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.

The King of Thieves

Running time: 1hr 50mins


Starring: Femi Adebayo, Lateef Adedimeji, Odunlade Adekola

Synopsis: It tells the legendary tale of the greatest thief there ever was. A ruthless bandit with a fearsome reputation and his exploits in a kingdom that uses everything from vigilante to witchcraft to destroy him.


The Contractor

Running time: 1hr 43mins

Starring: Ben Foster, Chris Pine, Eddie Masan

Synopsis: A disgraced US special force marine tries to replenish his reputation and pocket by joining a private contracting organization. He must navigate the all-too-world of chaos without getting himself killed.


I am Nazzy

Running time: 1hr 56mins

Starring: IK Ogbonna, Denrele Edun, Chinonso Arubayi


Synopsis: A fast-rising music artist’s picture-perfect life suddenly goes haywire when she accidentally switches places with a doppelganger. All attempts to prove her identity are futile, and she is subjected to a whole new life without the glitz and glamour. Will she lose herself or embark on a journey of self-discovery?


Running time: 1hr 46mins


Starring: Jared Leto, Tyrese Gibson, Corey Johnson

Synopsis: A doctor proffer solution to a global pandemic. While the medication appeared to be successful at first, it revealed itself to be a remedy potentially worse than the disease.

A Simple Life

Running time: 1hr 37mins

Starring: Bisola Aiyeola, Emmanuel Ikubese, Kie Kie

Synopsis: A lady runs into her ex and tells a simple lie that snowballs into a series of unplanned events and reactions.


Running time: 1hr 46mins

Starring: Mercy Aigbe, Munachi Abi, Gideon Okeke

Synopsis: The crack in their marriage is widened by the arrival of their neighbour. The wife tries to befriend the neighbour, unknown to her, the neighbour has been seeing a psychologist for body dysmorphia.

City Hustlers

Running time: 2hrs

Starring: Bolanle Ninalowo, Akin Lewis, Mercy Aigbe

Synopsis: The film highlights real-life events of the day-to-day hustling of the average Lagosian — showing the extent to which some would go to live the kind of life you dream of?

Mama’s Big Stick

Running time: 2hrs 15mins

Starring: Patience Ozokwor, Mofe Duncan, Peggy Ovire

Synopsis: It tells the story of how two mothers-in-law put aside their protracted enmity to help their children have a blissful matrimonial home.

The Batman

Running time: 2hrs 55mins

Starring: Amber Sienna, Colin Farrell, Paul Dano

Synopsis: A superhero uncovers corruption in his city and discovers connections of the underbelly to his own family while facing the antagonist.


Running time: 1hr 56mins

Starring: Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg, Antonio Banderas

Synopsis: The film brings to life the story of the popular video game of the same name.

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