If you subscribe to Disney+, you can rest assured that any modern movie produced or distributed by Disney will be streaming within two or three months of its theatrical release.So if you’re holding out for Lightyear or Thor: Love and Thunder , you’ll probably see them on Disney+ by September.But what should you do in the meantime? Well, this is the home of nearly all things Disney, Pixar, Marvel , Star Wars , and National Geographic.Trust us when we say this is a lineup that any streamer would envy.
There’s a lot of quality entertainment here, and we can help you find what you’re looking for in our updated list of the best movies on Disney+ right now.
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Recently added to Disney+ Z-O-M-B-I-E-S 3 g 2022 Explorer: The Deepest Cave 2022 Tron pg 1982 X-Men: First Class pg-13 2011 Z-O-M-B-I-E-S 3 (2022) new Trailer 8.2/10 g 88m Genre Comedy, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Family, TV Movie Stars Meg Donnelly, Milo Manheim, Matt Cornett Directed by Paul Hoen watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ Disney’s Zombies films aren’t exactly The Walking Dead , and you can be reasonably certain that they won’t be eating any brains in this G-rated flick.Instead, the Zombies movies are high school romance flicks with humans and reformed zombies congregating at Seabrook High.In Zombies 3 , Zed (Milo Manheim) and his human girlfriend, Addison (Meg Donnelly), are in their senior year and getting ready for college.
They’ve even helped other monsters fit in at Seabrook.But when alien teenagers show up in town, Zed and Addison suspect that they may have sinister intentions.Read less Read more Explorer: The Deepest Cave (2022) new 50m Genre Documentary, TV Movie Stars Bill Stone Directed by Pablo Durana watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ When somebody mentions the tallest mountain in the world, people tend to think of Mount Everest.But what about the deepest cave in the world? National Geographic’s Explorer: The Deepest Cave , follows explorer Bill Stone on his quest to prove that Mexico’s Cheve Cave is the deepest cave known to man.
And the journey to the bottom takes three months through some very dangerous spaces.Get ready for a firsthand view of something few men and women have ever seen in person.Read less Read more Tron (1982) new Trailer 58 % 6.8/10 pg 96m Genre Science Fiction, Action, Adventure Stars Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner Directed by Steven Lisberger watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ 2022 marks the 40th anniversary of Tron , a truly groundbreaking film that first hit theaters in 1982.Contrary to popular belief, Tron was not a flop at the box office, it just wasn’t a blockbuster hit.
Fortunately, fans have embraced the story of Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges) a disgraced former programmer for ENCOM who is certain that CEO Ed Dillinger (David Warner) stole his work.While attempting to uncover evidence of that theft, Flynn is transported into the world of the computer itself.
Flynn soon joins forces with Tron (Bruce Boxleitner) and Yori (Cindy Morgan), two programs who resemble his friends, Alan Bradley and Dr.Lora Baines.This movie is a visual masterpiece, and worthy of its cult status.Read less Read more X-Men: First Class (2011) new Trailer 65 % 7.7/10 pg-13 132m Genre Action, Science Fiction, Adventure Stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence Directed by Matthew Vaughn watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ Without giving spoilers away, recent events in the MCU have indicated that the X-Men will be returning in the near future.This makes it a good time to revisit one of the best X-Men movies ever made: X-Men: First Class .This film was technically a prequel to the first X-Men , and a soft reboot for the series with James McAvoy as a young Charles Xavier and a pre-superstardom Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique.
However, the breakout player in this flick is Michael Fassbender, whose performance as Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto is electrifying.Erik will stop at nothing to take down Sebastian Shaw (Kevin Bacon), the man who murdered his mother.But with Charles’ help, Erik discovers the value of training a new generation of mutants to be heroes.Read less Read more Thor (2011) Trailer 57 % 7/10 pg-13 115m Genre Adventure, Fantasy, Action Stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston Directed by Kenneth Branagh watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ It’s the summer of Thor, so there’s no better time to revisit the original film that started it all.
Unlike Thor: Ragnarok and Thor: Love and Thunder , the original Thor doesn’t go for too many overly comedic moments.Instead, director Kenneth Branagh gives Chris Hemsworth’s Thor a Shakespearean feud with his resentful adoptive brother, Loki (Tom Hiddleston).
It doesn’t take much goading from Loki to convince Thor to spark a war between the realms.In turn, Odin (Anthony Hopkins) banishes Thor to Earth, where he meets and falls for a mortal scientist, Jane Foster (Natalie Portman).Thor could find happiness with Jane, but if he doesn’t prove himself to be worthy of his powers, then the golden realm of Asgard will fall from within.Read less Read more Slaying the Badger (2014) Trailer 7.6/10 77m Genre Documentary Stars Greg LeMond, Bernard Hinault Directed by John Dower watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ Do you know why there’s only one American who has officially won the Tour de France? It’s because Lance Armstrong was exposed as a cheater.Now, the only American to have that honor is Greg LeMond.
The documentary Slaying the Badger tells the story of LeMond’s first win at the Tour de France, when he was a teammate of the reigning champion, Bernard “The Badger” Hinault.
Prior to the race, Hinault had pledged to help LeMond win.But on the brutal course, Hinault displayed a willingness to do whatever it took to remain at the top of the mountain himself.That meant that LeMond really had his work cut out for him.Read less Read more Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016) Trailer 57 % 6.7/10 pg-13 127m Genre Drama, Fantasy, Adventure, Family Stars Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Samuel L.
Jackson Directed by Tim Burton watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ Honest Trailers once described Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children as “Tim Burton’s X-Men.” That’s not an inaccurate statement.In this adaptation of Ransom Riggs’ novel, Jake Portman (Asa Butterfield) is alarmed to find his grandfather, Abe Portman (Terence Stamp), on the verge of death.
Following Abe’s last words leads Jake to discover a hidden time loop where Miss Alma LeFay Peregrine (Eva Green) protects peculiar children with superhuman powers from the malevolent Mr.Barron (Samuel L.
Jackson) and his Hallows.Unfortunately for Jake, his presence threatens to expose the entire home to Mr.Barron and permanently close the time loop.Read less Read more Queen of Katwe (2016) Trailer 73 % 7.4/10 pg 124m Genre Drama Stars Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong’o Directed by Mira Nair watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ There aren’t a lot of sports biopics about chess players, but Queen of Katwe is one of the few.
This film is based on the real story of Phiona Mutesi (Madina Nalwanga), a 10-year-old girl living in the slum of Katwe in Uganda.Despite the efforts of Phiona’s mother, Nakku Harriet (Lupita Nyong’o), the entire family is trapped in poverty.But they get a lifeline from Robert Katende (David Oyelowo), a missionary who teaches Phiona how to play chess.She soon proves to be such a prodigy that Robert introduces Phiona to the world of competitive chess masters.
Yet even Phiona’s talent is stretched to its limit, forcing the young girl to question whether she can truly achieve her dream.Read less Read more Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Trailer 74 % 7.9/10 pg-13 131m Genre Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction Stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett Directed by Taika Waititi watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ Director Taika Waititi really left his mark on the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Thor: Ragnarok and turned the franchise into more a superhero comedy than anything else.Estranged adoptive brothers Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Loki (Tom Hiddleston) find themselves on the same side when their vengeful sister, Hela (Cate Blanchett), heralds the end of Asgard itself.But before Thor can return to save his people, he’ll have to convince his “friend from work,” Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), and a disillusioned former Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) to help him escape from the Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum).
With Thor: Love and Thunder about to hit theaters, it’s the perfect time to revisit this flick.Read less Read more Big Hero 6 (2014) Trailer 74 % 7.7/10 pg 102m Genre Adventure, Family, Animation, Action, Comedy Stars Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter, Daniel Henney Directed by Chris Williams, Don Hall watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ The Disney+ original series, Baymax! , has been released, so it’s fitting that we take a look back at the first big-screen appearance of everyone’s favorite healthcare robot in Big Hero 6 .Unlike the vast majority of superheroes, Baymax (Scott Adsit) doesn’t really have any interest in fighting or violence.He was created to heal, and that is his purpose in life, even though young Hiro Hamada (Ryan Potter) tries to turn Baymax into something that he isn’t.
Hiro’s new friends and Big Hero 6 teammates, Fred (T.J.Miller), Go Go (Jamie Chung), Wasabi (Damon Wayans Jr.).and Honey Lemon (Genesis Rodriguez), attempt to show Hiro a better way to be a hero.But it’s Baymax who allows Hiro to open his heart again.
Read less Read more Disney’s Big Hero 6 – Official US Trailer 1 Up (2009) Trailer 88 % 8.2/10 pg 96m Genre Animation, Comedy, Family, Adventure Stars Ed Asner, Christopher Plummer, Jordan Nagai Directed by Pete Docter watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ If anyone ever doubts the power of the animated medium, show them the first few minutes of Up .Pixar’s creative team outdid themselves with a primer on the life of Carl Fredricksen (Ed Asner) and his late wife that may move you to tears.It’s that good.The rest of the film is also compelling, but not with the same gravitas as the opening.Facing the loss of his home and autonomy, Carl impulsively turns his house into an airship to fulfill his long-held dream of bringing it to South America.Unfortunately, Carl inadvertently brought along a young boy scout named Russell (Jordan Nagai).Despite Carl’s initial annoyance with Russell and their bizarre encounter with a talking dog named Dug (Bob Peterson), these three strangers soon become a found family in the face of danger.Read less Read more Hamilton (2020) Trailer 8.4/10 pg-13 160m Genre History, Drama Stars Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr., Renée Elise Goldsberry Directed by Thomas Kail watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ There are many hit Broadway shows, but very few that become a breakout cultural phenomenon in the way that Hamilton did.
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical reimagining of the life of Alexander Hamilton and the founding fathers of America is a breathtaking spectacle with catchy tunes and one of the most popular Broadway hits in decades.Fortunately, the original cast members put in a special performance for this theatrically filmed event.This extraordinary group of actors may never again share the stage, but their version of Hamilton has a permanent home on Disney+ that can be revisited again and again.Read less Read more Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022) Trailer 60 % 7.3/10 pg-13 126m Genre Fantasy, Action, Adventure Stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Chiwetel Ejiofor Directed by Sam Raimi watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ Literally weeks after it became the second-highest grossing movie of the year, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has come to Disney+.Benedict Cumberbatch once again plays Dr.Stephen Strange, a sorcerer who is now a celebrity for helping the Avengers save the world from Thanos.As Strange contemplates his lingering regrets, a girl named America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez) enters his life with demonic monsters trying to catch her.To understand his new foe, Strange turns to former Avenger Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen).
But he won’t like what he finds when he meets the Scarlet Witch.Read less Read more Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness | Official Trailer Rise (2022) Trailer 7.9/10 pg 113m Genre Drama Stars Uche Agada, Dayo Okeniyi, Yetide Badaki Directed by Akin Omotoso watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ There’s nothing that Disney loves more than a feel-good story.Rise is based on the true experiences of the Antetokounmpos family, including three brothers who made it into the NBA.But before there was triumph, there was hardship and heartache.
