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The Man from Nowhere
Victorian orphan Alice Harvey - arriving to live at her great uncle's spooky house - is frightened by a mysterious, dark-clad intruder.
Children's 1976 59 mins
Director: James Hill
This atmospheric thriller from the Children's Film Foundation is set around an ornate gloomy old mansion house. It must surely have sent shivers down the spines of 1970s kids and remains eerily effective today. James Hill's direction maintains the tension, and an impressive sense of period, as the narrative twists and turns before a surprising and ingenious resolution.
The Jungle Book
Children's 1942 106 mins Director: Zoltan Korda
A Technicolor marvel and early adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s celebrated novel, following a young boy raised in the jungle by animals.
Drama 2017 116 mins Director: Todd Haynes
Julianne Moore stars in Todd Haynes' playful adaptation of Brian Selznick’s acclaimed young adult novel, which follows two children from different eras as they set out to find people from their pasts.
Children's 2017 103 mins Director: Paul King
Britain’s favourite bear returns for another adventure. Porridge rather than marmalade looks set to be Paddington's new staple after he's framed for a robbery, unless the Brown family can help solve the mystery.
The Hunting of the Snark
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1967 24 mins Director: Diana Potter
“Live animation” of Lewis Carroll’s nonsense poem adventure from the maker of Captain Pugwash
One Hour to Zero
Children's 1976 55 mins Director: Jeremy Summers
When two boys return home to their Welsh village to find it empty, they set out to discover why
Children's 1965 61 mins Director: David Bracknell
Youth football team Barton Utd triumph against the odds in a Children's Film Foundation classic
Gothic: The Dark Heart of Film
To Have and to Hold
Drama 2000 13 mins Director: John Hardwick
A woman finds that death will not part her from her deceased lover.
Night of the Living Dead
Horror 1968 96 mins Director: George A. Romero
Landmark film from 'zombie godfather' Romero, whose makeshift heroes fight for their lives against a new and terrifying enemy.
One of the Missing
War 1968 27 mins Director: Tony Scott
A nightmarish, Gothic American tale directed by a 24-year-old Tony Scott.
Out of the Darkness
Children's 1985 68 mins Director: John Krish
A ghostly drama of the Derbyshire plague village of Eyam, as unquiet spirits of the long dead make contact with the living.
Haunters of the Deep
Children's 1984 61 mins Director: Andrew Bogle
A ghostly boy returns from the grave to warn against reopening 'The Devil's Mine' in this spooky drama.
The Castle of Otranto
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1977 18 mins Director: Jan Svankmajer
Czech animator Jan Švankmajer's adaptation of Horace Walpole's Gothic novel.
Directed by James Hill
The Belstone Fox
Drama 1973 103 mins Director: James Hill
Based on David Rook’s 1970 novel, The Belstone Fox tells the heartwarming and funny story of Tag, a fox saved from the woods and raised by huntsman Asher.
Peril for the Guy
Children's 1956 56 mins Director: James Hill
In the run up to November the 5th, kids collecting coins for their living Guy foil a dastardly plot to steal an amazing new oil detection machine.
Drama 1962 63 mins Silent Director: James Hill
Shirley Anne Field stars in this stylish, highly enjoyable story of simmering tensions and sexual conflict in the work place.
My Death Is a Mockery
Crime 1952 69 mins Director: Tony Young
Hop aboard for a choppy Channel crossing with this bleak, bullet-spattered sea-smuggling crime drama.
Room at the Top
Drama 1958 117 mins Director: Jack Clayton
Jack Clayton directs this romantic, love-triangle drama featuring Simone Signoret in an Oscar-winning performance.
Mary Queen of Scots
Period drama 2018 124 mins Director: Josie Rourke
Saoirse Ronan is Mary Stuart, facing off against Margot Robbie's Elizabeth I in this striking, feminist take on 16th-century history.
Drama 2018 121 mins Director: Felix Van Groeningen
Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet give blistering performances as a father and son in this gripping story of a family dealing with addiction over many years.
Biopic 2017 112 mins Director: Wash Westmoreland
This witty, Belle Époque-era biopic stars Keira Knightley and Dominic West as literary couple Colette and Willy, whose relationship rewrote social and gender rules.
Documentary 2018 98 mins Director: Marcus Lindeen
Imagine Big Brother at sea, but with no evictions. Director Marcus Lindeen innovatively uncovers the human stories behind a 1970s social experiment, salaciously dubbed ‘The Sex Raft’.