15 Best Movies to Watch on Sky Go UK

15 Best Movies to Watch on Sky Go UK

April 13, 2024

Share:

twitter
facebook
reddit
pinterest
link

If you’re subscribed to Sky TV, you’ll know how much of a godsend Sky Go is. As the streaming arm of the television provider, Sky Go allows you to watch titles live and on-demand wherever you are and whatever you’ve got on you, be it a phone, tablet, laptop, or even gaming console. 

So if you’re on the app right now looking for a good film to watch (and download!), then we got you covered. From campy horror and searing documentaries to well-made dramas and gut-busting comedies—below, we round up the very best movies on Sky Go right now.

11. Marcel the Shell with Shoes On (2021)

best

8.0

Country

United States of America

Director

Dean Fleischer-Camp

Actors

Andy Richter, Avan Jogia, Blake Hottle, Brian Williams

Moods

Dramatic, Easy, Emotional

There’s a lot of good to be found in the charming, poignant, and endlessly quotable Marcel the Shell With Shoes On. It follows a documentarian named Dean, who has as his subject the one-inch talking shell that is Marcel. Marcel looks after an empty house along with his grandma Connie, and together they run a delightfully intricate system subsisting on electric mixers, tennis balls, and the occasional human hair.

Despite his small size, Marcel unwittingly makes big observations about life and the world around him, often moving Dean (and this writer) close to tears. It’s a simple film with a grand message, with lots to say about the importance of participating in life as opposed to merely observing it. But ultimately this is a movie with a precocious talking shell at the heart of it all, so really, what’s not to like?

12. Arthur Christmas (2011)

best

8.0

Country

UK, United Kingdom, United States of America

Director

Barry Cook, Female director

Actors

Adam Tandy, Alistair McGowan, Andy Serkis, Ashley Jensen

Moods

Feel-Good, Funny, Heart-warming

A recent holiday classic you likely haven’t seen, Arthur Christmas uses its premise of the North Pole as a massive spy organization to touch on how commercialization tears people apart. It’s a surprisingly smart film with a fascinating dynamic among its family of Santas, with an incredibly funny script full of dry, British wit. And while the animation may already look dated at first glance, Arthur Christmas more than makes up for its looks with truly imaginative art direction and director Sarah Smith’s fast-paced set pieces. This is that rare Chirstmas movie that doesn’t just surrender to schmaltz; the lessons learned by the characters here are unique, complex, and timeless.

13. She Said (2022)

best

8.0

Country

United States of America

Director

Female director, Maria Schrader

Actors

Adam Shapiro, Alex Hurt, Anastasia Barzee, Andre Braugher

Moods

A-list actors, Discussion-sparking, Dramatic

In 2017, the New York Times published a groundbreaking report by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey that detailed, for the first time, Harvey Weinstein’s atrocious history of sexual abuse. The New Yorker would release Ronan Farrow’s report five days after, prompting multiple survivors to share their own stories—and the rest, as you know, is history. Following Kantor and Twohey (played by Zoe Kazan and Carey Mulligan, respectively), She Said sheds light on how this pivotal moment in the establishment of the #MeToo movement came to be.

Based on Kantor and Twohey’s book of the same name, the film reveals the specific journalistic processes involved in writing this expose—a seemingly impossible feat, considering Weinstein’s hold over multiple industries, including the press. Because it’s a newsroom drama, there’s a lot of talking, but there’s also a lot of listening. Gripping, empathetic, and (even now) necessary, She Said makes for a thrilling watch.

14. Tár (2022)

best

8.0

Country

Germany, United States of America

Director

Todd Field

Actors

Adam Gopnik, Alec Baldwin, Alexandra Montag, Allan Corduner

Moods

Challenging, Character-driven, Smart

Filled with dense conversations about classical music and cryptic suggestions of a guilty conscience, Tár makes for a challenging watch that rewards patient viewing. The film is ultimately a study of power in an industry built on preserving centuries-old traditions—which makes the character of Lydia Tár, as a queer woman and as a proud, egotistical conductor, such an anomaly in this world. Certain strange choices by the end notwithstanding, this is a movie that leaves itself wide open to interpretation to its view on karma, accountability, and cycles of power. And Cate Blanchett is as good as the awards say: fully immersed in Lydia’s ways of arrogant self-preservation, and twitching at every ambient noise that reminds her how fake she truly is.

15. Babylon (2022)

best

8.0

Country

United States of America

Director

Damien Chazelle

Actors

Aaron Oltman, Albert Hammond Jr., Alex Reznik, Alexandre Chen

Moods

A-list actors, Challenging, Gripping

Between its maximalist production design and increasingly dark comedic set pieces, the most striking thing about Damien Chazelle’s critically misunderstood industry satire is how it strikes a tone closer to tabloid gossip than anything else. As opposed to the clockwork precision of Chazelle’s Whiplash, or the dreaminess of La La Land, Babylon’s restlessness doesn’t resemble Hollywood spectacle so much as it begins to feel like an unscratchable itch, desperate to feel anything. The film ends up trying to say so much that it threatens to say nothing at all, but its vision of cinema becoming reality is so potent that just the experience is more than worth getting lost in.

Comments

Add a comment

Curated by humans, not algorithms.

agmtw

© 2024 A Good Movie to Watch. Altona Studio, LLC, all rights reserved.