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Things change between Harry and Sally at a New Year's Eve party, a moment after midnight.
Sleepless In Seattle, You've Got Mail
It's 1938, and Time Magazine names Adolf Hitler its Man of the Year. Based on a true story, a German army officer plots to assassinate Hitler in his headquarters.
Solomon Northup is rescued from Edwin Epps' plantation in Louisiana (1853). 12 Years a Slave is adapted from the memoir of Solomon Northup, a free man, who was abducted and sold into slavery in 1841.
1847. The Wild West. Samuel Colt (maker of Blondie's iconic gun) rescues his faltering gun company by winning a contract to provide the U.S. government with 1,000 of his .44 caliber revolvers.
The Unforgiven, True Grit
Crime duo Bonnie and Clyde meet for the first time on this day in 1930 and begin a spree of robbings and shootouts across America.
The Honeymoon Killers, Pups
The Boston Globe publishes its first story about the clergy sex abuse crisis.
Sleepers, All The Presidents Men, The Keepers (TV)
In 1979, Vietnam forces invade and capture the city of Phnom Penh from Pol Pot's brutal Khmer Rouge.
Harvey Milk becomes the first openly gay elected official in the US.
Capote, Frost/Nixon, Philadelphia, Dallas Buyers Club
It's 2007, and Steve Jobs debuts the iPhone, a product that would revolutionise phones and accelerate the smartphone boom.
Pirates Of Silicon Valley, The Social Network
A gusher in Texas signals the start of the American Oil Industry in 1901.
Magnolia, No Country For Old Men, Gangs Of New York
Notorious spook E. Howard Hunt is the first to plead guilty (to six counts of conspiracy) in the Watergate scandal.
The Manchurian Candidate, All The Presidents Men
HAL, the Artificial Intelligence Computer System, becomes operational. Instructor Dr Langley teaches him the song "Daisy".
iRobot, Moon, Interstellar, Ex Machina
Johnny Cash performs Cocaine Blues to cheering inmates at Folsom Prison.
Nowhere Boy, Ray
Four astronauts are launched from Cape Kennedy. Their spacecraft slips through the Hasslein Curve - a bend in space-time - and travels to a world where humans are the slaves of simian masters. Watch the 1968 version of the film - it's the best.
War Of The Planet Of The Apes, Jurassic Park
Captain Chesley Sullenberger and his 155 passengers must make an emergency landing in New York's Hudson River after his plane strikes a flock of geese.
The Walk, Captain Phillips, United 93
The 18th amendment is ratified and Prohibition begins. Watch Robert De Niro's portrayal of Noodles, the kid turned criminal who went from bootlegger to Mafia kingpin.
Boardwalk Empire (TV), The Untouchables, Goodfellas
Weyland Industries produce their first faster-than-light spacecraft in 2034, paving the way for Prometheus. Kick off Ridley Scott's sci-fi saga with the first prequel to Alien.
Alien, Aliens, Interstellar
The European Court finds the British government guilty of inhumane and degrading treatment of Northern Irish prisoners. Hunger portrays the brutal reality of Irish republican Bobby Sands' hunger strike in 1981.
71, Bloody Sunday
General of the Confederate Army, Robert E. Lee is born on this day. Prepare to see a doomed romance play out against the backdrop of the American Civil War.
Cold Mountain, Little Women
In 1961, Kennedy becomes President of the United States. Less than three years later he's dead. Watch district attorney Jim Garrison investigate Kennedy's murder, unveiling evidence of dangerous conspiracies in the process.
The Manchurian Candidate, Dr. Strangelove, Thirteen Days
Louis XVI is executed by guillotine amid The French Revolution (1793). This popular film adaptation of Victor Hugo's tragic novel is set during the anti-monarchist Paris Uprising of 1832 but is often confused with the events of the French Revolution, which occured some forty years before.
Moulin Rouge, Marie Antoinette
It's 1879, and 139 British soldiers defend their base at Rorke's Drift against 4,500 Zulu warriors in this historical film starring Michael Caine.
Zulu Dawn, The Man Who Would Be King, Bridge Over The River Kwai
The former crew video record their horrible demise aboard the spaceship, Event Horizon.
Solaris, Pitch Black
British politician and statesman Sir Winston Churchill died on this day in 1965. In Darkest Hour, Churchill navigates the early days of his role as Prime Minister, as Britain faces the threat of Nazi invasion.
Downfall, The Gathering Storm, The Kings Speech
The largest ever diamond is discovered on this day. Watch a film about six robbers meet to pull off a heist and things turn sour when they suspect a mole has infiltrated the group.
Pulp Fiction, The Usual Suspects
On Australia Day, why not watch Australian film, Chopper, a story of the life and crimes of real life author and criminal Mark "Chopper" Read.
Bronson, Romper Stomper
Super Bowl XX. The New York Giants versus the Buffalo Bills. Scott Norwood misses a last second field goal and losing the league title - but protagonist Billy Brown is convinced it was foul play.
Gothic writer Sir Horace Walpole coins the word serendipity, which means happy accident; the theme of this quaint romantic comedy based on the fate of two lovers.
Grosse Point Blank, High Fidelity
This is the first day of The Truman Show, as an unwitting Truman Burbank begins his life onscreen.
Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Man On The Moon, Being John Malkovich
Mahatma Gandhi is assassinated by fanatic Nathuram Godse in 1948.
A Passage To India, Laurence Of Arabia, Selma
Truman announces support for Hydrogen bomb project in Kubrick's dark comedy.
The Producers ('67), It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World, Fail Safe, Full Metal Jacket
LGBT History Month kicks off on this date. Celebrate with Todd Haynes' Carol, voted the number one LGBT film of all time in a recent BFI survey.
After a bum weather prediction and a bad review of the local town, misanthropic weatherman Phil is doomed to do-over February 2nd until he puts it right.
Back To The Future, Hot Tub Time Machine, Edge Of Tomorrow
During a routine drug bust, Frank Serpico is shot in the face. He survives to later testify about NYPD police corruption.
Donnie Brasco, A Dog Day Afternoon
TheFacebook.com launches publicly on this day.
Wolf Of Wall Street, Runner Runner, Mr Robot, The Newsroom
Disney animator John Hench, who helped develop the hydraulic giant squid that won the film an Academy Award for special effects, died on this day in 2004.
The Representation of the People Act 1918 is passed in Britain and women over the age of 30 who meet property qualifications get the right to vote.
Made In Dagenham, The Iron Lady
Charlie Chaplin makes his first appearance as "The Little Tramp" in the film Kid Auto Races at Venice. See his most famous portayal of the role in this classic silent comedy.
City Lights, The Great Dictator
On this date in 1950, the secret police of East Germany, the Stasi, was established. This film follows the survelliance of a German couple by corrupt police officers with alterior motives.
Good Bye Lenin!
It's the birthday of author, poet and activist Alice Walker. In the film inspired by her novel, a downtrodden and ritually abused girl from 1930's Georgia tells her story of survival, sexuality and companionship.
Queen Sugar, The Help
Chess-playing computer Deep Blue wins a game against reigning world champion Kasparov (1996).
Pawn Sacrifice, Queen Of Katwe
71-year-old Nelson Mandela walks free, after serving 27 years on charges of conspiracy to overthrow the apartheid government (1990).
Invictus, 12 Years A Slave, Malcolm X
The Xinhai revolution overthrows the Qing Dynasty, and its final leader - and the last emperor of China - abdicates.
Mulan, Yellow Earth
2Pac releases his last studio album 'All Eyez On Me.'
All Eyez On Me, Notorious, Juice
Elaine: "According to my source, the end of the world will be on Feb 14 in the year 2016." Peter Venkman "Valentines Day. Bummer."
Beetlejuice, Back To The future
It's cartoonist and creator of The Simpsons, Matt Groening's birthday. In his first feature length film of The Simpsons, Homer must save Springfield from destruction after contaminating its water supply with pig excrement.
The Simpsons (TV, Seasons 3-9 are considered the "golden age")
Howard Carter opened Tutankhamen's tomb on this day in 1922. Commemorate the discovery with this lighthearted Brendan Fraser film about an Egyptian archaeolgical dig gone very, very wrong.
Raiders Of The Lost Ark, The Scorpion King
It's former professional basketball player Michael Jordan's birthday. Watch him team up with Bugs Bunny and friends to save the day with a surreal slam dunk.
