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What to watch on Showmax

There are thousands of series, movies and kids shows. We’ve picked some fan-favourites to get you started.

From Rich Kids to Comedy Central Roasts, Showmax has a huge catalogue of South African series and movies. Check out the full catalogue here »

Becoming Mrs Jones

The Tribe

The Forgotten Kingdom

Cassper Nyovest: Fill Up the Dome

Wonderboy for President

Point of Order

Comedy Central Roast of Kenny Kunene

iNumber Number 


Die Ontwaking

Snaaks Genoeg

Tali’s Wedding Diary (Showmax Original)

Showmax launched their first Showmax Original in December and have more in the pipeline. Last year, Showmax was also the co-producer of iNumber Number and all episodes of the hit series are available to stream.

Look out for other international series that launched first on Showmax including SMILF (launching 1 March), The Deuce, Mr Robot, Harlots and Younger. Plus catch hit HBO series like Insecure, The Wire (launching 1 March), Ballers, Billions and Game of Thrones.

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