Top 10 films to watch on Disney+ with your family

Top 10 films to watch on Disney+ with your family

With so many Disney movies to choose from, it’s hard to get the family to agree on something to watch. We get it, we’ve all been there.

Scrolling through the amount of movies that are on offer on Disney + may feel a little overwhelming so we wanted to help you out!

From movies from the 60s,70 and 80s to live-action and Disney Channel Original movies, there is so much to choose from. And let’s not forget the catalogue of titles from Disney Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm too! There really is something for everyone to enjoy. 

What we love about Disney movies is that they are entertaining for kids, teens, toddlers and grown-ups alike, and they truly stand the test of time. 

Do your go-to Disney classics include the likes of Frozen, Toy Story and The Lion King?? Well, in this blog post we wanted to highlight 10 films that we think do not get the credit that they deserve and we truly believe that they would be perfect for a family movie night! 

Cruella 

Last Friday, the latest live-action remake became available for Disney + customers to stream on the platform for free.

Disney successfully created an origin story for its evil fairy Maleficent and now it’s done the same for another classic villain, Cruella De Vil. 

Luca

The summer holidays are coming to an end, so what better way to end what has been a summer like no other than to sit down with the family and watch Disney Pixar’s latest release?

Disney really has created something special with this one and is particularly perfect for a summer evening watch. Set in a seaside on the Italian Riviera, Luca is a whimsical coming-of-age tale about a pair of sea monsters in human form experiencing an unforgettable summer. 

Pixar has once again shown us how to see the best in ourselves and have managed to create a film that will make you want to revisit it again and again. Luca is most definitely one of those movies that adults should find just as rewarding as the younger viewers.

Aladdin (Live Action)

Packed with adventure, loveable characters, catchy songs, and strong performances by everyone involved, Aladdin will always remain one of our favourite Disney movies. 

We thought with the animated classic being such an amazing movie, it would be pretty big boots to fill to create a show-stopping remake, but Disney sure pulled it out the bag. 

With its skillfully crafted tale of the orphan who learns a powerful lesson about being honest while encountering a genie, a princess, and an evil sorcerer intent on conquering the kingdom. The Aladdin live-action remake is a truly beautiful movie and is always a go-to for our family movie nights.

Big Hero 6

The heart of this movie is all about believing in yourself and encouraging others. Hiro is a young teenager with no direction until his brother sees his brother’s potential and refuses to give up on him. After sadly losing his older brother, Hiro is left without his biggest cheerleader and his creation, Baymax who serves as Tadashi’s only legacy.  

The story then follows the relationship between Hiro and Baymax alongside taking a deep and touching look at how grief affects people and what it takes to learn to deal with that heartbreak and pain. Baymax is definitely the highlight of this film and your little ones may just want a Baymax of their own. 

The Goofy Movie 

Sorry, but no movie has a better dance sequence than the final scene of A Goofy Movie. It’s not an opinion; it’s just a fact. If you’re after a movie for all the family to sing and dance along to, then the Goofy Movie is that movie. We guarantee that by the end of the movie, you will be wanting to learn the dance sequence to Powerline’s ‘Eye to Eye’.

A Goofy Movie is one of those Disney gems that you might have not included in your movie night, but we highly recommend this movie to the list. ASAP. 

Onward 

Again, another recent release from Disney Pixar. Starring Chris Pratt and Tom Holland, Onward is a funny, heart-warming, dazzling animated adventure. 

Set in a fantastical world where modern life and medieval magic coexist, follow teenage elf brothers on a quest to spend one more day with their father. 

Onward is a powerful, tear-jerking story about family and memory and is a must watch. We thoroughly enjoyed watching this movie even with no kids around! 

Tarzan 

In our opinion, Tarzan has one of the best movie soundtracks of all time, all thanks to the legend that is Phil Collins. With an amazing soundtrack, thrilling action-set pieces, playful characters and its heartfelt narrative, it’s hard not to love Tarzan. There are some truly touching scenes that add real depth to the movie and definitely shouldn’t be overlooked.

Coco

A boy who dreams of being a musician finds himself in the Land of the Dead, where he uncovers the truth about his family’s ban on music. 

It’s a beautiful film that highlights the importance of remembering your deceased loved ones and celebrating their lives because it’s what they would’ve wanted, right?

Even as an adult, watching Coco is bound to make you shed a tear as the multi-generational story explores family relationships and the loss of loved ones. 

Inside Out 

Don’t cry, but also cry. 

Inside Out follows 11 year old Midwestern girl Riley as she moves to San Francisco with her parents, all while battling her tricky pre-teen years.Her emotions are all animated (literally) and are brought to life. 

This movie highlights that change is necessary, life is messy, and it's perfectly normal and even healthy to feel sad or angry or even anxious at times. It’s an important message that is told throughout the movie and is told in an entertaining and (very emotional) way! 

It’s not just an entertaining film, but Inside Out is also an effective therapeutic tool that extends beyond just children! (Yes it is a known fact that this movie has a tendency to cause  grown adults to start blubbering away - not naming any names).

Zootropolis 

One of the funniest and the best animal movies ever! 

This movie offers a contemporary look at overcoming what people think of you and becoming whatever you want to be. 

In Zootropolis, we follow the heroine Judy Hopps as she breaks her family tradition of carrot farming to instead becoming a police officer in the big city. However, once she finally gets her dream, she realises it may not be what it was cracked up to be.

We find the movie hilarious (especially the sloth scene!). 

What are your favourite Disney movies to watch with the family? Do you prefer a Disney classic or are you more of a Pixar fan?

Let us know in the comments below!

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