UK FILM TOP 10
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1. Fifty Shades Freed (18)
The rump and pump of EL James’ literary threesome, comes to a headboard-thumping climax in this final instalment, starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan.
2. The Greatest Showman (PG)
Razzle smooches dazzle in every choreographed frame of Michael Gracey’s rags-to-riches fairy tale based on the life of circus impresario Phineas Taylor Barnum (Hugh Jackman), with an infectious score.
3. Coco (PG)
Family values resonate far beyond the land of the living in Disney Pixar’s uplifting computer-animated story scripted by Alfred Molina and Matthew Aldrich, a valentine to Mexican culture.
4. Early Man (PG)
Aardman Animations turns back the clock thousands of years for a charming comedy of errors that traces the history of football to our clubwielding prehistoric ancestors. The beautiful game turns ugly in a knockabout script co-written by Mark Burton and James Higginson, as caveman Dug (Eddie Redmayne) challenges a team of Bronze Age superstars to a match.
5. Maze Runner: The Death Cure (PG)
Good things come to those fans who have waited two and a half years for the conclusion to the Maze Runner saga, after lead actor Dylan O’brien was seriously injured on the set of the final chapter. Director Wes Ball, at the helm for all three instalments, neatly ties up narrative threads.
6. Darkest Hour (PG)
The 27 days which led to Winston Churchill’s cry for us to fight on the beaches in 1940, is dramatised in Joe Wright’s film and distinguished by Gary Oldman’s performance.
7. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (PG)
More than 20 years after the original, Jake Kasdan directs an action-packed instalment. Nerd Spencer Gilpin (Alex Wolff) and three fellow students stumble on an old Jumanji video game.
8. Den of Thieves (15)
According to the opening sequence of writer-director Christian Gudegast’s retread of the superior 1995 thriller Heat, Los Angeles is the bank-theft capital of the world, notching up a robbery every 48 minutes. But it takes considerably longer than 96 minutes to carry out the two explosive heists that bookend Den Of Thieves, a bullet-riddled yarn of rule-bending cops.
9. The 15:17 to Paris (15)
Directed by Clint Eastwood, this dramatisation tells how three servicemen embark on a sightseeing trip around Europe until a Moroccan emerges with an assault rifle..
10. The Mercy (12A)
Amateur yachtsman Donald Crowhurst set sail in October 1968 for the Golden Globe Race - but what happened to him? Rachel Weisz and Colin Firth star.