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Mark Kermode picks his favourite film of those released that week. A running gag during 2006-7 was that Mark would leave this until the last minute of the programme and pick something he hadn't yet mentioned - indeed, it it was a listener's frustration with this that partially led to the name "Wittertainment" being coined; said listener, Tony, writing in to say "you'll get through all the reviews if you don't witter".

Occasionally the Movie of the Week is a film that Mark has not had time to actually review within the broadcast show (and is only included in the Podcast extra), as the film is a of an indie bent and / or is on a very limited release. It has often been the case that Simon Mayo has pleaded with Mark to make Movie of the Week something mainstream and that listeners have a realistic possibility of seeing, though Mark always refuses. Examples have included him picking Bug over Lions For Lambs, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days over Charlie Wilson's War, and Hard Candy over Thank You For Smoking.

Only two films have had the distinction of being named Movie of the Week twice - Pan's Labyrinth and Charlie And The Chocolate Factory. And the Charlie And The Chocolate Factory endorsement came from James King, so doesn't really count.

  • 07/07/17: It Comes at Night
  • 30/06/17: Baby Driver
  • 23/06/17: Edith Walks
  • 16/06/17:
  • 08/06/17: My Cousin Rachel
  • 02/06/17: After the Storm (chosen by Robbie Collin)
  • 26/05/17: The Red Turtle
  • 19/05/17: Colossal
  • 12/05/17: The Levelling
  • 05/05/17: Mindhorn
  • 28/04/17: Lady Macbeth
  • 21/04/17: Rules Don't Apply (chosen by Robbie Collin)
  • 14/04/17: The Handmaiden (chosen by Robbie Collin)
  • 07/04/17: Raw
  • 31/03/17: Free Fire
  • 24/03/17: Aquarius
  • 17/03/17: Get Out
  • 10/03/17: The Love Witch
  • 03/03/17: Logan
  • 24/02/17: The Fits (chosen by Robbie Collin)
  • 17/02/17: Moonlight
  • 10/02/17: 20th Century Women, Prevenge
  • 03/02/17: Toni Erdmann
  • 27/01/17: Trainspotting T2
  • 20/01/17: Lion
  • 13/01/17: La La Land
  • 06/01/17: Zero Days (chosen by Robbie Collin)

...

  • 25/11/16: A United Kingdom
  • 18/11/16: Your Name
  • 11/11/16: Arrival
  • 04/11/16: Nocturnal Animals
  • 28/10/16: Ethel and Earnest (chosen by James King)
  • 21/10/16: I, Daniel Blake
  • 14/10/16: American Honey
  • 07/10/16: The Girl On The Train
  • 30/09/16: Under the Shadow
  • 23/09/16: The Girl with All the Gifts
  • 16/09/16: Hunt for the Wilderpeople and The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years
  • 09/09/16: Captain Fantastic
  • 02/09/16: Things to Come
  • 26/08/16: Julieta

...

  • 28/02/14: For Your Consideration
  • 14/02/14: Lego: The Movie
  • 07/02/14: Dallas Buyers Club
  • 31/01/14: Out of the Furnace
  • 10/01/14: 12 years a slave
  • 20/12/13: American Hustle
  • 13/12/13: Fill the void (and the Hobbit 2 for the rest of us)
  • 06/12/13: Nebraska
  • 29/11/13: Saving Mr Banks
  • 22/11/13: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • 15/11/13: The Butler
  • 25/10/13: The selfish giant
  • 18/10/13: Captain Philips
  • 11/10/13: Le weekend
  • 27/09/13: Blue Jasmine
  • 07/06/13: Behind the Candelabra
  • 24/05/13: My Neighbour Totoro
  • 24/05/13: Grave of the Fireflies
  • 17/05/13: The Great Gatsby
  • 14/05/13: Much Ado About Nothing
  • 19/04/13: Love is all you need
  • 12/04/13: The place beyond the pines
  • 05/04/13: Spring Breakers
  • 22/03/13: Reality
  • 15/03/13: Beyond the hills
