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The 30 best kids movies on Disney Plus in 2022

Make the most of your subscription with these great titles for kids.
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December 14, 2022
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Disney Plus is a pretty obvious streaming choice for anyone with kids. There are shows and movies for all ages, including titles from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, National Geographic, and more. With so much stuff to watch, though, you may be trying to narrow down the truly kid-friendly options — movies you can queue up for the younger members of your household without worrying about mature content. So, what are the best kids movies on Disney Plus?

Read on for 21 great titles for younger viewers, all included with a Disney Plus subscription. And if you’re not already a member, you can sign up for Disney Plus by hitting the link below. Looking for even more content beyond kids shows? Check out our full list of the best movies and shows on Disney Plus. 

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This streaming service is the home of all Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars movies. It’s also got a bunch of exciting originals like The Mandalorian, The World According to Jeff Goldblum, and more.

The best kids movies on Disney Plus

Editor’s note: We’ll keep updating this list as new Disney Plus kids movies become available.


Frozen (2013)

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What you need to know:

  • Rating: PG
  • Run time: 1 hour 42 minutes
  • Director: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
  • Main cast: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff
  • Genre:  Animated/Fantasy/Musical
  • Ratings: 7.4 – IMDB / 90% – Rotten Tomatoes

Based on a Hans Christian Anderson story, the movie features two royal sisters in a fictional European kingdom. However, one of the sisters has inadvertently turned the kingdom into a snow and ice-covered land, so the other sister must find a way to break her spell and save the land.

Frozen is definitely one of the best Disney Pus movies for kids. Not only is the animation terrific but the songs are very catchy (one song in particular could become an earworm for many who hear it). There’s also at least one big story twist that you and your kids might not see coming.

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


Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)

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What you need to know:

  • Rating: PG
  • Run time: 1 hour, 32 minutes
  • Director: Thor Freudenthal
  • Main cast: Zachary Gordon, Robert Capron, Rachael Harris
  • Genre: Pre-teen comedy
  • Ratings: 6.2 – IMDB / 54% – Rotten Tomatoes

Based on the best-selling book by Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid tells the story of Greg, a regular kid who has to face the horrors of, er, middle school. Greg has to adjust to a much more fast-paced environment than he’s grown used to in grade school.

Young viewers will get a relatable movie that won’t talk down to them, while also being very funny at the same time. This film also has a number of sequels and even a couple of animated versions to watch on Disney Plus

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


Winnie the Pooh (2011)

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What you need to know:

  • Rating: G
  • Run time: 1 hour, 9 minutes
  • Director: Stephen J. Anderson, Don Hall
  • Main cast: Jim Cummings, Craig Ferguson, John Cleese
  • Genre: Animated/Book adaptation
  • Ratings: 7.1 – IMDB / 90% – Rotten Tomatoes

The magical world of A.A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh comes to life again in this original 2011 film, adapting three of Milne’s beloved stories. They include the “average bear” Pooh and his friends trying to find Eeyore’s missing tail,  and also trying to find their human friend Christopher Robin, who they think has been taken by a monster.

Disney has been making animated movies (and even one live-action film) based on the Pooh books for decades. This is terrific for young kids to watch, and has some impressive 2D hand drawn animation. It’s also an extremely short movie, which should please really young kids.

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


The Lion King (1994)

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What you need to know:

  • Rating: G
  • Run time: 1 hour, 28 minutes
  • Director: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff
  • Main cast: Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones
  • Genre: Animated/Musical
  • Ratings: 8.5 – IMDB / 93% – Rotten Tomatoes

Set in an unnamed African country, The Lion King sees lion cub Simba exiled from his home when his uncle betrays his father. Growing up in exile, Simba and his friends plan his return to reclaim his birthright as king in this Shakespearean-inspired family drama.

This is of the most beloved Disney animated classics and among the best kids movies on Disney Plus. It has its comedic moments, and we love a lot of the musical numbers, but it’s also appropriately serious and even dark. Jeremy Irons has a stand-out voice performance as the evil lion Scar. You can watch the 2019 CGI remake on Disney Plus too, though we highly recommend sticking to the original.

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


Tangled (2010)

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What you need to know:

  • Rating: PG
  • Run time: 1 hour, 40 minutes
  • Director: Nathan Greno, Byron Howard
  • Main cast: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy
  • Genre: Animated/Fairy Tale
  • Ratings: 7.7 – IMDB / 89% – Rotten Tomatoes

Tangled is Disney’s CGI retelling of the story of Rapunzel, who has extra long hair, and is stuck at the top of a tower in her fantasy kingdom. However, she wants to leave and finally gets her chance with the help of a thief. As you can expect, a lot of twists and turns happen along the way.

