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Check out the best TV shows on Disney Plus: The Simpsons, WandaVision, and more

From animated classics to current MCU and Star Wars shows, there's a lot to binge.
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Published onMarch 7, 2024

Diego Luna in Andor - Andor season 2
Disney Plus

Disney Plus is one of the best streaming services in the US and a solid Netflix alternative, with new shows and movies added each week. It’s a solid international service too, you can stream thousands of TV episodes from the history of Disney and its many acquisitions. But which are the best Disney Plus TV shows?

A lot of the series that are currently available to stream from Disney Plus target kids. Still, the service has been working to include more mature shows to its library. With all that in mind, here are the best Disney Plus TV shows on the service for a variety of viewers. And if you’re not already a member, you can sign up for Disney Plus at the link below.

The Disney Plus logo.
Disney Plus
Disney Plus offers thousands of TV episodes and movies from across the Disney library, including its Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel shows and films, along with exclusive TV series and movies.

Best Disney Plus TV shows:

Editor’s note: We will update this list as more Disney Plus TV shows are added to the service.


DuckTales (1987-1990)

Duck Tales Scrooge McDuck
Disney

What you need to know:

  • Rating: 2+
  • Seasons: 4
  • Creator: Jymn Magon
  • Main cast: Alan Young, Russi Taylor, Terence McGovern, Chuck McCann, Frank Welker, Hal Smith, Joan Gerber
  • Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
  • IMDB rating: 8.1

Disney Plus is now the home to this terrific 1987 animated series. It helped to usher in a new era of animated TV series from Disney. The show was based in large part on the Disney Uncle Scrooge comic books that were written and drawn by the great Carl Barks. Scrooge McDuck and his three grandnephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie go on a number of Indiana Jones-style adventures around the world in this show.

It’s like watching a great action series, but one made for kids and kids of all ages. You can also watch the rebooted DuckTales series, which is just as good as the original, on Disney Plus as well.

Ready to watch? You can find the show right here on Disney Plus.


Andor (2022-ongoing)

Diego Luna in Andor - Andor season 2
Disney Plus
What you need to know:

  • Rating: 13+
  • Seasons: 1
  • Creator: Tony Gilroy
  • Main cast: Diego Luna, Stellan Skarsgård, Kyle Soller, Adria Arjona, Genevieve O’Reilly, Denise Gough, Faye Marsay
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
  • IMDB rating: 8.4

Set before Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Andor follows the titular rebel Cassian Andor as he becomes a wanted fugitive of the Empire. Soon, he finds himself faced with the decision to hide or fight, joining the burgeoning rebellion in its fight against tyranny.

Andor is easily the best of the Star Wars series, and it holds its own against some of the best films in the franchise like The Empire Strikes Back too. It’s one of the best Disney Plus TV shows you’ll find.

Ready to watch? You can find the show right here on Disney Plus.


Phineas and Ferb (2007-ongoing)

Phineas and Ferb
Disney
What you need to know:

  • Rating: 4+
  • Seasons: 5
  • Creator: Dan Povenmire, Jeff ‘Swampy’ Marsh
  • Main cast: Ashley Tisdale, Dan Povenmire, Dee Bradley Baker, Alyson Stoner, Maulik Pancholy, Caroline Rhea, Richard O’Brien
  • Genre: Animation, Short, Action
  • IMDB rating: 8.1

First launched in 2007, Phineas and Ferb remains one of the best-animated series from the Disney family. Phineas Flynn and his stepbrother Ferb Fletcher get into all sorts of adventures while on summer vacation. This causes no end of issues for sister Candace, who is constantly trying to tell on her brothers to their parents. Oh, did we mention their pet platypus Perry, who is secretly a super-spy out to thwart the world takeover efforts of the evil Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz? You can’t help but smile when you watch this show. It’s just plain fun.

Be sure to also check out Phineas and Ferb: The Movie on Disney Plus. And look for another original film, The Phineas and Ferb Movie: Candace Against the Universe, on the service.

Ready to watch? You can find the show right here on Disney Plus.


