The Best Movies on Disney+ Right Now

We list the must-watch titles on Disney Plus!


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Why you should watch: There’s nothing like an excellent degustation dining experience, but Chef Julian takes it to a whole new level, albeit an unsettling one. The genre is horror, so it may not be to everyone’s taste – ha, ha. Expecting nothing less than the best of everything haute cuisine has to offer, a group of ultra-wealthy gastronomes with a demanding palate arrive at the Hawthorn: an exclusive culinary temple run by highly regarded gourmet chef Julian Slowik. However, no one knows that the cryptic genius in the kitchen has big plans for tonight. Now, the host can finally unveil his magnum opus. But is the blasé clientele ready for Julian’s creative madness? The story is based upon the writers’ visit to Cornelius Sjømatrestaurant in Norway, which is also on an island. Three Michelin star chef Dominique Crenn, the owner and head chef at Atelier Crenn in San Francisco, created the dishes, together with her executive pastry chef, Juan Contreras. Highly entertaining.

Director: MARK MYLOD
Cast: ANYA TAYLOR-JOY, RALPH FIENNES, NICHOLAS HOULT, HONG CHAU, JANET MCTEER, JOHN LEGUIZAMO, JUDITH LIGHT

SEE HOW THEY RUN

Why you should watch: There’s an excellent ensemble cast attached to this crime drama in the Agatha Christie format. In the West End of 1950s London, plans for a movie version of a smash-hit play come to an abrupt halt after a pivotal member of the crew is murdered. When world-weary Inspector Stoppard and eager rookie Constable Stalker take on the case, the two find themselves thrown into a puzzling whodunit within the glamorously sordid theatre underground, investigating the mysterious homicide at their own peril. All the murder mystery cliches are evident, and we have seen them executed in various forms, but this film is having a bit of fun with the genre. Wonderful to see Shirley Henderson in the role of Agatha Christie. Very entertaining.

Director: TOM GEORGE
Cast: SAM ROCKWELL, SAOIRSE RONAN, HARRIS DICKINSON, CHARLIE COOPER, RUTH WILSON, ADRIEN BRODY, REECE SHEARSMITH

AMSTERDAM

Why you should watch: There’s a cast of the highest calibre led by Christian Bale attached to this film, which was troubled from the start due to the allegations surrounding the director David O. Russell. It’s not perfect, but it is entertaining. There’s a lot of intrigue, which one must take into account as the story progresses, so attention is required. It is a fascinating and richly intricate tale that brilliantly weaves historical fact with fiction where three close friends find themselves at the centre of one of the most shocking secret plots in American history. It is a film worth taking a look at if you are prepared to overlook the imperfections.

Director: DAVID O. RUSSELL
Cast: CHRISTIAN BALE, MARGOT ROBBIE, JOHN DAVID WASHINGTON, ALESSANDRO NIVOLA, ANYA TAYLOR-JOY, ANDREA RISEBOROUGH, CHRIS ROCK, MATTHIAS SCHOENAERTS, MICHAEL SHANNON, MIKE, MYERS, ROBERT DE NIRO, RAMI MALEK, TIMOTHY OLYPHANT

BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER

Why you should watch: Marvel fans and critics alike were not very happy with this film, but it’s still worth a look to make up one’s own mind. After all, Angela Bassett did win a Golden Globe for Best Supporting actress so they must have done something right. Queen Ramonda, Shuri, M’Baku, Okoye and the Dora Milaje fight to protect the kingdom of Wakanda from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia and Everett Ross and forge a new path for their nation. Visual design and costumes were outstanding.

Director: RYAN COOGLER
Cast: ANGELA BASSETT, MARTIN FREEMAN, MICHAEL B. JORDAN, LETITIA WRIGHT, TENOCH HUERTA, LUPITA NYONG’O, DOMINIQUE THORNE

EMPIRE RECORDS

Why you should watch: Decided to go back to 1995 and revisit Empire Records. What a cool movie it was. Great fun, lots of cool music. The Cruel Sea’s The Honeymoon Is Over over the opening credits sets it up. Anthony La Paglia is gorgeous, everyone is so young! The story follows a day in the life of the employees of Empire Records. Except this is a day where everything comes to a head for a number of them facing personal crises? And more importantly, can they keep their record store independent and not get swallowed up by corporate greed? Such fun watching this one again.

