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50 Best Movies on Disney Plus Canada

50 Best Movies on Disney Plus Canada

Searching for the best movies on Disney Plus Canada to binge-watch this February 2023?

I’m a lil’ late to the Disney+ game, but they’ve been adding a lot of really great shows and movies that made me finally want to subscribe.

It seemed like it was mostly for kids when it first came out, but there are plenty of shows and movies for adults!

These are some of the best movies and films to watch on Disney+ Canada, specifically for adults!

Be sure to also follow me on Instagram and TikTok – I share a lot more content on those platforms that don’t make it to the blog!

More things to watch

If you’re looking for more things to watch on streaming services in Canada, check out my other posts on shows and movies:


How does Disney+ work?


Best movies on Disney Plus Canada to watch

Disney+ operates pretty much like every other major streaming platform, and you can pay either monthly or annually.

Here’s how much a Disney Plus Canada subscription costs:

  • $11.99 per month ($13.55 with tax in Ontario)
  • $119.99 per year ($135.59 with tax in Ontario)

If you pay for the annual subscription, you get two months free, which I always do if it’s an option!

Unfortunately, Disney+ Canada doesn’t offer a free trial, but they periodically have random discounted offers.

They offered a $0.99 one-month subscription to promote the new Shang-Chi movie when it came out, which I took advantage of!


Best movies on Disney Plus Canada


Drama movies on Disney+ Canada


The Help (2011)

In 1960s Mississippi, a Southern society girl returns from college with dreams of being a writer, and she interviews black women who’ve spent their lives taking care of prominent white families in her small town.

A bunch of well-known names star in The Help, including Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, and Jessica Chastain!

1 film available on Disney+ Canada, watch the trailer

The Hate U Give (2018)

After witnessing the shooting of her childhood best friend by the police, Starr faces pressure to stand up for what’s right.

The Hate U Give is a powerful film, and Amandla Stenberg is incredible.

1 film available on Disney+ Canada, watch the trailer

Boys Don’t Cry (1999)

Boy’s Don’t Cry is a heartbreaking film based on a true story about Brandon Teena, a young transgender man who leaves his hometown after his ex-girlfriend’s brother discovers he’s biologically female.

After resettling in a new town, Brandon falls for an aspiring singer, and things take a dark turn when her ex-convict friends learn of Brandon’s secret.

Hilary Swank and Chloë Sevigny both star in the film, which won multiple Oscars!

There’s also a really interesting episode about the actual story on the “Rotten Mango” podcast – it’s episode 214 if you’re interested in listening!

1 film available on Disney+ Canada, watch the trailer

The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2021)

The Eyes of Tammy Faye is a biographical drama about the rise and fall of Tammy Faye, an American evangelist and TV personality.

It’s actually based on the 2000 documentary of the same name.

Jessica Chastain is incredible as Tammy Faye, and Andrew Garfield is great as Jim Bakker!

1 film available on Disney+ Canada, watch the trailer


Comedy movies on Disney+ Canada


The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

Concierge member Gustave prides himself in providing first-class service to guests at the Grand Budapest Hotel, a popular European ski resort in the ’30s.

He even satisfies the sexual needs of many elderly women who stay at the hotel, and when one of them dies mysteriously, he finds himself becoming the primary suspect in her murder.

A bunch of well-known names star in this film, including Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Tilda Swinton, and Owen Wilson.

Wes Anderson directed this film, and they won multiple Oscars!

1 film available on Disney+ Canada, watch the trailer

The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

A college grad aspiring to be a journalist becomes an assistant to Miranda Priestly, one of New York City’s biggest magazine editors.

The Devil Wears Prada is a classic rom-com that never gets old, and I think I love it more watching it as an adult!

Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, and Stanley Tucci all star in The Devil Wears Prada.

1 film available on Disney+ Canada, watch the trailer

Freaky Friday (2003)

A single mother and her teenage daughter couldn’t be more different, and they can’t stand each other.

