With Boxing Day sales galore, and still being too full to move after Christmas dinner, it’s pretty easy to forget that some of the best movies of the year come out on the 26th of December. Why Boxing Day? To be honest, we may never know, but here are some of the most exciting movies to look forward to after all the Christmas festivities are over.
Ralph Breaks The Internet
And the award for most nostalgic Boxing Day movie goes, unsurprisingly, to Disney. The Wreck-It Ralph sequel follows familiar faces Ralph and Vanellope on their adventures through the internet. You’ll laugh at the pair’s crazy antics and nostalgic cameos including Eeyore, Stormtroopers and the full line-up of Disney princesses—there’s something for everyone to enjoy here.
Warner Bros. drop their latest addition to the DC Universe for on Boxing Day. Starring Jason Momoa (Kahl Drogo from Game of Thrones) Aquaman follows Arthur Curry, heir to Atlantis, in a nail-biting battle against his half-brother, Orm. Surrounded by the likes of Nicole Kidman, Willem Dafoe and Amber Heard and having already smashed the box-office in China, we’re booking our tickets for this one now.
From the director of The Big Short comes this season’s true tale of American politics. The biopic stars an unrecognisable Christian Bale as he plays Dick Cheney, former Vice President of America. The comedy-drama takes a peek into his life, showcasing his ascent to one of the most powerful political figures in the world. The star-studded cast includes Amy Adams, Steve Carell and Sam Rockwell.
The Happy Prince
Oscar Wilde, the genius behind the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray and one of the most well-known playwrights and poets of his time lies on his death bed with his past flooding back to him in The Happy Prince. Starring Rupert Everett, Colin Firth and Emily Watson. In this previously untold story, Wilde looks back on his failures with both detachment and humour.
Starring a trio of funny female royalty, The Favourite follows a frail Queen Anne (Olivia Coleman) and Lady Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz) as they endeavor to govern England. The arrival of a less sophisticated but charming Abigail Masham (Emma Stone) sees her develop a close bond with the Queen, which fuels her ambition for power. The darling of film festivals, including opening night at the New York Film Festival, expect to catch this one at indie theatres such as Academy Cinemas.
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