The Best New Movies to Stream Online With Showmax

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Showmax has a huge repository of movies and TV shows that you can stream on demand right now and they get refreshed every other time.

From the wickedly funny Addams Family to Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, inspired by the notorious Ted Bundy, Showmax has Hollywood’s biggest movies.

The Addams Family | Animation  

The world’s kookiest family is coming to town and this poor little New Jersey suburb has no idea what’s about to hit it. When Wednesday Addams befriends the daughter of reality TV host Margaux Needler, who’s hell-bent on building the perfect planned community, the Addams family find themselves way out of their league when it comes to “assimilation”.

The all-star voice cast is led by Oscar-winner Charlize Theron as Morticia Addams; Oscar Isaac (Star Wars’ Poe Dameron) as Gomez; Chloë Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass) as Wednesday; and Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things) as Pugsley. Other famous voices include: Nick Kroll (Big Mouth) as Uncle Fester, Snoop Dogg as It, and Bette Midler plays Grandma. Watch it tonight.

Bombshell | Biopic

Based on a true story, this blockbuster drama is superbly led by Oscar winners Charlize Theron and Nicole Kidman, and Oscar nominee Margot Robbie, all three of whom, Rolling Stone says, “come out blazing in this tale of how the women of Fox News brought down a predatory CEO.” Watch it now.

Booksmart | Comedy

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On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars realise they should have worked less and played more. Determined to catch up with their peers, the best friends try to cram four years of fun into one night. Beanie Feldstein (Jenna in What We Do In The Shadows) earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical as Molly, with Golden Globe nominee Kaitlyn Dever (Unbelievable) as her best friend Amy. Watch it online.

Destroyer | Action 

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Destroyer is a heavy-weight, neo-noir crime drama starring Nicole Kidman in a 2019 Golden Globe-nominated performance as a damaged ex-LAPD cop with a score to settle, some wrongs to right, and a history to set straight. As Variety says, “Nothing Nicole Kidman has done can prepare you for Destroyer.” Watch it tonight.

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile | Crime biopic 

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This biographical crime thriller about one of America’s most notorious serial killers, Ted Bundy, is based on the memoir The Phantom Prince: My Life with Ted Bundy, penned by Bundy’s former girlfriend Elizabeth Kendall. 

Zac Efron plays Bundy in a People’s Choice nominated performance Variety calls, “controlled, magnetic, audacious, committed, and eerily right.” John Malkovich plays the presiding judge at Bundy’s trial, with Kaya Scodelario as Bundy’s wife Carole Ann Boone. The cast also includes Golden Globe winner Jim Parsons (Sheldon in Big Bang Theory); Lily Collins, Haley Joel Osment and Metallica frontman James Hetfield. Watch it now.

Five Feet Apart | Romance

Stella Grant is every bit a 17-year-old: she’s attached to her laptop and loves her best friends. But unlike most teenagers, she spends much of her time living in a hospital as a cystic fibrosis (CF) patient. Her life is full of routines, boundaries and self-control – all of which is put to the test when she meets an impossibly charming fellow CF patient named Will Newman (Riverdale’s Cole Sprouse). As their connection intensifies, so does the temptation to throw the rules out the window and embrace that attraction. Watch it online.

Ma | Horror

 Ma centres on a group of teens who luck out when middle-aged single Sue Ann (Octavia Spencer) offers them her basement to hang out and party in. But just as it seems things couldn’t get sweeter, they begin to suspect there’s something a little off about Ma… Produced by Oscar-nominated, Emmy-winning producer Jason Blum (Get Out, Us, BlacKkKlansman), Ma scooped nominations at both the Teen Choice and Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Film awards last year. Watch it on Showmax.


Kenyan Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o (Black Panther, 12 Years A Slave) stars as Adelaide Wilson, a woman returning to her beachside childhood home with her husband, Gabe (Black Panther’s Winston Duke), and their two children. But their idyllic summer getaway turns to chaos when their doppelgängers begin to terrorise them. 

Directed by Jordan Peele, Us appeared in numerous Best of the Year lists for 2019 and has a 93% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Watch it on Showmax now »


Three teenagers must help a Yeti return to his family while avoiding a wealthy man and a zoologist who want him for their own ends.

