Drama movies

Champions is now on Showmax

The guts, glory and gold of Champions

Watch Champions, an inspiring film about a basketball coach working with a team of mentally disabled players as part of his community service. Now streaming on Showmax

Past Lives on Showmax

Star-crossed love beyond time in Past Lives

Stream this touching, romantic multi-Oscar nominee about two lost lovers getting another chance, on Showmax.

Past Lives on Showmax

Past Lives (2023)

This heartrending romantic drama gives two lost lovers another chance. After 20 years apart, childhood sweethearts Nora and Hae Sung reunite for one fateful week in New York City.

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry on Showmax

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (2023)

Harold Fry sets off on a long journey on foot to visit an old, dying friend while leaving his wife and life behind.

A Good Person on Showmax

A Good Person (2023)

A poignant drama about a young woman whose life spirals after an awful incident, but she finds comfort in an unexpected relationship.

Oppenheimer on Showmax

The secrets of Oppenheimer’s hidden town

For years locals wondered what they were doing on “The Hill”. Take a peek inside life in Oppenheimer’s city of secrets, Los Alamos.

Oppenheimer on Showmax

Oppenheimer (2023)

Christopher Nolan directs Cillian Murphy in this multi-Oscar-winning biographical drama that follows the scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer and his role in creating the atomic bomb.

The Fabelmans on Showmax

The dreams and secrets of The Fabelmans

Directed by filmmaking legend Steven Spielberg, The Fabelmans is a coming-of-age drama exploring the power of movies to reveal truth. Now streaming on Showmax.

Gabriel LaBelle plays Sammy Fabelman in The Fabelmans on Showmax

The Fabelmans (2022)

Renowned filmmaker Steven Spielberg helms this drama. A young man discovers a shattering family secret and explores how the power of movies helps us see the truth.

Simphiwe Ngema as Zanele in The Winning Ticket on Showmax

Simphiwe Ngema talks The Winning Ticket, and staying grounded

Actress Simphiwe Ngema discusses her new Showmax film The Winning Ticket, embracing love and staying grounded. Now streaming on Showmax.

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The Winning Ticket is on Showmax

The Winning Ticket (2024)

A happy family lives simply when their youngest daughter prays for them to win the lotto. Their lives drastically change when they do.

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The Winning Ticket on Showmax

The Winning Ticket to trouble: what not to do if you win big

A normal South African family goes from kotas to caviar when their lotto dreams come true in the Showmax Original The Winning Ticket. But here’s why they should brace for trouble.

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Musangwe on Showmax

Wiseman Zitha on channeling his inner boxer in Musangwe

Wiseman Zitha talks about his role as Takalani in the bare-knuckle boxing film Musangwe, now streaming on Showmax.

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Musangwe is on Showmax

Musangwe (2024)

An arrogant aspiring boxer goes on a journey of self-discovery when he’s introduced to an indigenous bare-knuckle combat sport.

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Margot Robbie plays Nellie LaRoy in Babylon

Movie review: The hope and despair of Babylon

Margot Robbie and Brad Pitt star in a dark comedy-drama that chronicles an era of unbridled decadence and depravity in early Hollywood. 

Call Jane on Showmax

Call Jane (2022)

Based on a true story, Call Jane follows a 1960s Chicago wife who faces a life-threatening pregnancy and fights for her right to an abortion.

Babylon on Showmax

Babylon (2022)

An ensemble cast drives this black comedy-drama set during an era of unbridled decadence and depravity in early Hollywood.

Musangwe on Showmax

Musangwe has its world premiere at Joburg Film Festival

Showmax unveils an explosive trailer for Musangwe, which will have its world premiere at JFF, along with more films in development from first-time directors.

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Praise This on Showmax

Praise This (2023)

An aspiring superstar is forced to join her cousin’s underdog praise team in the lead-up to a national championship competition.

Intlawulo now on Showmax

Intlawulo (2024)

When Bucks gets released from prison, he goes on a journey to make amends – but doesn’t account for falling in love with his friend’s sister.

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Magic Mike Last Dance is on Showmax

Magic Mike’s Last Dance (2023)

In the final movie in the hit franchise, Mike is bartending after a setback – until he meets a wealthy socialite with a lifetime deal.

Mkhize to Masemola on Showmax

Mkhize to Masemola (2023)

Two sons find themselves at the forefront of a battle for the throne when the chief’s first wife does the unthinkable to prove her son is the rightful heir to the Bapedi kingdom.

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The Good House is on Showmax

Sigourney Weaver gives a spirited performance in The Good House

The Good House gives Sigourney Weaver her meatiest role as high-functioning alcoholic Hildy, now streaming on Showmax.

The Good House on Showmax

The Good House (2021)

A wry New England realtor rekindles her romance with a high school ex, reviving long-buried feelings and family secrets.