Top 50 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 50 list of the best original movies on Showtime, using the power of Rivr and its users.
This list was last updated on Dec 6, 2021.
37. 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
36. 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
35. 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
34. 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
33. The House of Mirth
A woman risks losing her chance of happiness with the only man she has ever loved.
6.5 ⭐ | Drama, Romance | Released: Sep 23, 2000
32. 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
31. 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
30. 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.
5.9 ⭐ | Science Fiction | Released: Jul 31, 1994
28. 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
27. 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
26. 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, Thriller, Action | Released: Aug 20, 1995
25. Gang in Blue
A black police officer discovers a cell of white supremacist vigilantes within his department.
4.6 ⭐ | Thriller, Action, Crime, Drama | Released: Sep 8, 1996
24. 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
23. 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
21. 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.
6.9 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Mar 23, 1997
20. 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
19. 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
18. 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
17. 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
16. 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 ⭐ | War, Drama | Released: Apr 20, 1997
15. 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.
5.0 ⭐ | Drama, TV Movie | Released: Apr 3, 2004
14. 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
13. Lily Dale
A precocious teenager abruptly altered family life. His brother, a young a little strange, returns home after years away and threatens to reveal a secret that could devastate the family.
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.
6.8 ⭐ | Drama, Thriller, Crime | Released: Mar 3, 1996
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. 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
7.0 ⭐ | | Released: Jun 12, 1994
8. 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
7. 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
6. 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
5. Whitney: Can I Be Me
The life and tragic death of Whitney Houston.
6.5 ⭐ | Music, Documentary | Released: Aug 25, 2017
4. 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.
0.0 ⭐ | Action, Thriller, TV Movie | Released: Oct 5, 1996
2. 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
1. 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