best movies on starz

The premium cable and streaming service Starz has tons of older and more recent movies to watch right now. If you’ve already checked out most of those you like, you should keep an eye out for new movies that are added to the service. You never know when a few you’ll enjoy will hit the streaming service. To help you out, we created a list of the best movies that were added to Starz in the last few months or so.

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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

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Credit: Sony Pictures

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

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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

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Credit: Sony Pictures

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

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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 four more non-MCU movies featuring the web-slinger on Starz, Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3, and The Amazing Spider-Man.


5. Titanic

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Credit: Paramount

Any best movies on Starz list has to include one of the biggest box office hits of all time. Writer-director James Cameron took a detour from his sci-fi and action-themed movies to make this huge historical epic in 1997. The voyage, and sinking, of the Titanic is recreated in the context of a love story between Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet’s characters. It’s high melodrama, but the visuals are spectacular, and you will also likely get caught up in the performances of DiCaprio and Winslet.


6. Ice Age

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Credit: Fox

This is a movie that’s made for the entire family. While the sequels to this original 2002 film have never been as good, that doesn’t mean the first Ice Age movie isn’t very entertaining. During the last major ice age, a mammoth, a sloth, and a saber-tooth tiger discover a human baby that’s been separated from his tribe. Of course, the trio of talking animals have to get the baby back to his family. The animation is solid, and the voice work from actors like Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, and Denis Leary is excellent.


7. Elf

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Credit: Sony

This 2003 movie became an instant Christmas movie hit. Will Ferrell plays Buddy, a human who was orphaned and raised by an elf family at the North Pole. However, Buddy is now grown up and wants to find his human family. He heads to the real world and encounters his father, played by James Cann. Can Buddy get used to living the human life, or will he never be able to fit into normal society? Find out as you can stream the movie now on Starz.


8. Frozen

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Yep, you and your kids won’t be able to get “Let it Go” out of your head for months after watching this 2015 CGI Disney animated film. That’s ok as this movie has a lot of dark themes combined with some funny sequences and supporting characters. There’s even a nice twist near the end that many of you might not see coming.


9. Little Women

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There have been tons of adaptations of Little Women before this 2019 effort. However, the latest major adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s beloved 19th-century novel of girl power may actually be the best. Writer-director Greta Gerwig had a clear vision in adapting the book, showing the lives of the March sisters in post-Civil War Massachusetts. The movie shows the pressures of women to conform to the accepted attitudes of the time. It also shows how one of the March sisters, Jo March, played wonderfully by Saoirse Ronan, tries not to conform, even if it might work against her at time.


10. Jumanji: The Next Level

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Credit: Sony Pictures

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.