Best movies On NOW TV: 30 fantastic films to watch (January 2021)
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: The latest Sky Premiere has landed on NOW TV. King Of Staten Island is from the director of 40 Year Old Virgin and focuses on Scott Carlin (comedian Pete Donaldson), who makes the transition from slacker to someone who is getting his life together.
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 The Invisible Man.
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 suggest your own additions for this list at the bottom.
- These are the best NOW TV shows to watch right now.
Best Movies On NOW TV
1. Raiders of the Lost ArkWatch at NOW TV
All of the Indiana Jones movie are now on NOW TV but Raiders is our pick. It's one of the best movies of the 80s that needs no introduction. It's got everything you want. Indy! A big rolling ball! Nazis! Nazis whose face melt! Brilliant fun.
2. 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.
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. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
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. Jojo Rabbitwatch now on NOW TV
Jojo Rabbit is a fantastic film by Taika Waititi. It takes a sensitive subject - World War II and nazis - and manages to make a compassionate comedy out of it. The cast list is fantastic, including Waitit himself, Sam Rockwell and Scarlet Johansson but it's Roman Griffin Davis as Jojo who steals the show.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. 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.
15. 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.
16. The Invisible ManWatch at NOW TV
A fantastic horror movie that takes the original idea of HG Wells' classic novel and gives it a modern makeover, where the 'monster' might be an ex violent abuser of Cecilia (a fantastic Elisabeth Moss). Director Leigh Whannell treats the movie with real maturity and it is a riveting watch.
17. 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.
18. Mad Max: Fury RoadWatch now on NOW TV
A film that pretty much plays out like one big car chase, Mad Max: Fury Road is one of the best action movies ever made. Director George Miller has performed miracles to get this movie made and it's all to see on the screen. The cast are brilliant and we may well see some of them again in the prequel Furiosa.
19. Little WomenWatch now on NOW TV
Little Women is an absolute gem of a movie and cements Greta Gerwig as one of the best directors around. Saoirse Ronan is Jo March, a struggling writer. She heads home when her sister becomes ill and through flashbacks we find out about their relationship alongside two more sisters. Told in this non-linear way is just one of the many inventive ways Gerwig brings Louisa May Alcott's celebrated novel to life.
20. 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.
21. The HuntView now on NOW TV
Originally pulled from release due to a real-life atrocity happening on the weekend it was meant to be in theatres, The Hunt is a controversial look at rich people who hunt other people for kicks. Actually, the plot is far more nuanced than that, shifting perspectives regularly and having a lot of fun with it. It's not perfect but it flies by and it's always great to see Betty Gilpin in anything
22. Bad Boys For LifeWatch now on NOW TV
Well, this is far better than it has any right to be. Bad Boys For Life is a brilliant look at the team who are older but not wiser. Joined by a younger team, the movie manages to navigate a ludicrous plot involving Mexican cartels and proves to us just why we needed to see Will Smith and Martin Lawrence on screen on more time.
23. The LighthouseView now on NOW TV
This is certainly not everyone's cup of tea but if you fancy a black-and-white psychological horror about two grizzled lighthouse keepers - played by Robert Pattinson and Willem Defoe - then this is the movie for you. It looks fantastic, with some stupendous moments of dialogue, as well as some brilliantly bizarre bits.
24. A Beautiful Day In The NeighbourhoodWatch at NOW TV
Fred Rogers may not be an instantly reliable name in the UK but that doesn't stop this movie from being one of the best of the year. Tom Hanks us stunning as the titular TV host, a national treasure who is profiled by Matthew Rhys' disgruntled journalist. While he tries to find a darker side to the celebrity, things take a surprising turn. Uplifting without being cheesy,A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood is a warm hug of a movie and we all need one of those right now.
25. The Jesus RollsWatch on NOW TV
While we're not entirely convinced The Big Lebowski needed a spin-off, this is a great little movie focusing on Jesus, the eccentric 10-pin bowler from the Cohen Brothers' original movie. It's a strange film, part remake of another movie and part Lebowski-lite but John Turturro excels once more in the character and there's enough quirk here for it to work.
26. JudyWatch on NOW TV
Renée Zellweger is fantastic as the showbiz legend Judy Garland, keeping afloat this biopic that focuses on the later years of Garland's life. There are flashbacks, to her time in the land of OZ, but it's in the present where we see the real Garland and all that comes with that. It's easy to see why Zellweger won an Oscar for her role - she's simply makestic
27. 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.
28. 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
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.