Like Mike, The Winning Season
The members of the anti-Nazi White Rose resistance group are arrested.
The Pianist, Schindlers List
It's the date of celebrated author Harper Lee's death. A black man, falsely accused of raping a white woman, and his lawyer face unrelenting prejudice from the townspeople and the legal system.
Robert Altman's birthday. Discover 'whodunit' in this artful murder mystery heavily punctuated with classic 1930s social comedy.
Murder On The Orient Express (2017), Downton Abbey (TV)
Legendary activist Malcolm X is assassinated (1965). Learn how he became one of the world's most passionate, and sometimes controversial, civil rights campaigners in this powerful biopic.
After his wife leaves him and a business venture fails, a desperate and confused man makes an assassination attempt on Richard Nixon.
Fair Game, Tape
US marines raise the flag on Iwo Jima. Watch this Clint Eastwood double bill that tells the story from both sides.
The Thin Red Line, Saving Private Ryan
It's the day Laura Palmer's body is found in David Lynch's bizarre eighties TV drama, Twin Peaks. In this film prequel to the TV series, an FBI agent mysteriously disappears while investigating a murder and Detective Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) thinks the killer will strike again. Meanwhile, far away in the small town of Twin Peaks, the final days of Laura's life play out.
Mulholland Drive, Jacobs Ladder, True Detective (TV, Season 1), Twin Peaks (TV)
The anniversary of Bill Paxton's untimely death. Check out his early appearance as hilariously goofy Chet, the mean older brother in John Hughes' 80s teen comedy-sci-fi flick Weird Science.
Adventures In Babysitting, The Breakfast Club
French poet and novellist Victor Hugo is born. See the tragic and heroic deeds of characters from every social strata in medieval France in this alternative Disney classic.
The Private Life Of Henry VIII
The year is 2023, and Peter Weyland delivers a TED talk outlining his vision for Weyland Industries and its business Building Better Worlds.
Aliens, Starship Troopers
The TV spin off's final episode aired on this day attracting the highest viewership (106 million) of a season finale in TV history, until 2010. Why not enjoy Robert Altman's original film, a dark comedy about soldiers of the Mobile Army Surgical Hospital in South Korea in 1951.
It only comes around once every four years, so why not celebrate with a toe-curling classic from the 'so bad it's good' film range, Leap Year, described as "the worst film of 2010" and just plain "rubbish."
27 Dresses, the Wedding Dress, Four Weddings And A Funeral, Made Of Honour
Spanish actor Javier Bardem was born on this day. Watch this star turn in another brilliantly haunting performance as cold blooded killer Anton Chigurh in this Coen brothers adaptation of a Cormac McCarthy classic.
Blood Simple, Fargo
It's the date of the last ever race of legendary thoroughbred horse, Seabiscuit.
The Horse Whisperer, Moneyball, Secretariat
It's World Wildlife day. Kenya, 1956, Joy and George Adamson save Elsa the lioness from the zoo by training her to survive the Serengeti.
Out Of Africa, Mighty Joe Young
Swan Lake debuts in Moscow, 1877. See the spiralling paranoid hallucinations of a perfectionist ballerina, struggling to embody the Black Swan.
Elementary (TV), Pink Panther
Russian dictator Joseph Stalin dies of a stroke in 1953.
In The Loop, The Thick Of It (TV)
With the Texians defeated, the Battle of the Alamo ends.
Davy Crockett, King Of The Wild Frontier, The Immortal Alamo
Bret Easton Ellis is born (1964). Take a trip through his most famous work, where big city boy and psychopath, Patrick Bateman, sets about killing friends, colleagues and sex workers.
The Rules Of Attraction, The Wolf Of Wall Street, Less than Zero
William Poole, the real life Bill the Butcher and gang leader of the notorious Bowery Boys died of a gunshot wound on this day.
3:10 To Yuma, Once Upon A Time In America
Rapper Notorious B.I.G is shot dead (1997).
Straight Outta Compton, Juice, Time Is Illmatic
Simon and Garfunkel record "The Sound of Silence" in New York in 1964. The song is famously used as the soundtrack to this Mike Nichols classic about a confused college grad who is seduced by an older woman before falling for her daughter.
Hannah And Her Sisters, Tootsie
The earthquake that triggered the 2011 tsunami and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster occured on this day. In Himizu, the disaster serves as the backdrop to the traumatic struggles of two abused teenagers living in Japan in its aftermath.
The Land Of Hope, Noriko's DInner Table
President of the National Union of Mineworkers Arthur Scargill declares the union's support for regional strikes in Yorkshire and Scotland (1984). Billy Elliot, born into a family of struggling coal miners, displays a raw talent for ballet that proves to be a controversial dream to pursue.
The Full Monty, Calendar Girls
The liquidation of the Krakow ghetto begins (1943). Schindler's List is adapted from a true story about a German industrialist who saved thousands of Polish Jews from concentration camps by employing them in his factory in Krakow.
Denial, Son Of Saul
John F. Kennedy's body is moved to a permanent burial place in Arlington Cemetery on this day in 1967. This film tells Jackie Kennedy's story of dealing with grief and adjusting to loss in the aftermath of her husband's assassination.
The Kennedys TV Show, Parkland, Killing Kennedy
Orphan Newt, the sole survivor of Hadley's Hope on the moon, Acheron, after a Xenomorph attack, has a birthday.
Brian Slade fakes his assassination at the Lyceum Theatre.
Almost Famous, The Man Who Fell To Earth, Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars
East End gangster Ronnie Kray dies of a heart attack (1995).
French director Luc Besson was born (1959). Celebrate with his romp through the 23rd century, where a cab driver (Bruce Willis) and other-wordly element (Milla Jovovich) must save mankind from Great Evil.
Total Recall (1990)
Wyatt Earp, legendary sheriff of the Wild West, was born on this day.
Tombstone, Gunfight At The O.K. Corral
The Iraq War begins on this day in 2003. Enter the 'hurt locker' - the unrelenting and inescapable fear of exploding bombs faced by a group of soldiers in Baghdad.
Generation Kill (TV), Black Hawk Down, Zero Dark Thirty
How about meeting Saturday? The first day of spring. 4pm. The lives of two strangers intertwine as they meet online and inadvertently fall in love.
Sleepless In Seattle
The Purge, America's gruesome answer to uncontrollable street crime and prison overcrowding ends at 7am.
Battle Royale, Saw
1,500 US ships bomb Okinawa in the run up to the 1945 invasion. This film based on the true story of combat medic Desmond T. Doss who risked his life - without firing a shot - to save 75 men in the Battle of Okinawa.
American Sniper, Saving Private Ryan
It's the day of detention. Five misunderstood students bond during Saturday detention in this seminal 80s movie.
Ferris Buellers Day Off, Sixteen Candles
Director Sir David Lean CBE is born (1908). Consistently voted one of the most romantic films ever made, Brief Encounter follows the gut wrenching restraint of two married strangers, who meet on a train platform and fall in love but struggle through the shame and guilt of their affair of the heart.
Roman Holiday, Casablanca
Ludwig van Beethoven dies, and among his belongings letters to an "Immortal Beloved" are found, sparking the search for the woman's identity.
Amadeus, The Devil's Violinist
Director Billy Wilder died on this day in 2002. Among his darling comedies from Hollywood's golden age is this tale of a naive young city worker coerced into letting executives use his apartment to conduct affairs.
Some Like It Hot, The Seven Year Itch
In 1990, four time Olympic gold medallist Jesse Owens was posthumously awarded the congressional gold medal. Race portrays his development as an athlete under the guidance of Larry Snyder, and his brush with Hitler's racist regime as he appears in the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
The Jesse Owens Story, Without Limits
In 1974, Chinese farmers unearthed the Terracotta Army, buried to guard the tomb of the first Chinese Emperor Qin Shi Huang. This Jet Li masterpiece is set in the run up to the unification of China under Qin, when a nameless hero appears to protect the future emperor from his frequent assassination attempts.
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, House Of Flying Daggers
In 1853, Van Gogh was born. On the same day in 1987, his masterpiece Sunflowers sold for a then record £22.5 million. Celebrate Van Gogh's achievements with this drama about the artist's tumultuous life and career.
Vincent & Theo, I, Claude Monet
In this moving biopic, 23-year-old Tejano music star Selena Quintanilla is shot and killed by Yolanda Saldivar.
