40+ best movies available on Disney+ Australia

Streaming service Disney+ offers a solid catalogue of family-friendly movies, including Marvel blockbusters, Star Wars epics and Pixar masterpieces.

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Disney has been making some name for itself since it joined in the highly competitive streaming wars. Already boasting its vault of timeless flicks in a wide library of content, it has also snapped up some of the great entertainment platforms in cinematic history.

The content catalogue features titles from Disney itself, plus subsidiaries Marvel, Pixar and Lucasfilm. As a result, it includes some of the highest-grossing and most widely beloved movies of all time, along with children's animated classics and more recent originals like a remake of Lady and the Tramp.

It also vastly improved upon any concerns about a lack of adult content on the service by launching Star in 2021, an additional collection of content for mature viewers, including the Deadpool franchise, Family Guy and much more.

Since picking the best titles available on the platform would be a highly subjective task, we decided to let collective wisdom guide us through the process. We compiled this list based on a combination of IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes scores, then curated it with a sprinkle of personal preference. You can see our full methodology at the end of this page. These are the highest-rated movies streaming on Disney+.

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1. Nomadland


Year: 2020
Cast: Frances McDormand, David Strathairn, Linda May, Gay DeForest
Rotten Tomatoes score: 94% Fresh
IMDb score: 7.5

After losing her job due to the Great Recession, a woman in her 50s embarks on a melancholic journey through the US with only a van and a few possessions. Along the way she's looking for seasonal work, enjoying the views and connecting with fellow nomads, each on a voyage of their own.

Nomadland is visually dazzling and wonderfully acted. It also offers multiple perspectives about life on the road – some coming from real-life nomads. Oh and the movie won Oscars for Best Picture and Best Actress for the superb Frances McDormand in 2021. You might want to tune in to see what all the fuss is about.

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2. Soul


Year: 2020
Cast: Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Graham Norton
Rotten Tomatoes score: 95% Fresh
IMDb score: 8.1

A wildly imaginative and heartwarming movie, Soul centres on a middle school music teacher, Joe, who has to reunite his soul and his body after they are accidentally separated. Since this happens just before getting his big break as a jazz musician, it's even more important that he succeeds, even when that involves helping someone else find their true passion.

Great animation, a touching story and memorable performances make Soul another bona fide hit for Pixar. If you enjoyed Inside Out, this should be right up your alley.

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3. Hamilton


Year: 2020
Cast: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Phillipa Soo, Leslie Odom Jr.
Rotten Tomatoes score: 98% Fresh
IMDb score: 8.7

Filmed at The Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway in 2016 with the original cast, Hamilton is a must-see for any theatre lover. Created by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the musical follows the real life of one of the USA's foremost founding fathers and first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton.

A feast for both the eyes and the ears, Hamilton pulses with talent and energy. As for the songs, they're the stuff of dreams. If you didn't get a chance to see it on the stage, this is the next best thing.

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4. Raya and the Last Dragon


Year: 2021
Cast: Kelly Marie Tran, Awkwafina, Gemma Chan
Rotten Tomatoes score: 94% Fresh
IMDb score: 7.5

This charming movie is set in a realm known as Kumandra, where a warrior named Raya is determined to find the last remaining dragon in order to restore peace. However, she'll soon understand that you need more than dragon magic to come out on top. You also need trust.

With a solid voice cast and spectacular animation, Raya and the Last Dragon is a very good time. Originally launched on Disney+ with Premier Access, meaning you had to pay an extra fee to tune in, it became available on the standard platform from 4 June 2021.

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5. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings


Year: 2021
Cast: Simu Liu, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Awkwafina, Ben Kingsley
Rotten Tomatoes score: 92% Fresh
IMDb score: 7.6

Marvel's first film with a predominantly Asian cast doesn't disappoint. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings follows the titular character, a young martial arts expert who left his past behind and lives a quiet life in New York. However, this all changes when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organisation.

With stunning visuals and dedicated performances, the film is another successful entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. A crowd-pleasing blockbuster, it's a fun watch – whether you're well-versed in the MCU or entering this world for the very first time.

6. Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back


Year: 1980
Cast: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher
Rotten Tomatoes score: 94% Fresh
IMDb score: 8.7

This epic space opera film from 1980 is the highest-rated Star Wars entry on IMDb. The Empire Strikes Back is the middle instalment of the original trilogy and episode 5 in the 9-part Skywalker saga. It stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams and Anthony Daniels, among others.

The story takes place 3 years after the destruction of the Death Star, as the Rebel Alliance led by Princess Leia has set up a new base. Darth Vader is adamant about turning Luke Skywalker to the dark side, but Luke trains with Yoda to become a Jedi Knight. Meanwhile, his friends try to fend off the Imperial Fleet. Intense and breathtaking, The Empire Strikes Back still holds up. If you haven't seen it yet, you'll be in for a memorable ride.

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7. Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope


Year: 1977
Cast: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher
Rotten Tomatoes score: 92% Fresh
IMDb score: 8.6

The first instalment of the original Star Wars trilogy is a must-watch for any movie buff out there. After Princess Leia is held hostage by Darth Vader, Luke and Han Solo must free her and destroy the powerful weapon created by the Galactic Empire. The cast includes Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Alec Guinness.

To call this movie iconic would be an understatement, so you definitely need to give it a stream if you haven't watched the original trilogy yet. Set "a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away", A New Hope is one of those films that has become an integral part of pop culture. Luckily, this enduring classic is part of the Disney+ line-up, so you're only a few clicks away from having your mind blown.

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8. Disney's Newsies the Broadway Musical


Year: 2017
Cast: Jeremy Jordan, Kara Lindsay, Ben Fankhauser
Rotten Tomatoes score: N/A
IMDb score: 8.6

Lover of musicals? Then you should add this to your watchlist immediately. Disney's Newsies the Broadway Musical is filmed live on stage at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood and it's an explosion of energy that will delight adults and kids alike.

The musical is based on the 1992 film Newsies, which was in turn inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York. Viewers will be able to enjoy tunes from the original film, as well as new numbers. The cast includes Jeremy Jordan, Kara Lindsay, Ben Fankhauser and Andrew Keenan-Bolger.

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9. The Lion King (1994)


Year: 1994
Cast: Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones
Rotten Tomatoes score: 93% Fresh
IMDb score: 8.5

The Lion King is one of the best and most magical animated movies ever made. The story follows lion Simba, who is forced to leave the Pride Lands after his father's death. Years later, he returns to face his evil uncle and reclaim his throne.

This beautifully animated classic features plenty of catchy songs, a moving story and tons of humour, which makes it a fun watch for the entire family. Largely regarded as the pinnacle of Disney animation, The Lion King makes for a highly entertaining streaming choice.

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10. Avengers: Infinity War


Year: 2018
Cast: Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo
Rotten Tomatoes score: 84% Fresh
IMDb score: 8.5

The highest-rated Marvel movie on IMDb, Avengers: Infinity War follows The Avengers in their fight to stop Thanos, a mad Titan, from getting his hands on the coveted Infinity Stones and wiping out half of the universe's population. As you might expect, that's no easy feat.

A critical and commercial hit, Avengers: Infinity War has a star-studded cast featuring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr, Josh Brolin, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Elizabeth Olsen and more. Brimming with great performances and tremendous action sequences, it's a thrilling blockbuster that's not to be missed.

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11. Avengers: Endgame


Year: 2019
Cast: Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo
Rotten Tomatoes score: 93% Fresh
IMDb score: 8.5

The second part of the Infinity Saga, Avengers: Endgame takes place after the events of Infinity War and revolves around the heroes trying to grapple with the consequences of Thanos's master plan. It's the highest-grossing film of all time, which should be reason enough to convince even the most sceptical viewer to check it out.

But more than that, the movie actually exceeds expectations, delivering an action-packed and emotionally satisfying conclusion to the story of the MCU up to that point. It's an ending of 22 movies in the making, so it may not resonate as well with viewers unfamiliar with the universe. For Marvel fans though, it's a spectacular treat.

