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10 Bank Holiday movies you need to watch


From Avengers: Endgame to Long Shot – there's a bank holiday movie for you in Cineworld. Scroll down for more info and ticket booking.

1. The Marvel blockbuster – Avengers: Endgame

It's already taken a staggering $1.2 billion at the global box office and is the culmination of 11 years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Is Avengers: Endgame therefore poised to overtake Avatar as the most successful movie of all time? We'll find out in the coming weeks, but if you've yet to embark on this thrilling, funny and moving blockbuster epic, it's high time you did so.

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2. The hilarious rom-com – Long Shot

Superhero movies not your bag? Come down to Earth with this refreshingly honest and witty comedy that extracts fine chemistry from bantering on-screen duo Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen. They play an aspiring Presidential candidate and her schlubby scriptwriter, respectively, whose apparent mismatch isn't enough to hide deep-seated affection and romance. Can they possibly make it work?

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3. The tail-wagging family movie – A Dog's Journey

If you can bear to be parted from your own pets for a couple of hours, then opt for this sweet-natured drama In A Dog's Journey. In this sequel to the heartwarming global hit A Dog's Purpose, beloved dog Bailey finds his new destiny and forms an unbreakable bond that will lead him, and the people he loves, to places they never imagined.

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4. The spine-tingling horror – The Curse of La Llorona

James Wan produces the latest instalment in the creepy Conjuring Universe: an introduction to the terrifying Mexican entity known as the 'wailing woman'. Set in the 1970s, it stars Avengers: Age of Ultron's Linda Cardellini as a young mother of two who is persecuted by ancient evil from beyond the grave. How will this possibly tie into the upcoming Annabelle Comes Home and The Conjuring 3?

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5. The sweeping biopic – Tolkien

Did you ever want to find out what inspired the creation of fantasy classics The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit? Now you can in this inspirational biographical drama, starring Mad Max's Nicholas Hoult as esteemed British author J.R.R. Tolkien. The movie explores the inspiration behind classic Tolkien imagery, including the scorched earth World War I battlefields that led to the creation of the fiery Mordor.

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6. The DC blockbuster – Shazam!

Avengers isn't the only comic book epic on release at the moment. Rival studio DC has landed a critical and commercial hit with Shazam!, the story of a teenage orphan who transforms into a superhero, and it's still on release in Cineworld. Tangled's Zachary Levi gives a winning performance as the goofy titular superhero in this soaring adventure that has appropriately been described as Big meets Superman.

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7. The indie drama – Eighth Grade

Let's steer away from superheroes once again with this intuitive and poignant coming of age drama. Newcomer Elsie Fisher is superb as the middle-schooler who is ostracised by her peers, and distant from her single father. Balancing an on-point blend of millennial angst with a truthful exploration of what it means to grow up, this is a bold and confident feature film debut from comedian Bo Burnham.

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8. The Judi Dench movie – Red Joan

Drama of a more homespun variety is on offer in this British account of a real-life KGB mole. National treasure Judi Dench plays pensioner Joan Stanley who is arrested on suspicion of past activities as a Soviet spy, with Kingsman's Sophie Cookson portraying her as a younger woman. It's directed by theatre veteran Trevor Nunn, responsible for the likes of Cats and Les Miserables.

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9. The Disney adventure – Dumbo

There's still time to catch Tim Burton's live-action remake of the Disney animated classic. Cutting-edge CGI gives fresh life to adorable baby elephant Dumbo, and Tim Burton's typically fantastical universe is adorned with A-list stars. Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito and Eva Green are among those bringing the Dumbo story into a new age.

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10. The other superhero movie – Hellboy

Comic book thrills of a gorier, gnarlier variety are on offer in this reboot of the Dark Horse Comics property. Director Guillermo del Toro and star Ron Perlman are out, replaced by The Descent film-maker Neil Marshall and Stranger Things star David Harbour. The latter portrays Big Red, the horned anti-hero with a dark sense of humour and a bad attitude who is compelled to save the world from undead evil.

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What movies will you be watching this bank holiday? Let us know @Cineworld.