Movies Opening In Cinemas On August 19

Film Inquiry compiles a list of the movies that are opening in cinemas every week. Opening this week: Kubo & The Two Strings, Ben-Hur, A Tale of Love & Darkness, War Dogs, Morris From America, Lo And Behold: Reveries of the Connected World, Imperium, Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV and The People vs. Fritz Bauer.

Note that these are based on the opening dates in the United States. If you’re looking for the opening dates for a certain movie in your country, click the ‘international release dates” below the movie details.

Opening in Cinemas This Week:

Kubo & The Two Strings (2016)

Kubo & The Two Strings Poster101 minutes – Adventure, Family, Fantasy

A young boy named Kubo must locate a magical suit of armor worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past.

Director: Travis Knight
Stars: Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson, Matthew McConaughey, Ralph Fiennes

International Release Dates

Ben-Hur (2016)

Ben-Hur Poster124 minutes – Adventure, Drama

The epic story of Judah Ben-Hur, a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother, an officer in the Roman army. After years at sea, Judah returns to his homeland to seek revenge, but finds redemption.

Director: Timur Bekmambetov
Stars: Jack Huston, Toby Kebbell, Rodrigo Santoro, Nazanin Boniadi

International Release Dates

A Tale of Love and Darkness (2015)

A Tale of Love and Darknes Poster95 minutes – Biography, Drama, History

The story of his youth, set against the backdrop of the end of the British Mandate for Palestine and the early years of the State of Israel. The film details the young man’s relationship with his mother and his beginnings as a writer, while looking at what happens when the stories we tell, become the stories we live.

Director: Natalie Portman
Stars: Natalie Portman, Shira Haas, Ohad Knoller, Makram Khoury

International Release Dates

War Dogs (2016)

War Dogs Poster114 minutes – Comedy, Drama, War

Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a $300 million contract from the Pentagon to arm America’s allies in Afghanistan.

Director: Todd Phillips
Stars: Jonah Hill, Miles Teller, Steve Lantz, Gregg Weiner

International Release Dates

Morris From America (2016)

Morris From America Poster91 minutes – Comedy, Drama, Romance

The romantic and coming-of-age misadventures of a 13-year-old American living in Germany.

Director: Chad Hartigan
Stars: Markees Christmas, Craig Robinson, Carla Juri, Patrick Güldenberg

International Release Dates

Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016)

Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World Poster98 minutes – Documentary

Werner Herzog’s exploration of the Internet and the connected world.

Director: Werner Herzog
Stars: Elon Musk, Lawrence Krauss, Lucianne Walkowicz, Kevin Mitnick

International Release Dates

Imperium (2016)

Imperium Poster109 minutes – Crime, Drama, Thriller

Idealistic FBI agent Nate Foster goes undercover to take down a radical white supremacy terrorist group. The up-and-coming analyst must confront the challenge of sticking to a new identity while maintaining his real principles as he navigates the dangerous underworld of white supremacy.

Director: Daniel Ragussis
Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Toni Collette, Tracy Letts, Sam Trammell

International Release Dates

Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV (2016)

Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV Poster110 minutes – Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

King Regis, who oversees the land of Lucis, commands his army of soldiers to protect the kingdom from the Niflheim empire’s plans to steal the sacred crystal which gives Lucis its magic and power.

Director: Takeshi Nozue
Stars: Aaron Paul, Lena Headey, Sean Bean, Neil Newbon

International Release Dates

The People vs. Fritz Bauer (2015)

The People Vs Fritz Bauer Poster105 minutes – Biography, Drama, Thriller

The story of the man who brought high-ranking German Nazi criminal Adolf Eichmann to justice.

Director: Lars Kraume
Stars: Rüdiger Klink, Burghart Klaußner, Andrej Kaminsky, Jörg Schüttauf

limited release in US – International Release Dates

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