The 33 Funniest Movies on Disney+ To Watch Right Now!

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| LAST UPDATE 09/06/2022

By Scarlett Adler
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Sick of scrolling through your usual streaming channel and deciding what to watch? Same here. It’s time you considered Disney plus as your new streaming go-to. From Marvel and Star Wars spin-offs to nostalgic childhood classics,  to The Simpsons, the world’s best movies are on Disney plus.

If you’re more of a rom-com, nature show kind of person, there’s plenty of that on Disney plus too. What we love about Disney plus is the sheer volume of high-quality, award-winning content that has us hooked. So if we haven’t convinced you so far, here are the best comedy movies to watch on Disney plus.

The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild

Release Date: 2022

IMDB Rating: 4.3

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If you've watched the Ice Age series, you know just how much of a hook Buck the weasel was. This daring, manic character has had us in fits wherever he has popped up. In The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild, we have Buck, Crash and Eddie on a mission to save the Lost World from a dinosaur apocalypse. Offering a comforting familiar territory, we adore this movie.

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Better Nate Than Ever

Release Date: 2022

IMDB Rating: 6.2

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Nate Foster has one dream - to be a Broadway star.  But when he struggles to find a role in his high school's production, he begins to doubt the validity of his dream and to find his real self. A beautiful musical about self-acceptance, Better Nate Than Ever is smart, funny and sure to make you shed a few tears along the way.

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Cheaper by the Dozen

Release Date: 2022

IMDB Rating: 4.3

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Raising kids is no joke, as the parents reading this will confirm. But raising 10 kids, managing a family business and erratic home life? It isn't all smooth sailing, as Cheaper by the Dozen clearly depicts. The light and humorous tones are just what you need for relaxing after a long day. It's a great movie for the kids too.

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3 Men and a Baby

Release Date: 1987

IMDB Rating: 6.1

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3 Men and a Baby is based on the French original, but the combination of Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg and Ted Danson elevates this movie to a much more enjoyable makeshift daddy story. The three bachelors are successful and good-looking men in New York City but come across the biggest challenge of their lives when they wake up one morning to a baby in front of their loft. This new challenge is unexpected, since they don’t know a thing about raising a child, and the movie documents their mistakes and comedic scenes to try and make up for it. We add this movie here because it is easy to watch, and the cast’s charm will keep your eyes on the screen throughout the runtime.

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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Release Date: 2014

IMDB Rating: 6.2

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If there’s ever been a living, breathing manual of how a person’s day can go horribly wrong – 11-year-old Alexander would be it. But his daily misfortunes are often dismissed by his family, who seem to have everything going right for them. Such a situation would make anyone wonder- do the bad days happen only to me? But when he watches his family go through their own series of disastrous days, Alexander becomes the one to remind them that the bad days happen to make them truly appreciate the good ones. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is a heartwarming movie that will leave you feeling good for watching it.

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Bad Hair Day

Release Date: 2015

IMDB Rating: 5.8

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Bad Hair Day will seem like a silly name for a silly movie, but there’s tons of fun packed into these 90 minutes of Disney production. Monica is all ready the night before her senior prom, but everything from her hair to her dress is a mess when she wakes up. But when Liz, a policewoman on the hunt for a prized piece of jewelry, finds a way to make things go right again, except it is not as easy as she thought. In the end, how will things fare out for the two of them?

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Bend It Like Beckham

Release Date: 2002

IMDB Rating: 6.7

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There are few feel-good movies that manage to charm you all the way to the end of the movie, and then for a couple of hours after that. Bend It Like Beckham is one of them. Jess has a unique talent that doesn’t sit well with her conservative family – she is an excellent soccer player. But when her skills come into the scope of Jules Paxton, she recruits Jess to her semi-pro team. Jess now must deal with the secret of keeping this from her family, finding a way to play pro soccer and managing her crush on her coach Joe.

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Big

Release Date: 1988

IMDB Rating: 7.3

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Big is one of those movies that is a shining medal on Tom Hank’s career, because of the non-stop humor throughout its 104-minute-long runtime. 12-year-old Josh Baskin’s wish to become older suddenly comes true when he finds himself in the body of a 30-year-old man. He hitches a ride to New York, gets a job at the famed MacMillen Toy Company, is soon promoted to a position where he tests toys and meets Susan Lawrence, a beautiful woman who has taken a romantic liking towards Josh. But after some time in an adult’s shoes, Josh realizes that it isn’t as easy and free as it looks from the outside. The movie’s magic lies in how the movie doesn’t make big statements but relies on a simple plot paired with Hank’s splendid performance.

