10 New Disney+ Movies to Watch from Disney, Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars, and National Geographic

Disney+ launched in the fall of 2019, and has already amassed a long list of things to stream. With an assortment of Disney original movies, classic animated movies, and content from Marvel, National Geographic, Pixar, and Star Wars, it has something for just about everyone. But, what movies are actually worth the watch.

Here are our picks for the best 10 movies on Disney+ right now from each of their acquired companies.

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If you’re looking for a Disney movie

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Audiences give it: 95% on Rotten Tomatoes

Why we love it: Angelina Jolie reprises her role as the dark faerie Maleficent for this second installment of the franchise. This time, Maleficent’s ward Aurora is set to marry Prince Phillip, and blend the worlds of faerie and human forever. When a betrayal puts the King in a deep sleep and wounds Maleficent, the dark faerie must avenge herself and save Aurora from the clutches of evil. Watch if you are in the mood for a harrowing story of good and “not-so” evil with magic, stunning effects, and epic action.

The Lion King (2019)

Audiences give it: 88% on Rotten Tomatoes

Why we love it: The live action remake of 1994’s animated hit follows Simba, a lone lion cub, who banishes himself from his pride after believing he is the cause of his father’s (the King) death. In his banishment, he meets new friends and embarks on many adventures before returning home to his pride to assume his rightful place as king. With an all-star cast lending their voice to perform songs from the original movie and stunning CGI, Simba’s adventures become much more vivid and real. Watch if you’re in the mood for talking animals, good music, and a coming-of-age story.

If you’re looking for a Marvel movie

Thor: Ragnarok

Audiences give it: 87% on Rotten Tomatoes

Why we love it: The third installment of the Thor saga finds the Asgardian in perhaps his most precarious situation yet, as a prisoner on a sprawling metropolis planet. When he realizes that as a prisoner he must also fight for sport in a colosseum, he enlists the help of Bruce Banner’s Hulk and a slew of other bumbling aliens and warriors to plan his escape. The movie provides a nice reprieve from the high stakes of other Marvel movies. The fate of the world doesn’t hang in the balance, and the movie doesn’t take itself as seriously as a result. Watch it if you’re in the mood for a fun, fast, and comedic watch.

Avengers: Endgame

Audiences give it: 90% on Rotten Tomatoes

Why we love it: It’s the epic finale of the massive Avengers saga, spanning across four movies and binding an entire cinematic universe. The movie knows exactly what audiences are expecting going in, and delivers. Each of the 30+ characters in the movie are given their time to shine, and the fight scenes are intense and engrossing. You’ll almost forget the movie’s massive runtime falling right at 3 hours and 2 minutes because the plot development will keep you so engaged. Watch if you’re in the mood for an epic, world bending superhero thriller. 

If you’re looking for a Pixar movie

Onward

Audiences give it: 95% on Rotten Tomatoes

Why we love it: Ian and Barley Lightfoot are two elf brothers at the center of this endearing story that blends magic, grief, and adventure to produce a story about what it means to come into your own in the wake of losing a loved one. Set in a modern day middle earth, the movie begins when Ian develops magical abilities, forcing the brothers to set off on a quest to find a magic phoenix stone and resurrect their deceased father for a day. Like most Disney creations, the movie’s ability to make adult themes such as death and mourning palpable for younger audiences makes it a good watch for both younger and older generations. Watch if you’re in the mood for a fresh Disney movie with a lot of heart. 

Frozen 2

Audiences give it: 92% on Rotten Tomatoes

Why we love it: This movie sees a more mature and confident Elsa and Anna return to the big screen, this time traipsing through an enchanted forest. When Elsa finds that she might be the key to releasing an ancient curse on the forest, the story really takes off, as she sets off on a journey to fulfill her destiny and find herself. The movie features new songs and a plot that will propel our favorite sisters into the next stages of their individual lives. Watch if you’re in the mood for an exciting musical with expansive worlds and dynamic characters.

If you’re looking for a Star Wars movie

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Audiences give it: 86% on Rotten Tomatoes

Why we love it: The concluding chapter of the Skywalker Saga nicely wraps up many of the burning questions fans have had in the four years spanning the release of The Force Awakens and The Rise of Skywalker. Fans of the classic trilogy will be delighted to see the return of some new faces as Rey journeys to become a full fledged Jedi Master. She is faced with both new threats and old ones, and soon realizes that the fate of the galaxy may rest in her hands. Meanwhile, her friends are also facing their own battles and dilemmas. It’s a movie that stands confidently in the Star Wars canon, and manages to make us love our favorite characters even more in the process. Watch if you are in the mood for a science fiction action flick with a well established world and story.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Audiences give it: 86% on Rotten Tomatoes

Why we love it: Taking place in between the events of A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, this movie follows the life of Galen Ersco who becomes the lead engineer for the Death Star and his daughter Jyn who joins the Rebel Alliance. Upon Galen’s ascension, Jyn finds herself on opposite sides from her father and wrapped up in a plot to steal Death Star plans for the Rebel Alliance. The movie answers many questions about the infamous planet killing machine and introduces us to a strong heroine character in Jyn. Watch if you are in the mood for an alternative Star Wars story that will take you to different parts of the galaxy.

If you’re looking for a National Geographic movie

Dolphin Reef

Audiences give it: 90% on Rotten Tomatoes

This nature documentary follows a lone dolphin named Echo and his whale companion as they traverse the ocean and encounter different threats and wonders. Natalie Portman lends her voice to the movie, serving as the narrator for Echo’s story. The movie gives viewers an inside look into the lives of these docile creatures and the ocean they call home. Watch if you are in the mood for a feel good informative story about cute sea creatures. 

Jane

Audiences give it: 84% on Rotten Tomatoes

Jane Goddall is a primatologist who gained acclaim worldwide and became the leading expert on primatology. Her life and career has inspired a slew of documentaries and retellings as a result. Jane is the latest in a line of documentaries about Goddall’s life, blending never before seen footage and interviews to tell the story of Goddall’s historic career. Watch if you are in the mood for a true story about a topic that is rarely discussed.

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