Just when you think we’ve got enough video streaming services, Binge launched in 2020. Owned by Streamotion, a subsidiary of Foxtel, Binge is a streaming service that is only available in Australia.
And it has been welcomed with open arms since it gives Australians the chance to watch some of the best movies and TV shows that can’t be found on other streaming services Down Under.
So, if you’re looking for a good quality film that’ll keep you entertained right up until the credits begin to roll, then you’re in the right place. We’ve gone through the entire streaming platform and have listed the absolute best movies on Binge right now.
So, decide whether you’re in the mood for a comedy, action, horror, or some other genre — we’ve got all genres covered — and then get comfortable before you enjoy one of the following must-watch films.
In this Binge story…
7.9 IMDb score, stars Billy Crudup, Patrick Fugit, Kate Hudson, Frances McDormand, Jason Lee & Zooey Deschanel, Adventure, Comedy & Drama, released in 2000
Set in the early 1970s, Almost Famous follows a high-schooler who is given the chance to accompany an up-and-coming rock band on their concert tour so he can write a story about the band for Rolling Stone magazine. Considered one of the best coming-of-age films ever made, Almost Famous is a must-watch.
Plus, all cast members deliver phenomenal performances and the plot is excellent.
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
7.0 IMDb score, stars Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley & Michael York, Comedy & Adventure, released in 1997
If you’re in the mood to laugh, there’s nothing better than a quality parody film. And not only is Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery the ultimate parody film, I’d argue it’s even better than the film it’s parodying, James Bond.
Plus, Mike Myers as both Austin and Dr Evil is just hilarious in this visually stunning and juvenile but lighthearted film.
7.6 IMDb score, stars Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, John Hamm & Jamie Foxx, Action, Crime & Drama, released in 2017
Baby Driver was a breath of fresh air when it was released in 2017. Director Edgar Wright managed to perfectly blend a gripping story with a soundtrack that closely followed and matched whatever was happening on screen. The story follows a young hearing-impaired man who owes a crime boss a debt and so is forced to act as the getaway driver in an ill-fated heist. Thrilling from start to finish and complete with a soundtrack you’ll want to download immediately, Baby Driver is hugely entertaining.
If you’re a fan of cars, music, or heist-films, you’ll definitely love Baby Driver. If you don’t have a Binge subscription, you can still watch Baby Driver on Amazon Prime Video Australia
The Big Lebowski
8.1 IMDb score, stars Jeff Bridges & John Goodman, directed by Joel & Ethan Coen, Comedy & Crime, released in 1998
When stoner Jeff ‘The Dude’ Lebowski’s rug is ruined by debt collectors who have mistaken him for a millionaire of the same name, The Dude sets out with his bowling buddies to find his namesake. Chaos ensues when The Dude becomes tangled in LA’s underworld of crime.
The Big Lebowski is hilarious and well-written, topped off with fantastic performances; hence why it became a cult classic.
7.5 IMDb score, stars John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace and Alec Baldwin, directed by Spike Lee, Biography, Comedy & Crime, released in 2018
BlacKkKlansman follows an African American police officer, Ron, who successfully infiltrates the local Ku Klux Klan branch and teams up with his Jewish colleague, Flip, to take them down through an impressive undercover operation. The film is set in the early 70s and is actually based on real events.
Complete with fantastic writing, directing and acting, BlacKkKlansman manages to convey a serious message in a respectful yet enjoyable way.
Blade Runner 2049
8.0 IMDb score, stars Harrison Ford & Ryan Gosling, Action & Drama, released in 2017
Blade Runner 2049 is the sequel to the 1982 movie, which also starred Ford. Surprisingly, for a sequel, Blade Runner 2049 is just as good, if not better than its predecessor, and even holds up well as a stand-alone film.
Set 30 years after the first film, Ryan Gosling plays a Blade Runner (police officers who track and eliminate fugitive ‘replicants’ – robots that look just like humans) named K who discovers a long-kept secret that leads him to track down missing Blade Runner Rick Deckard.
Whether you’re a fan of the cult classic Blade Runner or just love neo-noir sci-fi movies, you’ll highly enjoy Blade Runner 2049. If you don’t have a Binge subscription, you can still check out Blade Runner 2049 on Netflix Australia
Catch Me If You Can
8.1 IMDb score, stars Tom Hanks & Leonardo DiCaprio, directed by Steven Spielberg, Crime & Drama, released in 2002
Catch Me If You Can is based on the true story of Frank Abagnale Jr; a teenage con man who managed to pass millions of dollars through forged checks. Owing to the title, the film follows a cat and mouse storyline, with FBI agent Carl Hanratty (Hanks) constantly trying to catch Abagnale Jr (DiCaprio). Abagnale Jr loves the chase and often finds himself at least one step ahead.