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The Absent-Minded Professor

Release Date: 1961

IMDB Rating: 6.7

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The Absent-Minded Professor is a Disney classic that inspired the much-loved movie by Robin Williams, titled Flubber. The original movie is just as hilarious, with the genius professor who is always creating wonderful inventions but seems to know nothing about the world around him. When his revolutionary flying rubber, which he christens “flubber” helps the college basketball team win their game, his formula is at risk of being stolen. All this happens while he has a struggling relationship with his girlfriend, which adds wonderfully to this family entertainer. The goofiness of this movie makes it one of the classics to watch from Disney’s portfolio.

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Aladdin (2019)

Release Date: 2019

IMDB Rating: 6.9

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The story of Aladdin and the genie inside the lamp is a bedtime fable in most households. Disney decided to recreate this fable with the star cast of Will Smith, Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott. Aladdin meets Princess Jasmine, and while exploring her palace, comes across an oil lamp that houses a powerful Genie, played by Will Smith. The genie takes a liking to Aladdin and agreed to help him get Princess Jasmine’s hand. But when the sorcerer Jafar comes into the picture and tries to overthrow her kingdom, Aladdin and the Genie must refocus on stopping this coup at all costs.

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The Princess Diaries

Release Date: 2001

IMDB Rating: 6.3

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The Princess Diaries was a huge hit among teenage girls when it was released. When we watched it, we found it pleasantly enjoyable for the family night too. The movie follows the life of Mia Thermopolis, who is a shy, unsure-about-herself teenager from San Francisco. Suddenly, one morning she wakes up to the news that she is a real princess, of the land of Genovia. But things aren’t as rosy as they seem because her grandmother Queen Clarisse Renaldi is determined to make her a real queen by giving her “princess lessons”. How will this all play out in the end?

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The Emperor’s New Groove

Release Date: 2000

IMDB Rating: 7.4

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The Emperor’s New Groove, at first sight, might seem to be a rip-off of Disney’s multi-million-dollar animation projects. But we were pleasantly proven wrong because this movie really does strike a groove with our interests. Emperor Kuzco, young and arrogant owing to his royal power, finds himself in the body of a llama, because of a power-hungry advisor Yzma, who took his chance when he saw it. When any hope of redemption lies with Kuzco pairing up with Pacha, a peasant of his land, they must team up to take down Yzma’s evil schemes before it is too late for either of them.

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The Incredibles

Release Date: 2004

IMDB Rating: 8.1

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The Incredibles is an animation movie that still appeals to the childlike wonder we have for superheroes. When the government forces all superheroes to cease their activities, Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl must now take up normal lives and run a family that is anything but normal. But when an opportunity of adventure pulls in Mr. Incredible into a secret mission and he goes missing, the Parr family must now embrace their powers to rescue the father. The witty nature of the sleek animations makes this movie a complete showstopper, and if you’ve not watched this before, what are you waiting for?

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Finding Nemo

Release Date: 2003

IMDB Rating: 8.3

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Finding Nemo is a crowning gem in the list of masterpieces from Pixar. A line that stays with us years after this movie aired is, “Just Keep Swimming”, reassuring us that everything will turn out well in the end. When Nemo attempts to prove his worth by swimming close to the surface and ends up getting caught by a diver, his father Marlin must pair up with Dory, a reef fish with a really short memory, to rescue his son from the humans. When ensues is a hilarious series of encounters with jellyfish, sharks, and other ocean dangers until they can save Nemo from the dentist who now owns him.

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Free Guy

Release Date: 2021

IMDB Rating: 7.2

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Free Guy was a much-awaited movie during the pandemic, owing to the cast and the hilarious bloopers, and at the time of release, we were not disappointed. Ryan Reynolds, known for his wit and charm, plays a bank teller who finds out with shock that he is actually a background-level character in an open-world video game. In a world with no limits, he decides to become the guy who saves his world, and the journey is one filled with self-aware humor which makes the 1hr 55 m movie incredibly fun. We think this movie is a must-watch, so pick it up this weekend!

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10 Things I Hate About You

Release Date: 1999

IMDB Rating: 7.3

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Some movies have the gift of pulling off an old idea with an energetic, charming cast who manage to keep us engaged till the very end. 10 Things I Hate About You is a movie with this gift. Bianca is not allowed to date until her sister Katarina (Julia Stiles) gets one. She finds an accomplice in Patrick (Heath Ledger), the school outlaw, for a price of $300. Patrick, however, really falls head over heels for her. Things go well until Katarina finds out about the bribe. But do things work out in the end?  

