5 must-watch movies coming to the cinema this December 1 month ago

5 must-watch movies coming to the cinema this December

Oscar hopefuls, Christmas cheer (sort of) and maybe the biggest film of the year all arrive in the cinema in December.

December is normally a very, VERY busy month for cinema goers. It would be packed - PACKED - with brand new releases, so many to choose from, ever since December suddenly became the new month for massive box office success.

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December is also when some of the big Oscar magnets arrive in cinemas, ahead of the nominations being announced in January.

However, it does appear that most films have fled from the December schedule, specifically because of the arrival of one movie in particular. You'll know when you see it.

Before then, you've also got...

VIOLENT NIGHT - 2 Dec

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What if you took Die Hard and replaced John McClane with actual Santa Claus? That is pretty much the premise of Violent Night, a darkly comedy action-thriller from the folks behind Nobody, Bullet Train and John Wick.

Check out our interview with Santa Claus himself (aka Stranger Things star David Harbour) right here:

NOCEBO - 9 Dec

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From the same writer/director team as 2019's Irish horror Vivarium, this thriller sees a woman (Eva Green) suffering from an unknown illness. But when a nurse tries a new way to heal her, it unveils something much more terrifying...

AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER - 16 Dec

The sequel to the biggest movie of all time is here, 13 short years later.

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With an official running time of 192 minutes. So, despite the title, might actually be best to avoid any water beforehand, lest you need to take several pee breaks...

WILDCAT - 23 Dec

A powerful documentary about an American soldier who returns home from Afghanistan, struggling with PTSD and depression, but finds a new lease at life deep in the Amazon.

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I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY - 26 Dec

From the same writer as Bohemian Rhapsody, this musical biopic focuses on the life story of Whitney Houston (played by Naomi Ackie), and her relationship with her manager Clive Davis (Stanley Tucci), her partner Bobby Brown, and her father.