Top 100 Original Movies on Showtime
It’s always hard to find great movies, we’re luckily spoiled for choice. You can spend all night bombarded with options browsing Showtime, but never end up watching anything!
This is why we’ve curated this top 100 list of the best original movies on Showtime, using the power of Rivr and its users.
This list was last updated on Aug 15, 2022.
Cynical look at a 1950s rebellious Rocker who has to confront his future, thugs with knives, and the crooked town sheriff.
5.9 ⭐ • Action • TV Movie • Drama • Fantasy • Romance • Adventure • Released: Jul 7, 1994
60. X-Rated: The Greatest Adult Movies of All Time
The evolution of adult cinema through the most influential films in history, a journey that begins in the 1970s and ends nowadays. An in-depth analysis of the success of the most prestigious erotic films, their impact on industry and society, and their influence on cinema and contemporary culture.
5.9 ⭐ • Documentary • Released: Feb 6, 2015
59. An American Crime
The true story of suburban housewife Gertrude Baniszewski, who kept a teenage girl locked in the basement of her Indiana home during the 1960s.
7.3 ⭐ • Crime • Drama • Released: Dec 7, 2007
58. Gods and Monsters
It's 1957, and James Whale's heyday as the director of "Frankenstein," "Bride of Frankenstein" and "The Invisible Man" is long behind him. Retired and a semi-recluse, he lives his days accompanied only by images from his past. When his dour housekeeper, Hannah, hires a handsome young gardener, the flamboyant director and simple yard man develop an unlikely friendship, which will change them forever.
7.0 ⭐ • Drama • Released: Jan 21, 1998
57. Body Bags
Three tales, each more terrifying than the last. . . . A woman who is stalked by an axe-weilding maniac . . . a man who pays the ultimate price for a beautiful head of hair . . . and a vision of life—seen through the eyes of a killer.
6.1 ⭐ • TV Movie • Horror • Comedy • Science Fiction • Released: Aug 7, 1993
56. Losing Chase
An intimate and turbulent relationship develops between Chase, a woman recovering from a nervous breakdown and Elizabeth, the caretaker employed to look after her.
5.9 ⭐ • Drama • Romance • Released: Aug 18, 1996
55. Bang Bang You're Dead
A troubled and bullied high school student fights against judgement from his community after threatening to bomb the football team.
7.1 ⭐ • Drama • Thriller • Released: Jun 7, 2002
Dark, mysterious and sensual, Vampirella (Talisa Soto) is a princess from the Planet Drakulon. Like all vampires, she needs blood to live, but she will not kill to get it - a synthetic substitute keeps her alive. After journeying across space and time seeking vengeance for her father's brutal murder, she now finds herself on Earth, in Las Vegas, where her enemy Vlad (Roger Daltry) has disguised himself as a rock star. In order to stop Vlad's doomsday plan for world domination, Vampirella must make a dangerous alliance with a group of hi-tech vampire hunters. It's a race to stop the apocalypse of humanity and our fate is in the hands of the fiery, dangerous and beautiful Vampirella.
4.1 ⭐ • Horror • Science Fiction • Action • Released: Sep 28, 1996
53. The House of Mirth
A woman risks losing her chance of happiness with the only man she has ever loved.
6.4 ⭐ • Drama • Romance • Released: Sep 23, 2000
52. On the Beach
The world has finally managed to blow itself up and only Australia has been spared from nuclear destruction and a gigantic wave of radiation is floating in on the breezes. One American sub located in the Pacific has survived and is met with disdain by the Australians. The calculations of Australia's most renowned scientist says the country is doomed. However, one of his rivals says that he is wrong. He believes that a 1000 people can be relocated to the northern hemisphere, where his assumptions indicate the radiation levels may be lower. The American Captain is asked to take a mission to the north to determine which scientist is right.
6.1 ⭐ • Drama • Science Fiction • Released: May 28, 2000
51. In the Time of the Butterflies
Based on the book by Julia Alvarez. Three sisters become activists during the Dominican Republic's Trujillo regime when members of their family are killed by the government's troops.
6.7 ⭐ • TV Movie • Thriller • Drama • History • Romance • Released: Oct 21, 2001
50. Black Scorpion
Darcy is a cop who is also a supehero named Black Scorpion at night who kicks and beats evildoers to a pulp. She soon catches wind of an asthmatic mad scientist who plans on tainting the city's air supply with a toxin. Only Darcy in her superhero garb can stop him with the assistance of a petty thief named Argyle.