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12. Free Guy


Year: 2021
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Joe Keery, Lil Rel Howery, Taika Waititi
Rotten Tomatoes score: 80% Fresh
IMDb score: 7.3

In Free Guy, Ryan Reynolds stars as Guy, a bank teller who discovers that he's in fact a non-player character in a massive online game. Eager to win over a human player he falls for, Guy is determined to become the hero of the story by levelling up and maybe even saving his world in the process.

Boasting all the ingredients of a successful blockbuster, Free Guy is action-packed, witty and a whole lot of fun. The movie has a creative premise and doesn't take itself too seriously, which only makes it even more entertaining. You'll be in for a great time.

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13. Black Widow


Year: 2021
Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, Rachel Weisz, David Harbour
Rotten Tomatoes score: 81% Fresh
IMDb score: 6.9

Set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe after the events of Captain America: Civil War, Black Widow chronicles the exploits of Natasha Romanoff, who is on the run for breaking the Sokovia Accords. She reunites with a figure from her past only to realise that she has unfinished business from her time as a Russian spy.

With dazzling special effects and exciting fight sequences, Black Widow is a standalone adventure that never fails to entertain. It's also now available to all Disney+ subscribers, no extra fee required.

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14. Cruella


Year: 2021
Cast: Emma Stone, Emma Thompson, Joel Fry, Paul Walter Hauser
Rotten Tomatoes score: 73% Fresh
IMDb score: 7.4

A prequel to 101 Dalmatians focusing on the villain may be hard to sell, but thanks to Emma Stone that job becomes significantly easier.

She plays Estella, a young and creative grifter who wants to make a name for herself in the fashion world. When she crosses paths with the Baroness von Hellman, Estella's actions will set her on a devious path that will eventually lead her to embrace her darkness and become Cruella DeVil.

The film's aesthetics are the stuff of dreams, Stone's performance is vibrant and the fashion is to die for. All in all, Cruella is worth the hype.

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15. WALL-E


Year: 2008
Cast: Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin
Rotten Tomatoes score: 95% Fresh
IMDb score: 8.5

The story of Wall-E revolves around a machine responsible for cleaning a waste-covered Earth, who one day meets another robot and falls in love. The pair then set out on a fantastic journey.

One of Pixar's most creative movies, Wall-E will enchant you from the first scene thanks to gorgeous animation and wonderful storytelling. Filled with heart and wonder, the movie is more targeted towards adults, but kids should have fun as well following the robot's adventures.

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16. Coco


Year: 2017
Cast: Anthony Gonzalez (Miguel), Gael García Bernal (Hector), Benjamin Bratt (Ernesto Dela Cruz)
Rotten Tomatoes score: 97% Fresh
IMDb score: 8.4

Another Pixar production, Coco revolves around Miguel, a boy who dreams of becoming a great musician and pursues his love for singing in spite of his family's objections. However, everything changes when he stumbles into the land of the dead. Here, Miguel gets to learn more about his great-great-grandfather, who was a legendary singer.

Coco is not only visually stunning, but it also delivers a charming story that touches on family, culture and death. By the end, even cynical viewers might find themselves shedding a tear. The cast includes Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal and Benjamin Bratt.

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17. Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi


Year: 1983
Cast: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher
Rotten Tomatoes score: 82% Fresh
IMDb score: 8.3

Did you have any doubts about the final entry in the original Star Wars trilogy making it on this list? Return of the Jedi is set after the events of The Empire Strikes Back, as the Galactic Empire is building another Death Star to crush the Rebel Alliance. In response, the Rebel Fleet launches a full-on attack aiming to kill the ruthless Emperor.

Return of the Jedi has all the ingredients of a triumphant finale, including tons of action and enough dramatics to keep viewers glued to the screen. An entertaining sci-fi space opera, it's absorbing and just the right amount of bittersweet.

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18. Luca


Year: 2021
Cast: Jacob Tremblay, Jack Dylan Grazer, Emma Berman, Saverio Raimondo
Rotten Tomatoes score: 90% Fresh
IMDb score: 7.6

A recent Pixar extravaganza, Luca is set in a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera. The action follows a young sea monster able to take human form while on land. As he begins to experience life above water he makes friends and goes on exciting adventures, living the summer of a lifetime.

