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Inside I'm DancingInside I'm Dancing (Rory O'Shea Was Here) (2004) Recommended
Dir. Damien O'Donnell
Feat. James McAvoy, Romola Garai
Inspiring Irish drama which builds up a likable yarn about a high–energy 'rebel' with muscular dystrophy who befriends a shy cerebral palsy…
StringsStrings (2004)
Dir. Anders Rønnow Klarlund
Feat. James McAvoy, Catherine McCormack, Derek Jacobi
An extraordinary Danish puppet fantasy epic about the course of kingdoms and warriors in an ancient world, which is distinguished by the integration…
Shameless (TV Series)Shameless (TV Series) (2004)
Feat. David Threlfall, Elliot Tittensor, Gerard Kearns
The story of a young group of siblings pretty much abandoned by their parents, surviving by their wits – and humor – on a rough…
Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The WardrobeChronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe (2005) Recommended
Dir. Andrew Adamson
Feat. Tilda Swinton, James McAvoy, Jim Broadbent
A splendid and meticulous vision of C.S. Lewis' classic children's fantasy novel in which a group of four young siblings – ensconced in an…
Macbeth (Shakespeare Retold)Macbeth (Shakespeare Retold) (2005)
Dir. Mark Brozel
Feat. James McAvoy, Richard Armitage, Keeley Hawes
An updated version of Shakespeare's tragedy by the makers of THE CANTERBURY TALES (2003) series, shifting the Scottish renegade into the…
State of Play (TV Mini-series)State of Play (TV Mini-series) (2005) Aro Favourite
Dir. David Yates
Feat. David Morrissey, John Simm, Bill Nighy
Politics, journalism and murder collide in this dynamic British thriller, which snowballs from two seemingly unrelated deaths into a riveting,…
Starter for 10Starter for 10 (Starter for Ten) (2006)
Dir. Tom Vaughan
Feat. James McAvoy, Rebecca Hall, Alice Eve
Cute but formulaic youthful rom–com set in Thatcher's Britain, with the boyishly handsome James McAvoy as a working–class (yeah, right)…
PenelopePenelope (2006)
Dir. Mark Palansky
Feat. Christina Ricci, James McAvoy, Catherine O'Hara
Whimsical fantasy comedy about an unfortunate girl cursed with the face of a pig whose family are driven to find her a "handsome prince" to undo the…
Last King of Scotland, TheLast King of Scotland, The (2007) Recommended
Dir. Kevin MacDonald
Feat. Forest Whitaker, James McAvoy, Kerry Washington
A riveting tale of the seductive nature of power, this is worth the admission alone for Forest Whitaker’s astonishing Oscar–winning turn as…
Becoming JaneBecoming Jane (2007)
Dir. Julian Jarrold
Feat. Anne Hathaway, James McAvoy, Julie Walters
The early chapters of Jane Austen’s literary life are dramatised in this rose–tinted biopic of her formative romantic…
AtonementAtonement (2007) Recommended
Dir. Joe Wright
Feat. James McAvoy, Keira Knightley, Romola Garai
Keira Knightley and James McAvoy play out a twisted, unrequited wartime love in this Bafta–adorned tragic–romance from the dir. of PRIDE…
Wanted Wanted (2008)
Dir. Timur Bekmambetov
Feat. James McAvoy, Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman
A relentless rollercoaster ride on amphetamines, this breakneck graphic novel adaptation from the Russian director of NIGHT WATCH tracks the…
Last Station, TheLast Station, The (2009) Aro Favourite
Dir. Michael Hoffman
Feat. Christopher Plummer, Helen Mirren, Paul Giamatti
Enchanting and poignant in equal measure, this splendidly realised drama utilises a top flight cast to depict the tumultuous last year of the life of…
Conspirator, TheConspirator, The (2010)
Dir. Robert Redford
Feat. James McAvoy, Robin Wright, Tom Wilkinson
Timely retelling of the aftermath of the Abraham Lincoln's assassination when boardinghouse owner Mary Surratt (Wright) was placed on trial for…
Gnomeo & JulietGnomeo & Juliet (2011)
Dir. Kelly Asbury
Feat. James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Ashley Jensen
A charming, if smugly delivered animated tale which reimagines Shakespeare’s most recognisable work in the setting of a garden decorated by…
X-Men: First ClassX-Men: First Class (2011) Recommended
Dir. Matthew Vaughn
Feat. James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence
The X–MEN juggernaut rolls on, benefiting from a spring clean of the principal cast, in this hugely entertaining origin movie set against the…
Arthur ChristmasArthur Christmas (2011)
Dir. Sarah Smith, Barry Cook
Feat. James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Bill Nighy
Aardman takes on Christmas in this fun–filled holiday claymation about Santa's high–tech operation beneath the North Pole.
