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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.

Slumdog Millionaire
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Published: Thursday, 16th June 2022 at 4:33 pm
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The warm weather might be enticing right now, but if the heat's proving too much and you're looking to just sit down in front of the TV, Disney Plus has got your sorted.

The streamer continues to house an array of strong content, from original shows like Obi Wan Kenobi and Moon Knight, to film favourites like Planet of the Apes and more – but with so much to choose from, picking something to watch can feel overwhelming at times.

That's why we've put together a list of all the best movies available on Disney Plus, whether you're a animation fan and fancy watching recent hits like Encanto or Turning Red, or you're looking for something less kid-orientated on Star, which absorbs titles from Hulu, FX, Fox, 20th Century and other Disney subsidiaries.

Of course, June is Pride Month and so there's so much LGBTQ+ content to stream on the platform, from heart-warming films like Pride to brand new releases like Fire Island.

Similarly, if you're looking for a classic flick, there's The Fly, Slumdog Millionaire and Independence Day to stream as well as complete franchises from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Star Wars brands.

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: 16th June 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
  • 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
  • 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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  • 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

    • Drama
    • Action
    • 2019
    • James Mangold
    • 152 mins
    • 12

    Summary:

    Oscar-winning drama based on the remarkable true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby and the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles. Together they battle corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966. Starring Matt Damon, Christian Bale and Jon Bernthal

    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)
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  • 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.

    How to watch
  • 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.

    How to watch
  • Encanto

    • Animation
    • Comedy
    • 2021
    • Jared Bush
    • 98 mins
    • PG

    Summary:

    A Colombian teenage girl has to face the frustration of being the only member of her family without magical powers.

    Why watch Encanto?:

    Nominated for three Oscar nominations this year, Disney Animation’s Colombia-set musical Encanto tells the story of Mirabel Madrigal – the only member of her extended family not to have been bestowed with a special power – as she finds herself trying to save the day when her house's magic begins to disappear.

    Boasting an original soundtrack full of energetic numbers from Lin-Manuel Miranda, the film is a heart-warming and vibrant affair.

    How to watch
  • Father of the Bride

    • Comedy
    • Drama
    • 1991
    • Charles Shyer
    • 100 mins
    • PG

    Summary:

    Comedy starring Steve Martin and Diane Keaton. A California businessman's orderly existence is turned upside down as he reluctantly prepares for the marriage of his beloved only daughter.

    Why watch Father of the Bride?:

    This Steve Martin family comedy is an early 90s classic – and it's now available for you to stream on Disney Plus. Starring Martin as successful California businessman George Banks, Father of the Bride follows the Banks as they find out their 22-year-old daughter Annie (Kimberly Williams) is engaged to a man she's known for three months and prepare for her upcoming nuptials.

    A remake of the 1950 film of the same name, Father of the Bride is a heart-warming chuckle fest featuring excellent performances from Diane Keaton, Kieran Culkin, Martin Short and BD Wong.

    How to watch
  • Absolutely Fabulous: the Movie

    • Comedy
    • Drama
    • 2016
    • Mandie Fletcher
    • 87 mins
    • 15

    Summary:

    Comedy based on the popular TV series, starring Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley. Scatterbrained socialites Edina and Patsy go on the run after they're suspected of killing model Kate Moss at a glitzy event. Attempting to make a new life on the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to get rich quick, all while being pursued by their singer nemesis, Lulu.

    Why watch Absolutely Fabulous: the Movie?:

    Twelve years after BBC sitcom Absolutely Fabulous came to an end, Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone made their big screen debut with this 2016 film, which saw most of the original cast reprise their beloved roles for 90-minutes of unadulterated fun.

    Starring Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley as glamorous alcoholics Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone, Absolutely Fabulous: the Movie picks up with the pair who, now in their 60's, attend a fashion event in the hopes that Patsy can become Kate Moss's new PR agent. However, when the duo accidentally knock the supermodel into the River Thames, they decide to flee the country to evade police and media scrutiny whilst searching for Kate themselves. With Julia Sawalha, Jane Horrocks and June Whitfield returning for the film and cameos from countless celebrities, this fun comedy is a charming comeback for the iconic characters Edina and Patsy, and is a highly enjoyable watch for fans of the original series.

