Disney Plus is a new streaming platform that brings together the most successful content from the Disney, Pixar, National Geografic, Marvel and Star Wars brands. But what are the truly unmissable contents of this platform? We have selected the best Disney Plus movies for you to watch!
Before starting, it should be noted that the following list of the best movies to see on Disney Plus is not classified but numbered randomly. All the contents on this list are equally valid, especially considering the different genres they belong to. It will be up to the viewer to choose, among those listed below, the films that best suit their personal tastes. However, the advice is to give each of these contents a chance without being influenced by prejudices of any kind, trust me you will not regret it!
Let’s find out what are currently the best movies to watch on Disney Plus. Different genres, some novelties, a lot of quality.
The Best Movies To Watch
Sure, there’s Snow White. And with her all the other princesses, from ancient fairy tales or from new kingdoms. And then there are the fables of great writers and brilliant young people. Children, animals, mothers, fathers, evil witches and wild beasts. In short, the magical and fairy world created a century ago by Walt Disney. The king of animated films. Which only apparently fall into the category of “children’s films”. But they are undoubtedly part of that of the classics. Here, then, is a list of Disney movies to see. The best, the cartoons, the classics and the latest not to be missed. All Disney movies that, in our opinion, should be seen at least once in a lifetime. From Snow White to Luca. (Ps: they’re all available streaming on Disney +) What is your favorite?
Benh Zeitlin directs this reinterpretation of the story of Peter Pan following the story of Wendy ( Devin France ), a child who lands on an island that seems magical. Together with her new friend Peter ( Yashua Mack ), happy, reckless and looking for fun, Wendy explores the island in all its wonder and learns about the other inhabitants of this spectacular land.
This time Pixar takes us to the Ligurian Riviera in the 60s with “Luca” , a film that tells the story of a young sea monster who, together with his new best friend, goes to the mainland to try to experience an Italian summer, pretending to being a normal human being. Days full of misadventures, ice cream and scooter rides await him.
Set during the punk rock revolution in 1970s London, “Cruella” tells the origins of Crudela De Mon and follows the story of Estella ( Emma Stone), an intelligent and creative girl determined to make a name for herself in the fashion world with her creations. He befriends a couple of young thieves who appreciate his penchant for meanness and together manage to build a life on the streets of London. One day, her talent catches the attention of Baroness von Hellman, an incredibly chic and refined fashion legend ( Emma Thompson ). But their relationship sets in motion a series of events and revelations that lead Estella to embrace her evil side and become the irrepressible and vengeful Cruella.
Winner of the Golden Globe for Best Drama and Best Director, “Nomadland” is a Chloé Zhao film based on the book “Nomadland. An investigative story “and tells the story of Fern ( Frances McDormand ), who after the economic collapse of a corporate city in Nevata, loads his luggage into his van and sets out on the street in search of a life outside conventional society, like a modern nomad.
5. The shape of water
In a government laboratory we find Elisa ( Sally Hawkins ), suffering from silence and isolated from the rest of the world. With his colleague Zelda ( Octavia Spencer ) he discovers a top secret experiment: an anthropomorphic amphibious creature with which Elisa soon gets in tune, so much so that she will do everything to save her from the future that the government has in store for her.
6. Raya and the last dragon
Available only for a fee, “Raya and the Last Dragon” is set in the world of Kumandra, where humans and dragons once lived in harmony before dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity from a terrible threat. Five hundred years later, that same threat has returned and it must be the warrior Raya who finds the last dragon to reunite her divided people.
7. The favorite
In the early 18th century, England was at war with France. The British sovereign Anna ( Olivia Colman ), between gout and constant mood swings, struggles to manage the problems of the kingdom and for this reason the real ruler of the country is Lady Sarah Churchill ( Rachel Weisz ), her close friend and lover. But one day Sarah’s distant cousin arrives at court, Abigail ( Emma Stone ), a social climber who will do anything to become the queen’s new favorite.
8. Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Original copy tells the true story of Lee Israel ( Melissa McCarthy ), a disgraced American biographer. After being fired from the company where she worked as a proofreader, she finds herself on the street, unable even to pay the rent. When the vet refuses to visit his cat because he doesn’t have enough money, Lee decides to use his talent for writing in an unorthodox way: he begins to forge letters from famous writers to sell them to collectors. The film is inspired by the biographical book of the real Lee Israel (titled “Can you ever forgive me?”, Which is also the original title of the film), in which the biographer-forger tells all the details of her criminal activity.
9. Grand Budapest Hotel
Set between WWI and WWII, “Grand Budapest Hotel” is a film by Wes Anderson that tells the adventures of a hotel concierge, Monsieur Gustave, and his lobby boy, Zero Moustafa, when the former suddenly comes into possession of a conspicuous inheritance left by one of his very rich lovers.
10. Hidden Figure
Based on a book, “The Right to Count” tells the true story of Katherine Johnson ( Taraji P. Henson ), an African American mathematician, scientist and physicist who during the deeply racist and sexist 1960s collaborated with NASA to calculate the trajectories of the Mercury and Apollo 11 programs. Next to her, her colleagues Dorothy Vaughan ( Octavia Spencer ) and the calculator and aspiring engineer Mary Jackson ( Janelle Monáe ).
11. Onward – Beyond the magic
“Onward – Beyond the Magic” is a 2020 Disney-Pixar film that tells the journey of two brothers, Barley and Ian, two elves who embark on an adventure in search of a magical artifact that can bring back to life for twenty-four their daddy hours. In the original version, the two brothers have the voices of Chris Pratt and Tom Holland.
12. Miss Peregrine – Home for Peculiar Children
Directed by Tim Burton, this film is the adaptation of the novel “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Special Children”. It tells the story of Jake, an American teenager who, following his grandfather’s instructions, finds himself in Wales. There he goes through a time ring that takes him to 1943, to an institution that collects children with strange powers under the guidance of Miss Peregrine. But someone threatens them.
It was supposed to arrive at the cinema in March, but the Covid emergency forced Disney to postpone the release of the live action remake of “Mulan”. Now Niki Caro’s film arrives directly in streaming without going through the theaters, in a new paid formula (21.99 euros in addition to the normal subscription cost). The film will be more in line with the Chinese ballad that also inspired the cartoon (the dragon Mushu, for example, will not be there).
14. The Greatest Showman
“The greatest showman” is a musical inspired by the life of PT Barnum, an American entrepreneur and circus performer known above all for having created the circus called “The greatest show on Earth”, with four stages, which fascinated audiences all over the world. Playing PT Barnum is Hugh Jackman. Also in the cast are Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Zendaya and Rebecca Ferguson.
15. Spies Disguise
Lance Sterling is the best spy on the market: famous and acclaimed by all, during his glittering career he has saved the world over and over again. Like any self-respecting spy, he can count on super-technological gadgets to carry out his missions. One day, however, he accidentally ingests the “biodynamic disguise” developed by the young scientist Walter Beckett, still in the testing phase, and turns into a pigeon. Will he be able to save the world even in these new guises?
16. Christopher Robin
Winnie the Pooh really needs no introduction: the lazy bear greedy for honey has accompanied the childhood of many of us, and on Disney + there are several titles dedicated to him. The most recent is a live action film that speaks to adults as well as children: Christopher Robin ( Ewan McGregor ) has grown up and the world has made him a sad and serious man who has little time for family and is too busy with work. At least until Winnie ends up catapulted to London: to be able to return to the 100-acre Wood he needs Christopher, who reluctantly finds himself embarking on a journey that will help him find himself.
It is 1939 and Carl Fredricksen is a child who dreams of embarking on endless adventures, like his idol Charles Muntz. While Carl runs with his blue balloon through the streets of his neighborhood, he meets Ellie, a little girl whose dream is to go to Venezuela to Paradise Falls. That evening, Carl promises Ellie that he will one day take her to Paradise Falls. The two will never break up, they will spend their whole life together, but due to a bad illness that takes away his beloved Ellie from him, Carl will not be able to keep his promise.
