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.

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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

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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.

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Finding Ireti

Running time: 1hr 50mins

Starring: Bolanle Ninalowo, Saidi Balogun, Laide Bakare

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Synopsis: A spoilt child gets lost in a crowded city and her troubled parents must go through a lot to find her.

 

Symphony

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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.

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Inside Life

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.

 

Passport

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.

 

Hammer

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.

 

Obara’M

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.

 

The Invitation

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.

 

Nope

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.

 

Beast

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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