Sony LIV is one India’s leading streaming platform, which has not only Bollywood, but loads of regional as well as many Hollywood movies to offer too. The streaming platform is packed with movies that are intense, while some that could be watched just for fun.
Here, we have curated a list 50 such movies, that we believe one will love to watch on SonyLIV:
This is regarded as a cult classic and something that most of us has watched, Hellboy is the story that starts at the end of the 2nd World War, as the Nazis try to open up a portal to an unknown, paranormal dimension and end up summoning a baby demon who is rescued by the Allied forces and is named “Hellboy”. Now, sixty years later, Hellboy is serving as an agent in the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense, where he teams up with a Merman and a psychic woman and gets ready to protect America from all sorts of dark forces.
49. Dark Water
A eerie and creepy story, the movie follows a woman named Dahlia played by Jennifer Connelly, who wants to move away from her ex-husband, Kyle and in the process takes her daughter Cece as they shift to a new, weird neighborhood. This is when both Cece and Dahlia discover that they have these weird dark waters leaking through their house. Complaining to the supervisor and numerous petitions, the issue is not resolved. Things take a weird turn when Dahlia gets a nightmare regarding the leaking water and this is when she decides to take matters into her own hands.
Set in July of 1976, four terrorists hijack an Air France flight from Tel-Aviv to Paris and they all force the flight crew to land in a place called Entebbe in Uganda. Here, the Jewish passengers are held hostage. As their safety is contingent on the release and dozens of terrorists jailed in Israel, Germany and Sweden, the terrorists demand things from the Israeli government. This is where the government deploys the Israeli Defence Forces to take out the terrorists in a rather daring rescue operation.
The fourth film in the Resident Evil franchise, it follows the journey of Alice, played by Milla Jovovich. The movie follows the events one year after Resident Evil: Extinction. It still is a world infested with the walking dead and Alice continues her mission against the infamous Umbrella Corp., . While she does that, now she is rounding up survivors along the way. Alice is joined by an old friend of hers and along with her group they set onwards to Los Angeles, after going through almost every city. Promised to be a safe haven Los Angeles turns to be yet another home for the dead but this time there awaits a surprise for them, a surprise that can be a deadly trap.
45. Cowboys & Aliens
Directed by Jon Favreau, Cowboys & Aliens follows the journey of a gunslinger who has lost his memory but bears a mysterious metal shackle on his wrist. With all these, he wanders into the frontier town called Absolution. He realizes that there is more to this town as strangers are not welcome and no one does anything without the permission of the town’s Colonel. This changes as the town faces a threat from something that is not from this earth. This is the point when everyone realizes that he is the only one who can save the town from the alien forces as he unites townspeople, outlaws and Apache warriors in this one epic battle.
44. I Am Number Four
Based on the famous novel of the same name, the story follows a young guy named John Smith who seems like any other ordinary teenager. But he has a deep dark secret as he turns out to be an alien who is on the run from the merciless enemies that are on the way to hunt him. Always changing lives and identities with his guardian, he keeps himself safe but in a small Ohio town, his life changes as he experiences love and extremely new abilities and connections that he was unaware of.
43. The House With Clock In Its Walls
A fun and magical movie for everyone to watch. It tells the story of a ten-year-old boy named Lewis who goes to live with his extremely weird uncle in a creaky and eerie old house that has a mysterious `tick tock’ noise. It takes him no time to learn that his uncle and the weird neighbor are actually practitioners of magic arts. All of sudden when, when Lewis accidently awakens the dead, the sleepy, old town springs back to life, revealing a dangerous secret and world filled with witches, warlocks and deadly curses.
42. Spider-Man 3
The third part of the original Spider-Man movie tells the story of how Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) and M.J’s relationship finally gets back on track after going through all the troubles in the past movies. But things can’t seem to be happy and merry as Peter’s Spider-Man gets an upgrade and turns black. The suit starts taking control of Peter and brings the worst possible side of him out. Even though he now has enhanced abilities and gets better with everything, it doesn’t feel right. This is where the Sandman now attacks. With Sandman and Venom side by side, Peter has the responsibility to fight them both and save all those that are dear to him.