Twelve-year-old Miguel dreams of becoming a musician, but his family is strongly against it. They are the Rivera, who have become famous and lucky for the production of shoes, but on which the progenitor has launched the absolute ban on playing. However, this fails to keep Miguel away from strings and arpeggios. Nor does it stop him from worshiping and imitating the melodies of his favorite singer, the legendary Ernesto de la Cruz. However, things will take a bad turn when Miguel, wanting to participate in a competition, in the Dìa de Muertos decides to “borrow” the guitar of the deceased musician.
In 2154 the terrestrial interplanetary company RDA wants to obtain a monopoly on the unobtainium fields of the planet Pandora, a primeval world covered with rainforests and inhabited by the Na’vi. Since the planet’s atmosphere is toxic to humans, scientists have created Avatars, thanks to the fusion of human and Na’vi DNA, which can be remotely controlled by means of a special technological capsule.
20. Into the Woods
Cinderella in a musical. A musical in a film. These are the premises of Into the Woods, a followable film that stands out for its stellar cast. Look at it without preconceptions.
21. The Lion King
Live action reinterpretation of the 90s cartoon, The Lion King does not differ from the classic plot and indeed is a scene-by-scene rimake. The protagonist is always Simba, son of the former king Mufasa, ousted and killed by his ferocious brother Scar. Quintessential Disney film, capable of recounting a profound human experience behind the mask of animation.
The remake divided the critics: some appreciated the modern visual impact, while others shouted sacrilege. Here , in any case, you can find our extended opinion on the matter.
In a dystopian 2015, the Earth became inhospitable due to human-generated waste, which covers the entire planet. Humanity finds refuge on a fleet of spaceships, while waiting for the BnL Corporation to clean up the planet by 2110, thanks to the modern and technological scavenger robots called WALL • E. Unfortunately, of all the robots only one does not stop working, continuing on its mission. To keep him company a film, Hello, Dolly!, Which makes him develop human feelings. The solitude of the robot is suddenly interrupted by the arrival of EVE, a more technological robot, whose task is to seek life on Earth.
A film often referred more to an adult audience more than a child, but who will also appreciate the guys. Released in 2020, it tells the story of a Soul – Joe Gardner, a middle school music teacher in New York, forced to deal with disinterested pupils without being able to follow the dream of playing and making art. The music is the only purpose of his life, and when the dream of becoming an established pianist jazz seems to have finally come true with the opportunity to perform in the best place in town, happens’ s unexpected. A distraction in the moment of joy for the opportunity received, and Joe finds himself in the Ante-World, the place where new souls are called to identify and develop a personality, interests and passions before going to Earth. A sincere, essential, simple and beautiful film.
24. Toy Story
On Disney plus you will find the whole saga of Woody, Buzz and their toy friends that come to life when the owners are not at home. Toy story is a fantastic journey through a fun world and will cause you to never be able to look at your toys the same way again.
25. Pirates of the Caribbean
Johnny Depp in great style and unmissable, will entertain every member of the family. Disney’s streaming movie platform is not just cartoons but great movies too. It will thus be an opportunity to learn about the story of Jack Sparrow who lives the epic time of pirates, the fantastic time of ghostly ships (the Flying Dutchman) and the magical time of the ghost chests. On Disney Plus you will therefore find the whole saga, starting with The Curse of the First Moon, Pirates of the Caribbean – The Curse of the Dead Man’s Chest, Pirates of the Caribbean – At World’s End, Pirates of the Caribbean – On Stranger Tides and Pirates of the Caribbean – Salazar’s revenge.
Moana is the princess of a Polynesian island and is destined to lead her people, a people of explorers who for a mysterious reason have left the sea to take refuge on the mainland. Vaiana is chosen by the ocean itself to restore an ancient relic to the goddess Te Fiti, the only way to save her people. He then sets off on an adventure and goes in search of the demigod Maui in the hope that he will help him fulfill his mission.
