1. The Hurt Locker
  2. Battle station… Set in Iraq, this Academy Award-winning action thriller follows an elite US Army bomb squad as they struggle to control their wild new leader.


  3. This Is It
  4. King of Pop… This fly-on-the-wall concert film stands as a tribute to the late Michael Jackson, documenting his rehearsals for his planned residency at London’s 02 Arena.

  5. Fantastic Mr Fox
  6. Animal magic… This stop-motion adaptation of Roald Dahl’s popular children’s book about a sly fox features the voices of George Clooney, Meryl Streep and Bill Murray.

  7. Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant
  8. Fright night… A teenager is pulled into the world of sideshow freaks and creatures of the night in this fantasy adventure.

  9. The Time Traveler’s Wife
  10. Endless love… Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams star in this sci-fi romance about a man with a genetic condition that causes him to involuntarily time travel, and the complications it creates for his marriage.

  11. District 9
  12. Illegal aliens… A bureaucrat’s attempts to relocate a stranded alien species from a refugee camp in Johannesburg go awry in this Peter (Lord of the Rings) Jackson produced sci-fi.

  13. Inglourious Basterds
  14. Bloody battle… Set in Nazi-occupied France during World War Two, Quentin Tarantino’s revenge movie follows a group of Jewish-American guerrilla soldiers as they attempt to spread fear through the Third Reich.

  15. Terminator Salvation
  16. Robot wars… Christian Bale attempts to save humanity from being wiped out by intelligent machines – and woe betide any cinematographers who get in his way.

  17. 9
  18. World war… Co-produced by Tim Burton, this animated fantasy adventure follows a ragtag group of mechanical dolls struggling to establish themselves as successors to the human race in a post-apocalyptic world.

  19. The Hangover
  20. Night to remember… Four friends travel to Las Vegas for a bachelor party. The next morning, they wake up with no memory of the night before!