Best movies On NOW TV: 25 fantastic films to watch (July 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: Unfortunately we had to say goodbye to Mission: Impossible Fallout and Toy Story 4. As is the way with Sky, they are currently no longer available on the platform. But don't fear, the fantastic Can You Ever Forgive Me? and Sorry To Bother You have taken their place. Very different movies but they both are an essential watch.
Get the popcorn ready and claim your spot on the sofa: this is
our pick of the best films to watch on NOW TV. Upvote your favourite and
suggest your own additions for this list at the bottom.
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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. Bohemian RhapsodyWatch at NOW TV
This hit biopic is all about the ups and downs of rock band Queen and the band's late frontman Freddie Mercury. Starring Rami Malek as Mercury, the film won four Academy Awards and was nominated for others. But it wasn't just a hit with award's judges, this is a must-watch film, especially if you're already a fan of Queen.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. BlacKkKlansmanWatch at NOW TV
The outrageous story told in Spike Lee’s 2018 crime movie BlacKkKlansman has to be seen to be believed. And, amazingly, it’s true: it’s based on a 2014 memoir by Ron Stallworth, a 1970s African-American police detective who worked to infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan.
The real Ron Stallworth has revealed he originally wanted Denzel Washington to play him, but laughed when he found out that John David Washington had landed the lead role instead – the actor is Denzel’s real-life son.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. Once Upon a Time in HollywoodWatch on NOW TV now
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.
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. VenomWatch at NOW TV
If you're a Spiderman comics fan, or watched the animated show as a kid, you'll be familiar with Venom. For those not as clued up on the backstory, it's about a journalist called Eddie Brock (played by Tom Hardy) who encounters a weird alien substance and becomes Venom, a mixture of Eddie and the alien stuff. It gives him superhuman strength and power.
15. Can You Ever Forgive Me?Watch on 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.
16. Instant FamilyWatch at NOW TV
We went in expecting this to another throwaway slapstick farce but there's genuine heart in Instant Family, a movie about a couple fostering for the first time. Yes, there are laugh but there's also a serious amount of pain and sorrow shown here as Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne come to terms with the fact that fostering kids who have been through the system is much tougher than they think.
17. 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.
18. Sorry To Bother YouWatch on 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.
19. CrawlWatch on 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.
20. 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.
21. Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of SkywalkerWatch on NOW TV now
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.
22. Fast & Furious Presents Hobbs & ShawWatch on 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.
23. Dora and the Lost City of GoldWatch on 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.
24. 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.
25. Crazy Rich AsiansWatch at NOW TV
Nothing will make you want to go to Singapore, or just be really, ridiculously, filthy rich, more than Crazy Rich Asians. The rom-com is a feast for the senses and the feel-good hit of last summer. Two more sequels are set to be filmed back-to-back next year.
Incredibly, this huge blockbuster was also romantic lead Henry Golding’s first ever film role. Before this, the English-Malaysian star was a presenter for BBC’s The Travel Show.