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Looking to wind down after a rough day of 9-5 hustling? Tasked with picking the flick for family movie night? Or maybe you’re just in the mood for a movie that won’t let you down. Look no further than Foxtel’s latest SVOD platform BINGE, the newest addition to the Aussie streaming market. The brand-new platform has over 900 movies on offer across a massive range of genres from classics, rom-coms, jam-packed action, and family favourites. Basically, it’s films that don’t disappoint.
Whatever the case, and however you’re feeling, BINGE has got you covered. But before you race off to stream, check out Canstar Blue’s top picks for movies currently available on the service. You can thank us later.
BINGE – Top 10 Movies to… binge
Below are, in this author’s opinion, the top 10 shows currently available on BINGE. Prefer shows? See our list of best BINGE shows here.
- The Invisible Man
- Knives Out
- District 9
- The Dark Knight
- Super 8
- The Normal Heart
- The Prince & Me
- The Shawshank Redemption
The Invisible Man
The Invisible Man was a horror movie success story in 2020 — and it’s easy to see why. The Australia-American sci-fi horror film, written and directed by Leigh Whannel (Saw, Insidious) is a modern remake of the 1897 book of the same name. It stars Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale) as Cecilia, trapped in an abusive relationship until her ex, an optics engineer, takes his own live and leaves his fortune to her. After a series of incidents, Cecilia comes to the conclusion that he faked his suicide and due to his expertise in optics, has acquired the ability to become invisible — something that no one else, especially the police, believe.
The critically acclaimed, standout ‘whodunnit’ film of recent years is finally available to stream in our own homes. Featuring an all-star ensemble cast, Knives Out begins when renowned crime author, 85-year-old Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer), is found dead at his wealthy estate with a knife in his hand. When the experienced detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously called in to investigate the suspicious death, everyone in Thrombey’s dysfunctional family suddenly becomes a prime suspect. And when the family is played by the likes of Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson and Riki Lindhome, it could be anyone. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ana de Armas also star (we told you the cast was amazing).
If you’ve never seen District 9, you’re in for a hell of a ride. If you have seen it, you’ll remember those final five minutes of the movie a little too well. The independent sci-fi action/thriller, directed by Neill Blomkamp and written by Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell, was a surprise breakthrough hit and was even nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. Presented in the form of a mockumentary, District 9 takes place in 2002, 20 years after a spaceship full of sick and malnourished aliens arrived in Johannesburg and were forced into confinement by the South African government at the District 9 camp. All hell breaks loose after an alien and his son cross paths with bureaucrat Wikus van der Merwe (Sharlto Copley) who becomes infected with their DNA. One of the most unsuspecting, yet totally excellent, sci-fi films of our generation.
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In the mood to be totally creeped out? This Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal thriller will do the trick. Keller Dover (Jackman) is faced with every parent’s worst nightmare when his six-year-old daughter and friend go missing. Head of the case is detective Loki (Gyllenhaal), whose only lead is a motorhome that was parked out the front of the Keller’s house. The driver, Alex (Paul Dano), is arrested but after it is revealed his IQ is so low that he could not feasibly plan a kidnapping, he is released from custody. Unhappy, Keller takes matters into his own hands. The plot may sound somewhat straightforward – but be careful, because nothing is what it seems, and everyone should be a suspect.
It’s been labelled the Super Bad female revamp, but Olivia Wilde’s acclaimed directorial debut Booksmart stands alone as so much more than that. The witty comedy follows two high school overachievers and best friends, Amy (played by Kaitlyn Dever) and Molly (Beanie Feldstein), who have spent the past four years prioritising textbooks over parties. On the eve of their graduation, the duo realise that they should’ve worked less and played more – and hence decide to cram four years of sneaking out, underage drinking and making out with crushes into one chaotic night out. Actress Diana Silvers also makes her breakout performance as Hope, a wonderfully unexpected love interest.
The Dark Knight
This cinema classic couldn’t not hold a place in our ranking. Directed by the great Christopher Nolan and starring Christian Bale as Batman and the late Heath Ledger as the Joker, The Dark Knight is everything you could ever want, and then some. The superhero movie follows Bruce Wayne/Batman and his alliance with Police Lieutenant James Gordon (Gary Oldman) and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) who, together, manage to keep organised crime in Gotham City to a minimum. However, that all changes when an anarchistic criminal mastermind and mass murderer, also known as the Joker, throws the town into chaos. A must-see.
Before Joel Courtney was in the Kissing Booth, he was in another smash-hit – as Joe in J.J. Abram’s sci-fi Super 8. Set in 1979 Ohio, the movie follows a group of youngsters (Courtney, Elle Fanning, Gabriel Basso) who are filming a zombie movie on a Super-8 camera. And while the cameras are rolling, the kids witness a horrific ‘accident’ where a train is derailed and blown up. They soon learn that the catastrophe was planned, and that the crash released a dangerous ‘presence’ amongst their hometown. As a result, hundreds of animals go missing, and humans start to slowly disappear too. The town’s deputy, Jackson Lamb (Kyle Chandler), is tasked with discovering the truth, but he’s on a time crunch. Has anyone checked that Super-8 footage?
The Normal Heart
There are sad movies, and there’s The Normal Heart. Based off Larry Kramer’s pioneering autobiographical 1985 play of the same name, The Normal Heart depicts the rise of the HIV/AIDs crisis in New York City in the 80s told through the eyes of Ned Weeks (played by Mark Ruffalo and based on Kramer himself), a gay activist and writer. Ned begins to watch his friends die from ‘gay cancer’, a mysterious illness emerging in the LGBTQ community, which the American government refused to acknowledge. Furious, Ned and his friends form the Gay Men’s Health Crisis (the world’s first and leading provider of HIV/AIDs prevention and awareness) to take action in an attempt to expose the truth about the virus sweeping the globe.
The Prince & Me
Julia Stiles’ character in The Prince & Me was who everyone wanted to be growing up. Studying medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Paige Morgan (Stiles) is solely focused on her career. That is, until, the attractive Danish student ‘Eddie’ rocks up at school. Despite his initial snobby behaviour, the two strike up a budding romance – Paige blissfully unaware of the duties that await ‘Eddie’ back home as Prince Edward, next in line for the crown. That is, until the secret’s out, and Paige is forced to choose between her own career in America or life as Queen of Denmark. What’s a girl to do?
The Shawshank Redemption
Tim Robbin and Morgan Freeman get busy livin’ in the masterpiece that is The Shawshank Redemption. Sentenced to two consecutive life sentences at Shawshank Prison for the murder of his wife and her lover, successfully banker Andy Dufresne (Robbins) remains that he is innocent. Inside prison he is forced to adapt with the cards he’s been dealt, befriending Red (Freeman), collecting rocks, starting a library, and helping the warden with his taxes and even going so far as laundering for him. No one said prison was easy, but Andy has a plan to survive. Brilliant plot aside, Shawshank is worth is purely for Andy and Red’s friendship.
What movie should I watch on BINGE?
With almost 900 options, there is endless potential for a great night in with BINGE, with all genres covered and a library that contains both new and old classics to keep you and your family entertained.
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