I was roughly a month late to the Disney+ but as soon as I got it, I never looked back! Disney+ has definitely made my lockdown experience better and if you have Disney+ yourself, I’m sure you’ll agree. As a lifelong Disney fan, it’s an absolute dream to have all the Disney content I could possibly want in one place. With all my favourite classics, remakes and new exciting documentaries as the click of a button.

What I'm Watching on Disney+

I’m actually very new to a lot of the stuff on Disney+. Can you believe I’ve not watched any Marvel films? But again, now they’re there in one easy to reach place, I’m definitely going to make a point of watching them! Disney+ is so much more than just the classics we all know and love. And I was pleasantly surprised to see the huge range of movies and TV shows for people of all ages on there.

So, if you have Disney+ and need some recommendations of things to watch, here are some movies and shows that I’ve been loving right now!

1. The Imagineering Story

This series is absolutely fantastic and would highly recommend for any hardcore Disney fan. It follows the story of how Walt and his team of Imagineers built the Disney parks with some incredible old footage and behind the scenes stories and anecdotes. It’s been a HUGE eye opener for me to see the work and dedication that the Walt Disney company had in making their parks a success.

2. Lady and the Tramp (2019)

The Lady and the Tramp remake was everything I could ever want and more. I’m a huge fan of the remakes already and this one has to be one of the best. The real life dogs just made it so magical and heart-warming and it’s just the cutest film I’ve ever seen. Definitely one to watch.

3. The Lion King (2019)

Another remake on the list – obviously. And the reason it took me until now to actually watch this was because I cry SO MUCH that my boyfriend point blank refused to come to the cinema with me to see it. The last time I saw this in the cinema – for the 10th anniversary – I had to leave because I was making such a scene from crying. But anyway, the remake is INCREDIBLE. So funny and the animation is out of this world.

4. Diary of a Future President (2020)

Is this series a bit cheesy? Yes. Okay very. But I enjoy it. It’s a quick and easy watch and I’m a sucker for any YA, coming of age style story. This series is about Elena who eventually grows up to be the President of the United States but we follow her journey through high school, friendships and growing up. My favourite character is actually her mum, who’s played by Selenia Leyva.

5. Stargirl (2020)

Who called for yet another cheesy coming of age story? Probably no one but here we are, with another cheesy coming of age recommendation. I’m a sucker for them, okay? And personally, I loved Stargirl. Was it weird? Yep. But for me, it really epitomized the power of kindness and positivity on those around you. Stargirl was an enigma – but I loved her. I came away from this film wanting to dance and kick my shoes off so I’ll consider that a good sign.

6. Aladdin (2019)

Another running theme within this post is the Disney remakes – which as you know, I absolutely LOVE. I watched this for the second time this month and I enjoyed in even more the second time around. I love Jasmine’s character arc and additional story-line within the remake and I think it’s just a huge spectacle of a film. I’d highly recommend giving this a go if you haven’t already, if you want something fun and visually outstanding.

7. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

As soon as this was released on Disney+ on May 4th, Carl and I settled down to watch it. And it was brilliant to watch again! I personally loved The Rise of Skywalker and thought it was a good end to the trilogy. So if you’re a Star Wars fan and haven’t caught up on Episode 9, this is a good recommendation for you!

8. Coco (2017)

It took me far too long to finally get around to watching Coco but… how goddamn BEAUTIFUL is that movie? I was hooked right from the beginning. The storyline was beautiful. The animation was stunning. The music was extraordinary. It was just perfect. Would highly recommend a watch if you haven’t seen Coco already. And be prepared to cry ugly tears at the end!

What having you been loving on Disney+ right now? Any recommendations for me? Let me know in the comments!

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  1. I love disney! I only had it for a week with the free trial but omg it was amazing. Lady and the tramp has been my fave movie since I was a little girl so was super impressed at the real life version. I actually watched Tangled and Moana for the first time on disney+ which are now part of my favourites list, would deffo reccomend if you haven’t watched already x

  2. I’m a huge disney fan. Two films I think are massively underrated are Little Mermaid II and Peter Pan: Return to Neverland. I’ve never watched Lady and the Tramp, I definitely need to watch it!

