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Whether you saw these highly rated films in the cinema and want to rewatch them for a hit of nostalgia (remember how terrifying Requiem for a Dream was the first time round? And how much you loved Bridge to Terabithia when you were a tween?), or are looking for new indie gems to discover (Supa Modo is our top pick, and you can’t go wrong with The Big Sick), these are a few of the most critically acclaimed films on Showmax.
Ratings: 79% Rotten Tomatoes, 8.3/10 IMDB
The desperate fight for dreams and happiness goes into a downward spiral in this surreal cult masterpiece. Four people’s lives take very dramatic turns as they get hooked on powerful drugs and grow out of control… Watch now »
Ratings: 85% Rotten Tomatoes, 7.2/10 IMDB
Jesse’s life changes forever when he meets Leslie, his neighbour. She’s a lonely outsider, just like him, and together they create the magical world of Terabithia, where they can escape from their real lives. Watch now »
Ratings: 88% Rotten Tomatoes, 8.3/10 IMDB
The Nazis are occupying France. But an elite squad of soldiers, led by Brad Pitt, set out to take their revenge in this brilliant movie from master director Quentin Tarantino. Watch now »
Ratings: 89% Rotten Tomatoes, 7.3/10 IMDB
This Golden Globe- and Oscar-nominated quirky drama is set in 1970s California. A single mom (Annette Bening) who runs a boarding house enlists the help of her tenants to raise her son. Inspired by filmmaker Mike Mills’ childhood. Watch now »
Ratings: 93% Rotten Tomatoes, 7.7/10 IMDB
Oscar winner Woody Allen directs Owen Wilson in this insightful Parisian adventure about a screenwriter who discovers a magical world of inspiration. Watch now »
Ratings: 95% Rotten Tomatoes, 8.2/10 IMDB
Beauty and horror come together in this adult fairytale about a girl who finds a special and terrifying secret in the garden, where she has a chance to become immortal. Watch now »
Ratings: 96% Rotten Tomatoes, 7.3/10 IMDB
Oscar winner Marion Cotillard voices April, who is orphaned when her scientist parents are abducted by a mysterious and powerful force. She continues their work years later only to end up at the centre of a conspiracy. Watch now »
Ratings: 98% Rotten Tomatoes, 7.6/10 IMDB
An aspiring stand-up comedian has a one-night stand with a student who watched his set. But it materialises into a relationship complicated by their different cultures, his traditional parents and her illness. Watch now »
Ratings: 98% Rotten Tomatoes, 7.9/10 IMDB
Randy “The Ram” Robinson is a pro wrestler past his prime. A brutal beating forces him to retire, but as he takes stock of his life, Randy can’t resist the lure of getting back in the ring. Watch now »
Ratings: 100% Rotten Tomatoes, 7.7/10 IMDB
When nine-year-old Jo is diagnosed with a terminal illness and taken back to her rural village to live out the rest of her life, the whole village decides to do their best to fulfil her dream of becoming a superhero. Watch now »
Plus: People’s choice movies on Showmax
They may not have the ratings or the critics’ praise, but these are some of the most popular movies on Showmax. Your fellow binge-watchers can’t be wrong!
Jasmine thought she had it all – a career and a fiancé – when she meets the daring Dallas, who pursues her and tempts her into a relationship. This quickly turns to steamy passion in this provocative movie for adults only. Watch now »
Ex-con Link is barely making a living as a tattoo artist in a trailer park, until he has to tap into his dark past to save his estranged teenage daughter, who’s being hunted down by a drug cartel. Watch now »
Jackie Chan plays a businessman in London who seeks revenge after his daughter is killed in an act of terrorism. He crossed paths with a British government official (Pierce Brosnan) who appears to be linked to the terrorists. Watch now »
Thousands of lives are in the hands of a smart interrogator and an IT whizz. They are trying to extract information about a bomb threat received by the FBI but end up discovering a larger, more sinister plot. Watch now »
After ending her marriage, Alice (Reese Witherspoon) and her two kids move back to her family home in LA. While out celebrating her 40th birthday she meets three 20-something filmmakers, who end up crashing in her guest house. Watch now »
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