We’ve Got Family Night Covered: 5 Movies & Series To Stream This January

The new year is the perfect time to dust off old traditions, or to begin new ones with your family. For us, it’s a nostalgic Friday night “family night” piled on the couch streaming a movie or series with your siblings, parents and a giant bowl of freshly popped popcorn.

In today’s world you could be finished with the popcorn before the family even decides what to stream. Decision fatigue is real.

That’s why we’re here with a round up of must-see content the whole family will love, all found only on Disney+. We’re sharing our favorite movies and series from action and adventure, to humorous and heartfelt.

Now, if only we could reach out to hug the brilliant creative minds who make these stories just as entertaining and enjoyable for us, as they do for our kiddos.

Looking for a way to keep this tradition alive after January’s round up? We’ve got just the idea – The Family Night Disney+ Bowl.

Here’s how it works: Ask everyone in your family to write down a few of their favorite titles on Disney+ and drop it in the bowl. Each “family night”, a different family member takes turns picking out a title from the bowl and cozies up for a viewing party.

Start your family night traditions with amazing content, found only on Disney+.

5 Picks To Kick-Off Your Family Night Viewing Tradition:

Shorts to Warm Your Heart & Make You Laugh:

“I Am Groot”

Your family might recognize this lovable little tree, Groot, from his first appearance in Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy (2014). Now he’s back in a collection of five Original shorts introducing a cast of new and unusual characters, all bound to entertain the entire family.

Voiced by Vin Diesel, your family will be charmed by Groot’s childlike expressions, as well as his mischievous flare!

TV-PG: parental guidance is recommended

Series Premieres Starring Your Favorite Cast of Characters:

Star Wars: The Bad Batch Season 2 (Premiering January 4, 2023)

Two words: action & drama. If your older ones have been anxiously awaiting the return of this mega-hit from the Star Wars animated universe, they’ll be thrilled to hear that the wait is officially over. With 16 total episodes in Season 2, released weekly, you’ve got the family night viewing hour covered for a while.

TV-PG: parental guidance is recommended


It’s about time we got invited back to the fast-paced mammal metropolis of Zootopia. In this short-form series, we get the chance to dive deeper into the colorful lives of some of the Oscar®-winning feature film’s most intriguing residents, including Fru Fru, the fashion-forward arctic shrew.

TV-PG: parental guidance is recommended

Most Loved Movies Only on Disney+:

“Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules”

We’re always on board to see more of this family-favorite character. This new animated movie is based on the second book in Jeff Kinney’s wildly popular book series, focusing on the rocky dynamic of our protagonist, middle schooler Greg Heffley, and his spikey-haired high school brother Rodrick. Teaser – Rodrick is lazy and undisciplined, and spends way too much time practicing with his rock band, Löded Diper. While he loves to torment Greg, we get to see his soft side and deep affection for his younger brother reveal itself throughout the movie.

TV-PG: parental guidance is recommended

“The Biggest Little Farm, The Return”

The Chester family and all of the lovable characters on their farm (human and animal) are back on our screens after enormous praise and adoration of their 2018 award-winning documentary. We get to be virtual visitors again on their property at Apricot Lane Farms as they navigate the challenging and beautiful symbiotic relationship between land and animals. New characters of note – Emma the pig who welcomes her newest litter and an adorable lamb named Moe who befriends the family.

TV-PG: parental guidance is recommended

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