63 Best Disney Plus Movies For Adults [2022 updated] Right Now

63 Best Disney Plus Movies For Adults [2022 updated] Right Now

Disney Plus is all-rounded and has content for everyone including Disney Plus movies for adults. Besides the family movies and best shows, Disney Plus has endless titles for adults. So, if you don’t live with kids where you have to filter the content they watch, there are good movies on Disney Plus for adults. In fact, if you live in a geo-restricted region you can use a Disney Plus VPN to stream them!

The titles are diverse and cover all genres, so no one feels left out.


The Best Disney Plus Movies for Adults Can Watch Without Kids

Since we are worried about our kids’ development and morality, we wouldn’t be happy if we heard them picking up insulting words or curse words from movies. We, therefore, end up watching movies that don’t have inappropriate scenes for our kids’ viewing. So what do we watch when they aren’t around? Here are some of the best movies on Disney Plus for adults.

Hidden Figures (2016)

During the early years of the Space Race in the US space program, a great team of brains contributed to the success of the first launch. Like in the non-fiction book ‘Hidden Figures’, African American female mathematicians served a very important role in NASA. In the film, they are brought to the spotlight as heroes.

Isle of Dogs (2018)

After a deadly outbreak of dog, flu had spread through Megasaki city in Japan, the Mayor named Kobayashi ordered that all dogs be taken to Trash Island. However, a young boy named Atari will not give up on his dog named Spots and heads into Trash Island to look for him. He gets help from five other dogs on this dangerous endeavor.

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella (1965)

Forced into a life of servitude by her evil stepmother, Cinderella still dreams of a better life. In this French version written for television, she is transformed into a princess and finds her dream prince.

The film was a musical that got broadcasted more than twice and had over 100 million viewers. Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella was the only French version broadcasted on TV.

Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004)

 

After moving from New York to the suburb of Dellwood, Lola sees this as a downgrade and, in effect, becomes displaced in her new school. She knots friendship with an unpopular girl in her school but soon finds herself disputing a lead role with the most popular girl in her new school.

Finally, events lead the two new friends to travel alone to New York, where they get into trouble. Or does their life change?

The Finest Hours (2016)

The Finest Hours is inspired by a 1952 true story where SS Pendleton splits apart during a blizzard and needs saving. Amidst the blazing blizzard, the coast guards of Cape Cod deliver the most daring yet successful rescue mission. The disaster is illustrated to the core in this outstanding film.

Free Solo (2018)

Free Solo was inspired and directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi and world-renowned mountaineer and photographer Jimmy Chin. The National Geographic documentary follows the free soloist climber Alex Honnold as he strives to reach a lifetime goal – to climb El Capitan.

This is the world’s most famous rock hovering up to 3000ft, and he is to climb it without a rope.

Invincible (2005)

Based on a true story, the film revolves around a man whose life is falling apart. However, despite losing his job and his wife asking for a divorce, he gets one opportunity to turn his life around and takes it.

He works as a bartender and loves to play football with his friends; when the new coach of the Philadelphia Eagles announces he will hold open trials, Vince reluctantly tries, which becomes the turning point of his life.

The Love Bug (1969)

Like the film’s title, the film features the love story between a race car driver and his Volkswagen racing beetle. He reluctantly accepts the car and does not accredit it for the success he gets while using it. Instead, he depends on his racing skills until he discovers what his lucky charm has been.

When a jealous racer plot to steal the car, Jim Douglas realizes how much he has grown to love his race car.

Miracle (2004)

Inspired by a true story, a handpicked Ice Hockey team comprising various college students has to represent their country in a peacemaking match. With the countries’ differences and the cold war put on ice, the team of nobodies rose to the occasion and led the Soviet Union at the Olympics. This was surely nothing but a miracle.

The Miracle is among the best good movies on Disney Plus for adults

Miracle at Midnight (1998)

True humanity is illustrated in the film as it takes us back to when the Nazis oppressed the Jews. A Danish Koster family risks their lives to save the Jews. They managed to transport over 7000 Jews safely to neutral Swedish areas where they could not be oppressed.

Inspired by a true story, the real test is when the Koster men need to go into hiding. One Koster family stays behind to face the Gestapo.

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

Jack Sparrow’s ship gets stolen by Captain Barbosa and the Black Pearl, which renders a curse to the crew who stole the ship. To be free of the curse, they have to make a human sacrifice, and thus, they abduct the governor’s daughter, but Jack pursues them on a mission to save her with help from Will Turner.

