Best movies On NOW TV: 30 fantastic films to watch (September 2020)
The best Now TV movies to watch whenever you like.
NOW TV's Sky Cinema service offers a lot of the same premiere movies as those found on Sky TV subscription, which usually costs a lot more which means when it comes to choosing the best movies on NOW TV, there are a lot of them!
UPDATE: Well, this kind of sums up the mood right now: streaming data from NOW TV has revealed that its users are looking at apocalyptic and dystopian movies for comfort in, well, the situation we all find ourselves in right now. This means that the likes of After Earth, Minority Report and The World’s End have had a huge surge in views. According to NOW TV, After Earth soared by 452%, Minority Report was up 159% and The World’s End up 85.5%.
A Sky Cinema pass grants access to over a thousand movies on demand, and a new premiere is added every day. The latest must-not-miss movies include Frozen 2.
Get the popcorn ready and claim your spot on the sofa: this is
our pick of the best movies on NOW TV. Upvote your favourite and
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Best Movies On NOW TV
1. Spider-Man: Into the SpiderverseWatch at NOW TV
This bold, fresh and insanely watchable new take on Spider-Man brings the Miles Morales Spider-Man from the comics to the screen, along with fan favourite Spider Gwen and plenty of new characters too. Featuring voice performances from a great and diverse cast, including Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Brian Tyree Henry and many more, this movie is funny, moving and absolutely breathtakingly beautiful in equal measures. A great watch for all the family.
2. Avengers: EndgameWatch at NOW TV
The final instalment in the current crop of Marvel Cinematic Universe movies is here. It's a fun, heart-breaking and fist-pumping finale that ties up most of the loose ends and shows what really happens to Thanos in the end. It might not please everyone (it's always hard to bring such loved movies and characters to a close), but it's one hell of a fun watch.
3. Spider-Man: Far From HomeWatch at NOW TV
Yes, this is the second Spider-Man movie on our list of the best Now TV movies, but can you blame us? Tom Holland brings such a likeable, funny, authentic presence to the latest run of Spider-Man movies, which make them some of our favourites of the whole MCU. Far From Home doesn't disappoint and adds the brilliant Jake Gyllenhaal into the mix as Mysterio.
4. PsychoWatch at NOW TV
Classic psychological thriller Psycho is now available to watch on Now TV. It's a movie classic and for good reason. Hitchcock amps up the tension, terror and creepiness without even showing us any actual violence. It's a must-watch for film-lovers or those who need a twist to their horror rather than all out gore.
5. Men in BlackWatch at NOW TV
Sometimes the best movie binges feature films you've seen hundreds of times, which is why we've added Men in Black to our list of the best movies on Now TV. This fun and laugh-out-loud sci-fi comedy isn't just a safe family watch, but does have a stand-out cast, including Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Rip Torn and Vincent D'Onofrio as a huge bug.
6. 2001: A Space OdysseyWatch at NOW TV
You've probably seem 2001: A Space Odyssey before. And if you haven't you've probably seen a couple of the most iconic scenes. But Stanley Kubrick's 1968 science-fiction masterpiece is really worth a re-watch. It's all-encompassing, charting advancements in civilisations over millennia and culminates in a bizarre and mind-bending space adventure.
7. RocketmanWatch at NOW TV
This epic biographical musical is a must-watch for Elton John fans. Based on the life of the super famous musician (played by Taron Egerton), it focuses mostly on his early days in England at the Royal Academy of Music and then looks at his time working with Bernie Taupin (Jamie Bell). It's a fantastic movie, which is why it's no surprise it picked up a bunch of awards when it was launched last year.
8. Once Upon a Time in HollywoodWatch at NOW TV
Not one to shy away from controversy, Quentin Tarantino decided for his latest movie to re-imagine the Manson murders in his own unique way. The result is a fantastic film that's part comedy, part thriller and one that's steeped in '60s LA Lore. DiCaprio is fantastic as a washed up actor trying to figure out his next move, but it's Brad Pitt's stuntman that steals the show. We would have like more for Margot Robbie to do but every time she is on screen a Sharon Tate she shines.