This movie has a modern sensibility, with its characters speaking in present-day language rather than some fairy tale script. With some excellent voice performances by Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi as Rapunzel and the thief Flynn Rider,  this makes Tangled more relatable to a modern audience.

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


Secret Society of Second-Born Royals (2020)

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What you need to know:

  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Run time: 1 hour, 39 minutes
  • Director: Anna Mastro
  • Main cast: Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Niles Fitch, Isabella Blake-Thomas
  • Genre: Teen/Superhero
  • Ratings: 4.9 – IMDB / 57% – Rotten Tomatoes

When Sam is sent to summer school by her mother the queen, she soon realizes she and her fellow students have been duped. They’re all second-born royals, and they all have secret superpowers to help protect the world.

This Disney Plus original kids live-action movie is similar to the Spy Kids series. Many kids dream of being superheroes and the characters in this movie are tasked to save the world with their own previously hidden talents. That makes this film a lot of fun for kids to watch.

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


Encanto (2021)

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What you need to know:

  • Rating: PG
  • Run time: 1 hour, 39 minutes
  • Director: Jared Bush, Byron Howard
  • Main cast: Stephanie Beatriz, María Cecilia Botero, John Leguizamo
  • Genre: Animated/Fantasy
  • Ratings: 7.2 – IMDB / 91% – Rotten Tomatoes

Mirabel is the only member of the Columubia-based Madrigal family without a special power. When the rest of her family members start to lose their abilities, she has to dig into her family history to find a solution.

This is one of Disney’s best films of the past few years and it’s also the winner of the 2021 Academy Award for Best Animated film, It includes some incredible CGI animation, a unique premise, and some great song and musical performances, including the hit song “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” from Lin-Manuel Miranda.

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


The Little Mermaid (1989)

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What you need to know:

  • Rating: G
  • Run time: 1 hour, 22 minutes
  • Director: Ron Clements, John Musker
  • Main cast: Jodi Benson, Pat Carroll, Christopher Daniel Barnes
  • Genre: Animated/Musical/Fairy Tale
  • Ratings: 7.6 – IMDB / 93% – Rotten Tomatoes

Based on the classic fairy tale, the Mermaid Ariel dreams of walking on land. She gets her chance when she makes a deal with the witch Ursula, but not without great cost.

This is the film that revived Disney’s movie animation, as the studio went back to basics with a “princess” style character who has to face great challenges. The 2D animation is also great, as are the musical numbers. Your kids should watch this movie before the live action version hits theaters in 2023

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


Turning Red (2022)

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What you need to know:

  • Rating: PG
  • Run time: 1 hour, 49 minutes
  • Director: Domee Shi
  • Main cast: Rosalie Chiang, Sandra Oh, Ava Morse.
  • Genre: Teen comedy/Fantasy
  • Ratings: 7.0 – IMDB / 95% – Rotten Tomatoes

Turning Red is a touching story about a 13-year-old Chinese-Canadian in Toronto who juggles fun with her friends and family responsibility. That becomes a lot harder when she suddenly finds herself turning into a giant red panda.

This movie from Pixar is all about a teenager who is growing up, and realizes that her life is going to change with her transformation into a red panda acting as a metaphor for other young kids who find growing up surprising and awkward. We also love that the movie is set in Canada, which gives it a unique location.

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


The Emperor’s New Groove (2000)

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What you need to know:

  • Rating: G
  • Run time: 1 hour, 19 minutes
  • Director: Mark Dindal
  • Main cast: David Spade, John Goodman, Eartha Kitt
  • Genre: Animated/Comedy
  • Ratings: 7.4 – IMDB / 86% – Rotten Tomatoes

Incan Emperor Kuzco must learn humility and work with an unlikely ally to regain his throne when it’s taken from him by his power-hungry advisor, who has turned Kuzco into a llama.

This movie is a clever look at the corrupting influence of power. It also happens to be very funny, and is one of the few Disney animated kids films that goes into true slapstick comedy mode at times.

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


Magic Camp (2020)

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What you need to know:

  • Rating: PG
  • Run time: 1 hour, 40 minutes
  • Director: Mark Waters
  • Main cast: Adam DeVine, Jeffrey Tambor, and Gillian Jacobs.
  • Genre: Teen Comedy
  • Ratings: 6.3 – IMDB / 38% – Rotten Tomatoes

This film is about a group of misfit kids coming together at a summer camp where they learn about magic tricks. While the kids find a sense of belonging together, they work to help their counselor, a down-on-his-luck magician, rediscover his love of magic.

