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Best movies on Disney Plus UK to watch right now

From big-screen blockbusters to Disney Plus originals, here are the best feature-length films not to miss.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in Titanic
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Published: Thursday, 28th July 2022 at 5:00 pm
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Disney Plus has really been spreading its wings of late - having become known for exclusive Marvel, Star Wars and classic Disney content, it is now expanding into all avenues and genres of film and TV, giving it one of the most diverse and full libraries of all the streamers.

When it comes to films, the platform does of course still have almost the entire MCU, all the Star Wars films, all the Planet of the Apes films and even more franchises beyond that, but it also has more adult-skewing one-off fare, such as Titanic, Jojo Rabbit, The Fly, Slumdog Millionaire and Independence Day.

On the franchise side, the streamer has recently added Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, The Bob's Burgers Movie and all of the Predator movies (in anticipation of new Disney Plus exclusive prequel Prey).

They join other new additions this year including Turning Red, Chip 'n' Dale: Rescue Rangers and a number of past Spider-Man titles such as Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man: Homecoming.

For animation fans Disney Plus of course has you sorted, whether you're into modern hits like Encanto or classics like Toy Story and The Lion King.

Meanwhile recent awards contenders like Flee and Battle of the Sexes are also available to work your way through, and that's barely scratching the surface.

There is something for everybody on Disney Plus – and RadioTimes.com has broken down our top film picks on the platform in this list.

Last updated: 28th July 2022

Best movies on Disney Plus UK to watch right now

Marvel movies on Disney Plus UK

Black Widow
Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner in Avengers: Endgame (Disney)

With new titles added after their release, Disney Plus promises to host the majority of the MCU:

  • Ant-Man
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Avengers: Endgame
  • Black Panther
  • Black Widow
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Captain America: The First Avenger
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Captain Marvel
  • Doctor Strange
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
  • Eternals
  • Guardians of The Galaxy
  • Guardians of The Galaxy Vol 2
  • Iron Man
  • Iron Man 2
  • Iron Man 3
  • Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Marvel's The Avengers
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • Thor
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • Thor: The Dark World

Of course that's not in watching order – find out more about that over here.

Star Wars movies on Disney Plus

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones - Unit Stills
Hayden Christensen in Star Wars Episode II Attack Of The Clones

Fortunately, you don’t need to fly to a galaxy far far away to see the Star Wars saga. Well, the majority of it, anyway.

Here’s what’s on offer:

  • Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace
  • Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones
  • Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  • Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope
  • Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
  • Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
  • Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens
  • Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
  • Star Wars: Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars
  • Empire Of Dreams: The Story of The Star Wars Trilogy

If you're wondering what order to watch them in because let's face it, it can be controversial, we have a guide to how to watch Star Wars in order.

Pixar movies on Disney Plus UK

Turning Red
Turning Red, Disney Plus Pixar

Yes, Disney also owns Pixar, the folks behind the likes of Toy Story and Inside Out. So if you need a laugh, go for Ratatouille, if you need a cry, go for Toy Story 3 (we're not over that heartbreaking burner scene yet), and if you need a romance, WALL-E is your go-to. Here are the Pixar options on Disney Plus UK.

  • Brave
  • A Bug's Life
  • Coco
  • Cars
  • Cars 2
  • Cars 3
  • Finding Nemo
  • Finding Dory
  • The Good Dinosaur
  • The Incredibles
  • Incredibles 2
  • Inside Out
  • Luca
  • Monsters Inc
  • Monsters University
  • Onward
  • Ratatouille
  • Soul
  • Toy Story
  • Toy Story 2
  • Toy Story 3
  • Toy Story 4
  • Turning Red
  • Up
  • WALL-E

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  • Jojo Rabbit

    • Comedy
    • Drama
    • 2019
    • Taika Waititi
    • 103 mins
    • 12A

    Summary:

    A lonely German boy discovers that his single mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler, Jojo Rabbit must confront his blind nationalism as the Second World War continues to rage on. Taika Waititi wrote, directed and co-stars in this Oscar-winning comedy, featuring Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Rebel Wilson, Stephen Merchant and Scarlett Johansson

    Why watch Jojo Rabbit?:

    Taika Waititi has just got bigger and bigger over the years, with this year's projects including Thor: Love and Thunder and Our Flag Means Death, as well as having a voice role in Lightyear. This success may have been jumpstarted by Thor: Ragnarok, but 2019's Jojo Rabbit really brought home for the awards crowd that Waititi meant business.

