It's Literary "Show Time"! 40 Movies On Showtime You Have To Watch Like Right Now! (2018)

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Here are 40 movies on Showtime. We have selected our favorites to recommend. Grab the popcorn and start watching!

1. A Beautiful Mind

After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.

IMDb: 8,2

2. Cold in July

When a protective father meets a murderous ex-con, both need to deviate from the path they are on as they soon find themselves entangled in a downwards spiral of lies and violence while having to confront their own inner psyche.

IMDb: 6,8

3. Bad Santa

A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid.

IMDb: 7,1

4. Wristcutters: A Love Story

A film set in a strange afterlife way station that has been reserved for people who have committed suicide.

IMDb: 7,3

5. Vanilla Sky

A self-indulgent and vain publishing magnate finds his privileged life upended after a vehicular accident with a resentful lover.

IMDb: 6,9

6. Band Aid

A couple who can't stop fighting embark on a last-ditch effort to save their marriage: turning their fights into songs and starting a band.

IMDb: 6,6

7. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet Agent within MI6.

IMDb: 7,1

8. God’s Pocket

A blue collar worker tries to cover things up when his stepson is killed in a suspicious accident, but a local reporter senses that something's amiss.

IMDb: 6,1

9. Weiner

An examination of disgraced New York Congressman Anthony Weiner's mayoral campaign and today's political landscape.

IMDb: 7,6

10. The Art of the Steal

Crunch Calhoun, a semi-reformed art thief, agrees to get his old gang back together to pull off one last heist.

IMDb: 6,3

11. Witness

A young Amish boy is sole witness to a murder; policeman John Book goes into hiding in Amish country to protect him until the trial.

IMDb: 7,4

12. Battle Royale

In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act.

IMDb: 7,7

13. Snowden

The NSA's illegal surveillance techniques are leaked to the public by one of the agency's employees, Edward Snowden, in the form of thousands of classified documents distributed to the press.

IMDb: 7,3

14. Bridge of Spies

During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers.

IMDb: 7,6

15. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

A traveling theater company gives its audience much more than they were expecting.

IMDb: 6,8

16. Zack and Miri Make a Porno

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Lifelong platonic friends Zack and Miri look to solve their respective cash-flow problems by making an adult film together. As the cameras roll, however, the duo begin to sense that they may have more feelings for each other than they previously thought.

IMDb: 6,6

17. Glengarry Glen Ross

An examination of the machinations behind the scenes at a real estate office.

IMDb: 7,8

18. Casino Royale

Armed with a license to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007, and must defeat a private banker to terrorists in a high stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, Montenegro, but things are not what they seem.

IMDb: 8,0

19. Drug War

A drug cartel boss who is arrested in a raid is coerced into betraying his former accomplices as part of an undercover operation.

IMDb: 7,0

20. In the Bedroom

A New England couple's college-aged son dates an older woman who has two small children and an unwelcome ex-husband.

IMDb: 7,4

21. Carol

An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman in 1950s New York.

IMDb: 7,2

22. Hesher

A young boy has lost his mother and is losing touch with his father and the world around him. Then he meets Hesher who manages to make his life even more chaotic.

IMDb: 7,0

23. Rocky

A small-time boxer gets a supremely rare chance to fight a heavy-weight champion in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.

IMDb: 8,1

24. The Hateful Eight

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In the dead of a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter and his prisoner find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection of nefarious characters.

IMDb: 7,8

25. Hell or High Water

A divorced father and his ex-con older brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's ranch in West Texas.

IMDb: 7,6

26. Scream

A year after the murder of her mother, a teenage girl is terrorized by a new killer, who targets the girl and her friends by using horror films as part of a deadly game.

IMDb: 7,2

27. Tale of Tales

From the bitter quest of the Queen of Longtrellis, to two mysterious sisters who provoke the passion of a king, to the King of Highhills obsessed with a giant Flea, these tales are inspired by the fairytales by Giambattista Basile.

IMDb: 6,4

28. Lincoln

As the American Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.

IMDb: 7,4

29. Shaun of the Dead

A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living.

IMDb: 7,9

30. Jaws

A local sheriff, a marine biologist and an old seafarer team up to hunt down a great white shark wreaking havoc in a beach resort.

IMDb: 8,0

31. Hellion

When motocross and heavy metal obsessed thirteen-year-old Jacob's increasing delinquent behavior forces CPS to place his little brother, Wes, with his aunt, Jacob and his emotionally absent father, Hollis, must finally take responsibility for their actions and for each other in order to bring Wes home.
IMDb: 6,1

32. Away from Her

A man coping with the institutionalization of his wife because of Alzheimer's disease faces an epiphany when she transfers her affections to another man, Aubrey, a wheelchair-bound mute who also is a patient at the nursing home.

IMDb: 7,6

33. Punch-Drunk Love

A psychologically troubled novelty supplier is nudged towards a romance with an English woman, all the while being extorted by a phone-sex line run by a crooked mattress salesman, and purchasing stunning amounts of pudding.

IMDb: 7,3

34. The Babadook

A widowed mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.

IMDb: 6,8

35. Sex, Lies, and Videotape

A sexually repressed woman's husband is having an affair with her sister. The arrival of a visitor with a rather unusual fetish changes everything.

IMDb: 7,2

36. Hoop Dreams

A film following the lives of two inner-city Chicago boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional.

IMDb: 8,3

37. Personal Shopper

A personal shopper in Paris refuses to leave the city until she makes contact with her twin brother who previously died there. Her life becomes more complicated when a mysterious person contacts her via text message.

IMDb: 6,2

38. Babe

Babe, a pig raised by sheepdogs, learns to herd sheep with a little help from Farmer Hoggett.

IMDb: 6,8

39. Certain Women

The lives of three women intersect in small-town America, where each is imperfectly blazing a trail.

IMDb: 6,3

40. Brand: A Second Coming

Follows comedian/author/activist Russell Brand as he dives headlong into drugs, sex & fame in an attempt to find happiness, only to realize that our culture feeds us bad ideas & empty idols. Through his stand up, Brand explores his own true icons - Gandhi, Che Guevara, Malcolm X & Jesus Christ- & evolves from addict & Hollywood star to an unexpected political disruptor & newfound hero to the underserved. Will Brand hold fast against the roar of criticism to break out of the very system that built him?

IMDb: 5,8

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