With a plethora of world-class movies hitting Disney Plus, casual fans & cinephiles cannot wait to stream their favorites on this platform. Disney Plus has set the bar high by offering a wide selection of titles, including Pixar animated films, Disney classics, the Start Wars franchise and even from 20th Century Fox and Searchlight Pictures.
Whether you crave an animated nostalgia-fest, want to take a trip through a galaxy far, far away, or are in the mood to binge a Marvel saga, we’ve got you covered. Find the list of the 30 best Disney movies that will make you fall in love with the compelling storyline, characters, and amazing set pieces.
Check out the synopsis below, head to the Disney Plus website, and hit the play button on your favorite movie– That’s all you need to do to stream the best movies on Disney+!
1. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Avengers: Infinity War is an American superhero film that features some of the leading heroes of the MCU out to protect the world against the Titan Thanos, who wants to capture all the six Infinity stones. Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, Thor, Bruce Banner and the other super heroes spread out in teams to find allies and weaponry – for an epic showdown with Thanos, the evil demigod who wants to eliminate half the population of the universe.
2. Hamilton (2020)
The Hamilton is the story revolving around American founding father, Alexander Hamilton, the first Secretary of the Treasury. This story created a revolutionary moment in theater- a musical that had a significant impact on culture, politics, and education. The story is a mixed blend of hip-hop, rap, jazz, and rhythm & blues as part of the musical, along with the inclusiveness of its cast, captured at the Richard Rodgers Theater on Broadway in June 2016.
3. Togo (2019)
This historical film takes us back to the events of the great mercy race set in the 1925 wintertime. A tale about trainer Leonhard Seppala and his lead sled dog, Togo, who begin their journey towards the treacherous terrain of Alaska with the aim of delivering medicine to a small town. Although the sled dog was considered too weak, he managed to lead the 1925 sled race.
4. Hidden Figures (2016)
Hidden Figures is a truly motivational story of three talented African-American mathematicians named Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson. They, during the early years of the U.S. space program, joined and served NASA. They were the mastermind behind one of the remarkable operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. This great accomplishment helped the nation regain confidence and galvanize the spirit of discovery in the populace.
5. Toy Story 4 (2019)
Buzz Lightyear and Woody, embark on an adventurous road trip along with old and new friends, including Bonnie and a new toy named “Forky.” An unexpected turn comes in the way when Woody randomly meets his long-lost friend Bo Peep. Discussing the good old days, Woody and Bo start to realize that they’re far away from getting what they want from life as a toy.
6. Playing with Sharks: The Valerie Taylor Story (2021)
The extraordinary life story of a shark fanatic and a scuba driver- Valerie Taylor, made fans fall in love with her adventurous and passionate personality. She embarked on this journey to expose the myth surrounding our fear of the ocean’s scariest creature, the shark. She takes on the role of a fearless marine conservationist by filming the real sharks for Jaws. Using herself as shark bait, she famously wore a chainmail suit, changing our scientific understanding of sharks forever.
7. Clouds (I) (2020)
Clouds– A romantic musical drama teen film features the life of a Seventeen-year-old high school senior, Zach Sobiech, with a deep interest in music. The talented youngster falls into a serious health disease, cancer, and finds out that he can only survive for a few months. This turned him to explore and follow his dream of becoming a great musician. So, Zach, along with his best friend and writing partner, Sammy, decided to release an album. With a heartbreaking, tragic, and beautiful look at the duality of life set to uplifting music, Zach’s motivational tale is an example of what can happen when you begin to live as if each day might be your last.
8. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)
Marvel Studios produced a masterpiece by casting Simu Liu as Shang-Chi in this China-based superhero film. The lead character Shang-Chi is the master of weaponry-based Kung Fu who is forced to confront his past after being drawn into the web of the terrorist organization, Ten Rings, led by none other than Shang-Chi’s father, Wenwu, a.k.a. The Mandarin.
9. Luca (2021)
Pixar Animation Studios produced a beautiful coming-of-age animated fairy tale concerning a young boy and a sea monster disguised as a human. Luca was having fun at the seaside summer on the Italian Riviera, where he met his new best friend. The adventure is filled with unforgettable memories, gelato, pasta, and endless scooter rides, but their friendship is tested when Luca discovers that his best friend is a sea monster.
