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Sunday movies you can watch on Showmax [video]

Posted by Afika Peters

Sunday movies are the best way to recharge after a busy week. In case you are undecided about what to tune into, you might be interested in discovering the best of South Africa’s on-screen talent on offer on Showmax’s latest listings.

Right about now, every preparation for the week ahead would be made. All that’s left is finding the most relaxing way to wind down the hours before bedtime with a movie you would have never considered in other circumstances.

Therein lies the fun in Sunday movies culture. The cardinal rule is discovering something new, a movie you have never watched before and on Showmax, the options are plenty.

Believe it or not, the standards of local productions have improved and for the most part, caught on with the times. The signature soap opera narrative is no longer the point of departure in our films. Knuckle City, a crime thriller starring Bongile Mantsai, was described by renowned critic Anne Donahue as a film that “cannot be overlooked.”

Much like this Jahmil Qubeka-directed film, there are many other listings of this calibre on Showmax and we’ve done the hard work in selecting five movies you can watch on Sunday.

Sunday movies you can watch on Showmax

  1. Blessers

Synopsis: Jacob is a wealthy CEO with a successful spouse, a family and expensive recreational habits. He believes life will always be this easy … until he receives a blessing.

  1. Knuckle City

Synopsis: A professional boxer whose career is coming to an end teams up with his criminal brother to set up a life-changing fight. But they get more than they bargained for in this acclaimed Jahmil XT Qubeka sports drama.

  1. Sex After Marriage 2: It’s A Scene

Synopsis: Renowned comedian Mashabela Galane takes us through the ups and downs of marriage in this show that toured the country. He brings the lighter side to the day-to-day challenges that all couples and singles will identify with.

  1. I Am Not A Witch

Synopsis: In this critically acclaimed, BAFTA-winning movie, an eight-year-old girl living in a rural village in Zambia is accused of witchcraft and sent to live in a witches’ camp.

  1. Inxeba – The Wound

Synopsis: While travelling to the mountains with a group of young initiates, Xolani’s life is turned upside down when his forbidden love is discovered. Beautifully shot and acted, this compelling drama is a South African cinema gem.