The Walt Disney Company changed the face of cinema in 1937 with a little animated film called Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. It has since dropped more than 450 films on loving audiences, from hand-drawn classics to computer-generated wonders, live-action adventures and everything in between.
Now that Disney’s vault has been kicked wide open on Disney+, there are hundreds of options for family movie night. But just because the Disney logo graces a film’s credits doesn’t mean it’s a sure thing: For every Beauty and the Beast there are dozens of inferior direct-to-video sequels, shaggy dog stories about shaggy dogs and cheaply made cash-ins, to say nothing of the recent spate of live-action remakes that do little to improve on their animated forebears.
To help you separate the Toy Storys from the Computer Wore Tennis Shoes-es, we dove deep into Disney’s catalogue and rounded up 50 can’t-miss picks for your family movie night. You’ll find classics old and new, hidden gems, a generous helping of Pixar and some live-action treasures (minus Star Wars and Marvel, which Disney owns but nobody thinks of as ‘Disney movies’). You’ll even find some of the best animated films of all time. But one thing you’re guaranteed is a great night with the kids.