Apple TV Plus is one of the newer kids on the block in the world of streaming TV, and it's got some big names creating new movies and TV shows.

Like rivals Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime, Apple TV Plus is filled with exclusive, original content. But unlike the other services, Apple only streams movies and TV shows it has made itself, so there isn't a huge catalog yet and you won't find the latest blockbuster movies. Still, Apple has deep pockets and has splashed some of that sweet iPhone cash on huge names including Tom Hanks, Oprah Winfrey, Stephen Spielberg, Reese Witherspoon and Bill Murray.

Apple TV Plus: Best movies, TV shows and documentaries streaming now
Apple TV Plus: Best movies, TV shows and documentaries streaming now

Witherspoon's drama, The Morning Show, won Apple its first Emmy at the 2020 Emmy Awards on in September. Apple TV Plus is also the home of Long Way Up, the latest motorbike adventure from Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman.

The good news is that if you've bought an Apple product recently, you probably already have access to the streaming service for free. Here's a selection of some of the best movies and TV shows on Apple TV Plus.

Apple TV Plus: Best movies, TV shows and documentaries streaming now
Apple TV Plus: Best movies, TV shows and documentaries streaming now

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Long Way Up

Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman get back on their bikes and head north from Argentina through South and Central America. In this sequel to the popular travel shows Long Way Round and Long Way Down, the petrolhead duo goes green. They cover 13,000 miles and 13 countries on Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycles. It premiered on Sept. 18, and new episodes are streaming regularly on Apple TV Plus.

Greyhound

Tom Hanks steers the ship as director and star of World War II thriller Greyhound. The film follows a convoy of ships hunted by deadly submarines in the treacherous Atlantic. It's the biggest movie on Apple TV Plus so far, as Apple snapped it up after the coronavirus pandemic forced the film to skip theaters.

For All Mankind

It's one small step for Apple, but is it one giant leap for TV fans? Drama For All Mankind presents an alternate history of the space race in which Russia reached the moon first -- so America sets out to put the first woman on the moon.

Truth Be Told

Truth Be Told is a drama for true crime fans, riding the recent trend of crime podcasts in a fictionalized form. Octavia Spencer and Aaron Paul play a podcaster and a prisoner united by a horrific crime years before, kicking off a whodunit that draws in both their families in an entertaining mix of character-driven dramas like Big Little Lies with true crime stories like Making a Murderer and The Staircase.