10. Cruella (2021)
Emma Stone depicted the role of Cruella de Vil in Disney’s crime comedy film “Cruella.” Before turning into a legendary and notoriously fashionable villain, teenage Estella wants to live out her passion and dream of becoming a fashion designer. Running penniless and hopeless on the streets of London, Estella meets a duo of thieves who admire her appetite for mischief. However, things go out of plan, and Estella turns into a raucous and revenge-bent Cruella when she befriends fashion legend Baroness von Hellman.
11. Raya and the Last Dragon (2021)
A fantasy action-adventure film- Raya and the Last Dragon, take us back to the world of Kumandra, where humans and dragons lived together in peace. A sinister monster named Druun tries to destroy the island, but the dragons of the Kumandra island sacrifice themselves to save humanity. Later after 500 years, these monsters are back in action to threaten the world; now a warrior, Raya must track down the last dragon and stop Druun from destroying the Kingdom.
12. We Feed People (2022)
We Feed People is the latest Disney Plus documentary that highlights the story of the famous chef and humanitarian José Andrés. The chef operates a World Central Kitchen, which provides healthy food to the communities dealing with disaster. Over a 12-year period, his organization evolved as one of the most well-regarded humanitarian aid organizations in the disaster relief sector.
13. Black Panther (2018)
T’Challa, after the events of Captain America: Civil War, gets back home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his role as king. However, serving as his country’s new king, T’Challa is suddenly drawn into a battle that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must team up with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Dora Milaje and release the full power of the Black Panther to beat his foes and secure the people of Wakanda.
Note: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is getting released on November 2022, which is intended to be the sequel to Black Panther, and the 30th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
14. My Music Story: Yoshiki (2020)
Yoshiki is a Japanese musician and composer who relates his life for this Disney Plus documentary. His career includes creating music for many melodious titles from the renowned movies on Disney+, including “Let It Go” from Frozen and “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” from The Lion King. In addition, fans can also see performances of some iconic X-Japan songs, including “Endless Rain,” “Without You,” and “River of The Light,” composed by him. What’s even more interesting is the behind-the-scenes glimpses of recordings and arrangements performed at LA Hollywood studios.
15. Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles (2021)
In 2021, virtuoso American singer-songwriter Billie Eilish made her first concert-film titled Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles. In order to pay tribute to her hometown at the Holly Bowl, Billie Eilish performed all 16 tracks from her second studio album, Happier Than Ever (2021). She performed this cinematic concert without a live audience due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
16. Mickey: The Story of a Mouse (2022)
Who doesn’t love Micke Mouse? Yes, the character embodies many childhood associations of joy, affection, and innocence. To entertain and regale Mickey Mouse fans over the world, Disney+ released this amazing documentary film directed by Jeff Malmberg.
17. Olivia Rodrigo: Driving Home 2 U (2022)
Renowned singer-songwriter and actress Olivia Isabel Rodrigo made her debut film appearance in 2022, driving home 2 u (a sour film). She embarks on a familiar road trip journey from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles, where she recounts the memories of writing and creating her ground-breaking debut album ‘SOUR.’
18. Rise (2022)
Rise is a biographical sports drama film whose plot revolves around the three young Nigerian-Greek brothers, Giannis, Thanasis, and Kostas Antetokounmpo. The trio, along with their parents, relocated to the United States in order to settle their lives and get a better chance to earn money. Unaware of their talent, the trio of brothers joins the National Basketball Association. They were naturally gifted ball players who pursued their dreams in the basketball world with the help of a talent agent.
19. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)
Marvel continued the story of Dr. Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), positioning him as a central character in this phase of Marvel movies, with the American superhero film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. It happens roughly a few months after the events of Spider-Man: No Way Home showing how Doctor Strange unintentionally released a forbidden spell that leads to opening up a gateway to the multiverse.
Doctor Strange pairs up with a mysterious young girl who can travel across multiverses to fight multiple threats, including other-universe versions of himself, who plan to decimate millions across the multiverse.
