Searching for a film that genuinely touches you? Consider watching a drama on Disney+. Moviegoers of all ages and interests can enjoy the variety of family-friendly films available on the streaming service. Disney+ has a dramatic story to meet your need for narrative flair, whether you’re searching for an engrossing sports story, an appealing musical, or a gripping period piece. Here are the top dramas on Disney+ at the moment, so prepare your feelings.
1. Christopher Robin
This imaginative comedy-drama adds a sophisticated touch to the Winnie the Pooh series. A mature Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor), who is currently residing in London, is transported back to his childhood home when he gets an unexpected visit from Winnie the Pooh. For those of us who grew up surrounded by the creatures of Hundred Acre Wood, Christopher Robin is an especially inventive and endearing movie. In addition, Pooh and his pals in the stuffed animal style are adorable.
2. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Disney’s 1990s filmography featured several drama-heavy films, like Beauty and the Beast, although its most recent hits place a strong emphasis on comedy. This timeless cartoon, one of Disney’s most romantic, tells the tale of a young French lady who falls into the enchanted castle of a prince-turned-beast. The movie has a lot more positive aspects, even though the ballroom and library scenes are lovely and heartwarming. The magnificent animations are stunning, and the amazing Howard Ashman-composed musical pieces like “Be Our Guest” and “Gaston” are lovely.
3. Hidden Figures
Hidden Figures is a story about Black female mathematicians who worked at NASA and became the unsung heroes of the space race. It is loosely based on Margot Lee Shetterly’s factual book of the same name. In their roles as the women they symbolize, Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe give riveting performances. This wonderful movie is enhanced by its sophisticated ’60s visuals and engaging narrative.
4. Saving Mr. Banks
Although it’s not a replica, Saving Mr. Banks is a charming account of the creation of Mary Poppins. This historical drama follows P. L. Travers, the creator of Mary Poppins (Emma Thompson), as she visits Hollywood to talk with Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) about adapting her well-loved book series into a motion picture. Hanks gives the film director a quirky vitality, and Thompson portrays the possessive author with ease. Their conflicting personalities provide interesting chemistry when they’re on screen.
5. Queen of Katwe
Queen of Katwe offered a charming tale about a famous chess player—only this one was real—before The Queen’s Gambit went viral online. This biographical drama, which is based on the life of Phiona Mutesi, centers on a Ugandan girl who fights her way out of poverty by using her newly acquired chess talents to move up the competitive ladder. Thanks to Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo’s outstanding performances and the film’s emotional sentiments, it truly stands out.
Cheers to being free and being able to watch Hamilton on Disney+ whenever you want. No matter how many times you’ve rapped along to “My Shot” or “Guns and Ships,” there’s nothing quite like watching the spectacular costumes and enormous dance sequences that accompany the epic tale of the life of the renowned Founding Father on screen. You’ll want to, I promise. Just remember to have Kleenex with you during Act 2.
7. Mulan (1998)
You may see the recently released live-action Mulan film, which takes its role as a military drama quite seriously. Alternatively, you may watch the original animated movie, which features a brilliant script, likable characters, and poignant themes of family and honor, as its heroine sets out on a spirited quest to save China. The 1998 movie tells a lively and motivational story, but the new Mulan has more striking visuals. Its grandiose music is worth listening to, with songs like “Reflection” and “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” among its highlights. But more significantly
The story of Togo, which is set in a wintry 1925 winter, is based on the real-life account of Leonhard Seppala’s (Willem Dafoe) trek to deliver medicine to an Alaskan hamlet with the aid of his lead sled dog. The perilous voyage and the bond between Seppala and his husky make the Disney+ original film both thrilling and endearing. Its well-written, sincere premise lends the story an air of everlasting appeal.
9. Hunchback of Notre Dame
Despite being released in the 1990s, at the height of Disney Animation, The Hunchback of Notre Dame is sometimes disregarded, yet this is not the case. As lonely bell ringer Quasimodo yearns to leave the Cathedral of Notre Dame and live among the people, the musical—one of Disney’s most intricate—explores weighty topics like genocide and damnation. This, along with its visually stunning and emotionally stirring musical sequences, elevates the film to the status of one of the most singularly exquisite Disney productions.
10. The Sound of Music
It’s understandable why The Sound of Music is a classic—romance, energy, and Julie Andrews’ exquisite voice. The musical drama has lovely images of the Austrian landscape, Christopher Plummer as a dashing love interest, and Maria (Andrews) teaching the von Trapp kids a slew of insanely catchy songs. Warmth just emanates from The Sound of Music.