The 8 best new international movies on Showmax

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Other recent additions include the #1 box office hits Rampage, with Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris and Malin Akerman, and The Meg, with Jason Statham.

The best intentions often come back to haunt you. After a mission gone wrong, Mission: Impossible – Fallout finds Ethan Hunt (three-time Oscar nominee Tom Cruise) and his IMF team (Oscar nominee Alec Baldwin, BAFTA nominee Simon Pegg, and Golden Globe winner Ving Rhames) in a race against time.

MTV Movie Awards winner Henry Cavill (Man of Steel) co-stars alongside the likes of Oscar nominee Angela Bassett (Black Panther), Emmy nominee Vanessa Kirby (The Crown), and returning favourites like Golden Globe nominees Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation), and Michelle Monaghan (Mission: Impossible III)

BUMBLEBEE

Charlie (Oscar nominee Hailee Steinfeld from True Grit in a Teen Choice nominated performance) is on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world. She discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken, in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary yellow VW bug.

As Agent Burns, John Cena earned a Teen Choice nomination for Choice Action Movie Actor. Golden Globe nominee Pamela Adlon (Better Things, Californication) also stars.

A STAR IS BORN

Seasoned musician Jackson Maine (seven-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper) discovers struggling artist Ally (Lady Gaga) – and falls in love. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer, until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

Cooper’s directorial debut won music awards at the Oscars, Golden Globes and BAFTAs, after earning best film, best actor and best actress nominations – among others – at all three. 

 

BREXIT: THE UNCIVIL WAR

Everyone knows who won. Not everyone knows how.

Oscar nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (Patrick Melrose) stars as political strategist Dominic Cummings, who leads a popular but controversial campaign to convince British voters to leave the European Union.

The Times (UK) called Brexit “rollickingly good entertainment, in a heart-sinking ‘oh, but this is still our real-life car crash’ kind of way.”


SMALLFOOT
A bright young yeti (voiced by People’s Choice winner Channing Tatum from 21 Jump Street) finds something he thought didn’t exist – a human (voiced by nine-time Emmy winner James Corden from Trolls). News of this ‘smallfoot’ throws the simple yeti community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the big world beyond their snowy village.

​Listen out for the likes of Zendaya (Euphoria), Oscar winner Common (Selma), Oscar nominee Danny DeVito (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), Golden Globe winner Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin), People’s Choice nominee Yara Shahidi (Black-ish) and LeBron James (The Shop).

INSTANT FAMILY

When Pete (Oscar nominee Mark Wahlberg from The Departed) and Ellie (Golden Globe nominee Rose Byrne from Bridesmaids) decide to start a family, they stumble into the world of foster care adoption. They hope to take in one small child but when they meet three siblings, including a rebellious 15 year old girl (Isabela Moner from Dora and The Lost City of Gold), they find themselves speeding from zero to three kids overnight. Now Pete and Ellie must try to learn the ropes of instant parenthood in the hopes of becoming a family.

Inspired by real events from the life of writer/director Sean Anders, Instant Family also stars Oscar winner Octavia Spencer (The Help), triple Emmy winner Margo Martindale (The Good Fight) and Emmy nominee Tig Notaro (Transparent).

 

GAME NIGHT

Golden Globe winner Jason Bateman (Ozark) and Oscar nominee Rachel McAdams (Spotlight) star as Max and Annie, whose weekly couples game night gets kicked up a notch when Max’s charismatic brother, Brooks (Emmy winner Kyle Chandler from Friday Night Lights), arranges a murder mystery party, complete with fake thugs and faux federal agents. So when Brooks gets kidnapped, it’s all part of the game… right? As the six uber-competitive gamers set out to solve the case and win, they begin to discover that neither this ‘game’ nor Brooks are what they seem to be.  Over the course of one chaotic night, the friends find themselves increasingly in over their heads as each twist leads to another unexpected turn.  With no rules, no points, and no idea who all the players are, this could turn out to be the most fun they’ve ever had…or game over.

Look out for Golden Globe winner Michael C. Hall (Dexter), Golden Globe nominee Danny Huston (Wonder Woman), Emmy nominees Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe) and Jesse Plemons (Fargo), and Teen Choice nominee Lamorne Morris (New Girl).

 

AMERICAN ANIMALS

Four young men mistake their lives for a movie and attempt one of the most audacious heists in U.S. history.

Teen Choice winner Blake Jenner (Glee), Teen Choice nominee Evan Peters (X-Men: Apocalypse), BAFTA Rising Star nominee Barry Keoghan (The Killing Of A Sacred Deer), and Jared Abrahamson (Fear the Walking Dead) co-star.

Other recent additions include the #1 box office hits Rampage, with Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris and Malin Akerman, and The Meg, with Jason Statham; the #2 box office hits What Men Want, with Taraji P. Henson, and Geostorm, with Gerard Butler; and the triple Teen Choice nominee Adrift, with Shailene Woodley and Sam Clafin.

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