27. Star Wars IX – The Rise of Skywalker
Also available on Disney + is the final chapter of the new “Star Wars” trilogy, released in theaters at Christmas 2019. The film returns an exceptional villain, Palpatine, intent on bringing Rey ( Daisy Ridley ) to the dark side. Ben Solo ( Adam Driver ) is also at his service, but his allegiance to the New Order is beginning to falter. The cast also features John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels and Naomi Ackie. And then also Domhnall Gleeson, Richard E. Grant, Lupita Nyong’o, Keri Russell, Joonas Suotamo, Kelly Marie Tran and Billy Dee Williams.
28. Finding Nemo
“Finding Nemo” is a 2003 Pixar film that tells the story of Marlin, a clownfish who embarks on a long journey into the depths of the ocean to find his son Nemo, recovered by a diver and ended up in the aquarium of a dentist in Sydney. Helping Marlin is also the careless Dory (voiced by Paola Cortellesi ), a female surgeonfish suffering from short-term memory loss.
29. Nightmare before Christmas
Also on Disney + is “Nightmare before Christmas”, a Henry Selick film based on a story by Tim Burton. Made with the stop motion technique, the film revolves around the skeleton Jack Skellington, who lives in the land of Halloween and is tired of the usual routine. After discovering the country of Christmas, he decides to bring the party to his city as well: to do so, he organizes the kidnapping of Santa Claus himself. Jack’s voice is that of Renato Zero.
30. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Let’s go back to basics: “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” was the first feature film produced by Disney Pictures, as well as the first film shot completely in color. The idea of creating an animated version of the famous fairy tale came to Walt Disney when he was just fifteen, and to shoot it he even had to mortgage his house due to the enormous production costs. A very special production: to help the designers (750!) To create realistic movements, real animals were shooting in the studio.
31. Mrs. Doubtfire
Robin Williams stars in this 1993 film directed by Chris Columbus. He plays Daniel Hillard, a film voice actor who, after divorce, does not get custody of the children. In order to see them more often, she transforms herself into Mrs. Doubtfire, an eccentric maid who becomes their nanny.
32. Edward Scissor Hands
Directed by Tim Burton in 1990, “Edward Scissorhands” marks the beginning of the long collaboration between the director and Johnny Depp, who here plays an artificial boy with scissor blades instead of hands. Despite the dangerous aspect, he is a kind person and for this reason he is hosted by a normal family in a residential neighborhood. He soon falls in love with young Kim (Winona Ryder).
33. Lady and the Tramp
We all remember the great Disney animated classic of 1955. Among the original Disney + productions there is a new live action remake, with real dogs instead of the two-dimensional ones we were used to. But the story is always the same: Lilli is a cocker spaniel accustomed to the domestic life of the middle-class family who adopted her, while Biagio is a stray city schnauzer. The two meet and fall in love discovering each other’s world.
34. Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi
While waiting for the last chapter of the new Star Wars trilogy to arrive on Disney +, we can remember where we had arrived by watching “Star Wars 8 – The Last Jedi”, a 2017 film directed by Rian Johnson . Rey ( Daisy Ridley ) seeks the help of Luke Skywalker ( Mark Hamill ), while Leia ( Carrie Fisher ), Poe ( Oscar Isaac ) and Finn ( John Boyega ) try to save the Resistance fleet from First Order attacks.
35. Yours, Simon
Perhaps it may seem strange to you to find this film in the list of the best films on Disney + and Yours, Simon is in fact very different from the other titles on this list: it is certainly not a film with authorial claims or thickness like the others. But it’s a very pleasant and cute sentimental comedy, which I recommend you watch if you need a breath of fresh air and almost two hours of lightheartedness.
The film tells us the journey of a seventeen-year-old to come out and the unexpected way he gets there. But it is also the story of her falling in love through an “epistolary” relationship – obviously we are not talking about pen and paper, but about display and mail – with a boy whose true identity he himself does not know, who like Simon has the same difficulty in declaring his sexual orientation to the world.