Rise follows Charles (Dayo Okeniyi) and Vera Antetokounmpo (Yetide Badaki) as they try to build a new life for themselves and their children in Greece after emigrating from Nigeria.Meanwhile, three of their sons, Giannis (Uche Agada), Thanasis (Ral Agada), and Kostas (Jaden Osimuwa), discover their talent and passion for basketball.Regardless of the Antetokounmpos brothers’ natural gifts, getting into the NBA took years of hard work.Yet in the end, it’s a dream come true.Read less Read more Trevor: The Musical (2022) Trailer 4.7/10 Genre Drama Stars Holden William Hagelberger, Mark Aguirre, Aaron Alcaraz Directed by Robin Mishkin Abrams watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ As part of its Pride Month celebration, Disney+ has debuted Trevor: The Musical .This is not a traditional movie.
Instead, like Hamilton , it is a recording of a live performance of a Broadway-style musical.In this case, it’s based on the 1994 short film called Trevor .Holden Hagelberger stars as Trevor, a young boy whose life is upended at school when his romantic crush on a male student, Pinky (Sammy Dell), is exposed.From that unenviable position, Trevor has to come to terms with his own identity and determine who he wants to be and how he wants to live.Read less Read more Moana (2016) 81 % 7.6/10 107m Genre Adventure, Comedy, Family, Animation Stars Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House Directed by Ron Clements, John Musker watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ Moana may be a modern Disney musical, but it has the catchy rhythms and songs of the second Disney golden age in the ‘90s.
Credit Lin-Manuel Miranda for seamlessly capturing the classic Howard Ashman and Alan Menken vibe.
Auli’i Cravalho stars as Moana, a young girl who realizes that the only way to save her village is to restore the heart of the goddess Te Fiti.To do that, Moana will need to leave her island behind and track down Maui (Dwayne Johnson), the demigod who stole the heart in the first place.It’s not just a great Disney movie, it’s a great musical.Read less Read more Toy Story 4 (2019) Trailer 84 % 7.7/10 g 100m Genre Family, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Drama Stars Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts Directed by Josh Cooley watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ Toy Story 4 marks the end of the saga that began in 1995 with the original Toy Story .Maybe.You can never tell if Pixar will revisit the film in another decade or so.
But if this is the final adventure of Woody (Tom Hanks) and Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen), then the Toy Story franchise went out on top.After living with his new owner, Bonnie (Madeleine McGraw), Woody has an existential crisis when she no longer wants to play with him.Thankfully, the return of Woody’s old flame, Bo Peep (Annie Potts), gives him a new purpose in life.
Newcomers Forky (Tony Hale), Ducky (Keegan-Michael Key), and Bunny (Jordan Peele) also have some hilarious scenes that practically steal the movie.Read less Read more Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989) Trailer 63 % 6.4/10 pg 93m Genre Adventure, Comedy, Family, Science Fiction Stars Rick Moranis, Matt Frewer, Marcia Strassman Directed by Joe Johnston watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ Just over three decades ago, Honey I Shrunk the Kids was the pinnacle of live-action Disney summer movies.It’s still a lot of fun to revisit now, thanks largely to Rick Moranis’ lively performance as Wayne Szalinski, a beleaguered scientist who has created a way to shrink and enlarge objects.
But Wayne just can’t seem to make it work safely.Wayne’s children, Amy (Amy O’Neill) and Nick (Robert Oliveri), and the neighbor’s kids, Russell “Little Russ” Thompson Jr.(Thomas Wilson Brown) and Ronald “Ron” Thompson (Jared Rushton), accidentally find the answer when they are shrunk to a microscopic size.In order to save themselves, the children will have to survive the perils of Wayne’s backyard.
Read less Read more Big Shot (2013) 7.2/10 77m Genre Documentary Stars John Spano, Clark Gillies, Bob Nystrom Directed by Kevin Connolly watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ The New York Islanders were once a dominant team in the NHL before falling far behind their rival teams.In 1996, millionaire John Spano made the deal to buy the Islanders, and he promised to return them to greatness.Unfortunately, Spano wasn’t actually as rich as he claimed to be, and his purchase of the Islanders is one of the biggest scams in NHL history.
ESPN’s Big Shot documentary examines how Spano initially pulled off his con, with Spano himself offering an explanation for his actions years after the fact.Read less Read more Kings Ransom (2009) 6.7/10 53m Genre Documentary Stars Wayne Gretzky Directed by Peter Berg watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ August 9, 1988, is jokingly referred to as “the day Canada froze over.” Wayne Gretzky, arguably the most beloved and most talented hockey player of his era, was traded from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings.ESPN’s Kings Ransom documentary explores the seismic shift that followed for the Kings, Gretzky, and the NHL itself.Gretzky’s star power galvanized Kings fans in Los Angeles and led the league to greatly expand its reach.
However, Gretzky’s quest to bring an NHL championship to Los Angeles was much harder to realize.
Read less Read more Cool Runnings (1993) 60 % 7.0/10 pg 98m Genre Comedy, Sports Stars Leon, Doug E.Doug, Rawle D.Lewis Directed by Jon Turteltaub watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ If you didn’t know that Cool Runnings was inspired by the true story of the 1988 Jamaica national bobsleigh team, then it would still be an inspiring underdog tale.Leon Robinson stars as Derice Bannock, a Jamaican athlete whose Olympic dreams are dashed…until he realizes that he could put together a four-man bobsleigh team with his friends, Sanka Coffie (Doug E.
Doug), Junior Bevil (Rawle D.Lewis), and Yul Brenner (Malik Yoba).The late John Candy co-stars as Irving “Irv” Blitzer, a disgraced former bobsleigh medalist who sees his chance for redemption by training Derice and his friends.However, to truly compete, this is a team that has to find its own way.
The Jamaican way.Read less Read more Being the Queen (2020) Trailer 6.2/10 45m Genre Documentary Stars Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom Directed by Tom Jennings watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ Earlier this summer, the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee marked the 70th year of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign on the British throne.Think about what that means.Elizabeth lived through World War II before ascending to her position as queen, and she’s seen a lot in her 96 years on Earth.Being the Queen is National Geographic’s comprehensive look at the life of Elizabeth, including new interviews with the people who knew her best from across her seven-decade reign.This film also touches upon Elizabeth’s roles in some of the most memorable moments of the British monarchy in the last century.Read less Read more Hollywood Stargirl (2022) Trailer 66 % 5.3/10 pg 105m Genre Music, Romance Stars Grace VanderWaal, Judy Greer, Elijah Richardson Directed by Julia Hart watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ Let’s get something out of the way.Disney’s Stargirl is neither an alien nor a superhero, unlike some other Stargirls.
Instead, Susan “Stargirl” Caraway (Grace VanderWaal) is just a very nice teenager with a singing voice that seems destined to make her famous.Hollywood Stargirl is the sequel to Disney+’s original Stargirl movie, which continues the lead character’s story after she and her mother, Ana (Judy Greer), move to Los Angeles.
Stargirl’s voice quickly attracts the attention of Evan (Elijah Richardson), a young man who wants her to be in a movie he’s making with his brother, Terrell (Tyrel Jackson Williams).But there are definitely romantic sparks between Stargirl and Evan, and she always seems to find a way to brighten the lives of everyone she meets.
Read less Read more Captain Marvel (2019) Trailer 64 % 6.8/10 pg-13 124m Genre Action, Adventure, Science Fiction Stars Brie Larson, Samuel L.Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn Directed by Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ With Disney+’s Ms.Marvel series right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to revisit the origin story of Kamala Khan’s idol, Captain Marvel .In this flashback adventure, Brie Larson stars as Vers, a Kree warrior whose mission to stop the shape-shifting Skrulls leads her to Earth during the ‘90s.
However, Vers soon comes to realize that she is actually Carol Danvers, an Air Force pilot who went missing years earlier.Carol also aligns herself with Nick Fury (Samuel L.Jackson) and another interested party to discover who tampered with her mind and why.To rediscover herself, Carol will have to become a superhero for the ages.Read less Read more Willow (1988) Trailer 47 % 7.3/10 pg 126m Genre Action, Adventure, Fantasy Stars Warwick Davis, Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley Directed by Ron Howard watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ As you’ve probably heard, there’s a Willow sequel series coming to Disney+ later this year.That means you have five months to get up to speed on everything that happened before the show.
Don’t worry: There’s only a single Willow movie to watch, and it’s a keeper.Ron Howard directed the story of Willow Ufgood (Warwick Davis), an aspiring sorcerer who becomes the unlikely protector of an infant girl named Elora Danan.
Because of a prophecy, the evil Queen Bavmorda (Jean Marsh) wants Elora dead.To spirit Elora to safety, Willow turns to the swordsman Madmartigan (Val Kilmer) as they face Bavmorda’s formidable daughter, Sorsha (Joanne Whalley).Read less Read more Morning Light (2008) Trailer 51 % 5.7/10 pg 97m Genre Documentary Directed by Mark Monroe watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ Morning Light was a passion project for the late Roy E.Disney, the former Disney executive (and Walt Disney’s nephew) who absolutely loved sailing.
Disney and director Mark Morone handpicked a team of 15 young sailors to compete in the annual Transpacific Yacht Race on a ship called the Morning Light.The film offers an intimate view of the crew’s training and their personal journeys as they strive to pull together as a team in an incredibly competitive field.Read less Read more Star Wars (1977) 90 % 8.6/10 pg 121m Genre Adventure, Action, Science Fiction Stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher Directed by George Lucas watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ Forty -five years ago this week, the original Star Wars hit theaters and changed the movies forever.It was subsequently given the “ Episode 4: A New Hope ” name, but to the first generation of fans, it all starts here.
In a desperate bid to keep Darth Vader (David Prowse with James Earl Jones as Vader’s voice) from retrieving the plans to a super weapon called the Death Star, Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) hides them with two droids.
From there, destiny awaits a restless young man named Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), an exiled Jedi called Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness), the Wookie Chewbaca (Peter Mayhew), and the scoundral known as Han Solo (Harrison Ford).Even after all of these years, it’s still a rousing space adventure.
Read less Read more Flight of the Navigator (1986) 64 % 6.9/10 pg 90m Genre Family, Science Fiction, Adventure Stars Joey Cramer, Paul Reubens, Veronica Cartwright Directed by Randal Kleiser watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ Flight of the Navigator was one of the live-action Disney films of the ’80s that caught on with a young generation of fans.In 1978, a boy named David Freeman (Joey Cramer) accidentally injures himself on his way back home.When David wakes up, eight years have passed, but he is physically and mentally the same as he was before.
Dr.Louis Faraday (Howard Hesseman) correctly guesses that David wasn’t on Earth during that time.That conclusion soon leads David to encounter Max (Paul Reubens), the artificial intelligence that controls an advanced alien starship.
