Movies not to miss at this year's Bristol Film Festival

By Yuup

Last updated on Wednesday 25 May 2022

Bristol Film Festival is back this Autumn with a line up of unmissable films at iconic Bristol locations. So, with 54 different screenings across the city, what should you go and see? We've selected some of our top film screenings to book up now. Grab some popcorn and settle down...

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Date night movies

Book in a date night with a difference at some unexpected locations Bristol...

Gravity at The Planetarium

Lose yourself as you watch this epic space odyssey on the sprawling screen of Bristol’s Planetarium.
Watch Gravity

Pan’s Labyrinth at Redcliffe Caves

Watch Guillermo del Toro’s historical fantasy as you sit deep inside Bristol’s Redcliffe Caves
Watch Pan's Labyrinth

The Big Lebowski at Redcliffe Caves

Looking for a cult classic? Jeff ‘The Dude’ Lebowski comes to life at the underground cinema in Redcliffe Caves with sharp comedy and all the ingredients to make it one of the Coen brothers' most popular films. 
Watch The Big Lebowski

The Terminator at The Planetarium

With action best seen on a big screen, this sci-fi classic gets the Planetarium treatment as Sarah Connor finds herself being stalked by a terrifying assassin.
Watch The Terminator

Fargo at Redcliffe Caves

Watch the 1996 Academy Award-winning film that paved the way for the hit TV series, all in the atmospheric cinema in Redcliffe Caves.
Watch Fargo

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Movies at Bristol Museum

Top for families

Go to a classic film that the whole family will enjoy, from live action to animation... 

Night at the Museum at Bristol Museum

Come to your own ‘night at the museum’ as Bristol Museum opens its door after hours to screen the fun family feature, Night at the Museum.
Watch Night at the Museum

Up at Clifton Observatory

Perfect for both kids and adults, Up is a beautifully funny yet poignant story that won multiple awards after its release in 2009. Watch in the beautiful setting of the Clifton Observatory. 
Watch Up

Wall-E at The Planetarium

Pixar’s ninth animated film takes us to the distant future where rubbish-collecting robot, Wall-E, looks for human connection.
Watch Wall-E

James and the Giant Peach at Arnos Vale

This Roald Dahl classic gets a Tim Burton twist as James escapes his cruel aunt with some new friends.
Watch James and the Giant Peach

Coraline at Arnos Vale

In the grand setting of Arnos Vale Cemetery, watch as Coraline finds herself in a parallel universe and soon finds that all is not as it seems.
Watch Coraline

Christmas classics

Festive films to get you in the Christmas mood and celebrate the season...

Love Actually at Bristol Museum

Get in the festive spirit with Love Actually's all star cast including Hugh Grant, Emma Roberts and Alan Rickman, on a huge screen in the main hall at Bristol Museum. 
Watch Love Actually 

Elf at Bristol Museum

Comedy at Christmas comes courtesy of Elf, with refreshments on hand at Bristol Museum after hours. 
Watch Elf

Nightmare Before Christmas at Arnos Vale

Watch Tim Burton’s magical Halloween-Christmas hit in the beautiful Anglican Chapel at Arnos Vale Cemetery.
Watch Nightmare Before Christmas

Bridget Jones’s Diary

The feel-good, quintessentially British romcom comes to Avery Wine Vaults ‘Vintage Screen’, with a wine tasting to enjoy as you turn the pages of Bridget Jones’s Diary.
Watch Bridget Jones’s Diary

Die Hard 2 at Averys Wine Vaults

A cult Christmas classic accompanied by a selection of hand-picked wines in Averys Wine Vaults’ cosy cinema.
Watch Die Hard 2

Vintage cinema at Bristol Film Festival

Unmissable vintage cinema

Enjoy classic movies with drinks to boot...

Casablanca at Averys Wine Vaults

Relive the love story of this classic Hollywood film as you sip a selection of hand-picked wines at Averys Wine Vaults.
Watch Casablanca

A Room with a View at Averys Wine Vaults

Settle down to classic British cinema with a wine tasting flight to enjoy as you watch, courtesy of Averys Wine Vaults.
Watch A Room with a View

Bottle Shock at Averys Wine Vaults

Watch this charming wine-fueled comedy as you sip on your own selection of grapes from the vaults at Averys.
Watch Bottle Shock

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