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Puss In Boots: The Last Wish, The Righteous Gemstones, Don’t Worry Darling, and Other Binge-worthy Movies To Watch On Showmax

As we wrap up the month of July, it’s the perfect time to kick back, relax, and enjoy some exciting entertainment. Whether you’re a fan of heartwarming animated adventures, dark comedies that explore family dynamics, or gripping thrillers, Showmax has got you covered. This month, the streaming platform offers an impressive lineup of binge-worthy movies and series that will keep you entertained for hours on end. So, grab your popcorn and get ready for a thrilling cinematic experience!

Here are our top picks!

Puss In Boots: The Last Wish

Voiced by the talented Antonio Banderas, Puss in Boots returns for a gripping adventure where he faces his most significant challenge yet. Down to his last life and running from the ominous Grim Reaper, Puss sets out on a quest to find the mythical lost wishing star, which holds one final wish. This action-packed tale takes viewers on a rollercoaster ride of swashbuckling feats and heartwarming moments as Puss and his furry friend Pero, voiced by Harvey Guillen, race against time to secure the last wish. The animation is top-notch, and the voice acting brings the beloved characters to life. Perfect for families and fans of adventure and humour.

The Righteous Gemstones

Follow the quirky and eccentric Gemstone family as they navigate the world of televangelism, fame, and family dynamics in this critically acclaimed comedy series. Led by the charismatic John Goodman as patriarch Eli Gemstone, the family’s opulent lives funded by church donations are far from straightforward. As Jesse, Judy, and Kelvin, portrayed by Danny McBride, Edi Patterson, and Adam DeVine, respectively, try to keep the Gemstone legacy intact, long-lost cousins, scandals, and mysterious adversaries threaten their path. Expect sharp humour, intriguing twists, and a satirical look into the lives of holy rollers. This series is perfect for those who enjoy dark comedies with a touch of drama and social commentary.

Don’t Worry Darling

Starring a star-studded cast, including Florence Pugh, Olivia Wilde, and Harry Styles, Don’t Worry Darling promises suspense and psychological thrills. Set in the 1950s, the story follows a housewife who begins to uncover unsettling secrets about her seemingly perfect life. Directed by Olivia Wilde, this suspenseful drama explores themes of deception, paranoia, and the dark underbelly of suburban life. The stylish cinematography and exceptional performances elevate this movie to must-watch status for fans of gripping psychological thrillers. Beware: the plot twists will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Fall

Fall follows the daring adventures of best friends Becky (played by Grace Caroline Currey from Shazam! Fury of the Gods) and Hunter (portrayed by Virginia Gardner from Halloween, Beautiful Disaster). These thrill-seekers live for conquering fears and pushing their limits, always seeking the next thrilling challenge. However, their excitement turns to terror when they realize they are stranded, with no safe way to descend. Fall will leave you breathless, so get ready to experience the adrenaline rush of a lifetime in Fall, showing now on Showmax.

Halloween Ends

“Halloween Ends” marks the epic and terrifying conclusion to one of the all-time highest-grossing horror franchises. The film follows Laurie Strode, portrayed by the acclaimed Jamie Lee Curtis (Oscar winner for “Everything Everywhere All at Once”), as she faces her ultimate battle against the embodiment of evil, Michael Myers. The anticipation for “Halloween Ends” was evident with its two nominations at the People’s Choice Awards: for The Drama Movie of 2022 and Drama Movie Star, acknowledging Jamie Lee Curtis’s remarkable performance. As you prepare for the grand finale of this legendary franchise, Showmax offers an opportunity to relive the horror. Brace yourself for an unforgettable journey into the darkness of fear and evil.

Violent Night

Get ready to celebrate Christmas in July with “Violent Night,” a coal-dark action-comedy that promises to be a wild ride. Emmy nominee David Harbour (known for “Stranger Things” and “Black Widow”) takes on the role of Nick, who finds himself far from the saintly figure on Christmas Eve when he faces a crew of ambitious hostage takers. Produced by the minds behind hit movies like “John Wick,” “Bullet Train,” and “Deadpool 2,” “Violent Night” promises action-packed thrills and unexpected laughs. Don’t miss this dark and comedic holiday treat that’s set to be a standout Christmas in July delight.

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile is a heartwarming family film that revolves around young Josh (Winslow Fegley from “Timmy Failure”), who struggles to adapt and make friends after moving to New York City. However, everything changes when he discovers Lyle, a singing crocodile with a love for baths, caviar, and great music, voiced by Grammy-nominated pop star Shawn Mendes. Recommended for ages 6 and above, the film celebrates the concept of finding family and finding joy amidst overwhelming situations. With its touching themes and delightful musical numbers, “Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile” promises to be an enchanting experience for the whole family.

Bandit

Prepare for a wild ride with the crime comedy-drama “Bandit,” a film based on a true story that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Starring 10-time Teen Choice nominee Josh Duhamel (known for “The Thing About Pam,” “Shotgun Wedding,” and “Transformers”), the movie centres around Gilbert Galvan Jr. (aka The Flying Bandit), a charming career criminal who embarks on an audacious spree of 59 bank heists across Canada, all while an increasingly frustrated police task force is hot on his trail. Don’t miss this remarkable film that showcases the talent of Josh Duhamel and brings a fascinating true story to life.

The Swearing Jar

Get ready to be charmed by “The Swearing Jar,” a heartfelt Canadian rom-com that weaves together romance, music, and memories to tell Carey’s captivating story. Carey, a musician and teacher, plans a special birthday concert for her husband, Simon, but little does she know that the event will lead her on an emotional journey into the past. “The Swearing Jar” boasts an exceptional ensemble cast, with Adelaide Clemens (known for “Rectify” and “Under The Banner of Heaven”) portraying Carey. Screen Actors Guild nominee Patrick J. Adams (renowned for his role as Mike Ross in “Suits”) plays her husband, Simon, and Douglas Smith (from “Big Little Lies” and “Big Love”) joins the cast as well. Adding to the star-studded lineup is Oscar nominee Kathleen Turner (known for “The Kominsky Method”). Don’t miss this delightful rom-com that has captivated both audiences and critics with its genuine storytelling and stellar performances on Showmax.

The Beta Test

Prepare to be intrigued and discomfited by “The Beta Test,” a darkly amusing thriller that takes a satirical look at Hollywood with savage flair. Multi-award-winning Jim Cummings, known for “Thunder Road” and “The Wolf of Wolf Hollow,” showcases his versatility as he co-directs, co-writes, and co-stars in this gripping film. The story revolves around a Hollywood agent whose life takes an unexpected turn when he receives an anonymous invitation for a no-strings-attached sexual encounter, just weeks before his wedding. Prepare to be entertained, challenged, and engrossed by “The Beta Test,” on Showmax

There you have it, your ultimate guide to binge-worthy movies and TV shows on Showmax this July. Other titles to binge include The Social Dilemma, Succession, and Die Byl. Happy streaming!

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