Her easy charm and chemistry with Clark Gable elevates this otherwise unremarkable workplace rom-com.
By Adam Scovell
The 1931 film put the Count firmly on the cultural map and moved the genre on from its silent origins.
Alan J Pakula’s prescient 1974 political thriller sees Warren Beatty infiltrate a shady organisation.
By Sam Moore
In 1976’s Sebastiane and 1986’s Caravaggio, the director refuses to relegate homosexuality to the subtext.
By Lydia Figes
Sandra Goldbacher’s coming-of-age drama from 2001 powerfully portrays the perils of female intimacy.
Stanley Kubrick’s final film contains a thinly-veiled critique of the vulgar excess and materialism of Christmas.
Robert Altman’s long-overlooked satire reflects the director’s frustrations with the Hollywood studio system.
A new season at BFI Southbank celebrates the career of this screen icon, including many of her lesser-known works.
The Coen brothers’ classic gangland neo-noir remains one of their most potent and illusive works.
By Mark Allison
With a new 007 and more progressive sexual politics, this film brought the series up to speed with the modern world.
By Brian Quinn
Directed by SFX visionary Douglas Trumbull, this homespun space odyssey is a far more soulful affair.
By Leila Latif
John McNaughton’s infamous 1986 horror possesses a raw nihilistic power and uncompromising brutality.
By Eleanor Ring
The 1940 adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s novel sees the title character refuse to be tamed by marriage.
By Thomas Hobbs
The director’s 1995 tech noir isn’t her most critically or commercially successful film, but it might just be her most important.
By Anna Cale
This powerful Diana Dors prison drama from 1956 makes a compelling case against capital punishment.
By Lizzy Dening
Ida Lupino’s 1950 drama about a young woman who is raped on her way home from work feels as urgent as ever.
By Luke Walpole
David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin’s inside look at the creation of Facebook has got better – and more prescient – with age.