After receiving cryptic fortunes at a Chinese restaurant, the two wake up the next day in each other’s bodies, and they try to figure out how to switch back.

Lindsay Lohan, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Chad Michael Murray all star in Freaky Friday!

If you can’t get enough of Lindsay Lohan, you can also watch Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen and Herbie: Fully Loaded on Disney+ Canada.

You can also watch the original 1977 movie starring Barbara Harris and Jodie Foster, as well as a newer 2018 movie on Disney+!

3 films available on Disney+ Canada, watch the trailer

The Princess Diaries (2001 & 2004)

A shy San Francisco teen learns she’s a princess in the fictional European principality of Genovia, and she learns the ways of being a princess from her strict grandmother, the queen.

Anne Hathaway, Julie Andrews, and Mandy Moore all star in The Princess Diaries!

2 films available on Disney+ Canada, watch the trailer

Father of the Bride (1991 & 1995)

When a young woman returns from studying abroad and announces she’s engaged, her overprotective father panics.

Steve Martin and Diane Keaton both star in Father of the Bride, and there’s also a sequel on Disney+ Canada!

The movie is a remake of the 1950 movie of the same name, and there’s also a 2022 remake on Crave!

2 films available on Disney+ Canada, watch the trailer

The Pacifier (2005)

An elite Navy SEAL is assigned to protect a scientist’s five children after he fails to protect their father from assassination.

My family absolutely loved The Pacifier growing up, and we definitely watched it on DVD at least a hundred times.

Vin Diesel also stars as the Navy SEAL!

1 film available on Disney+ Canada, watch the trailer


Romance movies on Disney+ Canada


Pretty Woman (1990)

A wealthy businessman hires a prostitute to spend a weekend with him, and they end up falling in love.

Pretty Woman is one of my most favourite movies of all-time, and it stars Julia Roberts and Richard Gere!

I actually watched it for the first time while in university, and I think I watched it five times that year because I loved it so much.

1 film available on Disney+ Canada, watch the trailer

The Proposal (2009)

An unfriendly book editor pretends to be engaged to her assistant in order to avoid being deported back to Canada.

He imposes a few conditions of his own, including flying to Alaska to meet his family.

The Proposal is another movie my family and I loved watching growing up, and it’s absolutely hilarious!

Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, and the late Betty White all star in it!

1 film available on Disney+ Canada, watch the trailer

10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

Two totally opposite sisters, Kat and Bianca, have a strict father who won’t allow Bianca to date until her older sister has a boyfriend.

In order to get around her father’s strict rules on dating, Cameron attempts to get bad boy Patrick to date Bianca’s ill-tempered sister, Kat.

Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger (rest in peace), Joseph Gordon-Levitt all star in 10 Things I Hate About You, which is actually based on William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew!

1 film available on Disney+ Canada, watch the trailer

Step Up (2006)

A disadvantaged troublemaker and privileged dance student find themselves paired up in a showcase that determines both of their futures.

Step Up is another movie my family absolutely loved, and you can watch the first and third movies on Disney+ Canada.

Honestly, the first movie is the only one I really love!

Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan, and Alyson Stoner all star in Step Up, and Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan were actually married for 10 years!

1 film available on Disney+ Canada, watch the trailer

500 Days of Summer (2009)

Hopeless romantic Tom is caught off-guard when his girlfriend, Summer, suddenly dumps him, and he reflects on their 500 days together to try to figure out where it went wrong.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zooey Deschanel, and Chloë Grace Moretz all star in 500 Days of Summer!

1 film available on Disney+ Canada, watch the trailer

Say Anything (1989)

Average high schooler Lloyd falls for privileged beauty Diane, and they start a romance after they graduate high school.

This ’80s rom-com movie is super cute, and the boombox scene at the end is iconic!

Young John Cusack also stars in Say Anything!

