Top United Kingdom movies on DVD and Blu-ray

Rent The King's Speech on DVD The King's Speech
Synopsis
In this biographical drama that garnered multiple Academy Awards, Britain's King George VI struggles with an embarrassing stutter until he seeks help from unorthodox Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue.
Cast
Cast
Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce, Michael Gambon, Timothy Spall, Jennifer Ehle, Derek Jacobi, Anthony Andrews, Eve Best
Director
Director
Tom Hooper
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, Blockbusters, United Kingdom
Rent Slumdog Millionaire on DVD Slumdog Millionaire
Synopsis
After coming within one question of winning a fortune on a game show, an uneducated young "slumdog" is accused of cheating and arrested. While in custody, he accounts for knowing all the answers by reflecting on his hardscrabble life.
Cast
Cast
Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Madhur Mittal, Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, Ankur Vikal, Saurabh Shukla, Mahesh Manjrekar, Sanchita Couhdary, Himanshu Tyagi
Director
Director
Danny Boyle
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Romantic Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, Blockbusters, United Kingdom
Rent Hotel Rwanda on DVD Hotel Rwanda
Synopsis
Amid the holocaust of internecine tribal fighting in Rwanda that sees the savage butchering of hundreds of thousands of men, women and children, one ordinary hotel manager musters the courage to save more than 1,000 helpless refugees.
Cast
Cast
Don Cheadle, Sophie Okonedo, Joaquin Phoenix, Nick Nolte, Desmond Dube, David O'Hara, Cara Seymour, Fana Mokoena, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Tony Kgoroge, Mosa Kaiser, Mathabo Pieterson, Ofentse Modiselle
Director
Director
Terry George
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, Political Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, Inspirational Stories, United Kingdom
Rent The Queen on DVD The Queen
Synopsis
After Princess Diana's shocking death, Queen Elizabeth II and the newly elected Tony Blair try to manage Diana's loss on a personal level while reacting to public demand that the princess be memorialized in a manner beyond standard protocol.
Cast
Cast
Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, James Cromwell, Helen McCrory, Alex Jennings, Roger Allam, Sylvia Syms, Mark Bazeley
Director
Director
Stephen Frears
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Political Dramas, United Kingdom
Rent Atonement on DVD Atonement
Synopsis
When 13-year-old Briony discovers a lustful letter and witnesses a sexual encounter between her older sister and a servant's son, her confusion prompts her to finger the young man for a violent crime. Her half-truth changes their lives forever.
Cast
Cast
Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Romola Garai, Saoirse Ronan, Vanessa Redgrave, Brenda Blethyn, Juno Temple, Patrick Kennedy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Harriet Walter, Michelle Duncan
Director
Director
Joe Wright
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Military & War Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, 20th Century Period Pieces, United Kingdom, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces, Foreign Regions
Rent The Constant Gardener on DVD The Constant Gardener
Synopsis
Justin Quayle, a member of the British High Commission based in Africa, launches a quest for the truth and begins his own international investigation when his wife is murdered. But he uncovers a conspiracy more dangerous than he could have imagined.
Cast
Cast
Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Hubert Koundé, Danny Huston, Daniele Harford, Packson Ngugi, Damaris Itenyo Agweyu, Bernard Otieno Oduor, Bill Nighy, Keith Pearson
Director
Director
Fernando Meirelles
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Mystery, Political Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Social Issue Dramas, Dramas Based on the Book, United Kingdom
Rent Finding Neverland on DVD Finding Neverland
Synopsis
Peter Pan and the denizens of Neverland have captured the hearts and minds of J.M. Barrie's readers. But this Oscar-winning film reveals how the imaginative author envisioned a world that was at once so wondrous and perilous.
Cast
Cast
Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Julie Christie, Dustin Hoffman, Radha Mitchell, Freddie Highmore, Kelly Macdonald, Ian Hart, Joe Prospero, Nick Roud
Director
Director
Marc Forster
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Tearjerkers, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Real Life, Period Pieces, United Kingdom
Rent Love Actually on DVD Love Actually
Synopsis
Writer-director Richard Curtis's charming treatise on romance and relationships is an all-star ensemble comedy that tells 10 separate (but intertwining) London love stories, leading up to a spirited climax on Christmas Eve.
