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Lights, camera, action! There are more than 100 movies onboard

From major Oscar winners, Hollywood Blockbusters a, World Cinema to critically acclaimed Short Films.

There are over 100 movies to choose from while you're in the air, so all you need to do is relax and enjoy the ride. We've included all the information on what's available right now, even some of the trailers*, so you can start planning your viewing.

If you’re not flying with us until next month, you can grab a sneak peek at the movies joining the line up in May.

We've also got a handy page with this month's family friendly viewing, perfect to keep the little ones happy in the air.

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Action Point

Fair enough, Action Point hasn’t had the best reviews, but there are times you want chewing gum for the eyes, and this comedy about a theme park owner (Johnny Knoxville) competing with the ‘mega’ theme park nearby fits the bill perfectly.

Subtitles: Chinese, Dutch

Certificate 15

Ant-Man and The Wasp

The latest Marvel outing is the second instalment in the Ant-Man series and follows Scott Lang aka Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) as he struggles with the dual roles of being a superhero and a father. At the same time he’s hurled into a new mission that pits him and The Wasp (Evangeline Lily) against a new high tech foe.

Subtitles: English, Chinese

Certificate 12

Arctic

The simple plots are the best, right? Well how about this: a plane-crash survivor (Mads Mikkelsen) must decide whether to remain in the safety of his makeshift camp or embark on a deadly Arctic trek in the hope of making it out alive. One guess what he decides…

Subtitles: English

Certificate 12

Bad Times at the El Royale

With its Tarantino-esque feel, mouthwatering cast and Chris Hemsworth as you've never seen him before, this is one to savour. The plot? Suffice to say a bunch of strangers turn up at a hotel, at which point things get dark – literally and metaphorically.

Subtitles: English

Certificate 15

Beautiful Boy

Based on best-selling memoirs by David and Nic Sheff, and featuring standout turns from its leads, this emotional powerhouse tells of a teen (Timothée Chalamet) whose life is blighted by drugs, and his dad (Steve Carell) who supports him through thick and thin.

Subtitles: English, Chinese

Certificate 15

BlacKkKlansman

Director Spike Lee’s latest (and, say critics, one of his best) is a comedy-drama set in the 1970s and based on the true story of African-American cop Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) who decides to take down the local KKK. How? By posing as a member, of course…

Subtitles: English, Chinese

Certificate 15

Bohemian Rhapsody

This biopic of Freddie Mercury and Queen is a fantastically crowd-pleasing (not to mention box-office busting) delight, with a striking performance from Rami Malek as Mercury and a stunning sequence set at Live Aid chief among its many pleasures. Scaramouche!

Subtitles: English

Certificate 12

Boy Erased

Actor-director-writer Joel Edgerton adapts Garrard Conley’s memoirs about a boy (Lucas Hedges, who is superb) made to undergo ‘gay conversion’ by his Baptist parents (Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman). The result is powerful, riveting drama with awards practically nailed on. Don’t miss.

Subtitles: English, Chinese

Certificate 15

Bumblebee

This fun Transformers spin-off – actually, a prequel set in 1987 – has been hailed as the best in the franchise. It finds everybody’s favourite yellow VW hooking up with troubled teen Charlie to evade capture by the sinister government organization, Sector 7.

Subtitles: English, Chinese

Certificate PG

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Usually found in comic roles, Melissa McCarthy here shows considerable dramatic chops as real-life writer Lee Israel, who hatches an underhand yet creative scheme in order to make ends meet. Did we mention a superb award-nominated turn from Richard E. Grant? We did now.

Subtitles: English

Certificate 15

Christopher Robin

Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor) has grown up and got a job. But when Pooh turns up he must embark on an adventure to find Tigger and co., as well as rediscovering his lost childhood. What follows is a proper delight.

Subtitles: English, Chinese

Certificate PG

Colette

Keira Knightley is superb as the eponymous French novelist, who in this biopic must fight for recognition in a male-dominated world, challenging gender norms in order to make her talents known. What emerges is a lush turn-of-century tale with decidedly modern parallels.

Subtitles: English, Chinese

Certificate 15

Crazy Rich Asians

The first big Hollywood movie to feature mostly Asian-Americans in a modern setting since The Joy Luck Club in 1993, romantic-comedy Crazy Rich Asians finds New Yorker Rachel (Constance Wu) thrust into the craziness of the high-living Singapore set. Very funny indeed.

