The 30 Best Movies on Stan to Watch in 2022


Having to waste your precious binge time searching for the perfect movie is a certain way to ruin the great night on the couch. Fortunately, Stan is jam-packed with the amazing best movies to watch.

Stan is an Australian entertainment platform, but you can also watch Stan outside Australia by connecting to an Australian server using a VPN. All of this is to say that Stan now has an outrageous number of top-tier movies but also has over 1,300 films available for streaming.

To get you started on the snacks sooner, we’ve collected a list of the 30 best movies on Stan to watch right now.

Enjoy your snacking!

1. The Impostors (2012)


Director: Bart Layton

Writers: Paul Adelstein, Adam Brooks, Dean Imperial

Cast: Adam O’Brian, Carey Gibson, Bryan Gibson

IMDb Rating: 7.5/10

Runtime: 1h 39m

The first movie on our list of 30 best movies on Stan is The Imposters and its release date is 2012.

Imposters is a horror-comedy TV series aired in the United States. In this, filmmaker Bart Layton tells the story of Frederic Bourdin, a con man who appears to have duped a Texas household into having faith he was a long-lost relative.

Furthermore, in this movie the strategy is to make their targets (female or male) hook up with Maddie while infiltrating their lifestyles and then rob all of their valuable items soon after getting married to them. Known as one of the best horror movies. All the film stars gave a brilliant performance in this movie. You can also watch this movie on Prime Video.

2. House of Games (1987)


Director: David Mamet

Writer: David Mamet

Cast: Lindsay Crouse, Joe Mantegna, Mike Nussbaum

IMDb Rating: 7.3/10

Runtime: 1h 42m

After one of her sick people threatens to attempt suicide, psychiatrist Margaret Ford challenges the source of his worries, a downtown bookie named Mike.

Moreover, once she determines that Mike is not a major threat, she becomes involved in his world with high gambling and employs her skills at reviewing “tells,” becoming entrenched in his dealings.

Things become dangerous, however, when Mike is revealed to be a con man rather than a bookie. This movie has got the second spot on our list of best movies on Stan to watch.

3. Wind River (2017)


Director: Taylor Sheridan

Writer: Taylor Sheridan

Cast: Elizabeth Olsen, Jeremy Renner, Teo Briones

IMDb Rating: 7.7/10

Runtime: 1h 47m

Cory Lambert is a wildlife officer who discovers the body of an 18-year-old female on a snowy Wyoming Indian reservation.

So when the autopsy reveals that she had been raped, Federal agent Jane Banner comes to conduct an investigation. Joining forces with Lambert as a guide, the pair soon discovers that their lives are in trouble while attempting to solve the girl’s death puzzle.

If you’re a fan of thriller, action, and mystery you must watch this movie as it contains all of the period drama.

4. Gravity (2013)


Director: Alfonso Cuarón

Writer: Alfonso Cuarón

Cast: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris

IMDb Rating: 7.7/10

Runtime: 1h 31m

Dr. Ryan Stone is a healthcare engineer embarking on her first space shuttle mission. Her pilot is veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky, who is flying his final mission before retiring.

The spaceship is destroyed during a routine space mission by Ryan and Matt, leaving them stranded in outer space with no link to Earth and no hope of rescue. As their fear starts turning to panic, they realize that the only way to return home may be to travel further into space.

5. Justice League


Director: Zack Snyder

Writers: Jerry Siegel, Chris Terrio

Cast: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams

IMDb Rating: 6.1/10

Runtime: 2h

Bruce Wayne joins newfound ally Diana Prince to experience an even bigger danger, fueled by his renovated hope in mankind and influenced by Superman’s selfless act. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work fast to assemble a team to combat this awakened enemy.

Despite the formation of an extraordinary league of champions in the form of Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg, and The Flash, it could be too late to save the world from a disastrous attack.

6. Christmas On The Farm


Director: Christopher Weekes

Writer: Jennifer Notas Shapiro

Cast: Poppy Montgomery, Darren McMullen, Hugh Sheridan

IMDb Rating: 5.1/10

Runtime: 1h 26m

The genre of the movie is comedy, drama, and romance.

If you are really into these genres rather than action, thriller and romance then you must watch this movie. The story follows an Australian Author that when her publishing company comes to visit her, a New York socialite takes extraordinary measures and fakes her identity in order to publish her novel, and she is forced to return to her dead mother’s farm.

7. Network (1976)


Director: Sidney Lumet

Writer: Paddy Chayefsky

Cast: Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch

IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

Runtime: 2h 1m

Network is a 1976 United states sarcastic black comedy-drama film directed by Sidney Lumet as well as written by Paddy Chayefsky.

This is the classic black comedy movie and has amazing thrills in it for you to watch.

