Film Diary 2019

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1. The Heart Refuses to Listen (1991)

Not Rated | 154 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Runaway heiress in search of her beloved falls in love with another man on the way.

Director: Mahesh Bhatt | Stars: Aamir Khan, Pooja Bhatt, Anupam Kher, Sameer Chitre

Votes: 3,897

2. Alibi (1929)

TV-PG | 91 min | Crime

Chick Williams, a prohibition gangster, rejoins his mob soon after being released from prison. When a policeman is murdered during a robbery, he falls under suspicion. The gangster took ... See full summary »

Director: Roland West | Stars: Chester Morris, Harry Stubbs, Mae Busch, Eleanor Griffith

Votes: 670

3. Bros: After The Screaming Stops (2018)

98 min | Documentary, Music

In the 1980s, "Bros" were one of the biggest bands in the world - for 15 minutes. Having sold out stadiums around the world, they were the youngest to this day to play Wembley and their "... See full summary »

Directors: Joe Pearlman, David Soutar | Stars: Luke Goss, Matt Goss, Ron Perlman, Robin Antin

Votes: 1,533

4. The Favourite (2018)

R | 119 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

91 Metascore

In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos | Stars: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult

Votes: 166,261 | Gross: $34.37M

5. My Jihad (2014– )

17 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

When Nazir and Fahmida clash at a speed dating night they couldn't be more different. Can a chance meeting on the bus home lead to a potentially beautiful friendship?

Stars: George Bukhari, Jaden Sidhu, Amer Patel, Mandeep Dhillon

Votes: 101

6. Man Like Mobeen (2017– )

TV-MA | 21 min | Comedy

Mobeen is a 28 year old Brummie Muslim single handedly raising his 15 year old sister. This show documents the struggles of his criminal past, the friendships he has and the controversies he faces as a Pakistani Muslim.

Stars: Guz Khan, Tez Ilyas, Dúaa Karim, Tolu Ogunmefun

Votes: 1,561

7. Mwansa the Great (2011)

23 min | Short, Adventure, Drama

Mwansa goes on a journey to finally prove that he is Mwansa the Great.

Director: Rungano Nyoni | Stars: Mwansa Bwalya, Anna Mithi, Samuel Mwale, Owas Ray Mwape

Votes: 79

8. Listen (2014)

13 min | Short, Drama

Copenhagen. A police station. A foreign woman, wearing a burqa, is there with her young son to file a complaint. Yet, it seems the translator is not willing to report what she is telling.

Directors: Rungano Nyoni, Hamy Ramezan | Stars: Yusuf Kamal El-Ali, Zeinab Rahal, Amira Helene Larsen, Nanna Bøttcher

Votes: 220

9. I Am Not A Witch (2017)

93 min | Comedy, Drama

79 Metascore

In a remote Zambian community a girl is denounced as a witch and sent on a trajectory of exploitation, as a tethered member of a witches' camp, a witch for hire and a tourist exhibit.

Director: Rungano Nyoni | Stars: Maggie Mulubwa, Henry B.J. Phiri, Nancy Murilo, Margaret Spinella

Votes: 2,906 | Gross: $0.05M

10. Twenty Questions (2009)

9 min | Short, Drama

Bea and Adam are on a last weekend away before their baby is born. But while Adam sleeps, Bea finds a love letter from another woman. Bea devises a seemingly innocent game that will reveal Adam's true colours.

Director: Rungano Nyoni | Stars: Remy Beasley, Tom Cullen, Lauren Phillips, Melissa Thomas

Votes: 18

11. Life Sentence (2013)

22 min | Short, Drama

A hard hitting fictional story of two schoolboys and how their paths crossing one night in urban London, will affect both their families lives forever. Loosely Inspired by events affecting ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Panthaki | Stars: Kieron Mulhall, Idris Debrand, Selom Awadzi, Fraser Ayres

Votes: 12

12. They Met in Bombay (1941)

Passed | 92 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

A jewel thief and a con artist are rivals in the theft of a valuable gem as the Japanese army invades China.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Clark Gable, Rosalind Russell, Peter Lorre, Jessie Ralph

Votes: 946

13. La Pointe Courte (1955)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama

Follow the story of a couple who goes to a small French fishing village to try to solve the problems of their deteriorating marriage.

