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 Woman King
Running time: 2hrs 14mins
Starring: Viola Davis, Angelique Kidjo, John Boyega
Synopsis: A historical film which tells the story of Agojie, the all-female unit of warriors who protected the African Kingdom of Dahomey in the 1800s with skills and a fierceness, unlike anything the world has ever seen.
Running time: 1hr 50mins
Starring: Bolanle Ninalowo, Saidi Balogun, Laide Bakare
Synopsis: A spoilt child gets lost in a crowded city and her troubled parents must go through a lot to find her.
Running time: 2hrs
Starring: Dbanj, Efa Iwara, Jackie Appiah
Synopsis: A story narrates the travails of a typical talented African youth, struggling to overcome all odds in order to break through.
Running time: 1hr 55mins
Starring: Hafiz Oyetoro, Broda Shaggi, Wole Ojo
Synopsis: A upper-middle-class young man is wrongfully arrested and remanded in prison, just a few days before his wedding. He not only needs to fight to get released on time to get married to his sweetheart, but he must learn to survive and come out of prison alive.
Running time: 2hrs
Starring: Lateef Adedimeji, Mercy Johnson, Jim Iyke
Synopsis: Two people on different ends of the loneliness spectrum who are both looking for some excitement in their lives meet each other in an unusual circumstance. To recover his passport, a man needs help from a tomboy who lives in the ghetto. He must work with her or miss a flight to a job interview that could change his life.
Running time: 2hrs 1min
Starring: Bimbo Ademoye, Debo Macaroni, Etinosa Idemudia
Synopsis: Two friends, after graduating from school, are determined to make it in life at all costs, and they must decide which route to take.
Running time: 1hr 40mins
Starring: Nancy Isime, Deyemi Okanlawon, Bolanle Ninalowo
Synopsis: After her estranged father’s death, an upcoming musician is forced to confront her true self and her past mistakes. Through their love for music, she reconnects with her daughter who she abandoned at a young age. However, the echoes from the past, greed, and bad decisions spring from every corner, threatening to bring them down.
Running time: 1hr 44mins
Starring: Alana Bolden, Hugh Skinner, Thomas Doherty
Synopsis: A young woman is courted and swept off her feet, only to realize a gothic conspiracy is afoot.
Running time: 2hrs 15mins
Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Brandon Perea, Keith David
Synopsis: The residents of a lonely gulch in inland California bear witness to an uncanny and chilling discovery.
Running time: 1hr 38mins
Starring: Idris Elba, Billy Gallagher, Iyana Halley
Synopsis: A father and his two teenage daughters find themselves hunted by a massive rogue lion intent on proving that the Savanna has an apex predator.
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