Get your binge on with these mega movie marathons

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Take a long journey, follow the rise of a superhero or plunge into an alternate universe with these movie franchises. They’re all streaming on Showmax now. New subscribers get 14 days free. 

The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings

Stream Peter Jackson’s Tolkien trilogies and experience the whole magical journey through Middle-earth alongside Bilbo, Frodo, Gandalf and their brave friends. The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings movies won 18 Oscars and are both considered among the greatest movie franchises of all.

Explore the Tolkien Collection »

Harry Potter

Based on JK Rowling’s book series, the eight-movie franchise cost $1.2 billion to make and raked in over $7 billion at the box office. Everyone knows the story: ordinary boy Harry Potter discovers he’s a wizard destined to battle dark forces hellbent on destroying not only him, but everyone he loves. 

If you want to find out what your South African Patronus animal would be, take the Showmax Harry Potter quiz here 

Explore the Harry Potter Collection »

The Matrix

Arguably the most iconic sci-fi film in history, Keanu Reeves teams up with Laurence Fishburne and Carrie-Anne Moss to play Neo, Morpheus and Trinity as they take on the criss-cross worlds of The Matrix. 

Imagine if everything you thought was real was actually a computer programme that’s enslaved humanity - and there’s only one person who can save humankind. Watch now »

Joker, The Dark Knight (and more)

Superhero fans, unite! Watch the best Batman of them all in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises) which introduces fans to a darker, more brooding Batman, played by Christian Bale. Then, get deeper into Gotham in 2019 Oscar winner Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix. Explore more of the DC universe with Birds of Prey, featuring Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Man of Steel with Henry Cavill as Superman and Ryan Reynolds behind the mask in Green Lantern. Shazam! is a comedic change of pace with a superhero the whole family can love. Explore the DC Universe now »

Rocky

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Rocky earned Sylvester Stallone an Oscar, was the highest-grossing film of 1976 and spawned six sequels and the Creed films. The new hero is the son of Rocky’s greatest opponent, Apollo Creed. Adonis Johnson (played by Michael B Jordan) has boxing in his blood. But he needs a mentor - so he seeks out Rocky to be his trainer. Explore the Rocky Collection »

Jason Bourne

Matt Damon brings Robert Ludlum’s amnesiac spy to life in this five-part series, starting with The Bourne Identity as Jason is pulled from the Mediterranean Sea with bullet wounds and no memory of who he is, how he got there and why someone tried to kill him. Each film (apart from The Bourne Legacy, which focuses on a whole different agent – Jeremy Renner’s character Aaron Cross) adds more to the puzzle than it actually answers.

Watch Jason’s films in order – The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum and Jason Bourne. You can use your discretion with The Bourne Legacy.

And there’s more… Look out for the Blade movies, all coming on 19 August, and the Rush Hour boxset starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker, coming to Showmax in September. Check out Showmax and get a 14-day free trial »

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