    It stars Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie and Scarlett Johansson, with Waititi himself taking on a supporting role, and tells the story of a young boy in Nazi Germany who has been deluded by propaganda and has an imaginary friend version of Hitler in his head. It's a surprisingly sweet comedy with a heartfelt message, yet still has the strength not to shy away from the horrors of the era. Its quirky style might not be to everyones tastes, but if you believe in the idea of laughing in the face of hatred being the best way forward, this should suit down to the ground.

    How to watch
  • Titanic

    • Romance
    • Drama
    • 1997
    • James Cameron
    • 186 mins
    • 12

    Summary:

    James Cameron's Oscar-winning blockbuster, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. During the Titanic's maiden voyage in 1912, penniless artist Jack Dawson falls in love with socialite Rose DeWitt Bukater, who is travelling with her fiancé. Years later, Rose relives the affair and the tragic events that followed, while a salvage crew searches for a priceless diamond said to have been lost in the shipwreck.

    Why watch Titanic?:

    One of the biggest films of all time, Titanic broke box office records and broke the hearts of millions with its tragic love story. Making mega-stars out of its leads Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, the film is considered a classic in the disaster movie and romance movie genres, making it altogether something truly special.

    It tells the simple love story of the well-to-do Rose and the poor orphan boy Jack, whose desire transcends social parameters at the time, and then has them collide with the real life disaster of the Titanic's sinking, depicting the destruction and loss of life in full detail. It somehow manages to blend these two factors together in a marriage which truly works, while the spectacle is truly something to behold.

    How to watch
  • Flee

    • Animation
    • Drama
    • 2021
    • Jonas Poher Rasmussen
    • 90 mins
    • 15

    Summary:

    FLEE tells the extraordinary true story of a man, Amin, on the verge of marriage which compels him to reveal his hidden past for the first time.

    Why watch Flee?:

    This animated documentary, which comes from executive producers Riz Ahmed and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, recieved nominations for Best International Feature Film, Best Documentary Feature and Best Animated Feature at this year's Oscars, a testament to its power, originality and quality.

    The film follows the story of Amin Nawabi, an alias for a real individual who fled his country, evading war, imprisonment and death. It includes a mixture of animated segments and archival footage to create a truly unique feel, while exploring the refugee experience in a form that truly hasn't been seen on screen before.

    How to watch
  • Spider-Man 2

    • Action
    • Drama
    • 2004
    • Sam Raimi
    • 122 mins
    • PG

    Summary:

    Fantasy action sequel starring Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst and Alfred Molina. Two years after walking away from his sweetheart Mary Jane, Peter Parker is struggling to balance his dual identities as a college student and mysterious superhero Spider-Man. He finds his life further complicated by the appearance of multi-tentacled villain Doctor Octopus...

    Why watch Spider-Man 2?:

    If you're still buzzing after last year's Spider-Man: No Way Home, then why not go back to one of the very best Spidey films to ever grace the big screen, Tobey Maguire's Spider-Man 2. Pitting Petter against Doctor Octopus, the film sees Maguire at his very best in the role, while Alfred Molina works wonders in his villainous role.

    It features all the superhero angst you would expect but also plenty of heart, and the film really rests of the relationship between Peter and MJ. The fight sequences are hugely memorable, particularly the train sequence and the effects largely hold up almost 20 years on.

    How to watch
  • The Bob's Burgers Movie

    • Action
    • Animation
    • 2022
    • Loren Bouchard
    • 102 mins
    • PG

    Summary:

    The Belchers try to save the restaurant from closing as a sinkhole forms in front of it, while the kids try to solve a mystery that could save their family's restaurant.

