Movies Opening In Cinemas On December 21 & 23

Every week, Film Inquiry compiles a list of the movies that are opening in cinemas. Opening this week,some on December 21 and some on December 23: Passengers; Assassin’s Creed; Sing; Patriots Day; Julieta; Why Him?; A Monster Calls; Silence & I, Daniel Blake.

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:

Passengers (2016)

Movies Opening In Cinemas On December 23 - Passengers1h 56min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early.

Director: Morten Tyldum
Writer: Jon Spaihts
Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Michael Sheen

International Release Dates

Assassin’s Creed (2016)

Movies Opening In Cinemas On December 23 - Assassin's Creed2h 20min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

When Callum Lynch explores the memories of his ancestor Aguilar and gains the skills of a Master Assassin, he discovers he is a descendant of the secret Assassins society.

Director: Justin Kurzel
Writers: Michael Lesslie, Adam Cooper
Stars: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons

International Release Dates

Sing (2016)

Movies Opening In Cinemas On December 23 - Sing1h 48min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

A koala named Buster Moon has one final chance to restore his theater to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition.

Directors: Garth Jennings, Christophe Lourdelet
Writer: Garth Jennings
Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane

International Release Dates

Patriots Day (2016)

Movies Opening In Cinemas On December 23 - Patriots Day2h 10min | Drama, History, Thriller

An account of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis’s actions in the events leading up to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists behind it.

Director: Peter Berg
Writers: Peter Berg, Matt Cook & others
Stars: Melissa Benoist, Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Monaghan

International Release Dates

Julieta (2016)

Movies Opening In Cinemas On December 23 - Julieta1h 39min | Drama, Romance

After a casual encounter, a brokenhearted woman decides to confront her life and the most important events about her stranded daughter.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Writers: Pedro Almodóvar, Alice Munro (short stories)
Stars: Emma Suárez, Adriana Ugarte, Daniel Grao

Our review

International Release Dates

Why Him? (2016)

Movies Opening In Cinemas On December 23 - Why Him?1h 51min | Comedy

A dad forms a bitter rivalry with his daughter’s young rich boyfriend.

Director: John Hamburg
Writers: Jonah Hill,John Hamburg & others
Stars: Zoey Deutch, James Franco, Bryan Cranston

International Release Dates

A Monster Calls (2016)

Movies Opening In Cinemas On December 23 - A Monster Calls1h 48min | Drama, Fantasy

A boy seeks the help of a tree monster to cope with his single mom’s terminal illness.

Director: J.A. Bayona
Writers: Patrick Ness (screenplay), Patrick Ness (based upon the novel written by), Siobhan Dowd (original idea)
Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Lewis MacDougall

International Release Dates

Silence (2016)

Movies Opening In Cinemas On December 23 - Silence2h 39min | Drama, History

In the seventeenth century, two Jesuit priests face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan to locate their mentor and propagate Christianity.

Director: Martin Scorsese
Writers: Jay Cocks, Martin Scorsese & others
Stars: Adam Driver, Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson

International Release Dates

I, Daniel Blake (2016)

Movies Opening In Cinemas On December 23 - I, Daniel Blake1h 40min | Drama

A middle aged carpenter who requires state welfare after injuring himself, is joined by a single mother in a similar scenario.

Director: Ken Loach
Writer: Paul Laverty
Stars: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Sharon Percy

Our review

International Release Dates

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