  • 08/03/13: Side Effects
  • 01/03/13: Stoker
  • 22/02/13: Mama (James King)
  • 15/02/13: Mea Maxima Culpa
  • 15/02/13: For Ellen
  • 08/02/13: I Wish
  • 01/02/13: Flight
  • 25/01/13: Zero dark thirty
  • 18/01/13: Django Unchained
  • 11/01/13: Les Miserables
  • 04/01/13: McCullin
  • 21/12/12: Life of Pi
  • 14/12/12: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • 07/12/12: Seven Psychopaths
  • 30/11/12: Sightseers
  • 23/11/12: End of watch
  • 16/11/12: Breaking Dawn Part 2/Amour/The Master
  • 09/11/12: Argo
  • 02/11/12: De rouille et d’os (Rust and Bone) (Floyd & Boyd)
  • 26/10/12: Skyfall
  • 19/10/12: Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • 12/10/12: Ruby Sparks
  • 05/10/12: Liberal Arts
  • 28/09/12: Holy Motors
  • 14/09/12: Darbareye Elly (About Elly)
  • 14/09/12: ParaNorman
  • 07/09/12: Anna Karenina
  • 31/08/12: Berberian Sound Studio
  • 24/08/12: The Imposter (James King)
  • 17/08/12: Take this Waltz (Floyd & Boyd)
  • 03/08/12: Ted (Al Murray)
  • 26/07/12: Searching for Sugar Man
  • 20/07/12: The Dark Knight Rises
  • 13/07/12: Magic Mike/Nostalgia for the Light
  • 13/07/12: Nostalgia for the Light
  • 06/07/12: The Hunter
  • 29/06/12: Killer Joe
  • 22/06/12: The Last Projectionist
  • 15/06/12: A Royal Affair
  • 09/06/12: Marley
  • 09/06/12: Moonrise Kingdom
  • 08/06/12: Woody Allen: a Documentary
  • 01/06/12: The Angels’ Share
  • 25/05/12: Moonrise Kingdom
  • 18/05/12: The Raid
  • 11/05/12: Cafe de Flore
  • 04/05/12: Juan of the dead
  • 27/04/12: Marvel Avengers Assemble
  • 20/04/12: Marley
  • 13/04/12: The Cabin in the Woods (Floyd & Boyd)
  • 30/03/12: Into the abyss
  • 23/03/12: The Hunger Games/The Kid With a Bike (aka Le gamin au vélo)
  • 16/03/12: Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (aka Bir zamanlar Anadolu’da)
  • 09/03/12: The Raven
  • 02/03/12: Carancho
  • 24/02/12: Rampart
  • 17/02/12: The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls (Floyd and Boyd)
  • 10/02/12: The Muppets
  • 03/02/12: Martha Marcy May Marlene
  • 27/01/12: Like Crazy
  • 20/01/12: Haywire
  • 13/01/12: War Horse
  • 06/01/12: Mother and Child
  • 30/12/11: Top 11 of 2011
  • 30/12/11: Mother and Child
  • 23/12/11: The Artist
  • 16/12/11: Dreams of a Life
  • 09/12/11: Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  • 02/12/11: Hugo in 3D!
  • 25/11/11: The Deep Blue Sea
  • 18/11/11: Snowtown and Twilight Breaking Dawn for the rest of us
  • 11/11/11: Wuthering Heights
  • 04/11/11: Weekend Movie
  • 28/10/11: Anonymous / Ides of March – Floyd and Boyd
  • 21/10/11: We need to talk about Kevin
  • 14/10/11: Real Steel
  • 07/10/11: Tyrannosaur (Perfect Sense)
  • 30/09/11: Melancholia
  • 23/09/11: Drive
  • 16/09/11: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
  • 09/09/11: Troll Hunter
  • 02/09/11: Kill List
  • 26/08/11: The skin I live in (Boyd and Floyd)
  • 19/08/11: The Inbetweeners (Boyd and Floyd)
  • 12/08/11: Rise of the Planet Of the Apes (Boyd and Floyd)
  • 05/08/11: Super 8 (Boyd and Floyd)
  • 29/07/11: A Better Life
  • 22/07/11: The Big Picture / Harry Potter 7B
  • 08/07/11: Tree of Life / The Princess Of Montpensier
  • 01/07/11: A Separation
  • 24/06/11: Bridesmaids
  • 17/06/11: Stake Land
  • 03/06/11: Senna
  • 27/05/11: Le Quattro Volte (The Four Times)
  • 20/05/11: Los ojos de Julia (Julia’s Eyes)
  • 13/05/11: Attack the Block
  • 05/05/11: 13 Assassins
  • 29/04/11: Thor
  • 22/04/11: TT3D Closer to the Edge (Mark)/Pina (Floyd & Boyd)
