The best films to see in Beijing this August

The best screenings and general release films in Beijing this month

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This month, more Hollywood blockbusters make their way to China's cinemas. Take a look at our picks of the best upcoming releases in August.

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General release

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Critics' pick

This sequel to 2008's Mamma Mia! is a nostalgia trip to the '70s, filled with ABBA hits, cheesy dance numbers and simple, happy thoughts. Critics recommend you keep your brain off and enjoy an otherwise pleasing spectacle.

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Cinemas around Beijing 03 Aug - 07 Sep Buy tickets

Shoplifters

Critics' pick

A winner at this year's Cannes Film Festival, Shoplifters follows an impoverished family of five living happily in Tokyo despite needing petty theft to get by. One day, they take in a teenage girl from the street who puts all their choices under scrutiny.

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Cinemas around Beijing 03 Aug - 07 Sep

The Meg

Critics' pick

We know what you're thinking – not another shark movie. Expert sea diver Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) is on a path of redemption after he has a second chance at taking down the 70-foot long shark that cost him his crew, career and marriage.

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Cinemas around Beijing 10 Aug - 07 Sep Buy tickets

Ant-Man and the Wasp

Critics' pick

The tiniest Marvel hero may turn out to be the mightiest – or at least that's what is implied by his absence in Avengers: Infinity War. For now, Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) rocks dad life and pines for another adventure. His wish comes true in the form of Hope van Dyne, the Wasp (Evangeline Lily), as they battle against a new enemy. 

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Cinemas around Beijing 24 Aug - 28 Sep

Mission: Impossible - Fallout

Critics' pick

Actor Tom Cruise and Director Christopher McQuarrie are back with anotherMission Impossible. This time, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team find themselves wanted by assassins and in a race against time. Be prepared for more death-defying stunts and Cruise jumping out of planes.

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Cinemas around Beijing 31 Aug - 05 Oct

Skyscraper

Critics' pick

All Dwayne Johnson wants to do is live in his Hong Kong mega-tower in peace – so why won't these terrorists let him do it? Sounds like an updated Die Hard, but only time will tell if Skyscraper can match what is (in our opinion) the greatest Christmas movie of all time.

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Cinemas around Beijing 20 Jul - 24 Aug Buy tickets
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