- Best Movies to Watch on Disney+ Now
- Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
- The Lion King (1994)
Entertainment has changed over the years. While many still rely on or choose traditional media like TVs, the younger generation tends to turn to the internet for entertainment. Nowadays, watching your favourite shows and movies is easier with video on-demand services and streaming platforms.
There are several VOD and streaming services in Australia, from global industry leaders like Netflix and Amazon Prime Videos to local companies like Stan and Foxtel Now, which are all popular in the country.
Nevertheless, Disney+, which had only been released in 2019 and is relatively new compared to its competitors, is gaining traction among Aussies. And there’s no surprise, given its cheap monthly or yearly fee, as well as its great library of everything Disney and more.
In this guide, you’ll know more about the following:
- How much does Disney+ cost?
- Compatible devices
- Best movies to watch on Disney+ now
How Much Does Disney+ Cost?
As with the majority of streaming services available in Australia and worldwide, Disney+ has a monthly subscription fee. You can also choose to pay for a yearly subscription, which allows you to save more.
Disney+ is perhaps one of the cheaper services you can get these days, allowing you to access its wide array of Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, and National Geographic shows for only $8.99 a month, or $89.99 a year. Regardless of what package you choose, you’ll get the same content.
You also get to watch on four screens at once without paying for more, unlike Netflix. Plus, you can download on ten devices as well.
However, if you’re new to the service, you’re eligible to get a one-week free trial. Disney+ won’t charge you until the free trial ends, so you can check out the shows and see whether it’s something you want to continue using for the coming months.
Of course, Disney+ will allow you to unsubscribe at any time, hassle-free.
Since Disney+ is compatible with tons of devices, it’s really easy to access it and its shows. Here are the compatible devices with the streaming service:
- Windows and Mac computers
- iOS and Android devices (including smartphones and tablets)
- Sony PlayStation 4
- Sony smart TVs
- Xbox One
- Google Chromecast
- Android TV
- Apple TV
- Fire TV
- Samsung smart TVs
- LG smart TVs
- Roku TV
You can access and watch Disney+ on its official website via a web browser. It’s also best to sign-up on the service through the website.
However, you can download the app on your phone or tablet or use streaming devices if you don’t have a smart TV to watch Disney+ shows anytime you want. You can also create multiple profiles to make it easier for each family member to track what they’re watching and what they want to watch. Parents can also create a profile for the younger kids, allowing them to only access child-friendly shows.
Best Movies to Watch on Disney+ Now
Disney+ has a comprehensive list of incredible movies that anyone can watch now, including all the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, or the MCU as fans call it. If you want to watch these MCU films in chronological order (we mean timeline-based), the streaming service is the best choice.
If you’re into heart-warming or light-hearted animated films, Disney+ definitely has it.
Or maybe you’re more of a Star Wars fan. The franchise is available on the streaming service, along with a few series that will help you understand the franchise’s lore more.
Without further ado, here are the top best movies you can stream on Disney+ today:
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
By now, several Star Wars films have come out, but according to IMDb, The Empire Strikes Back holds the highest rating. For those who haven’t watched any Star Wars films, it’s best to start on the first movie to the latest one, but the fifth episode of the nine-part Skywalker saga is definitely one of the best movies you can watch on Disney+.
The Lion King (1994)
The Lion King is one of Disney’s most iconic movies to date. Although it’s an animated film, adults these days have grown up watching this movie, so it’s great to reminisce about the past while the new generation learns the circle of life.
While we’re on the subject of animated films, you can definitely watch the classics like Cinderella, Bambi, Beauty and the Beast, Lady and the Tramp, The Rescuers, and a whole lot more.
Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame (2018, 2019)
Like the Star Wars franchise, it’s best to watch the first Avengers film and then Avengers: Age of Ultron first to get you accustomed to the characters, especially if you haven’t watched any of the Avengers films. Nevertheless, you can completely understand the story and the events that unfold in the last two Avengers movies by watching the entire MCU franchise--and Disney+ is the best way to binge all of that.
Although there are dozens of films in the past Phases of the MCU, the Infinity War and the Endgame are definitely among the fans’ favourite. It brings every iconic superhero in the franchise together to fight the mad Titan, Thanos.
WALL-E isn’t the only Pixar film that fans love, but it’s most certainly a top-tier movie that will make everyone fall in love with WALL-E, a machine tasked to clean up the Earth. It’s an unconventional love story, only because it involves a couple of robots. But it’s a heartwarming and adorable film, which is why it has garnered great rates on both IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes.
While we’re on the topic of Pixar films, Disney+ also gives you access to more Pixar animated films, such as The Incredibles, Inside Out, Finding Nemo, Cars, Coco, Monsters, Inc., Up, and so much more.
Remember, the shows that are available in Australia may be different in other regions. You can unlock shows available in certain regions when you visit these places. However, if you travel abroad in a country where Disney+ hasn’t launched yet, you can only watch the shows you have downloaded for offline viewing.