  • 15/04/11: Meek’s Cutoff/Little White Lies (Floyd & Boyd)
  • 08/04/11: Armadillo
  • 01/04/11: Source Code
  • 25/03/11: Cave of Forgotten Dreams
  • 18/03/11: Benda Bilili!/Submarine
  • 11/03/11: Fair Game
  • 04/03/11: The Adjustment Bureau/Patagonia
  • 25/02/11: Animal Kingdom/Howl (Boyd Hilton)
  • 18/02/11: Inside Job
  • 11/02/11: True Grit
  • 04/02/11: The Fighter
  • 28/01/11: Hereafter
  • 20/01/11: Black Swan
  • 14/01/11: Blue Valentine
  • 07/01/11: The King’s Speech
  • 03/12/10: Of Gods and Men/Monsters
  • 26/11/10: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • 19/11/10: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1/Chico & Rita
  • 12/11/10: We Are What We Are
  • 29/10/10: The Kids Are All Right (Floyd & Boyd)
  • 22/10/10: Easy A
  • 15/10/10: The Social Network
  • 08/10/10: Restrepo
  • 01/10/10: Made in Dagenham
  • 24/09/10: Enter the Void
  • 17/09/10: Winter’s Bone
  • 10/09/10: My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done/The Runaways
  • 03/09/10: Copie Conforme (Certified Copy)
  • 27/08/10: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (Floyd & Boyd)
  • 20/08/10: Madeo (Mother)/Piranha 3D (Floyd & Boyd)
  • 13/08/10: El Secreto de Sus Ojos (The Secret in Their Eyes) (Floyd & Boyd)
  • 06/08/10: Step Up 3D/Undertow (Floyd & Boyd)
  • 30/07/10: Karate Kid (Floyd & Boyd)
  • 23/07/10: Splice
  • 16/07/10: Inception/Toy Story 3
  • 09/07/10: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
  • 03/07/10: Skeletons
  • 26/06/10: Good Hair
  • 19/06/10: Please Give
  • 11/06/10: Black Death
  • 04/06/10: She’s Out of My League (Boyd Hilton)
  • 28/05/10: The Time That Remains
  • 21/05/10: Heartless
  • 14/05/10: American: The Bill Hicks Story
  • 07/05/10: Four Lions
  • 30/04/10: The Disappearance of Alice Creed
  • 23/04/10: Centurion
  • 16/04/10: The Ghost Writer/Cemetery Junction (Floyd and Boyd)
  • 02/04/10: Kick-Ass
  • 26/03/10: Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang
  • 19/03/10: The Scouting Book for Boys
  • 12/03/10: Green Zone
  • 05/03/10: Legion
  • 26/02/10: Capitalism: A Love Story
  • 19/02/10: Crazy Heart/Solomon Kane (Floyd and Boyd)
  • 12/02/10: Ponyo
  • 05/02/10: Oil City Confidential
  • 29/01/10: The Princess and the Frog
  • 22/01/10: Un Prophète (A Prophet)
  • 15/01/10: The Book of Eli
  • 08/01/10: The Road
  • 18/12/09: Avatar
  • 11/12/09: Where the Wild Things Are
  • 04/12/09: Me and Orson Welles
  • 27/11/09: Paranormal Activity
  • 20/11/09: A Serious Man
  • 13/11/09: Das Weiße Band (The White Ribbon)
  • 06/11/09: Henri-George Clouzot’s Inferno
  • 30/10/09: An Education (Floyd and Boyd)
  • 23/10/09: The Cove
  • 16/10/09: Triangle
  • 09/10/09: Up (Floyd and Boyd)
  • 02/10/09: L’Armée du Crime (Army of Crime)
  • 25/09/09: Creation
  • 18/09/09: Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs
  • 11/09/09: Fish Tank
  • 04/09/09: District 9
  • 28/08/09: The Hurt Locker (Andrew Collins)
  • 21/08/09: Afterschool
  • 14/08/09: A Perfect Getaway/Time Traveler’s Wife
  • 07/08/09: Mesrine: Killer Instinct (Andrew Collins)
  • 31/07/09: The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
  • 24/07/09: Antichrist (but one shouldn’t really see it)
  • 17/07/09: Harry Potter 6(/Moon)
  • 10/07/09: Brüno
  • 03/07/09: Public Enemies
  • 26/06/09: Sunshine Cleaning
  • 19/06/09: Telstar
  • 12/06/09: Looking For Eric
  • 05/06/09: Pour Elle (Anything for Her)
  • 29/05/09: Drag Me To Hell
  • 22/05/09: Awaydays
  • 08/05/09: Star Trek
  • 01/05/09: Is Anybody There?
