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What to Watch on Disney Plus July 2023

The Disney+ library is a deep one. We’ve picked a few of our favorite TV shows and movies to get you started.

New on Disney+ in July 2023

  • SharkFest (multiple specials, July 2)
  • Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire (series premiere, July 5)
  • Kiya & the Kimoja Heroes (series premiere, July 5)
  • Six classic shorts, including “The Skeleton Dance” (multiple shorts, July 7)
  • UFOs: Investigating the Unknown (series premiere, July 12)
  • Never Say Never with Jeff Jenkins (series premiere, July 12)
  • Yuzuru Hanyu Ice Story 2023 ‘Gift’ at Tokyo Dome (special, July 14)
  • Chueco (series premiere, July 14)
  • Superkitties (series premiere, July 19)
  • The Slumber Party (movie, July 28)
  • Tomorrow X Together: Our Lost Summer (K-pop documentary, July 28)
  • The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse: Steamboat Silly (series finale, July 28)

Disney+ has nearly 700 TV shows and movies in its Scrooge McDuck vault—where even to begin? We got the ball rolling with our Movies to Watch on Disney+ recommendations guide, and now we’re expanding into TV series and even more movies. Sure, there’s a little overlap, but have you ever complained about taking the same ride twice at Disneyland? Didn’t think so.

Best shows on Disney Plus

The Mandalorian (Disney+)

The Mandalorian | Action, sci-fi

The first Disney+ live-action Star Wars series remains the best—sorry, Book of Boba Fett and Obi-Wan Kenobi. The Mandalorian, which follows the titular character (voiced by the ever-helmeted Pedro Pascal) adventuring throughout the post-Empire galaxy, became an overnight hit in 2019 thanks to its compelling stories, dazzling CGI, and breakout character Baby Yoda (now known as Grogu, but still cute). Catch up on two seasons of pure Star Wars magic.

Andor (Disney+)

Andor | Drama, sci-fi

However, The Mandalorian got some competition in 2022 from Andor. A sprawling prequel to Rogue One, Andor is a standout in the Star Wars universe. The series is more like Cold War thriller Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy than any other Disney+ Star Wars show, kind of a “Star Wars for adults.” Proof: The tense tale of Rebel Alliance fighter pilot Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) was written and directed by the people behind House of Cards, The Americans, and Black Mirror.

Ms. Marvel (Disney+)

Ms. Marvel | Action, comedy

This Disney+ series is different from its previous Marvel originals: it’s young, fun, color-splashed, culturally diverse, and veers even closer to YA territory than recent Spider-Man movies. Sixteen-year-old Muslim girl Kamala (Iman Vellani) is the biggest Captain Marvel fan in New Jersey, if not the world—so what happens when she’s suddenly gifted with superpowers similar to those of her hero? You get Ms. Marvel, a different MCU saga than you’ve ever seen before, in a great way

The Beatles Get Back (Disney+)

The Beatles: Get Back | Documentary, music

In 1969, Michael Lindsay-Hogg shot over 60 hours of footage of the Beatles’ final recording sessions, which became the albums Abbey Road and Let It Be. His resulting 1970 film Let It Be was only 80 minutes long (including the Beatles’ famed London rooftop concert); director Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings) has edited the rest of the material into a six-hour rock-doc epic in three parts (Jackson likes his trilogies). Get Back is a must for Beatlemaniacs.

Protip: Looking for titles like Just BeyondWillow, and Marvel’s Runaways? Unfortunately, Disney+ removed dozens of original series from its platform in May 2023. If a new original series looks interesting to you, your best bet is to watch it fast before the next Disney purge.

More recommended TV shows on Disney Plus

  • America’s National Parks
  • Amphibia
  • Darkwing Duck
  • Glee
  • High School Musical: The Musical: The Series
  • Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
  • Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure
  • Snowdrop
  • The Ghost and Molly McGee
  • The Simpsons

Best movies on Disney Plus

Check out our Movies to Watch on Disney+ guide.

More recommended movies on Disney Plus

  • Black Is King
  • Brave
  • Enchanted
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • The Little Mermaid
  • Night at the Museum
  • The Princess Diaries
  • The Rocketeer
  • Toy Story
  • West Side Story

Best Star Wars shows and movies on Disney Plus

  • The Book of Boba Fett
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi
  • Star Wars: A New Hope
  • Star Wars: Rebels
  • Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
  • Star Wars: The Bad Batch
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars
  • Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Best Marvel shows and movies on Disney Plus

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Daredevil
  • Jessica Jones
  • Hawkeye
  • Iron Man
  • Loki
  • Moon Knight
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • WandaVision

Best kids’ shows and movies on Disney Plus

  • Bluey
  • Dino ranch
  • Jessie
  • K.C. Undercover
  • Kickin’ It
  • Lab Rats
  • Phil of the Future
  • Shake It Up
  • The Suite Life of Zack & Cody
  • Wizards of Waverly Place

Best action/adventure shows and movies on Disney Plus

  • Adventures In Babysitting
  • Alias
  • Avatar
  • Free Guy
  • Free Solo
  • Inspector Gadget
  • Into the Woods
  • Kazaam
  • Once Upon a Time
  • The Villains of Valley View

Best animated shows and movies on Disney Plus

  • Baymax!
  • DuckTales
  • Dug Days
  • Finding Nemo
  • Gravity Falls
  • Monsters Inc.
  • Phineas & Ferb
  • Ron’s Gone Wrong
  • Turning Red
  • Wreck-It Ralph

Best comedy shows and movies on Disney Plus

  • 8 Simple Rules
  • 10 Things I Hate About You
  • Black-ish
  • Diary of Wimpy Kid
  • Grown-ish
  • Hannah Montana
  • Hocus Pocus
  • Home Alone
  • Muppets Now
  • The Simpsons

Best drama movies on Disney Plus

  • Black Beauty
  • Dan In Real Life
  • Edward Scissorhands
  • The Fault In Our Stars
  • Finest Hours
  • Glory Road
  • The Greatest Showman
  • Mr. Holland’s Opus
  • Remember the Titans
  • While You Were Sleeping

Best documentaries on Disney Plus

  • Atlantis Rising
  • Drain the Oceans
  • Howard
  • The Imagineering Story
  • Live Below Zero
  • The Pixar Story
  • Sharks of Lost Island
  • Stuntman
  • Summer of Soul
  • Viking Warrior Women


What’s the best thing on Disney Plus?

The “best” is subjective, but we’re partial to these Disney+ originals:

  • The Mandalorian
  • Andor
  • Ms. Marvel
  • The Beatles: Get Back
  • Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.

We also like these movies on Disney+.

Is Harry Potter on Disney Plus?

The Harry Potter movie series is not on Disney+. You can stream the Hogwarts adventures on HBO Max and Peacock.

What’s on Disney Plus for Adults?

There are plenty of documentaries and movies on Disney+ for grownups, as well as the gritty Marvel series that originated on Netflix: Daredevil, Jessica Jones, The Punisher, and others.

When will Avatar 2 be on Disney Plus?

Avatar: The Way of Water will be available to stream on Disney+ starting on Wednesday, June 7. The Avatar sequel will also be available to stream on Max (formerly HBO Max) on that same date.

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