Disney movies on Netflix to watch with the family

Grab some popcorn and curl up with your favorite characters. The best Disney movies on Netflix make for a fun night in!
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By Allie Early, Time Out contributors and Danielle Valente |
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Can't quite decide if you want to venture down the rabbit hole with Alice or if you're dying to belt out a few tunes with Miguel? The good thing is you don't have to choose: The list of Disney movies on Netflix will please viewers of all ages, thanks to the wide variety of classics, action-packed adventures, animated favorites and live-action re-tellings. It's practically impossible not to find something for your evening in!

Whether you're opting for an old-school flick or need to watch Rogue One again (no judgment, we're right there with you), the best Disney movies on Netflix will certainly keep the whole gang entertained...just make sure no one hogs the snacks. 

Check out the best kids' movies of 2018, have a night in watching the best new Disney movies or head to your favorite NYC destination for these free summer movies outdoors. 

Best Disney movies on Netflix

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Moana

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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Coco

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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Finding Dory

It's a solid, moving sequel to 2003’s Finding Nemo, following the adventures of Dory (Ellen DeGeneres), an adorably ditzy amnesiac blue tang fish, as she seeks the Californian family she suddenly remembers losing. There’s a neat symmetry here: In Nemo, a father (Albert Brooks) looks for his lost infant (Alexander Gould); in Dory, a grown-up daughter searches for her parents. Rated PG. Read the full review here.
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Pocahontas

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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Mulan

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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Alice Through the Looking Glass

There's no better person to take us down the mythical, whimsical rabbit hole than Tim Burton. In his live-action film, Alice journeys back to the Underland to help the Mad Hatter grieve with the loss of his family...by rewinding the clocks and traveling back in time. Rated PG. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Jungle Book

This new version is the jungle VIP. Director Jon Favreau hasn’t monkeyed around, dipping into the 1967 cartoon for gags and fun and Rudyard Kipling’s 1894 novel for darkness, adding awe-and-wonder effects. Rated PGRead the full review here.

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Pooh's Grand Adventure

On the heels of the upcoming live-action take on Winnie the Pooh—the one where we meet Christopher Robin as an adult—Netflix has gifted us with an oldie, but a goodie. Head back to the Hundred Acre Woods in the animated fan-favorite with Pooh and his cute crew. Oh, bother! Rated G. 

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Hercules

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. 

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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.

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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. 

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