Disney movies have it all. They make you laugh, cry, and entertain all at once. The older movies can take you back in time to when they were first released and you saw the magic unfold on the big screen, while newer flicks show sure signs of a classic in the making. Lucky for us, 29 Disney films have (or will) hit Netflix's lineup this year—and most of them are available to stream now! Grab a bowl of popcorn and settle in for a family movie night that's the perfect start to 2019. Those New Year's resolutions may have to wait a few weeks while you catch up on these classic Disney movies.
Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast holds true to its theme song—it’s a tale as old as time. Who isn’t captivated by the heartwarming love story, magical furniture, and catchy songs? The 2017 live-action version lives up to the animated original with beautiful costumes and sets while maintaining its classic charm. We love Beauty and the Beast so much, we based decorating styles on each of the characters.
High School Musical 3: Senior Year
The final installment of the High School Musical franchise is a bittersweet one as Troy, Gabriella, and the rest of the gang say goodbye and head off to college. Get ready to sing along and wish you could step back into high school.
Bridge to Terabithia
Warning: you'll probably shed a tear during this sweet film adapted from the best-selling novel. The entrancing fantasy world that 10-year-olds Leslie and Jesse create in the woods of their neighborhood will have you believing Terabithia is a real place yourself.
The Princess Diaries Series
Everyone's favorite grandmother-granddaughter duo is awkward teenager Anne Hathaway and the always-lovely Julie Andrews in The Princess Diaries. The pair shines in this hilarious coming-of-age story where the fantasy of being a princess becomes reality. In Princess Diaries 2: The Royal Engagement, a gorgeous palace replaces the streets of San Fransisco and fresh romances come into play. We found your next double feature! We're totally adding family movie night to our list of family traditions to start.
A Wrinkle in Time
Oprah, Reese Witherspoon, and Mindy Kaling—there's no better trio to star in a movie together! These women sparkle in this science fantasy adventure that takes three kids on a dangerous journey to find their missing father.
We all remember pulling the blanket over our eyes as a kid (or as an adult) when Cruella De Vil came on screen during this 1996 film. The evil fashion designer plots to dognap adorable Dalmatian puppies to create a fur coat, but luckily her devilish plan is stopped by two dog parents who come to the rescue. We're definitely adding this to our list of family fun night activities. Movie night in the backyard, anyone?
There's no greater—or funnier—family of superheroes than the Incredibles! Kids will love the thrilling adventures that the family embarks on in this long-awaited sequel as they adapt to baby Jack-Jack's growing superpowers and navigate daily life. Prepare to laugh a lot and to be on the edge of your seat until the end.
This Disney/Pixar film will be available for streaming on January 30!
Swing into the jungle with this wonderful wilderness classic. Orphaned Tarzan is raised by gorillas and grows up in the wild until his world is changed when he meets fellow human, Jane. This unique love story never gets old.
Sports-lovers, rejoice! In one of Disney’s rare sports-centered movies, we peek into the life of Herb Brooks, hockey player-turned-coach who led the U.S. Olympic team to victory in 1980. It's a miracle that Netflix finally added this winner to their roster.
Who could forget the brave young chicken who turns into the laughing stock of his town when he claims that the sky is falling? Chicken Little captured everyone’s hearts in 2005 when he saved the world from an alien invasion, and now he’s back on Netflix.
In this 2017 animated film, 12-year-old Miguel dreams of becoming a musician, despite his family’s strict rules against it. So ensues an adventure to discover Miguel’s family history, which takes unexpected turns through dazzling visuals and captivating music. This feel-good film is a great PG option for a date night movie!
Legendary Lightning McQueen finds himself slightly off his game in this movie, outshined by younger racing models. In the end, friendship proves to be more important than fame.
Girl power is in full force in this animated Disney classic. Chinese teenager Mulan disguises herself as a boy and secretly takes her father’s spot in the Chinese military, helping ward off a Hun invasion. You'll feel inspired to take on the world after watching this movie. Use it to gear up for the live-action version premiering in 2020.
John Travolta is the voice of famous dog, Bolt, who has superpowers on a television show but doesn’t know he’s on TV. Bolt believes he’s a super-dog in real life, but when he’s accidentally shipped from Hollywood to New York, he quickly learns that life is nothing like he thought it was. While you're watching, munch on one of these box office-worthy movie desserts.
An unlikely romance between Pocahontas, a young American Indian woman, and Captain John Smith, an English soldier, sparks when Smith journeys to the New World with other settlers. Soon, the conflict between their two cultures threatens to separate the couple, but in true Disney fashion, love wins in the end.
Lilo & Stitch
Some might say Lilo & Stitch was a prelude to Moana, as they both star loveable Hawaiian girls on Polynesian islands. Lilo adopts what she thinks is a dog but turns out to be an alien: Stitch. You’ll never forget the Hawaiian word for family after watching this adorable movie and getting the tagline—"Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten”—stuck in your head.
Go on a historic adventure with modern-day treasure hunters played by Nicolas Cage and Sean Bean. This exciting journey will teach your kids (and maybe you, too!) about our national history while keeping you on your toes during the entire movie.
As one of the most unique animated Disney classics, Hercules introduces the world of Greek mythology to viewers. Hercules, the son of the Greek God Zeus, is stripped of his powers as a baby and forced to become a true hero in order to prove his worthiness.
The Emperor's New Groove
This is one of the most underrated animated Disney movies in our opinion. Arrogant Emperor Kuzco is transformed into a llama by his evil advisor, Yzma, who's greedy for the throne. Action meets humor in this wild ride as Kuzco desperately tries to stop Yzma from gaining power. You'll be saying, "Pull the lever Kronk!" for days to come.
Meet the Robinsons
Ever wished you could travel in time? Lucky for Lewis, he can! In this animated science fiction movie, orphaned boy genius, Lewis, travels into the future to meet his future family—and self. Queue up this family-friendly film for an inexpensive family date night!
Atlantis: The Lost Empire
A naive young adventurer teams up with a group of reckless explorers to discover the lost empire of Atlantis. This action-packed animated movie strays from Disney’s usual lane, making it a stand-out.
Pirates of the Caribbean
The third and fifth of the Pirates of the Caribbean film series are already on Netflix! Hop aboard and watch Captain Jack Sparrow navigate the stormy waters of the Caribbean among many frightening characters.
As one of the most innovative superhero movies ever, Black Panther should be on your watchlist. The 2018 smash success shows T'Challa—AKA Black Panther—with the fate of the world in his hands. The young king must use his powers to secure the safety of his people. You don't want to miss this one.
In this third installment of the Thor series, the mighty Thor is held captive on another planet. Watch as he works to escape in time to stop the destruction of the world at the hands of his villain, Hela.
Don't get too excited—not all off the Star Wars movies will be on Netflix this year, but two of them will be! The Last Jedi is currently available for streaming, and A Star Wars Story will be added to the lineup on January 9.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
In the sequel to hugely popular Guardians of the Galaxy, the guardians work to discover the mystery behind Peter Quill's true heritage.