Disney Plus UK | 20 Best TV Series & Movies to Stream During Lockdown

As a former Disney Life customer, Disney Plus is perhaps not quite as exciting for me as I’ve had every (well, mostly every) Disney film and TV series at my fingertips for years, however, at this troubling time, there’s no doubt I have welcomed it into my home with open arms. It’s become a lockdown necessity.

Disney Plus UK | 20 Best TV Series & Movies to Stream During Lockdown

There were many things that annoyed me about Disney Life; it would timeout unexpectedly, it didn’t track your progress within a TV series, there was a lot of incomplete series despite the episodes airing years ago and there weren’t any Marvel, Fox or Star Wars films available which was a huge drawback, plus, they weren’t many regular updates or original programs. Disney+ is a whole different ballgame and, after the announcement of future shows such as Wandavision, Loki and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, we signed up the moment it launched.

If you’ve been living under a rock and have no idea what I’m talking about, Disney+ is an on-demand streaming service, just like Netflix, that gives you access to everything that falls under the Disney umbrella. The 90s kids looking for a little nostalgia can enjoy shows like X-Men: The Animated TV Series and Ducktales, and films such as Three Men & a Little Lady and The Mighty Ducks. You can then move on to your favourite noughties series such as Boy Meets World, That’s So Raven and Hannah Montana. Currently, you can subscribe for £5.99 a month or £59.99 a year with a free 7-day trial included. So get cosy, tuck into those isolation snacks you’ve been saving and start watching! Here’s 20 must-watch shows and movies currently streaming on Disney+ that my family and I have been enjoying…

Coco (2017) “In Pixar’s extraordinary adventure, a boy of dreams of becoming a great musician embarks on a journey to uncover the mysteries behind his ancestors’ stories and traditions.” 

The Lion King (1994) “A magnificent coming-of-age masterpiece takes its rightful place as the reigning star of the acclaimed Walt Disney Signature Collection.”

Honey, I Shrunk The Kids (1989) “Wayne Szalinski is a preoccupied inventor who just can’t seem to get his electromagnetic shrinking machine to work.”

Tangled: The Original Series (2017) “Rapunzel quickly learns there is more she needs to discover before she can assume her role as Princess of Corona.” 

Cool Runnings (1993) “Based on a true story, four Jamaican athletes go to the extreme to compete as bobsled racers at the Winter Olympics.”

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983) “When the Empire prepares to crush the Rebellion with a more powerful Death Star, the Rebel fleet counters with a massive attack on the space station.”

Splash (1984) “Tom Hanks stars as a workaholic who’s convinced he can’t fall in love until he’s mysteriously rescued at sea by the mermaid of his dreams.”

Toy Story 4 (2019) “When Woody, Buzz and the gang join Bonnie on a road trip with her new craft-project-turned-toy, Forky, the innocent little spork’s hilarious antics launch Woody on a fun-filled with unexpected characters – and a long lost friend!”

Halloween Town (1998) “Marnie and her younger siblings travel with their estranged grandmother, who is a good witch, to Halloween Town – a place were creepy creatures lead very normal lives.”

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013-2017) “A group of agents from the organisation know as S.H.I.E.L.D. investo9gates the new, strange unknown around the globe, protecting the ordinary from the extraordinary.”

Never Been Kissed (1999) “Drew Barrymore lights up this romantic comedy as a nerdy reporter who goes undercover at a high school, travelling her agonising adolescent but finding love for the first time.”

Avengers: Endgame (2018) “The epic conclusion to the Infinity Saga that became a critically acclaimed phenomenon.”

For The Birds (2001) “A flock of small birds perch on a telephone wire…”

The World According to Jeff Goldblum (2019) “Jeff takes us on an entertaining, insightful and playful ride. In each episode of this 12-part series, he pulls on the thread of a deceptively familiar object to unravel a world of astonishing connections and fascination science and history.”

10 Things I Hate About You (1999) “On his first day at a new school, Cameron instantly falls for Bianca, the gorgeous girl of his dreams, but she is forbidden from dating until her ill-tempered, completely un-datable older sister Kat goes out, too.”

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