1 film available on Disney+ Canada, watch the trailer

Can’t Buy Me Love (1987)

A nerdy high schooler rescues a popular cheerleader after she accidentally destroys her mother’s designer clothes, on the condition that she pretends that they’re a couple for an entire month.

As the days go on, she starts to grow fond of him, making him popular, and he starts to realize social success isn’t everything.

A young Patrick Dempsey stars in Can’t Buy Me Love!

1 film available on Disney+ Canada, watch the trailer

The Last Song (2010)

A rebellious teen is angered to learn that she and her younger brother are being sent to stay with their estranged father for the summer in a small beach town.

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth star in this romantic teen drama!

1 film available on Disney+ Canada, watch the trailer


Action & adventure movies on Disney+ Canada


Life of Pi (2012)

After deciding to sell their zoo in India to move to Canada, a family boards a boat with their few remaining animals.

When tragedy strikes and a terrible storm sinks the ship, teenage Pi and the family’s Bengal tiger are the only survivors.

Suraj Sharma does an incredible job as Pi, and this movie is actually based on a book of the same name!

1 film available on Disney+ Canada, watch the trailer

Free Guy (2021)

When a bank teller discovers he’s actually a background player in an open-world video game, he decides to become the hero of his own story.

Free Guy is a super fun action sci-fi movie, and it stars Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer (Eve in Killing Eve on Crave), Joe Keery (Steve in Stranger Things on Netflix), Dwayne Johnson, and John Krasinski.

1 film available on Disney+ Canada, watch the trailer

Taken franchise (2008-2015)

An ex-CIA officer tracks down his teenage daughter and her best friend after they’re kidnapped by human traffickers while traveling in France on vacation.

This movie absolutely terrified me when I was younger, but my family did enjoy watching it over and over again.

Liam Neeson is a badass in Taken, and there are 3 movies in the franchise!

3 films available on Disney+ Canada

National Treasure franchise (2004 & 2007)

A historian must steal the Declaration of Independence before it falls into the wrong hands.

You can watch both of the movies in the National Treasure franchise on Disney+, which star Nicolas Cage!

There’s also a sequel TV series on Disney+ called National Treasure: Edge of History, with some of the cast from the movie reprising their roles!

2 films available on Disney+ Canada, watch the trailer

Die Hard franchise (1988-2007)

A detective travels from New York to LA to spend Christmas with his estranged wife, and ends up having to save her and other hostages from a terrorist situation in her office building.

Bruce Willis stars in all four of the Die Hard movies, which span from 1988 to 2007!

4 films available on Disney+ Canada

127 Hours (2010)

While exploring a remote canyon in Utah, a mountaineer becomes trapped when a boulder falls on his arm.

The movie is based on Aron Ralston’s book, Between a Rock and a Hard Place, which is a true recount of his survival experience.

James Franco stars in this emotionally-gripping survival drama!

1 film available on Disney+ Canada, watch the trailer

The Call of the Wild (2020)

I didn’t think I’d enjoy a movie solely centred around dogs, but The Call of the Wild is a really great film.

A friendly doggo named Buck gets thrown from his domestic Californian lifestyle to the harsh conditions of the Yukon during the Gold Rush, where he experiences the adventure of a lifetime.

The Call of the Wild is based on a short novel of the same name by Jack London!

1 film available on Disney+ Canada, watch the trailer

Mulan (2020)

A fearless young woman disguises herself as a man in order to keep her ailing father from serving in the Imperial Army, and she joins in on the battle against northern invaders in China.

I know a lot of people have mixed opinions about the live action remake of Mulan, but I personally really enjoyed it.

Liu Yifei, Jet Li, and Donnie Yen all star in Mulan!

You can also of course watch the two animated Mulan movies on Disney+!

1 film available on Disney+ Canada, watch the trailer


Superhero movies on Disney+ Canada


Spider-Man franchises (2002-2017)

We all know and love Spider-Man, the friendly neighbourhood superhero who gets bitten by a spider and gains superhuman abilities.

