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.
Burning rubber… Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl bring to life the legendary F1 rivalry of racing icons James Hunt and Niki Lauda.
3. Blue Jasmine
Champagne tastes… Cate Blanchett is a woman in denial and on the edge in Woody Allen’s latest about a shattered New York socialite.
Shooting from the hip… Former Mexican federal agent Machete (Danny Trejo) is recruited by the US President (Charlie Sheen) to bring down an arms dealer (Mel Gibson) in Robert Rodriguez’s starry ‘Grindhouse’ action comedy.
Novel approach… James McAvoy plays a psychopathic cop aiming to get a promotion in this adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s cult story.
6. About Time
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.
Desperate measures… Hugh Jackman crosses paths with Jake Gyllenhaal in this dark thriller that revolves around the kidnapping of two young girls.
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.
Novel approach… F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic jazz-age tale gets the bells-and-whistles Baz Luhrmann treatment in this big-screen adaptation starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan.
10. War Horse
Emotional hurdles… Steven Spielberg holds the reins of this war epic, based on the Michael Morpurgo novel of the same name, which charts the bond between a man and the horse he tamed and trained.