A TV network cynically profits from an unhinged former anchor’s rants and disclosures about the news media, but his statement may be hard to control.

If you’re really into thriller movies then you must watch them.

8. Acute Misfortune (2018)


Director: Thomas M. Wright

Writer: Thomas M. Wright

Cast: Daniel Henshall, Toby Wallace, Gillian Jones

IMDb Rating: 6.7/10

Runtime: 1h 37m

A young journalist responsible for writing a biography of a famous art teacher eventually discovers himself in a violent and aggressive relationship with his subject.

Watch the movie to know how he overcomes his aggressive relationship with the subject and if you’re into suspense movies you might like this one.

This is an Australian Drama film and if you like dramatic films with actions and thrills you must watch this movie.

9. American Gigolo (1980)


Director: Paul Schrader

Writer: Paul Schrader

Cast: Richard Gere, Lauren Hutton, Hector Elizondo

IMDb Rating: 6.3/10

Runtime: 1h 57m

The story follows Julian, a gigolo, who orders high fees for his offerings and lives a lavish but emotionally detached lifestyle under Anne’s administration.

Julian is assigned to serve Mr. Rheiman and his Mrs., Judy, while secretly working for pimp Leon but leaves when their violent requests make him nervous.

When Mrs. Rheiman is discovered dead and no one is offering to testify in her place, Julian becomes the prime suspect.

10. Animal Kingdom (2010)


Director: Jonathan Lisco

Writer: David Michod

Cast: Shawn Hatosy, John Wells, David Rodriguez

IMDb Rating: 8.2/10

Runtime: 1h

After his mom dies of an overdose, young Joshua “J” Cody is considered by his wider family in this gritty Australian crime thriller drama.

This branch of the Cody clan, led by J’s cunning grandmother Janine, is heavily active in various illegal activities and quickly indoctrinates the boy into their way of life.

When an officer named Leckie attempts to help J leave the family curse, he is given the opportunity to take a different path.

11. Babe (1995)


Director: Chris Noonan

Writer: Dick King-Smith

Cast: James Cromwell, Miriam Margolyes, Danny Mann

IMDb Rating: 6.8/10

Runtime: 1h 31m

The story begins at the county fair, mild farmer Arthur Hoggett wins a piglet named Babe.

Babe bonds with motherly border collie Fly and discovers that he, too, can herd sheep, narrowly avoiding his destiny as Christmas dinner when Farmer Hoggett wants to show him at the next fair.

Will the farm’s other animals, including Fly’s envious husband Rex, recognize a pig who does not fit into the farm’s social hierarchy?

12. Blue Velvet (1986)


Director: David Lynch

Writer: David Lynch

Cast: Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper

IMDb Rating: 7.7/10

Runtime: 2h

Jeffrey Beaumont, a college student, comes home after his father suffers a stroke. Beaumont teams up with cop’s daughter Sandy Williams to solve a mystery after discovering a severed ear in an abandoned field.

They suspect beautiful lounge singer Dorothy Vallens is involved in the case, and Beaumont is attracted into her dark, strange world, where he meets sexually depraved sociopath Frank Booth.

No doubt a wonderful classic horror movie with a lot of thrill in it. Don’t forget to watch it on your weekends.

13. Paddington (2014)


Director: Paul King

Writer: Paul King

Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Madeleine Worrall, Lottie Steer

IMDb Rating: 7.3/10

Runtime: 1h 35m

After his home in the Peruvian forests is destroyed by a deadly earthquake, a little bear travels to England in search of a place. The bear, nicknamed “Paddington” after the London train station, seeks refuge with Henry and Mary Brown’s family.

Although Paddington’s fascination with city life quickly endears him to the Browns, everyone else has her eye on him: taxidermist Millicent Clyde wants the unique bear and his hide.

14. Carol (2015)

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Director: Todd Haynes

Writer: Phyllis Nagy

Cast: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Kyle Chandler

IMDb Rating: 7.3/10

Runtime: 1h 58m

This movie is a romantic movie yet with a lot of drama in it. Therese Belivet notices Carol perusing the doll displays in a 1950s Manhattan department store.

The two women form an immediate bond, which blossoms into love with complex and difficult consequences.

Carol was called the greatest romantic comedy film of 2015 by Rotten Tomatoes in their yearly Golden Tomato Awards.

This movie is definitely worth the watch. You must watch it and enjoy the popcorns on your holidays.

15. Children of Men (2006)


Director: Alfonso Cuarón

Writer: Alfonso Cuarón

Cast: Julianne Moore, Mishal Husain, Rob Curling

IMDb Rating: 7.9/10

Runtime: 1h 49m

When anxiety threatens humanity’s extinction and the last child born has died, a frustrated bureaucrat becomes the unlikely champion in the fight for Earth’s population survival; he must confront his own evil spirits and protect the planet’s last remaining hope from risk.

