Top 10 Best BigPond Movies for May 2019


If you’re a fan of all kinds of movies — from the latest blockbusters to all-time classics — you’ll already be well familiar with the concept of buying or renting movies online to watch via streaming. And while iTunes and Google Play get a lot of the attention, BigPond Movies has been in the streaming movies business for many years – before it’s been recently changed to Telstra TV Box Office – and has a lot to offer cinema fans of all persuasions.

Dive deep into the extensive library of movies that’s currently available to rent or buy from Telstra TV Box Office, the newer and fresher version of the service formerly known as BigPond Movies. A word of caution, it can be pretty overwhelming at first once you see just how many movies there are for your taking. So in order to help you make the choice, we’ve listed the top 10 best movies to rent or buy from Telstra TV Box Office this month.

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Top 10 Movies to Stream on BigPond Movies

You’re in for a treat with blockbusters such as Aquaman and Ralph Breaks the Internet, as well as highly-acclaimed movies including Mary Queen of Scots and some light-hearted flicks such as Mary Poppins Returns and How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. Just sit back and relax and let Telstra TV Box Office take care of your evenings this month.

1. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

How to Train Your Dragon

Fighting together till the very end, Hiccup and Toothless once again battle a common enemy – this time, to save the future of all dragons, not to mention, another Night Fury in existence. After discovering the possibility that the “Hidden World” is real, Hiccup makes it his mission to find it to find a safe place and utopia for all the dragons — and far away from the threats that endanger their lives. Rent from $5.99 or buy for only $19.99.

  • Kelly’s Rundown: Incredible visuals and heartwarming finale to this beloved series
  • Running time: 100 minutes
  • Cast: Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Cate Blanchett, Kit Harington, and Craig Ferguson
  • Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Kids/Family, Animation

7.7/10

91%

N/A

2. Mary Queen of Scots

Queen at 16, widowed at 18, Mary Stuart decides to return to her native Scotland to reclaim her throne. Only problem is, Scotland and England fall under Elizabeth I’s rule. Each young Queen – who are also cousins – beholds each other in fear and fascination, as they decide whether they’re against or for each other in this game of marriage versus independence. Buy this movie for only $17.99.

  • Kelly’s Rundown: A compelling take on a pivotal moment in history
  • Running time: 120 minutes
  • Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie
  • Genre: Drama, War/Western/History

6.3/10

63%

N/A

3. Mary Poppins Returns

Mary Poppins Returns

Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny makes her return to help the Banks siblings – only this time, it’s Michael’s children, who are going through a difficult time in their lives and will need Mary Poppins’ help. Rent from $5.99 or buy it for only $19.99.

  • Kelly’s Rundown: A fitting homage to the beloved family Disney classic
  • Running time: 126 minutes
  • Cast: Emily Blunt, Lin Manuel-Miranda, Ben Whishaw, and Meryl Streep
  • Genre: Musical, Kids/Family, Comedy

6.9/10

79%

N/A

4. Glass

Glass movie

Bringing together M. Night Shyamalan’s standout narratives, Unbreakable and Split, Glass is a psychological thriller that brings together the stories in one explosive finale. Genius mass-murderer Mr. Glass and the “unbreakable” David Dunn find themselves detained in a mental hospital. Dunn is brought into custody alongside Kevin Crumb, a killer with multiple personality disorder whose superhuman alter-ego “the Beast” threatens the lives of all. The three must fight one another, and themselves, to avoid being put away forever. Buy now for only $18.99.

  • Kelly’s Rundown: Don’t watch this alone
  • Running time: 124 minutes
  • Cast: Bruce Willis, James McAvoy, Samuel L. Jackson
  • Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Drama, Action/Adventure

6.8/10

37%

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5. Aquaman

Aquaman

An action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman” reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime – one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be: a king. Rent from $6.99 or buy for only $24.99.