Gravity Falls (2012-2016)

Gravity Falls
Disney
What you need to know:

  • Rating: 6+
  • Seasons: 2
  • Creator: Alex Hirsch
  • Main cast: Alex Hirsch, Jason Ritter, Kristen Schaal, Linda Cardellini, Matt Chapman, Kevin Michael Richardson, Niki Yang
  • Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
  • IMDB rating: 8.9

One of the best Disney Channel animated series is now one of the best Disney Plus TV shows to stream. It’s the “typical” tale of a 12-year-old boy, Dipper Pines, and his twin sister Mabel. They travel to Gravity Falls, Oregon for the summer to visit their uncle. However, the town turns out to be a magnet for strange supernatural creatures and forces.

The show has some truly funny episodes that bring modern humor to stock sitcom premises. It’s fun for the entire family, and that’s what many of us need right now.

Ready to watch? You can find the show right here on Disney Plus.


Ms. Marvel (2022)

What you need to know:

  • Rating: 10
  • Seasons: 1
  • Creator: Bisha K. Ali
  • Main cast: Iman Vellani, Matt Lintz, Yasmeen Fletcher, Zenobia Shroff, Mohan Kapur, Saagar Shaikh, Laurel Marsden
  • Genre:  Action, Adventure, Comedy
  • IMDB rating: 6.3

In a world where the Avengers are idols, 16-year-old Kamala Khan idolizes none other than Captain Marvel. Navigating teenage life and the desire to fit in takes a twist when she suddenly discovers powers of her own. But with great power, comes great responsibility. Will Kamala embrace her new identity?

Ready to watch? You can find the show right here on Disney Plus.


Alias (2001-2006)

Alias - new on freevee in june
ABC
What you need to know:

  • Rating: 13+
  • Seasons: 5
  • Creator: J.J. Abrams
  • Main cast: Jennifer Garner, Michael Vartan, Victor Garber, Ron Rifkin, Carl Lumbly, Kevin Weisman, David Anders
  • Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery
  • IMDB rating: 7.6

Sydney Bristow lives a double life. To her friends and family, she’s a grad student who works at a bank. In reality, her bank job is a cover for her top-secret work as a spy for the CIA. But when Sydney learns that her employer is a crime syndicate posing as the CIA, she becomes a double agent, working to take down the people who lied to her.

One of the best spy shows of all time, Alias is also among the best Disney Plus shows you’ll definitely want to check with your streaming subscription.

Ready to watch? You can find the show right here on Disney Plus.


Love, Victor (2020-2022)

Love, Victor
Hulu
What you need to know:

  • Rating: 14+
  • Seasons: 3
  • Creator: Isaac Aptaker, Elizabeth Berger
  • Main cast: Michael Cimino, George Sear, Anthony Turpel, Rachel Hilson, Bebe Wood, Mason Gooding, Isabella Ferreira
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • IMDB rating: 8

Victor is struggling in his new life at Creekwood High School, where he’s trying to adjust to a new city and challenges at home as he explores his own sexual orientation. Wanting help, he reached out to Simon in the hopes of getting some sound advice as he navigates the pressures of being a teen.

Set in the same world as the feature film Love, Simon, Love, Victor tells a new story that’s just as heartwarming and empowering, all set within the familiar context of high school.

Ready to watch? You can find the show right here on Disney Plus.


Bluey (2018-ongoing)

Bluey
ABC Kids
What you need to know:

  • Rating: 1+
  • Seasons: 3
  • Creator: Joe Brumm
  • Main cast: Dave McCormack, Melanie Zanetti, Brad Elliott, Charlotte Stent, Dan Brumm, Myf Warhurst, Jack Simmons
  • Genre: Animation, Family
  • IMDB rating: 9.5

Bluey is a six-year-old Blue Heeler dog who can’t resist turning everyday chores and activities into grand adventures using only her imagination. Along with her loving parents and little sister Bingo, Bluey doesn’t miss a chance to get creative.

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a better show for your youngest viewers. Bluey encourages curiosity and imagination while offering valuable life lessons for children as they grow and learn to find their place in the world.

Ready to watch? You can find the show right here on Disney Plus.


The Muppets Mayhem (2023)

The Muppets Mayhem
Disney Plus

What you need to know:

  • Rating: 7+
  • Seasons: 1
  • Creator: Adam F. Goldberg, Bill Barretta, Jeff Yorkes
  • Main cast: Lilly Singh, Bill Barretta, Eric Jacobson, Matt Vogel, David Rudman, Dave Goelz, Peter Linz
  • Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
  • IMDB rating: 8

The Electric Mayhem Band is ready to make it big with their first studio album. With the help of an ambitious young music exec, they hope to find an audience for their old-school tunes in the current music scene.