This Disney Plus original movie has lots of great scenes about the camp attendees learning about magic tricks and illusions that should be great for kids. The adults watching it with them may also relate to the camp’s counselor, who is trying to get back into the professional magic entertainment industry.

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


Lilo & Stitch (2002)

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What you need to know:

  • Rating: PG
  • Run time: 1 hour, 25 minutes
  • Director: Dean DeBlois, Christopher Sanders
  • Main cast: Daveigh Chase, Chris Sanders, Tia Carrere
  • Genre: Animated/Sci-fi
  • Ratings: 7.3 – IMDB / 87% – Rotten Tomatoes

A cute blue alien is on the run from its creator. He crash lands on Earth, where he’s adopted by a local Hawaiian girl who thinks he’s a dog.

This film is a delight from start to finish. The alien, named Stitch by his new Earth friend, is not your normal Disney animated creature, and that’s a good thing. The art style of the entire movie is also excellent.

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


Atlantis The Lost Empire (2001)

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What you need to know:

  • Rating: PG
  • Run time: 1 hour, 39 minutes
  • Director: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise
  • Main cast: Michael J. Fox, Jim Varney, James Garner
  • Genre: Animated/Adventure
  • Ratings: 6.9 – IMDB / 49% – Rotten Tomatoes

A young explorer wants to find the lost continent of Atlantis to finish what his late grandfather started. He joins a team of adventurers who try to find this lost land, but discover much more than they anticipated

While this was a critical and box office bomb when it was first released in theatres, the movie has gained a cult following. That’s due to its Jules Verse-style adventure, solid voice cast, and art style, which was created by Mike Mignola, better known for creating the Hellboy comic book series.

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


Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)

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What you need to know:

  • Rating: G
  • Run time: 1 hour, 57 minutes
  • Director: Robert Stevenson
  • Main cast: Angela Lansbury, David Tomlinson, Roddy McDowall
  • Genre: Animated-Live Action Comedy
  • Ratings: 7.0 – IMDB / 67% – Rotten Tomatoes

During World War II, an apprentice witch in Britain gets some help from three kids and her mentor to create a spell that will take down Nazis commandos from invading England.

Angela Lansbury is a delete in this classic film, which combines animation and live action very well, considering it was made in the early 1970s. The idea of a witch battling Nazis in WWII is also excellent.

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


The Book of Life (2014)

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What you need to know:

  • Rating: PG
  • Run time: 1 hour, 35 minutes
  • Director: Jorge R. Gutierrez
  • Main cast: Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum
  • Genre: Animated/Fantasy
  • Ratings: 7.2 – IMDB / 83% – Rotten Tomatoes

Two friends have loved the same girl for years and want to marry her. That’s a problem, but it’s made worse by two deities who have bet on which of the friends will succeed.

This movie has a unique story and art style inspired by Mexican legends, and some great voice acting from people like Diego Luna and Zoe Saldana. It’s a solid companion movie to watch, along with another movie further down on this list, Coco.

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


Kim Possible: So the Drama (2005)

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What you need to know:

  • Rating: TV-G
  • Run time: 1 hour, 11 minutes
  • Director: Steve Loter
  • Main cast: Christy Carlson Romano, Will Friedle, Nancy Cartwright
  • Genre: Animated/Spy Adventure
  • Ratings: 7.1 – IMDB / 73% – Rotten Tomatoes

Kim Possible, a teenager and secret spy/crime fighter, has to face her biggest threat yet. She also has to deal with two boys, both of which have feelings for each other.

This TV movie continuation of the hit Kim Possible Disney Channel series is all about fun action-adventure, with some romantic issues popping in as well. Kids who watch the Kim Possible series on Disney Plus will love this film.

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


Finding Nemo (2003)

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What you need to know:

  • Rating: G
  • Run time: 1 hour, 40 minutes
  • Director: Andrew Stanton
  • Main cast: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould.
  • Genre: Animated/Adventure
  • Ratings: 8.7 – IMDB / 92% – Rotten Tomatoes

When young clownfish Nemo is caught and put in a dentist’s aquarium, his dad Marlin searches for him with the help of a forgetful blue reef fish named Dory.

This may be the movie that truly cemented the Pixar studio as the maker of superior animated films rather than just relying on its CGI visuals. Those visuals, by the way, are still excellent, with beautiful ocean scenes. The voice acting is near perfect as well and the storyline is completely relatable to both kids and their parents.

