11 Best Movies on Showtime

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Do you want to bond with some friends or family? Host a movie night. Showtime has dozens of great films available at the push of a button, and today we will be looking at some. Whether you are looking for an action film or a more comedy-heavy film, there will be something for everyone on the list. 

Below you’ll find the top eleven best movies available on Showtime

11 of the Best Movies Available on Showtime

  1. 1917
  2. Dark Waters
  3. The Fits
  4. Lethal Weapon
  5. Room
  6. Amy
  7. Frances Ha
  8. First Cow
  9. Locke
  10. The Gentlemen
  11. Legally Blonde

1. 1917

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1917 (2019) – IMDb

IMDb RatingRotten Tomatoes RatingWhere Else to Watch
8.3/1089/100Showtime (Subscription), FuboTV (Subscription), DIRECTV (Subscription), or rent/buy on Youtube, FlixFling, Amazon, Google Play, YoTube, Fandango, Vudu, Microsoft, and Redbox

1917 is a first-person film that provides audiences with an immersive, one-of-a-kind experience. The most epic thing about this movie is that it looks as if the entire film is one continuous shot, effectively portraying the first-hand experience of a soldier amid battle. 

Two soldiers played by Dean-Charles Chapman and George MacKay are tasked with an impossible job to cross no man’s land to send a message that will save 1600 men. 

2. Dark Waters

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Dark Waters (2019) – IMDb

IMDb RatingRotten Tomatoes RatingWhere Else to Watch
7.6/1089/100Showtime (Subscription), FuboTV (Subscription), DIRECTV (Subscription), or rent/buy on Youtube, Amazon, Google Play, YouTube, Fandango, Vudu, Microsoft, and Redbox

After defending chemical companies for years, a corporate defense attorney (Mark Ruffalo) turns the tables and files a lawsuit against a company appearing to be violating dozens of health codes. When he finds out the company has been poisoning a small town for years through the groundwater, he decides he will do whatever it takes to keep the people safe. 

3. The Fits

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The Fits (2015) – IMDb

IMDb RatingRotten Tomatoes RatingWhere Else to Watch
6.7/1096/100Available to stream on Prime Video, Fubo, Showtime, Tubi, Kanopy, DIRECTV, Sundance, Topic, AMC and available to rent or buy on Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, YouTube, and Microsoft

This film follows Toni (Royalty Hightower), an eleven-year-old girl who wants to join a dance group. She pushes herself to the limits to be accepted. She even undergoes some appearance changes to be a part of the group. When a strange pandemic of odd behavior and dangerous fainting spells plag the team, her desires and motivation to be a part of the team start to become more confusing. 

4. Lethal Weapon

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Lethal Weapon (1987) – IMDb

IMDb RatingRotten Tomatoes RatingWhere Else to Watch
7.6/1089/100Available to stream on Fubo, Showtime, and DIRECTV, and available to rent or buy on Vudu, Amazon, Google Play, YouTube, Microsoft, Apple TV, Fandango, AMC, and Redbox 

If you are looking for a classic, A-class action film, Lethal Weapon should be your first choice. Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson) is paired with Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover) to uncover a drug-smuggling operation. The two are complete opposites, one with suicidal tendencies, the other reluctant to put up with him.

As the film continues, you start to see a friendship grow between the two as they simultaneously uncover one of the biggest drug operations of their career. 

5. Room

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Room (2015) – IMDb

IMDb RatingRotten Tomatoes RatingWhere Else to Watch
8.1/1093/100Available to stream on Fubo, Showtime, and DIRECTV, Hoopla, Kanopy and available to rent or buy on Vudu, Amazon, Google Play, YouTube, Microsoft, Apple TV, and Fandango 

Ma (Brie Larson) and Jack (Jacob Tremblay), her son, have been trapped in a room for seven years. Up until now, Ma has not tried to escape her abductor. However, as she realizes how fast her son is growing, she is ready to try and escape again. The film follows the two characters as they try to have a chance at a normal life. 

