The best films at the cinema this month

All the biggest movies to catch on the big screen this August

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Every month we round up the best films on general release in Shanghai's cinemas. You can book tickets for all general release films – usually at least 50 percent cheaper than walk-in prices at the cinema – through Time Out Tickets. Click on the film you want to see, choose your seat and pay via card or WeChat – it's as easy as that. See a full list of all the movies in Shanghai movie theatres.

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Shoplifters
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Shoplifters

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. Read on for our review. While widely ...

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Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
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Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

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 Shanghai 3-31 Aug Buy tickets
The Meg
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The Meg

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. Coming to cinemas Aug 10.

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Cinemas around Shanghai 10-31 Aug Buy tickets
Ant-Man and the Wasp
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Ant-Man and the Wasp

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 ...

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Cinemas around Shanghai 24 Aug - 13 Sep Buy tickets
Mission: Impossible - Fallout
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Mission: Impossible - Fallout

Actor Tom Cruise and Director Christopher McQuarrie are back with another Mission 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. Read on ...

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Cinemas around Shanghai 31 Aug - 30 Sep

Still on general release

Skyscraper

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 don't underestimate our love of Die Hard – the greatest Christmas movie of all time.

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Cinemas around Shanghai 20 Jul - 19 Aug Buy tickets

Animal Crackers

Yes, this animation is based on delicious wildlife-shaped biscuits. The story involves a mysterious box of Animal Crackers, a magical circus, wage slavery and an evil uncle voiced by Ian McKellen. Coming to cinemas July 27.

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TBA 27 Jul - 19 Aug Buy tickets

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