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10 Best Movies To Watch on Showtime Right Now (January 2024)

The ever-evolving landscape of movies and TV series has made it possible for Showtime to extend beyond the tag of a high-tier cable package. At the moment, you have the luxury to enjoy this premium movie channel through its application. You can also easily integrate it into your Amazon Prime or Hulu account. 

For a cinephile, the options on Showtime can be a treasure trove, especially if you are an active watcher. It consists of several fine thrillers, timeless comedies, modern action, and a diverse range of drama. We have curated this list for you to make the selection based on your watching needs for the month of December.

10 Top Movies That you need to stream on Showtime

Everything Everywhere All At Once

IMDb Rating – 7.8

Released in 2022, Everything Everywhere All At Once became one of the most unique films of the year. The movie tells the story of Evelyn, a Chinese-American immigrant who owns a laundromat with her husband and daughter. As the story unfolds, she finds her ability to travel to parallel universes as she begins her strange journey that involves rocks and hot dog fingers. Confused right? The movie further explores themes of nihilism and identity in a different and sometimes silly way, offering an entertaining and powerful experience from beginning to end.

Cast

  • Michelle Yeoh as Evelyn Wang
  • Stephanie Hsu as Joy Wang / Jobu Tupaki
  • Ke Huy Quan as Waymond Wang
  • James Hong as Gong Gong
  • Jamie Lee Curtis as Deirdre Beaubeirdre
  • Tallie Medel as Becky Sregor
  • Jenny Slate as Debbie the Dog Mom
  • Harry Shum Jr. as Chad
  • Biff Wiff as Rick

Director – Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert

Release Date – 2022

Runtime – 2h 19m

Blue Velvet 

IMDb Rating – 7.7

The film Blue Velvet directed by David Lynch, was deemed to be controversial when it came out due to its use of sex and violence to narrate the story. However, in present day, it is considered to be iconic despite its graphic scenes. Several moments, especially those with Isabella Rossellini playing a fragile singer named Dorothy, can be tough to watch. Dorothy’s life takes a strange turn, and a college student named Jeffrey Beaumont (played by Kyle McLachlan) becomes intrigued with her, turning himself into a self-appointed detective. Dennis Hopper plays one of the scariest characters ever seen on screen, and Angelo Badalamenti’s music adds an eerie touch that’s unmatched.

Cast

  • Isabella Rossellini as Dorothy Vallens
  • Kyle MacLachlan as Jeffrey Beaumont
  • Dennis Hopper as Frank Booth
  • Laura Dern as Sandy Williams
  • Hope Lange as Mrs. Williams
  • Dean Stockwell as Ben
  • George Dickerson as Detective Williams
  • Priscilla Pointer as Mrs. Beaumont
  • Frances Bay as Aunt Barbara

Director – David Lynch

Release Date – 1986

Runtime – 2h

Aftersun 

IMDb Rating – 7.7

A touching, complex film, Aftersun explores the relationship between a father and a daughter. As the movie kicks off with Sophie trying to understand her father better, there is more than what meets the eye. Even though not everything is explained In the movie, it is heartfelt and relatable, to say the least. 

Cast

  • Paul Mescal as Calum
  • Frankie Corio as Sophie
  • Celia Rowlson-Hall as Adult Sophie
  • Sally Messham as Belinda

Director – Charlotte Wells

Release Date – 2022

Runtime – 1h 42m

Nothing Compares 

IMDb Rating – 7.6

If you are a fan of documentaries, then Nothing Compares is the one for you. Directed by Kathryn Ferguson, the film includes interviews with OʼConnor and archival footage, uncovering her remarkable journey to global stardom before a protest affected her career. This incredible audio-visual piece showcases the journey of a woman inspired by her background, willing to talk about causes important to her. 

Cast

  • Sinéad O’Connor as herself
  • Gay Byrne as himself (archive footage)
  • John O’Connor as himself, Sinéad O’Connor’s father (archive footage)
  • Bob Dylan as himself (archive footage)
  • Brian D’Arcy as himself (voice)

Director – Kathryn Ferguson

Release Date – 2022

Runtime – 1h 37m

Pearl 

IMDb Rating – 7.0

Directed by Ti West, Pearl is a prequel horror movie that stars Mia Goth in the lead role. It can be considered as a villain origin story which has its scary slasher moments. Mia Goth stars alongside Tandi Wright and Matthew Sunderland, who play the character’s parents, and there’s a cameo by David Corenswet. Audiences love Goth’s acting, the arc of the narrative, and the spookiness of the movie, and her looking forward to a third movie in the series. 

Cast

  • Mia Goth as Pearl
  • David Corenswet as the Projectionist
  • Tandi Wright as Ruth
  • Matthew Sunderland as Father
  • Emma Jenkins-Purro as Mitsy
  • Alistair Sewell as Howard

Director – Ti West

Release Date – 2022

Runtime – 1h 43m 

The Fabelmens 

IMDb Rating – 7.5

Directed by Steven Spielberg, The Fabelman is a drama about a young man who follows his dreams with support from his family and friends. Often cited as a sneak peek into Spielberg’s own life, it has all the heartfelt moments you can expect in a movie. 

