The best films at the cinema this month

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

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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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Lost, Found
Image: courtesy Huayi Brothers Film Co., Ltd

Lost, Found

Directed by Lu Yue, a cinematographer and frequent collaborator with Zhang Yimou among other Chinese cinema heavyweights, Lost, Found (找到你) follows a lawyer and the nanny she hires. The latter helps the former care for her daughter while she juggles her career and divorce proceedings with her ...

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Early Man
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Early Man

Remember Wallace and Gromit? Chicken Run? Same guy directing this one. Nick Park goes prehistoric with his signature clay animation aesthetic, following Dug (Eddie Redmayne) and his porcine pal Hognob as they take on Lord Nooth (Tom Hiddleston). Also staring the likes of Maisie Williams, Rob ...

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Cinemas around Shanghai 19 Oct - 10 Nov
The Spy Who Dumped Me
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The Spy Who Dumped Me

This action buddy comedy follows best friends Morgan Freeman (A+ gag right off the bat) and Audrey Stockton, played by Kate McKinnon (Jeff Sessions on SNL) and Mila Kunis (the voice of Meg from Family Guy), who stumble into a high stakes global espionage plot when it's revealed that Audrey's ...

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Cinemas around Shanghai 19 Oct - 10 Nov
Smallfoot
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Smallfoot

A yeti named Migo is out to prove to his fellow yetis that humans exist. Upon doing so, he finds himself bridging the xenophobic tensions between either group. Smallfoot follows the animated film trend of zany, family-friendly gags, colourful characters and catchy songs playing out a story with ...

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Cinemas around Shanghai 19 Oct - 10 Nov
The Predator
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The Predator

The Predator promises to bring back everything you loved about 90s Hollywood action blockbusters, in particular those purring aliens with triangular death lasers. The film has received mixed reviews but certainly fans of the franchise will want to see it for at the very least a fleeting whiff of ...

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Cinemas around Shanghai 26 Oct - 17 Nov
Ala Changso
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Ala Changso

Ala Changso won the screenplay and grand jury prizes as the recent Shanghai Film Festival for its deeply intimate, but not overly sentimental, story and how it captures Tibet's awe-inspiring natural beauty on screen. The film follows a family undertaking the ancient Lhasa pilgrimage on foot, ...

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Cinemas around Shanghai 26 Oct - 17 Nov

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