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Movies to Watch on SHOWTIME

Wondering what to cue up on SHOWTIME? We have over 60 movie recommendations to choose from.

Like every other premium channel, SHOWTIME® was in the 24/7 movies business long before it branched out into creating its own shows. In 2023, SHOWTIME is still very much a movie channel, carrying more than 500 recent and classic feature films at any given time, though a few bombs do slip through. Ever seen The Jesus Rolls, an obscure sequel to The Big Lebowski? Would not recommend.

We would, however, recommend the following 66 movies on SHOWTIME. Worth noting: If you’re looking for kids flicks, check out corporate cousin Paramount+ because everything on SHOWTIME is rated PG and up.

SHOWTIME movie recommendations

Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022)

You’ve likely heard about Everything Everywhere All at Once, but if you haven’t seen it, prepare yourself—the title says it all. A middle-aged laundromat owner’s (Michelle Yeoh) dull life gets turned upside down and every other direction when she’s pulled into the multiverse to stop a villain bent on crushing all the realities. What follows is the most exhilarating and imagination-exploding 140 minutes ever filmed, with Golden Globe winner Yeoh (mostly) in control.

X (2022)

Before she wowed the world in Wednesday as, well, Wednesday, Jenna Ortega co-starred in this A24 horror movie about an adult film shoot gone all the way wrong in 1979 Texas. Director Ti West (The House of the Devil) simultaneously pays tribute to classic slasher flicks and upends the whole genre with amped-up gore, sex, and terror—all set to a chilly soundtrack by goth rocker Chelsea Wolfe. X is the first entry of a trilogy that includes the prequel Pearl (2022) and MaXXXine (now in production).

Confess, Fletch (2022)

Chevy Chase goofily immortalized journalist Irwin M. “Fletch” Fletcher in 1985’s Fletch (not so much in 1989’s Fletch Lives), but Jon Hamm takes the character in a slicker direction in Confess, Fletch. He’s still a wisecracking troublemaker with few social filters, but Hamm’s Fletch is a competent investigator—who happens to become a murder suspect while tracking down a stolen art collection. Confess, Fletch is a fun, twisty mystery-comedy that sticks the landing.

Dio: Dreamers Never Die (2022)

You don’t have to be a heavy metal fan to enjoy the decades-spanning journey of singer Ronnie James Dio—but it helps. The iconic frontman of Rainbow, Black Sabbath, and the eponymous Dio passed away in 2010. Dreamers Never Die is more of a celebration of his vision and perseverance than a dark Behind the Music exposé. The documentary’s biggest reveal: Dio got his musical start as a ’50s pop singer even before the Beatles.

Pulp Fiction (1994)

Quentin Tarantino’s breakthrough Pulp Fiction is just as thrilling and hilarious now as it was 29 years ago when it first established its pop-cultural dominance. The three-pronged, time-warping tale of a hitman duo (Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta), a druggy gangster girlfriend (Uma Thurman), and a hapless ex-boxer (Bruce Willis) is the diamond in an ocean of Los Angeles crime stories, set to the coolest soundtrack ever DJed. Pulp Fiction is a uniquely American classic.

Almost Famous (2000)

Unlike Pulp Fiction, Cameron Crowe’s Almost Famous doesn’t get its due as a quintessential film. This is the straightforward, semi-autobiographical story of an aspiring Rolling Stone journalist (Patrick Fugit) on tour with the cusp-of-stardom ’70s band Stillwater (fronted by Jason Lee). It’s sweeter and funnier than you’d expect from a debauched rock and roll fable. Also, Kate Hudson is so good here as band groupie Penny Lane that she hasn’t topped it in 23 years of rom-coms.

More SHOWTIME movie recommendations

Recommended drama movies on SHOWTIME

  • Green Room
  • Marathon Man
  • Moneyball
  • Room
  • Secretary
  • Titanic
  • Violet
  • Whiplash
  • Wild Things
  • Zodiac

Recommended comedy movies on SHOWTIME

  • Better Off Dead
  • But I’m a Cheerleader
  • Dazed & Confused
  • Desperately Seeking Susan
  • Dirty Work
  • Obvious Child
  • Orange County
  • Queenpins
  • Stripes
  • Team America: World Police

Recommended action movies on SHOWTIME

  • Barb Wire
  • Congo
  • Crank
  • Desperado
  • The Green Knight
  • New York Ninja
  • Run Lola Run
  • Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
  • Snake Eyes
  • Terminator Genisys

Recommended sci-fi movies on SHOWTIME

  • The Circle
  • Congo
  • Event Horizon
  • Hotel Artemis
  • Minority Report
  • Paradise Hills
  • Snowpiercer
  • Tammy and the T-Rex
  • Under the Skin
  • Wifelike

Recommended horror movies on SHOWTIME

  • Aquaslash
  • Immanence
  • It Comes at Night
  • The Last Matinee
  • Let the Right One In
  • Piranha 3D
  • The Retreat
  • Student Body
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
  • Wrong Turn

Recommended documentary movies on SHOWTIME

  • Amy
  • Belushi
  • Bitchin’: The Sound and Fury of Rick James
  • Kevin Garnett: Anything is Possible
  • McEnroe
  • Meet Me in the Bathroom
  • NYC Point Gods
  • The Show: California Love
  • Sid & Judy
  • Whitney: Can I Be Me

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