Humming along on Disney Plus all kinds of movies from the most successful brands in the film world. We have summarized the best among them in the following. A full list with all content you will find in the HIFI.DE overview.
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Black Widow (2021)
Featuring Black Widow joins another Marvel film in the streaming service’s extensive selection of superhero movies. This one is about the titular heroine who, played by Scarlett Johansson, is already known from the Avengers-Series is known. In Black Widow we learn more about their backgrounds. The film convinces with strong action as well as the narrative style more reminiscent of crime films than superhero epics. Also worth seeing is Florence Pugh, who embodies the sister of the protagonist wonderfully and has a beautiful dynamics established with Scarlett Johansson.
Luca is a usual strong production from Disney Pixar. The film tells the story of two sea creatures who turn into humans outside the water. The two young men get stranded in a small fishing village in Italy, where they meet a girl and want to participate in a local race. Luca manages in an impressive manner to Charm of the hamlet to the viewer and entertains with great characters, great dialogue and a beautiful story.
Hamilton is one of the biggest Broadway musical successes of all time. The film of the same name at Disney Plus is a recording of the performance. The camera is not simply pointed at it, but the director manages to transfer the effect of the play into the living room at home through a great staging, creating one of the most most impressive film experiences of the last years. Hamilton is thus naturally one of the best films at Disney Plus.
With Soul Disney released a Pixar film for the first time exclusively on Disney Plus. The film is about a music teacher who has nothing but jazz music on his mind. But is his soul made to become a great musician? The film explores the inner workings of our brains in a quirky way that Pixar fans have already seen in a different form in Everything is upside down were allowed to marvel at. A impressively deep film, which manages to be very entertaining at the same time.
Star Wars: All 9 films
With Episode 7 was the Star Wars-series revived by Disney. | Image: Disney
It was a bang for the film industry’s buck when, at the end of 2012, Disney Lucasfilm and with it among others Star Wars for four billion dollars acquired. Of course, this acquisition is also reflected on the streaming platform. There are from episode 1 to 9 all films of the series available:
The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
94% / 8.7 / Irvin Kershner / 124 min. / FSK 12
Return of the Jedi Knights (1983)
82% / 8.3 / Richard Marquand / 131 min. / FSK 12
Star Wars: Episode I – The Dark Threat (1999)
53% / 6.5 / George Lucas / 136 min. / FSK 6
Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002)
65% / 6.5 / George Lucas / 142 min. / FSK 12
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005)
80% / 7.5 / George Lucas / 140 min. / FSK 12
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
93% / 7,9 / J.J. Abrams / 135 min. / FSK 12
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
90% / 7,0 / Rian Johnson / 152 min. / FSK 12
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)
51% / 6,7 / J.J. Abrams / 142 min. / FSK 12
But the availability is not all: For the first time you can get all movies, also the "old trilogy, To be seen in high-definition 4K as well as in Dolby Vision. This allows you to enjoy the epic and legendary space battles in unprecedented quality. Although the films certainly fluctuate in quality, the series as a whole is definitely one of the best works at Disney Plus.
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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)
Disney is increasingly hiring up-and-coming directors to breathe new life into the Marcel universe. One of those directors is Destin Daniel Cretton, who previously worked with Just Mercy and Short Term 12 has delivered two very good films. In Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings he now ventures into the superhero genre and knows how to convince here as well. The new hero is introduced sensibly and the action scenes are among the better ones in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. A definite recommendation for all Marvel fans.
The Avengers: All 4 parts
The First Avengers-Part was a great success for Disney and Marvel. | Image: Disney
From one worldwide success to the next: the Avengers films are the flagship of the Marvel universe. The films bring together the superheroes from the various films of the MCU. Iron Man, Captain America, Spider-Man and Co. provide the necessary action, Actors like Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Co. for the necessary star power. To that end, the films offer great chemistry between the heroes, and with Part Four, Avengers: Endgame, the most successful film of all time. The series is composed of the following films:
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
76% / 7.3 / Joss Whedon / 141 min. / FSK 12
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
85% / 8.4 / Russo brothers / 149 min. / FSK 12
Avengers: Endgame (2019)
94% / 8.4 / Russo Brothers / 182 Min. / RATED 12
First and foremost Avengers: Infinity War Convinces with an interesting antagonist and makes the series definitely one of the best at Disney Plus.
