Check out our handy guide of the latest movie releases coming out this week…

Whether you’re planning a trip to the cinema with the kids for some family-friendly laughs, or a catch up with friends that include a horror flick or the latest action-packed film, here’s our top picks of the best films out in cinemas in Dubai this week.


We Die Young

Lucas is a 14-year-old boy inducted into the gang life in Washington, DC and makes it his mission that his 10-year-old brother won’t follow the same path. He finds his opportunity when an Afghanistan war veteran comes into the neighborhood.

Starring: Gary Beadle, Jean Claude Van Damme, Kerry Bennett, Niccolò Besio
Drama (18+)


In the harsh, yet beautiful Australian outback lives a beast, an animal of staggering size, with a ruthless, driving need for blood and destruction. It cares for none, defends its territory with brutal force, and kills with raw, animalistic savagery unlike any have seen before.

Starring: Bill Moseley, John Jarratt, Nathan Jones
Genre: Horror (18+)


This is DC’s answer to Deadpool – a gleefully comedic, self-aware romp about a boy called Billy (Asher Angel) who can transform into an adult superhero by uttering the name <Shazam>! Cut to Billy trying out all his newfound abilities to beat up bullies, stop robberies and even charge mobiles – until he faces real danger.

Starring: Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Cooper Andrews, Grace Fulton, Ian Chen, Jack Dylan Grazer
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy (18 till confirmed)

Pet Sematary

Another Stephen King horror gets a remake. But unlike the original ‘80s film this adaptation switches things up – namely, making the Creed family’s deceased daughter Ellie the one who is resurrected after being buried in their town’s pet ‘sematary’ (aka the creepiest misspelling ever). Oh, and she’s joined by a squad of her undead, mask-wearing demon friends. Be prepared to fight off plenty of jumpy moments (you can’t hit the “paws” button).

Starring: Jason Clarke, John Lithgow, Amy Seimetz
Genre: Horror, Thriller (18+) 

The Snow Queen: Magic of the Ice Mirror

When a powerful king nearly lost his family due to the Snow Queen’s evil deeds he finds a way to ban all the magic from the world. Those who possessed magical powers are now trapped in Mirrorlands. The only one who can stop him and keep the fairy-tale in our world is Gerda – as her own biggest power is not magic but her faith in kindness and friendship. In Gerda’s new adventures, she will be helped by trolls, pirates and even the Snow Queen herself.

Starring: Anna Shurochkina
Genre:  Animation, Action, Adventure (TBC) 



The family-adventure film revolves around Vidyut Jammwal’s character – a vet, who on his homecoming to his father’s elephant reserve, encounters and fights international poachers.

Starring: Akshay Oberoi, Vidyut Jammwal
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller (PG15)


Not a rip off of ‘The Notebook’, but still based on a story of two people who find love in a most unexpected way. An ex-army officer Kabir comes back to Kashmir to be a school teacher of a school that lacks basic amenities like running water and electricity and is attended by just a handful of students. At the school one day, he finds a notebook, left behind by the previous year’s teacher Firdaus that changes his entire life.

Starring: Pranutan Bahl, Mir Sarwar
Genre: Romance (PG13)

Raw (Romeo Akbar Walter)

The movie is based on the true life story of Ravindra Kaushik who was an alleged Indian Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) agent who lived undercover in Pakistan before he was jailed and would die while incarcerated.

Starring: Pranutan Bahl, Mir Sarwar
Genre: Romance (PG13)


Project Ghazi

Two soldiers from the Pakistan Army must stop a sinister organization that plans to destabilize the nation by unleashing a toxin gas that has the potential to incite intolerance, anarchy, and chaos.

Starring: Sheheryar Munawar Siddiqui, Syra Shehroz, Adnan Jaffar
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller (18 till confirmed)


My Hero Academia: Two Heroes

Here’s one for you manga fans out there. Two characters, All Might and Deku, accept an invitation to visit a floating man-made city called I Island where they meet a girl and battle against a villain who has taken the island hostage.

Starring: Justin Briner, Christopher Sabat, Ray Chase
Animation, Action, Adventure (18 till confirmed)

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