Notorious, La Bamba
The Netherlands becomes the first country to legalise same sex marriage (2001). Celebrate this milestone with one of the top LGBT films of all time. Shot on location in Nottingham, England, Weekend delivers a brilliantly unpolished and emotionally authentic portayal of a fleeting boy meets boy romance.
Happy Together, Je, Tu, Il, Elle
It's Michael Fassbender 's birthday. Celebrate with his powerful and haunting performance as the Scottish thane with dialogue unchanged from the original play.
Throne Of Blood, Hamlet
Facing certain death, Brian learns to "always look on the bright side of life" in this controversial Monty Python comedy.
Monty Python's The Meaning Of Life
In this adaptation of George Orwell's most famous novel, we first meet Winston, a dissenter of the totalitarian state whose leader, Big Brother, is always watching.
Farenheit 451, A Clockwork Orange
"My god, they're really from another world." Humans make their first contact with the Vulcans as they land on Earth.
Guardians Of The Galaxy, Battlestar Galactica (TV)
It's the start of the new tax year. Learn how inmate Andy Dufresne earns the trust of Shawshank's Warden by doing his tax returns.
The Green Mile, Forest Gump
The Chicago riots, sparked by the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr three days before, come to an end. This seminal civil rights film chronicles Martin Luther King Jr's campaign to secure equal voting rights.
The Butler, Loving
Rex Manning day. Popstar Rex Manning is due to appear at a struggling record shop to save it from becoming a soulless, chain store.
High Fidelity, Airheads
Box office figures are released revealing The Lion King is now the highest grossing show ever on Broadway, beating The Phantom of the Opera (2012). Celebrate from the comfort of your armchair with the adventures of Simba in this Disney favourite.
The Good Friday Agreement (1998) is signed, marking a major landmark in the Northern Irish peace process. In '71, a young British soldier (Jack O'Connell) is stationed on the front line in Belfast when he's accidentally left behind during a deadly riot.
Hunger, The Boxer, The Crying Game
On this date in 1994 Oasis released their first single, Supersonic. You'll definitely maybe want to watch the rise of the Gallagher brothers, from humble beginnings to rock 'n' roll stars.
Live Forever: The Rise and Fall of Brit Pop
Based on a true story, Captain Phillips is rescued after Somali pirates board his ship and hold him hostage on a lifeboat for five days.
A Hijacking, Speed
At 10:06pm EST, NASA Mission Control Center hears the unnerving words of astronaut Jack Swigert: "Houston, we have a problem."
Gravity, The Martian
President Abraham Lincoln is shot by John Wilkes Booth. Lincoln chronicles the president's struggle to ensure slavery remains abolished before the American Civil War ends while simultaneously progressing with peace negotiations.
12 Years A Slave, The Conspirator
The RMS Titanic hits an iceberg and sinks into the Atlantic.
The LAPD are called out to investigate The Nite Owl massacre
Serpico, The Departed
During the 1977 New York City murders, Serial Killer "Son of Sam" shoots and kills Alexander Esau and Valentina Suriani.
Animal Factory, Badlands, Monster
In 2013, two earth-like planets were discovered orbiting Kepler 62. Interstellar is a vivid sci-fi portrayal of the search for a new home for humanity after Earth becomes uninhabitable.
The Martian, Arrival
Frances Shea marries notorious London gangster Reggie Kray (1965).
Get Carter, Sexy Beast
In the 1999 Columbine High School Massacre, two boys shoot dead fellow students and a teacher in a killing spree before turning their guns on themsleves. Michael Moore's documentary studies the expansion of America's gun trade and the country's obsession with firearms.
Farenheit 9/11, Super Size Me
The City of Rome is founded by Romulus and Remus in 753 BC. Thracian-born Spartacus leads his fellow slaves in a rebellion against the Roman Republic in this epic drama.
Gladiator, Ben Hur, The Fall Of The Roman Empire
On Earth Day, watch this disaster movie imagining of what would happen if Earth was struck by extreme and accelerated climate change.
William Shakespeare dies. Coriolanus is one of the most respected Shakespeare film adaptations.
Macbeth, True Grit
The Easter Rebellion begins (1916). Follow the life of Irish soldier, politician and revolutionary Michael Collins in his campaign for freedom.
Peaky Blinders (TV), The Wind That Shakes The Barley
It's Miss Rhode Island's perfect date! FBI agent Gracie Hart goes undercover in a Miss United States beauty pageant to foil a supposed terrorist plot.
Miss Congeniality 2
2:41pm - mountaineer Aron Ralston gets stuck "between a rock and a hard place" in this incredible tale of survival at all costs.
Buried, Touching The Void
Playwright August Wilson's birthday. Directed by Denzel Washington, Wilson's play Fences portrays the emotional barriers between members of the Maxson family, wrought from the bitterness of thwarted dreams, infidelity and guilt.
Remember The Titans, Precious, Manchester By The Sea
It's 1789, Fletcher Christian (Mel Gibson) and the other mutineers sieze control of the Bounty and set sail for the island of Tubuai.
Master And Commander: The Far Side of the World, Kon-Tiki
1891, Vito Andolini, the original mafia godfather is born, later taking the name of his Sicilian hometown, Corleone.
The Godfather: Part II, Goodfellas, Scarface, Casino
Adolf Hitler, notorious leader of the Nazi party, dies. As the Red Army and Western Allies march on Germany, this film depicts the final ten days of the Führer's rule and his life.
Schindlers List, Das Boot
The Marriage of Figaro, one of Mozarts most famous operas, is performed for the first time in Vienna (1786). Amadeus is a dark, witty and fascinating portrayal of the rise and demise of the most famous composer in history and the rivalry of the jealous and scheming composer Antonio Salieri.
Immortal Beloved, Dangerous Liaisons
After a decade long manhunt, Navy SEALS find and kill Osama Bin Laden.
Sicario, Lone Survivor
Niccolo Machiavelli, whose novel The Prince gave us the definition of an unscrupulousness and cunning character, was born on this day in Florence, 1469. It's the perfect reason to watch one of film's most Machiavellian characters in action: Glen Close as The Marquise Isabelle de Merteuil who casually plots the corruption and downfall of a married woman.
Cruel Intentions, Girl With A Pearl Earring
It's Star Wars Day. May the 4th be with you.
Rogue One, The Empire Strikes Back, Indiana Jones And The Raiders Of The Lost Ark
The first American is launched into space. Watch this epic, funny and fascinating historical documentary about the first 15 years of America's space programme.
Apollo 13, Gravity
Oxford medical student Roger Bannister runs the first four-minute mile.
Breaking Away, Rudy, The Four Minute Mile
Russian composer Pytor Tchaikovsky is born (1840). The 1812 Overture is one of his most famous compositions and makes a notable appearance in this critically acclaimed musical comedy drama.
Casablanca, Dancer In The Dark
It's Michel Gondry's birthday. Watch his masterful take on dealing with heartache and regret using surreal methods.
Synecdoche New York, Being John Malkovich
Enigma machine and coding documents are captured from German submarine U-110 by the Royal Navy.
U-571, A Beautiful Mind
Nelson Mandela is inaugurated as the first black president of South Africa. James Gregory, a prejudiced prison officer on Robben Island experiences a change of heart after spending time with Mandela, in this adaptation of Gregory's memoirs.
The Green Mile, Cry Freedom, District 9
Sunday, May 11th, 1980: things begin to unravel for Italian American mobster Henry Hill, as he navigates the politics of the criminal underworld.
A Bronx Tale, Casino
It's the anniversary of William Wilberforce's first parliamentary speech on the abolition of slavery. Treated as a rebel in government, Wilberforce presses on with his movement to outlaw the British Atlantic slave trade, that ricochets around the world.
The Madness Of King George, 12 Years a Slave
Student led protests in Beijing began on this day in 1989. Moving the Mountain examines the events leading up to the Tiananmen Square massacre, where hundreds of protesters calling for freedom of press, freedom of speech and democracy were killed.
The Square, Chicago 10
It's the day of actor and singer Frank Sinatra's death. Remember Old Blue Eyes with one of his greatest appearances on film. An army major, plagued by nightmares of brainwashing and murder, begins to think his visions are more than dreams. Suspecting foulplay at the highest levels, he attempts to uncover an assassination plot.
