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11 Fantastic Films on iPlayer Right Now



Sometimes you don’t need to fork out £8.99 a month to get access to a selection of great films. There’s a huge selection of films on all free players across the internet and BBC’s iPlayer probably has the most. From silver screen classics to some newer releases, you can get your teeth stuck into an unforgettable movie night on iPlayer.

Check out their current featured set of films…

I, Tonya

 2017 ‧ Comedy/Sport ‧ 2h 1m

7.5/10 IMDb 89% Rotten Tomatoes

Sebastian Stan and Margot Robbie in I, Tonya (c) Neon

Biopic of 90s talented figure skater, Tonya Harding as she becomes the first American woman to complete a triple axel during a competition. However, her career comes crashing down when her ex-husband conspires to injure Nancy Kerrigan, a fellow Olympic hopeful. Nominated for an academy award for Margot Robbie’s iconic performance.

Watch on BBC iPlayer (available until 19th October) >


2018 ‧ Crime/Drama ‧ 1h 42m

5.8/10 IMDb 54% Rotten Tomatoes 52% Metacritic

From director, Idris Elba. Years after the murder of his brother, D is sent from Jamaica to London for a mission. However the past catches up with him.

Watch on BBC iPlayer (available until 2nd November) >

Ghost Stories

2017 ‧ Horror/Drama ‧ 1h 38m

6.4/10 IMDb 84% Rotten Tomatoes 68% Metacritic

Professor Phillip Goodman is a professional Ghost sceptic – exposing phony physics and fraudulent supernatural shenanigans . However his scepticism is put to the test when he hears about three chilling and inexplicable cases which seem to have some sinister connection to his own life.

Watch on BBC iPlayer (available until 9th November) >

West Is West

2010 ‧ Comedy/Drama ‧ 1h 42m

6.4/10 IMDb 64% Rotten Tomatoes

(c) Icon Film Distribution

George decides to take Sajid to Pakistan to acquaint him with his roots. Ella follows them after she finds out that he has taken all their savings along to build his first wife a house.

Watch on BBC iPlayer (available until 2nd November) >

Man Up

2015 ‧ Romance/Drama ‧ 1h 28m

6.8/10 IMDb 80% Rotten Tomatoes

Whilst travelling across London to celebrate her parent’s anniversary, Nancy bumps into Jack who mistakes her for his blind date. Nancy decides to go with it and starts the most chaotic journey of her life.

Watch on BBC iPlayer (available until 26th October) >

Southside With You

 2016 ‧ Romance/Drama ‧ 1h 24m

6.3/10 IMDb 92% Rotten Tomatoes 74% Metacritic

Future U.S. President Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) and lawyer Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter) go on a fateful first date in the summer of 1989.

Watch on BBC iPlayer (available until 8th November) >

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

2008 ‧ War/Drama ‧ 1h 34m

7.8/10 IMDb 64% Rotten Tomatoes 55% Metacritic

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is available to stream on BBC iPlayer right now (c) Miramax Films

During WWII, Bruno is just eight-years-old and he is the son of the commandant at a concentration camp. He meets a Jewish boy across the fence which leads to unexpected consequences.

Watch on BBC iPlayer (available until 26th October) >

A United Kingdom

12A 2016 ‧ Romance/Drama ‧ 1h 51m

84% Rotten Tomatoes 6.8/10 IMDb 65% Metacritic

Biographical romantic drama based on the true-life romance between Seretse Khama, heir to the throne of Bechuanaland, and his wife Ruth Williams Khama.

Watch on BBC iPlayer (available until 10th November) >

The Midwife

2017 ‧ Drama ‧ 1h 57m

6.7/10 IMDb 88% Rotten Tomatoes

Tightly wound midwife, Claire, forms an unlikely friendship with Béatrice – her late father’s free-spirited mistress. After Béatrice reveals that she has brain cancer, the two women come to rely on each other even though they are polar opposites.

Watch on BBC iPlayer (available until 25th October) >

The Guardians

2017 ‧ Drama ‧ 2h 18m

6.7/10 IMDb 93% Rotten Tomatoes 81% Metacritic

In 1915 France, a mother and daughter take over a farm after their men leave for the front. When Hortense hires Francine, the young ward believes she has found a family.

Watch on BBC iPlayer (available until 10th November) >

The Water Diviner

15 2014 ‧ War/Drama ‧ 1h 51m

7/10 IMDb 61% Rotten Tomatoes 50% Metacritic

Joshua Connor’s three sons are presumed dead in the Battle of Gallipoli. After his wife commits suicide, Connor goes to Turkey to find the bodies of his three sons to bury them with their mother.

Watch on BBC iPlayer (available until 27th October) >

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