One of the biggest complaints the Apple TV+ streaming service is that unlike most other streaming services, it doesn’t offer a huge library of classic films or shows, instead focusing on high quality originals like “Ted Lasso” and “Legends Of The Air”.

However, this week, over 50 classic films from a variety of different studios including Disney, Paramount, Warner Brothers Discovery, Universal and Sony have become available to Apple TV+ subscribers in the United States for a limited time, with some expiring in March and April.

There are only a handful of titles available from Disney’s studios, including “Con Air”, “Fight Club”, and “The Proposal”.    It’s also worth noting that there are two Marvel films from Sony, “Spider-Man” and “Spider-Man 2”

It’s important to stress that these new additions are only for a limited time and are currently only available to US viewers.  This could be the start of a new experiment to see if Apple TV+ viewers respond to having some library content available.   With the streaming wars having moved into focusing on profitability, many studios are willing to license out films and shows on a non-exclusive basis to get additional revenue.

Disney has continued to license some films and shows to other platforms, including Netflix, Tubi, Channel 4, ITV, Amazon and the BBC.  But it does show how the streaming business is changing and how the idea of studios hoarding content exclusively on their own platforms is being tested, mainly due to economic pressures.

Here’s a list of films available on Apple TV+:

  • 21 Jump Street
  • 300
  • The Accountant
  • American Sniper
  • Argo
  • Bad Boys
  • Black Hawk Down
  • The Bodyguard
  • Captain Phillips
  • Catch Me If You Can
  • Con Air
  • Draft Day
  • Edge of Tomorrow
  • Failure to Launch
  • Fast & Furious 6
  • Fast Five
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • Fight Club
  • Good Burger
  • Gravity
  • Horrible Bosses
  • How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
  • The Hurt Locker
  • I Am Legend
  • Jurassic World
  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
  • Kill Bill: Volume 1
  • Kill Bill: Volume 2
  • Knocked Up
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Mean Girls (2004)
  • Men in Black
  • Minority Report
  • No Strings Attached
  • The Prestige
  • The Proposal
  • Old School
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • Spider-Man
  • Spider-Man 2
  • Star Trek
  • Star Trek Beyond
  • Star Trek Into Darkness
  • Titanic
  • Training Day
  • Troy
  • Two Weeks Notice
  • The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Wyatt Earp
  • Zodiac
  • Zombieland
  • Zoolander

Some of these titles are also available in 3D and are compatible with the Apple Vision Pro.

Apple TV+ has been recently increasing its prices and has been struggling to get paid subscribers to stay following lengthy trials after purchasing Apple products or other promotions.  And with Hollywood reducing how many originals it releases, will Apple look to the back catalogues of other studios to try to keep people subscribed?

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Roger Palmer

Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom. Email: Twitter: Facebook:

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