Seven Days In May, The Best Man
An 18-year-old Beckham plays his first full 90 minutes as a United player, against Crystal Palace. After being talent spotted, Beckham-obsessed Jess has to invent new ways of covering up the fact she's joined a local team from her disapproving family.
The Big Sick, Slumdog Millionaire
Operation Chastise begins (1943). The RAF use Barnes Wallis's invention, the 'bouncing bomb' to take down German dams, destroying the hydroelectric power and local water supply.
The Battle Of Britain, Where Eagles Dare
The Memphis Belle, an American bomber plane flies its twenty-fifth and last mission over Bremen during World War II.
The Tuskegee Airmen, Pearl Harbor
Joy Division singer Ian Curtis commits suicide, hanging himself in his house, aged 23.
24 Hour Party People, Velvet Goldmine
Henry's second wife Anne Boleyn was beheaded on this day (1536). Opening with her death, this 1930s film is a lighthearted drama about the worst excesses of King Henry VIII.
A Man For All Seasons, Wolf Hall (TV)
At 7:40 AM, pilot Charles Lindbergh takes off from New York to cross the Atlantic for Paris, aboard the first non-stop flight, the Spirit of St Louis (1927). This film explores the sheer determination of Lindbergh (James Stewart) during his early career as a pilot.
Amelia, Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines
Murder by Numbers is an American thriller loosely based on the case of Leopold and Loeb, two gifted Chicago students, who murdered 14-year-old Robert Franks in the afternoon of May 21, 1924 in what they believed to be the 'perfect crime'.
It's the first modern sighting of Nessie (1933) causing widespread interest in the sea monster. This thriller mockumentary follows a filmmaking expedition to capture of glimpse of the Loch Ness monster.
Loch Ness, Grizzly Man
Chairman Mao implements the Great Leap Forward on this day in 1958, causing widespread famine and death. Banned in China upon its release, The Blue Kite is the tale of a young boy, Tietou, and his family's experiences in three different periods of Mao's rule.
Farewell My Concubine, Coming Home
Actor Jim Broadbent was born on this day in 1949. One of Britain's most versatile character actors, Broadbent has nevertheless only won one Oscar, for his supporting performance in Iris, as the novelist's loving husband.
It's the date on the cheque which Chris McCandless writes to Oxfam America, donating his entire life savings, before entering the wilderness.
The Beach, The Way Back
Nicholas II was crowned Emperor of Russia on this day but the Tsar was destined for a violent end in the Russian Revolution. Considered one of the greatest films of all time, Battleship Potemkin is set during the Revolution and tells the story of the sailors' revolt against their harsh conditions and a civillian uprising in Odessa that ends in their massacre at the hands of Tsarist soliders.
October: Ten Days That Shook The World, Strike
The day of the attack on SS Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich, a key architect of the Holocaust.
Iam Fleming born. Celebrate with this gritty adaptation of Fleming's first novel where a young Bond earns his licence to kill.
Man From U.N.C.L.E, Mission Impossible 3
Billionaire inventor Tony Stark, aka crimefighting Marvel superhero Iron Man, is born.
The Avengers, Captain America: The First Avenger
Dominican Dictator Rafael Trujillo is assassinated (1961). The Feast of the Goat tells the story of a man who plots to assassinate the dictator responsible for his brother's death.
Tropico de Sangre
On this day in 1998, Ginger Spice, Geri Halliwell, left Spice Girls. Revisit the golden era of girl power and spice up your life with this sing song romp through London.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Josie And The Pussycats
In chapter 3 of this war-action-fantasy about a fictional revenge squad hellbent on assassinating Nazi leaders, orphaned French Jew Shosanna Drefus assumes the identity of 'Emmanuelle Mimieux.'
Django Unchained, Fury
The Marquis de Sade, whose writing conceived the term 'sadism', was born on this day in 1740. Quills portrays the exploits of the Marquis while imprisoned in an insane asylum.
Shakespeare In Love, The Silence Of The Lambs
Charismatic boxing legend Muhammad Ali dies. This biographical film charts ten years of Ali's life, from his early days in the ring, criticism of the Vietnam War and imprisonment, to his monumental comeback fight and 'The Rumble in the Jungle'.
Million Dollar Baby, The Hurricane
Parliament, 1940. Winston Churchill makes his wartime speech "We shall fight them on the beaches." The desperate horror of Dunkirk unfolds as allied troops wait to be evacuated before Nazi forces invade.
Saving Private Ryan, The Thin Red Line, United 93
Ferris and friends skip school on this day, steal a car, ride into town and sing a Beatles song on a milk float.
The Breakfast Club, Fast Times In Ridgemont High
The anniversary of the D-Day landings. Watch Steven Spielberg's depiction of the bloody horror and panic of the Normandy Invasion.
Fury, Thin Red Line
It's loveable nerd Michael Cera's birthday. Witness the painful coming of age of two high school students in this heartwrenching drama and odd-ball comedy.
Ghost World, Superbad
In 2017, Teresa May's snap election results in a hung parliament. This drama, based on the events surrounding 2010's hung parliament, looks back at the prveious time this happened in the UK.
When Boris Met Dave, The Trial Of Tony Blair
It's Johnny Depp's birthday. Watch his breakthrough movie, a Tim Burton classic about a kind hearted artificial human and outcast called Edward, who struggles to fit in to suburban life.
Sweeney Todd: Demon Barber Of Fleet Street
The first hanging in the Salem Witch Trials took place in 1692. This adaptation by Arthur Miller of his own play charts the mounting hysteria in the town of Salem after a jealous mistress is spurned by her older lover and accuses his wife of witchcraft.
Death Of A Salesman
A group of academics arrive at an island theme park populated with dinosaurs created from fossil DNA, only to find the park fences are no barrier for hungry prehistoric predators.
Godzilla, Cloverfield, Deep Blue Sea
It's 1967, and in the case of Loving versus Virginia, the US Supreme Court makes a state law prohibiting interracial marriage. Loving follows the story of Richard and Milded, an interracial couple who face the full force of Virginia's anti-miscegenation laws.
Pinky, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner?
It's Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgard's birthday. Enjoy his touching role as Gerald Lambeau, an MIT professor who discovers the university's janitor, Will Hunting, is a maths prodigy and endeavours to nurture his talent.
Rain Man, Philadelphia
Michael Jordan crowns his last season with the Chicago Bulls in 1998 by playing a pivotal role in their sixth NBA title. Hoop Dreams is the true story of two boys from Chicago who defy expectations and follow their dream to play in the NBA.
The Heart Of The Game, Soul In The Hole
Paris surrendered to Nazi Germany on this day in 1940. This film, with its dark and realistic portrayal of life in the movement is perhaps the greatest account of the French resistance.
Army of Crime, Is Paris Burning?
The day of the auction when a cask of bad whisky is unwittingly sold for £1,150,000.
The Young Offenders
The day Betsy and Arlene unwittingly stumble into the Watergate robbery.
The date of the Cleary wedding where John and Jeremy get drawn deeper into the family while in pursuit of love.
Police officer Johannes Mehserle pleads not guilty to the murder of Oscar Grant, which took place in the early hours of New Year's Day in 2009. The murder and preceding days of Grant's life are the subject of this powerful film.
Juice, Do The Right Thing, Dear White People
It's Nicole Kidman's birthday. Watch her light up the stage as Satine, in Baz Luhrmann's doomed love story between a poet (Ewan McGregor) and the most desirable courtesan of the Moulin Rouge.
Romeo + Juliet, Chicago
"I hate him! HATE HIM!" Perennial singleton Bridget writes a scathing diary entry about Mark Darcy, but does she really mean what she says?
Love Actually, About A Boy
Troubled East End teenager Mia Jarvis is born. Fish Tank delves into society's stark margins, exposing the bitter psychological impact and vulnerability of teenagers from dysfunctional homes, where loneliness, anger and emotional abuse are a daily reality.
My Summer Of Love, This Is England, Tryannosaur
Medieval Japanese warrior and uniter of Japan, Oda Nobunaga, was born on this day in 1534. Akira Kurosawa, regarded as one of the most important and influential film directors of all time, directs this epic in which a small time thief must impersonate a dead warlord and lead troops into battle with warring clans.
It's the last baseball pitch made on Crosley field in 1970. A photograph of the event hangs on Raymond's wall, where, due to his heightened mental calculating ability, he has memorised all of the baseball players and stats.
