Escape into the exciting world of fantasy, adventure and romance with these 15 movies

Escape into the exciting world of fantasy, adventure and romance with these 15 movies

Mfonobong Akpan

The weekend is a fantastic period to look forward to every week, basically because weekends are for fun! It’s been quite a depressing week for many –traffic, gory news stories… but I assure you a visit to the cinemas would take the stress off. Get your weekend groove on with these interesting movies, as always there’s something for everyone – mum, dad and the little ones!

Watch movie trailers below:


Based on a true story and set against the American South thirty years prior to the outbreak of the Civil War, THE BIRTH OF A NATION follows Nat Turner (Nate Parker), a literate slave and preacher whose financially strained owner Samuel Turner (Armie Hammer) accepts an offer to use Nat’s preaching to subdue unruly slaves, but the tables turn around… Starring: Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Penelope Ann Miller, Jackie Earle Haley, Mark Boone Junior, Colman Domingo, Gabrielle Union, Esther Scott, Chiké Okonkwo


Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) a writer, has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, some of Newt’s fantastic beasts escape which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds. Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol


Mike Okafor is invited by his childhood friend and buddy; Adetunde George Jnr, to have dinner and spend the weekend with him and his fiancée Lola Coker as they plan for their upcoming wedding, but the dinner turns out to be much more… Starring: Deyemi Okanlawon, Kehinde Bankole, Enyinna Nwigwe, Keira Hewatch, Okey Uzoeshi, RMD and Ireti Doyle.

4. Heart

Heart tells the story of Wale Adeoti (Anthony Monjaro), a very brilliant and career driven young Nigerian man, a spinal-cord Patient and a true lover married to Ife Adeoti (Jennifer John) a loving and devoted wife. Ima (Esther Audu), Wale’s private nurse for several years silently falls in love with his beautiful heart but everything changes when Wale finally loses the will to live. Starring: Wale Ajayi, Anthony Monjaro, Ima Esther Audu, Ife Ajayi, Jennifer John, Doctor Matthew, Femi Durojaiye, Tanner Bimbo Ademoye

5. Doctor Strange

A former Neurosurgeon embarks on a journey Of healing only to be drawn into the world of the mystic arts.Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams

6. The Grudge

Lives of two lovelorn spouses from separate marriages and a lonely window intersect as they struggle to deal with a grudge that has festered for so long.
Starring: Richard Mofe-Damijo (RMD), Iretiola Doyle, Odunlade Adekola, Jaiye Kuti, Funmi Holder, Ijeoma Aniebo.

7. Deepwater Horizon

A dramatisation of the April 2010 disaster in the U.S when the offshore drilling rig, Deepwater Horizon, exploded and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history. Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Douglas M. Griffin

8. Inferno

When Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Dr Sienna Brooks, and together they must race across Europe against the clock to foil a deadly global plot. Starring, Ben Foster, Tom Hanks, Sidse Babett Knudsen

9. When Love Happens Again

A sequel to the 2014 romantic comedy, ‘When Love Happens’. The sequel continues with MO and Tope’s relationship in a safe place. Mo kicks off her own company, and her first account is with a billionaire, Demilade Adenuga. She has to travel to Washington DC for a merger she is putting together for Mr. Adenuga, leaving Tobe behind in Nigeria. Starring:Oreka Godis, Weruche Opia, Enyinna Nwigwe, Stanley Chibunna (Funnybone) …

10. A Trip to Jamaica

AY Makun and Funke Akindele are off to an adventure in 30 Days in Atlanta. Proposing to his girlfriend (Funke Akindele), the tenacious two are off on another adventure filled with action, suspense mystery and fun. Starring: Ayo Makun(aka AY), Funke Akindele, Nse Ikpe Etim, Patoranking, Cynthia Morgan and Ras Kimono, Eric Roberts, Dan Davies, Jamaica acts Paul Campbell, Rebecca Silvera, Chris Attoh

11. Trolls

From the makers of Shrek comes Trolls … After the Bergens invade Troll village, Poppy, the happiest Troll ever born, and Branch, the not so happy one, set off on a journey to rescue her friends. Starring: Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Zooey Deschanel …

12. Storks

Storks have moved on from delivering babies to packages. But when an order for a baby appears, the best delivery stork must scramble to fix the error by delivering the baby. Starring: Andy Samberg, Katie Crown, Kelsey Grammar

13. The Accountant

Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) is a mathematics savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Using a small-town CPA office as a cover, he makes his living as a freelance accountant for dangerous criminal organisations. With a Treasury agent (J.K. Simmons) hot on his heels, Christian takes on a state-of-the-art robotics company as a legitimate client. As Wolff gets closer to the truth about a discrepancy that involves millions of dollars, the body count starts to rise. Starring: Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Daeg Faerch …

14. Oloibiri

Based on true events, Oloibiri is a story about the first oil well drilled in Nigeria and how the impact has affected a small Nigerian Delta Village (Oloibiri), the lives of those involved and government’s pacification of abused people of Oloibiri community Starring: Olu Jacobs, Richard Mofe Damijo, William R. Moses

15. Queen of Katwe

10-year-old Phiona (Madina Nalwanga) and her family live in the slum. Her world changes one day when she meets Robert Katende (David Oyelowo), a missionary who teaches children how to play chess. Phiona becomes fascinated with the game and soon becomes a top player under Katende’s guidance. Her success in local competitions and tournaments opens the door to a bright future and a golden chance to escape from a life of poverty.. Starring Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong’o

Have a fabulous weekend!

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