Luca is a sweet movie the whole family can enjoy, with gorgeous animation and a positive, uplifting message. Stream it when you're in dire need of a sun-filled escape.

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19. Toy Story


Year: 1995
Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles
Rotten Tomatoes score: 100% Fresh
IMDb score: 8.3

Toy Story may be Pixar's first feature-length film, but it's still visually glorious, even when compared with the company's more recent releases. The movie takes place in a world where toys come to life when humans are not around and centres on Woody, little boy Andy's favourite toy. But when Andy receives a new toy for his birthday, Buzz Lightyear, Woody is worried that he may fall in the shadows, so he hatches a plan to come out on top.

Inventive and highly enjoyable, Toy Story was an instant classic upon release, generating praise from critics and fans alike. Even today, it has a 100% Rotten Tomatoes score. With a cast featuring Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, this engaging animation is one you'll want to watch over and over again.

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20. Finding Nemo


Year: 2013
Cast: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould
Rotten Tomatoes score: 99% Fresh
IMDb score: 8.1

A sweet family tale for all ages, Finding Nemo is an underwater adventure that will stay with you long after the end credits roll. The story centres on an overprotective clownfish named Marlin who gets separated from his son, Nemo. To get him back, Marlin embarks on a dangerous trek with a little help from forgetful but friendly companion Dory.

The movie is funny and heartfelt, with gorgeous animation and some genuine thrills. It's also hopeful – things may look bleak, but if you work hard they will turn out okay in the end. Watch it when you need a morale boost.

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21. Inside Out


Year: 2015
Cast: Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black
Rotten Tomatoes score: 98% Fresh
IMDb score: 8.1

Riley, 11, moves to San Francisco, leaving behind her life in Minnesota. As a result, she and her 5 core emotions – fear, anger, joy, disgust and sadness – struggle to cope with her new life.

One of Pixar's most ambitious and imaginative efforts, Inside Out is moving, clever and impossible to look away from. Keep some tissues handy – tearing up is not completely out of the question with this.

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22. Toy Story 3


Year: 2010
Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack
Rotten Tomatoes score: 98% Fresh
IMDb score: 8.3

Another successful instalment in the Toy Story saga, the movie takes place before Andy leaves for college. When his toys are mistakenly delivered to a daycare centre, Woody convinces the others that they were not left behind and leads them on an exciting expedition back home.

Toy Story is one of the few franchises where sequels meet or even exceed expectations, so we can almost guarantee you'll have a great time with this film. Plus, the movie tackles a universal theme everyone can relate to, dealing with the fear of being cast off and no longer of use.

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23. Free Solo


Year: 2018
Cast: Alex Honnold, Tommy Caldwell, Jimmy Chin
Rotten Tomatoes score: 97% Fresh
IMDb score: 8.2

Free Solo is a documentary that takes your breath away. The story follows professional rock climber Alex Honnold, who attempts to conquer the first free solo climb of famed El Capitan's 900-metre vertical rock face in Yosemite National Park. That means he has no rope or additional support system to rely on if something goes wrong.

Honnold's climb is celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind and we're happy to report that this doco does it justice. Awe-inspiring and visually dizzying, it allows viewers to experience an epic adventure from the safety of their couch. Fair warning, prepare to be on the edge of your seat.

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24. The Incredibles


Year: 2014
Cast: Craig T. Nelson, Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter
Rotten Tomatoes score: 97% Fresh
IMDb score: 8.0

Forced to adopt a civilian identity and stuck in a white-collar job, superhero Mr. Incredible itches to get back into action. But when he is lured into a trap, it's up to his family to save both him and the entire world.

The animation here is sleek as usual, but where The Incredibles really shines is the dialogue. Witty and clever, the banter will make kids and adults giggle and feel all the feels. Plus, there's enough action to keep everyone glued to the screen.

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25. Ratatouille


Year: 2007
Cast: Brad Garrett, Lou Romano, Patton Oswalt
Rotten Tomatoes score: 96% Fresh
IMDb score: 8.0

Meet Remy. He's a rat who dreams of becoming a renowned French chef one day. However, it's universally known that people despise rodents and will never enjoy a meal cooked by him. Or will they? Thanks to an unlikely partnership Remy forms with Linguini, the garbage boy at a popular Paris restaurant, we get to find out.