Director: Agnès Varda | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Silvia Monfort, Marcel Jouet, Albert Lubrano

Votes: 2,648

14. Along the Coast (1958)

25 min | Documentary, Short, History

A humorous travelogue of the French Riviera.

Director: Agnès Varda | Stars: Roger Coggio, Anne Olivier, Jacopo Nizi

Votes: 577

15. The Laughing Club of India (2001 TV Short)

28 min | Documentary, Short

Portrait of the first laughing club in India, its founding by a doctor who believes that laughter is the best medicine, his outreach to schools, interviews with club members, scenes of ... See full summary »

Director: Mira Nair

Votes: 146

16. Mary Ryan, Detective (1949)

Passed | 68 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Police detective Mary Ryan is given an assignment to break up a gang of jewel thieves and fences. She, using an alias as a convict, is placed in the cell with a suspected member of the gang... See full summary »

Director: Abby Berlin | Stars: Marsha Hunt, John Litel, June Vincent, Harry Shannon

Votes: 55

17. Hot Biskits (1931)

10 min | Short, Comedy

The rivalry between two men is played out in a high-stakes game of mini-golf.

Director: Spencer Williams | Stars: Thurston Briggs, Spencer Williams

Votes: 86

18. The Blood of Jesus (1941)

Approved | 57 min | Drama, Fantasy

An atheist accidentally shoots his Baptist wife. She dies and goes to a crossroads, where the devil tries to lead her astray.

Director: Spencer Williams | Stars: Cathryn Caviness, Spencer Williams, Juanita Riley, Reather Hardeman

Votes: 504

19. The Dance of Shiva (1998)

26 min | Short, Action, War

In the trenches of the Western Front in 1915, a British army chaplain is forced to question his faith as he witnesses hundreds of Hindu soldiers risking their lives daily for the Empire.

Director: Jamie Payne | Stars: Sanjeev Bhaskar, Kenneth Branagh, Julian Glover, Paul McGann

Votes: 48

20. Framed Youth: The Revenge of the Teenage Perverts (1983)

50 min | Documentary

Gay and lesbian teenagers interview straight people on the streets of London about their views on homosexuality.

Directors: Trill Burton, Jeff Cole, Rose Collis, Nicola Field, Toby Kettle, Pom Martin, Jimmy Somerville | Stars: Mark Ashton, Chris Boot, Trill Burton, Jeff Cole

Votes: 13

22. Escape! (1930)

70 min | Crime, Drama

A convict escapes from a prison.

Director: Basil Dean | Stars: Gerald du Maurier, Edna Best, Gordon Harker, Horace Hodges

Votes: 63

23. Why Change Your Wife? (1920)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

Robert and Beth Gordon are married but share little. He runs into Sally at a cabaret and the Gordons are soon divorced. Just as he gets bored with Sally's superficiality, Beth strives to ... See full summary »

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Thomas Meighan, Gloria Swanson, Bebe Daniels, Theodore Kosloff

Votes: 1,331

24. Sunset Blvd. (1950)

Passed | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir

A screenwriter develops a dangerous relationship with a faded film star determined to make a triumphant return.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson

Votes: 197,906

25. After the Storm (2016)

Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Drama

84 Metascore

After the death of his father, a private detective struggles to find child support money and reconnect with his son and ex-wife.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Hiroshi Abe, Yôko Maki, Satomi Kobayashi, Lily Franky

Votes: 9,125 | Gross: $0.27M

26. Jump Boy (1999)

11 min | Short, Drama

A London schoolboy of Pakisthani heritage attempts to impress his mates with his knowledge of all things American. But he soon painfully learns that there are those that won't stand for his know it all persona.

