The new Disney streaming service Star launches in Australia on Feb 23. Unlike most streaming services, this won’t be stand-alone. Instead, it is built into Disney+. In the same way that at the top of the page you’ll see brands like Disney, Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar, and National Geographic, there will now be a sixth tile that says ‘Star’.

Star is a streaming service for adults and families with older kids. Where Disney+ is primarily a streaming service for family and kids series, there are a lot of Disney-owned content that isn’t really appropriate for youngsters. These are largely movies and TV shows that entered the Disney library when Disney purchased 20th Century Fox a few years ago, but it also includes movies from Disney’s Touchstone label from the 80s/90s.

This, also, won’t be all of what will ever be available on Star. There will be other TV shows and movies added over time. But for day one of a streaming service - it’s an impressive collection of big name Hollywood titles.

The shows Disney is keen to highlight include series like Alias, Felicity, Desperate Housewives, Bob’s Burgers, Dollface, black-ish, and Ugly Betty. Deeper in the library you’ll find titles like Bunheads, Hill Street Blues, Firefly, Angel, The Trophy Wife, and The X-Files.

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Movie-wise, Disney are talking up Titanic, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Pretty Woman, Die Hard, The Devil Wears Prada, and Moulin Rouge. You’ll also find all of the Alien movies, the Planet of The Apes films (well, the new three and the original 1968 film), Ed Wood, Face/Off, The Fly (1986), Grosse Pointe Blank, Unstoppable, Kissing Jessica Stein, and a whole bunch of beloved favourites.

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It’s a really good library.

The two things you need to know for the launch:

  1. This isn’t free. It’s also not optional. It comes as part of Disney+ and that means a price hike:
  • Monthly subscription: $11.99 (was $8.99)
  • Annual subscription: $119.99 (was $89)
  1. Because this is being added into Disney+, if you’re a parent you can lock this more adult fare out of your kids accounts and keep it accessible via only the Star tab at the top of the page. Or, if you just want to populate the screen with Star content and have it sit alongside Disney+ family fare, you can do that too. You’ll be given the option when you log in for the first time once Star has launched.

Star is launching with what are being termed ‘Originals’. This is a bit confusing as none of the shows were made originally for Star. Netflix are just as guilty of this too.


Here’s what you’ll get on Star:

Star Originals

Big Sky
Love, Victor
Helstrom
Solar Opposites

Movies

127 Hours

13Th Warrior, The

25Th Hour

27 Dresses

28 Days Later

28 Weeks Later

42 To 1

500 Days Of Summer

9 To 5

A Gift Of Miracles

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

Aftermath

Air Force One (1997)

Air Up There, The

Alamo, The (2004)

Alien

Alien Resurrection

Alien Vs. Predator

Alien: Covenant

Alien3

Aliens

Aliens Vs. Predator - Requiem

All About Steve

Amelia

Anna And The King

Annapolis

Another Earth

Antwone Fisher

Anywhere But Here

Arachnophobia

Armageddon

Art Of Getting By, The

A-Team, The

Babylon A.D.

Bachelor Party

Bad Company (2002)

Bad Company (Aka: Tool Shed)

Bad Girls (1994)

Baggage Claim

Banger Sisters, The

Battle For The Planet Of The Apes

Battle Of The Sexes

Be Water

Beaches

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Because Of Winn-Dixie

Before And After (1996)

Behind Enemy Lines (2001)

Beloved (1998)

Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, The

Best Laid Plans

Bible, The

Big Trouble

Billy Bathgate

Black Nativity

Black Swan (2010)

Blue Max, The

Book Of Life, The

Book Thief, The

Bootmen

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Boys Don't Cry

Bravados, The

Braveheart

Breakthrough

Bringing Down The House

Bringing Out The Dead

Broadcast News

Brokedown Palace

Broken Arrow (1996)

Broken Lizard's Club Dread

Brothers In Exile

Bubble Boy

Bushwhacked

Butch And Sundance: The Early Days

Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid

Calendar Girls

Call Of The Wild, The (2020)