Cast
Cast
Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Colin Firth, Liam Neeson, Laura Linney, Alan Rickman, Keira Knightley, Rowan Atkinson, Martine McCutcheon, Bill Nighy, January Jones, Elisha Cuthbert, Denise Richards, Rodrigo Santoro, Billy Bob Thornton
Director
Director
Richard Curtis
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Romantic Comedies, United Kingdom, Winter Holidays, Christmas
Rent Children of Men on DVD Children of Men
Synopsis
In this futuristic tale, humans have lost the ability to reproduce and face extinction. Things change when a single woman mysteriously becomes pregnant, prompting a conflicted government bureaucrat and his ex-wife to join forces to protect her.
Cast
Cast
Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Michael Caine, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Clare-Hope Ashitey, Pam Ferris, Danny Huston, Peter Mullan, Oana Pellea, Paul Sharma
Director
Director
Alfonso Cuarón
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Sci-Fi Dramas, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, United Kingdom, Dramas Based on the Book, Foreign Regions
Rent The Bank Job on DVD The Bank Job
Synopsis
A thief gets in over his head when he breaks into a bank vault full of cash, gems... and secrets on everyone from the London mob to the royal family. But the crime itself is just the beginning in this pulse-pounding thriller based on actual events.
Cast
Cast
Jason Statham, Saffron Burrows, Stephen Campbell Moore, Daniel Mays, James Faulkner, Alki David, Michael Jibson, Georgia Taylor, Richard Lintern, Don Gallagher, David Suchet
Director
Director
Roger Donaldson
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Crime Thrillers, Heist Films, United Kingdom
Rent The Duchess on DVD The Duchess
Synopsis
Keira Knightley stars as Georgiana Spencer, a young duchess who indulges in extravagant vices and begins a scandalous affair with politician Charles Grey to compensate for her unhappy marriage to the duke of Devonshire.
Cast
Cast
Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Charlotte Rampling, Dominic Cooper, Hayley Atwell, Simon McBurney, Aidan McArdle, John Shrapnel, Alistair Petrie, Patrick Godfrey
Director
Director
Saul Dibb
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on Real Life, United Kingdom, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Stardust on DVD Stardust
Synopsis
To win his true love's heart, wide-eyed Tristan Thorn journeys to a forbidden realm to retrieve a fallen star that has taken human form. But the star is being pursued by an evil witch and others looking to possess her celestial powers.
Cast
Cast
Claire Danes, Charlie Cox, Sienna Miller, Ricky Gervais, Jason Flemyng, Mark Strong, Rupert Everett, Peter O'Toole, Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro, Kate Magowan, Ian McKellen
Director
Director
Matthew Vaughn
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Fantasy, Adventures, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, United Kingdom
Rent Pride & Prejudice on DVD Pride & Prejudice
Synopsis
In this retelling of Jane Austen's novel set in 19th-century England, Mrs. Bennet is all atwitter in hopes of marrying her daughters to prosperous gentlemen callers, especially when a wealthy bachelor moves nearby.
Cast
Cast
Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Brenda Blethyn, Donald Sutherland, Talulah Riley, Rosamund Pike, Jena Malone, Carey Mulligan, Claudie Blakley, Sylvester Morand, Kelly Reilly, Judi Dench
Director
Director
Joe Wright
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, United Kingdom
Rent The Other Boleyn Girl on DVD The Other Boleyn Girl
Synopsis
Ambitious Boleyn sisters Anne and Mary compete for the heart of powerful but intemperate King Henry VIII in this opulent historical drama.
Cast
Cast
Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Eric Bana, Jim Sturgess, Mark Rylance, Kristin Scott Thomas, David Morrissey, Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne, Juno Temple, Ana Torrent, Oliver Coleman, Tom Cox, Michael Smiley, Montserrat Roig de Puig
Director
Director
Justin Chadwick
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, United Kingdom
Rent The Iron Lady on DVD The Iron Lady
Synopsis
Meryl Streep provides a subtle and nuanced portrait of Margaret Thatcher, the first female prime minister of Britain, whose political career and determination changed the rules that had limited women's opportunities for leadership.
