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Doctor Strange in The Multiverse of Madness
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Best movies to watch in Hong Kong cinemas this month

A list of the hottest titles to hit the silver screen this month

Jenny Leung
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Jenny Leung

May is shaping up to be a great month for cinephiles. From the action-packed Marvel movie Doctor Strange in The Multiverse of Madness to the long-awaited return of Tom Cruise as Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell in Top Gun Maverick, take a look below at the exciting lineup of movies coming to local cinemas this month! 

We'll be regularly updating this list, so be sure to bookmark the page and check back for more updates. And don’t worry, no spoilers ahead – well, no promises, but we’ll try our best. (Release dates may be subject to change)

RECOMMENDED: If you prefer a movie night at home, check out these new shows and movies coming out on Netflix this month.

New movies in Hong Kong cinemas this month

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Coming to Hong Kong theatres on May 4, Doctor Strange journeys into the unknown and faces the dangerous alternate realities of the Multiverse with the help of both old and new allies. There'll even be a special cameo featuring Sir Patrick Stewart (aka Professor X). 

Between this and upcoming productions like Thor and Black Panther, 2022 is certainly a year made for Marvel fans.

Showing in cinemas from May 4


From director Michael Bay comes a new heist-thriller that tells the story of two brothers (played by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Jake Gyllenhaal) who attempt to pull off the biggest bank heist in Los Angeles history. But when their getaway plan goes awry, the desperate duo decides to hijack an ambulance with a wounded cop and EMT onboard. With all of LA's law enforcement on their tail, the brothers must keep their hostages alive, put aside their differences, and avoid getting caught at all costs.

Showing in cinemas from May 12



Starring Oscar winner Jared Leto as the titular antihero Michael Morbius, this Marvel flick tells the twisted tale of Dr Morbius, a biochemist who suffers from a rare, deadly blood disease. Determined to save others with the same illness, Dr Morbius takes a risky experiment that would ultimately lead to dire consequences.

Showing in cinemas from May 19

DC League of Super-Pets

The film is a 3D computer-animated superhero comedy film based on the DC Comics superhero team Legion of Super-Pets, starring Superman and his trusty furry sidekick Krypto the Super-Dog. In the movie, Superman and the Justice League are kidnapped, so Krypto must put together his own ragtag team of animal superheroes to save the day.

Showing in cinemas from May 19


Top Gun Maverick

Tom Cruise is finally back as Maverick in this 2022 Top Gun sequel that all fans have been waiting ever so patiently for. After more than 30 years, the Navy's top aviator Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell, has been tasked to prepare a group of Top Gun graduates for a dangerous combat mission. In doing so, Maverick encounters Lieutenant Bradley 'Rooster' Bradshaw (played by Miles Teller), son of Maverick's late best friend Nick 'Goose' Bradshaw, and is forced to confront his past and face his biggest fear of ultimate sacrifice. 

Showing in cinemas from May 26

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Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore

Wands at the ready – the third instalment of the Fantastic Beasts film series is back. A sequel to Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018), the movie follows Dumbledore and Scamander, along with an intrepid team of wizards and witches, as they band together to fight against the powerful dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald, who tries to take over the entire wizarding world with his army.

Showing in cinemas from April 21


A mysterious force has knocked the moon from its orbit and it's heading down straight for Earth. With just weeks to save the world from annihilation, NASA executive and former astronaut Jo Fowler is joined by two unlikely heroes – a disgraced former astronaut at NASA and a conspiracy theorist – to try and save the end of days as we know it.

Showing in cinemas from April 21


Sing 2

The all-singing, all-dancing animal world of Sing is back with more spectacular renditions of all your favourite tunes. After successfully saving his theatre from foreclosure, koala Buster Moon and his talented cast of performers have been tasked by entertainment mogul Jimmy Crystal to put on their biggest show yet at the dazzling entertainment capital of Redshore City. With their dreams and careers at stake, they must convince Clay Calloway, a legendary rock star who has been in hiding for the past 15 years, to join them on stage and do what they do best together – impress the crowd and sing! 

Showing in cinemas from April 21


A Japanese remake of the Canadian film series of the same name, Cube tells the thrilling tale of six men and women who one day wake up to find themselves trapped inside a bizarre cube with no memory of how they arrived there. Searching for a way out, the group quickly discovers that each room they enter within the cube is fixed with lethal traps. With no end in sight to their torment, the captives start to turn on each other as tension and distrust fill the air. Who will make it out of this deadly maze alive?

Showing in cinemas from April 21


The Batman

If you weren’t excited about Batman before, you will be after watching this epic trailer. The new movie, starring Robert Pattinson as the reclusive billionaire Bruce Wayne (aka Batman), follows the lone vigilante as he heads into the underworld to unmask a killer who has been targeting Gotham's elite. But as each step leads him closer to home, he soon realises he must make new allies in order to catch the culprit. 

Showing in cinemas from April 27

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