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Chariots of fire

Two young British sprinters compete for fame in the 1924 Olympics.

Kes

A young boy finds escape from his working-class life training a pet falcon.

The full monty

A group of out-of-work steel workers are organized into a Chippendale-style dance troupe.

Truly, madly, deeply

A woman dealing with inconsolable grief over the death of her partner gets another chance when he returns as a ghost.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

King Arthur and his knights embark on a low-budget search for the Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles.

Brief encounter

A woman's conventional life becomes increasingly complicated after a chance meeting at a railway station.

Withnail & I

Two unemployed actors—acerbic, elegantly wasted Withnail (Richard E. Grant) and the anxiety-ridden “I” (Paul McGann)—drown their frustrations in booze, pills, and lighter fluid. When Withnail’s Uncle Monty (Richard Griffiths) offers his cottage, they escape the squalor of their flat for a week in the country. They soon realize they’ve gone on holiday by mistake when their wits—and friendship—are sorely tested by violent downpours, less than hospitable locals, and empty cupboards.

A Bridge too far

Epic re-staging of the Allies' heroic airdrop behind Nazi lines in Holland.

Shirley Valentine

A Liverpool housewife from takes a Greek vacation.

Gandhi

The legendary Indian leader uses peaceful means to free his homeland from British rule.