The tortuous - and torturous - trail leading to to the location and assassination of Osama Bin Laden is the subject of The Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow's nail-biting thriller. After the World Trade Center attacks, greenhorn CIA officer Maya (Jessica Chastain) is given the job of tracking down the al-Qaeda leader and spends the next ten years obsessed with hunting her quarry. After careful piecing together of intelligence - some obtained dubiously - she tracks him down to a compound in Pakistan... and a hit squad of Navy SEALS are primed to finish the job. Basically a police procedural on a global scale, this a thrillingly accomplished piece of film-making... despite the fact that everyone knows the ending. Won an Oscar for Best Sound.