Disney+: the 15 best films to watch streaming in October 2023


Between the Marvel and Star Wars universes, Pixar animated films and the Disney and 20th Century Fox ogres, there’s plenty to keep you busy on the feature film side with Disney+ on your television. You still have to know how to spot the gems that you would have missed in the cinema. This is the mission that this selection humbly gives itself!

In this guide, we have tried to select films with varied genres, release periods and objectives so that everyone can find the right fit. While there are some essential blockbusters from the Marvel and Star Wars universes, or even well-known animated feature films, we have also tried to avoid certain recommendations that are too obvious (do you know The Lion King?…) . So, as much as possible, we also looked for films from other studios. However, these may no longer be in the catalog by the time you read these lines.

And if it’s the series that interests you, head to our selection of the best Disney+ series!

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Summary

Isle of Dogs

Wes Anderson’s filmography is great (and largely available on Disney+). It is therefore difficult to recommend one film more than another. But, since we had to make a choice from this selection, let’s go to the animated film L’Île Aux Chiens. Carried as usual by an indecent cast (Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Muray, Frances McDormand, Scarlett Johansson…), this work takes place in Japan and follows a young boy in search of his lost dog.

IMDb rating: 7.8/10


Anti-gang

Released in 2015 and with a sequel since 2023, Antigang is not necessarily finesse. It must be said that it is about robberies and police officers using rarely conventional methods. And the presence of Jean Reno and especially Alban Lenoir in the casting are also clues which quickly suggest an action film rather than a psychological drama.

IMDb rating: 5.7/10


Ron Unblocks

Perhaps not the paragon of originality in its subject matter or its unfolding, Ron Débloque is nevertheless a very nice animated film that has gone relatively unnoticed in 2021. Touching and funny, and carried by an absolutely adorable central character (think Grogu in addition… interactive), this adventure film should please young and old alike.

IMDb rating: 7/10

Spider-Man: New Generation

If this selection had been ranked, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (in original version) would have been quietly at the top of the podium. Absolutely brilliant in everything it does, both in substance and form, since 2018 the adventure film has since enormously influenced the animation industry with its unique visual style. A must see, even if you don’t like superheroes. Looking forward to the arrival in streaming of its sequel, Across the Spider-Verse.

IMDb rating: 8.4/10


Avatar

While waiting for the second part to arrive on Disney+, the first opus of James Cameron’s Avatar saga launched in 2009 in cinemas is still there. It is already very likely that you have already (re)seen it, in theaters or on your television, but due to a misunderstanding…

IMDb rating: 7.9/10


Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Without the excellent film Rogue One, there would not have been the equally excellent Andor series. And, rather than inviting you to watch one of the nine films in the Skywalker saga, allow us to once again recommend the work of director Gareth Edwards (The Creator). Because Rogue One is, in our humble opinion, the strongest film of the entire license.

IMDb rating: 7.8/10


OSS 117: Cairo, nest of spies

To vary the pleasures, make way for a bit of comedy from France with the classic OSS 117: Cairo, nest of spies. The second opus, also directed by Michel Hazanavicius, Rio no longer responds, is also available in the catalog of the Disney streaming service.

IMDb rating: 7/10


The jungle Book

The first and probably best live-action film based on a classic Walt Disney cartoon, The Jungle Book is a solid adaptation by Jon Favreau. Its voice cast in original version is formidable (Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson…) and the mix between faithful adaptation and slight changes is relevant.

IMDb rating: 7.4/10


Goodbye Up there

Return to France with one of Albert Dupontel’s best films. The man, here in front of and behind the camera, signs with Au Revoir Là-Haut a memorable adaptation of the eponymous novel by Pierre Lemaitre which cannot leave anyone indifferent.

IMDb rating: 7.4/10


Prey

Sometimes some origin stories are worth a look. This is the case of Prey, which aims to explore the beginnings of the Predator saga in an atypical setting. Dan Trachtenberg’s proposal is not without its flaws, but these are partially compensated for by its lead actress Amber Midthunder.

IMDb rating: 7.1/10


Logan

Impossible to write a selection of Disney films without mentioning the X-Men saga. It is obviously the very solid Logan that we have chosen. In this twilight film dedicated to Wolverine (who will finally return in Deadpool 3…), director/screenwriter James Mangold and actors Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart offer their best work.

IMDb rating: 8.1/10


Red alert

Released directly on Disney+ in 2022, bypassing the cinema box, Red Alert would have deserved to be broadcast in theaters. This animated film produced by Pixar is indeed generous with welcome messages of tolerance aimed at teenage girls (but not only) and endowed with devastating humor.

IMDb rating: 7/10


Avengers: Infinity War

How do you choose a Marvel movie to recommend from the dozens available? Well by simply selecting the biggest, the most ambitious, the most disproportionate: Avengers: Infinity War. To understand the plot and the dozens of characters, however, you will have to see other films first… Don’t hesitate to take a look at our guide to watching the MCU at its best!

IMDb rating: 8.4/10


Kingsman: Secret Service

If the sequels were unfortunately not up to par, Kingsman: Secret Service is one of the best action films of recent years. Energetic, funny and carried by a memorable cast and music, Matthew Vaughn’s feature film is a real recommendation.

IMDb rating: 7.7/10


Stan Lee

It’s difficult when we talk about Disney, and therefore Marvel, not to mention Stan Lee. The life and career of the creator of many comic book superheroes and super villains, who died in 2018, is the subject of a documentary film on the streaming platform which owes a lot to him. If you like behind the scenes of Marvel, also go for the different Gathering films which serve as making-ofs for the MCU series and films.

IMDb rating: 6.9/10


Disney+

Disney+


7.7

It was highly anticipated and did not disappoint. Disney+ is not a rival to Netflix, but a complementary offering, aimed particularly at children (young and old) and more broadly towards the family. The Star universe, for its part, is starting to bear fruit by offering more and more original or exclusive series. It’s a shame, however, that the service continues to lose features and gain constraints.

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Disney+ benefits
  • Disney classics in one place
  • Exclusive Marvel, Pixar and Star Wars series
  • A reasonable price (except in 4K)
Disney+ Disadvantages
  • Lack of consistency between universes
  • A random release schedule
  • Unexpected deletions of works

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