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December movie guide: What’s on in English

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  • We Love Budapest

  • Gretchen Kessler

12/12/2019 5:55 PM

Grab the popcorn, the December English-friendly movie guide is here! Several cinemas are screening films with English audio or subtitles – here’s what’s showing and where.

Many blockbusters are coming to Budapest in December, as well as indie art films and Hungarian movies with English subtitles. Check out what's on the big screen this month.

Photo: Universal Pictures

Black Christmas

1/12

Length: 93 minutes
Showing at: Allee, Aréna cinemas
Language: English

Christmas horror film Black Christmas, a remake of the 1974 original, will be showing at the Allee and Aréna cinemas on select evenings. After one of their friends goes missing, her sorority sisters must face an unknown evil on campus to find out the truth.

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Charlie’s Angels

2/12

Length: 118 minutes
Showing at: Allee cinema
Language: English

A reboot of the 2000 action comedy, itself a spin-off of the TV series, this year’s film focuses on a new generation of private detectives working for the mysterious Charlie.

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Downton Abbey

3/12

Length: 122 minutes
Showing at: Művész
Language: English

There’s still time to see the feature film which picks up where the acclaimed TV series left off, with limited showings at the Művész cinema. Downton Abbey the movie dazzles the eyes with beautiful costumes and elaborate set designs as always, not least when the King and Queen grace the estate with their presence. Old characters return and new ones set the much-anticipated story in motion.

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FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out)

4/12

Length: 91 minutes Showing at: Művész, Puskin
Language: Hungarian with English subtitles Gergő is a high-school student whose popular Youtube channel features the wild antics of his friends. It’s all fun and games until one night at a house party, when a young girl becomes their prey, and goes missing the next day.

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Frozen II

5/12

Length: 103 minutes
Showing at: Allee and Aréna cinemas, CinemaPink
Language: English

Strange forces are threatening the Kingdom, and the secret origins of Elsa’s powers calls to her to an ancient, autumn-bound enchanted forest. But no one has been able to enter the forest for years…

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The Irishman

6/12

Length: 209 minutes
Showing at: Művész, Puskin, Toldi
Language: English

Martin Scorsese tells the story of organised crime back in the day, rounding up Robert de Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci for one last caper. The film can be seen at several arthouse cinemas around Budapest, in English with Hungarian subtitles.

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Judy

7/12

Length: 118 minutes
Showing at: Művész, Puskin, Tabán, Toldi
Language: English

Judy recounts the final months in the life of legendary American actress-singer Judy Garland. By her sixties, the star, facing financial and drug problems, found a resurgence of popularity in Europe. But even there she battles against management, the audience and herself. The film stars Renée Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock and Rufus Sewell.

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The Lighthouse

8/12

Length: 110 minutes
Showing at: Művész
Language: English

The lighthouse on a small cliff overlooking the sea is the scene of desire, fear, loneliness and secrets as two men struggle with the effects of prolonged isolation.

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Marriage Story

9/12

Length: 136 minutes
Showing at: Művész, Puskin, Tabán, Toldi
Language: English

Noah Baumbach paints a ruthless yet warm picture of the break-up of a marriage and the unity of a family. Starring Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver.

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

10/12

Length: 142 minutes
Showing at: Allee, Aréna, Campona and Westend cinemas
Language: English

The surviving Resistance faces the First Order once more, in the final chapter of the Skywalker saga. Theatres around Budapest will show this epic starting from 18 December.

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Akik maradtak (Those Who Remained)

11/12

Length: 88 minutes
Showing at: Kino Café, Művész, Puskin
Language: Hungarian with English subtitles

Immediately after the war, an angry, wild teenager struggles with losing her family, and dealing with late puberty. In the presence of a gentle-spirited doctor, the girl finds a soulmate, as both have dealt with the loss of their loved ones.

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The Two Popes

12/12

Length: 125 minutes
Showing at: Művész, Puskin, Tabán, Toldi
Language: English

Behind the walls of the Vatican, the incumbent, conservative Pope Benedict and future head of the Church, the liberal Pope Francis, must agree on which direction the Catholic Church should be led. Starring Sidney Cole, Anthony Hopkins, Juan Minujín, Jonathan Pryce and Federico Torre.

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