15 good Disney Plus movies to watch on Thanksgiving weekend

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The Simpsons Movie (2007)

Irresponsible Homer Simpson accidentally pollutes the lake in Springfield after the town has already cleaned it up. The Environmental Protection Agency ends up imprisoning the entire town under a giant dome. Homer and his family eventually manage to escape the town but he has to win them back because they abandon him due to his selfishness, causing him to fight back to stop Springfield being destroyed forever.

Free Solo (2018)

Another benefit to having Disney Plus is we can watch lots of the National Geographic content with our subscription, including the National Geographic movie Free Solo. The documentary follows professional rock climber Alex Honnold as he attempts to free solo climb El Captain, the 900-metre vertical rock face located at Yosemite National Park. As the viewer we get to see daredevil Alex’s incredible journey as he sets out to become the first ever person to free solo climb El Captain, it is truly captivating.

Lilo & Stitch (2002)

Stitch is one of Disney’s most beloved characters to date and it’s easy to see why in this movie. When Stitch is created by scientists all he wishes for is freedom and that wish comes true when he escapes from the faraway planet to the Hawaiian islands, where he starts to cause havoc. He takes on the role of a puppy but that doesn’t last for long when Stitch can’t help but cause destruction. He may be a disaster but he learns about loyalty, friendship and family with the help of Lilo, his new companion.

Photo Credit: Inside Out/Disney/Pixar Image Acquired from Disney ABC Media
Photo Credit: Inside Out/Disney/Pixar Image Acquired from Disney ABC Media /

Inside Out (2015)

Probably the most ambitious animation movie from Disney and Pixar this decade, it centers around young girl Riley and her mind. Her five core emotions, Fear, Joy, Anger Disgust and Sadness are in conflict with how to cope with her new life when moving from Minnesota to San Francisco leaving all her friends and interests behind. Inside Out is far beyond just an animation movie, it is truthful and beautifully created.

The Parent Trap (1998)

A timeless classic to watch with the family could be a perfect ending to Thanksgiving! Halle and Annie (Lindsay Lohan) are identical twins but got separated at birth when their parents divorce. Surprisingly they meet eleven years later unintentionally at a Maine summer camp, without knowing who each other was at first they gradually realize they are more alike than they first thought. They make the decision to switch places in efforts to get their parents back together again.