Classic David Lean adaptation of the Dickens novel about an orphan with a mysterious benefactor.
Arguably Dickens’ greatest work, Great Expectations has lost none of its power or ability to captivate readers and audiences. Adapted for the screen many times, this black and white David Lean classic is arguably still the most definitive, regarded as one of the all-time triumphs in British cinema.Read more
Musical version of the famous Charles Dickens novel about the adventures of a Victorian orphan who falls in with a London street gang.
Exploring Dickens in a more playful fashion, this musical adaptation of Oliver Twist is another true classic, a staple for anybody growing up, packed with unforgettable songs, and a vivid portrait of Victorian London as seen through the eyes of a young orphan boy.Read more
Charming stop-motion animated fable from the makers of Coraline, based on Alan Snow's children's novel Here Be Monsters.
This brilliant, charming and unashamedly silly stop-motion animation takes place in the fictional Victorian town of Cheesebridge, and is a story full of wit and visual spark that also introduces themes of class and poverty to its narrative.Read more
Basil The Great Mouse Detective(1986)
Charming animation about a mouse version of Sherlock Holmes who investigates a toymaker's disappearance in Victorian London.
Sherlock was adapted for much younger audiences in this delightful animation, based on the Basil of Baker Street stories. Here the legendary sleuth is a rodent setting out to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a toymaker, before realising that the kidnapper is also planning to kidnap the queen!Read more
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Tom's Midnight Garden(1999)
Tom has many adventures in his magic garden in this adaptation of Philippa Pearce's novel about the end of childhood.
Childhood is movingly and poignantly captured in this lovely film that retains the magic of the Phillipa Pearce novel as well as its sadness. Along the way however is a story full of adventure and discovery.Read more
Alice Through the Looking Glass(2016)
Alice must travel back in time in order to discover secrets from the past and rescue the Mad Hatter.
Adventure and discovery are of course at the heart of Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories. This sequel is notable for its vivid depiction of gender boundaries in Victorian Britain, as well as being a visual feast for the imagination. Unlike the previous film, Alice herself is very much at the heart of this story.Read more
The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists(2012)
As with all the films of Aardman Studios, there’s no shortage of excitement, humour and daftness in this swashbuckling pirate adventure-animation.
Exciting, funny, and very daft, Aardman's swashbuckling adventure features an outrageous mission for Pirate Captain to be awarded Pirate of the year, setting him on a quest that takes in meetings with Queen Victoria (who hates pirates!) and a lonely scientist named Charles Darwin.Read more
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