The best films to see in Beijing this July

The best screenings and general release films in Beijing this month

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This month, more Hollywood blockbusters make their way to China's cinemas. Take a look at our picks of the best upcoming releases in July.

Events disappear from this page as they pass, so if you're looking at a sparse page you missed the boat [sad face]. But come back next month for another glut of events to keep you entertained.

General release

Incredibles 2

Critics' pick

Superheroes may save the world, but parenthood requires skills far more advanced than extendable limbs. Brad Bird’s Incredibles 2 – Pixar’s most spirited sequel since Toy Story 3 – lovingly expresses this certainty through a bighearted familial portrait wrapped in '60s-inspired design.

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Cinemas around Beijing 22 Jun - 27 Jul Buy tickets

Dying to Survive (我不是药神)

Critics' pick

This slick Chinese noir comedy (and box office hit) loosely adapts the true story of a cancer patient who peddled imported medication in China. Think Dallas Buyer's Club, without the moustaches and Texas twangs, in the backstreets of Shanghai.

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Cinemas around Beijing 06 Jul - 04 Aug

Hidden Man (邪不压正)

Critics' pick

This crime drama pits spies and swordsmen against each other in 1930s China. A follow-up of sorts to gangster flick Let the Bullets Fly – which Chinese film buffs will remember for breaking box office records back in 2010 – expect sharp wit, political intrigue and plenty of action.

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Cinemas around Beijing 13 Jul - 17 Aug

Skyscraper

Critics' pick

All Dwayne Johnson wants to do is live in his Hong Kong mega-tower in peace – so why won't these terrorists let him do it? Sounds like an updated Die Hard, but only time will tell if Skyscraper can match what is (in our opinion) the greatest Christmas movie of all time.

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Cinemas around Beijing 20 Jul - 24 Aug Buy tickets

Animal Crackers

Critics' pick

Yes, this animation is based on delicious wildlife-shaped biscuits. The story involves a mysterious box of Animal Crackers, a magical circus, wage slavery and an evil uncle voiced by Ian McKellen. 

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Cinemas around Beijing 27 Jul - 31 Aug Buy tickets
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