After months of anticipation, the Disney Disney + streaming service has finally arrived in the UK and could not have come at a better time. It has a large selection of films and is exactly what everyone needs to overcome the misery of the current situation.
In terms of genre, many of the films are certainly much more geared towards fantasy and animation genres, but there is still a large (albeit smaller) selection of science fiction films to appreciate.
Sure, there are also sci-fi dudes on Disney + like Tron: Legacy, Iron Man 2, Thor: The Dark World, Solo: A Star Wars Story and … erm … Chicken Little (?), But for the most part part of their range of science fiction films is quite strong and well worth exploring.
These fifteen films below are a great starting point to explore the Disney + science fiction collection and remember, it’s not just about Star Wars and the MCU …
Now that Disney owns Fox, it owns the X-Men series and some, but not all, of the X-Men movies are available on Disney Plus. Unfortunately, the three best movies in the series – Logan, Deadpool 2 and X-Men: First Class – are not currently available, but overall there is still a good selection of X-Men films; this episode of 2014 in particular is an essential vision for fans of the genre.
Days of Future Past is a very skilled superhero film and one of the best offers in the franchise. It’s visually stunning and has some fantastic action sequences, but impressively it’s actually in the dramatic moments when it really shines. The extraordinary cast absolutely kills him, especially Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender and Patrick Stewart, and is loaded with exciting emotional dramas and well-written dialogue scenes.
It’s the best thing? Recognize all those stupid story decisions and unnecessary deaths in X-Men: The Last Stand.