This movie is ideal to watch during Halloween too! Why don’t you check out our Halloween movies collection?

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

The Galactic Empire builds a superweapon called Death Star that can destroy an entire planet. To prevent this, a group of rebels must make a plot on how to defeat the death star, and they are lucky enough to learn it has a weakness. With this as a factor to utilize, the galaxy depends on the rebel’s success to be safe from The Galactic Empire.

The Rookie (2002)

If you love baseball, this film inspired by a true story will interest you. A high school baseball coach named Morris struggles with his perpetually losing team but somehow, they manage to win the district championship. Morris then debuts in Major League Baseball as the oldest rookie in the major games.

Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

In creating the musical Mary Poppins film, Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks act as author and film producer, respectively. However, Saving Mr. Banks now focuses on their lives outside the film’s production in film. It focuses on the author’s tragic life, Emma Thompson, and how Walt Disney almost acquired her screen rights while she was developing her career.

The Simpsons Movie (2007)

Homer is having a series of unfortunate events. The pig he adopted fills the silo in two days, and the evil Russ Cargill is pushing the president, Arnold Schwarzenegger, to destroy Springfield. He is to put a dome over Springfield to prevent evacuation.

However, Homer is determined to save his home and his family. The animated movie is based on a long-running series of characters. On Disney+ Day in 2021, they also released Simpson’s short as well.

Sister Act (1992)

Deloris Van Cartier is a Nevada lounge singer with a great voice and personality. At her current job, she learns that her married lover, the man who put her up for the job, is a gangster, and she wants to testify against him. She starts getting hunted and seeks refuge in a Catholic parish where she transforms the choir to be more lively in one of the best ironic musicals.

Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993)

After staying at the San Francisco parish long enough for her ex-lover to be arrested, she goes back to her show. However, the sisters come back for her and have a job for her as a music teacher in one of the parishes domed for closure. It is up to her magic musical touch to revive the parish as she inspires the young children to sing their best.

10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

 

A new student tries to woo a girl in his new school but finds out about her father’s strict measures against dating. However, Cameron doesn’t stop his pursuit of Bianca and teases her father by organizing a bad boy named Patrick to date Kat, Bianca’s irrational sister. The movie is inspired by Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew.

10 Things I Hate About You is one of the best movies on Disney Plus for adults.

Tron (1982)

You might have heard of Tron or played the video games that spawned with its release. The film features Jeff Bridges as a computer

programmer and video game developer. After getting fired by his boss, he tries to hack their mainframe computer and escape a CGI world fighting the evil Master Control Program with the aid of Tron, his security program.

Avatar (2009)

Following his brother’s death from a robbery, former marine and now paraplegic soldier Jake is taken up to continue with the mission his brother was in. In the distant world of Pandora, he learns of the evil plan of the figurehead to drain the moon woodland of ores by using telepathic controlled avatars similar to those dwelling in the woodland.

Will he take up the evil course to get his walking back?

Three Men and a Baby (1985)

The film won the 1988 People’s Choice Award for Favorite Comedy Motion Picture as it was the biggest American box office hit that year. Its plot was the greatest comedy you’ll ever see from that year. In a household of three bachelors, one of them brings a child into their lives.

The men have to adapt to living with a child, and their lives after this point make one of the best movies on Disney plus for adults.

The Parent Trap (1961)

After divorce, a couple parts ways, and each goes with one of their twin daughters. Years later, at a summer camp, the girls meet and agree to swap places to experience what it is like to live with the other parent.

The girls’ mission ends up reuniting their parents. This is a really good movie on Disney plus for adults.

Never Been Kissed (1999)

Josie, a Chicago Times copy editor, goes back to high school to cover a high school scene while undercover. Even though her previous high school experience was not the best she could have, things seem different this time as she gets drawn to a bachelor’s teacher.

Will she risk blowing up her cover and her career to be with him?

While You Were Sleeping (1995)

Lucy, a charming loner, has a childish crush on one of his regulars. One day she gets the chance to save him from a catastrophic accident where he falls off a platform. She is mistaken for his wife at the hospital, and her comatose crush lives on with the lie.

This is not until the patient’s brother senses something, and now Lucy will have to suffer the consequences of the time her lover was sleeping.

Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)

The confessions of the shopaholic, Rebecca Bloomwood, is one of the good movies on Disney plus for adults. She is obsessed with shopping, and after the collapse of her income, she landed a job as a writer for a financial magazine.

Things go well for her, and soon she is to write for a renowned fashion magazine. She has to work out her shopaholic condition to keep her life stable and cheer up.

The Pacifier (2005)

 

In another one of the best movies on Disney plus for adults, Navy SEAL Shane Wolfe (Vin Diesel) fails on a rescue mission to save a scientist developing a top-secret device. He is demoted to guard his kids after he recovers from injuries.

Now he has to face rebellious kids and an overbearing school official to look for the device. He is also tasked with looking for it in the scientist’s home.

Ruby Bridges (1998)

Ruby Bridges, a six-year-old, is selected to integrate an all-white school in New Orleans, and she gets subjected to the true horror of a racist society. Despite all the acts, such as the white parents transferring their kids to other schools, she leaves the institution unscathed physically or emotionally by the racist acts.

The Game Plan (2007)

Joe Kingman, a popular football star, has everything until one morning when this takes a big turn. An eight-year-old knocks at his door, claiming she is his daughter from a past relationship, and soon enough, he proves it. Now he tries parenting and he’s not good at it, but he bonds with his daughter.

Her aunt takes her away, but she comes back to him when he needs her.

Black Is King (2020)

Inspired by ‘The Lion King’ film, Beyonce’s Black is King features an unfortunate young prince from Africa. An imposter casts out the prince after the sudden demise of the previous King and the prince’s father. While banished, he develops into a strong young man with a will and only one mission: to avenge his father and take back his rightful place as King.

Remember the Titans (2000)

In a move to integrate the society, one black and one white high school in suburban Virginia got integrated as T.C Williams high school. The real integration is seen on the football team as the coach hired for the black school gets assigned head coach over the experienced coach from the white school.

The team is harmonious, and the boys learn to depend on each other to create the best team.

The Lion King (1994)

A young lion cub prince is banished by his uncle Scar, who had previously killed Mufasa in a treacherous plot. Simba flees and discovers a new land and makes two friends, Timon and Pumba, who live a carefree life. Soon, his fate catches up with him, and his home needs him as a savior. He goes back and overthrows his uncle in a mighty fight.

We are sure you will also enjoy Lion King 2 as well!

The Princess Diaries (2001)

Living a calm family life were going to school is her most extreme activity, Mia receives astonishing news from her grandmother. She is an heir to the European Kingdom called Genovia. Now her life takes a sharp turn as she is taken to learn how to be a princess. She has numerous activities to work around and has to get out of her shell.

Will she be able to take on the role of making decisions for Genovia?

Freaky Friday (2003)

With the huge generational gap between Tess and her teenage daughter Anna, they have the hardest time understanding each other. Even the shortest conversations end up in arguments and frowning. This is not until they visit an old Chinese restaurant, and while arguing there, they are given a fortune cookie that causes them to switch bodies.

Now that they are in the opposite situation, they can understand what it takes to be the other and the best way to relate. They can only switch bodies after they have made peace.

The Princess Diaries 2: The Royal Engagement (2004)

 

After reaching 21 years, Mia has to succeed her grandmother as queen. However, one person who could also be in line to be King opposes the reason that she cannot be queen if she is unmarried. Now she has to look for a royal engagement despite her uncle Mabrey trying his best to get in her way of finding the perfect husband.
Will she settle for Mabrey’s nephew, with who they have been attracted to each other?

Turner & Hooch (1989)

Turner, a young cop in his local police department, has three days before he leaves for the city to handle ‘real’ cases. First, however, he has to stay home because Amos, his friend, is murdered, and the only witness is Amos’ dog, Hooch. So now Turner has to take care of Hooch as he tries to get whoever killed Amos.

The Black Hole (1979)

While exploring, the USS Palomino discovers a ship of their fleet just outside the horizon of a black hole. Its gravity pull is felt as they get closer to try a dangerous fly-by of the darkened ship. Son, they are racing against the strong pull of the black hole. As if that is not enough, they are held captive inside their ship by a member who has a plan to fulfill.

The Muppet Movie (1979)

Kermit the frog auditions with a stage director for a chance of a lifetime. He takes the chance for his big break as he tours Hollywood. He teams up with some friends, Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, and the Great Gonzo. However, he must watch out for an evil doctor who wants to use him as a spokesman for his frog legs food chain.