You can watch all 3 movies with Tobey Maguire (my fave), both movies with Andrew Garfield, and the first movie with Tom Holland on Disney+.

There are also a bunch of animated Spider-Man shows on Disney+!

6 films available on Disney+ Canada

X-Men franchise (2000-2020)

Young mutants born with superhuman powers attend Professor Charles Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters, in order to turn them into defenders of a world that fears and hates them.

You can watch all 11 movies in the franchise on Disney+, and there’s also an animated series you can watch.

Fun fact: X-Men is one of the highest-grossing franchises and film series in history!

11 films available on Disney+ Canada

Fantastic 4 franchise (2005-2015)

Members of a space crew gain superpowers after being exposed to radiation from a mysterious cosmic storm.

Jessica Alba and Chris Evans both star in the original Fantastic Four movies!

There’s also a 2015 reboot on Disney+ starring Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, and Kate Mara!

3 films available on Disney+ Canada, watch the trailer

Deadpool franchise (2016 & 2018)

Wade Wilson’s world comes crashing down when an evil scientist disfigures and transforms him into Deadpool.

The experiment leaves him with accelerated healing abilities, and he uses his new skills to hunt down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

Ryan Reynolds stars as Deadpool, and he’s hilarious as always!

2 films available on Disney+ Canada, watch the trailer

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)

Martial arts master Shang-Chi is forced to confront his past when he’s drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization.

Simu Liu stars in Shang-Chi alongside Awkwafina, Tony Leung, and Michelle Yeoh!

1 film available on Disney+ Canada, watch the trailer


Fantasy movies on Disney+ Canada


Avatar (2009)

Humans are colonizing the lush planet of Pandora in the mid-22nd century in order to mine a valuable mineral, which threatens the existence of the local Na’vi tribe, a humanoid species indigenous to Pandora.

Technology allows humans to operate genetically-engineered Na’vi bodies, which they use to interact with the natives of Pandora.

James Cameron began developing Avatar in 1994, and it wasn’t produced until over a decade later because the technology wasn’t available yet!

The second movie, The Way of Water, is out now in theatres over a decade later, and it’s absolutely incredible – Adam even thinks it’s better than the first movie!

If you watch all the behind-the-scenes of the production of the movies, it’s amazing.

1 film available on Disney+ Canada, watch the trailer

Pirates of the Caribbean franchise (2003-2017)

This epic adventure franchise is set in an era where pirates scavenge the Caribbean seas, and it follows the voyages of the eccentric Captain Jack Sparrow and his crew.

Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, and Orlando Bloom star as the leads in the franchise, and you can watch all five movies on Disney+ Canada!

Fun fact: the franchise is actually based on a Disney theme park ride of the same name!

5 films available on Disney+ Canada, watch the trailer

Night at the Museum franchise (2006-2014)

A newly-recruited night security guard at the Museum of Natural History discovers that an ancient curse causes the whole museum to come to life at night.

This fun fantasy comedy stars the likes of Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Robin Williams, Rami Malek, and Ricky Gervais!

There’s also an animated movie you can watch on Disney+ Canada!

3 films available on Disney+ Canada, watch the trailer

Enchanted (2007)

When Giselle arrives in a fairy-tale castle to marry her Prince Charming, his evil stepmother sends her to a place with no happily-ever-afters: New York City.

Amy Adams and Patrick Dempsey both star in this adorable rom-com!

You can also watch the new sequel, Disenchanted, on Disney+ Canada!

2 films available on Disney+ Canada, watch the trailer

Maleficent (2014 & 2019)

Beautiful and pure-hearted Maleficent lives in a forest kingdom, and a terrible betrayal twists her into a creature bent on revenge.

She curses the invading king’s daughter, Aurora, and realizes later that the child holds the key to peace in the kingdom.

Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning star in the movies, and Michelle Pfeiffer stars in the second one!

