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Top Ten Tuesday: Disney Plus Movies/Shows At Launch


Disney Plus officially launched today, and fans of the company’s movies/shows—particularly Star Wars and the Marvel Cinematic Universe—should be happy with what they have to offer. However, the streaming service lacks the heavy hitters compared to Netflix and Apple TV+ right now, but perhaps that will change when more original series are released. For now, here are the ten best things to watch on Disney Plus.

 

10. Miracle (2004)

The true story of the 1980 United States Olympic hockey team—which was made up of amateur players—winning gold is a sports story for the ages, and Miracle does the “Miracle on Ice” justice. For people watching in America, beating the Russians never gets old.

 

9. Bambi (1942)

A lot of what Disney Plus has to offer is geared towards younger audiences, and Bambi is a classic that should keep kids mesmerized with before-its-time colors/imagery. The runtime at 70 minutes is perfect for a quick movie night.

 

8. Iron Man (2008)

The film that started the MCU is worth a re-watch (or first watch for those who have yet to jump into the universe), and I would bet that plenty of people have chosen Iron Man as the first thing on their list for Disney’s streaming service.

 

7. Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008- )

The Clone Wars has a rabid fanbase, and Disney Plus will have a new season launching next year. Until then, viewers can watch episodes from previous years following Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, and other heroes.

 

6. Avatar (2009)

There are multiple Avatar sequels coming out over the next decade, but you don’t need to wait for the original if you have a Disney Plus subscription. Avatar was the highest grossing movie of all-time before being passed this year by the next one on the list.

 

5. Avengers: Endgame (2019)

It might take some time if you decide to stream all the Marvel movies over the next few weeks (or days if you’re really ambitious), but Endgame is obviously a must-watch for fans of the MCU. The impressive collection of movies—not to mention the upcoming original series—is a big selling point for Disney Plus.

 

4. Toy Story (1995)

Overall, Toy Story is arguably the most touching offering Disney has, and the adventures for Woody, Buzz, and the whole gang can be relived with all four movies. Unlike most popular franchises, Toy Story has no “duds” to make viewers less enthusiastic to watch again.

 

3. The Simpsons (1989- )

Like I mentioned, much of the content on Disney Plus is for a younger audience, but The Simpsons is another draw for adults and/or parents, and every episode from the past 30 years is available to watch right now.

 

2. Star Wars (Skywalker Saga)

I know I won’t be alone in watching every Star Wars movie in anticipation of The Rise of Skywalker next month, and the new streaming service makes that easier than ever for those who don’t own all the movies.

 

1. The Mandalorian (2019- )

Disney was understandably pushing The Mandalorian ahead of today’s launch, and early impressions are that it’s lived up to expectations as the first live-action Star Wars series. With this, the upcoming Obi-Wan series, and all the Marvel series in development, I’m very interested to see how the original content for Disney Plus pans out.

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