The best Disney+ shows that the whole family will enjoy

From ‘let it go’ to ‘just keep swimming’...
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Finding a show to watch at the end of a long week is hard enough, finding one that the whole family will enjoy… you’re dreaming. Or are you?

With Disney+’s plethora of shows and films from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and Star, your options are endless. For some, that may be a good thing, or if you’re the indecisive type (guilty) then you’re at the right place.

From classics like Mary Poppins Returns and Zootopia to new releases, we’ve rounded up the best shows and films on Disney+ that will be a hit come family movie night.

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(Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Disney+)

The best family-friendly shows to watch on Disney+

Frozen and Frozen 2 sing-a-longs

Starting this list strong with Frozen, but this time we’re talking about the sing-a-long version. So, dust off those Singstar mics and get ready to ‘Let It Go’…

Stream it now, here.

Mary Poppins Returns

A musical is always a good idea. Mary Poppins Returns is the 2018 musical fantasy film directed by Rob Marshall and screenplay written by David Magee that is loosely based on the classic book series by P.L Travers. Starring Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins, you’ll be humming supercalifragailisticexpialidocious on repeat…

Stream it now, here.


If 1980s nostalgia is what you’re looking for, consider your search over. After almost 34 years since the 1988 film, Willow received a reboot in the form of a sequel series on Disney+.

Stream it now, here.

Hocus Pocus 2

It’s been 29 years since someone lit the Black Flame Candle and resurrected the 17th-century sisters. Now? They’re looking for revenge.

Stream it now, here.

(Pinocchio, Disney+)


One of the latest Disney classics to get the live-action treatment is none other than the family favourite: Pinocchio.

Stream it now, here.


Set in Element City, where Fire-, Water-, Earth- and Air-residents live together, Elemental introduces Ember, whose friendship with a fun and sappy guy named Wade challenges her beliefs about the world they live in.

Stream it from September 13, here.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Superhero films have a special spot in our hearts and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is no exception. With a star-studded Asian cast starring Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, Awkwafina, Meng’er Zhang, Fala Chen, Florian Munteanu, Benedict Wong, Michelle Yeoh, Ben Kingsley and Tony Leung, if this isn’t at the top of your to-watch list, it should be.

Stream it now, here.

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series

If you’re trying to rekindle the ‘friendship’ with your teenage kid, High School Musical: The Musical: The series (a mouthful, we know) is the way to go. Plus, who doesn’t love Olivia Rodrigo?

Stream the series now, here.

(I Am Groot, Disney+)

I Am Groot

Three simple words, with a whole lot of meaning. The spotlight is finally on Guardians of the Galaxy’s most loveable tree-like character, Baby Groot, in Disney+’s I Am Groot.

Stream it now, here.


If Toy Story was your childhood, it can be your kid’s too with the newest Toy Story spinoff, Lightyear. This is the origin story for Buzz Lightyear that we didn’t know we needed.

Stream it now, here.


A tale of an extraordinary family, The Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Columbia in a charmed place called Encanto. Every child is blessed with a special strength except Mirabel, and it’s up to her to save her family and the magic surrounding Encanto.

Stream it now, here.

Turning Red

13-year old, Mei, is a Chinese-Canadian student who (unfortunately) due to a hereditary curse, transforms into a giant red panda when she experiences any strong emotion. If you’re looking for something that will have you in stitches, this animated fantasy-comedy film will hit the spot.

Stream it now, here.

Raya and the Last Dragon

Not to be confused with the invite-only dating app, Raya… Raya and the Last Dragon is another highly-rated animated film by Disney. Long ago in a world where humans and dragons lived harmoniously together was threatened by evil, the dragons at the time sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, there is only one last dragon left, and Raya does everything in her will to stop the evil force that has returned…

Stream it now, here.


A classic animated action-comedy film by Disney: Zootopia. If you still haven’t blessed your eyes with this 2016 film, then this is your sign to press play – asap. Or, if you’ve already watched Zootopia when it dropped, there’s nothing better than a re-watch (or a few).

Stream it now, here.

Lead photo: Mary Poppins Returns, Disney+

By Janet Guan

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