The best family movies on Disney Plus are an excellent way to share memories with your loved ones. They can be watched together or separately, and they will always provide something for the entire family to enjoy. There’s nothing better than coming home after a long day of work and being able to watch a movie with someone you love! Here are some of our favourites:
Here are Top 100 of the Best Family Movies on Disney Plus
MONSTERS UNIVERSITY (2013)
Director: Dan Scanlon
Writer: Daniel Gerson, Robert L. Baird, and Dan Scanlon
CAST: Starring Billy Crystal (voice) and John Goodman (voice)
MONSTERS UNIVERSITY is the stunning prequel to Pixar’s 2001 classic MONSTER INC., which shows what life was like for James “Sully” Sullivan and Mike Wazowski when they first met.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER (2011)
Director: Joe Johnston
Writer: Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely
Based on the Marvel comic-book series created by Jack Kirby, Stan Lee, and Joe Simon
CAST: Starring Chris Evans (voice) as Steve Rogers/Captain America and Hugo Weaving (voice) as Red Skull.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER tells the story of a weak man transformed into the world’s first superhero, Captain America.
STAR WARS: EPISODE III – REVENGE OF THE SITH (2005)
Director: George Lucas and Rick McCallum
Writer: George Lucas, Jonathan Hales, John Knoll, Matthew Stover & Drew Karpyshyn. Based on the novel “Star Wars” written by David Micheal Prowse
CAST: Starring Samuel L. Jackson (voice) as Mace Windu and Ian McDiarmid (voice) as Palpatine.
The epic conclusion of the prequel trilogy that reveals what has happened to Anakin Skywalker, Padmé Amidala, and Obi-Wan Kenobi after “Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones” left off.
FANTASIA 2000 (2000)
Director: Roy E. Disney and Don Hahn
Writer: Joe Ranft, Tom Sito & Bob Shaw
CAST: Featuring a cast of well-known actors such as Angela Lansbury, Mickey Rooney, Steve Buscemi, William H. Macy, and Kelsey Grammer
Fantasia is a movie about music, about the incredible power it has. This classic features animated interpretations of great works from classical music composers.
Director: Gavin O’Connor
Writer: Philip LaZebnik and Pat Conroy
CAST: Featuring a cast of actors such as Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson, Noah Emmerich, Emily Ann Lloyd & Jayce Bartok.
Based on the true story of Herb Brooks (Russell), who takes an unproven hockey team of college kids and turns them into a gold-medal winning team.
STAR WARS: EPISODE VI – RETURN OF THE JEDI (1983)
Director: Richard Marquand
Writer: George Lucas and Lawrence Kasdan
CAST: Featuring a cast of actors such as Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Billy Dee Williams.
In the final instalment of the original Star Wars trilogy Luke Skywalker (Hamill) is now grown up with a son named Ben (Williams). Luke returns to his father’s land, Darth Vader (Ford), and together with Ben, Princess Leia (Fisher), C-P30 & R-D20 destroy the Death Star II.
Director: Bryan Singer
Writer: David Hayter and Scott Synder
CAST: Featuring a cast of actors such as Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman & Halle Berry.
In the first X-Men film, Professor Xavier recruits four young mutants: Rogue, Cyclops, Beast, and Jean Grey. Xavier hopes to use their new powers for the betterment of mankind. Fighting against them is Magneto, a mutant who became disillusioned with humans after witnessing his family’s death during World War II.
Director: James Cameron
Writer: James Cameron and Sara Thomas
CAST: Featuring a cast of actors such as Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana & Sigourney Weaver.
A paraplegic Marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders or protecting the world he feels is his home. There he learns about the Na’vi people and becomes involved with a native girl who shows him how to connect with the planet.
Director: Peyton Reed
Writer: Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish and Adam McKay from a story by Edgar Wright & Joe Cornish.
CAST: Featuring a cast of actors such as Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly and Michael Douglas.
Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength. Con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor Dr Hank Pym protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Including Scott’s own former protégée Darren Cross – a brilliant engineer who has become the world’s most feared supervillain.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965)
Director: Robert Wise and starring Julie Andrews
Writer: Ernest Lehman.
CAST: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn, Peggy Wood.
Anna Leonowens is a British school teacher hired as governess to the children of widower Captain Georg Ludwig von Trapp on his estate in Austria. She falls in love with the children and their father but has difficulty getting along with his strict, overbearing mother, who does not want her son to marry an Englishwoman or hire a governess for them.