If you enjoy well-written films paired with impeccable acting, Catch Me If You Can is a must-watch. If you don’t have a Binge subscription then you can check out Catch Me If You Can on Netflix Australia.
The Dark Knight
9.0 IMDb score, stars Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Oldman & Morgan Freeman, directed by Christopher Nolan, Action, Crime & Drama, released in 2008
The second instalment of Nolan’s Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight is considered one of the best superhero films of all time. Brilliant as a stand-alone film, as almost everyone knows Batman’s origin story, told in Nolan’s Batman Begins, the plot of The Dark Knight is extremely compelling and the acting, especially Ledger as The Joker, is superb.
Whether you’re a fan or not of superhero films, you have to watch The Dark Knight as it’s a grounded comic book adaptation that’s an outstanding piece of cinema.
A Few Good Men
7.7 IMDb score, stars Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore, Kevin Bacon & Kiefer Sutherland, directed Rob Reiner, Drama & Thriller, released 1992
A Few Good Men follows military lawyer, Lt. Daniel Kaffee, played by Cruise, as he defends Marines accused of murder who contest that they were simply following orders. The film is critically acclaimed for its screenplay, direction, themes, and acting, especially Cruise, Nicholson and Moore’s performances.
If you love a good courtroom drama or military focused films, A Few Good Men is a must-watch.
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
7.1 IMDb score, stars Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, Russell Brand & Paul Rudd, Comedy, Drama & Romance, released in 2008
When Sarah Marshall, a television star, dumps her boyfriend of five years, Peter; he’s devastated. Trying to heal and process the breakup, Peter decides to go on vacation to Hawaii, only to discover Sarah is also on holiday at the same resort with her new rockstar boyfriend.
Forgetting Sarah Marshall has some genuinely funny moments and likeable, relatable characters; if you’re after a good laugh, this is the film for you.
6.9 IMDb score, stars Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams & Jesse Plemons, Comedy, Action & Crime, released 2018
A group of friends who regularly have ‘games nights’ together decide to shake things up by playing a game that involves solving a live-action role-played kidnapping. However, they soon realise that the kidnapping is not a part of a game; it was real and their lost friend is now in real danger.
Plemons truly steals the show acting-wise in Game Night but Bateman and McAdams also have their moments. The film is genuinely funny and perfect for when you’re in the mood for something lighter.
9.2 IMDb score, stars Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan & Diane Keaton, Crime & Drama, released in 1972
Considered one of the best films of all time, The Godfather follows the Italian-American crime family of Don Vito Corleone. The don’s youngest son, Michael is reluctant to join the ‘family business’ but soon becomes a ruthless mafia boss; putting strain on his relationship with his wife.
The Godfather redefined mob movies and is truly groundbreaking. The Godfather is a film you have to watch before you die, and if you’ve seen it already… watch it again; you know how good it is.
Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone
7.6 IMDb score, stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint & Emma Watson, Adventure, Family & Fantasy, released in 2001
Feeling nostalgic? Go back and relive your youth with Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone. Binge actually has all eight Harry Potter films, so you can enjoy a wizardly movie marathon. Never seen Harry Potter? You’re seriously missing out; the series follows a young boy who must face off against a powerful yet evil wizard.
Despite – technically – being a kid’s movie, the plot and acting is really good, and is well worth a watch (or re-watch).
7.3 IMDb score, stars Morgan Freeman & Matt Damon, Biography, Drama & History, released in 2009
Invictus tells the true story of how in his first term as President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela joined forces with Francois Pienaar, South Africa’s rugby team captain, to unite their country in the wake of Apartheid. Both Freeman and Damon (rightfully) earned Oscar nominations for their performances in this film.
History buffs and sports fans will especially get a kick out of Invictus, but so will others as overall, it’s an inspiring and enjoyable film.
7.0 IMDb score, stars Chris Pratt & Bryce Dallas Howard, Action, Adventure & Sci-Fi, released in 2015
Set 22 years after the events of the classic film Jurassic Park, Jurassic World is set on the same island which is now a successful theme park and luxury resort where genetically engineered dinosaurs are the main attraction. But when the most vicious dinosaur escapes, Owen, a former military man and expert played by Pratt, must use his skills to save the tourists from death.
Hugely nostalgic and with great visual effects, if you’re a fan of the original Jurassic Park films or just like Pratt as an actor, you’ll enjoy Jurrasic World.
