Big Screen – this week’s top ten at the cinema…

  1. War Horse
  2. Emotional hurdles… Steven Spielberg holds the reins of this war epic, based on the Michael Morpurgo novel of the same name, which charts the bond between a man and the horse he tamed and trained.


  3. The Descendants
  4. Family ties… Sideways director Alexander Payne helms this comedy drama about a middle-aged lawyer (George Clooney) who attempts to reconnect with his daughters when his wife is involved in a boating accident.

  5. The Grey
  6. Frost bite… Liam Neeson has a vicious pack of wolves nipping at his heels as he leads a group of plane crash-survivors through the freezing Alaskan wilderness in this survival thriller.

  7. A Monster in Paris
  8. Heart of the matter… This Paris-set 3D family animation tells the story of a monster’s love for a beautiful French singer.

  9. The Artist
  10. Silence is golden… This black-and-white French romance focuses on a fading silent film male star and a rising actress – plus a scene-stealing dog!

  11. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
  12. Mind games… Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law reprise their roles as sleuthing duo Sherlock Homes and Dr John Watson, who face a battle of wits with their most cunning adversary, Professor Moriarty.

  13. Underworld: Awakening
  14. Long in the tooth… Kate Beckinsale is back in black as vampire warrior Selene in this continuation of the fantasy franchise.

  15. The Iron Lady
  16. Political maneuvering… Meryl Streep gets under the skin of former British PM Margaret Thatcher in this Phyllida Lloyd-directed biopic.

  17. The Sitter
  18. Responsible adult..? Jonah Hill gets more than he bargained for when he agrees to look after the kids next door in this comedy from Pineapple Express director, David Gordon Green.

  19. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
  20. Secret service… Tom Cruise scales dizzying heights in the latest instalment of his action franchise, this time directed by The Incredibles helmer Brad Bird.

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