Disney Plus, Disney’s streaming platform, has captured much media interest since its departure was announced. After years of waiting, Disney Plus is already a reality in the United States. This country has arrived with an extensive catalog of series and movies that seriously threatens the rest of the video-on-demand services.
The audiovisual content of Disney Plus will grow over the months, but it already has some outstanding titles that you must see yes or yes. Prepare your to-do list because we will tell you which are the best 25 movies that are already available on the Disney platform.
Disney Plus: the 25 best movies at launch
The Novice Witch (1971)
Angela Lansbury stars in this adaptation of The Magic Bed-Knob and Bonfires and Broomsticks by Mary Norton. The film tells the story of Eglantine Price (Lansbury), a witch who takes in her home three children evacuated from London during World War II. Together they will try to find the spell that ends the international confrontation.
The Haunted Mountain (1975)
This classic stars Tia (Kim Richards) and Tony (Ike Eisenmann), two children with magical powers who draw the attention of Lucas Deranian (Donald Pleasence), a man who wants to use those powers for his benefit. However, Jason (Eddie Albert) will help the young men escape from the haunted mountain they have been captured.
101 Dalmatians (1961)
As you can see, Disney Plus has authentic cinematographic gems from a few decades ago. Who has not seen 101 Dalmatians? If you have not done so yet, you can do so on the platform and thus meet Pongo, Perdita, and their 15 Dalmatian puppies, threatened by the evil Cruella de Ville, who is willing to kidnap the animals to make a coat with their skins.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Mr. Toad (1949)
Seventy years have passed since the premiere of this film made up of two shorts: Mr. Toad and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Disney found it challenging to release the first of them and, when it seemed that it was not going to do so, decided to join it to the adaptation of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow to launch a single film. Despite those initial problems, everything went well, and both shorts are still available decades later.
This movie, belonging to the Disney factory, tells the story of Bolt, a dog with extraordinary abilities whose life changes after moving to New York. There, with the help of Mittens and Rino, Bolt realizes that he doesn’t need those powers to be a hero.
Ocean Mysteries (2005)
Filmmaker James Cameron ( Avatar ) directs this documentary shot in IMAX 3-D to show the unknown world of the deep sea. It does so following the work of scientists who study the strange creatures that live there.
The Navigator’s Flight (1986)
David, a 12-year-old boy, plays close to home when he has an accident and falls unconscious. Upon awakening, the protagonist believes that only a few minutes have passed, but it has been eight years, a time during which his family has moved, and he has been reported missing. As if that were not enough, David is persecuted by NASA, ensuring that he has been abducted.
Fantasy 2000 (1999)
This Disney animated film is a tribute to Fantasia, the company’s feature film released in 1940. Fantasy 2000 consists of eight different episodes, including The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, the classic starring Mickey Mouse.
Free Solo (2018)
This documentary, produced and distributed by National Geographic, tells the story of climber Alex Honnold in his attempt to climb without ropes or harnesses El Capitan, an impressive wall of Yosemite National Park, in the United States. The quality of this documentary was recognized by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with the Oscar for Best Documentary.
Iron Man (2008)
Robert Downey Jr. takes on the role of Iron Man, the well-known Iron Man. In this first film, billionaire Tony Stark dons the superhero costume to become Iron Man and thus fight against the evils that threaten the world.
Inside Out (2015)
Riley is a young American trying to adjust to her new life in San Francisco. She and her emotions, joy, fear, displeasure, anger, and sadness, who live at Headquarters, try. After the city change, problems arise between Riley’s emotions, which do not agree to say what is the best way to act in this new life.
James and the Giant Peach (1996)
Based on the homonymous book by Roald Dahl, this film tells the story of James, a 7-year-old boy who is forced to live with his evil aunt Spiker and Sponge after the death of his parents. A spider that visits the house will help James overcome his fear of his aunts being free. Everything changes when a giant peach starts to grow in the garden.
