9. Red Sparrow
Action thrillers about Russian spies are bound to be worth investigating, and this picture doesn’t appear to be any different. Jennifer Lawrence is a kind of neo-KGB spy who uses every bloody trick to get results, not limited to sex and violence. She must go after a CIA agent, played by Joel Edgerton, which could mean the destruction of both world powers. At this point in our rocky relationship with Russia, we could use a Skyfall-meets-The Manchurian Candidate. In theaters March 2.