2 films available on Disney+ Canada, watch the trailer

The Chronicles of Narnia franchise (2005-2010)

Based on a series of novels of the same name by C. S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia revolves around the adventures of four siblings in the magical world of Narnia.

Will Poulter, Tilda Swinton, Ben Barnes, James McAvoy, and Peter Dinklage all star in The Chronicles of Narnia, and Liam Neeson voices Aslan, the powerful lion who guides the children!

3 films available on Disney+ Canada, watch the trailer


Sci-fi movies on Disney+ Canada


Alien franchise (1979-2017)

This iconic sci-fi thriller stars Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley, who battles against extraterrestrial lifeforms.

You can watch 9 movies in the Alien franchise on Disney+ Canada, including the Predator and Prometheus spinoffs!

9 films available on Disney+ Canada

Armageddon (1998)

When an asteroid threatens to hit earth, NASA recruits a team of misfits to save the planet.

Bruce Willis, Liv Tyler, and Ben Affleck all star in Armageddon.

The iconic Aerosmith song, “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing”, was made for this movie, and fun fact: Liv Tyler is the daughter of Steven Tyler, the lead singer of Aerosmith!

1 film available on Disney+ Canada, watch the trailer

Independence Day (1996)

Aliens invade earth and destroy major cities, and an unlikely group of people unite to save humankind.

I’m not typically one for alien movies, but Independence Day is actually a good one.

Plus, it stars a young Will Smith!

1 film available on Disney+ Canada, watch the trailer

Planet of the Apes franchises (1968-2024)

Planet of the Apes is all about a world in which humans and intelligent apes fight for control.

You can watch all five of the original movies on Disney+ Canada, as well as four films from the remake!

9 film availables on Disney+ Canada

The Maze Runner franchise (2014-2018)

A teenager arrives in the middle of a giant labyrinth amongst other youths with no memory of his previous life.

He quickly becomes a Runner, with the job of patrolling the always-changing maze to find an escape route.

Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario (Effy from Skins), and Will Poulter all star in The Maze Runner, and you can watch all three movies on Disney+ Canada!

3 films available on Disney+ Canada, watch the trailer

The Darkest Minds (2018)

In a dystopian world, children and teenagers with supernatural abilities are caught and imprisoned.

After Ruby escapes, she joins a group of runaways and they band together to fight for their future.

While it has gotten mixed reviews, I personally think The Darkest Minds is really great and worth watching.

Both my mom and I enjoyed watching it!

1 film available on Disney+ Canada, watch the trailer

Costumes from The Shape of Water movie on display in Toronto
Costumes from The Shape of Water movie on display in Toronto.

The Shape of Water (2017)

Elisa is a janitor at a secret research facility during the ’60s, and after stumbling across the Amphibian Man being studied, she falls in love with him.

The Shape of Water honestly made me really uncomfortable, but it’s still a great film.

Guillermo del Toro is one of my favourite directors, and one of my favourite films is actually Pan’s Labyrinth.

Fun fact: they actually filmed The Shape of Water around Toronto, specifically in Hamilton, Ontario!

1 film available on Disney+ Canada, watch the trailer


Thriller movies on Disney+ Canada


Black Swan (2010)

Nina’s whole life revolves around being a ballerina, and when she wins the leading role of “Swan Lake”, she also gains a new rival, newcomer Lily.

Nina is perfect for the role of the White Swan, while Lily personifies the Black Swan.

As the two rivals form a twisted friendship, Nina’s dark side begins to emerge.

1 film available on Disney+ Canada, watch the trailer


Horror movies on Disney+ Canada


Barbarian (2022)

A young woman checks into her Airbnb and realizes it’s already being occupied by a stranger.

Against her better judgement, she decides to spend the night, and soon realizes there’s more to be terrified of than an unexpected houseguest.

Barbarian is one of the most terrifying horror films I’ve seen in a really long time.

Bill Skarsgård and Justin Long both star in Barbarian, which is one of the best horror movies on Disney+ Canada right now!

