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Top Movie Releases in South Africa - December 2019 

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Top Movie Releases in South Africa - December 2019
Take a look at the latest Movies & Showtimes hitting cinemas in South Africa this December.
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Top Movie Releases in South Africa - December 2019

Take a look at the latest Movies & Showtimes hitting cinemas in South Africa this December.
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Top Movie Releases in South Africa - December 2019
Take a look at the latest Movies & Showtimes hitting cinemas in South Africa this December.

The popcorn is popping and the butter is melted, that can only mean one thing! We are going to the movies this December. This month's line up is too hot to miss, with the much anticipated ode to Frozen 2 to Star Wars.

Frozen II | 1 Dec

Frozen 2 (stylized as FROZEN II) is a 2019 American computer animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. The 58th film produced by the studio, it is the sequel to the 2013 film Frozen.

Elsa the Snow Queen and her sister Anna embark on an adventure far away from the kingdom of Arendelle. They are joined by friends, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven.

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  • Directed by: Jennifer Lee, Chris Buck
  • Cast: Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad
  • Running Time: 103 min

Haunt | 6 Dec

Haunt is a 2019 American slasher film.

On Halloween, some friends encounter an “extreme” haunted house that promises to feed on their darkest fears. The night turns deadly as they come to the horrifying realisation that some nightmares are real.

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  • Directed by: Scott Beck, Bryan Woods
  • Cast: Katie Stevens, Will Brittain, Lauryn McClain
  • Running Time: 92 min

Last Christmas | 6 Dec

Last Christmas is a 2019 romantic comedy filmKate harumphs around London, a bundle of bad decisions accompanied by the jangle of bells on her shoes, another irritating consequence from her job as an elf in a year-round Christmas shop.

When Tom walks into her life and starts to see through so many of Kate’s barriers, he seems too good to be true. As London transforms into the most wonderful time of the year, nothing should work for these two. But, sometimes, you have to let the snow fall where it may, you have to listen to your heart … and you gotta have faith.

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  • Directed by: Paul Feig
  • Cast: Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Emma Thompson, Rebecca Root, Helena Holmes, Nasir Jama, Fabien Frankel
  • Running Time: 103 min

Pain and Glory | 6 Dec

Pain and Glory is a 2019 Spanish drama film. Salvador Mallo, a film director in physical decline, experiences a series of reencounters—some in the flesh, others recalled:

His childhood in the 60s, when he emigrated with his parents to a village in Valencia in search of prosperity, his first desire, his first adult love in Madrid in the 80s, the pain of the breakup of that love while it was still alive and intense, his writing as the only therapy to forget the unforgettable, the early discovery of cinema, and the void, the infinite void created by the incapacity to keep on making films.

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  • Directed by: Pedro Almodóvar
  • Cast: Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Raúl Arévalo, Asier Etxeandia, Cecilia Roth, Susi Sánchez, Julieta Serrano
  • Running Time: 113 min

Jumanji: The Next Level | 12 Dec

Jumanji is a upcoming American fan fantasy adventure comedy film. The gang is back, but the game has changed.

As they return to Jumanji to rescue one of their own, they discover that nothing is as they expect. The players will have to brave parts unknown and unexplored, from the arid deserts to the snowy mountains, in order to escape the world’s most dangerous game.

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  • Directed by: Jake Kasdan
  • Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, Awkwafina, Ser'Darius Blain, Madison Iseman, Danny Glover, Danny DeVito
  • Running Time: 123 min

Official Secrets | 13 Dec

Official Secrets is a 2019 British-American docudrama film based on the life of whisteblower Katharine Gun /2003

As politicians in Britain and the US angle to invade Iraq, GCHQ translator Katharine Gun leaks a classified e-mail that urges spying on members of the UN Security Council to force through the resolution to go to war. Charged with breaking the Official Secrets Act, and facing imprisonment, Katharine and her lawyers set out to defend her actions. With her life, liberty and marriage threatened, she must stand up for what she believes in.

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  • Directed by: Gavin Hood
  • Cast: Keira Knightley, Matt Smith, Matthew Goode, Rhys Ifans, Adam Bakri, Ralph Fiennes
  • Running Time: 104 min

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker | 19 Dec

Also known as Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker. It's an upcoming American epic space opera film produced, co-written, and directed by J.J Abrams.