A love letter to the art of cooking and a reminder of how important it is to follow your dreams, Ratatouille is pure joy from start to finish. Prepare to be mesmerised.

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26. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl


Year: 2003
Cast: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom
Rotten Tomatoes score: 79% Fresh
IMDb score: 8.0

Ahoy, mateys! Remember when the Pirates of the Caribbean movies used to be very good? Case in point: the first instalment in the franchise. The plot revolves around a blacksmith who joins forces with Captain Jack Sparrow, a pirate, in a bid to free the love of his life from Jack's associates, who just happen to become undead skeletons at night.

The Curse of the Black Pearl has a star-studded cast and a wonderful sense of high-seas adventure. Add some oddball comedy into the mix and you've got yourself a highly entertaining pirate flick.

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27. Zootopia


Year: 2016
Cast: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba
Rotten Tomatoes score: 98% Fresh
IMDb score: 8.0

Welcome to Zootopia, a melting pot where animals from every environment live together. Yet, rookie officer Judy Hopps soon discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn't easy. As a result, she decides to partner with a scam-artist fox to solve a big case.

Zootopia will win you over from the very first frame thanks to its subversive storytelling style and top-notch animation. The movie has an important and complex message, but it's adorable enough for young kids to enjoy as well. A win for everyone.

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28. Marvel's The Avengers


Year: 2012
Cast: Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo
Rotten Tomatoes score: 92% Fresh
IMDb score: 8.0

When Loki poses a threat to Planet Earth, Nick Fury is compelled to launch the Avengers Initiative. His squad of superheroes clash at first, but they soon understand that they have to work together to defeat the alien forces and keep the world safe.

The first Avengers movie remains a treat for Marvel fans, regardless of how many sequels the franchise gifts us. With a strong script and some wonderful action sequences, it stays true to its comic book origins while delivering a highly entertaining story and some strong character beats. Shawarma, anyone?

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29. Monsters, Inc.


Year: 2001
Cast: Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Mary Gibbs
Rotten Tomatoes score: 96% Fresh
IMDb score: 8.0

In order to power their world, Monstropolis, monsters have to scare children so that they scream. Things get complicated when a little girl wanders into this world and 2 of the monsters realise that things aren't always as they seem.

Monsters, Inc. is a prime example of a movie that improves not only with age, but with each re-watch. Great gags and perfect casting go hand in hand with exquisite animation, proving once again that Pixar is a force to be reckoned with.

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30. Toy Story 2


Year: 1999
Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer
Rotten Tomatoes score: 100% Fresh
IMDb score: 7.9

When Woody is kidnapped by a greedy toy collector, Buzz and his friends set out to rescue him. On the other hand, Woody gets tempted by the idea of becoming immortal in a museum.

What else is there to say about Toy Story by this point? Sit back, relax and enjoy an e
pic movie marathon that includes all instalments in the series. You will have zero regrets.

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31. Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens


Year: 2015
Cast: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson
Rotten Tomatoes score: 93% Fresh
IMDb score: 7.9

A new order threatens to destroy the New Republic. Consequently, Finn, Rey and Poe, backed by the Resistance and the Republic, must find a way to stop them and find Luke, the last surviving Jedi.

The Force Awakens is the first movie in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, following the story of Return of the Jedi. Overall, it's episode 7 of the 9-part Skywalker saga. Met with enthusiasm from critics and fans alike, this space opera doesn't disappoint, offering an intriguing mix of familiar characters and new faces. It also breathes fresh energy into the franchise, to everyone's delight.

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32. Aladdin


Year: 1992
Cast: Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin
Rotten Tomatoes score: 95% Fresh
IMDb score: 8.0

Aladdin follows a common thief who falls in love with Princess Jasmine, but cannot marry her given his current circumstances. All that changes when he stumbles upon a magical lamp that has the power to make his deepest wishes come true.

A glorious animated spectacle, Aladdin is dazzling, magical and hilarious. Even with the live-action version now available, the original remains a musical-comedy for the ages thanks to its spectacular cast and stunning animation. We highly recommend you check it out ASAP.