6.5 ⭐ • Action • Science Fiction • Released: Aug 22, 1995
Based on the book "UFO Crash at Roswell" by Kevin Randle and Donald Schmitt, Roswell follows the attempts of Major Jesse Marcel to discover the truth about strange debris found on a local rancher's field in July of 1947. Told by his superiors that what he has found is nothing more than a downed weather balloon, Marcel maintains his military duty until the weight of the truth, however out of this world it may be, forces him to piece together what really occurred.
6.0 ⭐ • Science Fiction • Released: Jul 31, 1994
48. Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee
The strange story of John McAfee, who went from millionaire software mogul to yogi, Kurtz-like jungle recluse to potential murderer, and most recently a prospective presidential candidate for the American Libertarian Party.
6.7 ⭐ • Documentary • Drama • Released: Sep 24, 2016
47. Inherit the Wind
Two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.
6.4 ⭐ • Drama • TV Movie • Released: May 29, 1999
46. Confessions of a Sorority Girl
A spoiled little rich girl arrives at Sorority High with studying the last thing on her mind. Spreading malicious rumours and splitting people up are just some of the things she finds amusing. Her behaviour not surprisingly though, starts to alienate her from her fellow classmates.
6.2 ⭐ • Comedy • Drama • Released: Aug 5, 1995
45. The Lion in Winter
King Henry II (Patrick Stewart) keeps his wife, Eleanor (Glenn Close) locked away in the towers because of her frequent attempts to overthrow him. With Eleanor out of the way he can have his dalliances with his young mistress (Yuliya Vysotskaya). Needless to say the queen is not pleased, although she still has affection for the king. Working through her sons, she plots the king's demise and the rise of her second and preferred son, Richard (Andrew Howard), to the throne. The youngest son, John (Rafe Spall), an overweight buffoon and the only son holding his father's affection is the king's choice after the death of his first son, young Henry. But John is also overly eager for power and is willing to plot his father's demise with middle brother, Geoffrey (John Light) and the young king of France, Phillip (Jonathan Rhys Meyers). Geoffrey, of course sees his younger brother's weakness and sees that route as his path to power. Obviously political and court intrigue ensues
6.0 ⭐ • Drama • History • TV Movie • Romance • Released: Dec 26, 2003
When their mother disappears, a group of siblings are forced to fend for themselves, and make their way on their own. They eventually meet their grandmother, a loner who is reluctant to take them in. Based on the novel by Cynthia Voigt.
8.2 ⭐ • Drama • TV Movie • Released: Apr 14, 1996
43. Amanda & the Alien
Amanda, an employee at an upscale clothing store, is leading a relatively lonely and unremarkable life. All this changes when an alien that's been held a secret military installation excapes by taking over the body of one of the base employees. Amanda finds the fugitive alien and decides to help it hide from the government agents chasing it, a seemingly easy task, as the alien must change host bodies every few days. Will she be able to help her new companion make a clean getaway?
4.0 ⭐ • Comedy • Science Fiction • TV Movie • Romance • Released: Aug 20, 1995
42. Gang in Blue
A black police officer discovers a cell of white supremacist vigilantes within his department.
4.833 ⭐ • Thriller • Action • Crime • Drama • Released: Sep 8, 1996
41. Alien Avengers II
Weird things are happening in the town of Justice, Arizona: three sheriffs have disappeared, and someone is killing the rancher's livestock in a bizarre, ritualistic fashion. Locals believe the incidents were caused by aliens...
But a visiting couple, Charlie and Rhonda, knows better – because they're aliens themselves. When no one else will, Charlie and Rhonda volunteer to be the new sheriffs to get to bottom of the crimes. Hiding behind the power of the badge, the two make their own rules, punishing wrong-doers with their own form of "eye-for-an-eye" alien vengeance.
Follow this twisted, outer space "Bonnie and Clyde" as they attempt to bring Justice the justice it deserves.
5.7 ⭐ • TV Movie • Comedy • Science Fiction • Released: Jul 28, 1998
40. The Escape
Clayton, at the age of nineteen, is convicted for a crime he did not commit. Ten years afterwards, after having taken all the abuses against him in prison, he decides to escape, without caring about the consequences.
