MOVIES TO WATCH

10 unmissable movies to stream online tonight

Some of the best movies on Showmax right now

In Summary

• From kid-friendly hits like Abominable and Little to the horror of Jordan Peele’s Us, there are plenty of movies to watch online with Showmax

• The updated catalog includes the biggest international shows and even live sport! 

A scene from 'Us', now available on Showmax
A scene from 'Us', now available on Showmax
Image: Showmax

Showmax is an online streaming service, with all your local faves like Selina and Monica, plus the biggest international shows, like Insecure and Little Fires Everywhere, plus loads of movies and even live sport! Sign up for as little as KSh 380 per month to watch on your phone, and yes, you can pay with M-Pesa.

Here are some of the best movies on Showmax right now.

1. Us

A family's beach holiday turns into a terrifying nightmare when their doppelgangers show up in the middle of the night and begin to terrorise them. Us is a slasher horror film written and directed by Jordan Peele, starring Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss and Tim Heidecker.

Lupita Nyong’o stars as Adelaide Wilson, a woman returning to her beachside childhood home with her husband, Gabe, and their two children. But their idyllic summer getaway turns to chaos when their doppelgängers begin to terrorise them. Directed by Jordan Peele. Watch it on Showmax now

2. Abominable

Three teenagers encounter a young Yeti and want to help him find his way back home to the highest point on Earth. But a cunning businessman and an evil zoologist, who want the Yeti for themselves, are hot on their heels. Created by DreamWorks animation and Pearl Studios, Abominable is a family movie that will warm your heart.

Three teenagers must help a Yeti return to his family while avoiding a wealthy man and a zoologist who want him for their own ends. Watch it now

3. Little

When adulting becomes harder than tech entrepreneur Jordan can handle, she gets a chance to relive her carefree days as a 13-year-old girl. This comedy movie explores what would happen if you could relive your childhood like a #Boss. Starring Regina Hall, Issa Rae and Marsai Martin, and proving that you are never too little, Martin serves as an executive producer on the project, and at 14-years-old, is the youngest person to ever hold the title on a Hollywood production.

At a point in her life when the pressures of adulthood become too much to bear, a high-powered businesswoman is transformed into her younger self. This throws her headlong into a whole other set of challenges and leaves her underappreciated assistant having to cover for her at the office. Starring Marsai Martin (Diane in Black-ish) as the little Jordan Sanders, Regina Hall, Issa Rae (Insecure) and Justin Hartley (Kevin in This Is Us). Watch it now

4. Skin

In this highly topical movie, a white supremacist (Jamie Bell aka Billy Elliot) decides to leave hatred and violence behind. He reforms his life with the help of his new wife (Danielle Macdonald from Dumplin) and a black activist (Mike Colter). But his former gang members aren't too happy about his departure.

Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot) stars as a destitute young man, raised by racist skinheads and notorious among white supremacists. He turns his back on hatred and violence to transform his life, with the help of a black activist and the woman he loves. Director Guy Nattiv won the Oscar in 2019 for his short film of the same name. Watch it now

5. Fighting with my Family

Fighting with my family is now on Showmax
Fighting with my family is now on Showmax
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Based on a true story, Fighting With My Family follows reformed gangster Ricky, wife Julia, daughter Paige and son Zak as they make a living wrestling together in tiny venues. Also starring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Vince Vaughn. Watch it now

6. BlackKklansman

Director Spike Lee brings this unbelievable true story to screen. In the 1970s, Ron Stallworth, the first black detective in Colorado Springs, infiltrated and exposed the local branch of the Ku Klux Klan.

BlacKkKlansman tells the bizarre true story of Ron Stallworth, Colorado Springs’ first African-American detective, who attempts to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan in the 1970s… with the help of a Jewish stand-in. The film won auteur-director Spike Lee a long-overdue Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay, making it his first competitive Academy Award in his 34-year career. Watch it now

7. How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Toothless and Hiccup are back at it. This time the fearless pair have to travel to The Hidden World, a land that has been thought to only exist in mythology. This Oscar-nominated film stars Jay Baruchel and America Ferrera.

Inseparable besties Hiccup and Toothless, the big screen’s most adorable dragon ever, are back for their final adventure in the beloved Dreamworks threequel inspired by Cressida Cowell’s best-selling book series. Hiccup and Astrid have created a utopia for dragons and Vikings alike, but now a new danger threatens everything they love, just as Toothless finds a potential girlfriend. Watch it now

8. The Secret Life of Pets 2

Watch The Secret Life of Pets 2 on Showmax

With a new baby in the house, our favourite Jack Russel, Max, lands himself in pet therapy for stress and finds a mentor in the form of a Welsh Sheepdog, Rooster. Patton Oswalt replaces Louis C.K. as the voice of our hero Max; Harrison Ford voices Rooster, and Kevin Hart returns as Snowball. Watch it now

9. Yesterday

Yesterday on Showmax
Yesterday on Showmax
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Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) is a small-time singer-songwriter in an English coastal town who’s rapidly facing the reality that his dream probably isn’t going anywhere, in spite of the fanatical support of his best friend, manager and biggest fan, Ellie (Lily James). Then there’s a mysterious global blackout, Jack gets hit by a bus, and wakes up to find that The Beatles never existed. Yesterday has a gorgeous, feel-good soundtrack that Beatles fans will adore. Watch it now

10. Time Freak

'Time Freak' on Showmax
'Time Freak' on Showmax
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You know that time you messed up in a relationship and had your heart broken, maybe let the one that could have been The One slip through your fingers? Well, what if you could go back and fix it? What if, like teen genius Stillman, you had a time machine that would give you all the do-overs you needed to get it right? Starring Asa Butterfield (Otis from Sex Education) opposite Emmy nominee Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark from Game of Thrones). Watch it now

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All your favourite Kenyan telenovelas and dramas are streaming on Showmax, including the super-addictive and award-winning Selina, Maisha Magic's Kina and Kovu, as well as This Is Life and political drama The System. What are you waiting for? Start binge-watching.