Best Disney Plus Movies and Shows to Watch Now in 2020
What a year 2020 has been! If anyone told us we would be spending most of it indoors, we would have vehemently disagreed; but here we are. Now that the COVID-19 pandemic has restricted our movements, who says it has to be all gloom. Even when the pandemic will be over, you still have to check out these Disney plus movies of 2020. True movie lovers know they can’t be caught lagging.
You can still find a way to make the best out of the lockdown or even after the lockdown by tuning in to the best Disney movies of 2020. In this post, you will be getting to know a list of films you should watch now on Disney streaming service.
What is Disney Plus?
For those of us that don’t know, Disney Plus is a movie streaming platform. It is the name given to Disney’s streaming service. It was launched first in the US, Canada, and the Netherlands on November 12, 2019. On November 19, 2019, it launched in Australia and New Zealand. It continued in its expansion when it launched in India on March 11, 2020. You can use it to watch movies much like Netflix.
You can use it on several devices such as Phones, tabs, computers, smart TVs, and the rest. All you need is to create an account with the Disney Plus website and subscribe to a plan. You can download the Disney Plus app on any device you want to use it on and log in with the login details of the subscribed account.
Disney Streaming Service
Disney Streaming service is a combination of Disney plus, Hulu, and ESPN Plus. Luckily for users in the U.S., they can get all three streaming services in one plan that goes for $12 per month, against $7 for just Disney plus alone. ESPN plus streams sports, Hulu streams contents that are more adult inclined, while Disney plus is for the whole family.
It is an entertaining online hub where Disney streams everything it produces. It is a megahit right and has surged in popularity because of its flexibility and due to the pandemic. In just five months of launching, the streaming service recorded more than 50 million global subscribers. That is only a tip of what’s to come because the company had told investors how their projection was to hit 60 to 90 global subscribers by 2024. I bet their current number of above 50 million in 2020 must be surprising even to the most optimistic staff. Aside from a little help from the lockdown due to the pandemic, an exponential growth like this could only mean one thing, and that is quality service.
When you lock on to Disney Plus, you can stream shows and movies such as common Disney’s franchises like Star Wars, Marvel, and Pixar. It also houses all the family-friendly movies and animation that Walt Disney has ever produced. You will also get access to new originals and programming that Disney added to their catalog when they took over Fox; an example is The Simpsons. Marvel animated movies, best medieval movies, and other top Disney movies are all available in the Disney Streaming Service.
How Can I Access Disney Plus?
Here is a list of all the platforms you can use to access Disney plus. It includes streaming devices and apps. First, you can stream it with your desktop browser on Mac and Windows PC. In addition to that, you also get to use it on most major devices that you can use for streaming. They include:
- iPhones and iPads
- Apple TV
- Android phones and tablets
- Android TV
- Fire TV
- Fire tablets
- Microsoft Xbox One
- Smart TVs such as LG WebOS, Vizio SmartCast, and Samsung Tizen,)
Some Top Disney Movies for you
Without further ado, let’s dive right in and check out the top movies you must see on Disney Plus today. I know that people have different preferences in movie choice. For some, it is animated movies, others prefer medieval movies, while some will do anything to have a really good movie streaming in front. For this reason, I have decided to categorize these movies so you can pay more attention to where your interest lies.
We will talk about three categories of movies in this post. In the first category, we have the general best Disney movies. Here, we will look at some of the best Disney plus movies of 2020 irrespective of their classifications. Then I will also show you some animated movies you can enjoy with the kids. The last category will house the best medieval movies you should watch today.
A. General Best Disney Movies
1. Disneynature: Dolphin Reef (2020)
In this movie that has received wide approval and a coveted 100% on popular movie critique site rottentomatoes, you will experience the story of a young pacific dolphin and its journey to growing up. It features Natalie Portman as the narrator. Keith Scholey directed the movie. It is a documentary movie that began streaming on April 3, 2020.
2. The Imagineering Story (2019)
This movie talks about Walt Disney Imagineering. It is a sixty-seven-year Disney think tank and innovation center. That is where creative people bring most of the things you see in the Disney franchise to life. It is a six-hour saga that will draw you in and keep you until you finish it. It is widely acclaimed, and it has received a 100% rating on rottentomatoes and another 95% by way of average audience score. It features Walt Disney (through archive footage of course), John Lasseter, Richard Sherman, Jane Goodall, and other notable Disney workers.
3. Diary of a Future President (2020)
In this blockbuster movie, a certain Elena narrates her story of being a Cuban American middle school girl who hopes to become the president someday. It is created by Ilana Pena and features Tess Romero as Elena, Charlie Bushnell, and others. It has also received an 83% average audience score and a 100% rating on rottentomatoes.com. It premiered on January 17, 2020. It is a series with ten episodes for now.
