Sky's NOW TV may be "TV" by name, but that’s not all it is by nature.
NOW TV offers a great choice of movies as well as the latest Sky and HBO TV shows. There are classic films and current blockbusters to stream. A Sky Cinema pass grants access to over a thousand movies on demand, and a new premiere is added every day.
From the six-time 2019 Oscar-nominated BlacKkKlansman to the heart-pumping horror of A Quiet Place, and classic family films like Disney’s The Lion King, here are the movies you should put on your must-watch list.
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. Call Me By Your NameWatch at Now TV
Despite the sexual scenes in the expertly told romance Call Me By Your Name, its star Armie Hammer has said that the only moment where he felt awkward on set was when filming his dance scenes.
Coincidentally, during the party scene, the song playing is ‘Love My Way’ by The Psychadelic Furs. The opening lyrics are, "There's an army on the dance floor,” which means that while it plays, there is literally an Armie on the dance floor.
2. 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.
3. The Lion KingWatch at Now TV
If you’ve ever wondered what the opening lyrics to ‘The Circle Of Life’ translate to in English, it’s “Here comes a lion, Father / Oh, yes, it's a lion / Here comes a lion, Father / Oh yes, it's a lion / A lion, we're going to conquer / A lion, a lion and a leopard come to this open place."
Probably more matter-of-fact than you expected, but now’s your chance to stream the 1994 Disney classic and memorise the lyrics before you watch the photo-realistic CGI remake, starring Beyoncé and Donald Glover.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. The Disaster ArtistWatch at Now TV
From the best worst film ever made was born one that’s certainly one of the best of recent years. The Disaster Artist dramatises the making of the 2003 cult so-bad-its-good movie The Room.
James Franco directs and stars as The Room’s eccentric director and star, Tommy Wiseau. Franco has said in interviews that Wiseau himself approves “99.9%” of the film, but objects to the lacklustre way Franco throws a football in the movie.
7. 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.
8. The PrestigeWatch at Now TV
Are you watching closely? Before Hugh Jackman was officially The Greatest Showman, he was competing to be so in Christopher Nolan’s The Prestige, playing one of two 19th century London stage magicicans locked in an intense rivalry, opposite Christian Bale.
Twisting and turning between different timelines, the structure of the film itself is made of three parts, It actually employs the same three-part magic trick method in the film - the pledge, the turn and the prestige.
9. 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.
10. 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.