Some movies leave one feeling gleeful. Poorly executed flicks, on the other hand, make cinema-goers think of a million better ways they could have spent their time.


TheCable Lifestyle recommends the following movies for you to watch in the cinema or on Netflix this weekend.

A Man Called Otto

Running time: 2hr 30mins


Starring: Tom Hank, Mariana Trevina, Manuel Gracia-Rulfo

Synopsis: A grumpy widower who is very set in his ways. When a lively young family moves in next door, he meets his match in quick-witted and very pregnant Marisol, leading to an unlikely friendship that will turn his world upside-down.


Dark October

Running time: 1hr 40mins

Starring: Chuks Joseph, Munachi Okpara, Kem-Ajieh Ikechukwu, Kelechukwu Oriaku.

Synopsis: The story tells the horrifying story of the four students — Aluu 4 — of the University of Port Harcourt who were killed on October 5, 2012.



Running time: 1hr 47mins

Starring: Gerard Butler, Daniella Pineda, Mike Colter


Synopsis: A pilot finds himself caught in a war zone after he’s forced to land his commercial aircraft during a terrible storm.

To Freedom

Running time: 1hr 40mins


Starring: Osas Ighodaro, Daniel Effiong, Beverly Osu

Synopsis: A married couple appears to be at the peak of their love after five years until the disappearance of the wife one rainy night which led to the husband being admitted into a mental asylum.


Running time: 2hrs 40mins

Starring: Gabriel Afolayan, Omowunmi Dada, Kehinde Bankole

Synopsis: After his confrontation with a notorious cultist on campus, a brilliant medical student finds himself in bed with the golden wolves.


Running time: 1hr 42mins

Starring: Violet McGraw, Jeena Davis, Allison Williams

Synopsis: A robotics engineer at a toy company builds a life-like doll that begins to take on a life of its own.

The Trade

Running time: 1hr 50mins

Starring: Blossom Chukwujekwu, Rita Dominic, Gideon Okeke

Synopsis: ‘The Trade’ follows the story of a notorious kidnapper, who has ravaged a part of the country for over a decade and is only known by name, undertakes a job that leads to his final undoing.

Puss In Boots 2

Running time: 1hr 40mins

Starring: Salma Hayek, Samson Kayo, Wagner Mour

Synopsis: Puss in Boots discovers that his passion for adventure has taken its toll: he has burned through eight of his nine lives. Puss sets out on an epic journey to find the mythical Last Wish and restore his nine lives.


Running time: 2hr

Starring: Toyin Abraham, Kunle Remi, Bimbo Akintola

Synopsis: Ijakumo follows the story of a wealthy and flamboyant pastor who discovers that his new favourite stripper is his church’s worship leader, he begins an affair with her that opens a Pandora’s Box of crisis beyond what he imagined.

I Wanna Dance With Somebody

Running time: 2hr 27mins

Starring: Naomi Ackie, Naheem Garcia, Stanley Tucci

Synopsis: A biopic on Whitney Houston, one of the greatest female R&B pop vocalists of all time, tracking her journey from obscurity to musical superstardom.

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