The best kids movies on Disney+ right now

Whether you’re a diehard Disney fan or not, there’s no denying that Disney+ is one of the best ways to entertain the kids. Packed with plenty of heartfelt films, from eras old and new, Disney’s own curation features entries from the company’s vault of animation, along with a number of live action selections. Plus, with all of Disney’s acquisitions, from Marvel to 21st Century Fox, the platform is home to all kinds of kid-friendly content from these studios, too. To help you pick a great film for the whole family to settle down with, we’ve put together this roundup of the best kids movies on Disney+ right now.

We’ve also rounded up the best kids movies on Hulu, the best kids movies on Netflix, and the best kids movies on Amazon Prime Video if you don’t find what you’re looking for on Disney+.

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Ron's Gone Wrong (2021) new

Ron's Gone Wrong
80%
65 %
pg 106m
Genre Animation, Science Fiction, Family, Comedy
Stars Zach Galifianakis, Jack Dylan Grazer, Ed Helms
Directed by Sarah Smith, Jean-Philippe Vine
A brilliant weigh-in on humanity’s love-hate relationship with A.I., Ron’s Gone Wrong follows down-and-out middle schooler Barney (Jack Dylan Grazer), a boy that comes into the possession of a sentient bot buddy named Ron (Zach Galifianakis). Designed to help humans make friends, Ron isn’t like the rest of the automaton lineup — specifically because he came damaged out of the box. Learning to accept and appreciate Ron’s faults, he and Barney form a unique companionship, a bond that will be tested when Ron’s designers come looking for the malfunctioning robot.

Luca (2021) new

Luca
91%
71 %
pg 95m
Genre Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Stars Jacob Tremblay, Jack Dylan Grazer, Emma Berman
Directed by Enrico Casarosa
A love-letter to perfect childhood summers, Luca follows the titular character (voiced by Jacob Tremblay), a mythic sea creature capable of taking on a human form when on land. Best friends with Alberto (Jack Dylan Grazer), Luca and his new pal spend their days perusing the illustrious coastal town of Portorosso, a kaleidoscopic villa packed with plenty of things to do. But it turns out that Alberto is a sea monster, too. Together, the two youths do what they can to lead their best lives while protecting their oceanic secret.

Toy Story (1995) new

Toy Story
100%
95 %
8.3/10
g 81m
Genre Animation, Adventure, Family, Comedy
Stars Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles
Directed by John Lasseter
Did you ever wonder what your action figures were up to when you weren’t around them? Well, according to Pixar’s Toy Story, they’re leading very busy lives of their own. In the company’s stunning feature debut, Tom Hanks is the voice of Woody, a beloved cowboy doll and de facto leader of Andy’s menagerie of play-things. Life in the boy’s bedroom is pretty great for all — that is until a shiny new space-ranger named Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) is gifted to Andy for his birthday. Truly believing himself to be a commando from a galactic star-fleet, Buzz’s glitz and do-gooder attitude is a direct challenge to Woody’s esteemed position as Andy’s favorite toy. But both cowboy and space cadet must join forces when they find themselves in the hands of the maniacal bully-boy from next door.

Cruella (2021) new

Cruella
74%
59 %
7.4/10
pg 134m
Genre Comedy, Crime
Stars Emma Stone, Emma Thompson, Joel Fry
Directed by Craig Gillespie
Although Cruella was initially only available on Disney+ via Premier Access, the film is now available to all subscribers. In this live-action reboot/prequel to 101 Dalmatians, Emma Stone steps into the leading role of Estella Miller, the young woman who is destined to become Cruella de Vil. In the ’70s, Estella is an orphan who makes her way as a thief alongside her friends, Jasper (Joel Fry) and Horace Badun (Paul Walter Hauser). Estella’s gift for fashion eventually catches the attention of Baroness von Hellman (Emma Thompson), a designer who takes Estella under her wing. But when Estella discovers that the Baroness has branded Estella’s late mother as a thief, she turns against her mentor and carves her path to fame.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
61%
54 %
6.2/10
pg 81m
Genre Family, Comedy
Stars Kerris Dorsey, Jennifer Garner, Dylan Minnette
Directed by Miguel Arteta
Now here’s a movie with an unwieldy title: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. The film is based upon Judith Viorst’s children’s book of the same name. Ed Oxenbould stars as Alexander Cooper, the put-upon middle child of Ben (Steve Carell) and Kelly Cooper (Jennifer Garner). After suffering a series of humiliating and soul-crushing events, Alexander wishes that his family could understand what he’s going through. Unfortunately for both Alexander and his family, the wish comes true as Ben and Kelly as well as their children face some hilarious setbacks in their lives.

