What to Watch on Disney Plus: 50 Shows and Movies to Watch Now

There is so much to watch on Disney Plus. During this time of uncertainty while most of us are spending more time at home, enjoying some of the optimistic content from Disney Plus is a great way to pass the time. We have a great list here of classics, Disney Plus Originals, and must see entertainment that should provide great inspiration as you consider what to watch on Disney Plus.

Top 50 Movies and Shows to Watch on Disney Plus

1. The MandalorianThe Mandalorian: Disney+

The Mandalorian is number one on our list not just because of Baby Yoda (The Child) but because it’s one of the best things Star Wars has done in a long time. The series features well-known directors from the Iron Man, Star wars Rebels, and Clone Wars films/tv shows. The series plot follows a Mandalorian (the race Boba Fett belonged to) as he goes to the outer rim of the Galaxy after the fall of the Empire but before the rise of the First Order.

2. Disney Imagineering Docuseries

Walt Disney Imagineering is the group responsible for theme park development of all the Disney resorts around the world and was originally formed in the 1950’s.  If you’re feeling like you could use some magic in your home, watching the history of the Disney Parks through the eyes of the Imagineers you will love this series.

3. Pixar ShortsForky Asks a Question

This live-action series stars everyone’s new favorite spork- the new character from the Toy Story 4 movie. In this series he asks real life questions about the world and take guests on an a Disney style educational journey.

Other Pixar themed shorts we love include Lamp Life which is an animated series about Little Bo Peep’s life in between Toy Story 3 and 4. Sparkshorts is another Pixar series and includes a collection of Pixar shorts.

4. Star Wars Episodes I to VIIIImage result for star wars

Get ready for your Star Wars binge Disney+ has an enormous amount of content to stream including all our classic favorites. I suggest watching  Episodes I to VIII in chronological order to begin! For reference, those include:

  • Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
  • Star Wars: Attack of the Clones
  • Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
  • Star Wars: A New Hope
  • Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
  • Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

5. Star Wars: The Clone WarsImage result for star wars clone wars

Now that Season 7 of the Clone Wars has debuted on Disney+ this is a great time to binge the earlier season and then watch the new one.

6. Rogue One: A Star Wars StoryImage result for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is a must see original story- arguably one of the best things Disney has done with the Star Wars universe. You don’t need to have much Star Wars knowledge to watch this one either!

7. Mickey Mouse Shorts (Classic and New)Image result for steamboat willie

You can watch the entire catalog of everyone’s favorite mouse from the original Steamboat Willie to Fun and Fancy Free to the newest Mickey shorts! These are great options to watch on Disney Plus.

8. The Toy Story FilmsImage result for toy story four

Some of my favorite Pixar films are the Toy Story ones and now that Disney Plus has the most recent Toy Story featuring everyone’s favorite spork you can have a great movie day! Stream all of the Toy Story movies on Disney Plus.

9. Monsters, Inc.Image result for Monsters, Inc.

This classic Pixar film always makes me think of the Monsters, Inc. ride in Disneyland and for that reason alone it gives me all the happy feelings. Monsters University is also on Disney+ so you can immediately watch that after this one!

10. A Bug’s LifeImage result for a bugs life

I bet it’s been awhile since you’ve watched A Bug’s Life! Add this one to your movie day list from Disney Plus.

11. Finding NemoImage result for Finding Nemo

This film is just pure Pixar and I love every minute of it. Don’t forget to watch the sequel Finding Dory when you’re done!

12. The IncrediblesImage result for The Incredibles

I’d be remiss to not include this film when it includes one of my favorite Pixar characters: Edna! Disney+ also has the most recent film which rocked all our socks off.

13. All the Cars FilmsImage result for disney cars 3

My son was obsessed with these films when they first came out and we spent years cultivating our extensive Cars collection. Because of that they always fill me with nostalgia for those happy toddler days!

14. RatatouilleImage result for Ratatouille disney

One of the cutest Pixar movies ever made in my humble opinion!

15. WALL-EImage result for WALL-E

I’m always surprised at how many people haven’t seen WALLE-E and this is the perfect time to watch it!

16. BraveImage result for Brave

Everything about this movie is whimsical and the animation is stunning.

17. Inside OutImage result for Inside Out

This film gets me every time! Once again Pixar has nailed the human experience.

18. The Good DinosaurImage result for The Good Dinosaur

I love the beautiful animation in this film.

19. UPImage result for UP

If I had to pick a favorite Pixar film, UP would be a top contender!

20. CocoImage result for Coco

This movie does a great job of capturing the essence of family.

21. Frozen and Frozen IIImage result for Frozen II

You can now watch Frozen II on Disney+ which was a great gift from Disney by moving this popular film to the streaming service early.

22. Beauty and The Beast (Original and Remake)Image result for Beauty and The Beast

I love how we have access to both the original and the remake on Disney+!