And Max is David’s only hope of ever getting home.Read less Read more Garfield (2004) 27 % 5/10 pg 80m Genre Animation, Comedy, Family Stars Bill Murray, Breckin Meyer, Jennifer Love Hewitt Directed by Peter Hewitt watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ While Bill Murray has poked fun at his role as America’s favorite orange tabby cat, Garfield was actually a great fit for his voice.In this live-action and CGI film, Breckin Meyer stars as Garfield’s owner, Jon Arbuckle, with Jennifer Love Hewitt as Dr.Liz Wilson.Jon’s crush on Liz leads him to adopt a dog named Odie, much to Garfield’s anger.Garfield is able to trick Odie into running away, but he soon realizes that he will have to leave the house as well in order to save his canine companion and bring him home.Read less Read more We Feed People (2022) 77 % 7.5/10 89m Genre Documentary Stars José Andrés Puerta Directed by Ron Howard watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ From National Geographic and director Ron Howard, We Feed People is a documentary that throws the spotlight on celebrity chef José Andrés and his nonprofit organization, World Central Kitchen.
What began as a grass-roots company has become one of the leading humanitarian aid groups in times of trouble and disaster.This is its story, and a look at the people who made it their mission to feed the hungry no matter how far they had to go.Read less Read more Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers (2022) Trailer 66 % 7.1/10 pg 96m Genre Comedy, Animation, Family, Adventure, Fantasy Stars John Mulaney, Andy Samberg, KiKi Layne Directed by Akiva Schaffer watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ We may never get a sequel to Who Framed Roger Rabbit , but surprisingly, Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers is here to pick up the torch with one of the most bitingly funny Disney movies to come along in this century.For the purposes of this movie, Chip (John Mulaney) and Dale (Andy Samberg) are washed up toon actors who haven’t spoken to each other in years.The former duo are reunited when one of their Rescue Rangers co-stars goes missing, and they have to live up to their rep to find him.Along the way, Disney mercilessly skewers itself with satire that may be lost on younger viewers.Older members of the family are gonna get a kick out of it.
Read less Read more Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith (2005) Trailer 68 % 7.6/10 pg-13 140m Genre Adventure, Action, Science Fiction Stars Hayden Christensen, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman Directed by George Lucas watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ If you want to get ready for the new Obi-Wan Kenobi miniseries, then Revenge of the Sith is required viewing.This is one of the darkest Star Wars stories to date, and it chronicles the downfall of Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen), an immensely powerful Jedi who gives into his darker urges to protect the love of his life, Padmé Amidala (Natalie Portman).With Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) pulling Anakin’s strings, it’s only a matter of time before Obi-Wan (Ewan McGregor) finds himself at odds with Anakin and locked in a battle to the death.Read less Read more Inside Out (2015) Trailer 94 % 8.1/10 pg 95m Genre Animation, Family, Adventure, Drama, Comedy Stars Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Bill Hader Directed by Pete Docter watch on Amazon watch on Amazon If you don’t mind having a good cry, then Inside Out remains a stunning addition to the Pixar library with a unique original story.
Almost the entire movie takes place within the mind of a young girl named Riley (Kaitlyn Dias), through the emotions personified as Joy (Amy Poehler), Sadness (Phylis Smith), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), and Disgust (Mindy Kaling).When Riley is overwhelmed by despair following a difficult move, Joy is alarmed by the growing presence of Sadness.
But soon, both avatars are lost in Riley’s mind, with no easy way to rejoin the rest of their companions.They will have to trust and appreciate each other in order to make it home.Read less Read more Mr.Popper’s Penguins (2011) Trailer 53 % 6.0/10 pg 94m Genre Comedy, Family Stars Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino, Madeline Carroll Directed by Mark Waters watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ If you need something silly to wash away the sadness of Inside Out , then Mr.
Popper’s Penguins is a perfectly fun Jim Carrey movie that just happens to play very well with younger viewers.It’s hard to go wrong with Carrey and a group of adorable penguins.Tom Popper Jr.(Carrey) may disagree when he’s forced to follow in the footsteps of his father and take care of five penguins: Captain, Loudy, Bitey, Stinky, Lovey, and Nimrod.
But Tom actually comes to care for and love his penguins, and it helps him reconnect with his own kids as he becomes a better person for the experience.Read less Read more Sneakerella (2022) Trailer 4.9/10 g 112m Genre Music, Comedy, Family Stars Chosen Jacobs, Lexi Underwood, Kolton Stewart Directed by Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ Almost everyone has seen Cinderella , but you haven’t seen it quite like this.Sneakerella updates the classic fairy tale by setting it in present-day New York and by making the lead character a teenage boy, El (Chosen Jacobs).El may be a lowly stock boy, but he has big dreams about becoming a sneaker designer, even if he has to keep his aspirations a secret from his wicked stepbrothers.
When he meets Kira King (Lexi Underwood), the daughter of a sneaker tycoon named Darius King (John Salley), El gets the chance to find love and possibly the opportunity of a lifetime.All it takes is a little courage — and possibly a little magic to help El on his way.Read less Read more Coco (2017) Trailer 81 % 8.4/10 pg 105m Genre Family, Animation, Fantasy, Music, Comedy, Adventure Stars Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt Directed by Lee Unkrich watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ Coco is a very beautiful movie, both in terms of its visuals and in the story that it tells.A young boy named Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez) rebels against his family’s hatred of music, especially when he discovers that his long-deceased grandfather is Mexican music legend, Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt).Unfortunately for Miguel, stealing Ernesto’s guitar curses him with a one-way ticket to the afterlife during the annual Day of the Dead celebration.
When Miguel’s deceased family members on the other side attempt to make him swear to give up music, he turns to a downtrodden soul named Hector (Gael García Bernal), who claims that he was once close friends with Ernesto.And if they can’t get Ernesto’s blessing, Miguel may be stuck in the afterlife for good.Read less Read more Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy (2004) 8.2/10 151m Genre Documentary Stars Robert Clotworthy, Kenny Baker, Jim Bloom Directed by Kevin Burns, Edith Becker watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ Since May is the 45th anniversary of Star Wars , it’s only fitting that we take a look back at how it all began.Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy is a comprehensive examination of the making of Star Wars , The Empire Strikes Back , and Return of the Jedi .George Lucas and numerous cast members and crew share their memories and insight into one of the great sci-fi epics of our time.
Fair warning, at two and a half hours, it’s quite long.But it’s also split up into five chapters, which may make for an easier way to break up the viewing experience if you choose to do so.
Read less Read more The Simpsons Movie (2007) Trailer 80 % 7.3/10 pg-13 87m Genre Animation, Comedy, Family Stars Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright Directed by David Silverman watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ The Simpsons have been around for the better part of four decades, but they have only had one cinematic adventure so far.And The Simpsons Movie happens to be one of the best stories in the franchise, with enhanced animation for the big screen.After Homer Simpson (Dan Castellaneta) causes an ecological disaster, almost everyone in Springfield rises up and chases the Simpson family out of town.But when Springfield itself is targeted for destruction by the crazed head of the EPA, the entire Simpson clan must return in order to save their friends and neighbors.Read less Read more Doctor Strange (2016) Trailer 72 % 7.5/10 pg-13 115m Genre Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction Stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams Directed by Scott Derrickson watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ The real magic of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is its ability to turn secondary comic book heroes into box office superstars.
Case in point, Doctor Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), soon to be the star of his own sequel, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness .The original Doctor Strange is on Disney+, and it chronicles the story of a world-famous surgeon whose hubris led to a career-ending car accident.Stephen forsakes the love of Dr.Christine Palmer (Rachel McAdams) in the hopes of finding a miracle cure for his badly damaged hands.Instead, Stephen finds himself drawn into the mystic tutelage of the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton), and forced to defend humanity against Kaecillus (Mads Mikkelsen) and the followers of Dormammu, a god-like being from the Dark Dimension.Read less Read more Tuck Everlasting (2002) Trailer 66 % 6.6/10 pg 90m Genre Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance Stars Alexis Bledel, William Hurt, Sissy Spacek Directed by Jay Russell watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ Disney’s adaptation of Natalie Babbitt’s romantic fantasy, Tuck Everlasting , features Alexis Bledel as Winnie Foster, a 15-year-old girl who despises her lack of choices in life during the early 20th century.
After stumbling upon the Tuck family in the woods, Winnie is taken hostage because they believe she has discovered the secret to their immortality.Over time, Winnie falls for the Tuck family’s youngest son, Jesse Tuck (Jonathans Jackson).
However, she is also warned that immortality is a type of curse that she should avoid.Soon after, Winnie and Jesse’s newfound love is threatened by a stranger (Ben Kingsley) who desires the Tuck family’s spring.Read less Read more 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) Trailer 70 % 7.3/10 pg-13 97m Genre Comedy, Romance, Drama Stars Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt Directed by Gil Junger watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ You may have heard that 10 Things I Hate About You is based on William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew .And it is, to a certain extent.But if you’re expecting pure Shakespeare, this isn’t it.Instead, it’s a delightful teenage romantic comedy.Walter Stratford (Larry Miller) won’t allow his youngest daughter, Bianca Stratford (Larisa Oleynik), to date until her older sister, Katarina “Kat” Stratford (Julia Stiles), begins seeing people on her own.
Cameron James (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) wants Bianca so badly that he arranges for Patrick Verona (Heath Ledger) to date Kat.
What Cameron doesn’t realize is that the boy Bianca really wants is Joey Donner (Andrew Keegan); which could end Cameron’s plans for romance before they even begin.Read less Read more Long Gone Summer (2020) Trailer 120m Genre Documentary Stars Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa Directed by AJ Schnack watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ Were you a baseball fan in the summer of 1998? That was the year that the St.Louis Cardinals’ Mark McGwire and the Chicago Cubs’ Sammy Sosa were chasing Roger Maris’ all-time home run record.It was a magical time that made people fall in love with the sport again, because we knew the record was going to fall.
Everyone was rooting for Mark and Sammy to succeed, and they even seemed to be rooting for each other.Unfortunately, achieving those record-breaking home runs wasn’t the accomplishment that we were led to believe.The documentary, Long Gone Summer , examines the fallout from McGwire and Sosa’s performance-enhancing drug scandals without losing sight of how exciting their home run chase was at the time.Read less Read more Avatar (2009) 8 % 7.8/10 pg-13 162m Genre Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction Stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver Directed by James Cameron watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ It’s finally happened: the first of four Avatar sequels has been unveiled at CinemaCon, and it only took 13 years.
The original Avatar will be re-released ahead of the sequel, but it’s already at your fingertips here on Disney+.And director James Cameron’s film is still a dazzling visual masterpiece in 2D.The story follows a disabled marine named Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) who is hired to travel to the alien world of Pandora to pilot an avatar body in order to spy on the Na’vi and get their trust.Instead, Jake finds himself falling for a Na’vi warrior, Neytiri (Zoe Saldana), and he becomes increasingly alarmed about what his people plan to do to the planet.Read less Read more The Finest Hours (2016) Trailer 58 % 6.7/10 pg-13 117m Genre Action, Drama, History, Thriller Stars Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster Directed by Craig Gillespie watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ Disney doesn’t often venture into live-action drama, but The Finest Hours is a rare exception.
