It’s a kind of magic… A team of illusionists (Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Isla Fisher and Jesse Eisenberg) pull off a series of spectacular bank heists, outwitting an FBI agent (Mark Ruffalo) and Interpol detective (Melanie Laurent), in this mind-bending thriller.
Final hours… Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen and their celebrity pals face the onset of the apocalypse at James Franco’s house in this horror comedy.
3. World War Z
Walking wounded… Brad Pitt plays a former United Nations employee tasked with finding a way to halt the global spread of a zombie virus in this adaptation of Max Brooks bestselling apocalyptic horror novel.
Identity crisis… Action movie staple Jason Statham plays an ex-Special Forces soldier who assumes a new identity and rises through the ranks of London’s criminal underworld in this dark thriller.
5. After Earth
Family ties… Will and Jaden Smith play a father and son team stranded on a hostile, long-abandoned Earth in this futuristic sci-fi thriller from Signs helmer M Night Shyamalan.
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.
Survival instinct… The fate of humanity rests in the hands of Tom Cruise in this sci-fi thriller set on an Earth ruined by alien scavengers.
Festive fun… Santa’s son, Arthur (voiced by James McAvoy), takes charge of his father’s sophisticated delivery operation for an urgent mission of his own.
Imposing figure… Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson pulls no punches as a father determined to get his son out of prison in this crime thriller.
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).