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As the winter weather forces you indoors and onto the blanket-laden couch, you may start to feel restless and idle. But there is a way for you to get your heart rate up without braving the icy air outside – watching one (or all) of these captivating thrillers currently streaming on Showmax.

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Scenic Route

Scenic Route on Showmax
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Josh Duhamel (Transformers) and Dan Fogler (Balls of Fury) are best friends taking a road trip through America’s barren desert landscape. Unresolved issues between them turn into vicious personal insults and after their car breaks down the insults turn into violent outbursts that jeopardise the pair’s odds of survival. Watch it now » 

Last Passenger

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All aboard this tense, claustrophobic ride on a London train hijacked by a madman. A handful of passengers must figure out how to either stop the driver, stop the train or desperately disembark before the train’s last stop becomes their final destination. Watch it now » 

The Resident

The Resident on Showmax
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This is one of those truly creepy stalker films that will make you suspicious of every neighbour and every little hole in your walls. Dr Deveraux, played by Hillary Swank, moves into a new apartment and immediately hits it off with her charming landlord. But soon, she starts to feel that eerie sensation of someone watching her. Watch it now » 


Flight on Showmax
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Denzel Washington effortlessly oozes charisma, confidence and contrition as he plays an airline pilot with a drug and alcohol problem. He finds himself being investigated after a miraculous crash landing. The Oscar winner is on top form, as usual, and the inflight scenes will have you reaching for an invisible oxygen mask. Watch it now. Watch it now » 


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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson usually arrives on our screens in the form of a badass soldier, cop, or financial advisor to rich footballers (see Ballers, also on Showmax) but in Snitch, he’s just a regular father forced into a dangerous sting operation by his teenage son’s foray into drug dealing. The film examines the American drug war and the folly of so-called “mandatory minimum sentences” while The Rock takes on murderous thugs with only biceps and bravado. Watch it now. Watch it now » 

Zero Dark Thirty

zero darkt thirty on showmax
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From Kathryn Bigelow, Oscar-winning director of The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty reveals the details of the 10-year-long manhunt for Osama bin Laden. From unofficial interviews with former CIA agents, Bigelow and writer Mark Boal produced a suspenseful script that will shock and unsettle you, and hold your attention hostage every step of the way. Watch it now » 

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