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Thiruttu Payale 2

30 November 2017 Thriller starring Amala Paul. (Not yet rated)

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30 November 2017 Action-Drama starring Vijay Antony. (Not yet rated)

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The Disaster Artist

7 December 2017 Biography-Comedy starring James Franco. (M)

With The Disaster Artist, James Franco transforms the tragicomic true-story of aspiring filmmaker and infamous Hollywood outsider Tommy Wiseau—an artist whose passion was as sincere as his methods were questionable—into a celebration of friendship,...... more

In This Corner of the World

7 December 2017 Anime (Not yet rated)

In 1944, 18-year-old Suzu goes to Kure City in Hiroshima Prefecture to wed naval officer Shusaku Hojo. As the intensity of the war heightens and food supplies dwindle, Suzu manages to carry on resolutely with her day-to-day existence. That is, until the summer of 1945. ... more

In Between (Bar Bahar)

14 December 2017 Drama starring Mouna Hawa. (MA15+)

Exclusive to Classic and Lido in Melbourne. Director Maysaloun Hamoud’s remarkable debut feature, In Between, is an energetic drama about three strong young Palestinian-Israeli women, sharing a flat in Tel Aviv. Existing flatmates Leila, a...... more


14 December 2017 Adventure-Animation starring Adam Devine. (Not yet rated)

Ferdinand (John Cena) is a bull who would rather smell flowers than fight toreadors in the ring. When people see him, they immediately perceive him as a big, scary beast, which is why he's taken from his quaint village to become a fighting bull....... more

Paddington 2

21 December 2017 Animation-Family starring Brendan Gleeson. (G)

Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen. ... more

Fiddler on the Roof (1971)

25 December 2017 Drama-Family starring Topol. (G)

In prerevolutionary Russia, a Jewish peasant contends with marrying off three of his daughters while growing anti-Semitic sentiment threatens his village.... more

The Greatest Showman

26 December 2017 Drama-Musical starring Rebecca Ferguson. (Not yet rated)

The story of P.T Barnum, a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. ... more


26 December 2017 Adventure-Animation starring Benjamin Bratt. (Not yet rated)

Despite his family's baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel...... more

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

26 December 2017 Action-Adventure starring Bobby Cannavale. (Not yet rated)

Four teenagers discover an old video game console and are literally drawn into the game's jungle setting becoming the adult avatars they choose. ... more


26 December 2017 Comedy-Drama starring Matt Damon. (Not yet rated)

Downsizing imagines what might happen if, as a solution to over-population, Norwegian scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall and propose a 200-year global transition from big to small. People soon realize how much further...... more

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

1 January 2018 Comedy-Crime starring Frances McDormand. (Not yet rated)

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is a darkly comic drama from Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh (IN BRUGES). After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award winner Frances...... more

Pitch Perfect 3

1 January 2018 Comedy-Music starring Anna Kendrick. (Not yet rated)

Following their win at the world championship, the now separated Bellas reunite for one last singing competition at an overseas USO tour, but face a group who uses both instruments and voices.... more

The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature

1 January 2018 Animation-Comedy starring Maya Rudolph. (Not yet rated)

Surly Squirrel (Will Arnett) and the gang are back. We are once again in Oakton where the evil mayor has decided to bulldoze Liberty Park and build a dangerous amusement park in its place. Surly and his ragtag group of animal friends band together...... more

Show Dogs

11 January 2018 Comedy starring Stanley Tucci. (Not yet rated)

Max, a macho, solitary Rottweiler police dog is ordered to go undercover as a primped show dog in a prestigious Dog Show, along with his human partner, to avert a disaster from happening.... more

The Post

11 January 2018 Biography-Drama starring Alison Brie. (Not yet rated)

Two of Hollywood’s greatest, Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep team up with legendary director, Steven Spielberg for THE POST, a thrilling true story recounting the Washington Post’s role in exposing the Pentagon Papers in 1971. Hanks and Streep star...... more

Eric Clapton: A Life in 12 Bars

15 January 2018 Biography-Music starring Eric Clapton. (Not yet rated)

A look at the life and work of guitarist Eric Clapton told by those who have known him best, including BB King, Jimi Hendrix, and George Harrison.... more

