20 All-Time Best Disney Plus Movies You Need to Watch Right Now
Disney Plus is in the area and at this first moment, most of the catalog is formed by the immense collection of Disney productions, which means that there are great classics available. But that does not mean that streaming also does not have news. Here below we have enlisted the all-time best Disney plus movies you can still watch.
1. Avengers: Ultimatum
If you signed up for Disney Plus, you were probably well aware that all the films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe would be available on the platform. And to represent the MCU in this list, we chose the one that today occupies the 1st position in the list of the highest box office in history. This is why Avengers Series is added to the number one position in the list of Best Disney Plus Movies that you can watch again and again.
Avengers: Ultimatum marked the end of the so-called Infinity Saga, built over 10 years, with a total of 23 films. The film was a true cinematic event and brought together all the heroes presented so far in an epic final battle against the feared Thanos, entitled to time travel and some exciting goodbyes.
2. Live: Life is a Party
If there’s one thing that Pixar knows how to do, it’s enchanting and moving. And the studio took care of that with this film. The plot takes place in Mexico and accompanies Miguel, a young man in love with music who was born in a family in which music is abhorred, due to past traumas. In an attempt to prove his worth as a musician and perhaps change the opinion of his family, Miguel ends up in the incredible World of the Dead, during the Day of the Dead.
Now, the young man tries to discover more about his family’s past while still trying to defend the return of music to their lives, but he needs to return to the Worlds of the Living before the day is over. For that, he counts on the help of a new friend, the clumsy Héctor. Acclaimed by critics and audiences worldwide, the film thrills with the purity of its scenes and unforgettable songs.
3. Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back
It is impossible not to include at least one of the Star Wars films, not least because the intention here is also to remember that all productions in the franchise – including animations, spinoff films, and The Mandalorian series – are available in the catalog. And Episode V is, of course, always a good representative.
The second film in the universe to be released, the film continued the battle of the Rebel Alliance against Darth Vader’s Galactic Empire. And the production features some of the most striking scenes in the entire franchise, such as Luke’s training with Master Yoda, Han Solo trapped in carbonite, and the revelation about Luke Skywalker’s true origin. Star Wars fans are going to have a party in this streaming!
Let’s go for something new. Based on the real story of Zach Sobiech, this original Disney Plus film follows the story of the young man after discovering that he had a rare type of cancer and that he only had months to live. To take advantage of the time he still has, he and his best friend decide to fulfill their dream of recording music and making an album. But, unexpectedly, his songs have seen great success on the internet.
The film stars Fin Argus ( Agents of SHIELD ) and Sabrina Carpenter ( Imperfect Dancer ) and has been among the most anticipated on the platform since its announcement. However, the feature has not yet been added to the Brazilian catalog … it seems that Disney Plus wants to go little by little, adding, for example, weekly episodes of series already available in other countries. Anyway, the indication is already there.
5. They forgot me
Returning to the classics, Disney Plus made available all the films in the Forgotten Me franchise. But if we are going to talk about just one of them, the first one has to be the chosen one. Released in 1990, the feature introduced us to Kevin McCallister, an 8-year-old boy who ends up being forgotten at home after his family curled up on a trip with several relatives.
Although he is enjoying his new freedom, Kevin also misses his family for Christmas. And when two thieves try to rob the house, the boy sets up creative traps that they couldn’t wait for. The film that launched the young actor Macaulay Culkin worldwide became a timeless classic, conquering different generations.
One of the greatest films of director James Cameron’s career, Avatar took Titanic (also the director’s) from the highest-grossing leadership in history, and held the position for 10 years, being surpassed only in 2019, with the arrival of Avengers: Endgame in theaters.
The plot follows a terrestrial expedition to the planet of Pandora. While some scientists want to know the place and the natives and respect their culture and nature, greedy businessmen only aim to steal valuable ore, even if it costs lives and causes destruction. One of the first films to come to the cinema with 3D technology, the film marked its place in history.
7. Women: Impact Stories
This National Geographic production is a short documentary, of just over 40 minutes, which tells the story of how extraordinary women are making a difference around the world, being pioneers in their areas of activity and challenging different obstacles.
Award-winning photographer Jodi Cobb, host Robin Roberts (first black woman to host a program on ESPN), oceanographer and marine biologist Sylvia Earle, conservation veterinarian Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka, ecologist Dominique Gonçalves are some of the amazing women who talk about their work and highlight the importance of female performance and the struggle for more space for all.
8. Toy Story
Another film that we will include in the list represents an entire franchise. As you would expect, all of the Toy Story films are in the Disney Plus catalog. Including the new children’s series, Forky asks. Toy Story 4, meanwhile, hit theaters in 2019 when fans thought they had already seen the end of the stories of Woody, Buzz, and the rest of the toys.
The new adventure, however, brought the toys on a new mission, finding Forky / Fork, a toy that little Bonnie made with recycled material. The problem is that the now-toy fork does not see itself as a toy, but as something disposable. The quest to bring him back to Bonnie will lead Woody and Buzz to reunite with an old friend and question his future.
9. Black Panther
Black Panther was, for sure, an epoch-making film. Marvel’s first superhero film not only to be starring a black character but also has a 90% African-American cast, the film delved deep into African culture for the composition of costumes, soundtrack, and other details of the story. In addition to box office records, the film was nominated for 7 Oscars, including Best Picture, and took 3 in technical categories.
Directed by African-American filmmaker Ryan Coogler and starring the late Chadwick Boseman, the film introduced us to the fictional country of Wakanda. T’Challa, the new king, needs to deal with the mistakes his father made in the past and make decisions about the future of his country and how he can help others, in addition to fighting using the Black Panther cloak.
