Here’s a list of best movies on cinema now showing in Dubai and UAE. Why would you want to go to the cinema? Let’s face it- as good as your home theatre is, it can’t come close to the cinema experience.

It’s not always about the biggest screen or the best sound system but things that go with it. Nothing beats the popcorn at Vox Cinema, the Platinum Suites at Reel Cinema or the giant IMAX screen at Novo Cinemas. The gourmet food and the extra comfortable chairs allow you to take a few hours out of your busy life to sit back and enjoy the show.

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This list covers all the latest movies running across cinemas in the UAE. If you prefer Indian content, we’ve highlighted that in the best Hindi or Malayalam movies, along with others. The movies listed below will be playing across your favourite cinema chain in the UAE.

Best Movies on Cinema Now Showing in Dubai and UAE

Action | Rating: 18+

Silent Night

A man witnesses the death of his young son when the boy gets caught in crossfire between warring gangs. Recovering from a wound that cost him his voice, he embarks on a bloody quest seeking vengeance against the ruthless gang that killed his son on a silent Christmas Eve.The movie is directed by John Woo and stars Joel Kinnaman, Catalina Sandino Moreno and Kid Cudi, and will be released in cinemas December 7, 2023.

Horror, Mystery | Rating: 18+


This Thanksgiving, terror takes a new form.

When a mysterious killer unleashes a wave of violence on a quiet Plymouth, Massachusetts neighborhood, the townsfolk are forced to confront their darkest fears.

As the body count rises, Detective Anthony Griffin races against time to uncover the identity of the killer before the holiday turns into a bloodbath. With each passing moment, the stakes rise, and the line between hunter and prey blurs.

The movie is directed by Eli Roth and stars Patrick Dempsey, Ty Olsson and Gina Gershon, and will be released in cinemas December 7, 2023.

Crime, Drama | Rating: TBC

Inside Man: Aka Gemini Lounge

Based on true events, a disgraced police detective seeking redemption in the gritty underbelly of New York City goes undercover to expose a violent crime syndicate. But as he sinks deeper into the mob, the price for absolution may be higher than he can afford. 

“Inside Man: Aka Gemini Lounge” is an explosive tale of suspense, betrayal, and the search for redemption.

The movie stars Emile Hirsch, Jake Cannavale and Lucy Hale, and will be released in cinemas December 7, 2023.

Action, Thriller | Rating: TBC


Determined to find his missing daughter, detective Danny Rourke finds himself spiraling down a rabbit hole while investigating a series of reality-bending crimes. Aided by Diana Cruz, a gifted psychic, Rourke simultaneously pursues and is pursued by a lethal spectre, the one man he believes holds the key to finding the girl.

This mind-bending thriller that will challenge your perception of reality stars Ben Affleck, Alice Braga and JD Pardo, and will be released in cinemas December 7, 2023.

Animation, Adventure | Rating: PG


Soar into an unforgettable adventure with Mallard family.

A family of ducks decides to leave the safety of a New England pond for an adventurous trip to Jamaica. However, their well-laid plans quickly go awry when they get lost and wind up in New York City.

The movie stars Elizabeth Banks, Awkwafina and Danny DeVito, and will be released in cinemas December 7, 2023.

Mystery, Thriller | Rating: PG13

Invitation to a Murder

Dare to enter the world of Invitation to a Murder where danger lurks around every corner and the line between host and killer blurs.

In the heart of the British countryside, a reclusive billionaire invites six seemingly random strangers to his opulent estate for a weekend of luxury and extravagance. Little do they know, they have been carefully selected for a deadly game.The movie is directed by Stephen Shimek and stars Mischa Barton, Chris Browning and Bianca A. Santos, and will be released in cinemas in November 30, 2023.

Crime, Drama | Rating: PG15

The Marsh King’s Daughter

Based on the international bestselling, award-winning psychological suspense novel The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne, ‘Helena Pelletier’ leads an ideal life with a great husband and a young daughter but she is hiding a dark secret within: that her father is the infamous ‘Marsh King,’ the man who kidnapped her Mother as a teen, and that she was the product of the relationship between captive and tormentor. Helena has lived in the wilderness for 12 years, in a life carefully controlled by her kidnapper/father ‘Jacob,’ until he is caught and sent to prison. When Jacob escapes from prison unexpectedly, sensing the danger this monster poses for her husband and young daughter, Helena must confront her secret past and use the tools he equipped her with to hunt him down. 

The movie is directed by Neil Burger and stars Daisy Ridley, Ben Mendelsohn and Brooklynn Prince, and will be released in cinemas in November 30, 2023.

Horror, Thriller | Rating: 18+


Witness Grace’s harrowing journey in this new horror and thriller, Consecration, as she uncovers the sinister secrets hidden within the convent walls.

After the alleged suicide of her priest brother, Grace travels to the remote Scottish convent where he fell to his death. Distrusting the Church’s account, she uncovers murder, sacrilege and a disturbing truth about herself. 