Darkest Hour

18 January 2018 Biography-Drama starring Lily James. (Not yet rated)

Within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation.... more

The Shape of Water

18 January 2018 Adventure-Drama starring Sally Hawkins. (Not yet rated)

An other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa's life is changed...... more

Swinging Safari

18 January 2018 Comedy starring Kylie Minogue. (Not yet rated)

1970s Australia: A 200-ton blue whale washes up on a local beach and the kids think it's the biggest thing that's ever happened in their lives. Behind closed doors, the Mums and Dads of this quiet suburban cul-de-sac celebrate in their own special way, by joining the sexual revolution.... more

Sweet Country

25 January 2018 Adventure-Crime starring Bryan Brown. (Not yet rated)

Australian western set on the Northern Territory frontier in the 1920s, where justice itself is put on trial when an aged Aboriginal farmhand shoots a white man in self defense and goes on the run as posse gathers to hunt him down.... more

Molly's Game

25 January 2018 Biography-Crime starring Idris Elba. (Not yet rated)

Molly Bloom, a young skier and former Olympic hopeful becomes a successful entrepreneur (and a target of an FBI investigation) when she establishes a high-stakes, international poker game. ... more

The Death of Stalin

30 January 2018 Comedy-History starring Steve Buscemi. (Not yet rated)

Follows the Soviet dictator's last days and depicts the chaos of the regime after his death.... more

Phantom Thread

1 February 2018 Drama starring Daniel Day-Lewis. (Not yet rated)

Set in the glamour of 1950s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the centre of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and...... more

The Wife

1 February 2018 Comedy-Drama starring Christian Slater. (Not yet rated)

Behind any great man, there’s always a greater woman … and you’re about to meet her. It is crucial you get to know this woman – many of us already do and don’t even realise it. Joan Castleman (Glenn Close): a still-striking beauty with impeccable credentials, the perfect alpha wife.... more

I, Tonya

8 February 2018 Biography-Drama starring Margot Robbie. (Not yet rated)

Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises among the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the sport is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.... more

Fifty Shades Freed

8 February 2018 Drama starring Dakota Johnson. (Not yet rated)

The third installment of the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' trilogy.... more


8 February 2018 Documentary (Not yet rated)

This groundbreaking film reveals the truth surrounding Australia’s love-hate relationship with its beloved icon. The kangaroo image is proudly used by top companies, sports teams and as tourist souvenirs, yet when they hop across the vast continent...... more

Lady Bird

15 February 2018 Comedy-Coming-of-age starring Saoirse Ronan. (Not yet rated)

In Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, excavating both the humour and pathos in the turbulent bond between a mother and her teenage daughter. Christine 'Lady Bird' McPherson (Saoirse...... more

Finding Your Feet

15 February 2018 Comedy-Drama starring Joanna Lumley. (Not yet rated)

On the eve of retirement a middle class, judgmental snob discovers her husband has been having an affair with her best friend and is forced into exile with her bohemian sister who lives on an impoverished inner-city council estate.... more

Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool

22 February 2018 Biography-Drama starring Annette Bening. (Not yet rated)

A romance sparks between a young actor and a Hollywood leading lady.... more

The Lost Boys

28 February 2018 Comedy-Coming-of-age starring Corey Feldman. (M)

After moving to a new town, two brothers discover that the area is a haven for vampires. ... more

Red Sparrow

1 March 2018 Thriller starring Charlotte Rampling. (Not yet rated)

Ballerina Dominika Egorova is recruited to 'Sparrow School' a Russian intelligence service where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. But her first mission, targeting a CIA agent, threatens to unravel the security of both nations. ... more

Bombshell: Hedy Lamarr Story

1 March 2018 Biography-Documentary starring Nino Amareno. (Not yet rated)

“A thoroughly engaging, eye-opening showbiz doc.” - The Hollywood Reporter Truth is stranger than fiction in the extraordinary story of Hedy Lamarr, the Hollywood screen siren who invented 1940s wireless technology. Known for her striking...... more

The Leisure Seeker

8 March 2018 Adventure-Drama starring Helen Mirren. (Not yet rated)

Two elders manage to escape from the nursing home where they are admitted to live a last adventure in their caravan.... more


15 March 2018 Biography-Horror starring Helen Mirren. (Not yet rated)

Eccentric firearm heiress believes she is haunted by the souls of people killed by the Winchester repeating rifle.... more

