You know how on a chill Friday night in, you can put your PJs on, get all comfy cozy on the couch, and start scrolling through what feels like every single streaming app and somehow still feel like there's absolutely nothing to watch? 'Cause same! Now, not to tell you to get yet anotherrr subscription but if you've been sleeping on Showtime then you're missing out on some really great must-watch movies that could potentially solve that very annoying problem.
Showtime has plenty of the newer faves like Everything Everywhere All At Once and The Fabelmans, plus some of the older classics that you simply can't continue living your life without watching, like Carrie or My Girl (be ready for buckets of tears with that last one).If you don't already have a subscription and don't feel like paying, they've also got a free trial option so you can always do the old sign-up-then-cancel move (a personal favorite of mine, if I do say so).
Whatever route you choose, here are 15 of the very best movies to stream on Showtime right now.
'Everything Everywhere All At Once'
This movie swept the Oscars this year and for good reason—everything from the acting to the writing to the special effects and stunts are 10/10. It's one of those movies that's hard to talk about without giving anything away, but it touches on everything from Asian American identity to generational trauma to loving acceptance. The plot is a little out-there for some, but just lean into it and I promise you won't regret it.
What more could you want than seeing Adam Sandler playing a jeweler with a gambling addiction who makes a super high-stakes bet that will literally have you on the edge of your seat, clutching a pillow with anxiety the whole time? Plus, Uncut Gems was Julia Fox's feature film debut and you definitely don't wanna miss that.
If horror movies are your jam then you've gotta watch Midsommar. Florence Pugh is *chef's kiss* in this, playing a student who travels with her increasingly distant boyfriend and his friends to a rare midsummer festival in rural Sweden and things get, um, slightly terrifying real fast.
Saoirse Ronan and Timothée Chalamet are an on-screen duo that I'll watch any day of the week, and Lady Bird is in large part to thank for that. It's a coming of age story, written and directed by the uber talented Greta Gerwig, about a high school senior and her up-and-down relationship with her mother.
'Ferris Bueller's Day Off'
Okay, this movie is such a classic that even if you've seen it 100 times, it's always worth a re-watch. And if you've never had the pleasure of watching it, then please stop what you're doing right now and go stream it because it's an essential teen comedy with some truly iconic quotes.
'The Truman Show'
It's kind of a terrifying concept—living your entire life on a TV show filled with actors, completely unaware it's happening—but it makes for SUCH a good movie. This was also Jim Carrey's shift into dramatic acting and he totally nailed it.
'Up In The Air'
This is one of my personal favorites because George Clooney and Anna Kendrick working together is on-screen magic. In the movie they literally work together in "employment termination assistance," AKA they travel around to different companies and fire their employees for them. Clooney plays the seasoned vet with millions of miles under his belt and Kendrick is the eager up-and-comer looking to shake things up and cut costs. You'll laugh, you'll cry, it's really just got it all.
'Bridge of Spies'
If you love a good historical fiction movie, then Bridge of Spies has got to be on your list. It's set during the Cold War and is about the negotiation to release a U.S. Air Force pilot from the Soviet Union in exchange for a convicted KGB spy. It stars Tom Hanks and was directed by Steven Spielberg, so you really can't go wrong.
'Shakespeare in Love'
I love this movie. It's about a fictional love story between William Shakespeare (played by Joseph Fiennes) and the daughter of a wealthy merchant, Viola de Lesseps, (played by Gwyneth Paltrow) while he's in the middle of crafting Romeo and Juliet. It pulls from different Shakespeare plays (especially Twelfth Night) and brings in some historical figures too, and it's honestly just such a good story.
'The Disaster Artist'
If you've ever seen the hot mess of a movie that is The Room, then you'll really love this because it's about the incredibly weird story behind the making of the worst movie of all time. It also stars both Franco brothers, which is a fun lil' treat.
'Four Weddings and a Funeral'
Sometimes a British rom-com starring Hugh Grant is exactly what you're in the mood for, and Four Weddings and a Funeral never disappoints. If you're not familiar, it follows a group of friends through, you guessed it, four weddings and a funeral, and it's just so fun, funny, and heart-warming.
This is a semi-autobiographical story that's somewhat based on director Steven Spielberg's youth and early filmmaking career. He actually started writing the script in the '90s but decided to hold onto it for 20 years before actually finishing and making it. Either way, I'm glad it finally got released because it's a verrry good movie.
This is another movie classic, but TBH it's a kinda scary one (although it was filmed in the '70s so the effects aren't too realistic). Carrie is an often-bullied high school student with a wildly overbearing and toxic mother to boot. When that bullying gets the other students into trouble, they decide to plot revenge against Carrie, but she's discovered some secret powers of her own that change the game a little bit.
'Full Metal Jacket'
Who doesn't love a good war drama? This one follows a platoon of U.S. Marines through boot camp and into the Vietnam War. Fun fact: it's the last of Stanley Kubrick's movies to be released while he was still alive.
When I tell you this movie will ruin you emotionally, it'll ruin you emotionally, so have some tissues ready. It stars a pre-teen Anna Chlumsky as 11-year-old Vada in this truly iconic coming of age story about death, love, family, and growing up.
You Might Also Like