Anastasia (1997)

Anastasia
86%
61 %
7.2/10
pg 94m
Genre Animation, Family
Stars Meg Ryan, John Cusack, Christopher Lloyd
Directed by Gary Goldman, Don Bluth
Thanks to the magic of corporate osmosis, Anastasia is now a Disney Princess. But the movie was actually produced by 20th Century Fox, by directors Don Bluth and Gary Goldman. If you didn’t know that then it’s hard to tell Anastasia apart from any other Disney movie. That’s actually a good thing because it’s a very well-made animated musical starring Meg Ryan as the voice of Anya. While struggling to survive in Russia, Anya is recruited by a pair of con men, Dimitri (John Cusack) and Vlad (Kelsey Grammer), to pass herself off as the Czar’s lost daughter, Anastasia Romanov. However, Anya’s memory loss means that she doesn’t initially realize that she really is Anastasia. That’s why the sorcerer, Grigori Rasputin (Christopher Lloyd), targets Anastasia to end the Romanov line once and for all.

Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made (2020)

Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made
84%
60 %
6.1/10
pg 99m
Genre Family, Mystery, Comedy, Fantasy
Stars Winslow Fegley, Ophelia Lovibond, Wallace Shawn
Directed by Tom McCarthy
Meet Timmy Failure (Winslow Fegley), an 11-year old kid with a wild imagination. In the Disney Plus original movie, Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made, Timmy and his imaginary polar bear friend, Total, have a detective agency called Total Failure. Timmy doesn’t realize that his teacher, Frederick Crocus (Wallace Shawn), and his rival, Corrina Corrina (Ai-Chan Carrier), aren’t actually his enemies. Regardless, he tends to blame them and “the Russians” whenever anything goes wrong. The school counselor, Mr. Jenkins (Craig Robinson), is one of the few adults that Timmy feels he can trust. However, Timmy’s continual mishaps threaten to disrupt both his home life and his school life.

WALL·E (2008)

WALL·E
95%
95 %
8.4/10
g 98m
Genre Animation, Family, Science Fiction
Stars Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin
Directed by Andrew Stanton
WALL-E is another Pixar masterpiece, but this is a movie unlike any other in the studio’s library. In the far future, WALL-E (Ben Burtt) is the last functioning waste disposal robot left on Earth. He’s had so much time to himself that WALL-E has become sentient, and he has a longing for companionship and romance. That’s when EVE (Elissa Knight) enters his life. WALL-E becomes smitten with the new robot when she is sent to Earth to find evidence that the world can be reinhabited by the surviving humans who have been living on a giant spacecraft in deep space for centuries. Although reluctant at first, EVE welcomes WALL-E into her heart. But when EVE’s mission forces her to leave, WALL-E accompanies her on an outer space adventure that will determine humanity’s future.

White Fang (1991)

White Fang
65%
62 %
6.7/10
pg 107m
Genre Action, Adventure, Drama, Family
Stars Klaus Maria Brandauer, Ethan Hawke, Seymour Cassel
Directed by Randal Kleiser
In the 1991 adaptation of Jack London’s White Fang, Ethan Hawke stars as Jack Conroy, a young man who takes part in the Klondike Gold Rush in 1896. To fulfill his father’s last wish, Jack convinces an older prospector, Alex Larson (Klaus Maria Brandauer), to come with him and stake his family’s claim. Along the way, Jack encounters White Fang, a wolf-dog hybrid who is mistreated by his master, Beauty Smith (James Remar). After freeing White Fang, Jack becomes determined to tame and befriend him. The bond they come to share is very powerful, and it helps Jack decide what he wants out of life and where he should be.