It’s a dramatization of the true story about the rescue of the SS Pendleton in 1952.
Coast Guard crewman Bernard “Bernie” Webber (Chris Pane) finds himself unexpectedly dispatched to save the crew of the Pendleton after it is torn in two by a powerful storm.On the Pendelton, Ray Sybert (Casey Affleck) rallies the surviving crew to keep the ship above water long enough for help to arrive.
The fight for survival will push the crew to their limit, and challenge the rescuers as well.Read less Read more Marvel’s Behind the Mask (2021) Trailer 6.4/10 64m Genre Documentary Stars Joe Quesada, Peter Sanderson, Sana Amanat Directed by Mike Jacobs watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ Behind the Mask is not a Marvel Studios movie.Instead, it’s a documentary that focuses on the comics that laid the groundwork for that franchise.According to Marvel’s Joe Quesada, the reason why Marvel’s heroes resonate so intensely with its readers is because of who they are “behind the mask.” Someone must have noticed that the expression makes for a great movie title.
This documentary spans the length of Marvel’s history from the creation of Captain America by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon to the modern creators who bring Marvel’s heroes to life.It also looks at the lives of the writers and artists, and how their real-world experiences informed their superhero stories.Read less Read more Kim Possible: So the Drama (2005) 7.1/10 g 71m Genre Animation, Adventure, Family, Action Stars Christy Carlson Romano, Will Friedle, Nancy Cartwright Directed by Steve Loter watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ On the big screen, most of Disney’s heroines are princesses or royalty.But in this made-for-TV movie, Kim Possible (Christy Carlson Romano) is a teenage secret agent with her own sidekick, Ron Stoppable (Will Friedle).Spinning out of the Kim Possible TV series, So the Drama puts Kim and Ron’s relationship through its first real test when he realizes that he has romantic feelings for her.Unfortunately, that revelation comes just as Kim starts dating a new kid named Eric (Ricky Ullman).Meanwhile, Kim’s nemesis, Dr.
Drakken (John DiMaggio), and his sidekick, Shego (Nicole Sullivan), plot their revenge on Kim.Read less Read more Polar Bear (2022) Trailer pg 84m Genre Documentary Stars Catherine Keener Directed by Alastair Fothergill, Jeff Wilson watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ Just because Disney owns National Geographic now, it doesn’t mean that Disneynature has closed up shop.Far from it, in fact.To celebrate this year’s Earth Day, Disneynature has released Polar Bear , a new documentary that features stunning and beautiful visuals from the Arctic.It’s almost like watching life on another planet.
The film follows a female polar bear and her two cubs as they struggle to survive in increasingly dangerous terrain.Climate change has made it even harder for animals to live in one of the harshest places on Earth.But you’ll root for these bears every single step of the way.Read less Read more Monsters, Inc.(2001) Trailer 79 % 8.1/10 g 92m Genre Animation, Comedy, Family Stars John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Mary Gibbs Directed by Pete Docter watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ Monsters, Inc.is one of Pixar’s finest films from its early years, and it features a great comedic duo in John Goodman and Billy Crystal.
In an alternate world populated by monsters, energy is only available from harnessing the screams of human children.Mike (Crystal) and Sullivan (Goodman) are two monsters who are assigned to the scare floor before they accidentally bring a girl named Boo (May Gibbs) back from the human world.When Mike and Sully try to protect Boo from harm, they also discover secrets that may bring down Monsters, Inc.
for good.Read less Read more Fantastic Four (2005) Trailer 40 % 5.7/10 pg-13 106m Genre Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction Stars Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans Directed by Tim Story watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ While 20th Century Studios’ Fantastic Four movie is technically the second film with these characters, almost everyone pretends that the 1994 Roger Corman flick didn’t exist.This isn’t quite as good as the Marvel Studios films that followed, but it’s still a good adaptation of Marvel’s first family of superheroes.Ioan Gruffudd stars as Reed Richards / Mr.Fantastic, with Jessica Alba as Sue Storm / Invisible Woman, Chris Evans as Johnny Storm / Human Torch, and Michael Chiklis as Ben Grimm / The Thing.After a mission in space exposes them to cosmic rays, the FF become both celebrities and superheroes.However, Ben’s desire to be human allows Victor Von Doom (Julian McMahon) the opportunity to take down the team.
Read less Read more Jack (1996) 31 % 5.8/10 pg-13 113m Genre Family, Comedy, Drama Stars Robin Williams, Diane Lane, Brian Kerwin Directed by Francis Ford Coppola watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ The late Robin Williams was the perfect choice to play an overgrown child in Jack .Within the film, Jack Powell (Williams) is stricken with a rare disorder that ages him at four times the rate of normal kids.So at 10 years old, Jack looks like he’s 40.Although Jack’s parents, Karen (Diane Lane) and Brian Powell (Brian Kerwin), keep him sheltered, they eventually allow him to go to school with kids his own age.Jack soon makes a connection with his fellow students and his teacher, Miss Marquez (Jennifer Lopez).Yet Jack also comes to realize that school may be pointless if his disorder means that he will never truly get to live.Read less Read more Tangled (2010) Trailer 71 % 7.7/10 pg 100m Genre Animation, Family Stars Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy Directed by Byron Howard, Nathan Greno watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ Tangled is a pre- Frozen Disney animated film, and yet its formula is even more fun than the blockbuster that came after it.
This is a modernized retelling of Rapunzel with a twist.For one thing, Rapunzel (Mandy Moore) has total control of her legendary long hair as both a handy tool and a weapon when needed.In short, she’s no damsel in distress! In fact, she’s the one who kidnaps the thief, Flynn Rider (Zachary Levi), when he stumbles upon her home in the tower.But if Rapunzel wants her freedom, she will have to find a way to trust this man who dropped in on her.Read less Read more The Last Song (2010) Trailer 33 % 5.9/10 pg 107m Genre Drama, Family, Romance Stars Miley Cyrus, Greg Kinnear, Bobby Coleman Directed by Julie Anne Robinson watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ Miley Cyrus had a chance to expand her acting range beyond Hannah Montana with The Last Song .In this film, Cyrus plays Veronica “Ronnie” L.Miller, a troubled teenage girl who is sent to live with her father, Steve Miller (Greg Kinnear), for the summer.
Ronnie never forgave Steve after he divorced her mother, Kim (Kelly Preston), and she even turned her back on higher education just because Steve wanted her to attend Julliard.But over time, Ronnie forms a romance with Will Blakelee (Liam Hemsworth) and reconnects with her father.
However, Steve’s terminal illness means that he and Ronnie have only a limited time to create a song together.Read less Read more The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) Trailer 75 % 6.9/10 pg 143m Genre Adventure, Family, Fantasy Stars Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, William Moseley Directed by Andrew Adamson watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ C.S.Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was the first novel in his Chronicles of Narnia fantasy saga.In this modern adaptation, four children are sent to the British countryside during World War II.
Young Lucy Pevensie (Georgie Henley) soon stumbles upon a gateway to the realm of Narnia, which has fallen under the influence of the White Witch (Tilda Swinton).Lucy’s siblings, Peter (William Moseley), Susan (Anna Popplewell), and Edmund (Skandar Keynes), find their way to Narnia as well.And while the great lion, Aslan (Liam Neeson), is a very Christ-like savior, it’s the Pevensie siblings who have to save Narnia from the witch.Read less Read more Step (2017) Trailer 81 % 6.9/10 pg-13 83m Genre Documentary Stars Paula Dofat, Cori Grainger, Tayla Solomon Directed by Amanda Lipitz watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ Produced by the former Fox Searchlight Films, director Amanda Lipitz’s Step is a compelling look at the young women in the high school step team at an all-female instituion in Baltimore.
It tells their personal stories on stage and behind the scenes as they strive to reach the championships and show off their talents.The film also chronicles the school’s goal to get all of its students into college, even when the odds appeared to be stacked against them.Read less Read more STEP | Official Trailer | FOX Searchlight Chasing Mavericks (2012) Trailer 45 % 7.1/10 pg 117m Genre Drama Stars Gerard Butler, Jonny Weston, Elisabeth Shue Directed by Curtis Hanson, Michael Apted watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ Chasing Mavericks is based on the inspirational true story of Jay Moriarity (Jonny Weston), a teenager who became enamored with surfing after his life was saved by a pro surfer named Richard ‘Frosty’ Hesson (Gerard Butler).Years after their initial encounter, Jay convinces Frosty to show him the ropes, so to speak, and he emotionally comforts Frosty following the death of his wife, Brenda (Abigail Spencer).
In turn, Frosty helps Jay navigate some very difficult periods in his life on his way towards becoming the surfer that he always wanted to be.Read less Read more Embrace the Panda: Making Turning Red (2022) Trailer 6.8/10 g 48m Genre Documentary Stars Domee Shi, Rona Liu, Lindsey Collins Directed by Erica Milsom watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ One of the neat things about Disney+ is that you don’t have to wait long for original documentaries about Pixar’s latest films.Case in point, Embrace the Panda: Making Turning Red offers an inside look at the first-ever all-female creative team behind a Pixar movie.Turning Red director Domee Shi and other members of the team share their personal stories and explain how it informed their creative efforts on the movie.
Watching this documentary may also give you a greater appreciation of the artistry and passion behind Turning Red .Read less Read more Born in China (2016) Trailer 57 % 7.2/10 g 76m Genre Documentary Stars John Krasinski, Zhou Xun Directed by Lu Chuan watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ Disneynature’s Born in China has an interesting approach to its storytelling.It focuses on the family dynamics of a giant panda and her daughter, a snow leopard and her cubs, and a golden snub-nosed monkey named TaoTao.
The story of TaoTao may be the most compelling, since we see him get rejected by his family when a new sibling enters the picture.But TaoTao doesn’t give up on rejoining his clan.There’s also a certain desperation to the story of Dawa the snow leopard, as she tries to keep herself and her cubs alive.As for the pandas, it’s impossible not to fall for these large adorable creatures as a mother named YaYa teaches her daughter MeiMei how to make her way in the world.Read less Read more Togo (2019) Trailer 69 % 7.9/10 pg 113m Genre Adventure, Family Stars Willem Dafoe, Julianne Nicholson, Christopher Heyerdahl Directed by Ericson Core watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ Togo is a Disney+ original movie that dramatizes the life of Leonhard Seppala (Willem Dafoe) and his dog, Togo (Diesel), both of whom were heroes for their part in the 1925 serum run to Nome, Alaska.
As a young pup, Togo has an uncontrollable streak that frustrates Leonhard.However, Togo’s aptitude for sledding and leading dog teams quickly wins over his owner.When Togo is 12, he and Leonhard are part of a relay team called upon to get a badly needed shipment of diphtheria antitoxin to Nome before an epidemic overtakes the town.But due to the harsh weather conditions, Togo’s life is truly in danger as they push forward on their journey.