The Last Duel (2021)
In The Last Duel director Ridley Scott tells about a medieval feud between two knights, played by Matt Damon and Adam Driver. The dispute is about a crime committed against the wife of Matt Damon’s character. All three describe a different version of what happened at the trial. In Rashomon narrative style we get here so different points of view portrayed. An interesting approach to the film, which also shines with its realistic, unadorned depiction of the Middle Ages.
Aladdin: Original& Remake (1992 / 2019)
Aladdin brings 1001 Nights into your living room. | Image: Disney
In addition to purchased brands, Disney of course also has a large portfolio of its own stories to show. In the 20. The company dominated the twentieth century The cartoon market in the western world . One of these animated films is Aladdin . The work is about the titular Arabian pickpocket Aladdin, who one day finds the genie Genie.
This one fulfills exactly three wishes. The wonderfully crazy character of the Genie (who is voiced by Robin Williams in the original) and the flair of 1001 Nights make Aladdin to one of the best movies on Disney Plus. In 2019, British director Guy Ritchie filmed a successful live-action remake, which is also available on the new streaming service.
The Jungle Book: Original& Remake (1967 / 2016)
The live-action film adaptation of the Jungle Book Is surprisingly good. | Image: Disney
Probably an even bigger classic than Aladdin is The Jungle Book. The work provides with a great story, great songs and the wonderfully designed jungle for a of the best film experiences ever. All the nicer that the live-action adaptation takes the content but changes the tone. The Jungle Book from 2016 is much darker than the original And adds an interesting facet to the film in this way. Both films are available on Disney Plus and are among the highlights of the platform.
Captain America: Part 2& 3 (2014 / 2016)
Captain America: Civil War seems like an Avengers movie in many ways. | Image: Disney
Probably the most most successful series of the Marvel Cinematic Universe revolves around the hero Captain America. While the first part felt more like standard Marvel fare, parts two and three have it in spades. The two films directed by the Russo brothers stand out all the more from the rest of the films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
While part two, The Return of the First Avenger, combines a classic spy story with the superhero theme, the third part of the film, The First Avenger: Civil War Successfully deals with the interesting question of the democratic legitimacy of superheroes. With Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson, the films also have a lot to offer in terms of acting.
Onward: No Half Measures (2019)
Onward is an entertaining fantasy film from Pixar. | Picture: Disney
Onward: No half measures belongs to the most recent works of Disney Pixar. With an interesting story revolving around mythical creatures, this likeable film brings the typical Pixar magic on the screen. It is about quests, mythical creatures and family. A film in which fans of video games in particular will recognize plenty of elements. But even animated film fans without gaming experience can look forward to plenty of humor and an emotional story.
Toy Story: All 4 movies
Toy Story 1 is the first film in history made entirely on the computer. | Image: Disney
In addition to Star Wars, Marvel and Disney, another brand is advertised at the top of the Disney Plus home page: Pixar. The studio, which for years has been the Oscar for the best animated film practically subscribes, also belongs to the Mickey Mouse group. The best Pixar series is definitely Toy Story.
Toy Story 2 (1999)
100% / 7.9 / John Lasseter& Ash Brannon / 92 min. / FSK 0
Toy Strory 3 (2010)
98% / 8.3 / Lee Unkirch / 103 Min. / FSK 0
A Toy Story: Everyone Listens to No Command (2019)
97% / 7.8 / Josh Cooley / 100 min. / FSK 0
The movies about living toys wonderfully tell of childhood, friendship, and eventually growing up. Especially the third part is one of the best animated movies in the history of cinema. Parts 1-4 are currently available on Disney Plus.
Everything is upside down (2015)
Another highlight in the history of Pixar is the serious Everything is upside down dar. In this highly innovative film we see the inside of the brain of little Riley. In it, the 5 basic emotions of the child are presented to us visualized as their own characters. This not only ensures lots of funny scenes, also the serious and at every second coherent examination of the topic impresses throughout the entire film. In 2016, it won the Oscar for best animated film.