0.0 ⭐ • Thriller • TV Movie • Released: Apr 24, 1998
39. Gold Coast
Karen stands to inherit millions from her dead husband on one condition: she must stay away from other men. Two of the deceased's former associates seek his money by getting closer to Karen, not knowing that doing so places the fortune out of reach.
7.5 ⭐ • Thriller • Drama • Crime • TV Movie • Released: Sep 28, 1997
A 1950s high school cheerleader meets a leather clad rebel biker and goes out on the town with him. When he steals an item of jewellery he gets thrown in prison but not for long. He makes a desperate escape and he is determined to catch up with his lost love and re-new their criminal activities.
4.3 ⭐ • Drama • TV Movie • Released: Sep 9, 1994
37. The Twilight of the Golds
When Suzanne Stein has a genetic analysis done on her unborn child, she discovers that although she has a healthy baby, the child will most likely be born gay, like her brother, David. She must decide whether to keep the child, or to have an abortion. Her family enters a crisis about love and acceptance as she makes this difficult choice.
6.4 ⭐ • Drama • Released: Mar 23, 1997
36. Next Door
Matt and Karen have inconsiderate neighbours whose lawn sprinkler drowns their flowers. A feud errupts and a series of tit-for-tat actions develop and escalate.
5.0 ⭐ • Comedy • Drama • TV Movie • Released: Sep 4, 1994
35. Shadow Zone: The Undead Express
A teen obsessed with horror films befriends a vampire who leads him to a whole coven of vampires that hide beneath the New York subways.
4.2 ⭐ • Fantasy • Drama • Horror • Science Fiction • Released: Oct 27, 1996
34. National Lampoon's Favorite Deadly Sins
America's three top leisure-time activities come roaring to life in National Lampoon's Favorite Deadly Sins. This film consists of three short stories: Greed (Joe Mantegna), Anger (Andrew Clay) and Lust (Denis Leary).
5.8 ⭐ • Comedy • Released: Nov 12, 1995
33. The Prisoner of Zenda, Inc.
When young computer genius Rudy inherits his father's business his avaricious uncle has him kidnapped and held hostage until the boy signs off all rights to the lucrative enterprise. Not wanting the uncle to control, a pair of corporate executives happen upon a youth who looks just like the missing heir. In hopes of keeping the business afloat, they substitute him at the board meetings.
7.7 ⭐ • Adventure • Drama • Released: Sep 1, 1996
32. Chantilly Lace
A group of middle-aged women get together at a secluded house to learn about themselves.
10.0 ⭐ • Drama • TV Movie • Released: Jul 18, 1993
31. In the Presence of Mine Enemies
In the Warsau ghetto of 1943, one man's struggle to keep his family together leads him to the ultimate crisis of faith and one final chance at redemption.
6.0 ⭐ • Drama • War • TV Movie • Released: Apr 20, 1997
A proofreader at a small-town newspaper decides to try to solve a series of decapitation murders, and reluctantly gets involved with the nutty daughter of his editor. Before long he discovers that he is the prime suspect in the murders.
2.7 ⭐ • TV Movie • Crime • Comedy • Released: Jan 29, 1994
29. Coast to Coast
Contemporary story of a couple whose marriage has gone astray, partly due to the infidelity of both partners and also the fact that their eldest son was killed in a car accident 8 years before.
6.7 ⭐ • Drama • TV Movie • Released: Apr 3, 2004
28. Ronnie and Julie
In this modern day version of 'Romeo and Juliet,' a rising hockey star and a figure skater with a bright future fall in love. However, they find themselves on opposite sides of the rink due to the fierce rivalry between their parents.
1.0 ⭐ • Romance • Drama • Released: Mar 29, 1997
27. Just Another Immigrant: Romesh at the Greek
Romesh Ranganathan, a successful comedian in England, moves his entire family to Los Angeles to pursue his lifelong dream of making it as a stand-up comedian in America. He then takes the drastic, and possibly foolish, step of performing his first ever U.S. stand-up show at the six-thousand seat historic Greek Theater.
0.0 ⭐ • Comedy • Released: Jul 27, 2018
26. Lily Dale
Still bitter toward his stepfather, a man reunites with his mother and sister following a long estrangement.
0.0 ⭐ • Drama • TV Movie • Released: Jun 9, 1996
Two cops who share a devotion to their work—and to each other—suddenly find themselves caught in a tangled web of unspoken passions, lies and accusations when they each become suspects in a brutal mob-style murder.
