Review: Ten Best Movies On Foxtel Now – New Releases and Classics
By Anthony Horan|2017-10-02T06:14:01+00:00September 28th, 2017|
Top 10 Movies on Foxtel Now for October 2017
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, with something there 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.
2017 Must See Movies
#1 Assassin’s Creed
Based on the video game franchise of the same name, Assassin’s Creed stars Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, and Jeremy Irons. The movie follows Callum Lynch as he explores the memories of his ancestor Aguilar de Nerha and gains the skills of a Master Assassin, before taking on the secret Templar society. Arguably better made and better cast than most video game adaptations, Assassin’s Creed will definitely capture your attention.
#2 The Edge of Seventeen
The Edge of Seventeen is a coming-of-age comedy-drama that received widespread acclaim from critics and viewers when it was released at the end of 2016. Starring Hailee Steinfeld, the movie explores teen life and beautifully tells the story of Nadine, who is having a tough time after finding out that her best friend started dating her older brother. Steinfeld’s incredible performance is definitely worth a watch.
This romantic thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat. Starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard, Allied explores a relationship during tumultuous times. In 1942, a Canadian intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their romance is tested by the pressures of war. Will it survive? Tune in on Foxtel Now to find out.
#4 xXx: Return of Xander Cage
Need a little more Vin Diesel in your life? Then this is the perfect flick for you. Xander Cage is left for dead after an incident, though he secretly returns to action for a new, tough assignment with his handler Augustus Gibbons. The movie stars Vin Diesel, Ruby Rose, Nine Dobrev, Samuel L. Jackson, and Ice Cube. This is the third installment in the xXx franchise and a sequel to both xXx (2002) and xXx: State of the Union (2005).
#5 The Light Between Oceans
This romantic period drama is the perfect movie for a quiet evening with a glass of wine and a big bowl of popcorn. A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from a drifting rowing boat. Years later, the couple discovers the child’s true parentage and are faced with a moral dilemma. Starring Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, and Rachel Weisz.
Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pine together? Yes, please! Passengers didn’t gain the critical acclaim it was hoping for last year, but it’s definitely a fun ride, especially if you’re a sci-fi enthusiast. The story depicts two people who are awakened some 90 years too soon from an induced hibernation on a spaceship bound for a new planet. The chemistry between the two leads will surely keep you glued to the screen.
#7 The Founder
This satisfying biopic is not only extremely enjoyable, but also recommended for those who want to learn more about one of the most popular food chains in the world. It tells the story of Ray Kroc, a salesman who turned two brothers’ innovative fast food eatery, McDonald’s, into a huge restaurant business with a combination of ambition, persistence and ruthlessness. Starring Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, Laura Dern, John Carroll Lynch.
#8 Why Him?
Ready for a fun time? The film follows a father who tries to stop his daughter’s immature tech-millionaire boyfriend from asking her to marry him. Although the premise isn’t particularly original, the cast delivers great performances and the jokes still somehow seem fresh. Starring James Franco, Bryan Cranston, Zoey Deutch, Megan Mullally, Griffin Gluck and Keegan-Michael Key
#9 War On Everyone
If action comedies are your cup of tea, you don’t want to miss this one. Two corrupt cops set out to blackmail and frame every criminal unfortunate enough to cross their path. Events, however, are complicated by the arrival of someone who appears to be even more dangerous than they are. The movie stars Alexander Skarsgård, Michael Peña, and Theo James. The film is incredibly funny, so gather your friends and settle in for a buddy comedy you’ll want to watch over and over again.
#10 Jasper Jones
This Australian drama film directed by Rachel Perkins was based on the novel of the same name by Craig Silvey. A coming of age story, the movie follows Charlie Bucktin, a bookish boy of 14. On the night that Jasper Jones, the town’s mixed race outcast shows him the dead body of young Laura Wishart, Charlie’s life is changed forever. Starring Aaron L. McGrath, Toni Collette, Angourie Rice, Levi Miller.
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’s 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 movie!
October 2017 is shaping up to be a great month for Foxtel Now subscribers. Besides new movies, you can also stream new episodes of A Place to Call Home, The Walking Dead, The Flash, Arrow, Mr. Robot, and more!
Best of all, EVERYONE can grab the Foxtel Now free trial whether you’re a new user or existing Foxtel Play subscriber!