Director: ALLAN MOYLE
Cast: ANTHONY LAPAGLIA, RORY COCHRANE, ROBIN TUNNEY, LIV TYLER, RENEE ZELLWEGER, ETHAN EMBRY, DEBI MAZAR

THE SPECTACULAR NOW

Why you should watch: A surprisingly good movie adapted from Tim Tharp’s novel telling the story of Sutter Keely who lives in the now. A high school senior, charming and self-possessed, he’s the life of the party, loves his job at a men’s clothing store, and has no plans for the future. A budding alcoholic, Sutter gets dumped by his girlfriend, gets drunk and wakes up on a lawn with Aimee Finecky hovering over him. She’s different: the “nice girl” who reads science fiction and doesn’t have a boyfriend. While Aimee has dreams of a future, Sutter lives in the impressive delusion of a spectacular now, yet somehow, they’re drawn together. Not really sure what Aimee sees in Sutter here. He doesn’t really take responsibility for any of his stupid decisions. It’s quite a good coming-of-age movie as long as you don’t take Sutter seriously. Features Bob Odenkirk before he became Saul Goodman.

Director: JAMES PONSOLDT
Cast: MILES TELLER, SHAILENE WOODLEY, BRIE LARSON, JENNIFER JASON LEIGH, KYLE CHANDLER, BOB ODENKIRK, KAITLYN DEVER

THE BOYS: THE SHERMAN BROTHERS’ STORY

Why you should watch: If you’re advanced in years, you will know the songs of the Sherman boys very well. Their music is unforgettable. Their name is legend. This is an intimate journey through the lives of Robert and Richard Sherman, the astoundingly prolific song writing team. While their songs, “A Spoonful Of Sugar (Mary Poppins)” and “I Want To Be Like You (Jungle Book),” to name a few, celebrated family entertainment and happy endings, their life together was not as harmonious. Go behind the scenes for a fascinating glimpse into how Walt Disney used the language of music to bring the brothers together, creating a cinematic legacy like no other. So much music and such a wonderful journey bringing back so many special memories.

Director: GREGORY V. SHERMAN
Cast: ROBERT B. SHERMAN, RICHARD M. SHERMAN, JULIE ANDREWS, BEN STILLER, DICK VAN DYKE, HAYLEY MILLS

25th HOUR

Why you should watch: This is an excellent film from Spike Lee, adapted by David Benioff from his 2001 novel. The story depicts the last day of freedom for Monty Brogan before he begins serving a seven-year jail term for drug dealing. Prowling through the city until dawn with his two close male friends and his girlfriend, he is forced to re-examine his life and how he got himself into his predicament, which leads to a shocking, disturbing finale. Edward Norton leads a talented ensemble cast. One of his best.

Director: SPIKE LEE
Cast: EDWARD NORTON, PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN, BARRY PEPPER, BRIAN COX, ROSARIO DAWSON, ANNA PAQUIN, TONY SIRAGUSA

FIGHT CLUB

Why you should watch: Disney have some excellent, what are now termed vintage, movies in their library. Edward Norton is again in the lead here, with Brad Pitt, in this film adapted from Chuck Palahniuk’s novel. The story follows a nameless narrator who attends support groups in attempt to subdue his emotional state and relieve his insomniac state. When he meets Marla, another fake attendee of support groups, his life seems to become a little more bearable. However, when he associates himself with Tyler, he is dragged into an underground fight club and soap making scheme. Together the two men spiral out of control and engage in competitive rivalry for love and power. The film is very popular with boys, mostly, and one quote in particular often pops up in conversation, “The first rule of Fight Club is: you do not talk about Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club is: you DO NOT talk about Fight Club!”

Director: DAVID FINCHER
Cast: EDWARD NORTON, BRAD PITT, HELENA BONHAM CARTER, JARED LETO, MEAT LOAF, HOLT MCCALLANY, RACHEL SINGER

THE COLOR OF MONEY

Why you should watch: After watching the documentary The Last Movie Stars about Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, decided to go back to 1985 and watch this Martin Scorsese classic once more for which Paul Newman won an Oscar Award for Best Actor. Newman stars as pool hustler Fast Eddie Felson who finds the young, promising pool player Vincent in a local bar and he sees in him a younger version of himself. To try and make it as in the old days, Eddie offers to teach Vincent how to be a hustler. Vincent accepts and Eddie takes him and Vincent’s girlfriend Carmen on a tour through the country to work the pool halls. However, Vincent’s tendency to show off his talent and by doing so warning off the players and losing money, soon leads to a confrontation with Eddie. This one is said to be a sequel to Newman’s 1961 film The Hustler. Both were written by Walter Tevis. There’s a great soundtrack, with the original score by The Band’s Robbie Robertson. If you’re observant, you may even spot Iggy Pop!

Director: MARTIN SCORSESE
Cast: PAUL NEWMAN, TOM CRUISE, MARY ELIZABETH MASTRANTONIO, HELEN SHAVER, JOHN TURTURRO, BILL COBBS

3 thoughts on “The Best Movies on Disney+ Right Now”

  1. I searched Disney+ for all of these films and the only one I could find was West Side Story. Where do you get your information?

  2. Love watching Christmas romance movies need more new ones please

  3. Kevin,
    Open Disney+.
    Disney+ will prompt you with a new setup for parent controls.
    You can select rating restrictions for all of your profiles.

    Select TV-MA

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