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7 ace films to watch on BBC iPlayer now!

7 ace films to watch on BBC iPlayer now!

From the creepy Nightcrawler to the clucking hilarious Chicken Run, we round up the movies you need to check out

Make it a movie night, morning or afternoon with these fantastic flicks – available to watch whenever you want on BBC iPlayer

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Films, glorious films! A whole load of them are available on BBC iPlayer this week and beyond – so what better time to get stuck into a magnificent movie?


Whether it’s awesome action, cracking comedy, hair-raising horror or fantastic non-fiction you’re after, you’ll find all this and more.


Want to know more? Read on for our round-up of seven unmissable picks to catch on BBC iPlayer.

1. Nightcrawler

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Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo star in this acclaimed 2014 thriller that’s as gripping as it is disturbing. Louis Bloom (Gyllenhaal) is a loner who finds himself drawn to the opportunistic world of crime journalism, filming grisly incidents on the darkened streets of Los Angeles and selling the videos to local news stations. He’s making a success of it, until the lines between reality and fantasy start to blur…


2. Hard Rain

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Grab yourself a big ol’ slice of action with this 1990s crime romp starring Christian Slater and Morgan Freeman. When $3 million is stolen during an epic rainstorm, a man must battle the elements – and a ruthless criminal gang – if he wants to retrieve the cash. Strap yourself in, because this is one wet and wild ride!


3. Chicken Run

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Looking for a hilarious adventure for big and little kids alike? Your cluck’s in with this riotous box office smash from Aardman Animations. Mel Gibson heads up the impressive voice cast as an American rooster who finds himself helping a group of British chickens plan an escape from an oppressive farm. The problem is they’re going to have to do it on a wing and a prayer.


4. Night Of The Living Dead

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George A Romero’s zombie horror still has the power to scare the bejesus out of people more than 50 years since it first terrified cinema audiences. Whether you watch it as a commentary on Cold War paranoia, a critique of consumer culture or a straight-up horror classic is your call. Just make sure you watch it with the light on.


5. It Follows

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Like your horror films to have something a bit different about them? Then you’ll want to watch this critically acclaimed chiller. After getting up close and personal with her new boyfriend, a university student is pursued by a mysterious entity that only she can see. What exactly is going on? Check out this brilliantly suspenseful supernatural hit to find out.


6. Williams: Formula 1 In The Blood

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Sir Frank Williams is one of the most famous names in motorsport history, and the 76-year-old is profiled like never before in this absorbing documentary that covers everything from his founding of one of Formula 1’s most successful teams to his near-fatal car accident in 1986. Contributors include F1 greats Jackie Stewart and Nigel Mansell, as well as Frank’s daughter Claire Williams, who is now deputy team principal of Williams Racing.


7. Storyville: Under The Wire

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With Rosamund Pike currently in cinemas starring as the late Marie Colvin in A Private War, you can find out more about the celebrated war reporter thanks to this incredible documentary film. Adapted from the book of the same name by Colvin’s colleague, photographer Paul Conroy, it tells the story of their tragic last assignment together in the ravaged Syrian city of Homs.

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