8 best movies on Showmax this December

2019-09-27 12:29
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After a long day on the beach, there’s nothing better than kicking back to Showmax and relax. Stream these great movies, handpicked for every taste. 

Best music: A Star is Born

A Star is Born is the story of a star on the rise, and one on the wane. Jackson Maine is a country-music megastar, but his career is on a downward slide thanks in part of the ravages of his drug and alcohol addictions. Then, in a drag bar, he meets waitress Ally. As they fall in love, she gets her big break. But her success doesn't look like either of them had thought, and their fame can't protect them from real life. Watch now »

Best action: Mission: Impossible - Fallout

In this sixth instalment of this mega-franchise, Ethan Hunt is being shadowed by a CIA assassin after a mission goes wrong. The capture of Solomon Lane fractured his organisation, but they have regrouped as the Apostles, a terrorist group determined to get their hands on plutonium to make a nuclear device. Hunt and his team miss their chance to secure the plutonium and must go on a wild ride to get it back. Watch now »

Best for teens: Bumblebee

Bumblebee has always been the most likeable Autobot after Transformer team leader Optimus Prime because he’s just so darn cute as a little yellow VW Beetle. 2018 sci-fi action movie Bumblebee breaks away from the Transformers franchise and the good news is that you don’t need to be a super-fan to follow – it’s a great standalone watch as a prequel. 

Bee has just arrived on earth in the year 1987 and he needs a new bestie – a human who can bridge the gap between Autobots and mankind. Step in Hailee Steinfeld as Charlie, an 18-year-old rough-around-the-edges tomboy who doesn’t want to be pushed around.

Watch this now, then the rest of the Transformers Collection »

Best for wizards: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlewald

Be magicked away into the Harry Potter universe in the second instalment of Fantastic Beasts. Once again, magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) is pitted against the evil wizard Gellert Grindelwald, who’s escaped from jail and is gathering fanatical followers. Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) entrusts Newt to find Grindelwald and stop him. Watch from 16 December »

Best for kids: Smallfoot

In Migo’s world, all yetis know that humans are a myth. But when Migo strays outside of the bounds of the village, he sees a plane crash and makes an incredible discovery – humans are real! Of course, nobody at home believes him – and then he gets banished as punishment for lying. He and his friends set out to find a human to bring back to the village. Watch now »

Best of British: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

In 1946, a writer decides to travel to the Channel Island of Guernsey after receiving a letter from a member of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. She meets a colourful cast of characters, including the man who originally wrote to her, Dawsey. The longer she stays, the more involved she becomes in their lives.

Some of Britain’s finest talent star in this film, including a fair few who made a turn in Downton Abbey: Lily James (Lady Rose) stars as Juliet, the writer; Jessica Brown Findley (Lady Sybil), Penelope Wilton (Isabel) and Matthew Goode, who played Lady Mary’s second husband, Henry Talbot (also seen in A Discovery of Witches). The handsome Dawsey is played by Dutch actor Michiel Huisman (Game of Thrones). Watch now »  

Best superhero: Justice League

Superheroes unite in this smorgasbord of DC heroes. Two years after Superman’s death, the uber-villain Steppenwolf embarks on a plan to take over the world using the combined power of three Mother Boxes. The movie features Wonder Woman, Batman, The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg and more. 

Expect plenty of kick-ass action sequences, rippling muscles (we’re looking at you, Jason Momoa) and special FX. Look out for Aquaman’s own movie, coming to Showmax in January. Watch Justice League now »

Best for tired moms: Tully 

When Marlo (Charlize Theron) finds herself struggling to cope with her newborn baby on top of her two young children, she gives in to hiring a night nanny. Enter the young, insightful Tully (Mackenzie Davis), who is there not only to take care of the baby but also of Marlo. Watch Tully after the kids go to bed »

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