistic hangups and their consequences begin to overwhelm her. In doing so, her old pretensions and new deceits begin to foul up everyone\'s lives, especially her own.

Genre: Best 2013
Room on the Broom

Room on the Broom

Room on the Broom
IMDb: 7.6
25 min

Animated film based on the wonderful children\'s picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. The story of a kind witch who invites a surprising collection of animals to join her on her broom, much to the frustration of her cat. The gang ultimately saves the witch from a fearsome dragon, and in gratitude she rewards them with a magnificent new broom which has room for everyone. A magical tale about friendship and family from Magic Light Pictures, the producers of the hugely successful The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo\'s Child.

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Genre: Animation, Family
Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Great Expectations
IMDb: 6.4
128 min

Miss Havisham, a wealthy spinster who wears an old wedding dress and lives in the dilapidated Satis House, asks Pip\'s \"Uncle Pumblechook\" (who is actually Joe\'s uncle) to find a boy to play with her adopted daughter Estella. Pip begins to visit Miss Havisham and Estella, with whom he falls in love,then Pip a humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.

Submarine

Submarine

Submarine
IMDb: 7.3
97 min

15-year-old deep-thinking Welsh schoolboy, Oliver Tate struggles to initiate and maintain a relationship with Jordana, his devilish, dark-haired classmate at their Swansea high school. As his parents\' marriage begins to fall apart, similar problems arise in his relationship with Jordana.

Genre: Best 2010
Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre
IMDb: 7.3
120 min

After a bleak childhood, Jane Eyre goes out into the world to become a governess. As she lives happily in her new position at Thornfield Hall, she meet the dark, cold, and abrupt master of the house, Mr. Rochester. Jane and her employer grow close in friendship and she soon finds herself falling in love with him. Happiness seems to have found Jane at last, but could Mr. Rochester\'s terrible secret be about to destroy it forever?

Genre: Best 2011
Love Birds

Love Birds

Love Birds
IMDb: 6.0
103 min

Love Birds is a hilarious charming romantic comedy that tells the story of a regular Kiwi bloke who finds himself on a quest to find true love – all with the help of a native New Zealand Shelduck. Comedian Rhys Darby (Flight of the Conchords, The Boat That Rocked) plays Doug – a road working employee and massive fan of the legendary band Queen, along with Golden-Globe Award winning actress Sally Hawkins (Made In Dagenham) who plays Holly the sassy animal specialist.

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Genre: Comedy, Romance
Never Let Me Go

Never Let Me Go

Never Let Me Go
IMDb: 7.1
104 min

As children, Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy spend their childhood at an idyllic and secluded English boarding school. As they grow into adults, they must come to terms with the complexity and strength of their love for one another while also preparing for the haunting reality awaiting them.

Genre: Best 2010
Made in Dagenham

Made in Dagenham

Made in Dagenham
IMDb: 7.2
113 min

A dramatization of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination.

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Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
An Education

An Education

An Education
IMDb: 7.3
100 min

Despite her sheltered upbringing, Jenny is a teen with a bright future; she\'s smart, pretty, and has aspirations of attending Oxford University. When David, a charming but much older suitor, motors into her life in a shiny automobile, Jenny gets a taste of adult life that she won\'t soon forget.

Genre: Best 2009
Desert Flower

Desert Flower

Desert Flower
IMDb: 7.4
120 min

The autobiography of a Somalian nomad who was sold in marriage at 13, fled from Africa a while later to become finally an American supermodel and is now at the age of 38, the UN spokeswoman against female genital mutilation.

Happy Go Lucky

Happy Go Lucky

Happy Go Lucky
IMDb: 7.0
118 min

A look at a few chapters in the life of Poppy, a cheery, colorful, North London schoolteacher whose optimism tends to exasperate those around her.

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Cassandra’s Dream

Cassandra’s Dream

Cassandra’s Dream
IMDb: 6.7
108 min

The tale of two brothers with serious financial woes. When a third party proposes they turn to crime, things go bad and the two become enemies.

The Killing Gene

The Killing Gene

The Killing Gene
IMDb: 5.7
104 min

There is something horribly wrong with the bodies found in the dark city streets. Some are mutilated while others have the Price equation (wΔz = Cov (w,z) = βwzVz) carved into their flesh. Detective Eddie Argo and his new partner Helen Westcott unearth the meaning of the odd equation and realise each victim is being offered a gruesome choice: kill your loved ones, or be killed. Before long it becomes clear that the perpetrator has suffered a similar fate and is now coping by seeking a way to solve this philosophical dilemma.

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Persuasion

Persuasion

Persuasion
IMDb: 7.5
93 min

Persuasion is the newest adaptation of the classic Jane Austen novel of the same name published in 1818. Anne falls deeply in love with handsome young naval officer Frederick Wentworth at the age of nineteen.

Layer Cake

Layer Cake

Layer Cake
IMDb: 7.3
105 min

When a seemingly straight-forward drug deal goes awry, XXXX has to break his die-hard rules and turn up the heat, not only to outwit the old regime and come out on top, but to save his own skin...

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The Young Visiters

The Young Visiters

The Young Visiters
IMDb: 6.7
90 min

The Young Visiters, written in twelve days by nine-year-old Daisy Ashford in 1890, is a surreal blend of naiveté, precocious perception and inadvertent social satire.

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All or Nothing

All or Nothing

All or Nothing
IMDb: 7.5
128 min

Penny\'s love for her partner, taxi-driver Phil, has run dry. He is a gentle, philosophical guy, and she works on the checkout at a supermarket...

Genre: Comedy, Drama