It’s Friday and time to take a look at what’s been added onto Disney+ in Australia and New Zealand today, which includes two brand new exclusive films, plus some Hollywood classics and tons of ESPN sports documentaries.
Here’s the rundown:
The story centers around two best friends who set out to have a legendary week-long summer vacation with the help of cheap rosé and a cadre of eclectic friends.
Plan B (2021)
After a regrettable sexual encounter, a straight-laced student and her best friend have 24 hours to hunt down a Plan B pill in South Dakota.
Spider-Man (2002) (AU/NZ)
Average teenager Peter Parker is transformed into an extraordinary superhero after he is accidentally bitten by a radioactive spider. When his beloved uncle is savagely murdered during a robbery, young Peter vows to use his powers to avenge his death. Deeming himself “Spider-Man,” he sets about ridding the streets of crime, bringing him into conflict with malevolent super-villain “Green Goblin.”
Spider-Man 2 (2004) (AU/NZ)
In “Spider-Man™ 2,” Tobey Maguire returns as the mild-mannered Peter Parker, who is juggling the delicate balance of his dual life as college student and a superhuman crime fighter. Peter’s life becomes even more complicated when he confronts a new nemesis, the brilliant Otto Octavius who has been reincarnated as the maniacal and multi-tentacled “Doc Ock.” When Doc Ock kidnaps MJ, Spider-Man must swing back into action as the adventure reaches new heights of unprecedented excitement.
Spider-Man 3 (2007) (AU/NZ)
Peter Parker becomes one with a symbiotic alien that bolsters his Spider-Man avatar and affects his psyche. He also has to deal with Sandman and maintain a fragmented relationship with Mary Jane.
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) (AU)
A teenage Peter Parker grapples with both high school and amazing super-human crises as his alter-ego Spider-Man.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) (AU)
It’s great to be Spider-Man, but being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro, Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn, returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: OsCorp.
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) (AU)
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero. Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May, under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark. Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine, but when the Vulture emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (2018) (AU)
After gaining superpowers from a spider bite, Miles Morales protects the city as Spider-Man. Soon, he meets alternate versions of himself and gets embroiled in an epic battle to save the multiverse.
Venom (2018) (AU)
While trying to take down Carlton, the CEO of Life Foundation, Eddie, a journalist, investigates experiments of human trials. Unwittingly, he gets merged with a symbiotic alien with lethal abilities.
Under Siege (1992)
A CIA agent and his mercenaries seize a Marine battleship to obtain the nuclear warheads. However, the only person aboard who can save the ship is a former Navy SEAL turned cook.
Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995)
Casey Ryback, a retired Navy officer, boards a train as he sets out on a vacation with his niece. He realises that the train is used by a terrorist organisation to hijack a destructive US satellite.
A woman’s life becomes embroiled in a huge military cover-up when it’s revealed her husband is not who he says he is.
Two of the warped writers of Scary Movie now set their parodic sights on the largest genre of them all: Hollywood’s big-budget, special effects-laden, blockbuster franchise films.
Compromised by his affair with the First Lady, a veteran secret service agent is framed as a presidential assassin.
Bad Boys (2014)
Few teams in professional sports history elicit such a wide range of emotions as the Detroit Pistons of the late 1980s and early ’90s. For some, the team was heroic — made up of gritty, hard-nosed players who didn’t back down from anyone. And for others, it was exactly that trait — the willingness to do seemingly anything to win — that made them the “Bad Boys,” the team fans loved to hate.
In Search of Derrick Thomas (2015)
The highs and lows of former Alabama linebacker Derrick Thomas, who proved anybody can turn their life around if given a second chance.
The story of Olympic Track & Field Hurdler Lolo Jones, who overcame a tumultuous childhood and became a pop culture icon.
Mighty Ruthie (2016)
Ruthie Bolton – Olympic gold medalist, former Auburn Tigers basketball player and a victim of domestic violence – shares her powerful story. She has become an activist for women across the world.
The Two Bills (2018)
A look at the tumultuous relationship between coaching legends Bill Parcells and Bill Belichick. A look at the tumultuous relationship between coaching legends Bill Parcells and Bill Belichick. A look at the tumultuous relationship between coaching legends Bill Parcells and Bill Belichick.
Backstory: Serena vs. The Umpire (2019)
The story behind one of the biggest sports controversies of 2018 taking a look into Serena Williams’ clash with umpire Carlos Ramos during the 2018 US Open women’s final.
“Pat XO” tells the remarkable story of Pat Summitt as it has never been told before. This raw, authentic portrait takes the camera from the filmmaker’s hands and places it with those who know her best. With Tyler as the lead storyteller, we hear never-before-told recollections from assistant coaches; former players like Chamique Holdsclaw, Tamika Catchings and Michelle Marciniak; and such admirers as Peyton Manning and Kenny Chesney. The archival footage and statistical records woven into the film provide their own insights into a woman who cared about winning but also about elevating her players and her university. If it’s possible to do justice to Pat Summitt, “Pat XO” does it.
The Price of Gold (2013)
The Price of Gold takes a look back at the 1994 Winter Olympics and the scandal that rocked the figure skating world at the time. The two key athletes, Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding were among the favourites to win the gold medal at the games.
This Was The XFL (2017)
In 2001, sports entertainment titans Dick Ebersol and Vince McMahon launched the XFL, a bold challenge since other leagues had attempted to compete with the NFL and ultimately failed.
D Wade: Life Unexpected
For a decade, Dwyane Wade intimately documented his life and career with a film crew. The result is a remarkably candid portrait of one of the greatest NBA players of all-time.
Qualified chronicles the mercurial rise of this barrier breaking auto racer and her equally rapid decline. What Janet Guthrie accomplished in the male bastion of mid-70s American motorsports, stands as a testament to one woman’s determination. They kept moving the finish line.
Long Gone Summer
In the summer of 1998, the St. Louis Cardinals’ Mark McGwire and the Chicago Cubs’ Sammy Sosa embark on a chase of one of the game’s most hallowed records, igniting the passion and imagination of fans and non-fans everywhere.
Shark Attack Investigation: The Paige Winter Story
Paige Winter was 17 years old when she lost a leg and part of her hand in a shark attack in 2019. Experts are investigating the accident to find out which shark was responsible and how to prevent future attacks.
What are you looking forward to watching on Disney+ this weekend?
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.