Disney+ is still a relatively new streaming service compared to the likes of Netflix and Hulu, but that doesn’t mean it doesn't have some awesome movies that you can stream right now.
From superheroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to intergalactic battles in the Star Wars movies, there is so much streaming on Disney+. It’s up to you to decide what the best movies are to watch. Here is what is available to stream right now.
In Hocus Pocus, A trio of comedic witches (played by Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy) are resurrected by a teenager on Halloween night in Salem, Massachusetts. Now, it’s up to the kids to somehow banish the witches for eternity before they steal the souls of the children around them to stay young forever. A sequel is coming soon to the platform, so check out the original.
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If you’re looking for a Robin Williams classic, look no further than Flubber. This iconic comedy starring the famous comedian tells the story of a professor who discovered “flubber,” but in discovering this, he ends up missing his wedding. Now, in order to win his fiancé back, he tries to use this new invention, but it ends up taking a turn. As someone who grew up watching Robin Williams movies all the time, this was always one of my guilty pleasures - and I’m sure you’ll love it just as much as I do.
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Among Disney’s more recent live-action movies is Jungle Cruise, starring Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson. In this movie based on the theme park ride of the same name, Jungle Cruise follows a doctor who is trying to save the world by utilizing the powers of an ancient tree that supposedly has the ability to heal anyone. However, she needs help getting there - and that’s where skipper Frank Wolff comes in handy.
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Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda’s beloved musical come to life in Hamilton, a recording of the Broadway production. This story of Alexander Hamilton spans years, from his early days in the American Revolution to his marriage to Eliza Hamilton, and later, to his time as the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States - all set to some awesome contemporary music.
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In Avatar, a paraplegic Marine (Sam Worthington) is dispatched to a moon called Pandora, where he is sent on a mission to investigate the world, before he finds himself growing attached to this newfound home, and the people who inhabit it.
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West Side Story (2021)
In this remake of the classic 1961 musical, based on the Broadway musical of the same name, two people from opposing cultures fall in love and have to find a way to be together despite their rival gangs fighting each other for territory in the 1950s. Nominated for several Academy Awards - and won in the case of Ariana DeBose as Anita - this new film is one to remember - and one to watch.
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The Parent Trap
The Parent Trap follows two twins (played by Lindsay Lohan) separated due to divorce who suddenly find and meet each other at summer camp. They team up and head back to their parents' homes, with the intent of somehow trapping them together so that they can fall back in love and all be a happy family again.
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Wolfgang, Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions And Other Great Documentaries
Did you know that Disney+ has several documentaries on a variety of interesting subjects? Learn about the beginnings of world famous chef, Wolfgang Puck in Wolfgang. Or maybe you want to learn the process behind one of Taylor Swift’s latest albums, Folklore, in Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions.
Perhaps you’d like to follow Will Smith around the world and discover the world’s best secrets in Welcome to Earth. Or, maybe you’d like to go on a galactic journey and discover the process of creating one of the most iconic Pixar characters, Buzz, before you go see Lightyear in theaters as you watch Beyond Infinity. Disney+ has it all.
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It’s the hard knock life for us! Or are you looking for sunshine tomorrow? Annie will cover all of that in more in this classic movie musical from 1999. Featuring the legendary curly-topped redhead that we all know and love, Annie follows the story of the titular character, a little girl who is an orphan and is invited to spend a week with a big-time millionaire, Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks, but over the course of her time there, she changes his heart more than she ever could have imagined.
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This fun movie starring Amy Adams is getting a sequel soon. Enchanted follows a young woman who is suddenly magically placed into the real world, away from her animated one. Now, she must find a way to somehow get back to her home and to the love of her life - but this human world is far more than she bargained for, and she might find another prince in the city of New York.
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Mr. Holland’s Opus
In Mr. Holland’s Opus, a composer who is frustrated with his work finds fulfillment in his life as a high school music teacher, taking the job to just pay rent at first, but finding that teaching the love of music to children is better than anything in the world.
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Beauty and the Beast (2017)
This 2017 live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast stars Emma Watson as Belle, a young woman in the French countryside who suddenly finds her life turned upside down when she exchanges her freedom for her father’s freedom, and gets locked away in an enchanted castle with a terrifying beast. Other celebrities who star are Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, and more.
