Top 10 Movies to Stream on Stan in January

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Whats on Stan – Movies Top 10 Highlights

Since its launch, Australian-made streaming service Stan has been extremely active at adding new content — to the point that barely a day goes by without something being added to the mix, whether it be brand new fast-tracked movies from the US, or classic movies that you can revisit in their entirety.

If you’re in search for the best movies to spend your weeknights with, then you’ve come to the right place with Stan’s library featuring the best and latest movies that’ll make you just want to bring out the popcorn and sit back and relax on your couch at home.

Your Guide to The Best Content Available on Stan

To help you choose which ones to start out with, we’ve rounded up the top 10 movies to watch out for this month including StrongerSong to Song, and the blockbuster hit, Black Panther, among many others. Catch all of them streaming in HD on Stan.

  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
  • Stronger
  • 22 Jump Street
  • Song to Song
  • Beirut
  • Passengers
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • The Big Sick
  • Black Panther
  • Frozen

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1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Disgraced financial reporter Mikael Blomkvist finds a chance to redeem his honor after being hired by wealthy Swedish industrialist Henrik Vanger to solve the 40-year-old murder of Vanger’s niece, Harriet. Vanger believes that Harriet was killed by a member of his own family. Eventually joining Blomkvist on his dangerous quest for the truth is Lisbeth Salander, an unusual but ingenious investigator whose fragile trust is not easily won.

  • Kelly’s Rundown: An adaptation that does justice to Larsson’s novels
  • Running time: 158 minutes
  • Cast: Rooney Mara, Daniel Craig
  • Genre: Psychological crime thriller




2. Stronger

Jeff Bauman loses both of his legs when two bombs explode during the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. After regaining consciousness in the hospital, Jeff is able to help law enforcement identify one of the suspects, but his own battle is just beginning. With unwavering support from his family and girlfriend, Bauman embarks on a long and heroic journey to physical and emotional rehabilitation.

  • Kelly’s Rundown: Devastating yet inspirational movie based on true tragedy
  • Running time: 119 minutes
  • Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany
  • Genre: Biographical drama




3. 22 Jump Street

Although they made their way through high school successfully, an investigation at a local college brings big changes for undercover officers Jenko and Schmidt. When Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art-major scene, both men begin to question their partnership. Not only do they have to crack the case, but now the two overgrown adolescents must learn how to behave like adults.

  • Kelly’s Rundown: Feel-good and goofy movie that actually is an upgrade from its prequel
  • Details: 112 minutes
  • Cast: Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill
  • Genre: Buddy cop comedy




4. Song to Song

Set against the Austin, Texas, music scene, two entangled couples — struggling songwriters Faye and BV, and music mogul Cook and the waitress whom he ensnares — chase success through a rock ‘n’ roll landscape of seduction and betrayal.

  • Kelly’s Rundown: A complicated interwoven web of relationships that you either get attached to or don’t
  • Running time: 129 minutes
  • Cast: Rooney Mara, Ryan Gosling, Natalie Portman, Michael Fassbender
  • Genre: Experimental romantic drama




5. Beirut

In 1980s Beirut, Mason Skiles is a former U.S. diplomat who is called back into service to save a colleague from the group that is possibly responsible for his own family’s death. Meanwhile, a CIA field agent who is working under cover at the American embassy is tasked with keeping Mason alive and ensuring that the mission is a success.

  • Kelly’s Rundown: A tightly plotted tale with rather strong performance from Hamm and Pike
  • Running time: 109 minutes
  • Cast: Jon Hamm, Rosamund Pike
  • Genre: Espionage thriller




6. Passengers

On a routine journey through space to a new home, two passengers, sleeping in suspended animation, are awakened 90 years too early when their ship malfunctions. As Jim and Aurora face living the rest of their lives on board, with every luxury they could ever ask for, they begin to fall for each other, unable to deny their intense attraction until they discover the ship is in grave danger. With the lives of 5,000 sleeping passengers at stake, only Jim and Aurora can save them all.

  • Kelly’s Rundown: An appealing sci-fi romance set in controversial circumstances
  • Running time: 116 minutes
  • Cast: Chris Pratt, Jennifer Lawrence
  • Genre: Drama; Sci-fi; Romance




7. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Having survived the first part of their unsettling journey, Bilbo Baggins and his companions continue east. More dangers await them, including the skin-changer Beorn and the giant spiders of Mirkwood. After escaping capture by the dangerous Wood Elves, Bilbo and the dwarves journey to Lake-town and, finally, to the Lonely Mountain, where they face the greatest danger of all: the fearsome dragon Smaug.

  • Kelly’s Rundown: A true spectacle of a fantasy film filled with strong performances and amazing visuals
  • Running time: 161 minutes
  • Cast: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Genre: Epic fantasy adventure




8. 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.

  • Kelly’s Rundown: Funny, heartfelt, and very intelligent
  • Details: 120 minutes
  • Cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Ray Romano
  • Genre: Romantic comedy




9. Black Panther

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. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people.

  • Kelly’s Rundown: An elevation of superhero movies with the visuals and story to boot
  • Running time: 134 minutes
  • Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o
  • Genre: Superhero; Action; Adventure




10. Frozen

When their kingdom becomes trapped in perpetual winter, fearless Anna joins forces with mountaineer Kristoff and his reindeer sidekick to find Anna’s sister, Snow Queen Elsa, and break her icy spell. Although their epic journey leads them to encounters with mystical trolls, a comedic snowman, harsh conditions, and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff bravely push onward in a race to save their kingdom from winter’s cold grip.

  • Kelly’s Rundown: All the elements of a classic Disney animated film, but decked out in modern and more magical visuals and songs
  • Running time: 102 minutes
  • Cast: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel
  • Genre: Animated; Musical fantasy




Start Streaming on Stan!

The fact that these ten movies are all of such high quality and yet barely scrape the surface of the amount of content available to Stream on Stan is a wonderful thing. There are many more terrific movies that didn’t make this list, but are lurking there for you to discover – with more being constantly added. Let us know if you’ve got a favourite you think we missed on this list!


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