Small Screen – this week’s top ten DVDs…

  1. The Reader
  2. Secrets and lies… In Fifties Germany, a teenager has an intimate relationship with an older woman, played by Kate Winslet. When he encounters her again many years later, she is being tried for war crimes and he makes a discovery that could save her.


  3. Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
  4. Neighbours from hell… The third instalment in the fantasy franchise explores the origins of the war between vampires and werewolves.

  5. Defiance
  6. Fighting back… This World War II drama sees Daniel Craig as one of four Jewish brothers from Poland who flee from Nazi persecution and launch an attack on their oppressors.

  7. Seven Pounds
  8. Guilt trip… Will Smith plays a man tormented by the role he played in a tragic accident. He sets out to redeem himself by helping seven strangers.

  9. Bride Wars
  10. Marriage mayhem… Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway do battle as best friends who are scheduled to hold their respective weddings on the same day.

  11. The Spirit
  12. Shady character… This comic book adaptation sees masked vigilante and detective, the Spirit, fighting crime – and his arch nemesis, the Octopus – from the shadows.

  13. Twilight
  14. Pain in the neck… Teenager Bella Swann moves to a small town in Washington and falls for her mysterious classmate, Edward Cullen, who turns out to be a 108-year-old vampire. Typical.

  15. Role Models
  16. Growing old disgracefully… Two reckless salesmen are ordered to mentor some wayward children…

  17. Frost/Nixon
  18. Face-off… Ron Howard directs this drama based on the historic battle between former US president Richard Nixon and British broadcaster David Frost.

  19. Mamma Mia!
  20. Dancing Queen… Meryl Streep can dance. Meryl Streep can jive. Meryl Streep is clearly having the time of her life in this money, money, money-making film version of the musical inspired by ABBA songs.

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