Avatar – Departure to Pandora (2009)
Before Avengers: Endgame could sit at the top of the most successful films of all time, sat Avatar- Departure to Pandora for years on this throne. The movie is about a US marine who is sent to the pristine world of Pandora. Creatures with artificially created bodies live there. While the quality of the story is definitely debatable, look for the visual power, the film in the cinema and now also in the home cinema ignites, however, its equals.
Walk The Line (2005)
Johnny Cash is perhaps the greatest country singer of all time. The artist behind songs like Hurt or Walk The Line Has led a correspondingly moving life. The latter song also serves as the title for his film biography, which is among the best biopics ever. Joaquin Pheonix plays the singer furiously and Reese Witherspoon is also convincing in the role as his wife. An interesting film, which of course has great soundtrack offers and thus becomes one of the best films at Disney Plus.
Finding Nemo (2003)
Almost all Pixar films are available on Disney Plus. One of the best is Finding Nemo. The movie tells the story of the clownfish Marlin, who wants to save his son from the clutches of humans. To do this, he crosses half the ocean and encounters all sorts of fish, sharks and turtles along the way. The film manages to both beautifully portray the vastness and versatility of the ocean and be very funny, making it one of the absolute highlights at Disney Plus.
The Simpsons – The Movie (2007)
The cult series The Simpsons should be beyond any doubt. But also the film to the series can be seen. It combines all the qualities of the endless seasons about the likeable family from Springfield in just under 90 minutes. Thus makes The Simpsons – The Movie exactly what a film about the series should do, making it one of the funniest films currently available on Disney Plus. All 30 seasons of the series are also available on the streaming service.
Le Mans 66 (2019)
Movies about motor sports are quite rare, but mostly qualitatively on a high level. After the great Rush appeared last Le Mans 66, in the original Ford Vs. Ferrari in the cinemas. Starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale, the sports film is about the titular Le Mans 24-hour race in 1966. The two competing racing teams, Ford and Ferrari, are at the center of the plot about a man who puts his passion above all else. Le Mans is entertaining, tragic and offers probably the best-dubbed racing scenes of all time.
In Coco is all about music and the way Mexican culture deals with death. This is by far not as gloomy as it sounds, because Pixar once again manages to treat an explosive topic in a way that is suitable for children. Adults with Disney Plus subscriptions can also watch, not least because of the beautiful pictures and the great soundtrack have a lot of fun with the movie.
Black Swan (2010)
Even though Black Swan is one of the films that are hard to bear, so the work of Darren Aronofsky must be mentioned in this list. Natalie Portman plays a ballet dancer struggling to succeed in this mix of thriller and drama. In addition to the incredible acting, the staging is also consistently on point and often drifts into the surreal. Resulting in a nightmarish experience that exhibits the pressures in the ballet industry and deals with the downsides of success.
What happened with Glass and Split The film, which recently received two sequels, began with Unbreakable, probably the best film of M. Night Shyamalan. The film tells a superhero story. However, the film has little to do with the cheerful action movies a la Marvel. To gloomy, too hard and too shocking is Unbreakable. Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson deliver in the lead roles, making the heavily staged film, interspersed with stylish rain showers, a Classic of the Twist cinema.
Suddenly Princess (2001)
Anne Hathaway starred in Suddenly Princess one of her first major roles. | Image: Disney
Suddenly Princess presents us Anne Hathaway in one of her first major roles. As a young girl, she learns one day that she is the princess of the fictional mini-kingdom of Genovia. Her life changes abruptly. With a lot of humor and one above all for children very entertaining story, the film is one of the best films on Disney Plus. The sequel is also available on Disney Plus.
WALL-E – The last one cleans up the earth (2008)
Arguably the most profound and best Pixar film is titled WALL-E – The Last One to Clean Up the Earth. The entire first half gets by without spoken word and is still completely understandable and exciting. The second half then shows us a tragic dystopia that, in typical Pixar fashion, works for kids and adults alike. Hardly any film has so far mastered the balancing act of working for young and old as well as WALL-E and thus definitely belongs to the best films at Disney Plus.
The Martian: Save Mark Watney (2015)
Matt Damon has to fend for himself on Mars? Bought. The Martian is a highly entertaining and at the same time scientifically interesting film about life on Mars. Mark Watney, thought dead, is left there and must then try to survive on the hostile planet to life. At the same time, his ideas are as interesting as they are fun, and the film manages at the same time to tell an emotional storyline that never gets boring thanks to the great pacing.
