New in cinemas: This summer'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).
For the ones who want a bit of a laugh
Don't Look Up - in cinemas now
A pair of astronomers try to warn everyone on Earth that a giant meteorite will destroy the planet in six months.
Marry Me - in cinemas 10 February
Packed with original songs by Jennifer Lopez and global Latin music star, Maluma, Marry Me features Lopez starring as musical superstar Kat Valdez and Owen Wilson as Charlie Gilbert, a maths teacher — total strangers who agree to marry and then get to know each other.
For the lovers of romance
West Side Story - in cinemas Boxing Day
An adaptation of the 1957 hit musical, West Side Story explores forbidden love and the rivalry between the Sharks and the Jets, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds.
For the kids (and young at heart)
The Boss Baby - in cinemas now
In the sequel to DreamWorks Animation’s Oscar®-nominated blockbuster comedy, the Templeton brothers — Tim (James Marsden, X-Men franchise) and his Boss Baby little bro Ted (Alec Baldwin) — have become adults and drifted away from each other. When baby Tina reveals that she’s — ta-da! — a top secret agent for BabyCorp on a mission to uncover the dark secrets behind Tabitha’s school and its mysterious founder, Dr. Edwin Armstrong (Jeff Goldblum), it will reunite the Templeton brothers in unexpected ways, lead them to re-evaluate the meaning of family and discover what truly matters.
Enchanto - in cinemas now
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Encanto tells the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia, in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto.
Sing 2 - in cinemas Boxing Day
The ever-optimistic koala, Buster Moon, and his all-star cast of performers prepare to launch their most dazzling stage extravaganza yet …all in the glittering entertainment capital of the world. There’s just one hitch: They first have to persuade the world’s most reclusive rock star—played by global music icon Bono, in his animated film debut — to join them.
Clifford the Big Red Dog -in cinemas 30 December
When Emily Elizabeth meets a magical animal rescuer who gives her a little red puppy, she never anticipated waking up to find a giant hound in her small apartment. While her mother is away on a business trip, Emily joins her uncle and sets off on an unexpected journey filled with magical moments.
The Addams Family 2 - in cinemas 6 January
The sequel to the 2019 animated film, 'The Addams Family', the Addams get tangled up in more wacky adventures and find themselves involved in hilarious run-ins with all sorts of unsuspecting characters.
Around the World in 80 Days
Passepartout is a young and scholarly marmoset who always dreams of becoming and explorer. One day, he crosses paths with Phileas, a reckless and greedy frog, eager to take on a bet to circumnavigate the globe in 80 days and earn 10 million clams in the process. Seizing the opportunity of a lifetime to explore the world, Passepartout embarks with his new friend on a crazy and exhilarating adventure full of twists and surprises.
For the adrenaline junkies
Eternals - in cinemas now
The saga of the Eternals, a race of immortal beings who lived on Earth and shaped its history and civilizations.
No Time to Die – in cinemas now
Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica when his old friend, Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
Matrix - in cinemas Boxing Day
Follows Neo who is living an ordinary life in San Francisco, where his therapist prescribes him blue pills. However, Morpheus offers him the red pill and reopens his mind to the world of the Matrix.
The 355 - in cinemas 13 January
A spy thriller movie with a diverse female cast playing international agents.
For those who want to escape to a fantasy land
Spiderman: No Way Home - in cinemas now
A continuation of Spider-Man Far From Home.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife - in cinemas 1 January
In Ghostbusters: Afterlife, when a single mum and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.
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.
For the thrill seekers
The Kings' Man - in cinemas 6 January
As a collection of history's worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions, one man must race against time to stop them.
Scream - in cinemas 13 January_
A new installment of the 'Scream' horror franchise will follow a woman returning to her home town to try to find out who has been committing a series of vicious crimes.
Nightmare Alley - in cinemas 20 January
An ambitious young carny with a talent for manipulating people with a few well-chosen words hooks up with a female psychiatrist who is even more dangerous than he is.
Ambulance - in cinemas 17 February
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
House of Gucci – in cinemas 1 January
Tracking the lives of the Gucci clan, known for creating one of the elite fashion house and putting its stamp on the fashion business over the course of decades.
King Richard - in cinemas 13 January
A look at how tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams became who they are after the coaching from their father Richard Williams.
Spencer - in cinemas 20 January
December, 1991: The Prince and Princess of Wales’ marriage has long since grown cold. Though rumours of affairs and a divorce abound, peace is ordained for the Christmas festivities at Sandringham Estate. There's eating and drinking, shooting and hunting. Diana knows the game. This year, things will be a whole lot different.
The Tammy Faye - in cinemas 27 January
The Eyes of Tammy Faye is an intimate look at the extraordinary rise, fall and redemption of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker.