Disney Plus is one of my favorites. It allows me to indulge my Broadway interests, revisit my childhood, and catch up on the complicated worlds of Star Wars and the MCU. Thanks to its endless catalog of Disney Channel shows, it is the easiest way for my son to indulge in his Disney Channel habits.

You will have to pry my Disney Plus subscription from me because it is Disney. It is the only streaming service that has anything worth watching. There isn't too much that it's hard to choose, and what there is will most likely be good.

This year saw Disney Plus come into its own with a whole host of original series and movies, the addition of a bonanza of nature documentaries from National Geographic, and the debut of Dancing with the Stars.

My belief that Disney Plus is the best family-friendly streaming service around is solidified by this. When it comes to finding great movies and TV shows for the family, we have never had it better, thanks to the Disney Movie Club mail subscription.

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law 

I love a show that has a strong lead female character and they don't get stronger than this. There is a refreshing spin on the cluttered MCU universe in She-Hulk.

Combining procedural law show with a healthy dose of superhero, the series rolls along at a decent pace.

The fourth wall is mostly fun and sometimes irksome. She-Hulk is more about ordinary becoming extraordinary and then trying to be ordinary again. Jen's direct appeals to the audience help carry that momentum just enough to make you think she's just like you.

Turning Red

The Pixar coming-of-age tale explores puberty and parent issues caught a lot of parents by surprise. As the parent of an 11-year-old girl, Turning Red was the perfect movie for moving along some parental conversations while also being plain fun to watch.

This is what Pixar films have always been about. The onion-like layers make them so much fun to watch over and over again, so it can also be fascinating for a young child.

While she slowly unfurls herself from her parents, Turning Red follows 13-year-old Meilin Lee as she deals with life as a teenager in the early aughts. She turns into a giant red panda when her emotions get the best of her. The movie makes it clear that the metaphor isn't clear.

Ms. Marvel

A line to make all parents cringe is Ms. Marvel's offer of teen angst and super strength. The movie is based on a popular comic book series and features the first live-action Muslim hero in the world.

What starts out as a fun, Disney Channel-esque show quickly escalates into full MCU fodder, with cameos, clues, and a spectacular final scene. It's charm, feel of place, and affection for its characters keep it going. Vellani is great as a young woman dealing with both adolescence and super powers.


Ron Howard and George Lucas made a fantasy movie. The eight-episode series follows the now-adult Willow as he helps the child of the child he once saved.

The series requires no knowledge of the world it brings to life, just a willingness to enjoy something, kind, and fun.

This holiday season, if you love fantasy, sorcery, and adventure with a liberal sprinkling of comedy, Willow will be an excellent way to see a movie.


Andor is a sequel to the Star Wars movies and tells the story of a revolutionary who we first met in the movie.

The birth of the Rebel Alliance, the seeds of the Death Star, and the relentless march toward war are all covered in this 12-part series.

Charles Pulliam-Moore wrote that Andor was interested in exploring the context in which those events happened and how they affected the people living through them. It is one of the more compelling Star Wars spinoffs to date, and we are looking forward to the second season.

Obi-Wan Kenobi

Obi-Wan will light up your lightsabers if you like your Star Wars more flashy. A lot of cool battles, menacing villains, and poignant tensions make this a fun addition to the Star Wars universe.

Between the end of the prequel trilogy and the beginning of A New Hope, you'll be able to see all the characters you want to see, including Darth Vader.

Even though we know the outcome of the series, it still keeps you interested. We were past due a deeper dive into Obi-Wan's background, but for him, a character who's integral to this universe and yet so often plays a supporting role, it makes.

Zootopia Plus

The story of a mammal metropolis where all species of animals co-exist in relative harmony was told in the movie Zootopia. The movie plot follows a young bunny trying to make it as a cop, but it's the rich world it created that makes it a great movie.

Zootopia Plus gives deeper insight into the major plot points of the movie, such as how Fru Fru came to be almost crushed by a giant donut. sloths frustrating their server at a diner, are treated to a musical number about the lowlifes of the city, and watch some spoofs of Real Housewives. It was good and fun.