As Good As It Gets, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Forrest Gump
It's late June and prom season in America. Carrie's bullies attack her at the prom, where she unleashes her supernatural powers and seeks bloody revenge.
The Exorcist, Let Me In
Bruce Wayne's parents are murdered on this day, setting him on a course to become The Dark Knight.
Watchmen, Heat, Inception
Helen Keller is born blind and deaf. Under the guidance of a partially blind tutor, a frustrated and occasionally violent Keller learns to effectively communicate and connect with the world around her.
Black, The Elephant Man
It's the day Rosemary's baby is due, in 1966. However, the film suggests the baby arrives three weeks early, making the birthdate 6/6/66: the number of the beast.
Antichrist, The Exorcist, The Omen
Four time Academy Award winner Katharine Hepburn dies (2003). The African Queen, one of her most celebrated films, is also the name of the steamboat aboard which a quarrelling twosome (Hepburn and Bogart) must survive a perilous river journey to safety.
Australia, The King And I
The group Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners is formed (1984). Young people from the LGBT community in London unite in a controversial move to support the miners' efforts during the union strikes under Margaret Thatcher.
Made In Dagenham, My Beautiful Laundrette
It's the birthday of archeology professor turned adventurer Indiana Jones (1899). In this first film, Dr Jones must retrieve the Ark of the Covenant before it falls into Nazi hands.
Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom
The Tsimtsum sinks in the Pacific Ocean, and Pi's ordeal aboard a lifeboat with a tiger begins.
The Jungle Book, Cast Away
Despite warnings, Confederate forces decide to go ahead with Pickett's Charge, where the three-day Battle of Gettysburg - one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War - ends (1863).
Glory, Dances With Wolves
It's the date on the photo in the final scene of creepy Kubrick masterpiece The Shining. Why does Jack, a young man in the 1970s, appear in a photo at the Overlook Hotel ball in 1921?
Eyes Wide Shut, Room 237
It's the day Amy Dunne mysteriously disappears, in this twisted thriller adapted from Gillian Flynn's New York Times best seller.
The Girl On The Train
John Rambo, troubled former Vietnam soldier and star of the Rambo series, is born. In First Blood Part II, Rambo must return to Vietnam to save prisoners of war from captivity.
Rambo: First Blood
Howard Hughes crashes the XF-11 reconnaissance aircraft (1946). The Aviator follows the life of this billionaire businessman, Hollywood film director and pilot with crippling phobias.
Martin Brody takes on the killer shark. A man-eating shark stalks the waters of a tourist town, where the chief of police must protect holidaymakers from gruesome attacks.
Jaws 2, The Shallows, Deep Blue Sea
It's Argentina's Independence Day. Celebrate with one of the best films of recent years, Damián Szifron's darkly funny collection of short stories, Wicked Tales.
The Battle of Britain began on this day. Commemorate the ingenuity of the British Air Force during World War II, in outmanoevring the Luftwaffe despite being largely outnumbered. Stars Hollywood heavyweights Lawrence Olivier and Michael Caine.
One Of Our Aircraft Is Missing
The first game of the 1972 World Chess Championship between challenger Bobby Fischer and defending champion Boris Spassky. Pawn Sacrifice tells the story of Fischer's (Tobey Maguire) attempts to defeat Russian Boris Spassky.
Searching For Bobby Fischer
Celebrate the anniversary of the Rolling Stones' first ever gig (at the Marquee Club, 1962) with Martin Scorsese's 2008 concert film, complete with interview clips from different decades in the band's career.
Gimme Shelter, Foo Fighters: Back And Forth
It's Harrison Ford's birthday. Celebrate the day with the original Blade Runner film. An ex cop must return to duty to locate and 'retire' six androids who seem 'more human than human.'
Blame, Dark City
It's the wedding day of Stephen Hawking and his first wife Jane (1965). The Theory of Everything charts the ground breaking physicist's early life at Cambridge University and diagnosis of motor neuron disease, his marriage and monumental scientific discoveries.
A Beautiful Mind, Hawking
Playboy Dexter and dedicated student Emma spend the day together after a one night stand. Despite being polar opposite personalities, the two strike up a friendship that develops as they continue to reunite on the same day throughout their lives.
Remember Me, Love And Other Drugs
Documented in this biographical film, Russia's last ruling monarch, Nicholas II, is executed along with his family in a cellar by a Bolshevik firing squad in 1918.
Mother, Mary Queen of Scots
"What a night!" It's the night young tearaway Donna sleeps with Sam and potentially conceives her daughter Sophie, who is searching for her father in this ABBA musical.
Hairspray, Dirty Dancing
The Spanish Civil War breaks out (1936). Captured and facing the death penalty, a band of travelling performers loyal to the republic must entertain Franco's soldiers.
Belle Epoque, The Girl Of Your Dreams
The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, which blocks conflict diamonds from entering the rough diamond market, is approved.
Hotel Rwanda, Lord Of War
It's the anniversary of the 1969 Moon landing. Considered an underrated film of the early millennium, Moon follows the life of astronaut Sam Bell, who, looking forward to returning home after three years, suddenly experiences alarming hallucinations.
Solaris (2002), Love
In 1865 Springfield, Missouri, gunfighter "Wild Bill" Hickok shoots and kills "Little Dave" Tutt in this tale of Wild Bill's own final days.
Tombstone, Deadwood (TV)
In 1934, infamous Depression-era gangster John Dillinger was shot dead in Chicago. Dillinger depicts the intense game of cat and mouse between the notorious bank robber, and federal agent Melvin Purvis.
Public Enemies, The Hired Hand
English singer songwriter, Amy Winehouse passes away (2011) in this piercing documentary about her life, career and rapid decline.
Cobain: Montage Of Heck, Oasis: Supersonic
The Detroit 12th street riots escalate. Based on the Algiers Motel incident of 1967, Detroit explores the racially charged motives that led to the assault and deaths of three black teenagers at the hands of police officers.
An American Girl Story, Malcolm X, Straight Outta Compton
2010, WikiLeaks publishes Afghan war documents - secret US military files from the War in Afghanistan - revealing civilian casualties at the hands of the coalition, and allegations of foreign support for insurgents.
In the early stages of the Cuban Revolution, Castro sends rebels to attack the barracks in Santiago and Bayamo, hoping to create a national uprising against Batista's government.
The Motorcycle Diaries, Carlos
Women's boxing becomes an Olympic sport (2012). Follow the initially reluctant partnership between boxing trainer Frankie Dunn (Clint Eastwood) and his protégé Maggie Fitzgerald (Hilary Swank) as he helps her to achieve her dream of becoming a professional boxer.
Girlfight, Trouble With The Curve
Former marine Jake Sully leaves Earth to go to the moon Pandora and, taking on the form of the native Na'vi, embarks on a personal mission to save the land and its people from extinction.
Aliens, Guardians Of The Galaxy
In this biopic of the artist's life, Van Gogh dies two days after suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen.
Lust For Life, Loving Vincent
It's Arnie's Birthday! Why not celebrate with his finest performance as cyborg the Terminator, sent back in time to kill Sarah Connor, who's future son is destined to save the world from self aware cyborgs intent on destroying mankind.
Harry Potter gets a birthday kiss from Ginny.
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Anne's last diary entry. NOTE: Although Anne Frank's last diary entry was on 1 Aug, this film shows her writing in her diary on 4 Aug: https://youtu.be/hLylRfUbiEE?t=1h33m30s
Fateless, The Pianist, Life Is Beautiful
Celebrate James Baldwin on his birthday with this acclaimed documentary based on his unfinished manuscript, Remember This House, in which he explored racism in the United States.
Malcolm X, Dare Not Walk Alone
Germany declared war on France in WW1 in 1914, beginning four years of trench warfare in France. Beneath Hill 60 is based on a true story of an Australian tunnelling company in the trenches on the Western Front.
Galipoli, A Very Long Engagement
On Greta Gerwig's birthday, watch this comedy-drama written by and starring Greta Gerwig as a struggling dancer navigating life, money and relationships as she travels across the United States.
Lola Versus, Tiny Furniture
On the hottest day of the year, racial tensions boil over into full-blown violence between police offers and the residents of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.
Jungle Fever, Mo' Better Blues
Celebrate Jamaican Independence Day with one of the country's most influential films. Follow Ivan and his various escapades in his search for a job in Kingston, Jamaica.
