16) 12 Years A Slave (2013)
10/10 – Absolutely essential cinema. Brutal, relentless and uncomfortable viewing – it will not be a film I wish rush back and see. I don’t think I can put myself through it again. From the moment it started, I wanted it to be over. Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael Fassbender were phenominal, and the film itself was perfectly executed by Steve McQueen. Unbelievable viewing.