41. The Shallows
Still coping with the death of her mother, medical student Nancy Adams played by Blake Lively finds solace, as she travels to a secluded beach. As she finds peace in the waves and lonely beach, she gets ready to surf, despite the dangers of surfing alone., As she hits the waves, a great white shark attacks her and suddenly she finds herself stranded in a rock 200 yards off the shore. This is where her real struggle begins, as she gets ready to leave the stone and make a move for the shore.
40. Secret In Their Eyes
The thriller movie follows the story of FBI investigators Ray played by Chiwetel Ejiofor and Jess, played by Julia Roberts, along with Claire, their district attorney played by Nicole Kidman. The three are suddenly torn apart after the brutal murder of Jess’ teenage daughter. Thirteen years later, after obsessively and still searching for the unknown killer, Ray discovers a brand new lead. The lead is strong enough to change the course of the long running case and bring forward the main criminal, but now no one is ready and prepared for the shocking revelations that come up after the case is solved.
39. Ghost In The Shell
Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property and anime of the same name by author Masamune Shirow, “Ghost in the Shell” stars Scarlett Johansson as Major, a one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, who is responsible for leading an elite task force called the Section 9. The task force is devoted to stopping the dangerous enemies that are ready to attack and take down their very own Hanka Robotics and specifically their advancements in cyber technology. While Major leads this, she is also on a journey of her own, where she is ready to find the secrets of her past.
One of Angelina Jolie’s best performances, Salt tells the story of a CIA agent, named Evelyn Salt, played by Jolie herself. Her dreams come true when Evelyn Salt becomes a CIA officer and she is ready to take on a mission. But things take a ugly turn when the Russian president is assassinated and everyone blames Salt for being a secret Russian Spy, who carries on the assassination. The oath that she took during her CIA officer time is now put to test as she needs to escape the situation and use her skills to prove her innocence once and for all.
37. Delivery Man
Delivery Man follows the story of a lazy dude named David Wozniak, who drives a delivery truck for his family’s company and is happy with whatever he has as he has no aim of going beyond his mediocrity. However, his life takes an exciting turn when he learns that he is the biological father of more than 500 offspring and he also learns that many of them are suing to know more about him and find his identity. This is when he decides to hold himself accountable for his actions and to make things better he finds some of his children and starts getting to know them, but as David’s girlfriend gets to know about her pregnancy she knows she has to keep her expectations low.
36. The BFG
BFG is an amazing Disney creation, with all of Disney’s magic intact in it. The story follows a ten-year-old Sophie who is in for the adventure of a lifetime when she meets the Big Friendly Giant. Obviously, scared at first, the young girl soon realizes that the 24-foot giant is no monster but actually the personification of a gentle giant, who she finds quite charming. As their friendship grows, the little girl’s presence attracts the unwanted attention of Bloodbottler, Fleshlumpeater and other giants. Now, after traveling to London, Sophie and the BFG take on a very important task as they now must convince Queen Victoria to help them get rid of all the bad giants once and for all.
35. Need For Speed
Need For Speed is one movie that perfectly mixes supercars, actions and emotions. The story follows Tobey Marshall, a mechanic, who is fond of racing muscle cars in underground circuits. Struggling to keep his dying business alive, he partners up reluctantly with the evil Dino Brewster. However, Dino frames Tobey for a crime that he had no hands in and sends him to prison. Two years later when Tobey is out, he is ready for revenge and his only chance to take down Dino is to beat him in his own game in a race filled with high stakes. But the race won’t be easy because, to reach the end point he has to go through a swarm of police and bounty hunters.
34. The Girl On The Train
Based on the very famous novel of the same name, regular commuter Rachel Watson, played by Emily Blunt, catches glimpses of an absolutely perfect looking couple, Scott and Megan, from the window of her train everyday. One day, out of nowhere, Rachel witnesses something strange in that very house she found perfect. This is when she informs the authorities but it is found that the woman is missing and now feared death. Unable to trust herself and recall what’s going on, Rachel decides to carry on her own investigation but the authorities fear that in this process, Rachel is the one who might have done something dangerous.
