The best movies currently showing in Manchester cinemas
Updated 16 Sep 2019
Extraordinary documentary which is both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war. A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of Waad al-Kateab’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria
Black & white drama in which a Cornish fisherman is without a boat - his brother having re-purposed it as a tourist tripper. With their childhood home now a get-away for London money, he is displaced to the estate above the harbour.
From 20th Sep 2019 ~ A headstrong Chinese-American woman returns to China when her beloved grandmother is diagnosed with terminal cancer. She struggles with her family's decision to keep grandma in the dark about her own illness as they all stage an impromptu wedding to see grandma one last time
Quentin Tarantino returns with this comedy, his ninth and penultimate film, about a faded television actor and his stunt double who strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age, in 1969 Los Angeles. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Al Pacino, Kurt Russell and Luke Perry amongst many others
Pedro Almodóvar's Spanish drama "Dolor y gloria", starring Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz, in which a film director reflects on the choices he's made in life as past and present come crashing down around him. English subtitles
From 19th Sep 2019 ~Brad Pitt, Liv Tyler, Tommy Lee Jones & Donald Sutherland star in James Gray's movie about an astronaut who undertakes a mission across an unforgiving solar system to uncover the truth about his missing father and his doomed expedition that now, 30 years later, threatens the universe
Inspired by the viral New York Magazine article, this all-star comedy drama follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients. Starring Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Stiles, and Cardi B
South American crime thriller set during the Argentina pre coup d'etat, where a successful lawyer starts to feel against the ropes when a secret of the past threatens his present. Spanish with English subtitles
Unique Dutch documentary "Dee Sitonu a Weti" is an immersive initiation into the life of a Maroon community in the former Dutch colony of Suriname, combining stories of African ancestral traditions and escaped slavery with enacted contemporary rituals
Live action adptation of the animated series brings fun for all the family as Dora, the teenage explorer, leads her friends on an adventure to save her parents and solve the mystery behind a lost city of gold
Following the events of "Avengers: Endgame", Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever. Starring Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Jake Gyllenhaal and Jon Favreau
Comedy drama from "Bend It Like Beckham" director Gurinder Chadha, set in 1987 during the austere days of Thatcher's Britain; a teenager learns to live life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen
French comedy "Les crevettes pailletées" in which an ageing Olympic champion makes a homophobic statement on TV. His punishment: coach the Shiny Shrimps, a flamboyant and amateur gay water-polo team as they try to qualify for the Gay Games in Croatia where the hottest international LGBT athletes compete. Subtitles
Radcliffe's Danny Boyle returns with a Richard Curtis written comedy about a struggling musician who realises he's the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles. Starring Himesh Patel, Lily James, James Corden & Ed Sheeran
Jon Favreau's CGI action remake of the Disney classic in which a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery, starring Donald Glover, Beyoncé & Seth Rogen
Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba & Vanessa Kirby start in the latest instalment as lawman Luke Hobbs and outcast Deckard Shaw form an unlikely alliance when a cyber-genetically enhanced villain threatens the future of humanity.
Horror from the director of "Piranha 3D" in which a young woman, while attempting to save her father during a category 5 hurricane, finds herself trapped in a flooding house and must fight for her life against alligators
American comedy from the guys behind Superbad, in which three sixth grade boys ditch school and embark on an epic journey while carrying accidentally stolen drugs, being hunted by teenage girls, and trying to make their way home in time for a long-awaited party
Two years after the "remake" of the Stephen King classic horror, and 27 years after their first encounter with the terrifying Pennywise clown, the Losers Club have grown up and moved away, until a devastating phone call brings them back. Starring Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader, and Bill Skarsgård
From 18th Oct 2019 ~ Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, Sharon Stone, Antonio Banderas & David Schwimmer star in Steven Soderbergh's Panama Papers comedy about a widow who investigates an insurance fraud, chasing leads to a pair of Panama City law partners exploiting the world's financial system
Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike & Clive Owen star in this crime drama about an ex-convict, working undercover, who intentionally gets himself incarcerated again in order to infiltrate the mob at a maximum security prison
Guy Ritchie directs Disney's live action remake of the kindhearted street urchin who vies with a power-hungry Grand Vizier for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true. Starring Will Smith, Mena Massoud & Naomi Scott
Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Billy Bob Thornton and Juliette Lewis star in this drama about a young drug-addled writer approaching the bottom of his descent, entering two months of agonizing detox at a treatment center in Minnesota
23 screen 3D multiplex and IMAX cinema inside The Printworks in the city centre, showing all the latest blockbuster releases. Rebranded from Odeon in May 2017. With a total capacity of 4,407, screens range from 65 seats to 485.
16 screen 3D multiplex cinema inside The Great Northern Warehouse on Peter Street in the city centre, showing all the latest blockbuster releases. Rebranded from AMC in September 2017. With a total capacity of 3,257, screens range from 86 seats to 466.
Opened in 2015 when the Cornerhouse joined forces with the Library Theatre, Manchester's art house cinema is located in the city centre on First Street, just off Whitworth Street West between the Palace Theatre and Bridgewater Hall. With a total capacity of 504, there are five cinema screens, with the biggest seating 230 and the smallest just 33.
9 screen 3D cinema inside The Lowry Outlet Mall at Salford Quays, showing all the latest blockbuster releases. Located 4 miles from the city centre, it's just 15 minutes on the Metrolink from Deansgate-Castlefield to MediaCityUK. With a total capacity of 2,080, screens range from 42 seats to 500.
Privately owned, 175 seat, single screen cinema in Heaton Moor which shows the latest releases. 6 miles from the city centre, or 15 mins walk from Heaton Chapel Station (8 mins from Piccadilly). Cash only.
20 screen 3D and IMAX multiplex cinema inside The Trafford Centre, showing all the latest blockbuster releases, including 3D and Bollywood movies. With a total capacity of 3,940, screens range from 102 seats to 415.