Editor's choice for documentaries
The sound of Donna Summer on Showmax
What’s a summer soundtrack without Donna Summer? Watch HBO documentary Love to Love You, Donna Summer and see the series and movies that keep her music alive today.
Two documentaries to stream after HBO’s Succession
Succession had us enthralled. From Made of Money with Brian Cox to The Murdochs: Empire of Influence, here’s what to watch after Succession on Showmax.
7 documentaries about the secret lives of people you’ll probably never meet
Discover 7 documentaries from Kenya, Nigeria and the world at large about amazing people you may never meet.
The best documentaries about our online lives
These thought-provoking HBO documentaries examine the ways we interact on the internet, and how it has infiltrated our daily lives.
Love sport documentaries? Check these out.
The Fastest Woman on Earth (2022)
A fascinating and tragic documentary about Jessi Combs, a professional racer and TV personality who set out to break new records in racing.
Williams Sisters (2023)
Dominating the game of tennis for over three decades, winning every title imaginable – follow Serena and Venus’s journey in this biographical documentary.
Schumacher & Schumacher (2023)
F1 champion Michael Schumacher won 91 Grand Prix races. But in 2013, he vanished. Find out more in documentary Schumacher & Schumacher.
Back on the Record with Bob Costas
Stream legendary broadcaster Bob Costas’ talk show, presenting in-depth interviews with the biggest names in sports and entertainment.
The Day Sports Stood Still
Director Antoine Fuqua chronicles the abrupt COVID-related sports stoppage, athletes’ prominent role in the cultural reckoning on racial injustices that escalated during the pandemic, and the return to competition.
Brad Binder Reflections 2.0
Brad Binder reflects on his Rookie of the Year performance from the uncertainty of the pandemic to making history with his maiden win in the premier class.
At the Heart of Gold (2019)
This hard-hitting, unflinching HBO documentary uncovers the scandal of the US women’s Olympic gymnastics team doctor, Larry Nassar.
HBO presents an intimate picture of Tiger Woods and his path to fame, to infamy, and, eventually, to his inspiring comeback.
Light entertainment to binge-watch
Alert: Missing Persons Unit S1
After her son goes missing, Nikki Batista joins the Philadelphia Missing Persons Unit, helping find people’s loved ones.
The Rookie S1-5
The oldest rookie in the LAPD uses his life experience, determination and sense of humour to keep up with colleagues 20 years his junior.
The Office S1-9
A mockumentary on a group of typical office workers, where the workday consists of ego clashes, inappropriate behaviour, and tedium.
Parks and Recreation S1-7
A hilarious comedy starring Amy Poehler as a dedicated Indiana Parks and Recreation official striving to improve her community.
The Good Doctor S6
Freddie Highmore stars as a young, autistic surgeon who is recruited into the surgical unit of a prestigious hospital in this fan-favourite medical drama.
Love Downton Abbey? These series should be on your watchlist
Travel back in time with these historical dramas, all packed with family scandals, dirty secrets and skeletons in the closet.
Chicago Med S1-7
The creator of the explosive ‘Chicago’ series brings us another compelling instalment, in this pulse-pounding medical drama about the courageous team of doctors at the city’s trauma centre.
Madam is a gripping Ghanaian drama series that follows the life of a woman who will stop at nothing to achieve power.
Made by Showmax, just for you
Dead Serious is now streaming on Showmax
Watch Dead Serious, the Nigerian Showmax Original romantic comedy directed by Moses Inwang, only on Showmax.
“Discipline is the pinnacle lesson” – Obi Cubana from Freemen
Entrepreneur and businessman Obi Cubana discusses lessons from Igbo Apprenticeship as Showmax documentary Freemen starts streaming.
A thoughtful Nigerian documentary that explores the age-old Igbo Apprenticeship System, which gives youngsters a chance to learn a trade.
Sadau Sisters S1
Rahma, Zainab, Aisha, and Fatima Sadau pull back the curtain on their family, fame, and lifestyle in this Kenyan reality series.