Let’s face it: we could all do with something to make us feel warm inside right now. With Disney+ having launched in the UK this week, there’s a huge catalogue of countless movies, TV shows and original content to sift through, but what should you be watching? If you’re feeling a little down, disheartened or confused about the direction the world’s heading in, then we recommend setting up an account and streaming one (or all!) of these five feel-good movies you can watch now on Disney+.
5. Lady and the Tramp
Whether you want to stick with the Disney classic, or give the live-action film (exclusive to Disney+) a spin, Lady and the Tramp is one of the most beautiful stories the Walt Disney Company have ever brought to audiences. The romantic tale follows the journey of an uptown Cocker Spaniel dog who's extremely overprotected, and a streetwise downtown Mutt. Despite the huge differences in the worlds they come from, they fall for one another in a stunning display that proves no matter your background, it’s who you are inside that counts.
4. Toy Story 4
If you’ve seen the first three instalments in the Toy Story franchise, but have yet to watch the latest, then Disney+ has got you covered! Go on yet another fascinating journey with Woody, Buzz and the crew as they welcome Forky into the fold – a spork who has been turned into a beloved play thing by Bonnie. Despite the warm greetings, Forky is convinced he’s trash and that he belongs in the dumpster, so it’s up to Woody and the gang to keep him safe from harm, so Bonnie’s heart isn’t broken. Add a layer of villainy with the creepy Gabby Gabby, as well as a long-awaited reunion between Woody and Bo Peep, and you’ve got all the makings of a modern-day classic.
3. High School Musical
Whether you loved or hated it when it first debuted, the brilliant feel-good numbers in High School Musical will leave a smile on your face when you hear them all over again. Following the love story between Troy (Zac Efron) and Gabriella (Vanessa Hudgens), the movie is packed full of hilarious moments that you may not have picked up on all those years ago, as well as cheesy lines and numbers that are sure to stick in your head. Don’t stick your nose up at High School Musical – give it a chance. Who knows? You might just like it... And if you do, the other two movies and the brand new original series are also on there for you to enjoy!
God of the Underworld Hades has a plan to overthrow Zeus and take to the Mount Olympus throne, so when baby Hercules is born, he quickly realises he'll have to dispose of the youngster if his plan is to be a success. Though he believes his minions take Hercules out in his childhood, they actually only manage to turn him into a half-God, half-mortal. Forced to grow up on Earth, Hercules becomes an outsider due to his strength and power, but when he discovers his heritage he realises he must make an effort to return to Mount Olympus, and become a true hero.
1. Inside Out
This Pixar picture is one that’s literally about your emotions, so what better to watch during a time of distress than Inside Out? Pete Docter - responsible for such hits as Monsters, Inc. and Up - serves as director for the film, which tells the story of youngster Riley who's uprooted from her life in the Midwest, when her father picks up a new job in San Francisco. With the stress of adapting to a whole new location coupled with the usual traumas of growing up, she's guided by her five leading emotions. With Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith) all sitting within Riley's mind, she is guided through everyday life. Keeping things positive is her priority, but will her emotions be able to stay in check?
Disney+ is available now in the UK.
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