The movie is directed by Christopher Smith and stars Jena Malone, Danny Huston and Will Keen, and will be released in cinemas in November 30, 2023.

Action, Thriller | Rating: PG15


In the gritty underbelly of Los Angeles, Jake Rosser, a hardened LAPD officer with a troubled past, finds his world shattered when his dog is killed in the heart of Skid Row. Consumed by grief and a relentless thirst for vengeance, Jake embarks on a perilous quest to uncover the truth about who may be responsible.

As the stakes rise and the truth becomes more elusive, Jake must confront his own inner demons and make a choice that will ultimately determine his fate. 

The movie is directed by John Stalberg Jr. and stars Aaron Eckhart, Stephen Lang and Penelope Mitchell, and will be released in cinemas in November 30, 2023.

Comedy, Horror | Rating: PG15

There is Something in the Barn

In the heart of the barn, an ancient terror awakens.

Seeking an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, an American family embarks on a fresh start, relocating to a seemingly idyllic farmhouse nestled amidst the picturesque Norwegian countryside. Little do they know that their new haven harbors a chilling secret – a malevolent entity that lurks within the depths of the property’s ancient barn.

The movie is directed by Magnus Martens and stars Amrita Acharia, Towners Bunner, Alexander Karlsen ElYounoussi, and will be released in cinemas in November 30, 2023.

Bio, Action | Rating: PG15


Joaquin Phoenix plays Napoleon, a man who defied expectations and shaped the course of history. From his humble beginnings on the island of Corsica to his rise as Emperor of France, Napoleon’s journey is one of triumph and tragedy, driven by an insatiable hunger for power and glory.

The movie details the checkered rise and fall of French Emperor and his relentless journey to power through the prism of his addictive, volatile relationship with his wife, Josephine. 

The movie is directed by Ridley Scott (Alien, The Martian, Blade Runner 2049), and stars Joaquin Phoenix, Vanessa Kirby and Tahar Rahim, and will be released in cinemas November 23, 2023.

Horror, Mystery | Rating: 15+

The Ghost Within

Prepare to be chilled to the bone by “The Ghost Within”, a spine-tingling horror film that will delve into the depths of your darkest fears.

Margot, a young woman haunted by the tragic death of her sister, finds herself drawn back to her childhood home, a place shrouded in eerie shadows and secrets. As she delves deeper into the past, she uncovers a chilling truth: her sister’s spirit remains trapped within the house, yearning for closure.

With every step Margot takes, the boundaries between the living and the dead blur, and the line between reality and terror becomes increasingly thin. As she races against time to save her sister’s soul, Margot must confront the ghosts of her past and summon the courage to face her own darkest fears.The movie stars Michaela Longden, Sarah Marks, Rebecca Phillipson, and will be released in cinemas November 23, 2023.

Animation, Adventure | Rating: PG


In a world where wishes can come true, be careful what you wish for.

Enter the enchanting realm of Rosas, a kingdom where wishes hold the power to transform lives. Join Asha, a sharp-witted and idealistic young woman, as she makes a wish so profound that it summons a celestial force in the form of a little ball of boundless energy named Star. 

As Asha navigates the complexities of her newfound power and the challenges that come with it, she learns that wishes are not always what they seem. Sometimes, the most valuable wishes are not for material possessions or fleeting desires, but for the things that truly matter: love, friendship, and the strength to overcome adversity.

The movie stars Ariana DeBose, Chris Pine and Alan Tudyk, and will be released in cinemas November 23, 2023.

Action, Adventure | Rating: PG13

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes

The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes is a prequel to the original Hunger Games trilogy set 64 years before it. It follows a young Coriolanus who is the last hope for his failing lineage, the once-proud Snow family that has fallen from grace in a post-war Capitol. 

Snow is reluctantly assigned to mentor Lucy Gray Baird, but after her charm captivates the audience of Panem, Snow sees an opportunity to shift their fates. With everything he has worked for hanging in the balance, Snow unites with Lucy Gray to turn the odds in their favor. Battling his instincts for both good and evil, Snow sets out on a race against time to survive.The movie is directed by Francis Lawrence and stars Rachel Zegler, Tom Blyth and Viola Davis, and will be released in cinemas on November16, 2023.

Comedy, Family | Rating: PG13

Camp Hideout

Noah is a troubled teen who has been in and out of trouble his whole life. One day, he steals an important item from two big city goons. After barely escaping, he decides to hide in a church summer camp that’s run by the eccentric Falco and counselors Jake and Selena. Now he must protect his new found friends at all costs when the goons track him down.

The movie is directed by Sean Olson and stars Corbin Bleu, Ethan Drew and Amanda Leighton, and will be released in cinemas on November 16, 2023.

Abbas Jaffar Ali
Abbas Jaffar Ali

Abbas has been covering tech for more than two decades- before phones became smart or clouds stored data. He brought publications like CNET, TechRadar and IGN to the Middle East.

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