THE BOOK OF LIFE (2014)
Director: Jorge Gutierrez.
Written and Produced by Guillermo del Toro, Jason Katz.
CAST: Angelina Jolie, Channing Tatum, Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana.
The Book of Life tells the story of Manolo (voiced as an adult by Diego Luna), a man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure spanning three fantastic worlds where he must face his greatest fears.
Director: Ron Clements, John Musker.
Written and Produced by Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff.
CAST: Tate Donovan, Danny DeVito, James Woods, Susan Egan.
The film depicts the mythical adventures of Hercules during his youth as he trains to become a warrior hero in Ancient Greece while overcoming several obstacles at the hand of Hera, who is determined to prevent him from reaching his potential for her own selfish reasons.
ALIENS OF THE DEEP (2005)
Director: Jean-Michel Cousteau.
Written and Produced by Jean-Michel Cousteau, James Cameron, Michael Dornemann.
CAST: Jean-Michel Cousteaux, John Cameron (son), Alexandra Cousteaux (daughter).
An expedition of four people in an underwater submarine explores the deepest part of Earth’s oceans.
THE ROOKIE (2002)
Director: John Lee Hancock.
Writer: Michael Ritchie, David Mickey Evans.
CAST: Dennis Quaid, Rachel Griffiths, Jay Hernandez.
Based on a true story of Jim Morris’s rookie season with the Texas Rangers major league baseball team, he overcame numerous obstacles to become one of the best pitchers ever.
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY (2016)
Director: Gareth Edwards.
Writer: Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy, John Knoll and Gary Whitta
CAST: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna (voice), Ben Mendelsohn.
The story is set in the Star Wars universe when it’s under attack from an evil empire led by Darth Vader.
DISNEYNATURE: BORN IN CHINA (2017)
Director: David Douglas and Mark Linfield.
Writer: John Kitzmiller, Julie Rothman
CAST: Narrated by Samuel L Jackson.
A documentary about four animal babies born in China that have a chance of being the first pandas to be raised successfully in captivity – all against extraordinary odds.
THE EMPEROR’S NEW GROOVE (2000)
Director: Mark Dindal.
Writer: David Reynolds and Ron Jinkins, Roger Allers
CAST: Voices of John Goodman, Eartha Kitt, David Spade.
A spoiled prince is turned into a llama as punishment for his selfish ways and must learn how to earn the love of his people.
THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG (2009)
Director: John Musker and Ron Clements.
Writer: Rob Edwards, Gary Trousdale, Dean DeBlois
CAST: Voices of Anika Noni Rose, Bruno Campos, Keith David.
A beautiful girl named Tiana is turned into a frog in bayou country who must kiss a prince to be turned back into a human.
X2: X-MEN UNITED (2003)
Director: Bryan Singer.
Writer: David Hayter, Simon Kinberg, Zak Penn.
CAST: Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart.
A group of mutants comes together to stop a powerful mutant who intends to destroy the world and is not alone in their task with some help from the X-Men.
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 (2017)
Director: James Gunn.
Writer: James Gunn, Nicole Perlman
CAST: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista.
The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage and unleash a new threat into the universe from a forgotten era.
Director: Don Bluth.
Writer: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman
CAST: Meg Ryan, John Cusack.
The daughter of the last Tsar of Russia tells her family’s true story to a historian during the turmoil that followed the Russian Revolution and tracks her escape from certain death with an exiled princess.
Director: Tony Bancroft, Barry Cook.
Writer: Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver
CAST: Ming-Na Wen, Eddie Murphy.
Mulan is an epic animated tale of a young woman who masquerades as a man to spare her elderly father from the death sentence he would otherwise face due to the ancient law that only allows one man to be called upon for military service per family.
LILO & STITCH (2002)
Director: Chris Sanders, Dean DeBlois
Writer: Craig McCracken
CAST: Daveigh Chase, Tia Carrere.
Lilo is a lonely Hawaiian girl who adopts Jumba’s most mischievous creation – an uncontrollably playful extraterrestrial named Stitch – and cares for him as if he were her little brother.
WRECK-IT RALPH (2012)
Director: Rich Moore
Writer: Jennifer Lee, Phil Johnston.
CAST: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman.
In a video game world ruled by an all-powerful “bad guy” known as King Candy of Sugar Rush, the ruler’s power is challenged when Ralph accidentally breaks his programming to be bad and goes on a quest to prove he’s nice enough to earn his place in the game.