33. Resident Evil: Retribution
The fifth film in the Resident Evil series continues with Umbrella Corp.’s deadly T-virus turning the world’s population into deadly zombies. This is where Alice comes in as she seems to be the last hope for the human race. As Alice finds herself in the dark corners of Umbrella Corp. she comes across various factors and parts of her past that shakes her to the core. But she keeps on with the fight as she goes on to find who is behind everything that’s happening. As friends team up, they prepare to escape what seems to be this deadly world.
Set in the future, specifically in the year 2154, a time when humanity is sharply divided in two classes. One being the ultrarich who have the permission to live in a space station called the Elysium, while the other lowlifes struggle in the ruins of the earth. Things are about to change when a man named Max gets ready to bring balance as he knows the key to it, but a certain someone doesn’t want that and disapproves of everything he does, as they want to preserve the luxurious lives of the people living in the Elysium.
A classic Will Smith comedy movie, tells the story of a dating coach Alex “Hitch” Hitchens, played by Smith who mentors a bumbling client, Albert. His only wish is to win the heart of the glamorous Allegra Cole. While Albert makes his progress, Hitch faces problems in his own love life, as his techniques fail to work on a reporter named Sara. When Sara digs out dirt in Allegra’s love life, she comes across the connection she, her now boyfriend Albert has with Hitch. This revelation now threatens to destroy both of their relationships.
30. The Exorcism of Emily Rose
One of the best exorcism, paranormal movies that is out there today. The movie tells the story of a certain Revenant Moore who is being prosecuted for the wrongful death of a girl who was thought to be demonically possessed. Due to which, he took action and administered the church sanctioned exorcism, which became the result of her death. While the prosecuting attorney Ethan believes and claims that the young woman named Emily, suffered from schizophrenia and should have been medically diagnosed, rather than exorcised. Meanwhile, defense lawyer Erin has something else to say as she argues that Emily’s condition is something that couldn’t have been explained by science alone.
An epic movie that tells the bond of a father and daughter in a completely different way. Raised by her father in the wilderness and lonesome Finland, teenager Hanna has trained all her life to be the perfect assassin she and her father wants her to be. As she enters the stage of being the perfect assassin, she is sent on a mission by her father, where she successfully evades the people sent after her by her father’s ex-colleague, all throughout Europe. It is during this mission, where she comes across various startling things, but one that shakes her is the very secret of her own existence and humanity.
A Hugh Jackman, Dev Patel starrer, the movie takes place in the near future. This is when a mechanized, robotic police force patrols the streets and deals with lawbreakers and criminals, but now people aren’t happy and they are fighting back. Suddenly, one of the police droids is stolen by a group of misfits and they give him a whole new programming as they reboot him to fight for them. The robot named Chappie now gains the ability to think and feel and as that happens, he understands human suffering. This is not liked by the higher order and them out to get him. They need him so that he becomes the last of his kind and no more such acts are carried out, ever.
27. Real Steel
A classic Hugh Jackman movie, that follows the journey of Charlie Kenton, played by Jackman who used to be a prizefighter but now lost his way as robots took over. This is when he comes across his long lost son as both of them bond, they collect scraps and build up their very own machine ready to battle it out in the ring. Now, as he bonds with his son and gets back to the world of fighting, he believes this is his one shot of redeeming himself as the fighter he once used to be.
26. Soul Surfer
The sport of surfing most people believe is a natural talent. The movie follows the life of a teenager Bethany Hamilton who ends up losing an arm in a shark attack. But this doesn’t stop her, charged up by the love of her parents and her undying love for surfing and believing in God, she returns to the world of surfing. She takes part in competitions, but she finds herself drifting as she comes across the devastation people of Thailand are facing after the 2004 Tsunami and now she feels like her life has a whole new meaning as she gets ready to dedicate her life helping those in need.
25. On The Basis Of Sex
The film is based on the life and early cases of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ginsberg is shown as a struggling attorney and a new mother in this film who is going through her share of adversities and numerous obstacles in her fight for equal rights in the legal world. Things change when Ruth takes on a tax case that could change her career once and for all. As she partners up with her attorney husband to fight for the case, she also fights for the gender discrimination in the way the legal world and court sees it.