Will Kermit make his Hollywood dream and flee from Doctor Hopper?

Return to Oz (1985)

 

After coming home to Kansas after a terrible tornado there, Dorothy has started to heal but cannot stop thinking about Oz. Her aunt becomes worried that she might be suffering from delusional depression and take her to get checked. There, she dreads the electroshock treatment and just in time; she gets saved by a stranger who takes her back to Oz for another adventure.

Splash (1984)

As a boy and again as a grown guy, Allan Bauer is saved from drowning by a mermaid in Cape Cod. The mermaid falls in love with him and salvages maps from an old sunken ship to go look for Allen in New York. She dries her tail to sprout legs, and after finding him, they fall in love. But, unfortunately, a single splash will spill her secret, and she has to keep it that way.

Waking Sleeping Beauty (2009)

After decades of struggling to reach excellence, a special decade of ‘Waking Sleeping Beauty’ becomes transitional for the Disneyworld. Following resilience and hard work, the years 1984 to 1994 saw Disney rise to excellence. In this film, the documentary shows how they went from their hardships to becoming an exceptional brand.

Willow (1988)

A baby girl whose destiny is to bring the downfall of the evil sorceress Queen Bavmorda is found beside a river by the family of a dwarf named Willow. After deciding to keep the child becomes a threat to their whole village, the elders decide that Willow should return the child to the owner. But unfortunately, Willow discovers who the legendary child is on his way and has to be her protector as she waits to fulfill her destiny.

Walt & El Grupo (2009)

The film took us back to the 20th century in 1941. This year, the government tasked the legendary Walt Disney as a cultural ambassador in South America. Following the war and the unstable state of the world, this was a difficult time for everyone and even the Walt Disney Studios. However, against all odds, Disney partnered with ‘El Grupo’, a group of randomly selected artists, to conduct a goodwill trip.

The trip was a success and paved the way for the production of two Disney Films.

Dan in Real Life (2007)

Things couldn’t get any more entangled than when a relationship expert falls in love with his brother’s girlfriend. It gets pretty awkward as Dan Burns, a widowed father of three and also a marriage counsellor and relationship expert, falls for his brother’s new girlfriend. Comedy is surely one of the best Disney plus movies for adults.

Night at the Museum (2006)

What if the museum artefacts came to life while we were on the night watch? This is what the plot is about in this comedy film starring Ben Stiller. After he is a divorced father, he gets a job as a night guard in the National Museum. Due to a mysterious Egyptian artefact in the museum, the other exhibits come to life, and on this day, Ben is up for an adventurous night.

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

 

In this film, our favourite Marvel heroes get killed by Thanos in the most unpleasant ways, and we would not recommend you watch the film with your kid. However, with Thanos’ success in retrieving all infinity stones, he brings his army to face Earth’s deadliest superheroes. The movie follows the best action scenes from marvel, one of the top movies on Disney plus for adults.

Mr. Popper& Penguins (2011)

The little things such as owning pets could change how we live life, and this happens to one successful businessman named Tim Popper. Even though a children’s book inspires the movie, the comedy film shows how Tom Popper’s life of being clueless about the things that matter changes into a responsible life.

All this happens after he inherits six penguins and lives with them in his New York City apartment.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)

Here is where we site the famous Captain Nemo as he devours the waters in a submarine powered by nuclear energy. The film is about the adventures the captain and his team experience underwater and is fictional. James Mason acts as Captain Nemo.

Hamilton (2020)

Alexander Hamilton, the American forefather, inspires the film Hamilton, and his reputable life gets relived in cinema. The experience is musical and is such a romantic setting to watch. The historical figures are cast in the film in a traditional style and show tunes to act and pay tribute.

Logan (2017)

Being Jack Hughman’s last appearance as Wolverine and the end of the sequels, he performs well in one of the top movies on Disney plus for adults. He is older and discovers that there is a young girl who shares his mutant healing abilities. He strives to protect her from an organization that wants to exploit her powers.

He protects her till his last breath as we witness an end to a fantastic heroic journey.

Predator (1987)

A special operations team under the leadership of Major Schaefer ‘Dutch’ is sent on a rescue mission in the South American jungle. Upon reaching, they find that they had been sent there under false pretense, and here the hunter becomes the hunted. They have to face a creature from out of this world to survive.

