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Released by the BFI

67 films

From restored film classics to new releases, we've released the following films in the UK and Ireland since 2018. How…

  • A Prophet
  • How I Ended This Summer
  • We Need to Talk About Kevin
  • Rust and Bone
  • Ida

Every Best Film Winner at the BFI London Film Festival

14 films

First launched in 2009, the BFI London Film Festival Official Competition showcases inspiring, inventive and distinctive international filmmaking.

Explore the…

  • Saltburn
  • The Kitchen
  • One Life
  • The Book of Clarence
  • The Holdovers

2023 BFI London Film Festival line-up

201 films

Everyone is invited to the 67th BFI London Film Festival!

Discover the best new films, series and immersive storytelling from…

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
  • Aelita: Queen of Mars
  • Alien
  • Alphaville

100 Science Fiction Films

100 films

Published in 2019, Barry Keith Grant's 100 Science Fiction Films is a comprehensive guide to sci-fi films, analysing and contextualising…

  • Throne of Blood
  • H-8...
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • The Love Game
  • Lola

Every BFI London Film Festival opening night film

70 films

Travel back through the years with our list of the opening night films of the BFI London Film Festival!


  • Treasure Island
  • The Living Desert
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
  • Old Yeller
  • Swiss Family Robinson

Great live-action Disney films

25 films

Celebrate 100 years of Disney at BFI Southbank this August.

  • Dog Day Afternoon
  • On Guard
  • Bound
  • My Brother the Devil
  • The Devil Queen

Be Gay Do Crime

12 films

Curated by programmer Grace Barber-Plentie, this list of provocative and playful films explores the relationship between queerness and crime.


  • The Avenging Conscience
  • Forbidden Fruit
  • Lyman H. Howe's Famous Ride on a Runaway Train
  • Destiny
  • The Last Laugh

10 great films that influenced Alfred Hitchcock

10 films

By any measure, Alfred Hitchcock is one of the most influential of all filmmakers, but where did he get his…

  • Daisies
  • if....
  • Boy
  • Sweet Hunters
  • Quiet Days in Clichy

Every BFI London Film Festival closing night film

58 films

In the past, the BFI London Film Festival has not had a consistent policy on identifying a ‘closing night gala’…

  • Mädchen in Uniform
  • Little Women
  • Paris Frills
  • Cinderella
  • Sleeping Beauty

Threads: Sewing scenes on film

38 films

We've woven together a list of films inspired by the launch of Threads 🧶 What films would you add?

  • Angel City
  • Another Girl Another Planet
  • Bad Lieutenant
  • Badlands
  • Being John Malkovich

100 American Independent Films

100 films

From Bonnie and Clyde to Junebug by way of Reservoir Dogs and The Blair With Project, these are 100 of…

  • The Banshees of Inisherin
  • The Eight Mountains
  • RRR
  • Luca
  • Petite Maman

Films featuring great on-screen BFFs

56 films

Our upcoming Greta Gerwig season got us thinking about best friends in film.

What else would you add?