As a parent, you often end up watching kids’ movies. You get better at it; you know the lyrics, who the villains’ and heroes are, how it ends. You know it all because your kids want to watch their favorite movies over and over again. If only, the kids knew how many films were out there! If you are ready for a change, here are some of the best films on Disney Plus for you to watch with your family tonight!
Turning Red (12+)
Do you ever feel that you are about to explode when you get overwhelmed with emotions? Well, Mei Lee, the main character in Turning Red, turns into a giant red panda when her emotions are about to explode. Mei is a 13-year-old teenager who battles between being a good daughter and a chaotic teenager. Going through puberty, she learns that the only constant thing is change. Change in her likes and dislikes, body, and emotions. This movie is a great animated way of showing tweens what changes will surface as they start growing up. In a world that moves to fast this message easily makes Turning Red a contender for one of the best films on Disney Plus!
Inside Out (6+)
At first, it might come across as just another beautifully done Pixar film on Disney Plus. However, it teaches us one of the most important aspects of life; what are emotions. The main character, an 11-year-old Riley, invites us inside her head, and we are quick to meet all of the inhabitants: Joy, Sadness, Fear, Disgust, and Anger. The movie reminds us to embrace the wholeness of ourselves and allow ourselves to feel all the emotions inside us.
The Lion King (6+)
One that does not need an introduction. It’s one of the best family films of all time, and you can watch it on Disney Plus. After learning what Simba’s uncle Scar has done, we probably all shed a tear. He forced Simba out of his home. Living in the jungles, alongside his two new friends, Timon (a meerkat) and Pumba (a warthog), Simba grew from this little cub to this courageous, strong lion. Finally, he returned home and fought for what belonged to him. The movie teaches us how we should always move on, no matter how painful our past was. Not only is it one of the more popular films but one of the longest running ones, which is one of the main reasons it deserves a spot on our top list of best films on Disney Plus to watch with your family!
West Side Story (14+)
Without a doubt, this is one of the best films on Disney Plus for the whole family to watch. However, only 13+ should watch it due to violence, strong language and thematic content. It is a love story of Tony and Maria, who first meet at a high school dance in 1957 New York City, but sadly no one wants to see the young couple succeed, making it heartbreaking for the viewer. The main themes that bring this film together are racism, social justice, and the power of compassion and empathy.
When families watch films together, it becomes a bonding experience. Each person takes a different message from a movie, so allowing yourself to discuss the movie afterwards helps kids better understand how the world works. It is easier to learn about new things when you have fun.
We hope this list of the 4 best films on Disney Plus to watch with your family has helped you to choose your next family movie night! So, grab some popcorn, sit down with the family and turn on the TV and enjoy some good old fashion bonding!
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