33. The Nightmare Before Christmas


Year: 1993
Cast: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey
Rotten Tomatoes score: 95% Fresh
IMDb score: 8.0

Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King from Halloween Town, finds Christmas Town and is instantly enchanted. Things take a turn when his new obsession with Christmas leads him to abduct Santa Claus.

Funny, eerie and morbid, The Nightmare Before Christmas is a holiday fairytale like no other. We all have genius creator Tim Burton to thank for that.

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34. Beauty and the Beast


Year: 1991
Cast: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Jesse Corti
Rotten Tomatoes score: 94% Fresh
IMDb score: 8.0

Belle, a bookish and beautiful young woman, agrees to live with the Beast in exchange for her father's safety. Soon, she discovers that her hideous captor is actually an enchanted prince harbouring a curse.

Beauty and the Beast has plenty of fabulous musical numbers to offer, but the main appeal of the movie lies in its romantic and memorable plot. Prepare to swoon as you watch these unlikely partners fall more and more in love.

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35. Black Panther


Year: 2018
Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira
Rotten Tomatoes score: 97% Fresh
IMDb score: 7.3

After his father's death, T'Challa returns home to Wakanda to inherit his throne. But when a powerful enemy threatens to attack his nation, he's drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk.

An absorbing and thrilling superhero blockbuster, Black Panther also introduces some of Marvel's most compelling characters to date, including a tragic villain we'll be talking about for years to come.

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36. Mary Poppins


Year: 1964
Cast: Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson
Rotten Tomatoes score: 100% Fresh
IMDb score: 7.8

Based on P. L. Travers's book series, Mary Poppins takes place in turn-of-the-century London and revolves around a magical nanny who employs music and adventure to help 2 neglected children become closer to their father.

Featuring marvellous songs and enthralling special effects, the movie takes viewers on a colourful journey filled with joy. Arguably one of the best family films ever made, it will lift your spirits instantly.

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37. Who Framed Roger Rabbit


Year: 1988
Cast: Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy, Charles Fleischer
Rotten Tomatoes score: 97% Fresh
IMDb score: 7.7

The premise of this highly entertaining movie is fairly simple: a toon-hating detective is a cartoon rabbit's only hope to prove his innocence when he is accused of murder. Far from simple is the ground-breaking mix of live action and animation, which turned Who Framed Roger Rabbit into an instant classic back in the day.

Thankfully, the movie stands the test of time thanks to its moving story and funny dialogue. If you haven't seen it yet, there's no time like the present to finally tune in.

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38. Pinocchio


Year: 1940
Cast: Dickie Jones, Christian Rub, Mel Blanc
Rotten Tomatoes score: 100% Fresh
IMDb score: 7.4

While all Disney animated classics have a timeless charm, Pinocchio remains one of the most enchanting films ever made thanks to its mix of comedy and moral wisdom.

The story centres on a living puppet who, with the help of a cricket as his conscience, must prove himself worthy to become a real boy. The movie features beautiful animation, great music and loveable characters. Both kids and adults today will find it absolutely delightful.

39. Clouds


Year: 2020
Cast: Fin Argus, Neve Campbell, Sabrina Carpenter
Rotten Tomatoes score: 76% Fresh
IMDb score: 7.6

Clouds tells the story of teenager Zach Sobiech, who forms the music group A Firm Handshake and records an inspirational hit single, all while dealing with a brutal diagnosis. He only has a few months left, but he's determined to make each of them count.

Based on a true story, Clouds is emotional and heartbreaking. While you may want to keep a box of tissues handy, rest assured, the movie isn't without humour, proving that you can find something to laugh even in the worst circumstances.

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40. Moana


Year: 2016
Cast: Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House
Rotten Tomatoes score: 95% Fresh
IMDb score: 7.6

Moana follows an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, she meets the mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master wayfinder.

Boasting lavish animation and a complex main character you can't help but root for, Moana will blow you away despite a fairly predictable, yet inspiring plot. The magic is in the detail and we bet you'll be humming the movie's catchy tunes for days.

