Key new film releases for May

With cinemas around the region finally starting to open and long held-back major releases set to finally get to be released, MIME takes a look at some of the key films set to open this month
Key new film releases for May

With cinemas around the region finally starting to open and long held-back major releases set to finally get to open, MIME takes a look at some of the key films set to open this month, and also takes a quick look at new titles set for release in June.

Family titles naturally dominate screen, but there are also some tasty options for action and adventure fans with stars such as Angelina Jolie, Jason Statham, Emma Stone, Vin Diesel and Charlize Theron all featuring in some of the upcoming blockbusters.

May releases:

May 6


With Angelina Jolie, Nicholas Hoult, Finn Little

Angelina Jolie stars as Hannah, a smoke jumper and survival expert still reeling from the loss of three lives she failed to save from a fire and now living in the Montana wilderness. She she comes across a traumatised teenage boy who turns out to be a murder victim chased by two and must try and protect him from the killers and a forest fire.

In English (subtitled Arabic)

Those Who Wish Me Dead


With (voices) Carlos Latre, Anabel Alonso, MariaQuerol

Animated fun set in the land of bicycles, Spokesville. Speedy, is a mountain bike ready to be the leader when the gasoline engine comes to disturb the city. Speedy and his friends, Pinon, Gassy and Montana will fight to keep Spokesville clean.

In English (subtitled Arabic)


May 13


With Jason Statham, Josh Hartnett, Holt McCallany

Mysterious Patrick Hill (Statham), known simply as “H”, starts work at a Security firm whose armoured cars are being robbed. He appears to be a quiet type but when his armoured car is targeted, his formidable skills are revealed. Directed by Guy Ritchie.

In English (subtitled Arabic)

Wrath of Man


With Katrina Bowden, Aaron Jakubenko, Kimie Tsukakoshi

A fun filled flight to a remote atoll turns into a nightmare for the passengers when their seaplane is destroyed in a freak accident and they are trapped on a raft, 100 miles from shore with man-eating sharks lurking beneath the surface.

In English (subtitled Arabic)

Great White


With Haifa Wehbe, Ahmad El-Fishawi, Mostafa Khater

Lily (Haifa Wehbe) leaves her husband to start anew life abroad after discovering he sold three of their six children. Over the years, tensions arise between the estranged wife and her husband.

In Arabic


With Salman Khan, Disha Patani, Randeep Hooda

After taking on the dreaded gangster Gani Bhai, AssistantCommissioner of Police Rajveer Shikawat - aka Radhe (Salman Khan) - goes on a manhunt to find the wealthiest man of the town who is secretly running a crime syndicate. Indian action drama.

In Hindi (subtitled Arabic/English)



With (voices) Freddie Highmore, Thomas Brodie-Sangster Felicity Jones

Animated family adventure based on the novel by Cornelia Funke, Dragon follows an unlikely trio of heroes – a dragon, a boy and a forest brownie – as they embark on an epic adventure to find a mythological safe haven for all dragons

In English (subtitled Arabic)

Dragon Rider


With (voices) Lola Raie, Bernardo De Paula, Thom Hoffman

The epic journey of a young hero and her Spirit Guides, Dillo, a cute armadillo and Vaca a goofy oversized tapir, as they embark on a quest to save their home in the Amazon Rainforest.

In English (subtitled Arabic)

Ainbo : Spirit of the Amazon


With (voices) Natsuki Hanae, Akari Kitô, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka

Tanjiro, Nezuko, Zenitsu and Inosuke, join forceswith Flame Hashira Kyojuro Rengoku, one of the most powerful swordsmen within the Demon Slayer Corps. They must face the demon aboard the Mugen Train on the track to despair in this animated adventure.

In Japanese (subtitled Arabic and English)

Dragon Slayer - Mugen Train


With James Corden (voice), Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson

The lovable rabbit rogue is back. The rabbits have created a makeshift family, but despite his best efforts, Peter can’t seem to shake his mischievous reputation. Adventuring out of the garden, Peter finds himself in a world where his mischief is appreciated, but when his family risks everything to come looking for him, Peter must figure out what kind of bunny he wants to be. A mixture of live action and animation.

In English (subtitled Arabic)

Peter Rabbit 2: Rabbit on the Run


With Paty Cantú, Fran Fernández, CristinaHernandez

Nicolás is a 10-year-old boy with Down syndrome. Unfortunately, his mother dies and Nicolás goes to live with Mia and Tomás, his loving grandparents, and his cousin David, who suffers from nightmares. Nicolás keeps trunk with all its magical costumes and with them heads on an adventure to save his cousin from his nightmares.

In English (subtitled Arabic)      

A Costume for Nicholas

May 20


With Vin Diesel, John Cena, Charlize Theron

The latest high-octane action romp (also titled F9)sees villain Cipher (Theron) enlists the help of Jakob, Dom's younger brother to take revenge on Dom and his team. Also returning are regulars Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges and Nathalie Emmanuel.

In English (subtitled Arabic)      

May 27


With Emma Stone, Mark Strong, Emma Thompson

A live-action prequel feature film following a young Cruella de Vil (Stone) as she grows up penniless and orphaned in London, joining forces with partners in – petty – crime and eventually asked to design a piece of clothing for a rock star.

In English (subtitled Arabic)      



Highlights for June include post-apocalyptic horror-thriller sequel A Quiet Place: Part II (June 10), again starring Emily Blunt; animated romp Spirit Untamed (June 3) about a wild mustang called Spirit and new Pixar animation Luca (June 17) set on the Italian Riviera about the unlikely friendship between a human being and a sea monster disguised as a human.

Due in July is superhero adventure Black Widow (July 8), with Scarlett Johansson reprising her role as BlackWidow/Natasha Romanoff, in a story set between the films Captain America:Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War; the long-awaited sequel Space Jam: A New Legacy (July 15), featuring Don Cheadle and Bugs Bunny and Disney’s adventure romp Jungle Cruise (July 29), starring Emily Blunt and DwayneJohnson.







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