Subtitles: English, Chinese

Certificate 12

Creed II

The second film in the Rocky franchise spin-off finds Rocky (Sylvester Stallone) training heavyweight contender Adonis Creed to fight Viktor Drago, son of Ivan. Critics raved about it, and rightly so – it’s (yet another) boxing classic from Stallone and company.

Subtitles: English, Chinese

Certificate 12

The Darkest Minds

Whoever called this ‘a schlocky teen romance with a post-apocalyptic backdrop’ meant it as a criticism, but in fact that’s what it is – and all the more entertaining for it. The plot? Maze Runner meets Hunger Games. The lowdown? Exciting adventure.

Subtitles: English

Certificate 12

Dumplin'

If you don’t have Netflix, don’t worry, you can watch Dumplin’ here. It’s a big-hearted coming-of-age tale about plus-size teen Willowdean, who signs up to her town’s beauty pageant in protest – despite the fact that mum (Jennifer Aniston) is a former winner and judge…

Subtitles: English, Chinese

Certificate 12

Escape Room

It was only a matter of time before somebody came up with a movie based around the popular ‘escape room’ attractions. Here, six strangers are trapped inside an especially deadly variant, and must use their wits to survive. Not exactly Oscar material, but lots of fun.

Certificate 15

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

More fantasy from the world of Harry Potter, as we join ‘magizoologist’ Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) in his bid to thwart Grindelwald's plans of raising pure-blood wizards to rule over all non-magical beings.

Subtitles: English, Chinese

Certificate 12

The Favourite

Are you a fan of period drama, superb performances and weapons-grade swearing? Then you’ll love this garlanded biopic. Set in 18th century England, it focuses on frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman), as friend (Rachel Weisz), and servant, Abigail (Emma Stone) jostle for her favour…

Subtitles: English

Certificate 15

First Man

Festooned with awards, First Man is the biopic of astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, wringing tension and drama out a story we already know thanks to Damien Chazelle’s superb, stately direction and a stunning performance from Ryan Gosling in the title role.

Subtitles: English, Chinese

Certificate 12

Freaky Friday (2018)

The umpteenth remake of body-swap comedy Freaky Friday becomes a musical in this latest iteration, and though the prize for best version still belongs to the 1976 Jodie Foster original, there’s plenty of fun to be had here – not to mention a decent tune or two.

© 2018 Disney

The Front Runner

A bit of a departure for Hugh Jackman, who is nevertheless reliably superb in this biopic of US senator Gary Hart. In 1988 Hart was being tipped as the next president – until an extra-marital affair brought the whole campaign crashing down around his ears.

Subtitles: English

Certificate 15

The Girl in the Spider's Web

Stieg Larsson’s troubled journalist-cum-detective Lisbeth Salander is back. Played by Claire Foy in this gripping instalment, she and journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Sverrir Gudnason) set out to rescue battered women – and wreak vengeance on their behalf.

Subtitles: English, Chinese

Certificate 15

Green Book

Charting the unlikely friendship between a black musician (Mahershala Ali) and the white driver (Viggo Mortensen) he employs for a tour of the Deep South in the 1960s, Green Book is a beautifully told, funny and deeply affecting tale.

Subtitles: English, Chinese

Certificate 12

The Hate U Give

Moving drama with a brilliant (and surely star-making) performance from Amandla Stenberg as black teenager Starr, who faces competing pressure from all sides when she witnesses the fatal shooting of a friend at the hands of a cop. Can she do what she knows is right?

Subtitles: English

Certificate 12

If Beale Street Could Talk

This latest from the director of Moonlight is, like its predecessor, a story of romantic awakenings in the African-American community. Centred on friends in love – one of them in prison – as well as their friends and family, it’s powerful stuff.

Subtitles: English, Chinese

Certificate 15

Instant Family

Comedy-drama starring Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne as a couple who adopt three kids at once. Funny stuff ensues, but as the new clan bond amid the chaos there’s a considerable emotional payoff, too, making this something of an unlikely heart-warming treat.

