The best family films to watch in the BT TV PlayerJul 21 | 2 min read
Lionsgate+ might have started on the other side of the Atlantic, but following its UK launch back in 2018, it’s certainly building up a loyal fan base this side of the pond with its growing library of blockbuster TV and movies.
After securing the exclusive UK rights to all six seasons of historical drama Outlander, the streamer - previously known as STARZPLAY - is also the exclusive home to Gaslit, the political drama starring Julia Roberts, Sean Penn and Dan Stevens.
Here, we reveal everything you need to know about Lionsgate+ in the UK, including how to watch it on Prime Video, and our pick of what to binge-watch now.
What is Lionsgate+?
Lionsgate+ was originally launched in the US as the on-demand arm of the American network, STARZ. Here in the UK, it’s a streaming service with a growing library of exclusive and original TV series, including those from the STARZ channel.
How can I watch Lionsgate+?
Lionsgate+ is available as an add-on channel to your Prime Video account.
It's not included with your Amazon Prime subscription - it costs £5.99 a month extra, but you can get a 7-day free trial.
Lionsgate+ is also available on Roku, Apple TV Plus, Rakuten and Virgin Media, plus there’s an app for Apple/iOS and Android.
What’s on Lionsgate+? Our pick of the best 5 TV shows to stream
The Lionsgate+ exclusive series is a modern take on the Watergate scandal, adapted from the first season of the Slow Burn podcast. When the Watergate break-in happens, the story of celebrity socialite Martha Mitchell - who's also wife to President Nixon’s loyal Attorney General, John N. Mitchell - takes a turn. The choices she makes in its wake will come to put her reputation on the line and her marriage under threat.
Cast: Julia Roberts, Sean Penn, Dan Stevens, Betty Gilpin
Stream Gaslit on Lionsgate+
The Outlander series spans the genres of romance, science-fiction, history and adventure in one epic tale. It follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945, who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743 Scotland.
Cast: Sam Heughan, Caitriona Balfe, Tobias Menzies
Stream Outlander Series 1-6 on Lionsgate+
3. The Great
This comedy drama focuses on the rise of Catherine the Great, from a normal young girl to the longest-reigning female ruler in Russian history. Satirical, fun and (mostly) fiction, this is one of the most humorous period dramas you’ll watch.
Cast: Elle Fanning, Nicholas Hoult, Phoebe Fox
Stream The Great Series 1-2 on Lionsgate+
4. Station Eleven
Based on the 2014 novel of the same name, Station Eleven follows the survivors of a devastating flu pandemic who try to rebuild their lives after losing everything. The dystopian series boasts an impressive 98% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Cast: Mackenzie Davis, Himesh Patel, Daniel Zovatto
Stream Station Eleven Series 1 on Lionsgate+
5. Castle Rock
Psychological horror series Castle Rock takes viewers into the chilling world of acclaimed author Stephen King. In Season 2, budding psychopath Annie Wilkes, King's nurse from hell, gets waylaid in Castle Rock, while a feud between warring clans comes to the boil.
Cast: Lizzy Caplan, Tim Robbins, Paul Sparks
Stream Castle Rock Series 1-2 on Lionsgate+
Best of the rest: What to watch on Lionsgate+
- Four Weddings and a Funeral (reboot)
Power Book IV: Force
The White Princess
Men in Kilts: A Roadtrip with Sam and Graham
Perpetual Grace, Ltd
The Little Drummer Girl