13 Great Movies in Cinemas for the Christmas Holidays

Mfonobong Akpan

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! It’s ‘almost’ Christmas! Odds are, you’re either luxuriating in the holiday break, or you’re about to be, which means it’s time for some fun at the cinemas!

Though there are no Christmas themed movies, there are many more exciting movies sure to get you giddy with excitement. So, round up your crew, grab your seats, popcorn and drinks, relax and enjoy all the excitement. It’s a fun and affordable way to spend time with loved ones, plus,  there’s something showing for everyone!

Watch trailers below to start off an exciting Christmas weekend!


Ayamma is a magical story of love, treachery, lust and revenge, all entwined in the beauty of music and dance. Ayamma is set in a fictitious village somewhere in Ibibio land in Akwa Ibom State. It tells the story of Prince Daraima (Wole Ojo), the fascinating heir to the king,  Obong Ikpaisong, who repeatedly dreams of Ihuoma (Adesua Etomi), a poor but radiating maiden whose beauty is matched only by her voice. Starring: Wole Ojo, Adesua Etomi, Theresa Edem, Majid Michel, Ime Bishop Umoh


A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early.
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Michael Sheen


When Callum Lynch Explores The Memories Of His Ancestor Aguilar And Gains The Skills Of A Master Assassin, He Discovers He Is A Descendant Of The Secret Assassins Society.
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons


A romantic comedy about the shenanigans that go on during the planning of a wedding in Nigeria. Set in Lagos, ‘The Wedding Party’ is the story of Dunni Coker, a 24 year old art gallery owner and only daughter of her parents about to marry the love of her life, IT entrepreneur Dozie. Between the unruly behaviour of some ‘village’ guests much to Tinuade’s horror, and their parents at loggerheads, you wonder whether Dunni and Dozie will get through their wedding reception unscathed. Starring: Alibaba Akporobome, Zainab Balogun, Daniella Down, Iretiola Doyle, Emmanuel Edunjobi, Adesua Etomi, Kunle Idowu, Ayo Makun, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Beverly Naya, Enyinna Nwigwe, Ikechukwu Onunaku, Sola Sobowale, Banky W.

5. ’76

’76 is a Nigerian historical fiction drama film told from two points of view: a soldier accused of being involved in the 1976 military coup and assassination of General Murtala Mohammed, the Head-of-State of Nigeria and that of his young pregnant wife who helps him prove his innocence. Starring: Ramsey Noah, Rita Dominic, Ibinabo Fiberesima, Chidi Mokeme


After many years of service in different government agencies, three retired aged men all settle in a suburb to enjoy their retirement benefits. How they decide to spend this retirement money remains highly humorous and dramatic. Starring: Richard Mofe Damijo, ZacK Orji, Tina Mba, Ebele Okaro, victor Olaotan


Rouge One is the first Star Wars Anthology film, a standalone story set shortly before the events of the original Star Wars. The Rebellion makes a risky move to steal the plans to the Death Star, setting up the epic saga to follow. Starring: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk


Mike Ezuruonye’s comedy movie about the adventures of a village champion who travels from Nigeria to Kenya to work for a female boss.. Starring: Angela Okorie, Huddah Munroe, Wofai Fada, Klint D Drunk, Funnybone, Nedu, Mike


A suburban couple becomes embroiled in an international espionage plot when they discover that their seemingly perfect new neighbors are government spies. Starring: Zach Galifianakis, Isla Fisher, Jon Hamm


A young woman uses her navigational talents to set sail for a fabled island. Joining her on the adventure is her hero, the legendary Demi-God Maui. Starring: Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House

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 …


Vampire death dealer, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) fights to end the eternal war between the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her.
Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Lara Pulver

13. 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

Have a fabulous weekend!

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