Thriller movies

Knock at the Cabin is on Showmax

Knock at the Cabin: Dave Bautista and M Night Shyamalan? Yes, really

Based on the 2018 novel The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul G Tremblay, this Shyamalan flick grapples with – what appears to be – the apocalypse.

Knock at the Cabin is on Showmax

Knock at the Cabin (2023)

A holidaying gay couple and their daughter are taken hostage by four strangers who demand an unthinkable sacrifice.

The Black Phone is on Showmax

The Black Phone (2021)

A young boy is abducted by a sadistic killer and kept in a basement, where he gets calls from the killer’s past victims on a broken phone.

The Beta Test is now on Showmax

The Beta Test (2021)

An engaged Hollywood agent’s life is upended when he accepts an anonymous invitation to a no-strings-attached sexual encounter.

Fall is on Showmax

Primal fear: Test your limits with these terrifying thrillers

Wake up your winter brain with five heart-stopping shows and movies that’ll test your limits, like Fall, 100 Foot Wave and The Ledge.  

Fall is on Showmax

Fall (2022)

After climbing an abandoned 2000-foot radio tower, best friends Becky and Hunter find themselves trapped at the top with no way down.

Nope by Jordan Peele on Showmax

Nope (2022)

Two siblings (Keke Palmer and Daniel Kaluuya) discover a mysterious otherworldly phenomenon in the skies above their horse ranch.

Gold starring Zac Efron is on Showmax

Gold (2022)

Zac Efron stars in this survival thriller about gold and greed. When two men find a gold nugget in the desert, one guards it while the other gets equipment to excavate it.

Idris Elba in a scene from Beast (2022) on Showmax

Beast (2022)

In this action-packed movie shot in South Africa, Idris Elba fights for his family’s survival as a rogue lion hunts a father and his teenage daughters.

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Zoe Kravitz in Kimi

9 psychological thrillers to keep you up at night

These suspenseful movies will play tricks on your mind – from the Jordan Peele horror Get Out to Steven Soderbergh’s Kimi.

In The Lost Daughter, a Greek island holiday turns into a nightmare

In The Lost Daughter, a Greek island holiday turns into a nightmare

Maggie Gyllenhaal’s directorial debut pits a troubled professor against a dangerous family – and her own disturbing memories.

Zeros and Ones (2021)

Zeros and Ones (2021)

In post-apocalypse Rome, the Vatican is blown into the sky – and it’s up to one American soldier to expose the true terrorists to the world.

Stream the movie Old on Showmax

8 creepy psychological thrillers that will give you chills

These mind-bending movies are deeply scary and unsettling, and they’re all streaming on Showmax. Winter movie marathon, here we come!

John and the Hole (2021)

John and the Hole (2021)

When a 13-year-old boy decides it’s time to become an adult, he drugs his family and puts them in a bunker from which they can’t escape.

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The Purge Collection

The Purge Collection

Could a night of mayhem and disorder keep crime rates down? This movie franchise dares to toy with this theory, with frightening results.

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.

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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.

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Khanyi Mbau stars in timely local thriller Red Room

Khanyi Mbau stars in timely local thriller Red Room

This South African thriller follows a widow who seeks refuge at a women’s shelter, only to discover that she’s anything but safe.

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Promising Young Woman (2020)

Promising Young Woman (2020)

Two-time Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan seeks vengeance as a woman who’s reeling from a past trauma and takes matters into her own hands.

Alone is on Showmax

Alone (2020)

A recently widowed traveller is kidnapped by a cold blooded killer, only to escape into the wilderness in thriller movie Alone.

Tenet (2020)

Tenet (2020)

This mind-bending sci-fi flick follows a man who journeys through a shadowy world on a mission that unfolds somewhere beyond real time.

Run (2020)

Run (2020)

Sarah Paulson and Kiera Allen power this mystery thriller about a deranged mother keeping a dark secret from her wheelchair-using daughter.

The Good Liar on Showmax

The Good Liar (2019)

In this suspenseful drama about the secrets people keep and the lies they live, a simple con was becomes a deadly, high-stakes game.

Elisabeth Moss on her role in horror-thriller The Invisible Man

Elisabeth Moss on her role in horror-thriller The Invisible Man

The 2020 Blumhouse movie follows a smart, strong woman who has been traumatised beyond recognition by her relationship with her abusive ex.