From Rocketman to Aquaman: 8 of the best movies to stream on Showmax right now

:: 2020 Oscar, Golden Globe and Critics Choice Award winner for Best Original Song for I’m Gonna Love Me Again 

:: Rocketman was nominated for a Golden Globe, a People’s Choice Award and four BAFTAs

Rock biopic meets musical fantasy in this fabulous rollercoaster of a movie about a little boy called Reginald Kenneth Dwight, who grew up to be Sir Elton John – one of the greatest musical icons of all time. It’s a celebration of the music, the dreams, and the larger-than-life persona that’s made Elton a legend. But it’s also the story of his struggle with addiction, and of his friendship with Bernie, which helped him through.

:: 2019 Golden Globe winner for Best Actress (Glenn Close)

:: Nominated for an Oscar and a BAFTA for Best Actress (Glenn Close) 

Celebrated author Joe Castleman (Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes) is about to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. As he travels to Stockholm, he’s accompanied to the event by his wife Joan (Glenn Close). Through almost forty years, Joan has played her role as the Great Man’s Wife with grace and diplomacy, supporting his career, championing his work, overlooking his indiscretions, and ultimately, herself. The Wife is a simmering, intimate study of a marriage, of compromise, betrayal and devotion.

:: 2019 Teen Choice, Kids Choice, MTV Movie Awards, and Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films nominee

:: #5, highest grossing films of 2018 worldwide

Jason Momoa. There, we said it. What more do you need to know?

Seriously though, Aquaman tells the origin story of DC comic book hero Arthur Curry (played by Momoa), who we saw in 2017’s Justice League. Born to Atlantean-queen mother Atlanna and a human father, Arthur has lived his whole life on land. But when his undersea half-brother, King Orm, threatens war on the surface dwellers, Arthur is called upon to fulfil his destiny and claim his rightful throne.


:: #10, highest grossing films of 2018 worldwide

:: 2019 BAFTA, Teen Choice, European Film Awards, and Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films nominee

Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Oscar nominee Johnny Depp) has escaped and is gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings. In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Oscar nominee Jude Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander (Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne). Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.

:: Allison Janney won an Oscar, a Golden Globe, a BAFTA and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actress, with Margot Robbie nominated for all these for her lead role

:: Nominated for a 2018 Oscar for Best Editing

This Oscar-winning comedy drama is based on the life of figure skater Tonya Harding (played by Margot Robbie, Birds of Prey) and the scandal that ended her career. Harding was the first American woman to pull off a triple axel in competition, but her success was overshadowed by her implication in the attack on rival skater Nancy Kerrigan in 1994.

:: Nominated for Best Adapted screenplay at the 2018 Oscars, Golden Globes and BAFTAs

:: Jessica Chastain was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress

Molly’s Game is based on the true story of former Olympic-class skier Molly Bloom, who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game on little more than her wits until the FBI arrested her in a high-profile, middle-of-the-night sting that threatened everyone from Hollywood stars to the Russian mob.

Molly’s Game stars two-time Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain (The HelpInterstellar), Golden Globe winner Idris Elba (LutherAvengers), MTV Movie Award nominee Michael Cera (Juno), Oscar winner Kevin Costner (Dances With Wolves), Critics Choice winner Jeremy Strong (Succession), and Emmy winner Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids).

:: Nominated for Best Narrative Feature at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival 

:: Mary Elizabeth Winstead was nominated for Bravest Performance at the 2019 Alliance of Women Film Journalists  Awards  

Nina Geld has attitude, a brilliant stand-up routine, and the makings of what just might be about to turn into a decent career. Then her love life blows up, complicating everything. Looking to change her life (and escape her ex), she makes the move to LA and encounters a challenge she didn’t see coming in Rafe.

The comedy-drama stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Birds of PreyFargoScott Pilgrim vs. the World), and won an Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films award for 10 Cloverfield Lane.

When Connecticut small town mommy-vlogger Stephanie meets fellow mom Emily, she’s instantly beguiled. Emily is beautiful, funny, worldly and mysterious. Then she disappears, and Stephanie takes it upon herself to find out what happened her.

Oscar nominee Anna Kendrick (Up in the AirPitch Perfect) and People’s Choice winner Blake Lively (Gossip Girl) star in this twisty mommy-noir directed by four-time Emmy nominee Paul Feig (BridesmaidsThe Office). Teen Choice nominee Henry Golding (Crazy Rich Asians) plays Emily’s husband Sean, and keep your eyes peeled for Emmy winner Jean Smart (Laurie Blake in Watchmen).


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