1 film available on Disney+ Canada, watch the trailer

The Sixth Sense (1999)

A young boy who can see ghosts seeks the help of a child psychologist, who tries to help him uncover the truth about his supernatural abilities.

Bruce Willis and Toni Collette star in The Sixth Sense, and this is definitely one of my all-time favourite horror movies!

It was written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, and also nominated for multiple Oscars.

1 film available on Disney+ Canada, watch the trailer

Poltergeist (2015)

A family moves into their new house in the suburbs, where their youngest daughter befriends an imaginary friend.

Of course, it ain’t just an imaginary friend, and it’s not long before sinister spirits begin to wreak havoc in their home.

It’s a pretty good horror movie, and it kinda reminds me of the first Insidious movie.

Poltergeist is actually a remake of the 1982 movie of the same name!

1 film available on Disney+ Canada, watch the trailer

Ready or Not (2019)

After marrying the man of her dreams at his family’s estate, Grace spends her wedding night playing a deadly game of hide and seek.

Ready or Not is a fun play on the whole sacrifice horror movie thing, and it’s got a lot of funny moments.

Samara Weaving and Adam Brody also both star in it!

1 film available on Disney+ Canada, watch the trailer


Animated movies on Disney+ Canada


Clownfish at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada in Toronto
A cute ‘lil clownfish at Ripley’s Aquarium in Toronto.

Finding Nemo (2003)

Of course, we can’t forget all the amazing animated Disney films we grew up with.

When young clownfish Nemo swims too close to the surface and is caught by a diver, his horrified father Marlin sets out to find him.

A blue reef fish named Dory, who has a short-term memory, joins along on the journey, and together they encounter all kinds of ocean dangers.

Finding Nemo was one of my and my siblings’ favourite animated movies growing up, and we watched it over and over again!

You can also watch Finding Dory on Disney+.

1 film available on Disney+ Canada, watch the trailer

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Jack Skellington of Halloween Town accidentally stumbles across Christmas Town, and he schemes to take over it.

On another note: is The Nightmare Before Christmas a Halloween or Christmas movie?

1 film available on Disney+ Canada, watch the trailer


Best movies on Disney Plus Canada to watch

Best movies on Disney Plus Canada (February 2023):

  1. The Help
  2. The Hate U Give
  3. Boys Don’t Cry
  4. The Eyes of Tammy Faye
  5. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  6. The Devil Wears Prada
  7. Freaky Friday
  8. The Princess Diaries
  9. Father of the Bride
  10. The Pacifier
  11. Pretty Woman
  12. The Proposal
  13. 10 Things I Hate About You
  14. Step Up
  15. 500 Days of Summer
  16. Say Anything
  17. Can’t Buy Me Love
  18. The Last Song
  19. Life of Pi
  20. Free Guy
  21. Taken
  22. National Treasure
  23. Die Hard
  24. 127 Hours
  25. The Call of the Wild
  26. Mulan
  27. Spider-Man
  28. X-Men
  29. Fantastic 4
  30. Deadpool
  31. Avatar
  32. Pirates of the Caribbean
  33. Night at the Museum
  34. Enchanted
  35. Maleficent
  36. The Chronicles of Narnia
  37. Alien
  38. Armageddon
  39. Independence Day
  40. Planet of the Apes
  41. The Maze Runner
  42. The Darkest Minds
  43. The Shape of Water
  44. Black Swan
  45. Barbarian
  46. The Sixth Sense
  47. Poltergeist
  48. Ready or Not
  49. Finding Nemo
  50. The Nightmare Before Christmas

These were some of the best movies to watch on Disney+ in Canada this February 2023!

Of course, I’ll be regularly updating this post as I come across more great movies and films on Disney+!

If you love watching movies, I’d definitely recommend making a Letterboxd account so you can log and keep record of all the movies you watch.

Have you seen any of these shows on Disney Plus Canada? What are some of your favourite series on Disney+? Let me know on Twitter or Instagram!

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