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8 Bank Holiday movies you need to watch in Cineworld


From Aladdin to Rocketman and beyond: we've got your bank holiday sewn up. Scroll down to discover all the must-see movies playing at your local Cineworld.

1. The Disney reboot – Aladdin

Sherlock Holmes director Guy Ritchie sets his sights on Disney's 1992 masterpiece, which won the Oscar for Best Animated Film. Will Smith takes over from Robin Williams as the Genie in this live-action remake, pairing with Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine and Marwan Kenzari as Jafar. Plus, original composer Alan Menken is back to write the score alongside The Greatest Showman's Pasek and Paul.

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2. The glittering Elton John biopic – Rocketman

Aladdin isn't the only playlist-in-waiting this week. Elton John fans will eat up this extravagantly appointed musical drama that explores his ascent to the realms of pop immortality, aided enormously by a confident, nuanced Taron Egerton in the lead role. While Egerton nails the singer's mellifluous voice under the guidance of director Dexter Fletcher, he's ably supported by an excellent cast including Jamie Bell as lyricist Bernie Taupin and Richard Madden as manager John Reid.

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3. The tail-wagging sequel – The Secret Life of Pets 2

The creators of Minions, Despicable Me and Sing are back with this follow-up to their hit 2016 animation. The Secret Life of Pets explored what our animal buddies get up to behind closed doors, and the sequel picks up the thread with a pleasing spread of returning faces. Patton Oswalt takes over the lead role of Jack Russell Max while Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart reprise their roles as Duke and Snowball.

Click here to book your tickets for The Secret Life of Pets 2.

4. The action onslaught – John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

Are you after an action blockbuster with an injection of grit and nihilism in its veins? Then opt for the third John Wick instalment, nothing less than a ballet of elaborately choreographed set-pieces and fight scenes in which star Keanu Reeves pushes himself to the limit. Stylishly directed by Chad Stahelski, it further cements Reeves as a contemporary action icon, all the while deepening the John Wick mythology in preparation for the fourth movie – yes, the next chapter is arriving in 2021.

Click here to book your tickets for John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum.

5. The Marvel epic – Avengers: Endgame

There's still time to catch Marvel's box office-shattering epic, currently nipping at Avatar's heels in a bid to become the biggest movie of all time. Nothing less than a summation of 11 years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), Endgame interweaves an enormous cast of characters amid a convoluted time travel scenario laced with laughs, surprises and more than a few tears. Wherever the MCU goes from here, they'll have a hard time topping this one.

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6. The Pokemon bonanza – Pokemon: Detective Pikachu

Forget those games of Pokemon Go that obsessed you three years ago. This live-action adventure is the real deal, whisking viewers into the sprawling metropolis of Ryme City where humans and Pokemon interact. Franchise fans will get a kick out of the sheer multitude of characters lurking in each frame, while casuals can get caught up in the sweetly endearing central bromance between Ryan Reynolds' English-speaking Pikachu and Justice Smith's parent-pining Tim.

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7. The rom-com for grown-ups – Long Shot

Fantasy and action not your bag? Then come down to earth with this endearing comedy that explores the relationship woes experienced by those in positions of power. Charlize Theron is the poised Presidential candidate and Seth Rogen is the schlubby journalist (for whom she used to babysit), both stars eliciting loveable chemistry amid plenty of on-point observations about gender roles.

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8. One for the kiddies – Paw Patrol: Mighty Pups

In this high-flying, heroic mission, the Paw Patrol are given Mighty Pup powers after a mysterious meteor lands in Adventure Bay. When Mayor Humdinger and his nephew trap Ryder and steal the meteor to take over the city, the pups must work together and use their new powers--from Chase's super speed to Marshall's mighty heat, Rubble's super strength and more--to race to the rescue and save the day.

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And don't forget about our Movies for Juniors screenings...

Want to introduce your children to the exciting world of cinema? Then get involved with Movies For Juniors, our discounted weekly screenings of kids films at Cineworld Cinemas. Adults must be accompanied by children. From just £2.50 choose from our selection of lively kids movies, from animated films to live action features. Premium Movies For Juniors are previously unreleased, new films at a family-friendly price - from £5.50 at many cinemas.

On release now: The LEGO Movie 2 (also subtitled), Luis and the Aliens, Smallfoot and Peppa Pig: Festival of Fun.

What movies are you planning to watch this bank holiday? Let us know @Cineworld.