Read less Read more Better Nate Than Ever (2022) Trailer pg 92m Genre Family, Comedy Stars Rueby Wood, Lisa Kudrow, Joshua Bassett Directed by Tim Federle watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ It’s fitting that following your dreams is a big part of Better Nate Than Ever , since Tim Federie got to write and direct the adaptation based on his own novel.That’s extremely rare in Hollywood! Rueby Wood stars in the film as Nate Foster, a kid with oversized Broadway ambitions.He wants to be a star, but he never gets the chance to shine.That’s why Nate and his best pal, Libby (Aria Brooks), sneak away to New York City.
With the help of Nate’s Aunt Heidi (Lisa Kudrow), they might just find the chance they’ve been looking for.Read less Read more Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken (1991) 7.1/10 g 88m Genre Drama, Family Stars Gabrielle Anwar, Cliff Robertson, Michael Schoeffling Directed by Steve Miner watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken is loosely based upon the real story of Sonora Webster (Gabrielle Anwar), an orphan in the Great Depression who had an unusual affinity with horses.After joining the traveling show run by Doc Carver (Cliff Robertson) and his son, Al Carver (Michael Schoeffling), Sonora makes it her ambition to become a horse diver and perform in front of the crowds.However, a personal tragedy threatens to tear down everything that Sonora has built for herself.Somehow, Sonora has to find her way back and reclaim what she lost.Read less Read more Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (2021) Trailer 96 % 8/10 pg-13 117m Genre Documentary, Music Stars Stevie Wonder, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jesse Jackson Directed by Questlove watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ Almost everyone has heard of Woodstock, but have you ever heard about the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival? Imagine a lineup that included Sly and the Family Stone, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight & the Pips, The 5th Dimension, The Staple Singers, B.B.King, Mahalia Jackson, Nina Simone, Blinky Williams, and more performers over the course of six weeks.Regardless of those legendary acts, the footage from the event was locked away for decades until director Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson’s Summer of Soul restored the video and provided some modern context for what may have been one of the greatest music festivals ever held.
Read less Read more Candleshoe (1977) 68 % 6.7/10 g 101m Genre Family Stars David Niven, Jodie Foster, Helen Hayes Directed by Norman Tokar watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ It may surprise you to hear that a year after starring in Taxi Driver , Jodie Foster had one of the leading roles in Disney’s Candleshoe .Within the film, Foster plays an orphan named Casey Brown who is recruited by con artists Harry Bundage (Leo McKern) and Clara Grimsworthy (Vivian Pickles) into the potential score of a lifetime.There is a treasure hidden within the Candleshoe estate, and Casey bares more than a passing resemblance to the long-missing granddaughter of Lady Gwendolyn St.Edmund (Helen Hayes).
But once Casey finds a home in Candleshoe, she finds her loyalty shifting to Lady Gwendolyn and the faithful family butler, Priory (David Niven).Read less Read more The Straight Story (1999) 86 % 8/10 g 112m Genre Drama Stars Richard Farnsworth, Sissy Spacek, Jane Galloway Heitz Directed by David Lynch watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ The Straight Story is likely to be the only Disney movie ever to be directed by David Lynch.It’s quite a departure from Lynch’s usual fare, but it is a powerful film that is based upon the true story of Alvin Straight (Richard Farnsworth).Although Alvin is too physically frail to drive, he manages to hook up his homemade trailer to a 30-year-old lawn tractor in order to visit his terminally ill brother, Lyle (Harry Dean Stanton), and fix the emotional rift between them.
Because Alvin can only travel 5 mph, he encounters some scorn on his journey.Yet Alvin’s heart wins over almost everyone he meets along the way.Read less Read more Turning Red (2022) Trailer 83 % 6.8/10 pg 100m Genre Animation, Family, Comedy, Fantasy Stars Rosalie Chiang, Sandra Oh, Jordan Fisher Directed by Domee Shi watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ If you’re wondering if Pixar’s latest film lives up to its legacy, the answer is a resounding “yes.” Turning Red takes place two decades ago, and follows a 13-year-old girl named Meilin “Mei” Lee.Mei is at a time in her life when her body is changing in strange ways, like transforming into a giant red panda whenever she feels any strong emotion.Is it a curse or a blessing? It turns out that Mei’s distant ancestors had a mystical bond with red pandas.Unfortunately for Mei, she has to find her own answers.And it’s a good thing that she has friends who love her, regardless of whether she’s a red panda or not.Read less Read more West Side Story (2021) Trailer 85 % 7.7/10 pg-13 156m Genre Drama, Romance, Crime Stars Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Rita Moreno Directed by Steven Spielberg watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ How do you top a classic? Apparently, the answer is “you hire Steven Spielberg.” Remaking West Side Story was a passion project for Spielberg, and it shows.
The result is one of most dazzling movie musicals in years, and a film that may surpass the 1961 adaptation of the hit musical.Rachel Zegler makes her film debut as Maria, opposite Ansel Elgort’s Tony.In 1957, these two lovebirds are in a world of their own.
Unfortunately, they also have dueling loyalties to the local gangs, the Jets and the Sharks.
This is definitely a Romeo and Juliet -style story, so it’s not going to make everyone happy in the end.Regardless, this film is a triumph, and it shines on Disney+.Read less Read more John Carter (2012) Trailer 51 % 6.6/10 pg-13 132m Genre Action, Adventure, Science Fiction Stars Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton Directed by Andrew Stanton watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+
This week marks the 10th anniversary of Disney’s John Carter movie, an unjustly-maligned box office bomb that is far better than the reviews suggest.This was a passion project for Pixar director Andrew Stanton, and he modernized Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic sci-fi novel, A Princess of Mars .
Taylor Kitsch stars as John Carter, a former Confederate captain who finds himself transported to Mars.Although the natives call it Barsoom.John is immediately attracted to the fierce Martian princess, Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins).And John’s newfound strength and abilities may be the key to saving the planet from ruin.
Read less Read more Meet the Robinsons (2007) 61 % 6.8/10 g 95m Genre Animation, Comedy, Family Stars Jordan Fry, Wesley Singerman, Matthew Josten Directed by Stephen J.
Anderson watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ Welcome to the future! And it’s time to get acquainted with a very unusual family in Meet the Robinsons .Jordan Fry stars as Lewis, a 12-year old orphan who also happens to be a brilliant inventor.When Lewis’ science project is disrupted by a bad guy from the future, he meets an adventurous 13-year old named Wilbur Robinson (Wesley Singerman).
After befriending Lewis, Wilbur takes him back to 2037 to put the timeline back on course.However, the secret that Wilbur is keeping from Lewis could prevent the Robinsons from ever becoming a family in the past.Read less Read more Amy (1981) 6.6/10 g 100m Genre Family, Drama Stars Jenny Agutter, Barry Newman, Kathleen Nolan Directed by Vincent McEveety watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ Amy is the kind of film that would probably be buried in a vault if it wasn’t available on Disney+.
This is a live-action movie made by Disney in 1981, but it deserves a wider audience even four decades later.Jenny Agutter stars as Amy Medford, a woman who loses her son at a young age.In 1913, Amy leaves her dominating husband, Elliot Medford (Chris Robinson), and reinvents herself as an instructor at a school for deaf and blind students.Regardless of the challenges, Amy won’t give up on her students, or herself.Read less Read more Jane Goodall: The Hope (2020) Trailer 8/10 88m Genre Documentary, Adventure Stars Jane Goodall Directed by Elizabeth Leiter, Kim Woodard watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ Dr.
Jane Goodall has led an inspiring life, and her chimpanzee studies were groundbreaking.She has also become a renowned conservationist, speaker, and author.And her 60-year career isn’t over yet.Jane Goodall: The Hope follows Goodall on her current path as an advocate for animals and an ambassador for science who wants to inspire a new generation to forge their own path to give this world a brighter future.
If you’ve been looking for hope in these bleak times, then hope has found you here.Read less Read more Free Guy (2021) Trailer 62 % 7.2/10 pg-13 115m Genre Comedy, Action, Adventure, Science Fiction Stars Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Joe Keery Directed by Shawn Levy watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ In video game jargon, a Free Guy is when the playable character has an extra life.But in the movie of the same name, Free Guy carries a different meaning.Ryan Reynolds plays Guy, an unassuming bank teller living in Free City.
Guy has no idea that he’s actually a non-player character living in a video game world.However, the arrival of Millie (Jodie Comer) opens Guy’s eyes to the reality of his existence.His entire world is in peril, and Guy may be the only one capable of stepping up to protect it.Read less Read more Pete’s Dragon (2016) Trailer 71 % 6.7/10 pg 103m Genre Adventure, Family, Fantasy Stars Oakes Fegley, Bryce Dallas Howard, Wes Bentley Directed by David Lowery watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ The original Pete’s Dragon from 1977 has a lot of charm, especially for Helen Reddy’s wonderful rendition of Candle on the Water .But the 2016 remake of Pete’s Dragon is unquestionably a better film.After losing both of his parents to a car accident, a young boy named Pete Healy (Oakes Fegley) is adopted by a dragon he names Elliot.Years later, Pete is discovered by Grace Meacham (Bryce Dallas Howard), a forest ranger, and her boyfriend, Jack Magary (Wes Bentley).Jack’s daughter, Natalie (Oona Laurence), is one of the first to bond with Pete.
Grace, Jack, and Natalie welcome Pete into their lives, and they stand by him when Elliot is threatened by the locals who believe that he is a monster.Read less Read more Greyfriars Bobby: The True Story of a Dog (1961) 7.2/10 g 87m Genre Drama, Family Stars Donald Crisp, Laurence Naismith, Alex Mackenzie Directed by Don Chaffey watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ Fair warning: If you love dogs, then Greyfriars Bobby may make you cry.Don’t worry about the dog’s safety, it’s just a heart-wrenching tale based upon a real Skye Terrier named Bobby who lived in Scotland in the 19th century.Although the farmhand Auld Jock (Alex Mackenzie) was not Bobby’s owner, the dog was absolutely devoted to him.
So much so that Bobby refused to abandon Auld Jock after his death and remained by his grave for years.The graveyard caretaker, James Brown (Donald Crisp), and a restaurant owner named Mr.Traill (Laurence Naismith) both show affection for Bobby.But without a license or an owner, Bobby’s life and freedom are at stake.
Read less Read more Clotilda: Last American Slave Ship (2022) Trailer 44m Genre Documentary Stars Sylviane Diouf, Natalie S.Robertson, Mary Elliott Directed by Lisa Feit watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ National Geographic’s documentary Clotilda: Last American Slave Ship is an important look at a dark chapter in American history.As the title indicates, the Clotilda was a ship that brought slaves to this country in 1860.The owners of the Clotilda attempted to hide their crime by burning the ship and letting it sink.However, the unexpected side effect of their actions has left the Clotilda as the most intact slave ship ever recovered.
This documentary also focuses on the descendants of the people who were brought aboard the Clotilda against their will.They made lives for themselves in America and founded Africatown in Alabama.Read less Read more Bedtime Stories (2008) Trailer 33 % 6/10 pg 99m Genre Fantasy, Comedy, Family, Romance Stars Adam Sandler, Keri Russell, Guy Pearce Directed by Adam Shankman watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ Adam Sandler movies rarely win over the critics, and Bedtime Stories was no exception.
