New StarzPlay TV shows and movies in UAE for April 2023

Victor Philip Ortiz
9 Min Read
The Act - Best New StarzPlay TV shows and movies in UAE

StarzPlay has been one of the first streaming services based out of the Middle East, and it continues to push strong content in Arabic and English languages, along with a good amount of sports tie-ins. Its focus on originals such as Kaboos and syndicated content like Your Honor give it a nice selection of movies and TV series to watch across the UAE, Saudi Arabia and the rest of the Middle East.

How much does it cost to subscribe to StarzPlay in the UAE?

StarzPlay subscription starts at AED 40 per month. You can subscribe to an additional StarzPlay Sports package or the Ultimate package for everything. There’s also a mobile-only version for StarzPlay Sports that starts at AED 14.99 per month.

Best new StarzPlay movies and TV series to watch in the UAE this week

The Act

Platform: Starz Play | Release date: Now streaming | Genre: Drama | Language: English | Rating: 18+

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This true crime eight-episode series tells the real story of Gypsy Rose Blanchard and the circumstances that led her to murder her mother, Dee Dee Blanchard. In the series, Gypsy uses a wheelchair due to an illness she had growing up and wishes to be independent of her overprotective mother. But their relationship turns sour as her mother becomes more controlling and abusive towards her as she starts to rebel against her.

It becomes even more toxic when Gypsy discovers that she is never ill and that her mother only fabricated the disease and managed to deceive her friends and family. It was soon revealed that Dee Dee suffered from a factitious disorder imposed on another, a type of mental illness where a caregiver can fake or even exaggerate the sickness of a person they care for. Created by Nick Antosca and Michelle Dean. Starring Patricia Arquette and Joey King.

I, Tonya

Platform: StarzPlay | Release date: Now streaming | Genre: Drama | Language: English | Rating: 18+

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Considered a “biographical sports mockumentary”, this film tells the life and career of American figure skater Tonya Harding. Loosely incorporating actual events, the movie looks at her life before she began her professional career as the daughter of an abusive mother to her marriage to an abusive husband.

Despite being one of the best figure skaters in the world, she is often held back due to her “white trash” reputation, thanks to her mother. It also gives the viewers Tonya’s side of the 1994 Winter Olympics assault on her rival, Nancy Kerrigan.

The film shines on the life of an athlete who rises and falls from fame and often does other jobs if they can’t compete professionally. Directed by Craig Gillespie and starring Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Julianne Nicholson, Bobby Cannavale and Allison Janney. A critically-acclaimed hit, the film saw Allison Janney win the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, with a Best Actress nomination for Margot Robbie.

I, Tonya was featured in Top 5 new movies and TV series to watch this week in UAE

The Godfather

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Considered one of the most influential and iconic movies of all time, The Godfather became a staple piece of American cinema. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring the late Marlon Brando, it tells the story of mafia leader Don Vito Corleone. It explores his life in power and how he prepares to hand over his empire to his son Michael. But not all is what it seems, as this transfer of power unexpectedly draws out more enemies and puts his life and his entire family in danger.

Now streaming on Starz Play in the Middle East

Outlander (Season 6)

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Claire and Jamie continue to protect their home in the New World, in the wild backcountry of North Carolina. The Frasers strive to maintain peace in a society which – as Claire knows all too well – is unwittingly marching towards Revolution.

Get Out

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An African-American man named Chris decides to join his Caucasian girlfriend’s family on a weekend getaway. While her family seemed nice initially, weird occurrences soon led to unspeakable horrors that he must soon face.


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In this action thriller starring Bruce Willis and Mike Tyson, a man sets out on a quest for retribution when he takes the law into his own hands after the brutal murder of his daughter.

Kaboos (Arabic)

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Set in different eras and across countries in the MENA region, Kaboos is a modern-day retelling of Arab folklore, taking you on a journey through frightening urban legends from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Egypt and the UAE, with five standalone episodes depicting a spine-chilling modern retelling of a story inspired by regional mythology.

Midnight in the Switchgrass

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A Florida cop named Crawford is investigating a series of murders that seem to be related. After crossing paths with two FBI agents, he soon becomes the killer’s target.

The Great Gatsby

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This epic, directed by Baz Luhrmann, tells the life of millionaire Jay Gatsby and his neighbour Nick Carraway. Told from Nick’s point of view, it details Jay’s obsession to reunite with Daisy, his former lover.

Prodigal Son

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This series tells the story of Malcolm Bright, a son of a serial killer who now works for the NYPD. Despite his job as a form of absolution for his upbringing, he also suspects that he could also become a sociopath.


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This sci-fi epic tells the story of Earth when the air becomes unbreathable. After getting a message from the future, a man sets out on a dangerous mission to save the human race.

Your Honor

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This legal drama tells the story of Adam, the son of a judge, who is being protected by his father and tries to cover up for him after he gets involved in a hit-and-run case with a mafia family.

Fruits Basket: Prelude (Japanese)

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Based on the popular manga title, this film centres on Tohru’s parents, her mom’s dark past and the man who gave her a reason to love again.

Mako (Arabic)

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A group of businessmen ventures on a trip in search of an Elsalam Ship that was believed to have sunk years ago as part of a documentary, unaware of the many dangers that lie ahead.

Body Cam

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A police officer is tasked with investigating a series of brutal murders that included a close colleague. She soon discovers a supernatural force behind the killings and that every police officer she knows has become the target.

Lamya’s Poem

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A young girl escaping war finds a book written by the 13th-century poet Rumi. As she opens the pages, she is transported into a world where she meets Rumi and visits a place populated by monsters and other creatures. 

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