The premium cable and streaming service Starz has tons of older and more recent movies to watch right now. However, it can be a major task to find the best movies on Starz so you can have the best experience. We have picked what we believe to be the best movies on Starz that are currently available. You can also check out the best original TV shows on Starz as well.
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The best movies on Starz:
Editor’s note: We will update this list of the best movies on Starz regularly as new movies arrive and older movies rotate off the service.
1. One Upon A Time…In Hollywood
Writer-director Quentin Tarantino’s latest movie is both a tribute and a cautionary tale of the Hollywood movie industry in 1969. There are two main storylines in this film. One centers on Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt. DiCaprio plays actor Rick Dalton, who previously was the star of a hit TV Western, Bounty Law. Pitt plays his stuntman and unofficial assistant Cliff Booth. Dalton is now on the downside of his acting career as the movie opens, taking guest star roles in other TV series, and roles in Italian B-movies. Booth also seems to be on the outs, but then he encounters a very odd group of young girls who are set up at a former movie ranch.
The other major storyline is a fictionalized version of the real actress Sharon Tate, played here by Margot Robbie. Some people who know about Tate’s ultimate real-life fate may not be very happy with this movie’s ending, where these two storylines come together. However, Tarantino is not making a documentary or even a docudrama; he’s making a film on the last days of a particular era in Hollywood, and in that respect this movie is excellent in portraying that era.
2. Zombieland: Double Tap
10 years after the release of the original Zombieland, this horror-comedy finally got a sequel in 2019. Zombieland: Double Tap reunites the original cast of Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin, and Emma Stone. These four have been in the abandoned White House for the past 10 years, fighting off zombies. However, the appearance of a newly discovered human survivor, played by Zoey Deutch, causes the four core characters to venture out into the undead-filled United States once again. Zombies are definitely an overused subject in entertainment, but thankfully this sequel still has some funny sequences and satire to watch.
3. Bad Boys For Life
Will Smith and Martin Lawerence return for the third time as Miami buddy cops Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett in this 2020 Starz movie. These detectives are finally beginning to feel some of the effects of age, but they can still drive, shoot, and fight with the best of criminals. They will need all of their skills, and some help from a young police unit called AMMO, when an evil Mexican drug lord and her son go after Lowrey for putting her in prison. There are a couple of interesting plot twists in this movie, and an ending that would seem to suggest a fourth Bad Boys film is in the works.
4. Spider-Man: Far From Home
This is of the few Marvel Cinematic Universe movies that is not on Disney Plus. In fact, this 2019 release follows up directly from the events of Avengers: Endgame. Tom Holland is back as Peter Parker, who decides that after helping to save the universe, his Spider-Man alter-ego is taking a rest. In the meantime, Parker and his high-school class are going on vacation to the great cities of Europe. Unfortunately, S.H.I.E.L.D. leader Nick Fury, played by Samuel L. Jackson, needs Spider-Man’s help to stop an invasion of massive elemental monsters. Spider-Man is getting help from Mysterio, played by Jake Gyllenhaal, who claims to be a superhero from an alternate Earth.
Fans of the Spider-Man comics might know that if Mysterio is in this movie, things are not what they first seem to be. However, there are still a few twists and turns in this movie you may not see coming. This is an entertaining addition to the MCU, especially if you enjoyed Avengers: Endgame. You can also watch two more non-MCU movies featuring the web slinger, Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2, on Starz.
Any best movies on Starz list has to have something for children and families. This 2005 GGI animated movie is set in a world with nothing but intelligent robots. Ewan McGregor voices the lead character with one of the best movie names ever, Rodney Copperbottom. He heads to Robot City to make it big as an inventor. However, he encounters resistance from a corporate robot executive, voiced by Greg Kinnear. Halle Berry, Mel Brooks and the late, but still great, Robin Williams are also a part of this voice cast. The animation and art style is also excellent, with robots designed like they were assembled from ordinary household appliances and tools.
6. The Equalizer 2
Denzel Washington returns as former DIA operative and Marine Robert McCall. The opening sees him renting an apartment in Brooklyn and driving for Lyft. He simply can’t return to his seaside Massachusetts hometown and face memories of his deceased wife. Freelance projects sideline the main story like commercial breaks: saving a kidnapped girl from her father, finding a man’s lost sister, and cleaning graffiti in the apartment’s courtyard.
The central plot is a whodunit: Someone killed his friend and former DIA colleague Susan Plummer while she investigated a staged murder in Belgium. Two “thugs” supposedly broke into her hotel room and beat her to death. However, camera footage, photographs, and the autopsy report show otherwise. McCall follows a trail of clues that lead him back to a past he’s tried to avoid, including four former squad mates who went rogue.
In the end, McCall returns to his seaside home for a 1 vs. 4 deathmatch during a hurricane… and to come to terms with the past.
7. The Girl in the Spider’s Web
This movie is based on the fourth book in the Millennium novel series. While The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a whodunit mystery involving a family with a dark secret, this fourth installment is about a stolen program, Firefall, that can access the world’s nuclear codes. But there’s also a little family-related twist.
Hacker Lisbeth Salander takes center stage in this sequel while journalist David Lagercrantz moves to a secondary role (both played by new actors). She’s hired by a software developer to steal his program back from the NSA. She successfully retrieves it, but instead of returning Firefall back to its owner, she decides to keep it.
That decision doesn’t last long, as Salander finds herself in the crosshairs of multiple international groups, one of which is crime a syndicate The Spider run by her thought-to-be-dead sister Camilla. Ultimately, this sequel is more family-based drama using a different multi-nation angle.
8. Hot Fuzz
This 2007 movie may be the best written and directed by Edgar Wright, who previously struck gold with his zombie comedy Shawn of the Dead. His co-writer and star Simon Pegg shares the same duties on Hot Fuzz as well. Pegg plays a London supercop who is so good at his job, his supervisors are jealous of his abilities. They decide to transfer him to a country town to make themselves look better. However, Pegg’s character quickly notices something is odd about his new job. This spoof of cop movies also works as a great action film in its own right.
Sony’s writers pulled from three sources – The Ultimate Marvel version of Venom, Planet of the Symbiotes, and Venom: Lethal Protector – to create a story that doesn’t include Spider-Man. It also doesn’t include the events that brought Peter Parker and the symbiote together.
Instead, this version of Venom is one of four “samples” pulled from a comet and brought back to Earth. These aliens require hosts for fuel and intend to consume the entire planet. But outsider Venom has a change of heart when it discovers another outsider: Investigative journalist Eddie Brock. They meet thanks to scientist Dora Skirth, who called in Brock to expose how her boss experiments on humans.
The movie isn’t part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but provides plenty of action, humor, and a few eaten heads to make Venom a worthwhile watch.
10. Jumanji: The Next Level
The 2017 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle successfully revamped the franchise by taking four teenagers into an action-adventure video game, playing characters portrayed by Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Karen Gillan. All these actors return for the 2019 sequel, but this time the video game characters may be inhabited by other people this time around. Johnson in particular stretches his comedic muscles with his performance, and the action goes up a notch with some spectacular set pieces.
That’s a look at the best movies on Starz you can watch right now. We’ll update this post with new titles once they hit the streaming service.