Women's Day weekend movies on DStv


Who runs the world? With this fierce, female line-up, the answer is very clear

Time to clear out your PVR - this movie line-up will keep you entertained for days to come

Bombshell

With a star-studded, inspiring female cast, this movie is worth the accolades. It’s based on the true experiences of political journalists Megyn Kelly and Gretchen Carlson around the harassment they faced during the 2016 US Presidential election. Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron and Margo Robbie give powerful performances. A prolific supporting cast, Connie Britton (Dirty John), Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live) and Allison Janney (I, Tonya) make this a must-watch.

Sunday 9 August on M-Net (DStv 101) at 20:05

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The Neighbour in the Window

A young family moves to Washington for a new opportunity. As a wife and mother, Karen wants to make sure that their family adjusts to the area. She decides to make friends with a neighbour, Lisa. What starts as a budding friendship turns sour quickly when disturbing rumours and accusations make Karen look like an abusive bully towards Lisa.

Monday 10 August on Lifetime (DStv 131) at 20:05

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Red Joan

Get ready for two dynamic performances in this flashback, wartime drama. This movie is inspired by the life of Melita Norwood – a British civil servant who worked as the longest-serving spy for the KGB. Dame Judi Dench plays Joan Stanley, who is forced to recollect the actions of her youth as she faces investigation for sharing important nuclear secrets with Soviet Russia. It starts with her involvement in radical politics that idealise the sharing of information to level the playing field and maintain peace in the post-WW2 era.

Sunday 9 August on M-Net Movies Premiere (DStv 104) at 20:15

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Women’s Day Marathon

If it’s entertainment you’re looking for this long weekend, then TNT (DStv 137) has some oldies but goodies for you to watch

The Next Karate Kid at 18:15

Warning: watching this movie will make you overly confident in your self-taught karate skills! A young Hilary Swank plays Julie, a teenage orphan struggling with anger issues. As a favour to her grandparents who are now her unprepared guardians, Mr Miyagi decides to help teach this troubled young lady important life lessons through a visit to a Buddhist monastery.

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G.I Jane at 20:00

Infamous for Demi Moore’s shaved head, this movie shares the story of a woman wanting to break barriers as the first female Navy SEAL. She holds the future of all female candidates in her hands as it is decided that her failure will mean no other woman will be considered for the training.

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Panic Room at 22:05

In the early 2000s, many people invested in safe rooms hidden inside their houses known as ‘panic rooms’. Fortified to stand against natural or man-made dangers, Meg Altman (Jodie Foster) and her daughter Sarah (Kristen Stewart) must seek safety from a home invasion by locking themselves in a panic room. Unfortunately, the burglars believe there is a safe with $3 million left in the secured room by a reclusive millionaire. Forest Whitaker (Black Panther) and Jared Leto (Blade Runner) make this a thrilling movie event.

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