Small Screen – this week’s top ten DVDs…

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


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

  5. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  6. Page to screen… Swedish author Stieg Larsson’s bestselling crime thriller gets a second adaptation, with central characters Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander this time played by Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara.

  7. Bridesmaids
  8. Wedding belles… Asked to be her best friend’s maid of honor, Annie attempts to lead her ragtag group of fellow bridesmaids through a series of pre-wedding rituals with disasterous – and hilarious – results.

  9. Johnny English Reborn
  10. Secret service… Rowan Atkinson’s hapless spy gets a second feature-length outing in this action comedy, which sees the titular secret agent tasked with preventing the assassination of the Chinese premier.

  11. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
  12. Secrets and lies… John le Carre’s classic spy novel gets a slow-burn adaptation with an all-star cast, including Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy and Kathy Burke.

  13. Captain America: The First Avenger
  14. Holding out for a hero… Chris Evans goes from zero to hero in this action adventure, which pits the titular Marvel Avenger against the evil head of a Nazi research department during World War II.

  15. Paul
  16. Space race… Simon Pegg and Nick Frost head the cast of this sci-fi comedy about two British comic book nerds who encounter a wise-cracking alien as they journey across the U.S.

  17. One Day
  18. Keeping time… This adaptation of David Nicholls’ bestselling novel follows two characters (played by Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess) on one date – 15 July – over successive years.

  19. Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  20. Scrap metal… This third instalment of the sci-fi franchise joins Sam Witwicky as he and the Autobots battle to stop the Decepticons from activating a devastating Cybertronian technology. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley pouts throughout.

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