Subtitles: English, Chinese

Certificate 12

Johnny English Strikes Again

The hapless spy is back to his old tricks in this Bond-spoofing comedy, as he’s called out of retirement to stop a villainous hacker. First, however, he must overcome the challenges of modern technology – and that’s much easier said than done.

Subtitles: English, Chinese

Certificate PG

The Kindergarten Teacher

Maggie Gyllenhaal is note-perfect in this compelling, unsettling but utterly brilliant drama about the eponymous teacher who believes that one of her pupils is a child prodigy. However, her attention to the boy becomes, shall we say, a little ‘disturbing’…

Subtitles: English, Chinese

Certificate 12A

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Worry not, we have Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again onboard, now with added Cher. Set ten years later it sees the return of Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth. Oh, and they’re all singing Abba songs. Oh, and it’s brilliant, obviously.

Subtitles: English, Chinese

Certificate PG

Mary Poppins Returns

She’s back! Only this time she’s looking after the children of the kids she cared for in the original and she’s played by Emily Blunt. Otherwise, this has all the fun, magic and great songs you’d expect and is a more-than-worthy successor to a Disney classic.

Subtitles: English, Chinese

Certificate U

© 2018 Disney

Mary Queen of Scots

Two of our brightest stars feature in this lauded biopic of the doomed monarch: Saoirse Ronan as the queen herself, and Margot Robbie as her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I, the two of them locked into a relationship marked by love, loyalty, duty and, ultimately, betrayal.

Subtitles: English, Chinese

Certificate 15

The Meg

No, nothing to do with Prince Harry’s other half. In fact, ‘The Meg’ is the Megalodon, a giant shark thought to be extinct. When it attacks an undersea observation program, Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) is hired to save the crew trapped inside.

Subtitles: English, Chinese, Dutch

Certificate 12

Mission: Impossible - Fallout

This sixth instalment in the franchise finds Ethan (Tom Cruise) and team trying to stop terrorists planting bombs at holy sites. Never mind the plot, though, an M:I film is all about jaw-dropping stunts and they’re bigger and better than ever before.

Subtitles: English, Chinese, Dutch

Certificate 12

Mortal Engines

Produced by Peter Jackson and based on a best-selling series of novels, Mortal Engines is a visually stunning, fast-paced sci-fi adventure set in a future where cities are giant machines on wheels, struggling to survive in a world running short of resources.

Subtitles: English, Chinese

Certificate 12

My Dinner with Hervé

Journo Danny (Jamie Dornan) thinks interviewing Fantasy Island actor Hervé Villechaize is below him – until the fateful dinner itself. Inspired by real events – Villechaize committed suicide shortly after the real-life interview – it’s a beautifully wrought piece.

© 2018 Home Box Office, Inc. All rights reserved. HBO® and all related programs are the property of Home Box Office, Inc.

The Nun

Doing for nuns what It has done for clowns, The Nun has been terrifying punters since its first trailer. The plot is about a Romanian abbey playing host to a demonic nun spirit, but all we need to say is that it comes from the same people who brought you The Conjuring.

Subtitles: English, Chinese

Certificate 15

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Disney’s luscious retelling of The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (or just The Nutcracker if you’re a ballet fan) boasts a great cast to go with its sublime visuals, as a girl (Mackenzie Foy) travels to magical world populated by mice and gingerbread men.

Subtitles: English, Chinese

Certificate PG

© 2018 Disney

The Old Man & the Gun

Robert Redford’s final film – he announced his retirement just as it was released – finds him playing Forrest Tucker, a real-life career criminal who at the age of 70 escaped San Quentin and went on a last, headline-grabbing crime spree.

Subtitles: Chinese

Certificate 12

Overlord

US troops make a gruesome discovery in this violent WWII horror produced by Star Wars director JJ Abrams. What follows is part-war film, part-zombie movie and all gorefest, so if you’re a nervous passenger, you might want to steer clear of this one.

Subtitles: English, Chinese

Certificate 18

The Predator

Director Shane Black reckons this fourth instalment in the Predator series is the most violent – and he’s not wrong. Having used the DNA of other creatures to genetically upgrade themselves the Predators are now even more lethal – and even more bloodthirsty.