Holes (2003)

Holes
78%
71 %
7.0/10
pg 117m
Genre Adventure, Family, Drama, Comedy
Stars Shia LaBeouf, Khleo Thomas, Sigourney Weaver
Directed by Andrew Davis
Shia LaBeouf stars in the adaptation of Louis Sachar’s Holes as Stanley Yelnats IV, a teenager who is unjustly convicted of theft. Afterward, Stanley is sentenced to 18 months of hard labor at a juvenile detention camp. The warden, Louise Walker (Sigourney Weaver), is forcing the kids in her care to dig holes because she’s looking for a treasure hidden over a century before by the legendary outlaw, Kissin’ Kate Barlow (Patricia Arquette). While serving his time, Stanley befriends Hector “Zero” Zeroni (Khleo Thomas), and he comes to realize that he has a personal connection to the treasure that the warden wants so badly.

The Sandlot (1993)

The Sandlot
64%
55 %
7.8/10
pg 101m
Genre Family, Comedy
Stars Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, Patrick Renna
Directed by David M. Evans
Critics didn’t love The Sandlot, but the kids sure did, and that’s why it’s become a beloved coming of age classic. Tom Guiry stars as Scott Smalls, a non-athletic boy who moves to Los Angeles in 1962. Although Scott is initially rejected by the kids who play baseball in the local sandlot, the team captain, Benjamin Franklin “Benny” Rodriguez (Mike Vitar), takes Scott under his wing and teaches him to play. After unwittingly using his stepfather’s Babe Ruth-signed baseball in a game, the ball is lost to a yard guarded by a large dog that the kids call “The Beast.” Somehow, Scott and Benny have to retrieve the baseball, even though it seems impossible.

Raya and the Last Dragon (2021)

Raya and the Last Dragon
75 %
7.3/10
pg 107m
Genre Family, Fantasy, Animation, Action, Adventure
Stars Kelly Marie Tran, Awkwafina, Izaac Wang
Directed by Don Hall, Carlos López Estrada
Set in the mythic world of Kumandra, Raya and the Last Dragon follows Raya (Kelly Marie Tran), a member of the great Heart tribe, governed by her father, Chief Benja (Daniel Dae Kim). When a horrific horde of creatures known as the Druun return to Kumandra after they were thwarted 500 years before, the monsters wreak havoc, leaving Raya estranged as her home falls to ruins. It’s up to Raya to take on the greatest quest of all: To search near and far for a dragon known as Sisu, a powerful being that is the only hope against the swarms of Druun. A mesmerizing adventure-epic featuring a lively ensemble of voice actors, Raya and the Last Dragon is a welcome addition to the bountiful archive of Disney films.

A Goofy Movie (1995)

A Goofy Movie
59%
6.9/10
g 78m
Genre Romance, Animation, Family, Comedy, Adventure
Stars Bill Farmer, Jason Marsden, Rob Paulsen
Directed by Kevin Lima
It’s a road trip for the ages when Goofy (Bill Farmer), the lovable but slightly overbearing father of the year, decides to take his teenage son, Max (Jason Marsden), on a fishing trip to Lake Destiny, Idaho. The surprise excursion is thanks to a major musical stunt that Max pulled off at school — a disruptive act that Max’s principal believes may land the boy “in the electric chair” someday. Goofy takes the news seriously and wants to do everything in his power to help his son realign his moral compass, but when “everything” turns into Bigfoot sightings and plummeting toward a demise by waterfall, the father-son duo must band together to beat the odds. A standout film that explores the deep connection between parents and their children, with plenty of Goofy hijinks to pad out the runtime, A Goofy Movie hits just as hard nearly 30 years after its initial release.

Onward (2020)

Onward
88%
61 %
7.4/10
pg 103m
Genre Family, Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Stars Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Directed by Dan Scanlon
Ian and Barley Lightfoot (Tom Holland and Chris Pratt, respectively) are mythical elf brothers residing in the magical community of New Mushroomton. Living with their mother, Laurel (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), Ian receives the opportunity of a lifetime when, on his 16th birthday, Laurel delivers a gift to her son from his late father. Amongst the host of artifacts, one of the presents is a letter with the promise of a “visitation spell” to resurrect Ian and Barley’s dad for a single day. Ian and Barley set off on a mythic journey to carry out the spell, facing down hordes of fantastical foes on their epic pilgrimage. Another knockout for Pixar, Onward delivers breathtaking animation, a heartfelt sibling dynamic, and plenty of laughs along the way.

