Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean.

This Tuesday as we celebrate our heroes on Mashujaa Day, the DStv universe offers some of its biggest movies where you’ll find one or two heroes that are worth celebrating. If you can’t help it, waking up a little early to start your viewing experience isn’t such a terrible idea.

Especially if it involves Jason Statham, Jude Law and Melissa McCarthy, an awkward trio who when paired together make the most hilarious spies CIA has ever had. Renting Spy on DStv BoxOffice is just the perfect way to kick-off your Mashujaa Day since Melissa and Co. are heroes in their own right.

In Think Like a Man Too, funny little man Kevin Hart takes us all to Vegas for a wedding that almost never happens until he saves the day in a hero-like fashion. This movie is available on DStv Catch Up for DStv Premium customers.

What about catching up with a heroine like Angelina Jolie in Maleficent? Sure, she can be really mean when her wings are clipped but her soft spot for Sleeping Beauty (played by Elle Fanning) will give you more reasons to smile. Also on DStv Catch Up.

Don’t worry, if you can’t Catch Up or rent a blockbuster on BoxOffice, there are lots of other movies that will make your Mashujaa Day more special.

We’ve always considered Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) and his gang - Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Turner (Keira Knightley) to be some sorts of heroes, especially when it comes to commanding the high seas and taking control of The Black Pearl. Tune in to Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End at 10:10 on M-Net Movies Family.

Ryan Reynolds isn’t really a traditional hero but he’s got some guts going down on his knees and proposing to his horrible boss (played by Sandra Bullock). Now that is a shujaa’s courage we should all channel. Catch The Proposal at 12:20 on M-Net Movies Showcase.

Someone else you wouldn’t mind channeling is the small town hero Jimmy Smith Jr (Eminem), an underdog tries to launch his rap career in a black-dominated profession. Don’t miss 8 Mile at 21:00 on Studio Universal.

Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson are the kind of heroes you want in your corner any day. Yes, they could drive us all off a cliff but they sure know how to find a safe landing. Don’t miss Fast and Furious 6, 22:50 on M-Net Movies Action.

It’s been a long day, I know. But just before slipping into bed, there is one more shujaa, the fiercest of them all. I’m talking about Olivia Pope but this time she is fighting a war against some of the most tactful, most vengeful enemies – Mellie and Cyrus. Tune in to episode 4 of The Fixer S5 at 23:30 on M-Net.

Have a blessed Mashujaa Day from the DStv family!!!