Guardians of The Galaxy (2014)
Guardians of the Galaxy has definitively established the comeback of the 80s aesthetic in pop culture. With a great soundtrack consumed via walkman, we follow the group of diverse but very entertaining characters through space. A superhero movie that special kind and one of the best films at Disney Plus. The second part is also available on Disney Plus, but it is not as good as the first.
Rapunzel – Newly Revenged (2010)
The film with perhaps the worst German additional title, Rapunzel – Newly spoiled, belongs to the funniest movies, that Disney has brought out in recent years. The well-known story around the girl with the longest hair in the world is innovatively and entertainingly revived here and thus belongs in the animation sector to the absolute highlights at Disney Plus.
Iron Man (2008)
Rober Downey Jr. is one of the great stars of the MCU. | Image: Disney
The film that would become the most successful film universe of all time was the perfect entry for Marvel. Robert Downey Jr. plays in Iron Man the rich armaments industrialist Tony Stark with a sympathetic lightness that is rarely seen apart from James Bond.
That alone makes the film worth watching. Director Jon Favreau combines the whole thing with an entertaining origin story, where the punchlines are well-dosed and the action scenes are authentic. What would later end up in overstuffed fight sequences and an overdose of mediocre one-liners, was in part 1 still pleasantly reduced and thus extremely entertaining.
Pirates of the Caribbean: All 5 parts
Pirates of the Caribbean 1 caused a real pirate hype at the time. | Picture: Disney
Johnny Depp has already embodied a number of iconic characters, but none is as emblematic of the star as that of Captain Jack Sparrow. He embodied the charismatic pirate in five film adaptations so far of the Pirates of the Caribbean-series. Each of the films is included entertaining in its own way and is guaranteed to make for a fun movie night with Disney Plus. The series is composed of the following films:
Pirates of the Caribbean – Pirates of the Caribbean 2 (2006)
53% / 7.3 / Gore Verbinski / 150 min. / FSK 12
Pirates of the Caribbean – At the End of the World (2007)
44% / 7.1 / Gore Verbinski / 169 min. / FSK 12
Pirates of the Caribbean – Stranger Tides (2011)
33% / 6.6 / Rob Marshall / 136 min. / FSK 12
Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge (2017)
30% / 6.6 / Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg / 129 min. / FSK 12
One of the best soundtracks in Disney history can be found in the film adaptation Pocahontas. | Image: Disney
Pocahontas tells the story of the titular Native American woman. Yet it is the first Disney animated film based on an existing character. It tells about racism and the destruction of nature by humans, embedded in a love story. With Colors of the Wind Pocahontas additionally the most powerful song of all Disney animated films on board and thus becomes one of the best films currently available on Disney Plus.
The Fly (1986)
Even though David Cronenberg turned his back on scary cinema later in his career, there is still no director whose name is as synonymous with the concept Body horror like him. the subgenre, the horror effect is created with the physical transformation of the main characters. The most important work of this subgenre is The Fly.
The Fly tells about the scientist Seth Brundle, played by Jeff Goldblum, who is researching a device for teleportation. During a self-experiment, a fly gets into the device with him and Brundle transforms more and more into the insect later in the film. The practical effects Cronenberg uses to depict the transformation still look today great disgusting and make The Fly making it the best and most shocking body horror film of all time.
The Incredibles 1& 2 (2004 / 2018)
Pixar not only manages to incorporate classic animation themes into its films. Featuring The Incredibles 1 and 2 the studio was also able to conjure up superheroes on the screen in a convincing way. The Incredible family gets to deal with a supervillain in the first installment. The film relies on innovative skills of the protagonists as well as a fun chemistry within the super family. The second part also convinces with these qualities and additionally provides some of the best animated action sequences of all time.
Thor: Judgment Day (2017)
Thor: Day of Decision falls out of the known scheme of Marvel films. Director Taika Waititi doesn’t seem to have really cared whether the film fits into the inherent logic of the 20-plus films in the universe, but he’s made Just did his thing. And what can he do best? Comedies.
