The best films you (probably) haven’t seen on Disney+ Star UK
Ivan Radford | On 12, Mar 2022
Its been more than one year since the launch of Star on Disney+, a new grown-up friendly zone that brings more than 300 movies to Disney’s streaming service that would otherwise not fit within its family-friendly remit. That means a new streaming home for titles made by 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight, Touchstone and more.
The good news? New parental controls give you the ability set limits on access to content and add a PIN to lock profiles that can stream the more mature titles. The better news? A whole heap of impressive titles at your fingertips – and a lot of them, thanks to Fox Seachlight’s indie back catalogue, are ones that you may never have had the chance to see.
Not sure where to start? You can see our guide to the best films available to stream on Star here. Still struggling to fill your watchlist? Read on for our guide to the best hidden gems on Disney+ Star that you probably haven’t seen.
Julian Barratt gets the leading man role he deserves in this laugh-out-loud TV detective comedy.
Road to Perdition
Tom Hanks, Daniel Craig and Paul Newman are sublime in Sam Mendes’ brooding yet beautiful moral tale of fathers and sons.
The Spectacular Now
Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley are superb in this endearingly honest teen movie.
The Kid Who Would Be King
An imaginative schoolyard fantasy destined to be a once and future cult classic.
Kristen Stewart leads a strong cast in this entertaining creature feature.
The Empty Man
This eerie, atmospheric cult thriller is a mind-bending tale about a search for answers.
Spike Lee’s moving tale of one man’s last 24 hours of freedom is a poetic portrait of uncertainty, regret, grief and hope.
What if there were a second Earth exactly like ours? Mike Cahill’s thoughtful sci-fi uses that big question as a springboard for a moving, low-key drama.
The Night House
A superb turn from Rebecca Hall grounds this chilling, atmospheric horror.
Tom Hardy is intensely good in this in gripping, surprising, understated crime thriller.
James Gandolfini and Julie Louis-Dreyfus are on winning form in Nicole Holofcener’s hugely charming romantic drama.
Grosse Pointe Blank
What have you been doing since you left high school? For John Cusack’s Martin Blank, the answer is easy: he kills people for money. George Armitage’s gun-toting comedy, which boasts stellar supporting turn from Minnie Driver, Alan Arkin and Dan Aykroyd, sees Cusack in his heyday. Great fun.
I Heart Huckabees
This existential comedy is an enjoyably quirky romp with top performances from Jude Law, Dustin Hoffman and Isabelle Huppert.
This open-minded sci-fi from Another Earth’s Mike Cahill and Brit Marling takes a long hard look at what makes us human and then asks: what if?
Anna Paquin delivers a thoughtful lead performance in Kenneth Lonergan’s underseen third film. (Note: This is the theatrical cut of the film.)
Martha Marcy May Marlene
Elizabeth Olsen delivers a breakout turn in this chilling and absorbing study of a young woman piecing herself back together after escaping a cult.
The Newton Boys
A rare chance to catch Richard Linklater’s 1998 film about the most successful group of train and bank robbers in the USA, starring Matthew McConaughey, Ethan Hawke, Skeet Ulrich and Vincent D’Onofrio.
Thank You for Smoking
Jason Reitman’s pitch-black satire sees Aaron Eckhart deliver a star-making turn as a lobbyist for the tobacco industry.
A writer’s dream woman jumps from the page into real life in this whip-smart anti-rom-com written by Zoe Kazan.
Mike Judge’s small-scale comedy is a timeless workplace satire.
One Hour Photo
Robin Williams delivers a picture-perfect performance in this chillingly understated psychological thriller.
Colin Farrell is on blistering form in Joel Schumacher’s underrated, stripped-down thriller about a publicist who is held hostage in a phone booth by an unknown caller.