You can now watch R-Rated movies on Disney+ in the US


Logan and the two Deadpool films, both known for their strong violence and language, are now streaming on Disney+.

Since Disney+ launched in 2019 in the US, it’s mostly been family-friendly, with a focus on shows and movies rated PG-13 and below. Now Disney seems more willing to position the service as suited to those looking for adult-oriented entertainment, with the introduction of three R-rated films to the US catalog.

Disney+ is now streaming R-rated Marvel movies

In March 2022, Disney+ added a handful of Marvel TV shows to the service that previously aired on Netflix, including Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and The Punisher. These shows contain violent and mature themes and marked a departure from Disney+’s emphasis on youth-friendly content.

Outside of the United States, these shows did not represent such a change. That’s thanks to the Star brand on Disney+, an international take on US-based Hulu, which already featured more mature content from ABC, 20th Century Studios and Searchlight Pictures.

On July 22, 2022, Disney+ further reduced its content restrictions by adding three R-rated superhero movies to the US: Deadpool, Deadpool 2, and Logan. In other territories, these films were already available for streaming. They were originally distributed by 20th Century Fox, but became part of the Disney family when the House of Mouse acquired the company in 2019.

The Deadpool movies, starring Ryan Reynold’s costumed mercenary, are full of violence, bad language, and sexual content. Logan marked Hugh Jackman’s last outing as Wolverine and contains strong violence and language. While other superhero movies on Disney+ feature violence, it’s muted by comparison.

How to Watch Marvel R-Rated Movies on Disney+

It’s easy to watch Deadpool, Deadpool 2 and Logan on Disney+. Just search for titles like you would anything else. If not, go to the Marvel brand page and you’ll find them listed in the Marvel Legacy Movies Category.

If you can’t find them or don’t want your kids to watch them, you need to adjust your content restriction settings. Disney+ has parental controls that let you control what each profile can view based on the content’s age rating. We’ve covered that in our guide on how to access the full Disney+ catalog.

Disney+ isn’t just for families

If you have young children, there are of course still plenty of shows and movies to keep them entertained – all those old Disney classics, Pixar animations and Marvel tamer films aren’t going anywhere. But Disney+ is slowly becoming a more lucrative proposition for those looking for adult thrills.


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