  3. Omg so funny you wrote this post, I wrote a whole post about The Lady and the Tramp! I am loving Disney+ too LOL And I love all of the ones you mentioned, though I have not seen Coco or the one you described as coming of age. I guess I ought see Coco though. Lemme see, what else did I watch on there…The Hunchback of Notre Dame which I used to have on VHS. It’s somewhere still. Oh, and Willow, which back in the day was the best! And is still a really great movie now. Gosh, there’s just so much on there. I really have to watch Fatansia again because they hardly ever let that out of the Vault. Beautiful animation that tells its own story set to classical music.

  4. I need to get Disney+ already. I’m dying to rewatch Hannah Montana, Suite Life, That’s So Raven etc. more than anything haha. Coco is one of my favourite films! I’ve been trying to get my mum to watch it with me but she refuses to after me saying how much I sobbed at the end 😂 I also haven’t seen a single Star Wars?? And like 2 Marvel films? So it might be time to sort that out haha.

    Evie x | http://www.eviejayne.co.uk

  5. I absolutely loved Coco 😍 I watched it for the first time when I got Disney+
    I think I’m going to watch the Aladdin remake today!

  6. I have LONG been a fan of the “Three Men and a Little Lady” film duology, so those are definitely my two favourite films on Disney+ atm!! So far, I’m really enjoying watching Mandalorian, and although I’m scared of Episode 9, I do plan to tuck into it soon. (Episode 8 was a let down for me, ngl :’)) How have I not seen the latest Lady & the Tramp???? Need to do that asap. And yes, Aladdin (2019) is BRILL!! Love that film xx

  7. I still don’t have Disney+ but I need it! I’m definitely getting it in time for the Hamilton film, but your list might sway me into getting it early. I’ve never watched ANY of the live action remakes – that’s bad isn’t it?! Also the number of people who have recommended Coco is wild, I still need to see that too! I’m so behind haha! x

  8. I still haven’t tried Disney+ and not only have I never seen a Marvel film, I also didn’t know that marvel was anything to do with Disney? Ooops. I’m glad you’re loving it and it’s helping to pass the time in lockdown x

    Sophie

    1. Haha, I haven’t seen any Marvel films either! And Disney bought the rights to Marvel but that’s not something I’d have known if I hadn’t watched The Imagineering documentary!

  9. We got the free trial of Disney+ but I just can’t justify it unfortunately, although I do love a good Disney movie. We used it to re-watch 101 Dalmations, plus catch up on all the Pixar shorts I hadn’t yet seen. Still need to watch Coco, too!

  10. I don’t have Disney+ yet but I feel like I’d watch so many things on it, I’m so conflicted about getting it or not!! I haven’t even seen the newest Star Wars film yet and I usually always go to the cinema as soon as a new one is released so that would deffo be on my watch list.

    Chloe xx
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  11. I need to do a better job of watching content on Disney+! I went back to watch the OG snow white the other day. Oohoohoh I need to catch up with the Lady and the Tramp!! Star Wars was such a great movie. I might watch it again! Thanks for sharing!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

  12. I was slightly disappointed by the Lion King remake, purely because I love the original so much. The CGI was great, but I didn’t feel anything the way I do with the original. The Aladdin remake was soooo good though! My current guilty pleasure is Fairytale Disney Weddings…..

  13. Aww this is really making me want to get Disney+! I haven’t seen the Lion King remake yet but can’t wait now after reading your review. And is Stargirl based on the book? If so, I loved that book growing up and would love to check out the series. Plus Hamilton is coming out on the platform soon!

  14. I don’t have Disney + but I didn’t realise there was so much stuff on there! I’ve loved Lady & the Tramp since I was a kid 🙂

  15. Great post! I absolutely adored Coco, and I loved the book “Stargirl” so will definitely have to check out the movie. Also, I loved watching all the Marvel films in order of the events. It was a huge undertaking but so fun to end with the final Avengers movie. I think there are sites that talk about the “correct” order to watch them, rather than by release date. Anyway, thanks for sharing!