Sci-fi movies

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts on Showmax

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts (2023)

Return to the world of Autobots vs Decepticons. During the 90s, a new faction of Transformers, the Maximals, join the battle for Earth.

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.

Next Exit on Showmax

Next Exit (2022)

Two unhappy strangers travel across the US to take part in a study about the afterlife, arguing all the way.

M3GAN is on Showmax

What makes M3GAN tick – and Tok

M3GAN crawl-ran so Barbie could walk on her tippy toes. Find out why the world went mad for this doll who slayed the TikTok dance. 

M3GAN is on Showmax

M3GAN (2023)

A robotics engineer at a toy company builds a life-like doll that begins to take on a life of its own in this chilling sci-fi horror.

District 9 is now streaming on Showmax

District 9 (2009)

Neill Blomkamp and Sharlto Copley give apartheid, xenophobia, refugees, alien affairs, and the politics of hate and privilege a sci-fi satire spin in District 9.

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Jurassic World Dominion is on Showmax

Jurassic World: Dominion (2022)

Jurassic World: Dominion unites two generations of Jurassic stars for the first time. Dinosaurs now live and hunt alongside humans, but this fragile balance might not last.

Moonfall (2022)

Moonfall (2022)

Halle Berry and Patrick Wilson go on a mission as a NASA exec, a former astronaut and a conspiracy theorist work to stop the moon from crashing into Earth.

Dune (2021)

Dune (2021)

Denis Villeneuve directs a sci-fi epic about a noble family embroiled in a war to control the galaxy’s most prized asset.

Night Raiders (2021)

Night Raiders (2021)

In this dystopian thriller, a mother joins a band of vigilantes to rescue her daughter from a state-run institution.

Godzilla vs Kong (2021)

Godzilla vs Kong (2021)

Two of cinema’s most legendary monsters return in this exciting fourth instalment of the MonsterVerse film series.

Here’s why grindhouse sci-fi horror Fried Barry is a cult hit

Here’s why grindhouse sci-fi horror Fried Barry is a cult hit

South African flick Fried Barry is unlike anything you’ve seen before: stylish, surreal and zippy, it oozes cool in its trashy decadence.

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Fried Barry is on Showmax

The demented South African sci-fi Fried Barry is now streaming

Strap in, earthlings. The most critically acclaimed South African sci-fi film since District 9 has hit Showmax – and it’s a wild ride.

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Fried Barry is on Showmax

Fried Barry (2020)

Barry is a drug addict who is abducted by aliens. Soon, his body is being taken on a joyride through Cape Town as an alien assumes control. 

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Settlers (2021)

Settlers (2021)

This Mars-set sci-fi thriller follows a family as they try to start a new life on the red planet, but threats are knocking.

Glasshouse: a South African horror that “could become a modern classic”

Glasshouse: a South African horror that “could become a modern classic”

The post-pandemic sci-fi thriller follows a family of survivors whose past, memories and secrets are unearthed by an enigmatic stranger.

Glasshouse is on Showmax

Glasshouse (2020)

This South African dystopian thriller is about a family who has survived an airborne virus, only to be seduced by a dangerous stranger.

Wesens (2020)

Wesens (2020)

This South African found-footage sci-fi mystery set in the Karoo in 1967 will keep you guessing until the very end.

Quiz: What South African animal would your Patronus be?

Quiz: What South African animal would your Patronus be?

Every single Harry Potter movie is now on Showmax. Before you start binge-watching, find out what your Patronus Charm would conjure.

Light of my Life (2019)

Light of my Life (2019)

A heartfelt drama set in a grim future. A father takes drastic action to protect his daughter after a deadly disease kills most of the female population.

Paradise Hills (2019)

Paradise Hills (2019)

Showmax sci-fi thriller Paradise Hills is pretty on the outside, troubling on the inside.

The House With a Clock in its Walls (2018)

The House With a Clock in its Walls (2018)

Cate Blanchett and Jack Black weave magic in this spooky film that older kids will love. 

Ready Player One (2017)

Ready Player One (2017)

From Steven Spielberg comes an action-packed science-fiction film based on Ernest Cline’s bestselling book.