7.6 IMDb score, stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chloë Grace Moretz & Nicholas Cage, Action, Comedy & Crime, released in 2010
Kick-Ass follows high school student, Dave Lizewski who’s obsessed with comic books, as he decides to become a superhero despite having no superpowers, no combat training, or any real reason to do so. Dave quickly discovers, though, that not only have others already become real-life superheroes but they do it much better than him. This film is hilarious and explores what would happen if those of us who have daydreamed about becoming comic book heroes actually decided to pursue it.
Kick-Ass is a fresh, original take on the almost overdone comic book film genre, that will genuinely put a smile on your face.
7.9 IMDb score, stars Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana De Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Christopher Plummer & Toni Collette, Comedy & Crime, released in 2019
The only way to describe Knives Out is clever. Within the first ten minutes, you’ll think you’ve figured the whole murder mystery out. But then the rug is pulled out from under you and you’ll be so engrossed in this witty comedy trying to figure out the puzzle. Enjoyable, compelling and refreshingly original; plus every member of the stellar ensemble cast is on their A-game acting-wise.
Knives Out is arguably better written than an Agatha Christie novel and is a movie you have to see at least once before you die.
7.0 IMDb score, stars Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard & Isabelle Fuhrman, Horror & Mystery, released in 2009
A truly chilling film, Orphan follows a married couple who adopt a nine-year-old girl after losing their unborn baby. However, when a series of dark and dangerous events unfold, the couple begins to suspect that the seemingly angelic child they adopted, may be evil. Orphan is gripping, extremely well-directed, and child actor Fuhrman gives an outstanding acting performance.
If you enjoy thrillers with great twists and elements of the horror genre, Orphan is a must-watch.
The Other Guys
6.7 IMDb score, stars Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson & Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, directed by Adam McKay, Comedy, Action & Crime, released in 2010
When a minor case suddenly becomes a major one, disgraced NYPD detectives Gamble and Hoitz, played by Ferrell and Wahlberg, who are typically desk-bound, seize the opportunity to solve the case like the all-star Detectives Highsmith and Danson, played by Jackson and Johnson, who Gamble and Hoitz admire.
A hilarious buddy-cop film with a detective plotline that’s actually decent is what makes The Other Guys so good.
7.3 IMDb score, stars Patrick Swayze & Keanu Reeves, Action, Crime & Thriller, released in 1991
A string of bank robberies leads to young FBI agent, Johnny Utah being sent undercover as a surfer (because the FBI believes the robbers are also surfers). However, when Utah meets Bohdi, a hot-headed avid surfer, he begins to genuinely care for the man who’s potentially behind all the robberies.
If you’re a fan of surfing or crime films (or both), you’ll enjoy this classic film immensely.
8.9 IMDb score, stars John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis & Tim Roth, directed by Quentin Tarantino, Crime & Drama, released in 1994
Four stories cleverly intertwine in this black comedy co-written and directed by Tarantino. Witty, violent, and graphic, the complex story of Pulp Fiction is executed perfectly, thanks to an excellent screenplay and phenomenal acting from all cast members.
There’s a reason people argue that Pulp Fiction is Tarantino’s best film; which is why if you haven’t seen it, you should watch it immediately.
8.6 IMDb score, stars Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey & Gwyneth Paltrow, Crime, Drama & Mystery, released 1995
Seven follows two detectives, played by Freeman & Pitt, as they try to hunt down a serial killer, whose victims represent the seven deadly sins. The ending of the film is considered as one of the most haunting endings of all time, and the lead up to it is smartly told with sharp dialogue and skilful performances from the cast, especially Freeman, Pitt and Spacey.
Seven is thrilling and a definite must-watch; and even if you’ve seen it, rewatch it as you’ll pick up details you didn’t notice during your first viewing.
Shaun Of The Dead
7.9 IMDb score, stars Simon Pegg & Nick Frost, Comedy & Horror, released in 2004
Man-child Shaun, a 30-something electronics salesman, lives with his lazy roommate Ed in the outskirts of London. Their boring lives are interrupted when the zombie apocalypse breaks out and the two men, along with their friends and loved ones take refuge in a pub.
Shaun Of The Dead perfectly combines comedy with horror and is a film you have to watch; particularly if you love witty satires.
7.0 IMDb score, stars Zachary Levi, Mark Strong & Adam Brody, Action, Adventure & Comedy, released in 2019
Fourteen-year-old Billy Batson is no ordinary teen. By shouting the word ‘Shazam’ he’s able to transform into an adult superhero with awesome powers. However, even when transformed, Billy has the mind of a boy and has to quickly master his new powers otherwise they’ll be stolen by the evil Dr Thaddeus Sivana.
It’s a tad of a wacky premise but it works and Zachary Levi (as always) is a delight. If you’re after an extremely lighthearted and funny superhero film, Shazam! is for you.