    Why watch The Bob's Burgers Movie?:

    Fans of the long-running cartoon Bob's Burgers will know exactly what they're getting with this recent film spin-off, which hits all the right notes for those who have been following the Belcher family from the beginning, but also includes plenty for new viewers to grab on to, making them want to go back and revisit all 12 seasons.

    The movie follows Bob, Linda, Tina, Gene, and Louise as the family struggle to pay their loan after a sinkhole opens up in front of the restaurant. As always, the tone is heartfelt, the visual gags are numerous and hilarious and the story rips along at a pace. It's well worth tucking in to.

    How to watch
  • Predator

    • Thriller
    • Drama
    • 1987
    • John McTiernan
    • 102 mins
    • 18

    Summary:

    Science-fiction action thriller starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. A rescue mission deep in the Central American jungle turns into a fight for survival as a crack commando unit, led by Major "Dutch" Schaeffer, comes up against an unseen enemy - a predator able to resist the most up-to-date weaponry and kill with relentless efficiency.

    Why watch Predator?:

    With new entry into the Predator franchise Prey landing on Disney Plus later this year, now seems like the perfect time to go back to the one that started it all and see Arnie take on the titular alien in thunderous fashion. Widely considered to be an action and sci-fi classic, the original film remains the peak of the franchise, even after having spawned so many sequels and spin-offs.

    The plot is simple - Arnold Schwarzenegger leads an elite paramilitary rescue team to save hostages but encounters an alien which hunts them for sport. However, it's John McTiernan's solid direction and the pure nostalgia factor which make it worth revisiting time and again.

    How to watch
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    • Action
    • Fantasy
    • 2022
    • Sam Raimi
    • 126 mins
    • 12A

    Summary:

    Doctor Strange teams up with a mysterious teenage girl from his dreams who can travel across multiverses, to battle multiple threats, including other-universe versions of himself, which threaten to wipe out millions across the multiverse. They seek help from Wanda the Scarlet Witch, Wong and others.

    Why watch Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness?:

    The first of three MCU big-screen outings set to release this year, Multiverse of Madness arrived to somewhat conflicted reactions. While some were satisfied with the film's horror tropes and thrills, others were disappointed by a lack of multiversal exploration and big-name cameos.

    Whatever your feeling, the film certainly made some big swings. Director Sam Raimi's stamp is all over this outing, making it feel unique in the MCU's canon while it fully embraces its horror inspirations, making for a somewhat gnarly entry.

    It stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Benedict Wong and Elizabeth Olsen, who are all on top form, with the latter stealing the show as she fully embraces the darker side of the Scarlet Witch. And when those cheer moments and cameos do come, they still remain a thrill for fans.

    How to watch
  • Battle of the Sexes

    • Comedy
    • Documentary and factual
    • 2017
    • Jonathan Dayton
    • 121 mins
    • 12A

    Summary:

    Sports comedy drama based on a true story, starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell. It's 1973 and tennis player Billie Jean King is one of the queens of the women's game. So when retired pro and former Wimbledon champion Bobby Riggs claims that, even at his age, he could beat any of the women on the circuit, King feels obliged to defend the honour of her sex - as well as her claim for equal pay - by taking him up on his offer.

    Why watch Battle of the Sexes?:

    If you've been enjoying all the drama on the courts at this year's Wimbledon championship, then take a trip back into tennis past with this startling biopic about a very specific, yet dramatic, period in the sport's history.

    Emma Stone stars as Billie Jean King, who took on Steve Carell's Bobby Riggs in a 1973 match after he challenged her by saying even at the age of 55 he could beat any woman, including the then-number one ranked player.

    When it comes to biopics, this one doesn't rip up the script or do anything particularly innovative but it does make for crowd-pleasing fun, watching Stone's King take on Carell's chauvinist Riggs. The tennis matches are well constructed while the drama remains emotionally engaging, alongside a witty, comedic streak throughout.

    How to watch
  • Pride

    • Documentary and factual
    • Drama
    • 2014
    • Matthew Warchus
    • 115 mins
    • 15

    Summary:

    Comedy drama based on a true story, starring Bill Nighy, Dominic West, Imelda Staunton and Paddy Considine. At the height of the 1984 miners' strike, a group of gay and lesbian activists decide to show their solidarity with the striking colliers by raising money for their families. Despite little enthusiasm from the National Union of Mineworkers, the activists decide to deliver their donation in person and head off in a mini-bus for the Welsh village of Onllwyn.

    Why watch Pride? :

    With June being Pride Month, there couldn't be a better time to watch Pride – the BAFTA-winning comedy-drama from Tolkien's Stephen Beresford.

    Based on a true story, Pride follows a community of gay activists in the 1980s as they band together to raise money for those affected by the British miners' strike, forming the Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners campaign.

    Starring Joseph Gilgun, Faye Marsay, Dominic West, Andrew Scott, Imelda Staunton, Bill Nighy, Monica Dolan and other big names, Pride is a moving, educational and warm watch, delivering a compassionate look back at a moment of hope in what was a bleak time.

    How to watch
  • Slumdog Millionaire

    • Drama
    • Crime/detective
    • 2008
    • Danny Boyle
    • 115 mins
    • 15

    Summary:

    Danny Boyle's Oscar-winning drama starring Dev Patel and Freida Pinto. Teenager Jamal Malik is one question away from winning the top prize on the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? when the police intervene and accuse him of cheating. Under brutal interrogation, Jamal recounts the story of his life in the slums of Mumbai and how fate has brought him to this place and time.

    Why watch Slumdog Millionaire?:

    Disney Plus must have Danny Boyle on the brain after it just released his new series Pistol in the UK. Now you can revisit his Oscars crowing glory Slumdog Millionaire, which shot Dev Patel into the stratosphere as a leading actor.

    Patel stars as Jamal Malik in what is a loose adaptation of the novel Q&A, about an 18-year-old boy from the Juhu slums of Mumbai who gets accused of cheating after winning 20 million rupees on an Indian-Hindi version of Who Wants to be a Millionairre?.

    The film was a huge hit in 2008, and while it has come under some scrutiny since for its depiction of poverty in India, it is at its heart a classic rags to riches story with a charming central performance and a stirring soundtrack.

    How to watch
  • Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

    • Action
    • Animation
    • 2022
    • Akiva Schaffer
    • 98 mins

    Summary:

    Thirty years after their popular television show ended, chipmunks Chip and Dale live very different lives. When a cast member from the original series mysteriously disappears, the pair must reunite to save their friend.

    Why watch Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers:

    There's no feeling quite as powerful as nostalgia – and Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers has that in spades, particularly if you grew up with The Disney Channel in the '90s.

    This Disney Plus original, which is technically a kids' film but targets the majority of its jokes towards their parents, picks up with the cartoon chipmunks 30 years after they hit it big with their TV show. Now estranged after Dale left Rescue Rangers to star in his own series, Chip is an apathetic insurance salesman while Dale tours the convention circuits – but when their co-star Monterey Jack (Eric Bana) is kidnapped by criminal traffickers, they team up to find him.

    With a vocal cast that's stuffed with stars (Will Arnett, Keegan-Michael Key, Tim Robinson, Seth Rogen, JK Simmons and Kiki Layne) and more cartoon characters than you can shake an animated stick at, Chip 'n Dale is a gag-packed, self-aware satire akin to Who Killed Roger Rabbit.

    How to watch
  • Bruce Almighty

    • Comedy
    • Fantasy
    • 2003
    • Tom Shadyac
    • 97 mins
    • 12A

    Summary:

    Comedy fantasy starring Jim Carrey, Jennifer Aniston and Morgan Freeman. When television reporter Bruce Nolan curses God for his misfortunes, the Almighty decides to give him the chance to do better.

