Whether as a way to relax, hang out with friends and family, or get a crush to spend time with you, the cinema culture is getting increasingly popular among Nigerians.

Cinemas across the country offer a diverse selection of movies.

For this weekend, here is a rundown of 10 movies you should consider for your next stop at the cinemas;


Synopsis: By shouting out one word – SHAZAM! Billy Batson, a streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult superhero, Shazam.

Starring:  Djimon Hounsou, Michelle Borth, Zachary Levi

Runtime: 132mins


Synopsis: The faith of a Christian couple is tried, especially when all fingers are pointed to the husband as the cause of their troubles. He must protect his wife who is on the verge of sanity, whilst still managing to keep his faith. The story of JOBA centres on love, strength and the omniscience of God.

Starring: Blossom Chukwujekwu, Enado Odigie, Ronke Ojo-Anthony, Christine Osifuye

Runtime: 102 mins

Coming from Insanity

Synopsis: In the mid-nineties, a 12-year-old boy with genius-level intelligence, is one of many children trafficked through the Nigerian borders from Togo. He ends up with the Martins, an upper-middle class family of 4 in Lagos.

Starring: Gabriel Afolayan, Dakore Egbuson-Akande, Bolanle Ninalowo

Runtime: 100mins


Synopsis: In order to get away from their busy lives, the Wilson family takes a vacation to Santa Cruz, California with the plan of spending time with their friends, the Tyler family. The family’s serenity turns to chaos when a group of doppelgängers begin to terrorise them.

Starring: Lupita Nyong’o, Elizabeth Moss, Winston Duke.

Runtime: 116 mins

Hire a Woman

Synopsis: A romantic comedy revolving around a woman on a rescue mission to reinvent her best friend’s love life.

Starring: Alex Ekubo, Bamike Olawunmi, Belinda Effah

Runtime: 107 mins

The Kid who would be King

Synopsis: A band of kids embark on an epic quest to thwart a medieval menace.

Starring: Patrick Stewart, Rebecca Fergusson, Tom Taylor

Runtime: 80 mins


Synopsis: The owner of a struggling circus enlists a man and his two children to care for a newborn elephant that can fly.

Starring: Colin Farrell Eva Green, Michael Keaton

Runtime: 112 mins

She is

Synopsis: The story of a woman reaching her 40s trying to find love and children through what society and religion deem as the right way but on a clock; she counts down to one of the most important decisions of her life.

Starring: Omawumi Megbele, Waje Iruobe, Desmond Elliot, Linda Ejiofor

Runtime: 96 mins


Synopsis: Nimbe is a story addressing the issues associated with drug abuse, some of the causes, how to identify and avoid such.

Starring: Broda Shaggi, Odunlade Adekola,Toyin Abraham

Runtime: 115 mins

Captain Marvel

Synopsis: Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.

Starring: Brie Larson, Mckenna Grace, Samuel L. Jackson

Runtime: 124 mins



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