Here Are The Top Five Movies Coming To Nigerian Cinemas In August


    Dry PosterHurray! It’s a new month! While I’m super excited about this, I can’t help but feel sad that the summer movie lineup is coming to an end. A lot of the summer blockbusters we were really excited about have either been released, or will be in the next few weeks. That said, there’s still about two months left before the summer lineup wraps up, and we have every intention of enjoying them.

    Quite a number of really good movies are expected in August and below is a rundown of the top five we’re really looking forward to.


    5. Vacation (August 7):

    Vacation PosterVacation is already playing in American cinemas, but won’t get to our cinemas until this Friday. The film is an adaptation/remake/sequel to the 1983 film of the same name directed by Harold Ramis.

    Remembering fond, childhood memories of his trip to Walley World, Rusty Griswold (Ed Helms) surprises his wife (Christina Applegate) and two sons with a cross-country excursion to America’s favorite fun park. Following in his father’s (Chevy Chase) footsteps, Rusty and the gang pack up the car and hit the road for some much-needed family bonding. Soon, the promise of fun turns into one misadventure after another for the next generation of Griswolds and anyone who encounters them

    The film stars Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Leslie Mann and Chris Hemsworth.

    Watch the trailer below.


    4. Lunch Time Heroes (August 28):

    On set of Seyi Babatope's Lunch Time HeroesSeyi Babatope is one director whose works we’re really interested in, and this partly accounts for why we’re stoked to see Lunch Time Heroes.

    Lunch Time Heroes tells the story of Banke (Diana Yekini), a teacher who must do everything to earn the respect of her school’s faculty, as well as band with her students in order to achieve their goal of acceptance, which ultimately leads to a triumph that surpasses their initial objectives.

    The film also stars Omoni Oboli, Kenneth Okolie, Dakore Akande, Bikiya Graham-Douglas and Udoka Oyeka.

    Watch the trailer below.


    3. Fantastic Four (August 14):

    fantastic four posterOne thing Hollywood hasn’t been able to get right over the years has been the Fantastic Four movies. They just tend to all suck. However, the popularity of the team (which is also referred to as Marvel’s first family) has made giving up on them difficult. With the new actors and a little adjustment to the storyline, maybe Hollywood might finally get it right this time.

    Fantastic Four offers a modern look at Marvel’s longest-running superhero team. The story centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in very shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their new abilities and work together to save Earth from an impending Doom (no pun intended).

    Watch the trailer below.


    2. Mission: Impossible- Rogue Nation (August 7):

    mission: impossible-rogue nationThis is another movie that’s already showing in America and a few other countries, but for some reason, Nigerians don’t deserve to see it yet. Whatever; moving on.

    Ethan Hunt and his gang are back and this time, they’re taking on a highly skilled enemy bent on destroying them.

    Like the other movies in the franchise, Rogue Nation sees Ethan Hunt and his team take on a supposedly impossible mission that turns out to be possible after all. Their mission this time is to eradicate the Syndicate – an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF. Will Ethan and the team be able to complete this mission? Your guess is as good as mine.

    The last installment in the franchise, Ghost Protocol went on to gross $695 million worldwide (a franchise best), so it’ll be interesting to see how Rogue Nation does against those numbers. Interestingly though, the film’s already grossed over $121 million worldwide in its first weekend, so it means the battle for top spot is already shaping up nicely.

    Watch the trailer below.


    1. Dry (August 14):

    Dry Nollywood Movie 2It’s a no-brainer that this movie would be numero uno on our list, seeing as Sodas & Popcorn has been following this movie for the past three years. I’m really glad it’s finally getting released.

    Inspired by true events, Dry is a social tract that tells the story of a thirteen-year-old girl, Halima, whose poor uneducated parents marry her off to a 60 year old man, who constantly rapes her. Halima gets pregnant and suffers Vesicovaginal Fistula (VVF) after child delivery; she’s consequently abandoned by her husband and discriminated against in the society. Things start to change however, when Halima meets a medical doctor who also suffered a horrific childhood.

    Dry stars Liz Benson Ameye, Darwin Shaw, Bill McNamara and Stephanie Linus, who also serves as director and co-producer

    The movie will be available in all major cinemas across the country.

    Watch the trailer below.



    There are a few other really good movies getting released internationally in August that we didn’t mention, because we aren’t sure exactly when they’ll be released in Nigeria. They include: The Man From U.N.C.L.E, Straight Outta Compton, Hitman: Agent 47, American Ultra, We Are Your Friends, Regression and so on.


    Did you enjoy our list? We know you did, so feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section on these movies and any other movies you think should have made the list.