The best Disney movies on Netflix to watch now

The best Disney movies on Netflix are aplenty, so take advantage of the cold weather with a family movie night
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Can't decide between a princess movie or an animated flick with furry stars? There's no need to choose thanks to our list of the best Disney movies on Netflix—we've covered all the bases. 

Enter other-worldly adventures with A Wrinkle in Time or see spots with 101 Dalmations or hang 10 with Lilo and Stitch. It's best to snuggle on the couch with loved ones and catch a bit of everything (and indulge in a bowl of popcorn, of course). This roundup will keep you plenty entertained this winter when the frigid temperatures set in. 

After you've watched the best Disney movies on Netflix, make your way to theaters for the best kids' movies of 2018, enjoy new Disney movies or get a chuckle with our go-to comedy movies for kids

Best Disney movies on Netflix

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Miguel can't get enough of Ernesto de la Cruz's gorgeous voice. The little fella is completely inspired by his idol and dreams of following in the vocalist's musical footsteps. There's just one slight problem: Music is totally off-limits in Miguel's family. He can't figure out why beautiful songs are red flags, but he learns a little more about his family history—and why music is dismissed—when he journeys to the Land of the Dead. Rated PG. Watch it on Netflix.

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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 G. Watch it on Netflix.
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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 GWatch it on Netflix.
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Beauty and the Beast (2017)

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. Watch it on Netflix. 
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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-13. Watch it on Netflix.

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A Wrinkle in Time

Madeleine L'Engle's children's book gets the live-action treatment thanks to Disney's retelling of A Wrinkle in Time. In the 2018 rendition, a star-studded crew—Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling and Oprah—join a brother and sister duo on an other-worldly adventure to track down their father. Meg and Charles' dad is a scientist that used the tesseract concept to transport himself to another planet. When the two begin their adventure, they'll soon realize that it's not all fun and games, and evil abounds. Rated PG. Watch it on Netflix.

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Star Wars Episode III: The Last Jedi

As one of Carrie Fisher's final films, this Star Wars tale is certainly worth a watch. As the Resistance and First Order prepare for battle, will now-reclusive Luke Skywalker train Rey in the ways of the force? Rated PG-13Watch it on Netflix.

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Orphan Tarzan was raised by gorillas and believed them to be his family, but when faced for the first time by his own kind—humans—his life becomes way more complicated. Rated G. Watch it on Netflix.

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101 Dalmatians (1996)

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. Watch it on Netflix.

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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. Watch it on Netflix.

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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. Watch it on Netflix.

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Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves

This peak-'90s flick features inventor Wayne Szalinzki (Rick Moranis) making even more questionable decisions with his shrink machine. Rated PG. Watch it on Netflix.


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. Watch it on Netflix.

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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. Watch it on Netflix.


Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin

Christopher Robin is headed to school and will have to leave Pooh behind for just a little while. Unfortunately, Pooh misunderstand's the note Christopher Robin's left behind and believes he is in need of rescuing! Rated G. Watch it on Netflix.

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