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45 Best Movies to Watch on Disney Plus

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Indeed, Disney plus has a great collection of some of the best movies that include Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, etc. Disney plus has merged with Hotstar in India, and it becomes Disney+Hotstar, one of the ultimate streaming platforms for movies and shows.

Disney Plus is a great choice for animation lovers to explore all the Disney original movies and shows. But since it is not limited to only Disney, it’s popularity increases with time.

In today’s blog post, I will be sharing a massive list of best Disney plus movies.

Best Movies to watch on Disney Plus

The Princess and the Frog

Disney’s “The Princess and the Frog” is a beautiful classic tale of a young waitress, Tiana dreams of opening the finest restaurant in New Orleans. Her fate changes as she embarks on a journey of encountering a frog prince who will be a human again only with her true love kiss.

The Princess and the Frog (2009)

Black Panther

Marvel’s superhero movie “Black Panther” is an epic film to remember because of its originality and marvelous cinematography. The amazing story of T’Challa in Wakanda to inherit his throne and fight his enemy to protect his nation and family.

Late Chadwick Boseman has nailed his performance as the Black Panther. The movie is a tribute to the African Kingdom and now to Chadwick Boseman himself.

Black Panther -

The Greatest Showman

The musical drama movie “The Greatest Showman” is a story of the Barnum & Bailey Circus business. The movie features quite a number of musical notes, exotic dances, and actions. I loved watching Hugh Jackman’s performances in this film.

Greatest Showman

Alice in Wonderland

I have read the book “Alice in Wonderland” and watched the film as well. Though the film version is much different from the novel, it is highly likable.

The best thing about this Disney classic film is the envision of the characters and the design element. Every character and fantasy element in the film is bound to make you wonder about the animation level.

Alice in Wonderland" (2010) |

Bambi

For generations, Disney’s animated feature film “Bambi” won our hearts. The innocent animals and the most tragic moment in the film have defined the legacy of this movie. It is graceful, full of heartfelt emotions, and it can never get old. It so purely captures the natural world and tells the story.

Disney's Bambi

Beauty and the Beast

Disney’s classic animated “Beauty and the Beast,” as well as the 2017 live-action adaptation of the same features Emma Watson and Dan Stevens as the main characters.

The fairy tale story of Belle and the Beast is enchanted and beautiful. The stellar music, animation, and compelling characters turn the film into an amazing Disney original classic animated feature film.

Beauty And The Beast - best Disney Plus movie

Coco

2017 animation movie “Coco” won million hearts for its cinematic rigor, culturally resonant theme, musical notes, heart-warming tale, and colorful animation.

It won the Oscar for Best Animated Film and Best Original Song. Coco is such a film that can be enjoyed by a family, with kids, adults will love the passion and empathy of young Miguel.

Coco (2017)

Dumbo

“Dumbo” is an amazing Disney movie for toddlers to watch. An unbelievable plot about an elephant that has big ears and it can fly. Dumbo is one of Disney’s most lovable characters.

A beautiful story of a unique elephant who is being bullied and unaccepted by everyone, but when two kids put their trust in him, he did the most unbelievable thing and amazed the world.

Dumbo'

A beautiful story of a unique elephant who is being bullied and unaccepted by everyone, but when two kids put their trust in him, he did the most unbelievable thing and amazed the world.

Finding Nemo

“Finding Nemo” is Pixar’s one of the most popular and best animated movies to watch with family. It tells a wonderful story of a father trying to find his abducted son Nemo.

It is a colourful and beautiful movie showing the aquatic world to us with a father and son’s heartfelt story.

Finding Nemo |

Frozen

Frozen is Disney’s one of the most widely popular and biggest animated film that earned billions worldwide. It is a film about two sisters who embark on a self-discovery journey, love, and the true meaning of love.

“Frozen” has so many lovely characters, a heart-warming story, beautifully animated creatures, picturesque white snowclad small towns. Everything about Frozen seems to be perfect and an ideal movie for kids and family.

Frozen (2013)

Hercules

The classic 1997 animated movie “Hercules” is a good movie to rewatch and remember the old days and films. “Hercules” might not have earned that much popularity, unlike Cinderella, Lion King, etc, but indeed a great Disney plus movie to be watched.

Hercules | Disney Movies

The Incredibles

If you want to watch a fun-loving, dramatic, action-packed superhero animated movie, then it has to be the Pixar film “The Incredibles.” The family of Mr. Incredible, Elasticgirl, Dash, and Violet is a package of ultimate fun.

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The family of superheroes living in the neighborhood of normal people pretending to be normal, but when the situation demands, there is no one better than “The Incredibles.”

 'The Incredibles'

Inside Out

Disney and Pixar’s animated film “Inside Out” is perhaps the best-animated film I have ever seen in the story. The film talks about five core human emotions fear, anger, joy, disgust, and sadness.

