The 5 cinema releases that you need to watch in December

  • The 5 cinema releases that you need to watch in December

Despite it being the last month of 2017, the cinemas aren't slowing down, and we are set to feature the biggest film of the year and a whole bunch of other cinematic joy.

So here are all of the films that you should be visiting your local cinema to see over December: 

Star Wars: The Last Jedi  - 14th December

We've had to wait until the end of the year for (possibly) the most-anticipated movie of 2017, as we return to the galaxy far away to pick up where we left off a couple of Christmases ago.

Having left Rey on the island hideaway of Luke Skywalker, can she learn how to harness the force to defeat the father-killing Kylo Ren?

Having previously left the series on a cliffhanger with so much at stake and so much of the galaxy still to be settled, fans will be queueing in their droves to see the latest episode of the space saga.


The Greatest Showman - 26th December

Hugh Jackman returns to his tuneful Les Miserables mode as he takes on the biographic role of famed showman P. T. Barnum in the story of him creating the famous travelling circus.

Jackman is joined by an impressive cast including Zac Efron, Michelle Williams and Rebecca Ferguson, who all lend their singing skills to the line-up.

Full of colour and action reminiscent of Moulin Rouge, The Greatest Showman is the shot of excitement which that dull post-Christmas period calls for.

Wonder - 1st December

Following up his incredibly emotive performance in Room, Jacob Tremblay tackles another tear-jerker, this time as Auggie Pullman, a 10-year-old boy suffering from severe facial deformities.

Auggie's parents (Owen Wilson and Julia Roberts) decide that, instead of continuing homeschooling, they would enrol him in a school to socialise with children his age.

A story that tugs at the heartstrings capably supported by another wonderful performance from 11-year-old Tremblay - bring plenty of tissues to this heart-warming drama.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle - 26th December

After much debate, criticism and hostility, the sequel to the classic family adventure film comes 12 years after its release.

A group of students in detention find a video game named Jumanji and are sucked into the dangerous, deadly jungle-themed game and transformed into their avatars - played by Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Karen Gillan and Kevin Hart.

Already facing dubious '90s movie fans, this sequel is going to have to be larger-than-life and a whole load of fun if it wants to compete with the well-regarded original - and if it manages that, will be a great movie for all ages.

Pitch Perfect 3 - 22nd December

The Barden Bellas are back for one last acca-outing, and their post-college lives haven't cracked up to be so great, so they team up for one last competition, this time against bands who use actual musical instruments.

All the major players return, including Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks and Rebel Wilson, plus the addition of a few new well-known faces to round off the trilogy.

With an incredibly loyal fanbase, the Bellas will want to sign off with a big score, so expect an acca-awesome last entry.

Also out in December

The Disaster Artist - 1st December

The Franco brothers re-enact the bizarre making of The Room - dubbed 'the best worst film of all time'.

Stronger -  8th December

Jake Gyllenhaal plays a victim of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing struggling to cope with his devastating injuries.

Ferdinand - 22nd December

WWE wrestler John Cena lends his voice to the animated story of the gentle bull that doesn't want to take part in the Spanish bullfights.

Better Watch Out - 8th December

Festive horror as a babysitter must defend a twelve-year-old boy from intruders as it that turns out isn't a run-of-the-mill home invasion.

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