23. Aladdin (Originals and Remake)Image result for Aladdin

I think the Aladdin remake was one of the best Disney’s done and you can watch both the original and the new remake on Disney+!

24. Lion King (Originals and Remake)Image result for Lion King

Disney did a stunning job with the Lion King remake and you can watch them all on Disney+

25. CinderellaImage result for Cinderella

This is a great time to dive into the classics and Cinderella is one of the best.

26. Sleeping BeautyImage result for Sleeping Beauty

And of course, this classic has one of the best Disney villains of all time!

27. Sword in the StoneImage result for Sword in the Stone

This is another film I’m always surprised that many people haven’t seen- now is a great time to watch it!

28. MoanaImage result for Moana

This film is easily one of my favorites with the newest Disney animations coming out.

29. Princess and the FrogImage result for Princess and the Frog

I absolutely adore this film and you should too!

30. MulanImage result for Mulan

Since we have to wait a bit longer for the new remake this is a great chance to revisit the classic.

31. Hunchback of Notre DameImage result for Hunchback of Notre Dame

This underrated classic deserves some attention which is why I made sure it was on the list!

32. Lady and the Tramp (Original and Remake)Image result for Lady and the Tramp

Watch these two back to back to get your puppy fix!

33. The AristocatsImage result for The Aristocats

Just by typing this sentence I already have the song stuck in my head….

34. Peter PanImage result for Peter Pan

This is another Disney movie that always makes me think of Disneyland and I love it.

35. 101 Dalmatians (Originals and Remake)Image result for 101 Dalmatians

When I was a kid my goal was to have 101 stuffed dogs and my local Disney store was happy to oblige this goal as I filled my room with stuffed animals from this film.

36. Snow White and the Seven DwarfsImage result for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

The film that helped start it all…!

37. The Little MermaidImage result for The Little Mermaid

This is hands down my favorite Disney princess film. It has the best music and the best villain!

38. Captain Marvelcaptain marvel

Captain Marvel was a huge hit when it came to theaters and if you didn’t get a chance to see it, now’s the time!

39. Iron ManImage result for iron man movie one

A classic Marvel movie featuring one of our favorite heroes is a must do when catching up on movies you haven’t seen in awhile.

40. Guardians of the GalaxyImage result for guardians of the galaxy

The Guardians of the Galaxy movies make me laugh the most out of all the Marvel movies and for that reason they’re my favorites.

41. Black PantherImage result for black panther movie

There’s a reason this movie was an instant success. It’s an amazing origin story worth watching!

42. Ant-ManImage result for ant man movie

Another movie that makes me laugh out of the Marvel universe. It’s also a great one to watch to get stoked for the new Avengers Campus coming to Disneyland!

43. Spider Man: Far From HomeImage result for Spider Man: Far From Home

I love Tom Holland as Spider Man and the films he’s done for Marvel are a great combination of humor and heroic lessons.

There is so much more to pick from when it comes to Marvel that I suggest just consuming the entire Marvel catalog available on Disney+!

44. Marvel’s Hero ProjectImage result for Marvel's Hero Project

This a perfect Disney+ original to raise your spirits! The series follows the young heroes who are making remarkable and positive change across communities by dedicating their lives in selfless acts of bravery and kindness.

45. Fantasia Image result for Fantasia

It’s a great time to catch up on your Mickey classics and there’s none better to do that with than Fantasia!

46. Waking Sleeping Beauty

Itching for some Disney history? Waking Sleeping is a fantastic documentary on the Disney Animation renaissance that reveals the story of how Disney broke out of their mid-1980s box office slump to go on and create classic films like Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Lion King, and more. We just watched the documentary last night and loved it.

47. High School Musical (Originals and New Series)Image result for high school musical disney plus

You can now stream the new Disney+ original High School Musical series along with the originals!

48. The World According to Jeff GoldblumImage result for The World According to Jeff Goldblum

This show is a lovely mix of human interest stories, education, and humor.

49. One Day at DisneyImage result for One Day at Disney

A great way to get you Disney Parks fix as this docuseries takes you through a type day of those that make the magic happen.

50. Diary of a Future PresidentImage result for Diary of a Future President

This Disney+ original is great for parents to watch with their kids as the humor easily hits both audiences.

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About Lindsay Brookshier

Lindsay is a college English instructor and has years of writing experience through various nonprofits, charities, newspapers, and online magazines. As the content director of Mickey Visit, she oversees article content and leads our fantastic team of writers to meet guest vacation needs. You can still find her writing weekly content to help make your Disney Parks trip fantastic here on Mickey Visit and Disney Dose- you can also view her recently featured posts on Disney Parks travel on Visit Anaheim, Nerd Wallet and SFGate. Lindsay comes from a dedicated Disney family and enjoys taking her son to the Disney parks as often as possible.

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