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It’s time for a movie marathon, with a bumper crop of Indiana Jones classics hitting the platform, plus every woman’s favourite movie of all time, Dirty Dancing, a gorgeous indie movie that you’ll only find on Showmax, and more!
There’s also a 13-episode comedy series featuring Trevor Noah, South African comedian and host of the Daily Show, and some of the country’s most hilarious rising stand-up stars.
(Don’t forget that a whole load of new series went live on 3 September, including brand-new comedies, new seasons of familiar favourites, and Doctor Who S10, which hasn’t been seen anywhere in Africa before – if you haven’t got round to starting any of them yet, now’s your chance! Here’s a list.)
South African comedy
Trevor Noah Presents NationWild (First on Showmax)
Mzansi’s great comedian is back with a brand-new comedy showcase featuring up-and-coming South African comedians and the stories behind their success. Watch now »
Dean (First on Showmax)
Directed by and starring Demetri Martin, this sweet indie movie about a New York illustrator who struggles with love and grief also stars Gillian Jacobs, Kevin Kline and Mary Steenburgen. Watch now »
After US Marine Kyle Wincott is killed in Afghanistan, Max, his highly trained service dog, is too traumatised to remain in service. Back in the US, Kyle’s family adopts the dog, but teenage brother Justin doesn’t want the animal. Watch now »
After Peter is dumped by his actress girlfriend Sarah, he goes to Hawaii to recover. But when he gets there, she’s there too, along with her rock star boyfriend in this hilarious comedy. Watch now »
He’s the bad boy dance instructor. She’s the innocent teenager aching to rebel. Together they will set the dance floor on fire in this timeless classic. Watch now »
Although he teaches archeology, Indiana Jones prefers to hunt for ancient artifacts. When clues to the greatest lost treasure of them all surface, he embarks on an action-packed adventure. Watch now »
Escaping hooligans, Indy finds himself in a rural part of India, where the search for lost idols lead him to a bloodthirsty cult thought to be extinct… Watch now »
After his father disappears, Indy is approached to continue the work of finding the holy grail. But the Nazis are also after it and won’t let anything stop them. Watch now »
Indiana Jones is looking to take life easier. Then a man appears, claiming to be his son, but not before Russians kidnap him to find a strange crystal skull. Watch now »
Lane 0: Lane of Dreams (First on Showmax)
A team of swimmers from developing nations try to qualify for the Olympic Games. This stunning movie follows them as they push for glory against all odds. Watch now »
The charmers all have special powers, even if they don’t quite know how to use them in this fun adventure series for all ages. Watch now »
Can a family of superheroes have a normal life? That’s the problem for the Thundermans, where everyone has a super power! Luckily for us, they also help save the world… Watch now »
Hullabaloo Estate (new seasons)
Hullabaloo Estate is a comedy series that brings new meaning to the phrase “Love Thy Neighbour…Or Not”. Laugh out loud at the residents and the conflicts between them. Watch now »
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