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Can't Buy Me Love

Casanova

Cedar Rapids

Chasing Tyson

Choke

Chronicle

Cinderella Man

Clearing, The

Cleopatra (1963)

Cocktail

Cocoon: The Return

Cold Creek Manor

Color Of Money, The

Comebacks, The

Commando (1985)

Con Air

Consenting Adults

Conviction

Corky Romano

Courage Under Fire

Coyote Ugly

Cradle Will Rock

Crazy Heart

Crazy/Beautiful

Crimson Tide

Crucible, The

Damien - Omen Ii

Dangerous Minds

Darjeeling Limited, The

Dark Water

Date Night

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

Day After Tomorrow, The

Day The Earth Stood Still, The (2008)

Day The Series Stopped, The

Day Watch

Dead Poets Society

Dead Presidents

Deadpool

Deadpool 2

Deception (2008)

Deep End, The

Deep Rising

Deion's Double Play

Deja Vu

Delivery Man

Demolition

Descendants, The

Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo

Devil Wears Prada, The

Devil's Due

Die Hard

Die Hard 2

Die Hard With A Vengeance

Doc & Darryl

Doctor Dolittle (1998)

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story

Dominican Dream, The

Double Take

Down And Out In Beverly Hills

Down Periscope

Downhill

Dragonball: Evolution

Drive Me Crazy

Drop, The

Dude, Where'S My Car?

Duets

East, The

Ed Wood

Eddie The Eagle

Edge, The

Edward Scissorhands

Enemy Of The State

Enough Said

Escape From The Planet Of The Apes

Ever After (Aka: Ever After: A   Cinderella Story)

Evita

Fab Five, The (2011)

Face Off

Family Stone, The

Far From The Madding Crowd (2015)

Father Of The Bride

Father Of The Bride Part Ii

Fault In Our Stars, The

Favourite, The

Ferdinand

Fifth Estate, The

Firestorm (1998)

Flicka

Flight Of The Phoenix (2004)

Flightplan

Fly, The (1986)

For The Boys

Four Falls Of Buffalo

French Connection Ii

French Connection, The

Fright Night

From Hell

G.I. Jane

Garage Days

Gone In Sixty Seconds

Good Day To Die Hard, A

Good Morning, Vietnam

Good Son, The (1993)

Good, The Bad, The Hungry, The

Goodbye Christopher Robin

Grand Budapest Hotel, The

Greatest Showman, The

Grosse Pointe Blank

Guilty As Sin

Gun Shy

Hand That Rocks The Cradle, The

He Got Game

Hello Dolly!

Help, The

Her Infidelity

Hidalgo

Hidden Figures

Hidden Life, A

Hide And Seek

High Fidelity

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High Heels And Low Lifes

Hills Have Eyes 2, The

Hills Have Eyes, The

Hitchcock

Hitman

Hitman: Agent 47

Hoffa

Holy Man

Hope Floats

Hope Springs (2003)

Hot Chick, The

Hot Shots!

Hundred-Foot Journey, The

I Hate Christian Laettner

I Heart Huckabees

I Origins

I Think I Love My Wife

In America

In Her Shoes

Independence Day

Into The Grizzly Maze

Inventing The Abbotts

Jenniferâ´S Body

Jingle All The Way

John Tucker Must Die

Johnson Family Vacation

Jojo Rabbit

Jordan Rides The Bus

Joshua

Judge Dredd

Juno

Just Married

Just Wright

Keeping Up With The Joneses

Kid Who Would Be King, The

King Arthur

Kingdom Come

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Kingsman: The Secret Service

Kinsey

Kissing Jessica Stein

Ladykillers, The

Last Dance (1996)

Last King Of Scotland, The

League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen,   The

Let's Be Cops

Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, The

Like Mike

Little Big Men

Little Miss Sunshine

Live Free Or Die Hard

Logan

Longest Ride, The

Mad Love (1995)

