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 an animation film and some family-friendly laughs, or a catch up with friends over an action filled movie or a horror flick, here are our top picks of the best films out in cinemas in Dubai this week.


Doctor Sleep

Not for the fainthearted, this movie follows Dan Torrance, who is struggling with substance abuse and is haunted by his past and the sinister events that took place at the Overlook hotel where he lived as a child. He then happens across a young teenager named Abra, who shares his unusual gift of ‘the shine’. The duo join forces to fight against the ‘True Knot”, a cult whose members attempt to feed off the shine of innocents to make themselves immortal.

Starring: Rebecca Ferguson, Ewan McGregor, Kyliegh Curra
Genre: Horror
Released: November 7


A WW11 story, this film focuses on the Battle of Midway, a clash between the American fleet and the Imperial Japanese Navy and is based on the real life stories of the leaders and sailors that lived and fought it. The battle marked an important turning point in the Pacific Theater during the Second World War.

Starring: Woody Harrelson, Dennis Quaid, Nick Jonas, Ed Skrein, Mandy Moore, Patrick Wilson, Aaron Eckhart, Luke Evans
Genre: Action
Released: November 7

Playing with Fire

In this endearing comedy, watch as three brawny firefighters end up looking after three children they rescued from a fire until their parents collect them. These aren’t just any old children though – they are rather rambunctious and will run rings around the firefighters in no time. Prepare for some slapstick comedy and lots of laughs.

Starring: John Cena, Judy Greer, John Leguizamo
Genre: Comedy
Released: November 7

Tabaluga: The Last Dragon

One for the little ones, watch as the Ice Princess Lilli and Tabaluga, a little green dragon unite to fight against an an evil source. While doing this, they free Iceland and find the strength to ignite Tabaluga, the last dragon’s, fire. The film follows the successful children’s TV series.

Starring: Cameron Ansell, Kristin Fairlie, Benedict Campbell
Genre: Animation
Released: November 7

Charlie’s Angels (Ladies only screening)

This remake of the classic Charlie’s Angels has been eagerly anticipated (especially by 90’s girls who grew up with Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu and Dew Barrymore as the leading protagonists). Twilight star Kristen Stewart stars alongside Hailee Steinfeld and Naomi Scott as they battle to save the world from newly-released and very dangerous technology.

Starring: Elizabeth Banks, Kristen Stewart, Sam Claflin, Naomi Scott
Genre: Action
Released: November 13 (ladies-only screening), November 14 across cinemas

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