Best Films to Watch in London and Stream This Week

From an awe-inspiring blockbuster to the new Wes Anderson, here's what to watch this weekend at home and in the capital...

UK cinemas are back 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 know 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

Dune

Where to watch it: Get London showtimes

Denis Villeneuve adapts the famously unadaptable sci-fi novel and comes up trumps with an awe-inspiring interplanetary vision of the future (read our full review).

 

The French Dispatch

Where to watch it: Get London showtimes

Wes Anderson is back with his most Wes Anderson-y film yet, a glorious love letter to print journalism set in a fictional French city (read our full review).

 

The Harder They Fall

Where to watch it: Get London showtimes

Jonathan Majors, Regina King and Idris Elba saddle up for an all-Black cowboy revenge story in this slick revisionist western (read our full review).

 

Dear Evan Hansen

Where to watch it: Get London showtimes

Ben Platt reprises his role from the smash hit Broadway musical as an anxious teenager whose lie spins wildly out of control (read our full review).

 

Playlist

Where to watch it: Curzon Home Cinema

Nine Antico’s affable comedy-drama hones in on a Parisian graphic novelist facing a quarter-life crisis, shot in beautiful black and white.

Still in Cinemas and Streaming

The Last Duel

Where to watch it: Get London showtimes

A real life medieval fallout gets a timely adaptation courtesy of Ridley Scott, starring Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Jodie Comer (read our full review).

 

Never Gonna Snow Again

Where to watch it: Get London showtimes

A mysterious masseur casts a strange and hypnotic spell over a rich community in this intoxicating, contemporary Polish fairy tale (read out full review).

 

Ron's Gone Wrong

Where to watch it: Get London showtimes

A bullied kid finds a friend in a not-quite-right robot companion in this charming animated yarn about the dangers of Big Tech.

 

The Velvet Underground

Where to watch it: Get London showtimes or watch it on Apple TV+

Todd Haynes makes his documentary film debut with this celebratory overview of the one of the most iconic bands of the ‘60s (read our full review).

 

The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão

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

Writer-director Karim Aïnouz explores the unfulfilling lives of two sisters in this evocative and beautifully acted melodrama set in 1950s Brazil (read our full review).

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Reviews

Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn review – raucously funny takedown of modern society

Rude, irreverent, stupid and yet cuttingly witty and intelligent, Radu Jude’s Berlin winner is like Brass Eye by way of Slavoj Žižek

Encanto review – lively Disney animation can’t escape a muddled story

The House of Mouse's 60th animated feature is gorgeous to look at, but it's let down by a confusing narrative and forgettable songs

Lapwing review – 16th-century drama of bristling brutality

Philip Stevens’ unsettling debut, set on the Lincolnshire coast, tells of a forbidden romance between a mute woman and a Romani man

Pirates review – zippy and funny ’90s nostalgia trip

Reggie Yates' directorial debut, set over the course of a single New Year's Eve in London, is both deeply personal and light as a feather