Published Jul 29
The 10 biggest movies on Showmax right now
Kenyan Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o (Black Panther, 12 Years A Slave) stars as Adelaide Wilson, a woman returning to her beachside childhood home with her husband, Gabe (Black Panther’s Winston Duke), and their two children. But their idyllic summer getaway turns to chaos when their doppelgängers begin to terrorise them.
Directed by Jordan Peele, Us appeared in numerous Best of the Year lists for 2019 and has a 93% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Watch it on Showmax now »
Three teenagers must help a Yeti return to his family while avoiding a wealthy man and a zoologist who want him for their own ends.
The 45th biggest box office hit of 2019 globally, Abominable was nominated for four Annie Awards and a Visual Effects Society Award. The animated movie has an 81% critics rating and a 95% audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes, where the critics’ consensus calls it “a beautifully animated and overall engaging adventure that the whole family can enjoy.” Watch it now »
At a point in her life when the pressures of adulthood become too much to bear, a high-powered businesswoman is transformed into her younger self. This throws her headlong into a whole other set of challenges and leaves her underappreciated assistant having to cover for her at the office.
Marsai Martin (Diane in Black-ish) was nominated for 2019 MTV Movie and TV and Teen Choice awards for Best Comedic Performance as the little Jordan Sanders, while Regina Hall (Girls Trip) was nominated for a 2019 BET Best Actress Award as her older self. Two-time Golden Globe nominee Issa Rae (Insecure) co-stars, as does Screen Actors Guild Award winner Justin Hartley (Kevin in This Is Us). Watch it now »
In Skin, winner of the FIPRESCI Critics Prize at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, BAFTA winner Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot, Rocketman) stars as a destitute young man, raised by racist skinheads and notorious among white supremacists, who turns his back on hatred and violence to transform his life, with the help of a black activist and the woman he loves. Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, When They See Us), Emmy nominee Bill Camp (The Night Of, Joker) and Danielle Macdonald (Dumplin’, Unbelievable) co-star.
Director Guy Nattiv won the Oscar in 2019 for his short film of the same name. Watch it now »
Based on a true story, Fighting With My Family follows reformed gangster Ricky (Nick Frost, Shaun of the Dead), wife Julia (Lena Headey, Game of Thrones), daughter Paige (Oscar nominee Florence Pugh, Little Women) and son Zak (2020 BAFTA Rising Star Award nominee Jack Lowden from Dunkirk) as they make a living wrestling together in tiny venues.
Also starring People’s Choice winners Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Vince Vaughn, Fighting With My Family has won 10 international awards, including Best Family Film from Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards. Watch it now »
BlacKkKlansman tells the bizarre true story of Ron Stallworth, Colorado Springs’ first African-American detective, who attempts to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan in the 1970s… with the help of a Jewish stand-in.
The film won auteur-director Spike Lee a long-overdue Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay, making it his first competitive Academy Award in a 34-year career that’s included films like Do The Right Thing and Malcolm X.
John David Washington (Ballers) stars in the lead role, with Adam Driver (Star Wars’ Kylo Ren) in an Oscar-nominated supporting role. Lee and producer Jordan Peele (Get Out, Us) released BlacKkKlansman just after the Unite The Right white supremacist rally in Charlottesville in 2017, which features at the end of the film. But Blackkklansman sadly feels even more relevant now, in light of Black Lives Matter. Watch it now »
Inseparable besties Hiccup and Toothless, the big screen’s most adorable dragon ever, are back for their final adventure in the beloved Dreamworks threequel inspired by Cressida Cowell’s best-selling book series. Hiccup and Astrid have created a utopia for dragons and Vikings alike, but now a new danger threatens everything they love, just as Toothless finds a potential girlfriend… Watch it now »
With a new baby in the house, our favourite Jack Russel, Max, lands himself in pet therapy for stress and finds a mentor in the form of a Welsh Sheepdog, Rooster.
Patton Oswalt (Remy in Ratatouille), replaces Louis C.K. as the voice of our hero Max; Harrison Ford voices Rooster, and Kevin Hart returns as Snowball. Watch it now »
Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) is a small-time singer-songwriter in an English coastal town who’s rapidly facing the reality that his dream probably isn’t going anywhere, in spite of the fanatical support of his best friend, manager and biggest fan, Ellie (Lily James). Then there’s a mysterious global blackout, Jack gets hit by a bus, and wakes up to find that The Beatles never existed…
Yesterday is written by Oscar nominee Richard Curtis (Love Actually, Four Weddings and a Funeral) and directed by Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting). It has a gorgeous, feel-good soundtrack that Beatles fans (and most humans with a pulse) will adore. Watch it now »
You know that time you messed up in a relationship and had your heart broken, maybe let the one that could have been The One slip through your fingers? Well, what if you could go back and fix it? What if, like teen genius Stillman, you had a time machine that would give you all the do-overs you needed to get it right? Starring Asa Butterfield (Otis from Sex Education) opposite Emmy nominee Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark from Game of Thrones) and Skylar Gisondo (The Righteous Gemstones, Santa Clarita Diet). Watch it now »
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