Best Movies On NOW TV in January 2020: 19 fantastic films to watch
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!
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 Captain Marvel and Goosebumps too.
UPDATE:This week Now TV has added a few of our all-time favourite classic movies to its library, including Stanley Kubrick's science-fiction masterpiece, 2001: A Space Odyssey, as well as Alfred Hitchcock's psychological thriller Psycho.
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: Infinity WarWatch at Now TV
Not over Avengers: Infinity War Part 2? Us neither. Relive the epic first half to the Marvel conclusion and get ready to have an even bigger I’m-not-crying-I-must-be-allergic-to-dust-reaction than ever before.
If you’re rewatching, look out for the hilarious hidden Easter Eggs hidden along the way: Anthony and Joe Russo got one of their first big gigs directing Arrested Development, and if you keep your eyes peeled, you’ll spy a blue Tobias Fünke in The Collector's display cases. He’s even wearing denim shorts.
3. A Quiet PlaceWatch at Now TV
Not only is A Quiet Place the best horror film of last year, it’s one of the best horror films of the decade. It’s set in a post-apocalyptic world where dangerous blind aliens with super-sensitive hearing hunt you down if you make a sound.
For a film set in a deadly silent world, its no small feat that it won the Academy Award for Best Sound Editing last year. The film’s stars (and real-life husband and wife) John Krasinski and Emily Blunt will return for a sequel in 2020.
4. CocoWatch at Now TV
A warning: you will cry during Coco. But pop some tissues in your pocket and enjoy the gorgeous ride to the land of the dead anyway. The Disney Pixar animation about the Mexican Day Of The Dead may feature a load of skeletons, but it sure is life-affirming.
Coco is so touching that even though it contains themes that would usually be banned in China, the Chinese censor board was apparently so moved by the film’s warmth it released it in cinemas anyway.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden WorldWatch at Now TV
Loosely based on the book series of the same name by Cressida Cowell, How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is the final movie in the How To Train Your Dragon trilogy. It follows in the same vein as the other movies, so it's about a boy called Hiccup and his dragon, called Toothless. The Hidden World refers to a dragon utopia that Hiccup and Toothless are on a mission to find.
13. 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.
14. UsWatch on 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.
15. 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.
16. DumboWatch at Now TV
Tim Burton had a go at remaking the classic 1941 animated Disney movie Dumbo and it's a really fun watch – despite the fact it didn't do too well at the box office. There's an all star cast, including Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green and Alan Arkin. As you'd expect, it's about a big-eared elephant called Dumbo, with more of a focus on the family who finds him at a travelling circus than in the original version.
17. Solo: A Star Wars StoryWatch at NOW TV
Although this movie didn't do as well as expected at the box office, it's a great watch for any fans of Han Solo and his backstory. Harrison Ford may not have been able to reprise his role and play his younger self, but Alden Ehrenreich does an absolutely fantastic job as young Han, just as Donald Glover plays a mesmerising young Lando Calrissian.
18. Love, SimonWatch at Now TV
Love, Simon has been praised by audiences and critics alike for its sensitive portrayal of a gay teen finding himself, and the journey he goes on to come out to his friends and family in the process.
It’s also a really funny and sweet classic teen movie. The group of pals in the film, led by Nick Robinson and Katherine Langford, feel so natural in part because the film’s director actually kept the camera rolling to get footage of the actors when they weren’t acting.
19. First ManWatch at Now TV
Based on the book First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong by James R. Hansen, this is the story of Neil Armstrong in the years leading up to the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon in 1969. Ryan Gosling plays Armstrong and it's hard to take your eyes off his incredible performance throughout. This is a real crowd-pleaser movie because it's based on true events, covers from ups and downs of space travel and is a tear-jerking drama and its core too.