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Fantastic Mr. Fox

Release Date: 2009

IMDB Rating: 7.9

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A well-tailored stop motion animation film based on the book by Roahl Dahl, Fantastic Mr. Fox takes us through Mr. Fox’s life from chicken thief to a journalist, and then back to chicken thief to put food on the table. But when his human neighbors, tired of being outwitted by Mr. Fox decide to declare war on the family, Mr. Fox has to “outfox” them. The movie also interlaces personal drama between Mr. Fox and his son, Ash.

The movie is an all-time favorite because it invites us to be a part of the lives of the animals, without catering to any segment of the audience. There are also some incredibly funny and gripping moments in the movie, and you will not regret it when the closing credits roll in.

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Ant-Man

Release Date: 2015

IMDB Rating: 7.3

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Ant-Man is arguably one of the goofiest characters of the Marvel Universe. The movie, starring Peter Rudd, manages to keep this magic by filling the movie with light, funny, uncomplicated moments that will have you fall in love with this superhero. Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) is recruited by Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) for a “job” to stop Hank’s protégé Darren Cross from selling technology stolen from Pym. What is this technology? The Pym Particle, which runs the tiny-but-powerful suit of Ant-Man, was previously donned by Hank. The story also lightly touches on Hank’s over-protectiveness of Hope, his daughter, Scott’s own personal struggles, and the overarching plot of saving the world from HYDRA, a central villainous organization from the MCU Universe.

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Freaky Friday

Release Date: 2003

IMDB Rating: 6.2

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Freaky Friday is a story about the strained relationship between Tess, a widowed psychiatrist, and her 15-year-old daughter Anna, a guitarist in her rebel teenage years. Tess is remarrying, which Anna is not completely in terms with, and this leads to a public argument. When the two switch bodies and must literally walk in each other’s shoes, they come to terms with each other’s life struggles, which is depicted in witty scenes that will have your jaws hurting in no time. Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan, who play Tess and Anna, are also perfectly cast into their roles and deliver to the fullest.

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Honey I Shrunk the Kids

Release Date: 1989

IMDB: 6.4

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If you’re in the mood for some outrageous family fun on your next movie night, you’ve got to watch Honey I Shrunk the Kids on Disney plus! Eccentric inventor Wayne Szalinski accidentally shrinks his own kids with one of his inventions, and the story follows their adventures as quarter-inch-tall humans as they try to return home after their unassuming dad takes them out with the trash. This is an 80s cult classic and is beloved by audiences all over the world. For a nostalgic movie night, watch it with your older kids, or introduce your younger kids to the movies of the good old days.

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Release Date: 1988

IMDB: 7.7

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Though this movie looks innocent enough with the featured faces of our beloved Loony Tunes, think again. Who Framed Roger Rabbit presents a hilarious mix of cartoon-meets-reality where Roger, a movie star rabbit, ends up getting framed for murder. Packed full of light-hearted slapstick moments, this 80s movie will have you rolling on the floor laughing - or cringing, depending on your sense of humor. Regardless, it’s available to stream on Disney plus and will have you laughing as you make a trip down memory lane.

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The Princess Bride

Release Date: 2009

IMDB: 8.2

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Who doesn’t love the Princess Bride?! For us, this is a classic go-to for when we’re feeling nostalgic for times past. It follows the hilarious and mythical tale of Princess Buttercup and a crew of unforgettable characters who deliver some of the most quotable lines of all time. The Princess Bride is great for viewing during a movie night with your girlfriends, boyfriends, or even your family, as pretty much everyone loves this classic.

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Up

Release Date: 23/07/1989

IMDB: 6.4

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This Pixar film is a cult classic and a major tear-jerker. Up follows the heartwarming story of 78-year-old balloon salesman Carl Fredricksen’s thrilling adventure, as he fulfills a lifelong dream of tying balloons to his house and flying into the depths of the South American wilderness. Carl, accompanied by boy scout Russel, is fulfilling a promise he made to his late wife, and along the way meets the mischievous talking dog, Dug. If you’re in the mood to get in touch with your feelings, express gratitude, or just to remember that we really only live once, Up is what you need to watch.

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Mrs. Doubtfire

Release Date: 1993

IMDB: 7.0

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This is so nostalgically 90s and makes us miss the talented and hilarious Robin Williams oh so much. We all know the storyline - after his wife divorces him, Daniel Hillard uses his voice acting skills to impersonate a female British housekeeper, with a little help from his friend to make a convincing costume. Mrs. Doubtfire will make you laugh and cry in equal parts, as Daniel’s relationship with the children develops, and with a few surprising twists (no spoilers here) a kind-of happy ending ends the film. Watch Mrs. Doubtfire on Disney plus with your friends, family, or just your roommates.

