The best drama series and movies to stream on Showmax

The best drama series and movies to stream on Showmax

These tearjerking drama series and movies will bring on all the feels – stream them all on Showmax, but be sure to keep the tissues handy, and bring along your nerves of steel. 

We’ve got heart-pounding crime dramas, psychological thrillers where we know things aren’t all going to be okay, romantic dramas that clutch at our hearts, and devastating stories that unfold in emergency rooms, on the streets, in troubled homes and in workplaces of all kinds.

Everything I Know About Love on Showmax

Everything I Know About Love S1

Based on Dolly Alderton’s hilarious memoir, this is the platonic love story of 20-something childhood friends Maggie and Birdy as they move into their first grown-up house-share in London with their two friends from university.

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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(From left): Woody McClain as Cain, Alix Lapri as Effie, Michael Rainey Jr as Tariq and Gianni Paolo as Brayden in Power Book II: Ghost S3 on Showmax

Power Book II: Ghost S3

The story of Power continues as Tariq St Patrick grapples with a new world order and faces the task of rescuing his family. 

Moonshine Season 2 on Showmax

Moonshine S2

The Canadian comedy-drama with a “dreamy, summer vibe”, Moonshine, returns for a raucous, raunchy second season on Showmax.

Ten Pound Poms - Season 1 on Showmax

Ten Pound Poms S1

In post-war Britain, a group leave for Australia. The Roberts family tries to make the best of their situation, but life at the shelter tests them.

Chicago Med - Season 8 on Showmax

Chicago Med S1-8

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.

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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Jessica Barden as Emma in You & Me S1 on Showmax

You & Me S1

Can three people who have experienced tragedy find hope and love again in the future, or will the past always hold them back?

(L-R): Toney Goins as Philip Charyn, Daniel Breaker as Roger “Scooter” Dunbar, Corey Stoll as Michael "Mike" Prince, Babak Tafti as Bradford Luke and Dola Rashad as Kate Sacker in Billions S7 on Showmax

Billions S1-7

This award-winning addictive drama follows the high-stakes cat-and-mouse game between a ruthless US attorney (Paul Giamatti) and the wealthy, powerful players at the helm of high-finance firm Axe Capital.

Hope Mbhele (left) in Umkhokha on Showmax

Umkhokha: The Curse S1

The critically acclaimed series revolves around the ensuing fight to take over the leadership position of one of the biggest churches in KZN.

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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.

Malpractice S1 on Showmax

Malpractice S1

When the death of an opioid overdose victim occurs on a battle-hardened doctor’s nightmare shift, the grieving family demands an enquiry.

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.

Mooiweer En Warm on Showmax

Mooiweer en Warm

Follow the lives of flea market sellers at a local church, and be drawn into the intrigue of strange new weather patterns, and the local dam that may burst.

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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.

Full Circle is on Showmax

Full Circle S1

A star-studded, hard-hitting, mysterious limited crime series. Investigating a botched kidnapping uncovers deep secrets and multiple characters in New York City.

Essex County S1 is on Showmax

Essex County S1

A strange, powerful and emotive limited series. Four characters whose lives are linked together slowly make connections that may save them.

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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Wyfie on Showmax

Wyfie S1

An edgy, youthful and urban Afrikaans drama that follows four friends as they navigate the complicated world of university life.

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Youngins on Showmax

Youngins S1

When a teen flees from a family tragedy in rural KZN to a boarding school in Jozi, she gets entangled in a scandal of epic proportions.

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Looking for something lighter?