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.


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

What Men Want

Synopsis:  Sports agent Ali Davis wonders what else she needs to do to succeed in a man’s world. She discovers an unexpected edge over men when she develops the ability to hear their thoughts.

Starring: Max Greenfield, Shaquille O’Neil, Taraji P. Henson, Tracy Morgan, Wendi McLendon-Covey


Runtime: 120 mins

Escape Room

Synopsis: Six strangers lured into a mysterious room must survive a series of elaborate traps in a sadistic game of life or death. To overcome circumstances beyond their control, they must rely on wits and escape.

Starring: Deborah Ann Woll, Jay Ellis, Logan Miller, Taylor Russel


Runtime: 99 mins

Cold Pursuit

Synopsis: The movie is based on the 2014 Norwegian film ‘In Order of Disappearance’. A snowplough driver experiences a life twist when he loses his son under puzzling events. His search for the truth soon becomes a quest for revenge as he battles against a psych maniac drug lord and his henchmen.

Starring: Emmy Rossum, Julia Jones, Liam Neeson

Runtime: 118 mins

Light in the Dark

Synopsis: Emeka and Jumoke have been married for 11 years and they have a 10-year-old daughter who they love dearly. After a gang attacks them one night and the gang leader makes Emeka decide who would get raped, his wife or daughter. This puts a huge strain in their relationship as their worlds start to fall apart afterwards.

Starring: Joke Silva, Kiki Omeilie Kalu Ikeagu, Ngozi Nwosu, Rita Dominic, Saidi Balogun

Runtime: 105 mins

Alita Battle Angel

Synopsis: An action-packed story of one young woman’s journey to discover the truth of who she is and her fight to change the world.


Starring: Eiza González, Mahershala Ali, Rosa Salazar

Runtime: 122 mins

Loving Daniella

Synopsis: The movie shows the relationship between a young man and a beautiful lady, Daniella, whose parent had spent so much on medications to rid their daughter of the Mental Disorder which made her think and act like a 7-year-old.

Starring: Theresa Edem, Joseph Benjamin, Alex Ekubo


Runtime: 60 mins

The Culprit

Synopsis: A young man called Cain whose heart was broken beyond repairs takes drastic actions when the love of his life Abby tells him she can no longer see him because her parents do not approve of their relationship.

Starring: Ken Erics, Ebere Okaro, Nazo Ekezie

Runtime: 105 mins


Synopsis: Levi has loved Somi since they were children; him being classes ahead of her. He went on to chase his dreams, became very successful. He’s carried with work and would love to get more work done before settling down but a crisis happens.

Starring: Ramsey Nouah, Lydia Forson, Nancy Isime

Runtime: 110 mins     

How To Train Your Dragon

Synopsis: When Hiccup discovers Toothless isn’t the only Night Fury, he must seek “The Hidden World”, a secret Dragon Utopia before a hired tyrant named Grimmel finds it first.

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Kit Harington

Runtime: 104 mins

The Call

Synopsis: Woli Arole, looking for a fast means of making money in order to have a birthday celebration,  receives an unexpected call that he would never forget.

Starring: Asiri, Hafeez Oyetoro (Saka), Kayode Olaiya (Aderupoko), Samuel Ajibola and Etinosa Idemudia., Segun arinze, Yinka Quadri

Runtime: 103 Mins

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