Ready Or Not (2019)

Grace finds herself in the most bizarre yet terrifying situation. After her wedding to her newly rich husband in their prestigious family estate, she has to participate in an almost sinister game. Where her not-so-friendly in-laws have to hunt her in the woods like a deer, and she has to escape their weapons from midnight till dawn. Will she make it out alive?

Ad Astra (2019)

Brad Pitt stars in one of the best movies on Disney Plus for adults right now. He is on a mission outside of earth across an unforgiving space route to find out the mysterious disappearance of his father. What he uncovers o his investigation is even worse than he thought as he uncovers secrets that threaten the stability of our existence in the age of the cosmos.

Taken (2008)

Bryan Mills retires from the CIA to be near her daughter despite separating from her mother, who now lives with her new husband. Bran’s daughter Kim wants to travel to Paris with her friend and convinces his father to permit her. However, they let it slip on their first taxi in Paris that they are alone and get ‘Taken’ by a human trafficking gang.

Now Bryan lands in Paris to save his daughter.

West Side Story (2021)

Two warring gangs fight for supremacy in a Manhattan, Upper West Side. The scenes get really bloody and violent with every encounter. But, then, when a once and for all situation arises, something unexpected happens. It is all witnessed in the high school dance romance between former Jet brawler Tony and Bernardo’s younger sister.

Now all that is left is to prove if the romance will harbour hope for peace or if the future remains undecided.

The Fly (1986)

The plot of this old classic is fictional yet with a tough moral lesson on what could happen if we tap into the unknown. Trying to experiment on a teleportation device, he gets fused with a fly that enters one of his teleportation booths and soon, he starts to take its form slowly.

The Full Monty (1997)

After losing their jobs following the rampant closure of steel mills in their area, a group of friends must figure out something to do to survive. They start off by stealing scrap metals until they are of no use or returns.
Soon, Gaz discovers how crowded the male exotic dance troupe is and talks his friends into it as he knows they have run out of options. But, as they struggle to have strip acts that women would pay for, they learn a lot about themselves too.

Damien Omen II (1978)

Following the first part, after seven years, Damien is now 13 years of age and has to be inducted to fulfill his destiny. Anyone who knows anything about what Damien is gets killed, and an unholy disciple of Satan is to guide him on what he really is. Because he is in line to inherit everything from his family, Richard has to finish what his brother, Damien’s father, started.

Anastasia (1997)

After the only daughter of the last Russian Czar gets abducted, her grandmother promises a reward to whoever finds and delivers her back. Soon enough, the girl is found by two con artists, and they head on a mission to claim the reward.

But unfortunately, they do not know that Grigori, an evil mystic of the Czar family, will stand in their way since he wants to rip the Czar family out of power.

The Sitter (2011)

Noah is determined to do anything to avoid just sitting there and rocking the baby. So after he gets a call from his girlfriend in the city, he takes to walk the streets. But unfortunately, he is not prepared for what follows since he is the wildest night after when a maniacal drug lord is pursuing him.

Fright Night (2011)

What do you do when you witness your new neighbour is a vampire responsible for a string of deaths in the area? Probably not call the police or confront him. Instead, in the film, the teenager who discovers the vampire calls in a proclaimed vampire killer and magician to handle the situation after the most frightening night of his life.

Phone Booth (2002)

A wise-cracking New York publicist is placed in an intriguing mind game by an intelligent yet dangerous psychopath with a sniper rifle. He has to stay put in the Phone Booth as he risks his life leaving the booth. Soon, New York’s police arrive to assess the situation and find the most entangling situation.

Borat (2006)

A traveling Kazakhstani journalist is interested in the American culture and tours various places interviewing citizens. The documentary features real-life interactions has real-life Americans who believe he is a foreigner with no understanding of the customs.

Ant Man (2015)

Ant-man is the best movie to close our list with as it has a great fictional plot. The new cool suit allows this superhero to shrink to the size of an ant or become big enough that he sees humans as tiny as ants. However, the great innovation faces jealous hands, and they are up against a villain who has been trying to get the shrinking formula for ages.

Conclusion

With this almost endless catalog of Disney Plus movies for adults, you can surely get something to watch when the kids are away or asleep. The movies have been selected, giving preference to all genres, and it is comprehensive for anyone who has no previous experience with Disney Plus movies.

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Christina William

An avid traveler, always thrilled with the idea of exploring new places, Christina loves to strike off destinations from her bucket list whenever she gets an opportunity. Two constants of her life, whether at home or on the go, are Disney and Marvel shows and movies.

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