Children of Men delves into the concepts of hope and faith in the face of massive hopelessness and grief.

It explains what happens when humanity is unable to reproduce, using male infertility as an example.

16. Parasite (2019)


Director: Bong Joon Ho

Writer: Bong Joon Ho

Cast: Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong Cho

IMDb Rating: 8.6/10

Runtime: 2h 12m

The Parasite is primarily a comedy-drama with a captivating plot and thought-provoking themes.

The Kim family is living in a semi-basement and continues to struggle to make ends meet.

They do odd jobs for money, such as folding cardboard boxes, and they rely on undefended wi-fi networks and roadside pesticides to keep insects at bay.

If you’re really into some amazing Korean drama movies then this movie is for you.

17. Drugstore Cowboy (1989)


Director: Gus Van Sant

Writer: Gus Van Sant

Cast: Matt Dillon, Kelly Lynch, James Le Gros

IMDb Rating: 7.3/10

Runtime: 1h 41m

Bob Hughes is the boss of a “family” of drug addicts that includes his lady, Dianne, and another couple who support their lifestyle by robbing drug stores while traveling across the country.

Bob chooses to leave his poorly functioning family and go straight after a tragedy befalls a member of his group.

Parting ways with his druggie past proves more difficult than anticipated when Bob is harassed by an old acquaintance looking for drugs at any cost.

18. Paths of Glory (1957)


Director: Stanley Kubrick

Writer: Stanley Kubrick

Cast: Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou

IMDb Rating: 8.4/10

Runtime: 1h 24m

During World War I, senior officer General Broulard directs his subordinate, General Mireau, to target a German trench position in exchange for a promotion.

Despite the fact that the mission is suicidal, Mireau orders his own follower, Colonel Dax, to plan the threat.

When it all goes wrong, General Mireau orders the court-martial of three random soldiers to save face.

This movie has a lot of psychological thriller and drama in it. If you like movies full of thrills then you must watch this movie.

19. Fargo (1996)


Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Cast: William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare

IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

Runtime: 1h 38m

“Fargo” is a cop show based on true events that take place in Minnesota in 1987. Jerry Lundegaard is a car dealer in Minneapolis who is so desperate for the money that he hires two thugs to kidnap his own wife.

Jerry will gather the money in return from her wealthy father, paying only a portion to the gangsters and keeping the rest to pay off his debts.

When the gangsters shoot a state trooper, the plan falls apart. Also, this is one of the very best movies on Stan to watch.

20. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)


Director: Sergio Leone

Writer: Agenore Incrocci

Cast: Eli Wallach, Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef

IMDb Rating: 8.8/10

Runtime: 2h 58m

During the Civil War in the Southwest, a strange person, Joe, and a Mexican outlaw, Tuco, form an uneasy alliance: Joe later turned in the thug for the reward money, then saves him just as he is about to be hanged.

When Joe’s shot at the piece of rope fails during one of their adventures, an enraged Tuco attempts to have him murdered.

The men re-team suddenly, however, to defeat a sadistic criminal and the Union soldiers and recover $20,000 buried in the desert by a soldier.

21. Heathers (1988)


Director: Michael Lehmann

Writer: Daniel Waters

Cast: Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, Shannen Doherty

IMDb Rating: 7.2/10

Runtime: 1h 43m

Heathers is based on a true story. Veronica is a member of her high school’s most popular but snobbish clique. There are 4 teen girls in an Ohio high school, 3 of which are known as Heather, for whom lives are interrupted by the arrival of a sociopath intent on killing the popular students and staging their deaths as suicides.

This movie has a lot of thrill and horror in it so if you are really into horror and action you must watch this movie.

22. Hell or High Water (2016)

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Director: David Mackenzie

Writer: Taylor Sheridan

Cast: Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Dale Dickey

IMDb Rating: 7.6/10

Runtime: 1h 42m

Toby is a divorced father working hard to provide a better life for his kid. Tanner, his brother, is a former with a short fuse and a weak trigger finger.

They conspire to carry out a series of thefts against the bank that is about to withdraw on their family ranch.

Marcus, a Texas Ranger on the verge of retirement, stands in their way. While the siblings plan their final heist, they must also start preparing for a rematch with a cunning lawman who isn’t happy to roll off into the sunset.

23. In Bruges (2008)


Director: Martin McDonagh

Writer: Martin McDonagh

Cast: Colin Farrell, Olivier Bonjour, Mark Donovan

IMDb Rating: 7.9/10

Runtime: 1h 47m

Following a particularly difficult job, hit men Ray and Ken flee to Belgium to seek refuge until things calm down.