It is about going through a little girl’s mind and understanding how human emotions work in different situations. It is a smart and unique creation of animation.

Inside Out

The Jungle Book

Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book” has several adaptations over the years. There are both the animated and live-action version of the film, and both are worth your time.

A classic tale of a human child who is brought up in the jungle by the wolves and is being trained by Baloo and Bagheera so that he can learn the rules of the jungle. But there is only one sher khan who is after the man child. Can the jungle save Mowgli?

The Jungle Book never gets old.

The Jungle Book

The Lion King

“The Lion King” was the comeback for Disney in the early 90s’ and undoubtedly, till today, it is one of the best films ever made. You can say the film is ageless. Generation after generation, “The Lion King” will be loved by the kids.

The Lion King

Moana

In 2016, Disney released one of the most joyous and lovely animated films named “Moana” that succeeded in winning millions of hearts worldwide. The story of a young, strong-willed girl set on a journey to find her place and explore the world. Moana is one of the most visually attractive and pleasing movies to watch.

Moana

Mulan

In 2020 the live-action version of Mulan got released; I always think the animated version feels great to watch. In a movie about a Chinese legend of Mulan, a girl is forced to impersonate a man to fight for her nation and its people. Mulan is a culturally rich and empowering film to watch.

Mulan

Onward

Pixar’s latest animated work, “Onward” to be fair, is a decent film about sibling love, relationship, and self-discovery. The movie got laidback due to the pandemic as it got released during that phase, but it is a good film to watch on Disney Plus.

Onward - best movies to watch on Disney Plus

Peter Pan

Peter Pan is an iconic Disney popular character Peter Pan, a boy and his timeless tale of adventure that entice every child. There are various versions of Petr Pan film, but the original 1953 is classic and the best.

Peter Pan

Ratatouille

I believe there isn’t a single person on Earth who didn’t like such an amazing film named “Ratatouille.” An unlikely unique tale of a rat who is different from his clan and becomes a master chef in Paris.

His famous dish ratatouille earned him the name of the best chef in the entire Paris. I can say the film is Pixar’s best.

 Ratatouille

Tangled

2010 Disney movie “Tangled” is based on the fairy tale story “Rapunzel,” and after Disney released the movie, it became the classic one of the most beloved animated Disney films. It is sweet, having beautiful visuals of the story depiction.

Tangled

Aladdin

No, I am not talking about the recently released live-action “Aladdin” featuring Will Smith, but the very classic and original animation film “Aladdin.” The beauty of the film lies in its music, visuals, and some of the hand-drawn compositions. It is a treat to watch, and kids particularly love Aladdin.

Aladdin'

Maleficent

In 2014, Disney released a fantasy film starring Angelina Jolie in the titular character. Maleficent is Disney’s one of the most memorable villains characters. The story of maleficent is ruthless yet saddening.

Maleficent isn’t an evil fairy, she got deceived by the love of her life, Stefan, and she put a curse on his daughter, Aurora, to take revenge.

Angelina Jolie is the key to the film to watch.

Maleficent (2014)

Tarzan

Tarzan is Walt Disney’s magnificent adaptation that follows the story of an orphaned infant raised in the forest amidst the animals and his extraordinary adventures with the civilization.

Once again, there is live-action and the animated film version of Tarzan, but the original 1999 film is the best.

Tarzan

Home Alone Trilogy

Home Alone perhaps is the best movie to enjoy during Christmas with family. It is an amazing, heart-filled, and adorable film. No matter how many you watch, you will never get bored with it.

It is indeed a classic for the generations. The best thing is the first three movies are all streaming on Disney Plus.

Home Alone Trilogy

The Chronicles of Narnia

The Chronicles of Narnia let you explore the fantasy world of Narnia through the four Pevensie siblings. Narnia is a place where even the animals can speak, and the film series of “The Chronicles of Narnia” is a fantasy adventure-filled journey of the siblings.

The Chronicles of Narnia:

Wall – E

What was your first reaction when you watched the Disney Pixar collaboration animation film “Wall-E”?

It has such a unique storyline about the machine responsible for cleaning the waste of the Earth. When the machine meets another robot and falls in love with her, together they set on a journey of mankind—a beautiful yet meaningful story of wall-e and Eve.

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Wall-e

Pete’s Dragon

Disney’s “Pete’s Dragon” is another beautiful film that follows the bonding between a little boy and his best friend, a dragon. It is a fantasy film that is also one of the best movies to watch on Disney plus.

Pete's Dragon

Guardians of the Galaxy

If you are an MCU fan, there are many superhero movies on Disney plus to watch. Among the many, “Guardians of the Galaxy” is a super cool and fun-filled movie to watch.

