While the original release of Disney+ was popular, utilizing the full library of movies and television shows from the company’s past, the launch of STAR helped to take the streaming platform to new heights, targeting adult audiences in the process.

Disney+ has gained plenty of new content; the likes of which people would never have associated with Disney, whether it’s because of violence or adult subject matter.

Updated on October 23rd, 2021 by Colin McCormick: As the platform continues to grow, Disney+ STAR is constantly adding great new movies and television shows. No matter how fast fans can binge these programs, there is always more to entertain the adult Disney+ crowd. Among the available offerings on the platform, there are some terrific horror movies for the Halloween season, some new acclaimed television series that can now be binged, and everything in between. From hit shows to overlooked movies, there is something for everyone to find.


Only Murders in the Building (2021– )

The legendary comedic talents of Steve Martin and Martin Short working together is going to be fun in any project. It just so happens that Only Murders in the Building is a show worthy of their incredible talents with its fun murder-mystery premise.

The show also co-stars Selena Gomez in the story of three true-crime-obsessed strangers who form a bond when they find themselves in the middle of a whodunnit. The series recently wrapped its first season in a way that satisfied the crime and comedy fans.

Reservation Dogs (2021– )

Another new series that is destined to become a must-see program is Reservation Dogs. Produced by Taika Waititi, the show follows a group of young Native American friends living on a reservation in Oklahoma and dreaming of escaping to California.

The show is a wonderful representation of a community that is rarely seen in mainstream television through its colorful characters. It also delivers huge laughs, a lot of heart, and plenty of poignant moments as with all of Waititi’s projects.

Ready Or Not (2019)

It is very hard to pull off the right balance of horror and comedy in a movie, but Ready or Not achieves it beautifully. Samara Weaving gives a star-making performance as a young woman who must spend her wedding night playing a game of hide-and-seek with her new family only for it to turn deadly.

While the movie delivers plenty of gore and scares, there are also constant hilarious moments in the midst of all the mayhem. It is a wild ride that features one of the funniest endings in horror movie history.

Ad Astra (2019)

The same year he won an Oscar for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Brad Pitt gave another terrific performance in the underseen sci-fi drama Ad Astra. Pitt plays a celebrated astronaut and the son of another trailblazing astronaut who went missing on an off-planet mission. When his father appears to make contact with Earth, Pitt heads out into space to find him.

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The movie might not be the action-packed sci-fi adventure some fans were hoping for, but it delivers a more nuanced story in the genre. Pitt gives a reserved yet powerful performance in this beautifully shot movie.

Taken (2008)

Taken is a fantastic action movie that will have audiences gripped from start to finish. Liam Neeson puts in a brilliant performance as Bryan Mills, an action hero famous for his particular set of skills.

As a former government operative, he showcases his skills when his daughter is kidnapped, which leads to him taking out anybody in his way to get her back. It’s a modern classic of the revenge genre, producing two sequels and a TV show.

Family Guy (1999– )

When Disney+ first launched, one of its big draws was the fact that it had every episode of The Simpsons, which is one of the most iconic and beloved television shows of all time. With STAR, Disney once again brought a very popular animated television show, this time with Family Guy.

Of course, The Simpsons and Family Guy have always been compared and contrasted, but the one big difference between them has always been that the latter is targeted predominantly at adult audiences. The show can be controversial at times, but that is where its form of comedy lies, and now both these shows will live on the same streaming service.

The Fly (1986)

The Fly is absolutely not the type of movie that people expect from Disney+, as this classic body-horror movie is absolutely grotesque, and has some nightmare-inducing practical effects. However, while it is certainly not suitable for younger or skittish viewers, this is one that adults will be excited to see.

While it’s not a horror movie that is packed with jump scares, as tends to be the case with modern movies in the genre, it is still a hugely impactful experience with an unforgettable performance from Jeff Goldblum.

The Full Monty (1997)

Though its story revolves around stripping, this movie looks at the subject with a very lighthearted tone that flies in the face of other darker or raunchier films that are targeted at adults.

The Full Monty follows a group of former steel mill workers preparing to do a strip show and the ultimately heartwarming story has proven to be an unlikely cultural phenomenon from the ’90s, despite its unglamorous setting in the north of England, even being nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars.

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Damien Omen II (1978)

A classic ’70s horror movie is certainly not something that the younger viewers want to be watching, however for adults, this is a great option to check out. This is a sequel and is part of The Omen franchise, showing the Devil’s son growing up.

At this point, he’s fully aware of his situation, and that in turn makes the story even more terrifying. As with the first movie, death follows him everywhere and there are many disturbing scenes throughout.

Desperate Housewives (2004 – 2012)

It’s been almost a decade since Desperate Housewives went off the air, and because of that, there is a whole generation of people who have likely never visited the world of Wisteria Lane. That is why this show is one that a lot of people will be enjoying on Disney+.

The series follows a group of suburban housewives who are all friends, but while they like to present themselves and their lives as perfect to each other, behind closed doors, that’s not always the case. It is full of startling secrets and plot twists that really make for the best TV drama possible.

The Sitter (2011)

Though it features many talented young actors in the lead roles, The Sitter is not really a movie for younger audiences.

Jonah Hill stars in the movie and the comedy is reflective of his famous comedy roles in films such as Superbad. With the three children his character is babysitting each having their own individual issues, it all comes together in a hilarious way when he takes them on the ride of their lives.

Fright Night (2011)

Vampires aren’t something that people typically think of when it comes to Disney+, but that is the beauty of the STAR section on Disney+. Fright Night follows Charley, who begins to think that one of his neighbors is a vampire after multiple deaths in the area.

He works hard to track down concrete information and then goes out of his way to find himself a vampire killer. A remake of a 1985 movie of the same name, it’s a bloody comedy with a fun retro streak running throughout that makes it an enjoyable R-rated movie for a wide range of people.

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Phone Booth (2002)

Phone Booth is a gripping thriller that is a prime example of how dialogue can really drive a movie, without the need for too much action. Colin Farrell is excellent in the lead role in this movie, stuck in a phone booth, not being able to leave due to the fear that he will be shot by a sniper when the call ends.

The movie has a great element of mystery and intrigue as the plot thickens throughout. It’s gripping and incredibly tense as more and more people get drawn into the situation.

Borat (2006)

This is one of the movies that people have been most shocked to see on the streaming service, purely because of how adult-orientated the content is.

Borat is a hilarious comedy and the fictional journalist from Kazakhstan is arguably Sacha Baron Cohen’s greatest character. The movie is a mockumentary that takes Borat to America, where he makes an informational film about the country. This is certainly one that isn’t for the entire family to watch due to the subject matter and shock value of the humor, but for the adults, this has always been a popular choice to watch with friends.

Sons Of Anarchy (2008 – 2014)

Sons Of Anarchy is absolutely something that people wouldn’t typically expect to see on Dinsey+, as this show is all about motorcycle gangs, which features a lot of violence and other adult-related content. The series follows Jax Teller as he follows in his father’s footsteps to become the leader of a motorcycle gang.

While he might try to take the gang into legal business, the fact is that along the way there is a lot of violence, which makes things difficult for them. The show is full of twists and turns, secrets, and backstabbing plots that keeps audiences guessing what will happen next.

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