    Why watch Bruce Almighty?:

    Jim Carrey would appear to have bowed out from acting after his recent appearance in Sonic the Hedgehog 2, but if you're looking to watch through his back-catalogue then this 2003 film was the comedy actor at the height of his powers.

    Carrey plays Bruce, a television reporter who complains that God is not doing his job correctly - and hears back from him. Morgan Freeman plays God, who offers Carrey the chance to take on his role for a week, with wholly expected calamity ensuing.

    Carrey and Morgan make for a hugely engaging on-screen duo, while the premise allows for some great slapstick fun. It may not be the best comedy that Disney Plus has to offer, but if you're a Carey fan or you're looking for something easy-going to sit back and enjoy, you can do much worse.

    How to watch
  • Fire Island

    • Comedy
    • Romance
    • 2022
    • Andrew Ahn
    • 105 mins

    Summary:

    A pair of best friends set out to have a legendary week-long summer vacation with the help of cheap rosé and a group of eclectic friends.

    Why watch Fire Island? :

    Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice has been adapted in so many different ways in the last 200 years, from the classic miniseries with Colin Firth and 2005 film with Succession's Matthew Macfadyen, to looser takes on the material like 2016's Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. However, with it being Pride month, then there's no better adaptation to watch right now than Disney Plus/Hulu original Fire Island, which just arrived on the streamer.

    Written by and starring comedian Joel Kim Booster, Fire Island follows a group of friends as they embark on their annual trip to the titular gay village for a week of fun. However, when they learn that their house mother Erin (Margaret Cho) is broke and planning on selling the house they vacation in, the group decides to make their last year on the island count.

    Features a cast of up-and-comers, from Saturday Night Live's Bowen Yang to How To Get Away with Murder's Conrad Ricamora, Fire Island is an entertaining, modern and fresh take on classic material.

    How to watch
  • Le Mans '66

    • Documentary and factual
    • Drama
    • 2019
    • James Mangold
    • 146 mins
    • 12

    Summary:

    Motor-racing drama based on a true story. In the early 1960s, automobile designer Carroll Shelby is enlisted by Ford Motors to build a car that will beat Ferrari in the annual Le Mans race. Shelby recruits hot-headed Brit Ken Miles as his test driver and the two commence work on a project that proves dangerously underfunded. Will all their efforts come undone during the gruelling 24-hour motoring marathon?

    Why watch Le Mans '66:

    This 2019 biopic may sound unappealing to those not interested in racing, but don't let the premise fool you - this is a fast-paced, gripping and stirring underdog film with wide-ranging appeal. Christian Bale and Matt Damon star as Ken Miles and Carroll Shelby, the team who led a programme to win the 24-hour race at Le Mans for Ford, beating out perennial victors Ferrari.

    Directed by James Mangold of Logan fame, who is also set to helm the upcoming fifth Indiana Jones movie, this is old-school filmmaking at its best - a mid-budget biopic that also works as a rollickingly fun popcorn movie. You'll laugh, you'll cheer, you'll cry, and come time for the credits to roll you'll have an increased interest in and understanding of racing, whether you're a fan of the sport or not.

    How to watch
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

    • Thriller
    • Drama
    • 2014
    • Matt Reeves
    • 125 mins
    • 12A

    Summary:

    Sci-fi adventure starring Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke and Andy Serkis. With most of the human population wiped out, the world is now ruled by super-intelligent apes. But their chimp leader Caesar finds his loyalties divided when a small band of human survivors strike back.

    Why watch Dawn of the Planet of the Apes?:

    Disney Plus has the full collection of Planet of the Apes movies available to stream, but for our money Dawn is the cream of the crop. Directed by The Batman's Matt Reeves and co-starring Jason Clarke and Gary Oldman, this middle chapter in the recent prequel trilogy features a storming motion-capture performance from Andy Serkis, whose Caesar solidifies himself as one of the most complex and well-drawn blockbuster heroes of the 2010s.

