Top Movies To Watch This December 2018

You’re never too busy to catch a movie or two, peeps. We have an incredible line-up of amazing movies you should definitely go see this December. 


Ben Is Back

  • Release Date: Friday, 28 December 2018
  • Genre: Drama

Our girl Julia Roberts is back! We love her so much because she’s simply the best. In this movie, she plays Holly, mother of 19-year-old Ben Burns (Lucas Hedges), who unexpectedly returns to his family’s suburban home on Christmas Eve morning. Holly is relieved and welcoming but wary of her son staying clean. Over a turbulent 24 hours, new truths are revealed, and a mother’s undying love for her son is tested as she does everything in her power to keep him safe. For more information about this movie click here.

Mary Poppins

  • Release Date: Tuesday, 25 December 2018
  • Genre: Family

Round up your kids and introduce them to Mary Poppins in a modern, all-new, original musical sequel to the classic, starring Julie Andrews, back in the day. Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns has the charming nanny helping the next generation of the Banks family find the joy and wonder missing in their lives following a personal loss. Emily Blunt stars as the practically perfect nanny with unique magical skills who can turn any ordinary task into an unforgettable, fantastic adventure. Lin-Manuel Miranda plays her friend Jack, an optimistic street lamplighter who helps bring light and life to the streets of London. For more information click here.


  • Release Date: Friday, 21 December 2018
  • Genre: Superhero movie

Jason Momoa is every woman’s Man Crush every day. Lisa Bonet has just had to make peace with this. So, all you ladies, we’re telling you that you HAVE to watch him play Aquaman. Make it a girls’ night out and enjoy — because eye candy is always welcome! The movie follows Arthur Curry who learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, and must step forward to lead his people and to be a hero to the world. For more details, visit this website.


  • Release Date: Friday, 07 December 2018
  • Genre: Historical Drama

Suffering exploitation is awful on its own but being exploited by someone you love is so much worse… This historical drama set in the early 20th century is about a writer, Colette (Keira Knightley), who is pushed by her husband to write novels under his name. Following their success, she fights to make her talents known, challenging the gender norms of the time. Find more information here!

The Grinch

  • Release Date: Friday, 07 December 2018
  • Genre: Animation

An animated movie for the whole family. Yes, The Grinch is back. Benedict Cumberbatch voices the title role of the grouchy green creature in the newly imagined version of this enduring holiday classic. Visit this website for more information.


  • Release Date: Friday, 07 December 2018
  • Genre: Drama/Romance

How strong is your faith? Do you believe in miracles? Well, this movie will make you believe… It’s a story about a young man who suddenly acquires the gift of healing. Trying to understand it and the new reality that it offers, a teenage girl with terminal cancer unexpectedly shows him the way. Sounds interesting right? Go here for more information.

Instant Family

  • Release Date: Friday, 07 December 2018
  • Genre: Comedy

Pete (Mark Wahlberg) and Ellie (Rose Byrne) decide to start a family and stumble into the world of foster care adoption. They hope to adopt one small child but when they meet three siblings, including a rebellious 15-year-old girl (Isabela Moner), they find themselves speeding from zero to three kids overnight. Now, Pete and Ellie must hilariously try to learn the ropes of instant parenthood in the hope of becoming a family. The movie is inspired by the real-life events of writer/director Sean Anders and also stars Octavia Spencer, Tig Notaro and Margo Martindale. Visit this website for more information.

Robin Hood

  • Release Date: Friday, 07 December 2018
  • Genre: Adventure

Time for some adventure as this war-hardened Crusader and a Moorish commander mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown in a thrilling action-adventure from director Otto Bathurst (Peaky Blinders). Packed with gritty battlefield exploits, mindblowing fight choreography and a timeless romance, this Robin Hood movie is the never-before-seen story of how Robin Hood became the legend we know today. Click here for more information.

Mortal Engines

  • Release Date: Friday, 14 December 2018
  • Genre: Science Fiction

If science fiction is right up your alley, then this movie is for you. Three-time Academy Award-winning filmmakers Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh return to the screen with a startling and sweeping new vision of a future where Earth’s cities now roam the globe on huge wheels, battling each other in a struggle for ever-diminishing resources. Visit this website for more information.

Second Act

  • Release date: Friday, 14 December 2018
  • Genre: Comedy, Romance
  • Actors: Jennifer Lopez, Milo Ventimiglia, Vanessa Hudgens

It’s never too late to make your life what you want it to be. A hilarious feel-good story that’s sure to inspire, Second Act is about a big box store worker who is frustrated with her unfulfilled dreams. Stuck in a dead-end job, 40-year-old Maya (Jennifer Lopez), decides it’s time for a change and reinvents herself and her life and proves to Madison Avenue that street smarts are as valuable as book smarts and that it’s never too late for a second act. Her talent was real. Her résumé was not. Click here for more information.

Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer

  • Release date: Friday, 14 December 2018
  • Genre: Animation, Family
  • Actors: Morena Baccarin, Josh Hutcherson, John Cleese

Just in time for Christmas, here’s a reindeer movie coming to a cinema near you. Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer is the perfect festive flick to get you into the jolly spirit. When Blitzen announces his retirement on 21 December, a miniature horse has three days to fulfil his lifelong dream of earning a spot on Santa Claus’ team at the North Pole tryouts. Click here for more information.

By Lelethu Baba

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