  • 24/04/09: State of Play
  • 17/04/09: In The Loop
  • 10/04/09: Let the Right One In
  • 03/04/09: The Boat That Rocked
  • 27/03/09: The Damned United
  • 20/03/09: Il Divo
  • 13/03/09: Bronson (but actually everything that isn’t Marley and Me)
  • 06/03/09: Young Victoria
  • 27/02/09: Entre les murs (The Class)
  • 20/02/09: Anvil! The Story of Anvil/Gran Torino (Andrew Collins)
  • 13/02/09: Üç Maymun (Three Monkeys)
  • 06/02/09: Doubt
  • 30/01/09: JCVD
  • 23/01/09: Frost/Nixon
  • 16/01/09: The Wrestler
  • 09/01/09: Slumdog Millionaire
  • 02/01/09: Che: Part One (Andrew Collins)
  • 12/12/08: Inkheart
  • 05/12/08: Summer/Lakeview Terrace
  • 28/11/08: Changeling/Lorna’s Silence
  • 21/11/08: Waltz With Bashir
  • 14/11/08: The Baader Meinhof Complex
  • 07/11/08: W. (Andrew Collins)
  • 31/10/08: Of Time and the City
  • 24/10/08: Ghost Town/High School Musical 3: Senior Year
  • 17/10/08: Young @ Heart
  • 10/10/08: Gomorrah
  • 03/10/08: Heavy Load
  • 26/09/08: I’ve Loved You So Long
  • 19/09/08: Die Welle (The Wave)
  • 12/09/08: Eden Lake
  • 05/09/08: The Duchess
  • 29/08/08: Bes Vakit (Times and Winds) (Andrew Collins)
  • 15/08/08: Hellboy II: The Golden Army
  • 08/08/08: The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (Andrew Collins)
  • 01/08/08: Man of Wire (Andrew Collins)
  • 25/07/08: No “film of the week” this week (But it should be The Dark Knight)
  • 11/07/08: Mamma Mia
  • 04/07/08: The Mist
  • 27/06/08: The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
  • 20/06/08: The Ruins
  • 13/06/08: Taxi to the Dark Side/In Search of a Midnight Kiss
  • 06/06/08: Gone Baby Gone
  • 30/05/08: California Dreamin’ (Andrew Collins)
  • 23/05/08: Shotgun Stories
  • 16/05/08: Caramel
  • 09/05/08: No “film of the week” this week
  • 02/05/08: Joy Division
  • 25/04/08: Persepolis
  • 18/04/08: In Bruge (Andrew Collins)
  • 11/04/08: Lonesome Jim
  • 04/04/08: Son of Rambow
  • 28/03/08: 27 Dresses
  • 21/03/08: El Orfanato (The Orphanage)
  • 14/03/08: redacted
  • 07/03/08: Diary of the Dead
  • 29/02/08: The Bank Job
  • 22/02/08: Be Kind Rewind
  • 15/02/08: River Queen
  • 08/02/08: There Will Be Blood/Juno/The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
  • 01/02/08: Cloverfield
  • 25/01/08: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  • 18/01/08: No Country for Old Men
  • 11/01/08: 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
  • 14/12/07: Enchanted
  • 07/12/07: Stellet Licht (Silent Light)
  • 30/11/07: The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
  • 23/11/07: Rescue Dawn
  • 16/11/07: American Gangster
  • 09/11/07: Bug
  • 26/10/07: Eastern Promises (James King)
  • 19/10/07: Once
  • 12/10/07: Black Sheep
  • 05/10/07: Control
  • 28/09/07: Kenny (James King)
  • 21/09/07: A Mighty Heart
  • 14/09/07: 3:10 to Yuma
  • 07/09/07: Atonement
  • 31/08/07: Hallam Foe (James King)
  • 24/08/07: Knocked Up (Andrew Collins)
  • 17/08/07: The Bourne Ultimatum
  • 03/08/07: No “film of the week” this week (but I for India is probably the best)
  • 20/07/07: Hairspray
  • 13/07/07: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • 06/07/07: Flanders (Flandres)
  • 29/06/07: Golden Door
  • 22/06/07: PTU/Fong juk (Exiled)
  • 15/06/07: The Wild Blue Yonder
  • 08/06/07: Taking Liberties
  • 25/05/07: Jindabyne
  • 18/05/07: Zodiac
  • 11/05/07: 28 Weeks Later
  • 04/05/07: Goya’s Ghost
  • 27/04/07: This is England/Scott Walker: 30 Century Man
  • 20/04/07: Half Nelson
  • 13/04/07: The Lives of Others (Andrew Collins)
  • 30/03/07: The Namesake
  • 23/03/07: 300
  • 09/03/07: Inland Empire
  • 02/03/07: Ghost Rider (James King)
  • 23/02/07: Letters from Iwo Jima
  • 16/02/07: Hot Fuzz
  • 09/02/07: For Your Consideration
  • 02/02/07: Dreamgirls
  • 26/01/07: The Fountain/Blood Diamond
  • 19/01/07: Black Book
  • 13/01/07: The Last King of Scotland/Ghosts
  • 05/01/07: Apocalypto/Dark Horse (Andrew Collins)
  • 22/12/06: No ‘film of the week’ this week
  • 15/12/06: It’s Winter / Wizard of Oz (re-release)
  • 08/12/06: Pan’s Labyrinth (again) / Happy Feet / The Nativity Story
  • 01/12/06: Shortbus
  • 24/11/06: El laberinto del fauno (aka Pan’s Labyrinth)
  • 17/11/06: Requiem
  • 10/11/06: The Prestige (James King)
  • 03/11/06: Scenes of a Sexual Nature
  • 27/10/06: Red Road
  • 20/10/06: Marie Antoinette
  • 13/10/06: The Guardian
  • 06/10/06: The Departed
  • 29/09/06: World Trade Center
  • 22/09/06: Children of Men
  • 15/09/06: The Black Dahlia
  • 08/09/06: Snow Cake
  • 01/09/06: The Film Is Not Yet Rated
  • 18/08/06: The Notorious Bettie Page
  • 28/07/06: Tom yum goong (aka Warrior King)
  • 14/07/06: Superman Returns
  • 07/07/06: Awesome; I Fuckin’ Shot That!