Cast
Cast
Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Alexandra Roach, Harry Lloyd, Olivia Colman, Iain Glen, Victoria Bewick, Nicholas Farrell, John Sessions, Anthony Head, David Westhead, Julian Wadham, Richard E. Grant, Angus Wright, Roger Allam, Michael Pennington, Susan Brown, Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Director
Director
Phyllida Lloyd
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Political Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, United Kingdom
Rent Hanna on DVD Hanna
Synopsis
Hanna is a teenager raised in isolation and trained by her father, an ex-CIA operative, to become a highly skilled assassin. Longing for a normal life, Hanna chooses to come out of hiding but soon becomes targeted by the U.S. government.
Cast
Cast
Saoirse Ronan, Cate Blanchett, Eric Bana, Tom Hollander, Olivia Williams, Jason Flemyng, Jessica Barden, Michelle Dockery, Vicky Krieps
Director
Director
Joe Wright
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Action Thrillers, Espionage Action, Espionage Thrillers, United Kingdom
Rent In Bruges on DVD In Bruges
Synopsis
After a job goes tragically wrong in London, hit men Ray and Ken are ordered to lay low at a bed-and-breakfast in Bruges, Belgium, until their boss phones with further instructions. But when he calls, Ken doesn't like the assignment.
Cast
Cast
Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ralph Fiennes, Clémence Poésy , Jérémie Renier, Thekla Reuten, Jordan Prentice, Zeljko Ivanek, Theo Stevenson
Director
Director
Martin McDonagh
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Action Comedies, Action Thrillers, Crime Dramas, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, United Kingdom
Rent The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel on DVD The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Synopsis
To make the most of their meager retirement savings, a group of British seniors moves to India to live out their golden years at the Marigold Hotel. But upon arrival, they discover the once-lavish resort has wilted considerably.
Cast
Cast
Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Penelope Wilton, Tom Wilkinson, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup, Dev Patel, Tena Desae, Sid Makkar
Director
Director
John Madden
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Indie Comedies, Indie Dramas, United Kingdom
Rent Run, Fatboy, Run on DVD Run, Fatboy, Run
Synopsis
Realizing he made a big mistake when he jilted his pregnant fiancée at the altar five years earlier, an out-of-shape security guard attempts to win her away from her smarmy new beau by running in a London marathon.
Cast
Cast
Simon Pegg, Thandie Newton, Hank Azaria, Dylan Moran, Harish Patel, India de Beaufort, Matthew Fenton, Simon Day, Ruth Sheen, Tyrone Huggins
Director
Director
David Schwimmer
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Romantic Comedies, Slapstick, United Kingdom
Rent Hot Fuzz on DVD Hot Fuzz
Synopsis
A top London cop is ready to die of boredom when his superiors transfer him to a sleepy English village to work alongside a blundering but well-meaning young constable. But soon enough, the town begins to stir with a series of grisly "accidents."
Cast
Cast
Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Jim Broadbent, Paddy Considine, Timothy Dalton, Billie Whitelaw, Edward Woodward, Rafe Spall, Olivia Colman, Martin Freeman, Bill Nighy, Steve Coogan
Director
Director
Edgar Wright
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Action Comedies, Spoofs and Satire, United Kingdom
Rent Amazing Grace on DVD Amazing Grace
Synopsis
Based on actual events, this historical drama tells the story of William Wilberforce, an 18th-century English politician who launched an aggressive campaign to abolish British slavery, despite staunch opposition.
Cast
Cast
Ioan Gruffudd, Albert Finney, Michael Gambon, Romola Garai, Benedict Cumberbatch, Rufus Sewell, Youssou N'Dour, Ciarán Hinds, Toby Jones, Nicholas Farrell
Director
Director
Michael Apted
Genres
Genres
Drama, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Real Life, Social Issue Dramas, Political Dramas, United Kingdom, Romance
Rent Elizabeth: The Golden Age on DVD Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Synopsis
Cate Blanchett reprises her role as the Virgin Queen in this lushly costumed but historically muddy sequel to 1998's Elizabeth which focuses on the queen's tempestuous relationship with the adventurer Sir Walter Raleigh.
