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Film4 have led the way with some brilliant movies in the past including “12 Years a Slave”, “This is England”, “24 Hour Party People”, “Never Let Me Go” and many more. They have their own unique style, so if you like the sorts of movies they produce then Film4.com might be a site worth checking out.
Although the movies produced by Film4 aren't necessarily exclusive to their website, you're more likely to find them all within its walls, compared with other sites which aren't associated with the production company. In fact the back catalogues are worth taking a look at because there are some real gems in there. The site also has all the latest releases and favourite films. The quality can alter depending on the strength of your internet connection but generally you ought to find the films to be of high visual and audio quality. If you prefer you can download the movies to watch offline, which is very handy if you want to take them travelling or don't want to rely on your streaming speed at home.
A number of the movies will work on different devices, although we did find that a lot are restricted to Mac and Windows users. If you think you'd prefer to watch movies on a mobile device then we recommend finding the movies you're interested in to discover whether or not they're compatible with your device. What does set Film 4 out from some of its peers is that it's clearly a dedicated and passionate area for film fans. They have a blog with some very interesting articles on it, you can “meet the team” or check out some of the innovative ways they've been engaging with emergent talent. You can also explore some of the talented people they've been working with and there are a number of movie dates to add to your diary, including the Cannes film festival.
The site allows you to watch trailers of each movie (and movies due to be released), which is useful in helping you to decide which ones you'd like to view. However we do think its users would benefit from being able to rate movies and comment on them, as well as being able to receive recommendations based on what they've been looking at. The editors do compile lists of movies within unique categories, which is an interesting way to view movies you might otherwise have ignored.
Film4oD is a well conceived movie download website for the UK. Some of its own productions are superb and we would mostly recommend using this site if you are interested in their home-grown productions.
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