Disney hasn’t done a ton with The Muppets since acquiring the storied Jim Henson franchise, but perhaps less is more, and The Muppets Mayhem seems to suggest. Fans of the iconic puppets are sure to enjoy this Disney Plus show.

Ready to watch? You can find the show right here on Disney Plus.


The Simpsons (1989-ongoing)

The Simpsons
Disney
What you need to know:

  • Rating: 9+
  • Seasons: 35
  • Creator: Matt Groening
  • Main cast: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer, Marcia Wallace
  • Genre: Animation, Comedy
  • IMDB rating: 8.7

What can be said about The Simpsons that hasn’t already been said? The longest-running scripted US TV show of all time has been part of our lives for over 30 years now. The show has not given us any signs that it’s going away anytime soon. Now that The Simpsons is part of Disney (as part of its purchase of 20th Century Fox), you can watch all of its current seasons and episodes.

It’s definitely one of the best Disney Plus TV shows you can stream right now. You can also stream the 2007 feature film The Simpsons Movie on Disney Plus.

Ready to watch? You can find the show right here on Disney Plus.


Lizzie McGuire (2001-2004)

Lizzie McGuire
Disney Channel
What you need to know:

  • Rating: 4+
  • Seasons: 2
  • Creator: Terri Minsky
  • Main cast: Hilary Duff, Lalaine, Jake Thomas, Hallie Todd, Robert Carradine, Adam Lamberg, Ashlie Brillault
  • Genre: Comedy, Family
  • IMDB rating: 6.6

Lizzie McGuire was one of the first real live-action TV show hits for the Disney Channel network. Hilary Duff played the title character as a typical 13-year-old girl who is trying to navigate life in school. The show also used an animated version of Lizzie who helped to explain some of the character’s inner thoughts. The show ended up being a funny, down-to-earth look at growing up. It also set some of the formulas for future Disney Channel shows like Hannah Montana, The Wizards of Waverly Place, and more.

You can also check out The Lizzie McGuire Movie on Disney Plus. Sadly, a planned reboot of the series as a Disney Plus original, featuring Hilary Duff playing Lizzie McGuire in her 30s, was canceled even though a couple of episodes were shot for it.

Ready to watch? You can find the show right here on Disney Plus.


Welcome to Earth (2021-ongoing)

Welcome to Earth
Disney
What you need to know:

  • Rating: 10+
  • Seasons: 1
  • Creator:
  • Main cast: Dwayne Fields, Erik Weihenmayer, Will Smith, Cody Richardson, Diva amon
  • Genre: Documentary, Adventure
  • IMDB rating: 7.9

Actor and musician Will Smith lets his curiosity and wonder take the wheel in this National Geographic series. Smith travels the world looking for adventure and encountering the most unusual, dangerous and thrilling spectacles the world has to offer.

You check out Welcome to Earth and other National Geographic programming on Disney Plus.

Ready to watch? You can find the show right here on Disney Plus.


Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008-2020)

Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Disney
What you need to know:

  • Rating: 6+
  • Seasons: 7
  • Creator: George Lucas
  • Main cast: James Arnold Taylor, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter, Ashley Eckstein, Tom Kane, Matthew Wood, Corey Burton
  • Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
  • IMDB rating: 8.4

After the poorly received Star Wars prequel trilogy was completed, fans of the movie series got an unexpected surprise in 2008. Star Wars: The Clone Wars was made originally for kids, but it grew into a very complex look at the Star Wars universe. We got introduced to new characters. We also got reintroduced to some older characters, particularly Darth Maul, in new incarnations. The final result was that this “kids show” turned out to be far better than the prequel films that spawned it.

You can watch all of the episodes, including the final season, on the service. Be sure to check out the Star Wars: The Clone Wars feature film on Disney Plus as well.

Ready to watch? You can find the show right here on Disney Plus.