Ray despises the medieval city where they land, but Ken tries to find its beauty and tranquillity entrancing.

As they encounter locals, tourists, an American dwarf, and a potential seduction for Ray, their interactions become increasingly unbelievable and potentially life-changing.

This movie is full of thrills and actions, if you like to watch more action movies then we also have compiled a list of the best action movies for you.

24. Jackie Brown (1997)


Director: Quentin Tarantino

Writer: Quentin Tarantino

Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster

IMDb Rating: 7.5/10

Runtime: 2h 34m

When an air hostess Jackie Brown is caught smuggling money for her weapons dealer boss, Ordell Robbie, agents Ray Nicolette and the detective Mark Dargus approach her for assistance in bringing Robbie down.

Brown, faced with jail time for her quietness or death for her cooperation, decides to deceive both parties and flee with the smuggled money.

Meanwhile, she seeks the assistance of bondsman Max Cherry, a man she genuinely loves. One of the best picture to watch.

25. Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)


Director: Céline Sciamma

Writer:Céline Sciamma

Cast: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luàna Bajrami

IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

Runtime: 2h 2m

1770, France. Marianne, an artist, is hired to create a wedding portrait for Hélose, a young woman who has recently left the convent.

Marianne must draw the sketch of Hélose without her knowledge because she is a reluctant bride-to-be. She observes her during the day in order to secretly paint her.

Want some next-level actions and romance? Watch it as you will love this movie’s storyline and the bonding between Marianne and Heloise.

26. Lady Macbeth (2017)


Director: William Oldroyd

Writer: Nikolai Leskov

Cast: Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Paul Hilton

IMDb Rating: 6.8/10

Runtime: 1h 29m

Katherine, newly married to a wealthy industrialist, is confined to her home and devoid of companionship.

When her partner is called away to one of his coal mines and she is required to spend her days in endless repetitiveness, she begins a passionate and fiery relationship with a young groom from the estate, sparking a controversy with her stern and unforgiving family that will end in disaster.

Great story with a lot of suspense and drama. This is one of the best movies on Stan to watch this weekend.

27. The Last of the Mohicans (1992)


Director: Michael Mann

Writer: James Fenimore Cooper

Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Russell Means

IMDb Rating: 7.7/10

Runtime: 1h 52m

Uncas, his father Chingachgook, and his adopted half-white brother Hawkeye, the last members of a dying Native American tribe, the Mohicans, live peacefully alongside British settlers.

When the daughters of a British colonel are abducted by a traitorous scout, Hawkeye and Uncas must help protect them in the midst of a grueling military conflict in which they had no desire to participate: the French and Indian War.

If you’re really into war movies then we also have a list of the best civil war movies for you to watch.

28. Raging Bull (1980)


Director: Martin Scorsese

Writer: Jake LaMotta

Cast: Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci

IMDb Rating: 8.2/10

Runtime: 2h 9m

The rise of a light heavyweight boxer through the ranks to obtain his first shot at the middleweight title.

He starts to fall in love with a beautiful Bronx girl. His inability to communicate his emotions enters the ring and eventually takes control of his life.

He eventually finds himself in a downward spiral that will cost him everything.

Watch this movie for the beautiful romantic drama story with a touch of thrill in it.

29. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)


Director: George Miller

Writer: George Miller

Cast: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult

IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

Runtime: 2h

Miller has used a massive actor two times in Max’s films, the first being Bruce Spence, who played two similar but ultimately new personalities in The Road Warrior and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.

This is the second last movie on our list of best movies on Stan.

In this movie, a woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in search of her native land in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, with the help of a group of female inmates, a psychotic worshipper, and a drifter named Max.

30. Relic (2020)


Director: Peter Hyams

Writer: Douglas Preston

Cast: Penelope Ann Miller, Tom Sizemore, Linda Hunt

IMDb Rating: 6.6/10

Runtime: 1h 50m

When Edna, the family matriarch, runs away, her daughter and granddaughter travel home to look for her.

They uncover a terrifying ghost hovering above the house and taking control of Edna’s psyche. If you’re really interested in horror movies and thriller movies you must watch this movie as you will love it.

This movie got the last spot on our list of best movies on Stan but it is worth watching because of its fascinating plot.


We hope you enjoyed our selection of the 30 best movies on Stan. We have everything covered, from best drama movies to best suspense movies. Stan also provides 30 days free trial.

Sit back, relax, and pick a movie to watch sitting on the couch! Happy Binge-Watching!

Jane Davies

Jane Davies

An entertainment enthusiast located in Austin. She is a tech geek, movie fan, and a dedicated binge-watcher. She is someone who enjoys keeping up with the current events and entertainment gossips.

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