The must-see movies coming to Dubai this January

WWI, the #metoo movement, Hitler Youth, Hugh Grant, Will Smith and more – there’s something for everyone in the must-see movies this January. So grab your popcorn and pick one – or more – of these big blockbusters coming our way this month…


Out this weekend, this tense WW1 film brilliantly tells the story of two recruits who race against time to stop a deadly attack. From Skyfall director Sam Mendes, this has all the hallmarks of being a modern classic and is out on January 9 in Dubai. And if ever there was a film made for the glorious ScreenX it’s this (although it’s currently screening Jumanji, so you might have to wait a while…)


The 2020 movie for the #metoo movement, this true-life film tells the story of three women at Fox News caught up in a scandal surrounding sexual harassment claims against network president Roger Ailes. The all-star cast includes Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie and pulls no punches.

Bad Boys For Life

Bad boys, bad boys, whatchu gonna do… yup, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are back as Miami’s best crime-fighting duo. There are baddies with guns, car chases and – hopefully – a cheeky rendition of that classic song. We predict this being one of the big movies this January in Dubai.

Jojo Rabbit

Bear with us here. This bitter-sweet satire revolves around the Hitler Youth and features an imaginary friend called Adolf Hitler. A thought-provoking film about identity and blind nationalism, it’s designed to make you think, laugh and perhaps cry.

The Parasite

If Marvel plots are about as complicated as you like your cinema, this might not be for you. But this South Korean black comedy won plenty of awards when it was released last year including winning the prestigious Palme d’Or.

The Gentlemen

After a few years in the cinematic wilderness – and a very good Disney adaptation of Aladdin, it has to be said – Guy Ritchie is back doing what Guy Ritchie does best. Gangster films. There are twists, turns, cool music and Hugh Grant being an impeccable English baddy. What’s not to love?