Director: Menhaj Huda | Stars: Ray Panthaki, Ashish Raja, Mustafa Tahib, Pritesh Barber

Votes: 27

27. Tonight or Never (1931)

80 min | Comedy, Romance

A young opera singer finds her career stalled because of her cold and passionless performances, until she finds romance with a handsome admirer.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Gloria Swanson, Melvyn Douglas, Alison Skipworth, Ferdinand Gottschalk

Votes: 1,335

28. Shadowscan (2001)

11 min | Short

The pressures of her job in a hospital forces a young doctor to abandon a colleague suffering from depression to treat another patient.

Director: Tinge Krishnan | Stars: Shobna Gulati, Paul Bazely, Carrie Davies, Samantha Hoyle

Votes: 40

30. Been So Long (2018)

100 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

74 Metascore

A dedicated single mother who, on an unusual night on the town, is charmed by a handsome yet troubled stranger.

Director: Tinge Krishnan | Stars: Michaela Coel, Mya Lewis, Arinzé Kene, George MacKay

Votes: 877

31. Persepolis (2007)

PG-13 | 96 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

90 Metascore

A precocious and outspoken Iranian girl grows up during the Islamic Revolution.

Directors: Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi | Stars: Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Gena Rowlands, Danielle Darrieux

Votes: 87,526 | Gross: $4.45M

32. The Colour of Britain (1994 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

An hour long documentary featuring the work of British Asian artists Anish Kapoor, Jatinder Verma, Shobhana Jeyasingh, Sutapa Biswas, Chila Kumari Burman and Zarina Bhimji.

Director: Pratibha Parmar | Stars: Zarina Bhimji, Sutuba Biswas, Shobana Jeyasingh, Anish Kapoor

33. Singapore (1960)

Crime, Thriller

When his employee disappears in Singapore, Shyam travels from India to investigate the absence and becomes entangled in a deadly plot.

Director: Shakti Samanta | Stars: Shammi Kapoor, Padmini, Maria Menado, Shashikala

Votes: 68

37. And Now Tomorrow (1944)

Approved | 86 min | Drama, Romance

A wealthy woman who lost her hearing to meningitis meets a doctor who is concocting a serum that will cure deafness.

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Alan Ladd, Loretta Young, Susan Hayward, Barry Sullivan

Votes: 354

38. A Place of Rage (1991)

54 min | Documentary, History

This celebration of African American women and their achievements features interviews with Angela Davis, June Jordan and Alice Walker. Within the context of the civil rights, Black power ... See full summary »

Director: Pratibha Parmar | Stars: Angela Davis, Fannie Lou Hamer, June Jordan, Rosa Parks

Votes: 17

39. Hello, Rain (2018)

30 min | Short, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

A Scientist-Witch through an alchemical combination of juju and technology creates wigs which grants she and her friends supernatural powers. But when their powers grow uncontrollable, she must stop them by any means.

Director: C.J. 'Fiery' Obasi | Stars: Keira Hewatch, Tunde Aladese, Ogee Nelson, Nnedimma Gemma Ofili-Egungwu

Votes: 14

40. Pumzi (2009)

21 min | Short, Sci-Fi

A sci-fi film about Africa in the future, 35 years after World War III, the water war.

Director: Wanuri Kahiu | Stars: Kudzani Moswela, Chantelle Burger, Tammy Richards, Nicole Bailey

Votes: 283

41. To Catch a Dream (2015)

14 min | Short, Fantasy

Ajuma - a grieving widow - is desperate to stop her recurring nightmares. In an effort to end them once and for all, she explores a forgotten fairy-tale remedy which leads her to unexpected discoveries.

Director: Jim Chuchu | Stars: Ajuma Nasenyana, Tom Nandi, Rahel Equbay, Paynette Nyawara

Votes: 9

42. Mahogany Too (2018)

3 min | Short

Inspired by Nollywood's distinct re-imagining in the form of sequels, Mahogany Too, interprets the 1975 cult classic, Mahogany, a fashion-infused romantic drama. Starring Nigerian actress ... See full summary »

Director: Akosua Adoma Owusu | Star: Esosa E.

Votes: 5