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New in cinemas: This autumn's must-watch movies

There's nothing like seeing a movie on the big screen - the booming sound, the comfy seats, the supersized snacks and an hour or two to switch off from everything else and be consumed by the latest blockbuster.

Perfect for any occasion whether it's your first date or one of many, a catch up with the whole crew, or a fun day out with the kids, there’s something for everyone. Pick from the many must-watch movies on this list and strap in with a bucket of popcorn (and maybe a choc top too).

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For the ones who want a bit of a laugh

Dog - in cinemas 10 March
An army ranger and his dog embark on a road trip along the Pacific Coast Highway to attend a friend's funeral.

The Lost City - in cinemas 14 April
Brilliant but reclusive author Loretta Sage has spent her career writing about exotic places in her popular romance-adventure novels featuring handsome cover model Alan, who has dedicated his life to embodying the hero character, “Dash.” While on tour promoting her new book with Alan, Loretta is kidnapped by an eccentric billionaire who hopes that she can lead him to the ancient lost city’s treasure from her latest story.

For the lovers of romance

Off the Rails - in cinemas 3 March
Now in their 50's, four friends recreate an inter-rail journey across Europe, but this time 18-year-old Maddie is taking her mother's place, fulfilling her dying wish. With lost passports, train strikes and romantic entanglements thrown in their way, they must put old feuds aside to complete the journey within five days and remind themselves that they are still at their peak.

For the kids (and young at heart)

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 - in cinemas 31 March
After settling in Green Hills, Sonic is eager to prove that he has what it takes to be a true hero. His test comes when Dr. Robotnik returns with a new partner, Knuckles, in search of a mystical emerald that has the power to destroy civilizations. Sonic teams up with his sidekick, Tails, and together they embark on a globe-trotting journey to find the emerald before it falls into the wrong hands.

Super Pets - in cinemas 19 May
Superman's dog team up with a flying cat to stop crime while Superman is on vacation.

For the adrenaline junkies

Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre - in cinemas 17 March
In the film, super-spy Orson Fortune must track down and stop the sale of a deadly new weapons technology wielded by billionaire arms broker Greg Simmonds. Reluctantly teamed with some of the world’s best operatives, Fortune and his crew recruit Hollywood’s biggest movie star Danny Francesco to help them on their globe-trotting undercover mission to save the world.

Top Gun: Maverick - in cinemas 26 May
After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell" is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him.

For those who want to escape to a fantasy land

The Batman - in cinemas 3 March
In his second year of fighting crime, Batman uncovers corruption in Gotham City that connects to his own family while facing a serial killer known as The Riddler.

Morbius - in cinemas 31 March
Biochemist Michael Morbius tries to cure himself of a rare blood disease, but he inadvertently infects himself with a form of vampirism instead.

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore - in cinemas 7 April
To thwart Grindelwald's plans of raising pure-blood wizards to rule over all non-magical beings, Albus Dumbledore enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, though he's unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness - in cinemas 5 May
In Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the MCU unlocks the Multiverse and pushes its boundaries further than ever before. Journey into the unknown with Doctor Strange, who, with the help of mystical allies both old and new, traverses the mind-bending and dangerous alternate realities of the Multiverse to confront a mysterious new adversary.

For the thrill seekers

Ambulance - in cinemas 7 April
In this breakneck thriller from director-producer Michael Bay, decorated veteran Will Sharp, desperate for money to cover his wife’s medical bills, asks for help from the one person he knows he shouldn’t—his adoptive brother Danny. A charismatic career criminal, Danny instead offers him a score: the biggest bank heist in Los Angeles history: $32 million.

For the history and culture buffs

Elizabeth - in cinemas 21 April
Elizabeth is an archive-based documentary film about the Queen. A celebration. A truly cinematic mystery-tour up and down the decades: poetic, funny, disobedient, ungovernable, affectionate, inappropriate, mischievous, in awe. Funny. Moving. Different. The Queen as never before.

Downton Abbey: A New Era - in cinemas 28 April
Follow-up to the 2019 feature film 'Downton Abbey' in which the Crawley family and Downton staff received a royal visit from the King and Queen of England.

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