9. Frozen 2Watch at NOW TV
Officially the biggest animated movie of all time, Frozen 2 is an epic, darker update to the Frozen saga. It's not as good as the first one as it tries to overcomplicate things but there's a lot to love here and the new songs are simply magical - as is the amazing animation.
10. Inside OutWatch at NOW TV
Pixar movies are always a great watch, but Inside Out stands out as a really smart movie in its own right – apparently some teachers even show it to kids to help them better understand and regulate their emotions. It's all about a girl who is struggling after moving home and all of the feelings and complications that brings.
11. A Star Is BornWatch at NOW TV
Forget everything you think you know about Lady Gaha as this movie will show her in a completely different light. This is an absolutely star turn for her, in a movie about how a normal person with an extraordinary talent can become a star. Bradley Cooper directs and stars, and the chemistry between the pair is sensational. This is an absolute must watch.
12. JokerWatch at NOW TV
One of the most divisive films of the decade, Joker is a skewed and brutal look at the beginnings of the DC villain. The movie has a Scorsese vibe throughout and takes no punches in how it portrays Arthur Fleck, the wannabe comedian who never quite gets the laughs he wants. Yes, it's mostly surface tension but you have to admire director Todd Phillips for trying to bring realism to Gotham's clown prince.
13. ShazamWatch at NOW TV
Based on the DC comics character Shazam, this 2019 movie was a hit at the box office and is a refreshing superhero film about Billy Batson, who is chosen by the ancient wizard Shazam as his new champion. He gets all kinds of superpowers and Billy teams up with his best friend to play around with his new powers and defeat the evil Dr. Thaddeus Sivana.
14. The Wolf of Wall StreetWatch on NOW TV
Another cracker from Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio. This movie is a fantastic true tale of how Jordan Belfort managed to climb the ranks of Wall Street, becoming one of the most successful stock brokers thanks to some rather dodgy means. It’s a good three hours long but it flies by, thanks to the deft directing an DiCaprio’s fantastic performance.
15. Captain MarvelWatch at NOW TV
It's finally here: a Marvel superhero movie with a woman in the lead role. And wow, Captain Marvel does not disappoint. This is the story of Carol Danvers (played by Brie Larson) who is somehow one of the most powerful beings in the universe. Watch this fist-pumping movie to find out her story, her secrets and where she's headed to next. This is a must-watch if you're a fan of the MCU.
16. The FavouriteWatch at NOW TV
Olivia Coleman is sensational in The Favourite, playing Queen Anne who has two aides who are vying to be her 'favourite'. It's a great tale of sex and backstabbing, love and betrayal - all shot through the unusual eye of director Yorgos Lanthimos.
17. WhiplashWatch on NOW TV
You will never want to play the drums after watching this movie, such is the intensity of drum teacher JK Simmons performance. He’s ferocious as the jazz drum teacher trying to get the most out of his pupil Mile Teller. Director Damien Chazelle has created a brilliant, brutal movie about pushing things to the extreme in the search for perfection.
18. Total RecallWatch on NOW TV
Both versions of Total Recall are now on NOW TV but it’s the 1990 version that you really need to care about. Arnold Schwarzenegger is brilliant as a confused construction worker who may or may not have booked himself on a mind-altering holiday to Mars. Full of violence, humour and some slick special effects this one movie we can’t believe is 30 years old now.
19. MoneyballWatch on NOW TV
Nope, we didn’t think we could get excited by a movie about statistics and baseball, either, but this is a wonderful movie with a big hearty message: even if you aren’t the best, you can still win. Brad Pitt stars as a baseball coach who has a ragtag team to deal with, but has an ace up his sleeve: a brand-new way to figure out how to play to the strengths of the team he has got.
20. Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of SkywalkerWatch on NOW TV
It's not quite the ending to the Skywalker Saga that Star Wars fans deserved but it is a rip-roaring, fun ride that calls back many times to the Original Trilogy and does give Rey, Poe, Kylon Ren and the rest a pretty decent send off. Just don't try and pick it apart once it ends as the rather confusing script is threadbare enough.
