Some movies leave one with a feeling of glee while some poorly executed flicks make one want to puke, punch someone and throw a tantrum – all at once.


To help you avoid such a situation that’d leave you fuming out of the cinema in utter disgust, TheCable Lifestyle recommends the following movies.

King of BoysSynopsis: King of Boys follows the story of Alhaja Eniola Salami, a businesswoman and philanthropist with a checkered past and a promising political future. She is a pillar of society — loved by many, feared by most, and truly known by a select few. As her political ambitions see her outgrowing the underworld connections responsible for her considerable wealth, she’s drawn into a power struggle that threatens everything she holds dear.

Starring: Adesua Etomi, Remilekun Reminisce Safaru, Sola Sobowale


Runtime: 170 mins

5 Weddings

Synopsis: An American journalist travels to India to cover Bollywood weddings, only to uncover a mosaic of cultural clashes, transgender tangles and lost loves with her travels culminating at a destination where the only journey is the one within.

Starring: Bo Derek, Nargis Fakhri, Rajkummar Rao


Runtime: 90 mins

The Hate You Give

Synopsis: Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right.

Starring: Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby

Runtime: 133 mins

Hunter Killer

Synopsis: American submarine Captain Joe Glass is on the hunt for a U.S. sub in distress in the Arctic Ocean. He soon learns that a secret Russian coup is in the offing, a conspiracy that threatens to dismantle the world order. With crew and country on the line, Glass must assemble an elite group of Navy SEALs to sneak through enemy waters, rescue the kidnapped Russian president and prevent World War III.

Starring: Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman, Linda Cardellini, Common

Runtime: 121 mins

A Star is Born

Synopsis: A musician helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.


Starring: Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Sam Elliott

Runtime: 135 mins

Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons

Synopsis: Remi Martins, Amaju Abioritsegbemi, Ayo Alesinloye and Naz Okigbo are Abuja’s most eligible bachelors. And it’s most notorious. They have thriving businesses, palatial homes, fast cars and the attention of women in no short supply.

Starring: Ayo Makun, Folarin Falana (Falz), Jim Iyke, Nancy Isime, Ramsey Nouah


Runtime: 105 mins

The House With a Clock in its Walls

Synopsis: A young orphan named Lewis Barnavelt aids his magical uncle in locating a clock with the power to bring about the end of the world.

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Jack Black, Owen Vaccaro

Runtime: 104 mins

Night School

Synopsis: A group of troublemakers are forced to attend night school in hope that they’ll pass the GED exam to finish high school

Starring: Ben Schwartz, Kevin Hart, Rob Riggle, Tiffany Haddish, Yvonne Orji

Runtime: 111 mins

Beautiful Sunset

Synopsis: Beautiful Sunset is a story about a woman who decided to take the route of men by marrying more than one husband.

Starring: Ayo Adesanya, Etinosa Idemudia, Melvin Oduah, Roselyn Ngissah, Zack Orji

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

Synopsis: While collecting junk one day, best friends Sonny and Sam meet Slappy, a mischievous talking dummy from an unpublished “Goosebumps” book by R.L. Stine. Hoping to start his own family, Slappy kidnaps Sonny’s mother and brings all of his ghoulish friends back to life — just in time for Halloween. As the sleepy town becomes overrun with monsters, witches and other mysterious creatures, Sonny joins forces with his sister, Sam and a kindly neighbour to save Sonny’s mom and foil Slappy’s plan.

Starring: Caleel Harris, Chris Parnell, Jack Black, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Ken Jeong, Madison Iseman, Wendi McLendon-Covey

Runtime: 90 mins

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