Cast
Cast
Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Clive Owen, Rhys Ifans, Jordi Mollà, Abbie Cornish, Samantha Morton, Tom Hollander, Antony Carrick, David Threlfall
Director
Director
Shekhar Kapur
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Romantic Dramas, Military & War Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, United Kingdom
Rent The Pianist on DVD The Pianist
Synopsis
Famed Polish pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman struggles to survive the onslaught of Nazi tyranny during World War II in this drama based on his memoirs. In spite of his well-known talent, Szpilman spends several years holed up in Warsaw, clinging to life.
Cast
Cast
Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Emilia Fox, Frank Finlay, Maureen Lipman, Ed Stoppard, Julia Rayner, Michal Zebrowski, Jessica Kate Meyer, Wanja Mues, Richard Ridings, Daniel Caltagirone, Ruth Platt, Valentine Pelka, Nomi Sharron, Anthony Milner, Lucy Skeaping, Roddy Skeaping
Director
Director
Roman Polanski
Genres
Genres
Drama, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, United Kingdom
Rent The Boy in the Striped Pajamas on DVD The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Synopsis
When his family moves to Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence, where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a Jewish prisoner, Bruno embarks on a dangerous journey.
Cast
Cast
Vera Farmiga, David Thewlis, Rupert Friend, David Heyman, Asa Butterfield, Jack Scanlon, Amber Beattie, Sheila Hancock, Richard Johnson, Jim Norton
Director
Director
Mark Herman
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Tearjerkers, United Kingdom, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces
Rent An Education on DVD An Education
Synopsis
Jenny's teen life is a bore in 1961 London until she's immersed in the beguiling world of a much-older man. Even Jenny's parents are intrigued by David, but her unimpressed teacher works to keep Jenny's future from crumbling under David's influence.
Cast
Cast
Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred Molina, Dominic Cooper, Rosamund Pike, Olivia Williams, Emma Thompson, Cara Seymour, Matthew Beard, Sally Hawkins, Amanda Fairbank-Hynes, Ellie Kendrick
Director
Director
Lone Scherfig
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, United Kingdom, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Pirate Radio on DVD Pirate Radio
Synopsis
In 1966, hard-partying British DJs have the time of their lives running a radio station on a ship in the North Sea, broadcasting generation-defining (but banned) music to millions. But they face getting shut down by a government minister.
Cast
Cast
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Rhys Ifans, Nick Frost, Kenneth Branagh, Tom Sturridge, Chris O'Dowd, Tom Brooke, Rhys Darby, Emma Thompson, January Jones, Gemma Arterton, Jack Davenport
Director
Director
Richard Curtis
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Showbiz Comedies, Political Comedies, Rock & Roll Oldies, United Kingdom
Rent RocknRolla on DVD RocknRolla
Synopsis
A likeable gang of thieves in London's underworld set out to nab millions when they are clued in to a mobster's real estate deal. But the boys get tangled up with a powerful crime boss, a drug-addicted rock star and two impenetrable Russian guards.
Cast
Cast
Gerard Butler, Tom Wilkinson, Thandie Newton, Mark Strong, Idris Elba, Tom Hardy, Toby Kebbell, Jeremy Piven, Ludacris, Karel Roden
Director
Director
Guy Ritchie
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Crime Thrillers, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Mobster, Action Thrillers, United Kingdom
Rent Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader on DVD Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Synopsis
With their dour, bookish cousin Eustace (Will Poulter) in tow, the youngest Pevensie offspring -- Lucy (Georgie Henley) and Edmund (Skandar Keynes) -- take an unexpected trip back to Narnia and join noble King Caspian (Ben Barnes) for an epic high-seas adventure. Setting sail aboard the <i>Dawn Treader</i>, the young heroes head for the end of the world, determined to rescue seven once-powerful lords banished by Caspian's evil uncle.
Cast
Cast
Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, Ben Barnes, Will Poulter, Gary Sweet, Terry Norris, Bruce Spence, Liam Neeson, Tilda Swinton, Simon Pegg
Director
Director
Michael Apted
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Family Adventures, Book Characters, Blockbusters, United Kingdom, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent Tristan & Isolde on DVD Tristan & Isolde
Synopsis
When gallant English knight Tristan wins the love of beautiful Isolde -- the daughter of the Irish king -- soon after the fall of the Roman Empire, their liaison threatens to destroy the uneasy truce between their respective nations.