THE PEANUTS MOVIE (2015)
Director: Steve Martino
Writer: Craig Schulz, Bryan Schulz.
CAST: Peter Dinklage.
The Peanuts are a group of kids who live in the suburbs. When Snoopy enters his imagination and becomes a World War I Flying Ace, he’s able to save Woodstock from the Red Baron and his army.
THE JUNGLE BOOK (1967)
Director: Wolfgang Reitherman
Writer: Larry Clemmons.
CAST: Sterling Holloway, George Sanders, Phil Harris, Sebastian Cabot.
Mowgli is raised in the jungles of India by a pack of wolves. After his wolf family is killed by Shere Khan, the tiger, Mowgli, sets off on a journey of self-discovery to find man’s world.
THE MUPPET MOVIE (1979)
Director: James Frawley
Writer: Jerry Juhl and Jim Henson.
CAST: Frank Oz, Karen Prell, Richard Hunt; with guest stars Steve Martin as Dr Bunsen Honeydew and Miss Piggy as herself.
Great Muppet characters take the audience on a wild romp through space. The Muppets take on Coney Island amusement rides, high society debutantes, Las Vegas showgirls, World War II-era Nazis, and the Devil.
FREAKY FRIDAY (2003)
Director: Chris Columbus
Writer: Mary Rodgers
CAST: Lindsay Lohan, Jamie Lee Curtis, John Goodman
Unlike most family movies on Disney Plus, Freaky Friday is a movie that both children and adults can enjoy. The movie features an interesting plot revolving around two mothers who switch bodies after one mother wishes she could be the other for just one day.
Directed by Michael O’Connor
Writer: Angela Robinson, Darlene Hunt
CAST: Rick Fox, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Adrienne Bailon
Million is a movie deemed perfect for children in their pre-teen years because of the mature content. The movie follows a 12-year old boy named Jason who is convinced of an idea by his friend to steal money from the bank. To do so, he needs $100 and decides to go into business with him selling drugs.
PETE’S DRAGON (2016)
Director: David Lowery
Writer: Toby Halbrooks, James DeWeerd
CAST: Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford
PETE’S DRAGON is a movie that tells the story of an orphaned boy who lives in the forest with his friend Elliot. One day he meets Grace and Oona as they are camping out for their father to return with the family car. Pete, however, is shy and doesn’t want these two girls in his forest so their dad can find them.
Director: Daniel Carberry, Marielle Heller
Writer: Jesse Andrews
CAST: Tom Holland, Julia Roberts
ONWARD is a movie about the journey of two boys living as foster brothers and best friends. When they are shuffled from one family to another to find new homes, these kids refuse to give up on their dream of finding a family that will be their forever home.
SLEEPING BEAUTY (1959)
Director: Clyde Geronimi
Writer: Larry Morey, Erdman Penner
CAST: Mary Costa, Bill Shirley, Barbara Luddy
This Disney classic tells the story of Princess Aurora, who is cursed to sleep for one hundred years after being given a spindle by an old hag. It’s up to Prince Phillip, with some help from the three good fairies and his horse, to save Aurora before she wakes up in a strange new world.
Director: Kevin Lima
Writers: Bob Tzudiker, Noni White
CAST: Tony Goldwyn, Minnie Driver, Glenn Close
Tarzan was raised in the jungle and is now living with two parents. When his family goes on a trip to England for work, he must live with Tarzan’s Aunt Jane and her three disruptive children. He has to adapt to a new life, find his place in this family, and deal with the world of man, which he comes across for the first time.
Director: Byron Howard
Writers: Chris Williams, Jennifer Lee
CAST: John Travolta, Miley Cyrus, Susie Essman. A cute and energetic dog named Bolt is the star of a Hollywood action movie with all his scenes filmed in front of green screens on soundstage. When he finds out that his co-star, Penny, the female dog who plays his love interest in the movie, is being sent to Japan for a new film role and killed off in Bolt’s next scene so he won’t have any competition for her affection on set.
BIG HERO 6 (2014)
Director: Don Hall and Chris Williams
Writer: John Lasseter, Dan Fogelman
CAST: Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit (voice), Jamie Chung (voice)
Big Hero 6 is a movie about a teen named Hiro Hamada. He is a genius, and after his brother, Tadashi, dies, he meets Baymax. They work together to find out who killed him.
Directed by Nathan Greno and Byron Howard.
Written by Dan Fogelman, Robert Lence, Shane Morrissey, Ron Ripley.