Guardians of the Galaxy

Free Solo

“Free Solo” is one of the finest National Geographic Documentary Film that one should watch. After watching the film on Disney plus, I was awestruck with the professional rock climber Alex Honnold who attempted the first free solo climb on the Yosemite National Park’s 900-meter vertical rock El Capitan.

Free Solo

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” is a popular film to watch on Halloween. The gothic, Christmassy, romantic yet gloomy and dark movie is a Halloween special film.

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy

Depp’s much appreciated and highly likable movie “Pirates of the Caribbean” is a film that can rewatch any time on Disney Plus. The story follows various ugly looking pirates and their involvement in restoring treasures.

Pirates of the Caribbean:

The Parent Trap

1998 romantic comedy film “The Parent Trap” is indeed a fun-filled and beautiful film to watch on Disney Plus. When identical twins Hallie and Annie met at a summer camp and discovered about their parents.

They planned to switch places to reunite their separated parents. Lindsay Lohan, as Hallie Parker and Annie James, is an absolute pleasure to watch.

The Parent Trap (1998)

Hocus Pocus

The classic all-time favorite Halloween special film, “Hocus Pocus,” needs no introduction. For a generation, Hocus Pocus will remain to be known as the movie one must watch on Halloween night. There may be tons of Halloween movies, but one can never forget about “Hocus Pocus.”

Hocus Pocus (1993)

Toy Story Trilogy

You can watch all the first three movies of “Toy Story” on Disney plus. It is one of the best animated films ever made, and it never fails to entice the kids and equally entertaining for the adults too.

Toy Story (1995) - IMDb

Togo

Disney’s “Togo” is one of the most gracious and heartfelt films about the titular sled dog Togo who, along with his master, runs across the Alaskan harsh winter condition in 1925 to transport diphtheria antitoxin serum during the epidemic.

It is a beautiful story of Togo, his loyalty, and his undying love for his master.

Togo (2019)

The Little Mermaid

People today love watching live-action movies than animation, but I feel quite the opposite. The animation movies bring out the innocence and originality of the characters. Though “The Little Mermaid” can be watched on Disney Plus in both versions, the choice is yours.

The Little Mermaid

Cinderella

The classic 1950s’ “Cinderella” is one of those stories that every kid on the Earth have listened to or heard of from their parents. Cinderella represents the very concept of Disney princesses, and they believe in love and magic.

Over with years, Disney has released better movies with a better concept. Still, I can’t exclude “Cinderella” from this list.

Cinderella

Queen of Katwe

Mira Nair’s one of the best films, “Queen of Katwe,” is a true story inspired. Lupita Nyong’ o’s life in Uganda, her story as a girl who becomes a chess prodigy and becomes the embodiment of women empowerment. It is an extremely well-executed and inspiring film to watch.

Queen of Katwe -

Thor: Ragnarok

Chris Hemsworth’s much appreciated and hugely likable MCU movie “Thor: Ragnarok” on Disney Plus is a one that simply cannot be miss. It is a movie of mighty powerful Thor vs. Hela, the goddess of Death. The big guy with his hammer is enigmatic to watch.

 Thor: Ragnarok

Zootopia

Disney’s “Zootopia” is an engaging animation film for all ages. It’s lovable and adorable characters, morals, and lessons about how the world works; it tells a story of making ourselves better to make the world a better place for everyone.

“Zootopia” is a wonderful story that addresses several issues, mainly bullying and racism, but these can be stopped with positive efforts.

Zootopia (2016) -

Remember the Titans

“Remember the Titans” is the true story of African-American coach Herman Boone, who tried to integrate a football team at a high school in Virginia in 1971. The film has a great storyline with some marvelous performances.

Remember The Titans'

Doctor Strange

The mystical and mysterious Doctor Strange, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, became a major and widely popular MCU film. The film has one of the finest actors of the generation. Benedict, as Doctor Strange, is a perfect match balancing his character’s intellect and skepticism.

Doctor Strange (2016 film) -

Up

Pixar’s greatest animation work is “Up,” featuring a beautiful story of a cranky old man and a kid. The duo heads off on an adventure on the floating house, and on their way to the journey, they shared a heartfelt bonding.

Up (2009)

Pinocchio

“Pinocchio” is Disney’s one of the most iconic films that compare with none. The puppet who wanted to be a real boy, this film is the foundation of animation. If you haven’t yet watched this film, you must stream it on Disney Plus.

Pinocchio

Conclusion:

Thus, these are the 45 best movies to watch on Disney plus, and I feel these movies are also the best Disney movies for toddlers.

Hello, I am Paulomi Dutta, a passionate blogger, content creator, a travel enthusiast, and a hard-core movie-lover from Pune, India. I am happily married for 4 years now and like to help other couples by providing them relationship advice to attain happiness in marriage. I am the author and founder of Worldupclose.in

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