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


Bolt (2008)

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What you need to know:

  • Rating: PG
  • Run time: 1 hour, 35 minutes
  • Director: Chris Williams, Byron Howard
  • Main cast: John Travolta, Miley Cyrus, Susie Essman
  • Genre: Animated/Comedy
  • Ratings: 6.8 – IMDB / 89% – Rotten Tomatoes

Bolt is a dog who plays a superfast-moving canine in a hugely popular TV show. However, he thinks his powers are real, which is a problem when he gets shipped to New York and has to find a way to get back to Hollywood.

Everyone loves dogs, and this movie centers on a particularly cool dog with a few problems with reality.  Kids will come for the cool dog, and stay for the lesson that, even without superpowers, people can be special on their own.

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


Cinderella (1950)

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What you need to know:

  • Rating: G
  • Run time: 1 hour, 14 minutes
  • Director: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske
  • Main cast: Ilene Woods, Eleanor Audley, Verna Felton
  • Genre: Animated/Musical/Fairy Tale
  • Ratings: 7.3- IMDB / 97% – Rotten Tomatoes

Based on the classic fable, Cinderella sees the poor titular character mistreated by her stepmother and step-sisters, until her fairy godmother helps her attend a royal ball.

There have been many, many movies that have retold the fairy tale of Cinderella, but Disney’s classic animated musical is still the one that most people think of first. That’s due to the excellent animation and songs and the idea that a person abused by others can still be the belle of the ball.

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


Big Hero 6 (2014)

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What you need to know:

  • Rating: PG
  • Run time: 4
  • Director: Don Hall, Chris Williams
  • Main cast: Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, T.J. Miller
  • Genre: Animated/Superhero
  • Ratings: 7.8 – IMDB / 90% – Rotten Tomatoes

A young tech wiz has to team up with his healthcare robot Baymax to save his city from a major supervillain threat. He also creates some super-powered suits for his friends as well to aid him.

Based on the fairly obscure Marvel Comics superhero team, this is a great movie for kids who want some superhero action, but also some heartfelt storylines as well. It even has a cameo from the late Stan Lee himself.

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


Mary Poppins (1964)

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What you need to know:

  • Rating: G
  • Run time: 2 hours, 20 minutes
  • Director: Robert Stevenson
  • Main cast: Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Glynis Johns
  • Genre: Musical/Fantasy
  • Ratings: 7.8 – IMDB / 96% – Rotten Tomatoes

When the Banks children in London welcome their new nanny, they have no idea what a life-changing experience the magical Mary Poppins will be for them and others.

This is, without a doubt, one of the best, if not the best, kids movies on Disney Plus. Based on the P.L. Travers novel, it has an iconic performance from Julie Andrews (in her Academy Award-winning role for Best Actress). It has great musical numbers, an excellent merging of live-action and animated scenes, and another iconic role for Dick Van Dyke as Mary’s best friend Burt.

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


Toy Story (1995)

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What you need to know:

  • Rating: G
  • Run time: 1 hour, 21 minutes
  • Director: John Lasseter
  • Main cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles
  • Genre: Animated/Comedy
  • Ratings: 8.3 – IMDB / 100% – Rotten Tomatoes

Andy’s toys come to life in his room when he’s not around. The leader of this toy community, Woody, is threatened when a new sci-fi action figure, Buzz Lightyear, shows up. Making matters worse, Buzz thinks he’s a real space ranger.

Pixar released the first feature-length animated feature with this film. The idea of toys being alive is not new, but it’s given a fresh look in this movie, which has since spawned several sequels and spin-offs. The voice cast is perfect, and even the CGI animation holds up after all these years.

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


High School Musical (2006)

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What you need to know:

  • Rating: TV-G
  • Run time: 1 hour, 38 minutes
  • Director: Kenny Ortega
  • Main cast: Zac Efron, Vanessa Anne Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale
  • Genre: Musical/Teen Comedy
  • Ratings: 5.5 – IMDB / 65% – Rotten Tomatoes

When sparks fly between a basketball star and a beautiful nerd, the two audition for the lead roles in their high school’s upcoming musical.

This movie, originally made for the Disney Channel, became a massive success thanks to the songs, dancing, and charming lead characters. You may find yourself singing along with your kids when you watch this movie with them. It has since spawned two sequels and later a spin-off Disney Plus series.

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


Bambi (1942)

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What you need to know:

  • Rating: G
  • Run time: 1 hour, 10 minutes
  • Director: David Hand
  • Main cast: Hardie Albright, Stan Alexander, Peter Behn
  • Genre: Animated/Fantasy
  • Ratings: 5.5 – IMDB / 91% – Rotten Tomatoes

The deer fawn Bambi lives in the woods with his mother, father, and friends in the forest. However, tragedy strikes Bambi’s family, and he has to deal with the after effects.

