The best films to see in Beijing this March

The best screenings and general release films in Beijing this month

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

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

The Wandering Earth

Critics' pick

Adapted from a short story by renowned sci-fi writer Liu Cixin, director Frant Gwo's much-anticipated The Wandering Earth is being hailed as China's biggest sci-fi movie to date. The premise? As the sun is about to die out, humanity sets a plan in motion to launch planet Earth out of orbit and to find a new home in space.

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Cinemas around Beijing 05 Feb - 05 May

Green Book

Critics' pick

 'Tony Lip' Vallelonga (a pizza-chomping Viggo Mortensen) is a brutal NYC club bouncer prone to howyadoins. On the hunt for work, he gets an unlikely gig at the invitation of Don Shirley (cryptic Mahershala Ali, superb), a finicky black jazz pianist who requires a tough driver to escort him on a tour of the Deep South. Tony’s no bleeding heart, but for the right price, he’s willing to swallow his pride.

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How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Critics' pick

The Hidden World is a utopia to which Hiccup must lead his clan when an infamous dragon hunter called Grimmel (F Murray Abraham) appears on the scene. Their journey is complicated when Toothless falls for Light Fury, a mysterious female dragon with cloaking powers. Hiccup becomes part love guru, part third wheel in a dynamic that lends the movie its best and most charming moments.

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Captain Marvel

Critics' pick

Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes after two alien races at war trap Earth in the middle of the maelstrom. Set in the '90s, Captain Marvel brings out a whole new period of the MCU to explore, and Danvers might just be the lady to do that.

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Cinemas around Beijing 08 Mar - 07 Apr

Bohemian Rhapsody

Critics' pick

The afterlife has rarely been quiet for Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, who died young in 1991 after a flurry of late-life creativity. First came Wayne’s World, with Mike Myers head-banging along to Queen’s 1975 hit ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. Then came a massive tribute concert in 1992 and a globetrotting stage musical, We Will Rock You in the 2000s. Now, 27 years on, comes the authorised movie biopic to push the Freddie Mercury legend even further into the realm of the unreal.

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Cinemas around Beijing 22 Mar - 21 Apr

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

Critics' pick

Five years and two spin-off movies later, writer-producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller return to Bricksburg for a bigger, louder and brasher second Lego instalment. But while it maintains the same level of playfulness, it doesn’t quite capture the novelty or fizz of the original. At the end of ...

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Cinemas around Beijing 22 Mar - 26 Apr

Dumbo

Critics' pick

Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly and Joe to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an ...

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Cinemas around Beijing 29 Mar - 03 May

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