When compared to streaming services like Hulu and Netflix, you can instantly tell that Disney+ is geared towards a younger crowd. Despite this, Disney+ still has a number of movies that can entertain anyone, young or old, and it’s particularly good for geeks!
Instead of wading through kids’ movies, here are some of the best Disney+ movies for adults!
10 Things I Hate About You follows Cameron, the new kid in high school. He immediately falls for Bianca, a girl who’s only allowed to date on one condition: her rebel sister, Kat, must have a date too. In an attempt to find a date for Kat, Cameron matches her up with the bad boy, Patrick.
Guardians of the Galaxy is a quirky Marvel movie centered around the intergalactic adventurer, Peter Quill. After Quill steals a strange orb, he gets hunted down by evil forces that plan to misuse the orb’s power. In order to avoid capture, Quill has no choice but to team up with a gang of outcasts.
When Prince T’Challa returns to his home of Wakanda, his plans to become the new king get interrupted by his old rival, Erik Killmonger. With the nation in turmoil, T’Challa must channel the power of Black Panther to fight back against his foes.
Pirates of the Caribbean movies are always worth the rewatch. In the very first film, The Curse of the Black Pearl, Captain Jack Sparrow must recapture his ship and rescue the governor’s daughter from Captain Barbossa.
5. Free Solo
Free Solo is a National Geographic documentary that captures the daunting mission of one free solo climber, Alex Honnold. He aims to ascend the 3,200-foot-tall mountain, El Capitan, without using a rope.
During a time when Earth’s natural resources become sparse, humans must search for a form of alternative energy. This draws attention to Pandora—an uninhabitable moon filled with gas poisonous to humans. Humans can only explore the inhabitable surface by linking their minds to “Avatars,” the alien-human hybrids already on the planet.
The Simpsons Movie tells yet another story of the dysfunctional Simpson family. This time, Homer accidentally pollutes the entire town of Springfield, resulting in the government placing a pollution-containing glass dome over Springfield.
8. Inside Out
Although Inside Out might seem like a childish cartoon, it’s still an exciting watch. The plot follows the personified emotions inside the brain of 11-year-old Riley. As she moves from the Midwest to California with her family, her emotions start to get out of control.
Ant-Man is yet another Marvel movie you can find on Disney+, and it’s well worth the watch. The former thief, Scott Lang, manages to steal the Ant-Man suit, giving him the power to shrink down to the size of an insect. His mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, enlists Lang’s help to perform a dangerous heist.
In addition to having the entire collection of Star Wars films from the main storyline, Disney+ also has its spinoffs. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story puts you in the shoes of Jyn Erso, a member of the Rebel Alliance. Jyn and her colleagues hope to steal the plans for the Death Star, a deadly super-weapon.
More Movies to Watch on Disney+
Disney+ isn’t only filled with shows for kids. Once you filter past all of the childish content, you can rewatch your old favorite flicks… or even discover something new! There’s plenty of awesome stuff to watch on Disney+ that’s often overlooked because people aren’t looking closely enough.