Cinderella (1950)

Cinderella
85 %
7.3/10
g 74m
Genre Family, Fantasy, Animation, Romance
Stars Ilene Woods, Eleanor Audley, Verna Felton
Directed by Hamilton Luske, Wilfred Jackson, Clyde Geronimi
Based on the Charles Perrault fairy tale of the same name, Cinderella follows the titular character (Ilene Woods), a descendant of royalty turned scullion for her wicked stepmother and stepsisters. When news of a royal ball comes around, Cinderella is banished from attending by her malicious heirs. Thankfully, an endearing Fairy Godmother (Verna Felton) arrives just in time, bestowing the saddened Cinderella with regal attire and transforming her animal companions into members of her royal entourage. The repressed Cinderella has one evening to enchant the handsome Prince Charming before the magic wears off at midnight. An epic Disney feature packed with memorable music, rich hand-drawn animation, and delightful characters, Cinderella is a masterpiece that has stood the test of time.

Zootopia (2016)

Zootopia
98%
78 %
8.0/10
pg 109m
Genre Animation, Adventure, Family, Comedy
Stars Jason Bateman, Ginnifer Goodwin, Idris Elba
Directed by Byron Howard, Rich Moore
Zootopia is Disney’s amusing take on the buddy cop comedy subgenre, an experiment in animated, anthropomorphic animals (say that ten times fast) that more than delivers. The duo in this feature is a bunny rabbit cop named Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) and a fox named Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman). When news of missing creatures hits the streets of Zootopia, Judy is tasked with getting to the bottom of a crime with much deeper roots than she’s expecting. Added to her plate is the stress of needing to break the case in two days or she’s out of a job. A funny neo-noir told through state-of-the-art Disney animation, on top of a narrative interlaced with plenty of cultural and political metaphors, Zootopia delivers on more than one level.

The Muppets (2011)

The Muppets
95%
75 %
7.1/10
pg 103m
Genre Family, Comedy, Music
Stars Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper
Directed by James Bobin
Penned by actor Jason Segel, The Muppets reunites the classic Jim Henson ensemble of felt with a new player, the sheepishly amusing Walter (Peter Linz), a longtime fan of the Kermit-led brigade. Vacationing with his best friend Gary (Jason Segel) and Gary’s girlfriend Mary (Amy Adams), Walter unearths a plot from the scheming Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) that involves demolishing the Muppet Studios for fracking. It’s up to Walter, Gary, and the reunited Muppet cast to thwart Richman’s proposed drilling operation. A loving return to the silver screen, The Muppets sticks to the heart and schtick of the original films, TV series, and specials, with a modern flourish (thanks to Segel’s sharp writing) to grab audiences both old and new.

Into the Woods (2014)

Into the Woods
71%
69 %
5.9/10
pg 125m
Genre Fantasy, Comedy
Stars Meryl Streep, James Corden, Emily Blunt
Directed by Rob Marshall
Into the Woods is Disney’s adaptation of the 1986 James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim Broadway musical. A musical melting pot of fairytale characters, the film follows a baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt) as they venture into the titular woods in search of artifacts that will vanquish a curse bestowed upon them by a witch (Meryl Streep). A seamless blend of family-friendly narrative beats with plenty of showstoppers and earnest performances from the main ensemble, Into the Woods is just as big and dazzling as its original Broadway version.

A Bug's Life (1998)

A Bug's Life
92%
77 %
7.2/10
g 95m
Genre Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family
Stars Dave Foley, Kevin Spacey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Directed by John Lasseter
Flik (Dave Foley) is the laughing stock of his entire ant colony. An animated inventor that goes the extra mile to make work easier for his brethren, Flik’s many creations tend to fall by the wayside. When one of his latest contraptions goes haywire, the all-important food storage of the colony is vanquished. More like ransom money, most of the bug-grub was meant for a villainous grasshopper named Hopper (Kevin Spacey). When the angry insect learns that his sacrifice is gone, he demands the ants work overtime to deliver double the supply. With the colony in terror, Flik heads off on a journey to recruit a defense team for his stomping grounds. Packed with laughs, state-of-the-art CGI (for the time), and an emotionally gripping story, Pixar’s A Bug’s Life is an awesome weekend watch for kids and parents alike.