4. The Mandalorian (2019)
That is by far the most successful series at launch. It has garnered massive recommendations. Rottentomatoes, a movie critic site has rated the movie as super-fresh, which is the best category for movies. The site also rated 2 out of the eight episodes 100%, while the other six episodes got ratings higher than 90%. It tells the story of another warrior after Jango and Boba Fett in the Star Wars universe franchise. It chronicles what happens after the fall of the empire and how the First Order emerged. It focuses on the exploits of a lone gunfighter. It features Pedro Pascal as the Mandalorian. Critics agree that it is an expertly crafted action-packed movie. It is a series with eight episodes.
5. Marvel’s Hero Project (2019)
This movie talks about the positive impacts being made by some real young heroes in their communities. Since these young heroes have decided to be selfless and brave in their wonderful acts, Marvel has decided to celebrate them because they are the true superheroes. It takes you through the lives of real young people who are making an impact in our world today. It is a series with 20 episodes in all.
It is a single movie of 113 minutes runtime that premiered on December 20, 2019. It is an untold true story of a man Leonard Seppala and his dog Togo. It is set in the treacherous terrain of Alaskan Tundra. It is an exhilarating adventure that tests the courage of Leonard and his dog. It belongs to the action and adventure genre and it is suitable for kids and families with just a little parental guidance. It premiered on December 20, 2019.
B. Marvel Animated Movies
Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) will find Disney Plus very fulfilling as all the movies from the MCU can be found on the streaming service. Let me show you some of the best Marvel animated movies ever made that you can find on Disney plus.
With a rating of 8.9 on IMDB, you know this series is not to be joked with. It features all of your favorite X-Men superheroes in action. You have the likes of Wolverine, Cyclops, Storm, and the rest gracing your screen. In this series, these superheroes go head to head with Magneto’s mutants. With this series, you are sure of the original thrills that graced the comic series. Critics agree that this is one of the highly loved marvel series and I agree with them.
2. Spider-Man: The Animated Series
Most fans believe that this is the best Spider-Man series. And it is for obvious reasons. The adventures, the fights, the villains are some of the best that the Spider-Man franchise has ever seen. Little wonder it has a rating of 8.3 on IMDB, the best for all Spider-Man animation ever made. Thankfully, Disney+ has got some of the episodes (not all) to bring you up to speed. It is the 90’s adaptation of Marvel’s most popular superhero.
3. X-Men Evolution
Another X-Men story in the MCU makes our list. This animation brings scintillating designs to several characters such as Wolverine, Professor Xavier, and even Sabertooth. If you are looking for a way to bring yourself or your young ones into the X-Men story, this is the way to go.
4. Guardians Of The Galaxy
The Guardians of the Galaxy has always been a great addition to the MCU as a single movie and making it a series makes it even more enthralling. It is very entertaining, just like the recent adaptions of the comic. It features some of your best Guardians of the galaxy stars such as Star-Lord, Groot, Drax, Gamora, and the rest. In this series, they even faced the almighty Thanos amongst the several villains. This one will surely entertain you because it has comedy fused into the sci-fi space adventure.
5. Spider-Man And His Amazing Friends
This series sees Spider-Man getting help from his friends Firestar and Ice Man much to the thrill of fans of the Spider-Man story. It is one of those animations where we see a superb superhero team in a highly entertaining scenario. No shortage of villains as they face the likes of Green Goblin, Magneto, and D.r Doom.
C. Best Medieval Movies
You can take a nice trip down memory lane with our list of best medieval movies on Amazon plus.
1. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
This 2005 beauty follows the adventures of four siblings. The movie is set in England, in the World War II era. In the movie, they enter the world of Narnia while playing a game of hide-and-seek. In Narnia, they discover a beautiful world. Follow their adventures in a compelling story with beautiful special effects.
2. The Hunchback of Notre Dame
In this movie, you will follow the story of Quasimodo that miraculously defies the evil Frollo. You will follow his ventures marred with jeers and rescues. It is a story, a highly entertaining story.
3. Avalon High
This is an adaptation of that popular novel, “Avalon High” by Meg Cabot. In the movie, you will follow the story of Elaine, who moved from Minnesota to Annapolis. In her school, a lot begins to unfold, and they discover that an ancient legend is in play.
In conclusion, Disney Plus is a must-try in this pandemic period because movie theaters are shut now, and you are home most of the time with your family. The best part is that Disney Plus uses its streaming service to premiere new movies that would have been done in movie theaters. That way, you can be sure that you are following the trend in the movie industry without missing any major hit. You can also pick any from this list to keep you, and the entire family entertained.