5.8 ⭐ • Drama • Thriller • Crime • Released: Mar 3, 1996
24. Mandela and de Klerk
Sidney Poitier and Michael Caine both received Emmy nominations for their performances in this made-for-TV movie. The plot follows Nelson Mandela's 27-year struggle to end apartheid.
6.3 ⭐ • Drama • History • TV Movie • Released: Feb 16, 1997
23. The Halfback of Notre Dame
A high school halfback must choose between the gridiron dreams of his football coach father, and his own dream of becoming a musician.
0.0 ⭐ • TV Movie • Drama • Romance • Released: Jan 21, 1996
After the fall of Tobruk in June 1942, U.S. Army sergeant Joe Gunn leads his tank into the Sahara desert, in order to evade advancing Rommel's forces and reach Allied lines. Along the way he picks up few Allied soldiers, but soon they are running out of water. They find water at the ancient well, but the well is a goal of an entire German battalion. Despite the impossible odds, Sergeant Gunn decides to defend the well.
6.4 ⭐ • Action • Adventure • TV Movie • War • Released: Apr 25, 1995
21. Britney Spears: Live from Miami
Broadcasted live by Showtime, Britney Spears performs tracks in support of her fourth studio album "In The Zone" alongside her biggest hits at the America Airlines Arena in Miami.
7.6 ⭐ • Music • Documentary • Released: Mar 28, 2004
Corrupt officers track men for sport with dogs.
4.8 ⭐ • TV Movie • Action • Drama • Released: Apr 4, 1998
19. Girls in Prison
Framed for the murder of a record company president in 1952 Hollywood, young, aspiring singer Aggie O'Hanlon is sentenced to life in prison and tries to adjust to her life life behind bars in a hellish womens prison where she is befriended by other "lifer" inmates who help her out when Aggie finds herself marked for murder by an unknown source who thinks she knows more about the murder than she does.
5.2 ⭐ • Crime • Drama • Thriller • Released: Aug 19, 1994
18. Holiday Heart
After losing his police officer lover, Christian drag queen Holiday Heart meets 12-year-old Niki and her drug-addicted mother, Wanda. Heart finds relief from heartache and a renewed sense of purpose when he steps in as a father figure to Niki and welcomes the two women into his life. But when Wanda becomes romantically involved with her drug dealer, Silas, it may endanger Niki and threaten to destroy the makeshift family.
6.9 ⭐ • Drama • TV Movie • Released: Dec 10, 2000
17. Past Tense
A former cop who is now a novelist notices an attractive young woman move in next door to him. He strikes up a conversation, one thing leads to another and he spends the night. She asks him to come back the next evening, but when he does he discovers that she has been killed. When he reports the murder, he is told that no such woman ever lived there, and when he gets back to the house there's a completely different woman staying there--who he's never seen before--who claims that she's lived there for years and no other woman has ever lived there
5.8 ⭐ • Drama • Crime • Mystery • Released: Jun 12, 1994
16. Last Exit to Earth
It is the year 2500 and women are sent back in time to kidnap men to help repopulate the future.
6.0 ⭐ • Drama • Science Fiction • Released: Jan 1, 1996
15. Medusa: Dare To Be Truthful
In this made for Showtime television spoof of Madonna's "Truth or Dare" documentary, comedienne Julie Brown portrays Medusa, an egocentric, hyper-sexual (and not particularly talented) pop star on an international five-day world tour, "The Blonde Leading the Blonde" show. Brown painstakingly duplicates costumes, sets and hairstyles while spoofing Madonna's seeming self-obsession. Madonna visits the cemetery where her mother is buried; Medusa visits the pet cemetery where her dog Buster is laid to rest. (Or is it "Boomer"?) Madonna performs fellatio on a bottle, at the dare of a friend; Medusa does it on a watermelon. And so on...
8.6 ⭐ • Comedy • Music • Released: Dec 1, 1991
14. The Wasp Woman
Janice Starlin is an aging model who owns a cosmetics company. When a researcher experimenting with wasps brings her a serum that will turn back the aging process, she decides to first try it on herself. The serum works, but it also turns her into a killer wasp woman.
2.6 ⭐ • Horror • Thriller • TV Movie • Released: Jan 1, 1995
13. The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone
An aging actress' husband dies of a heart attack en route to Rome, where they'd planned to holiday. There, she rents an apartment and, through the Contessa, she meets a young man, with whom she begins an affair.
