Best Films to Watch in London and Stream This Week

From a classic of film noir to a thriller you can't take your eyes off, 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

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).

 

Everybody's Talking About Jamie

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

The acclaimed British musical about a teenager with dreams of becoming a drag queen gets a fun and lively feature adaptation.

 

Mandibles

Where to watch it: Get London showtimes

​​The latest farce from Deerskin director Quentin Dupieux is yet another entertaining and meandering tale about nothing (and a giant fly) (read our full review).

 

A Brixton Tale

Where to watch it: Get London showtimes

A YouTuber falls in love with her subject in this timely tale of class, gentrification and cultural appropriation, set in South London.

 

Prisoners of the Ghostland

Where to watch it: Get London showtimes

Nicolas Cage unites with renegade Japanese filmmaker Sion Sono for an East meets West action extravaganza set at the end of the world.

 

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!

Still in Cinemas and Streaming

The Servant

Where to watch it: Get London showtimes

Dirk Bogarde and James Fox co-star in Joseph Losey’s brilliantly potent 1963 class warfare classic, now restored in glorious 4K (read our full review).

 

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). 

 

Wife of a Spy

Where to watch it: MUBI

A woman begins to suspect her husband is working for the Americans in this 1940s-set period melodrama from Kiyoshi Kurosawa (read our full review).

 

The Lost Leonardo

Where to watch it: Get London showtimes

This fascinating documentary tells the story of the Salvator Mundi, the most expensive painting ever sold, with the fervent energy of a heist flick.

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Reviews

Sediments review – refreshing and unidealised portrait of trans women

This breezy documentary follows a group of Spanish trans women on a road trip as they bond and bicker their way to León

The Worst Person in the World review – truly incandescent Nordic rom-com

Renate Reinsve is irresistible in Joachim Trier's exceptional and refreshing take on a well-worn genre, with shades of Frances Ha

Dune review – sci-fi epic could be this decade’s defining blockbuster

Denis Villeneuve's adaptation of the classic novel crafts the most complete fantastical world since Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings

The French Dispatch review – Wes Anderson’s reverent ode to print journalism

The writer-director's ambitious 10th feature, his most idiosyncratic work yet, is a charming buffet of unabashed Francophilia