X-Men: The Animated Series (1992-1997)

X Men: The Animated Series
Fox Kids Network
What you need to know:

  • Rating: 8+
  • Seasons: 5
  • Creator: Sidney Iwanter, Mark Edward Edens, Margaret Loesch, Eric Lewald
  • Main cast: Cathal J. Dodd, Cedric Smith, Norm Spencer, Catherine Disher, George Buza, Lenore Zann, Alyson Court
  • Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
  • IMDB rating: 8.4

Disney acquired the rights to this series when it bought Marvel. This X-Men series was shown first on Fox in its original run. Like another show on Fox, Batman: The Animated Series, this show took itself very seriously. It adapted many of the great storylines from the original X-Men comics and offered serialized storylines as well.

The success of X-Men on Fox was likely a reason why the first X-Men live-action feature film was finally given the green light a few years later. It’s not a stretch to say that X-Men paved the way for the current superhero boom in films and TV.

Ready to watch? You can find the show right here on Disney Plus.


The Mandalorian (2019-ongoing)

Mando and Grogu in The Mandalorian - what to watch on Disney Plus
Disney Plus
What you need to know:

  • Rating: 10+
  • Seasons: 3
  • Creator: Jon Favreau
  • Main cast: Pedro Pascal, Katee Sackhoff, Chris Bartlett, Carl Weathers, Misty Rosas, Emily Swallow, Brendan Wayne
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
  • IMDB rating: 8.7

This is not just one of the best Disney Plus TV shows but also one of the best live-action Star Wars projects since the original trilogy. Much like another great show, Firefly, this is a space-themed Western about people who live outside the law. The Mandalorian is a bounty hunter who doesn’t care about fighting for the Rebellion or the Galactic Empire. All he wants is to get paid. As played by Pedro Pascal, he’s a man who is not to be crossed as he takes his assignments. But his focus shifts when he suddenly finds himself caring for a young child wanted by dangerous people.

The visuals are stunning as well and stripped down to make this show look like it could have been filmed when Star Wars: A New Hope was made back in 1977.

Ready to watch? You can find the show right here on Disney Plus.


WandaVision (2021)

WandaVision
Disney Plus

What you need to know:

  • Rating: 13+
  • Seasons: 1
  • Creator: Jac Schaeffer
  • Main cast: Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Kathryn Hahn, Teyonah Parris, Randall Park, Kat Dennings, Amos Glick
  • Genre: Action, Drama
  • IMDB rating: 7.9

WandaVision is truly an excellent Disney Plus TV show. Elisabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany are terrific returning as the magical Wanda and the android Vision from the Avengers films. They seem to be living their lives in a TV sitcom, literally. However, we know there’s more going on here.

Is Wanda creating this strange sitcom reality? Is someone controlling her? How did she birth twins? Finally, isn’t Vision supposed to be permanently shut down? Just sit back and watch to find out.

Ready to watch? You can find the show right here on Disney Plus.


The Imagineering Story (2019)

What you need to know:

  • Rating: 0
  • Seasons: 1
  • Creator: Leslie Iwerks
  • Main cast: Angela Bassett, Kurt Russell, Walt Disney
  • Genre:  Documentary
  • IMDB rating: 8.9

Dive deep into the magical world of Disney’s creations, from the mind of Walt to the innovations of today. The Imagineering Story unveils the magic behind the curtains, bringing to life the tales of the dreamers and doers who crafted the iconic Disney parks and experiences. A journey of imagination awaits.

Ready to watch? You can find the show right here on Disney Plus.


American Born Chinese (2023)

American Born Chinese
Disney Plus
What you need to know:

  • Rating: 7+
  • Seasons: 1
  • Creator: Kelvin Yu
  • Main cast: Ben Wang, Yann Yann Yeo, Chin Han, Ke Huy Quan, Jimmy Liu, Sydney Taylor, Daniel Wu
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
  • IMDB rating: 7.

Jin Wang is trying to keep his head down and make it through high school. The normal teenager has his world rocked when he meets a new foreign student who introduces him to a world of Chinese mythological gods, thrusting Jin into a gran adventure.

Based on the groundbreaking graphic novel by Gene Luen Yang, American Born Chinese tells. moving story about finding your identity that’s packed with humor, emotion, and some thrilling martial arts action, not to mention stellar performances by an all-star cast.

Ready to watch? You can find the show right here on Disney Plus.


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