CAST: Voices of Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy
An intrepid bandit named Flynn is turned into a horse and must rescue his true love, Rapunzel, from her tower. Tangled has lessons about tit takes to give up on dreams and also about friendship.
DOCTOR STRANGE (2016)
Director: Scott Derrickson
Writer: Jon Spaihts and C. Robert Cargill
CAST: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams (voice), Mads Mikkelsen (voice)
Doctor Strange is about a doctor who can’t do surgery anymore because he went through an accident. However, he finds out that there’s something more to the world than he knows and then tries his best to save it.
Director: David Hand, Writer: Raymond Briggs (book by), Voice Actors: Larry Roberts and Mel Blanc.
Bambi is a movie about the life of a deer in the forest. Bambi’s mother teaches him how to find food while teaching other animals before humans hunt them down. There are many lessons in life that Bambi learns, and he eventually has to outsmart a hunter.
DISNEYNATURE BEARS (2014)
Director: Keith Scholey, Writer: Greg Matthews and Rupert Morell (book by), Voice Actors: John Krasinski, Emily Blunt.
The story of three bear siblings looking for a new home whose forest is being cut down. The bears must brave the unknown to find their own destiny in this world that has changed.
Director: Chris Buck, Writer: Jennifer Lee and Shane Morris (book by), Voice Actors: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel.
Elsa and Anna are sisters born into royalty in an icy land. Elsa has the power to make things cold but doesn’t know what to do with this power because it can be dangerous. When Elsa accidentally freezes Anna’s heart, the kingdom goes into a deep freeze, and it is up to Anna with her new powers as an ice skater to find her sister so she can break the icy spell on their land before everything is frozen for good.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER (2014)
Director: Anthony and Joe Russo, Writer: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeeley (characters), Voice Actors: Chris Evans.
When Nick Fury recruits him to help save the world from HYDRA’s evil plans for dominance, Steve Rogers is living in Washington DC, but what if there are better evils out there waiting?
X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST (2014)
Director: Bryan Singer, Writer: Simon Kinberg (characters), Cast: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy
In a dark future where mutants are hunted down and exterminated by robotic sentinels called “mutant detectors”, Professor Charles Xavier must go back in time to convince the X-Men of the past to join together to change history and prevent this horrible reality from ever happening.
ISLE OF DOGS (2018)
Director: Wes Anderson, Writer: Wes Anderson (characters), Voice Actors: Bryan Cranston.
A dog flu virus sweeps the world and infects all but one of Japan’s canines, who now must make their way to Trash Island until a cure is found. The story follows Atari Kobayashi as he searches for his lost dog, Spots.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR (2016)
Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo (characters), Cast: Chris Evans
After the events of Age of Ultron, The Avengers have torn apart when Tony Stark and Steve Rogers finally clash.
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI (2017)
Director: Rian Johnson, Writer: Rian Johnson (characters), Cast: Daisy Ridley
With the Resistance on the brink of defeat and Leia’s life in danger, Luke Skywalker receives one last chance to make things right. This movie has a lot of lessons about persistence and patience.
Director: Ron Howard, Writer: Leslie Dixon (characters), Cast: Tom Hanks
In this adaptation of the popular children’s book by Hans Christian Andersen, a young boy acquires an unusual friend – one that he can’t touch. This movie is best for kids over the age of 12 looking to explore their emotions and take a deep dive into their own minds.
EVER AFTER: A CINDERELLA STORY (1998)
Director: Andy Tennant, Writer: Melissa Rosenberg (characters), Cast: Drew Barrymore
This live-action adaptation of the Cinderella tale is told from a new perspective – her stepsister Anastasia. This movie teaches kids how to be kind and understanding even when others act selfish or mean.
JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH (1996)
Director: Henry Selick, Writer: Roald Dahl (characters), Cast: Harry Belafonte
This live-action adaptation of the classic book by Roald Dahl follows young James as he discovers a giant peach that takes him on an adventure. This movie is best for kids aged six to 12 looking for fun and excitement in a family movie.
WINNIE THE POOH (2011)
Director: Steve Hickner, Writer: Stephen A. Hovey (characters), Cast: Jim Cummings
This animated film is a re-imagining of the classic story written by British author A.A. Milne follows Pooh as he finds his friends captured after being turned into animals in an evil scheme to find a treasure. This movie is best for kids aged three to six looking for an entertaining and imaginative story from their favourite childhood characters.
MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS (2012)
Director: Joss Whedon, Writers: Stan Lee (comic book), Jack Kirby (comic book), Larry Lieber(comic book) Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans
This is a superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name and tells how they all work together to defeat Loki, who has been wreaking havoc after stealing a powerful artifact.
A BUG’S LIFE (1998)
Director: John Lasseter (co-director), Writer and Cast: Pixar Animation Studios
This is a computer-animated film set in the world of insects. It follows Flik, an ant who has been enlisted to find a group of bugs called “The Warriors” with little time left before their colony’s food supply will be eaten up by the grasshoppers.
STAR WARS: EPISODE IV – A NEW HOPE (1977)
Director: George Lucas, Writer and Cast: The film’s cast includes Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Harrison Ford as Han Solo, Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia Organa.
This is the first instalment in the Star Wars franchise and focuses on a group of rebels who have been fighting against an oppressive Galactic Empire. A boy named Luke Skywalker has been sent by his uncle to deliver the droid R-D20 but is captured and forced into a giant battle station where he meets Obi-Wan Kenobi. The two team up with Han Solo and Chewbacca in an attempt to save Princess Leia from the evil clutches of Darth Vader.
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2014)
Director: James Gunn, Writer and Cast: The film’s cast includes Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Vin Diesel as Groot.
The Guardians of the Galaxy are a fictional team of superheroes in comic books published by Marvel Comics. This movie centres around five intergalactic criminals drafted by the Marvel Universe’s governing body, the Nova Corps, to form a team that must stop Ronan from destroying Xandar.
LADY AND THE TRAMP (1955)
Directed by Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Wolfgang Reitherman. Written by Joe Rinaldi and Ken Anderson.
CAST: Peggy Lee, Cab Calloway, Jim Jordan, Jack Albertson, Verna Felton
Lady and the Tramp is a high-society lady dog named Lady (Annette) and her romantic adventures with a streetwise but well-bred mutt called Tramp.
DISNEYNATURE MONKEY KINGDOM (2015)
Director: Mark Linfield, Writer and Cast: The film’s cast includes Morgan Freeman as Narrator.
An animated feature that takes viewers on a destination-based journey to the heart of wild Asia with one of the most adored animals on earth—The Monkey. Elephant herds in Sri Lanka, giant pandas in China, sloth bears in India, and orangutans in Borneo are just a few of the many animal subjects.
THE LITTLE MERMAID (1989)
Director: Ron Clements, Writer, and Cast: The film’s cast includes Jodi Benson as Ariel.
This animated adventure tells the classic story of a little mermaid who trades her tail for legs so that she can experience life on land with the dashing Prince Eric in this 1989 Disney masterpiece. A tale filled with music, romance, and good humor, the movie introduces an impetuous mermaid who longs for freedom and independence. Ariel trades her tail to marry a man she doesn’t know so that she can be with Prince Eric on land.
THE LION KING (1994)
Directed by Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff.
Written by Linda Woolverton, Jonathan Roberts.
CAST: Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons.
The circle of life is dramatized with animation in this Disney classic as Simba, a lion cub is born and grows up to become king.
FANTASTIC MR. FOX (2009)
Director: Wes Anderson, Writer, and Cast: The film’s cast includes George Clooney as Mr Fox
Based on the book by Roald Dahl, Fantastic Mr Fox follows two narratives at once. A family of foxes live together in their home with various animals like chickens for dinner (the wild side) and another where the same animals are chased down and killed by three farmers (the domestic side).
THOR: RAGNAROK (2017)
Director: Taika Waititi Writer: Craig Kyle, Christopher Yost Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett. Idris Elba
In this sequel to 2011’s Thor and 2013’s Thor the Dark World, things have changed for both God of Thunder and Asgard. Thor’s brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) is the ruler of Asgard, and Thor has been banished to Earth with no memory of who he was or his purpose. When a threat from beyond their world strikes at the heart of both Asgard and Earth in Hela, Goddess of Death, played by Cate Blanchett, Thor must return and take his rightful place as a god.
