Need a good laugh? Disney+ has you covered.
Are you a ‘90s kid with fond memories of A Goofy Movie? A Marvel fanatic who couldn’t stop cackling at Ant-Man? An animation lover who fell for the wit of Inside Out? All these and more — from rom-coms and buddy comedies to laugh-out-loud musicals — are just waiting for you to hit play.
Here, in no particular order, is a collection of the best comedies on Disney+ that you can stream right now.
1. 10 Things I Hate About You
This iconic coming-of-age rom-com retells Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, only instead of taking place in 1500s Italy, it’s set in a 1990s American high school. And boy, it’s a real charmer. While Julia Stiles plays the guarded Kat, Heath Ledger takes on bad boy Patrick, who’s paid to date her but runs into some trouble along the way.
The well-written teenagers have electric chemistry and a whole lot of heart. Why wouldn’t you want to revisit a movie that’s funny, sweet, and nostalgic all at the same time?
2. The Emperor’s New Groove
The Emperor’s New Groove has the self-centered Incan emperor Kuzco (David Spade) attempting to become human again with the help of village leader Pacha (John Goodman) after he’s turned into a llama by his evil ex-advisor Yzma. And, yes, it’s as ridiculous as it sounds.
Disney’s memorable 2000s buddy comedy is a laugh-every-line sort of movie. It’s fast-paced, snappy, and clever in a way few other animations are. Bonus: Yzma (Eartha Kitt) and her sidekick Kronk (Patrick Warburton) will forever be one of the best villainous duos out there.
3. Fantastic Mr. Fox
Based on Roald Dahl’s 1970s children’s book of the same name, Fantastic Mr. Fox sees its titular thief getting tangled up in a plan to outwit the farmers — and this premise breeds a story that’s stylish and unique.
It’s got characters that will entertain kids and bone-dry humor that will get adults chuckling. Not to mention, its stacked voice cast includes names like George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, and Bill Murray.
4. The Princess Bride
As you wish, The Princess Bride can be watched over and over and over again thanks to the magic of streaming. And why wouldn’t you want to see Westley embark upon a massively quotable journey to rescue Princess Buttercup? The cult classic is the perfect comfort watch when you need a little romance, a big adventure, and a lot of laughter.
Whether or not you got caught up in the Ratatouille TikTok Musical craze, you might have forgotten just how engaging the original movie is. Set in Paris, the animation tells of a rat (Patton Oswalt) who dreams of becoming a famous chef despite — well — being a rodent. Ratatouille blends the comedic and the dramatic, serving up quirky scenarios with a side of thought-provoking ideas about art, integrity, and purpose.
6. Lilo & Stitch
Mix together aliens, Elvis, and Hawaii, and you’ll get Lilo & Stitch, a 2000s animation that’s just as wacky as it sounds. The sci-fi story catches up with the struggling-to-fit in Lilo after she adopts Stitch, a science-experiment-gone-wrong whom she mistakes for a dog. Lilo’s sarcastic sense of humor in combination with Stitch’s chaotic antics makes for a lot of fun. Plus, there’s Lilo’s realistic relationship with her sister, which is affected by the loss of their parents and her struggle to fit in, giving the film a deeply human feel.
7. Thor: Ragnarok
If you’re going to watch a single Thor movie, it should be this one.
The latest installment in the franchise has the god of thunder racing back to Asgard to battle his revenge-driven sister. But first, he must escape the strange alien planet he’s crash-landed on.
With Taika Waititi serving as director, Ragnarok turns out to be a delightful, colorful, and witty superhero comedy. What isn’t enjoyable about seeing Thor battle Hulk in a tournament, Jeff Goldblum play an eccentric Grandmaster, and Loki get caught in a series of new shenanigans? This film’s snarky script is fully satisfying.
If going on an adventure with an energetic Wilderness Explorer, hundreds of brightly colored balloons, and talking dogs sounds exciting, you’re going to like Up. The courageous Pixar film has the elderly Carl Fredricksen flying his house to South America in an attempt to escape a nursing home and live out his late wife’s dream — but his journey doesn’t come without chaos. Charming, sweet, and flat-out fun, Up is among Pixar’s most imaginative narratives.
9. Home Alone
Yes, you read that right. You can watch Home Alone on Disney+ even when it’s not Christmastime. And why wouldn’t you?
The ‘90s classic is sentimental and funny, with mischievous 8-year-old Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) wreaking havoc on the thieves who try to break into his house over the holidays. Let’s not forget that Schitt’s Creek’s Catherine O’Hara plays Kevin’s mother, who is just trying to get things under control, darn it!
