7 great Disney Plus movies to binge on this weekend

Thor: Ragnarok is a good one.

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In case you haven’t noticed, Disney plus is absolutely Stacked. Disney owns Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel, and National Geographic, so movies from all of these franchises populate its online streamer – plus, of course, Disney’s vast library of classics. And that doesn’t even take into account TV shows, which have recently gained a lot of attention thanks to the expansion. Marvel Cinematic Universe extending with excellent derivative series including WandaVision and Loki.

If you’re new to Disney Plus, you’re probably going to be rushing straight to your old favorites. But once you’re done looking at your childhood memories, you’ll realize just how much there is to sift through.

In fact, Disney Plus can be overwhelming. So we’re here to help. Instead of creating a complete list of all the classic movies that streamers have to offer, we’ve given you a narrower selection to make it easier for you. We’ll do our best to update this article every week with new recommendations for the coming weekend.

Here are seven movies you can binge on this weekend on Disney Plus. (Note that, unfortunately, Shang-Chi is not available for streaming.)

Jungle cruise

Jungle Cruise is a journey.

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As Black Widow, Jungle Cruise is coming to Disney’s streaming service alongside its arrival in theaters. As such, you’ll have to pay $ 30 on top of your subscription fee to view it – a steep price for solo viewing, but a lot for a family session. This is good news, because it really is the winner of a family film, thanks to the production values ​​that we have come to expect from a Disney blockbuster, but also thanks to the chemistry between The Rock and Emily Blunt.

“It will go down as a memorable summer adventure that families can watch on a Saturday afternoon for years to come,” wrote CNET’s Sean Keane.

Upside down

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Inside Out is a must-have for kids and adults.

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Just when we thought Pixar was on the decline, it released Inside Out, one of its most thoughtful and powerful films. Starring the voices of Amy Poehler, Bill Hader and Mindy Kaling, Inside Out grossed over $ 850 million at the box office when it was released in 2015. It wasn’t just a commercial success either, as it made got 98% on Rotten Tomatoes.

I don’t think I’ve ever watched a movie that deals with the issue of children’s mental health in such a delicate way. If you have kids, and even if you don’t, you must watch this movie

Free solo

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Free Solo is wild.

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Free Solo is one of the best documentaries ever made. Telling the story of Alex Honnold, the first man to “free solo” El Capitan, it’s a character study of a man who makes the impossible almost mundane; an Oscar-winning story that culminates – literally – with a close-up view of one of mankind’s craziest human achievements.

Thor: Ragnarok

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Thor: Ragnarok is a charmer.

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Let’s be honest, this is the best. It’s the funniest and most charming movie in the entire MCU, thanks to lead man Chris Hemsworth and especially director Taika Watiti. Thor: Ragnarok has arrived and has completely rewritten the book on what a superhero movie could be. If you haven’t seen it already, you’ll be thirsty for more once the credits roll – which is good, because Love and Thunder is coming out next May.

Up

Up won’t let you down.

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It’s not perfect and its final act stutters, but Up is one of the most interesting and ambitious animated films ever made. Watch it for this assembly alone. (If you’ve seen it, you know which one. And if you haven’t seen it, you’ll know what I’m talking about.)

Also watch it for Dug the Dog, who also now has his own spinoff TV show. Such a good boy.

Aladdin

Aladdin has created a whole new world of music.

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You can agree or disagree, but I think Aladdin has the best line of songs of any animated movie that Disney has ever produced. A Whole New World, Prince Ali, Friend Like Me, Arabian Nights – bang after bang. This is reflected in the critical response: Aladdin is one of the highest rated Disney movies of all time, with a 92% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

The Empire Strikes Back

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The Empire Strikes Back is timeless.

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The Empire Strikes Back is widely regarded as the best Star Wars movie for a reason. It introduces Yoda, the revelation of Darth Vader and practically invented the idea of ​​the “gritty” sequel. Beyond that, The Empire Strikes Back presents true drama, punctuated by some of the most memorable moments in Star Wars history. It’s timeless, which means it’s good for a watch anytime, like this weekend.

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