By Andrew Herron|2018-03-05T21:08:01+00:00March 1st, 2018|
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 and in March 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.
#1 Twelve Angry Men
Following the closing arguments in a murder trial, the 12 members of the jury must deliberate, with a guilty verdict meaning death for the accused, an inner-city teen. As the dozen men try to reach a unanimous decision while sequestered in a room, one juror casts considerable doubt on elements of the case. Stream the acclaimed classic from March 23.
#2 Everything Everything
A teenage girl is unable to leave her home because she has an immunodeficiency that makes her allergic to almost everything. However, her life changes for the better when she begins to communicate with the boy next door. Starring Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson. Everything Everything drops on Foxtel Now March 22.
#3 The Grand Budapest Hotel
In the 1930s, the Grand Budapest Hotel is a popular European ski resort, presided over by concierge Gustave H. (Ralph Fiennes). Gustave prides himself on providing first-class service to the hotel’s guests, including satisfying the sexual needs of the many elderly women who stay there. But when one of Gustave’s lovers dies mysteriously, the protagonist finds himself the chief suspect in her murder. Stream it on Foxtel Now from March 21.
#4 Wonder Woman
This origin movie follows Wonder Woman from when she was simply Diana, princess of the Amazons. When American pilot and spy Steve Trevor crashes near the island Themyscira, he tells the Amazons about the ongoing World War. As a result, Diana bravely decides to leave her home in order to end the conflict. Starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine. Available from March 20.
Love movies that make you cry? Than this is the perfect pick for you. Three years after divorcing Jackie, the mother of his children, Luke Harrison decides to take the next step with his significantly younger girlfriend, fashion photographer Isabel Kelly. But, when the flaky Kelly meets Harrison’s children for the first time, their fierce allegiance to their mother is obvious. Try as she might, Kelly fails to endear herself to her young charges, until a looming family crisis changes everything. With Ed Harris, Julia Roberts, and Susan Sarandon. Available from March 15.
#6 Spider-Man: Homecoming
Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, young Peter Parker returns home. Under the watchful eye of mentor Tony Stark, he starts to embrace his newfound identity as Spider-Man. Parker also tries to return to his normal daily routine, but he’s distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just a friendly neighborhood superhero. Starring Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Tyne Daly, Marisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr. Stream the Marvel blockbuster from March 11.
#7 P.S. I Love You
When Gerry dies from an illness, Holly loses the love of her life. But knowing how hard Holly will take his death, Gerry plans ahead. Beginning on her 30th birthday, she receives the first in a series of letters written by him, designed to ease her grief and encourage her to move forward to a new life. If you like romantic movies, you can’t miss this one. Starring Gerard Butler and Hilary Swank.
#8 The Princess Bride
Adapted by William Goldman from his 1973 novel of the same name, this charming cult movie tells the story of a farmhand named Westley, who, aided by some unexpected friends, must rescue his true love Princess Buttercup from the odious Prince Humperdinck. With Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Wallace Shawn, André the Giant, and Christopher Guest.
#9 A Few Good Men
This acclaimed movie follows Lt. Daniel Kaffee, a military lawyer defending two US Marines charged with killing a colleague at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba. Although Kaffee is known for seeking plea bargains, a fellow lawyer convinces him that the accused marines were most likely carrying out an order from a commanding officer. Kaffee takes a risk by calling Col. Nathan R. Jessep to the stand in an effort to uncover the conspiracy. Starring Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, and Jack Nicholson.
#10 Baby Driver
Talented getaway driver Baby relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. But after meeting the woman of his dreams, he sees a chance to ditch his shady lifestyle and make a clean break. Unfortunately, he is coerced into working for a crime boss. As a result, Baby must face the music as a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom. A beautiful movie with an amazing soundtrack. Starring Ansel Elgort, Lily James, and Kevin Spacey.
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!
March 2018 is shaping up to be a great month for Foxtel Now subscribers. Besides new movies, you can also stream new episodes of Silicon Valley, Suits, Scandal, and Runaways.
Best of all, EVERYONE can grab the Foxtel Now free trial whether you’re a new user or existing Foxtel Play subscriber!