Certificate 15

A Private War

Make no bones about it, A Private War is as hard-hitting as it is timely and essential. It tells the true story of fearless war correspondent Marie Colvin (Rosamund Pike) who, together with photographer Paul Conroy (Jamie Dornan), took a fateful trip into war-torn Syrian…

Subtitles: English, Chinese

Certificate 15

Ralph Breaks the Internet

The last person said to have ‘broken’ the internet was Kim Kardashian. Something to do with her bottom. Now it’s the turn of the marginally less cartoonish Wreck-It Ralph, who must leave the safety of the arcade for adventures in the online world.

Subtitles: English, Chinese

Certificate PG

Robin Hood

Kingsman’s Taron Egerton stars as Crusader Robin Hood, who mounts a revolt against the corrupt English crown. It’s fair to say the film didn’t do well with critics, but if you’re in the mood for full-blown action with a bit of romance chucked in, then look no further.

Subtitles: Chinese

Certificate 12

Searching

Told through computers and smartphones, Searching follows David Kim (John Cho) as he searches for his missing daughter using her digital footprint as his guide. The idiosyncratic treatment fits the subject matter perfectly and the result is an enthralling modern thriller.

Subtitles: Chinese

Certificate 12

Sgt. Stubby: An Unlikely Hero

Superb animation and brilliant voice work in this animated – and true – story of a dog that joins his master on the battlefields of WWI. For his bravery and loyalty under fire, Sgt Stubby is still the most decorated dog in American military history.

Certificate PG

A Simple Favour

Crazy comedy-drama featuring plenty of twists and turns as well as great performances from Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively as vlogger Stephanie and yuppie mom Emily. The two become firm friends, so when Emily goes mysteriously missing, Steph sets out to find her.

Subtitles: Chinese

Certificate 15

The Sisters Brothers

The siblings of the title are Eli and Charlie (John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix), assassins hired to kill gold prospector Ahmed in this entertaining Western. Things take a turn, however, when it turns out that Eli harbours a desire to retire from the killin’ game…

Subtitles: Chinese

Certificate 15

Skyscraper

Hands up who remembers The Towering Inferno? Never mind, but this latest action vehicle for Dwayne Johnson has distinct shades of it, as the titular building bursts into flames. Guess who’s on hand to help those trapped inside?

Subtitles: English, Chinese

Certificate 12

Slaughterhouse Rulez

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, the duo behind Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz are reunited for this riotous horror comedy set at a posh public school. Things are all very tea and cucumber sandwiches until a sinkhole appears nearby – and an unspeakable horror is unleashed.

Certificate 15

Smallfoot

Delightful animated comedy starring Channing Tatum as Migo, a yeti who believes the ancient and mythical race of ‘humans’ really does exist. Off he goes in search of this tribe – little knowing the effect he will have when he meets and befriends a ‘smallfoot’ (James Corden).

Subtitles: English, Chinese, Dutch

Certificate U

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Spider-Men from various alternate realities join forces to stop a dimension-straddling über-threat in this animated feature. Oh, but never mind the plot, it’s the cutting-edge animation you have to see here, and it’s truly amazing. Mind: blown.

Subtitles: English, Chinese

Certificate PG

A Star is Born

This box-office busting remake features a revelatory performance from Lady Gaga as Ally, a young singer mentored and romanced by seasoned musician, Jack (Bradley Cooper, who also directs). Trust us, it’s every bit as good as its reputation suggests.

Subtitles: English, Chinese

Certificate 15

Venom

Critics hated this Spidey spin-off but audiences flocked to it just the same. The plot involves Eddie (Tom Hardy), the target of an alien symbiote that turns him into Venom. Spidey’s absent, but otherwise this is top supervillain stuff, and a case of Critics 0, Audiences 1.

Subtitles: English, Chinese, Dutch

Certificate 15

Vice

Christian Bale is virtually unrecognisable as former US Vice-President Dick Cheney in a biopic detailing Cheney’s rise to power. Bale is ably supported by the likes of Amy Adams and Steve Carell, but this is his film all the way, and he’s sensational.

Subtitles: English, Chinese

Certificate 15

Vox Lux

Natalie Portman and Jude Law head a great cast for this musical drama about the highs and lows of stardom, as sisters are catapulted to fame with a song about their experience of a school shooting. Years later they’re still dealing with the fall-out – with varying degrees of success.