The director of Hunt for the Wilderpeople and 5 rooms, kitchen, coffin also uses its skills in the Marvel universe and does not adapt in any way. Thor: Judgment Day is the only real comedy and thus arguably the most consistent film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and thus also one of the best films currently available on Disney Plus.
The Lion King (1994)
In The The Lion King Disney brings us closer to the jungle. | Image: Disney
The Lion King is one of the most popular animated films of all time. The huge success is about the young lion Simba, who goes through a long journey to save his kingdom. A well thought-out world, great drawings and successful songs make the film a classic in the process. Timon and Pumba also belong to the funniest characters in Disney history. The weak and 2019 released remake is also available at Disney Plus. Unlike those, however, the original is clearly one of the best films at Disney Plus.
In Ratatouille it’s all about food. | Image: Disney
The noughties can undoubtedly be called the great Pixar decade. Ratatouille also appeared in this period and was a great success. The film tells the story of the rat Remy, which, however, rat-untypical good food worships.
In Paris, he befriends a clumsy kitchen help and quickly turns her into a master chef. One Ode to food, good taste and friendship. In doing so, the film manages to completely dispel initial skepticism about a rat in the kitchen, making it one of the streaming service’s most impressive films.
Rogue One (2016)
Even though the Star Wars series already includes a lot of films, Disney has already brought one or two spin-offs to theaters. Above all Rogue One stands out. The movie takes place chronologically between episode 3 and 4 and is about how the rebels get the Death Star plans used in episode 4. Especially the second half of Rogue One is a great war movie in the sci-fi universe and is thus not only one of the best films around Star Wars, but also among the best films at Disney Plus.
Life of Pi: Shipwreck with Tiger (2012)
The novel adaptation Life of Pi: Shipwreck with Tiger belongs to the large, technological successes in the film range of the last years. The film tells the story of a boy who is shipwrecked with some animals and has to come to terms with the unusual situation. Life of Pi knows how to convince with a nice story and especially with beautiful pictures. Even the fully animated animals look very realistic.
Against Every Rule (2000)
Against every rule is an impressive sports film. | Picture: Disney
Disney Plus is not just Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars. Featuring Against every rule the service also has a strong sports film on offer. Here, Denzel Washington plays a high school coach who, after two schools merge, is faced with the challenge of transforming the two teams into one. Racism also plays a role again and again. A important and exciting film, which every Disney Plus subscriber with a soft spot for sports movies should definitely put on their watchlist.
Not only the subsidiary Pixar, also Disney itself brings now and then real highlights on the market for animated films. Zoomania was the best of these in recent years. With a great pacing and very funny sequences, the movie tells us the story of the first rabbit who manages to become a policeman in a world full of different species of animals.
It’s not easy to get by there and hold your own against much larger animals. The film is not a pure comedy, but also manages to bring racism to the screen in a great way illustrating. The different ingredients make the film one of the best currently available on Disney Plus.
Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Tim Burton is known for his idiosyncratic directing style. This can also be found in the remake of the classic book Alice in Wonderland again. Johnny Depp as the Hatter and Helena Bonham Carter as the Wicked Witch shine in their roles and Burton garnishes the world imagined in the book with his own ideas, so that Alice in Wonderland becomes a very successful movie. The second part is also available at Disney Plus, but it can’t keep up with part 1 in terms of quality.
Flubber is one of the great live-action classics from Disney. | Image: Disney
In addition to animated classics, Disney has also released a whole series of live-action films, especially in the 90s. One of them is Flubber with Robin Williams. This plays the crazy professor Philip Brainard, who invents the substance Flubber, which among other things can fly. The film is wonderfully entertaining and has a very creative, crazy way, which is mainly transported by the great spectacle of Robin Williams. Children of the 90s also get a good dose of nostalgia here from Disney Plus.
Disney Plus or Netflix: Which service is better??
Disney Plus, after launching in numerous countries around the world, is in competition with the veterans of the streaming market, Amazon Prime and especially Netflix.
While Disney Plus in terms of strong brands and especially the price While Netflix is currently already ahead of the competition, it can beat the newcomer in the Series selection and the sheer quantity of the program still clearly trump. You can find out more in our detailed comparison of the two streaming services.
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