Peter Rabbit

22 March 2018 Animation-Drama starring Elizabeth Debick. (Not yet rated)

Feature adaptation of Beatrix Potter's classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer's vegetable garden. ... more

Pacific Rim: Uprising

22 March 2018 Action-Fantasy starring Scott Eastwood. (Not yet rated)

In March 2018, John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) leads the cast of PACIFIC RIM UPRISING, the follow-up to 2013's cinematic epic of monsters and mechs, inspiring a new generation to become the biggest heroes to ever walk the earth.... more


29 March 2018 Comedy starring Ike Barinholtz. (Not yet rated)

When three parents stumble upon their daughters' pact to lose their virginity at prom, they launch a covert one-night operation to stop the teens from sealing the deal. Leslie Mann (The Other Woman, This Is 40), Ike Barinholtz (Neighbors, Suicide...... more

A Wrinkle in Time

29 March 2018 Adventure-Family starring Reese Witherspoon. (Not yet rated)

After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him.... more

Ready Player One

29 March 2018 Action-Fantasy starring Tye Sheridan. (Not yet rated)

When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune. Wade Watts finds the first clue and starts a race for the Egg. ... more

Mary Magdalene

29 March 2018 Biography-History starring Rooney Mara. (Not yet rated)

MARY MAGDALENE, is conceived to be an authentic and humanistic portrait of one of the most enigmatic and misunderstood spiritual figures in history. The biblical biopic tells the story of Mary (Mara), a young woman in search of a new way of living....... more

Early Man

29 March 2018 Animation-Family starring Eddie Redmayne. (Not yet rated)

Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of Dug (Eddie Redmayne), along with sidekick Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth (Tom Hiddleston) and his Bronze Age City to save their home.... more

Magic Camp

5 April 2018 Comedy-Family starring Gillian Jacobs. (Not yet rated)

Follows Andy, who, at the urging of his former mentor and Magic Camp owner Roy Preston, returns as a counselor to the camp of his youth hoping to reignite his career.... more

Mystery Men

11 April 2018 Action-Comedy starring Ben Stiller. (PG)

A group of inept amateur superheroes must try to save the day when a supervillain threatens to destroy a major superhero and the city.... more

X-Men: Dark Phoenix

12 April 2018 Action-Sci-Fi starring James McAvoy. (Not yet rated)

Jean Grey begins to develop incredible powers that corrupt and turn her into a Dark Phoenix. Now the X-Men will have to decide if the life of a team member is worth more than all the people living in the world.... more

The New Mutants

12 April 2018 Action-Fantasy starring Anya Taylor-Joy. (Not yet rated)

Based on the comic book 'New Mutants,' a spinoff of 'X-Men.' ... more

Isle of Dogs

19 April 2018 Adventure-Animation starring Scarlett Johansson. (Not yet rated)

Set in Japan, Isle of Dogs follows a boy's odyssey in search of his dog.... more

On Chesil Beach

19 April 2018 Drama starring Saoirse Ronan. (Not yet rated)

A drama set in the early 1960s and centered on a young couple on their honeymoon. ... more

Avengers: Infinity War

25 April 2018 Action-Adventure starring Karen Gillan. (Not yet rated)

Third film in the AVENGERS series.... more

Deadpool 2

31 May 2018 Action starring Morena Baccarin. (Not yet rated)

The sequel to 2016's hit superhero movie. ... more

The Incredibles 2

14 June 2018 Action-Animation starring Samuel L. Jackson. (Not yet rated)

Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) is left to care for Jack-Jack while Helen (Elastigirl) is out saving the world. ... more

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

21 June 2018 Action-Fantasy starring BD Wong. (Not yet rated)

With all of the wonder, adventure and thrills synonymous with one of the most popular and successful franchises in cinema history, this all-new motion-picture event sees the return of favorite characters and dinosaurs along with new breeds more awe-inspiring and terrifying than ever before.... more

Lean on Pete

28 June 2018 Adventure-Drama starring Travis Fimmel. (Not yet rated)

The film follows fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson. He wants a home, food on the table and a high school he can attend for more than part of the year. As the son of a single father working in warehouses across the Pacific Northwest, stability is hard to find.... more

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