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.

City of Dreams

Running Time: 1hr 45mins


Starring: Zubby Michael, Femi Branch, Reminisce

Synopsis: It follows the power wrangling within an organised crime group: the tussle for control while fending off rivals who want to take advantage of the commotion.




Running Time: 1hr 48mins

Starring: Richard Mofe-Damijo, Iyabo Ojo, Bisola Aiyeola


Synopsis: A patriarch of a wealthy family invites all members to his milestone birthday but they soon discover his invitation has a hidden agenda.


Violent Night


Running time: 1hr 41mins

Starring: Alex Hassell, Alexander Elliot, Beverly D’Angelo

Synopsis: A team of elite mercenaries breaks into a wealthy family compound on Christmas Eve, taking everyone inside hostage. But the team isn’t prepared for a surprise combatant: Santa Claus is on the grounds, and he’s about to show why he is no saint.



The Standup

Running time: 1hr 52mins

Starring: Richard Mofe-Damijo, Ayo Makun, Jide Kosoko

Synopsis: It tells the tale of a young guy’s foray into standup comedy with several hurdles standing between him and comedic stardom.



Running time: 1hr 37mins

Starring: Anna Diop, Michelle Monaghan, Morgan Spector

Synopsis: An immigrant nanny, piecing together a new life in New York City while caring for the child of a family, is forced to confront a concealed truth that threatens to shatter her precarious American Dream.


She Said

Running time: 2hrs 8mins

Starring: Angela Yeoh, Carey Mulligan, Patricia Clarkson

Synopsis: It follows the story of how two journalists break the story that helped launch the #MeToo movement and shattered decades of silence around the subject of sexual assault in Hollywood.


Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Running Time: 2hrs 41mins

Starring: Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurita

Synopsis: Black Panther II follows the story of Wakandans who fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of their king’s death.


Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile

Running Time: 1hr 46mins

Starring: Brett Gelman, Zeb Alone, Joe Gulla

Synopsis: It follows the story of Lyle who enjoys helping the Primm family with everyday chores and playing with the neighbourhood kids. But one neighbour insists that Lyle belongs in a zoo.


Black Adam

Running time: 2hrs 4mins

Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Viola Davis, Noah Centineo

Synopsis: A power buried for nearly 5000 years escaped its tomb and is ready to unleash justice to the modern world.


Four Lions

Running time: 1hr 44mins

Starring:  Ibrahim Chatta, Saheed Balogun, Kelvin Ikeduba

Synopsis: A young man from a respectful family finds himself on the wrong pathway after getting tangled with some corrupt company.

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