The 45th biggest box office hit of 2019 globally, Abominable was nominated for four Annie Awards and a Visual Effects Society Award. The animated movie has an 81% critics rating and a 95% audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes, where the critics’ consensus calls it “a beautifully animated and overall engaging adventure that the whole family can enjoy.” Watch it now »



At a point in her life when the pressures of adulthood become too much to bear, a high-powered businesswoman is transformed into her younger self. This throws her headlong into a whole other set of challenges and leaves her underappreciated assistant having to cover for her at the office.

Marsai Martin (Diane in Black-ish) was nominated for 2019 MTV Movie and TV and Teen Choice awards for Best Comedic Performance as the little Jordan Sanders, while Regina Hall (Girls Trip) was nominated for a 2019 BET Best Actress Award as her older self. Two-time Golden Globe nominee Issa Rae (Insecure) co-stars, as does Screen Actors Guild Award winner Justin Hartley (Kevin in This Is Us). Watch it now »



In Skin, winner of the FIPRESCI Critics Prize at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, BAFTA winner Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot, Rocketman) stars as a destitute young man, raised by racist skinheads and notorious among white supremacists, who turns his back on hatred and violence to transform his life, with the help of a black activist and the woman he loves. Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, When They See Us), Emmy nominee Bill Camp (The Night Of, Joker) and Danielle Macdonald (Dumplin’, Unbelievable) co-star. 

Director Guy Nattiv won the Oscar in 2019 for his short film of the same name. Watch it now »

Fighting with my Family

Based on a true story, Fighting With My Family follows reformed gangster Ricky (Nick Frost, Shaun of the Dead), wife Julia (Lena Headey, Game of Thrones), daughter Paige (Oscar nominee Florence Pugh, Little Women) and son Zak (2020 BAFTA Rising Star Award nominee Jack Lowden from Dunkirk) as they make a living wrestling together in tiny venues. 

Also starring People’s Choice winners Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Vince Vaughn, Fighting With My Family has won 10 international awards, including Best Family Film from Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards. Watch it now »



BlacKkKlansman tells the bizarre true story of Ron Stallworth, Colorado Springs’ first African-American detective, who attempts to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan in the 1970s… with the help of a Jewish stand-in.

The film won auteur-director Spike Lee a long-overdue Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay, making it his first competitive Academy Award in a 34-year career that’s included films like Do The Right Thing and Malcolm X. 

John David Washington (Ballers) stars in the lead role, with Adam Driver (Star Wars’ Kylo Ren) in an Oscar-nominated supporting role. Lee and producer Jordan Peele (Get Out, Us) released BlacKkKlansman just after the Unite The Right white supremacist rally in Charlottesville in 2017, which features at the end of the film. But Blackkklansman sadly feels even more relevant now, in light of Black Lives Matter. Watch it now »

How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World


Inseparable besties Hiccup and Toothless, the big screen’s most adorable dragon ever, are back for their final adventure in the beloved Dreamworks threequel inspired by Cressida Cowell’s best-selling book series. Hiccup and Astrid have created a utopia for dragons and Vikings alike, but now a new danger threatens everything they love, just as Toothless finds a potential girlfriend… Watch it now »

The Secret Life of Pets 2


With a new baby in the house, our favourite Jack Russel, Max, lands himself in pet therapy for stress and finds a mentor in the form of a Welsh Sheepdog, Rooster

Patton Oswalt (Remy in Ratatouille), replaces Louis C.K. as the voice of our hero Max; Harrison Ford voices Rooster, and Kevin Hart returns as Snowball. Watch it now »


Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) is a small-time singer-songwriter in an English coastal town who’s rapidly facing the reality that his dream probably isn’t going anywhere, in spite of the fanatical support of his best friend, manager and biggest fan, Ellie (Lily James). Then there’s a mysterious global blackout, Jack gets hit by a bus, and wakes up to find that The Beatles never existed…

Yesterday is written by Oscar nominee Richard Curtis (Love Actually, Four Weddings and a Funeral) and directed by Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting). It has a gorgeous, feel-good soundtrack that Beatles fans (and most humans with a pulse) will adore. Watch it now »

Time Freak

You know that time you messed up in a relationship and had your heart broken, maybe let the one that could have been The One slip through your fingers? Well, what if you could go back and fix it? What if, like teen genius Stillman, you had a time machine that would give you all the do-overs you needed to get it right? Starring Asa Butterfield (Otis from Sex Education) opposite Emmy nominee Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark from Game of Thrones) and Skylar Gisondo (The Righteous Gemstones, Santa Clarita Diet). Watch it now »