    The story is a succinct yet impactful tale of revenge and tribalism, which is excellently followed up on in sequel War for the Planet of the Apes. As per usual the apes are the stars of the show, and the cgi in this one is truly breathtaking - you can watch every emotions cross the apes faces in a matter of seconds. It's startling achievement which makes the film a visual treat.

    Plus it has chimps on horseback with guns - what more could you ask for?

    The full list of Apes movies available to stream now includes:

    • Planet of the Apes (1968)
    • Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)
    • Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)
    • Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)
    • Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)
    • Planet of the Apes (2001)
    • Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
    • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
    • War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)
    How to watch
  • The French Dispatch

    • Comedy
    • Drama
    • 2020
    • Wes Anderson
    • 108 mins
    • 15

    Summary:

    A love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional twentieth century French city that brings to life a collection of stories published in "The French Dispatch Magazine".

    Why watch The French Dispatch:

    The latest film from acclaimed auteur Wes Anderson, this anthology feature includes all the director's distinct trademarks: an outstanding ensemble cast full of regular collaborators, eccentric characters engaging in witty dialogue, and a visual style that combines symmetrical shots with a pastel colour palette.

    The film tells three different stories based on reporters at the French outpost of a fictional 1960s magazine, with Bill Murray starring as the long-term editor whose reign is coming to an end. Every viewer will have a different opinion as to the best segment – whether it's that concerning the incarcerated artist, the student protester, or the revered food critic – but each has its merits and they work brilliantly together.

    How to watch
  • The Fly

    • Drama
    • Horror
    • 1986
    • David Cronenberg
    • 91 mins
    • 18

    Summary:

    Horror starring Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis. Seth Brundle, a scientist obsessed with perfecting a revolutionary teleportation machine, meets and falls in love with journalist Veronica Quaife. As he battles to repeat his success with inanimate objects by teleporting live animals, Seth decides in a moment of recklessness to test the device on himself - but with horrific results.

    Why watch The Fly?:

    After a gap of eight years, legendary director David Cronenberg is returning in 2022 with a new film – and based on the trailer, it looks like Crime of the Future will be a return to his body horror roots. It's as good a time as any, then, to revisit one of his best and most well-known works – 1986's brilliant sci-fi flick The Fly.

    A loose remake of the 1958 film of the same name, the film features a career-best performance from Jeff Goldblum as an ambitious scientist whose attempts to create a revolutionary teleportation machine go horribly awry when a pesky fly gets in the way of an experiment – leading to a less than ideal transformation.

    Complete with plenty of his trademarks – including no shortage of visceral gore – it's perhaps Cronenberg's most purely entertaining film, and also includes a wonderful score from his regular collaborator Howard Shore.

    How to watch
  • Nightmare Alley

    • Crime/detective
    • Drama
    • 2021
    • Guillermo del Toro
    • 150 mins
    • 15

    Summary:

    A grifter working his way up from low-ranking carnival worker to lauded psychic medium matches wits with a psychiatrist bent on exposing him.

    Why watch Nightmare Alley?:

    After his previous film The Shape of Water won Best Picture at the 2018 Academy Awards, expectations were high for Guillermo Del Toro's follow-up – a remake of the terrific noir film Nightmare Alley. The result was another scintillating feat of world-building from the Mexcian director, putting a new spin on the text and once again earning a Best Picture nomination.

    Bradley Cooper shines in the lead as huckster Stan Carlisle while Cate Blanchett is superb as the femme fatale Lilith Ritter – who proves to be more than a match for Stan's schemes. Although perhaps a little overlong, the film has a truly wonderful final act which should only further bolster Del Toro's reputation as one of the most imaginative filmmakers currently working.

    How to watch
  • Death on the Nile

    • Crime/detective
    • Drama
    • 2019
    • Kenneth Branagh
    • 127 mins
    • 12A

    Summary:

    While on vacation on the Nile, Hercule Poirot must investigate the murder of a young heiress.

    Why watch Death on the Nile?:

    Following 2017's Murder on the Orient Express, Kenneth Branagh returns to once again direct and star in another classic Poirot mystery. The Belgian detective finds himself taking a cruise ride with a murderer, after a passenger on the S.S. Karnak is found dead.