STAR WARS: EPISODE VII – THE FORCE AWAKENS (2015)
Director: J.J. Abrams Writer: Lawrence Kasdan, John Williams Cast: Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher
In the aftermath of Star Wars Episode VI – Return of Jedi (1983), Luke Skywalker has vanished, and a new threat to the galaxy emerges in the form of Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), who is aided by the Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis)
STAR WARS: EPISODE V – THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (1980)
Director: Irvin Kershner Writer: Leigh Brackett, Lawrence Kasdan Cast: Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill
When Darth Vader (Ian McDiarmid) and the Imperial Forces are sweeping across the galaxy with their new Death Star to take out rebellion forces led by Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) is missing and presumed dead. The rebel alliance must use all of their strength to avoid being annihilated by the Empire.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (1991)
Director: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise Writer: Linda Woolverton Cast: Paige O’Hara and Robby Benson.
The selfish Prince Adam (Robby Benson) is turned into a beast by an enchantress as punishment for his cold-heartedness. No longer content to live alone in his enchanted castle, the Beast (Robby Benson) decided to find a wife.
QUEEN OF KATWE (2016)
Director: Mira Nair Writer: William Nicholson and Elizabeth Winthrop Cast: Lupita Nyong’o, David Oyelowo.
The true story of a young girl from the poverty-stricken slums of rural Uganda discovered by an American coach dreams of turning her into the next world chess champion.
IRON MAN (2008)
Director: Jon Favreau Writer: Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard.
When the world’s most powerful billionaire is held hostage by a terrorist, he is forced to construct the most powerful weapon on Earth.
RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON (2021)
Director: John Ross
Writer: Robert D. Cardona
CAST: Dakota Fanning, Salma Hayek, Linda Lavin, James Franco (voice) and more!
A teenage girl discovers a mythical creature with the power to bring her family back together in this deeply moving animated adventure based on the book by R.A. Montgomery and Amy Moore-Benson. This movie is full of magic and adventure, a story for the whole family.
FINDING DORY (2016)
Director: Andrew Stanton
Writer: Lindsey Collins (screenplay), Victoria Strouse, Bob Peterson (story)
CAST: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, and more!
Dory is a wide-eyed, blue tang fish who suffers from memory loss every ten seconds or so. The one thing she can remember is that she somehow became separated from her parents as a child. So with help from Nemo and Marlin, Dory embarks on an epic adventure to find them.
AVENGERS: ENDGAME (2019)
Directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo
Written by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely
CAST: Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chadwick Boseman.
The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.
Director: Joe Grant, C. Davis Stevens; Writer: J.R Smith;
CAST: Deems Taylor, Leopold Stokowski, Frank Churchill
The first installment of the Disney animated features, this film is a celebration of animation and music. Fantasia is a movie about several vignettes, each with a different animated style and set to music.
BLACK IS KING (2020)
Director: Pepe Larraz;
Writer: Gregory Langston III, Ericka Washburn (co-writer);
CAST: Ashley Blaine Featherson, Dennis Haysbert
In a black kingdom ruled by a cruel queen who has outlawed emotions, a benevolent king returns and forms an uneasy truce with the queen.
Director: Ron Clements, John Musker;
Writer: Linda Woolverton (screenplay);
CAST: Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, Jonathan Freeman
A street urchin named Aladdin is granted three wishes by a magical Genie who has been imprisoned in a lamp. So, with the help of his friend Genies and Princess Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on an incredible adventure to defeat the ruthless Jafar and win his love.
THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS (1993)
Director: Henry Selick;
Writers: Tim Burton, Caroline Thompson (screenplay);
CAST: Chris Sarandon, Danny Elfman, Jack Skellington
The Pumpkin King of HalloweenTown stumbles across Christmastown and decides to decorate with the best holiday ghouls. Accepting his newfound Christmas spirit as a sign that he’s found his true calling, he sets to work with the help of some rag-tag elves and a Santa that just won’t stop screaming.
THE STRAIGHT STORY (1999)
Director: David Lynch;
Writer(s): John Roach (screenplay);
CAST: Richard Farnsworth, Sissy Spacek
In 1973 Wisconsin, Alvin Straight Jr. and his daughter Rose took a trip of over 200 miles to visit her mother in Winfree, Texas, riding on an old lawnmower.
THE MUPPETS (2011)
Director: James Bobin;
Writers(s): Jason Segel, Nicholas Stoller;
CAST: Ricky Gervais
A family who can’t find the perfect Christmas gift for their son turns to The Muppets, and Kermit is happy to help.
Director: Andrew Stanton;
Writer(s): Jim Capobianco, Pete Docter (story);
CAST: Ben Burtt
A lonely robot tries to find love and meaning in a world of garbage. This fantastic movie is a great family film for just about any age. It offers valuable lessons on environmentalism and the importance of love.
