Foxtrot, a film by Israeli director Samuel Maoz, describes the life of a young man in the army. (Courtesy photo)

Films opening Friday, March 16, 2018

7 Days in Entebbe: Israeli soldiers embark on a mission to rescue more than 240 hostages from an airport in Entebbe, Uganda, in the summer of 1976 in the film by José Padilha based on real events. Rated PG-13.

24 Frames: The final film by the late Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami, an experimental work he created in the last three years of his life, is a collection of 24 short four-and-a-half minute films inspired by still images. Not rated. At the Roxie.

Before We Vanish: Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s film about aliens who travel to Earth on a reconnaissance mission in preparation for a mass invasion is described as a sci-fi movie, romantic comedy, doomsday thriller and political satire. Not rated. At the Roxie.

The Death of Stalin
: Armando Iannucci’s satire about a frantic power struggle to be the next Soviet leader is a takedown of bureaucratic dysfunction. Rated R. At the Embarcadero.

Foxtrot: A grieving father experiences the absurd circumstances around the death of his son in this reflection on military culture by Israeli director Samuel Maoz. Rated R. At the Embarcadero.

Have a Nice Day: The animated film by Liu Jian is a Quentin Tarantino-like dark comedy set in southern China, where a bag containing stolen money draws people from diverse backgrounds into a bloody conflict. Not rated. At the Roxie.

Love, Simon: The movie based on the young adult novel “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda” by Becky Albertalli is being called the first mainstream gay teen romantic comedy. Rated PG-13.

Oh Lucy!: The dark comedy is about a lonely Tokyo office worker who travels to California in search of her unorthodox English teacher after he disappears without explanation. Not rated. At the Embarcadero. Director Atsuko Hirayanagi is slated to appear following the 7 p.m. screening March 16.

Tomb Raider: Alicia Vikander stars as Lara Croft, the daughter of a missing adventurer who must push herself beyond her limits when she finds herself on the island where her father disappeared. Rated PG-13.

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