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Hamilton

Release Date: 2020

IMDB: 8.4

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Hamilton has everyone talking, with the filmed rendition of this beloved musical now ready for streaming on the Disney plus platform. If you’re a history buff, and love musicals, Hamilton is definitely for you. It tells the story of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, following his life through the difficult early years and his role in founding America with several appearances from famous American revolutionaries such as Thomas Jefferson. What’s special about Hamilton is that the music is heavily influenced by RNB and hip-hop, and has a diverse cast. An unmissable classic if you’re in the mood for a fun history lesson.

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Soul

Release Date: 2020

IMDB: 8.1

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Boasting a star-studded cast with names such as Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey, the charming yet relatable 2020 film Soul follows the story of a jazz musician, Joe Gardner, whose body gets separated from his soul just before his big music debut. After Joe falls down a manhole, he ends up on a mad goose chase in a world where souls are trained for life on earth before being deployed. Soul plays on our curiosity and obsession with the afterlife and has a super relatable feeling about it. Watch Soul on Disney plus for some introspective reflection - and it’s great for kids too.

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Ralph Breaks the Internet

Release Date: 2018

IMDB: 7.0

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This hilarious Disney animation is perfect for all audiences of all ages and is the sequel to the hit movie Wreck-it Ralph. It features the voices of stars like Gal Gadot, John C. Reilley, and Sarah Silverman. Ralph and his bestie Vanellope get up to lots of mischief as they literally enter the world wide web in order to find a replacement part for Vanellope’s game, Sugar Rush. If you’re obsessed with video games and are in the mood for a feel-good fantasy escape, Ralph Breaks the Internet is perfect for you.

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Guardians of the Galaxy

Release Date: 2014

IMDB: 8.0

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A Marvel classic, Guardians of the Galaxy provides some fast-paced viewing fun! It has all the hallmarks of the Marvel movies that we love - it’s jam-packed with action, laughs, and plenty of space. The plot follows a motley crew of space warriors, and they call themselves Guardians of the Galaxy. Led by Quill, who stole an orb that is coveted by major villain Ronan, the Guardians are targeted by bounty hunters across the universe. You can stream Guardians of the Galaxy with your friends for a chilled movie night - right on Disney plus.

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Inside Out

Release Date: 2015

IMDB: 8.1

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We love this Disney-Pixar animation. Perfect for kids and adults alike, this 2015 movie introduces us to all our feelings, as they run our minds like a control panel, centering around young Riley who starts school in a new town after moving her family. This movie has many important reminders for our modern lives - such as that we’re all human, it’s okay to not feel okay, and that we should not neglect our mental health. Stream Inside Out on Disney plus today and feel all the feels.

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Fantasia

Release Date: 1940

IMDB: 7.7

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How could we do a Disney plus movie list and not include Fantasia?! We’ve loved this movie since the beginning, with the mesmerizing cartoon visuals and the crazy stories making it a staple in our go-to movie library. Fantasia was first released in 1940 as an experiment by Disney. One of our favorite parts of Fantasia is the iconic scene with Mickey and the wizard, where he uses the wizard’s magic hat to bring alive an army of brooms so he doesn’t have to clean. Take a trip down memory lane and watch Fantasia on your next movie night.

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Home Alone

Release Date: 1990

IMDB: 7.6

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‘Tis the season for good viewing of Home Alone! This has to be one of everyone’s favorite Christmas classics, as the youngest boy of the McCallister family, Kevin, is left at home as the family rushes to Paris for a Christmas vacation. We all know what happens next… Chaos ensues as the family tries to return to the U.S. and Kevin is left to his own devices. Since it’s nearly Christmas, it’s basically compulsory to watch Home Alone with your family.

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Cruella

Release Date: 2021

IMDB: 7.4

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Finally, we know why Cruella Deville from 101 Dalmatians is so cruel! Starring the alluring Emma Stone, this Disney movie presents the intricate backstory of little Estella, a child with a creative talent yet a cruel streak. After witnessing her mother’s death involving a freak accident with three dalmatians (no surprises there), Estella runs away to London and begins a life shrouded in trickery and deceit alongside some familiar characters from the 101 Dalmatians film. If you’re in the mood for one of Disney’s darker tales, Cruella is for you.

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