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Chip ‘N’ Dale: Rescue Rangers
While there are plenty of great kids shows on the streaming platform, I’m going to highlight a new one that came out in 2022. Chip ‘N’ Dale: Rescue Rangers follows the titular chipmunks, Chip and Dale, on an adventure unlike any other - going on a quest to discover what happened to their missign co-star, Monterey Jack. With a talented Chip ‘N’ Dale voice cast, featuring big-time names like Andy Samberg, John Mulaney, Kiki Layne and more, this is one you and your kids will enjoy.
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In this live-action movie, Emma Stone stars as Cruella, an orphan who’s all grown up and has a dream of being a star in fashion. But, when she finds out one of her idols is actually not who she thought she was, she takes it upon herself to cause mayhem and take her place in the fashion world. Thankfully, no Dalmatians were harmed in the making of this film.
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Edward Scissorhands follows the titular character, who was unfortunately left with scissors for hands after his inventor passed away. But one day when a lone Avon representative finds out about him, she takes him into her care, changing his life forever.
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Remember The Titans
In this fantastic sports film, Remember the Titans tells the story of a high school football team after an African-American is hired as their coach. Now, for the first time in the school’s history, they have a fully racially integrated team. But even with this bold step, there are still several people that feel integration shouldn’t happen - even on the football team itself.
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Starring Lindsey Lohan and Jaime Lee Curtis, Freaky Friday tells the story of a mother and daughter with communication issues, but when a crazy night causes them to switch bodies, they must live out their days as if nothing has happened, while trying to figure out how to switch back.
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The Greatest Showman
If you want to check out a great modern musical, watch The Greatest Showman. Starring Hugh Jackman, the musical tells the story of P.T. Barnum, the legendary ringmaster of Barnum’s American Museum - later creating Barnum & Bailey Circus. Zac Efron and Zendaya also star.
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In this inspiring biographical film, Hidden Figures tells the story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn, and Mary Jackson, three brilliant African-American women who worked for NASA, and were the brains behind many of the operations there, like sending astronaut John Glenn into orbit.
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In this fantasy movie, Willow follows an apprentice magician as he teams up with a swordsman to travel on a magical journey in order to rescue a baby princess before the evil queen takes her life, fighting monsters and evil sorcerers alike. This movie is actually receiving a spinoff series soon on Disney+, so you better watch it now before it drops.
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The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Fly into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with their endless collection of amazing Marvel movies. Begin at the start with Robert Downey Jr’s, Iron Man, or enjoy one of it’s latest entries and dive into the multiverse in Doctor Stranger in the Multiverse of Madness. Soar into the wonderful Avenger’s Endgame and watch the cast kick butt and take names. You won’t be disappointed no matter what you pick.
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You feel like crying? Because Pixar will happily make you do it. Check out some of Pixar’s amazing animated films, from revisiting the classic Toy Story from 1995, to some of its latest entries like Disney+ original, Turning Red.
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Disney’s Animated Films
Disney is known for its wonderfully animated and joyous films, and there are plenty to watch on Disney+. From the very beginning of Disney film history with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to some of its newest hits such as the Frozen series or Raya and the Last Dragon. Watch as you dive into the fantasy worlds of places like Tangled, or perhaps fly up into the air with the superhero film, Big Hero 6. No matter the genre, Disney will satisfy your needs.
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Star Wars Saga
Do you have what it takes to be a Jedi? Ask yourself that while you watch the Star Wars saga. Iconic films such as Star Wars: Episode 4 - A New Hope are available to stream, as well as recent releases in the Star Wars universe, as well, such as Star Wars: Episode 7 - The Force Awakens. Be sure to also check out the Star Wars Disney+ originals, like The Mandalorian, once you’re watching all those lightsaber battles.
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Pirates Of The Caribbean Franchise
Sail away on the seas and drink some rum with The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Johnny Depp stars in the film series, telling the story of Jack Sparrow, and his misadventures on the sea, and the crazy characters that he runs into. Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley star in several of the films, as well.
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With so many amazing movies to watch, you’ll have endless hours of entertainment ahead of you. Now if you don’t mind me, I’m going to re-watch every MCU film for the umpteenth time.