UK FILM TOP 10
1. The Nun (15)
When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, the Vatican needs to investigate. The order’s unholy secret is uncovered in the shape of a demonic nun.
2. Christopher Robin (PG)
“It’s always a sunny day when Christopher Robin comes to play,” coos the honey-loving bear. But that sunshine doesn’t always penetrate the rain clouds that linger over this film, which shamelessly milks our affection for the beloved characters created by AA Milne and EH Shepherd.
3. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (PG)
A decade after Mamma Mia! the musical broke box office records, Sophie is now running her mother’s taverna and expecting her first baby, but impending motherhood causes her to look to the past, through flashback.
4. Searching (12A)
Tapping into timely concerns about cyberbullying and social media peer pressure, Searching employs the same stylistic conceit as 2014 supernatural horror Unfriended to test the bond between a parent (John Cho) and 16-yearold child (Michelle La) in a 24-hour digital age where appearances can be deceptive.
5. The Meg (12A)
Jon Turteltaub’s supersized horror thriller, based on Steve Alten’s best-selling novel imagines the carnage wrought by a 75ft long megalodon shark on an underwater research complex. Energetic leading man Jason Statham glowers on cue as usual. 6. Blackkklansman (15) Director Spike Lee’s conscience-pricking satire on corruption and bigotry is based on a memoir by retired Colorado Springs officer Ron Stallworth and walks a tightrope between fact and stranger-than-fiction.
7. Incredibles 2 (PG)
The long-awaited sequel to Disney Pixar’s masterpiece falls tantalisingly short of the genius of its predecessor but is bigger in scope and ambition, boasting thrilling action set pieces and a familiar menagerie of endearing characters. Brad Bird’s sequel is effortlessly entertaining.
8. The Equalizer 2 (15)
The blood-spattered sequel to the 2014 action thriller, which reunited director Antoine Fuqua with Training Day leading man Denzel Washington, sees them return to active duty for a revenge mission, which doles out rough justice on home soil in breathlessly staged and gratuitously violent fight sequences.
9. Ant-man & the Wasp (12A) This summer, characters from across the Marvel Comics galaxy united for Avengers: Infinity War, but one - wisecracking cat burglar Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) - was absent. Peyton Reed’s crowd-pleasing sequel neatly explains why. 10. Mission Impossible - Fallout (12A)
The sixth and arguably best instalment of the globe-trotting franchise, under writer-director Christopher Mcquarrie, is a suspenseful thriller. While other blockbusters rely heavily on digital trickery, Fallout has its most expensive commodity - leading man.
Chart supplied by Cineworld