Best movies on Disney Plus

Disney Plus is one of the most recent additions to the busy online streaming marketplace. Disney+ launched in November 2019 and offers a strong choice of movies and TV shows for subscribers to watch on-demand. 

Disney Plus offers a wide range of great movies, including the entire Marvel, Pixar, and Star Wars franchises, as well as a host of Disney animated action. Many of these movies are also available in 4K — to find out which read our guide to watching Disney+ in 4K. In addition to great movies, Disney+ is also home to a wealth of TV series and boxsets. Discover our pick of these in our guide to the 5 best shows on Disney+.

Disney+ costs $7.99/mo. or $79.99/yr. Unlike its competitors in the streaming market, Disney+ no longer offers a free trial period to new customers. However, the service is available in a bundle deal with ESPN+  and Hulu for just $13.99/mo. Find out what this bundle offers in our guide to bundling Disney+, ESPN, and Hulu.

This article will provide a guide to the top 10 best movies on Disney+. For more information about the service, check out our Disney Plus review.

How we rate Disney Plus movies

Our guide to the top 10 best Disney Plus movies is based on the Tomatometer scores provided by Rotten Tomatoes, the most trusted measurement of movie and TV show quality. The Tomatometer scoring is decided by expert film critics. However, in some cases, we also factor in the overall popularity of a movie based on the Audience Score provided by Rotten Tomatoes users. Discover more about the service in our guide to Disney+ deals, free trial, and bundles.

Top 10 Disney Plus movies

Avengers: Endgame (2019)

  • Average Tomatometer: 94% 
  • Average Audience Score: 90% 
  • Notable cast members: Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pratt, Mark Ruffalo, Paul Rudd, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson

Disney+ is home to the entire Marvel movie franchise, of which one of the most popular movies is the latest Avengers film. With the Universe in ruins after the events of Infinity War, the defeated Avengers assemble once again in an attempt to reverse the actions of Thanos. The Avengers are left divided but must unite and put their differences aside to win a final showdown in their biggest battle yet. The movie provides a grand conclusion to the 22 film Avengers franchise.

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

  • Average Tomatometer: 93% 
  • Average Audience Score: 85% 
  • Notable cast members: Bill Murray, George Clooney, Jason Schwartzmann, Meryl Streep

This animated movie is based on the classic novel by Roald Dahl. Mr. and Mrs. Fox live a happy life with their son Ash and young nephew Kristopherson. But the idyllic existence isn’t enough for Mr. Fox, who falls back into his bad habits as a chicken thief. This puts his family and the entire animal community at risk from the evil farmers Boggis, Bunce, and Bean, who are determined to capture the audacious, fantastic Mr. Fox. But the animals come together to fight back.

Hamilton (2020)

  • Average Tomatometer: 98% 
  • Average Audience Score: 91% 
  • Notable cast members: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Philippa Soo, Leslie Odom Jr.

The hit Broadway musical has been moved into movie format in this Disney+ exclusive recorded at the Richard Rodgers Theater on Broadway in June 2016. Hamilton focuses on the life of American founding father and first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton. It follows his rise from poverty to leading the American War of Independence. The musical blends a fusion of musical styles, including hip-hop, jazz, R&B, and show tunes.

Inside Out (2015)

  • Average Tomatometer: 98% 
  • Average Audience Score: 89% 
  • Notable cast members: Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Mindy Kaling, Richard Kind

The Disney+ movie library includes the entire collection of Pixar movies. Of those, one of the most popular is Inside Out, which focuses on the various emotions of youngster Riley, who moves from the Midwest to San Francisco. Her emotions — Anger, Disgust, Fear, Joy, and Sadness, which live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind — face conflict on how she should navigate a new city, new house, and new school. The movie follows her emotional struggles as she adjusts to life in a new city.

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

  • Average Tomatometer: 96% 
  • Average Audience Score: 87% 
  • Notable cast members: Edmund Gwenn, John Payne, Maureen O’Hara

When a department store’s Santa Clause turns out to be a drunk, a man called Kris Kringle is persuaded into taking on the role by special events director Doris Walker. However, Doris, who has trained herself and her daughter Susan to reject notions of Santa Clause, soon discovers that the man believes he is the real Santa. The movie focuses on Susan’s discovery that there’s something special about the stand-in Santa.

Moana (2016)

  • Average Tomatometer: 95% 
  • Average Audience Score: 89% 
  • Notable cast members: Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House

Adventurous teenager Moana is the daughter of a chief from a long line of sea navigators. She discovers that her island’s fishermen can’t catch any fish as a result of demigod Maui cursing them by stealing the heart of goddess Te Fiti. Moana sets out on a mission to persuade Maui to return it, which takes her on an action-packed epic adventure across the Pacific. The animated movie is based on stories from Polynesian mythology.

Queen of Katwe (2016)

  • Average Tomatometer: 93% 
  • Average Audience Score: 87% 
  • Notable cast members: David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong’o, Madina Nalwanga

Set in a slum in Kampala, in Uganda, this movie focuses on the struggles of 10-year-old Phiona and her family. Her life changes when she meets missionary Robert Katende, who coaches soccer and teaches children to play chess. She becomes fascinated with chess, learns the game, and becomes a top player under Katende’s stewardship.  

Star Wars: Episode V -The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

  • Average Tomatometer: 94% 
  • Average Audience Score: 97% 
  • Notable cast members: Alec Guinness, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill

Disney+ is home to all of the Star Wars movie franchise, but the highest rated on Rotten Tomatoes is the second in the original trilogy. It sees Luke Skywalker seek out the wisdom of Yoda for assistance repelling the attack of the Imperial forces led by Darth Vader. The film concludes with an epic battle between Luke and Vader, as well as one of the great movie twists.

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

  • Average Tomatometer: 93% 
  • Average Audience Score: 87% 
  • Notable cast members: Cate Blanchett, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston

Another popular offering from the Marvel franchise is the Thor series, from which Ragnarok is the highest-rated on Rotten Tomatoes. It sees Thor imprisoned on the other side of the Universe without his mighty hammer, which threatens to prevent him from halting the destruction of his homeworld at the hands of the ruthless new villain Hela. He faces a gladiatorial contest against fellow Avenger the Incredible Hulk in an effort to escape and save his people.

Toy Story (1995)

  • Average Tomatometer: 100% 
  • Average Audience Score: 92% 
  • Notable cast members: Don Rickles, Tim Allen, Tom Hanks

Pixar movie Toy Story is one of the few films to score a perfect 100% from reviewers on Rotten Tomatoes. It focuses on the adventures of a talking cowboy, Woody, and Buzz Lightyear, the coolest space action figure ever made. Woody hatches a plot to get rid of Buzz Lightyear, only to find himself lost in the outside world with only Buzz for company. The duo set out on an adventure to survive and get home.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

  • Average Tomatometer: 97% 
  • Average Audience Score: 84% 
  • Notable cast members: Bill Hoskins, Charles Fleischer, Joanna Cassidy, Kathleen Turner

One of the first movies to mix live action with animation, Who Framed Roger Rabbit is based in Toontown. One of its leading citizens, Roger Rabbit, is concerned his wife Jessica is involved with someone else and hires detective Eddie Valiant to snoop on her. Roger soon finds himself framed for the murder of a nightclub owner, and Valiant reluctantly agrees to help him clear his name.

*Current as of August 2020

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