Showmax July Movies

Best Movies to Stream on Showmax This July

Showmax has some great new and existing content to enjoy this July. From the ongoing season of House of the Dragons to the Mean Girls musical remake, there’s a lot of content to keep you entertained while you’re snuggling on the couch trying to fight the winter away.

Here are the best movies you can enjoy on Showmax this July.

Showmax Movies July

MEAN GIRLS | Stream from Monday, 1 July

From multiple-Emmy-winner Tina Fey (30 Rock) comes a new – musical – twist on the cult-favourite movie, Mean Girls, which was in turn based on Rosalind Wiseman’s book Queen Bees and Wannabes.

The #15 highest-grossing movie of 2024 (so far) at the global box office, Mean Girls follows new student Cady Heron, who’s welcomed into the top of the social food chain by the elite popular girls known as “The Plastics”… until she falls for queen bee Regina’s ex, Aaron.

Mean Girls stars Angourie Rice (the Spider-Man trilogy, Mare of Easttown) as Cady, with singer Reneé Rapp (The Sex Lives of College Girls) reprising her role from the Broadway show as Regina. Also look out for Auli’i Cravalho (who voiced the animated Moana), Tony winner and Grammy nominee Jaquel Spivey, and Christopher Briney (The Summer I Turned Pretty) as Aaron, as well as a bunch of familiar faces from the original film, including lead Lindsay Lohan.

BLUE BEETLE | Stream from Monday, 1 July

In Blue Beetle, struggling college grad Jaime Reyes unexpectedly finds himself in possession of an ancient relic of alien biotechnology: the Scarab. When the Scarab chooses Jaime to be its symbiotic host, he gets an incredible but unpredictable suit of armour, forever changing his destiny.

Blue Beetle was up for Best Superhero Movie at the 2024 Critics Choice Super Awards, where Xolo Maridueña (Cobra Kai, Parenthood) was nominated for Best Actor.

Blue Beetle also stars Oscar nominee Adriana Barraza (Thor, Dora and the Lost City of Gold), Emmy-winning comedian George Lopez, and Critics Choice nominees Raoul Max Trujillo (Mayans M.C., Riddick) and Harvey Guillén (What We Do in the Shadows), as well as Oscar winner Susan Sarandon. Singer Becky G voices Khaji-Da.

THE BEEKEEPER | Stream from Monday, 8 July

Expose the corruption. Protect the hive.

The #13 biggest global blockbuster of the year (so far), The Beekeeper stars Critics Choice nominee Jason Statham (Wrath of Man, Expend4bles, The Transporter) as a man whose brutal campaign for vengeance takes on national stakes after he is revealed to be a former operative of a powerful and clandestine organisation known as “Beekeepers.”

Directed by David Ayer, who wrote Training Day and the original The Fast and the Furious, The Beekeeper’s all-star cast includes Emmy Raver-Lampman (The Umbrella Academy), People’s Choice winner Josh Hutcherson (Peeta Mellark in the Hunger Games movies), Oscar nominee Minnie Driver (Good Will Hunting), six-time Emmy nominee Phylicia Rashad (Mary-Anne Creed in the Creed films) and Oscar winner Jeremy Irons (Watchmen).

MIGRATION | Stream from Sunday, 14 July

Take flight into the thrill of the unknown in Migration, another #1 blockbuster from Illumination, the studio that gave us Despicable Me, Minions, Sing and The Secret Life of Pets.

Overprotective Mallard duck dad Mack just wants to keep his family safe in their pond, but his family wants the holiday of a lifetime.

At the 2024 Annie Awards, Tresi Gazal was nominated for Outstanding Voice Acting in an Animated Feature for her feature film debut as the voice of Little Gwen. The cast also includes Oscar nominee Kumail Nanjiani and three-time Emmy nominee Elizabeth Banks as her parents, not to mention the likes of Emmy winner Keegan-Michael Key, Emmy nominee Awkwafina and Oscar nominee Danny DeVito.

Migration is directed by Oscar nominee Benjamin Renner (Ernest & Celestine), from his screenplay with Emmy winner Mike White (The White Lotus, School of Rock).

ANYONE BUT YOU | Stream from Monday, 15 July

Hot? Yes. Bothered? Also yes.

Anyone But You was up for Comedy Movie of the Year at the 2024 People’s Choice Awards, where co-stars Sydney Sweeney (Euphoria, The White Lotus) and Glen Powell (Top Gun: Maverick, Hit Man) were both nominated for Comedy Movie Star of the Year.

Bea and Ben look like they’d be the perfect couple. But after an amazing first date, something turns their fiery hot attraction ice cold – until they find themselves unexpectedly thrust together at a destination wedding in Australia. So they do what any two mature adults would do: pretend to be a couple.