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Beauty and the Beast
71%
65 %
7.1/10
pg 129m
Genre Family, Fantasy, Romance
Stars Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans
Directed by Bill Condon
Belle (Emma Watson) is the enchanting and intellectual heartthrob of her small French villa, a home she tires of. When her father, Maurice (Kevin Kline), is taken by prisoner by a wretched beast (Dan Stevens), Belle’s dreams of adventure are answered posthaste. Arriving at the beast’s castle to rescue her father, she offers herself for imprisonment over her father. Accepting her offer, the beast leaves Belle to wander the castle, where she begins befriending its wily cast of characters — servants and keepers hexed into anthropomorphic furniture by the same witch’s curse that morphed the beast from a handsome man into his hairier savage appearance. As time passes, Belle learns to see past the beast’s rough exterior, finding kindness and a heart of gold in the cursed prince. A majestic blend of CGI, heartfelt performances, and excellent music make this a fantastic addition to Disney’s lineup of reimagined classics that include such films as The Lion King, Aladdin, and The Jungle Book.

Descendants (2015)

Descendants
90%
63 %
6.4/10
g 112m
Genre Family, Music, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, TV Movie
Stars Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, Booboo Stewart
Directed by Kenny Ortega
Imagine if Disney had a shared universe before connected franchises became all the rage. That’s essentially the starting point for Descendants, which follows the journey of four teenagers whose parents include Maleficent, Cruella de Vil, the Evil Queen, and Jafar. Mal (Dove Cameron), Carlos (the late Cameron Boyce), Jay (Booboo Stewart), and Evie (Sofia Carson) accept the invitation of Prince Ben (Mitchell Hope) to attend Auradon Preparatory away from the influence of their evil parents. But the Disney villains have plans to escape their prison, and they want their kids to follow in their evil footsteps. However, once the teenagers experience life in Auradon, they’re no longer sure where their loyalties lie.

High School Musical (2006)

High School Musical
65%
5.5/10
g 98m
Genre Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Romance, TV Movie
Stars Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale
Directed by Kenny Ortega
The original High School Musical movie not only kicked off a franchise, but it also made Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens into stars. Within this film, Efron and Hudgens play Troy Bolton and Gabriella Montez, respectively. Troy and Gabriella are immediately drawn to each other when she transfers to his school. Collectively and separately, the duo works up the courage to audition for the school musical despite their athletic and academic callings. However, their fellow student, Sharpay Evans (Ashley Tisdale), schemes to keep them out of the musical in order to maintain her own place in the spotlight. Fortunately for the lovebirds, they have some very loyal friends.

Mulan (2020)

Mulan
73%
66 %
5.7/10
pg 115m
Genre Adventure, Fantasy, Drama
Stars Liu Yifei, Tzi Ma, Donnie Yen
Directed by Niki Caro
Over two decades ago, Disney successfully adapted the legend of Mulan as an animated film. For the inevitable live-action adaptation, there is no talking dragon. But there is a witch. Yifei Liu stars as Mulan, the young woman who goes to war disguised as a man named “Hua Jun.” Under the tutelage of Commander Tung (Donnie Yen), Mulan finds her inner warrior. She also makes a strong connection with Chen Honghui (Yoson An) as they prepare to take on the forces of Böri Khan (Jason Scott Lee). The fate of the kingdom is in their hands.

Pete's Dragon (2016)

Pete's Dragon
88%
71 %
6.7/10
pg 103m
Genre Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Stars Oakes Fegley, Bryce Dallas Howard, Wes Bentley
Directed by David Lowery
Although the original Pete’s Dragon is very charming, the 2016 remake is ultimately the stronger of the two films. Bryce Dallas Howard stars as Grace Meacham, a forest ranger who discovers Pete Haley (Oakes Fegley), a 10-year-old boy who has spent half a decade in the wild following a terrible tragedy. Pete’s loyal companion is Elliot, a dragon who can sometimes become invisible. Once the town gets wind of Elliot’s existence, Pete and his surrogate family go to great lengths to protect the dragon just as he had protected Pete for years.

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