We're almost at the second half of 2018 already, but movie buffs are still in for a treat with all the exciting releasing that's happening in the coming months! Ready to mark your calendars?
Here are some of the must-watch films opening in cinemas until the end of the year:
Note: Release dates and movie lineup are subject to change without prior notice.
Kicking off the second half of the year is Marvel's Ant-Man and the Wasp which will be marking the return of Paul Rudd's Scott Lang/Ant-Man who must teamp up with the Wasp for a new mission bringing light to secrets from their past. The sequel to Mamma Mia! also premieres this month, centering on pregnant Sophie who struggles to run her mother's villa by herself.
Joshua Garcia and Julia Barreto also stars in the film I Love You, Hater, where they rival each other in being a broadcast journalist's Executive Assistant.
- July 4: Ant-Man and the Wasp
- July 4: The Box
- July 11: I Love You, Hater
- July 11: Skyscraper
- July 11: The Witch Files
- July 18: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
- July 18: Soldado: The Soldier
- July 25: Mission: Impossible – Fallout
- July 25: Our House
- July 26: Tag
From animated films and book-to-movie adaptions to horror films, August really has something for all ages and for every kind of movie buff. Kids would appreciate Cristopher Robin – the live-action adaptation of Disney's Winnie the Pooh – Teen Titans GO! To The Movies, and Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation. The much-awaited film adaption of Kevin Kwan's Crazy Rich Asians will also be premiering this month, starring Constance Wu and Henry Golding.
August is also Cinemalaya season, so be sure to check the schedules to be able to catch all the Filipino films screening in various locations.
- August 1: Cristopher Robin
- August 1: Teen Titans GO! To the Movies
- August 1: The Spy Who Dumped Me
- August 8: Down A Dark Hall
- August 8: Scarface
- August 9: The Meg
- August 15: The Purge: The Island
- August 22: Cadaver
- August 22: Captive State
- August 22: Crazy Rich Asians
- August 22: Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation
- August 22: The Bombing
- August 22: The Darkest Minds
- August 23: Slender Man
- August 29: Miss Granny
- August 29: Papillon
- August 29: The Little Stranger
The sequel to Jerrold Tarog's Heneral Luna finally premieres this month! Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral stars Paulo Avelino as the titular character, and will highlight the life and philosophies of the young general who fought the Philippine-American war. The Nun, which is the spinoff of 2016 film The Conjuring 2, opens in cinemas, and will focus more on a priest and a novice sent to Vatican to investigate the suicide of a nun at a monastery.
Rowan Atkinson also reprises his role in Johnny English Strikes Again, the third of the Johnny English series. Meanwhile, kids will also surely enjoy Smallfoot which centers on a Yeti who's convinced that elusive creatures called Smallfoot does exist. Channing Tatum, James Corden, and Zendaya are just some of the voice actors in the film.
- September 5: Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral
- September 5: Kin
- September 6: The Nun
- September 12: A Simple Favor
- September 12: The Equalizer 2
- September 12: The Predator
- September 19: Johnny English Strikes Again
- September 19: Replicas
- September 21: Goosebumps: Horrorland
- September 26: Hell Fest
- September 26: Night School
- September 27: Smallfoot
Marvel's Venom finally makes its way to Philippine theaters this month, starring Tom Hardy as the Venom – known to be one of Marvel's most enigmatic and badass superheroes. Jungle Book's live action adaptation Mowgli, The Girl in the Spider's Web, and The House with a Clock in Its Walls also premieres this month.
Disney's The Nutcracker and the Four Realms which stars Mackenzie Foy and Reese Witherspoon also opens this month. It follows Clara who finds herself in a mysterious parallel world with a soldier, a gang of mice, and regents.
- October 5: Venom
- October 10: First Man
- October 17: Bad Times at the El Royale
- October 17: Halloween
- October 18: Mowgli
- October 24: The Girl in the Spider's Web
- October 24: The House with a Clock in Its Walls
- October 31: Overlord
- October 31: The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
November is set to give way to 3 big films: first is Bohemian Rhapsody, which stars Rami Malek and would tell the story of Freddie Mercury and his band, Queen. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – the sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them – will also be showing this month, marking the return of Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterstone, and Dan Fogler.
Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2 premieres this month, 6 years after the release of the first film! The second film is set to take Ralph and the audience on an adventure inside the Internet data space.
- November 7: Bohemian Rhapsody
- November 9: Holmes and Watson
- November 14: Widows
- November 15: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
- November 21: Mary Queen of Scots
- November 21: Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2
- November 21: Robin Hood
- November 28: Dr. Seuss' How Grinch Stole Christmas
To end the year, fans of Rocky will be treated with the 8th instalment of the series, and the sequel to Creed! This sports film will follow Adonis Creed who must defeat the son of the man who killed his father in the ring 30 years ago.
Mortal Engines, based on the book of the same name by Phillip Reed, also opens this month. The film is about Tom, a 20-something Londoner who gets in the way of a man named Hester's way to kill a powerful man who he blames for his mother's murder. Tom and Hester then get thrown out of the city and on their own.
- December 6: Creed II
- December 12: Mortal Engines
- December 13: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
- Mary Poppins Returns
Which of these films are you most excited to catch in the cinemas? Let us know in the comments!