But the younger audience embraced it when it was in theaters.Sandler stars as Skeeter Bronson, a down-on-his-luck man who is tasked by his sister, Wendy (Courteney Cox), to watch her kids for a few nights.Incredibly, Skeeter discovers that whatever bedtime story he makes up for the kids comes true the next day … in some form or another.Skeeter soon figures out how to use this power to romantically pursue Wendy’s friend, Jill Hastings (Keri Russell).But fixing his life and improving his sister’s fortunes is going to take some really tall tales.Read less Read more Night at the Museum (2006) Trailer 48 % 6.4/10 pg 108m Genre Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy Stars Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Carla Gugino Directed by Shawn Levy watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ All three of the Night At the Museum movies are on Disney+, but the first one is especially charming.Ben Stiller stars as Larry Daley, a perennial loser who gets a chance to become a security guard at the American Museum of Natural History.Much to Larry’s surprise, the exhibits come to life at night, including a model of Theodore Roosevelt (Robin Williams).
When Larry brings his son, Nick (Jake Cherry), to see the miracle for himself, they discover a plot to rob the museum of its magic.And it’s up to Larry, Nick, and their new friends to save the day.Read less Read more The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975) 59 % 6.4/10 g 100m Genre Comedy, Family, Western Stars Don Knotts, Tim Conway, Harry Morgan Directed by Norman Tokar watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ Some viewers may not take to The Apple Dumpling Gang , since it was a throwback to earlier Disney films even when it came out in 1975.That said, if you and your loved ones have a taste for the classics, then this is about the most family-friendly western that you’re going to find.Theodore Ogelvie (Don Knotts) and Amos Tucker (Tim Conway) are the titular duo, although they call themselves the Hashknife Outfit.They’re bad guys, but never too bad.The duo is simply too inept to rob Russell Donovan (Bill Bixby) and the three orphans in his care.And when their newfound family unit is threatened, the orphans turn to Theodore and Amos for help.
Read less Read more Of Miracles and Men (2015) 103m Genre Documentary Stars Jeff Daniels Directed by Jonathan Hock watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ Everyone who follows hockey or the Winter Olympics has heard the story of the 1980 U.S.men’s hockey team that upset the Soviet Union’s team of pro players on their way to winning a gold medal.There have been documentaries and even a feature film dramatization about that game.However, the ESPN-produced documentary Of Miracles and Men takes a different approach by focusing on the Soviet Union team that suffered the loss.
This film examines who these men were and what happened to them after the game.Read less Read more Torn (2021) Trailer 79 % 7.8/10 pg-13 93m Genre Documentary Stars Alex Lowe, Max Lowe, Sam Lowe Directed by Max Lowe watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ Torn is a documentary directed by Max Lowe, who turns the camera on himself and his family.
Max is the son of Alex Lowe, one of the most famous mountaineers of the ’90s before he perished in a climbing accident.Lowe’s partner, Conrad Anker, survived the accident and eventually married Lowe’s widow, Jennifer.
Within the film, Max grapples with his feelings about his father’s death and his occasionally strained relationship with his stepfather as the family comes together to reclaim Alex’s body when it was recovered 16 years later.Read less Read more Iron Man (2008) Trailer 79 % 7.9/10 pg-13 126m Genre Action, Science Fiction, Adventure Stars Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges Directed by Jon Favreau watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ Before Jon Favreau wowed Star Wars fans with The Mandalorian , he helped found the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Iron Man .
Unlike many of its MCU brethren, this movie feels a lot more grounded as Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) has an epiphany after getting kidnapped by terrorists in Afghanistan.Instead of selling weapons, Tony decides to create an armored suit unlike anything ever created before under the wary eyes of his employee, Virginia “Pepper” Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), and his shady business partner, Obadiah Stane (Jeff Bridges).Iron Man set the template for almost every comic book movie that came after it.And it’s now available to stream in its IMAX-enhanced aspect ratio.
Read less Read more Finding Nemo (2003) Trailer 90 % 8.1/10 g 100m Genre Animation, Family Stars Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould Directed by Andrew Stanton watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ It’s hard to believe that Finding Nemo has been around for almost 20 years, because Pixar’s animated classic still holds up extremely well.Albert Brooks stars as Marlin, a clownfish who is extremely overprotective of his only surviving son, Nemo (Alexander Gould).
When Nemo is captured by humans, Marlin is forced to go on an impossible journey to save him.Along the way, Marlin befriends a regal blue tang named Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) who has some very severe short-term memory issues.Read less Read more Never Been Kissed (1999) Trailer 60 % 6.1/10 pg-13 107m Genre Romance, Comedy, Drama Stars Drew Barrymore, David Arquette, Molly Shannon Directed by Raja Gosnell watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ In Never Been Kissed , Drew Barrymore stars as Josie Geller, a 25-year-old newspaper employee who is assigned to go undercover at a local high school as a student.For Josie, it’s a second chance to get the high school experience that she always wanted.
However, only the geeky Aldys (Leelee Sobieski) offers Josie real friendship at the school.Josie’s brother, Rob Geller (David Arquette) also gets in on the act, and reinvents himself as a high school baseball player.But as Josie’s assignment nears fruition, she finds herself drawn to her English teacher, Sam Coulson (Michael Vartan).Read less Read more Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959) 57 % 7/10 g 132m Genre Adventure, Fantasy, Family Stars Pat Boone, James Mason, Arlene Dahl Directed by Henry Levin watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ Journey To the Center of the Earth is one of the classic 20th Century Fox films that now belongs to the Disney library.
In this adaptation of the iconic Jules Verne novel, geologist Sir Oliver Lindenbrook (James Mason) and his student, Alec McEwan (Pat Boone), stumble across proof that an Icelandic explorer, Arne Saknussemm, found a passage that leads into the center of the world a few hundred years ago.However, Saknussemm’s descendant, Count Saknussemm (Thayer David), is determined to stop their expedition in its tracks, and he even murders a rival explorer to ensure his place in history.Despite this threat, Oliver and Alec discover untold wonders deep beneath the surface of the Earth.Read less Read more Bears (2014) Trailer 68 % 7.4/10 g 78m Genre Documentary Stars John C.
Reilly Directed by Alastair Fothergill, Keith Scholey watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ Disneynature’s Bears offers an intriguing narrative courtesy of directors Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey, with narration by John C.Reilly.The film follows a year in the life of an Alaskan brown bear named Sky, and her cubs, Scout and Amber.
It’s a beautifully shot movie that captures the majesty of the Alaskan landscape, as well as the dangers faced by this family of bears.
It’s Sky’s mission in life to keep her children safe.But that’s easier said than done.Read less Read more X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) Trailer 75 % 7.9/10 pg-13 132m Genre Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction Stars Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender Directed by Bryan Singer watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ If the X-Men films had ended here, then they would have gone out on a high note.X-Men: Days of Future Past loosely adapts the comic of the same name and finds a unique way to unite the original X-Men cast with the prequel era cast.In a very dark future for mutants, Professor X (Patrick Stewart) and Magneto (Ian McKellen) send Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) back to 1973 to convince their younger selves, Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Erik Lehnsherr (Michael Fassbender), to stop Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) from killing a man whose death will cause an irreversible wave of anti-mutant hysteria and the creation of the invincible mutant-killing machines called Sentinels.Read less Read more Ratatouille (2007) Trailer 96 % 8/10 g 111m Genre Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy Stars Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm, Lou Romano Directed by Brad Bird watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ It may sound hard to believe now, but some Hollywood observers really believed that Ratatouille would be Pixar’s first flop.Instead, this beautifully made film is a real charmer thanks to a winning performance by Patton Oswalt as Remy, a rat with a passion for cooking and food.Remy is so enamored with the late chef, Auguste Gusteau (Brad Garrett), that he wants to be a professional cook.
Remy soon finds a human partner, Alfredo Linguini (Lou Romano), an employee at Gusteau’s restaurant with no talent for cooking.But with Remy’s direction, they can create magic with food.Read less Read more Newsies (1992) 46 % 6.9/10 pg 121m Genre Family, Drama, History, Music Stars Christian Bale, Bill Pullman, Ann-Margret Directed by Kenny Ortega watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ A young Christian Bale has a leading role in Disney’s Newsies , a turn of the century period musical that became a hit Broadway show.Jack “Cowboy” Kelly (Bale) is one of the top newspaper delivery boys in New York.And after taking David (David Moscow) and Les Jacobs (Luke Edwards) under his wing, the Newsies find themselves stuck between two media moguls, William Randolph Hearst and New York World publisher Joseph Pulitzer (Robert Duvall).When the Newsies go on strike over Pulitzer’s actions, he utilizes underhanded tactics to break them and end the strike.Read less Read more Miracle Landing on the Hudson (2014) 6.5/10 90m Genre Documentary Stars Kate Steavenson-Payne, Sara Stewart, Matthew Douglas Directed by George Simon watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ Have you ever heard of the Miracle on the Hudson? In 2009, US Airways Flight 1549 struck a flock of birds during takeoff and lost all power.Pilots Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and Jeffrey Skiles successfully landed the plane on the Hudson River without losing any of the crew or passengers.
Miracle Landing on the Hudson features intimate interviews with the passengers and crew that bring new details about that incident to the surface.And the story of the crash was just the beginning of the full story.Read less Read more The Peanuts Movie (2015) Trailer 67 % 7.1/10 g 88m Genre Adventure, Comedy, Animation, Family Stars Noah Schnapp, Bill Melendez, Marleik ‘Mar Mar’ Walker Directed by Steve Martino watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ The Peanuts Movie is now in the Disney+ catalog thanks to the magic of corporate mergers.But it’s a welcome addition to the roster, and a wonderful adaptation of Charles Schulz’s comic strip.It’s also a more modern take on Charlie Brown (Noah Schnapp) and his friends, and it follows his personal quest to be more confident so he can impress his crush, the Little Red-Haired Girl (Francesca Angelucci Capaldi).Charlie even has flashes of brilliance that come crashing down thanks to his signature bad luck.And yet Charlie’s persistence is a very admirable quality, and it’s something his friends finally notice.Read less Read more The Journey of Natty Gann (1985) Trailer 66 % 7/10 pg 101m Genre Adventure, Family, Drama Stars Meredith Salenger, John Cusack, Ray Wise Directed by Jeremy Kagan watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ Disney may be best known for its animated films, but it’s live-action films are also timeless family entertainment.
The Journey of Natty Gann was one of Disney’s mid-80s flicks that pushed beyond the boundaries of its traditional stories.During the Great Depression, Natty Gann (Meredith Salenger) goes on a perilous cross-country trip to reunite with her father, Sol Gann (Ray Wise).Along the way, Natty befriends a wolfdog she calls Wolf, and she’s tempted by a potential romance with Harry (John Cusack).