21. CrawlWatch at NOW TV
One of the best horror movies in recent years, Crawl's premise is a little hackneyed: a killer croc (or two) is on the loose after a hurricane. But the way the tension is presented, coupled with a brilliant star turn by Kaya Scodelario, is just fantastic. It was one of Tarantino's favourite movie of 2019 and it's easy to see why.
22. Can You Ever Forgive Me?Watch at NOW TV
Marielle Heller is fast becoming one of Hollywood’s best. She’s only three movies in - The Diary of a Teenage Girl, Can You Ever Forgive Me? and a A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood - but each one of them is something special, adding a nice quirk to the normal Hollywood fare. Can You Ever Forgive Me? sees Melissa McCarthy in a career best performance as author and letter forger Lee Israel. It’s a true story based on Israel’s book and it takes careful steps with the subject matter, making us laugh and cry in equal measure. Both McCarthy and Richard E Grant, who plays down-and-out and ever-optimistic Jack Hock, thoroughly deserved their Oscar nominations for this one.
23. Sorry To Bother YouWatch at NOW TV
This isn’t a movie for the faint hearted. Boots Riley’s directorial debut is a tale of race and capitalism, and the extreme measure people go to get to the top and make lots of money. Gilliam-esque, we see a grotesque world that’s run by billionaires who want to go much further than just controlling everyone through capitalism. Achingly funny in places and surreal in others, Sorry To Bother You will be too weird for some but those that stick with it will love it. It’s utterly unique and a movie that will stay with you for a long time.
24. Ad AstraStream now on NOW TV
This isn’t for everyone. But if you are in the mood for a cerebral slow burner that sees Brad Pitt on the search for his presumed dead astronaut father in the reaches of space then this is the movie for you. Director James Gray has a keen eye for beautiful imagery and while the script could do with a polish, it’s a compelling watch
25. Bad EducationStream now on NOW TV
This was originally an HBO movie but it could easily be shown on the big screen. Hugh Jackman puts in a fantastic performance as superintendent. Dr Frank Tassone who has seen his high school go up the ranks which is all well and good until we find out that its rise is all part of a huge embezzlement scheme. The most shocking thing about this story is that it’s based on actual events. Allison Janney also stars and, as always, is impeccable in her role as Tassone’s assistant.
26. IT: Chapter TwoStream now on NOW TV
While not the revelation the first movie was, this is still an enjoyable slab of Stephen King. It's a bit of an epic at nearly three hours but there is a lot to tell in the adult segment of IT, which sees the group of friends at odds once more with the menacing clown.
27. Le Mans ‘66Watch on NOW TV
An old-fashioned Hollywood tale, starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale, Le Mans 66 is a full-throttle look at the fight between Ford and Ferrari to win the prestigious racing title. Packed with far more emotional heft than we were expecting, and some really frenetic race scenes, this is one hell of a crowd pleaser.
28. Fast & Furious Presents Hobbs & ShawWatch at NOW TV
Don't come to this expecting Shakespeare but as a spin-off of one of the most successful franchises of all time, this is brilliant fun. Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) last seen in Fast & Furious, try and stop bickering for five minutes to stop a terrorist threat. It's big, it's not clever but boy is it fun.
29. Dora and the Lost City of GoldWatch at NOW TV
Dora and the Lost City of Gold is brilliant family fun. It knows exactly where it's come from, embracing the cartoon but adding a nice dollop of camp. This is essentially a lost 80s movie with some bang up to date morals. Lovely stuff - and Isabela Moner is brilliant as Dora.
30. UsWatch at NOW TV
Written and directed by Jordan Peele, this deeply unsettling horror movie is a must-watch if you like edge-of-your-seat scares with a great underlying story to boot. It's hard to tell you much about Us without immediately giving away important details, but let's just say it's a tale about doppelgangers and leave it at that! It's one of the best horror movies in recent years, which isn't a surprise given Peele was the great mind behind Get Out.