Whether you view Disney as a benevolent dream factory, an evil corporate monolith hellbent on world domination or a giant liberal conspiracy poisoning the planet with the woke mind virus, the truth is that everyone has at least one mouse-ear-branded property that it holds close to their heart. Wherever you stand on Disney, you can’t deny that it has churned out some of the greatest animated movies of all time – and a few great live-action ones, too.
But that’s not to say everything the House of Mouse has produced is worth your time. Far from it, in fact. For every classic there are at least five direct-to-video sequels you’ve never heard of, some minor disaster you barely remember and, in recent years, a stream of utterly unnecessary remakes. That makes navigating a vast streaming platform like Disney+ an overwhelming task. To help you separate the Wall-Es and Dumbos from the Mars Need Moms-es, we swan-dived Scrooge McDuck-style into the Disney catalogue and pulled out the 50 can’t-miss picks for your next family movie night.
✍ The 100 best animated films of all-time
👪 The 50 best kids movies to watch as a family
🤣 The best family comedy movies