  • 23/06/06: The Wind That Shakes The Barley
  • 16/06/06: Hard Candy
  • 09/06/06: I’m the Angel of Death: Pusher III
  • 02/06/06: United 93 (James King)
  • 26/05/06: Bug
  • 19/05/06: Once in a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos
  • 12/05/06: Time To Leave
  • 05/05/06: The Devil and Daniel Johnston
  • 28/04/06: Slither
  • 21/04/06: C.R.A.Z.Y.
  • 14/04/06: Seducing Doctor Lewis (James King)
  • 07/04/06: The Squid and the Whale (James King)
  • 31/03/06: Basic Instinct 2 / Shooting Dogs / The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
  • 24/03/06: Romance & Cigarettes
  • 17/03/06: V For Vendetta / Ushpizin
  • 10/03/06: The Proposition
  • 03/03/06: Kidulthood / Manderlay
  • 24/02/06: Capote
  • 17/02/06: Good Night, and Good Luck
  • 10/02/06: Chinjeolhan geumjassi (aka Lady Vengeance)
  • 03/02/06: Walk The Line
  • 27/01/06: Caché (aka Hidden)
  • 20/01/06: A Cock and Bull Story
  • 13/01/06: Breakfast On Pluto
  • 06/01/06: Brokeback Mountain (James King)
  • 16/12/05: King Kong
  • 09/12/05: Calvaire (aka The Ordeal)
  • 02/12/05: Where the Truth Lies
  • 25/11/05: The Exorcism of Emily Rose
  • 18/11/05: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire / Stoned
  • 04/11/05: De battre mon coeur s’est arrêté (aka The Beat That My Heart Skipped) / Murderball
  • 28/10/05: Thumbsucker (James King)
  • 21/10/05: The Corpse Bride
  • 14/10/05: Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
  • 07/10/05: Serenity
  • 30/09/05: A History of Violence
  • 23/09/05: Howl’s Moving Castle / Land of the Dead
  • 16/09/05: Wolf Creek
  • 09/09/05: Cinderella Man
  • 02/09/05: The 40 Year Old Virgin (James King)
  • 26/08/05: The Mighty Celt
  • 12/08/05: Crash
  • 05/08/05: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (again) (James King)
  • 29/07/05: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (James King)
  • 22/07/05: The Skeleton Key (one week early)
  • 13/07/05: Festival
  • 08/07/05: The Descent
  • 01/07/05: War of the Worlds
  • 24/06/05: Paheli
  • 17/06/05: Batman Begins
  • 10/06/05: Baadasssss!/Inside Deep Throat
  • 03/06/05: Moolaadé (Jason Solomons)
  • 27/05/05: Millions
  • 20/05/05: Dr. K recommends “staying at home and don’t go to the cinema”
  • 13/05/05: The Jacket
  • 06/05/05: Brothers / Kingdom of Heaven
  • 29/04/05: Mean Creek
  • 22/04/05: Tarnation / Waqt: The Race Against Time
  • 15/04/05: The original ‘The Amityville Horror’
  • 08/04/05: Sahara / Bullet Boy / The Assassination of Richard Nixon (James King)
  • 01/04/05: Der Untergang (aka Downfall) (James King)
  • 25/03/05: Robots
  • 11/03/05: The Chorus