Cast
Cast
James Franco, Sophia Myles, Rufus Sewell, David O'Hara, Mark Strong, Henry Cavill, Bronagh Gallagher, Ronan Vibert, Lucy Russell, JB Blanc
Director
Director
Kevin Reynolds
Genres
Genres
Romance, Romantic Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, United Kingdom
Rent The Young Victoria on DVD The Young Victoria
Synopsis
Eighteen-year-old British royal Victoria ascends to the throne and is romanced by future husband Prince Albert in this lush period film that chronicles the early years of the British monarch's larger-than-life reign.
Cast
Cast
Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany, Miranda Richardson, Jim Broadbent, Thomas Kretschmann, Mark Strong, Jesper Christensen, Harriet Walter, Jeanette Hain, Julian Glover
Director
Director
Jean-Marc Vallee
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Romantic Dramas, Political Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, United Kingdom, Period Pieces
Rent About a Boy on DVD About a Boy
Synopsis
Hip, irresponsible Londoner Will invents an imaginary son and starts attending single-parent meetings to find available women. But when Will meets the troubled 12-year-old son of a depressed single mother, a quirky and unexpected friendship blooms.
Cast
Cast
Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult, Toni Collette, Rachel Weisz, Isabel Brook, Victoria Smurfit, Sharon Small, Augustus Prew, Natalia Tena, Nicholas Hutchison
Director
Director
Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Romantic Comedies, Romantic Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, United Kingdom
Rent My Week with Marilyn on DVD My Week with Marilyn
Synopsis
While filming a movie in England, Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe slips away with a young Brit for a week of self-discovery and frivolity. The story that ensues is based on the real-life memoirs of Colin Clark, once assistant to Sir Laurence Olivier.
Cast
Cast
Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh, Dominic Cooper, Julia Ormond, Emma Watson, Judi Dench, Zoë Wanamaker, Toby Jones, Derek Jacobi, Dougray Scott
Director
Director
Simon Curtis
Genres
Genres
Drama, Showbiz Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, United Kingdom
Rent Paul on DVD Paul
Synopsis
Nick Frost and Simon Pegg star as two science-fiction freaks who, while on a quest to discover what lies at the heart of Nevada's infamous Area 51, cross paths with a wiseass alien on the run from earthly authorities.
Cast
Cast
Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Seth Rogen, Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Jane Lynch, Sigourney Weaver, Blythe Danner, Jeffrey Tambor
Director
Director
Greg Mottola
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Late Night Comedies, Alien Sci-Fi, United Kingdom
Rent Elizabeth on DVD Elizabeth
Synopsis
This Oscar-winning treatise on absolute power and its human toll sees fledgling queen Elizabeth I sacrificing happiness for her own safety and placing her trust in her stealthy "spymaster," Sir Francis Walsingham.
Cast
Cast
Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Christopher Eccleston, Joseph Fiennes, Richard Attenborough, Fanny Ardant, Éric Cantona , Vincent Cassel, John Gielgud, Kelly Macdonald, Emily Mortimer
Director
Director
Shekhar Kapur
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, United Kingdom, Period Pieces
Rent Nanny McPhee on DVD Nanny McPhee
Synopsis
The recently widowed Mr. Brown and his domineering aunt can't seem to control the numerous and naughty Brown children until Nanny McPhee comes to stay. Now, with the help of some magic and a little discipline, their household runs like clockwork.
Cast
Cast
Emma Thompson, Colin Firth, Kelly Macdonald, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Eliza Bennett, Jennifer Rae Daykin, Raphaël Coleman, Samuel Honywood, Derek Jacobi, Patrick Barlow, Celia Imrie, Imelda Staunton, Angela Lansbury, Adam Godley
Director
Director
Kirk Jones
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Comedies, Family Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Book Characters, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12, United Kingdom
Rent Snatch on DVD Snatch
Synopsis
While transporting a pinched 84-karat sparkler to his stateside boss, a gangster stops off in London and inadvertently triggers a slew of fateful events that wends through the worlds of bookies, pawnshops, bare-knuckle boxing and swine.
