Best Disney movies on Netflix to watch now

Grab some popcorn and get comfy. The best Disney movies on Netflix guarantee to keep the whole family busy.
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By Allie Early, Time Out contributors and Danielle Valente |

Tossed between the live retelling of your favorite princess story and the latest animated hit? You won't need to choose—the best Disney movies on Netflix offer great picks for everyone in your brood. 

Whether you're craving some time with Belle or want to journey alongside Miguel on his musical adventures, you'll find something to love. The question to ask before you start your movie night is where to begin: Lilo & Stitch, The Princess Diaries, The Big Friendly Giant? Have a look and get your movie night started!

After you've binged the best Disney movies on Netflix, grab tickets to the best kids' movies of 2018, enjoy these new Disney movies or laugh out loud with these comedy movies for kids

Best Disney movies on Netflix

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Disney’s latest princess story takes viewers to Ancient Polynesia where Moana, the daughter of her tribe’s chief, is faced with the task of braving the ocean in order to save her island from a curse. She teams up with legendary demigod Maui in order to confront the creatures that lurk in the seas and fulfill her dangerous quest. She eventually discovers that true north rests within herself. Rated PG.
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One thing's clear in Miguel's family: Music is a no-no. The only problem? The young boy would do anything to become like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. When he ends up in the Land of the Dead, he must try to figure out—with a little help—why exactly his family is so turned off by music. 

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Given the pompous colonialist views that John Smith has to express, it's just as well they requisitioned the endearingly jivey tones of Gibson for the hero. Pocahontas shows him that the natives live harmoniously in primitive Paradise. He takes her point and they fall in love. The British settlers only want gold, but whether they're all as villainous (Connolly voices one) as mustachioed Gov Ratcliffe and his decadent pug isn't clear. Rated GRead the full review here.
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A feisty young go-getter rises above the male-dominated world in which she lives to survive the perils of war and, eventually, to bring honour to her family. The Huns have invaded China; hence the Emperor's call to arms demanding one male from every family. Mulan's father is too old and frail to fight, so Mulan shaves her head and, accompanied by a mythical dragon (a comic sidekick), takes her place in the Emperor's army, where she proceeds to inject inspiration into her fellow warriors. Rated G. Read the full review here.
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Beauty and the Beast

The virtue of courage is high up on the list of Disney princess must-haves (just below kindness, beauty and a strapping prince in tight pants). So three cheers for Dreamgirlsdirector Bill Condon and star Emma Watson for having the courage to make a live-action musical adaptation of Disney's adored Beauty and the Beast with 2017 gender politics and a diverse cast. Rated PG. Read the full review here.
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

Luke Skywalker should count himself lucky: His dad only wanted to rule the universe. When Peter Quill a.k.a. Star Lord (Chris Pratt) finally catches up with his old man, Ego (Kurt Russell), in this sequel to 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy, he’s up to a whole lot worse. Rated PG-13Read the full review here.


Rogue One

This breakaway Star Wars movie – set some time just before the first film – is a punchy standalone action tale about a spunky resistance group within the Rebel Alliance. This ragtag band of fighters, led by Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones, a complicated, not always endearing heroine, refreshingly), come together to lead an attack on the Empire – whose most visible military stooge is Orson Krennic, played with quiet menace and oily ambition by Ben Mendelsohn. Rated PG-13. Read the full review here.


101 Dalmations

The live-action recreation of a classic is pawsitively delightful. When the wicked Cruella De Vil decides these cute pups would look better as a coat, it's up to Pongo and Perdy to step in and save them. Rated G.



Greek mythology with a Disney twist, this animated film follows Hercules, half-God, half-human as he tries to uncover where exactly he belongs as he enters young adulthood. Rated G. 


An Extremely Goofy Movie

Goofy and his mini-me Max are embarking on a new phase in their lives: college. Max attends for the first time, and Goofy intends to finish his degree. Can Goofy earn the proper credits without cramping his son's style? Rated G.


Chicken Little

Everyone's skeptical of this poor little fella, and understandably so. The chicken who cried falling sky has the whole town in an uproar with his accusations. Just when he thinks he's redeemed himself, he discovers that whatever keeps hitting him on the head is actually from a UFO. How will he convince everyone now? Rated G. 


Queen of Katwe

The irresistible message of Mira Nair’s big-hearted Disney feelgood film 'Queen of Katwe’ is that when kids grow up in poverty in developing countries, the world misses out on some of its best and brightest talents. Set in one of Uganda's poorest slums, Katwe (pronounced Kah-tway), this English-language film is based on the story of real-life chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi, who overcame two impossible hurdles – being poor and being a girl – to become a teenage champion. Rated PGRead the full review here.


The Brave Little Toaster

This gem of an adventure, from a novel by Thomas M Disch, is essentially The Incredible Journey with five animated electrical appliances (toaster, lamp, vacuum-cleaner, electric blanket and portable radio) that are not so much live as alive!Abandoned by their 'master', a spotty kid who moves off with parents to the big city, the plucky quintet are left with no option but to up cables and set off into the wild blue yonder. Rated GRead the full review here.


Cars 3

Lightening McQueen thinks he's had his day. New, high-tech race cars are making their debuts on the tracks, and feels as though he's washed up. When Cruz Ramirez drives in to save the day, she helps the old-timer make a comeback. We're rooting for you, #95! Rated G. 


Kronk's New Groove

In this follow-up to The Emperor's Groove finds Kronk starting anew by running a bustling pizza parlor in an Incan village. All is status quo until his rather difficult father decides to make a trek to take a gander at his son's new endeavors. To make matters more complicated, Kronk gets a visit from his wicked former employee Yzma. How will he get through these debacles? Rated G.

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