6. Amy

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Amy (2015) – IMDb

IMDb RatingRotten Tomatoes RatingWhere Else to Watch
7.8/1095/100Available to stream on Fubo, Showtime, and DIRECTV, Hoopla, Kanopy and available to rent or buy on Vudu, Amazon, Google Play, YouTube, Microsoft, Apple TV, and Fandango 

Follow the heartbreaking story of Amy Winehouse, a British singer/songwriter who passed at the young age of 27. This documentary showcases rare, archived footage of her through her teen years up to her fame. Many reviewers commented on how introspective the film is and advised prospective watchers to have some tissues on hand before hitting play.

7. Frances Ha

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Frances Ha (2012) – IMDb

IMDb RatingRotten Tomatoes RatingWhere Else to Watch
7.5/1092/100Available to stream on Fubo, Showtime, and available to rent or buy on Amazon, Google Play, YouTube, Microsoft, and Apple TV

Frances Halladay (Greta Gerwig), a 27-year-old woman from California, heads to New York to fulfill her dreams. She manages to find a place to stay and auditions for a dance group, even though she is nowhere near professionally trained. 

Audiences love how quirky and endearing this unique film is. If you are looking for a lighter watch, Frances Ha will be a great choice. 

8. First Cow

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First Cow (2019) – IMDb

IMDb RatingRotten Tomatoes RatingWhere Else to Watch
7.1/1095/100Available to stream on Fubo, Showtime, and DIRECTV and available to rent or buy on Amazon, Google Play, YouTube, Microsoft, and Apple TV, Fandango, Vudu, and Redbox

When Cookie (John Magaro) travels west and meets a Chinese immigrant (Orion Lee), the two develop a strong business idea. The film follows the two as they attempt to make their dream a reality. A few bumps in the road threaten to disrupt their plan, but they decide to persevere, regardless.

9. Locke

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Locke (2013) – IMDb

IMDb RatingRotten Tomatoes RatingWhere Else to Watch
7.1/1090/100Available to stream on Fubo, Showtime, Hoopla, Kanopy, and DIRECTV and available to rent or buy on Amazon, Google Play, YouTube, Microsoft, and Apple TV, Fandango, Vudu, FlixFling, and Redbox

The film’s entirety occurs in a car, as Ivan Locke (Tom Hardy) finds himself on the road trip of a lifetime, but not a good one. As he leaves the construction site where he works, he receives a call that has the potential to change his fate. Throughout the film, we watch as he calls his wife, his children, his boss, and coworkers as he carefully relays the news, and his decisions, to each of them. 

10. The Gentlemen

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The Gentlemen (2019) – IMDb

IMDb RatingRotten Tomatoes RatingWhere Else to Watch
7.8/1075/100Available to stream on Fubo, Showtime, and DIRECTV and available to rent or buy on Amazon, Google Play, YouTube, Microsoft, Fandango, Vudu, and Redbox

When Mickey Pearson (Mathew McConaughey) attempts to sell his marijuana empire to an American billionaire, trouble ensues. Blackmail, murder, bribery, and schemes threaten to disrupt his plans. 

If you feel like a movie with a top-notch cast that is wildly entertaining, The Gentlemen will make for a great movie night. 

11. Legally Blonde

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Legally Blonde (2001) – IMDb

IMDb RatingRotten Tomatoes RatingWhere Else to Watch
6.3/1070/100Available to stream on Fubo, Showtime, USA Network, and DIRECTV and available to rent or buy on Amazon, Google Play, YouTube, Apple TV, AMC, Microsoft, Fandango, Vudu, and Redbox

When Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) fears she is losing her boyfriend to an old flame, she heads off to law school to win him back. However, she soon finds herself over her head but is set on not giving up. This film has a quirky and fun feel, perfect for a girl’s night in.