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Great films of the French New Wave

20 films

20 of the best films to come out of a movement that changed cinema forever.

Delve deeper with our François…

  • Paris Is Burning
  • No, or the Vain Glory of Command
  • Close-Up
  • King of New York
  • GoodFellas

90 great films of the 1990s

90 films

One decade. 90 films. One film per director. Read more

  • Lady Bird
  • Frances Ha
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Submarine
  • I Killed My Mother

The films & filmmakers inspired by François Truffaut

15 films

From Steven Spielberg to Greta Gerwig, countless filmmakers continue to hold François Truffaut's work in high esteem. Here are some…

  • A Trip to the Moon
  • The Kid
  • King Kong
  • A Day at the Races
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

65 films to see by age 15 - BFI

65 films

Created in collaboration with BFI Education, Into Film and over 70 international film educators, producers, teachers, authors and critics. Read…

  • The Souvenir: Part II
  • Petite Maman
  • Drive My Car
  • Memoria
  • Titane

Sight and Sound 50 best films of 2021

50 films

After over 1,000 votes by more than 100 critics and contributors, Sight and Sound announce the results of their annual…

  • Paper Moon
  • The Last Picture Show
  • What's Up, Doc?

Where to begin with Peter Bogdanovich

3 films

A beginner’s path through the career of filmmaker, historian, raconteur and Hollywood polymath, Peter Bogdanovich, who has passed away aged…

  • The Rules of the Game
  • Rear Window
  • Germany Year Zero
  • Citizen Kane
  • Zero for Conduct

The films that influenced François Truffaut - BFI

6 films

Before diving into our François Truffaut season, check out the films and filmmakers that inspired one of the most significant…

  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
  • The General
  • Metropolis
  • Un Chien Andalou
  • Limite

The films that inspired David Bowie - BFI

16 films

'[Bowie] loved Buñuel, Cocteau, Fassbinder, but then he also loved Tony Hancock and the Ealing comedies.' - Julien Temple


  • Remember the Night
  • The Shop Around the Corner
  • I'll Be Seeing You
  • Meet Me in St. Louis
  • Christmas in Connecticut

The Golden Age of Christmas Films - BFI

10 films

The dewy-eyed Christmas movie – nuclear family gathered around a tree, Ma slaving over a stove, Pa singing by the…

  • Tokyo Story
  • Jules and Jim
  • I Am Cuba
  • Loves of a Blonde
  • The Tree of Wooden Clogs

The films that inspired Mike Leigh

8 films

The films that have inspired the director, in his own words.

Programmed at BFI Southbank as part of a major…

  • An Affair to Remember
  • The Bishop's Wife
  • Brazil
  • The Candlemaker
  • Carol

Christmas films currently streaming

50 films

Spice up your seasonal viewing with our guide to the best festive films streaming on Netflix, Amazon Prime, BFI Player…

  • Woman in the Dunes
  • Pale Flower
  • A Fugitive from the Past
  • Tokyo Drifter
  • Woman of the Lake

Late 20th century emerging Japanese filmmakers - BFI Japan

28 films

The second part of our major season celebrating Japanese cinema explores the new wave of independent filmmakers that emerged in…