Cast
Cast
Brad Pitt, Benicio Del Toro, Jason Statham, Stephen Graham, Dennis Farina, Rade Serbedzija, Vinnie Jones, Alan Ford, Mike Reid, Robbie Gee
Director
Director
Guy Ritchie
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Action Thrillers, Crime Thrillers, Heist Films, Mobster, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, United Kingdom
Rent Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy on DVD Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Synopsis
This gripping thriller about Cold War espionage follows an English spy as he returns to MI-6 under a cloud of suspicion. In the years since he was sacked by the agency, some suspect that he's become an operative for the Soviet Union.
Cast
Cast
Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, Mark Strong, Ciarán Hinds, John Hurt, Simon McBurney, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Benedict Cumberbatch, Toby Jones, David Dencik, Kathy Burke, Stephen Graham
Director
Director
Tomas Alfredson
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Espionage Thrillers, Mystery, Political Thrillers, Political Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, United Kingdom
Rent Death at a Funeral on DVD Death at a Funeral
Synopsis
In this black comedy from director Frank Oz, the funeral for the patriarch of a wealthy but eccentric British clan is turned topsy-turvy when a stranger appears, claiming to be the dead man's gay lover.
Cast
Cast
Matthew Macfadyen, Keeley Hawes, Andy Nyman, Ewen Bremner, Daisy Donovan, Alan Tudyk, Jane Asher, Kris Marshall, Rupert Graves, Peter Vaughan, Peter Dinklage, Peter Egan
Director
Director
Frank Oz
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, United Kingdom
Rent Shaun of the Dead on DVD Shaun of the Dead
Synopsis
Thirty-something slacker Shaun (Simon Pegg) has no clue what to do with his life or with his relationship with his girlfriend, Liz (Kate Ashfield). But motivation comes in the form of a freak zombie attack that has once-ordinary citizens terrorizing the streets of London. With support from his well-meaning best mate (Nick Frost), Shaun acts quickly to save Liz and his mother (Penelope Wilton) from danger. But is it simply too late for heroics?
Cast
Cast
Simon Pegg, Kate Ashfield, Nick Frost, Lucy Davis, Dylan Moran, Nicola Cunningham, Peter Serafinowicz, Arvind Doshi, Rafe Spall, Sonnell Dadral, Penelope Wilton
Director
Director
Edgar Wright
Genres
Genres
Horror, Zombies, Cult Comedies, Cult Horror, United Kingdom, Halloween
Rent 28 Weeks Later on DVD 28 Weeks Later
Synopsis
In this sequel to 28 Days Later, a group of Americans dare to set foot on the decimated British isles, convinced the danger has come and gone. But it soon becomes clear that the scourge continues to live, waiting to pounce on its next victims.
Cast
Cast
Rose Byrne, Robert Carlyle, Amanda Walker, Jeremy Renner, Stewart Alexander, Catherine McCormack, Harold Perrineau, Matt Reeves, Idris Elba
Director
Director
Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
Genres
Genres
Horror, Zombies, Sci-Fi Horror, United Kingdom, Foreign Regions
Rent Philomena on DVD Philomena
Synopsis
Floundering BBC journalist Martin Sixsmith and aging Irishwoman Philomena Lee form an unlikely bond when they pair up to find the son Philomena was forced to give up for adoption 50 years ago.
Cast
Cast
Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Anna Maxwell Martin, Ruth McCabe, Barbara Jefford, Kate Fleetwood, Peter Hermann, Mare Winningham, Michelle Fairley
Director
Director
Stephen Frears
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, Tearjerkers, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, United Kingdom
Rent Mrs. Henderson Presents on DVD Mrs. Henderson Presents
Synopsis
Having already cultivated an offbeat reputation among high society in 1930s London, Laura Henderson embarks on her latest adventure: transforming an old movie theater into a space that will host a nude musical revue.
Cast
Cast
Judi Dench, Bob Hoskins, Will Young, Christopher Guest, Kelly Reilly, Thelma Barlow, Anna Brewster, Rosalind Halstead, Sarah Solemani, Natalia Tena, Sir Thomas Allen, Richard Syms, Ralph Nossek, Camille O'Sullivan, Elise Audeyev
Director
Director
Stephen Frears
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Showbiz Comedies, Showbiz Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, United Kingdom
Rent Les Misérables on DVD Les Misérables
Synopsis
The musical version of Victor Hugo's epic tale of love and sacrifice, first produced for the stage in 1985, now receives the big-screen treatment. The bloody era of the French Revolution is the backdrop to Jean Valjean's long struggle for redemption.
