If you're ever tempted to mutter "they don't make 'em like that any more," a brief look at contemporary film on DVD will teach you the error of your ways. The list of modern classics grows every year. Contemporary film makers are breaking new ground (Brokeback Mountain, anyone?) and reinvigorating traditional genres (e.g. Collateral). This is how they make 'em these days - and we should be glad.
Ken Russell, 1984
A man trapped in a stale marriage seeks solace with China Blue, a mistress of sexual power games,...
Laurent Baffie, 2003
According to 'serious scientific research', anyone who drives for 60 years will spend 23 days loo...
Martin McDonagh, 2008
Crime comedy directed by Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh. After being ordered to murder a pr...
Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano, 2011
Garnering great acclaim and incredible reviews, Untouchable is a genuinely moving French comedy t...
Stephen Frears, 2013
Steve Coogan and Judi Dench star in Philomena - an Oscar-nominated drama about a mother's search ...
Woody Allen, 2013
Starring a magnificent Cate Blanchett in the lead role, Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine sees an elegan...
Walerian Borowczyk, 1971
One of the greatest of all medieval films, not least for its utterly distinctive realisation of a...
Asghar Farhadi, 2013
Asgar Farhadi’s follow-up to his superb, Oscar-winning A Separation, The Past is another stunning...
Lars von Trier, 2013
Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac is the wild and poetic story of a woman’s journey f...
Roger Michell, 2013
A beautifully observed and poignant story from Roger Michell, Le Week-End stars Jim Broadbent and...
Wes Anderson, 2014
A comedy set in 1920s Europe, Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel stars Ralph...
Mike Leigh, 1999
A gloriously entertaining portrait of the musical comedy duo, lyricist WS Gilbert and composer Ar...