Our pick of the movies out in Dubai cinemas this week is Race, the incredible true story of record-breaking athlete Jesse Owens and his quest for victory at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

Here are all the flicks you’ll be able to go see from tomorrow…


We love a good underdog story, and the legend of Jesse Owens is better than most. Race tells the incredible story of the African American runner (played by the charismatic Stephan James), who became a record-breaking track and field star at Ohio State college in 1935, when segregation was still rife throughout America. He then went on to compete at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, a time when Germany was still under Nazi rule. Inspiring stuff. Jason Sudeikis also stars as Coach Larry Snyder, a washed up runner who becomes inspired by Owens’ phenomenal talent.


This sequel to Olympus Has Fallen follows pretty much the same formula as its predecessor. Gerard Butler is back as Mike Banning, a secret service agent tasked with protecting US President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhardt). This time, however, it’s London rather than the White House that’s under a terrorist attack. There’s plenty of weapon wielding and big budget special effects, but don’t expect anything all that different from the first one.


It seems that 13 Hours might be the movie that Transformers director Michael Bay was born to make, given how many ear-ringing explosions, shaky camera work and dramatic shots of the American flag we get to see. Loosely based on true life events, it tells the story of how a handful of US soldiers defended an American diplomatic compound in Benghazi in 2012, with The Office’s John Krasinski starring as Jack Silva. If you like playing Call of Duty, or just like watching Bay blow up things, you’ll probably enjoy this.