The Independent Recommends: The Three Best Films

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The Limey (18)

Steven Soderbergh's film-jigsaw amounts, at times, to a sort of soulful, art-house Austin Powers. Terence Stamp headlines as the sour Sixties hangover at large in Nineties LA.

The World Is Not Enough (12)

Leaping off a dazzling pre-credits sequence comes the best Bond in decades (left). Pierce Brosnan has his hands full tackling Sophie Marceau's lissom heiress and a shaven-headed Robert Carlyle.

The Iron Giant (U)

One for the discerning child in your life this Christmas, taken from the book by Ted Hughes, and featuring the sort of subtle animation you thought Disney had killed off long ago.