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.
Synopsis: Set in the present-day political terrain and discourses in Nigeria, ‘If I Am President’ tells the story of 37-year old Zinachi Ohams, the presidential candidate of the Nigerian Rebirth Party, a new party made up of young idealists and recently metamorphosed from a civil society organization.
Starring: Ayoola Ayolola, Ivie Okujaye, Joke Silva, Rahama Sadau, Bimbo Manuel
Runtime: 120 mins
Synopsis: Young computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist find themselves caught in a web of spies, cybercriminals and corrupt government officials.
Starring: Claire Foy, Lakeith Stanfield, Sylvia Hoeks
Runtime: 117 mins
Synopsis: 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
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
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
Synopsis: Remi Martins (Falz the Bad Guy), Amaju Abioritsegbemi (AY the comedian), Ayo Alesinloye (Ramsey Nouah) and Naz Okigbo (Jim Iyke) are Abuja’s most eligible bachelors. And its most notorious. They have thriving businesses, palatial homes, fast cars and the attention of women in no short supply.
Starring: Ramsey Noah, Ayo Makun, Damilola Adegbite, Folarin Falana, Jim Iyke, Richard Mofe-Damijo
Runtime: 105 mins
Synopsis: A woman is released from prison and reunites with her sister. She soon discovers that her sister is in an online relationship with a man who may not be what he seems.
Starring: Missi Pyle, Tiffany Haddish, Whoopi Goldberg, Tika Sumpter
Runtime: 110 mins
Synopsis: When Eddie Brock acquires the powers of a symbiote, he will have to release his alter-ego “Venom” to save his life.
Starring: Michelle Williams, Tom Hardy, Woody Harrelson
Runtime: 112 mins
Synopsis: A young girl is transported into a magical world of gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice.
Starring: Keira Knightley, Mackenzie Foy, Morgan Freeman
Runtime: 99 mins
Synopsis: Migo is a friendly Yeti whose world gets turned upside down when he discovers something that he didn’t know existed — a human. He soon faces banishment from his snowy home when the rest of the villagers refuse to believe his fantastic tale. Hoping to prove them wrong, Migo embarks on an epic journey to find the mysterious creature that can put him back in good graces with his simple community.
Runtime: 96 mins
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