Perfect for anyone who's ever been in a band - and pretty much everyone else - this 2016 comedy drama set in 1980s Dublin follows a troubled teen who starts a band to impress the girl he likes. From the shoddy homemade pop videos to the American high school dance dream sequence, it's got everything you need for a musical '80s homage.
A strong inspiration for The Hunger Games, and many other films besides, this disturbingly violent thriller sees a group of Japanese high school students shipped off to an island and forced to fight to the death as part of the annual government-sanctioned Battle Royale game.
As in many of his films, Woody Allen plays a exaggerated version of himself, in this case neurotic comedian Alvy Singer, who falls in love with flighty Annie Hall (Diane Keaton) in this sharp Manhattan-based romantic comedy. If you're only ever going to watch one Woody Allen film, this is the one to choose.
This documentary film tells the gripping story of the Soviet ice hockey team. As well as explaining how the squad became so dominant in the sport during the Cold War, it also tells the tale of those who defected to the US before the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. Fascinating stuff.
Screen legend Sidney Poitier stars in this 1967 classic as a Philadelphia detective who travels to a small Mississippi town to investigate a murder. With sad predictability, he's met with hostility and a racist police chief (Rod Steiger) with whom he must work to solve the crime.
Ignore the remake (Let Me In) and stick with the original Swedish horror film about a bullied boy who falls in love with a vampire girl in the Stockholm suburbs in the early 1980s. The macabre romance is bleak and bizarre but also strangely uplifting.
Based on John le Carré's novel of the same name, this gripping Cold War thriller stars Richard Burton as British agent Alec Leamas who is determined to 'come in from the cold' and give up his life of espionage. To do that, he must complete one last mission to East Germany as a faux defector, in order to spread misinformation.
This Oscar-nominated documentary from director Ava DuVernay takes its title from the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S Constitution which abolished slavery in 1865. The thought-provoking film takes an uncomfortable look at the country's subsequent history of racial inequality including the Jim Crow segregation laws and the demonisation and mass incarceration of minority communities.