The Independent Recommends: The Five Best Films

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All About My Mother (15)

Almodovar at his quirky, curious best. All About My Mother offers a soaring salute to mums everywhere, not to mention a nostalgic farewell to the good old days of transvestite prostitution.

Rushmore (15)

The high-school comedy peaks with this oddbod masterpiece about a gal (Olivia Williams), a guy (Bill Murray) and the schoolboy (Jason Schwartzman) who gets between them. A genuine one-off.

The War Zone (18)

Tim Roth's first stab at film direction results in a chill of incest within a brood of displaced Londoners. The dreamy visuals and acting cast a potent spell.

Go (18)

Doug "Swinger" Liman spirits us through one wild weekend in the lives of a crop of California youngsters. Go stays one step ahead of its viewer; dropping clues, varying its rhythm.

South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut (15)

Our round-headed heroes (right) start some low-level mischief that leads to America declaring war on Canada. Oh yeah - it's funny too.