With more than 1300 feature films in its catalog, Disney+ offers a wide choice of programs. Whether you are a fan of big sagas like Star Wars Where Alien, documentaries or cinema classics, there is something for everyone. To help you make the right choice, Digital has selected for you the 10 best movies to watch right now on the streaming platform.
This article is updated regularly with the best of the streaming service, as well as our pick of the month. In January, it is the classic and timeless Spiderman by Sam Raimi.
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Orphan, Peter Parker is raised by his aunt May and his uncle Ben. After being bitten by a radioactive spider, he is subject to physical transformations. His agility and strength have increased and here he is endowed with supernatural powers. At the same time, the megalomaniac businessman Norman Osborn experiments on his person with dangerous chemical solutions. Mutations soon take place on his body and his mind, and he then transforms into the Green Goblin.
Directed by Sam Raimi (evil Dead), Spiderman revolutionized the superhero film genre when it was released in 2002, marking the start of a cult trilogy. By treating Spider-Man with respect, the film gives its hero all its breath and gravity, all in the course of a visually stunning adventure, a stallion of the genre. Raimi’s passionate imagery, Danny Elfman’s intoxicating music and Tobey Maguire’s iconic delivery make this Spiderman one of the best films of its kind.
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After losing everything during the 2008 financial crisis, a 60-year-old embarks on a journey across the American West, living as a modern-day nomad.
A sensitive and poignant road movie, which reveals the face of those left behind in America after the 2008 financial crisis. Director Chloé Zhao (The Eternals, The Rider) delivers a film of mad poetry and humanity, invoking Jack Kerouac and Terrence Malick. Winner of three Oscars, including Best Picture, Nomadland is quite simply a small masterpiece.
A rock climbing prodigy in full solo, that is to say without equipment, Alex Honnold is preparing for the ascent of the impressive El Capitan rock formation in Yosemite National Park. A vertical wall 975 meters high facing a single man…
Both a portrait of Alex Honnold, an atypical young climber, and of the film crew following him in his exploit project, Free Solo is a dive into the mind of a man obsessed with a crazy goal, and into the eye of those who have to film him. This documentary offers breathtaking images, and questions the very idea of human will and obsession. More than a sports documentary, Free Solo is a rare film with all the elements of the best thrillers and adventure stories.
Alien, the eighth passenger
In 2122, the Nostromo, a merchant ship, is heading for Earth with a crew of seven in hibernation and a cargo of minerals on board. He suddenly stops his race after receiving a mysterious message from an unexplored planet. Awakened by the on-board computer, the crew goes there and discovers the remains of a gigantic alien ship whose only passenger seems to have died in strange circumstances…
How to speak again ofAlien, so much has been said about this classic of science fiction, and seminal work of cinema. Directed by Ridley Scott (blade runner, Gladiator), Alien is the brilliant encounter between talented technicians and artists, and a visionary story, mixing horror and SF, against a backdrop of class struggle. A perfect film in all its aspects (casting, music, artistic direction…) which also gives birth to one of the most fascinating monsters of cinema, and to a renowned saga.
In the near future, Logan’s efforts to hide on the Mexican border with an ailing Professor Xavier are disrupted when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.
Directed by James Mangold (Le Mans 66), Logan is a brilliant variation on the theme of the superhero, and a (finally) original proposal around the genre. Its disillusioned and twilight hero is embodied by an aging and inhabited Hugh Jackman. Far from the usual exuberance, Logan returns to the heart of his characters, for a refreshing and moving adventure. A model of its kind.
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
18th century, Caribbean Sea. After Captain Barbossa steals Jack Sparrow’s ship and kidnaps the Governor’s daughter, his childhood friend Will Turner goes to help Jack save her and take back his boat, the Black Pearl.
Like all good adventure movies, this first installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean saga gets better with age. Director Gore Verbinski (rango) signs an ambitious staging and multiplies the twirling and jubilant sequences. Having fun with the folklore of the world of piracy, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl offers a breathtaking action comedy, which will make you want to see the next two films again (but not necessarily the less convincing ones after).
Star Wars: Rogue One
In a time of conflict in the galaxy, uncommon Resistance heroes band together to steal the plans for the Death Star, the Empire’s weapon of mass destruction.
If everyone has their favorite Star Wars, it must be admitted that among the derived proposals, RogueOne is one of the most successful. This adventure, which takes place just before episode IV, offers a refreshing look at the galactic franchise, a breath of fresh air and a gallery of new and endearing characters. The atmospheric staging of Gareth Edwards works wonderfully, and restores all its dimension to a harmless story on paper, but devilishly effective once on the screen. One of the best movies Star Warssimply.
Dead Poets Society
Professor John Keating upsets the normal daily life of a school by inviting his students to live their lives to the full, in accordance with the principle of Carpe Diem.
Dead Poets Society is a cinema classic, and a social fable still as powerful, more than 30 years after its release. Directed by Peter Weir (The Truman Show, Witness), it owes a lot to the inhabited interpretation of Robin Williams, and to the strength of its themes, which recall the importance of instinct, feelings and art in human existence. A moving film that will leave you with a smile on your face and tears in your eyes.
The lives of a detective and the leader of a criminal gang fall apart when they start playing cat and mouse. Adversaries come to hate and respect each other, as the criminal plans his latest and greatest heist.
For those who prefer to revise their classics, Disney+ offers two cinema legends united in the same film: Al Pacino and Robert De Niro. Released in 1995, the feature film traces the epic duel between the famous robber Neil McCauley (De Niro), and Lieutenant Vincent Hanna (Al Pacino). A real gem of American action cinema, directed by the brilliant Michael Mann (Collateral, Ali).
A boy who dreams of becoming a great musician embarks on a journey into the afterlife to uncover the mysteries of his ancestors…
After the world of toys (Toy Story), or that of emotions (Vice versa), Pixar studios are once again working their magic by immersing us in the World of the Dead and in Mexican culture. The opportunity for a hectic, musical and emotional journey, which takes a tender look at the family, those who are leaving us, and those who come after. One of the masterpieces of the Luxo lamp studio.
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Disney+: the 10 best movies to watch on the streaming platform