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Rabbit Season

Or "Rabbits in Film". From the innocent and fluffy (Thumper) to the enigmatic and menacing (Frank from "Donnie Darko"); from smart and sassy (Bugs) to weird and wonderful (Rabbit ears boy in "Gummo"!) - the humble bunny has been in our movie psyche since the first one popped out of the first movie magician's hat. The humble bunny has reflected man's inhumanity to man ("Watership Down"), symbolised his innocence, pure and tainted ("Harvey", "Sexy Beast"), and just given us a few good laughs along the way ("Who Framed Roger Rabbit", "Raising Arizona"). Lest we forget their valuable and long-eared contribution to movie magic. Pictured: One freaky rabbit in "Donnie Darko".

Donnie Darko: The Director's Cut (2001)

8.1/10
Director: Richard Kelly
Starring: Drew Barrymore, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Katharine Ross, Mary McDonnell, No...

During the presidential election of 1988, a teenager named Donnie Darko (Jake Gyllenhaal) sleepwalks out of his house one night, and sees a giant, dem... Read more

Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

7.7/10
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Starring: Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Charles Fleischer, Joanna Cassidy

Groundbreaking blend of live-action and animation in which jaded, 1940's detective Bob Hoskins goes searching for a murderer with prime suspect, and c... Read more

Watership Down (1978)

7.7/10
Director: Martin Rosen
Starring: Voices Of, John Hurt, Richard Briers, Ralph Richardson, Simon Cadell, Terence Ri...

Director Martin Rosen's acclaimed animated version of the Richard Adam's novel about a family of rabbits seeking a safe place to live as developers mo... Read more

Bambi (1942)

7.3/10
Director: David Hand
Starring: Bambi, Thumper

The Disney crew worked for four years to animate Felix Salten's woodland tale, resulting in some of the studio's most memorable characters (young fawn... Read more

Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)

6.7/10
Director: Sharon Maguire
Starring: Renee Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Gemma Jones, Jim Broadbent

Armed with a British accent and 20 well-placed extra pounds, Renee Zellweger plays the title role in this witty romantic comedy based on Helen Fieldin... Read more

Alice (1988)

7.5/10
Director: Jan Svankmajer
Starring: Kristyna Kohoutova, Camilla Powers

Jan Svankmajer, the Czech master of animation, has fulfilled a lifetime ambition in this interpretation of Alice in Wonderland. Svankmajer's Alice rem... Read more

Harvey (1950)

8/10
Director: Henry Koster
Starring: James Stewart, Josephine Hull, Victoria Horn

This beloved comedy stars James Stewart as a good-hearted inebriate whose constant companion is a six foot, invisible rabbit named Harvey that only he... Read more

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1974)

8.3/10
Director: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones
Starring: Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Eric Idl...

King Arthur meets Monty Python in this irreverent, insane, funny film with Graham Chapman as King Arthur convening his knights to seek the Holy Grail.... Read more

And God Created Woman (1956)

6.3/10
Director: Roger Vadim
Starring: Brigitte Bardot, Curt Jurgens, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Christian Marquand

Brigitte Bardot's best known film. She plays a man teasing 18-year-old whose lustful encounters with the irresistible opposite sex are enacted out ami... Read more

Inland Empire (2006)

7/10
Director: David Lynch
Starring: Laura Dern, Jeremy Irons, Justin Theroux, Harry Dean Stanton, Cameron Daddo

A mesmerizing performance by Laura Dern anchors David Lynch's mindbending tale of an actress who learns that her latest movie is a remake of a film th... Read more