Narrowing down the very long list to 20 films was no easy task but we just about managed it. Our selections are ready for your perusal below.
Why we’re looking forward to it: Esteemed filmmakers Steven Spielberg and David O. Russell were circling American Sniper before Clint Eastwood eventually nabbed directorial duties. While the prospect of Eastwood teaming with Bradley Cooper is intriguing it was the trailer that really got us pumped for this one; wonderfully tense yet revealing precious little, it was one of the best teasers of the year.
Eastwood’s recent directorial efforts have been hit and miss; though films like Changeling and Gran Torino show he has greatness in him, J. Edgar and Jersey Boys have been distinctly average. Still, with what looks to be an intense narrative based on the true story of the late Chris Kyle (who is thought to be the most lethal, proficient sniper in U.S. history), expectations are high for this prospective awards contender.
Directed By: Clint Eastwood
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Luke Grimes, Max Charles, Jake McDorman and Kyle Gallner
UK Release Date: January 16