    How to watch
  • Raya and the Last Dragon

    • Action
    • Animation
    • 2020
    • Don Hall
    • 103 mins
    • PG

    Summary:

    In a realm known as Kumandra, a re-imagined Earth inhabited by an ancient civilization, a warrior named Raya is determined to find the last dragon.

    Why watch Raya and the Last Dragon?:

    Following the lead of Mulan, Raya and the Last Dragon skipped cinemas entirely and is only available through Premier Access until it becomes free for subscribers on 4th June 2021. Don't let the £19.99 price put you off, however - the film is a visually stunning journey following Raya (Kelly Marie Tran) as she searches for the last surviving dragon in the fantasy realm of Kumundra.

    How to watch
  • Flora & Ulysses

    • Action
    • Comedy
    • 2021
    • Lena Khan
    • 95 mins

    Summary:

    When Flora rescues a squirrel she names Ulysses, she is amazed to discover he possesses unique superhero powers, which take them on an adventure of humorous complications that ultimately change Flora's life and her outlook forever.

    Why watch Flora & Ulysses?:

    The next legendary screen duo is upon us - and yes, one of them is a superhero squirrel. Based on the beloved children's novel of the same name, Flora & Ulysses follows a 10-year-old girl who befriends a squirrel who turns out to have superpowers, leading to all sorts of adventures. One for all the family.

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  • Moulin Rouge!

    • Musical
    • Romance
    • 2001
    • Baz Luhrmann
    • 122 mins
    • 12

    Summary:

    Musical romantic drama directed by Baz Luhrmann, starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor. Montmartre, 1899: Christian, a young Englishman, arrives in Paris with ambitions to become a writer. Befriended by a group of bohemian actors, he comes into contact with Zidler, the unscrupulous manager of the Moulin Rouge, and the beautiful Satine, who immediately captures his heart. But as Christian celebrates his new-found love, tragedy waits in the wings.

    Why watch Moulin Rouge!?:

    This 2001 musical drama from Baz Luhrmann stars Nicole Kidman as a cabaret actress who falls in love with a young poet played by Ewan McGregor in the Montmartre Quarter of Paris.

    Packed full of modern day songs and mash-ups, this theatrical love story will be your cup of tea if you're a fan of Luhrmann's Strictly Ballroom, Romeo + Juliet and The Great Gatsby, and with award-winning performances from Kidman, McGregor and Jim Broadbent.

    How to watch
  • Independence Day

    • Action
    • Drama
    • 1996
    • Roland Emmerich
    • 138 mins
    • 12

    Summary:

    Sci-fi adventure starring Will Smith, Bill Pullman and Jeff Goldblum. The Earth faces its greatest challenge when alien spaceships take up positions above major cities. While world leaders speculate on the intentions of the visitors, cable-TV boffin David Levinson discovers that a signal emanating from the alien vessels is in fact a sinister countdown and the future of the human race hangs in the balance.

    Why watch Independence Day?:

    A classic sci-fi epic from Roland Emmerich, Independence Day stars Will Smith as Captain Steven Hiller, a pilot and aspiring astronaut who leads the attack against invading aliens threatening the existence of Earth.

    With Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell, Judd Hirsch and Harvey Fierstein making up the cast of this 1996 blockbuster, Independence Day is essential viewing for those extraterrestrial-filled spectaculars.

    How to watch
  • The Maze Runner

    • Action
    • Drama
    • 2014
    • Wes Ball
    • 108 mins
    • 12

    Summary:

    Sci-fi thriller based on the novel by James Dashner, starring Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario and Will Poulter. In a post-apocalyptic world, a young man, confined in a community of teenage boys whose memories have been erased, plots his escape.

    Why watch The Maze Runner?:

    The 2014 adaptation of James Dashner's dystopian novel The Maze Runner is just one of the films introduced to Disney Plus by Star.

    Starring Dylan O'Brien, the first film in the franchise follows 16-year-old Thomas who wakes up with no memory of who he is in the centre of a maze filled with other confused teenagers. A sci-fi adventure full of dark and unpredictable turns, The Maze Runner is perfect for those still reeling from The Hunger Games and Divergent franchises ending.

    How to watch
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