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.



A mother and father take their kids to their beach house, expecting to enjoy time with friends, but their serenity turns to tension and chaos when some uninvited visitors arrive.

Starring: Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss
Horror, Thriller (15+)

Five Feet Apart

Tissues at the ready, this one’s a tear-jerker. Seventeen-year-old Stella is a cystic fibrosis patient with a life full of routines, boundaries and self-control. But, it all gets put to the test when she meets Will, an impossibly charming teen who has the same illness. Restrictions dictate that they must maintain a safe distance between them and as their connection intensifies, so does the temptation to throw the rules out the window and embrace the attraction.

Starring: Cole Sprouse, Haley Lu Richardson, Claire Forlani
Genre:  Drama, Romance (PG13)


Disney’s much-awaited remake of Dumbo finally lands this week. The movie tells the story of Dumbo, a young elephant whose oversized ears enable him to fly. He tries to save a struggling circus, but when it plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer.

Starring: Lucy DeVito, Eva Green, Colin Farrell
Genre:  Family, Fantasy (18+ till confirmed)

The Professor and the Madman

The story of an unlikely partnership between an Oxford professor and a convicted murderer and madman, this controversial partnership helps create one of the most important and groundbreaking projects of all time.

Starring: Natalie Dormer, Mel Gibson, Sean Penn
Family, Fantasy (18+ till confirmed)



Deemed as a must watch movie for every Indian, Kesari tells the story of Havildar Ishar Singh who participates in the Battle of Saragarhi – in which an army of 21 Sikhs fought against 10,000 Afghans in 1897 – while yearning for the respect of his estranged daughter.

Starring: Akshay Kumar, Parineeti Chopra, Edward Sonnenblick
Action, Drama, History (15+)

Hotel Mumbai

ThIS movie vividly recounts the 2008 siege of the famed Taj Hotel by a group of terrorists in Mumbai, India. The movie focuses on the dedicated hotel staff who chose to risk their lives to protect their guests and the unthinkable sacrifice made by people to protect themselves and their families.

Starring: Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi
 Drama, History, Thriller (PG13)

Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota

Starring: Abhimanyu Dasani, Gulshan Devaiah, Radhika Madan
Genre:  Action, Comedy (PG13)

This is the story of a young boy, Surya, who has a rare condition of Congenital Insensitivity meaning he cannot feel pain. Surya sets out to learn martial arts to hunt down muggers.

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