7 Christmas blockbusters
available on demand

Make the most of Christmas and experience these epic films at home on demand, with Sky Cinema

Written by Lidia Molina Whyte

Though Christmas classics are a telly staple over the festive period, you might not always be in the mood for them. Sometimes, all you want for Christmas is a good, heart-tugging drama or a fast-paced action movie.

With Sky Cinema, you can enjoy both the all-time favourites and the latest blockbusters on demand. Whether you’re after something for the whole family to enjoy on a chilly evening (The Greatest Showman), an alternative to watch on Christmas Day (Avengers: Infinity War) or an excuse to skip the Boxing Day sales (Rampage), Sky Cinema’s line-up has something for every mood. Plus, with prices starting at £10 a month, it’s as affordable as it is versatile.

So, grab that box of Celebrations and take your pick of Sky Cinema’s unmissable Christmas blockbusters.

Fancy a sing along?
The Greatest Showman
On demand now

Prepare for your living room to be filled with the family’s out of tune renditions of This Is Me and The Greatest Show, because Sky Cinema brings the magic of this hit musical to your home – on demand.

The glitzy, uplifting tale stars Hugh Jackman as circus extraordinaire PT Barnum on a journey to bring joy to the world, and a whole host of outcasts who learn to love themselves along the way. It’s a glorious celebration of otherness and inclusivity – what’s more Christmassy than that?

Sing your heart
, any time
The ultimate Christmas battle
Avengers: Infinity War
On demand from 25 Dec

You think the inevitable charades-induced family feud that follows Christmas lunch is bad? Try battling a cosmic overlord in an intergalactic war. The film the Marvel universe has been leading up to for a decade stormed the Box Office earlier this year, and now you can relive its greatness at home.

The Avengers have their work cut out with big baddie Thanos, and the showdown that ensues is even more epic than that second helping of turkey and extra trimmings.

Out on Christmas Day, it’s the kind of film that will keep even Grandma entertained, and you’ll find yourself coming back to again and again.

Enjoy Marvel’s
epic showdown
on demand
Hop into the festive spirit
Peter Rabbit
On demand from 24 Dec

Christmas Eve can be just as magical as the big affair the next day, more so if there are little ones involved. Change into a pair of cosy jammies – onsie, anyone? – and get the hot chocolate and marshmallows out before cuddling up in front of this fun live-action, starring James Corden as Beatrix Potter’s beloved rabbit.

It’s so entertaining, the kids won’t even notice if you sneak a nip of Santa’s brandy into your chocolate. Plus, it’s available on demand so you can rewatch it whenever you want, as many times as you want.

Cuddle up in
front of this fun
Escape the stress
Ready Player One
On demand from 21 Dec

Avoid the stress of the run-up to Christmas for a couple of hours by escaping to a virtual reality where anything is possible – including nailing all your Christmas shopping at the last minute and argument-free holidays.

Steven Spielberg’s latest science fiction adventure is a fun, fast-paced delight with plenty of the director’s signature nostalgia. Plus, the popular culture Easter eggs abound. Can you spot them all?

In the mood for a sci-fi adventure?
Enjoy that leftover sarnie
On demand from 26 Dec

Would you rather battle a giant crocodile or the Boxing Day sales? The first option definitely sounds more appealing, especially when it’s Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson doing all the battling.

This epic video game adaptation turned box office hit also stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Naomie Harris, and is a smashing (in the literal sense) watch. Plus, is there a better pick-me-up than watching an utterly lovable action star take down genetically enhanced animals and the evil corporation that created them?

Packed with
action and
plenty of heart
A soul-stirring Sky Cinema Original
Life itself
On demand 4 Jan

If you’ve watched This Is Us – and if you haven’t, you really should – you’re aware that writer and director Dan Fogelman knows a thing or two about tearjerking dramas.

This Sky Cinema Original will also be out in cinemas, and is the perfect film to tuck into if you want to keep the spirit of Christmas going beyond December, as it celebrates the human condition with poignancy, humour and plenty of love. Starring Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde and Antonio Banderas, it will be a heart-squeezing watch.

A tearjerker
from the creator
of This Is Us
Fall in love with
The Shape of Water
On demand from 14 Dec

Much like Scrooge, the Grinch and George Baily, the amphibious creature in Guillermo del Toro’s charming tale changes his sour ways once he’s shown a little love.

The Academy Award-winning film is set against the backdrop of the Cold War, and features stellar performances from Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon and Richard Jenkins.

If you’re in the mood for a mysterious, sensory fairy tale – with beautiful set design to match – this is just the film for it.

Take a plunge
into a mysterious,
beautiful world
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