Whether it’s for a bank holiday movie-thon, half term treat or weekday date night, we’ve got a film for whatever mood you’re in. This month, watch award-nominees Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel, or get re-acquainted with the cult characters of Trainspotting 20 years on from the original. Race you to the sofa…
1. La La Land
Best for: Hollywood romance
Fresh from the buzz of cleaning up at awards season (and that infamous envelope mix-up at the Oscars), La La Land is still the film on everybody’s lips. Following two young lovers trying to crack Tinsel Town, this feel-good musical-comedy harks back to the golden age of Hollywood: think big numbers, dreamy backdrops and two of the silver screen’s most popular talents, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. What more could you want?
Available to buy or rent now from BT TV Store
Best for: Family fun
Taking advantage of our current obsession with talent shows, the makers of Despicable Me and The Secret Life of Pets are back with this tale of crooning critters as they take to the stage for a chance of winning $100,000. Featuring the voices of Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey and Scarlett Johansson, there’s plenty to enjoy whether you’re a two-year-old or a forty-two-year-old – just try and stop yourself grabbing the hairbrush and singing along.
Available to buy and own from 15 May and rent from 22 May from BT TV Store
3. T2: Trainspotting
Best for: Gritty drama
It was always going to be a tough act to follow, but director Danny Boyle has delivered with this sequel to his 1996 breakthrough film, Trainspotting. Two decades on from the original, Renton (Ewan McGregor) Begbie (Robert Carlyle), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller) and Spud (Ewen Bremner) are reunited amid the throes of midlife crises. Yes, there’s addiction, extortion and hedonism, but deep down, this is a film about friendship.
Available to buy and own from 22 May and rent from 5 June from BT TV Store
Best for: A good cry
Remember how scary it was getting lost when you were little? Then imagine how Saroo, a five-year-old Indian boy must have felt when he accidentally ended up thousands of miles away from his home. This moving true story follows Saroo, now a young adult, trying to track down his lost family with virtually nothing to go on. Warning: tissues required.
Available to rent from BT TV Store from 22 May
Best for: Sci-fi fans
When a spaceship transporting passengers to a distant colony as part of an exodus from earth planet malfunctions, two of its inhabitants are woken out of their hibernation pods prematurely – 90 years too early, to be exact. To make things worse, the pair soon run into trouble when a meteor shower collides with the ship. Strap in for a rocky ride…
Available to buy and rent from BT TV Store now