10. The Muppets
If you’ve ever asked whether you were a man or a muppet (or just want to join Kermit and friends for a spirited L.A. adventure), the 2011 Muppets movie is for you. The musical has the puppet gang and a couple of their fans (Jason Segel, Amy Adams) joining together to save Muppet Studios from being overrun by an oil tycoon. In addition to the same kooky humor fans have come to expect from the franchise, you’ll find a bunch of surprise cameos, show-stopping musical moments, and old-fashioned charm. It’s fresh and nostalgic.
In this buddy comedy, a police officer rabbit teams up with a con artist fox to investigate a conspiracy unfolding in the bustling city of Zootopia — and a wild hunt for truth follows.
Zootopia’s ability to blend laugh-out-loud moments with thoughtful social commentary left fans and critics impressed. Its vibrant, upbeat personality gives the movie even more pizzazz.
Though Disney was famous for its dramatic musicals in the ‘90s, it decided to keep the songs and lighten the mood with the release of its 2010 princess adventure. Tangled has Rapunzel (Mandy Moore), who’s been stowed away in a tower her whole life, recruiting a wanted thief (Zachary Levi) to take her to see the floating lanterns that are sent into the sky on her birthday each year. And thankfully, not a moment of the film is wasted. The animation is jam-packed with snappy one liners and running gags that compliment its heartfelt story and charismatic romance. The glowy visuals don’t hurt.
13. Toy Story 2
Disney+ is home to all four Toy Story films and a bunch of accompanying shorts. But while it’s hard to pick a favorite, Toy Story 2 is a strong — and hilarious — contender for the best. The 1999 sequel sends Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) and his friends on a journey to rescue Woody (Tom Hanks) after he is stolen by a toy collector. While it gives a spotlight to all the personality-filled characters of the original, it also introduces cowgirl Jessie, Woody’s horse pal Bullseye, and the devious Utility Belt Buzz Lightyear. Though it features strong voice work and lots of spirit, its top-notch storytelling is what makes it stand out.
14. Wreck-It Ralph
Tired of being a video game villain, Wreck-It Ralph’s protagonist decides to venture through the arcade games in search of a medal that’ll prove his worth. This sends him through a candy-colored universe full of recognizable gaming references and amusing characters. And when you put a kind-hearted bad guy, an energetic racer, an optimistic repairman, and a tough sergeant on interwoven quests, you end up with some hysterical situations.
If you like the idea of a group of misfit space criminals getting together to hopefully save the universe, Guardians of the Galaxy is probably your thing. You’ve got the thrill of a galactic superhero quest and the kind of zany humor that’s bred when you force a bunch of big, competing personalities to work together.
Like most Marvel movies, Guardians shows off a talented ensemble cast that includes Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, and Bradley Cooper. Uniquely, there’s the awesome bonus of a ‘rocking soundtrack loaded with ‘60s and ’70s hits.
16. The Incredibles
The Incredibles is a superhero story, family drama, and action comedy all in one — and boy, does it make the most of its genres. The film’s made entertaining by Mr. Incredible, who heads off to complete a secret mission on an island in hopes or reliving his glory days as a hero; Mrs. Incredible, who chases after him in hopes of saving their marriage; and their kids Violet and Dash, who sneak along for the adventure. An immersive story with relatable characters, talented voice work, retrofuturistic style, and a swingin’ soundtrack? Sure seems like it’ll save the day.
17. Monsters, Inc.
Get Billy Crystal and John Goodman together for a movie about monsters that run into a little human trouble at an energy factory, and you get this.
Monsters, Inc. remains one of Pixar’s greatest, with Goodman playing the kind, hardworking Sulley and Crystal taking on Mike, his goofier, anxiety-ridden assistant. Together, they churn out an agreeable tale that’s full of humor and heart.
If you’ve ever snorted at Disney’s penchant for love at first sight or too-perfect princesses, Enchanted is the movie for you.
Giselle (Amy Adams) lives in a perfect animated fairy tale until her beloved prince’s evil stepmother banishes her to present-day New York City. The ensuing adventure is a brilliant deconstruction of Disney tropes full of wit, charm, and excellent musical numbers. Seriously, good luck getting “That’s How You Know” out of your head once you’ve heard it. Adams in particular knocks it out of the park as Giselle, perfectly embodying a Disney Princess through a combination of earnestness and wide-eyed enthusiasm. — Belen Edwards, Entertainment Fellow