10 of the best movies to watch on Disney Plus right now

From the classics to new releases

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With Christmas nearly upon us, you might be wondering what good movies you can watch on Disney Plus.

Binge-watching over the holidays is basically a festive must, and new streaming service Disney Plus has our back with thousands of movies, from old classics to new releases - so we'll never get bored.

So grab your leftover turkey sandwiches, candy and maybe even a glass of your favourite tipple and we'll run down some of the best films on Disney Plus.

The best movies to watch on Disney plus


Toy Story

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If you've never seen the Toy Story films (four in total), then you are in for a treat. The films follow Woody (a cowboy) and Buzz Lightyear (an astronaut) and the other toys in a little boys bedroom - as they attempt to save themselves from being thrown away.


The Jungle Book

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The remake of the cartoon classic is now available on Disney Plus. The Jungle Book (2016) film follows an orphaned boy Mowgli who grows up in the jungle, befriending all the animals, including a bear named Baloo.


Mary Poppins returns

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Spit spot! Disney released this follow up to the classic two years ago, starring British actress Emily Blunt playing the lead role. The musical fantasy captures the same joyful narrative as the original, with great songs and even some laughs along the way. 



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If you've not had the pleasure of seeing Hamilton on Broadway, then you'll be pleased to know that the stage version is now available on Disney Plus. The hit musical tells the story of Alexander Hamilton - showing his journey from poverty to power, during the American War of Independence. Trust us, you'll be addicted to the soundtrack afterwards...



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This year also saw the release of the new highly anticipated Mulan movie - starring Liu Yifei. The film, which was originally released on the streaming platform in September missed a cinema release because of the pandemic. However, the adaptation of the cartoon, which follows Mulan trying to save her father, was a big hit.


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If you remember this 1992 classic animation, then you're probably a 90's baby! However, the Disney film is timeless and you'll be enthralled by the three wishes that Aladdin gets to make, along with the movies characters which includes his sidekick Abu, his love interest Jasmine and of course the Genie. 


Edward Scissorhands

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This 90's classic is definitely worth a watch if you've never seen it. Johnny Depp stars as Edward, a boy who has scissors instead of hands, while actress Winona Ryder attempts to befriend him - much to the horror of her family and small close knit town.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Star Wars Rogue One

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The first standalone film in the Star Wars universe, Rogue One stars British actor, Felicity Jones and slots in (chronologically) just between Episode III (Revenge of the Sith) and Episode IV (A New Hope). The 2016 space adventure is definitely one for your list if you love a fast-paced, action-packed, sci-fi movie.


Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther

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This one needs no introduction - starring the late Chadwick Boseman it was a Marvel film that broke all box office record - making a cool $1.3bn. The film follows Black Panther as he attempts to defeat his enemy, in order to inherit the throne.


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Another Marvel film - which follows intergalactic criminals, who eventually form as a superhero team to save the universe. The film, starring Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper and loveable hero, Chris Pratt, was so successful it's spawned a sequel.  

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