Lilo y Stitch (2002)
Stitch is a dog or so young Lilo thinks when she adopts him. However, the reality is very different, and Stitch is a creature created during a genetic experiment that has escaped from an alien planet. Lilo and Stitch develop a close relationship that makes them inseparable despite this detail.
Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)
Professor Lindenbrook receives a mysterious rock in which he finds directions to the center of the Earth. Together with his student Alec, Carla Goetabaug, and Hans, the teacher sets out to reach that destination, thus beginning a journey full of surprises and dangerous adventures.
The miracle (2004)
Herb Brooks is a hockey player turned coach who led the American team during the 1980 Winter Olympics. In that competition, he will face the seemingly invincible Soviet Union. That is the story told by The Miracle, a film based on actual events and is now available on Disney Plus.
Boston y yo California (1961)
In 1998, Lindsay Lohan starred in a new version of the popular You to London and Me to California story. Based on the children’s novel Las dos Carlotas, this comedy stars Sharon and Susan, two identical-looking girls who meet while camping. After discovering that they are twin sisters, the two start a plan to get their parents back together.
The Muppet Movie (1959)
During his journey to Hollywood to become a star of the show, Kermit the Frog meets Fozzie, Gonzo, and Peggy the pig, who join him in his quest to reign in Hollywood. However, the protagonists will have to overcome the obstacles between them and success.
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Captain Jack Sparrow calmly navigates Caribbean waters when Captain Barbossa steals his ship, the Black Pearl, to attack the city of Port Royal and kidnap the governor’s daughter, Elizabeth Swann. Will Turner, Swann’s childhood friend, teams up with Sparrow in an attempt to rescue the young woman. However, they are unaware that the crew of the Black Pearl suffer a curse that condemns them to live forever and become living skeletons every night.
The Queen of Katwe (2016)
This biographical film tells the story of Phiona Mutesi, a young woman from Uganda who becomes a chess prodigy with the help of her coach, Robert Katende. Mutesi participated in international tournaments thanks to his incredible progress, becoming part of the 2010 Chess Olympics.
Tiana and the frog (2009)
Tiana dreams of one day opening the finest restaurant in New Orleans when she meets Prince Naveen, transformed into a toad by Dr. Facilier. Hoping to break the spell thus, Naveen kisses Tiana, turning her into a frog. To reverse the situation, both go on an adventure through the swamps, searching for someone to help them.
Oz, a Fantastic World (1985)
Dorothy is admitted to a clinic for her trouble sleeping when a storm strikes, causing a blackout. The protagonist is rescued by a mysterious girl who warns her of the treatment to receives during the incident. During the escape, Dorothy falls into a river that takes her back to Oz, very different from how she left it.
Who cheated on a roger rabbit? (1988)
Eddie Valiant is a detective investigating Marvin Acme, accused of being after Jessica Rabbit, wife of superstar Roger Rabbit. During the investigation, Acme is found murdered, and all eyes turn to Rabbit, who asks Valiant help for proof that he is not the culprit.
Tron: Legacy (2010)
This sci-fi movie begins when Sam Flynn, a young programmer, ventures into a dangerous world while investigating his father’s death, Kevin Flynn. Thus he discovers that his father has lived parallel in the said universe for 25 years. Together, and with the help of a girl, they undertake a dangerous adventure through that particular cybernetic world.
The Rocketeer (1991)
In 1930s Hollywood, a secret weapon was in the hands of the Los Angeles mob, hunted by the FBI. In turn, Nazi Germany is also trying to get hold of this invention. However, fortuitously, the weapon happens to have the pilot Cliff Secord, whom everyone begins to chase to get hold of such a precious object.
Our gang (1993)
After moving to a new city with his parents, some classmates do not accept Scotty Smalls, who tease him for not knowing how to throw a baseball. Everything changes when the gang leader asks him to play with them, thus beginning a summer of adventures that will make them an intimate group.
These are the 25 best movies currently available on Disney Plus, although the list will grow in the coming months . Little by little, Disney is recovering the rights to the productions on other platforms. While you get it, and before Disney Plus is released in Spain, you can take the opportunity to see the best films of the company that is still on Netflix.
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