Spider-Man: No Way Home
8.3 IMDb score, stars Tom Holland, Zendaya & Benedict Cumberbatch, Action, Adventure & Fantasy, released in 2021
It’s rare for a Marvel Cinematic Universe film to be available on any other platform besides Disney+, and yet Binge managed to get Spider-Man: No Way Home. The film follows Peter Parker dealing with the whole world knowing he’s Spider-Man after Mysterio outed him at the end of the last Spider-Man film.
With Doctor Strange’s help, Peter Parker tries to rectify the issue but things go wrong when people from other dimensions in the multiverse start to appear… and wreak havoc. This film is fun and action-packed; perfect for Spider-Man fans, MCU fans and essentially anyone who enjoys a lighthearted comic-book film.
6.9 IMDb score, stars Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly & Adam Scott, directed by Adam McKay, Comedy, released in 2008
Filled with many laugh-out-loud moments, Step Brothers follows two 40-year-olds who still live at home and have absolutely no life goals. The two middle-aged men become step-brothers after their parents marry, and are essentially forced to become roommates. Despite a ridiculous premise, Step Brothers is hilarious with dialogue that’s highly quotable.
If you’re in the mood to laugh, look no further than Step Brothers.
8.2 IMDb score, stars Robert De Niro & Jodie Foster, directed by Martin Scorsese, Crime & Drama, released in 1976
Sometimes, there’s nothing better than a classic film and Taxi Driver is exactly that. The film follows a taxi driver (and Vietnam War veteran) as his mental state begins to deteriorate and decides to make the world a better place through whatever means necessary.
Considered one of the best films of all time, make sure you add Taxi Driver to your watch list.
7.4 IMDb score, stars John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Kenneth Branagh & Michael Caine, directed by Christopher Nolan, Action, Sci-Fi & Thriller, released in 2020
Washington stars in Tenet as an agent tasked with a secret and dangerous mission: prevent World War III by manipulating the flow of time. Tenet is definitely Nolan’s most complex plotline to date so it does require the viewer’s full attention and brainpower but the film features stunning cinematography and wonderful performances from the entire cast.
If enjoyed Nolan’s previous film Inception, you’ll definitely appreciate Tenet.
This Is 40
6.2 IMDb score, stars Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Jason Segel & Megan Fox, Comedy, Drama & Romance, released in 2012
This Is 40 is a spinoff/sequel to the popular comedy film, Knocked Up. Following a married couple who are both about to turn 40, the film explores the hilarious but sad truth of growing older.
Rudd shines in This Is 40 thanks to his incredible acting skills; he’s perfect in both comedic and dramatic moments.
6.9 IMDb score, stars Tom Cruise & Val Kilmer, Action & Drama, released in 1986
A classic film, Top Gun is a great action flick that you can watch again and again. Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell, played by Cruise, is a hot-head pilot competing against Iceman, a level-headed pilot played by Kilmer, to win the prestigious ‘Top Gun’ award.
Top Gun has a simple plot but fantastic action scenes and unbelievable aerial sequences as well as an awesome 80s soundtrack.
The long-awaited sequel, Top Gun 2: Maverick, will finally launch in Australia on May 27 2022, more than 30 years after the original.
7.5 IMDb score, stars Arnold Schwarzenegger & Sharon Stone, Action, Adventure & Sci-Fi, released in 1990
Set in 2084, Total Recall, based on a short story by Philip K. Dick, follows construction worker, Douglas Quaid, who visits a company that specialises in implanting false memories into people’s brains so that they can experience the thrill of holidaying on planet Mars. However, something goes wrong and Quaid discovers that his entire life is actually a false memory.
If you love sci-fi films like Blade Runner and Minority Report (also adaptations of Philip K. Dick’s work) or are a fan of 80s action films, you have to give Total Recall a watch.
Wrath of Man
7.1 IMDb score, stars Jason Statham, Holt McCallany, Josh Hartnett & Andy Garcia, written & directed by Guy Ritchie, Action, Crime & Thriller, released in 2021
The cold and mysterious Patrick Hill gets a job at a cash transport company in LA. When Patrick thwarts an attempted highjacking and kills six of the highjackers, his colleagues begin to wonder who exactly Patrick is.
Wrath of Man is a ‘classic’ Statham film – violent, action-packed and thrilling.
2001: A Space Odyssey
8.3 IMDb score, written & directed by Stanley Kubrick, Adventure & Sci-Fi, released in 1968
A team of astronauts are led by Dr Dave Bowman on a secret mission to Jupiter. Although when their ship’s supercomputer system, H.A.L 9000, starts acting strangely, a tense clash between man and technology becomes apparent.
Considered one of the most influential sci-fi films ever made, you simply have to watch 2001: A Space Odyssey at least once in your lifetime.