5 Exciting movies for your long-weekend viewing on DStv


Clear the couch! From a steampunk adventure to a gripping tale of vengeance and retribution, DStv’s pick of hit movies have your weekend entertainment sorted!

Mortal Engines (2018) 

This post-apocalyptic future fantasy adventure from Peter Jackson takes place in a world where mobile cities on wheels do battle on an epic scale to survive. As the megacity of London devours everything in its path, a trio of outcasts become entangled in a deadly conspiracy. Only a fierce young woman named Hester Shaw holds the key to halting the inexorable march of the monster city. Starring Hera Hilmer, Robert Sheehan, Jihae and Hugo Weaving. Catch it on M-Net (101) or stream it online with DStv Now.

Sleeper (2018)

M-Net’s Saturday night movie is a tense, gripping domestic thriller starring Kara Killmer and Brett Donahue. A woman's life begins to unravel when she discovers that her husband is a Russian spy with dangerous motives. Catch it on M-Net (101) or stream it online with DStv Now.

River Runs Red (2018)

A formidable cast headlines this action movie about a father’s search for justice and vengeance. When two cops pull over a promising young man and things go horrifically wrong, the victim's father – who happens to be a judge – teams up with an anguished mechanic to take the corrupt cops down. Starring Taye Diggs and John Cusack. Look out for River Runs Red on 1Magic (103).

Under the Wire (2018)

On 13 February 2012, two journalists entered war-ravaged Syria. One of them was celebrated Sunday Times war correspondent Marie Colvin. The other was photographer Paul Conroy. Their aim was to cover the plight of Syrian civilians trapped in Homs, a city under siege and relentless military attack from the Syrian army. Only one of them returned. This documentary film tells their story. Catch it on Sundance TV (108) or stream it online with DStv Now.

A Dangerous Date (2018)

The pitfalls of cyber love is the main theme in this entertaining, guilty-pleasure Lifetime movie. Attorney and single dad Peter (David Chokachi from Baywatch) is urged by his daughter to give online dating a chance – with disastrous consequences. Look out for A Dangerous Date on Lifetime (131).

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