6.8 ⭐ • Drama • Romance • TV Movie • Released: May 4, 2003
12. Whitney: Can I Be Me
The life and tragic death of Whitney Houston.
6.5 ⭐ • Music • Documentary • Released: Aug 25, 2017
11. Sightings: Heartland Ghost
The crew of a reality-TV show about the paranormal visits a small Kansas town to investigate a house that may be haunted.
5.3 ⭐ • Horror • Thriller • TV Movie • Released: Oct 27, 2002
Over a year after a chase to catch a serial slayer dubbed the 'LADYKILLER' ended in the death of his old partner. Lt. Jack 'Jigsaw' Lasky sees a chance too redeem himself in the eyes of his fellow cops, when another serial killer, 'The Piggy Bank Murderer' starts preying on female students at a local campus. Slashing his victims throats with a switchblade before stuffing loose change into their mouths leaving behind the words "She Needed The Money" wherever he goes. Jack's search leads to a number one suspect in the form of Richard Darling an out-of-work actor drawn to the case for reasons unknown as he is drawn to the Jack's art student daughter, Jennifer who studying at the exact same college as the murders occur. As Jack finds himself becoming partnered to Richard who continues on being never far away when the next homicide occurs. Jack searches to uncover this killer of girls before he concludes his slaughter spree with Jennifer.
2.0 ⭐ • Action • Thriller • TV Movie • Released: Oct 5, 1996
9. Passion Play: Russell Westbrook
Chronicling the life and career of Russell Westbrook, one of the greatest point guards of all time. Despite his success, he enters the 2021-22 season on his fourth team in three years where he looks to cement his legacy on his own terms.
8.3 ⭐ • Documentary • Released: Oct 15, 2021
8. Kevin Garnett: Anything Is Possible
Follow Kevin Garnett's remarkable career and the pivotal moments that defined it.
7.0 ⭐ • Documentary • Released: Nov 12, 2021
7. Ray Donovan: The Movie
A showdown decades in the making brings the Donovan family legacy full circle. As the events that made Ray who he is today finally come to light, the Donovans find themselves drawn back to Boston to face the past. Each of them struggles to overcome their violent upbringing, but destiny dies hard, and only their fierce love for each other keeps them in the fight.
6.9 ⭐ • Drama • TV Movie • Released: Jan 14, 2022
6. You're Watching Video Music Box
The untold story of the world’s longest running video show, Video Music Box. A hip hop mainstay since 1983, VMB gave a platform to artists like Jay-Z, Nas and Mary J. Blige before they hit it big. Host Ralph McDaniels’ archives — amassed over 40 nearly years — reveal the show’s importance to numerous big-name musicians, as well as to the kids that grew up watching.
10.0 ⭐ • Music • Documentary • Released: Dec 3, 2021
5. The Real Charlie Chaplin
A look at the life and work of Charlie Chaplin in his own words featuring an in-depth interview he gave to Life magazine in 1966.
7.8 ⭐ • Documentary • Released: Dec 11, 2021
Royce is a member of the ultra-secret service "Black Hole", working for the US Government on top-secret missions. When the senator responsible for forming Black Hole disbands the organization, Royce's fellow Black Hole members plot revenge on the man responsible for them losing their jobs. Royce decides not to join them, instead deciding to thwart their attempts to exact revenge on the senator.
4.9 ⭐ • Comedy • Action • Released: Apr 3, 1994
3. My Psychedelic Love Story
An examination of the notorious high priest of LSD Timothy Leary through the eyes of his famed lover Joanna Harcourt-Smith.
6.0 ⭐ • Documentary • Released: Nov 29, 2020
2. Sounds Like
Deeply affected by a personal tragedy, an office drone comes to realize his sense of hearing has taken on extraordinary capabilities that could drive him insane.
6.074 ⭐ • Horror • TV Movie • Released: Nov 17, 2006
After his car breaks down, Jack seeks shelter, lost in a thunderstorm in a remote shack in the woods. He finds himself held at gunpoint by a deranged mountain man who lives there with his young wife. As the storm rages on, tension mounts in the small cabin. Matters reach a climax when Jack falls for the beautiful woman and tries persuading her to escape with him. Soon, the situation escalates into deadly violence...
6.2 ⭐ • Drama • Action • Thriller • Released: Mar 26, 1996