1. Captain Phillips5_single_stars

Standoff at sea… Tom Hanks finds himself under siege as the captain of an American cargo ship hijacked by Somali pirates in this true-life thriller from The Bourne Ultimatum’s Paul Greengrass.

2. Rush4-single_stars

Burning rubber… Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl bring to life the legendary F1 rivalry of racing icons James Hunt and Niki Lauda.

3. About Time3-single_stars

Past love… British romcom king Richard Curtis helms this sci-fi-tinged romantic drama about a young man who, after discovering he can travel in time, tries to change his past to have a better future.

4. Filth4-single_stars

Novel approach… James McAvoy plays a psychopathic cop aiming to get a promotion in this adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s cult story.

5. Prisoners4-single_stars

Desperate measures… Hugh Jackman crosses paths with Jake Gyllenhaal in this dark thriller that revolves around the kidnapping of two young girls.

6. White House Down3-single_stars

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.

7. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones3-single_stars

Out of this world… The first instalment of Cassandra Clare’s fantasy series is adapted for this feature-length action adventure, which sees a teenage girl tasked with saving the world from demons.

8. Sunshine on Leith4-single_stars

King of the road… This British musical movie, starring Jane Horrocks and Peter Mullan, uses songs by The Proclaimers to tell the story of two young soldiers adapting to life on Civvy Street.

9. The Heat3-single_stars

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.

10. Riddick3-single_stars

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.