The first part of the iconic action hero tells the story of a young student named Peter Parker, who is bitten by a genetically altered spider. It takes him some time but he later realizes that he has gained some superhuman abilities, with spider-like features. This is the beginning of the legendary Spider-Man. As he struggles to be not a misfit and confesses his love to MJ, his long-time crush, he needs to do something about his powers. This is when he vows to use his powers to fight crimes and help people, keeping his beloved Uncle Ben’s words in mind that “With great powers comes great responsibilities”.
“Dope”, a high school drama that follows the life of a High-school senior named Malcolm and his friends Jib and Diggy. They have unique tastes as they bond over ’90s hip-hop culture, their studies and playing music in their own punk band. A certain encounter changes their life into an exciting adventure as they come across a drug dealer named Dom and they end up unintentionally with Ecstasy and now everyone is after them and the drugs they have.
22. War Horse
The movie follows the journey of Albert and his beloved horse, Joey, who live on a farm in the British countryside. As World War I began, Albert and Joey are forcibly parted as Albert’s father sells the horse to the British cavalry. Against the backdrop of this massive ongoing war, Joey sets on a journey full of danger, joy and sorrow, as he transforms the lives of everyone he comes across on his way. On the other hand, Albert who misses his friend terribly gets to the battlefields of France to find and bring his one true friend back home.
21. The Post
A Stephen Spielberg creation about the infamous Pentagon Papers, the movie set in the 1970s, tells the story of Katharine Graham, the first female publisher of an American newspaper, none other than The Washington Post. With help from newspaper’s editor Ben Bradlee, Graham is all set to catch up with the rival post The New York Times, to expose a massive cover-up that could change the course of American history. It is about the Pentagon Papers, which are regarded as highly classified documents. Graham gets ready to bring forward what the truth is behind those papers, as they hold 3 decade’s worth of secrets of the U. S. government and four presidents. These have the events related to the very famous Vietnam War and she is ready to bring everything to the light.
20. A Dog’s Purpose
The movie, a comedy and yet an emotional masterpiece, follows the journey of a dog who goes through four lifetimes and each with a different owner over the course of 5 decades. He discovers his true purpose as he spends time with his owners. A devoted dog (Josh Gad) discovers the meaning of its own existence through the lives of the humans. It teaches to laugh and love as it reincarnates into multiple lovable canines, but he is stuck with this one guy named Ethan with whom he shares the most special bond and comes back once again to him after he completes his one life, to remind him what life is all about.
19. The Light Between Oceans
An emotional story of a man named Tom who is a World War I veteran and now maintains a lighthouse off the shore of Australia with his wife Isabel, a woman who is desperate to have her own baby. Her prayers are answered when she finds an infant, which is washed up on the shores, in a rowboat. Tom believes that it is better to inform the police, but the love of Isabel keeps him from doing that. Their life changes when they meet the biological parents of the child and now all of them are a single decision away from changing their entire course of life.
18. The Adventures of TinTin
Animated movie of the super famous TinTin, follows the story of his team’s adventures in finding a precious treasure, while on the run of a hungry, greedy evil man. The movie shows TinTin buying a model ship, Unicorn. This is the same piece that evil Mr. Sakharine is eager to buy, resorting to murder and kidnapping TinTin, to get his hands on the Unicorn. As he and his dog Snowy, board a cargo ship to Morocco, they come across Captain Haddock, who is unaware of what is happening. The three escape the clutches of evil Sakharine, as they come across a Sheikh who also has the same model of Unicorn. It is then revealed that there are three such models and that there are scrolls that will lead to special treasure. Now, it is upto the team as they involve Interpol in this major quest of stopping the evil deeds of Sakharine and getting to know what actually is in the treasure, as they get ahead with it.
17. The Hundred Foot Journey
The story follows an Indian family, who is headed by Hassan Kadam. Kadam happens to be an extraordinarily talented and amazing self-taught culinary expert. When situations displace him and his family is displaced from their home country India, they move to France as they settle in a small French village and open up a small Indian eatery. Things get heated when Madame Mallory, the owner of an acclaimed restaurant 100 feet across the small eatery, sees a disruption in business. Now it is full on war between these two eateries, but with time when Mallory warms up to Hassan, she realizes his talent and takes him under her wing to make skilled with gift of cooking that he is blessed with
A Steven Spielberg masterpiece, the movie tells a real-life incident that is now part of U.S. history. The movie tells the story of Abraham Lincoln and his last few months as the president of the country before his assassination. With the nation still reeling from the Civil War and death count continuously rising, President Lincoln decides to bring his full passion, humanity and his political skill to stop what is going on and to create today what is known as his legacy. This is when he gets ready to abolish slavery once and for all and introduce the famous 13th Amendment and bring to action. His fortitude, courage and acumen inspires even the opposition to come support him and move forward to creating a legendary government.
