It’s December! The most wonderful time of the year. To all the movie lovers and none movie lovers out there looking for fun ways to spend the holidays, there is nothing better than relaxing with friends and family over a good movie. To help you decide on which movie to see, we’ve compiled a list of must-see movies that hitting the big screens this December.
- Aquaman – December 21
If you’re a fan of Marvel comics, then this movie is definitely for you. This superhero movie stars Jason Momoa (Arthur Curry/ Aquaman) who learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis and has to lead and save his people while standing as the bridge between the land and sea.
Cast: Jason Momoa, Amber Head, Nicole Kidman, Dolph Lundgren, Julie Andrews, Djimon Hounsou, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson and more.
2. Mary Poppins Returns – December 19
Decades after her first visit, Mary Poppins returns in a musical fantasy to help the next generation of the Banks family through the most difficult time in their lives. Emily Blunt stars as the magical nanny with the unique powers to turn any task or chore into a fantastic adventure.
Cast: stars Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Dick Van Dyke, Angela Lansbury, Colin Firth, and Meryl Streep.
3. Chief Daddy –December 14
For the Nollywood lovers out there, this mega comedy from Ebonylife Films has got you covered this December. Chief Daddy tells the story of an extravagant and exuberant billionaire who suddenly dies during dinner thus leading to the mad scramble for his fortune among his family, household staff and few mistresses.
The all star cast includes: Nkem Owoh, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Tachel Oniga, Ini Edo, Dakore Akande, Funke Akindele, Shaffy Bello, Zainab Balogun, Ini Edo, Linda Ejiofor, Kate Henshaw, Uti Nwachukwu, Patience Ozokwor, Joke Silva, Beverly Naya, Beverly Osu, Chigul, Bisola Aiyeola, and Jude MI Abaga.
4. Up North – December 28
If you’re a fan of the wedding party, then this movie is definitely for you as it features our lover boy, Banky W and his gorgeous wife Adesua Etomi, only this time they are not lovers. Up North is a Northern-Nigeria story which was inspired by the producer’s(Editi Effiong) journey around the country, listening to people’s stories. He realized stories outside Lagos are hardly told, and this led to the birth of Up North. This film is about a corps member (Bassey Otuekong) who gets posted to Bauchi State for his NYSC assignment as a punishment for challenging his father. While serving at Bauchi, he falls in love with the beauty of the community and decides to stay back and help a group of young female athletes win a track tournament. He also achieves fulfillment and personal redemption along the way.
Cast: Banky Wellington, Adesua Etomi, Ibrahim Sulaiman, Rahama Sauda, Kanayo O. Kanayo, Michelle Dede, Akin Lewis, Hilda Dokubo, and Tokunbo ‘Tboss’ Idowu.
5. Spider-Man: Into the spider-Verse – December 7
This animated super hero film is based on the marvel comics character, Spiderman. The star, Shameik Moore who plays the role of the teenage spiderman (aka Miles Morales) has to find a way to balance his high school life style while being a superhero. He ends up crossing parallel dimensions and teaming up with the spider-men of these dimensions to stop a threat to all reality.
Cast: stars Shameik Moore as Morales, alongside Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Jake Johnson, Liev Schreiber, Brian Tyree Henry, Luna Lauren Velez, and Lily Tomlin.
6. BumbleBee – December 21
This science fiction action film is based on the transformer characters. While on the run in 1987, Bumblebee (a Volkswagen Beetle) takes refuge in a Junkyard in a small Californian beach town. A teenage girl named Charlie is also on a quest to find her place in the world, while trying to find her place, she discovers Bumblebee and learns that it was no ordinary Volkswagen Beetle.
Cast: Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., John Ortiz, Jason Drucker and Pamela Adlon, with Dylan O’Brien as the voice of Bumblebee.
7. Mortal Engines –December 14
From the filmmakers of Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit, this sci-fi movie was born. Years after civilization was destroyed by a cataclysmic event and mankind had to evolve and adapt to a new way of living, gigantic moving cities were created. These cities roamed the earth ruthlessly preying on smaller towns. However, a dangerous fugitive (Hester Shaw) joins forces with a dangerous outlaw with a bounty on her head (Anna Fang), and an outcast from London (Tom Natsworthy) to lead a rebellion against the giant predator city on wheels and prevent it from destroying others in its path.
Cast: Hugo Weaving, Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Jihae, Ronan Raftery, Leila George, Patrick Malahide, and Stephen Lang
8. God calling –December 21
I literally had goose bumps while watching this trailer from the makers of banana island ghost. This faith-based movie explores faith, hope, healing and hearing from God. This film is filled with emotional roller coasters and compelling performances. Let’s not forget the amazing graphics as well. This inspirational movie talks about a character (Sade) who suffers a personal tragedy and is taken on a journey to self-discovery and faith which transforms not only her life but of the lives of those around her. This is definitely a December blockbuster.
Cast: Richard Mofe-Damijo, Karibi Fubara, Zainab Balogun, Onyeka Onwenu, Nkem Owoh, Tina Mba, and Eku Edewor.
Written by Ozumba Somtonna Abodunde.