The best movies on BINGE

Looking to wind down after a rough day of 9-5 hustling? Tasked with picking the flick for family movie night? Or maybe you’re just in the mood for a movie that won’t let you down. Look no further than Foxtel’s SVOD platform BINGE, a recent addition to the Aussie streaming market. The brand-new platform has over 900 movies on offer across a massive range of genres from classics, rom-coms, jam-packed action, and family favourites. Basically, it’s films that don’t disappoint.

Whatever the case, and however you’re feeling, BINGE has got you covered. But before you race off to stream, check out Canstar Blue’s top picks for movies currently available on the service. You can thank us later.

BINGE – Top 10 Movies to… binge

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Below are, in this author’s opinion, the top 10 movies currently available on BINGE. Prefer shows? See our list for the best BINGE shows available on the platform.

  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople
  • Kajillionaire
  • Tenet
  • 1917
  • The LEGO Movie
  • The Invisible Man
  • Knives Out
  • District 9
  • Prisoners
  • Booksmart

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Hunt for the Wilderpeople is another triumph by director Taita Watiti. Taking place in the wilderness of New Zealand, Hunt for the Wilderpeople is about Ricky, a foster boy with the heart of a child and the vocab of a gangster, and his adopted uncle Hec, a grizzled ex-con. When Ricky’s beloved adopted auntie Bella dies, he takes to the bush in grief, only to be quickly tracked down by Hec. Thought to be outlaws by the system, they are pursued by a fanatical child care worker and her lackies and helped along by locals, wild bushmen and Hec’s survival prowess. Despite its set up, it’s anything but corny and while it may make you tear up, its far more likely to make you laugh.

Kajillionaire

Following in the footsteps of Parasite, Kajillionaire gets eye level with working class America to expose the intricacies of making a living when you haven’t got a dime. Old Dolio lives a bizarre life with her two aging parents, Theresa and Robert. Together, the three of them make scamming their business. They hustle at the post office, steal at the airport and grift at the bank. They are professionals who are scraping by in the name of rent, and they like it that way. They rely heavily on Dolio to make their plans work, and remind her often that this is just how families are. One day they convince a stranger to join them for a big job, but she turns the tables on them, when she ends up showing Dolio she is worth more than just one third of the loot.

Tenet

Directed by Christopher Nolan and starring John David Washington (BlacKkKlansman) as ‘The Protagonist’, a CIA agent who is recruited to be a part of a secret organisation named ‘Tenet’, that is currently fighting a secret war through time-travel. Full of plenty of action, as well as mind-bending (and loosely scientific) theories, Tenet is worth watching a few times to ensure you follow the script.

Sign up to BINGE

If BINGE’s huge library of quality movies sounds like the perfect streaming service for you, there are three plans to choose from, with different inclusions on each plan tier. Prices start at $10 per month for a basic package and go up to $18 per month. Check out the plan inclusions in the below table. This table includes links to a referral partner.

Brand Subscription Type No. of Screens/same time viewing Advertised Cost^^/month or year
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BINGE Basic Plan

  • Stream over 10,000+ hours of shows and movies
  • Watch on 1 screens at the same time
  • 2 week free trial

min. cost $10 over one month

1No. of Screens /same time viewing $10
Advertised Cost/month
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BINGE Standard Plan

  • Stream over 10,000+ hours of shows and movies
  • Watch on 2 screens at the same time
  • HD available
  • 2 week free trial

min. cost $14 over one month

2No. of Screens /same time viewing $14
Advertised Cost/year
Go To Site
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BINGE Premium Plan

  • Stream over 10,000+ hours of shows and movies
  • Watch on 4 screens at the same time
  • HD available
  • 2 week free trial

min. cost $18 over one month

4No. of Screens /same time viewing $18
Advertised Cost/year
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Back to Binge movies

The LEGO Movie

A hit for all ages, the world of LEGO was made better with an animated movie. Starring Chris Pratt as Emmet, an everyday worker who is mistaken as ‘The Special’, a prophesised game-changer for the LEGO universe, The LEGO Movie sees Morgan Freeman, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Channing Tatum, Alison Brie and a host of other big-name actors take on roles in every kid’s dream come true.

1917

Hailed as one of the heavy-hitters of 2019, 1917 centres around Operation Alberich and the efforts of a few soldiers to get a message to cut-off troops and leaders. Based on real events, the movie is also known for its use of long takes, with the movie appear as two continuous shots, which is no doubt another talking point in what was a critically-acclaimed movie.

