Top Ten Nostalgic Movies on Disney+ (to be fixed 11/27)

By Chris Plumery

What happened to all the great movies you used to watch as a kid? They came on after school on Disney Channel, Cartoon Network or maybe Nickelodeon. Shows today just can’t compete with the nostalgia of your favorites.

Disney+ is here to save the day. This streaming service has many throwback movies all on one platform for young adults in need of their treasured shows.

Here it is, the Top 10 Nostalgic movies offered by Disney+.


10. “Holes” (2003)


Coming in at number 10 is “Holes,” starring Shia LaBeouf playing Stanley Yelnats, a boy who was wrongfully sent to a brutal camp where the camp warden and her staff force the children in their care to mysteriously dig holes all day long in the desert. Their rehabilitation is questioned, as they think something sinister is involved. This movie was interesting to say the least, and puts these kids in scary situations in the middle of nowhere. 


9. “Cars” (2006)


A hot-shot race car named Lightning McQueen gets waylaid in Radiator Springs where he finds the true meaning of friendship and family. 


8. “A Goofy Movie” (1995)


Though Goofy always means well, his amiable cluelessness and klutzy pratfalls regularly embarrass his awkward adolescent son, Max. When Max’s lighthearted prank on his high-school principal finally gets his longtime crush, Roxanne, to notice him, he asks her on a date. Max’s trouble at school convinces Goofy that he and the boy need to bond over a cross-country fishing trip like the one he took with his dad when he was Max’s age, which throws a kink in his son’s plans to impress Roxanne.


7. “Recess: School’s Out” (2001)


The school year is finally over, and T.J. Detweiler is looking forward to a fun-filled summer. Boredom quickly sets in until T.J. uncovers a scheme to do away with summer vacation! Former principal Dr. Benedict, who once tried to eliminate recess from the school day, now plans to use a laser beam to alter the weather and create permanent winter. It sure would be tough to go to school year-round, so T.J. calls in all his friends for help.


6. “Atlantis: The Lost Empire” (2001)


A young adventurer named Milo Thatch joins an intrepid group of explorers to find the mysterious lost continent of Atlantis. 


5. “High School Musical” (2006)


This is the one on the list that everyone knows or has seen countless of times. A popular high school athlete and an academically gifted girl get roles in the school musical and develop a friendship that threatens East High’s social order.


4. “Kim Possible: So the Drama” (2005)


Kim’s heart is quickly captured by the new boy, Eric, who soon becomes her boyfriend. Unknown to Kim, her best friend and sidekick, Ron, has developed stronger feelings toward her. 


3. “A Bug’s Life” (1998)


A misfit ant, looking for “warriors” to save his colony from greedy grasshoppers, recruits a group of bugs that turn out to be an inept circus troupe. 


2. “Monster, Inc.” (2001)


Monsters Incorporated is the largest scare factory in the monster world, and James P. Sullivan (John Goodman) is one of its top scarers. Sullivan is a huge, intimidating monster with blue fur, large purple spots and horns. His scare assistant, best friend and roommate is Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal), a green, opinionated, feisty little one-eyed monster. Visiting from the human world is Boo (Mary Gibbs), a tiny girl who goes where no human has ever gone before.


1. “The Simpsons Movie” (2007)


After Homer accidentally pollutes the town’s water supply, Springfield is encased in a gigantic dome by the EPA and the family are declared fugitives.