Marked For Death

Marrying Man, The

Martha Marcy May Marlene

Martian, The

Mash

Max Payne

Maze Runner, The

Me And Earl And The Dying Girl

Medicine Man

Megan Leavey

Melinda And Melinda

Men Of Honor

Metro

Miami Rhapsody

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie

Mission To Mars

Mistress America

Monuments Men , The

Moonlight Mile

Morgan

Moulin Rouge (2001)

Mountain Between Us, The

Mr. Popper's Penguins

Murder On The Orient Express (2017)

My Cousin Rachel (1952)

My Cousin Rachel (2017)

My Cousin Vinny

My Father The Hero

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Nature Boy

Need For Speed

Never Been Kissed

Never Let Me Go

Newton Boys, The

Nixon

No Mas

Notes On A Scandal

Nothing To Lose

Notorious

Of Miracles And Men

Office Space

Omen, The (1976)

One Good Cop

One Hour Photo

Other Side Of The Door, The

Other Sister, The

Other Woman, The (2014)

Our Family Wedding

Out To Sea

Paper Towns

Patti Cake$

Patton

Pearl Harbor

People Like Us

Phenomenon

Phi Slama Jama

Picture Perfect (1997)

Planet Of The Apes (1968)

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Pony Excess

Poseidon Adventure, The

Powder

Preacher's Wife, The

Predator 2

Predators

Pretty Woman

Primeval

Proposal, The (2009)

Quills

Quiz Show

Ramona And Beezus

Ready Or Not

Rebound

Red Tails

Renaissance Man

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Rio

Rio 2

Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes

Robin Hood (1991)

Rock, The

Romancing The Stone

Romy And Michele's High School Reunion

Royal Tenenbaums, The

Ruby Sparks

Runaway Bride

Rushmore

Scarlet Letter, The

Scary Movie 4

Sea Of Shadows

Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,   The

Secret Agent, The

Secret Life Of Bees, The

Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, The

Sessions, The

Shadow Conspiracy

Shallow Hal

Shine (2018)

Shining Through

Sideways

Signs

Silver Streak

Simple Twist Of Fate, A

Sitter, The

Six Days, Seven Nights

Sixth Sense, The

Sleeping With The Enemy

Snake Eyes

Someone Like You

Soul Food

Sound Of My Voice

Speed

Spies In Disguise

Spy

Spy Hard

Stagecoach

Starship Troopers

Step

Stoker

Stuber

Summer Of Sam

Sunshine (2007)

Super Troopers (2002)

Super Troopers 2

Surrogates

Sweet Home Alabama

Table 19

Taken (2008)

Taken 2

Taken 3

Taxi (2004)

Terminal Velocity

Terminator: Dark Fate

Thank You For Smoking

That Thing You Do!

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The Shape Of Water

There's No Place Like Home

There’s Something About Mary

This Means War

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing,   Missouri

Three Fugitives

Three Men And A Baby

Tim Richmond: To The Limit

Titan A.E.

Titanic (1997)

Tolkien

Tombstone

Tora! Tora! Tora!

Trance

Transporter 2

Transporter, The

Trapped In Paradise

Tristan & Isolde

True Identity

Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie

Unbreakable

Under The Tuscan Sun

Underwater

Unstoppable (2010)

Up Close & Personal

Verdict, The

Veronica Guerin

Victor Frankenstein

Village, The (2004)

Viva Zapata

Volcano (1997)

Waiting To Exhale

Waitress

Waking Life

Walk The Line

Television Series (155)

Wall Street

War For The Planet Of The Apes

War Horse

War Of The Roses, The

Warlock (1959)

Watch, The (2012)

Water For Elephants

Waterboy, The

We Bought A Zoo

What Carter Lost

What's Love Got To Do With It

When A Man Loves A Woman

While You Were Sleeping

White Men Can't Jump

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

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Why Him?

Wild (2014)

Wild Hogs

Wilson (2017)

Win Win

Working Girl (1988)

X-Files, The

Year Of The Scab


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