10 movies for grownups to watch at the cinema this Christmas

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With Halloween almost over, the countdown to Christmas is well and truly on, and what better way to spend a cold, winter afternoon than cosying up at the cinema? With new releases coming out left, right and centre, from action and adventure to thrillers and Disney heart-warmers, grab your popcorn and pick & mix, because we’ve rounded up the 10 best movies to watch this Christmas that’ll bring on all the festive feels…

Last Christmas

Kate (Emilia Clarke), a young woman who has been continuously unlucky in love, career and life in general, accepts a job in a department store as an elf during the holidays. Little does she know what’s in store for her when she meets Tom (Henry Golding) on the job… Features music from George Michael and also stars co-writer Emma Thompson and actress Michelle Yeoh.

Release date: 15 November

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

The surviving Resistance faces the First Order once more as Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron’s journey continues. With the power and knowledge of generations behind them, the final battle commences.

Release date: 19 December

Charlie’s Angels

One of the most anticipated films of 2019, and with an all-star cast, we can’t wait for this epic reboot. When a systems engineer blows the whistle on a dangerous technology, Charlie’s Angels (Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska) are called into action, putting their lives on the line to protect society. Talk about girl power!

Release date: 29 November

Frozen 2

If you think this one’s just for the kids, then think again. In the sequel to Disney’s hit blockbuster, Frozen, Elsa the Snow Queen (Idina Menzel) and her sister Anna (Kristen Bell) embark on an adventure far away from the kingdom of Arendelle. They are joined by friends, Kristoff (Jonathan Groff), Olaf (Josh Gad), and Sven. Evan Rachel Wood and Sterling K. Brown also join the cast.

Release date: 22 November


When Ophelia (Daisy Ridley), an orphan and strong willed child, is taken into Elsinore Castle under the care of Queen Gerturde (Naomi Watts), she grows up to be one of her most trusted ladies in waiting. Soon enough, Ophelia captures the affections of the young Prince Hamlet (George MacKay), and a passionate romance is ignited between the two, just as the kingdom is on the brink of a political war.

Release date: 22 November

The Nightingale

After British officer (Sam Claflin) commits a terrible act of violence against Clare’s (Aisling Franciosi) family, she chases him through the Tasmanian Wilderness, hungry for revenge.

Release date: 29 November

The Aeronauts

Set in 1862, inquisitive scientist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) and wealthy young widow Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) start a balloon expedition, and vow to fly higher than anyone in history. As their dangerous ascent unfolds, they discover things about themselves, and each other, that help them to find themselves and their place in the world.

Release date: 4 November

Jay & Silent Bob Reboot

Iconic characters Jay & Silent Bob return as they embark on a cross country mission to stop Hollywood making a reboot film based on them (sounds oddly familiar?). Starring Matt Damon and Harley Quinn Smith – director Kevin Smith’s own daughter -, this hilarious comedy will have you in stitches from start to finish.

Release date: 29 November

The Report

In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, the CIA began to use new, specialised interrogation techniques. In ‘The Report’, FBI agent Daniel Jones suspects the use of torture, and so performs an in-depth investigation into these techniques. The American drama/thriller  stars Adam Driver, Anette Benning and Jon Hamm.

Release date: 15 November

The Good Liar

Con artist Roy Courtnay (Ian McKellen) can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-spoken and extremely wealthy widow Betty McLeish (Helen Mirren) online. But as he gets to know Betty, and she opens up her life and home to him, Roy is surprised to find himself becoming fond of her, which consequently gets in the way of his plans to take her for all the money she’s got…

Release date: 8 November