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Wow – talk about seeing December in with a bang. There’s a huge line-up of movies, series, documentaries and kids’ shows to binge-watch this weekend. Take your pick from these recent additions.

International series

HBO’s The Deuce S2 | First on Showmax

The tables have turned. Porn is legal and a new legit industry is growing alongside the mafia bankrollers. Big money brings its own kind of troubles, but everyone wants to keep the party going in this trailblazing new season. Watch now »

Brooklyn Nine-Nine S5

Detective Jake Peralta is a great cop, but also a total goofing slacker. Fortunately he and his fellow oddball colleagues are also great at their job. Don’t miss the much-loved modern sitcom that is already a classic. Watch now »

Grey’s Anatomy S13

From Meredith Grey to McSteamy, it’s the medical drama series that set the bar. Come along with the staff of Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital as they save lives while trying to keep their own ones together. Watch now »

For the full list of series additions for December, read this post.

International movies

Better Watch Out | First on Showmax

Better Watch Out is only on Showmax
Image: NBC

While she’s babysitting Luke at his parents’ home, Ashley’s violent ex and his friends start to terrorise them. No help is coming – it’s up to the two to fight back in a tense cat-and-mouse game that will keep you on the edge. Watch now »

Now You See Me

Now You See Me is on Showmax
Image: Times Media

The Four Horsemen are a popular magician act that wows audiences around the world. But did they use their tricks to also pull off a massive heist? One detective tries to find out, but can you believe what you see? Only available until 31 December 2018.

Robin Hood

Image: NBC

Richard the Lionheart is dead, leaving his kingdom in chaos. As Prince John and his thugs grab what isn’t theirs, a man thought dead in the Crusades returns home. His name is Robin Hood and he’s not about to back down. Watch now »

You Got Served: Beat the World

You Got Served: Beat the World
Image: Times Media

It’s the Beat the World competition, the biggest contest that will turn its winners into superstars. Three different dance crews head to Detroit to take part, knowing only one can take the top spot in this thumping masterpiece. Watch now »

The Croods

The Croods is on Showmax
Image: NBC

The Croods know how to stay safe in their prehistoric world: hide! But their teenage daughter Eep has other plans that suddenly push the whole family into an unknown world filled with adventure and danger. Watch now »

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is on Showmax
Image: Paramount

The famous mutant turtles are back in a new movie adventure. Trained in martial arts by their master, Splinter, the four soon have to face off against Shredder and his evil Foot Clan in this action extravaganza. Watch now »

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Cradle of Life

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Cradle of Life is on Showmax
Image: Paramount

A mysterious box containing a dangerous plague might fall into the wrong hands. But Lara Croft, fearless tomb raider, is not going to let that happen. If the bad guys think a woman is no threat, they have another think coming… Watch now »

School Dance

School Dance is on Showmax
Image: Lionsgate

Jason has his heart set on the gorgeous Anastacia, but he only has a shot if he can land a spot on the school’s hottest dance crew. Better start breaking out those moves in this killer music comedy. Watch now »

Documentary additions

George Lopez: The Wall

George Lopez: The Wall is on Showmax
Image: HBO

Stand-up master George Lopez steps up in this HBO comedy special, originally broadcast live. With no safety nets, Lopez lays it out: from Donald Trump to his family, the jokes never stop for an epic hour of comedy. Watch now »

Blue Planet II

Blue Planet II is on Showmax
Image: BBC

The stunning sequel to the award-winning show The Blue Planet, narrated by Sir David Attenborough. New technology and filming techniques reveal even more astonishing underwater secrets. Watch now »

For the full list of documentary additions in December, go here.

Kids’ additions

Pablo | First on Showmax

Pablo is only on Showmax
Image: CAKE

Pablo may have autism, but that doesn’t stop him from tackling the world. With the help of his imaginary friends, who he creates with his crayons, he learns that he can handle whatever comes at him. Watch now »

Wizards of Waverly Place S1-4

Wizards of Waverly Place is on Showmax
Image: Disney

Alex and her brothers discover they are part of a long line of wizards and they have to start training their powers. But that doesn’t mean real life stops… Enjoy this much loved teen comedy, now available in its entirety, starring young Selena Gomez. Watch now »

Top Chef Junior S2

top chef junior on showmax
Image: NBC

Who will be the top culinary whizz in this tough competition? Join 12 kids who are marvels in the kitchen, all baking and cooking to win the Top Chef Junior title and a massive $50 000. Watch now »

Disney’s Sofia the First S4

Disney's Sofia the First on Showmax
Image: Disney

Dragons, sea monsters… even flying camels – this is set to be the zaniest season for Sofia yet. New adventures, mysterious lands and strange magical creatures await her and her friends, so come along for the ride. Watch now »

Guess How Much I Love You S1-2

Guess How Much I Love You is on Showmax
Image: 9 Story

Big Nutbrown Hare and his son Little Nutbrown Hare live happily together and always look for different ways to show their love for each other. Illustrated in beautiful watercolours, this is an inspiring and entertaining show. Watch now »

