10 of the Best Family Movies on Disney+

"The Lion King" is a classic family movie on Disney+ Disney
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Movie night is the perfect opportunity for some family bonding—provided you can agree on something to watch. Finding a movie that’s kid-safe and won’t leave the grownups bored to tears isn’t always the easiest. If you’ve got Disney+, however, the task gets a whole lot easier. The streaming service has so many options that every member of the family will love, so get the popcorn ready and check out our list of the best family movies on Disney+.

The Lion King

Simba the lion walks in front of the moon in "The Lion King," a great family movie on Disney+
© Disney Pictures

Disney+ has decades worth of classics, but The Lion King still roars above so much of the competition. The beloved tale of Simba, Scar, and Mufasa is often ranked among the best Disney movies of all time, and with its gripping storyline and epic soundtrack, it’s not hard to see why. If the kiddos fall for the 1994 animated flick, they can also check out the live-action version.

Encanto

Mirabelle from Encanto is favorite character in one of the best family movies on Disney+
© Disney Pictures

There’s no family quite like the family Madrigal. Sure, you might have seen Encanto a hundred times by now, but we’re willing to bet “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” and “Surface Pressure” will still have the whole family singing along at top volume.

Moana

Moana paddles a canoe near the beach
© Disney Pictures

Hand’s down one of the best family movies on Disney+, Moana gives Encanto some stiff competition in the catchiest song category—which shouldn’t be a surprise, since famed composer and lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda contributed to both films. The massively talented Auli’i Cravalho voices Moana, a young girl who sets out on an epic adventure to save her people with the reluctant help of a demigod brought to life by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers

Chip and Dale look wide eyed toward the camera
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With comedians John Mulaney and Andy Samberg voicing the title duo, you’re just about guaranteed non-stop humor to keep both parents and kids rolling with laughter (but don’t worry, it’s all PG) in the new family movie on Disney+. The cute flick brings up the origin story of Chip and Dale, as the friends and co-stars reunite to find out who’s been kidnapping toons all over town.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

A man is handcuffed to Roger Rabbit
© Buena Vista Pictures

If your kiddos love the live-action/cartoon hybrid style of Chip ‘n Dale, they might also dig Who Framed Roger Rabbit?—the three-time Academy Award winner that helped bring back an animation boom. Private detective Eddie Valiant is hired to figure out why Roger Rabbit’s star seems to be falling, which ends up getting both wrapped up in a murder mystery. The themes may make it more appropriate for slightly older kids, but the flick still earned a PG rating.

Turning Red

A red panda stands sheepishly in front of three girl friends
© Disney Pixar

Pixar’s latest flick dropped on Disney+ in February. Turning Red introduces us to 13-year-old Mei Lee, who can’t stop herself from turning into a giant red panda when her emotions run amok. The sweet and funny flick is sure to spark some conversations about growing up and making the transition from kid to teen.

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

four children stand on a couch in "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids," a classic family movie on Disney+
© Buena Vista Pictures

This full-on blast from the past is just as funny today as it was back in the 1980s. Rick Moranis stars as Wayne Szalinski, a whacky inventor whose latest gadget accidentally turns his kids super tiny. If your little ones love it, there’s not one but two sequels available to stream next.

Cheaper By the Dozen

A smiling family crams together for a picture
© Disney Pictures

This 2022 remake puts a modern spin on the tale first brought to screen way back in 1950. The big family at the heart of the film is now a blended one, with a mom and dad played by Gabrielle Union and Zach Braff. The funny film features plenty of cute kid hijinks, but it also isn’t afraid to get serious, tackling tough topics like racism, addiction, and bullying.

The Mighty Ducks

A hockey player and his coach look concerned
© Buena Vista Pictures

Quack, quack, quack! The Mighty Ducks will have you cheering for this team of underdogs. Emilio Estevez stars as Gordon Bombay, a businessman who’s forced to coach a kids hockey team after a brush with the law. The classic flicks spawned a whole franchise, including two movie sequels and a TV series reboot that debuted last year—all on Disney+, naturally.

Miracle

Three hockey players chase the puck on the ice in "Miracle," which is one of the best family movies on Disney+
© Buena Vista Pictures

Speaking of underdogs, Miracle tells the story of the real-life hockey team that shocked the world back in 1980. Kurt Russell stars as Herb Brooks, the coach who led Team U.S.A. to a massive upset over the Soviet Union.

 

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