Top 25 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 25 list of the best original movies on Showtime, using the power of Rivr and its users.
This list was last updated on Jan 24, 2022.
23. 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
22. 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: Jul 27, 2007
21. 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.
7.1 ⭐ • Drama • Released: Jan 21, 1998
20. 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
19. 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
18. 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.
6.0 ⭐ • Drama • Science Fiction • Released: May 28, 2000
17. 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.
6.6 ⭐ • TV Movie • Thriller • Drama • History • Romance • Released: Oct 21, 2001
16. 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.
6.4 ⭐ • 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
14. Inherit the Wind
Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.
7.1 ⭐ • Drama • Released: May 29, 1999
13. 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
6.5 ⭐ • Drama • History • TV Movie • Romance • Released: Dec 26, 2003
12. 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
11. 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
10. 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.
7.3 ⭐ • Drama • TV Movie • Released: Dec 10, 2000
9. 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 cemetary where her mother is buried; Medusa visits the pet cemetary 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...
9.3 ⭐ • Comedy • Music • Released: Dec 1, 1991
8. 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.
6.7 ⭐ • Drama • Romance • TV Movie • Released: May 4, 2003
7. Whitney: Can I Be Me
The life and tragic death of Whitney Houston.
6.5 ⭐ • Music • Documentary • Released: Aug 25, 2017
6. 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
5. 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.
8.5 ⭐ • Documentary • Released: Oct 15, 2021
4. 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
3. 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.
6.8 ⭐ • Drama • TV Movie • Released: Jan 14, 2022
2. 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
1. 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.
8.3 ⭐ • Documentary • Released: Dec 11, 2021