What is it that makes Disney films so endearing? The studio’s marketing team would probably say that Hollywood magic is responsible for the connection that people feel with Disney. But we would argue that it’s something more understandable than that. The best Disney movies are made with heart, and they are also designed to evoke strong emotional responses from the audience. Pixar wasn’t always a Disney-affiliated studio, but the filmmakers behind it took those lessons to heart. Now united under the banner of Disney+, Disney and Pixar’s combined library of films represents nearly a century of unparalleled achievements. But to make it easier for you, we’ve narrowed down some choices in our updated list of the best Disney movies on Disney+.
Editor’s note: With Disney owning so many different properties these days, we’ve excluded newer acquisitions like the Star Wars and Marvel franchises.