Looking to enjoy the latest movies showing in Hong Kong movie theaters? From smaller, locally produced films to blockbuster hits, we’ve got you covered with the best movies now showing in cinemas. Discover what’s next on your weekend viewing list as we highlight new movies and upcoming releases. In general, movie tickets are more affordable in the morning and on weekdays. This comprehensive guide is updated monthly, ensuring you’re always in the know about the movies showing in Hong Kong.
Based on Roald Dahl’s most iconic and best-selling children’s books of all time, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, “Wonka” tells the wondrous story of how the world’s greatest inventor, magician and chocolate-maker became the beloved Willy Wonka we know today.
The highly-anticipated remake of the iconic movie is one of the biggest highlight of this year’s holiday movies, starring Timothée Chalamet in the title role.
|English||December 7||Comedy||117 mins||I|
Abang and Adi are undocumented orphans in Malaysia. While the older brother, a deaf mute, has resigned himself to a life of poverty, his younger sibling burns with indignation. A brutal accident upsets their relationship’s fragile balance.
Why we watch it: This award-winning film has garnered several international accolades, and leading actor Wu Kang-ren won the Best Actor Award at the Golden Horse Awards for the first time.
|Mandarin||December 7||Drama||115 mins||III|
About Dry Grasses
Samet, a young art teacher in a remote Anatolian village, faces an abuse claim from a student’s love letter. Meeting fellow teacher Nuray, he seeks hope amidst despair.
Why we will watch it: Merve Dizdar became the first Turkish actress winning the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival.
|Turkish||December 7||Drama||198 mins||IIA|
Koichi, a 39-year-old car dealer with early-onset Alzheimer’s, struggles with excessive care and system limitations. He learns through a fellow patient that life isn’t over yet.
Why we will watch it: The story is based on real experiences of a person who is still living an ordinary life nine years after being diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer disease.
|Japanese||December 7||Drama||101 mins||I|
The Boy and The Heron
In WWII-era Tokyo, 11-year-old Mahito, after losing his mother, moves to her hometown with his father and new stepmother. Exploring a mysterious tower, he enters a surreal world, uncovering family secrets.
Why we will watch it: The latest animation by the Hayao Miyazaki, dubbed by Japanese actors Takuya Kimura, Suda Masaki, Kou Shibasaki and more.
|Japanese||December 14||Fantasy||124 mins||IIA|
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom
Following the storyline from the last movie, driven by revenge, Black Manta returns with the powerful Black Trident to challenge Aquaman. Aquaman must ally with his brother Orm to protect their kingdom and the world.
Why we will watch it: Director James Wan and Aquaman himself, Jason Momoa return in the sequelto the highest-grossing DC film of all time: “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.”
|English||December 20||Action||124 mins||TBC|
RENAISSANCE: A Film by Beyoncé
The film accentuates the journey of RENAISSANCE WORLD TOUR, from its inception, to the opening in Stockholm, Sweden, to the finale in Kansas City, Missouri.
Why we will watch it: It is about Beyoncé’s intention, hard work, involvement in every aspect of the production, her creative mind and purpose to create her legacy, and master her craft.
|English||December 21||Documentary||170 mins||TBC|
Asha’s wish summons Star, a cosmic force, to help save her kingdom from King Magnifico, proving that human courage combined with star magic can achieve wonders.
Why we will watch it: Wish is the latest animated movie from Disney. Despite receiving mixed reviews, it features A-class actors including Ariana DeBose, Chris Pine, and Alan Tudyk.
|English||December 21||Animation||95 mins||I|
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