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.
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!