15 good Disney Plus movies to watch on Thanksgiving weekend

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Are you looking to find some good movies to watch over Thanksgiving? Disney Plus has many great ones on offer that would suit everyone.

This month Disney’s streaming site Disney Plus finally got released and it is fair to say that it’s awesome. With a huge selection of movies and shows it will most likely make you feel overwhelmed at first, especially with content dating back from the 60s, 70s and 80s!

The catalogue for Disney Plus is impressive. You can browse through Disney Channel original movies and TV shows such as Lizzie McGuire. If you feel like an old classic or something brand new then that is also on offer. The best thing about Disney Plus is there is something for everyone with animation, live-action and not to forget titles from Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars.

If you want to check the highlights so far with Disney Plus you can here.

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and it is never too early to decide how you are going to entertain the family, especially for the whole weekend. Now Football on Thanksgiving day is probably already on the cards but putting a movie on whilst preparations are taking place or when everyone is relaxing after the big feast is not a bad idea.

Watching movies over the Thanksgiving weekend allows the whole family to get together and enjoy each others company. Disney Plus has excellent family movies and content to keep the kids occupied.

Your first time using Disney Plus can be overwhelming so we have put together 15 movies in no particular order that will suit everyone this Thanksgiving time.

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Frozen (2013)

With the release of Frozen 2 this week and the cold weather approaching us it feels appropriate to add Frozen to this list, although if you already have children I am guessing you have already watched it and perhaps will want to keep Frozen far away from Thanksgiving weekend! 2013 was the year Frozen hit theaters and it sure was a big success. It’s widespread popularity can be an annoyance but if you push that aside you will realize Frozen  is actually a great movie, especially in the cold seasons. It is the tale of two sisters Ana (Kristen Bell) and Elsa (Idina Menzel) who need to discover their powers in order to find each other and save Arendelle.

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Iron Man (2008)

What better way to celebrate the ending of the most successful film series in history and kick-started the beloved Marvel Cinematic Universe than by going back to where it all started? Iron Man tore down generic super hero tropes and helped Robert Downey Jr. come surging back into the spotlight. Iron Man perfected the recipe for the superhero origin story that so many other movies are still trying to emulate even over a decade later. There’s no need for rose-tinted glasses while watching this one, because it still holds up as a great movie today.

The Little Mermaid (1989)

30 years have passed since princess Ariel graced our screens and it is guaranteed that The Little Mermaid is still loved by all today. Even if this classic movie has been played many times it is still the perfect fit to put on for the family over Thanksgiving. Ariel lands herself in trouble when sea witch Ursula makes a deal with her. Oblivious to Ursula’s intentions Ariel believes she will be allowed to meet the human prince, Eric. Ursula has other plans for Ariel and leaves her wanting to be a part of that world.

10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

When looking at the line up for the upcoming Disney Plus movies I was happy to see this one make the selection. This one is probably better suited to the teenagers in the house or for those who want to relive their teenage years! Cameron (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is the new guy at school and has fallen in love with popular girl Bianca (Larisa Oleynik) however the issue is that Bianca cannot date until her sister has a date too. In order to take her on a date he needs to attempt to find her ill-mannered sister Kat (Julia Stiles) a date as well, but the only person he can seem to find is bad boy Patrick (Heath Ledger).

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

Yet another benefit of having Disney Plus is being able to watch the Star Wars saga, which includes all of the movies besides Solo and The Last Jedi, which will apparently be added before the end of 2020. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story follows Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) who joins a group of resistance fighters in hopes to steal the Death Star’s blueprints. When just a child Jyn’s father gets forcibly taken by the Empire who aim to complete the Death Star with her fathers help. This movie predates the original Star Wars trilogy and is a fun blast from the past in a modern take.