But Natty’s resolve to reunite with her father is unshakable in the face of adversity.Read less Read more Adventure Thru the Walt Disney Archives (2020) Trailer 8.2/10 60m Genre Documentary Stars Kathryn Beaumont, Becky Cline, Pete Docter Directed by John Gleim watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ Although Walt Disney Pictures has been around for almost a century, the Walt Disney Archives wasn’t created to preserve Disney’s history until just over 50 years ago.
Adventure Thru the Walt Disney Archives is a documentary film that offers viewers a rare glimpse of the treasures contained in the archives.
Although this movie was originally released for D23 members, every subscriber on Disney+ can now enjoy producer Don Hahn’s walk down Disney’s memory lane with an assortment of Disney legends who share their thoughts about the company’s legacy.Read less Read more While You Were Sleeping (1995) Trailer 67 % 6.7/10 pg 103m Genre Romance, Comedy Stars Sandra Bullock, Bill Pullman, Peter Gallagher Directed by Jon Turteltaub watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ In While You Were Sleeping , Sandra Bullock stars as Lucy Eleanor Moderatz, a lonely transit worker who pines for a frequent commuter, Peter Callaghan (Peter Gallagher).
After Lucy saves Peter’s life, he falls into a coma.Thanks to a misunderstanding, a nurse at the hospital introduces Lucy to Peter’s family as his fiancée.
Lucy can’t bring herself to tell Peter’s family the truth, especially after she comes to love them.Only Pete’s brother, Jack Callaghan (Bill Pullman), is suspicious about Lucy’s story.But as they spend time together, Lucy and Jack develop their own romantic feelings for each other.Read less Read more Eternals (2021) Trailer 52 % 6.8/10 pg-13 156m Genre Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction Stars Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Angelina Jolie Directed by Chloé Zhao watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ Marvel took a big swing for the fences by signing director Chloé Zhao to bring Eternals to the big screen.At the behest of the god-like Celestials, Ajak (Salma Hayek) leads her seemingly immortal team to protect the Earth against the Deviants for centuries.In the present day, former lovers Sersi (Gemma Chan) and Ikaris (Richard Madden) reunite after learning that the Celestials plan to destroy Earth in seven days.To save the world, the remaining Eternals must once again come together.
But not everyone is on the same page, and the Eternals’ ancient foes, the Deviants, have also returned.Read less Read more Catch That Kid (2004) 33 % 5.2/10 pg 92m Genre Family, Action, Adventure Stars Kristen Stewart, Max Thieriot, Corbin Bleu Directed by Bart Freundlich watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ Kristen Stewart is on the short-list for Best Actress nominations this year, but one of her earliest films has just hit Disney+.In Catch That Kid , Stewart plays Madeline Rose “Maddy” Phillips, a 12-year-old girl and an amazing climber who decides to rob a bank.In her defense, Maddy has a good reason to turn to crime.Her father, Tom Phillips (Sam Robards), has been seriously injured in a climbing accident, and only an astronomically expensive operation can save him from a life of paralysis.To pull off her heist, Maddy recruits her friends, Gus (Max Thieriot) and Austin (Corbin Bleu).But Maddy may have gone too far when she separately declared her love for both Gus and Austin in order to convince them to join her.
Read less Read more Aliens of the Deep (2005) 71 % 6.4/10 g 95m Genre Documentary Stars Anatoly M.Sagalevitch, Pamela Conrad, James Cameron Directed by James Cameron, Steven Quale watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ There are places in this world that humanity would never see if technology hadn’t given us the opportunity.Acclaimed director James Cameron is our guide to these places in the documentary Aliens of the Deep , which he co-directed with Steven Quale.In this film, Cameron is a passenger on a Russian research vessel with American biologists and NASA scientists.While that may sound odd, consider that the harsh environments of the ocean depths may give us a glimpse of what life on other worlds is like.The creatures that live in these places are like nothing you’ve seen before, and they’re the closest things we have to aliens on Earth.Read less Read more Wreck-It Ralph (2012) Trailer 72 % 7.7/10 pg 101m Genre Family, Animation, Comedy, Adventure Stars John C.Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer Directed by Rich Moore watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ John C.
Reilly stars in Wreck-It Ralph as a video game villain in Fix-It Felix Jr.who has soured on his lot in life.Ralph is tired of being the misunderstood bad guy and desperately wants to be respected by the other characters.That’s why Ralph abandons his video game, leaving chaos in his wake as he searches for validation.Along the way, Ralph befriends Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman), a glitching character in her own game.Felix (Jack McBrayer) aligns himself with Sergeant Tamora Jean Calhoun (Jane Lynch) to retrieve Ralph, because his actions may have grave consequences for the entire arcade.Read less Read more X-Men: First Class (2011) Trailer 65 % 7.7/10 pg-13 132m Genre Action, Science Fiction, Adventure Stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence Directed by Matthew Vaughn watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ Director Matthew Vaughn only had a short time to put X-Men: First Class together and shoot it, but that may be one of the reasons it’s among the best of the X-Men films.In this soft reboot for the series, James McAvoy stars as Charles Xavier with Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr, the man destined to become Magneto.
The friendship and partnership of Charles and Erik is established in the ‘60s as they form the X-Men together with a young Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, a mutant shapeshifter whose ideology is split between them.When it comes to emotions, this film goes for the throat.Read less Read more The Sandlot (1993) Trailer 55 % 7.8/10 pg 101m Genre Family, Comedy Stars Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, James Earl Jones Directed by David M.Evans watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ The Sandlot was one of the first movies offered on Disney+, but it was removed for byzantine business reasons that we don’t fully understand.Regardless, this beloved coming of age story is back where it belongs.
In the early ‘60s, Scott Smalls (Tom Guiry) struggles to fit in with the local boys and their baseball team.The team’s star player, Benjamin “Benny” Franklin Rodriguez (Mike Vitar) takes Scott under his wing and helps him make new friends.While Scott finds himself as a member of the team, he also loses an invaluable autographed baseball into a neighbor’s yard.
And Scott will do anything to get it back.Read less Read more Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2012) Trailer 54 % 6.3/10 pg 94m Genre Comedy, Family Stars Zachary Gordon, Steve Zahn, Devon Bostick Directed by David Bowers watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days is the last of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid films to feature the original cast, and it’s another critical moment in the childhood of Greg Heffley (Zachary Gordon).Much to Greg’s alarm, his father, Frank Heffley (Steve Zahn), plans to send him to military school at the end of the summer.Greg also compounds the situation by lying to father about landing a summer job at a resort.Greg’s best friend, Rowley Jefferson (Robert Capron), helps him get into the resort.However, Greg’s tendency to screw up alienates the entire Jefferson family, and badly damages his relationship with his dad.Read less Read more A Spark Story (2021) Trailer 6.2/10 g 87m Genre Documentary Stars Pete Docter, Louis Gonzales, Aphton Corbin Directed by Jason Sterman, Leanne Dare watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ Pixar is responsible for several of the best animated films in the last three decades.But A Spark Story is about the next generation of Pixar filmmakers.
In this case, the subjects are Aphton Corbin and Louis Gonzales, the directors behind the short animated films, Twenty Something and Nona .Corbin and Gonzales share some insight into their lives and their personalities, and how that informs the work that they bring to the screen for Pixar.It’s also another fascinating look behind-the-scenes at Pixar itself.Read less Read more Cruella (2021) Trailer 59 % 7.4/10 pg-13 134m Genre Comedy, Crime Stars Emma Stone, Emma Thompson, Joel Fry Directed by Craig Gillespie watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ Cruella de Vil is the deliciously evil villain of The Hundred and One Dalmatians , or the animated and live-action 101 Dalmatians if you’re a Disney fan.
The new prequel movie, Cruella , puts Oscar-winning actress Emma Stone as the main character and gives her some human touches in her backstory.In the ‘70s, Estella (Stone) is a thief with an undeniable talent for fashion.At first, Estella’s fashion mentorship under Baroness von Hellman (Emma Thompson) is a dream come true.But when Estella learns the truth about the Baroness, she reinvents herself as Cruella and becomes a force to be reckoned with.
Read less Read more The Book of Life (2014) Trailer 67 % 7.3/10 g 95m Genre Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy Stars Diego Luna, Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana Directed by Jorge R.
Gutierrez watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ Producer Guillermo del Toro teamed up with writer and director Jorge R.Gutierrez for The Book of Life , a decidedly un-Disney-like animated film that has a bit in common with Pixar’s Coco .In the film, Manolo Sánchez (Diego Luna), his one true love, María Posada (Zoe Saldana), and Manolo’s rival, Joaquín Mondragon Jr.(Channing Tatum), unwittingly find themselves the subject of a cosmic bet that may reshape the afterlife.But when Manolo believes that Maria has been killed, he mistakenly allows his own life to be taken.Now trapped in the Land of the Remembered, Manolo must find a way back to Maria before it’s too late.Read less Read more The Rescue (2021) Trailer 86 % 8/10 pg 107m Genre Documentary, Thriller Stars Jim Warny, Thanet Natisri, John Volanthen Directed by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ If you watched the news in 2018, then you may have an idea how The Rescue ends.
This National Geographic documentary follows the Tham Luang cave rescue in Thailand.A football (soccer) coach and his team of children accidentally become trapped in an underwater cave as they waited to be rescued.The film focuses almost exclusively on the divers who had to find a way to save the children amidst an intense media barrage.Read less Read more How to Build a Better Boy (2014) 5.3/10 g 90m Genre Family, Science Fiction, TV Movie Stars China Anne McClain, Kelli Berglund, Marshall Williams Directed by Paul Hoen watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ How To Build a Better Boy is kind of a Weird Science for a new generation.Two high school students, Gabby Harrison (China Anne McClain) and Mae Hartley (Kelli Berglund), inadvertently break the laws of nature so that Mae can have a date for the prom.Their creation is Albert Banks (Marshall Williams), an attentive boyfriend who sweeps Mae off of her feet.
However, the girls have no idea that Albert is actually X-17, an artificial super soldier developed by Mae’s father, Dr.James Hartley (Roger Bart).
All Mae wants to do is have a perfect prom with Albert, but the army is already there to take him back into custody at any moment.Read less Read more Encanto (2021) Trailer 75 % 7.6/10 pg 102m Genre Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy Stars Stephanie Beatriz, María Cecilia Botero, John Leguizamo Directed by Byron Howard, Jared Bush watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ Following up on the success of Moana , Disney and songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda have once again made beautiful music together in Encanto .This also happens to be the 60th animated film produced by Disney Pictures.Within the film, a Colombian family, the Madrigals, are blessed with unique magical powers that make them the protectors of their small town.
However, Mirabel Madrigal (Stephanie Beatriz) isn’t like the other members of her family.She doesn’t have any magical ability of her own, and she is painfully ordinary.Yet when the magic powering her family is threatened, Mirabel may be the only one who can save them all.
Read less Read more Lady and the Tramp (2019) Trailer 48 % 6.3/10 pg 111m Genre Family, Romance, Comedy Stars Tessa Thompson, Justin Theroux, Kiersey Clemons Directed by Charlie Bean watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ The live-action and animated remake of Lady and the Tramp was also among the first Disney+ original films, and a very appropriate choice for the holiday season.