Dancehall Queen, Marley
On 7 August 1942, soldiers of C Company 1st Battalion of the United States Army landed on the islands of Guadalcanal, Tulagi. Terrence Malick's semi-fictional WWII masterpiece chronicles their campaign to secure Henderson Field and seize the island from the Japanese.
Guadalcanal Diary, Flags Of Our Fathers, Platoon
N.W.A's album, Straight Outta Compton is released (1988).
Notorious, 8 Mile
This intense crime-drama is based on the true story of Nicholas Markovich, and follows him and his friends in the events that led up to his murder on 10 August 2000.
Another Day In Paradise
In 1787, Mozart completed his chamber piece, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik. While this piece of music has been featured in countless films from Ace Ventura to Alien, Luc Besson's Nikita makes particularly effective use of it in a scene where the undercover assassin floors an opponent in her secret government training.
Influential abstract painter Jackson Pollock dies (1956) in this film about his life and legacy.
American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat died on this day in 1988. Watch Basquiat's rise to fame as he struggles with his identity and addictions as an artist in New York.
Downtown 81, Frida, Factory Girl
It's Alfred Hitchcock's birthday. Celebrate with Hitchcock's early slasher film and haunting depiction of one man's relationship with 'mother dearest.'
Vertigo, Rear Window
The Marine Broadcasting Offences Act becomes law but the radio pirates ignore it and continue to broadcast from Radio Caroline.
The Wizard of Oz premiered at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, California on this day in 1939. Follow Dorothy and Toto's adventures and strange encounters in the magical city of Oz .
Oz The Great And Powerful
It's Madonna's birthday! Celebrate with her breakout movie and follow the hilarity and mistaken identity that ensues within the personals section of a New York City tabloid.
Working Girl, Broadcast News
The Beatles travelled to Hamburg on this day in 1960. Follow John Lennon's story up to this point, including the events that first sparked his aspirations to start a rock-and-roll band.
A Hard Day's Night
Nabokov's classic novel of one man's obsession with the young girl next door was published on this date in 1958. Stanley Kubrick's 1962 film remains the book's definitive Hollywood adaptation.
Ghost World, An Education, L.I.E
Willy Russell's play Educating Rita premieres at Donmar Warehouse in London, starring Julie Walters. Watch Walters revisit her role, alongside Michael Caine, in the 1983 film adaptation.
Celebrate the date President Andrew Johnson formally declared the US Civil War over (in 1866) with Cold Mountain, a story of love and devotion set against the backdrop of the American Civil War.
Ride With The Devil
It's the anniversary of Hawaii becoming America's 50th State so why not spend some time in Kauai with George Clooney's tale of a landowner's life turned upside down?
Point Break, Blue Crush
On Annie Proulx's birthday, watch this iconic adaptation of her short story; a cowboy romance movie that would move LGBT movies into the mainstream.
Carol, Midnight Cowboy, Beautiful Thing
William Wallace is hanged, drawn and quartered at Smithfield in London.
Daisy Clover sends a recording of herself singing to a talent contest sponsored by Raymond Swan of Swan Studios. Join Daisy as she discovers the the cruelty that follows fame in Hollywood.
Splendour In The Grass
The Day of the Jackal follows a notorious assassin nicknamed "The Jackal" as he sets a plan for his next contract: Killing the President of France, Charles de Gaulle, on this date.
Three Days Of The Condor
On the day the Krakatoa vulcano violently erupted near Sumatra in 1883, watch this docu-drama portraying the lead-up to the deadly eruption, and the catastrophic events that followed.
Krakatoa, East Of Java
Mary Poppins is released om August 27, 1964. Discover the story behind this beloved children's classic, following Walt Disney and P.L. Travers as Mary Poppins finally comes to life on screen.
Following a week of violence during the Democratic National Convention, the Poor People's Campaign joins the riots in Chicago on this date. Haskell Wexler incorporates documentary footage from the riots in this movie, providing a visceral snapshot of a troubled era.
All The President's Men
It's Judgement Day, when artificial intelligence Skynet takes control of the States' nuclear missiles and launches a nuclear holocaust.
On this date in 1979 Jean Seberg mysteriously disappeared. Her body was found three days later, and her death was ruled a probable suicide. Celebreate her iconic contribution to French cinema with Jean-Luc Godard's era-defining Nouvelle Vague masterpiece.
Band Of Outsiders
Princess Diana died on this day in 1997 as a result of injuries sustained in a car crash. This fictional drama follows the aftermath of Diana's death, plus Queen Elizabeth and Tony Blair's public and private responses.
The Iron Lady
Harry, Ron and Hermione leave King's Cross for their first day at Hogwarts on this day. Experience J.K. Rowling's immensely popular franchise with the first story of The Boy Who Lived.
Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets
Nobody puts Baby in the corner during the final dance of the film on America's Labor Day weekend in 1963.
George VI delivers his first wartime radio broadcast, announcing Britain's declaration of war on Germany.
The Young Victoria
On this date in 1886 Apache Chief Geronimo surrendered to US government troops, ending the last major US-Indian war. The theme of conflict between American settlers and Native Americans is explored in this sensitive western.
The Last Of The Mohicans, Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee
The film opens with the Munich Massacre that happened on this date during the 1972 Summer Olympics, and follows the actions of a squad of assassins in its aftermath.
One Day In September, Argo, Syriana
It's Idris Elba's birthday. Winning a Screen Actors Guild award for Best Supporting Actor, Elba portrays a fearsome warlord at the head of a group of young guerilla soldiers during civil war in Africa.
The Last King Of Scotland, Hotel Rwanda, Relentless
Celebrate Brazil's Independence Day with one of the country's finest movies. City of God is a brutal portrayal of life, ruled by drugs, violence and revenge, in the favelas of Rio.
Boyz N The Hood, Elite Squad, Tsotsi
It's the birth of New York City; New Amsterdam was renamed New York on this day in 1664. Celebrate by watching Woody Allen's "love letter to New York City" in romantic comedy Manhattan.
Annie Hall, Vicky Christina Barcelona, Lost In Translation
In 1543, a nine-month-old Mary Stuart is crowned "Queen of Scots" in the central Scottish town of Stirling. This upcoming adaptation stars Saoirse Ronan as the title character and chronicles the drama and conflict surrounding the young queen's ascent to the throne.
Mrs Brown, Shakespeare In Love
On this date in 1608, John Smith was elected President of the Jamestown Colony Council. In Terrnece Malick's epic film, which depicts the founding of Jamestown, Colin Farrell takes on the role of John Smith.
The Last Of The Mohicans,
Four terrorist attacks take place in the United States, killing nearly 3000 people and injuring more than 6,000.
World Trade Center, Remember Me, The Impossible
Robbers tunnel into Lloyds Bank on Baker St and make off with £1.5 m in cash (1971) and valuables from 260 safety deposit boxes.
It's 1931 and Lili Elbe undergoes one of the first gender reassignment surgeries to ever take place.
The Christine Jorgensen Story
In 1741, George Frideric Handel completed his oratorio, Messiah. Sections of Messiah have featured in numerous films over the years but Kenneth Lonergan's Oscar winning Manchester by the Sea makes especially powerful use of Handel's masterpiece in this shatteringly beautiful drama about grief.
The Investment bank, Lehman Brothers collapses, filing for bankruptcy. The Big Short chronicles the events - and shockingly ignorant decisions - that lead to the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.
The Wolf Of Wall Street, Too Big To Fail, Margin Call
Single guy Andy starts dating Trish, beginning 30 days of agreed sexual abstinence.
Anchorman, Swingers, Old School
On Neil Blomkamp's birthday, watch his highly successful science fiction film, District 9, about a group of alien refugees stranded on Earth, and forcibly exiled to South Africa.
The 'Paranormal Activity' begins in this supernatural thriller about a family beseiged by demonic spirits.
Paranormal Activity 2
Forrest suddenly stops running. Enjoy this epic portrayal of Forrest Gump's life, a man with a low IQ whose life is spectacularly punctuated by life-changing events: college football success, Vietnam war service, the Watergate scandal and a career as a shrimp boat captain.
In 1946, the first Cannes Film Festival was held, having been delayed seven years due to World War II. Among the Grand Prix winners was Billy Wilder's universally acclaimed The Lost Weekend. This uncompromising drama about an alcoholic's five-day drinking session also swept-up four Oscars and three Golden Globes that year.