15. Spider-Man 2
The sequel to the superhit Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2 follows the journey of Peter Parker as he gets ready to fight a brand new enemy. When a failed nuclear experiment kills Dr. Octavius’ wife, he turns into a cyborg that has this deadly metal tentacle. Doc Ock somehow blames Spider-Man for everything that has happened to him and is out there to get his revenge. While this happens Peter is facing another issue as his best friend’s hatred for Spider-Man keeps growing and his one true love Mary Jane’s engagement to another man rattles his life.
14. 20th Century Women
The movie tells the stories of love, life and the struggles of a mother, who is trying hard to bring up her son in the late 70s. Understanding the needs of a young man and the free spirited mindset of the bohemian household is the core of the story. The mother tries to help and understand her son by getting the help of two more women, living on rent in their house, one being a provocative teenager and the other being a punk artist. She finds peace in them as they together go through her issues of bringing up her son along with solving their own issues. This is a wholesome movie that tells the life story of 3 women with different lifestyles but how they come together and live their lives, together yet separately.
13. Bridge of Spies
Set in the backdrop of the Cold War, an American is recruited from his law firm to defend a Soviet spy named Abel. While in court and the tense situation around, people want him executed but the lawyer somehow gets him a deal of serving time in prison so that in a perfect time he can be swapped in exchange for something. This happens when a plane is shot down by the Soviets and now they believe this is the right time to exchange the spy for their pilot that was caught by the soviets. A full on conspiracy drama, this is definitely a must watch for everyone.
12. Erin Brockovich
Julia Roberts stars in this legal drama based on real life incidents. It follows the story of a woman who helped win the largest settlement ever paid in a direct-action lawsuit. Erin Brockovich, played by Roberts is a single mother of three who loses a lawsuit, but asks her lawyer, Ed Masry, if he can help her find a job. Ed gives her a clerical job in his office, and she runs across some information on a small case filed against a gas company. Erin begins digging into the particulars of the case, because she is convinced that some things don’t add up, and persuades Ed to allow her to do further research. This is when she discovers that there’s a lot more going on than what appears on the paper as she finds evidence that threatens the life and health of an entire community.
11. A Dog’s Journey
An absolute tearjerker, the movie tells the story of a dog and the bond it shares with its humans. Bailey is living the good life on a Michigan farm with his human, Ethan and Ethan’s wife Hannah. He even has a new partner now in Ethan and Hannah’s baby granddaughter, CJ. The problem arises when CJ’s mom decides to take her away. Counting her last moment, Bailey makes a promise to Ethan that in the next life, she will make sure to take care of CJ. So, as Bailey’s soul moves on to another dog as rebirth, the promise stays intact as she goes through all kinds of adventures and ups and downs to be by CJ’s side and keep the promise that she made with Ethan in his earlier life. An absolute must watch, this movie will make you feel all kinds of emotions all together.
Philadelphia, a legal drama follows the journey of a man who has been wrongly accused and fired from his dream job of being a lawyer. Lawyer Andrew Beckett hides his homosexuality and his deadly disease AIDS from the people at his firm, because he fears, this will become his reason of demotion. But sadly, the early signs of AIDS garner attention and he is fired from his job. Angered about the issue, he is ready to sue the Philadelphia firm he worked at, but the only one on his side is a African American man who is homophobic but is his only way of getting back at his old firm. This odd pair get together to fight down the injustice and discrimination. This is one of the first mainstream Hollywood movie that talked about homosexuality and AIDS.