The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man was a horror movie success story in 2020 — and it’s easy to see why. The Australia-American sci-fi horror film, written and directed by Leigh Whannel (Saw, Insidious) is a modern remake of the 1897 book of the same name. It stars Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale) as Cecilia, trapped in an abusive relationship until her ex, an optics engineer, takes his own live and leaves his fortune to her. After a series of incidents, Cecilia comes to the conclusion that he faked his suicide and due to his expertise in optics, has acquired the ability to become invisible — something that no one else, especially the police, believe.

Knives out

The critically acclaimed, standout ‘whodunnit’ film of recent years is finally available to stream in our own homes. Featuring an all-star ensemble cast, Knives Out begins when renowned crime author, 85-year-old Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer), is found dead at his wealthy estate with a knife in his hand. When the experienced detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously called in to investigate the suspicious death, everyone in Thrombey’s dysfunctional family suddenly becomes a prime suspect. And when the family is played by the likes of Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson and Riki Lindhome, it could be anyone. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ana de Armas also star (we told you the cast was amazing).

District 9

If you’ve never seen District 9, you’re in for a hell of a ride. If you have seen it, you’ll remember those final five minutes of the movie a little too well. The independent sci-fi action/thriller, directed by Neill Blomkamp and written by Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell, was a surprise breakthrough hit and was even nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. Presented in the form of a mockumentary, District 9 takes place in 2002, 20 years after a spaceship full of sick and malnourished aliens arrived in Johannesburg and were forced into confinement by the South African government at the District 9 camp. All hell breaks loose after an alien and his son cross paths with bureaucrat Wikus van der Merwe (Sharlto Copley) who becomes infected with their DNA. One of the most unsuspecting, yet totally excellent, sci-fi films of our generation.

Prisoners

In the mood to be totally creeped out? This Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal thriller will do the trick. Keller Dover (Jackman) is faced with every parent’s worst nightmare when his six-year-old daughter and friend go missing. Head of the case is detective Loki (Gyllenhaal), whose only lead is a motorhome that was parked out the front of the Keller’s house. The driver, Alex (Paul Dano), is arrested but after it is revealed his IQ is so low that he could not feasibly plan a kidnapping, he is released from custody. Unhappy, Keller takes matters into his own hands. The plot may sound somewhat straightforward – but be careful, because nothing is what it seems, and everyone should be a suspect.

Booksmart

It’s been labelled the Super Bad female revamp, but Olivia Wilde’s acclaimed directorial debut Booksmart stands alone as so much more than that. The witty comedy follows two high school overachievers and best friends, Amy (played by Kaitlyn Dever) and Molly (Beanie Feldstein), who have spent the past four years prioritising textbooks over parties. On the eve of their graduation, the duo realise that they should’ve worked less and played more – and hence decide to cram four years of sneaking out, underage drinking and making out with crushes into one chaotic night out. Actress Diana Silvers also makes her breakout performance as Hope, a wonderfully unexpected love interest.

What movie should I watch on BINGE?

With almost 900 options, there is endless potential for a great night in with BINGE, with all genres covered and a library that contains both new and old classics to keep you and your family entertained.

Sign up to Disney+

Made your way through the top movies on BINGE? Why not check out Disney+? There are two plan options to choose from – a monthly subscription at $11.99 per month, or prepay for a year at $119.99 and save on the monthly cost. Both plans include the same features, with unlimited downloads and the ability to stream on up to four screens at the same time.

Brand Subscription Type No. of Screens/same time viewing Advertised Cost^^/month or year
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Disney+ Monthly Subscription

  • Stream the Disney+ library, including Disney+ Originals, Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel, National Geographic & Star
  • Watch on 4 screens at the same time
  • Add up to 7 profiles
  • Unlimited downloads of shows and movies on up to 10 devices

min. cost $11.99 over one month

4No. of Screens /same time viewing $11.99
Advertised Cost/month
Get DealCanstar Blue receives a commission for sign-ups through Disney+ *
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Disney+ Yearly Subscription

  • Stream the Disney+ library, including Disney+ Originals, Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel, National Geographic & Star
  • Watch on 4 screens at the same time
  • Add up to 7 profiles
  • Unlimited downloads of shows and movies on up to 10 devices
  • Prepay for a yearly subscription and save on the monthly cost

min. cost $119.99 over one year

4No. of Screens /same time viewing $119.99
Advertised Cost/year
Get DealCanstar Blue receives a commission for sign-ups through Disney+ *

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