Leaving Las Vegas, Sunset Boulevard
Celebrate Bill Murray's birthday with Lost in Translation, a bittersweet comedy featuring a career-best performance from Murray as a faded movie star in Japan.
It's a double birthday for the Baggins's! (Frodo and Bilbo). Go on an unexpected journey with the young Bilbo Baggins as he battles trolls, giants and Gollum alongside a motley crew of dwarves.
The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring
It's singer-songwriter Ray Charles' birthday. Let the Good Times Roll with this autobiographical film featuring the life and music of the legendary rhythm and blues performer.
On this date in 1966, Harriet went missing while at the Children's Festival. In this gripping psychological thriller, a disgraced journalist and a spunky but troubled hacker join forces in a dangerous quest for the truth.
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2009 version)
On this day in 1901, Robert Bresson, one of French cinema's most revered directors, was born. Enjoy one of Bresson's greatest movies with Pickpocket, the 1959 masterpiece about a petty thief in Paris whose pleasures are found only in his deft fingers.
On Olivia Newton-John's birthday, find the one you want with Grease, the hit musical exploring the friendships, romances and adventures of a group of hopelessly devoted high school friends.
Saturday Night Fever, Dirty Dancing
It's American actress Gwyneth Paltrow's birthday. Considered her finest performance, her portrayal as Shakespeare's lover, Viola de Lesseps, earned five awards including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress.
Sliding Doors, The English Patient
What better film to watch on Bridgitte Bardot's birthday than Contempt (Le Mépris), Godard's ravishingly stylish examination of the disintegration of a marriage.
Pierrot Le Fou
On this date in 2008, the Dow Jones Industrial Average falls 777.68 points, the largest single-day point loss in its history. Margin Call takes place over a 24-hour period in a failing investment bank as they're forced to make ruthless decisions in the early stages of the financial crisis.
The Big Short
On Truman Capote's birthday, follow the wild parties and wealthy pursuits of quirky socialite Holly Golightly in this iconic adaptation of his novella.
A reluctant Lawrence joins 'the big push' on Damascus and his army take the Syrian capital, ending the campaign in Arabia.
The Bridge On The River Kwai
This is the date that Donnie is told the world will end: "28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes and 12 seconds."
Primer, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
Cady Heron works on her crush: 'I've been talking to Aaron more and more. On October 3rd, he asked me what day it was. "It's October 3rd."'
The Russians launch Sputnik (1957), scaring the Americans into a Space Race, and the search for the Mercury Seven astronauts to take on the challenge.
The Right Stuff, Matewan, Rudy
Ray Kroc, the McDonalds founder, was born on this day. This documentary and social experiment charts the physical and emotional decline of Morgan Spurlock as he sets out to eat only McDonalds meals for a month.
Food Inc., An Inconvenient Truth, Fahrenheit 9/11
Billy Hayes is arrested in Istanbul and his nightmarish experience in the Turkish prison system begins.
San Francisco, 1955. American Beat Poet Allen Ginsberg performs his most famous poem Howl for the first time.
Kill Your Darlings
Che is captured in Bolivia, and executed the next day.
Che Pt. 1, The Motorcycle Diaries
Russian mystic Grigori Rasputin helps the Nazis open a portal, leaving behind a baby demon, which the Allies call 'Hellboy.'
Constantine, Van Helsing
The Yautja visit planet Earth for an annual human-hunting ritual.
Jimmy Carter wins the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002. This documentary follows the former president's book tour for Palestine: Peace not Apartheid and his role negotiating peace settlements.
An Inconvenient Truth
Sex Pistols band member Sid Vicious is charged with murdering his girlfriend Nancy Spungen in 1978.
The Filth And The Fury, Control
Lucy's anterograde amnesia leaves her thinking every day is October 13, 2002.
Blended, Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Forbes release their original article on the 'Wolf of Wall Street' in 1991. Find out what Jordan Belfort did to deserve this title in this outrageous yet entertaining film about his lavish life as a stockbroker, his crimes and arrest by the FBI.
Wall Street, Boiler Room
Andre Breton publishes the first Surrealist Manifesto (1924). Celebrate with surrealism's most famous film by Luis Bunuel.
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
Charlotte Bronte's masterpiece is published in 1847. Cary Fukunaga's fiery 2011 adaptation is among cinema's better takes on Bronte's most famous novel.
Jane Ayre (2006), Sense And Sensibility
Despite his involvement in murder, prostitution, gambling and bootlegging, Al Capone is convicted for income tax evasion.
The St Valentine's Day Massacre, Goodfellas
The Nuremberg Trials, which held German leaders, officials and businessmen responsible for war crimes, began in 1945. In this unnerving account of what it's like to challenge Holocaust deniers, historian Deborah Lipstadt (Rachel Weisz) finds herself in the unbelievable position of having to prove in court that the Holocaust happened, after being challenged by David Irving (Timothy Spall).
Loving, The Constant Gardener
Lucinda predicts that her daughter, Diana, will die on this day. On the same day, a powerful solar flare threatens to destroy Earth in this apocalyptic sci-fi thriller.
The Happening, The Day After Tomorrow
College students arrive in Burkittsville, Maryland and begin interviewing locals about the legend of the Blair Witch.
Cloverfield, The Tunnel
Marty McFly hops in the DeLorean and travels to this day in 2015.
Back To The Future II
Bank robber Charles 'Pretty Boy' Floyd is being chased by law enforcement when he's shot in a corn field on this date by Melvin Purvis. This movie depicts the events which unfold as Purvis attempts to chase down his next Public Enemy No. 1.
Commemorate the date Boris Pasternak won the Nobel Prize for Literature (1958) with David Lean's adaptation of his tale of thwarted love and bitter conflict during the Russian Revolution.
After being stabbed with a morgul-blade by a member of the Nazgûl, Frodo recovers in Rivendell in the care of the elves.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Despite being a quarter of the size, King Henry's army beat the French in the battle of Agincourt.
The gunfight at the OK Corral. Successful lawman Wyatt Earp tries to retire anonymously in Tombstone, Arizona, but must return to law enforcement to defend against a band of brutal outlaws running the town.
Celebrate John Cleese's birthday with his madcap comedy about a diamond heist, double-crossing con-artists and a search for stolen loot.
Monty Python's Life Of Brian
Julia Robert's birthday. Celebrate with one of her best films based on the true story of a single mother who fights for justice in the PG&E scandal over Hinkley groundwater contamination.
On the fateful day of the Wall Street crash in 1929, watch this iconic 1987 film which offers a glimpse into the ruthless, greed-driven and not always law-abiding world of Wall Street.
Equity, Boiler Room, Money Monster
Jane Austen anonymously publishes her classic romance novel on this day in 1811, writing 'By A Lady' on the cover page.
Pride & Prejudice
Michael Myers is the classic boogeyman in this slasher flick; best enjoyed on the spookiest day of the year.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday The 13th
Stanley Kubrick masterfully portrays the brutal training and experience of soldiers in the Vietnam War, which began on this day 1955.
Apocalypse Now, Sleepers
After developing a close friendship and symbiotic relationship with young Elliot, stranded alien E.T. goes home.
Explorers, Flight Of The Navigator
It's Josh Baskin's birthday, the 12-year-old who longs to be 'big'.
The Iran Hostage Crisis began on this day in 1979. A fake science fiction film production provides subterfuge for American hostages escaping militants in Tehran.
Bridge Of Spies
Simply for the Guy Fawkes references, this visually stunning and thought-provoking film inspired by the graphic novel of the same name, has to be watched on Bonfire Night.
The Sex Pistols play their first ever gig at St Martins College in 1975.
Sid & Nancy
Steve McQueen died, aged 50, on this date in 1980. Watch him coolly work his magic in this police procedural thriller, complete with one of the most iconic car chases in movie history.
The French Connection
George H. W. Bush (title character's father) beats Mike Dukakis in US presidential election, Nov 8 1988. Follow the title character from his rowdy teenage years to his own claim to fame, in this sympathetic portrayal of the former President of the United States.
Lincoln Rhyme looks at the first pieces of evidence discovered by Amelia. Together, the quadriplegic detective and young patrol cop must work as one to catch a brutal serial killer before he kills again.
It's the anniversary of the day Bill Gates introduced Windows 1.0 to the public in 1983. Follow Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, from college nerds to computer giants, in their the race to the top between Apple and Microsoft.