Director: Ron Clements, John Musker;
Writer(s): Jared Bush (story), Lin-Manuel Miranda (lyrics);
CAST: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
This epic movie about humanity’s last daughter’s adventurous spirit sets out to restore peace to her island home. She does so with the help of a demi-god named Maui, who is not without his own flaws. This movie has some amazing music and teaches kids about the importance of family.
Director: Charlie Lightening
Writer(s): Damon Ryder-Curenton (story)
A young boy with a special gift is taken to an elite boarding school. He soon discovers that he has the power of astral projection and uses it to help his friends in need.
MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (1947)
Director: George Seaton
Writer(s): Valentine Davies (screenplay), John Gay (story)
CAST: Maureen O’Hara, Natalie Wood, Edmund Gwenn
In one of the most heartwarming Christmas classics ever made. A department store Santa is mistaken for the real thing and suddenly finds himself overwhelmed by people’s requests.
MONSTERS, INC. (2001)
Director: Pete Docter
Writer(s): Donald McLeod (screenplay), Jill Culton, Peter Docter, Bob Peterson
CAST: John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Steve Buscemi
Monsters Inc. is a 2001 American computer-animated comedy film about monsters employed to scare children and harvest their screams for energy.
Director: Angus MacLane
Writer(s) (screenplay): John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton
CAST: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack
The animated short tells the story of what happens when Buzz Lightyear and his friends find themselves lost in a spooky house on Halloween. This movie has important lessons for kids to learn about the importance of being themselves and not trying to be someone they’re not.
BLACK PANTHER (2018)
Director: Ryan Coogler
Writer(s) (screenplay): Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole
CAST: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o
Prince T’challa of Wakanda must rise to claim his rightful place as king and protector in this Marvel superhero film. A former king is thrown down, and a new power rises up to take his place in this movie, filled with adventure and suspense.
WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT (1988)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Writer(s): Ron W. Miller, Gary K. Wolf
CAST: Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy
Based on the book from 1981 by Gary K. Wolf and directed by Robert Zemeckis in 1988, this film is about a toon rabbit named Roger Rabbit accused of murder. The film follows a detective as he unravels the mystery about who framed Roger Rabbit and how they did it in this comedic thriller set against a classic 1940’s era American backdrop.
Director: Penny Marshall
Writer(s): Tom Schulman, Jack Nicholson
CAST: Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia
In this 1988 Disney film, a 13-year-old boy wishes to grow up and make a wish at an amusement park. He wakes up to find out that his dream came true, and he has just turned into an adult.
THE PRINCESS RIDE (1987)
Director: Rob Reiner
Writer: William Goldman, Peter S. Beagle
CAST: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright; Fred Savage (child)
This 1987 comedy-fantasy film is about a young farmhand who finds out that he has to rescue his one true love from the clutches of a mad prince.
FREE SOLO (2018)
Director: Terry Jones
Writer(s): Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle; Michael Palin
CAST: Graham Chapman, Carol Cleveland, John Cleese
This 1975 film is an adaptation of the medieval legend about King Arthur and his knights. In this story, a brave knight sets out on a quest to find the Holy Grail.
THE INCREDIBLES (2004)
Directed by Brad Bird.
Written by Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava, Robert Clement, Ian La Frenais.
CAST: Ellen Parr (voice), Craig T Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L Jackson.
When a new villain begins to threaten the world, a family of superheroes comes together to defeat him.
Director: Lee Unkrich
Writer: Adrian Molina, Matthew Aldrich
CAST:(voice): Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt; Renée Victor (narrator)
This 2017 Disney Pixar movie is about a young boy who sets out to find his family history. He does this by entering the dead land, a world where he finds his family and other people from different cultures.
Director: Norman Ferguson
Writer(s): Helen Aberson, Otto Englander; Harold Pearl (uncredited)
CAST: Ned Washington, Red Skelton, Marion Darlington
This Disney animated movie is based on the book by English writer and poet Rudyard Kipling. It tells the story of a young elephant who never feels like he belongs in the circus. His caretaker tries to make him feel better by telling him that his ears are not too big, but his mother is on a journey and will find her son when she gets back.
101 DALMATIANS (1961)
Director: Clyde Geronimi
Writer(s): Winston Hibler, Larry Morey; Perce Pearce Jr. (uncredited)
CAST: Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels, Joely Richardson
This Disney animated movie is based on the book by Dodie Smith and tells the story of two Dalmatian puppies who are kidnapped for a dog show and how their owners try to find them.
