You can now watch dozens of blockbuster movies for free with your Apple TV Plus subscription, but not for long

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If you've ever looked at the library on offer by your Apple TV Plus subscription and wished that there were some more blockbuster movies for you to watch, you're going to be in for a pretty great weekend. That's the good news following the addition of dozens of movies to the Apple TV Plus library absolutely free.

The new movies cover the full gamut of genres and there should be something to watch for everyone whether you're in the mood for a love story or want to settle down and watch some sci-fi. But you'll need to be quick about it — these movies aren't a permanent addition to the Apple TV Plus library and are only going to be available for a limited time, leaving you to choose which you absolutely must watch before they're gone for good.

Apple has added the odd third-party movie to the Apple TV Plus library in the past, but there is no doubt that this collection of 51 blockbusters is the biggest that we've seen to date. And with huge titles like Titanic, Gravity, Jurassic World, and Fight Club included, these movies really are not to be missed.

Get the popcorn ready

Unfortunately, as first noted by 9to5Mac, Apple has made the somewhat odd decision to add all of these movies to a single category which means that drilling down to find the one that you really want to watch isn't as easy as it should be. But the work should be worth it with all of the following movies ready and waiting to fill your TV screen or, if you're particularly lucky, your Apple Vision Pro.

  • Saving Private Ryan
  • Draft Day
  • Titanic
  • Captain Phillips
  • The Accountant
  • Mean Girls
  • Catch Me If You Can
  • Gravity
  • The Bodyguard
  • Star Trek: Into Darkness
  • The Prestige
  • Troy
  • Horrible Bosses
  • Jurassic World
  • America Sniper
  • The Wolf of Wall Street
  • The Hurt Locker
  • Star Trek
  • Kill Bill Volume 1
  • The Proposal
  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
  • Edge of Tomorrow
  • Fight Club
  • Star Trek Beyond
  • 300
  • Max Max: Fury Road
  • I Am Legend
  • Zombieland
  • Men In Black
  • How To Lose A Guy In in 10 Days
  • Zodiac
  • Argo
  • 21 Jump Street
  • Zoolander
  • Minority Report
  • Old School
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • Black Hawk Down
  • Kill Bill Volume 2
  • Training Day
  • Good Burger
  • Two Weeks Notice
  • Failure to Launch
  • Fast Five
  • Con Air
  • Spider-Man
  • Bad Boys
  • Fast & Furious 6
  • Knocked Up
  • Wyatt Earp
  • Spider-Man 2

Unfortunately, the lack of categorization isn't the only problem here — these movies are only available to those who have an active Apple TV Plus subscription in the United States which means that the rest of us dotted around the globe will have to make do with watching something else while we wait for the second season of Severance to arrive.

Thankfully, the streaming service does have plenty to offer with Slow Horses, Foundation, For All Mankind, and others just waiting to be binged. And that's before we get to the phenomenon that is Ted Lasso, of course.

Still, if you're in the United States and have some time to kill this weekend we're pretty sure that you'll find a movie or five in this list just waiting to entertain you. All you need to do is provide the popcorn, kick back, and get watching.

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Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.