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13 Best New Movies on China Airlines for August 2023

Make your long haul trip fly by with the top-rated new movie releases perfect for inflight entertainment. This roundup of the highest grossing and critically acclaimed films offers something for everyone – from fantasy adventures and superhero blockbusters to gut-busting comedies and heart-pounding horror.

Read on for our picks of the most entertaining and buzzworthy new movies to watch on China Airlines on your way to Japan this August. Whether you’re a family looking for animated thrills or a solo traveler who loves sci-fi and action, these highly anticipated cinematic hits will keep you enthralled even on the longest flight to Tokyo or Osaka (Note: these movies should be available on all flights around the world, not just Japan).

New Movies on China Airlines for August 2023

Movie TitleBox Office Gross (USA)Release DateAudience ScoreTomatometer Score
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves$93.2MMar 31, 202393%91%
Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant$16.9MApr 21, 202398%83%
Everything Everywhere All at Once$76.7MApr 8, 202286%94%
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever$453.8MNov 11, 202294%83%
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3$359.0MMay 5, 202394%81%
Avatar: The Way of Water$684.1MDec 16, 202292%76%
The Super Mario Bros. Movie$574.1MApr 5, 202395%59%
Cocaine Bear$64.4MFeb 24, 202371%67%
Renfield$17.1MApr 14, 202379%58%
Shazam! Fury of the Gods$57.6MMar 17, 202386%49%
The Pope’s Exorcist$19.8MApr 14, 202381%49%
About My Father$12.1MMay 26, 202381%35%
Love Again$5.9MMay 5, 202391%24%

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves

Rating: PG-13

Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Comedy

Director: Jonathan M. Goldstein, John Francis Daley

Cast: Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Regé-Jean Page

Release Date: Mar 31, 2023

Box Office Gross: $93.2M

Runtime: 2h 14m

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves brings the legendary roleplaying game to life in a thrilling fantasy adventure with a charming thief and unlikely heroes on an epic quest. With entertaining action, humor, and heart, this is an engaging adaptation for both fans and newcomers.

Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant

Rating: R

Genre: War, Drama

Director: Guy Ritchie

Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Dar Salim, Antony Starr

Release Date: Apr 21, 2023

Box Office Gross: $16.9M

Runtime: 2h 3m

Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant follows a US Army sergeant who must repay his debt to an Afghan interpreter who saved his life. This gripping war drama features strong performances and surprising emotional depths.

Everything Everywhere All at Once

Rating: R

Genre: Comedy, Adventure, Sci-fi

Director: Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert

Cast: Michelle Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan

Release Date: Apr 8, 2022

Box Office Gross: $76.7M

Runtime: 2h 12m

In this mind-bending sci-fi comedy, an exhausted Chinese American woman discovers she has the ability to connect with parallel universes and must use her newfound skills to defeat a powerful enemy. Everything Everywhere All at Once lives up to its title with creative action and an emotionally resonant story.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Rating: PG-13

Genre: Action, Adventure

Director: Ryan Coogler

Cast: Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett, Lupita Nyong’o

Release Date: Nov 11, 2022

Box Office Gross: $453.8M

Runtime: 2h 41m

After the death of King T’Challa, Wakanda’s leaders fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in this emotional sequel to Black Panther. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever movingly continues the Black Panther legacy with stunning visuals and performances.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Rating: PG-13

Genre: Sci-fi, Adventure, Comedy

Director: James Gunn

Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista

Release Date: May 5, 2023

Box Office Gross: $359.0M

Runtime: 2h 30m

In the third installment of the Guardians of the Galaxy series, the beloved misfit heroes must join forces to defend the universe and protect one of their own. With its signature blend of humor, action, and heart, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is an entertaining finale to close out the cosmic trilogy.

