Best Kids Movies On Disney Plus

By: Rosie Stevens, 28 June 2021

As we find ourselves with plenty of thwarted school holiday plans and plunged into lockdown once more, it’s definitely time to cut ourselves some slack when it comes to the amount of screen time our little ones watch and indulge in some serious movie watching together with the best movies on Disney Plus.

We’ve rounded up the best movies on Disney Plus, all guaranteeing a tonne of entertainment and even some peace and quiet if you’re working at home with little ones around. (You’re welcome!)

1. Luca


A newbie but definitely one of the best movies on Disney Plus already, Luca is set in a stunning seaside town on the Italian Riviera and is about one young boy experiencing a coming-of-age summer that’s bursting with scooter rides, new friends, and a whole lot of pasta. Luca’s summer of fun is threatened by secrets and monsters that lurk just below the water’s surface.

Heart-warming, nostalgic, and bursting with idyllic scenery and gelato, Luca is a feel-good film that’s sure to become a firm family favourite.

2. Mary Poppins Returns


Practically perfect in every way—Mary Poppins returns to the Banks household to help the family find the joy and wonder in their daily lives, promising an entertaining, joyful, and heartwarming watch that will help us all remember what’s truly important in life.

3. Raya and the Last Dragon


Join lone warrior Raya in the fantasy world of Kumandra—where humans and dragons lived together long ago in harmony; but when an evil force threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, the same evil has returned, and it’s up to Raya to track down the legendary last dragon to restore the land and its people.

A story of bravery and determination, Raya and the Last Dragon is one of the best movies on Disney Plus right now that’ll capture hearts and minds.

4. Cruella


A fun one for older kids, Cruella is set in 1970s London and follows a young, mischievous creative named Estella amidst the punk rock revolution. She makes friends with two young thieves, with whom she builds a life on the streets of London. Estella’s flair for fashion catches the eye of fashion icon Baroness von Hellman—but the relationship sets in motion a course of events that will force Estella to embrace her wicked side and become Cruella…

You can watch Cruella with Disney Premier Access while you can’t make it out to the cinema—the perfect lockdown treat!

5. Onward


A story of brotherhood, Onward is set in a suburban fantasy world where two teenage elf brothers embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still magic left in the world—and see if they can bring their late father back for just one day.

6. Hamilton


While we can’t get out to see the live stage show in Sydney right now, we can enjoy Hamilton from the comfort of the couch! Hamilton is the story of founding father Alexander Hamilton —featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B, and Broadway.

Filmed at The Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway in June of 2016, the film transports its audience into the world of the Broadway show in a uniquely intimate way.

7. The Classics

Disney Classics
Catch up on the classics with Disney Plus' huge range of OG movies!


While life slows down for a while, it’s the perfect time to share some of the absolute Disney classics with your kids. We’re talking 101 Dalmatians, The Jungle Book, Dumbo, Bambi, The Lion King and more. A movie marathon under a blanket with a huge bucket of popcorn, anyone? How can you resist when you've got all the best movies on Disney Plus at your fingertips!

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