36. Marigold Hotel
A group of English seniors decide to go to spend their retirement years in India, more precisely in Jaipur, where the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is renowned for being an excellent as well as economic and exotic retirement home. The protagonists are all funny characters who exude English humor from every pore.
37. Finest Hours
A nature that is unleashed in all its power, men of honor ready to sacrifice and testosterone in spades: these are the ingredients of this captivating film, which tells the true story of the rescue of the crew of an oil tanker in 1952.
Chris Pine leads the heroic enterprise of the coast guard – which despite the disastrous weather conditions and the scarce means available – will try to save a group of men destined to certain death. On the other hand, the always talented Casey Affleck, who will try to keep the crew together and distract them from insane and suicidal actions dictated by the growing panic.
If you are passionate about both Disney classics and the great director Tim Burton, the remake released in 2019 of Dumbo it’s perfect for you. The film respects the original 1941 plot, but this time the world of Dumbo focuses more on the human figures of the circus. The film stars Colin Farrel, a World War I veteran and chivalrous performer in charge of looking after the circus elephants, along with his two children. Unlike the original story, the film sees a clear antagonist in Vandemere, a new amusement park character, played by Michael Keaton, who helps reconstruct the original plot. The film adds those “dark” traits typical of Burton’s signature, while maintaining that familiar nature that made the original so popular. Although a long time has passed since the first version, the new interpretation of “Baby Mine” remains touching, as always.
If you’re looking for adventure and a magic carpet to ride, don’t miss the live-action Aladdin, where you will find the story you have always loved. Aladdin (Mena Massoud) is an orphan living on the street, in love with a princess (Naomi Scott) who wants to conquer with the help of a magic lamp, possessed by a Genius who promises Aladdin three wishes. The iconic role of the Genius was really hard to recreate, after Robin Williams’ great performance in the original version, but Will Smith plays it perfectly. The film focuses more on the role of Princess Jasmine, instilling an important message about female equality, while also giving more relevance to the soundtrack. The film honors the original version, making the overall morality more modern.
A film that will be truly appreciated by all cooking lovers and experts. Undoubtedly one of the best made by Pixar, Ratatouille follows the adventures of Remy (played by Patton Oswalt), a little mouse whose dream is to become a great chef. Despite his family’s discouragement, which sees food as the only source of necessity and not as an art, he reaches Paris where he becomes friends with a young restaurant employee, starting to work secretly in the kitchens of a restaurant. A real success of animation, universally perceived and visually stunning, where the narrative core will touch your emotion, remembering the power of food and how the latter is able to transport our mind towards the happiest memories, in the time of a bite.
41. The Jungle Book
Before ‘Avengers: Endgame’, This was the biggest Hollywood movie in India, the hype was so real, it sold out within 3 weeks of its release. The appeal is obvious, but as a film, beyond the hype, I see it as a rare technical achievement, and a feature film like this meant that cinema was about to change, as this year’s The Lion King would prove. . Honestly, Netflix’s ‘Mowgli’ worked best as a movie for me, but why when I have to hear Baloo and Mowgli sing their troubles with ‘Naked Necessities’, that’s where I would go.
42. Destroy it Ralph
As a video game fan, this movie may not be the fantasy fulfillment that ‘Ready Player One’ Era, but armed with the right amount of nostalgia, an ingenious staging within the world of arcade video games, and its heart in the right place amply portrayed in the unlikely friendship between Ralph and Vanellope, ‘ Destroy it Ralph ‘ is the embodiment of everything Disney does well with its animated films, although you may remember very little of them these days, and that would be sure to enjoy yourself while you’re sitting. In fact, even the sequel to this movie is pretty awesome and can’t find a place on the list.
Tangled is indeed the kind of fairy tale that I strongly approve of, keeping the charm of the original and adding its own significant appeal. Based on the classic German tale of Rapunzel by the Brothers Grimm, which is now almost part of the common language, ‘Tangled’ introduces new twists along the way, albeit in typical Disney style. Not only that, the fizz of Rapunzel and Flynn Rider’s relationship is some of the best I’ve seen from Disney and makes this movie a mesmerizing and glamorous timepiece anytime. This cannot be said for many Disney films.
