What to Watch on Disney Plus

The Disney+ library is a deep one. We’ve picked a few of our favorite TV shows and movies to get you started.

Disney+ has nearly 700 TV shows and movies in its Scrooge McDuck vault—where even to begin? We got the ball rolling with our Movies to Watch on Disney+ recommendations guide, and now we’re expanding into TV series and even more movies. Sure, there’s a little overlap, but have you ever complained about taking the same ride twice at Disneyland? Didn’t think so.

Recommended TV shows on Disney Plus

The Mandalorian | Action, sci-fi

The first Disney+ live-action Star Wars series remains the best—sorry, Book of Boba Fett and Obi-Wan Kenobi. The Mandalorian, which follows the titular character (voiced by the ever-helmeted Pedro Pascal) adventuring throughout the post-Empire galaxy, became an overnight hit in 2019 thanks to its compelling stories, dazzling CGI, and breakout character Baby Yoda (now known as Grogu, but still cute). Catch up on two seasons of pure Star Wars magic.

Ms. Marvel | Action, comedy

The most recent Disney+ series is different from its previous Marvel originals: it’s young, fun, color-splashed, culturally diverse, and veers even closer to YA territory than recent Spider-Man movies. Sixteen-year-old Muslim girl Kamala (Iman Vellani) is the biggest Captain Marvel fan in New Jersey, if not the world—so what happens when she’s suddenly gifted with superpowers similar to those of her hero? You get Ms. Marvel, a different MCU saga than you’ve ever seen before, in a great way

Just Beyond | Comedy, horror

An anthology series inspired by the writings of R.L. Stein, Just Beyond is like a Twilight Zone for teens and tweens—less intense than Netflix’s Fear Street film trilogy, another R.L. Stein project. Witches, aliens, ghosts, parallel universes, and more are part of the Just Beyond palette, with familiar adult faces like Nasim Pedrad (New Girl), Riki Lindhome (Another Period), and Tim Heidecker (Tim & Eric) showing up in various episodes.

The Beatles: Get Back | Documentary, music

In 1969, Michael Lindsay-Hogg shot over 60 hours of footage of the Beatles’ final recording sessions, which became the albums Abbey Road and Let It Be. His resulting 1970 film Let It Be was only 80 minutes long (including the Beatles’ famed London rooftop concert); director Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings) has edited the rest of the material into a six-hour rock-doc epic in three parts (Jackson likes his trilogies). Get Back is a must for Beatlemaniacs.

Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. | Comedy, drama

Teen medical prodigy Dr. Lahela Kamealoha (Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Andi Mack) is nicknamed “Doogie” after the ’90s TV show Doogie Howser M.D. So this Disney+ original isn’t a reboot; it’s a sly meta-reference. It’s also a funny and charming coming-of-age story about “Doogie” and her colorful family set against the gorgeous backdrop of Oahu, Hawaii. The debut season of Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. scored a solid 92% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes—not bad, Doogie.

More recommended TV shows on Disney Plus

  • America’s National Parks
  • Darkwing Duck
  • Diary of a Future President
  • Glee
  • High School Musical: The Musical: The Series
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • Runaways
  • Snowdrop
  • Turner & Hooch
  • The World According to Jeff Goldblum

Recommended movies in Disney Plus

Check out our Movies to Watch on Disney+ guide.

More recommended movies on Disney Plus

  • Black Is King
  • Brave
  • Enchanted
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • The Little Mermaid
  • Night at the Museum
  • The Princess Diaries
  • The Rocketeer
  • Toy Story
  • West Side Story

Recommended Star Wars TV shows and movies on Disney Plus

  • The Book of Boba Fett
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi
  • Star Wars: A New Hope
  • Star Wars: Rebels
  • Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
  • Star Wars: The Bad Batch
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars
  • Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Recommended Marvel TV shows and movies on Disney Plus

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Daredevil
  • Jessica Jones
  • Hawkeye
  • Iron Man
  • Loki
  • Moon Knight
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • WandaVision

Recommended kids TV shows and Movies on Disney Plus

  • Bluey
  • Dino ranch
  • Jessie
  • K.C. Undercover
  • Kickin’ It
  • Lab Rats
  • Phil of the Future
  • Shake It Up
  • The Suite Life of Zack & Cody
  • Wizards of Waverly Place

Recommended action/adventure TV shows and movies on Disney Plus

  • Adventures In Babysitting
  • Alias
  • Avatar
  • Free Guy
  • Free Solo
  • Inspector Gadget
  • Into the Woods
  • Kazaam
  • Once Upon a Time
  • The Villains of Valley View

Recommended animated TV shows and Movies on Disney Plus

  • Baymax!
  • DuckTales
  • Dug Days
  • Finding Nemo
  • Gravity Falls
  • Monsters Inc.
  • Phineas & Ferb
  • Ron’s Gone Wrong
  • Turning Red
  • Wreck-It Ralph

Recommended comedy TV shows and movies on Disney Plus

  • 8 Simple Rules
  • 10 Things I Hate About You
  • Black-ish
  • Diary of Wimpy Kid
  • Grown-ish
  • Hannah Montana
  • Hocus Pocus
  • Home Alone
  • Muppets Now
  • The Simpsons

Recommended drama movies on Disney Plus

  • Black Beauty
  • Dan In Real Life
  • Edward Scissorhands
  • The Fault In Our Stars
  • Finest Hours
  • Glory Road
  • The Greatest Showman
  • Mr. Holland’s Opus
  • Remember the Titans
  • While You Were Sleeping

Recommended documentary TV shows and movies on Disney Plus

  • Atlantis Rising
  • Drain the Oceans
  • Howard
  • The Imagineering Story
  • Live Below Zero
  • The Pixar Story
  • Sharks of Lost Island
  • Stuntman
  • Summer of Soul
  • Viking Warrior Women

FAQ

What’s the best thing on Disney Plus?

The “best” is subjective, but we’re partial to these Disney+ originals:

  • The Mandalorian
  • Ms. Marvel
  • Just Beyond
  • The Beatles: Get Back
  • Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.

We also like these movies on Disney+.

Is Harry Potter on Disney Plus?

The Harry Potter movie series is not on Disney+. You can stream the Hogwarts adventures on HBO Max and Peacock.

What’s on Disney Plus for Adults?

There are plenty of documentaries and movies on Disney+ for grownups, as well as the gritty Marvel series that originated on Netflix: Daredevil, Jessica Jones, The Punisher, and others.

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