TranceTrance (2013)
Dir. Danny Boyle
Feat. James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel, Rosario Dawson
The story rattles along like an express train, bouncing between genres and time periods until the whole thing is a confusing mess. Which is actually…
Welcome to the PunchWelcome to the Punch (2013)
Dir. Eran Creevy
Feat. James McAvoy, Mark Strong, Andrea Riseborough
James McAvoy and Mark Strong square off as obsessive cop and elusive criminal mastermind respectively in this high–performance thriller set in…
FilthFilth (2013)
Dir. Jon S. Baird
Feat. Jamie Bell, Imogen Poots, James McAvoy
James McAvoy plays a self–destructing copper whose corruption and bigotry manifest in a spiral of sex, drugs and violence. From an Irving Welsh…
Muppets Most WantedMuppets Most Wanted (2014)
Dir. James Bobin
Feat. Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Tina Fey
The latest sing–a–long Muppet adventure finds the gang embroiled in a European jewel–heist lead by a Kermit the Frog imposter.
X-Men: Days of Future PastX-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) Recommended
Dir. Bryan Singer
Feat. Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender
This latest installment in the X–Men saga sees Wolverine travel back in time to prevent a world changing event.
Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, TheDisappearance of Eleanor Rigby, The (2014) Recommended
Dir. Ned Benson
Feat. James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis
An ambitious and elegant New York love story from first time director Benson follows a couple as they try to reclaim the life and love they once…
Victor FrankensteinVictor Frankenstein (2015)
Dir. Paul McGuigan
Feat. Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy, Jessica Brown Findlay
Mary Shelley's classic is given an interesting twist, this time told from the perspective of Igor, the hunchbacked assistant who teams with Dr…
X-Men: ApocalypseX-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
Dir. Bryan Singer
Feat. James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence
The franchise roles on with the X–Men confronting a resurrected mutant determined to re–make the world.
SplitSplit (2016) Recommended
Dir. M. Night Shyamalan
Feat. James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley
Twist–meister M. Night Shyamalan returns (to form) with this innovative thriller starring James McAvoy as a man with 23 different personalities…
Atomic BlondeAtomic Blonde (2017)
Dir. David Leitch
Feat. Charlize Theron, James McAvoy
Pulpy, neon–lit thriller from the makers of JOHN WICK with a remarkable performance from Charlize Theron, giving real emotional depth to a…
GlassGlass (2018)
Dir. M. Night Shyamalan
Feat. Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy
An ambitious, unconventional superhero thriller that provides an intersection between the director M. Night Shyamalan's previous films Unbreakable…
X-Men: Dark PhoenixX-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019)
Dir. Simon Kinberg
Feat. James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence
Final installment in the X–Men film franchise that rebooted in 2011 with FIRST CLASS, set in 1992 where the X–Men are set on a mission by…
It: Chapter 2It: Chapter 2 (2019)
Dir. Andrés Muschietti
Feat. Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader
A solid but overly–protracted direct sequel to the 2017 film that takes place 27 years later when the cast are all grown up and drawn back to…

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