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41. Bad Times at the El Royale


Year: 2018
Cast: Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Chris Hemsworth
Rotten Tomatoes score: 74% Fresh
IMDb score: 7.1

In 1969, seven strangers meet in a deserted hotel. As time goes by, their secrets start to come out, just as everything goes very wrong.

Saying more would ruin the fun as this is the kind of movie the less you know about, the better. A gripping neo-noir thriller with a terrific cast, Bad Times at the El Royale is tense and intriguing. You won't be able to look away.

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42. The One and Only Ivan


Year: 2020
Cast: Sam Rockwell, Bryan Cranston, Phillipa Soo
Rotten Tomatoes score: 70% Fresh
IMDb score: 6.7

This charming movie follows a gorilla named Ivan who tries to piece together his past with the help of an elephant named Ruby. Together, they hatch a plan to escape from captivity.

Combining human actors with expressive CGI animals, The One and Only Ivan is a delight for both kids and adults. The story is moving, the characters are loveable and the special effects are great. The film is sure to appeal to lovers of Disney classics like Dumbo or Bambi.

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43. Mulan


Year: 2020
Cast: Yifei Liu, Donnie Yen, Gong Li
Rotten Tomatoes score: 73% Fresh
IMDb score: 5.6

A live-action adaptation of the popular Disney animated movie, Mulan centres on a girl who disguises herself as a male warrior and joins the imperial army to prevent her sick father from being forced to enlist. Once on the front lines, she'll prove to be a tremendous asset.

With glorious set pieces and great action scenes, Mulan is a remake worth watching. It's like a more adult version of the animated original, so it's a good pick for viewers of all ages.

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44. Flora & Ulysses


Year: 2021
Cast: Matilda Lawler, Alyson Hannigan, Ben Schwartz
Rotten Tomatoes score: 70% Fresh
IMDb score: 6.4

A different kind of superhero film, Flora & Ulysses centres on a young girl who rescues a squirrel and names him Ulysses. Soon, she discovers that the squirrel has superpowers, which enables the duo to go on all sorts of amazing adventures.

The movie is based on the children's novel of the same name by Kate DiCamillo and it does the source material justice. Kids will love it. As for adults, there's a good chance they'll appreciate the movie's quirkiness. If you have a young kid to entertain, Flora & Ulysses is a solid streaming choice.

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45. Vacation Friends


Year: 2021
Cast: Lil Rel Howery, Yvonne Orji, John Cena, Meredith Hagner
Rotten Tomatoes score: 60% Fresh
IMDb score: 6.3

A raunchy comedy perfect to enjoy over the weekend, Vacation Friends centres on two couples who connect while on holiday. Marcus and Emily are usually rule followers, but they let go of their inhibitions and enjoy a wild time in the company of Ron and Kyla, who seem down for anything. Things get awkward when Ron and Kyla show up for Marcus and Emily's wedding months later… without an invite.

With a terrific cast and enough jokes to make the audience laugh out loud repeatedly, Vacation Friends is a good time from start to finish. However, it's in no way recommended for young viewers, so it's best to keep the kids away from this one.

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46. Godmothered


Year: 2020
Cast: Jillian Bell, Isla Fisher
Rotten Tomatoes score: 70% Fresh
IMDb score: 6.1

When a fairy-godmother-in-training learns that the world may not need fairy godmothers anymore, she decides to help a young girl whose plea for help went unnoticed. Turns out, the young girl is a grown woman now, so her fairy godmother might encounter all sorts of unexpected challenges along the way.

A charming and entertaining movie, Godmothered is funny and fresh. If you're looking for a healthy dose of escapism, you can't go wrong with this.

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47. Black Beauty


Year: 2020
Cast: Kate Winslet, Mackenzie Foy, Iain Glen
Rotten Tomatoes score: 46% Fresh
IMDb score: 6.3

A modern-day reimagining of Anna Sewell's timeless classic, Black Beauty revolves around the unbreakable bond between a wild horse and a young girl, who forge a connection that will last a lifetime.

Emotional and well-written, the movie promotes respect and admiration for animals, making it a fit viewing for tweens. Additionally, Beauty is female this time around, voiced by the stellar Kate Winslet. A welcome twist on a familiar story.

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