  • Kelly’s Rundown: Most visually stunning and action-packed of DC movies thus far
  • Running time: 138 minutes
  • Cast: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, and Nicole Kidman
  • Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, SciFi/Fantasy

7.1/10

65%

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6. Bumblebee

Bumblebee

Cybertron has fallen. When Optimus Prime sends Bumblebee to defend Earth, his journey to become a hero begins. Charlie Watson, a teenager trying to find her place in the world, discovers and repairs the battle-scarred robot, who’s disguised as a Volkswagen Beetle. As the Decepticons hunt down the surviving Autobots with the help of a secret agency led by Agent Burns, Bumblebee and Charlie team up to protect the world. Rent from $5.99 or buy for only $19.99.

  • Kelly’s Rundown: Still an entertaining watch for loyal Transformers fans
  • Running time: 110 minutes
  • Cast: Hailee Steinfield, John Cena
  • Genre: Kids/Family, Action/Adventure, Kids/Family

6.9/10

92%

N/A

7. Ralph Breaks the Internet

Ralph Breaks the Internet

Ralph and fellow misfit Vanellope risk it all by traveling to the World Wide Web in search of a part to save her game, Sugar Rush. They’re in way over their heads, so they must rely on the citizens of the internet – including Yesss, the head algorithm and heart and soul of the trend-making site BuzzzTube, and Shank, a tough-as-nails driver from the gritty online auto-racing game Slaughter Race – to help them navigate their way. Rent from $5.99 or buy for only $19.99.

  • Kelly’s Rundown: Just as wickedly funny and entertaining to watch as the first one
  • Running time: 108 minutes
  • Cast: Sarah Silverman, John C. Reilly, Gal Gadot, Taraji P. Henson
  • Genre: Comedy, Animation, Adventure, Kids/Family

7.1/10

88%

10/10

8. Instant Family

Instant Family

When Pete and Ellie decide to start a family, they stumble into the world of foster care adoption. They hope to take in one small child but when they meet three siblings, including a rebellious 15 year old girl, they find themselves speeding from zero to three kids overnight. Now, Pete and Ellie must hilariously try to learn the ropes of instant parenthood in the hopes of becoming a family. Buy for only $19.99.

  • Kelly’s Rundown: Weekday family movie night, anyone?
  • Running time: 114 minutes
  • Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne
  • Genre: Drama, Comedy, Kids/Family

7.4/10

81

N/A

9. The Mule

Earl Stone is a man in his 80s who is broke, alone, and facing foreclosure of his business when he is offered a job that simply requires him to drive. Unbeknownst to Earl, he has signed on as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel. His cargo increases exponentially but this success catches the attention of DEA agent, Colin Bates. And even as his money problems become a thing of the past, Earl’s past mistakes start to weigh heavily on him. Buy for only $24.99.

  • Kelly’s Rundown: That old-school crime and suspense film that just draws you in
  • Running time: 112 minutes
  • Cast: Clint Eastwood, Bradley Cooper, Laurence Fishburne
  • Genre: Mystery/Crime, Thriller/Suspense, Drama

7.1/10

70%

N/A

10. The Kid Who Would Be King

The Kid Who Would Be King

Alex thinks he’s just another nobody, until he stumbles on the mythical Sword in the Stone, Excalibur. Now, he must unite his friends and enemies into a band of knights and, together with the legendary wizard Merlin, take on the wicked enchantress Morgana. With the future at stake, Alex must become the great leader he never dreamed he could be. Rent from $5.99 or buy for only $17.99.

  • Kelly’s Rundown: A feel-good adventure movie for kids
  • Running time: 116 minutes
  • Cast: Tom Taylor, Rhianna Dorris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett
  • Genre: Action/Adventure, SciFi/Fantasy, Kids/Family

6.0/10

90%

N/A

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Stream on BigPond Movies Now

Those of you who are Telstra TV owners have a BigPond Movies logo or a Telstra TV Box Office app on your device’s main menu to make it easy to get streaming in HD. The iOS and Android apps now stream in HD via Chromecast as well – and of course, you can watch on your mobile or tablet. New members get a free movie rental to get started.