January 2024 movie releases at Cineworld: Poor Things and more

2024 is almost upon us, so is your New Year's resolution to watch even more films at Cineworld? If so, a Cineworld Unlimited membership will help you (scroll to the end of this post to find out more).

Here's Luke and Dan with their rundown of this month's releases.

Keep on scrolling to discover the key details and release dates for January's must-see movies.


1. One Life (released January 1st)

Anthony Hopkins gives a powerful performance as humanitarian Nicholas Winton in this moving World War II biopic. One Life dramatises Winton's feat in organising the 'kindertransport', the evacuation of child Jews from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia in 1939. Many decades later, Winton's achievements were brought to life by TV personality Esther Rantzen, thus informing the nation of Winton's quiet heroism and dignity under extraordinary circumstances.


2. Priscilla (released January 1st)

The less-than-perfect marriage between Priscilla and Elvis Presley is put under the microscope in Sofia Coppola's atmospheric new drama. Priscilla is adapted from Priscilla Presley's revealing biography, exposing how she was swept up in a fairy tale romance with The King, but soon found herself stifled by the nature of his fame. Cailee Spaeny gives an empathetic, Oscar-tipped performance in the title role and Saltburn's Jacob Elordi portrays Elvis.


3. Night Swim (released January 5th)

It's time to put R.E.M.'s classic 'Nightswimming' out of your mind because James Wan and Blumhouse are reuniting to put a demonic spin on that most innocent of environments, the swimming pool. The team behind the hit Insidious franchise brings us another spine-chilling story in which a family discovers evil lurking in the backyard of their idyllic new home. Godzilla's Wyatt Russell and The Banshees of Inisherin's Kerry Condon star.


4. Poor Things (released January 12th)

Emma Stone is angling for her second Oscar in this delightfully crackers black comedy from The Lobster and The Favourite filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos. Stone gives an intensely physical performance as Bella Baxter, a young woman who is a Frankenstein-esque combination of a child's brain in an adult's body. As she acclimates to the nature of her surrealist world, Bella starts to learn more about her identity and sexuality, resulting in an empowering odyssey that is equal parts revealing and flat-out hilarious. 


5. The Boys in the Boat (released January 12th)

George Clooney dramatises the real-life trials of the 1936 University of Washington rowing team in this inspirational drama. Just before the outbreak of World War II, the squad was invited to participate in the Berlin Olympic Games and it was a moment that would define their lives, and that of the rowing club, forever. 



6. Mean Girls (released January 17th)

It's time to celebrate the return of the Plastics as the acerbic high school classic Mean Girls gets the musical treatment. Tina Fey's delightfully scabrous teen comedy is reworked as an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza, but one can expect the same level of bite as before. It's going to be so fetch, and who's going to wear pink at a Wednesday screening?


7. The Holdovers (released January 19th)

No one grumps quite like Paul Giamatti and the Oscar-nominated actor is on top form as he reunites with Sideways filmmaker Alexander Payne. Giamatti plays a much-despised university lecturer who must take charge of the outcast students and loners whom their parents have left behind during the Christmas holiday. What then ensues is a sweet-natured yet insightful comedy-drama that ably crosses the generational divide.


8. The Color Purple (released January 26th)

Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel has already spawned one Oscar-nominated adaptation from director Steven Spielberg in 1985. We're now presented with the big-screen adaptation of the acclaimed Broadway musical with Fantasia Barrino in the central role of Celie and Taraji P. Henson as Shug. The production is overseen by the creative crew of Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey and Quincy Jones, all of whom had earlier combined forces for the 1985 film.


9. All Of Us Strangers (released January 26th)

Andrew Scott and Paul Mescal share a passionate chemistry in this atmospheric queer drama from Weekend filmmaker Andrew Haigh. Scott plays an isolated gay man who embarks on a relationship with Mescal's attractive loner at the same time that he reconnects with the thirty-something spirits of his deceased parents (played by Claire Foy and Jamie Bell).

Remember, a Cineworld Unlimited membership pays for itself in less than two visits per month. And that's just the start of your Unlimited journey: additional exciting perks include access to advance screenings, discounts off your favourite in-cinema snacks and more.