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Celluloid Streams: Thrilling Sci-Fi and Hilarious Documentary

There's docs and films aplenty in our recommendations for what to watch online this week.

As the sun returns from its holidays, we're back with another selection of films which are available for streaming now.

Dark Skies (15) - Prime

For every great science fiction or horror film there are about 99 bad ones, but Scott Stewart's 2013 movie manages to incorporate both genres and also be absolutely thrilling. Chilling, clever, terrifying and enormously entertaining.

Custody (15) - All4

For some unknown reason Xavier Legrand's film sailed under the radar on release, which was a shame as it deserved to reach a much wider audience. However, it is, admittedly, an extremely hard watch at times.

The Amazing Jonathan (15) - NOW TV

There are a lot of brilliant documentaries out there but very few are also hilariously funny as well. Benjamin Berman's film has a bit of everything - an unreliable star, technical hitches and a story which.... who knows?!

Krampus (15) - Netflix

'Tis the season to be jolly, and given Netflix's previously baffling decisions Krampus is a Christmas film which probably won't be available in December. It's a warm fuzzy movie about the joys of family.

Two Days, One Night (15) - iPlayer

It's depressingly unusual for films which are not shot in the English language to get nominated in any of the main Academy Awards categories. However, in the Dardenne Brothers' Two Days, One Night, Marion Cotillard was deservedly nominated for the Best Actress Oscar.

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