DVDs suited to older teens

1 Avengers: Endgame

After Thanos wiped out 50% of Earth’s population, the surviving Avengers, reunited with Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr), band together to find a way to reverse things and defeat Thanos. Said to be the most successful film ever, it’s an epic story with multiple plot lines as the Avengers split up to different worlds and timelines. Along with the thrilling action, there’s humour with a potbelly Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and a new family-friendly Hulk, but also tragedy as not all heroes make it out alive. The DVD features missing scenes.

2 Spider-Man: Far From Home

Set after Endgame, still grieving over Tony Stark, Spider-Man (Tom Holland) is recruited in the middle of his school trip, by Nick Fury to join him and Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal), a superhero from another dimension, to help defeat the Elementals threatening Earth. However, all is not what it seems, as the film throws in several twists while Peter is also trying to find a way to tell MJ how he feels about her. Terrific.

3 MiB: International

A franchise reboot for the Men In Black, this time with Chris Hemsworth as London-based Agent H teamed with rookie Agent M (Tessa Thompson) to protect visiting alien royalty. This, naturally, goes badly and they’re left battling alien energy twins. They find themselves up against The Hive as it plans to take over Earth as well as trying to identify the traitor within the MiB.

4 Anna and the Apocalypse

Christmas in Little Haven is about to be interrupted by a horde of zombies. However, not if Anna and her friends have anything to say about it as they use every tool at their disposal to survive a hilarious Christmas Eve with the undead. A terrific tongue in cheek British zombie high school musical about the importance of sharing the holidays with family and friends. 15+

5 Booksmart

As their high school graduation approaches, two best friends realise they’ve spent far too much time studying over the past four years and not having any fun. They set out to cram all those missed opportunities to party and go wild into one eventful night. A fabulous, funny and touching tale of friendship. 15+

6 Free Solo

One for the sporty types, an award-winning documentary about free solo climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to climb the face of the world’s most famous rock…the 3,200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park…without a rope. Even though you know he succeeded, this is still an edge-of-your-seat thriller about triumphing over the impossible, as well as the personal cost. Featuring vertigo-inducing camerawork, it’s probably best not watched by anyone with a phobia about heights.

7 Chernobyl

The SKY TV drama series in full following the lead-up and aftermath of the world’s worst nuclear clear disaster when, in 1986, the reactors in the Ukrainian plant melted down. A tribute to the self-sacrificing courage of the men and women who gave their lives to prevent an even worse disaster and an angry depiction of how the paralysed Russian hierarchy tried to cover it up, shift blame and refused help. 15+

8 Godzilla King of the Monsters

When a group of eco-terrorists embark on a plan to unleash a wave of Titans to destroy the Earth so mankind can start again, a team of scientists must enlist the help of Godzilla and Mothra to take on the three-headed Monster Zero and rescue abducted paleobiologist Dr Watson and her daughter. But exactly whose side is she on? Loud and full of action, if you want big monsters then this is for you.

9 Fast & Furious: Hobbs and Shaw

Arch-rivals Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and Shaw (Jason Statham) are forced to team up when a mysterious terrorist organisation sends a cyborg supersoldier (Idris Elba) and his men to hunt down Shaw’s MI 6 agent sister (Vanessa Kirby) who has injected herself with the deadly virus they want to obtain. A mix of banter and bone-crunching action that never takes itself too seriously, climaxing in a showdown in Samoa.

 10 The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Twelfth and Final Season

Every episode in the wind up of the long-running, hugely successful TV series about socially challenged physicists geniuses Leonard and Sheldon, who have both finally got married. That doesn’t stop their lives from being any the less chaotic or any less nerdy. The series includes Sheldon throwing up over William Shatner and the tense wait to see if he and Amy will win the Nobel Prize.

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