9. A Few Good Men
A messy courtroom drama but an absolute classic starring the likes of Tom Cruise and Demi Moore. The movie follows a murder in Guantanamo Bay, and two Marines are accuses of the crime. The person assigned is known to be lazy, arranges for a plea grant somehow. But digging deeper into the case, it is revealed that the murder and the screwup is much more real and there’s something really fishy about the situation. Keeping aside his priorities the Lieutenant tries to investigate and see what the actual mystery is.
8. The Verdict
Frank Galvin is a lawyer who is on the verge of losing everything and only left with his loneliness and alcoholism and continuous hospital visits. Suddenly his former associate Mickey Morrissey reminds him of a certain case related to a medical malpractice that he himself gave to Galvin, all prepared. With everything ready and good to go, with all the parties ready to settle, Galvin realizes one last time that he needs to do something. This is when he finds loopholes in the case and realizes this is the only time he can redeem himself as a lawyer and gets going with the case.
7. Captain Phillips
Inspired by the Maersk Alabama Hijacking, Captain Phillips is a biographical drama thriller set in April 2009. The U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama is ready to sail toward its destination on a day that seems like any other normal day. All of a sudden, at a certain point Somali pirates race toward the vessel, climb aboard and take everyone hostage. The captain of the ship, Richard Phillips played by Tom Hanks now needs to protect his crew from the hostile invaders, and their dangerous leader, Muse. The pirates are after the millions of dollars that the ship holds and it is upto Captain Phillips now, who must use his wits to make sure everyone on the ship survives and returns home safely.
Set in 1973, the film follows the life of a young journalist, 15 year old William, who has a deep love for music. His utter love for music, lands him an assignment with the musical magazine Rolling Stone, to interview a hip new band, Stillwater. Led by lead guitarist Russell Hammond and singer Jeff Bebe William, all of them hit it off real soon. It is this journey that gives an eye-opening insight on what life is to the 15 year old William, who goes on despite the warnings from his strict mother.
5. The Help
Based on the novel of the same name by author Kathryn Stockett, The Help focuses on the lives of domestic workers in 1960s America, when they were referred to as “the help”, lending the movie and the novel its name. The story follows a Southern society girl Skeeter, in the 1960s who returns from college with an aim of being a writer. She turns to her small town for inspiration as she chooses to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent white families. Only Aibileen, the housekeeper of Skeeter’s best friend, comes forward. But as the pair continue with their talks, more join in, revealing, many have lots to talk about.
Spotlight is a film that is set in 2001, editor Marty Baron of The Boston Globe has assigned a team of journalists to investigate allegations against John Geoghan, an unfrocked priest, who has been accused of molesting more than 80 boys. The team is led by editor Walter “Robby” Robinson, reporters Michael Rezendes, Matt Carroll and Sacha Pfeiffer, as they interview victims and try to unseal sensitive documents, they come across harrowing details. The reporters now make it their mission to provide proof of a massive cover-up of sexual abuse that’s held within the Roman Catholic Church
3. Green Book
A biographical, comedy drama, Green Book tells the story of Dr Don Shirley who is a world-class African-American pianist, and is about to embark on a concert tour in the Deep South in 1962. Shirley is in dire need of a driver and protection, and he recruits Tony Lip, a tough-talking, full macho bouncer from an Italian-American neighbourhood in the Bronx. The men set out on their journey and come across various differences that set them apart but despite that, they bond as they find similarities and talk about racism they have come across and danger in the era of segregation.
A critically acclaimed war drama that went to receive various accolades since the moment it was released. 1917 tells the story of a time during World War 1, when countries were pitted against each other and battlefields were an active sight, two British soldiers received a rather daunting task to complete, besides keeping themselves alive. In a race against time and crossing the enemy’s land, these two soldiers are assigned to deliver a message that can potentially save 1600 of their fellow comrades, but will they be able to complete what they were asked to do? Watch for the complete story.
1. Django Unchained
A masterpiece by none other than Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained tells the story of Django, played by Jamie Foxx, who is a slave and is out here on a mission. A mission to get freedom from his slavery. Django meets a German bounty hunter named Dr. King Schultz and they come together for a mission to capture a vicious pair of brothers. After completing a successful mission, they carry on with their partnership as they hunt down South’s most wanted criminal and also save Django’s long lost wife, who still is a slave.
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