The best films at the cinema this week

A selection of the best movies currently screening in Beijing

Released almost a year ago, Patriots Day made its way into Chinese cinemas last week. Based on the aftermath following 2013's Boston Marathon bombing, Patriots Day stars local boy Mark Wahlberg as a police sergeant who's near ground zero when the first bomb detonates. Despite its subject matter, this tense real-life drama isn't the ultra-American, macho account you'd expect. Director Peter Berg weaves a gripping narrative that's a celebration of Boston's wider community an admirable feat that's achieved with both sensitivity and respect.

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 here for a full list of all the movies in Beijing theatres.

If you see one film this month...