Stan has forged itself a great reputation as a source for quality TV shows, in many cases with episodes fast-tracked in HD the same day as the US sees them.
But alongside their wealth of TV content old and new, Stan’s also built a solid library of feature films, covering everything from blockbusters to indies, as well as a large collection of world movies. There’s a ton of great films waiting there to be discovered; here’s what we think are ten of the best at the moment.
Michelle Obama – Life After The White House
Michelle Obama loyally served as First Lady of the United States as her husband served two terms as US President. She chose to use her role to focus on social issues such as supporting military families, promoting healthy living, and highlighting America’s longstanding issues with poverty and equal education. Her autobiography, Becoming, has become the best-selling memoir of all time and even won a Grammy! This documentary is a closer look at an incredible woman who has become an inspiration to millions around the world.
The team at Stan have brought forward the release of this celebrated South Korean film about a family on the breadline. The feature won the best film at this year’s Oscars, the first foreign language film ever to do so, and the top prize at the 2019 Cannes film festival. Not bad!
Portrait Of A Lady On Fire
Portrait of a Lady on Fire is an award winning European period drama about freedom, romance and desire. It follows Marianne, a young French painter in the 18th century who is commissioned to paint a future bride without her knowledge. Marianne disguises herself in order to study her subject closer by day, before painting her secretly at night. Their relationship soon becomes an intimate one, with the portrait a representation of their love.
The Big Sick
Kumail is a Pakistani comic who meets an American graduate student named Emily at one of his stand-up shows. As their relationship blossoms, he soon becomes worried about what his traditional Muslim parents will think of her. When Emily suddenly comes down with an illness that leaves her in a coma, Kumail finds himself developing a bond with her deeply concerned mother and father.
After the death of his father, T’Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king — and as Black Panther — gets tested when he’s drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk.