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.

Violent Night

Running time: 1hr 41mins

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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.

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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.

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Four Lions

Running time: 1hr 44mins

Starring:  Ibrahim Chatta, Saheed Balogun, Kelvin Ikeduba

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

Nanny

Running time: 1hr 37mins

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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.

Woke (Look Up)

Running Time: 1hr 56mins

Starring: Linda Osifo, Abdullateef Adedimeji, Tina Mba, Kunle Remi

Synopsis: After being persuaded by his wife, a former secret service agent goes on a mission to rescue the kidnapped daughter of a powerful criminal.

The One For Sarah

Running Time: 1hr 37mins

Starring: Beverly Naya, Daniel Etim Effiong, Broda Shaggi

Synopsis: A lady must overcome the self-esteem issues, brought on her by her previous abusive relationship, to make room for the right man in her life.

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.



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