Ten Best Movies on Foxtel Now
With multiple movie channels running 24 hours a day, Foxtel has a lot of airtime to fill with movies – and as a result, their movies library for on-demand viewing is huge, with the occasional blockbusters sharing space with a veritable history of modern cinema, and in December there’s something for just about every taste. The movies that are available on demand can be accessed also on Foxtel Now, formerly known as Foxtel Play. We dug into the catalogue to come up with ten movies well worth clicking the “play” button on.
This December, Foxtel Now offers a wide range of movies that will keep you company whenever you want to just stay in with some popcorn on hand. Whether it’s edge-of-your-seat horror, laugh-out-loud comedy, thrilling action, or even just a fun-loving feel-good movie you’re after, Foxtel’s got you covered with this month’s offerings.
A couple’s life together is tested when uninvited guests suddenly arrive at their home, disrupting their peaceful existence. Mother! is a riveting psychological thriller about love, devotion, and sacrifice. Directed by Darren Aronofsky, it stars Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, and Michelle Pfeiffer.
#2 Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
Bill and Ted’s future is not looking so brightt until they encounter a time traveler who came from the future and brought them good news. With the help of a time machine, the duo travel to different points in time and returning with important figures to help them ace their final history presentation — and pass history class. Starring Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter.
#3 The Shining
Jack Torrance becomes the caretaker at an isolated hotel in Colorado in the middle of winter and brings with him his wife and his son, who is plagued by psychic premonitions. Sooner than later, Jack discovers the dark secrets hidden within the hotel and begins to unravel himself. Starring Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall.
300 is set in 480 B.C., where a state of war exists between Persia and Greece. During the famed Battle of Thermopylae, the king of the Greek city Sparta, leads his badly outnumbered men to fight against the massive Persian army. Starring Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, Rodrigo Santoro, and Michael Fassbender.
Disney retells the beloved classic tale of Rapunzel, a beautiful young woman who’s been locked away in a tower by an evil witch. When Rapunzel finally becomes even more restless and curious about the outside world, she decides to take matters into her own hands despite her “mother’s” orders and a whole new world opens up right before her eyes. Starring Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi.
#6 Mr. & Mrs. Smith
John and Jane Smith are living a seemingly normal and mundane life as husband and wife. Once they’ve been assigned a common target, the truth finally comes out: they’re both high-profile assassins working for adversarial agencies. It’s all downhill from there after they’ve been assigned to kill each other, sparking one explosive attack after another. Starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
#7 Magic Mike XXL
Ever since he retired from stripping, Mike Lane finds himself given another opportunity to take it all off on stage with his crew. Mike, alongisde the Kings of Tampa, travel to Myrtle, S.C. for a stripper convention — and there, his passion for dancing comes alive all over again. Starring Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Amber Heard, and Jada Pinkett-Smith.
Vince Chase is given the chance of a lifetime by his former agent, Ari Gold, with a chance to not only star in a movie but also direct it. Trouble comes when things get out of hand as the $100 million movie goes way over budget, leaving Vince, Ari, and the gang at the mercy of the cutthroat world of Hollywood. Starring Adrian Grenier, Jeremy Piven, Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara, and Kevin Dillon.
Back in May 1940, when Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk, British and French forces covered them as they were slowly and methodically evacuated from the beach using every serviceable naval and civilian vessel that could be found. Directed by Christopher Nolan, starring Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, and Kenneth Branagh.
The terror that is also known as the murderous and bloodthirsty clown named Pennywise is back again, emerging from the sewers to prey on the children of Derry, Maine. A group of seven young outcasts band together to battle their personal fears and ultimately fight against this ancient, shape-shifting evil. Starring Bill Skarsgard.
That’s just our pick of ten of the many, many films that you can watch on demand on Foxtel Now (and make no mistake, there are enough movies there to keep you occupied for a very, very long time). Give them a spin and see what you think – you might find a new favourite!
December 2018 is shaping up to be a great month for Foxtel Now subscribers. Besides new movies, you can also stream new episodes of The Walking Dead, The Flash, Supergirl, Arrow, plus tune in to new series including Mr. Inbetween.
Ready for a test drive? Sign up for Foxtel Now’s 2 week free trial to watch these movies on demand. This is a good way to watch the best shows and movies available on Foxtel before committing full time. But then again, with a wide selection like this, you’ll never want to cancel.