44. Incredibles 2
The superhero family returned to the big screens after a gap of fourteen years to deliver what was among the funniest films of the year. Sure, the loyalists of the former might argue that the film doesn’t quite hold a candle to the original, which sits atop the best animated films ever made, but it clearly had nearly all of the heart of the former. Disney and Pixar did a great job keeping most of the core team that worked on the original film, and by doing so, especially the voice cast, they made sure the passage of time didn’t lead to the absolute loss of charm. That, and the fact that Jack was an absolute rock star and scene stealer from the start, make this film a worthy successor to the first.
45. Big Hero 6
It’s been decades since Disney made animated films now, but among all of them, I have yet to find a universally adorable character like Baymax, the inflatable robot. Indeed, his tumultuous relationship with Hiro, the film’s protagonist, is one of the central areas that make the film more faithful than the normal animated fair, and safe to say, the rest, experienced as a neo-futuristic fantasy comic. in San Fransokyo, it’s really great. A victory on all fronts, this one.
This story of the reconciliation of two sisters, one of whom wields magical and icy powers, captivated audiences in a way that no recent Disney movie had done, and audiences flocked to theaters in large numbers to show their love – for an amount of nearly $ 1.3 Billion. The merchandise and all of the ‘Let it Go’ videos were off the roof, simply cementing it as one of the greatest, if not the best animated films ever.
‘Zootopia’ for me established what I previously thought only Pixar movies could: a fantastically imaginative and intelligently imagined world, with believable wacky characters at all times, and an emotional core to pull your heart strings along with a lot. of humor. Seriously though, it will be hard for any animated film to come close to reducing myself to a ridiculous mess for ten minutes right after the scene with the sloths and ‘The Godfather’ parody. Everything from animation, to the fantastic voice acting of Jason Bateman and Jennifer Goodwyn, to building the world is A-rate from the start. I for one can’t wait for the sequels, if and when Disney makes them.
48. Inside and out
The fact that the best Disney has had to offer in recent decades, even the second and third best comes from Pixar, should simply speak to the stellar animation group, which releases some of the best animated films around since ‘Toy. Story ‘from 1995. Everyone who loves Pixar knows they work best when they do it on completely original projects, and this right here is the crowning glory. I will go so far as to state that he is to the world, emotionally and ingeniously, what ‘Wall-E’ has been for the past decade, even though his soul may be closer to what is criminally underrated ‘ Ratatouille ‘ Or other greats. Pixar film of the time.
It’s motivating, smart, looks beautiful, and amplifies the creativity seen in nearly every Pixar movie to the fullest. The result is 95 minutes of pure, unbridled animated joy and emotion, and dare I say, a film that demands a huge sense of admiration for how well crafted the concepts behind it are, translating perfectly into emotion, embodying Pixar’s very soul. and Disney. On a side note, Bing Bong will make you cry ugly. ‘Take her to the moon for me.’
The film Cinderella is also based on a very famous fairy tale. The story tells of an unfortunate young woman, orphaned, who lives with her stepsisters and stepmother, who treat her like a servant. Cinderella is a rather meritocratic story, where values such as courage and kindness triumph. In fact, Cinderella will receive the help of the Fairy Godmother who will allow her to participate in a party where she will meet her Prince Charming who will lead her to freedom. A few years ago there was also a remake, a version with actors themselves, but as magical as the cartoon.
50. The Little Mermaid
Disney often draws on the world of fairy tales. In fact, too, The Little Mermaid draws inspiration from Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale. It is the story of a young mermaid princess, Ariel, tired of living “at the bottom of the sea”. One day he saves a young prince, Eric, from the shipwreck and falls in love with him. In order to see him again, the mermaid makes a pact with the cruel sea witch Ursula, who will give her legs to be able to reach the mainland, but will take her splendid voice. Only the kiss of true love can break the spell.