10. A Snare for Roger Rabbit
At number ten, in the list of best Disney Plus Movies, Nostalgia holds because this film is from the good times of the Afternoon Session in the 1990s. With direction by Robert Zemeckis and production by Steven Spielberg, the film brought an unusual mix of live-action and animation, uniting a clumsy cartoon rabbit with film noir elements.
The plot takes place in 1947 Hollywood, in a reality where drawings and humans coexist. When the famous star Roger Rabbit is accused of murder, he needs the help of private investigator Eddie Valiant. Although it involves drawings, the plot has jokes and very adult themes, but it is characterized by comedy. The film was very well received by critics and audiences and marked the golden age of American animation.
11. Christopher Robin – An Unforgettable Reunion
Starring Ewan McGregor ( Moulin Rouge ) and Hayley Atwell ( Agent Carter ), this film brings a new story of the adventures that so many have followed in the drawings of Winnie the Pooh. Here, we see Christopher Robin, the little boyfriend of Pooh, already an adult, without the sense of imagination he had in his childhood.
After he helps Pooh to find his friends again, the teddy decides to return to London to help his old friend find the joy of life again. The film pleased the critics, who positively highlighted McGregor’s performance, visual effects, and the film’s soundtrack.
12. 10 Things I hate about you
One of the most successful romantic comedies in American cinema, this 1999 film accompanied two possible couples. Cameron – played by a young man Joseph Gordon-Levitt – falls in love with Bianca (Larisa Oleynik), but the young woman’s overprotective father has decided that her youngest daughter can only go out with boys when her older sister Kat (Julia Stiles) gets a boyfriend, something he thought unlikely.
Cameron then decides to pay bad boy Patrick – played by an unforgettable Heath Ledger – to go out with Kat. But the two end up falling in love. The film continues to conquer different generations to this day, and features one of the classic scenes from the rom-com universe, with Ledger singing for Kat in the school stands.
Based on a true story, this 2019 film tells the story of Leonhard Seppala and his dog Togo. Seppala worked as a musher, training dogs for sport or canine traction transport, the so-called sleds. But when an outbreak of diphtheria hits the city of Nome, Alaska, he sets out on a mission, along with his dogs, to deliver a serum, passing through dangerous regions with a stormy climate. Starring Willem Dafoe, the film pleased the critics, who highlighted the film as “a timeless story, well told” and “captivating and exciting”.
14. Rebel Novice
Launched in 1965, Noviça Rebelde is still one of the greatest classics in the history of cinema. Julie Andrews gave life to Maria, a novice sent to work as a governess for the seven children of the widowed Captain Von Trapp. But his arrival at each of the family changes everything, bringing more joy and music to the place. Based on real events, the film also follows the escape of the Von Trapp family when Austria is occupied by the Nazis.
In 1998, the American Film Institute (AFI) selected the film as the 55th-best American film of all time and the fifth-best musical film in history. In 2001, the film was preserved in the National Film Registry by the United States Library of Congress, as it is considered “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant”.
15. Free Solo
Winner of the Oscar for Best Documentary in 2019, this film follows the surreal adventure of climber Alex Honnold, who decided to face the mission of climbing the El Capitan, a 975-meter wall, with no ropes and no safety equipment. The film shows the physical and mental preparation of the climber to face what may be the mission that will earn him a record or put his life at mortal risk.
16. Path to Glory
In 1966, the coach of the basketball team Texas Miners made history by casting a team entirely made up of Afro-descendant players, which ended up generating different racial tensions in the period. The film tells the real story of the men’s college basketball game (NCAA) of the 1966 American National Championship final between the teams of West Texas Miners and the University of Kentucky Wildcats.
Launched in 2006, the feature gained great recognition for the themes it debates, being nominated, for example, at the Humanitas Prize, an award that recognizes productions that promote human dignity and freedom. In addition, it won the ESPY Award for Best Sports Film.
17. Hello, Dolly
1969 musical starring Barbra Streisand and directed by Gene Kelly. If you are a little familiar with the musical universe, you know that a collaboration of these two names can only have resulted in a classic that made history in cinema.
The film takes place in 1890 and accompanies Dolly, a widow who works as a matchmaker. She is hired by a wealthy and moody trader who wants to get a wife in New York. Although she does find a suitor, it is Dolly who will try to win over the client.
18. Queen of Katwe
This 2016 film follows Phiona Mutesi, a young woman from Uganda who dreams of becoming one of the best chess players in the world. However, the difficulties are many. The loss of her father, the poverty of the region where she lives, and the lack of money that forced her to leave school are some of them.
Based on real facts, the film adapted the story from the book The Queen of Katwe: A Story of Life, Chess, and One Extraordinary Girl’s Dream of Becoming to Grandmaster by Tim Crothers, showing the chess player’s trajectory to become a candidate for Master, after his excellent performances in the Chess Olympics.
19. Before the flood
In this renowned documentary of 2016, actor and activist, Leonardo DiCaprio takes the viewer to the forefront of different battles against climate change, showing challenges, obstacles, and various aspects of the planet’s alarming situation. For production, DiCaprio spoke to big names in the cause, such as Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, John Kerry, and Pope Francis.
This series of short films by Pixar was the result of a program to discover new screenwriters and new narrative techniques. With only 6 months to complete the production of the shorts, different artists participated in the project, which yielded productions highly praised by critics, mainly for the maturity of the themes they addressed.
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