Subtitles: English

Certificate 15

Welcome to Marwen

True story about Mark (Steve Carell) who recovers from a brutal attack by building a World War II model village and imagining himself into it (a feat the film manages using stop-motion). Unfortunately, Mark’s demons come back to haunt him when he’s asked to testify.

Subtitles: English, Chinese

Certificate 12

Widows

Acclaimed director Steve McQueen gets his teeth into this reworking of Lynda La Plante’s TV classic about four women who come up with a plan to clear the debt left by their dead husbands’ criminal activities. How? Well, it isn’t legal, let’s put it that way.

Subtitles: English

Certificate 15

Wildlife

This devastating, brilliantly performed portrait of a family breakdown is set in 1960s Montana and centres on teenager Joe (Ed Oxenbould), who when his dad (Jake Gyllenhaal) abandons the family to fight fires, must step up to look after his wayward mum (Cary Mulligan).

Subtitles: English

Certificate 12

Coming soon

Grab a sneak peek here at some of the movies joining our onboard lineup in May.

Aquaman

The latest from the DC stable finds Jason Momoa reprising his role as Arthur Curry, aka Aquaman, the human-born heir to the kingdom of Atlantis. Embarking on a quest to prevent war between the worlds of ocean and land, he must also discover whether he is truly fit to be king.

Certificate 12a

Destroyer

As a young cop, Erin (Nicole Kidman) was placed undercover. Now, years later, the experience has to come back to haunt her. And that’s all the plot details you’ll get from us. Suffice to say Destroyer is hard-hitting, has a sting in its tail and Kidman is simply magnificent.

Certificate 15

A Dog's Way Home

Get ready to fall head over heels in love with Bella, the canine hero of this utterly heart-melting movie. Placed with another family, Bella pines so much that she embarks on a two-year, 400-mile journey home. Admit it, you’re filling up already, aren’t you?

Certificate PG

Glass

The third part in M. Night Shyamalan’s off-kilter superhero series finds Unbreakable’s David Dunn (Bruce Willis) locked in a mental hospital alongside arch-enemy Mr Glass (Samuel L. Jackson) and Kevin (James McAvoy) of 2016’s Split. Thus the stage is set for a gargantuan battle of wits and will.

Certificate 15

The Kid Who Would Be King

Funny and fantastical family comedy as young Alex (Louis Ashbourne Serkis) stumbles upon the mythical sword in the stone, Excalibur. Now he must assemble a band of knights and, together with the wizard Merlin (Patrick Stewart), take on the wicked Morgana (Rebecca Ferguson).

Certificate PG

Miss Bala

This remake of the Mexican hit film of the same name features a committed performance from Jane the Virgin’s Gina Rodrigues as Gloria, who sets out to find her kidnapped friend – only to find herself drawn into the murky world of a drug cartel.

Certificate 15

The Mule

Directed by and starring Clint Eastwood, The Mule is based on the true story of Leo Sharp, a WWII veteran who became a drug courier in his 80s. It’s a reflective and soulful piece that’s as much about aging as it is about drug gangs, anchored by a superb central performance.

Certificate 15

The Professor and the Madman

An onboard exclusive – you won’t find this in UK cinemas. Mel Gibson plays a professor, tasked with compiling the Oxford English Dictionary, who turns to a Broadmoor inmate (Sean Penn) for help. ‘One is brilliant and one is mad.’ ‘Aye, but which is which?’

Second Act

When a well-meaning kid doctors her CV, Maya (Jennifer Lopez) is given a ‘second chance’ at career success by embarking on a very high-flying career. Can she maintain the subterfuge? Well, this is a Jennifer Lopez rom-com so she’ll certainly give it her best shot.

Certificate 12a

The Upside

A word-of-mouth gem with a glitzy cast, The Upside stars Bryan Cranston as a quadriplegic billionaire who hires African American parolee (Kevin Hart). What begins as a professional relationship develops into a friendship as Dell shows his grouchy charge that life is worth living.

Certificate 12a

What Men Want

A loose remake of 2000’s What Women Want, this comedy follows a sports agent who gains the ability to hear men’s inner thoughts. Given that our hero, Ali, is played by the magnificent Taraji P. Henson, you can be sure of a good time with this one.

Certificate 15

Please note: Due to the different types of entertainment systems on offer, the movie line-up may vary.

*Trailers may not be available for all movies.

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