Directed by Golden Globe nominee Will Gluck (Easy A, Friends with Benefits), Anyone But You also stars Teen Choice nominee Alexandra Shipp (Barbie), Hadley Robinson (Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty), Michelle Hurd (Blindspot, Star Trek: Picard), Dermot Mulroney (Secret Invasion, Scream VI, My Best Friend’s Wedding), Darren Barnet (Never Have I Ever, Gran Turismo) and Oscar nominee Rachel Griffiths (Muriel’s Wedding).

BLACKBERRY | Stream from Thursday, 18 July

Based on the true story of the meteoric rise and catastrophic demise of the world’s first smartphone, BlackBerry is a whirlwind ride through a ruthlessly competitive Silicon Valley.

The comedy stars Emmy winner Jay Baruchel (FUBAR, This is the End, and the voice of Hiccup in the How to Train Your Dragon films), Glenn Howerton (A.P. Bio, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), and Matt Johnson, who also wrote and directed.

MASTER GARDENER | Stream from Thursday, 18 July\

Written and directed by Oscar nominee Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver, The Card Counter, First Reformed), Master Gardener follows Narvel Roth, a meticulous horticulturist devoted to tending the grounds of a historic estate called Gracewood Gardens, and pandering to its wealthy owner, Mrs Haverhill. When Mrs Haverhill asks him to take on her wayward great-niece Maya as an apprentice, chaos enters Narvel’s spartan existence, unlocking dark secrets from a buried, violent past that threatens them all.

Critics Choice and Golden Globe nominee Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby, The Underground Railroad), three-time Oscar nominee Sigourney Weaver (Avatar, Alien) and Black Reel nominee Quintessa Swindell (Black Adam, In Treatment) co-star. Master Gardener had its world premiere at Venice, with Weaver winning Best Actress at the CinEuphoria Awards, where Edgerton was up for Best Actor.

SILENT NIGHT | Stream from Monday, 22 July

Joel Kinnaman (The Suicide Squad, For All Mankind) stars in Silent Night as a father who witnesses his young son die in gang battle crossfire on Christmas Eve. While recovering from a wound that costs him his voice, he makes vengeance his life’s mission and embarks on a punishing training regimen to avenge his son’s death.

The cast includes Critics Choice nominee and Grammy winner Scott Mescudi, aka Kid Cudi (Don’t Look Up, X), and Oscar nominee Catalina Sandino Moreno (the upcoming John Wick spinoff, Ballerina).

Showmax Classic Movies

  • Groundhog Day (from 1 July)
  • Space Jam (from 1 July)
  • Venom (from 1 July)
  • Dumb and Dumber (from 4 July)
  • A Cinderella Story (from 4 July)
  • Beowulf (from 8 July)
  • Troy (from 8 July)
  • 10, 000 BC (from 8 July)
  • Jack The Giant Slayer (from 8 July)
  • The Bone Collector (from 8 July)
  • Four Christmases (from 11 July
  • Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (from 11 July)
  • The Longest Yard (from 11 July
  • Sherlock Holmes (from 11 July)
  • Donnie Brasco (from 11 July)
  • Captain Phillips (from 15 July)
  • Sully (from 15 July)
  • City of Angels (from 15 July)
  • A League of Their Own (from 15 July)
  • Godzilla (from 15 July)
  • Oceans 8 (from 18 July)
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home (from 18 July)
  • The Dukes of Hazzard (from 18 July)
  • He’s Just Not That Into You (from 22 July)
  • My Best Friend’s Wedding (from 22 July)
  • New Year’s Eve (from 22 July)
  • Valentine’s Day (from 22 July)
  • Austin Powers in Goldmember (from 25 July)
  • Game Night (from 25 July)
  • Semi-Pro (from 25 July)
  • Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (from 25 July)
  • Pineapple Express (from 25 July)
  • Demolition Man (from 29 July)
  • Passenger 57 (from 29 July
  • Moneyball (from 29 July)

Other Movie Highlights

  • Kate Winslet in the HBO series The Regime (above), one of BBC and Vogue’s best series of 2024 so far
  • Emma Stone in A24’s series The Curse, dubbed “the weirdest, most unforgettable show of 2023” by Entertainment Weekly
  • The critically acclaimed second season of Killing It, starring Craig Robinson (The Office, Brooklyn Nine-Nine) • Mzansi Wethu’s most-watched show ever, Sibongile & The Dlaminis
  • School Ties, the latest true-crime phenomenon from Showmax faves IdeaCandy and Steinheist director Richard Gregory
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