9. The Imitation Game
Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode
Synopsis: English mathematician and logician, Alan Turing, helps crack the Enigma code during World War II.
Benedict Cumberbatch is the dominating force behind this movie. His performance as Alan Turing is naturalistic and oozes charisma. Cumberbatchʼs full range as a leading man is on full display. His performance blends perfectly against the backdrop of a strong, stirring yet tragic narrative. Itʼs a movie about a man who changed the world, but a world that devastated one manʼs soul. — James Arthur Armstrong