Cast

  • Michelle Williams as Mitzi Fabelman
  • Paul Dano as Burt Fabelman
  • Seth Rogen as Bennie Loewy
  • Gabriel LaBelle as Sammy Fabelman
  • Mateo Zoryan (credited as Mateo Zoryon Francis-DeFord) as Younger Sammy Fabelman
  • Keeley Karsten as Natalie Fabelman
  • Alina Brace as Younger Natalie Fabelman
  • Julia Butters as Reggie Fabelman
  • Birdie Borria as Younger Reggie Fabelman
  • Judd Hirsch as Uncle Boris
  • Sophia Kopera as Lisa Fabelman
  • Jeannie Berlin as Hadassah Fabelman
  • Robin Bartlett as Tina Schildkraut
  • Sam Rechner as Logan Hall
  • Oakes Fegley as Chad Thomas
  • Chloe East as Monica Sherwood

Director – Steven Spielberg

Release Date – 2022

Runtime – 2h 31m 

The Lighthouse 

IMDb Rating – 7.4

Directed by Robert Eggers, The Lighthouse is an intense movie starring Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe as two lighthouse keepers. The movie starts with them getting caught in a storm at a remote outpost. The film shifts between spooky, intense, and dramatic moments, and even though it’s hard to say exactly what kind of movie it is, filming it in black and white makes the story stand out. 

Cast

  • Robert Pattinson as Thomas Howard
  • Willem Dafoe as Thomas Wake
  • Valeriia Karaman as Mermaid
  • Logan Hawkes as Ephraim Winslow
  • Kyla Nicolle as Woman on the Rocks
  • Shaun Clarke as Departing Wickie
  • Pierre Richard as Departing Assistant Wickie
  • Preston Hudson as Tender Mate
  • Jeffrey Cruts (credited as Jeff Cruts) as Tender Mate

Director – Robert Eggers

Release Date – 2019

Runtime – 1h 49m

Mona Lisa and The Blood Moon

IMDb Rating – 6.2

Directed by Ana Lily Amirpour, Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon is a sci-fi thriller that stars Jeon Jong-sea as a woman with superpowers. She escapes the mental hospital and things unfold from there. The movie also has funny Craig Robinson as a detective looking for her and Kate Hudson (Glass Onion) as a wild single mom who takes in the superpowered stranger. The film is set in the lively nightlife of New Orleans, showing their wild and crazy adventures through the neon lights.

Cast

  • Kate Hudson as Bonnie Hunt
  • Jeon Jong-seo (credited as Jun Jong Seo) as Mona ‘Lisa’ Lee
  • Craig Robinson as Officer Harold
  • Ed Skrein as Fuzz
  • Evan Whitten as Charles ‘Charlie’ Hunt
  • Lauren Bowles as Nurse
  • Serene Lee as Mrs. Pong
  • Cory Roberts as Snacky
  • Kyler Porche as Rick
  • Michael Carollo as Randy
  • Anthony Reynolds as Officer Martin

Director – Ana Lily Amirpour

Release Date – 2021

Runtime – 1h 46m 

Bodies Bodies Bodies 

IMDb Rating – 6.2

Fun name, right? This movie happens to be a dark comedy where a fun party transforms into a scary game. Amandla Stenberg and Maria Bakalova play a couple from different backgrounds joining wealthy friends who try to make them feel out of place. Directed by Halina Reijn, the film is a funny take on class differences and how the internet affects our connections.

Cast

  • Amandla Stenberg as Sophie
  • Maria Bakalova as Bee
  • Myha’la Herrold as Jordan
  • Rachel Sennott as Alice
  • Chase Sui Wonders as Emma
  • Pete Davidson as David
  • Lee Pace as Greg
  • Conner O’Malley as Max

Director – Halina Reijn

Release Date – 2022

Runtime – 1h 34m

Men

IMDb Rating – 6.1

The movie boasts of wonderful performances, and while it somewhat scratches the surface with its subject matter, themes of toxic masculinity are greatly discussed in the movie. It tells the story of a widow haunted by men in her village. The film is a fascinating folk horror with intense and sometimes chilling visuals, offering a visceral experience as the suspenseful tale unfolds.

Cast

  • Jessie Buckley as Harper
  • Rory Kinnear as Geoffrey
  • Paapa Essiedu as James
  • Gayle Rankin as Riley
  • Sarah Twomey as Police Officer Frieda
  • Zak Rothera-Oxley as Samuel
  • Sonoya Mizuno as Police Operator (voice)

Director – Alex Garland

Release Date – 2022

Runtime – 1h 40m 

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Ankita holds a post-graduate degree in political science and balances various roles every day. She works as a copywriter, and a news writer, and takes on freelance writing projects while nurturing her love for animals. With a keen interest in unbiased journalism, she finds enjoyment in Woody Allen's movies and rock music. Ankita appreciates a wide range of perspectives, especially those that align with the left of centre.