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Discover more favourite films with Sky Cinema

Discover more favourite films with Sky Cinema

With masses of movies to choose from on Sky Cinema, you might have missed these fantastic flicks

Half the job of discovering a new favourite film is finding one to watch in the first place, so we thought we would help you out…

Available now in Sky Cinema on demand

Sky Cinema is home to a huge 1,500-plus films, with new premieres every day. There are great movies galore, from superhero epics to romcoms and tense thrillers. Plus, with the new additions of the awesome Sky Cinema Originals, like recent release Final Score, that makes a lot of movies to mull over!


So, while there’s a wealth of big movies from big name studios like Pixar and Marvel and award-winning performances from the shinest stars of the silver screen to pick from, beyond those lies a huge selection of great but often overlooked films to explore.


We’ve pulled together a few critically lauded but lesser-known movies that you might have missed, but which are absolutely worthy of your time. Take a look, check them out and find something new to enjoy…

Patti Cake$

Available now in Sky Cinema on demand. Cert 15. Also available in HD

Remember 8 Mile, the story of a bleach-haired wannabe rapper who battles rivals in a run-down town? Now imagine that he’s a she – Patricia “Killa P” Dombrowski (Danielle Macdonald), a plus-size, curly-haired rapper who’s determined to find stardom with her best friend as duo Thick & Thin. But it’s not until they team up with a shy Goth (Mamoudou Athie) that they find their sound. It’s an unlikely premise, maybe, but thanks to Macdonald’s commitment, her eccentric onscreen family and a great script, it makes for a wildly charming comedy drama.


Professor Marston And The Wonder Women

Available now in Sky Cinema on demand. Cert 15. Also available in HD

You already know and love Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Womanif not, it’s right here on Sky Cinema – but the story of her creator is also fascinating. William Moulton Marston (The Hobbit’s Luke Evans) was a Harvard-educated psychologist who saw comics as a means to educate kids about feminism. That combined with an unconventional personal life, which saw him live with his wife, Elizabeth (Rebecca Hall), and lover Olive (Bella Heathcote) despite society’s disapproval. Trailblazers in more ways than one, all three contributed to the famous character.


Brawl In Cell Block 99

Available now in Sky Cinema on demand. Cert 18. Also available in HD

This one is only for those of you with a stomach of pure iron. That said, if you can stand a bit of ultra-violence you’ll be rewarded by one of Vince Vaughn’s best performances ever and a no-holds-barred prison drama. Vaughn plays Bradley, a drugs mule ordered to carry out a hit in a high-security prison unit by kidnappers holding his pregnant wife. It’s fair to say that the job does not go entirely to plan. It gets gory. Really gory. Please don’t say we didn’t warn you. But it’s also visceral, gripping viewing.


The Girl With All The Gifts

Available now in Sky Cinema on demand. Cert 15. Also available in HD

There are few zombie movies as thoughtful, or surprising, as Colm McCarthy’s adaptation of MR Carey’s novel. Most of humanity has devolved into flesh-eaters, but in a remote army base a group of children – half-human, half-infected – are imprisoned and studied, in the hope that they could provide a cure for the plague. Newcomer Sennia Nanua is extraordinary as bloodthirsty heroine Melanie, and she has great support from Glenn Close, Gemma Arterton and Paddy Considine. See it and shudder.


The Lorax

Available now in Sky Cinema on demand. Cert U. Also available in HD

If you’ve watched the same three episodes of Paw Patrol on repeat throughout the school holidays, you’re probably ready for a change. Desperate, maybe. Well, good news! Sky Cinema has a massive selection of family films and kids’ cartoons, including this colourful and underseen delight. Danny De Vito voices the titular Lorax, a small, moustachioed creature who “speaks for the trees”, and hides an environmentally friendly message under lots of physical humor.


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