Zelly Go S1

Zelly Go S1 is on Showmax
Image: IMIRA

All they want are jelly beans and these strange little blue men will do anything to get them from a massive vending machine. But something always gets in the way in this cute animated skit show for young kids. Watch now »

South African additions

Inxeba: The Wound | Only on Showmax

Inxeba: The Wound is on Showmax
Image: Mzansi Movies

While travelling to the mountains with a group of young initiates, Xolani’s life is turned upside down when his forbidden love is discovered. Beautifully shot and acted, this compelling drama is a South African cinema gem. Watch now »

Five Fingers For Marseilles | Only on Showmax

It’s a new country and the outlaw Tau returns to his home town, only to find his enemies replaced with something worse. He wanted peace, but he’ll have to fight for it in this epic South African western. Watch now »

Liewe Kersfeesvader

Liewe Kersfeesvader is on Showmax
Image: kykNET Movies

Nonnie is a teenage beauty queen whose life is turned upside down when her father decides that he’s got a new identity: Father Christmas. This comedy is full of heart and a must-see for the whole family. Watch now »


Raaiselkind is on Showmax
Image: kykNET Movies

A mother has to defend herself after her autistic child is found dead. As we retrace her story from the boy’s birth, we see another side to the struggle of being the only person who cared about her child in this powerful drama. Watch now »

The Jakes Are Missing

The Jakes are Missing is on Showmax
Image: Mzansi Movies

Their marriage is in tatters and their family even worse. But after witnessing a crime, the Jakes are bundled into witness protection in this hilarious comedy. Maybe they can survive – if they don’t kill each other first! Watch now »

Leading Lady

Leading Lady is on Showmax
Image: Mzansi Movies

Worlds collide in this South African romcom. A South African farmer is convinced by a British drama teacher to star in a film, in return she must help with the small town concert. Watch now »

Vir Altyd

Vir Altyd is on Showmax
Image: kykNET Movies

Nina’s perfect day is ruined when her groom dumps her at the altar. Devastated, she goes on the honeymoon anyway and invites a childhood friend along. But it turns into a trip nobody will forget in this hysterical comedy. Watch now »

Vir die Voëls

Vir Die Voels is on Showmax
Image: kykNET Movies

Irma is headstrong, independent and not about to let any man tell her what to do. So how did she end up in a wedding dress at the pulpit? Find out in this hilarious comedy about being a free spirit when everything ties you down. Watch now »

The Ranakas S2

The Ranakas S1-2 is on Showmax
Image: Mzansi Magic

Mama Siba is doubling down on her passion for cooking, but there is a lot of drama waiting for her and the rest of the Ranakas in this new season, including a wedding and that never-ending sibling rivalry between the sisters. Watch now »

Igazi S2

Igazi on Showmax
Image: Mzansi Magic

In this popular drama series, the war for the kingdom continues, with Bantu fighting to hold onto everything he loves and Nomarashiya scheming to reclaim what’s hers. Watch now »


Krotoa is on Showmax
Image: Mzansi Movies

This powerful movie about the young Khoi woman who was removed from her tribe and made to serve Jan van Riebeek won Best Film at the Harlem International Film Festival, and was directed, produced and written entirely by women. Watch now »


Hoofmeisie is on Showmax
Image: kykNET Movies

There can only be one and at a prestigious school the race is on to become the new head girl. For Nadia, this would be a dream come true. But she has a lot of competition from other students… and their parents! Watch now »

Hollywood in My Huis

Hollywood in My Huis is on Showmax
Image: kykNET Movies

Jana is the school loser, crushing on a guy she thinks she’ll never get. But when the matric farewell theme is the Oscars, she sees a chance to have her red carpet moment. Only it works a little too well in this dazzling comedy. Watch now »

Die Windpomp

Die Windpomp is on Showmax
Image: kykNET Movies

Stuck at a retirement village for his holiday, 17-year-old Henri thinks he has the worst luck… until he meets Margot, the young local ballet teacher. Suddenly he’s on an unexpected romantic adventure in this charming comedy. Watch now »

Living the Dream with Somizi S3

Livin' the Dream with Somizi is on Showmax
Image: Mzansi Magic

Somizi is back and we’re following his extravagant lifestyle again in this new season. It even starts on a high note, as he prepares to host the SAFTA’s red carpet event, jetsets across the world and designs some amazing outfits. Watch now »


Mooirivier is on Showmax
Image: kykNET Movies

Love can find you, but it might not be what you were expecting. Several people are either looking for romance or running from it in this sensational local dramedy. Along the way they learn what love really means. Watch now »

Danz S1

Danz is on Showmax
Image: kykNET

Ashwin is trying to escape his past when a happy accident lands him at the doorstep of a dance school. But he’ll discover the dancefloor can be as intense as real life in this exciting new drama series about sacrifice and destiny. Watch now »

Start watching now »

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