Best Films to Watch in London and Stream This Week

From a breathtaking mythical quest to a Sopranos prequel, here's what to watch this weekend at home and in the capital...

UK cinemas have reopened their doors and here at WLC we couldn't be more pleased about the return to our happy place – a darkened theatre, surrounded by our fellow movie lovers! But we also understand that maybe everyone's not ready yet. That's why our team has you covered with all the latest releases, be it in cinemas, or streaming from the comfort of your own home…

 

New in Cinemas and Streaming

The Green Knight

Where to watch it: Get London showtimes or watch it on Prime Video

Dev Patel stars as a reckless warrior in writer-director David Lowery’s dizzying and visually breathtaking take on the timeless Arthurian legend.

 

The Many Saints of Newark

Where to watch it: Get London showtimes

James Gandolfini’s son, Michael, plays a young Tony Soprano in this long-awaited prequel film to the acclaimed television series.

 

Birds of Paradise

Where to watch it: Prime Video

Sarah Adina Smith’s tenacious thriller shines a spotlight on the gruelling underbelly of a highly competitive Parisian ballet company (read our full review).

 

Together Together

Where to watch it: Various digital services

Ed Helms and Patti Harrison are a perfect non-couple in writer-director Nikole Beckwith’s sweet comedy-drama about a surrogacy (read out full review).

 

Sweetheart

Where to watch it: Get London showtimes

Marley Morrison’s very British debut, set in a coastal caravan park, is a fine blend of awkward family antics and queer love (read our full review).

 

The Alpinist

Where to watch it: Get London showtimes

This nail-biting documentary film chronicles the life and climbs of the enigmatic Canadian mountaineer Marc-André Leclerc.

Still in Cinemas and Streaming

Rose Plays Julie

Where to watch it: Get London showtimes

A young woman sets out to reclaim her past by assuming a new identity in this slippery and gripping blend of drama and psychological thriller (read our full review).

 

The Maltese Falcon

Where to watch it: Get London showtimes

John Huston's 1941 film noir classic, back in cinemas for its 80th anniversary, stars Humphrey Bogart in one of his most iconic roles (read our full review).

 

A Clockwork Orange

Where to watch it: Get London showtimes

Stanley Kubrick’s iconic – and disturbing – adaptation of the classic dystopian novel returns to theatres for its 50th anniversary – viddy well!

 

Ninjababy

Where to watch it: Get London showtimes or watch it on Curzon Home Video

Yngvild Sve Flikke’s very funny unplanned pregnancy comedy spins a familiar idea into something quietly groundbreaking (read our full review). 

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Reviews

The Many Saints of Newark review – Sopranos prequel is a punchy throwback

Alessandro Nivola and Vera Farmiga shine, but the show's perfect balance of comedy and drama gets a bit lost in the transition to film

The Man Who Sold His Skin review – art world satire feels like a forgery

This Oscar-nominated Tunisian film finds an awkward avenue for the refugee drama that's neither compelling or clever enough

Birds of Paradise review – unpredictable and enigmatic ballet thriller

Sarah Adina Smith’s tenacious film shines a spotlight on the gruelling underbelly of a highly competitive Parisian ballet company

Ali & Ava review – Bradford-set romance is insightful and delightful

Clio Barnard's latest is a surprisingly funny and feelgood affair about the little details that help to shape love and friendships