Avatar: The Way of Water

Rating: PG-13

Genre: Sci-fi, Adventure

Director: James Cameron

Cast: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver

Release Date: Dec 16, 2022

Box Office Gross: $684.1M

Runtime: 3h 12m

Set over a decade after the first film, Avatar: The Way of Water begins the story of Jake Sully’s family and the lengths they go to keep each other safe on the visually stunning world of Pandora. The story may be predictable, but the breathtaking visuals make this a must-see sci-fi blockbuster.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie

Rating: PG

Genre: Kids & family, Comedy, Animation

Director: Aaron Horvath, Michael Jelenic

Cast: Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Day

Release Date: Apr 5, 2023

Box Office Gross: $574.1M

Runtime: 1h 32m

Mario leaps from the video game world to the big screen in this fun and colorful animated adventure. With Princess Peach’s help, Mario must square off against the evil Bowser to save the world. The Super Mario Bros. Movie brings the playful spirit of the games to life with plenty of action and laughs for both kids and adults alike.

Cocaine Bear

Rating: R

Genre: Horror, Comedy

Director: Elizabeth Banks

Cast: Keri Russell, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Christian Convery

Release Date: Feb 24, 2023

Box Office Gross: $64.4M

Runtime: 1h 35m

Inspired by the true story of a drug runner’s cocaine-ingesting bear, this raucous horror-comedy follows an oddball group of cops, criminals, tourists and teens who encounter the rampaging, drug-fueled bear. Cocaine Bear is a wild, bloody ride that will give viewers a major contact high.


Rating: R

Genre: Horror, Comedy

Director: Chris McKay

Cast: Nicolas Cage, Nicholas Hoult, Awkwafina

Release Date: Apr 14, 2023

Box Office Gross: $17.1M

Runtime: 1h 33m

As Dracula’s loyal servant, Renfield ends up on a hilarious quest to end his codependency. With an eccentric performance by Nicolas Cage as Dracula, Renfield is a gory, campy good time.

Shazam! Fury of the Gods

Rating: PG-13

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Director: David F. Sandberg

Cast: Zachary Levi, Helen Mirren, Lucy Liu

Release Date: Mar 17, 2023

Box Office Gross: $57.6M

Runtime: 2h 10m

In this sequel, Billy Batson and his superhero alter ego Shazam take on the Daughters of Atlas, a vindictive trio of ancient gods. Shazam! Fury of the Gods brings fun kid-appeal with vibrant action and humor.

The Pope’s Exorcist

Rating: R

Genre: Horror, Mystery & thriller

Director: Julius Avery

Cast: Russell Crowe, Daniel Zovatto, Franco Nero

Release Date: Apr 14, 2023

Box Office Gross: $19.8M

Runtime: 1h 43m

Led by Russell Crowe as the Pope’s exorcist, this possession thriller follows him as he investigates a young boy’s terrifying demonic possession. The Pope’s Exorcist delivers chilling holy horror.

About My Father

Rating: PG-13

Genre: Comedy

Director: Laura Terruso

Cast: Sebastian Maniscalco, Robert De Niro, Leslie Bibb

Release Date: May 26, 2023

Box Office Gross: $12.1M

Runtime: 1h 29m

In this comedy, comedian Sebastian Maniscalco brings his old-school Italian immigrant father to meet his fiancée’s upper-class family, leading to hilarious culture clashes. With Sebastian Maniscalco’s wit and Robert De Niro’s charm, About My Father offers lots of laughs.

Love Again

Rating: PG-13

Genre: Romance, Comedy

Director: James C. Strouse

Cast: Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Sam Heughan, Celine Dion

Release Date: May 5, 2023

Box Office Gross: $5.9M

Runtime: 1h 44m

After texting a wrong number, a woman forms a connection with the stranger on the other end. With help from Celine Dion, he tries to meet her in person in this charming romantic comedy. Love Again is a sweet, entertaining rom-com.

So get ready for an entertaining flight with these highly-rated new movie releases! From action-packed adventures to gut-busting comedies, these films will make your long haul trip fly by.

Source: China Airlines

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