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.


The Lion King

We here at What’s On couldn’t wait for this one to come out, and we’re sure we aren’t the only ones. The ‘live action’ version of The Lion King is one of the most anticipated Disney remakes of all time. For those of you who haven’t seen the 1994 Disney animated film – the story follows young lion cub, Simba who is next in line for the throne after his father, Mufasa. After the murder of Mufasa by Simba’s jealous and throne hungry Uncle Scar the young lion prince flees his kingdom, only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery.

Starring: Seth Rogen, Donald Glover, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodward, Beyonce Knowles, Keegan-Michael Key, John Oliver, James Earl Jones
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama (General)

Finding Steve McQueen

TBased on a true life story that occurred in 1972 in California, USA, Finding Steve McQueen follows a gang of close-knit thieves from Youngstown, Ohio who managed to rob $30 million in illegal contributions and blackmail money from President Richard Nixon’s secret fund. Though not the brightest of bulbs, they managed to evade the FBI for seven years.

Starring: Travis Fimmel, Rachael Taylor, Forest Whitaker, William Fichtner
Genre: Crime, Romance (15+)


Imagine being invited to spend a carefree summer holiday in a remote European village… Sounds blissful, doesn’t it? Well, not quite. When a group of American guests partake in festivities in a remote Swedish village, what starts out as paradise increasingly turns unnerving and viscerally disturbing. From the visionary mind of Ari Aster (Hereditary) comes a dread-soaked cinematic fairytale where a world of darkness unfolds in broad daylight.

Starring: Jack Reynor, Florence Pugh, Will Poulter
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery (18+)

The Sonata

A young violinist unravels her long lost father’s past, triggering dark forces that reach beyond her imagination.

Starring: Rutger Hauer, James Faulkner, Freya Tingley
Genre: Mystery, Thriller (PG13)

The Kid

A young boy, Rio, is forced to kill his father after he kills his mother in a drunken rage. His uncle, hearing the chaos, comes to the house to discover the death of his brother and attacks Rio. Rio escapes with his sister and make plans to meet his mother’s friend. Along the way, he encounters Sheriff Pat Garrett, on the hunt for the infamous outlaw Billy the Kid. Rio finds himself increasingly entwined in the lives of these two legendary figures as the cat and mouse game of Billy the Kid’s final year of life plays out. Ultimately, Rio is forced to choose which type of man he is going to become, the outlaw or the man of valor, and will use this self realisation in a final act to save his family.

Starring: Chris Pratt, Leila George, Ethan Hawke, Dane DeHaan, Jake Schur
Genre: Biography, Drama, Western (15+)


Coping with the loss of her mother, 17-year-old Cassie develops a mother-daughter bond with technology’s latest intelligent personal assistant. Their relationship takes a twisted turn when the Artificial Machine Intelligence (A.M.I) begins to manipulate Cassie into committing heinous acts of murder. You’ll definitely want to put your phone away during this one…

Starring: Debs Howard, Philip Granger, Sam Robert Muik, Havana Guppy
Genre: Horror (15+)

Quiet Comes The Dawn

This Russian horror film follows the story of female protagonist whose brother dies under mysterious circumstances. The girl begins to pursue realistic nightmares, and she goes to the institute of somnology, where she and other patients are immersed in a joint lucid dream. But after dawn, they will wake up in a completely different reality, far worse than any nightmare.

Starring: Alexandra Drozdova, Aleksandr Molochnikov, Anna Slyu
Genre: Horror, Thriller (15+)

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