Benjamin Button was born on this date in 1918. No ordinary boy, Benjamin is a medical mystery, and must learn to navigate the shifting dynamics of his relationships, and his own changing body, as he ages in reverse.
Birth, Forrest Gump
Lightning strikes the clock tower in Hill Valley in 1955, powering the DeLorean and Marty McFly back to the future.
Back To The Future
This early Disney masterpiece was first released on this day in 1940. A landmark animated film that would revolutionise the music video industry, Fantasia is a delightful marriage of music and animation.
Celebrate the date Herman Melville's classic was first published in 1851 with John Huston's stylised 1956 adaptation. Follow Captain Ahab and his crew as they hunt the great white whale known as Moby Dick.
In The Heart Of The Sea
Love Me Tender premieres in 1956, launching Elvis Presley's movie career.
Jailhouse Rock, King Creole
Edie Segwick, Andy Warhol's muse, dies (1971). Factory Girl charts the rise and demise of troubled "It" girl Edie and her relationship with eccentric artist Andy Warhol.
I Shot Andy Warhol, Basquiat
On this day in 1558, Queen Mary I of England dies and is succeeded by her half-sister Elizabeth I of England. Follow Elizabeth as she's thrust into the heart of British monarchy and its politics in this suspenseful historical drama.
Elizabeth: The Golden Age
On this day in 1978, in Jonestown, Guyana, Jim Jones led his Peoples Temple to a mass murder–suicide that claimed 918 lives. This haunting documentary reveals new footage of the incidents that surrounded the fateful day, including interviews with former Temple members.
Waco: The Rules Of Engagement
Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn establish Goldwyn Pictures, later becoming Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. This silent-comedy-drama-romance is arguably one of the studio's greatest works.
After being wrongly convicted of manslaughter, Sergeant John Spartan is cryogenically frozen as punishment.
Rambo, Judge Dredd
Einstein's paper, outlining the theory e=mc2, is published
The Imitation Game
England win the 2003 Rugby World Cup
Neal Page is just trying to get home for Thanksgiving, when his journey is diverted.
Finding Nemo, Midnight Run
A man jumps from a plane with $200,000 of ransom money.
Smokey And The Bandit
Three of the Mirabal sisters are assassinated by Trujillo's men.
Tropico De Sangre
Watch rock-soul legend Tina Turner, born on this day, survive the turmoil of her personal life and achieve her dreams in this biographical film.
Celebrate Bruce Lee's birthday with one of the greatest martial arts movies of all time. Enter the Dragon features superbly staged fighting sequences as Lee faces off against a notorious narcotics dealer.
Fist of Fury, Way Of The Dragon
McFarland High enters its first cross-country State Championships. Join the team as they discover their purpose and train against all odds in this inspirational sports drama.
Million Dollar Arm, The Blind Side
World heavyweight champion James J. Braddock died on this date in 1974. Cinderella Man follows Braddock's triumphant return to the ring in this gritty yet poignant underdog story.
Ali, Raging Bull
It's Mark Twain's birthday. Follow Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn's mischievous adventures along the Mississippi River.
The Adventures Of Huck Finn
The New York Ghost, a wizarding newspaper, details the Grindelwald attacks that take place on this date in 1926. Discover the wizarding world across the pond with Newt Scamander as he races to recapture the magical creatures under his care.
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows – Part 1
"Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world" Ilsa Lund walks into Rick's nightclub on this day in December 1941.
To Have And Have Not
An assassination attempt is made on Bob Marley. Two days later he plays the One Love Peace concert with a wounded arm.
Fire In Babylon
U.S. President George H. Bush orders 28,000 troops into Somalia.
On the birthday of Polish-Jewish pianist and composer Wladyslaw Szpilman, this moving adaptation follows Szpilman as he struggles to survive in the ruins of Warsaw amid the destruction of World War II.
Schindler's List, Life Is Beautiful
A Singularity bomb explodes over Tokyo, starting WW3.
Ghost In The Shell
1941, The Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service launch a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor.
Tora! Tora! Tora!
Mark David Chapman shoots John Lennon in New York.
The first Intifada begins. Boycotting milk from Israeli companies, a group of Palestinians start their own dairy despite cows' milk being outlawed and considered "a threat to national security."
Emily Dickinson, one of America's most important poets, was born on this day in 1830. Get to know the reclusive yet fiercely independent poet in this profound portrait that perfectly personalifies her wit, spirit and close attachment to family.
Distant Voices, Still Lives
On this date in 2008, Bernie Madoff was arrested and charged with stock and securities fraud for creating a $50 billion Ponzi scheme. Starring Robert De Niro as Madoff, this TV series documents the after effects of his billion dollar fraud.
The Wolf Of Wall Street
It's the birth date of trans-man Brandon Teena, who was raped and murdered in 1993. Hilary Swank plays Brandon is this film adaptation of his life and tragic death.
A Girl Like Me, Kids
Serial killer Aileen's first victim's body is found.
The Boston Strangler
On this day, talks began which led to the formation of NASCAR. In this comedy drama, an unlikely band of oddballs, including a one-armed war veteran and a convict, set out on a madcap heist to rob a motorsports complex during a NASCAR race. Starring Channing Tatum and Daniel Craig.
O Brother Where Art Thou?, Ocean's Eleven, Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby
Record academy award winner Walt Disney died on this day. Mark the achievements of this icon of animation with his first feature-length cartoon.
Cinderella, Beauty And The Beast
It's Jane Austen's birthday. Rich men and husbandless women clash in the English countryside in this classic Regency romance.
Sense and Sensibility
The first issue of Vogue was published on this day in 1892. Celebrate with this fascinating behind the scenes documentary about how editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and her staff produce the much anticipated September issue.
The Devil Wears Prada
On this day in 1997, SNL comedy legend Chris Farley died at the tragically young age of 33. Tommy Boy, released two years earlier, is probably the film he's best remembered for.
It's Nightcrawler actor Jake Gyllenhaal's birthday. Mark the occasion with his chilling performance as creepy photojournalist Lou Bloom who'll stop at nothing to get his money shot.
Drive, Collateral, Taxi Driver
Hanukkah ends on the 20th December in 2017. This Coen brothers dark comedy is Jewish through and through, and features Michael Stuhlbarg as a Jewish man who questions his faith as his life unravels around him.
American Beauty, Revolutionary Road
It's predicted the world would end on this day. As natural disasters envelop cities the world over, Jackson Curtis (John Cusack) must save his family from impossible levels of destruction.
The Day After Tomorrow
It's the birthday of Queen Elsa of Arendale (aka the Snow Queen). One of Disney's biggest movies, estranged sisters Elsa and Anna must unite to save their kingdom from an accidental curse of perpetual winter.
Lilo And Stitch, Brave
The crew of U-Boat 96 survive their passage through the Strait of Gibraltar and head to La Rochelle.
U-571, Run Silent, Run Deep
It wouldn't be Christmas Eve without John McClane saving hostages from terrorists in time to spend Christmas with his family.
Under Siege, The Rock, Con Air
An angel is sent from heaven to help a suicidal businessman find his way, just in time for Christmas.
It Happened One Christmas, Mr Smith Goes To Washington
A massive tsunami hits Khao Lak in Thailand, and a separated Bennet family fight to locate one another in the choas and destruction. Based on the natural disaster of December 26, 2004, that claimed the lives of 230,000 people in 14 different countries.
United 93, Castaway, 127 Hours
FedEx executive Chuck Noland is supervising a freight flight to Malaysia when his plane crashes into the Pacific Ocean. As the sole survivor stranded on a uninhabited island he must outlast the elements, solitude and failed escape attempts.
Life Of Pi, All Is Lost
After his family mistakenly leave him behind on a Christmas trip to Paris, 8-year-old Kevin McCallister must defend the family residence from robbers.
Planes Trains And Automobiles, Matilda, Honey I Shrunk The Kids
The Massacre at Wounded Knee Creek takes place, leaving more than 150 Lakota Sioux dead. Distance horse rider Frank Hopkins is half Lakota Sioux, and known as "Blue Child" and "Far rider" to the tribe. He travels to the Middle East to compete in the gruelling Ocean of Fire horse race.
The Black Stallion
FBI director John E. Hoover decides he'd rather be known as J. Edgar Hoover.
Nixon, W., Milk
It's the day George leaves on his first journey in The Time Machine in 1899.
Back To The Future