Tessa Thompson stars as the voice of Lady, a Cocker Spaniel who is given to Darling (Kiersey Clemons) by her husband, Jim Dear (Thomas Mann).Justin Theroux’s Tramp is a street-wise Schnauzer who warns Lady that Jim and Darling will neglect her when their new child is born.
When an unfortunate misunderstanding sends Lady on the run, she forms a strong emotional bond with Tramp.But can their budding romance survive the lure of the streets or the love Lady retains for her owners? Read less Read more Tron: Legacy (2010) Trailer 49 % 6.8/10 pg-13 125m Genre Adventure, Action, Science Fiction Stars Garrett Hedlund, Jeff Bridges, Olivia Wilde Directed by Joseph Kosinski watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ The original Tron was a cult classic, and the sequel, Tron: Legacy , has also taken about a decade to find its audience.
Now that it’s finally back on Disney+, viewers can reenter the Grid.Decades after Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges) disappeared into the machine world, his son, Samuel “Sam” Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), finds his way in.However, the Grid is now ruled by Clu (Bridges), a doppelganger who looks just like Sam’s father.Original Tron star Bruce Boxleitner also returns as Alan Brady and his program counterpart, Tron.
But much like the Grid itself, Tron has undergone a few startling changes.Read less Read more Million Dollar Arm (2014) Trailer 56 % 7.0/10 pg 124m Genre Drama Stars Jon Hamm, Bill Paxton, Lake Bell Directed by Craig Gillespie watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ Disney’s Million Dollar Arm is a sports bio-film based on a true story.Mad Men star Jon Hamm headlines the film as J.B.Bernstein, a sports agent who is desperate for a way to revitalize his business.He eventually settles on running a Million Dollar Arm contest in India to find potential baseball pitching prospects.Amazingly, J.B.’s team discovers Rinku Singh (Suraj Sharma) and Dinesh Patel (Madhur Mittal), but they need a lot of work with pitching coach Tom House (Bill Paxton).And when Rinku and Dinesh come to the United States, they find themselves with a severe case of culture shock.
Read less Read more Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2021) Trailer pg 58m Genre Animation, Comedy, Family Stars Brady Noon, Ethan William Childress, Chris Diamantopoulos Directed by Swinton O.Scott III watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ After four live-action films, cartoonist Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid graphic novels are getting an animated reboot as a Disney+ original movie.This newly released film once again starts at the beginning of Greg Heffley’s time in middle school.Greg’s got a lot of ambition for a kid, and he wants to be the most popular guy in his class.
He’s also somewhat jealous of his best friend, Rowley Jefferson, whose fortunes rise as Greg’s fall.Greg has a lot to learn about what’s important and whether his ambitions are worth jeopardizing his friendship with Rowley.Read less Read more Edward Scissorhands (1990) Trailer 74 % 7.9/10 pg-13 105m Genre Fantasy, Drama, Romance Stars Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest Directed by Tim Burton watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ Tim Burton’s darkly weird film, Edward Scissorhands , is now on Disney+.Johnny Depp stars as Edward Scissorhands, the unfinished creation of an eccentric inventor (Vincent Price).While the Inventor loves Edward, he gave him scissors for hands.When the Inventor passes away, Peg Boggs (Dianne Wiest) finds Edward and takes him in.Edward soon falls for Peg’s daughter, Kim (Winona Ryder), and gets a measure of acceptance from the town.
However, Kim’s jealous boyfriend, Jim (Anthony Michael Hall), and others turn most of the town against him.
Read less Read more Ice Age (2002) Trailer 60 % 7.5/10 pg 81m Genre Animation, Comedy, Family, Adventure Stars Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary Directed by Chris Wedge watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ While a few of the later Ice Age sequels are already on Disney+, the original film has finally made its way here.In this story, a wooly mammoth, Manny (Ray Romano), reluctantly makes a new friend in Sid the Sloth (John Leguizamo).After encountering a human infant named Roshan, a sabertooth tiger named Diego (Denis Leary) offers to help them return the baby to his parents.What they don’t know is that Diego’s pack leader, Soto (Goran Višnjić), has directed Diego to lead them into an ambush so he can eat Roshan.
But as he travels with Manny and Sid, Diego feels a true kinship with them and questions his choices.Read less Read more The Pixar Story (2007) 7.8/10 g 87m Genre Documentary Stars Stacy Keach, John Lasseter, Brad Bird Directed by Leslie Iwerks watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ Until now, the only consistent way to watch The Pixar Story was as a special feature on WALL-E ’s Blu-ray, or through a rival streaming service.Now, Leslie Iwerks’ acclaimed documentary has come home, and it’s an illuminating look at how Pixar rose from obscurity to transform the face of animation by outdoing Disney at its own game.The film chronicles Pixar’s early struggles as Steve Jobs, John Lasseter, and many others fought to keep the dream of 3D animation alive.Following the success of Toy Story , Pixar has become a cornerstone of Disney itself.
This may not be a “warts and all” doc, but it is very entertaining and informative.Read less Read more Becoming Cousteau (2021) Trailer 74 % 6.9/10 pg-13 93m Genre Documentary Stars Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Vincent Cassel Directed by Liz Garbus watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ You may have heard of Jacques Cousteau and his environmental crusade to preserve the oceans, but the documentary Becoming Cousteau sheds new light on the man himself.Cousteau was an accomplished explorer, filmmaker, conservationist, and celebrity scientist.He even hosted his own TV show, The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau .
While Becoming Cousteau champions the cause of its subject, it doesn’t shy away from Cousteau’s personal failings when it comes to his family.
By his own admission, Cousteau’s love for his family was secondary to his love for the sea.But that doesn’t diminish the importance of his environmental message, which still resonates decades after his death.
Read less Read more Digital Trends streaming roundup Best shows on Disney+ Best Amazon Prime Original movies Best movies on Netflix Best movies on HBO Max Best movies on Hulu Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions (2020) 76 % 8.5/10 106m Genre Music, Documentary Stars Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff, Aaron Dessner Directed by Taylor Swift watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ In the modern era of music superstars, Taylor Swift is in a category all by herself.The singer made her directorial debut with Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions , a documentary film that was shot at Long Pond Studio.While Swift performs every single song on her albu, Folklore , the singer/songwriter also takes the time to explain the meaning and inspiration behind each track.It’s an intimate look at Swift and her music, as well as compelling viewing in its own right.
Read less Read more Enchanted (2007) Trailer 75 % 7.0/10 pg 107m Genre Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance Stars Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden Directed by Kevin Lima watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ The mid-2000s were a bit of a rough patch for Disney, but Enchanted blew into theaters like a magical breath of fresh air.Amy Adams is ridiculously charming as Giselle, an animated princess who is banished by the evil Queen Narissa (Susan Sarandon) into the “real” New York City.Divorce attorney Robert Philip (Patrick Dempsey) reluctantly takes Giselle in at the insistence of his daughter, Morgan (Rachel Covey), and Giselle’s relentlessly positive outlook brightens the lives of their family.Meanwhile, Giselle’s fiance, Prince Edward (James Marsden), journeys to New York to find her, while Narissa plots to destroy them both.
Read less Read more Built for Mars: The Perseverance Rover (2021) 6.7/10 Genre Documentary Stars Steve French Directed by Mark Davis watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ You may not know Perseverance by name, but the image of the Mars rover is unmistakable.National Geographic’s documentary, Built for Mars: The Perseverance Rover , throws back the curtain on the next generation of Mars rovers by following its construction at Jet Propulsion Laboratory and its subsequent journey and successful landing on Mars.This film explains the goal of the Martian mission, and offers viewers a greater understanding of the science behind this deceptively simple-looking creation.
Read less Read more Dan in Real Life (2007) 65 % 6.7/10 pg-13 98m Genre Comedy, Romance, Drama Stars Steve Carell, Juliette Binoche, Dane Cook Directed by Peter Hedges watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ Yes, Dan In Real Life is an actual Disney movie, and not even one of the new additions from 20th Century Studios.It may seem like an unlikely fit for Disney+’s demo, but it does ultimately work as a slightly more mature comedy than many of the other films on this streaming service.Dan Burns (Steve Carell) is a successful advice columnist, and yet his own life is in shambles even years after the death of his wife.While accompanying his three daughters to an extended family gathering, Dan meets Marie Diamond (Juliette Binoche), a woman who reignites romantic feelings in his heart.And the feeling is mutual.Unfortunately, Marie is already dating Dan’s younger brother, Mitch Burns (Dane Cook).Read less Read more Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) Trailer 71 % 8/10 pg-13 132m Genre Action, Adventure, Fantasy Stars Simu Liu, Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Awkwafina Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ Thanks to Disney+ on November 12, Day, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is skipping the Premier Access stage and is now available to all Disney+ subscribers.
Simu Liu stars Xu Shang-Chi, a young man who ran away from his father, Xu Wenwu (Tony Leung Chiu-wai), to avoid becoming an assassin.While living in San Francisco and sharing misadventures with his friend, Katy (Awkwafina), Shang-Chi’s past is exposed.To unravel his father’s plans, Shang-Chi reunites with his estranged sister, Xu Xialing (Meng’er Zhang), and takes on the Ten Rings organization.Read less Read more Jungle Cruise (2021) Trailer 50 % pg-13 127m Genre Adventure, Fantasy, Comedy, Action Stars Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Edgar Ramírez Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ Jungle Cruise is far from the first movie to take its inspiration from a classic Disneyland theme park ride.However, it is one of the best, thanks to the terrific chemistry between Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt.In 1916, Dr.Lily Houghton (Blunt) and her brother, MacGregor Houghton (Jack Whitehall), hire a riverboat captain, Frank Wolff (Johnson), to take them on a dangerous expedition to find the legendary Tree of Life.
Centuries ago, Spanish conquistadors attempted to steal the tree for themselves before suffering a terrible curse.As Frank leads the Houghton siblings through the jungle, they discover that the curse is all too real.Read less Read more Wolfgang (2021) Trailer 64 % 8/10 78m Genre Documentary Stars Wolfgang Puck Directed by David Gelb watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ You may have heard the name Wolfgang Puck, but how much do you really know about this extraordinary celebrity chef? Documentarian David Gelb helmed Wolfgang , a look back at Puck’s life, from learning how to cook from his mother to his rise to prominence.
Puck and many of the people in his life share their thoughts about his history.In particular, the film chronicles Puck’s first brush with fame as head chef of Ma Maison, before he opened up his iconic restaurant, Spago, in Beverly Hills.But Puck’s life of fame and fortune didn’t come without a cost, and he openly discusses the price that he paid.Read less Read more Bears (2014) Trailer 68 % 7.4/10 g 78m Genre Documentary Stars John C.
Reilly Directed by Alastair Fothergill, Keith Scholey watch on Disney+ watch on Disney+ Before Disney acquired National Geographic, the studio’s primary documentary studio was Disneynature.
In 2014, Disneynature’s Bears chronicle.