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102 Fantastic Films to Watch on iPlayer Right Now



If subscription streaming services aren’t your thing, there are some incredible films that you can watch for FREE right now, on BBC iPlayer. You can find some fantastic films including some critically acclaimed gems that are guaranteed to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. It’s time to get comfy, grab some snacks, and leave the stress of preparing for Christmas behind.

I recommend The Babadook, Citizen Kane, Fish Tank, It Follows, Lynn + Lucy, Morvern Callar, Night of the Living Dead, Paranormal Activity, and Twelve Monkeys. Enjoy!

Watch now on BBC iPlayer: Blake Lively stars in A Simple Favour (c) Lionsgate

Films on BBC iPlayer

  • Adam Curtis
  • A Damsel in Distress
  • A High School Rape Goes Viral: Roll Red Roll
  • Amundsen
  • Angel Face
  • Anne of Green Gables
  • Anne of Windy Poplars
  • Any One of Us
  • A Simple Favour
Watch on iPlayer: Exciting thriller, A Simple Favour, starring Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick.
  • A Simple Plan
  • The Australian Dream
  • The Babadook
Watch it on BBC iPlayer: Starring Essie Davis and Noah Wiseman, The Babadook follows a single mother who is plagued by the death of her husband, has a son who is scared of a monster and discovers a sinister presence in her house.
  • Bachelor Knight
  • Balloon
  • Beautiful but Dangerous
  • The Belle’s of St Trinian’s
  • Blackbeard the Pirate
  • The Blair Witch Project
Watch on iPlayer: Relive the horror of The Blair Witch
  • Brief Encounter
  • Bringing Up Baby
  • Carefree
  • Cat People
  • The Children Act
  • Citizen Kane
Watch it on BBC iPlayer: Citizen Kane is a classic American drama film featuring Orson Welles, Joseph Cotton and Dorothy Comingore. It centres on a reporter who is tasked with deciphering a newspaper magnate’s dying words. (c) RKO Radio Pictures
  • Coriolanus
  • The Curse of the Cat People
  • Dirty God
  • Easter Parade
  • Fish Tank
Watch on BBC iPlayer: A drama film that revolves around a rebellious teenager, called Mia, who is neglected by her mother, and her relationship with her mum’s new boyfriend. It stars Katie Jarvis, Michael Fassbender, and Kierston Wareing.
  • Fort Apache
  • Free State of Jones
  • The Gay Divorce
  • Happy New Year, Colin Burstead
  • High Society
  • Holiday Affair
  • Hotel Reserve
  • I Remember Mama
  • It Follows
Watch on BBC iPlayer: It Follows is a horror film that revolves around a teenager who is afflicted by a fatal curse where death will take the form of a stranger and creep towards her. It stars Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, and Daniel Zovatto.
  • I Walked With a Zombie
  • I Was Monty’s Double
  • The Jackal
  • Journey’s End
  • Kate Nash: Underestimate the Girl
  • Keeping Rosy
  • King Kong
  • Kitty Foyle
  • Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
Watch on BBC iPlayer: Video game fun with Angelina Jolie
  • Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life
  • Life on the Line
  • Love Affair
  • Lynn + Lucy
Watch on BBC iPlayer: Lynn + Lucy is a drama film that follows two friends, whose relationship is tested to the extreme after one of them has a baby. (c) BFI Distribution
  • The Magnificent Ambersons
  • Make Up
  • Man on the Moon
  • Merry Madagascar
Watch on BBC iPlayer: Celebrate the holidays with the Madagascar crew.
  • Mind the Gap: The American Skateboarding Story
  • The Miracle of the Bells
  • Monsoon
  • Morvern Callar
Watch on BBC iPlayer: A psychological drama featuring Samantha Morton, Kathleen McDermott and Paul Popplewell. Morvern Callar, follows a woman who publishes her deceased boyfriend’s novel using her own name.
  • Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House
  • My Favourite Wife
  • Nativity!
  • Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger!
  • Night of the Living Dead
Watch on BBC iPlayer: Night of the Living Dead is a renowned horror film that centres on seven people who are trapped in a rural farmhouse in Pennsylvania and affronted by zombies. It stars Judith O’Dea, Duane Jones and Marilyn Eastman. (c) Continental Distributing
  • One Deadly Weekend in America
  • One Man and his Shoes
  • Operation Avalanche
  • Papadopoulos and Sons
  • Paranormal Activity
Watch on BBC iPlayer: Paranormal Activity is a supernatural horror film that follows a young couple who set up cameras in their home to document what is haunting them. It stars Katie Featherston and Micah Sloat.
  • Perfect 10
  • Porridge
  • Primary Colors
  • Primrose Path
  • Queen of Versailles
  • The Railway Children
Watch on iPlayer: Classic film from 1970, The Railway Children (c) MGM-EMI
  • The Relic
  • Second Chance
  • Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
  • She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
  • Simon Amstell: Carnage
  • The Sky’s the Limit
  • Small Axe
  • The Spanish Main
  • Storyville
  • StreetDance 2
  • Sus
  • Suspicion
  • Swallows and Amazons
  • Sylvia Scarlett
  • They Shall Not Grow Old
  • The Thing from Another World
  • Time and Again
  • Top Hat
  • Twelve Monkeys
Watch on BBC iPlayer: An award-winning science fiction film, Twelve Monkeys centres around a convict who is sent back in time to uncover the cause of an apocalyptic plague. It stars Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt and Christopher Plummer. (c) Universal Pictures
  • The Velvet Touch
  • Vivacious Lady
  • Wagon Master
  • Wallace & Gromit: A Close Shave
Watch on BBC iPlayer: Mischievous fun with Wallace & Gromit (c) BBC
  • Westworld
  • Wonder Boys
  • The Workshop
  • Yellow Canary

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