20. Wolfgang (2021)
Wolfgang is an American documentary film that features the true story of a teenager who, after facing a lot of struggle and hardship in his childhood, becomes a prolific and celebrated chef.
With his decades-long television appearances, he pioneered the idea of a “celebrity chef,” creating a dizzying global empire of eateries, cafes, and kitchenware for home cooks.
21. Safety (2020)
Safety is a motivational story of the former Clemson University football player Ray McElrathbey, who, with his dedication and efforts, managed to overcome the hurdles he faced in life and achieve success. With the help of his teammates and the Clemson community, he wins on the field while secretly raising his 11-year-old brother Fahmarr on campus after his home life became too unsteady.
22. Black Widow (2021)
This film in the Marvel canon is an emotional and touching story in the guise of a top-tier spy thriller centering “Black Widow,” aka Natasha Romanoff. Nat is a strong, brave, and humble-at-heart hero who stoically suffers the trauma of her past but stays strong. She is being pursued by an enemy that would stop at nothing to bring her down, and must deal with her past as a spy and the ruptured relationships she left in her wake before she became an Avenger.
23. Stuntman (2018)
In a great documentary film– Stuntman, fans get to see how Eddie Braun follows the footsteps of his childhood idol, Evel Knievel, to become a legendary stuntman. He performed one of the most hazardous and dangerous stunts in cinematic history. He decided to complete the failed Skycycle X-2 jump over Snake River Canyon in Idaho– an audacious televised event that almost killed Evel Knievel.
24. The One and Only Ivan (2020)
A cute gorilla by the name of Ivan tries to find his home in this expertly tear-jerking Disney drama film– The One and Only Ivan. This gorilla, with the assistance of an elephant known as Ruby, tries to piece together his past as they come up with a plan to escape from captivity. The movie is an amalgamation of human actors with expressive animated animals, and even turns out to be a happy ending out of a horrible true story.
25. Own the Room (2021)
This National Geographic documentary film aired on Disney+ follows five students from different corners of the world as they take their budding business experiences to Macau, China, in order to win the competition of the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards.
The high-stakes global finals are their opportunity to win worldwide attention as they represent their countries as the top student. The coveted $100,000 grand prize can make their life-changing business ideas a reality!
26. Black Beauty (2020)
Black Beauty, a wild horse born free in the American West is taken away from her family and brought to Birtwick Stables. The beautiful horse meets a kind-hearted teenage Jo Green on the ranch’s sun-kissed pastures. The unexpected meeting of the two forges an unbreakable bond; together, they go through different challenges, and adventures.
27. A Spark Story (2021)
A spark story is a co-production of Pixar Animation Studios and Supper Club– Basically, a documentary film giving us the exclusive and immersive look at the process of Pixar Animation Studios filmmakers as they kickstart their journey towards bringing their personal visions to the screen.
28. Noelle (2019)
Noelle the Christmas-spirited daughter of Kris Kringle, desires to do something important like her brother Nick, who will take over as Santa after his father this Christmas. When Nick is on the verge of crumbling under the pressure like a gingerbread cookie, his sister suggests he take a break and get away…but when he doesn’t return, Noelle embarks on a heartfelt journey to find her brother so that he can take over the role of Santa.
29. Lady and the Tramp (2019)
Lady is an overachieving, spoiled American Cocker Spaniel house dog, and Tramp is a hard but charming, fast-talking stray. Despite their differences, they set out on an unexpected adventure in this joyful romance adventure, a timeless retelling of the 1955 animated classic.
30. More Than Robots (2022)
The documentary “More Than Robots” follows four international teen teams as they train for the 2020 FIRST Robotics Competition. Learn about the teams from Chiba, Japan, Los Angeles, and Mexico City as they strive to bring their distinctive designs all the way to the fiercely contested world championships. The youngsters continue and discover that the race is much more than simply robots, despite the obstacles they experience along the way, such as having few resources in their neighborhood or having to put everything on pause due to a global pandemic.
The above-listed are the best Disney+ movies that are a must-watch! I hope you find these spoiler-free synopses a great way to kick off your binge-watching journey. We took extra care to include titles from amazing production houses such as Pixar, Lucas Films, Marvel, etc.
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