Thu 23 Nov 2017, 11:16
We prescribe these fun movies on Showmax to help you cope with all the admin and crazy deadlines that come steamrolling in towards the end of the year.
There’s nothing like a good movie to take your mind off of your ever-growing to-do list. Don’t call it procrastination - think of it as a “mental health day”, essential to helping you keep your cool as things heat up toward December.
Showmax fans have been loving these 8 movies on the platform lately. Take your pick for your next escapism session.
A cult-classic-in-waiting from 2013, Spring Breakers follows a group of college-aged girls as they descend into the underworld of drugs and murder on their spring break. This small-budget movie, which turned into a big hit in cinemas, is a wild ride, full of sensuality, nudity, sex and violence. Starring Hollywood darlings Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez and Ashley Benson, and James Franco as the drug dealer who helps turn the girls into fully-fledged criminals. Watch now.
2. The Dictator
General Aladeen has worked hard to defend his country from democracy. So he goes to New York to avoid an assassination plot... but is New York ready for his insanity? Starring the inimitable Sacha Baron Cohen as the Dictator. Watch now.
The tragic story of the life and death of Kurt Cobain has never been this personal or detailed, told through his journals, letters and drawings. Get to know the music genius from an abandoned young child to becoming the frontman of the band that changed rock ‘n roll forever. But how much of the story is to be believed? Watch now.
When a warlord's army kills a farmer's son and kidnaps his wife, they don't realise they've made a big enemy, in this epic fantasy action movie starring the one and only Jason Statham! Watch now.
Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway and Russell Crowe lead this stunning new version of the legendary musical, where love and life try to survive during a revolution. See if you can spot Sacha Baron Cohen from the Dictator in the movie, too - and yes, it turns out he really can sing. Watch now.
High school star Zach plots revenge on his cheerleader ex by dating the school nerd Laney. But this sweet 90s classic romcom proves that you can't judge a book by its cover. And also that people look totally different when they take their glasses off. Watch now.
Pilot Whip Whitaker saves many in a horrifying airline crash. Then his dependence on drugs and alcohol come back to bite him, forcing him into major life changes. Watch now.
8. The Bank Job
And, finally, there’s some more hardcore Jason Statham action with this film a reformed petty thief, living a pedestrian London life with his family - until his ex turns up with an offer he can't refuse. Watch now.
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By Laura Cooke