20 Recommended Family Movies on Disney Plus to Enjoy

Jill Holtz

July 25, 2020

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If you recently signed up for streaming service Disney Plus (or are thinking about it) then we asked Mykidstime parents to tell us what family movies they have been enjoying with their kids. Here are 20 family films on Disney Plus that parents recommend:

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With Disney Plus you get plenty of the old classics you may remember from your own childhood, but you also get a heap of newer movies that are perfect for family movie night!

We asked Mykidstime parents for their favourites, and here’s what they’ve been watching – there are some great choices!

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Family Movies on Disney Plus to Enjoy

101 Dalmatians

101 Dalmatians is a fast-paced adventure and comedy featuring a brilliant performance by Glenn Close as Cruella De Vil. In their small London flat, Dalmatians Pongo and Perdy, and their human “pets” Roger and Anita, are overjoyed by the arrival of 15 puppies.

But when the spotted-fur-loving Ms. De Vil and her clumsy cohorts, Jasper and Horace, dognap the litter, along with every other Dalmatian pup in London, Pongo and Perdy must rally the town’s animals to the rescue.

The plan hurls them towards a thrilling climax, filled with uproarious moments as the puppies attempt to outwit their captors and bring on a final showdown with Cruella.

Rated 6+

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Alice in Wonderland

Tumble down the rabbit hole with Alice in this imaginative twist on one of the most beloved stories of all time. Alice (Mia Wasikowska), now 19 years old, returns to the whimsical world she first entered as a child and embarks on a journey to discover her true destiny.

This Wonderland is a world beyond imagination and unlike anything ever seen before. The extraordinary characters come to life richer and more colorful than ever. There’s the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp), the White Queen (Anne Hathaway), the Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter), the White Rabbit (Michael Sheen) and more. Contains tobacco depictions.

Rated 9+

Younger viewers may prefer the original animated Alice in Wonderland, rated 0+


One of my own personal favourites, Disney Pixar’s vibrant tale of family, fun and adventure, Coco is the story of an aspiring young musician named Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez) who embarks on an extraordinary journey to the magical land of his ancestors.

There, the charming trickster Héctor (Gael García Bernal) becomes an unexpected friend who helps Miguel uncover the mysteries behind his family’s stories and traditions.

Rated 6+

Finding Dory

Finding Dory is the follow up movie to Disney Pixar’s Finding Nemo, and is another epic undersea adventure filled with imagination, humor and heart. When Dory, the forgetful blue tang (Ellen DeGeneres), suddenly remembers she has a family who may be looking for her, she, Marlin (Albert Brooks) and Nemo (Hayden Rolence) take off on a life-changing quest to find them.

With help from Hank, a cantankerous octopus; Bailey, a beluga whale who’s convinced his biological sonar skills are on the fritz; and Destiny, a nearsighted whale shark. This movie is filled with unforgettable characters, dazzling animation and gallons of fun!

Some flashing lights sequences or patterns may affect photosensitive viewers.

Rated 6+


Brilliant but befuddled Professor Phillip Brainard (Robin Williams) is on the brink of inventing a revolutionary energy source…and missing his wedding to Dr. Sara Jean Reynolds (Marcia Gay Harden), president of financially challenged Medfield College, for the third time.

When Phillip experiments with his own theory, he instead creates Flubber, a miraculous elastic goo. Phillip and Weebo, his flying cyber sidekick, soon discover that when Flubber is applied to anything, it can bounce super high and fast. But is Flubber good enough to win back Sara and save Medfield from its financial problems?

Rated 6+

Freaky Friday

Dr. Tess Coleman (Jamie Lee Curtis) and her teenage daughter Anna (Lindsay Lohan) have one thing in common: they don’t relate to each other on anything. Not clothes or men or Anna’s passion to be in a rock band. Nothing.

Then one Friday night, a little mystic mayhem changes their lives and they wake up to the biggest freak-out ever – Tess and Anna are trapped inside each other’s body! With Tess’s wedding on Saturday, the two must find a way to switch back…and fast.

Literally forced to walk in each other’s shoes, will they gain respect and understanding for the other’s point of view?

Rated 6+

Guardians of the Galaxy

An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy tells the story of brash adventurer Peter Quill who finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe.

To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits: Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon; Groot, a tree-like humanoid; the deadly and enigmatic Gamora; and revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer.

But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand—with the galaxy’s fate in the balance. Some flashing lights sequences or patterns may affect photosensitive viewers.

Rated 12+

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Exclusively streaming on Disney Plus, Hamilton is one not to miss! An unforgettable cinematic stage performance, the filmed version of the hit original Broadway production of Hamilton combines the best elements of live theatre, film and streaming to bring the cultural phenomenon to homes around the world for a thrilling, once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Hamilton is the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, Hamilton takes the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and creates a revolutionary moment in theatre, a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education.

With book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and direction by Thomas Kail, Hamilton is inspired by the book Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow.

Rated 12+

Jungle Book

Experience the song-filled celebration of friendship, fun and adventure that was the last film to receive Walt Disney’s personal touch. Embark on a thrilling, adventure-filled journey with the boy Mowgli as he makes his way through the jungle to the man-village with Bagheera, the wise panther.

