Cinema Listings By Genre for Films in London and the UK



Variety, as they say, is the spice of life and cinema is no exception. So if you like to have a good blub at a weepy, check out our list of romance films currently showing in UK cinemas. Half-term ideas for the kids? Check out the Kids and Family pages. We've a genre for every taste...

Drama Movies Showing in London and the Rest of the UK. Photo: clydesan. C.C.LicenseDrama
What you're looking for in a good drama is some emotional involvement with the characters, preferably with some great cinematography to help set the mood...


Comedy Movies Showing in London and the Rest of the UK. Photo: Jeremy Burgin. C.C.LicenseComedy
From Charlie Chaplin and Harold Lloyd via Some Like it Hot and The Life of Brian to Borat and Kickass, comedy has been at the centre of cinema throughout its history...


Documentaries Showing in London and the Rest of the UK. Photo Credit: LondonNetDocumentary
Once seen as the poor relative of the cinema world, in recent years documentaries have broken out of the worthy/dull twilight zone thanks to filmmakers like Michael Moore...


Action Movies Showing in London and the Rest of the UK. Photo: (L to R) Matthew Patel (SATYA BHABHA) takes a hit from Scott Pilgrim (MICHAEL CERA) in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Photo Credit: Double Negative. Copyright: 2010 Universal Studios. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.Action
They don't call them 'movies' for nothing and directors don't shout "Action!" because they want actors to stand still on the spot...


Thrillers Showing in London and the Rest of the UK. Photo: Ryan Reynolds (Paul Conroy) in Buried. Icon FilmThriller
It's hard not to prefix the word 'thriller' with its constant companion, 'taut'. Thrillers are all about the careful, calculated build up of suspense as our hero/heroine is tracked through the dark streets of a strange town...


Family Movies Showing in London and the Rest of the UK. Photo: Gru (voiced by STEVE CARELL) in Despicable Me. Photo Credit: Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment. Copyright: © 2009 Universal Studios. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.Family
There was a time when Family Films were extra-mature cheesy - think of those Disney live action efforts from the 70s...


Musicals Showing in London and the Rest of the UK. Photo Credit: Horia Varlan. C.C.LicenseMusical
For the full movie experience, musicals reach the highest note. They're dramas with extra emotional punch, comedies with a beating heart and family films over which the family can sing and miss the story...


Movies Showing in London and the Rest of the UK. Photo ICE AGE 3 DAWN OF THE DINOSAURS. Fox UK Home EntKids
There's something magical about the look on their little faces when bathed in movie stardust, or is that ice-cream debris with popcorn stuck all over their chops?...


Romantic Movies Showing in London and the Rest of the UK. Photo Credit: # phos_graphis #. C.C.LicenseRomance
"I want my sun-drenched, wind-swept Ingrid Bergman kiss," sang The Beautiful South. Who doesn't? Ingrid might be long gone (sniff), but cinema is never short of women and men who make the rest of us go weak at the knees...


Horror Movies Showing in London and the Rest of the UK. Photo: Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee) & Abby (Chloe Moretz) in Let Me In. Icon FilmHorror
Blood - check; gore - of course; now, go heavy on the mascara, light faces from below and all you need is a plot...


SciFi Movies Showing in London and the Rest of the UK. Photo: Avatar. Fox UK Home EntSciFi
George Melies' A Trip to the Moon (1902) marked the start of movie sci-fi and there's been no looking back since, though Melies' space travellers did, in fact, look back at planet Earth. That's the clue...


Westerns Showing in London and the Rest of the UK. Photo Credit: Seattle Miles (be back soon). C.C.LicenseWestern
For some, westerns are the zenith of film art - all that wild, wide open space, the one-horse towns that look like movie sets, John Wayne and Natalie Wood in The Searchers - while for others they're clichéd stories covered in dust...