1. The Wolf of Wall Street4-single_stars

Money talks… Leonardo DiCaprio flashes the cash in Martin Scorsese’s black comedy take on the true story of a high-earning, fast-living stockbroker.

2. 12 Years a Slave5_single_stars

Fight for freedom… Steve McQueen’s historical drama charts the true story of Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a black man who is abducted and sold into slavery in pre-Civil War America

3. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit3-single_stars

Man on a mission… Tom Clancy’s CIA analyst gets another feature-length outing – this time around he’s played by Chris Pine and is tasked with thwarting a Russian plot to crash the US economy.

4. Frozen4-single_stars

Cold front… Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel provide the voices of two sisters torn apart by icy magic in Disney’s chilly animation.

5. American Hustle4-single_stars

Serial scamming… David O Russell’s con-artist caper sees Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner and Jennifer Lawrence drawn together in a world of organised crime and political corruption.

6. Inside Llewyn Davis5_single_stars

Pitch perfect… Joel and Ethan Coen set out to hit the right notes with their comedy drama about a young singer trying to make a name for himself in the folk scene of 1960’s New York.

7. August: Osage County3-single_stars

Family matters… Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts clash as acid-tongued mother and strong-willed daughter pulled back under the same roof by a family crisis.

8. Last Vegas2-single_stars

Senior moment… Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline are ageing men behaving badly in this bachelor party comedy from National Treasure helmer John Turteltaub.

9. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug4-single_stars

Bilbo Baggins’ epic journey to reclaim the dwarf kingdom of Erebor from fearsome dragon Smaug continues through perilous lands, including spider-infested woods, in this second instalment of the fantasy trilogy.

10. Devil’s Due

Pregnancy scare… Young couple Zach and Samantha’s excitement about becoming new parents turns to terror as Samantha’s pregnancy is plagued by unsettling and unexplained events.

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