Along the way he meets jazzy King Louie, the hypnotic snake Kaa and the lovable, happy-go-lucky bear Baloo, who teaches Mowgli ‘The Bare Necessities’ of life and the true meaning of friendship.

This programme is presented as originally created. It may contain outdated cultural depictions.

Rated 6+

You can also enjoy the 2016 real life remake of The Jungle Book, rated 12+

Lady and the Tramp

Fall in love with Walt Disney’s beloved classic. Experience the thrilling adventures of Lady, a lovingly pampered cocker spaniel, and Tramp, a freewheeling mutt with a heart of gold.

This heartwarming tale now charms a new generation of families and fans with its exquisite animation, unforgettable songs and one of the greatest love stories of all time.

Contains tobacco depictions. This programme is presented as originally created. It may contain outdated cultural depictions.

Rated 6+

Life with Mikey

Mikey is a former child star having a little trouble with his new role as a kids’ talent agent. He’s desperate to find a way to keep his third-rate talent agency from going under when he meets a young con artist named Angie.

With her streetwise smarts and irresistible charm, she’s a natural for TV commercials and could be their ticket to the big time…if they don’t drive each other crazy first.

Rated 0+

The Lion King

Disney’s The Lion King, directed by Jon Favreau, journeys to the African savanna, where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother, and former heir to the throne, has plans of his own.

The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.

Some flashing lights sequences or patterns may affect photosensitive viewers.

Rated 9+

Younger viewers may prefer the animated original Lion King, rated 6+

Mary Poppins

“Practically Perfect In Every Way” Mary Poppins (Julie Andrews) flies out of the windy London skies and into the home of two mischievous children.

With the help of a carefree chimney sweep named Bert (Dick Van Dyke), the spirited nanny turns every chore into a game and every day into a “Jolly Holiday” to reconnect the children with their parents.

Contains tobacco depictions.

Rated 0+

You can also enjoy Mary Poppins Returns starring Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins, with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Dick Van Dyke, Angela Lansbury, Colin Firth, and Meryl Streep in supporting roles.


Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped — and no one knows why.

Moana, is the story of an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana (Auliʻi Cravalho) meets the mighty demigod Maui (Dwayne Johnson), who guides her in her quest to become a master wayfinder.

Together, they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds. Along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity. Some flashing lights sequences or patterns may affect photosensitive viewers.

Rated 6+

Mrs. Doubtfire

After Daniel Hillard, an unemployed actor, loses custody of his three children to his ex-wife, he realizes that seeing his kids once a week just isn’t enough.

So the crafty thespian dresses as “Mrs. Doubtfire,” an elderly British nanny with a sharp tongue and an endearing way with children, in order to be close to his kids in this bright, heartwarming comedy.

Rated 0+

Pirates of the Caribbean

The roguish yet charming Captain Jack Sparrow’s idyllic pirate life capsizes after his nemesis, the wily Captain Barbossa, steals his ship, the Black Pearl, and later attacks the town of Port Royal, kidnapping the governor’s beautiful daughter Elizabeth.

In a gallant attempt to rescue her and recapture the Black Pearl, Elizabeth’s childhood friend Will Turner joins forces with Jack. What Will doesn’t know is that a cursed treasure has doomed Barbossa and his crew to live forever as the undead.

Rated 12+

The Fox and the Hound

When a feisty little fox named Tod meets Copper, an adorable hound puppy, the two grow up together and vow to be best buddies forever.

But when Copper is expected to take on his natural role as a hunting dog, he and Tod face the ultimate test of their unlikely friendship.

Rated 6+

The Parent Trap

Hallie Parker, a hip Californian, and Annie James, a proper London miss (both played by Lindsay Lohan) are identical twins who don’t even know each other exists – until they accidentally meet at summer camp.

Now they’re up to their freckles in schemes and dreams to switch places, get their parents (Dennis Quaid, Natasha Richardson) back together and have the family they’ve always wanted.

Contains tobacco depictions.

Rated 0+

You can also watch the original The Parent Trap movie with Hayley Mills, Maureen O’Hara and Brian Keith.

The Princess and the Frog

A modern twist on a classic tale from Walt Disney Animation Studios features a beautiful girl named Tiana (Anika Noni Rose) who dreams of owning her own restaurant.

When she meets a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again, a fateful kiss leads them both on a hilarious adventure through the mystical bayous of Louisiana…with the villainous voodoo magician Dr. Facilier (Keith David) in hot pursuit.

Rated 6+

Toy Story 4

Pixar Animation Studios proudly presents the adventure of a lifetime! Woody, Buzz and the gang join Bonnie on a road trip with her new craft-project-turned-toy, Forky.

However, the innocent little spork’s hilarious antics launch Woody on a wild quest filled with unexpected new characters, and one very special long-lost friend!

Toy Story 4 is stuffed with spectacular animation, humour and heart.

Rated 6+

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Have your say! Did your family enjoy any of these family movies on Disney Plus? Any other films that we should add to our list? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!

20 Recommended Family Movies on Disney Plus to Enjoy

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