Check out our handy guide to 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 are our top picks of the best films out in cinemas in Dubai this week.


Ugly Dolls

Uglyville is a different sort of town. The dolls here are unique, straying away from what is ‘perfect’. Moxy is a free-spirited doll and together with her Ugly Dolls friends, they confront what it means to be different and struggle with their desire to be loved. Ultimately, they discover that they don’t have to be perfect to be amazing, because who you truly are is what matters most.

Starring: Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, Janelle Monáe
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy (PG)


In 1892, Lizzie Borden lives a quiet life in Massachusetts under the strict rules established by her father. Lizzie finds a kindred spirit in the live-in maid, Bridget. But tension mounts in the Borden household, leading to a violent breaking point.

Starring: Chloë Sevigny, Kristen Stewart, Jeff Perry
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama (15+)

A Dog’s Journey

Some friendships transcend lifetimes. In A Dog’s Journey (sequel to the heartwarming global hit A Dog’s Purpose), beloved dog Bailey finds his new destiny and forms an unbreakable bond that will lead him, and the people he loves, to places they never imagined.

Starring: Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid, Kathryn Prescott
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama (PG15)

The Convent

In the early 17th century, innocent young Persephone is falsely accused and put on trial for her life. Her fate seems sealed until the timely intervention of the mysterious Reverend Mother offers her not just sanctuary, but hope. The Reverend Mother is the leader of a small religious retreat, where her fellow Sisters seek atonement for their pasts. But upon arrival, Persephone is plagued with visions and soon realizes that it’s not salvation that awaits but a battle for her very soul.

Starring: Michael Ironside, Rosie Day, Hannah Arterton
Genre: History, Horror (18+)

Contract to Kill

Harmon is a CIA/DEA enforcer investigating terrorists captured in Mexico. With his team, FBI agent Zara and spy-drone pilot Sharp, he flies to Istanbul and uncovers a brutal plot: extremists who plan to use Sonora drug-smuggling routes to bring deadly weapons and leaders into the United States. To prevent an attack on America, Harmon must turn these two savage forces against one another before his time and his luck run out.

Starring: Steven Seagal, Russell Wong, Jemma Dallender
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller (15+)