What could be better than spending quality time with family on weekends watching movies that kids and adults both can enjoy? Because now, you have a Disney Plus platform with an extensive catalog of family movies you can watch in the comfort of your home.
Disney Plus family movies have everything from an entertaining atmosphere and diverse characters to an emphasis on family-friendly action and dramatization. However, choosing a movie on such a diverse platform can be difficult. So, we have compiled a list of the top 10 family movies on Disney Plus you can watch right away.
The Lion King
Director: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff
Writer: Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts, Linda Woolverton
Cast: Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones
IMDb Rating: 8.5
Runtime: 1hr. 28mins
It’s an animated musical drama released on June 15, 1994. The movie was successful in winning critics’ hearts and earning praise for its music, animation, story, and theme. Upon its release, the film grossed over $763 million getting the title of the highest-grossing film of the year. In addition, the film won two Oscars for Best Music, Original Song.
Simba, the lion prince, and his father are the focus of his resentful uncle, who seeks to claim the kingdom for himself.
Director: Andrew Stanton
Writer: Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter, Jim Reardon
Cast: Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin
IMDb Rating: 8.4
Runtime: 1hr. 38mins
A computer-animated science fiction movie, WALL-E, premiered in the US on June 27, 2008. The animation, plot, voice acting, characters, aesthetics, score, sparing use of words, and romantic scenes all won praise from critics. A $180 million budget was exceeded by $521.3 million in international box office revenue, making it the ninth-highest-grossing movie of 2008.
A little waste-collecting robot accidentally starts a space mission in the far future that will eventually determine the future of humanity.
Director: John Lasseter
Writer: John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton
Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles
IMDb Rating: 8.3
Runtime: 1hr. 21mins
An American computer-animated comedy Toy Story premiered on November 19, 1995. It is both Pixar’s first feature picture and the first entry in the Toy Story series. A multimedia series and three sequels, beginning with Toy Story 2, were established thanks to the popularity of Toy Story (1999).
Its story centers on a relationship between a vintage cowboy doll, Woody, and a contemporary spaceman action figure, Buzz Lightyear. Buzz eventually becomes the favorite toy of their owner Andy, which causes Woody to grow envious of him.
Director: Brad Bird
Writer: Brad Bird
Cast: Craig T. Nelson, Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter
IMDb Rating: 8.0
Runtime: 1hr. 55mins
It’s a superhero animated movie released on November 5, 2004. The film earned praise for everything from the storyline to humor to animation, gaining the greatest superhero film of all time. The Incredibles acquired two Oscars for Best Animated Feature Film of the Year and Best Achievement in Sound Editing.
Its story follows the superhero family who wanted to live peacefully in a suburban area. However, they are compelled to take action to protect the world from evil.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Director: Henry Selick
Writer: Tim Burton, Michael McDowell, Caroline Thompson
Cast: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara
IMDb Rating: 1hr. 16mins
It’s an American animated fantasy film that premiered on October 29, 1993. The movie was taken well by critics and audiences alike, and its animation, characters, songs, and score were all praised. Since its release, it has brought in $91.5 million in total and developed a cult following. The Night Before Christmas was nominated for Best Effects, Visual Effects.
The ruler of Halloweentown finds Christmas Town but makes everything worse by trying to bring the holiday season home.
Director: Ericson Core
Writer: Tom Flynn
Cast: Willem Dafoe, Julianne Nicholson, Christopher Heyerdahl
IMDb Rating: 7.9
Runtime: 1hr. 59mins
On December 20, 2019, the historical adventure movie Togo premiered on Disney Plus. Both critics and viewers gave the film a generally positive review. In addition, the film received a Gold Derby TV Award for a TV Movie.
The story follows a sled dog named Togo who led the demanding 1952 serum run despite being deemed too frail.
The Jungle Book 2
Director: Steve Trenberth
Writer: Karl Geurs, Carter Crocker, Evan Spiliotopoulos
Cast: John Goodman, Haley Joel Osment, Tony Jay
IMDb Rating: 5.3
Runtime: 1hr. 12mins
An animated adventure movie, The Jungle Book 2, was released in the US on February 14, 2003. The film garnered mixed reviews, with some critics claiming it has a similar plot line to the first film. Whereas the film was successful at the box office earning $135.7 million compared to a $20 million budget.
Its story revolves around Mowgli as he flees the man settlement because he misses the jungle and his old pals. But he has no idea that returning to the wild will put him in peril.
Life with Mikey
Director: James Lapine
Writer: Marc Lawrence
Cast: Michael J. Fox, Christina Vidal, Nathan Lane
IMDb Rating: 5.6
Runtime: 1hr. 31mins
It’s a comedy-drama that premiered in the US on June 4, 1993. The film garnered both positive and negative reviews from critics.
A well-known former actor who now operates a talent agency is looking for the next big subject. When he hires a young pickpocket, he receives more than he anticipated.
George of the Jungle
Director: Sam Weisman
Writer: Jay Ward, Dana Olsen, Audrey Wells
Cast: Brendan Fraser, Leslie Mann, Thomas Haden Church
IMDb Rating: 5.5
Runtime: 1hr. 33mins
It’s an American comedy film produced by Walt Disney Pictures and was released in the US on July 16, 1997. George of the Jungle earned mixed reviews grossing over $174 million globally. It also won the ASCAP Award for Top Box Office Films.
It’s a story about a man brought up by Apes in the jungle. But the twist is that he falls for a young and rich American heiress.
The Call of the Wild
Director: Chris Sanders
Writer: Michael Green, Jack London, Egerton Ryerson Young
Cast: Harrison Ford, Omar Sy, Cara Gee
IMDb Rating: 6.7
Runtime: 1hr. 40mins
It is an American adventure film based on the 1903 novel of the same title. Critics gave it mixed reviews, praising Ford’s acting, enjoyable action, and somber tone. The film won IFMCA Award for Best Original Score for an Action/Adventure/Thriller Film.
Its story follows a sled dog in Yukon who struggles for his life in the wild.