Action movies

Archie Madekwe stars in Gran Turismo

Gran Turismo: equal parts feel-good and adrenaline

Neill Blomkamp, the director of District 9, directs Gran Turismo, an inspiring film based on a true story of a team of underdogs.

Transformers Rise of the Beast is on Showmax

Transformers movies on Showmax: ranked

All seven Transformers movies are ready to stream on Showmax, including the 2007 original and the latest, Rise of the Beasts.

Mission Impossible Dead Reckoning on Showmax

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning (2023)

Ethan Hunt and his team face their most dangerous mission yet: to track down a terrifying new weapon before it falls into the wrong hands. 

Gran Turismo on Showmax

Gran Turismo (2023)

An avid gamer has his dream come true by becoming a professional race car driver. Directed by Neill Blomkamp and starring Archie Madekwe.

Shazam: Fury of the Gods is on Showmax

DC superhero movies on Showmax: ranked

See the ranked list of DC superhero movies now streaming on Showmax, including the feel-good Shazam! Fury of the Gods.

Adam Driver stars in 65 on Showmaz

65 (2023)

After a catastrophic crash on a mysterious, unknown planet, an astronaut quickly discovers he’s not alone.


Fast X (2023)

The 10th instalment of this internationally acclaimed blockbuster action franchise. Dom and his family confront their most lethal opponent yet: a terrifying threat from the shadows of the past.

Six Four S1 is on Showmax

10 “Ms-Taken” stories like mystery series Six Four

If you want a man to do something, kidnap the women and girls in his life – like in new thriller series Six Four, or these 10 films… 

Plane is on Showmax

Plane (2022)

A pilot saves his passengers from a storm by landing on a war-torn island, putting all of them in the path of dangerous rebels.

Action heroes on Showmax

Pick your fighter: 7 action movie heroes on Showmax

See the biggest movie stars in their toughest roles cranking up the action, from Dwayne Johnson and Viola Davis to Charlize Theron, Jackie Chan and more.

Breaking is on Showmax

Breaking (2022)

A war veteran in mental and emotional turmoil holds several people hostage inside a bank in this poignant thriller.

Indemnity is on Showmax

Indemnity (2022)

A Cape Town ex-fireman with PTSD races to clear his name after he’s accused of killing his wife in this action-packed thriller.

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Violent Night is on Showmax

Violent Night (2022)

In this holiday action comedy, David Harbour plays Santa Claus, who is not your typical sweet old man. He faces a team of mercenaries when they invade a wealthy family’s home.

Alexander Skarsgård plays the Viking prince in The Northman

Alexander Skarsgård on being “naked on a volcano” in The Northman

Emmy winner Alexander Skarsgård talks about his role as a Viking prince in Robert Eggers’ film The Northman. 

Alexander Skarsgård in The Northman on Showmax

The Northman (2022)

A Viking prince undertakes an adventurous quest to seek justice for his murdered father in this revenge thriller.

Viola Davis in The Woman King on Showmax

The Woman King: a powerful action epic with popcorn appeal

Based on the real-life all-women warriors defending their West African kingdom from neighbouring empires and slave traders, The Woman King is set in the 1800s, but is more timely than ever.

The Woman King on Showmax

The Woman King (2022)

The Woman King is inspired by the remarkable story of the Agojie, the all-female unit of warriors in West Africa in the 1800s.

The Big Ugly is on Showmax

The Big Ugly (2020)

See Vinnie Jones on the hunt for retribution and answers in this gritty crime thriller set in West Virginia.

Ambulance by Michael Bay is on Showmax

Ambulance (2022)

Jake Gyllenhaal and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II lead an epic chase. After a botched heist, two robbers hijack an ambulance to make their getaway.

Robert Pattinson and Zoe Kravitz in a scene from The Batman on Showmax

The Batman (2022)

Matt Reeves directs Robert Pattinson in this dark, gritty reboot. Batman ventures into Gotham City’s underworld when a sadistic killer leaves behind a trail of cryptic clues.

Bullet Train with Brad Pitt is on Showmax

Action at top speed: films set in planes, trains and automobiles

Want to go higher, faster, further? Join the club. Binge these fast-paced action flicks for a rush of a movie marathon.

Bullet Train is on Showmax

Bullet Train (2022)

Five assassins aboard a swiftly moving bullet train find out that their missions have something in common in this star-studded action movie.

Sharlto Copley is in Ted K on Showmax

Ted K (2021)

A gripping true-crime film about Ted Kaczynski, the Unabomber, whose extremist views drove him to commit violent terrorist acts.

The Tom Cruise Collection on Showmax

The Tom Cruise Collection

Top Gun, Mission Impossible, Interview with the Vampire and Jack Reacher, plus more – we’ve got all the Tom Cruise goodness you could want.