MARY POPPINS (1964)
Director: Robert Stevenson
Writer(s): Bill Walsh
CAST: Julie Andrews, Robert Van Dyke, Glynis Johns
This movie tells the story of a magical nanny who takes care of two children and is determined to help them get back to their childhood. This film has been acclaimed for its timeless quality.
SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (1937)
Director: David Hand
Writer(s): Otto Englander, Richard Rickard, Larry Morey
CAST: Adriana Caselotti (voice of Snow White), Harry Stockwell (voice of Prince Charming)
This Disney animated film tells the story of a beautiful princess taken into exile by an evil queen and has to escape from her and the queen’s huntsman.
Director: Brett Morgen
Writer(s): Brett Morgen
CAST: Rooney Mara, Dominic West (voice of Jane), Ruth Wilson (voice of Aunt Vale)
Jane is a young woman who decides to take on the identity and life as a fictional author, J.D. Salinger’s estranged daughter, in this biographical drama. This movie is captivating because the story is told through the eyes of a person who never knew her father and explores the life he led.
Director: Thomas Kail
Writer(s): Lin-Manuel Miranda, Alex Lacamoire (Book), Jeffrey Seller, Jill Furmanovskiy
CAST: Leslie Odom Jr., Daveed Diggs, Christopher Jackson
HAMILTON is a musical about the life of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. The show explores our country’s origins from a non-traditional perspective. This show will be an emotional and educational experience for everyone who sees it.
Director: Byron Howard, Rich Moore
Writer(s): Jared Bush
CAST: Ginnifer Goodwin, Idris Elba, Jason Bateman
ZOOTOPIA tells a story about an animal-human hybrid named Judy Hopps. She wants to become a police officer in the animal world, but she needs to prove herself first. The movie has a great plot and will teach kids about diversity in the workplace as well as teamwork.
TOY STORY 3 (2010)
Director: Lee Unkrich
Writers: Michael Arndt, John Lasseter
CAST: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack
TOY STORY is a series of movies about toys that come to life. Toy Story 3 focuses on Woody and Buzz Lightyear, who are thrown out of their owner’s home. Woody must find a way to save the toys from being destroyed by taking them to a daycare centre while Buzz goes to find his way back to Andy.
INSIDE OUT (2015)
Director: Pete Docter
Writers: Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve
CAST: Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Phyllis Smith
Inside Out tells the story of Riley’s life inside her head. The movie has many emotional moments that will make you laugh and cry at the same time. It follows the emotions of Joy, Sadness, Fear, and Disgust as they try to help Riley adjust to her new life in Minnesota.
FINDING NEMO (2003)
Director: Andrew Stanton
Writers: Bob Peterson, David Reynolds
CAST: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould
Nemo is captured and taken to Sydney. To find his way home, Nemo must learn how the seagulls fly from land into the sea while finding a friend in Dory. This movie is great for kids of all ages and adults alike because it is incredibly fun and has teachable lessons about friendship and the dangers of overprotective parenting.
Director: Hamilton Luske
Writers: Homer Dickens, Bill Peet
CAST: Dickie Jones (voices of), Cliff Edwards (singing voice)
Pinocchio is a wooden puppet who wants to become a real boy. He meets with many challenges along the way and learns valuable lessons about telling the truth as his nose grows longer every time he lies. This movie is a Disney classic that is perfect for kids and adults alike, giving life lessons about honesty and bravery.
TOY STORY (1995)
Directed by John Lasseter.
Written by Joss Whedon, Andrew Stanton.
CAST: Tom Hanks as Woody the cowboy; Tim Allen as Buzz Lightyear the space ranger action figure who’s a space ranger; Wallace Shawn as Rex the dinosaur who’s a T. rex toy and more.
This particular version of Toy Story is the original and offers an interesting look at why some toys are favourites. In addition, the movie offers valuable lessons about friendship, loyalty and what it means to be a kid.
TOY STORY 2 (1999)
Director: John Lasseter
Writers: Joss Whedon, Andrew Stanton
CAST: Tom Hanks (voices of), Tim Allen (voices of)
Toy Story is an animated movie about toys that come to life when humans are not around. The sequel takes place as Andy’s family prepares for a movie, and the toys have to find a new home. Buzz Lightyear takes the lead and is determined to bring them all together safely, but Woody’s old habits get in the way of that goal. An entertaining story full of humor and heartwarming moments, Toy Story, offers something for everyone!
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