It will be the third installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy, following The Force Awakens (2015) and The Last Jedi (2017), and the final episode of the nine-part "Skywalker saga".

Every generation has a legend. The surviving Resistance faces the First Order once more. Rey’s journey continues and the Skywalker saga concludes. No one’s ever really gone...

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  • Directed by: Colin Trevorrow
  • Cast: Carrie Fisher, Mark Hammill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackie, Domnhall Gleeson
  • Running Time: 155 min

The Climbers | 20 Dec

The Climbers (Chinese: 攀登者) is a 2019 Chinese adventure drama film.

It's 1960, and the first Chinese climbers ever to summit Mount Everest are also the first people ever to do so from the North Ridge—well-known as the most challenging side of the mountain. The perilous journey takes its toll on the mountaineers, physically and mentally, forcing them to make life-or-death decisions at every turn.

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  • Directed by: Daniel Lee
  • Cast: Jackie Chan, Jing Wu, Ziyi Zhang
  • Running Time: 125 min

Dabangg 3 | 20 Dec

Dabangg 3 is an upcoming 2019 Indian Hindi-language action comedy film.

Produced by Salman Khan and Arbaaz Khan under their respective banners of Salman Khan Films and Arbaaz Khan Productions. The film is a sequel to the 2012 film Dabangg 2 and the third installment of Dabangg film series. Swagat toh karo hamara.

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  • Directed by: Prabhu Deva
  • Cast: Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Sudeep, Mahesh Manjrekar, Saiee Manjrekar, Arbaaz Khan, Nawab Shah, Pramod Khanna.

Midway | 25 Dec

Midway is a 2019 American war film based on the Attack on Pearl Harbor and the subsequent Battle of Midway during World War II.

One battle turned the tide of war. The Battle of Midway was a clash between the American fleet and the Imperial Japanese Navy, which marked a pivotal turning point in the Pacific Theatre during WWII. The events of this heroic feat relied on leaders and soldiers who used their instincts, fortitude, and bravery to overcome the odds.

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  • Directed by: Roland Emmerich
  • Cast: Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson, Luke Evans, Aaron Eckhart, Nick Jonas, Etsushi Toyokawa, Tadanobu Asano, Luke Kleintank, Jun Kunimura
  • Running Time: 138 min

Spies in Disguise | 25 Dec

Spies in Disguise is an upcoming American computer-animated spy comedy film. Super spy Lance Sterling and scientist Walter Beckett are almost exact opposites. Lance is smooth, suave and debonair.

Walter is not. But what Walter lacks in social skills he makes up for in smarts and invention, creating the awesome gadgets Lance uses on his epic missions. But when events take an unexpected turn, Walter and Lance suddenly have to rely on each other in a whole new way. And if this odd couple can't learn to work as a team, the whole world is in peril.

  • Directed by: Travis Knight
  • Cast: Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., John Ortiz, Jason Drucker, Pamela Adlon

Cats | 27 Dec

Cats is an upcoming musical fantasy film based on the stage musical of the same name by Andrew Lloyd Webber, which in turn was based on the 1939 poetry collection Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot.

You will believe. A tribe of cats called the Jellicles must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new Jellicle life.

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  • Directed by: Tom Hooper
  • Cast: James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson, Francesca Hayward

Push | 29 Dec

Housing prices are skyrocketing in cities around the world. Incomes are not. PUSH sheds light on a new kind of faceless landlord, our increasingly unliveable cities and an escalating crisis that has an effect on us all. This is not gentrification, it’s a different kind of monster.

The film follows Leilani Farha, the UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing, as she’s travelling the globe, trying to understand who’s being pushed out of the city and why. “I believe there’s a huge difference between housing as a commodity and gold as a commodity. Gold is not a human right, housing is,” says Leilani.

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  • Directed by: Fredrik Gertten
  • Cast: Leilani Farha, Saskia Sassen, Stig Westerdahl
  • Running Time: 92 min

Rosie | 29 Dec

Rosie is a Irish drama film.

A woman, her husband and their four children find themselves homeless after their landlord sells their house. Over the next 36 hours, the couple desperately search for a place to live while trying to shield the kids from the reality of the situation.

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  • Directed by: Paddy Breathnach
  • Cast: Sarah Greene

Excited about the month ahead yet, we've already booked our tickets! December has brought the heat this summer.

If you missed the top movie releases in November check it here

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