Hostile takeover… Disaster-master Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow) helms this political action-thriller, which sees Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx facing off with paramilitary invaders in the White House.
Muscling in… Vin Diesel packs several punches as he steps back into the boots of skilled warrior Riddick, this time battling predatory aliens and bounty hunters on a desolate planet.
Living on the edge… Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds join forces as two deceased cops working for a supernatural police force in this action-comedy comic-book adaptation .
Race against time… This US thriller sees Paul Walker, the late star of the Fast & Furious films, playing a new father who faces a life-or-death situation in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Space race… Matt Damon poses a muscular threat to Jodie Foster’s elite new world in this futuristic sci-fi thriller from District 9 director Neill Blomkamp.
Ghouls out… There are more bumps in the night for Rose Byrne and Patrick Wilson as the haunted Lambert family seek to uncover the dark truth behind their sinister connection to the spirit world.
7. The Heat
Arresting comedy… Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy are mismatched cops paired up to take down a notorious mobster in this latest comedy from Bridesmaids helmer Paul Feig.
Amazing adventure… Peter Jackson journeys back to Middle Earth to helm this big-budget adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic tale about the extraordinary quest of an unassuming hobbit, Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman).
Survival of the fittest… This action-adventure fantasy adaptation of Suzanne Collins bestselling novel sees Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) pitted against other youngsters in a televised battle to the death.
10. Django Unchained
Wild west… A freed slave joins forces with a German bounty hunter as he seeks to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner in Quentin Tarantino’s sharpshooting Western revenge thriller.