A great way to unwind after a hectic day is to catch up on some of the best movies to ease the tension.
If you have been on the search for top-rated movies, then the search is over. This is your ultimate ticket to an exciting cinematic journey, and you don’t even need a passport. From epic quests to spine-tingling thrillers, this movie lineup is an adventure waiting to happen
So, get ready to explore a world of magic, mystery, and emotions, all from the comfort of your couch, all on Showmax.
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: HONOUR AMONG THIEVES | Stream now
Prepare for an unforgettable cinematic experience with Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves, ranking as the 19th biggest box office hit of 2023! This film transforms the beloved tabletop role-playing game into a captivating adventure, featuring a charming thief and a diverse group of adventurers embarking on an epic quest.
Crafted by the BAFTA-nominated duo, John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, known for their work on Spider-Man: Homecoming, this movie has earned a stellar 91% critics’ rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Emmy nominee Chris Pine, recognized for his roles in Wonder Woman and Star Trek, takes centre stage as the thieving bard Edgin Darvis. Joining him are exceptional talents like six-time Teen Choice nominee Michelle Rodriguez, Black Reel nominee Justice Smith, MTV Movie Award winner Sophia Lillis, Emmy nominee Regé-Jean Page, and BAFTA winner Hugh Grant. This movie is a must-watch for all adventure seekers and fantasy lovers.
SCREAM VI | Stream from Monday, 30 October
Get ready for a thrilling rollercoaster ride with Scream VI, crowned as the Best Movie of 2023 at the MTV Movie Awards.
In the aftermath of the Woodsboro Legacy Murders, our four survivors embark on a fresh start in the bustling streets of New York. However, their hopes for a new beginning are shattered when a new Ghostface killer emerges to torment them in the big city.
From the same creative team that brought you 2022’s Scream, Scream VI has become the 23rd highest-grossing movie of the year on a global scale. It clinched the MTV Movie Award for Best Fight, featuring franchise veteran Courteney Cox, and received a Best Song nomination for Demi Lovato’s “Still Alive.”
LOVE TO LOVE YOU, DONNA SUMMER | Stream now
Discover the captivating journey of the Queen of Disco in Love to Love You, Donna Summer, a heartfelt documentary that delves into the life of the iconic singer and songwriter.
Directed by the talented Roger Ross Williams and Donna Summer’s daughter, Brooklyn Sudano, this HBO documentary unveils the highs and lows of Donna Summer’s fame, providing an intimate perspective into her life both on and off the stage.
With an impressive 81% critics’ rating on Rotten Tomatoes, it’s described as an enigmatic documentary about an enigmatic singer. Love to Love You, Donna Summer is your ticket from the disco era to the soulful tunes that have left a lasting impact.
COCAINE BEAR | Stream now
Cocaine Bear is a wild and bizarre adventure with Cocaine Bear, a film inspired by a true story involving a crashed drug runner’s plane, missing cocaine, and a bear with a taste for trouble.
Emmy-nominated actor and filmmaker Elizabeth Banks, known for Charlie’s Angels and Pitch Perfect 2, takes the director’s chair, while it’s produced by Oscar winners Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, famous for Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse and The Lego Movie.
In 2023, it’s ranked as the 36th biggest global box office hit, making it a must-see for cinema enthusiasts. The cast includes Emmy winners Margo Martindale and Matthew Rhys, the late Ray Liotta, and Emmy nominee Keri Russell.
PLANE | Stream from Monday, 23 October
Gear up for a heart-pounding adventure in Plane, featuring the charismatic Gerard Butler as pilot Brodie Torrance. Forced into a perilous emergency landing on a war-torn island during a fierce storm, Torrance’s challenges are far from over. As they confront dangerous rebels, the fate of the passengers rests on the shoulders of Louis Gaspare, a fugitive extradited by the FBI.
Currently the 42nd highest-grossing movie of the year, Plane has received acclaim. Financial Times dubs it “an adrenaline-pumping banger.” The Ringer notes, “They just don’t make ‘em like this anymore,” and Time Out describes it as “Brisk, easy, brutish,” packed with explosions, punch-ups, shoot-outs, and hammer smacks.
HONK FOR JESUS. SAVE YOUR SOUL | Stream from Thursday, 26 October
Join the hilariously divine world of “Honk For Jesus. Save Your Soul.” featuring the sensational Regina Hall and the incomparable Sterling K. Brown as Trinitie and Lee-Curtis Childs, a dynamic mega-church duo determined to rebuild their congregation after a massive scandal.
This satirical comedy, presented in mockumentary style, made its grand debut at Sundance and earned seven nominations at this year’s Black Reel Awards. The movie is a must-watch for those seeking laughter with a touch of thoughtful commentary.
As the month wraps up, let Showmax be your gateway to an unforgettable cinematic experience. From fantasy quests to chilling mysteries, our top movie picks are tailored for every taste. Grab your popcorn, hit play, and immerse yourself in a world of storytelling brilliance. Your weekend movie marathon awaits!