Must-see February drama: Concussion and The Finest Hours

Prepare for a powerful double-bill of unmissable drama this February. Scroll down for the details of what's headed your way.


What's the story? Will Smith returns to the big screen in this emotional and revealing true story of maverick doctor Bennet Omalu. 

Noted physician and forensic pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu (Will Smith) has achieved his dream of establishing a successful career in America. However, he shakes the establishment to the core when he embarks on an investigation into the tragic death of Pittsburgh Steelers footballer Mike Webster.

Omalu's research into the brain damage that ultimately killed Webster sends shockwaves around the medical community, and he eventually goes on to publish his groundbreaking findings into CTE: chronic traumatic encephalopathy. However in order to do so, he must defy the authority of the National Football League who move hell and high water in order to prevent the truth from being revealed.

Megastar Will Smith delivers a sensitive, Golden Globe-nominated performance in this heartfelt, factual drama about one man's endless quest for justice. 

Concussion is released on 12th February. Check out the trailer.

The Finest Hours

What's the story? Star Trek's Chris Pine stars in this inspirational rescue drama, based on a remarkable true story.

It's February 1952. Off the coast of New England, one of the worst storms on record is wreaking havoc – and one oil tanker is caught right in the middle of it. With the vessel fatally damaged and ripped in half by the force of the sea, prospects look bleak for the 30 sailors left stranded on-board.

However, they reckoned without the brave intervention of four Coast Guard members who, against all the odds, begin a daring rescue mission to bring the men home.

Loosely based on the remarkable Pendleton rescue mission, widely considered to be the greatest small boat rescue in Coast Guard history, this dramatic and thrilling endurance adventure is led by Star Trek's Chris Pine. Also in the cast are Ben Foster, Eric Bana, Casey Affleck and Britain's Holliday Grainger.

The Finest Hours is released on 19th February.

Are both of these movies on your movie radar for February? If so, tweet us @Cineworld and let us know.