Virgin Movie sale

10 films to start your 2018

10 films to start your 2018

Virgin Movies is having a Januay sale! Treat yourself to a movie marathon…

If you love La La Land – or just great films in general – Virgin Movies has got something special for you this January. That’ll be music to your ears…

Rent them all on Virgin Movies

Now that Christmas has come and gone, we’re faced with the prospect of frosty mornings and dark evenings, without the accompaniment of a jolly fat man who delivers presents. It’s enough to make you want to go into hibernation for a couple of months… or at least snuggle up on the sofa in your duvet with enough films to see out the worst of the winter weather.


Good news, gang! With Virgin Movies, you can do just that. While the January sales might not be tempting enough to leave the house for, we’re bringing the bargains to you by offering a diverse range of films to rent throughout the month.

 

From pulse-raising thrillers to heartwarming romances, inspiring biopics and cerebral sci-fi flicks, our selection of cinematic offerings has something to suit every taste. To whet your viewing appetite, we’ve rounded up ten of the films we’re most excited about this January. 

 

1. La La Land

Available to rent on Virgin Movies. Rent it for only £1.99 from 2-14 January. Also available in HD. Cert 12

A musical for people who don’t like musicals (although anyone who does is likely to find it even more enchanting), La La Land’s giddy blend of nostalgia, humour and heart won it five Academy Awards in 2017. If the on-screen chemistry between Ryan Gosling (Drive) and Emma Stone (Easy A) doesn’t warm your January cockles, we don’t know what will.

 

2. Hacksaw Ridge

Available to rent on Virgin Movies. Rent it for only £1.99 from 2-14 January. Also available in HD. Cert 15

In this gut-wrenching WWII drama, directed by Mel Gibson, Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man) plays real-life army medic Desmond Doss – a pacifist in the midst of a notoriously bloody battle, who makes it his mission to save as many men as possible without ever firing a gun.

 

3. Churchill

Churchill

Available to rent on Virgin Movies. Rent it for only £2.99 from 2-28 January. Also available in HD. Cert PG

Set in the hours before the Normandy landings, this rousing biopic stars Brian Cox (no, not the Professor) as Winston Churchill. The film offers a rare insight into the emotional state of one of Britain’s greatest leaders as he struggles to come to terms with his role in the Second World War.

 

4. Deepwater Horizon

Available to rent on Virgin Movies. Rent it for only £1.99 from 2-28 January. Also available in HD. Cert 12

In April 2010, the worst oil spill in American history took place in the Gulf of Mexico.Starring Mark Wahlberg and Kurt Russell, Deepwater Horizon depicts the terror and suffering of the people closest to the disaster, and the heroism of those who risked their lives to save others.

 

5. Sicario

Sicario

Available to rent on Virgin Movies. Rent it for only £1.99 from 2-28 January. Also available in HD. Cert 15

An unflinching portrayal of the war on drugs near the border of Mexico, the Oscar-nominated Sicario stars Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada), Josh Brolin (No Country For Old Men) and Benicio Del Toro (Traffic) as members of a task force on a mission to bring down one of the area’s most ruthlessly violent cartels. 

 

6. Patriots Day

Patriot's Day

Available to rent on Virgin Movies. Rent it for only £1.99 from 2-28 January. Also available in HD. Cert 15

In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing, police sergeant Tommy Saunders (Mark Wahlberg) and his team of local force members team up with the FBI in a city-wide manhunt for the terrorists responsible. Wahlberg is joined by Kevin Bacon and JK Simmons (Whiplash). 

 

7. The Hunger Games series

Available to rent on Virgin Movies. Rent it for only £1.99 from 2-28 January. Also available in HD. Cert 12

Suzanne Collins’ dystopian book series-turned-blockbuster movie franchise stars Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, a teenager forced to fight for her life during a savage annual deathmatch. With all four Hunger Games films available to rent via Virgin Movies, you can follow the action through to its thrilling climax.

 

8. Arrival

Available to rent on Virgin Movies. Rent it for only £1.99 from 8-14 January. Also available in HD. Cert 12

When alien spacecraft begin to arrive on Earth, linguist Louise Banks (Enchanted's Amy Adams) leads the attempt to translate what the extraterrestrials are trying to communicate. Directed by Denis Villeneuve, who also directed Sicario, this is a sci-fi that relies more on clever thinking than explosions. Hold onto your armchair for incredible twists and a cracking cast including Jeremy Renner (The Avengers) and Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland).

 

9. The Girl On The Train

The Girl On The Train

Available to rent on Virgin Movies. Rent it for only £1.99 from 8-14 January. Also available in HD. Cert 15

Emily Blunt is outstanding in this mystery thriller, based on the novel of the same name by Paula Hawkins. She plays Rachel, a seemingly unstable woman who becomes obsessed with a couple she sees every day from her train window, and whose life becomes entangled with theirs when one of them goes missing. 

 

10. Insidious trilogy

Available to rent on Virgin Movies. Rent it for only £1.99 from 8-21 January. Also available in HD. Cert 15

This scarefest from master of horror James Wan (Saw) sees a family besieged by evil spirits after their young son enters a coma and becomes a vessel for ghosts. With Insidious: The Last Key hitting UK cinemas on 5 January, ensure you’re up to date by watching the first three Insidious films on Virgin Movies. 

 

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