What’s on at The Cinema in December 2018 UK

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With Christmas just around the corner, December 2018 has a number of great films to check out at the cinema.

So before the big man arrives why not check out our list of films that will be showing throughout December at a cinema near you.

Ben is Back

Written and directed by Peter Hedges and starring Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges and Kathryn Newton, Ben is Back is a 2018 drama film.

When Ben Burns unexpectedly returns home on Christmas Eve, Ben’s mum Holly is relieved and welcoming but wary of her son’s drug addiction.

Over a turbulent 24 hours, new truths are revealed, and a mother’s undying love gets put to the test as Holly does everything in her power to keep her son clean.

Mary Queen of Scots

Mary Queen of Scots is directed by Josie Rourke and set in the 1500s.

The film is based on the true story of two ruling monarchs and cousins who both believe they are the rightful heirs to the English Crown. Mary Stuart attempts to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, only to find herself condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.

The Silence

The Silence is based on the novel by fantasy/horror writer Tim Lebbon. The Silence tells the tale of a family struggling to survive in a post-apocalyptic world terrorized by blind, bat-like creatures call Vesps.

The Vesp creatures only hunt using their advanced hearing, so the family decide to hike to a remote haven where quiet maybe their only hope. Trailer to follow.

Under the Silver Lake

Written and directed by David Robert Mitchell (It Follows), the film stars Andrew Garfield, Riley Keough and Topher Grace.

Sam becomes an unwitting detective who quickly finds himself in over his head as he investigates the mysterious disappearance of his beautiful neighbour, with whom he has fallen in love.

As he combs through Los Angeles searching for any kind of clues he can find, he stumbles upon a larger, more sinister conspiracy that he ever imagined, involving billionaires, celebrities, urban myths and even pop culture as we know it.

Mortal Engines

Based on the novel of the same name by Philip Reeve, Mortal Engines in a post-apocalyptic adventure film.

Tom is a twenty-something Londoner who has only ever lived inside his travelling hometown, and his feet have never touched grass, mud or land.

His first taste of the outside world comes quite abruptly when Tom gets in the way of the masked Hester’s attempt to kill Thaddeus Valentine, a powerful man she blames for her mother’s murder, and both Hester and Tom end up thrown out of the moving “traction” city and on their own.

Spiderman – Into the Spider-Verse

In the computer-animated superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Miles Morales/Spider-Man. Miles must juggle his high school life with his status as a superhero as he is introduced to the “Spider-Verse” where there can be more than just one Spider-Man.

Mary Poppins Returns

Mary Poppins Returns is the sequel to the classic original film Mary Poppins which came out in 1964.

Jane and Michael Banks the children from the 1964 film are now grown-up. Michael still lives in the house he grew up in, on Cherry Tree Lane. He lives there with his three children Annabel, John and Georgie and their housekeeper Ellen.

After Michael’s wife’s death, Mary Poppins comes back to the Bank’s family with street lamplighter Jack and eccentric cousin Topsy.


Produced by James Cameron and Jon Landau, the film Alita is directed by Robert Rodriguez from a screenplay by Cameron and Laeta Kalogridis.

Set several centuries in the future, the abandoned Alita is found in the scrapyard of Iron City by a cyber-doctor called Ido. When Alita awakens, she has no memory of who she is, nor does she have any recognition of the world she finds herself in.

As Alita learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield her from her mysterious past.


Aquaman is directed by James Wan and is based on the DC comics character of the same name.

Starring Jason Moma (Game of Thrones), following the events of Justice League, Arthur Curry, the reluctant ruler of the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, is caught in a battle between surface dwellers that threaten his oceans and his own people, who are ready to lash out and invade the surface.


Centred around the Transformers character, Bumblebee is the sixth instalment of the live-action Transformers film series.

Twenty years before the events of the first film, in 1987, Bumblebee takes refuge in a small California beach town junkyard, where a teenage girl name Charlie Watson takes him in.

However, the two of them soon find themselves hunted by a government agency known as Sector 7, led by Agent Burns. As they run from society, the two learn that Bee isn’t the only Transformer on Earth and that the others might not be as friendly.

Holmes & Watson

Will Ferrell and John C Reilly join forces again as they play Watson and Holmes.

Detective Sherlock Holmes solves mysteries with his esteemed partner Dr John Watson in this 2018 comedy adaptation. Trailer to follow.

Welcome to Marwen

Welcome to Marwen stars Steve Carell, Carell plays Mark Hogancamp who suffers a devastating attack that wipes away all his memories.

Whilst trying to put together pieces from his old and new life, Mark meticulously creates a wondrous town where he can heal and be heroic. As he builds an astonishing art installation, a testament to the most powerful woman he knows through his fantasy world, he draws strength to triumph in the real one.

On the Basis of Sex

On the Basis of Sex is an American biographical drama film on the life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The film follows young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Supreme Court and overturn a century of sex discrimination.

Up Next: Find out what TV shows are returning this Autumn.


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