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Your weekend blockbuster binge sorted

Weekend night movies are a time-honoured South African ritual. Here’s what to choose on Showmax to accompany your popcorn this weekend.


John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019) 

After killing a member of the international assassins’ guild, super-assassin John Wick is on the run from an army of ruthless hitmen who are after the $14-million price on his head. 

Starring Keanu Reeves and Halle Berry, this one scored 90% on Rotten Tomatoes. Watch now »

Also watch: All the Fast & Furious movies, all the Mission: Impossible movies; all the Jason Bourne movies; Rambo: Last Blood; a massive selection of Kix martial arts movies



Booksmart (2019)

On the eve of their graduation, two high school girls realise they spent too much time working and too little time playing. They’re determined to make up for lost time by cramming as much fun as possible into one night. Starring Beanie Feldstein, Booksmart has 96% on Rotten Tomatoes. Watch now » 


Also watch: The Hustle; Little; Fighting With My Family; Dumplin’ 



After (2019) 

Good girl Tessa meets the rebellious Hardin in her first semester at college. The couple’s rocky relationship causes Tessa to question what she knows about herself and her ambitions. Based on the bestselling novel by Anna Todd and starring Hero Fiennes Tiffin and Josephine Langford. Watch now »


Also watch: Five Feet Apart; Time Freak; Crazy Rich Asians; The Sun is Also a Star



Galveston (2018)

After escaping a set up, a dying hitman returns to his hometown of Galveston where he plans his revenge. Starring Elle Fanning and Ben Foster, it’s based on the novel by Nic Pizzolatto. Watch now »


Also watch: Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile; Destroyer; Unlocked; Ocean’s 8



Ma (2019)

Oscar winner Octavia Spencer plays Sue Ann, a lonely woman who invites a group of teens to party in the basement of her house under strict rules. Soon the youngsters find themselves in a terrifying situation. Watch now »


Also watch: Us; Crawl; Parable; Rage


Science Fiction

Hellboy (2019) 

Half-demon superhero Hellboy is back, and this time he’s headed to the English countryside to stop a resurrected sorceress from bringing the world to an end. Starring David Harbour in the title role, alongside Milla Jovovich and Ian McShane. Watch now »


Also watch: Replicas; Star Trek Beyond; the Transformers collection; Lucy



Ben is Back (2018)

Ben is a young drug addict who unexpectedly returns home for Christmas, putting his mother’s love to the test. Julia Roberts plays Ben’s mother, and Lucas Hedges stars as Ben in this intense, moving drama. Watch now »


Also watch: Boy Erased; Brad’s Status; Train of Salt & Sugar; The Impossible   



Bombshell (2019)

Based on true events, Bombshell looks at the toxic atmosphere of Fox news and tells the story of the women who brought down the media empire’s founder. Starring Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie. Watch now »


Also watch: Harriet; On the Basis of Sex; Viceroy’s House; BlacKkKlansman 


South African 

The Recce (2018)

Abandoned by his superiors, Henk Viljoen has his mental and physical abilities pushed to their limits as he tries to escape the Angolan war zone and head back home. Watch now »


Also watch: My Father’s War; The Endless River; Looking for Love; Knuckle City



Liewe Lisa (2019) 

An aspiring writer’s life falls apart after an affair with a businessman’s wife – and his daughter. He flees when his secrets are revealed, but meets a fisherman who gives him a new perspective. Watch now »


Also watch: Ander Mens; Droomdag; Jagveld; Die Parkie Storie



Mia and the White Lion (2018) 

Mia’s parents own a lion farm, and she has had a close bond with a white lion called Charlie since he was a cub. When she discovers a secret about her father, it’s up to Mia to save Charlie from trophy hunters. Watch now »


Also watch: The Addams Family; all the How To Train Your Dragon movies; Dora and the Lost City of Gold; Paw Patrol Mighty Pups Special DM/ML


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