    Like with his previous outing as Poirot, the cast of Branagh's new film is stacked with A-listers, including Gal Gadot, Letitia Wright, both French and Saunders and many more.

    This might not be a top tier Christie adaptation but with an intriguing mystery and solid cast, it remains an entertaining trip to take. Plus it's always fun to see Branagh with that glorious moustache.

    How to watch
  • Turning Red

    • Action
    • Animation
    • 2022
    • Domee Shi
    • 100 mins
    • PG

    Summary:

    A 13-year-old girl named Meilin turns into a giant red panda whenever she gets too excited.

    Why watch Turning Red?:

    This latest film from powerhouse animation studio Pixar does not break its winning streak. Instead, it's a charming coming of age film from Domee Shi, who previously directed the hugely emotional and personal short film Bao.

    Turning Red tells the story of Mei, a 13-year-old Chinese-Canadian girl who, as she starts to go through puberty, turns into a giant red panda every time she gets excited, angry or otherwise emotional.

    The film hones in on Mei's relationship with her protective but overbearing mother played by Sandra Oh, to explore themes of family, friendship and individualism vs community. Amongst all this it never loses Pixar's trademark sense of humour, which all in all makes for a heartwarming and engaging combination.

    How to watch
  • West Side Story

    • Crime/detective
    • Drama
    • 2021
    • Steven Spielberg
    • 156 mins
    • 12A

    Summary:

    An adaptation of the 1957 musical, West Side Story explores forbidden love and the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds.

    Why watch West Side Story?:

    The original 1961 West Side Story film, which starred Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, and Rita Moreno was considered a seminal movie musical and explored issues of the time including gang warfare and racial divisions.

    Decades later, Spielberg’s remake of West Side Story reimagines the musical drama for modern sensibilities. It also aims to rectify the dubious elements of its predecessor, which includes the stereotypical depiction of Puerto Rican characters, with a diverse cast. Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler star in the lead roles, alongside Ariana DeBose and David Alvarez.

    Spielberg's West Side Story doesn’t quite beat the original, but it’s still a thrilling, wonderfully choreographed spectacle with some interesting departures from the previous version.

    How to watch
  • The King's Man

    • Action
    • Thriller
    • 2021
    • Matthew Vaughn
    • 129 mins
    • 15

    Summary:

    In the early years of the 20th century, the Kingsman agency is formed to stand against a cabal plotting a war to wipe out millions.

    Why watch The King's Man?:

    One of the biggest blockbuster releases on the platform in February 2022, The King’s Man is a must-watch. The third instalment in the Kingsman film universe, this movie serves as a prequel to Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman movies, The Secret Service and The Golden Circle, telling the origin story of the intelligence agency with a new cast.

    With some enjoyable action sequences, and a stellar performance from Ralph Fiennes as the lead, why not check out this movie on Disney Plus?

    How to watch
  • Eternals

    • Action
    • Fantasy
    • 2020
    • Chloé Zhao
    • 156 mins
    • 12A

    Summary:

    The saga of the Eternals, a race of immortal beings who lived on Earth and shaped its history and civilizations.

    Why watch Eternals?:

    The latest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Eternals introduces us to a race of beings who have lived among humans since the dawn of civilisation. Featuring a huge cast and a complicated subplot, there’s certainly a lot to get your teeth into in Chloe Zhao’s densely-packed adventure film.

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  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    • Action
    • Fantasy
    • 2020
    • Destin Daniel Cretton
    • 132 mins
    • 12A

    Summary:

    Shang-Chi, the master of weaponry-based Kung Fu, is forced to confront his past after being drawn into the Ten Rings organization.

    Why watch Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings?:

    Martial-arts master Shang-Chi is given his first full-force solo movie here as he’s drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organisation and forced to confront the past he thought he’d left behind.

    Boasting an excellent cast, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is a fabulously entertaining and emotional ride, with a great deal of heart as well.

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