Cast
Cast
Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit, Samantha Barks, Colm Wilkinson, Bertie Carvel
Director
Director
Tom Hooper
Genres
Genres
Drama, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Epics, Romantic Dramas, Tearjerkers, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Musicals, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Blockbusters, United Kingdom
Rent Calendar Girls on DVD Calendar Girls
Synopsis
The members of the Knapely Women's Institute of North Yorkshire are resourceful and refined - and they're about to shock the residents of their little English town with a daringly bare philanthropy project.
Cast
Cast
Helen Mirren, Julie Walters, Penelope Wilton, Linda Bassett, Annette Crosbie, Celia Imrie, Ciarán Hinds, Geraldine James, Jay Leno
Director
Director
Nigel Cole
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Indie Comedies, United Kingdom
Rent 28 Days Later on DVD 28 Days Later
Synopsis
Twenty-eight days after a killer virus was accidentally unleashed from a British research facility, a small group of London survivors (including Cillian Murphy and Brendan Gleeson) are caught in a desperate struggle to protect themselves from the infected. Carried by animals and humans, the virus turns those it infects into homicidal maniacs -- and it's absolutely impossible to contain. Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) directs.
Cast
Cast
Cillian Murphy, Noah Huntley, Naomie Harris, Megan Burns, Brendan Gleeson, Christopher Eccleston, Marvin Campbell, Sanjay Rambaruth, Ray Panthaki, Junior Laniyan, Leo Bill, Ricci Harnett, Stuart McQuarrie, Luke Mably
Director
Director
Danny Boyle
Genres
Genres
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Undocumented immigrants Okwe and Senay work at a posh London hotel and live in constant fear of deportation. One night, Okwe stumbles across evidence of a bizarre murder, setting off a series of events that could lead to disaster -- or freedom.
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David Attenborough
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Cast
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James Earl Jones
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Cast
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Cast
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Cast
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Cast
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Cast
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Cast
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Part social commentary, part outrageous fantasy, Terry Gilliam's black comedy set in an Orwellian future stars Jonathan Pryce as a daydreaming civil servant who, through one bureaucratic error after another, is mistaken for an enemy of the state.
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Cast
Cast
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In this adaptation of Oscar Wilde's witty play about mistaken identities, Rupert Everett and Colin Firth star as two proper gentlemen in 1890s London who use the same pseudonym with disastrous results.
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Cast
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Nearly a decade after breaking her engagement to sea captain Frederick Wentworth because of pressure from her financially strapped family, Anne Elliot meets up with him again and finds she still has feelings for the now rich and successful officer.
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Cast
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A weekend hunting party at the home of Sir William McCordle turns into a murder mystery when the host is found dead. This witty whodunit follows the subsequent investigation from the perspectives of the guests and their servants.
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Cast
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Rent A Dangerous Method on DVD A Dangerous Method
Synopsis
In this David Cronenberg-helmed biopic, Sigmund Freud's relationship with fellow psychology luminary Carl Jung is tested when Sabina Spielrein, one of the first female psychoanalysts, enters their lives.
Cast
Cast
Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender, Vincent Cassel, Sarah Gadon, André Hennicke, Arndt Schwering-Sohnrey, Mignon Remé
Director
Director
David Cronenberg
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Indie Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Erotic Thrillers, Period Pieces, United Kingdom
Rent Albert Nobbs on DVD Albert Nobbs
Synopsis
Having for decades disguised herself as a man while working as a butler in a posh 19th-century Dublin hotel, a woman calling herself Albert Nobbs reconsiders her charade when a handsome painter arrives on the scene.
Cast
Cast
Glenn Close, Mia Wasikowska, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Janet McTeer, Pauline Collins, Brenda Fricker, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Brendan Gleeson, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Mark Williams, Bronagh Gallagher, John Light
Director
Director
Rodrigo García
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, United Kingdom, Period Pieces
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