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  • The best international movies to stream on Showmax this month

    The best international movies to stream on Showmax this month

    It’s almost December and that means there are tons of new series and movies arriving on Showmax! From Dune, The Many Saints of Newark, Candyman, Uncharted, and Bill and Ted Face The Music, here are the best international movies to stream:

    DUNE | Stream from Monday, 28 November 2022

    The 12th-biggest box office hit of 2021 globally, Dune won six Oscars, five BAFTAs, three Critics Choice awards, and over 150 more awards. 

    Directed by Oscar nominee Denis Villeneuve (ArrivalBlade Runner 2049) from Frank Herbert’s bestseller, Dune tells the story of Paul Atreides (Oscar nominee Timothée Chalamet), a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As conflict grows over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence – a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential – only those who can conquer their fear will survive.

    As Lady Jessica Atreides, Rebecca Ferguson (The Greatest Showman) won a Critics Choice Super Award for Best Actress In Science Fiction/Fantasy Movie. Oscar winner Javier Bardem, Emmy winner Zendaya, Oscar nominees Charlotte Rampling and Josh Brolin, Emmy nominees Oscar Isaac and Stellan Skarsgård, and the likes of Jason Momoa and Dave Bautista co-star. 

    Dune has an 83% critics’ rating on Rotten Tomatoes. In their five-star review, The Guardian praises Dune as “blockbuster cinema at its dizzying, dazzling best… Dune reminds us what a Hollywood blockbuster can be.”

    THE MANY SAINTS OF NEWARK | Stream from Thursday, 24 November 2022

    HBO’s multi-award-winning gangster epic The Sopranos won 21 Emmys and is the 10th highest-rated TV show of all time on IMDb

    The Sopranos’ prequel, The Many Saints Of Newark, tells the origins story of Tony Soprano and how an impressionable teenager became an all-powerful mob moss. 

    Tony Soprano is played as a teen by Michael Gandolfini (The Deuce), stepping into the iconic role his father James Gandolfini remains best known for. Oscar nominees Leslie Odom Jr. (Broadway’s HamiltonOne Night In Miami) and Vera Farmiga (The Conjuring), Emmy winners Ray Liotta (Goodfellas) and Michael Imperioli (The SopranosThe White Lotus S2), Critics Choice nominee Corey Stoll (House of Cards) and multi-award winners Alessandro Nivola (American Hustle) and Jon Bernthal (We Own This City) co-star. 

    Directed by Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark WorldThe Sopranos), The Many Saints of Newark was hailed as “heaven for Sopranos fans” by Newsday.  

    CANDYMAN | Horror | Now streaming

    Don’t say his name…

    For as long as residents can remember, the housing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighbourhood were terrorised by a word-of-mouth ghost story about a supernatural killer with a hook for a hand, easily summoned by those daring to repeat his name five times into a mirror. 

    In present day, a decade after the last of the Cabrini towers were torn down, visual artist Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II from Watchmen and Us) and his girlfriend, gallery director Brianna Cartwright (Teyonah Parris from If Beale Street Could Talk and The Photograph), move into a luxury loft condo in Cabrini, now gentrified beyond recognition. Anxious to maintain his status in the Chicago art world, Anthony begins to explore the true story behind Candyman in his paintings, unknowingly unleashing a terrifying new wave of violence.

    Yahya was named Best Actor in a Horror Movie at the 2022 Critics Choice Super Awards, where Candyman was also up for Best Horror Movie. Yahya also won at the 2022 Fangoria Chainsaw Awards, Nia daCosta was named one of Palm Springs International Film Festivals’ Directors to Watch, and the horror was up for BET and Black Reel Awards, among other honours.

    A number one box office hit, Candyman was the sixth best-reviewed horror film of 2021 on Rotten Tomatoes, with an 84% critics’ rating. 

    UNCHARTED  | Action-adventure | Now streaming

    The 11th-biggest box office hit of 2022 so far, Uncharted introduces audiences to street-smart Nathan Drake (People’s Choice winner Tom Holland, aka Spider-Man) and showcases his first treasure-hunting adventure with wisecracking partner Victor “Sully” Sullivan (Oscar nominee Mark Wahlberg). 

    Inspired by the acclaimed video game series, this action-adventure epic spans the globe and follows Nate and Sully as they embark on the dangerous pursuit of “the greatest treasure never found” while also tracking clues that may lead to Nate’s long-lost brother.

    Oscar nominee Antonio Banderas and Sophia Ali (Dr Dahlia Qadri in Grey’s Anatomy) co-star. 

    BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC | Comedy | Now streaming

    Once told during a time-travelling adventure that they’d save the universe, two would-be rockers from San Dimas, California find themselves as middle-aged dads still trying to crank out a hit song and fulfil their destiny.

    Keanu Reeves (John WickThe Matrix) and Alex Winter (BIll & Ted’s Excellent Adventure) reunite, with Emmy nominees Kristen Schaal (What We Do In The Shadows) and Anthony Carrigan (No-Ho Hank in Barry) joining the cast alongside musos like Dave Grohl and Kid Cudi. 

    Bill & Ted Face The Music has an 83% critics’ rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with Variety using terms like “most excellent” and “bodacious” in their review. The movie also earned People’s Choice nominations for Favourite Comedy Movie and Favourite Comedy Movie Star (Reeves), among other accolades. 

    A JOURNAL FOR JORDAN | Drama | Now streaming

    Directed by Oscar winner Denzel Washington and starring Emmy nominee Michael B Jordan (Black Panther’s Killmonger and Creed’s Adonis Johnson), A Journal For Jordan is based on the real writings of first sergeant Charles Monroe King, who kept a journal of love and advice for his infant son before he was killed in action in Baghdad.

    Sharing this journal with her son, his fiancée, Dana Canedy (Sundance winner Chanté Adams from The Photograph), reflects on her unlikely yet powerful romantic relationship with King. 

    A Journal For Jordan was nominated for three 2022 Image Awards: Outstanding Directing (for Washington), Outstanding Writing (for Oscar nominee Virgil Williams, who co-wrote Mudbound), and Outstanding Breakthrough Performance for young actor Jalon Christian.

    MONSTER HUNTER  | Action fantasy | Now streaming

    Shot in South Africa and Namibia with Moonlighting, Monster Hunter is a #1 box office hit inspired by the global video game phenomenon of the same name. 

    When an unexpected sandstorm transports Captain Artemis (Milla Jovovich from Resident Evil) and her unit to a new world, the soldiers are shocked to discover that this hostile and unknown environment is home to enormous and terrifying monsters immune to their firepower. 

    Martial arts star Tony Jaa (Fast & Furious 7), Emmy nominee Ron Perlman (Hellboy), Grammy winner T.I. (Ant-Man), and three-time Teen Choice nominee Meagan Good (Think Like A Man) co-star. 

    Monster Hunter was nominated for a Visual Effects Society Award, with Empire Magazine calling the action fantasy “a quick-fire thrill-ride of creepy thrills, nasty kills and, of course, monster hunting”; Vulture “loud, unapologetic fun”; and The Globe and Mail “the best kind of super-dumb fun.”   

    To see everything on Showmax in November 2022, including the Showmax Originals The WifeTali’s Joburg Diary and Donkerbos, as well as 2022 Emmy winner Hacks, 2022 Emmy nominee The Man Who Fell To Earth, and 2022 International Emmy nominee Showtrial, click here.

     

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