This classic Disney animated film can get quite dark. However, it’s an undeniably entertaining film with some memorable visuals and great characters, including the rabbit Thumper.

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


Moana (2016)

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What you need to know:

  • Rating: PG
  • Run time: 1 hour, 53 minutes
  • Director: John Musker, Ron Clements
  • Main cast: Dwayne Johnson, Auli’i Cravalho, Rachel House
  • Genre: Animated/Musical
  • Ratings: 7.6 – IMDB / 95% – Rotten Tomatoes

Moana, the teen daughter of a Plantronicsnesian chief, has to leave home when her village comes under threat. She gets some help for her people from the demigod Maui.

Moana was a surprise hit for Disney, and it continues to be popular thanks to its unique setting, visuals, and characters. As the voice of Maui, Dwayne Johnson proves that he can perform almost any role, including a singing demigod.

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


The Black Cauldron (1985)

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What you need to know:

  • Rating: PG
  • Run time: 1 hours, 20 minutes
  • Director: Ted Berman, Richard Rich
  • Main cast: Wayne Allwine, James Almanzar, Grant Bardsley
  • Genre: Animated/Fantasy
  • Ratings: 6.3 – IMDB / 55% – Rotten Tomatoes

An evil emperor wants to conquer the world by possessing the Black Cauldron. An unlikely team of heroes, led by a young pig farmer, go on a quest to stop this evil force.

This was a very expensive movie at the time, and it was also the first Disney film to use early CGI animation. Even though it was a box office failure, the movie has gained a cult following, thanks to its visuals and its dark storyline which was unusual for Disney animated films at that time.

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


Coco (2017)

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Pixar

What you need to know:

  • Rating: PG
  • Run time: 1 hour, 45 minutes
  • Director: Lee Unkrich
  • Main cast: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt
  • Genre: Animated/Musical
  • Ratings: 8.3 – IMDB / 97% – Rotten Tomatoes

Miguel wants to be a musician, despite his family’s banishment of music. Miguel goes to the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, who also is a singer, to find out more about this music ban.

Pixar has yet another great film for kids to watch on Disney Plus. Like The Book of Life, this is based on Mexican legends and traditions, but ultimately Coco is about the power of both music and family, with some incredible animation.

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


The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969)

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Disney

What you need to know:

  • Rating: G
  • Run time: 1 hour, 38 minutes
  • Director: Robert Butler
  • Main cast: Kurt Russell, Cesar Romero, Joe Flynn
  • Genre: Teen Comedy
  • Ratings: 6.0 – IMDB / 50% – Rotten Tomatoes

A college student gets hit by lightning next to a computer. He survives and also gains the ability to learn and use anything that he reads in the space of a few minutes.

Parents may want to introduce their kids to this old-school Disney comedy, which stars a young Kurt Russell. It’s a charming throwback, and it’s still funny. Russell would appear in two sequels to this movie: Now You See Him, Now You Don’t (where he gains the ability to turn invisible) and The Strongest Man In The World (where he gets super strong).

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


Freaky Friday (1977)

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Disney

What you need to know:

  • Rating: G
  • Run time: 1 hour, 35 minutes
  • Director: Gary Nelson
  • Main cast: Barbara Harris, Jodie Foster, John Astin
  • Genre: Teen Comedy
  • Ratings: 6.3 – IMDB / 70% – Rotten Tomatoes

A somewhat stiff mother and her rebellious daughter suddenly find their minds switched into each other’s bodies. Naturally, chaos ensues.

It’s one of the most influential Disney movies of all time, and the original is still funny as mother and daughter try to deal with each other’s lives. Jodie Foster shines in an early role as the daughter who learns some lessons from this magical switch. This movie has been remade a number of times, and we have seen this premise used in other films, including the recent horror comedy Freaky.

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


The Mighty Ducks (1992)

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Disney

What you need to know:

  • Rating: PG
  • Run time: 1 hour, 44 minutes
  • Director: Stephen Herek
  • Main cast: Emilio Estevez, Joss Ackland, Lane Smith
  • Genre: Teen Comedy/Sports
  • Ratings: 6.5 – IMDB / 21% – Rotten Tomatoes

A former pro hockey player turned lawyer is arrested for drunk driving. He’s sentenced to community service as the new coach of a failing kids hockey team.

Everyone loves a sports underdog story, and that’s why this movie still works. We want to root for The Mighty Ducks and their reluctant coach to get the big wins. The movie was so popular two sequels were made, and recently a reboot TV show: The Mighty Ducks Game Changers, debuts on Disney Plus.

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


Those are just some of our top picks of the kids movies on Disney Plus. When you get through these, there are many more, but this list is a great place to start. Happy watching!

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